Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hibiscus Artist’s Trading Cards

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado – “Hibiscus” and Uptown Design Company “Spiral/Leaf Element”
  • Tsukineko Goosebumps Shimmer Spray
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Dusty Concord
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

I made 10 of these ATCs to exchange in my Vamp Stamp News book club. We were following the January 2012 issue of the magazine, which covered many topics including Distress Inks and Goosebumps. Spraying the Goosebumps on the paper and then applying the inks over it made both an interesting texture (shiny and bumpy!) and it forms a resist to the water soluble ink.


OWH – Sketch Challenge #108

  • Stamps -Fred B. Mullett “Thistle” and Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Lemonade: Lime Cooler” and K&Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Corner punch
  • Ranger Distress Stains: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, and Bundled Sage
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

I played with my few colors of Distress Stains and Operation Write Home Stars & Stamp Sketch #108 to make this card. This is one of the wonderful images that Fred B. Mullett creates with Pacific Northwest botanicals. We are trying to concentrate on cards for Mom right now for OWH. Thanks for visiting today!

Crafters Digital Art Center – Birdhouse Teapot

  • Image – Crafters Digital Art Center by Happi Scrappin Doodles
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Kissing Booth: Sweet Nothings”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – American Crafts

This is a simple birthday card I put together with the digital image by Happi Scrappin’ Doodles at Crafters Digital Art Center for the Progressive Freebie Challenge. I know someone whose birthday is on Valentine’s Day, so this image is perfect for her card! Thanks for visiting.

CPS – 5th Anniversary Challenge – Day 13

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Raining Cats” and Studio G “With Love”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny Dot-to-Dot
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug
  • Trim – Model Crafts
  • Punches – Marvy Uchida and Recollections
  • Rhinestones – Queen & Co.

This Valentine was made for the CPS 5th Anniversary celebration: Challenge 13. I used the sketch (Sketch 121) as a point of departure. This card has lots of polka dots and texture. Thanks for visiting today!



OWH – Sand & Sea: Blues & Tan

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Peony Print” and Hero Arts “Live Life” sentiment set
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Big Scalloped Circles Large”
  • Embossing powder – JudiKins Azure Patina Rustique
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – WorldWin
  • Kraft paper

This is another card for the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party. I made this for the Sand & Sea VCMP Challenge #6. For this challenge we are to use blues and tan. I used some embossing powder for the heat-embossed sentiment that has sort of a sandy quality as well. Thanks for stopping by.

OWH – It’s a Party: Birthday Cards

  • Stamps – Stampendous “Icing Fluffles” and The Cat’s Pajamas “Take the Cake”
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Colorwheel: Kite Strings”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Another card featuring “Fluffles.” He (or she?) is a favorite in our house! I made this for the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party challenge #5: It’s a Party. We are challenged to make birthday cards in this one. This card would be nice for a Hero to send to any loved one, but particularly a child. Thanks for visiting.

OWH Challenge – Cut It Out!

  • Stamps – Stampendous “Birch Buddies” and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Two”
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Patterned papers – American Crafts “Campy Trails” collection
  • Baker’s twine

I made this card for the OWH Virtual Carmaking Party going on right now. This is OWH VCMP Challenge #9: Cut It Out, which means we choose die cuts and punches to use in our card designs. There are a number of cute little furry creatures in this stamp set–hard to just pick two! I colored them with Copics and went on my way. Thanks for stopping by.