Thursday, April 30, 2015


I made this card for my dear Dad.
To let him know I'm always thinking of him, I try to send him cards on a regular basis.
The hearts & "you" are clear-embossed & stacked 3-high.

I'm playing along with the following fun challenges:
Barb asked us to use the four colors: Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink.
(In my photo, the top heart looks orange, but it really is more yellow.)

Stamps:  (SSS)-YOU
Dies:  (SSS)-Tic Tac Toe Hearts, Small Love You; (LI)-Stitched Rectangles
Ink:  (DI)-Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive; VersaFine-Onyx Black; VersaMark
Other:  Clear-Embossing Powder, Clear Gems

Thanks for your visit.

Monday, April 27, 2015

White With a Pop of Color

My dear husband helped with the final design of my card.
The "with love" die really caught his eye.
I'm glad I purchased the "Super Swoosh" die set, versus the regular set.
It's just the perfect size.
(The red heart and sentiment are stacked 4-high.)

I'm playing along with the following:
(Lexi has a wonderful video tutorial, & created some lovely cards.)
(I always enjoy seeing the lovely DT creations.)

Stamps:  (HA)-Envelope Pattern
Dies:  (PTI)-Stitched Rectangles, Super Swoosh, Coffee Cozy Details Collection
Ink:  VersaMark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder
Thanks for your visit.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey April 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

I'm playing along with the Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge.
We were given a lovely inspiration photo.
We were asked to use navy paired with shades of pink.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Background Basics: Stitching
Dies:  (PTI)-Noted Die, Stitched Rectangles, Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal
Ink:  VersaMark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hemp Cord

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sending Sunshine

I was inspired by the following challenges.
--I combined one of Cat's favorite colors (yellow) with black and grey.
--The flower center is clear-embossed & inked with Mustard Seed-DI.
--The sentiment is stamped with Onyx Black ink and clear-embossed.
--The flower & sentiment are placed "In the Middle" of the center panel.
Stamps:  (HA)-Not Perfect, Everyday Sayings
Dies:  (HA)-Flower Die; (Spellbinders)-Rectangle
Ink:  (DI)-Mustard Seed; Versafine-Onyx Black; VersaMark
Paper:  (PTI)-True Black Pattern Pack
Other:  Clear-Embossing Powder, Sequin, Hemp Chord, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello-Spring Flowers

Spring is such a lovely time of the year.
 I always look forward to seeing all the beautiful wildflowers that pop up everywhere,
during this glorious time of the year.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:
(The die-cut flowers & stems were water-colored with distress inks.)
(The SSS-Medium Dots Stencil was used to create the background.)
(Spring brings on lots of lovely wildflowers.)
(I enjoy adding layers & dimension to my cards.)
Stencils:  (SSS)-Medium Dots, Diagonal Stripes
Dies:  (SSS)-Viola Sprouts, Small Hello; (LI)-Stitched Rectangles; (MFT)-Stitched Circles
Inks:  (DI)-Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive
Other:  Vellum, Wink-of-Stella, Foam Adhesive

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

The dots & stripes are clear-embossed & then inked with distress inks.
After the flowers were stamped, some Wink of Stella was brushed on.

I'm playing along with the following:
 (This is the lovely inspiration photo we were given.)
 (Danielle provides a wonderful video tutorial & lovely inspiration.)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Background Basics: Random Stripe, Polka Dot Basics III, Brushed Blooms; (Hero Arts)-Say It All
Dies:  (Lil' Inker)-Stitched Rectangles
Ink:  (PTI)-Harvest Gold, Spring Moss; (DI)-Mustard Seed, Broken China; (Ranger)-Aquamarine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella, Rhinestones, Hemp Cord

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One-Layer & Embossing

"HUGS" is one of my favorite sentiments.
The "Hugs" has been inked, clear-embossed, and in-laid.

I'm playing along with the following:
Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-XO
Dies:  (SSS)-Big Hugs; (Lil' Inker)-Stitched Rectangles
Ink:  (DI)-Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive
Other:  Clear-Embossing Powder, Eyelet, Hemp Cord, Rhinestones

Thanks for your visit.