Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Shaker Card - Wood!

You may have forgotten who I's been so long since I posted a card.  I've been crafting, but somehow never find the time to photograph and post my cards.  And that's too bad, because enjoy blogging SO much.  It's so much fun to share!

Hey, onto the card.

I'm playing along in 2 fun challenges today.  :)

City Crafter Challenge Blog, week 284 ~ Into The Wood

Can You Case It - CYCI #91 Color Challenge

This is how I combined the 2 challenges.

Well.  You know how difficult it can be to create a masculine card.  Not this time, though!
The challenge to use something "wood" (and those masculine colors) was just the jump start I needed, to use some of these wood slices that I picked up on clearance at a local store...mmmm....probably 5 or 6 years ago.  They were SO different than any other "embellishment" I'd seen before.  Actually, they were in the home accents section of the floral aisle.
So.  I created a shaker card, using some patterned paper for the background, clear acetate for the window...then popped in some wood slices and a few clear beads before attaching the die-cut frame and window to my card base.
A simple sentiment finished my card.  I considered not even adding a sentiment to the front.  Still not sure if I should have left it off. feels good to be crafting and blogging again!


Supplies ~
card stock: garden green, early espresso (Stampin' Up!), clear (Heartfelt Creations)
stamps: Christmas stamp set (The Precious Remembrance Shop)
ink: early espresso (SU)
dsp: adventure bound (SU)
dies: in and out diagonal stitched rectangles (My Favorite Things)
other: wood slices (Akasha), clear beads (Michael's), scor tape & foam tape

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wishing you all the joy!

Hi again!  It's my 3rd (and final) post for today.  Like I said in my previous posts, I like the current sketch so much that I made three cards for Freshly Made Sketches #198.
Take a look!
So versatile, right?  I had loads of ideas, but not enough time to use them all.  Such a dilemma.  :)

Here's my final entry for the challenge.

This background has a lot going on, so I kept my layers simpler than on my first 2 cards.  I couldn't resist added a glossy little heart though.  :)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Supplies ~
card stock: naturals ivory (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: happiest of holidays (PTI)
patterned paper: festive collection 6 x 6 pad (Authentique)
other: notebook page die (PTI), glossy accents (Ranger), small heart punch (SU)

Sending warm wishes!

I'm back with a second post, playing along with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Freshly Made Sketches #198

Here's what I created!

Unlike my previous card, I think this one could to anyone.  Well...with that shiny little heart, maybe it will be more suitable for a female.  We'll see!
I loved working with these nice bright reds.  So much, that I really added on the layers for this card.  Why not?
I did some layered stamping again, then punched out a little red heart and coated it with glossy accents.  Finished!

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies ~
card stock: natural ivory, riding hood red (SU)
ink: crumb cake (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: happiest of holidays, wreath for all seasons (PTI)
patterned papers: santa's list 6 x 6 pad (Teresa Collins)
other: notebook page die (PTI), small heart punch (SU), glossy accents (Ranger)

Wishing you cozy

Oh my, it's been a long time since my last post.  Hmmm. I think I said the same thing last time, didn't I?  I've been creating Christmas cards, but just haven't had the time to photograph, edit and post them here.

I created 3 cards this afternoon.  All of them using the great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.
Freshly Made Sketches #198

Here is the first of my 3 cards for this challenge.

I wanted this card to be appropriate for a guy, so I went with that great reindeer patterned paper for my background.  A few more patterns and some layered stamping onto a notebook page die cut finished this card.  It really came together quickly.  So quickly, that I made 2 more cards using the same sketch!

So, 2 additional post will follow!

Thanks for taking a look,

Supplies ~
card stock: naturals ivory (SU)
ink: vintage sepia, onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: happiest of holidays, wreath for all seasons (PTI)
patterned papers: lost & found Christmas 6 x 6 special edition (My Minds Eye)
die: notebook page (PTI)

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Hi!  I'm finally playing along in a card's been so long!  The sketch at CAS(E) this sketch! was just what I was looking for.  I was in the mood to do a little collage style stamping and this sketch was perfect for that.  I have several more ideas.  We'll just see if I have the time to put them into use this weekend. :)

Here's the challenge:

CAS(E) this sketch! - CTS #133 by Gayatri Murali

My card:

I wanted to use some non-traditional colors for this Christmas card, so I chose a dark blue and a dark green along with a very traditional gold.  This was a very simple and easy card to make, but one that I'm really pleased with.  Over the stamping, I added the die cut word 'peace".  I glued together 2 die cuts to give it some dimension.

Well, that's one more card to add to my (very slowly) growing Christmas stash.  :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Supply list ~
card stock: white (Recollections), brushed gold (SU)
ink: midnight muse, mossy meadow (SU), delicata golden glitz (Tsukineko)
stamps: christmas blessings, in the meadow, snowflake medley (PTI)
die: wonderful words holiday (PTI)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sip by Sip! - Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi!  A whole lot of us paper crafters are joining Amy Tsuruta in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  It's a fun way for us to kick off summer...sit back with your coffee or tea and hop from one blog to the next! just might want to play along.  There are lots of prizes to win!
Just click on Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to start at the beginning of the hop.  :)

I had fun using several fun, bright, summery colors for my card!

I pulled out a fun, summer themed Stampin' Up! rubber stamp to create my background.  A drew a few pencil lines, diagonally, to guide me in stamping that fun background.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I found a similar quote online, but it said "life" instead of summer.  I wasn't able to find the original source or credit of the quote.
The lid of the coffee cup was die cut, then coated with Glossy Accents.  My attempt to make it resemble a plastic lid.  It sort of does...don't you think???

I had fun with this summer themed card, even though it took me several days to make it.  It was just one of those weeks!

Ok, here's a link to go back to the hop...just click HERE!  Enjoy!!!!!!

Supply list -
card stock: hello honey, gumball green, tangelo twist, whisper white (SU)
ink: hello honey, gumball green, tangelo twist (SU) black onyx (Versafine)
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI), now you're cookin', house and home (SU), need to venti (Amuse Studio)
dies: need to venti (Amuse Studio)
other: dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), glossy accents (Ranger)

Monday, May 25, 2015

You're one cool chick!

Hi!  I found a bit of time during this holiday weekend to make a card.  Just one!
I'm playing along in the Paper Smooches Designer Draft Challenge.

 Here's the May sketch.

When I first looked at this sketch I thought of the sun.  That worked perfectly for the fun birthday card I wanted to make for one of my stamping friends.  I hope she likes it!

My friend RH is so much fun to spend time with and I think she is "one cool chick"!

I used some pretty blue glitter paper for the sky, to make that big yellow sun really pop.  The happy, little bird was paper pieced...the body, from solid color card stock and the wings from a floral patterned paper.  I colored the tiny legs, then gave the legs and wings a swipe of clear Wink of Stella.  The final touch was adding those 2 wiggly eyes.  I couldn't resist.  :)

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies used ~
card stock: white (Recollections), gumball green, daffodil delight (SU), powder glitter paper (Recollections)
stamps: my peeps, boob tubes, sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
ink: primrose petals, kiwi kiss (SU), tuxedo black (Momento)
dies: in the meadow (PTI)
other: 5mm wiggly eyes (Creatology)