Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello, friends! I'm here today to share the Mother's Day cards I made for my mom and mother-in-law this year.

I had fun playing with the Concord & 9th "Stitched Turnabout" stamp set and a Hero Arts "Celebrate" stamp set sentiment for both cards.

On my first card, I used distress inks and a Cuttlebug Pinking Stitch" embossing folder for my card base.  I added tiny Hero Arts pearls for a final touch.

My second card is a 5" square card; I used a CGull "Circle Frame" embossing folder and drops of liquid pearls.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day...enjoy your day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Fusion & Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello, friends! I'm stopping by today with a second card I made for the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

I decided to use the sketch from the current Fusion challenge...I was particularly drawn to this sketch and it's clean and simple design.

My card uses some pretty spring patterned papers paired with a coffee cup and sentiment from Avery Elle's "Cool Beans" stamp set.

Thanks (or should I say, "Thanks a latte") for stopping by!
Take good care,

FMS #386 & Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello, friends! I'm stopping by today with a card I made for the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

I can't let the occasion go by without making a card...I haven't missed one yet. So, here it goes!

My card was designed using the current sketch by Jen B. from Challenge #386 at Freshly Made Sketches and I'm getting this in just under the wire today. This is a sketch I will definitely refer back to for future cards...I love it!

I used some very summery patterned papers to make this card along with the cute Lawn Fawn "Love You a Latte" stamp set and a sentiment from Hero Arts. I fussy cut the coffee cups after stamping onto the patterned paper.  I am in love with the tiny floral pattern!  I'm not sure if you can see it, but I also dry embossed the polka dot paper with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix "On the Go" embossing folder for some texture and interest.

I will have another card later today for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop...once I took out my coffee themed stamps I had to make a couple of cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter ~ Lots of Cards!

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping by today, on this Holy Saturday, to share the whole lot of Easter cards I made for family members this year.

My first set of cards features the pretty "He is Risen" stamp set from Jane's Doodles.  I really enjoyed using some of my pretty pattered papers for springy, fresh backgrounds.

I'm entering this next card into the current Just Add Ink Challenge #453: "Choose Two;" the two elements I chose are flowers and a cross.

See the glitter on the flowers?

The next set of cards used some more pretty patterned papers paired with a Papertrey Ink "Polka Dot Parade #1 Mini Stamp Set" and coordinating die. The bunnies are all popped up on foam for dimension.

The first two cards are also being entered into the current "Tag You're It!" Challenge #85 where the inspiration from designer Bobby is to follow an Easter theme.

We have been very busy this Holy Week...our two oldest came home from college, our third flew to Ireland on a school trip, and we have all been busy attending services at church.  We will attend the Easter Vigil tonight and will spend Easter Sunday with family.

Best wishes (to all of you who celebrate it) for a very Blessed Easter!
Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts ~ Featuring Jane's Doodles

Hello, friends! I'm here today to share three cards I made for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive featuring old digital stamps from Jane's Doodles.

My first card used a digital "Little Miss Mia" and a sentiment I had in my stash, popped up with a bow.

My next two cards used a free digi image (a crab or a lobster?).  I can't find the name of it but I've had it in my digi files for a long time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts ~ Featuring Unity Stamps

Hello, friends! I'm here today to share more of the cards I will be sending in to the current general card collection at Cards for Little Hearts this month. 

This set of cards was made using a variety of stamps from Unity Stamp Company gifted to me by a stamping friend. I knew they would be perfect for the card drive, maybe for older kids or teens.

My first set of cards feature the "Butterfly Kisses" set from Unity.  I stamped and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut and paired with pretty patterned papers.

My next set of cards feature the "Violet Girl" set from Unity.  I used the same notebook die and paired the image with pretty patterned card bases.  The sentiments are from the STAMPlorations "Fond Expressions 2" set.

While I was at it, I made another version of this card with a Gina K Designs sentiment to add to my own birthday card stash.

