Friday, June 22, 2018

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Hello, friends! I'm stopping by with a quick post to share a birthday card made with a beautiful new stamp by Unity.  I'm entering my card in the current "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday.

I love this stamp from Unity called "Margaret Girl" and part of the ANGIE Girls series of stamps. What a fun image to color.  I have seen a bunch of amazing cards that paper-pieced her creative!  I'll be doing that, for sure.  

For my card, I stamped the image on watercolor paper, then painted and splattered with distress inks and water (although I colored her skin with Copic markers).  The WPlus9 birthday sentiment from "Strictly Sentiments I" was stamped on top of the balloons for a simple one-layer card.

If you haven't seen the Design Team cards at Seize the Birthday yet this week, you really must pop over there and check them out. Such variety and so much talent!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Graduation Cards and ATSM #297

Hello, friends! It has been a while since I last much has been going on in our family between end of school, high school baccalaureate mass and graduation, graduation parties, dance recitals, soccer tournaments, and family obligations.  I have not had much time to get online!

I have, however, been making a bunch of graduation cards for my kids' friends and I have a few to share here.  I'm including these in the current "Make Your Mark" Challenge #297 at Addicted to Stamps and More.

I recently purchased several graduation stamp sets from Unity including Graduation WishesYou Did Good and Sentiments for Graduates.  I combined these stamp sets to make some cards for both males and females.  Our high school colors are green and white, so I made the caps and gowns green and personalized the hair color for the recipients.  All images were watercolored using distress inks.

First up, the male version of my cards:

Next up, the female version (using more muted greens):

I kept these cards clean and simple and mainly one layer (other than the washi tape on the female version).  I have made so many of these cards...and I still need to make more!

I appreciate your to our next activity!
Take good care,

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, friends! I'm stealing a few minutes online to share two mini cards I made for the current Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I made two 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards to use as gift cards.  I stamped the coffee cups, then masked and distress inked the background. After unmasking, I colored the cups with bright-colored Copic markers and stamped the sentiment. So simple!

Stamps: Unity (Love to Go), Gina K. (Scripty Sayings)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), distress inks, Copic markers
Other: striped washi tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Paper Smooches May Challenge: FUN!

Hello, friends! I'm stopping by to share some cards I'm entering in the May challenge at Paper Smooches...this month is a word theme and the word is FUN!



I have been working on my May cards to send to the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive, and I thought the Paper Smooches Beboppin stamp set would be perfectly fun to use on some cards for teens.  (The sentiments for these three cards are from the Sentiment Sampler set, which I find is always so versatile!) I used fun, vibrant colors on all of my cards and had a lot of fun making them, too!

I also made a fun card using the Paper Smooches Best Buds set paired with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope these cards will bring some smiles to the kids who receive them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Color Throwdown #489: Merry Christmas

Hello, friends! I'm stopping by with a quick post tonight.

I saw the fresh colors at the current Color Throwdown Challenge #489 and knew I had to play along! These colors are so fresh and fun, but to be honest they screamed "Christmas" to me!

For my card, I used a Hero Arts wreath repeatedly stamped in shades of green paired with a red glitter foam die cut "merry" on a white card base.  Clean, simple, easy to mail- my type of card!

Here is a close-up of the glitter foam die cut sentiment.  I also added small drops of red Stickles for extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!
Take good care,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26 - Card Sets

Hello! I'm stopping by today to share a set of cards for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets.

I made a set of cards that I sent in to the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive because I thought these sweet little skunks would make any child smile!  These cards are left blank on the inside for the hospital staff to write personal notes to the kids they serve with congenital heart disease.

For my cards, I stamped and die cut the skunk and the small images (flowers, hearts) from the Lawn Fawn "Stinkin' Cute" set and colored with Copic markers.  I used distress inks to shade the backgrounds and made a few varieties for interest.  The tiny hearts and flowers were adhered to die cut foam for some depth. (The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.)

Here are my cards one by one:

Here is a collage of all the cards together:

I know these cards were recently delivered to the hospital along with other donated handmade cards...I do hope they bring smiles all around!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Take good care,

Merry Monday #285 & ATSAM #287

Hello, friends! I'm stopping in today to share two Christmas cards I made and I'm entering them into two current challenges:

I added ribbons (using the Memory Box Crisp Bow die) to both of my cards using die cut glitter in gold, one in red. 

I "made my mark" by stamping a Hero Arts linen background on the cards, then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment and a Papertrey Ink wreath. 

Here is the first card using a red glitter bow:

Here is the second card, using gold glitter paper for the bow:

I love using this die to add bows because it is still flat for mailing!

That does it for today. Thanks for stopping by!