Monthly Archives: September 2012

365 Cards – Mirror Image – Tree Reflection


  • Stamp – Memory Box “Tree Border”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Powder Blue Vintage,”Powder Blue Flourish”
  • Pearls – Prima “Say it in Pearls: Slip Center Grey”
  • Patterned paper – Melissa Frances “Betty Ann”

This card featured my first real mirrored image attempt for the 365 cards Day 185 challenge: Mirror Image. I used the Memory Box “Tree Border” stamp and the watercolor technique with Distress Inks. I stamped with a Distress Ink pad and then touched up the stamp (direct to rubber) with a couple more colors of Distress Ink Markers. Then I gave it a little spritz of water and stamped onto watercolor paper for the reflected portion of the image. I used the same stamp to stamp the top image with VersaFine ink. The sketch I used is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches: #50. I really liked this sketch–it was really perfect to display the image. Thanks for visiting. I have now officially finished one full week of challenges at 365 Cards! Hurray!

365 Cards – Day 184 – Color Combo – Woodland Animals

  • Patterned paper – American Crafts – “Campy Trails” collection (animals and background pattern)
  • Border punch – EK Success “Argyle”
  • Corner punch – Marvy Uchida
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

For the 365 Cards Color Combo Challenge for Day 184, we were to use these colors:



I chose images from some fun American Crafts “campy” papers I’ve had for a while. The colors fit perfectly and it will make a fun card for a kid in my Operation Write Home box. I trimmed out the animals and popped them up with little fanfare. They seem to speak for themselves! Enjoy your day!

365 Cards – Day 181 – Gotta Have It: Squirrels!

  • Stamp – Memory Box “2 Squirrels”
  • Paper – Basic Grey “Hello Luscious: Honeyed”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Border punch – Fiskars
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Flourish” and “Journal”

This challenge was all about something I had to have! It was at 365 Cards for Day 181: Gotta Have it this week. When I read the challenge the first time, I immediately thought of cardmaking supplies! Every couple of month the local stamping store has an open house where the owner features new products and fun items. I often have those “gotta have it” moments then–and I do seem to have a thing for squirrels! I figure there are worse vices, right? Anyway, when I saw the stamp with these squirrels from Memory Box, I said “I’ve got to have it!”  The stamp has each squirrel on different sides of the wood mount, so you can choose to use one or both, in any configuration. Flexibility in squirrel stamping–always important! I colored them with Copic markers and layered them with some favorite papers, adding some faux stitching dots around the image. Simple and fun. Thanks for the visit today!



365 Cards – Day 179 – Butterflies


  • Butterfly Stamps – Hero Arts “Sweet Butterflies”
  • Sentiment Stamp – Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations”
  • Corner punch – Kreaxions
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used the 365 Cards Sketch for Day 179 for inspiration for this card. It is really simple, with the set of four butterflies colored with gel pens to give them some sparkle. I punched them with a circle punch and then punched another circle for each in navy blue cardstock and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. This gave them a little drop shadow. Punched the top corners and made a banner for the sentiment and that’s it! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting today!