Oct 22, 2014


Hello and good morning!  I've been on a stamping roll lately and hopefully the creativity will keep flowing.  I miss posting cards for you on a regular basis, so it's nice to get back into the creative swing of things.  I have a card using a fun die cut technique using strips of paper to fill the image.  I attached 1/4" strips of card stock directly next to each other on a sheet of computer paper, and then cut it with the Happy Die-namics, giving me this really fun and happy stripy sentiment.  I cut out the die again in some Grout Gray card stock and then laid the colored sentiment right inside the negative die cut image.  Then I could stamp the 'birthday' right over the top of it all.  You should give this technique a try too!  I adore the look and I'll have to remember to do this again.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: happy everything (mft)
paper: grout gray (mft), sour apple (mft), gumdrop green (mft), blu raspberry (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft)
accessories: happy die-namics (mft), foam tape

Oct 20, 2014

Wish BIG {MFTWSC198}

Hello there!  I'm back with a card for My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge - MFTWSC198. I'm still on a birthday kick and used some bright and happy colors for this one. The striped paper in the background is from the School Daze paper pack by My Mind's Eye. It's an OLD one. I layered a piece of Sour Apple card stock and stamped along the diagonal in Sour Apple ink.  The sentiment is stamped using selective stamping and then cut out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.

That's it for now - here are the supplies I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: delicious birthday (mft)
paper: primitive cream (mft), electric red (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft), school daze 6x6 (mme)
ink: black licorice (mft), electric red (mft), orange fizz (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft)
accessories: stitched circle stax (mft), pinking edge circle stax (mft), labels & tabs die-namics (mft), birthday boy enamel dots (doodlebug), foam tape

Oct 19, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 241

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 SSSC241 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

The orange mums in our front yard have been in full bloom and they inspired this very large orange flower on my card today.

I cut out the Plentiful Petals die in 2 hues of orange and stuck some foam tape in between each layer for some depth.  I added the Layered Leaves in Factory Green card stock and then popped an enamel dot in the center of the flower.

The sentiment from Grand Greetings is stamped in Smoke ink and I cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX and popped everything up over the diagonal striped background there.  I wasn't too sure where I was going with this color combo, but I really like it for autumn.  The bold orange pop is my favorite thing about this one.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have more inspiration for you this week.  Please stop on over and see:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: grand greetings (mft), diagonal stripes background (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), smoke (sss), tangy orange (mft), orange fizz (mft), factory green (mft)
ink: smoke (sss)
accessories: plentiful petals die (mft), layered leaves die (mft), sentiment strips 2 die (mft), pierced rectangle stax (mft), birthday girl enamel dots (doodlebug), foam tape

Oct 17, 2014

Make Some Noise

Howdy!! Happy Friday to you! I'm back with another challenge card. This one is for Retro Sketches RS136. I picked up a couple stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays and couldn't wait to ink them up - I stamped the background with the banner image from Woot Woot and the pattern it created is so cool! I used Zigs & Zags for the layered background on the tag and then stamped an assortment of sentiments over the top in black ink. I added some rhinestones and stars for a little pop and then used some Caribbean twine around the top of the tag.  Loved this sketch!

Here are the supplies I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: woot woot (cas-ual fridays), zigs & zags (cas-ual fridays)
paper: smooth white (mft), pink lemonade (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), pink lemonade (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft), berrylicious (mft), sno cone (mft)
accessories: tag you're it die-namics (mft), stacking stars die-namics (mft), sentiment strips die-namics (mft), caribbean twine (the twinery), clear rhinestones (su!), foam tape