Friday, January 8, 2016

Turtle for a Friend

I made this card today for a friend of my daughter. It was his 18th birthday.

The turtle came from Stampim' Up! Nature Prints and Close To My Heart's Nature Walk. I love both sets, and they go so well together!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fun Sparkly Birthday!

This card is masde for Try Stampin' on Tuesday's challenge 252. When I saw the design of five elements, I immediately thought of the word 'happy.' I suppose that's because Most of the cards I make are birthday cards.

My supplies for this card are:

White 110# card stock
Purple Glitter Paper (Michaels)
Bazzill Easter Grass card stock
Bazzill Gummy Bear card stock
Stampin' Up! Little Letters Thinlits
SU! Tempting Turquoise card stock
SU! Rose Red card stock
SU! Calypso Coral card stock
SU! Endless Birthday Wishes (sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Frugal Valentine

Online I saw a cute heart die with stitching holes for sale. They were on backorder. I really didn't have the $24.00 to spend on it anyway, so I made my own. I used a leaf die from Stampin' Up! To accessorize it. The embossing folder is from Darice. Simple!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

One-Dimensional Wetlands

While this set, Wetlands, has been around for a while, I just recently bought it. It's timeless images are great for masculine cards. This is a one dimensional card just using ink.

Memento ink colors are:

Summer Sky
Bamboo Leaves

I used Low-Adhesive Frog Tape to tape off the blue area, then with a stipple paint brush dabbed the ink in the area. Then I moved the tape and covered the blue area to stamp the sun (it's actually just a circle from Hero Arts Brush Strokes collection). The grass coloring was also done using a stipple brush.

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Sweet Sunday with the Paper Players

This card was made for the following two challenges. The Paper Players had us use a number on a card for Challenge PP276 while Sweet Sunday provided a great sketch for Challenge 300. It was easy, and helpful to combine these two!

My supply list is:

SU! Tempting Turquoise card stock
SU! So Saffron card stock
Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock
White card stock
Patterned Paper by Hampton Arts
SU! Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Art Gone Wild Birthday Numbers Stamp Set
Copic Markers
Stickles Golden Rod
SU! White Perfect Accents

I also want to say a big Thank You to Sweet Sunday Sketches for all their challenges. This will be their last challenge. And although I'm new to these challenges, they've been in my lineup of enjoyable ones. Sweet Sunday, you'll be missed!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Pals Paper Arts-Sketch Challenge 281

I just love the design from Pals Paper Arts this time. It's perfect for showcasing an individual stamp and really making it pop. Hopefully that's what I was able to do here. This card, on it's way to Maine to thank my SIL for a lovely gift basket this Christmas.

The card stock os SU Basic Black, Basic Gray and Real Red. The patterned paper in the center is from Hobby Lobby. Stamps used are SU By The Tide and Many Thanks. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

SIP Challenge 28

Looking for some inspiration to start the year off, I came across a great (and easy) challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. All I had to do was make a card that was anything but Christmas!

This flower was made from a set called Loves Me Still by Technique Tuesday. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things called Chalkboard Greetings. The colors of ink used are: SU Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Delightful Dijon and Crushed Curry. Ink colors from Memento are Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle and Toffee Crunch. The base card stock and flower center (embossed with a Darice folder) are SU Early Espresso. The main card stock is a color called Butterscotch by Bazzill.

Fall is my favorite season, and brown is my favorite color, so it was easy to fall back on these favorites.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #217

The first card I made this year is this one, using Stampin' Up!'s "Lovely as a Tree."  The current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches is the design on the left, keyword FMS217.  I chose a tree because I always need masculine cards for church birthdays, so it's good to get started on them.

The base of the card is made from card Speckletone Oatmeal card stock sold at I love being able to buy the matching there envelopes too. I embossed a piece of that for the bottom, then used which card stock and Early Espresso card stock. The ink is SU Garden Green and Memento Rich Cocoa.