Showing posts from April, 2014

Birdbrain Birthday

I adapted this sketch to fit an A2 card, chose the birdbrain image, and some bright colorful papers from Scenic Route. I colored the bird as if he were a parrot. I can think of a couple of people that would love to get this birthday card! Thanks for looking. Supplies: Stamps: FTHS (birdbrain balloon), Hero Arts (petite messages) Ink: Versafine(onyx black) Paper: Scenic Route (Providence, Franklin Street, Ashville)

Rain or Shine

This card began with the challenge from Sassy Cheryl to use flowers or showers. I picked Lulu and her little froggie friend as the subject since they are so cute with their umbrella and raingear. Then I worked with the sketch at Unscripted Sketches. Chose papers from MME Happy Day paper pack. I added diamond glaze to the raindrops to give them dimension and a few raindots from Cloud 9 in the upper corner. Supplies: Stamp: Kraftin'Kimmie (lulu and friends) Digi: By Lori Designs (umbrella sentiments) Ink: Versafine (onyx black) Paper: MME (happy day paper pack) Cdstk: Bazzill Raindots: Cloud 9 Other: Diamond Glaze, Colored Pencils

Graphic Grad Card

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 172 Chevron Chic Verve Challenge
Tried to work with a bright cheerful color (yellow) and some bold graphic prints to create a graduation card using the MFT challenge 172. The sentiment is small celebrations stamp from Verve and the banner is MFT bitty banner stamps.  Supplies: Stamps: Verve (small celebrations), MFT (bitty banners) Ink: Versafine (onyx black) Paper: Pebbles (black chevron, black dot), Doodlebug Cdstk: AC (sunflower-weave) Dies: Spellbinders (circles, inverted scalloped circles) Brads, Flower punches, Prima flowers

Purr-fect Friend

Using the colorful paper from My Mind's Eye Happy Day paper pad, I combined the colors with the sketch from Seize the Sketch. I followed the sketch pretty closely adding layers to incorporate all of the colors from the challenge. Supplies: Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie (Best Fur-iends) Ink: Versafine (onyx black) Flowers: Prima Brad: Oriental Trading Ribbon: Offray Colored Pencils

What's Cooking

I started this card by finding paper's that worked with the color challenge which was from Little Yellow Bicycle. The stamp I decided to use was the cute little cook from Kraftin'Kimmie. Putting everything together using the Sweet Sunday Sketch.  Ingredients: Stamps: Kraftin'Kimmie (Lulu and Friends), Our Daily Bread (Baking Tag Sentiments) Ink: Versafine (black onyx) Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Savor-kitchen medley) Buttons, Colored Pencils

Start with Whee!

Colour Me 16 Deconstructed Sketch 147
This sketch looked like a challenge to me. First, I made a template from cardstock to make sure I had a match for the sketch. I traced each piece on the patterned paper and cut them out. The center image is a Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things called Start Each Day with Whee!. Her dress was paper pieced with matching paper from part of the background. A prima flower with a button center and faux stitching finished the card.

Just for You

MOJO Monday 341 Thought I'd give this week's sketch a try today. I'm not so sure I like the finished card but I decided to post it anyways. I think I might try this one again with a mix of patterned papers. Since one of the challenge on the Verve blog this month was to use chevrons, I embossed the green cardstock with a herringbone pattern which looks similar to chevrons. Supplies: Stamp: Verve (purely sentimental) Ink: ColorBox (cranberry) Dies: MFT (LJD Bitty Banners), Spellbinders (circles) Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (herringbone) Paper: Frances Meyer (passionnant), Pink Paislee (365 degrees paper pad) Trim

Thanks in Bloom

Deconstructing Jen 146 Thought I'd try another card using this week's sketch. I replaced the circle elements with layered flowers and button centers. Added a sentiment from Verve. Thank you cards are always in season, especially bright and beautiful ones like this one. Supplies: Stamps:  Verve (treasured words) Paper: Frances Meyer (passionnant) Flowers: Prima (daisy doodles-cherry, lemon) Other: Buttons, Embroidery Floss

Thankful Friend

Deconstructed Sketch 146 Kraftin'Kimmie 225
Today I chose to work with this adorable little boy and his dog from Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps and a sketch from Deconstructing Jen. I turned the sketch on the side and added the picture as the center element. Black, white, and red were the colors I chose for this friend card. Supplies: Stamps: Kraftin'Kimmie (best fur-iends, down on the farm 2) Ink: Versafine (onyx black) Paper: Queen & Co (pet bones), Reminisce (stripestock-ryan) Die: MFT (LJD bitty banners), Spellbinders (circles) Buttons: Simplicity Other: DMC embroidery floss, colored pencils

