Saturday, June 30, 2012

Patriotic July

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Sporty or Patriotic
Happy 4hth of July!!
I made this CAS card for the challenge theme. Some nice red (Pure Poppy) stripes and them I punched out blue stars from my fiskars punch. The sentiment stamp is from PTI Vintage Picnic. So many nice sentiments in that set. have a  great holiday.
Happy Crafting

Friday, June 29, 2012

Less is More

Less is More Challenge
Paper Piecing
What says more than this sentiment! So these are newer stamps from Paper Smooches Quick Quips, really fun.The main sentiment was stamped and the letters paper pieced. The exclamation mark is from Paper Smooches but from the Alpha Dot set. paper from PTI. Black Memento Ink.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Runway Inspired Challenge
Max Kibardin
This fashion challenge was this shoe, so bold. I went with the more literal interpretation  vs color blocking a a card. These are so happy colors. Hope you feel pumped!

PTI; Cardstock,Ink/Scarlett Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse
Hero Arts Image
Cornish Heritage Farms Sentiment
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sketch 127 OWH- Monkey Crazy

OWH sketch 127
Sponsored by Doodle Pantry
So I still was monkeying around with all this paper so I just had to do the sketch.Fun cards for the kids.
Reminisce; Patterned Paper and Stickers
Hero Arts; Sentiment and Twine
PTI; Cardstock and Ink

Happy Crafting

Monkey Business

OWH Mid-Week Throwdown  Challenge
A Card with a Monkey on it:)
How fun is that? I knew I had these papers and stickers but again sitting there all tucked away till now. These are from Reminisce. I still have much left over...more cards...
I thought of childerns cards or it can go an adult who just loves Monkeys.
Reminisce: Patterned paper and Stickers
Hero Arts: Stamp and Yellow Twine
PTI:All Cardstock; Beige Twine; Dark Choclate Ink(Green Card)
Memento: Rich Cocoa Ink  (Yellow card)
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For Your Man

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger
This is the card for your man! The inspration piece is masculine and defintly colors to remenber for more masculine cards. I used my smallest heriloom ornament die from nestabilities to capture the some of the patterning in the  inspiration piece.
Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Hawiian Shores, Soft Stone, Rustic Brown Button, Rustic Beige Twine, Sentiment /Say It With Style, Pure Poppy Ink
Happy Crafting

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gift Certificate Holders

Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Anything but a Card
Gift Certificate Holders
I needed two gift certificate holders, one for a man and one for a woman. Some places do not have "little cards" so I made these. This couple is having a there shared 80th birthday party along with the anniversary of 58 years of marriage and its going to be quite the party!
I used 12x 12 sheets of double sided cardstock, measured the certificates. Then cut and scored the paper making the bottom envelope holder (cut the 12x 12 to 8 inches scored the center at 4 inches next the edges at 1 and 1/4 th cut the flaps and glued together to make the holder) . For the flap used the rest of the paper(4inches) scored 1 inch of it then the sides at 1 1/4 th, trimmed the sides off then adhered the flap to the bottom piece. Of course the decorate as you like (the fun part). I used velcro dots to hold the flap closed and for easy opening.
Paper: Basic Gray / Life of the Party
Buttons and Twine: Papertrey Ink
Bling: Hero Arts
Die Cuts: Cricut Zoo Balloo Cartridge
happy Crafting

Friday, June 22, 2012

Patriotic Cupcake

Shaped Card Challenge OWH: Our Daily Bread Designs
The challenge is to make a shaped card this month for June. They donate shipping for every so many cards posted! I went with a sweet note to hero, using a patriotic theme. Its always fun to play along.

PTI/Cupcake die and twine
Paper/ Websters star paper, Gingham Provo Craft
Foam Alphabet Stickers Navy
Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yellow and Blue Color Challenge OWH

OWH Mid Week Color Challenge Yellow and Blue
A color challenge this week, so my idea was a child's birthday card (maybe for a 1 or 2 year old boy). I used sketch #125 from OWH loosely for this just ducky creation.
Paper:Teresa Collins/ Chic Bebe Boy, Neenah/ White Solar Cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts
Dies: Nestabilities; Memory Box
Happy Crafting

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Party Parade

OWH sketch 126

Simon Says Stamp

Kim Kesti
Everyone seems to have some sort challenge now and I just love to win blog candy ... so I am playing along. Then I donate what I do not use to OWH hoping to give a little joy.
I made this card from an Hero Art stamp It,s A Parade (not new) but still very fun. The sentiments and Poppy colored layering paper are from Hero Arts as well. The patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise. Neenah cream cardstock.
So check these blogs for fun and inspiration!
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pretty Postage

This week sketch at OWH. They changed the web site at bit and reorganized everything. Loved the sketch...I used My Minds Eye paper so pretty and summery love this paper! The flower portion came from the back side of the polka dot paper. The small "squares " are the Stampin Up postage stamps , now that makes this easy:)
Paper; My Minds Eye; Neenah Cream Cardstock
Twine PTI
Sentiment and Punch; Stampin Up Pretty Postage
Happy Crafting

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Cornish Heritage Farms
The challenge is to make a baby card. I am using the stamp set Sweet Bee. I have many of their stamps and am happy to see them come back!
Stamps: CHF Sweet Bee
Paper: Teresa Collins/ Chic Bebe Boy; Neenah White Solar Cardstock
Ink : Memento Summer Sky
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fathers Day

OWH Sketch 124
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Great sketch from OWH. I decided to just line out the sketch keep a CAS effect but with more interest. I shadowed the lighting to help better see the lines. Fathers Day past for OWH deadlines but I know I still need a few. I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Challenge anything goes!Check it out there are over 900 entries so far... WOW!
October Afternoon  Cardstock Sticker: Modern Homemaker
Neenah Paper
Nestabilities Square Die
Sentiment Crafty Secrets
Happy Crafting

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Baby Girl Card

Moxie Fab World Gingham Challenge
A salute to the new baby for the Go to Gal Jennifer McGuire, she has new baby girl. A fun idea was to have a virtual card making party to send bay cards. How fun is that! I came up with this cute all girled out elephant in a fine gingham skin blowing love her way.

Memory Box Die and stamp: Bubba the Elephant, Bow Tie Die
Papertrey Ink Sentiment Inside Out Baby, Hearts Mailbox Greetings
Paper: Provo Craft
Happy Crafting