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.

365 Cards – Day 196 – Keep it simple

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Pumpkin Swirl Mini” and Memory Box “Fall Combo”
  • Kraft paper
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen – Copper star
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous matte clear

I made a clean and simple card for the 365 Cards Day 196 Challenge: Keep It Simple. Truly clean and simple cards can be quite a challenge. I decided to make a Fall card with lots of white space. I stamped the pumpkin with orange pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some texture. The faux stitching with the sparkly gel pen tied the elements together a bit. Thanks for visiting today.


OWH Midweek Throwdown – Raccoon

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Forest” set
  • Patterned papers – Fancy Pants Designs “Country Boutique” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scalloped Squares Large”
  • Baker’s twine
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge this week, which is to make a kid’s card with scallops. OWH is featuring Lawn Fawn stamps this week, so I decided to pull out this set from my stash and use the raccoon. I colored the log and raccoon with Copic markers and mounted it on the scalloped square die cut. Thanks for stopping by!

OWH – Sketch 136 & 365 Cards Day 189 Challenge

  • Stamps – Technique Tuesday “Kickin’ It” and See D’s “Sports” sets
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park Paper “For the Record 2″ 6 X 6” pad
  • Cardstock – WorldWin

This is a fun kid’s card for a soccer player. The sketch is the OWH Sketch #136, the current one at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. This also fulfills the Day 189 Challenge at 365 Cards, which is to make a “sporty” card. I edged the soccer balls and sentiment with lime green chalk ink to tie those pieces together and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for the visit!