Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Lovely Easter Bonnet

  • Stamp – from the “Spring Fling” clear set by The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Patterned papers – s.e.i – “Winsome” from the Claire collection (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Border punch – EK Success “Diamond Lace” edger
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Eyelet Circles”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Image colored with Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add a little sparkle.

Layered Butterfly Collage

  • Stamp – “Butterfly Collage” by Magenta
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “So Sophie Possibilities”
  • Corner punch – Martha Stewart
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug

Butterfly collage image colored with Copic markers. This is an entry in the Operation Write Home Layers challenge for this week. Thanks for visiting.

Birthday Joy – CPS Sketch #213

Happy Birthday, Rick!

  • Stamp – “Birthday Joy Calligraphy” by Paper Inspirations
  • Stamp – leaf stamp from “Leaves and Trees” clear set by Inkadinkado
  • Patterned Papers – all Basic Grey “Scarlett’s Letter”
  • Cardstock -Bazzill
  • Corner rounder – Creative Memories

I popped up the smaller stamped images with foam squares to add a little dimension. (This caused some kind of funky shadows in the scan!) This card was designed using the latest Card Positioning System sketch (#213).

Life is better when you laugh a little


This card is based on the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #64. This is an extremely simple card, but has plenty going on with the patterned papers and the scroll border punch.

  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Mellow” collection, “Cultured” (floral) and “Sapid” (green)
  • Border and corner punches – Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page “French Scroll” set
  • Flower – Petaloo
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Live Life” set

OWH – Pinwheel Thank You Card

This pinwheel pattern and an accompanying tutorial were featured on Operation Write Home’s Stars & Stripes blog last week. One really nice thing about this pattern is that you can use up your scraps to make a really nice design! It pieces together quickly, so I plan to make some more of these for OWH. Thanks for visiting.

  • Stamp – “Thanks” by Lockhart Stamp Company
  • Patterned papers – Chatterbox “Fabulous Petite Vintage” and “Together Teal”; BoBunny light blue dots
  • Button – Basic Grey, tied with DMC floss
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Corner Punch – Marvy Uchida

Clean & Simple Sketch #135

  • Butterfly stamp – from Hero Arts “Papillons” set – “Ploris Photodice”
  • Sentiment stamp – “For You” by Northwoods
  • Patterned papers – “Butterfly Ballet” by Memory Box; “Waltzing Matilda” (floral strip) by Memory Box; “Denim Flourish” by BoBunny (flower die-cut)
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Blossom Three” and “Labels Twenty”
  • Inked edges – ColorBox Chalk ink; Butterfly colored with Copic Markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This sketch is the current fall-to layout at Clean and Simple Stamping (sketch #135). This will be a perfect card for Operation Write Home. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Thoughts – OWH Sketch #63

This card is designed from the latest Operation Write Home (OWH) sketch: #63. It will go in my next shipment to OWH.

  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Live Life” clear set
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Eva”
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Buttons – The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Corner Punch – Marvy Uchida
  • ColorBox chalk inks on edges and over textured strip