Friday, September 28, 2012

FMS #54/Birthday

Hello, don't know about you all but I am more than ready for the weekend, been a very busy week with kids activities, although the weekend doesn't look to be any less busy, we have 3 soccer games and a band competition this weekend.  Phew, I am tired just from thinking about it. :)

Anyway on to the card.  I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It is for my Niece who's birthday is today (Happy Birthday Nicole!).  It came together pretty quickly and had hardly any stamping. You can't see it in the picture but I stamped little flowers in Versamark Frost ink. I don't know what punch made the leaves as they were given to me by a friend. Thanks for looking. 


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fresh Fillers, Warmest Regards-Stampin Up
Ink: Chocolate Chip-Stampin Up, Versamark Frost Ink
Cardstock: White-Georgia Pacific, brown, pink-The Paper Studio
DP: The Paper Studio
Extras: Metalic Pink Brad- Spare Parts, Blossome Die:Spellbinders, Leaves

Friday, September 21, 2012

From Our Patch

Hello, I accomplished two challenges with this card.  It was Lisa's turn to pick a challenge and she picked the Spotlighting technique.  I had never done this before, it was pretty easy and fun to do, always fun to try something new, right? The second challenge was the one that Lisa and I are doing together.  We have decided to pick one stamp set each week and make as many cards as we can using that set.  We both decided we have a lot of stamps that haven't seen ink in awhile and they needed some love. This is my last card using the GinaK Designs Falling For You stamp set.  It is a fun fall card.  Kinda fitting since tomorrow is the first day of fall. :) 

Well, I am off to decide on what my next stamp set will be.  Have a great weekend.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Falling For You-GinaK Designs
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Memento, Really Rust-Stampin Up, various markers
Card Stock: White-Georgia Pacific, Orange-The Paper Studio
DP: Outlined Leaves-The Paper Studio
Technique: Spotlighting

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hoppy Birthday!

I made this card for my Cousin's little boy's first birthday.  I used the GinaK set that I picked to use for the week.  I love this frog he is so happy and cute, easy to color. I paper pieced his belly.  I was going to put googlie eyes on him but I forgot.  I used twine around the square to give the present feel. Don't know if you can see it in the picture but I used a Versamark frosted ink on the main card base, and used two party stamps from Hero Arts.  Over all it I like how it turned out.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Falling for You-GinaK, Life of the Party-Hero Arts
Ink:Tuxedo Black-Memento, Frost-VersaMark, Green marker-Bic Markit's
CardStock:Brown, Blue-The Paper Studio, Whisper White-Stampin Up
DP: The Paper Studio
Extras: Nestabilities, blue/white twine

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Emboss Resist

Hello, Here is another card using the  stamp set of the week. :)  This is going to be a great way to put my stamps to good use, what a great idea you had Lisa. :)

I am using the Falling for You stamp set this week, I used the fern image this time. I embossed the fern and did the emboss resist technique. I also used some scrap pieces of ribbon in the upper right hand corner. 

I have more cards that I have made with this set and will upload those tomorrow.  Have a great day, thanks for looking.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Falling for You-GinaK Designs, Sentiment-Everyday Expressions-Inkadinkado
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Memento, Tea Dye-Ranger
Card Stock: Ivory, Brown-The Paper Studio
DP: The Paper Studio
Extras: Nestibilities-Spellbinders, White embossing powder-Stampendous, Various Ribbon Scraps

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just Chicken In

Hello, I have a card here that takes care of two challenges (love that). The first challenge is a challenge that my friend Lisa and I started on Sept 1.  We decided to pick one stamp/stamp set a week and make as many cards as we can using that stamp set.  The set that I have chosen to use this week is the GinaK Designs Falling for You set.  I am having a lot of fun with it.  I have 4 cards that I have made so far with this set so keep checking in and see what else I have made. :)

The second challenge was the newest sketch from Freshly Made Sketch. As you can see this is a pretty easy sketch (which are the best). I stamped the chicken and colored it in with markers and than stamped him again on scrap designer paper and paper pieced the wing and one of the tail feathers.  I used my Martha Stewart boarder punch on the brown card stock and mounted another piece of designer paper to the brown card stock.  Cut out the chicken with my square Nestabilities, embossed and then inked around the square.  You can't really see it in the picture but I used my glitter glue pen and put some glitter on the red parts around the chicken's head (not sure what those are called, LOL).  Thanks for looking.


