Just a fun Dad card for you today. I used a circle punch to make the cork circles, it punches really easily. The stamps are from Unity and Hero Arts.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here's what I made this week, a card for my hubby. I love this juke box stamp! It brings back memories as we had an old juke box in our basement rec room when I was growing up. Oh, how my Dad loved that thing! It was full of old records from the 1940's and 50's, which is why I learned so many of those songs. My brother and I snuck some Beatles and other 45's in there so when our friends came over we could play some "cool" music. Thanks for visiting today. Please leave a comment.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I am so excited to announce that this card was a winner this week in the Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge! Besides using Stampendous stamps to create your card, you also had to use the masking technique, which is really fun to do. Please leave a comment and thanks for visiting today. Check out the Stampendous site for more information at
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This was my first attempt at stamping directly on cork and I was surprised how well it worked out. The cork is also easy to die cut or punch. I used Tsukineko Memento Ink, which is a dye ink, so it dried very quickly. The butterfly stamp is from Unity's April 2010 Kit of the Month, which is full of cute images! I colored the butterfly image with Copic markers and added the glittery polka dots with a brown Spica glitter pen. Try stamping on cork, I think you will like it too. Thanks for visiting today, please leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. See you next time!
For this fun challenge you had to use fabric in your creation. I chose to use a piece of torn fabric as a ribbon and a fabric yo-yo for the hand crocheted flower center. Cath over at Moxie Fab world would like you to join in the fun too! Check out all the details at: www.moxiefabworld.com/2010/05/fun-with-fabric-challenge.html
Monday, May 10, 2010
Winning entry: Spools and Buttons
Woo hoo! I am so honored to have my card selected as a winner for Paper Crafts Magazine Go To Sketch Challenge over on the Paper Crafts blog! Check out the post at
For this card I made my own background papers using stamps and pink and gray ink. The small flower is from Gina K's Nana's Needlework Stamp set, the dotted circles are Hero Arts and the larger flower is from Inkadinkadoo. I usually gravitate towards brighter colors so I wanted to challenge myself to use more muted tones and gray is a softer alternative to black ink.
The challenge was to follow the sketch over at http://www.papercraftsplanet.com/ and to also incorporate the stamp masking technique. I combined both into one card using the Stampendous Ruffled Blooms set and a little butterfly from Gina K Designs. Hope you enjoyed seeing it.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The challenge for the month of May is titled "2,4,6,8 Who Do We Appreciate?". The idea is to create a thank you card for someone. I make cards for Operation Write Home and wanted to make one that I can send to Any Hero along with my sincere appreciation for their service to our Nation. Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization that collects handmade cards to ship overseas so that military personnel have nice cards to send home to loved ones. They also collect letters and cards of appreciation that are distributed to those who receive little or no mail. You can check out their website to find out more at www.operationwritehome.org. Thanks for visiting today.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I went with something fairly quick and easy today. The frame is from Unity's Everyday Adorable, the sentiment is from the Birthday Chic set and the flower pot and flowers are from the Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month. A little stamping, a little paper piecing and a bit of ribbon and it was done! Hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment and become a follower of my blog, thanks!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I made this card for the Stampendous Saturday Sketch.I had a lot of fun embellishing this card, so much so, that I only had room for a sentiment stamp, that has never happened to me before! The sentiment is one of my favorites from Stampendous, I use it all the time!
I made this card for Betsy Veldman's sketch challenge over at www.scrapbookgirl.typepad.com. If you read Paper Crafts Magazine then you know Betsy, one of the Go To Gals and a very talented lady! I am so inspired by her work that I had to try her challenge. Hope you like it, please leave a comment. Thanks for visiting and have a creative day!