Monthly Archives: June 2014

Addicted to Clean & Simple #41 – Sun


  • Stamps – both from Darcie’s “Here Comes the Sun” set
  • Patterned papers – Simple Stories “Say Cheese” collection 6″ X 6″ paper pad
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Sequens – Doodlebug Design Inc.
  • Punches – Marvy Uchida and Fiskars

I created this card for Challenge #41 at Addicted to Clean and Simple and the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge #297. The Code Word for the Addicted to CAS challenge is SUN. When I saw that I immediately thought of this stamp set. The sketch for the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge #297 was a little challenging and it took me what seemed like hours to decide where to place the sequins! Thanks for stopping by today.

Poppy Thanks Card



  • Stamps – Penny Black “Poppy Poem” and Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations: Thanks so much”
  • Stencil – Memory Box “Diamond”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye
  • Dylusions Ink Spray – White Linen

I created the background for this card first, pouncing Distress Inks through the stencil and blending the colors. Once the background was dry, I stamped the poppy image onto it. I added more Distress Ink with a water brush to fill in the poppy, leaves and stems with color. I sprayed the white ink spray lightly to the image and blended Distress Inks along the edges of the imge. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the image to the green cardstock, then adhered those pieces to a white card base. Thanks for visiting.

OWH Sketch #230 – Hello



  • Stamp – Hero Arts Operation Write Home set “Li’l Hoot”
  • Dies – Technique Tuesday “Say it – Hello” and Spellbinders Nestabilities ‘Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Up & Away” collection
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and BoBunny

This was a fun card to make. I used the current sketch at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps: OWH Sketch #230. I colored the bears with watercolor pencils and blended with a water brush. I liked using the bright colors with this sketch to make a card that would be good for a kid of any age! Thanks for visiting.

Happy 1st Anniversary to Runaway Art & Craft Studio


  • Stamps – Butterflies from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz “Papillon” set and A Muse Artstamps “Happy Anniversary,” and Impression Obsession “Harlequin” background stamp
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Delicata Gold ink pad
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Bling – KI Memories/Hampton Art Self Adhesive Gems
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I created this card for my friend Christy and her family at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem. The shop has been open for one year now! It is such a great place for classes and supplies, and it is home to a creative community in the Willamette Valley. So I enjoyed making this card and delivering it to her Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!


A Penguin Hello


  • Stamps – Memory Box “Penguins at Play” (penguin and bow tie) and My Mind’s Eye “Find Your Wings and Fly” (Hello bubble)
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Walnut Grove: Nancy” (black and white chevrons), BoBunny Dot-to-Dot “Licorice Dot” (black flourish) and Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” collection (bow tie)
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp enamel stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

What’s black and white and blue all over? Well, I wish I could come up with a good punch line. The blue gives the penguin a nice icy touch! I made this card for two different challenges. The sketch is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches #141. I also used a black and white, plus one more color pallette that included a word bubble in response to the Friday Mashup #165 It’s All About the Bubble challenge. Whew! It is always fun to use this Memory Box penguin set because you can dress him up for any occasion. This was just a simple bow tie day! I stamped the bow tie on a piece of patterned paper to dress him up a bit. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday Mashup – Happy Father’s Day


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • BARC Wood Tape “Cherry” – Arc Crafts
  • Patterned papers – Simple Stories “Say Cheese”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Sequins – Doddlebug Designs, Inc.

Today’s Father’s Day card was created in response to the Friday Mashup Challenge. I was to create a project for Father’s Day stamping on anything but cardstock. So I selected wood tape for my stamping surface. It seemed appropriate for a masculine card. This is the card my son and I gave my husband this morning. Thanks for stopping by.