Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
(And if you don't celebrate with a Turkey and all the trimmings... it's still a good idea to count your blessings!)

And here is my Thanksgiving card (actually two versions of it because I used a big sheet of paper and they all looked a little different):

I was inspired by Darnell at djkardkreations to use some of my patterned papers especially this card (second one) and those two!

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to leave a comment,

Stamp: Inkadinkado (I believe)
Die: My Favorite Things

Monday, November 25, 2013

Baby boy

Happy new week!

Over at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week they have sketch for us. I like sketches; I find they help me a lot. So, of course, I made a card but first the sketch:

heathers sketch 2

It's a lot of layers for me....

And now it is my great pleasure to welcome a new member:

Yes, you guessed right! She is the wonderful hostess of the Pixie's Snippets Playground and as I mentioned yesterday she is celebrating 100 weeks with an amazing prize. Check it out and then get crafting! This is the saying that I picked out to welcome you, Di. Don't know by whom it is:

We don't stop playing
because we grow old.
We grow old
because we stop playing. 

That's why stampers never grow old, right?

Keep on playing!

Stamps: Personal Stamp Exchange Home Decor (feet), Hero Arts (tiny carnival letters, dotted background)
Punch: Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Happy Sunday!

Yesterday I made a card with the leftover die cuts from this card which were still on my desk and which I couldn't just throw out as I am sure you understand... While I was assembling the card I guess I had a sketch in the back of my mind that I had recently seen somewhere. After a bit of searching I found the sketch and discovered that my card did indeed follow it. It is the Freshly Made Sketch #113.

And here is the card:

And a close up:

As you can see I did use sequins for this one and it makes it look more playful. I just don't think it would be a card for a guy whereas the other one is. At least IMHO. Here is the first one again:

Since I used snippets I am also sending this to Pixie's Snippets Playground where they are celebrating week 100. Hop on over and check out their prizes and then play along because I am sure you have some scraps or snippets or schniblets (as my friend L calls them) around somewhere.

Wishing you a fun and relaxing Sunday and as always, thank you so much your visit,


Dies: Simon Says Stamp (happy), Papertrey Ink (birthday)
Inks: Distress Inks by Tim Holtz

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thank you for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Just a quick post because I want to go to bed but I also want to enter a card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Thanks/Thanksgiving) and it closes in 10 hrs... So if you can't sleep and want to make a Thank you or Thanksgiving card - play along! (And some day I will let you know much sooner about it so that you have actually time to get inspired, create something, and enter it!)

Can't share my Thanksgiving card yet so I have a Thank you card:

I am so sorry but the stamps are cling stamps and have no name on them. I just know that the word stamp is from Hero Arts. 

That's it for me tonight! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Another masculine card without embellishments...

... although I know plenty of women who like geometric shapes and shades of blue (myself included)!

This one is for CAS-ology where the cue word is "Triangle" and for MUSE challenge #43 where Theresa Clavird provided this beautiful card for our inspiration. 

I used her diagonal layout which I really like and will certainly use again. As I mentioned above I didn't use any embellishments but I did raise three of the triangles with foam pads - can you see? Click on the links to find lots of inspiration. For both challenges you have until tomorrow (Sunday) to play!

As always, thank you so much for your visit and your comments! They make me so happy!
Wishing you a restful and creative weekend,

Stamps: Mama Elefant (Trifecta), My Sentiments Exactly (Birthday Sentiments)
Inks: Versafine (black), Memento Dew Drops 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inky Birthday Wishes

Hi there, crafty friends,

In the midst of assembling my Christmas cards I took a break to make this card:

I was inspired by MIM #140 where Ashley shows us different ways to use ink pads on paper. Check it out! I also used the inlaid technique which I not only love because it makes mailing so easy. After I took the pictures I debated about adding some embellishments but couldn't make a decision. Might add something when I know who will get this card. What would you add?

As I played with ink I will also send it over to the Simon Says Monday Challenge.

Ha, and the gold piece of cardstock is a snippet, so the card also gets to play at Pixie's Snippets Playground!

Enjoy your day (my oldest turns 14 today!),

Stamp: Stampin' Up
Die: Papertrey Ink
Inks: Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
If you need more details, let me know!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Very CAS Thank you

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you are all doing well and have a fabulous week ahead of you!

Here is a very, very CAS Thank you card for this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where they want us to keep it clean and simple. See how well I follow rules?

I have a hard time throwing pieces out that I cut off but usually I just put them on a (fast growing) pile. This time I actually used some on a card - go me! Added a wood veneer word bubble and called it a card. Didn't want anything else to distract from the colorful strips... 

So, this card is for all of you who take time to visit my blog and leave kind comments, I appreciate each one of you/them! Thank you so much!

Since I used scraps I am going to send this off to Pixies Snippets Playground where it seems the only rule is to use scraps. I might become a regular there since I use scraps on most (or maybe all) of my cards.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Simon Says Monday and Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes

Hello friends,

How are you all doing? Hope all is well!

This year there were a lot of landmark birthdays of family and friends. Here are two of the cards I made. They are very similar but the color scheme is different.

The first one was for a dear friend whose birthday was last Wednesday. I like how the number is there but very subtle and not in your face! What you can't see well is that on the numbers I've used the Wink of Stella pen. 

The second one was for my sister-in-law who loves purple. On both cards I used the baby wipe technique which I love it because it is so easy and looks great (IMHO). 

I am entering them in the Simon Says Monday Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where "Anything Goes". 

And now it is time to welcome two new followers: 

Sian has had her blog since 2011 and you'll find lots of fabulous inspiration there. 

Dora B. of 7 Cardologists
Dora is the only blogger I personally know because I am one of the 7 Cardologists. She just set up her blog in Blogger, so please head on over and welcome her! 

The quote to welcome you is from the book "Tuesdays with Morrie", which I would recommend to everyone:
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

That was a long post! Thanks for bearing with me! And as always thanks for visiting and leaving a comment,


P.S. In case you were wondering about the corners on my Halloween card... That was a punch (that I broke while making them) by EK Success.

Green card:
Stamps: Wildflowers (Hero Arts), Happy Birthday (Make An Impression)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Large Classic Numbers)
Misc: Border punch (Stampin' Up), Oval Punch (Paper Shaper), LuminArte shimmering mist - solar gold

Purple card:
Stamps: Wildflowers (Hero Arts), Happy Birthday (Make An Impression), script background is unmounted and unfortunately doesn't have a name on the back
Dies: My Favorite Things (Large Classic Numbers)

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