Author Archives: Yvonne

It’s just about lines


  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
    • JustRite/Spellbinders “Vintage Labels Two”
  • Pengs –
    • Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens
    • Black Sharpie
    • Copic Multi-liner
  • Baker’s twine – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I have been inspired over the past few days by Kathy Racoosen of The Daily Marker fame. She is currently hosting a “Pop-up challenge” to create with lines in your coloring projects, which is lots of fun. The first piece I’ve actually finished in card form is here. I drew lines with a Sharpie and a thinner Copic Multi-liner. I then added color to the random shapes I created with watercolor markers and blended those areas with a water brush. I then die cut the design and added the die-cut sentiment (actually two for a drop shadow effect). I created more lines with the baker’s twine on a piece of cardstock, and mounted the colored design on top with dimensional adhesive which grounded the image. I worked on this over several days, so I was pretty happy just to finish it! Thanks for visiting today.

MFT Summer School Lesson 11: Repetition


  • Dies – My Favorite Things Die-namics “Four Corners” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Resplendent Rectangles”
  • Stamp – My Favorite Things “Pretty Poppies” set
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Lapis Pearl
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft – Denim
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I created this card as part of My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson 11: Repetition. I used dies for the motif I repeated and heat embossed the sentiment with a pearly blue to pick up on the colors used for the dies and background. The dies create a nice rhythm down the card, drawing your eye to the sentiment. I decided to use complementary colors to make the elements pop. Thanks for stopping by.

For You (in a Measured Way)


  • Papers – Chickaniddy Crafts 365 Collection – “Daily Schedule” and “Measured Memories”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day” sentiment set
  • Cardstock – Kraft (unknown source)
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Pumice Stone

This is a super simple card design because the Chickaniddy Crafts patterned papers are the focus here. I popped up the sentiment panel with dimensional adhesive and applied Distress inks to blend the edges of each element. Thanks for visiting.

So Awesome


  • Stamp – from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Watercolor” set
  • Papers – Chickaniddy Crafts “Here’s the Story” (both sides) and “Oh Happy Day”
  • Ranger Distress Markers – Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Spun Sugar
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I do enjoy a card sketch with a flag banner! So I found this sketch, Freshly Made Sketches #197, pretty inviting. I was asked to create a card with patterned papers from Chickaniddy Crafts at my local papercrafting store, Runaway Art & Craft Supply. I decided to use the watercolor butterfly as the focal point and selected Distress ink colors that matched the patterned papers. Thanks for visiting.

Bird Craziness


  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous “Bird Crazy” set from the Tim Holtz Collection
  • Patterned papers – Chickaniddy Crafts “The Good Life ” and “Daily Schedule”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Jade Pearl
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Neenah

I managed to make this crazy bird look a little crazier by heat embossing the image on Chickaniddy Crafts patterned paper and cutting him out. Thanks for stopping by.

Thank You with Leaves

Hero_Scramble_7-28-2015Hero Arts Stamps:

CL738 – Messages with Flourish
CL834 – Stamp Your Own Plant
CG613 – Simple Leaf Background

Hero Arts Frame Cuts:

D1004 – Rectangle Frame

Twine – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio”
Cardstock – Bazzill and Worldwin
Ranger Distress Inks

I created this card as part of a personal challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group, where we challenged ourselves to create a card with at least one Hero Arts product within a 90 minute timeframe. I made it (barely!) within that amount of time. I’m very slow and methodical, so any timed challenge is really tough for me! The background was something I made after taking the first day of Online Card Classes “Background Check” class. I used Distress inks and water, plus a lovely Hero Arts background stamp to make the background. A very fun technique! Thanks for visiting today.

Chevron “Thanks” Card


  • Stamp – Lawn Fawn “Chevron Backdrops”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Stamptember Thanks”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Bling – Silver metal 3 mm dots
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – Hero Arts “Pool to Navy Ombre” ink pad

I created this clean and simple card using the Lawn Fawn chevron stamp that is great for backgrounds and used a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the design with Hero Arts ombre ink.  The Addicted to CAS Challenge #68 was to use chevron on a clean and simple card. The Operation Write Home (OWH) – Our Daily Bread Challenge for July is a Thank You card. And I added a little bit of sparkle and shine to this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. It’s a three-fer! What fun! This might be my last OWH card. Maybe. Thanks for visiting today!


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