Category Archives: Design Team

Today is your Lucky Day


  • Patterned papers –
    • Authentique Shamrock Collection – Shamrock Five
    • Authentique Clover Collection – Clover Five (focal image)
  • Die – Art Impressions – Banner Double Stitched Dies
  • Doily – Doodlebug Designs
  • Twine – May Arts
  • Cardsotck –
    • Bazzill
    • Paper Accents Glitter Cardstock – Green

I really like the color green, so when I had a chance to use these Authentique papers to create a card for Runaway Art and Craft Studio, I was excited. This is a very simple card with small touches that make it special: glitter paper matting around the focal image, lovely patterned paper from Authentique, the doily and twine at the top, and that eye-catching banner die-cut I made with the new Art Impressions die. And everything is green! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge – The Paper Players PP429 – Monochromatic Clean and Simple Challenge

Freshly Made #93 – Sleeping Kitty


  • Stamp – Magenta “Sleeping Cat”
  • Background – made with Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts – layers of acrylic paint with impressions from: Stencil Girl “Damask Waves 6” and Crafter’s Workshop “Basketweave” template
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves
  • Acrylic Paints and Ranger Distress Paint (Brushed Pewter)

I made this card using a background/monoprint I created with my Gelli Plate. This particular background consists of three separate runs to get the layers of color I wanted. Each print run used a different color(s) of paint and different imagery. I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #93 as inspiration for the layout of this card. Because I’ve been demonstrating mono-printing with the Gelli Plate at a local art and craft studio, I have lots of backgrounds to work with! You may see more soon. I blended some Distress Ink onto the cat image to avoid the stark white paper I had stamped it on. It worked better visually with the background that way. Thanks for visiting.

Clean & Simple – Sketch 245 – Party Like It’s 1776


  • Patterned papers – Reminisce “Celebration Dots,” “Celebration Chevron,” “Celebration Stripe,” “Celebration Stars”
  • Die cut sticker – Reminisce “Made in the USA”
  • Cardstock – Bazill

This is a very simple card that showcases a new Reminisce paper collection. The owner of our new LSS asked me to make some things using this collection to show shoppers some ideas. I used Sketch 245 at Clean and Simple Stamping as a guide for this. I thought the little flags might be kind of fun with the patriotic patterns. Thanks for visiting today.

Newspaper Heart… For a Cat?

  • Featured Stamp – “Newspaper Heart” by Hero Arts
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny (Violet Dot and Blush Dot)
  • Sentiment stamp – “Be My V” by Penny Black
  • Crystal stickers – Mark Richards Enterprise, Inc.
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Ribbon – May Arts

I made this card at the request of Lisa, the owner of Stampin’ Cat Studio. It will be one of many cards featured in the store showcasing new products at the open house there (called “What’s New, Pussycat?”). I used white embossing powder on white cardstock. I rubbed four different colors of Colorbox Chalk Ink over the image, blending the colors together. Then I trimmed it and mounted it on cardstock, popping it up with dimensional adhesive over a color-blocked background. Super simple, but lots of texture. And the star of our show is none other than Moonlight! I think this may be her debut here! Thanks for stopping by.

Unscripted Sketches – Sketch #130

  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Enchanted” collection from their 6″ X 6″ pad
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles” and “Lacey Circles”
  • Stamp – Inky Antics “Thank You”
  • Silver metal stickers – Mark Richards

I was inspired by Unscripted Sketch #130 for this card. I love the paper piecing of this sketch with this BoBunny paper collection. The small print really lends itself to this kind of design. This was another Design Team card for Stampin’ Cat Studio. Thanks for visiting.

Cutest Cat Stamp EVER!

  • Stamp – Stampendous – “Cattus Librum” cling stamp
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Dots”
  • Border die – Memory Box “Meridian Border”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts

I made this card for Stampin’ Cat Studio to showcase this extremely CUTE cat stamp and the cool BoBunny paper. If you look closely you can see the black glitter on the paper. Very pretty. Lisa is still laughing at me and my reaction to the kitty! Thank you for your visit.

Mojo Monday Sketch #199

  • Patterned papers – Pink Paislee “Butterfly Garden” collection
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large” and Memory Box “Valerian Flourish”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Flower – KaiserCraft
  • Flower center – made with Bottle Cap, Inc. image with Epoxy Dot overlay

I created this card using the Mojo Monday Sketch #199. Paper edges and the flower were inked with ColorBox Chalk Ink for some added color. The flourish die is very intricate–something pretty new from Memory Box. The papers and image are new materials I put together for Stampin’ Cat Studio for today’s What’s New, Pussycat? open house. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Greetings to You

  • Sentiment stamp – “Clear Expressions” by Inkadinkado
  • Patterned papers – All BoBunny, including “Gabrielle Elegance” (both sides: green bottom panel and right-hand butterfly panel) and “Chiffon Flourish”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die cut – Labels Seventeen
  • Lace – Carolace mini trimmings
  • Other – pale blue vellum, 3M Photo Mount adhesive, StazOn Timber Brown ink, Pebbles Inc. I kan dee Chalks (edging on vellum and outside edge of card).

I recently purchased CardMaker’s Sketch Book, edited by Tanya Fox, and featuring the designs of Tami Mayberry who launched the Card Positioning Systems blog. I decided that I would work through the book and make each card, one by one! this is one of those card sketches.

Thank you with butterflies

  • Butterflies – K & Company die-cuts (cardstock and acetate). The acetate one is actually turquoise-hard to tell in this scan.
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Gabrielle Unwritten” and “Turquoise Flourish”
  • Sentiment stamp – “Thank You” by Kodomo
  • Embossing powder – Judikins Bronze Patina Rustique
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Inked edges with Creamy Brown Colorbox Chalk ink
  • Corner Punch – E K Success

Leaves from Fred

  • Stamp – Fred B. Mullett
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Technique: Colored image with Copic Markers. Distressed image edges and inked with Creamy Brown ColorBox Chalk Ink. Tore bottom edges of cardstock and added two colors of raffia to complete the card.

This is a new Fred Mullett stamp from a series of new images he has. If you ever get a chance to take a class from Fred, I highly recommend it! I met him last year at a class and it was really great, and you can count on high entertainment value to boot!