Supplies used:
Stamps: Falling for You- GinaK Designs
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Memento
Markers: Adobe Orange- Bic Mark It's, Cool Grey-Copics, Red & Orange-Sharpie
Card Stock: Whisper White-Stampin Up, Brown, Kraft-The Paper Studio
DP:Western Plaid-Reminisce
Extras: Red Glitter Pen-Sakura, Stars Board Punch-Martha Stewart

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vellum Butterflies

Hello, I finally got my challenge card done that I have going with my fellow pen pals.  It was my choice for the challenge and I decided we would use vellum on our cards.  I don't use a lot of vellum so I thought it was time to break it out and put it to good use. :)  I have a pink marbled card stock for my base and I embossed white card stock with a Cuttlebug folder and used my chalks to color it, than I punched out my butterflies in various colors of vellum and glued them to the embossed card stock.  I really like how it turned out, not sure if I should add a few more little butterflies or not though, what do y'all think?  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Paper: Marbled cardstock and vellum- The Paper Studio, White- Georgia Pacific
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Circles

Hello, This card is the biggest card I have ever made.  It is a 5x7 card.  It was fun to do something different.  I used iSpy Sketch #24 it really came together quickly and was a fun card to make.  Next time I am going to either stamp or emboss the circles.  But like how it turned out.  Thanks for looking. :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sentiment-Basic Grey (Hero Arts)
Ink: Close to Cocoa-Stampin Up
Cardstock: White-Georgia Pacific, all others-The Paper Studio
Extras: Various Buttons

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Hello, Okay fall really isn't in the air here in Iowa, that is just wishful thinking on my part. LOL  But for some reason I felt like making a harvest card.  I used the Freshly Made Sketch #45 this was such a fun sketch and a great way to use up scraps.   Not sure if you can see it in the picture but I stamped the sentiment in the lower right hand corner in black, should have used some craft ink or chalk ink instead.  But overall I really like how it turned out.  Thanks for looking. :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Happy Blessings-Stampin Up, Sentiment-Studio G
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Memento, Various Markers
Cardstock: Red, Green- The Paper Studio, Whisper White-Stampin Up
DP: Outlined Leaves-The Paper Studio
Extras: Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties-Spellbinders, Ribbon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Get Well!

Hello, Get well cards are another card that I don't make often, but my Mom put in a request for some.  I used a sketch from the Paper Crafts Card Sketches for Paper Crafters.  It is a great book with lots of idea's in it.  This card came together fast. I stamped the water bottle and colored it in with markers, glittered the red heart and cut it out than popped it up on a pop dot.  I wrapped the ribbon around it, but not sure i like how it looks.  I think it is my bow, need to work on them some. :)  Thanks for looking.

Card Sketches for Paper CraftersThis is the book I used for the sketch.

Supplies used:
Stamps:Under the Weather-Stampin Up, Sentiment-Inkadinkado
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Bic Markit Markers
Paper: All Card stock-The Paper Studio
Extra's: Sakura Glitter Pen, White Ribbon, corner rounder punch

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just a note

I have had this card sitting, just waiting to be uploaded.  Not sure why I haven't done it yet.  But here it is.  I made this a long time ago.  It was pretty easy.  I used a Clean and Simple Sketch #175 they have really great sketches too.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: TPC Studio's
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento
Paper: Brown, Yellow-The Paper Studio
DP: Madeline Collection-Prima Marketing
Extras: Yellow Prima Flowers, Brown Brads

Friday, July 20, 2012

2 Challenges in One.

Hello, I was actually able to do 2 challenges on this card.  The first challenge was making a wedding card.  It was Beverly's turn to pick the challenge and that is what she picked.  The second was the Freshly Made Sketch #42. It was fun to combine both challenges.  I usually always start out my cards with a sketch, I just work better starting that way.  How do you decide to start your cards?  This card came together pretty quick, I used Glaze pens on the window and lights on the car.  I wanted to use Paper Glaze on the window but since I hadn't used it in a while it wasn't  working right and I had to throw it out.  I will have to pick some more up when I am out and about.  Anyway, thanks Beverly for a great challenge and FMS for another great sketch.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Just Married Car-Stampabilities, Sentiment-Stampin Up
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Copics
Paper: White-Georgia Pacific, Black, Kraft-The Paper Studio
DP: Red & White Doodle Hearts-The Paper Studio
Extras: Sakura Glaze and Glitter Pens, Circle Dies-Spellbinders


