About Me

Using bits and pieces of paper I have created many cards and scrapbook pages to share with my family and friends. Occasionally, I have taught classes in scrapbooking and was a Design Team Leader at a local store. Lately, I have been focusing on creating cards for various challenges.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Retro Sketches #154

I really liked this card when I finished it today. I'm always being asked for birthday cards for boys so I used the sketch from Retro Sketches as my starting point for this one. The skateboarder has been in my collection for quite a while and I knew that it would be perfect. I paired the stamp with paper from the Echo Park Scoot 6x6 paper pad and created this fun card.

Cardstock - MFT (Nightshift Blue, Blu Raspberry, Gumdrop Green, Orange Fizz)
Patterned Paper - Echo Park (Scoot paper pad)
Ink - Versafine(Onyx Black)
Stamp - Stampendous ( Skateboard Kiddo)
Dies - MFT (Mix & Match Banners)
Colored Pencils
Inside Sentiment - Sweet N Sassy (Birthday Innies)

Merry Monday #147 and CAS(E) this Sketch #111

Today's card is based on this sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch and features stars for the Merry Monday Challenge. I wanted a card that was bright and colorful so I started with the paper from Recollections that I've been holding in my stash. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado set called Warm Holiday Wishes and it has stars mixed throughout the lettering. The red and green stars in the lower corner are affixed with foam adhesive to give some dimension.

Stamp - Inkadinkado (Warm Holiday Wishes)
Ink - ColorBox (Cranberry)
Paper - Recollections
Dies - MFT (Layered Label Die)
Star Punches
White Brad

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie 268 and Pink Elephant 285

                                                                                            Be My Valentine

Since I didn't make the deadline for Kraftin' Kimmie's Sat. Challenge 266 Peace & Love, I'm going to enter it into this week's Anything Goes 268 folder. It just so happens that it also works for the theme challenge at The Pink Elephant this week. The theme was "Be My Valentine". The mix of pink and turquoise is so cheery. Thanks for looking.
Stamp - KKS (Best Fur-iends)
Die-namics - MFT (Layered Hearts)
Paper - Doodlebug (Colors of Love)
Pen - Sakura (white)
Other - Felt Flowers, Colored Pencils

Mojo Monday 384 and Kraftin' Kimmie 268

One card for two challenges this time. Originally I thought I would get it done in time for the Merry Monday's challenge 145 which was to do a christmas card with candy canes. Oh well, maybe next time. I'm entering it in Kraftin' Kimmie's Wednesday Anything Goes challenge and Mojo Monday's sketch challenge. 
Stamp - KKS (Candy Cane Kisses)
Ink - Versafine (Onyx Black)
Patterned Paper - Paper Studio (Christmas Basics paper pack)
Sticker - Design Originals
Other - Colored Pencils, Ribbon

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #6

Today I finished the card for the final crop challenge from the Kraftin' Kimmie Birthday Crop on Saturday. The first card wasn't looking the way I wanted so I set it aside and did a second card. Liking this one much better. The added element was to have bling and this card is full of it. I used bling papers which turned out awesome.

Stamps - KKS ( Birthday Lulu)
Ink - Versafine (Onyx Black)
Glitter Paper - Best Creations (BGP217, GP466)
Core'dinations Paper - Gemstones (Sapphire)
Sparkle Gem - Hero Arts
Colored Pencils

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #5

The extra element of this card challenge was to decorate the inside. I usually do something with the inside of my cards so this wasn't too difficult to add to this card. I chose to make a little girl's birthday card for this one using Birthday Lulu from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Stamps - KKS (Birthday Lulu), SU (Think Happy Thought), Sandylion (sentiments by Kelly Panacci)
Cardstock - Core'dinations (Fuscia Fizz, Teal Small Dot)
Ink - Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal), Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Rosebud)
Other - Felt Flowers, Colored Pencils

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #4

Challenge #4 w/extra element ...a boy

Made this card for a summer birthday. It's always good to have cards for boys too.

Stamps - KKS (Totally Tubular) SNS (Birthday Innies)
Ink - Versafine (Onyx Black)
Patterned Paper - Paper Studio (Water Waves, Sketchy Beach Icons), Pebbles (Basics Spring Green Flower)
Punches - EK (1", 7/8" circles), Fiskars (dolphin, sun), Other (palm tree)
Border Punch - Fiskars (Threading Water)
Other - Ribbon, Colored Pencils