Monthly Archives: January 2013

Clean & Simple 2 – Day 3 – Labels


  • Background stamp – Penny Black “Damask”
  • Butterfly stamp and die – Hampton Art Stamps and Spellbinders “Butterflies”
  • Pearls – Queen and Company and Kaiser Craft
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Field Notes”
  • Inks – Ranger Adirondak Lights “Cloudy Blue” and Distress Inks and markers in Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Mulled Lavendar, and Dusty Concord

I was inspired to create this card based on the Clean and Simple 2 class I’m currently taking on Online Card Classes. The instructor for this technique was Shari Carroll. I created the background using shipping labels stamped with my background stamp, cut-up, and then off-set. I colored the butterfly stamped image with Distress markers and edged with Distress ink. More Distress ink was added to the background with the pearls. This was a very fun technique to try and the Penny Black stamp is really beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

Friends – Clean & Simple 2 – Day #1


  • Sentiment stamp – from Hero Arts “Live Life” set
  • Border stamp – Lawn Fawn “Belinda’s Borders”
  • Stencil – Studio Calico “Chevron” Huey’s Mask

This is the first card I made for the Clean and Simple 2 class offered at Online Card Classes. I misted the cardstock with a homemade ink solution I made with Distress re-inkers. I decided to accent the card with a border that repeated the chevron design of the stencil. I heat embossed the border with white embossing powder. I drew a dashed line across the bottom of the top portion. The top and bottom chevron portions are popped up with dimensional adhesive. This was a very fun, clean and simple card to make! I’ve taken a number of classes from Online Card Classes and I would highly recommend them. They provide a ton of inspiration, techniques and instruction. Thanks for visiting today.

Little Red Riding Hood – Analogous Color Scheme



  • Stamp set – Darcie’s – “Little Red” (JCS145)
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities: “Labels Two,” “Standard Circles Large,” and “Lacey Circles”

This card was mostly about coloring and fussy cutting! This past week, OWH Stars and Stamps began a new feature called OWH Design Boot Camp. Color theory was in this lesson and we were to choose a color scheme based on one of the basic harmonies. I chose an analogous color scheme, using yellow orange/orange/red, which are three in a row on the 12-part color wheel. These are not necessarily colors I would choose to put together, but it fit the Red Riding Hood set I recently acquired at an LSS sale! After I colored them with Copic markers, I cut out the images and popped-up Red Riding Hood and her basket with a little dimensional adhesive. My wolf looks more like a fox–but he’s cute! I just kind of rewrote the fairy tale a little bit and she had a pet fox! Thanks for visiting today.

OWH – Midweek Throwdown for Easter Cards: Peep!


  • Stamps – We R Memory Keepers “Peep” set
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Paper Lace Ribbon – Creative Imaginations
  • Corner punch – Fiskars
  • Pastel Flower Bling – Creative Impressions
  • Cardstock – Dots – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Solid – Bazzill

I’m mailing out a shipment of cards to Operation Write Home (OWH) today. The OWH¬†Midweek Throwdown challenge this week is a call for Easter cards. So I stamped this little chick and surrounded it with pastel cardstock and a little bling. It has been so cold that it was fun to create something a little bit Spring-y. Thanks for visiting today!

OWH – No Fail Ribbon – Tuesday Tutorial


  • Image – SweetNSassy stamps “Cupcake Cocoa” digital stamp
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned paper – origin unknown
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Reversible ribbon – May Arts

This is a simple card that could probably be used for a birthday. It will be part of my next Operation Write Home shipment. I made it when this week when I followed along with the Tuesday Tutorial about a no fail ribbon. technque. I colored the digital image with Copic Markers and popped up the image with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting today!

OWH Sketch #154 – Just A Hello


  • Stamps – Little Yellow Bicycle “Delightful Elegant” stamp set and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” sentiment set
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Stella & Rose: Hattie ‘Boy’ Tapestry”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Die cuts – Made swith Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Lacy Squares
  • Punches – Marvy

I’ve been too caught up in work lately, so it took me until today to get back to cardmaking. This card was made using Sketch #154 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. A very nice sketch with lots of possibilities. I used a butterfly stamp from Little Yellow Bicycle (Deja Views) that I’ve had in my stash for years! Thanks for stopping by.



OWH Midweek Throwdown – Spring Flowers


  • Die cuts – Creative Imaginations “Assemblage;” Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Embossing folder – Darice “Doily Lace”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

The OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week was to create a card featuring Spring flowers. That’s always a favorite for me, so I just had to choose which flowers to use on my card! This is a very simple design because the flowers really are the focal point. Thanks for visiting today.