Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Cards

I have been making lots of Christmas cards!  I realized I better start mailing them out soon.  This month is flying by.  Several of these cards were inspired by cards I have seen browsing Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Make it Monday #140

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  I have been super busy lately so I haven't joined the last several challenges.  I was able to join this week but still am rushed for time.  I am not a huge fan of how this turned out, but maybe I will have time later this week to try again.  I used two papertrey inks, spring rain and aqua mist.  I also used my all time favorite heart border die.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Make it Monday #137

Oops. This is a little late.  Here is the card I made for this week's dimensional wreath challenge.  I used Papertrey ink colors Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy, and Spring Moss.  I didn't have good orange color so I used Momento ink cantaloupe.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Make it Monday #136

Here is the card I made for this week's make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink.  I used Hibiscus Burst and Autumn Rose Papertrey ink and the heart border die. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hope you Can Cling To Part 4

 Here is my card for the Leaves Hope you Can Cling to challenge.  I used punched out leaves from a Martha Stewart punch that I borrowed from my aunt.  The sentiment is from TPC stamp set.

I made this card for the Cover up Hope  You Can cling To challenge.  I used The Paper Studio KellerKurtz and Company paper pad.  The sentiment is from a The Craft's Meow stamp set called Kindred Spirits.
 This card I made for the Steel challenge.  I have never made a card like this before. The background is aluminum foil that put through my Big shot with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The sentiment is from a TPC stamp set. 

This card I made for the Words to Inspire challenge.  I made this aluminum piece in the background for the previous challenge, but didn't know how to use it.  I used versamark and a Hero Arts background stamp set on the purple card stock.  The stamps are from Gina K designs called Hope is Faith.  Thanks for stopping by.

Make it Monday #135

Here is the card I made for this weeks Make it Monday challenge.  The challenge is to do layered emboss resist.  The interesting thing about this is my heat gun broke on Monday.  I feel a lack of crafting confidence with a broken heat gun.  I ended up using the stove for heat.  I am not crazy about this card but didn't want to cause any fires with this technique.  I used two background stamps.  The woodgrain stamp is from Hero Arts. The floral background is from Stampin up.   I used Spring rain and Hibiscus burst papertrey die ink.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hope you can Cling To Part 3

Hello! I am back again with more cards for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge. 

Here is my card for the sixth challenge.  The challenge was to make a card using your punches.    I used five different punches.  See picture below (one is not pictured).  The button bingo stamp is from Unity.  The heart border is a Papertrey ink die. 

The next challenge was to use pink camo.  I don't have anything with pink camo, so I attempted to make my own pink camo paper.  
Here is my first attempt.  It didn't go so well.

 Here is my second attempt.  I thought it turned out a little better.   The sentiments for these cards are from Unity.


 The next challenge was to choose a color of cancer that someone you know has or had.  I chose Periwinkle for stomach cancer.  My dear friend just a couple months older than me died of stomach cancer this past May.  I still miss her a lot.  She was such an inspiration.  It is so sad that someone so young had to suffer so much.  I am not sure if my card is really Periwinkle, but I tried.  The shape frame stamp is from Unity. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The flower background stamps are Stampin Up stamps from Hand Painted Petites. 
Lastly, just for fun, I thought I would show these little wooden people I painted for my sister's wedding.  They are the cake toppers.  She is getting married in 12 days! I can't believe it!!!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Hope you Can cling to Part 2

Here is the card I made for the 5th challenge.  The challenge was to make a Pinkterest card.  Make a pink card inspired by a picture from pinterest.  I used spellbinders dies, American Crafts paper and a Bo Bunny chipboard piece.  Here is the picture I was inspired by.

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The next card is for the second challenge. This challenge was to make a card that was red, orange or both.  Those are the colors of courage and strength.  I used an American Crafts paper pad. The Dress form is a from the Cricut cartridge "Forever Young" and the sentiment is a Hero Arts sentiment.

This card is for challenge number 4, which is to make a card that would make the person receiving it smile.
I believe the card is from Artist Impressions.  I made the card in a class.

PS. I am sad today to find out that a friend's brother just died of cancer.  It wasn't breast cancer obviously, but it brings home how real cancer is affecting people's lives.  I will be making some additional cards to send to this sweet family that just lost their son and brother.  I hope these cards I make for the Hope you can cling to challenge will bless those that receive them.


  Hello! It is Friday! Yay!  I am finally entering Friday Friends with Flair at Unity.  It has been so long. I make cards with Unity stamps all the time.  I just never seem to get around to posting them in time FWF.  This card was inspired by Melissa Philips from Lillybean Paperie.  Her cards are so amazing.  I used three different Unity stamps from three different sets.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hope you can Cling To Part 1

Hello! I am entering the Splitcoast stampers Hope you Can Cling To challenge again this year. 
The first challenge is about inner strength.  The challenge is to create a card with something from the inside of the card coming out.  This is what I came up with.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the frame and the center.  The butterfly I believe is from a TPC stamp set. The sentiment is from the Craft's Meow stamp set, "Beautiful Hymns".

The third challenge is to make a card that is flat.  I am still working on the second challenge card.
Here is my one layer card.   I used a flourish from the Craft's Meow stamp set "Beautiful hymns".  The flowers are from a CAS-ual Friday stamp set called "Mums the word".

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Make it Monday #134

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge.   The challenge was to use the repeat and lift technique.  I  had a rough time coming up with this.  I am a huge fan of Papertrey Ink but have very little of their product so far.  I don't have any word dies and I don't have any dies that have matching stamps.
I decided to make my own stamp using some fun foam I cut with the Papertrey ink heart border die. 

 Here is a closer look at the repeat and lift technique.

 Here are the supplies I used to make this card.  I used Papertrey ink on my foam stamp.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Make it Monday #133

I am entering my second Make it Monday with papertrey ink.  The challenge this week was to make a card using the flock affect using dimensional paste.  I made the paste that I used.  It is not very thick.  I had a terrible time with it.  I wanted to do the flock affect with heart border die, but after 5 or 6 tries I gave up.  I finally ended up using the inverse of die cut snowflake.  The Papertrey ink prodcucts I used are the heart border die and a vintage button.  
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Make it Monday- Papertrey ink

I am entering my first Papertrey Ink Make it Monday.  I just made my first order to Papertrey ink.  I love their products!  One of the things I ordered was the heart border die. I just love this die!! It is so pretty!  The challenge  this week is to make a card using borders in a layering type of way.  I layered the heart border die on this card.  It is very subtle. Below is a closer look.

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