Lifesavers For AYSI...

Welcome to a new As You See It challenge! This is my second post of the day – for the House of Cards challenge, please scroll down.

#138 Jul 1 16

This week we have a theme challenge to use the colors red and white – two delightful colors that when put together represent the flag of Canada! aysi 138 1 (556x640)

I whipped up a quick card today with a bit of anchor paper and a lifesaver. I stamped the lifesaver, colored in the stripes and then fussy cut. aysi 138 2 (640x417)

I backed the anchor paper in red and then adhered to the card front after adding a sentiment. Finally, I popped up the life saver and was done! I used the fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to pull this card together.

Be sure to play along with us at As You See It! Link up your creations HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend and will be back on Monday!

Supplies: PTI white. SU! real red. Pattern paper from stash. Inks: SU! real red. Memento black. Stamps: SSS sailing. Other: PTI linen impression plate. Rhinestones.

Cheers For The House Of Cards July Challenge...

Welcome to a new month long challenge at the House of Cards! Our challenge is to use either the colors in the challenge image and/or fruit or drink.

July 2016  Fruit or drink and or colors

Well, it didn’t take me long to decide on drink – as in white wine – my favorite drink of the summer! I made a cute tag today instead of a card. So I die cut the tag base in kraft. Then I added some bright washi tape to white card stock and cut out the second tag. hoc jul 1 (486x640)

I stamped the sentiment and ran both pieces of the tag thru my linen impression plate. To make my wine glass, I die cut the white wine glass out of linen vellum paper and added a bit of daffodil delight for the wine. Then I popped it up on the tag. hoc jul 2 (603x640)

I added some bling and twine and was done! Be sure to play along with us and link up your cards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: PTI kraft, white and linen vellum. SU! daffodil delight. Stamps: PTI uncorked. Dies: PTI linen impression plate, uncorked and tag sale 9. Other: Rhinestones, twine and linen thread. Memento black ink.

Hope Perches...

Hello Wednesday! I have a super clean and simple card that I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I ended up making two versions and you will see both!

I stamped this lovely sentiment that I purchased from Verve stamps a while ago. I was saving it for the right card. Then I added a simple die cut red bird to the sentiment. I love the impact the bird makes. cts 3 (579x640) cts 4 (640x435)

Then I went a bit crazy and sprayed some black ink on the background. I like both versions but the stark white appeals to me a bit more than the other. What do you think? cts 1 (559x640) cts 2 (640x503)

Thanks for stopping by today! I won’t be posting Thursday as I will have two posts on Friday. See you then!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! cherry cobbler. Stamps: Verve hope perches. Dies: Memory box resting birds. PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #41 part two...

It’s the second week of the Retro Rubber Color Challenge to use red, white and blue. So I thought I would combine the color challenge with the sketch challenge at Paper Players.


I die cut this pinking edge square with some nautical pattern paper to get my red, white and blue in. Then I stamped the sentiment and used a pierced oval to die cut and also die cut a real red fishtail. rrcb41 pp 1 (554x640)

I put everything together per the sketch and then decided the sentiment should sit jauntily to the right a bit. LOL! I added a bit of bling and was done. rrcb41 pp 2 (640x434)

Be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber color challenge and link up your creation HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI soft stone and white. SU! real red. Paper from stash. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT pierced ovals, stitched fishtail flags and stitched pinking edge squares. Stamps: PTI phrases and praises. Other: Rhinestones.

Hello Summer...

It’s Monday again but by this time next week we will be half over with summer. What? I know! Summer just got started! And summer is what this post is all about!

I started with the fun sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I dug out this summery paper from my stash and die cut two pierced circles. Then I cut a thin strip of vintage linen cream to separate the patterned circles and to follow the sketch. fms 1 (526x640)

I adhered everything to the card base and then added the word “summer”. It may be less like “hello” summer and more like “hey, where are you going” summer! LOL! I added a puffy heart, pearls and enamel dot and was done. fms 2 (640x456)

I hope you are enjoying your summer! Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI kraft and vintage linen cream. Pattern paper from stash. Dies: MFT pierced circle dies. Other: October Afternoon summertime pillow puffs. Pearls and enamel dot.

Pearls To The Rescue...

Happy Friday! Today I have a card with absolutely no stamping. I was digging thru my pattern paper stash and liked this piece so well I thought I would make a card around it. 624 1 (640x498)

I cut the piece out and backed with blushing bride. Then I layered it on another piece of pattern paper adhered to the crumbcake base. 624 2 (640x332)

I added the string of pearls at the last minute – mainly because I felt a little lost without stamping anything and thought the pearls would add some interest!

That’s it for me! Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend but will be back on Monday!

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake and blushing bride. Pattern paper from stash. Other: SU! pearls.

Just Ducky...

I don’t know about you but I was feeling anything but ducky yesterday! Just one of those days you wonder why you got out of bed! LOL! So here is hoping today will be better!

Just a quick one layer card today to play along with the One Layer Simplicity Challenge to use a stencil. olc 1 (579x640)

I stenciled my background using a mini chicken wire stencil and added the duck and the sentiment.  After I got done I thought I should have used a rooster or a chicken to stay with the “chicken” wire theme but didn’t like the sentiments as well! olc 2 (640x406)

Here’s hoping your day is great! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Inks: SU! daffodil delight. Memento black. Stamps: PTI on the farm. Other: MFT small chicken wire stencil. PTI linen impression plate.

Sunbursts In Blue and Green...

Happy Wednesday! I have a fun card to share today using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

I started with my sunburst stamps and some twisted citron and salty ocean inks. I randomly stamped the images in a pattern similar to the sketch and added the sentiment. cts 1 (524x640)

I ran my card thru the linen impression plate and in the end decided to not add any bling – which I debated about doing for quite a while! cts 2 (640x343)

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: Clearly Besotted sunburst. Inks: Ranger distress inks – salty ocean and twisted citron. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #41...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge! This time we have a color challenge – just in time for the fourth of July or really any reason to use red, white and blue!


I started by die cutting a couple of fishtail banners – one in real red and one in some star paper. I am following the Fab Friday sketch and think this card turned out rather niftily. rrcb 41 1 (594x640)

I added a bit of striped paper on either side of the banners and a bit of twine and a star to finish off the card. I slipped the sentiment in at the last minute (because I realized that I had NO stamping on this card!) on the star banner where it fits perfectly.  (The stamp is about 3 or 4 years old). rrcb 41 2 (640x358)

Now it’s your turn! Create a card with some red, white and blue and link up your creation HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! White and real red. Pattern paper from stash. Stamps: PTI red, white and blue. Other: MFT stitched fishtail banners. PTI linen impression plate. SU! Linen thread. Star.

Greetings, Earthling!...

Happy Monday! Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As I was searching for a stamp to use, I ran across this old SU! stamp set and decided to use it.

I stamped the alien in black and then colored in the dots with Bermuda bay and his eye, belly and nails with crushed curry. Then I cut him out using the wonky stitched ovals and popped him up a bit with some foam tape. fms 1 (532x640)

I glued a piece of dsp to the card base and also a thin piece of black to help hide the edge and ground the card. I stamped this sweet lil greeting, flagged the ends and popped up on the base as well. fms 2 (640x437)

Thank you to Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches for picking THIS card as a perfect princess last week! Thank you! I am honored!

Thank you to The Curtain Call for choosing THIS card as a show stopper!  I am thrilled and honored!

That’s it for today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, black, and motley monsters dsp. Inks: Memento black. SU! crushed curry and Bermuda bay. Dies: MFT wonky stitched ovals. PTI linen impression plate. Stamps: SU! greetings earthling.