Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Pink By Design

I am entering the card below at Pink By Design Sketch Challenge Monday using the following sketch.

This is my take on it using Pink By Design's sentiment. I'm giving it to a friend for her lingerie/bachelorette party. The paper is from DCWV the All About Girls Stack. I hope you (& she) like it! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pink By Design Thank You Challenge

I'm entering this card in Pink By Design's Thank You Challenge! 

I forgot to take the picture until after I had sealed it in a plastic bag. This is definitely a CAS card.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Favorite Pattern Challenge

I'm entering this card over at Pink by Design's Favorite Pattern Challenge. I made it for a wedding shower for a friend of mine. I love the swiss dots embossing folders. It is one of my go to folders.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scrapmaster's Paradise Monthly Challenge

This card was made for Scrapmaster's Paradise monthly challenge. The object was to use the color black and Sami's stamps. I love these challenges 'cause they get me focused in one direction instead of getting overwhelmed with so many choices.

I used Sami's Poppy Field Summer Stamp set for the flower and the verse. It doesn't hurt to have a few extra sympathy cards in the stash! This flower set is so versatile. Check out her SP Stamps Blog or her gallery for more great ways to use this stamp set.

The only thing I might have done differently would be to use brads instead of bling on the sentiment frame. I was making this kind of late at night. Let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ink It Pink Challenge 15

I am entering this card in Pink By Design's current challenge to make a Halloween themed project. I know I saw the idea for this card on another blog but I can't remember which one. If anyone recognizes it let me know so I can give credit to them.

The card is not actually for Halloween but for Sweetest Day. I don't think Sweetest Day is celebrated in all parts of the country. It was probably started by American Greetings which is located in Ohio. Another way to get people to buy cards! : )  I hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scrapmaster's Paradise Guest Designer Call

I'm entering this card at Scrapmaster's Paradise Guest Designer Call. The challenge is to use the color yellow. 

I made this card for my mother-in-law. She had a dove for something like 13 years and "her" name (they originally thought she was a he) was Holy Spirit. I thought this dove stamp would be perfect for a sympathy card for her. The sentiment is from SP & Company Stitchery Doo Banner stamp set.

It's hard to tell from the picture but I stamped the dove on the circle then cut with a Spellbinder's die.
I then stamped the dove again and cut it out and attached the main part of the body over the stamp on the circle so that the wings lifted up a little bit. It looked great in 3D. Of course I always have to add a little bling. She loved the card and I hope you do also.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Going Buggy August Challenge

This card is being entered in Going Buggy's August Challenge. The challenge is to make a "girly" card.

I made this card for my niece's birthday using My Creative Time's Keepin' It Classy stamp set. This is a great set for "girly" cards.  Enjoy!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pink by Design Ink it Pink Challenge

I'm entering this card in the Ink It Pink Challenge 6: Ribbon.  I totally cased it from the July 2012 CardMaker magazine (pg. 14). I did change the colors, papers and ribbon. This is my first major attempt at quilling. It was very easy and not to time consuming.

I made this card for my girlfriend's birthday. She makes beautiful (and delicious) cakes and cupcakes so I thought this quilled cupcake would be perfect for her. I haven't given it to her yet so I hope she doesn't see it here first. 

The doily I used on the background is just one that you buy in the cake decorating aisle of the grocery store. I've seen other cards using doilies and knew I had to try this. Of course it wouldn't be a card from me without some bling! : )

I hope you like the card!

SP & Company Royal Blue Challenge

I'm entering this card in SP & Company Royal Blue Challenge. The challenge of course is to use royal blue as the main color.

I used Just A Note  stamp set and Swirly Doo Valentine's stamp set for this card.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day

Here's the card I made for my dad and my father-in-law. It fits both of them perfectly!

I'm also entering it in the Art Impressions Challenge 67-Husband/Father and in Pink by Design Ink It Pink Challenge 2.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

SP & Company Hot Pink Challenge

This is a card that I am entering in Sami's Hot Pink Challenge. You can enter here. I used Sami's Bold Sentimenta III - Birthdays Stamp Set for the sentiment and Stampin Up's Simply Soft set for the flower. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SP & Company Blog Hop "Orange" Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Here is the card that I am posting on SP & Company's Blog Hop "Orange" Challenge. We are supposed to use the color orange and Sami's stamps. I swear that the background of this card IS orange. I don't know if I need to figure out how to take pictures or if I need a new camera. It's very frustrating.

