Monday, August 29, 2016

Baby Boy1st Birthday Card

This 5 x 7 card was fun to put together for the first birthday
of the son of my cousin !

Each image (Baby Firsts by Stampin' Up!, retired)
is stamped on water color paper, trimmed
and water colored with ink from my ink pads.
I added Stickles to the bubbles on the bathtub image.

The papers used to layer are from an old
Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Get Well Soon Card

I had fun water coloring this image -
I believe it is the first time I've used it !
It's an oldie from Stampin' Up!,
I think the set is called Mice Messages.

Patterned papers are from an old
Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Flowers punched from patterned paper,
layered and attached with a mini brad.
Scrap of organdy ribbon and green
card stock leaf  to finish it.

I used a gingham stampin' wheel
and Daffodil Yellow ink to stamp a border
on the inside of the card as well as on the
envelope (I didn't take photos). 

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sympathy Card

A pretty quick to put together sympathy card. It's mail friendly, too, not requiring extra postage.

I love this old Roses In Winter stamp set from Stampin' Up! : it doesn't require precise lining up up the three image layers ! I stamped roses and leaves then cut them out and glued them to a card front.

Masking of the large rose on the envelope and inside of the card to stamp over with the leaves so it looks like they are behind the rose.

A touch of shimmery marker on the yellow flower centers and along the petals.

A simple scored rectangle on the front

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Congrats, Grandparents Card

This is a really old card front sample that I still had in my stash !
Most were recycled and donated to Operation Write Home, but since baby cards
weren't needed, I had no other use for this one. That is until recently when a couple
we've known for many years became grandparents for the first time to a
precious baby girl ! I added the stamped sentiment and paper punches,
stamped the inside and a matching envelope. It's certainly not my best card,
but I was glad to be able to finally use it !

Thanks for looking =)

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

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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

Beautiful Blossoms 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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Snowman Card Sketch Challenge

The new challenge (52CCT30-16) at 
to use a sketch from the past year.

As soon as I saw the sketch below, 
I knew I had to flip it to make a snowman ;)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

April 2016 sketch


1/4" paper punch circles that I crumpled up for coal eyes.

Oval paper punch punched a second time at an angle 
to make the nose. I sponged darker orange along the bottom
and drew on a few faint lines. I added a dimensional
to the back of the nose at the top and glued the base of the nose flat 
to the face to give it some dimension. 
The head is also attached with dimensionals.

1/4" circle punched black card stock
that I pierced holes in to resemble buttons.

Striped grosgrain ribbon that I frayed the ends on
to create the scarf. 

The white die cut circles were run through a Fiskars plate two times, turning it at a different angle at each pass, to create the texture.

I stamped snowflakes with white craft ink onto Soft Sky card stock. The edges of the Soft Sky card stock were also sponged with the white ink, but it doesn't show up well. 

I hand cut the banner for the sentiment and attached it with a red paper clip for something different.

I'm also entering my card in the challenges at
Through The Craft Room Door  August 2-8, 2016 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs  August Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Anything Goes
Love To Scrap  Take Two : two large circles to create the snowman 
(I could really stretch the take two idea by saying I used two pieces of ribbon to create the scarf, two crumpled pieces of card stock for the eyes, two holes punched in each button, two colors of ink, two different rubber stamp sets used, two non paper items..... ha ! )

Thanks for looking =) 

EDITED TO ADD 8/12/2016:
My card was one of two top winners at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown !

Monday, August 1, 2016

Remember The Time digi kit

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Here is the second kit releasing today at
Remember The Time.
Each portion of the kit is on sale for half off
 throughout the month of August.

This kit is also the Pick Up The Pieces kit for August.
You can visit the Scraps-N-Pieces blog daily to 
pick up a small portion of the add on's for FREE.
Download links expire 24 hours after posting.
These are the same add on's that you can purchase
for half off right now if you don't want to try to
remember to come back daily to get the downloads for free.

Be sure to visit the JMC Designs website to see
all of the gorgeous design team creations!


21 Patterned Papers
55 Unique Elements
2 Arrows
3 Bows
4 Buttons
Camera Charm
2 Clips
3 Flair
5 Flowers
3 Frames
3 Grunge
4 Leaves
5 Ribbon
2 Stitches
3 String
3 Swirls
2 Tags
5 WordBits


Game On digi kit

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game night invite

Jodi from JMC Designs has a fun new kit for scrapping
family game nights and the like, Game On!
It is now available as Bits N' Pieces kits at 
Each portion of the kit 
(as pictured below)
is on sale for $1.00 through August 7th.
Be sure to check out her web site to see 
fun layouts by the design team. 
Read very bottom of post for Creative Team call information!


Interested in working as a member of a creative team,
using JMC Designs kits for digital scrapping ?

Stitched Kindness Card

The August challenge at 
is an inspiration photo:
use the colors and/or twine on 
your card creation.
You have all month to play along !

My card above uses similar colors 
and embroidery floss .


I used three shades of pink that are similar
to some in the colors in the inspiration photo. 

I made my own stencil out of scrap paper. 
It was placed on a piece of card stock already
cut and folded to an A2 size ( 5.5" wide x 4.25" tall).

Once I was finished sponging on the inks, 
I trimmed along the left edge of the heart.

I colored the rubber stamp with a dark purple marker (text)
and a light gray marker (script portion).
Gave it a little huff of warm breath to make sure the water based inks
were still wet enough then stamped it on my card front.

I threaded an embroidery needle with purple embroidery floss
then stitched over the script portion of the sentiment.
I did not pre-punch holes, the needle was sharp enough to 
poke through the card stock. 

I decided to round the lower right corner as a finishing touch
since the upper left had the rounded edge from the heart.

Thanks for looking !
Be sure to visit the rest of the 
House Of Cards Challenge design team members
 blogs for many more great ideas.

Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

I'm entering my card in the