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March 2016

Orange You Glad I Am Thinking Of You...

Hello! Today I am playing along with the Pals Paper Arts challenge. It is a sketch challenge and I played a little fast and loose with it.


I started by stamping the image with a distress ink and then misting with water. I then stamped it on watercolor paper and let it dry. ppa 1 (509x640)

I added the image to a piece of pumpkin pie and then tied some linen thread around it. I adhered to the crumbcake base, added a sentiment, and was done. ppa 2 (640x438)

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

PS: Did March go out like a lion or a lamb in your neck of the woods? It was a lamb here!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! crumbcake and pumpkin pie.  Watercolor paper.  Inks:  Memento black.  Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  Stamps:  SU! postage due.  Avery Elle simply said hello.  Other:  SU! linen thread.

Lots Of Lace...

Happy Wednesday! I am always glad to see the middle of the week. Unless I am on vacation – natch! So I am playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge today.

I really love to put white and vanilla together on a card. So I decided to do a panel of white that I ran thru the linen impression plate and then added a piece of lace. I stamped and die cut the bouquet and popped it up on the lace and added the sentiment. cts 1 (565x640)

The white panel was added to the vanilla card base after I added a piece of lace to that. Clean, simple, striking. That’s it for today! cts 2 (640x395)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white and vanilla. Stamps: PTI bitty bouquets. Wplus9 strictly sentiments 2. Dies: PTI bitty bouquets and linen impression plate. MFT zig zag rectangles. Other: SU! lace ribbon. SU! pear pizzazz ink and calypso coral ink. Memento black.

Retro Rubber Challenge #35...

Welcome to the new Retro Rubber Challenge! This time we have a challenge everyone loves! Anything goes! And I will say that these always prove hard for me! So I started off with a sketch from the Fab Friday challenge and hoped for the best! LOL!


I tried a new technique when I made this card. I smooshed some distress ink on my mat, added some water and pounced a piece of watercolor paper in it. I ended up with this background and quite liked it. rrcb 35 1 (640x515)

I added this sentiment from Verve (released in 2013) and layered everything according to the sketch. Now it’s your turn! Link up your anything goes HERE! rrcb 35 2 (640x429)

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

Supplies: CS: Watercolor paper. SU! lost lagoon. Pattern paper from stash. Inks: Distress inks – peacock feathers and antique linen. Memento black. Stamps: Verve Psalm 94:18.

A Bunch Of Flowers...

Hello Monday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! Mine was nice and relaxing with my family! I even got some crafty time in!

Today’s card was made using the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I started by die cutting three wonky stitched squares to use as my backdrop for the flowers. Then I stamped and die cut these fun flowers and popped them up on the squares. fms 1 (536x640)

It was just a matter of adding a strip down the side of ombre paper and then adhering the squares according to the sketch. At the last minute, I added the sentiment and was done. fms 2 (640x314)

I would like to thank the crew at The Paper Players for picking THIS card as part of their Celebrate Spring challenge.

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

Supplies: CS: SU! white and crumbcake. Lil Inkers ombre. Stamps: PTI petite pots. Dies: PTI petite pots. MFT wonky stitched squares. Inks: SU! garden green, real red, crushed curry, sahara sand, and pacific point. Memento black.

Blessed Easter...

Happy Friday! And welcome to a new As You See It challenge! Today we have another fun sketch for you to try.

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I opted to stamp five brushstroke images in varying colors and then add some bling to them. aysi 129 1 (640x555)

I wanted the word Easter to pop out so I die cut it three times and then glued them together. I also die cut the card front with a stitched rectangle and adhered to the card base. aysi 129 2 (640x335)

It’s your turn – be sure to play along and link up your creations HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off for the weekend and will see you Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crumbcake and pink pirouette. Stamps: PTI brushstrokes. SSS rejoice. Inks: SU! crisp cantaloupe, pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, wisteria wonder, and soft sky. Memento black. Other: SSS Easter die. MFT blueprints 15. PTI linen impression plate. Pearls, sequins and candy dots.

Be Everything...

Today I am playing along with the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge. I thought this challenge would pair perfectly with a birthday card that I needed to make.

