Monthly Archives: September 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge #20 – Happy Halloween

  • Digital Image – Crafter’s Digital Art Center #20, by Priscilla Styles
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Bronze Chevron”
  • Sticker – Little Yellow Bicycle “Trick or Treat” Clear Stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is a Halloween kitty for you. This image is featured at CDAC and is the current image provided for the CDAC 20th Progressive Freebie Challenge. It was created by Priscilla Styles. I colored it with Copic markers and layered it on some Halloween-y colored papers. Thanks for stopping by.

My 300th Post: 365 Cards – Day 210 – Do I Smell Cake?

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Smells Like Cake” clear set
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Classic Ovals and Lacey Ovals
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Lime Rickey” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Buttons – Buttons Galore and More – “Vintage Button Bonanza” and Stampin’ Up “Designer Brights Collection”
  • Flower punch – EK Success
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Wow. It is sort of amazing that in a year and a half of having this blog, this is my 300th post! So that is 300 cards! Woo Hoo!

This challenge was to follow a specific recipe at 365 Cards for Day 210 for a Surprise Guest Spot. The recipe is:

4.25 x 5.5 card
1 Stamped image (digi or rubber)
5 buttons
3 different ribbons
1 patterned paper
The real challenge for me in following this recipe was the three different ribbons on one fairly small card. It is fun to follow a specific recipe and see what I can come up with. Thanks for stopping by!

OWH Sketch Challenge #139

  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Sweet Owls”
  • Patterned papers – MME “Reunion” collection
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Large paper punches – Marvy Oval Mega and Giga Punches
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart
  • Embossing Folder – Sizzix “Bohemian Lace” set
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used Sketch #139 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps to make this card. It was fun to use this owl set and kind of match up the colors with the papers. I colored the owl and branch with Copic markers and popped up the owl oval with dimensional adhesive. I rounded the top corners of the card base to repeat the rounded corners on the die cut. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


365 Cards Day 205 / CPS Sketch #284

  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Periphery” collection
  • Dimensional stickers – K&Company “Flora and Fauna Typewriter Keys”
  • Stamp – from the Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations” set
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the 365 Cards color challenge for Day 205. The challenge is to use these colors:


I decided to use the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems (CPS) for their challenge #284. The bird and egg typewriter keys steal the show on this card and tied into the color scheme well. Thanks for visiting.

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #53

  • Digital image – Dover Publishing
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Patterned papers – SEI Entrada Collection: “Beni Savanna, Goblet, and Etosha Plain”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Pens – Sakura Gelly Roll Sparkle Pens

I created this card using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for Challenge #53. I recently purchased some really nice SEI papers with copper foil in the patterns. It seemed perfect for the background strips for this sketch. I added sparkle to the digital image as well, but coloring the butterfly with the Sakura sparkly gel pens. I added some additional sparkle around the image with some faux stitched dots. Thanks for visiting today.



OWH Sketch Challenge #138 – Polar Bear

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Snow” clear set and EK Success “Christmas” multi-stamp
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Figgy Pudding”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps sketch #138 for this card. It features a polar bear and snowflake from the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Snow” clear stamp set. I colored the bear with Copic markers and layered the stamped elements with cardstock, popping up the polar bear. This is a very simple card that shows off the cute little bear.This will be a nice Christmas card to ship to OWH. It may be my first Christmas card of the season! Thanks for visiting today.

Freshly Made Sketches 1st Anniversary

  • Digital image – Bugaboo Digi Stamps
  • Rubber stamp – Stampendous “Tiny Acorns”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Paper punch – Punch Bunch Oak Leaf
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Apple Cider”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I needed to make a fun card for my son’s birthday this year, which is on Tuesday. He likes squirrels, so this image seemed to be a good fit! I used Sketch #14 to celebrate Freshly Made Sketches’ first anniversary and challenge to use any sketch from the past year. I colored the squirrel with Copic markers and the acorns with Sakura gel sparkle pens. Happy Anniversary, Freshly Made Sketches and Happy Birthday, Trenton! Thanks for visiting.