Retro Rubber Challenge #90...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s a photo inspiration so you can use either the colors or the items in the photo to create your card.


I opted for the colors, creating a bit of a patriotic theme with some stars and stripes but using a sentiment that is distinctly not patriotic. rrcb 90 1 (578x640)

I added a few papers from my stash to a base of rustic cream cardstock and then die cut with a double stitched die. rrcb 90 2 (627x640)

I added the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink choose joy stamp set from 2015 and a sweet arrow from the Simon Says Stamp choose happy stamp set from 2016.  I popped the whole thing up on a base of kraft and was done.

Play along and join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic cream.  Papers from stash.  SU! riding hood red.  Stamps:  PTI choose joy (2015).  SSS choose happy (2016).  Inks:  Memento black.  SU! riding hood red.  Dies:  MFT double stitched rectangles.

June House Of Cards Blog Hop...

Hello! Welcome to the House of Cards end of term blog hop! Be sure to hop to each of the other DT members and enjoy their beautiful creations!  This hop will run from June 1 at 6:00 AM CST through June 15 at Noon CST. Any card style is welcome and we have this gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


June Blog Hop


You may be just starting the blog hop or have come from Em's Blog!


Today I am using this wonderful poppy image from MHK Designs.  I used my colored pencils to color the poppy border. June 2018 HOC 1 (560x640)


I backed the sentiment with some so saffron paper and then popped up on the card base.  The poppies look luscious in real life! June 2018 HOC 2 (640x592)


Thanks for stopping in!  Your next stop is Karen's Blog!


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House of Cards Challenge Blog


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For all the details – be sure to visit House of Cards! Prize winners will be announced on June 20th. Card winners will be announced June 15th.

April House Of Cards...

I’m not fooling when I tell you it’s a new challenge at House of Cards!  The challenge is to either use florals in the corner or the colors or both.  Oh, and try to keep it clean and simple.  I am not sure how I did but I loved what I came up with!

April CAS Floral corner colors

I started with a base of early espresso that I ran thru the linen impression plate.  I added a couple of pieces of pattern paper that I backed with a bit of black. HOC April 1 (584x640)

I added this lovely sentiment and some pearls.  I did get some florals in the corner as well as some of the colors so I think I did pretty good! HOC April 2 (640x440)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! early espresso, basic black and white.  Pattern papers from stash.  Dies:  SSS sketchy banner.  PTI linen impression plate.  Other:  SU! pearls.


It’s a new challenge for As You See It!  I love Amanda’s sketches and this one is no different!

#170 2.23.18

I opted for a bit of a different take by using buttons as my square and round panels.  It’s just how I saw it! aysi 170 1 (527x640)

I started by stamping this lovely friendship sentiment and then adding the buttons, thread and dots.  I popped one of the buttons up a bit on the other for more of a textural feel. aysi 170 2 (613x640)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic cream.  Stamps:  PTI friendship.  Other:  SU! buttons, rhinestones and enamel hearts.  Memento black ink.  Copper thread.

Retro Rubber Challenge #78...

It’s a new year and a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a color challenge – white on white with the use of one neutral.


I really struggled with this challenge until I finally came up with this beauty.  I used a quilted impression plate and a mini scallop rectangle to die cut this “quilt”. rrcb 78 1 (566x640)

I added a sentiment and then popped the quilt up on the white card base.  My sentiment stamp is from the 2008 Papertrey Ink Quilters Sampler sentiments.  I love this card! rrcb 78 2 (640x517)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI quilters sampler sentiments (2008).  Dies:  Lil Inkers quilted stitched pattern.  MFT mini scallop stitched rectangles.

Retro Rubber Challenge #74...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We have a fun sketch challenge this go around.


I started by using a couple of my favorite stamp sets – Clearly Besotted Sunburst from 2015 and PTI Be from 2016.  I stamped three circle images in different colors and then added the words to each circle. rrcb 74 1 (558x640)

I added the main sentiment before running thru the linen impression plate and backing the card front with pink cardstock and a kraft card base. rrcb 74 2 (640x576)

This card is going to a dear friend who has been going thru difficult times.  It’s always good to be reminded of who we are and how highly others think of us when we are feeling a little lost.  Don't you agree?

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and kraft.  SU! pink pirouette.  Stamps:  PTI Be (2016) and KIS Friendship (2017).  CB Sunburst (2015).  Ink:  SU! pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, and marina mist.  Memento black.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! candy dots.

Friends For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a sketch challenge for you and it’s a fun one!!

#158 9.8.17

I started by stamping the sentiment and die cutting the rectangle and running it thru the linen impression plate. aysi 158 1 (563x640)

By using some lemon lime twist and tranquil tide inks and mixing them into embossing paste, I ran the paste over a stencil and waited for it to dry. aysi 158 2 (640x477)

I sponged the lemon lime and tranquil tide inks onto a white doily before layering everything according to the sketch.  A bit of linen thread finished off my card.

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! crumbcake and white.  Doily.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT wonky stitched rectangle and fleur de lis stencil.  Inks:  SU! lemon lime twist and tranquil tide.  Embossing paste.  Stamps:  PTI keep it simple friendship.   

Retro Rubber Challenge #65...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! It’s time for a sketch so be sure to play along!


I started by using a dotted die to cut circles across the card base and adding some fun stripey paper behind the circles. rrcb 65 1 (543x640)

Using the colors in the paper, I stamped three flowers and then added the sentiment. I used stamp sets from Neat and Tangled – the flowers were from a set from 2016 and the sentiment was from a set from 2015. rrcb 65 2 (640x276)

You can link up HERE when you get your card done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: CS: PTI vanilla and road trip pattern paper. Stamps: Neat and Tangled Scandinavian prints (2016) and Scandinavian (2015). Stamps: SU! lost lagoon, calypso coral, and poppy parade. Memento black. PTI spring moss. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. Dotted circle die.


Happy Monday all! Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by stamping some random splatter in crushed curry and tangerine tango before adding a couple of strips of washi tape. fms 1 (568x640)

Then I stamped the sentiment, die cut and popped it up with some dimensionals. After adding it to the card base, I thought a few enamel dots were in order. fms 2 (640x560)

That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Inks: SU! tangerine tango and crushed curry. Memento black. Stamps: Rubbernecker little things. SU! awesomely artistic. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT stitched arches. Other: SU! party animal washi. SU! enamel dots.

Umbrellas For AYSI...

It’s time for a new As You See It challenge! We have a fun sketch for you to try!

#149 5.5.17

I started by diecutting some umbrellas in different colors and pattern papers before adhering to the card base. aysi 149 1 (598x640)

I added the sentiment and was done! Super CAS for a Friday! aysi 149 2 (640x514)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, Bermuda bay, so saffron, peekaboo peach, cupcakes/carousels dsp. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. W+9 pretty patches umbrella. Stamps: PTI the skinny.