Thinking of You

January House Of Cards...

It’s a new month and a new challenge at House of Cards!  This month is mixed media and/or use the colors in the image.  I attempted to do a bit of both!

January Mixed Media Colors

I started with three quarter inch strips of coral, green and yellow.  I die cut a shape and then used embossing paste and a stencil to create a harlequin pattern on pink paper. hoc january 1 (583x640)

I added the sentiment and attached everything to a card base of crumbcake. hoc january 2 (640x542)

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I am entering this in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! calyspo coral, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, so saffron and crumbcake.  Dies/Stencils:  Tim Holtz harlequin stencil.  MFT blueprints 13.  Stamps:  Pretty Pink Posh damask greetings.  Other:  Embossing paste, rhinestones.

A Twisty As You See It...

Hi there!  We have a new challenge at As You See It today!  It’s a color challenge and it was a bit of a challenge for me!

#156 8.11.17

I opted to use some funky looking snowflakes and stamped them randomly in the required colors. aysi 156 1 (525x640)

Then I added a sentiment and some dots before applying to the elegant eggplant and lemon lime twist cardstock. aysi 156 2 (640x474)

Link up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, elegant eggplant and lemon lime twist.  Inks:  SU! real red, elegant eggplant and lemon lime twist.  Memento black.  Stamps:  PTI freshly fallen.  CB message me.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! dots.

August House Of Cards...

It’s time for the August House of Cards Challenge!  The challenge is to use florals and/or the colors in the image.

August Floral Images and or colors

I did a bit of a combo of both by stamping this lovely wisteria image. aug hoc cts 1 (564x640)

I added the sentiment and a few purple enamel dots. aug hoc cts 2 (640x302)

Link up HERE to play along!

I am entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge as well.


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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI garden gate.  CB message me.  Inks:  PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, and winter wisteria.  Memento black.  Other:  SU! dots.  PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #68...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  We have a color inspiration based on the photo in the challenge image.


I loved the checkered cloth so I decided to use that as my background by using a stencil and some red ink. rrcb 68 1 (536x640)

I stamped the chair image and then used my colored pencils.  This is from the SU! cherish friendship stamp set.  I have had this set since 2011.  I added the sentiment and ran the card thru the linen impression plate. rrcb 68 2 (640x522)

Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! real red.  Memento black.  Colored pencils.  Dies/Stencils:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT checkerboard.  Stamps:  SU! cherish friendship (2011) and CB message me (2016).

Yellow Mums...

Thanks to the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember celebration I was able to pick up these beautiful chrysanthemums layering stamps. So easy to use to create flowers that look like you spent hours on them. 1 (542x640)

I stamped three flowers and added a few leaves. After stamping the sentiment, I ran the card thru my linen plate and was done. 2 (640x451)

I am entering this card in a new challenge site called The Flower Challenge! Love it! I have tons of flowers so I am looking forward to playing along with them regularly!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off for the weekend so I will see you back here on Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: PTI it’s the thought. SSS/CB layered chrysanthemums. Inks: Memento black. Altenew buttercream, warm sunshine, frayed leaf, forest glades, and evergreen. PTI summer sunrise.

Thoughts Of You...

I am sharing my favorite card of the week! A very clean and simple card but when I finished it, I just loved it! tropics 1 (640x560)

I stamped the leaf in two greens – ripe avocado and spring moss and then added the sentiment. I just love the font! tropics 2 (640x416)

Finally, I ran the card thru my trusty linen impression plate and was done.

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

Supplies: PTI white. Stamps: PTI it’s the thought and tropics. Inks: PTI spring moss and ripe avocado. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

SAF Drips & Splatters...

For this challenge we got to get down and dirty. If you love flinging paint (or food!), this is the challenge for you! Lizzie Jones ran us thru the different ways to add splatter to your card. You may think that splatter is splatter but it is not! I learned a few new tips and tricks!

I used some distress inks to make puddles of color for splatter on my card. I picked four bright colors and set to work. I opted to go with the more traditional types of splatter than the long strings and big drips. saf splatter 1 (567x640)

I was about two colors in when I should have heeded Lizzie’s advice to cover up anything you don’t want splatter on! Including you! I am pretty sure I have a variety of ink colors on my face! saf splatter 2 (640x460)

But what fun- it didn’t take long to make and I love the brightness of the overall look. I added the sentiment, flags and some dots and bling to finish the card.

Next – my last challenge for the SAF – mum’s the word!

Thinking Of You...

Happy Friday! I decided to use the sketch from the current As You See It challenge and the flower theme from Retro Rubber to make another card. So I stamped the image and used my chalks to color it. 3 (640x511)

I added a piece of striped black paper to the side before adhering to the soft stone base. I stamped the sentiment and then die cut using my sketchy banner die.  I added a bit of a soft curl to the sentiment before attaching and then added a couple of pearls and a candy dot. 4 (640x372)

I don’t know about you but I am glad it’s Friday and a long weekend! I am hoping to get all kinds of crafty stuff done but I will see what I get accomplished!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white, black stripes, and soft stone. Stamps: Stamp from stash. PTI keep it simple thinking of you. Other: PTI linen impression plate. SSS sketchy banner. Chalks.

Thinking Of You For AYSI...

Welcome to the new As You See It Challenge. Today we have a color challenge for you – very vanilla, soft sky, and soft suede. Although these are Stampin’ Up! colors feel free to use whatever you have.

#133 Apr 22 16

I was a bit lost using these colors. And tried a variety of things before finally stamping this flower image in soft sky. Then I used my chevron dies to cut up the image and put back together on a background of soft sky paper. aysi 133 1 (547x640)

I added the sentiment in soft suede, a few pearls and adhered everything together. aysi 133 2 (640x424)

That’s it! Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping in today! I will be back on Tuesday with a new Retro Rubber Challenge!

Supplies: CS: SU! very vanilla, soft sky, and soft suede. Stamps: SU! blooming with kindness. Avery Elle simply said hello. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. Reverse Confetti triple chevron. Inks: SU! soft suede. Other: Pearls.