That's it for today...more cards to share soon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts - Featuring Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello, friends! I am peeking in to share some cards I will be sending in to the current general card collection at Cards for Little Hearts this month.  I have eighteen cards to send in, so I will be sharing them over the next few days.

For this batch of cards, I used a few adorable stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs because these images are so cute! I think they are perfect images to bring some cheer to young children hospitalized due to congenital heart disease. They make me smile, that's for sure!

I'll be adding these cards to the current Gerda Steiner Designs "Share Your Designs" challenge for March, 2019.

First up, a card using this adorable bunny from the "Happy Hoppy" set. I added some cute polka dotted punched butterflies for fun!  I paired these images with a free hello stamp I received from Lawn Fawn in one of my orders.

Next up, several cards featuring a digital image called "Bunny with Carrot." 

I printed this next bunny much smaller and die cut with a stitched tag die. So cute!

I'll be back soon with another post of cards sent in for the current general card collection at Cards for Little Hearts this month.  I hope you'll check it out and consider sending a few cards, too!

Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate your visits.
Take good care,

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Playing with MFT Blueprints 20

Hello, friends! Just stopping by today to share two cards I made using the MFT Blueprints 20 die set and some patterned papers in my stash.

For my first card, I paired a Lawn Fawn "Tiny Tag Sayings" sentiment with the pretty pinks and patterned papers of my card. I embossed the cream card stock with a Papertrey Ink Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (I used the canvas side):

My next card highlights a cut off section of the MFT die paired with a Gina K Scripty Sayings 1 sentiment and two small punched hearts. I embossed the card base using the PTI Linen impression plate, while the cream die cut stitched rectangle was embossed with the Canvas impression plate:

I am having fun with these dies and coordinating patterned papers...I think they are such warm, cozy cards!

Thanks, as always, for visiting today!
Take good care,

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Playing with Concord & 9th

Hello, friends! I'm happy to steal some time away on this Saturday afternoon to share a few cards I've made using my Concord & 9th stamps...some new, some old, all fun!

The first two cards are clean and simple; I will be entering the first one into the current "Clean and Simple Challenge #329" at Addicted to Stamps and More!

I made another version, changing the layout a bit:

My next two cards feature a new favorite of mine, the Concord & 9th "Stitched Turnabout" stamp set.  I can't say enough good things about this set...I am truly obsessed!

Can you see the sparkling Wink of Stella on the punched heart?

Finally, I made two cards with another turnabout set, the Concord & 9th "Wreath Turnabout" set. I recently won this set in an Instagram giveaway by the generous Vicki Finger of Twinkling Paper Studio.  (Thank you again, Vicki!) I am just getting started with this one!  

For these cards, I used a sentiment from the "Stitched Turnabout" fit perfectly inside the wreath.

Well, that does it for me today. 
Hope all is well on your end...thanks for stopping by!
Take good care,

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Concord & 9th Stitched Turnabout...Obsessed!

Hello, friends! I wanted to stop by to share two cards I made using the Concord & 9th "Stitched Turnabout" stamp set. As soon as I saw the cards shared by the design team in the new release, I knew I had to have it and I ordered it right away.

I CASE'd this card (featured at the shop as a sample for this stamp set) for my first card. 
(Sorry, I can't find credits for the design team member who made it!)  

Here is my take (using a stitched border embossing folder to add to the theme):

My next card is one layer (my favorite kind). I just have to say, using ink cube sets that are already color-coordinated makes using these turnabout stamps SO EASY!  They take the guess work out of whether or not the colors will compliment each other.  For example, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Ink Pads "Jane's Blush" for the outer stamping (and Spun Sugar distress ink for the soft pink inside).  These colors go so well together!

I have already started playing with other ink cube sets and the "Stitched Turnabout" set...I have stamped panels all over my craft desk, waiting to be make into cards! I also went ahead and bought the coordinating "Quilted Heart" dies, so I'll likely play with them a bit, too.

I'll be sure to post more cards with this set in the near future...I find myself thinking about it as I drive home from work and I just want to keep inking it up!! (Yep, I think that is the definition of an obsession...and I'm OK with that!)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Take good care,