Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peek A Boo

Good Afternoon!

Well all the rage is a Peek A Boo card, several of my friends have made gorgeous ones after watching the Splitcoast Stampers Video. 

It's quite marvelous, and Norma makes all of the steps, a walk in the park!

This was just a FUN card to make.  At first I thought, how the heck does that work?!?!  Once you cut and score your card stock, it makes sense.....even for me!  I used Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings, and Flourishes, Dahlias and Cottage Home stamp sets.  Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Oval, Fancy Tags dies,  MFT, Dotted Scallop Border, and Blueprint #12 dies, and Sizzix Flourish and Decorative Corner Flourish dies.  That's a lot of dies!  Copic Markers, Stampin' Up! ink in Tempting Turquoise, Vellum, ribbons and rhinestones.

I really could have added a bunch more for accents, like decorating the plain scallop border frames, but time got away from me. 
Don't be scared to try this unique fold, because the result will really pack a punch!
This card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, No Rules and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!
Thanks for popping in.

Sunshine & Laughter

Good Morning!

I have a nice happy sunshiny card to share with you today!  A little contrast to the white snowbanks we still have everywhere.

I used the Spring Tulips and Everyday Sayings stamp sets from Hero Arts.  I created a mask by cutting a 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch window in some scrap paper, placed it over my A2 card and then sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo over the card stock, inks by Stampin' Up!  I then stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Stamped my sentiment using the Melon Mambo Ink.  I then masked off my image using a piece of scrap paper measured to fill the window, grabbed yellow, pink and orange craft paint and my trusty old toothbrush and flicked the colored paint all over to create some texture and to fill all of the white space.

It's bright, it's happy, it's cheery!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Hero Arts, Masking.

Mod Squad , Spring Forward.

Simon Says Monday, No Rules.

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, appreciate you doing so!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Paper Tole

Hello again.

My card will be entered into the Challenge at the Mod Squad, Paper Takes Its Tole. Hosted by my online BFF, Judy Woodland!  Yay Judy!

I don't think I have ever done this technique, but it is so much FUN! 

Like Judy's sample card I knew I wanted to use a big bold bloom too. Flower, butterfly and sentiment are from the Penny Black stamp set, To You....the flourish is from the Bo Bunny stamp set, Sophie, leaves are from the Gina K Designs set, Stamper's Favorites. Images colored with Copic Markers, as well as all of the Adhesive Pearls.  A little Stickles added to the butterfly wings.

I stamped the flower 3 times and cut different portions out and added them back to the image.  This technique really is fun, gives the stamp an awesome look and adds so much depth and dimension.  I really want to try this with a hydrangea stamp, so many little blossoms....WOW!

Thanks so much for this Challenge, Judy.....Loved it!!  (and you!)


A Little Texture

Good Morning!

Today's card is for the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Add A Little Texture.

The stamp and die sets are from Simon Says, Summer Garden.  Ahhh, Summer Garden, say it with me!  lol  We are a long way away from that!  The texture was added by Swiss Dots and Lattice Embossing Folders.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  And a bit of Vellum covering the sentiment to give it a nice soft look.

Simple card, but the dies and stamps made this FUN to create!
Bring on the Spring.....28 days!!!....4 more weeks!  YAY!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Card Box Holder

Good Afternoon!

I have been trying to make a bunch of cards for my Mom, ones that require no extra postage, so she can mail them trips to the Post Office and hand stamping, IYKWIM?  Soooo, the next idea was to make her a cute little box to hold all of the cards in.  I perused the 'interwebs' and found an easy to follow tutorial HERE, at Pink Buckaroo's Blog.

This will be entered into the Challenge at Scor Pal, Hearts A Flutter

The score lines for the box are at: 

card stock 11 x 7 inches, 1/2"   3"   8"   10.5"
card stock  7 x 6  inches, 1/2"   3" turn 90 degrees score again at 1/2"   5.5"

My card holder box isn't fancy or overly adorned, but it certainly gets the job done.

I used many Gina K Designs stamps for the dividers, Basket Additions, Lots Of Thanks, Make A Statement, Stamper's Favorites, and Up And Away.  Spellbinder's Hearts, Classic and Scalloped Circle dies.  Glitter dotted ribbon.

Nothing Fancy
That's it.....full of all different types of cards made with love.
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at MFT Color.

This card will need an explanation.  My Mom has a great bunch of friends at her Assisted Living place.  They all get along so well, 6 woman at one table.  The Head Chef is Charlie, and Charlie is FUN!  The girls love giving him a hard time and he gives it right back.  This card is for Charlie's birthday.  My Mom wanted something fun and sassy!   They make Charlie work for his money.  When he serves them there is always one more thing that they would like.....mostly sour cream and tartar sauce.   Of course I do not own any stamps that say forgive me my chicken scratch! 
The girls will love this and I am sure Charlie will get them all back for it.

The stamp set is by Art Impressions, Gossip.  Aren't they fabulous?   Designer paper by Cloud 9 Designs, Wild Indigo.  Image colored with Copic Markers and lots of Sakura Glitter pens to add a sparkly accent.  Eyelets in red and blue and ribbons.  MFT Blueprints #12 Banner die.   


May Charlie never forget their condiments again.  lol
Thank you so much for coming by.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Little Bit Of Paradise

Hello Again!

This card is for the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, A Piece Of Paradise.

I always go right to the source when wanting to make a pretty sponged beachy background scene, Theresa Momber's Blog.  She is the Queen Of Sponging!  All of her cards are so beautifully crafted!

Here is my CASE of her card (shown in that link)

I used the stamp set, By The Sea 2, from Gina K Designs, illustrated by Theresa Momber.   Her step by step tutorial and/or YouTube Video are awesome letting you create a scene as pretty as she can....truly!
I did color and fussy cut my shell out and then placed it on the base card stock.  It gives it a little more depth and dimension.
What I like about this card is that it really doesn't need any adornments or accents, I think it is perfectly lovely as is.
Thanks so much for coming by, appreciate you checking things out.