Jan 25, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 253

Good morning! It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Want to play along? Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC253 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.


Hey look! Another birthday card. You never can have too many, right? This card is pretty straight up and simple, but I love how the simple stamping works with the colorful patterned paper. This set is Treasured Words from Verve.


I cut out a 4-3/4" square card base from the notebook patterned paper out of the Vintage Bliss paper pack by Simple Stories. I cut out the circle element from a Stitched Circle STAX and then tried to match up the grid lines on both papers. It sort of worked, ha! I fussy cut the party hat and popped it up with foam tape. And naturally, I added some bling to the card as well.


The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have much more for you to see this week - please stop over and see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: treasured words (verve)
paper: card base primitive white (mft), vintage bliss 6x6 (simple stories)
ink: smoke (sss)
accessories: stitched circle stax (mft), rhinestones (kaisercraft), foam tape



Jan 24, 2015

Watermarks Are Now Available!

I'm so excited to be introducing some new watermarks! I have 5 watermarks available at the moment, 4 are new and one is a customer favorite, so I'm bringing that one back for you. My watermarks definitely needed to be updated and I have a variety of trendy styles that should please most crafters.

Some things to remember when you order:
  1. I will make your watermark exactly as you type it in the order. So please double check to see that you have added correct information.
  2. I personally think a web address looks more professional and pretty when you omit the "http://" as well as the "/" at the end. The watermarks will not allow anyone to click on them and send them to your website, so you may want to keep that extra stuff out of there. Again, just my opinion.
  3. All watermarks will be offered in white. I am no longer making watermarks in various colors.
Thank you so much for your patience while I got myself reorganized and settled with my new computer. I do hope to have more watermarks to offer soon, and as always, I'm happy to hear any requests you may have.



Choose your watermark
Enter your name
Enter your website


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Jan 23, 2015

Thank You {CTS #106)

Happy Friday!! I managed to squeak out another card for you this week since I wanted to use this fun layout from CAS(E) this Sketch. I'm too late to post for the challenge, but that's okay - it's how I roll most of the time - a day late and a dollar short. Or lots of dollars short ;)


This sketch was quite the challenge and I think I stamped the stripes about 5 different times, scrapping the paper, before settling for this outcome - but it was fun to do, all the same. I like to be pulled out of my comfort zone sometimes. I used the stripe trio image from Ombre Builders by Papertrey Ink, and stamped them in various rainbow colors. I do really like the way the ink overlaps and blends. I sort of cheated with the sentiment and stamped it horizontally instead of on the diagonal like the sketch says to do. I'm already out of my comfort zone, so let's not get too crazy! Am I right? Ha!


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: keep it simple-thank you (pti), ombre builders (pti)
paper: smooth white (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), razzle berry (mft), orange fizz (mft), banana split (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft), grape jelly (mft)
accessories: clear rhinestones (su!), foam tape

Jan 21, 2015

Snow One Like You


Hi there! I have a fun card for you today using this sweet little Paper Smooches snowman from Cool Dudes. I'm playing along in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks blog. I used the Cool Dudes Icons die to cut out the snowman in Smooth White card stock and then I stamped him in Black Licorice hybrid ink so I could color him with Copic markers. The patterned paper is all from the Cut & Paste "Adorbs" 6x6 paper pack, so that made this card really easy to put together. I still had my Shine Bright sequins on my desk, so I thought I'd throw a few of them on my card as well. I'm addicted to them at the moment, what can I say? The layout is the January Sketch For You To Try.


That's it for today - hopefully I'll be back with something new before the weekend. Have a wonderful day.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: cool dudes (paper smooches)
paper: smooth white (mft), cut & paste "adorbs" 6x6 (mme)
ink: black licorice hybrid (mft), copic markers
accessories: cool dudes icon dies (paper smooches), stitched circle stax (mft), fishtail flags stax (mft), shine bright sequin mix (verve), foam tape

Jan 19, 2015

love U


Well, hello there! I hope you had a good weekend. My boy had a dance recital on Friday and Saturday, so it was a pretty jam-packed couple of days. Sunday was just pure football-watching laziness and bliss. And I loved every minute of it!

I meant to blog this card last week, but never got around to taking pictures for it. So, here you go! I created the background using the Plaid Background Builder from My Favorite Things and then cut out the Heart Full of Love Die-namics in Smooth White and Smoke card stock. I wanted to have something a bit more than the love die and the U, so I snuck a little fishtail flag underneath the U. And, of course, I added a few sequins.


Thanks so much for stopping by!




recipe -
stamps: plaid background builder (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), smoke (sss), electric red (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: smoke (sss), fog (sss)
accessories: heart full of love die-namics (mft), by the letter upper die-namics (mft), fishtail flags stax (mft), shine bright sequin mix (verve), foam tape