Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cozy Christmas Card

What a cozy color combo challenge at 
kraft, black and red; no other colors. 

I used Kraft, Cherry Cobbler and Black card stocks.
Black ink for the stamp. 
I debated on whether or not
I should sponge ink along the edges of the kraft card base. 
I decided to go for it ;) 

The black strip was run through a Swiss Dots embossing folder.

 I tore the bottom edge off of the Cherry Cobbler strip. 
It was then run through a Square Lattice embossing folder.
I originally was not going to emboss that piece,
 then decided to after the edge was torn off.

I punched a heart from Cherry Cobbler and stamped just the word "heart"
on it, attaching it to the card front with a dimensional.

The plaid ribbon started as black and white.
I ran it across a light brown ink pad
 to make the white more of a kraft color. 

Thanks for looking :) 

EDITED 8/26/2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ladies Night Digi Kit

facebook timeline cover

Fun new digi kit from JMC Designs :
It's available now at
and is on sale for $3.00 until August 23rd, 2016..
Check out more design team inspiration at 

This kit includes:
96 Accents
18 Flair
9 Glitter Papers
8 3X3 Journal Cards
5 TOrn Papers
24 Patterned Papers
90 Unique Elements
Blue Drink
Green Drink
Metal Doodle
Nail Polish
Orange Drink
Pink Yellow Drink
Powder Brush
5 Ribbons
Shoe Charm
3 Stars
Strawberry Drink
3 Strings
3 Swirls
2 Trim
Yellow Drink
8 Word Bits

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sympathy Card

ACK ! I dropped a stamp !!!!!
One of these days I'll learn to do the inside first;)
I had the front done and attached, so rather than 
try to cut it apart and attach to another base,
I added an embossed layer over the mishap. 


Beautiful Blossoms stamp set
Loving Memories (? unsure of set name) - inside

Whisper White card stock

Summer Sun, More Mustard, Garden Green, Always Artichoke
inks (I think.... don't remember exactly!)

Tulip embossing folder - inside panel

Scor Pal to create my own 
diagonal line embossed background on the front

Oval Nestabilities die


Dimensionals  / pop dots - under hand cut flower images

Chipboard cut to fit behind the entire front panel.
I did this rather than use numerous pop dots so 
it was evenly raised from the printed sentiment panel. 

Sentiment on the outside I created myself and shared here

This is a 5" x 7" card

I'm entering my card in the newest challenge (#354) at 
as well as the Anything Goes challenge at

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Snow Buddies Card

Another Christmas card for my stash this year,
inspired by the new sketch challenge at

Snow Buddies and Lots of Thoughts (?) stamp sets by Stampin'Up!
silver glitter paper and Whisper White card stock , Stampin'Up!
ink pads and markers, Stampin' Up!
snowflake border punch, unknown
shimmery paper, unnknown
twine, dollar store (you can tell, it unravels easily)
hand cut banner

Although this is not my design team project for the month at
House of Cards,
it does use twine which is our challenge to you this month.
Come check out the terrific design team creations using twine
and/or colors from the chosen pallette for the month of August at

Thanks for looking =) 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
52CCT Sketch Challenge    - WINNER ! August 19, 2016
August Snowpeople Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Digi Stationery

Today I'm sharing printable stationery I created with My Memories Suite 7 software and the new digital kit Remember The Time by JMC Designs.

I like coming up with digitally created items with kits that are made for scrapbookers. This shows the versatility of digital kits as well as the My Memories Suite software.

I'm entering this project in the August monthly challenge at Digitally Sweet. florals DSC #153.
This is a 100% digital challenge site I recently discovered and have had fun participating in.

How I made the stationery: 

I started by making a custom size design my own template to work on.

I opened the embellishments and background paper in the My Memories Suite software with the BROWSE feature.

The background flourish was made by copying, pasting then flipping the element that came in the kit, combining the two together to make a longer symmetrical flourish.

I layered various embellishments from the digital kit, most were reduced in size.

Drop shadows were added to each.

I added a text box on top of a tag element, using Levenim and Debby fonts.

Thanks for looking :)

My stationery was featured August 17th at Digitally Sweet.