Baby Girl Card for Grandparents

April 2014 Chevron Chic Challenge Viva La Verve Week 1 Sketch April Diva Dare -  a baby or kid themed card
I tried to incorporate all three of these challenges in this baby card. I really liked this sentiment from Verve called Promoted. I threaded pink baker's twine through the dots around the oval open scallop doily die from My Favorite Things. 
Supplies: Stamp: Verve (Promoted) Paper: Pebbles (peony dot, peony chevron) Border Punch: EK (open scallop) Ink: Tim Holtz Distress (spun sugar), Versafine (onyx black) Die: MFT (oval open scallop doily) Ribbon: Michaels Punches: Fiskars (that's amore med & lg) Baker's Twine

So Happy

Mojo Monday Sketch 340 A friend is graduating from college in the next few weeks so I wanted to create a fun card for her. The papers from Pebbles were the starting point with a mix of pink and tangerine. The Treasured Words stamps from Verve provided a unique sentiment for the card. Inside it reads: Congrats You Deserve It. The flowers were made using Doodlebug papers and punches. 
Supplies: Stamp: Verve - Treasured Words Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black Paper: Pebbles - Party Time Girl (pink, surprise, orange) Doodlebug - Petitie Prints (tangerine daisy, tangerine dot, cupcake dot, cupcake grid) Flowers - Prima Ribbon Flower Punches - Marvy Uchida & EK

Ella's Umbrella Just for You

Tuesday Morning Sketches 244 I started with the original sketch and moved things around a little to work with the digi image Ella's Umbrella from By Lori Designs. The twist was "rainy days" so I immediately thought of this adorable image. I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug and some handmade flowers along the side. Thanks for visiting.
Supplies Digital Image- By Lori Designs (Ella's Umbrella) Stamp- Verve (purely sentimental) Papers- Doodlebug (fruitstand paper pad & petite prints) Ink- Versafine (onyx black) Flowers- Prima Brads- Doodlebug Colored Pencils Punches- EK (1"square, 1 1/4"square)

Pastel Purrfect

Color Throwdown 287 Freshly Made Sketches 131 I used the soft pastels from the color challenge and combined them with the sketch to create this CAS card featuring an image from Pure Innocence called Purrfect. 
Supplies: Stamp: MFT-Pure Innocence (purrfect) Ink: Versafine (onx black) Paper: Martha Stewart (pastels mat pad) Ribbon: Offray Colored Pencils

White Butterflies

Seize the Birthday Challenge's Topping Option this week was to use white on white for a birthday card. I chose to emboss a white panel with a Darice folder and then add butterflies punched from vellum on top of the raised ones. A simple sentiment was added to the upper corner in black to finish this elegant birthday greeting. Thanks for visiting.
Supplies: Stamp: Stampin' Up Embossing Folder: Darice (butterflies in corner) Pears: Hero Arts Ink: Versafine (onyx black)


My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 171 and the April Color Palette Challenge were used to create this cheerful card.  I combined several papers from different companies in this month's colors. The Pure Innocence stamp "Start the Day with Whee" adds just the right amount of fun and playfulness. Thanks for visiting.  Supplies: Stamps: MFT-Pure Innocence (Start the Day with Whee) Ink: Versafine (onyx black), VersaMagic (aquatic splash) Paper: Recollections (pink pindots), EP (summer bliss & summer days), MFT Cdstk (blu raspberry) Dies: MFT (sentimental strips), Spellbinders (circles) Other: Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug (d'vine swirls), Flower-Recollections, Colored Pencils

Life is Good!

I created this fun summer card this week for the Anything Goes Challenge at Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps. Used a stamp from the Totally Tubular Set on kraft. Thanks for visiting
Supplies: Paper:  Core'dinations (kraft), Reminisce (floral paradise, paradise handbook) Stamps:  Kraftin'Kimmie (totally tubular) Inks:  Versafine (onyx black), VersaMagic (wheat), Memento (bahama blue) Other:  Brads-American Crafts (carrot), Colored Pencils

A Little Crabby Get Well

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 213

Thought it would be fun to make a Get Well card using this cute crab since most of us are a little crabby when we're not feeling well. Used bright colors for a little cheer. The sketch was to make a long skinny card and I must admit that I've never made one this size before. The final card is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Details can be found here:

Viva La Verve Week 4

Just wanted to share today's card with everyone. I combined the sketch at Viva La Verve March challenge week 4 with the Color Me... challenge to use only pumpkin pie.
You can read all the details about the card here: