Monthly Archives: September 2011

Clean & Simple Sketch #159

  • Epoxy Eyelet Charms – Making Memories “Snowflakes”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Silhouettes: Holiday Greetings”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Snowy Serenade Sparkles”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug “Snowflakes”

I used the current sketch: Sketch 159 at Clean and Simple Stamping to design this card. I used the snowflake charms with the textured paper created with the embossing folder. The real experiment was stamping directly on the ribbon. The ink bled a little bit, but it wasn’t an entirely failed science experiment! I like the simplicity of the design, yet there is a lot going on with all of the snowflake elements. Thanks for visiting.


Card Patterns Sketch #134

  • Stamps – Studio G “Snowflakes” and The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” (snow days)
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny Back to Backs “Dots” papers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – “Textile”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scallop Rectangles”

This card was made based on the Card Patterns Sketch #134, the current sketch there. I’m going through a little snow phase this week (more to come), so forgive me! It is a little early, but since many of my cards go to the troops via Operation Write Home, I have to ship them off pretty early. Thanks for the visit.

OWH Birthday Bash – Anything Goes!

  • Image – Apple Bowl – Glitterbabes c/o CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge
  • Patterned papers –  Paper Pizzazz (Hot Off the Press) “Crackle” and Imaginisce “Moroccan Chic”
  • Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Hemp cord – Darice

This is a digital image colored with Copic markers. The image is from Glitterbabes and I received it via the CDAC website (see above) from the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. I am also showing this as part of the OWH Birthday Bash Anything Goes, sponsored by Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More. I’ve been working on these challenges simultaneously. Thanks for stopping by.

OWH – Robin’s Fetish Challenge

  • Stamps – Kodomo, Inc. “Leaves Collection I” and Hero Arts “Live Life” set
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Capella” collection
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug “Kassie’s Brocade”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card is in response to another one of the Operation Write Home Birthday Bash challenges. This one is for the Robin’s Fetish Challenge to make a card with a round element. I combined a favorite paper, favorite embossing folder and favorite stamps to make this card for Operation Write Home. Thanks for the visit and I hope to see you again soon!

OWH Sketch #87 Challenge

  • Stamps – JRL Design “Fly Fishing” and “Fly Fishing 2” (flies) and Memory Box “Fishing Pole,” The Cat’s Pajamas “TuTu Much Clear Set: Thank You”
  • Patterned cardstock – Die Cuts with a View “Old World Mat Stack”
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for Operation Write Home, using the current OWH Sketch Challenge: #87. I haven’t used these stamps in ages, so this was a fun challenge for me. This is a very simple design and I had to find the appropriate size and orientation in my stamp stash. I was able to use some of my scraps, which was a good feeling! Thank you for visiting.

OWH – May Arts Challenge – Christmas Card

  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Joy to All” set
  • Patterned papers – Graphics 45 “The Holly and the Ivy” and BoBunny “Wine Dots”
  • Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags Two”
  • Ribbon – May Arts pleated ribbon (yum!)
  • Cardstock – WorldWin

This was created for a fun challenge to create a holiday card using ribbon for a soldier to send home, sponsored by May Arts on Operation Write Home’s Stars and Stamps site! I have this beautiful May Arts pleated ribbon that I really like to use on Christmas cards. I used a Card Positioning Systems sketch for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday, Trenton

  • Squirrel image – Photobucket images
  • Patterned paper – Reminisce “Sharing Squirrels”
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – D’vine Swirl
  • Die cut border – Memory Box “Loop Border”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card for our son Trenton’s 13th birthday. Since he is a squirrel fan, the hoola-hooping squirrel seemed appropriate, as did the loopy border made with the Memory Box die cut border. We have swirls and squirrels on this card–can’t beat that! Thanks for the visit and have a great day!

CPS Sketch #235

  • Stamp – A Stamp in the Hand “Pear Border”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny Dots
  • Green textured cardstock
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Budding Flower”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Cirles Large”
  • Background card – handmade direct-to-paper with ColorBox Chalk inks
  • Embossing powders – Stampendous “Ultra Detail Gold” and “Ultra Detail Copper (opaque)” and Personal Stamp Exchange “Desert Tapestry”

I was playing with a technique of mixing embossing powders prior to heat embossing for this card (inspired by the August issue of Vamp Stamp News). I used the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems: CPS Sketch #235. Thanks for stopping by.

CDAC Bookworm

  • Bookworm Digital Image – Jen’s Digi Stamps
  • Patterned Papers – BoBunny Back To Basics Turquoise
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Stamp – “Hello” by Studio G Clear Stamps (Hampton Art Stamps)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Markers – Copic
  • Ribbon – curling ribbon, origin unknown

This image is part of the Crafter’s Digital Art Center Freebie Challenges – part 2. I colored the bookworm digital image with Copic Markers and layered with some fun BoBunny paper.

OWH – Non-traditional Christmas colors

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Silhouettes”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Green at Heart” and “Eskimo Kisses” collections
  • Cardstock and decorative cardstock strip – Bazzill
  • Sticker – Stampendous “Class A Peal Holidays Chainletter”

This card is for another of the OWH Birthday Bash challenges: non-traditional Christmas colors. The purple background is pretty non-traditional! It was kind of fun to design something a little “out there” for this one. Sending out a special “thank you” to Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings for hosting this challenge! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.