Thursday, January 11, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Patterned Paper challenge

The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is "Use Patterned Paper."  They are showcasing Doodlebug products, and you know I love me some Doodlebug!  My die cut hearts are Doodlebug "Sweet Cakes" papers and the glittery chevron is Doodlebug Sugar Coated card stock.

My die is "Heart Parade" by Simon Says Stamp and my sentiment is an SRM sticker.  The black card stock is also by Simon Says Stamp.

These papers and die make my heart happy.  Thank you for stopping by :)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Look What Santa Brought Me Challenge at Jingle Belles and SSS



The My Favorite Things Die-namics "Winter Wreath" has been on my wish list for months, but it never came back in stock at MFTstamps.com...fortunately Santa found it at amazon.com.  I die cut it four times from Ponderosa Pine linen card stock (XPEDX).  It cuts beautifully even without the precision plate! 

My card practically designed itself; I knew I wanted to use my new wreath die for this first Jingle Belles challenge of 2018 and for the "Something New" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and I created this card from start to finish in about 30 minutes.

The sentiment is a die by Avery Elle and I cut it and the MFT Winter Wreath bow from gold glitter sticker paper.  My "berries" are adhesive sequins by Jillibean Soup.  I cut my two base layers using MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20; the base layer is red linen (XPEDX) and I embossed the white card stock layer with Tim Holtz "Bricked."

Happy 2018!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

100% Hero Arts - Thank You Very Much!


This summer I went old school with a no layer card...just stamps and ink on a 110lb white card stock base.  I created 24 cards in a good 8 hours, using only Hero Arts inks and Hero Arts Poly CLEAR stamps.

inks:  charcoal (sentiment); the five inks (two greens and three reds) are all from a "my monthly HERO creativity in a box" kit from October 2015.

stamp sets:  "Thanks a Bunch" and "Layering For You Flowers"

Monday, May 15, 2017

Blue Christmas

When I saw the "Blue Christmas" challenge at Jingle Belles, I immediately thought of my blue mirror paper.  I forgot that I used it all up a few months ago, except for a few strips.  I did, however, have a little bit of this Magenta metallic fabric paper.  I have saved it for years (17 years?)  For more than a decade I have purchased decorative papers and specialty papers that I thought were pretty, then I found them too pretty to cut.  Fortunately I no longer suffer from that; now I am all about using up stash.

I also have a S.A.B.L.E. (supplies available beyond life expectancy) amount of rub-ons.  These rub-ons from Stampin' Up! adhered easily to the fabric paper.  A quick and easy one-layer card.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Something Old, Something New

Once again reorganizing my craft room has yielded a mixed-manufacturer card.  I came across this bouquet die cut that I purchased nine years ago.  I couldn't decide if I should keep it or toss it, but then I thought I should try to make a spring card with it.  

My stash yielded the plaid BoBunny papers from a retired Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit; I paired it with the Doodlebug green grid paper.  I perused my doily dies, but I really wanted a 4" doily.  I tried Wal-Mart, Michaels, JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby...no luck!  I came home dejected, and a friend suggested I try amazon.  Why not?  I got 100 for just $3.77.  Score!  Okay, so maybe that is a lifetime supply, but I won't ever need to shop for them again :)

Finally I added some Stampin' Up! So Saffron ribbon.  It is so fun to pair different bits and bobs and come up with a sweet card.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers for Mother's Day

It is a rainy rainy day today, so I tried my best to get a decent picture of my Mother's Day card that I made for my mom and my grandmothers.  It was not too difficult making three at a time; I used two sets of Taylored Expressions (Bloomers 5 and Mini Bloomers 2) once each on scraps of orange, pink, and yellow card stock...a great way to use up scraps.  I used my mini glue dots to layer.  The leafy vines are Taylored Expressions Bloomers Greenery and the pitcher and vase die is also by Taylored Expressions (so versatile!)

I used the "vase" die on pale blue vellum and a My Favorite Things oval die beneath the pitcher.  I cut the pitcher from white card stock (twice per card) and once (per card) from white fun foam.  I glued them together, adding sequins and acetate to create a shaker card.  My sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

Happy Thursday!  Gotta get these to the post office ASAP :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Challenge

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is:

Create a holiday card for your *TRUE LOVE* 
or for any extra-special person in your life 
OR...
Create a holiday card with HEARTS on it 
OR... 
Create a holiday card that references any aspect of
"The 12 Days of Xmas" that appeals to you

The "hearts" part caught my attention!  I purchased two dies (both by Reverse Confetti) to make Valentines earlier this year, but never got around to it.  My card was completely designed around this flair button.  I perused my stash to match the snowflakes in the flair button with my card stock and patterned papers, and I liked this "Wintergreen" by Stampin' Up!  I stamped and embossed the word "Christmas" in whisper white; the sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp set "Gifts of Love."  I really like how this card turned out.

Happy Sunday!