Anway, I used Sami's Mix 'n Match: Basics stamp set. I love the Mix 'n Match sets.

Here is a close up of the butterfly. I cut it on my Cricut then used lots of Stickles to bling it up.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

I'm A Guest Designer!

Hi Everyone,

I am the guest designer today at SP Stamps Blog. This is the card I featured. Head on over to SP Stamps Blog for all the details.

Monday, April 16, 2012

SP & Company Lavender Challenge

I'm entering this card in Scrapmaster's Paradise Lavender Challenge. Using lavender wasn't difficult but the challenge for me is coloring. I'm still getting the hang of it. I embossed the background with a Sizzix Diamond embossing folder and no card of mine is complete until I bling it in some way!

The goat stamp is from The Stampin' Place and the sentiment is from SP & Company's Mustache Madness. This set has a bunch of great sayings.

I don't know who will be the recipient of this card but I hope they enjoy it.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Color Challenges!

I am entering this card in Scrapmaster's Paradise Green Challenge. Green is supposed to be the main color. I made this card for my niece's birthday. Lime green and pink are my 2 favorite colors right now.

I used Stampin' Up's cupcake punch to make the cupcakes. Soooo much easier than cutting by hand.

I am also entering this card in Getting Cricky's Color Challenge. The card need to be green, white and one other color (pink for me).

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Basketball Birthday Card

Once again, I'm entering this card in SP Stamps Challenge #9. The challenge was to use embossing powders. I embossed the sentiment with 2 different colors. I love these challenges. They help me to keep my blog going and keep up with my card making.

This card is for my 14 year old niece who loves to play basketball.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Distressed Stamping

I am entering this card in the challenge at Stamping with Sami Challenge #8 - Distressed Stamping. I used Sami's new stamp set Sympathy & Care. I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder. The leaf stamp is Hero Arts Leaf Cluster. I used various Tim Holtz distress inks for the background.

Scrapmaster's Paradise Giveaway!

Sami over at Scrapmaster's Paradise is having a great giveaway to celebrate 1700 followers and 650,000 visitors. Check her out:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Anniversary Card

This card is being entered in Stampin With Sami #7 - Love Theme and Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge - Wedding Bells are Ringing. It would have been a great Valentines card but that's gone so I decided I will give it to my husband for our anniversary. I'm pretty sure he never looks at my blog so I should be safe posting it. I used SP & Company Musical Butterfly. This is a great stamp that can be used for lots of different occasions. I found the sentiment on another set and thought it would be perfect for this card.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Justin & Kelly's Engagement Card

I made this engagement card for my stepson Justin and his fiance Kelly. I am entering it in the challenge at Scrapmaster's Paradise. We are supposed to use bright red.

I am also entering this in Getting Cricky Wedding Bells are Ringing Challenge.

I used my Cricut and Gypsy to make the heart and to weld their names. Of course, I had to add the big bling for her ring! I embossed the heart with Swiss dots embossing folder and the hearts were from the Fiskar's embossing plates. They are nice when you make 6 x 6 cards.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Scrap Guy's Blog Relaunch!

Bryan over at ScrapGuy is relaunching his blog with a new look and lots of prizes including weekly stamp giveaways and an Imagine machine! Head on over and check him out.

I would love to win the's probably the only way I'll be getting one of those for now.

If you become a follower of his blog let him know I sent you. You'll help me get extra entries for the prizes.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card Challenge

I made this card for my husband's birthday. He is totally a basketball addict so this was the perfect card for him.

I'm entering this in Celebrate the Occasions Challenge #47: Masculine Birthday.

Stampin with Sami: All About Color

I'm entering this card in Stampin with Sami: All About Color challenge. I colored my cheerleader image using Bic Markers and Copic for the face, arms and legs. I used Sami's Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Friends Stamp Set. This is a great set and stamps so nicely! I thought I would use this as an encouragement card.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrapmaster's Paradise White Challenge

This a card I made for a friend's debutante ball/birthday party/graduation. The picture isn't the best but I love how it came out.

I am entering it in Scrapmaster's Paradise White Challenge .