Here is a card that I made using a image that was sent to by my friend Lisa (thanks Lisa).  I used Freshly Made Sketches #40, they have the best sketches. I colored the image with markers and used ovals to layer it. I had a hard time with the ovals as I didn't have a good set for layering.  But I like the overall look of the card.  :)  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: One In A Million-GinaK, Sentiment-Inkadinkado
Ink: Copic and Bic Markit Markers
Paper:White-Georgia Pacific, colored card stock-The Paper Studio
DP: The Paper Studio
Extras: Coluzzle, Pennent-Spellbinders, ribbon, pink pearls.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Something cool

Hello, I am finally getting my challenge card posted.  Took me awhile but here it is.  It was Becki's turn to come up with a challenge for us and she decided that since it has been so hot out that we should do something that had to do with a drink or water.  Well after a search through all my stamps I found that I have absolutely nothing that related to either drinking or water. I will have to remedy that. :)  Any who, I had to raid my Daughter Kaitlyn's stamps.  I found a seahorse to use.  This card came together very easy.  I  colored the horse with colored pencils and added Stickles to the bubbles.  I also used a goolie eye just to add some fun. I embossed the blue card stock with the bubble embossing folder to make it looked like water.

I didn't have a good sentiment to go with it so I left one off.  I figured it would make a good kids card.

Our next challenge is to make a wedding card. Already have idea's going on in my head. :)  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento
Paper: Yellow-Die Cuts With A View,  Blue-The Paper Studio
Extras: Prisma Colored Pencils, Yellow Ribbon, Stickles-Waterfall, Googlie Eye, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Party Hats.

Hello, this card came together really quick.  I saw a similar card here and thought it would make a cute kids card.  I stamped the flags and cut them out and used pop dots to pop them up.  I put a button in tip of the triangle so that they would look like party hats.  I used my new Ribbon Tag Tio 2 Nestabilities for the sentiment.  Easy Peasy.  Thanks for looking. 

Have a great 4th of July.  We will be sending it with Richard's family. :)  See ya'll when we get back.

Stamps:Friendly Flags-Hero Arts, Sentiment-Inkadinkado
Ink:Pumpkin Pie, Glorious Green, Pacific Blue-Stampin Up
Paper:Blue-The Paper Studio, White-Georgia Pacific
Extras:Ribbon Tag Trio 2-Nestabilities, Buttons, Ribbon

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fore You!

Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and managed to stay cool.  It is still hot here in Iowa and we are in desperate need of some rain.

This is the card I made for my challenge with Lisa.  It was her pick and she picked a masculine card.  I don't have a lot of masculine stamps and I needed some masculine cards for my Mom.  I found this golf stamp in my stash and decided to ink it up.  I searched for a sketch that I liked and found this one from Clean and Simple, I just don't know the number of it.  I inked up the stamp and colored it with markers, stamped the golf ball again and cut it out, and embossed it with the swiss dots folder so that it would have the little dents in it and popped it up with a pop dot.  It was such a fun card to make that I made 2. LOL  I think I will make a few more, but do them in girlie colors, cuz I am told girls golf too. :)  Thanks for looking.  Stay cool.

Stamps: Oogaloo (Michael's $1 stamp)
Ink:Tuxedo Black-Momento, Sharpie Markers
Paper:White-Georgia Pacific, Green-The Paper Studio
DP:Bella Bohemia-The Paper Studio
Extras:Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder, Circle Nestibilities

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wedding #2

Here is the second of 2 wedding cards that made.  I stamped the couple in black, colored the image with Sharpie markers.  I used a Quicky Glue Pen and put glitter on the brides dress.  I used Freshly Made Sketches #32. I love out this turned out.  The gold paper was already embossed and I think it looks good with the Maroon, I have no idea where I got it, it has been in my stash for a very long time. I figured it was time to use it. :) The ribbon is actually a shear brown but looks gold on the card.  It was the closest I could come to matching the gold paper.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Happy Couple-Stampendous
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Sharpie Markers
Paper: White-Georgia Pacific, Maroon-The Paper Studio
DP: Gold-Unknown
Extras: Square and Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Glitter-Su, Rhinestones-Best Occasions

