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.

Supplies
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)
Button
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.

Supplies
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.
Supplies
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. 
Supplies
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.

Supplies
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.




Supplies
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.

Supplies
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


Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #3

The extra element for this card was to use an animal. I chose this adorable puppy and boy image from Best Fur-iends set.

Supplies
Stamp - KKS (Best Fur-iends and Trinkets), Fiskars (Borders), SNS (Birthday Innies)
Ink - VersaFine (Onyx Black), ColorBox (Expresso, Charcoal), VersaMagic (Sahara Sand)
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Patchwork Paper (Textured Blue, Textured Orange), Basic Grey (Marrakech-Cardamon)
Star Embellishment - Pebbles
Colored Pencils

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge #2


Challenge #2 Sketch 
Extra Element - Use Pink

Used a combination of pink and green with this polka dot background paper paired with this fun image of the girl playing in the puddles.

supplies
Stamp - KKS (Rainy Day Fun)
Ink - Versafine (Onyx Black)
Patterned Paper - Paper Studio (Green Swirls, Tiny Multi Dots on Black)
Cardstock - Bazzill (Licorice twist)
Diamond Glaze - Judikins
Dew Drops - Robbins Nest
Punches - EK (1 1/2, 1 3/4 circles)

Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Krop Challenge #1

This past Saturday I had fun participating in an online crop. There were 6 challenges posted throughout the day and we have until later this week to link them up. It was fun to have so many challenges to work with. I have a huge array of Cheryl Grant's stamps to work with since they are sooo adorable. For each challenge there was a sketch provided and an extra element you could choose to add. Here's challenge #1

Extra Element: Distressing

supplies
Stamp - KKS (Springtime Lulu)
Ink - Versafine (Onyx Black), VersaMagic (Wheat), ColorBox (Chestnut Roan, Charcoal)
Patterned Paper - Lilybee Design (This & That - Linens), BoBunny (Chiffon Journal)
Corner Rounder - EK
Inside - Stamps - Hero arts (Happy), Verve (Treasured Words)

CAS(E) this sketch #108



Two cards made with the same sketch. I love this sketch because it is so versatile. The focus is on the image which works well with many of my stamps.

Supplies
Card 1
Digital Image - Heather Ellis (Pure Innocence 045)
Patterned Paper - MME (Merry Little Christmas)
Stamp - Kaisercraft (Christmas)
Ink - ColorBox (Moss Green)
Other - Fiber, Colored Pencils
Inside: Stamp - Stampendous (Christmas Wishes)

Card 2
Digital Image  - Wee Stamps (Berry)
Patterned Paper - EP (Season's Greetings)
Stamp - MFT (CS Christmas)
Ink - ColorBox (Cranberry), VersaMagic (Wheat)
Other - Colored Pencils, Baker's Twine
Inside: Stamp - Stampin' Up

Deconstructed Sketch 186

Deconstructed Sketch 186

Just have to keep making winter themed/Christmas cards 'cause you never know when you'll need one. Building up my stash and this sketch was perfect with the layered elements.

Supplies
Digital Image - Heather Ellis (Pure Innocence Snowman 001)
Patterned Paper - MME (Merry Little Christmas)
Stamps - Sweet n Sassy (Warm Hello), MFT (LJD Bitty Banners)
Die-namics - MFT (Mini Doily Circles)
Embossing Folder - Darice (Snowflakes)
Ink - Versafine (onyx black), Memento (Bamboo Leaves, Angel Pink)
Colored Pencils

Seize the Birthday 1/29/15 Challenge


This week I've made 2 birthday cards for this challenge. Using the same image from Wee Stamps named Friendship is the greatest gift. I colored them differently and used variations of the same papers from the Merry Little Christmas paper pack by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from Verve called Treasured Words. TFL