Author Archives: Yvonne

Bloom Where You Are Planted


  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Patterned Petals” (flowers and sentiment)
  • Patterned papers – from Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph Collection “Boho” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals”
  • Bling – Mark Richards Hot Pink 3 mm Crystal Stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is another card made with stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas new release! Sneaky Peeks of the stamps are being featured all week and will be available beginning March 17th. Make sure you visit The Cat’s Pajamas Blog each day between now and then to see new stamps, CutUps Dies and Cutables and lots of card samples. I cut out the different flowers in the set after stamping them on patterned paper. I then layered them and adhered each piece with dimensional adhesive. You can see the dimension I was able to achieve and a little more detail in the photo below. Thanks for stopping by today.


Sneaky Peek of TCP Space Cadet


  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Space Cadet” set (N-5835)
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Topper” (041) CutUps
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Hooray: Party Animals and Up, Up & Away”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Everyone knows I love a good penguin! I was very pleased to get an early chance to play with stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas new release that will be available on March 17th. And this set certainly caught my eye. I selected the penguin from this set right off and colored the image with Copic markers. I then fussy-cut it out so I could pop it up on the card front. It seemed so appropriate to use the star die from the Holiday Topper CutUps set to further the space theme. I trimmed around the die cut topper and then used three of the stars with the sentiment to tie the design together. Make sure you keep an eye on The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see all of the great new stuff in the new release! Also, visit the forum at Splitcoaststampers for a chance to win this set. Thanks for visiting!

Wish I was there


  • Stamps – All from Hero Arts “OWH The Fox Says” set and “OWH Right at Home”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix  Tim Hotz Alterations “Honeycomb” Texture Fades
  • Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Wave” edger
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “Polka Dot Bikini” (stars)
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs
  • Carstock – Bazzill

Just a quick post of a card I made with some more images I colored during Day 4 for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The Freshly Made Sketches sketch #176 was inspiration for this card. The stars were leftovers from a diecut I used on a previous card. Nothing wasted! I colored the foxes with Copics and popped up the foxes and stars with dimensional adhesive. This sentiment is perfect for Operation Write Home for a hero to send home. Thanks for visiting.


Hydrangea – Missing You


  • Stamps –
  • Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi “Hydrangea”
  • Simon Says Stamp “OWH – Brave” set
  • Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi “Hydrangea”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn
  • Cardstock – Ninah Solar White 80#
  • Uni-Ball Signo Pen – white

This clean and simple (CAS) card features the hydrangea from a recent Stampers Anonymous stamp and stencil set. The Addicted to CAS Challenge #58 is to be inspired by the code word: Distress. I used Ranger Distress inks through the stencil after I stamped the hydrangea image. I also spattered dilluted Distress ink to tie the elements of the card together and still keep it one layer. I added some stippling with my white Signo pen to provide some texture and pattern to the image. This also fits the bill for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #14, which is to create a one layer Clean and Simple Card. It is pretty challenging to create a single layer card! This will be a perfect card to send in my Operation Write Home box. Thanks for stopping by.


Sent with Love Bunnies


  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “Embossed Zig Zag Edger”
  • Embossing powder – White and Clear
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Prismacolors

I colored two little Lawn Fawn bunnies from a favorite stamp set with colored pencil for this card. I am participating in The Daily Marker’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge, during which we are to spend at least 10 minutes a day coloring for fun and relaxation. Today is the first day of Kathy’s challenge and I colored these little love bunnies during my lunch hour! I heat embossed them last night to make short works of it. Then I put down some base color and colored over the base with white colored pencil. It is a nice effect on the Kraft cardstock. I decided to use Kraft cardstock because it was part of the Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn Flickr Card Challenge going on right now. We are to use Kraft, Lawn Fawn products or Simon Says Stamp products. So everything tied together nicely for this card. Thanks for visiting today.

February Mid-month Throwdown: Cards for Kids


  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Horray: Party Animals” (both sides)
  • Stamp -Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Round Buttons”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs

I made this card for the February Mid-month Challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps. The challenge is to make cards for kids, which is my absolute favorite type of card to make for OWH! This is a simple, colorful card featuring the Doodlebug paper with lots of kid-friendly characters. I was also inspired by the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches: #175. I like the simplicity of the sketch since the paper is so visually dominant. Thanks for visiting today.


Art Journal Page: Mixed Media Mojo – Red + Wings


  • Stamp – Stampington “Scripted Butterfly”
  • Mask – Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Insects”
  • Acrylic Paints – Ranger Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints
  • Stencils – Memory Box “Flourish” and Ranger Dylusions “Dotted Flowers”
  • Pan Pastels

I made this page following a class with Dina Wakley, who is such an inspiration! Layers were made with acrylic paints, Pan Pastels, ink and Gesso. It fits the February challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, where the challenge is to use the theme: Red and a twist: Wings.


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