Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cute Sizzix Sidekick Bonus Card

Since I teach a card making class every Wednesday Night at my church, having only one Big Shot got a little frustrating, especially when there's usually ten girls there. It took way too long to pass it around so everyone could cut out their pieces.

I thought about getting another one, but the price and the size didn't make that choice too appealing. So I was so happy to stumble upon this cute little machine called the Sizzix Side Kick. It cuts just like the Big Shot, and even embosses little folders too, but you can only use dies that are about 2" wide. That didn't sound that good at first, but it's amazing how many little dies I have, and for nights when I have a large group of girls, it's a real lifesaver.

It also came with this cute set of stamps, which I used to make this card.

I really love this little machine and plan on using it all I can for classes. It's so lightweight and compact, I may even buy another one!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #383

I am so excited to have stumbled across this challenge blog this week! I love making the most of the supplies that I have on hand, and I love how this challenge encourages me to do just that!

My hubby asked for a card for a coworker today, and of course, it was a guy. Guy cards are always a little harder to make, but when I saw that this week's challenge #383 was Happy Birthday Dude, I knew it was time to get started.

This card is made using the following supplies:

Taylored Expressions "Big Delivery"
Stampin' Up! Balmy Blue Card Stock
Copic's C1, B24, W5, C5, B97
Misc. Greens for Grass
Black Card Stock for "Road"
Distress Oxide Antique Linen Ink
Hand-Cut "Cloud Line"

Here's a closeup of the detail.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and thanks so much to everyone over at "Shopping Our Stash" for a great challenge!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #511

This great stamp set, "Feathers & Frost" just arrived today and I was so excited to use it, but I really needed some inspiration. It came from a challenge over at Color Throwdown, CTD511.

The colors listed to use are pink, peach, berry red and green. For my card here I used Copic Markers in G94, R35, YR12 and R20. I also used Garden Green Ink, Poppy Parade Ink & Card Stock and Perfect Peach Card Stock.

I especially love the sentiment on this card. It's perfect when you want to send a Christmas Card. But if you leave off the bottom two lines, you can use it anytime!

I cut the legs off of the birds so I could cut them out and pop them up with SU! Dimensionals.

It was really fun being inspired today by the good folks over at Color Throwdown.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Petal Flower Cards

I just finished getting ready for my card making class that I teach every Wednesday night at my church. I think the girls will really like making these cards because each one of the petals is individually stamped and cut out, so they can use any color they like.

The set from Technique Tuesday is an oldie from 2006 called "Loves Me Still." It's a fun set that I really like using from time to time.

I know that there some other "petal" stamps that will work just as well.

The buttons are glued in with Crystal Effects.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

"Welcome to Our Church" Card

We just got a new associate pastor at church and I wanted to make him a card. Not having a stamp, I found this cute digital stamp over at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps. I colored it in using the following Copic Markers:

Church: C00
Roof: C5
Stained Glass: Y15, YG06, B24, R29
Door: E15
Grass: YG03
Tree Trunk: E37
Bushes: YG03, YG67
Bare Tree: E15
Sky: B000

For the sentiment I used Paper Smooches Welcome Wagon stamp set and die.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a blessed day!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Two Challenges for Waterfront

Tonight's card features the Stampin' Up!'s "Waterfront" stamp set. And although over at Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #138 they asked us to use our favorite set, and this is the first time I'm using this, I know that it's going to be a favorite! I love the versatility of it. It can be a beach or mountain scene, and it's perfect for a guy card too.

My inspiration for the layout came from Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #283.

In addition to that stamp set, my supply list is:

Memento Summer Sky Ink
Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Desert Sand Ink
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder Ink
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Ink
Patterned Papers from Jen Hadfield and Peebles

Thanks to both of these great challenges for the inspiration, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My "Kinda Eclectic" Dotty Background

Tonight's card was made especially for two challenges: Retro Rubber's  Challenge 80: "We're Dotty for You" and Simon Says Stamp's "Make Your Own Background."

Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up!'s "Kinda Eclectic" Stamp Set (2014)
Memento Dandelion Ink
Memento Pear Tart Ink
Memento Tangelo Ink
Memento Lady Bug Ink
Memento Lilac Posies Ink
Memento Bahama Blue Ink
Memento Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Sequin from Walmart

Thanks so much to both of these challenge blogs for helping me create something new and different tonight!