Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Shake It

   This card is for the sketch challenge at 
We have a sketch and shaker theme this month.  
This sketch is below. 

For this card, I started with a stack of supplies and tried to organize it up.  I have orange and white solid card stock and a couple of pieces of orange coordinating pieces from Simple Stories.  One piece of orange plaid from Recollections and a orange metallic piece I found in my scrap,  I cut the circle hole and the circle ring with my circle dies.  The balloons were cut with my Simon Says Balloons die.  The Tag was stamped with combo stamp and die set by Art C-  stamped and edged with Orange Marmalade.  The flowers are Recollections and orange and white bakers twine. The shake contents are white iridescent confetti with orange and gold sequins.  All cut and set onto a white heavy cs top fold base. 

Shake Shake Shake .... Shake Shake Shake .... Shake your birthday, Shake your birthday.

Here is the sketch for this month

Thanks for stopping by ... and you're welcome for the ear worm.

Have an awesome day


Sunday, February 11, 2018

rubber stamp

Last week .... Michael's had a stamp sale.  
All stamps 50% off.  
Who could resist??? NOT ME.
So, I head out at lunch to see what was in store ....
I got a couple of things.  A couple of Sizzix sets  and a couple of Hampton Arts rubber mounts. 
I was a happy camper ..... today I used one of the Hampton rubbers for the first time.
It was one that I am using as an inside sentiment. 
So I ink it up and stamp it on a piece of scrap just to see the impression and it is wonderful.
Stamped easy and clearly ... I was excited.
So I'm getting ready to stamp the inside of this card and something stopped me and said 
I really didn't need the jig since it's just going to sit in the middle ... an easy drop.
But I got the jig out.  I stamped the acetate and I look and think ... well I goofed that.  I wiped it off and stamped again and low and behold ... the stamp is crooked. 
Not enough to see when you look at the stamp ... but sure as rain ... crooked on paper.
So I tilt the jig in the center of the card and stamp away ... nice easy clean impression.
AND I am writing a note on the stamp too

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Remedy 4 Love


Hello from the design team at the
Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme is
 Valentine's Day
and our sponsor is
My Besties

This card is all graphic ... and it is cute as can be. I added the quote underneath by Thoreau.
I used colored pencils mostly and markers for details.
I cut it to size and anchored it onto light pink cs and wrapped a pink ribbon around the bottom.
All of this was attached to a dark pink side fold base.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 
Leave me a comment ... I love to hear from you.

Have an amazing day too.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BD Birdie

 This card is for the sketch challenge at 
We have a color theme this month.  
This color set is below.

For my card, I started with a Bugaboo Stamp on white card stock.  I used markers on this cutie.
I cut the bird and the framed circle with my circle dies.
I had a piece of that designer paper in my stash most likely from Recollections. 
Bakers twine was dragged through some glue and curled around the stamp and base.  
I stamped the tag and then blended some Spun Sugar onto which smudged the stamp (making a mental note of that) but not too bad.  I edged the flag with a darker Worn Lipstick - attached with dimensional tape to give it a bit of lift. 

A couple of buttons in the corners with one with the bakers twine tied on the top.  
All on a pink cs top fold base. 
Here are the colors for the challenge ... I hope you'll give it a try 

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
City Crafter - Light as a feather .... my birdie has some tail feathers to shake.
Crafty Sentiment:  ATG
Through the Craftroom Door:  ATG
Watercooler Wednesday : Fem. ATG
Animal Friends: Stripes and Dots

Thanks for stopping by


Valentine hugs


This is my Design Team Card for the month of February with
Stinkin Inkers 

Come on over and play with us.
The theme this month is .....

I started with the different shades of pink card stock that I cut into strips.  I carefully placed them all into the same embossing folder 'holly vines' from Sizzix so that the pattern of the folder continues through the 4 colors.  From the ends of the the discarded strips ... I cut a small heart in each of the colors.
I mounted the strips in order onto a piece of black cs.  I dragged some gold DMC floss through some glue and curled in onto one side.   I then attached the hearts in the opposite order on top of the gold thread.
From gold foil designer paper, I cut BIG HUGS from a Simon Says Die and attached it in the opposite. corner.
All of this was put on a tip fold pink card base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Casual Fridays: Hearts
Crafting from the Heart: ATG

Cupcake Inspirations: Heart

Simon Says: Love is in the Air
Cardmania: Hearts
Daisy Chain:  Love
Unicorn Challenge: Valentines

Thanks for stopping by for a peek ...
Have fun crafting ....


Monday, February 5, 2018


This card was inspired by the challenge at
The Male Room. 

The challenge this week is Inspired by Television.

 I couldn't resist.   How fun!  LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES - as well as my brothers. 
I created the emblem by hand and then used a embossing pen and silver embossing powder on the emblem and then a bit of Wink of Stella on the inner circle of the patch.  The texture is rough because I used the pen ... I didn't get the coverage that I wanted at first and had to emboss on the emboss.
The stripes are just strips of black cs and then covered in clear embossing powder which gives them a cool texture.
All on red and black cs.   Using black inks and a circle hole punch to trace the circle (because circles vex me)  and a few drops of clear Nuvo to the bottom corner just for grins.

The inside reads "red shirts matter, here's to another year!"  "Be Fierce" 

Hope you enjoyed the fun !  I did.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may


Crafting By Design = Things with wings ... all on the Enterprise Fly LOL - to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Through the Craftroom Door - ATG .
ModSquad : Red Valentine ... sending LOVE to the Red Shirts of the World.

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by ... this one was fun!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Loving Seahorses

This is my design team contribution for
The Theme is 'Love is in the Air'

The digi stamp is Seahorse Love from Pattie's Creations.
I colored it with water brush with a variety of distress inks: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Broken China and then fussy cut it out.
Next, I started with blending and smooshing Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Inks and Broken China Oxide Ink onto white cs.
With white cs I cut the heart using a Spellbinders die and then ran it through with a Swiss Dot embossing folder.
I mounted it all onto turquoise side fold base.
For the water bubbles, I used glossy accents in large drops.
The sentiment banner is edged in peacock feathers and then lifted with dimensional tape.
Turquoise - my favorite shade of blue as well as Cornflower Blue.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  You can find the challenge here Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
My Favorite Things:  Sketch
Inkspirational: Attached at the lip
Outlaw Monday: ATG
Craft Rocket: Love
Creative with Stamps: Hearts
Die Cut Diva: Love in the Air
Happy Stampers: Watercolor with a heart.
Happy Stampers: CAS with a heart
CAS on Friday: Color me pretty
Dies R Us - For the One I Love

Thanks for stopping by
Wishing you all a great day !!