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June 2016

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.

Flowers For AYSI...

Welcome to a new challenge at As You See It! Today we have a sketch challenge for you to try. Remember this challenge runs two weeks so you have plenty of time to play along!

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I did a different take on this sketch by stamping a row of flowers. I used alternating Bermuda bay/coastal cabana and calypso coral/crisp cantaloupe inks. aysi 137 1 (640x511)

I added a sentiment and then die cut the card front with a stitched rectangle. At the last minute, I added a scalloped piece of coastal cabana before adhering to the card base. aysi 137 2 (640x363)

Now it’s your turn! Be sure to play along and link up your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off on Saturday but will have a Father’s Day card for Sunday! Otherwise I am back on Monday like usual!

Supplies: SU! white, crumbcake and coastal cabana. Inks: SU! crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, Bermuda bay, coastal cabana, and cucumber crush. Stamps: Neat & Tangled Scandinavian prints. Dies: MFT blueprints 20.