Thursday, February 27, 2014

You're a Star ...

I'm on a roll ... another card to post.  I went to Freshly Made Sketches to see what they were offering up this week.  After seeing the sketch, I decided I was going to keep it as simple as possible.  So, here it is ...

Stamps:  Quite a Catch (GKD)
Paper:  White, Black
DP:  chevron patterns (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copics; glitter pen (Sakura); pop dots (SU)

I have a stamping friend, Benzi, who makes the best CAS (clean and simple) cards.  She was my inspiration for this card.  The most time consuming part of this card...cutting out that cute starfish.  Have to admit that I wanted to add more paper, embellishments, etc. to cover some of that white space.  In the end, I'm happy with it and hope to whip out more CAS cards.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Signs of Spring ...

After feeling a bit of warmth this weekend, it made me think of Spring!  Well, today it is freezing again...crazy weather.  The good that came out of this cold, time spent in my craft room.  This card was inspired by the Mod Squad Challenge, Thinking of Spring, and Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stamps:  Signs of Spring (GKD)
Paper:  White, Black
DP:   Bold Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copics; oval dies (Spellbinders); ribbon, gems (Hobby Lobby); bitty banners (SU)

The sketch ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Everyday Miracles ...

Today's card is for the Mod Squad Challenge of celebrating the Olympics.  I wanted to go for gold but I didn't have any gold paper, embossing powder, etc.  So, I went for silver.  I am also entering this card into Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps create your own background.

Stamps: Everyday Miracles (Sweet 'n Sassy); Circle Circus (SU)
Paper:  White, Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake (SU)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Cool Caribbean (SU); Memento Black
Accessories:  brads, sponge dauber (SU); scallop circle embossing folder (Paper Studio); circle dies (Spellbinders); Copics; glitter pen (Sakura)

The layout for this card is from last weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

So special ...

Played around with the new MOJO Monday sketch and ended up with this ...

Stamps:  Lean On Me (Verve)
Paper:  White, Bordering Blue (SU)
DP:  Bold Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black; Bordering Blue (SU)
Accessories:  Copics; glitter pen (Sakura); pop dots, pearls (SU); circle dies (Spellbinders); corner rounder (WRMK)

I added glitter to the center and tips of the flower.  It looks so much better in real life.  I cannot ever get a good picture of sparkle on a card...hmm.  This is a new stamp set that I won from MOJO it!  

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hoping for Spring ...

I'm looking forward to seeing some flowers.  This card was for two different challenges ... Tuesday Morning Sketches and Mod Squad Challenge.  I'm a few days late posting so it wasn't entered into either one.  I spent time with my daughter and not the computer. 

Stamps:  flower (GKD ... from a grab bag)
Paper:  Green (Recollections); White, Bashful Blue (SU)
DP:  Bright & Basic (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copics; ribbon (Hobby Lobby); pearls, sponge dauber (SU); rectangle dies (Spellbinders)

I actually made a card today so hopefully I'll get a picture taken and uploaded before the challenge ends. (smile)

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Another Valentine ...

One more Valentine to show and then I'm done.  This one will be going to my hubby.  My starting point was heading over to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog to see what they had up this week.  It's a Valentine challenge with some glitter.  This is the front of the card ...

Now for the inside ...

Stamps:  Monica Romances (House Mouse)
Paper:  Red (Bazzil); White, Black (SU)
DP:  Christmas Noel (Recollections)
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copics; Printing 101 cartridge (Cricut); flourish die, dazzling diamonds, stickles (SU); circle dies (Spellbinders); glitter pen (Sakura)

Unfortunately, you cannot see the glitter on this card at all.  On the front I used cherry cobbler stickles on the little heart.  Each letter on the inside is colored with a glitter pen as are the little white hearts.  The bigger heart has dazzling diamonds on it.  This is one of those cards that looks completely different in real life.  This card measures 3.5" x 5.5".

The card design came from Splitcoast Stampers ... a Building Block card.  Click here for directions.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hearts for MOJO ...

Playing along with the MOJO Monday sketch to make another Valentine's card ...

Stamps:  Lexicon of Love, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU)
Paper:  White, Old Olive (SU)
DP:  unknown - from Sam's years ago
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Accessories:  banner dies, gems, sponge dauber, polka dot embossing folder (SU); Basic George and Pennants cartridge (Cricut); Copic 

  • The hearts and banner were cut from the Cricut cartridges.
  • The gems were colored with a Copic marker.

The inspiration photo ...

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