My dear friend Teresa celebrated her birthday last Friday and the card I posted on the 18th is one of two cards that I sent to her. This is the other one! ss 1 (556x640)

I used the sentiments (which describe her perfectly) and placed them according to the sketch. I ran the card front thru the linen impression plate and adhered it to a crumbcake base. ss 2 (640x342)

That’s it for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow!

Supplies: PTI white. SU! crumbcake. Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks – twisted citron, tumbled glass and spun sugar. Stamps: PTI be and borders n corners.

Rainbow Notes...

Today I have a fun little card that I made up for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the Curtain Call challenge.

I started by stamping all of these music notes in rainbow colors. Then I ran the stamped piece thru the PTI sheet music impression plate. Now, don’t be too shocked that I used an impression plate other than the linen plate! cts cc 1 (580x640)

I added a piece of striped paper behind and then added to the card base, which I also ran thru the sheet music impression plate. At the last minute I decided to add a few candy dots in the rainbow colors as well! cts cc 2 (640x402)

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white and harvest gold stripes. Inks: SU! real red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, garden green, night of navy, island indigo, and elegant eggplant. Memento black. Stamps: PTI life’s music and petite pots. Other: PTI sheet music impression plate. SU! candy dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge #34 part two...

It’s the second week of the Retro Rubber Easter theme challenge so I decided to create something else for the challenge.


I love this image from Papertrey Ink so I quickly stamped up these daisies and added an Easter sentiment. I layered the card front on crushed curry and then on a base of crumbcake. A few pearls was all it needed to finish it off. rrcb 34 1 (529x640)

Funny thing – I had every intention of stamping and coloring a daffodil for this card but for whatever reason, I grabbed the daisies and didn’t realize until I was finished what I did! I may or may not be losing it! LOL! rrcb 34 2 (640x503)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

I am also playing along with The Paper Players clean and simple challenge.  Their challenge is to celebrate spring.  So this may not seem too springy of a card but I just picked up some lovely yellow daisies at the store yesterday so maybe I am not so far off!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crushed curry and crumbcake. Inks: SU! wild wasabi, crushed curry and sahara sand. Memento black. Stamps: PTI flower favorites. PTI keep it simple Easter. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

A Cork Bunny...

Happy Monday! Today’s card was put together for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by die cutting this cute lil bunny out of cork and then two eggs out of some pattern paper. I opted to go clean and layered by die cutting a couple of stitched rectangles to put the bunny and the eggs on. fms cc 1 (547x640)

I struggled with where to put the sentiment and finally decided on the side. I am probably a bit free and loose with the sketch but I am OK with that. fms cc 2 (640x375)

I would like to say a huge Thank you to the Fab Friday crew for picking THIS card as the Fab Fave last week! Talk about excited – I was!!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI vintage cream linen. SU! blushing bride. MFT cork. Pattern paper from stash. Dies: RC more than jellybeans. MFT blueprints 13 and 20. Stamps: PTI keep it simple Easter.

Birthdays And Little Things...

Happy Friday! And happy birthday to my dear friend Teresa! This card was made just for her and is already in the mail!

It’s time for a new As You See It challenge and this time it’s a sketch challenge! Love me some sketch challenges!

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My friend Patti at Stationery Styles has inspired me to break out my botanical vellum paper and use it on this card. So I die cut a mini scallop stitched rectangle out of it. Then I cut a piece of pink pirouette to layer under the vellum along with a piece of pear pizzazz. I put the pizzazz in the pear by running the bottom of the cardstock thru some stitched dies. aysi 128 1 (455x640)

I die cut a tag and stamped the flowers in the corner and then added a doubled up butterfly to the tag. I added some ribbon and twine along with the sentiment, layered everything up, and was done! aysi 128 2 (640x309)

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

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend so I will see you Monday!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, crumbcake, and botanical gardens vellum. Stamps: SSS many thanks. PTI twig wreath. Dies/Punches: SU! elegant butterfly. RC tag me. MFT stitched snowdrift, homespun stitched lines, and mini scallop stitched rectangles. PTI linen impression plate. Inks: Altenew frosty pink, coral berry, forest glades and frayed leaf. Memento black. Other: SU! pear pizzazz seam binding ribbon, linen thread, and pearls.