Friday, June 29, 2012

Split Negative, FMS#41

Hello, This card was made for my challenge with Lisa.  We decided to do the Split Negative technique.  I have wanted to give this a try for awhile now, and it seemed like a good challenge for Lisa and I.  It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be, love when that happens.  First I cut out two large squares using my Nesties.  Than I put a little adhesive on the back of the square and lined it up perfectly on my self healing mat, than used my stampa ma jig and stamped on first the green cardstock and embossed it in white.  I repeated the process again on the white cardstock and embossed it in green.  I than laid the 2 squared on top of each other and cut them right down the middle.  They lined up perfectly.  I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch #41. I also made the card a square one, I don't make square cards very often but the tree stamp just looks better on a square card.  I really had a lot of fun with this technique and have the other halves of the tree's to make another one.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Tree-Inkadinkado, Sentiment-Art Impressions
Ink:Versa Mark, Handsome Hunter-SU
Paper:White-Georgia Pacific, Green and Red-The Paper Studio
Extra's:Detail White Embossing Powder-Stampendous, Country Meadow Embossing Powder-Stamp N Stuff, Square Nesties.

Wedding #1

Hello, One of the requests my Mom made for cards is wedding cards.  So here is the first of 2 that I made today for her.  I use gray for the cardbase, don't use that color much.  But is fun to try something new.  I used Glaze pens on the car window and the lights, just to give the car some punch. I also sponged ink on all the edges of  the paper. Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampabilities
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Chocolate chip-SU, Tea Dye Distress Inks-Ranger, Bic Markit and Copic Markers
Paper:Gray-The Paper Studio, White-Georgia Pacific
DP:Wedding Icons-The Paper Studio
Extras:Large Classic Inverted Scallop circles, Sakura Glaze Pens, Sakura Glitter Pens

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oh, Baby #2

Hello, hope ya'll are staying cool.  It is hot here in Iowa today.  So I am staying indoors to get some stamping done. :)  This is the baby boy card I made for my Mom's card box. At the rate I am going she is going to run out of room in her box. LOL  I colored the frog with Sharpie Markers and added googlie eye's just to give it something fun and cute.  It came together pretty quickly. Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Frog-Gina K, Sentiment-Inkadinkado
Ink:Tuxedo Black-Momento, Sharpie Markers
Paper:Blue and Green-The Paper Studio
DP: Autumn Leaves
Extas: Square Nesties, Googlie Eyes

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh, Baby!

Hello, again.  Here is another card for my Mom's card box.  I don't know what the name of this stamp is as it was sent to me.  But it is cute. I colored it with markers and mounted it on pink cardstock.  It came together really quick, which are the best kinds of cards. :)  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used:
Stamps:Image-Unknown, Sentiment-Just Sayings-Inkadinkado
Ink:Various Sharpie and Bic Markit Markers, Pixie Pink-SU
Paper:White-Georgia Pacific, Pink-The Paper Studio
DP: The Paper Studio-Sweet Pea Pack
Extras:Glitter Pens-Sakura, Pink Ribbon and Circle Nesties

Birthday Cupcakes.

Hi, Hope you are enjoying your week so far and staying cool. :)  Here is another card for my Mom's card box.  I am having fun with the Freshly Made Sketches  , they really have some great sketches.  I used #15 for this card.  I had fun coloring the cupcakes with my Sharpie and Bic Markit Markers.  I have been trying to use my markers more.  I also used some Sakura Glitter and Glaze pens.  Thanks for looking.


Supplies used:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes-SU
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Various Sharpie and Bic Markit Markers
Paper: Blue, Yellow cardstock-The Paper Studio
DP: Paper Pizazz
Extras: Retangle Nesties, Sakura Glitter Pens, Sakura Glaze Pens

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Hello, My Mom told me she needed more cards for her card box that
I made her awhile ago.  Here is one that I did last night. It was really quick and easy.  I stamped the flowers and than cut them out with my nesties, added the ribbon and the sentiment.  I decided that it needed something else, so I punched out a butterfly and added the half pearl.  Thanks for looking. :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Springtime stems-SU, Wish-Studio G
Ink: Tuxedo Black-Momento, Always Articoke, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink-SU
Paper:Brown-The Paper Studio, White-Georgia Pacific
DP:Pink-The Paper Studio Sweet Pea Pack
Extra's: Rectangle Nesties, Butterfly Punch-Martha Stewart, White Pearl, Pink ribbon