Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SC515 -- Christmas Flower

I want to post my card for today's sketch challenge at SCS.

I have been working on some card embellishments and this flower was lying on my desk. A special friend had let me use her die which I think was from Cheery Lyn Designs. I had cut several out several sets using SU Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock and put them together on Monday night.

Last night I was working with my Cricut, my laptop and the software "My Craft Room". I had cut out several shapes and left them lying on my desk. This morning when I was looking at the sketch, one of the shapes seemed to fit for layer # 3. I had cut the top layer out of white card stock and it just seemed to be lacking something. Then the idea hit me to try using some card stock that I had gotten a few days ago from my local scrapbooking store. It is from SEI's collection Holiday Traditions. This piece is called "crystal icing." It is embossed and has just the right touch of sparkle and glitter. It was just what the card needed.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Today's CAS challenge was "Simply Snowflakes". I chose to use a long time favorite embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I embossed a white piece of cardstock with snowflakes, cut a diamond using Spellbinders diamond dies from sliver glitter paper and used the word "Joy" which had been cut using Stampin' Up's "Wondrous Wreath Framelit Dies" from cherry cobbler card stock. Finally, I chose the color cherry cobbler for the card base.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SC513--Many Stars

Last night I finally made a card for sketch challenge 513 posted at SCS on November 5, 2014. It was an easy sketch but the inspiration was just not there. To many other things kept taking priority. Here is the sketch and then the card that I made.

The card base is Stampin' Up's Night of Navy card stock. For the background I used white card stock sponged with Night of Navy ink on top and Brocade Blue ink (retired) on the bottom. For the strip I used 5/8" white grosgrain ribbon. For an accent I added a 1/8" glitter strip which was cut from a piece of 3/8" Glitter strip made by American Craft which I purchased from Jo-Ann's sometime in the past. The stars were cut from paper that I purchased at Michael's using Spellbinders star dies. The sentiment "Peace" was from a set of Christmas clear stamps that I have had for several years.

May you have "Peace" today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SC514--Thank You

Getting a new computer and getting everything loaded and set up is a real challenge. As a result I am a little frustrated, but I wanted to get my card for today's sketch challenge posted.


I used SU Elegant Eggplant card stock for the card base and Wisteria Wonder designer paper to make the top layer. The flower stamp was from Michael's -- I think it came from the dollar bin. After stamping it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I used Copic markers to add color. This sketch was very simple but elegant.

Monday, November 3, 2014

CAS297 -- JOY

Today's challenge was to make a non-traditional Christmas card using either an image that isn't usually associated with Christmas or a color that is not normally used for the holidays.

For my card I chose to use a non-tradition color. I chose Stampin' Up's colors Lost Lagoon and Pool Party. I also used a scrap of designer paper from SEI. I kept the card very simple. The letters were cut using some Sizzlit dies. I used the negative image and glued it onto a 1 1/4-inch circle punched from the Lost Lagoon card stock. The Pool Party panel was stamped with a stamp from the "Gorgeous Grunge" set with Pool Party ink.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SC512 -- Marigold Inspiration

Back in September my husband had a doctor's appointment. It was one of those yearly check-in visits so that he could get a perscription renewed for CPAP supplies. I didn't go in with him; I was working on something in the car. After a while, I got out and was walking around. I came across the most beautiful marigolds I have ever seen (or at least that I remember). I didn't have my camera so I went back to the car and got my phone. My phone is about 8 years old and I don't get good pictures, but I tried. The yellow made the flowers glow in the sunshine. I wanted to try to create a flower that would remind me of the ones I saw. I don't have a flower stamp that really looks like a marigold, but I found one that I thought would work in the Stampin' Up set called "Peaceful Flowers". I colored my stamped image with copic markers.

This morning I saw the sketch challenge, plus I am in need of a birthday card. So I started to work on my card. The first picture is the one I took of the flowers. The second one is the sketch. The third picture is my card.

For the card base I used SU's Cajun Craze card stock. The other pieces were scraps that was on my cutting counter for another project that had not gotten moved. I hope my friend likes her birthday card.

Monday, October 27, 2014

CAS296 -- Halloween

This is my card for today's SplitCoast Stampers "clean and simple" challenge. There was a card that I found about a year ago on Pinterest that I was going to "CASE". This was a good day to do that. Here is a link to the original card that I found months ago. It is called "Happy Halloween Eyes". This is my version. The eyes are made using different size punches. I thought it was so cute.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAS294 -- Fly Away

The challenge on October 13 was to "poke a hole in it". I recently purchased some new dies from Spellbinders that have a pierced insert that can be used with the cutting die. Love using them. That's how I made all the little holes. We were leaving for Tennessee the following day, my computer was in the shop and I just ran out of time. This was the card that I made.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SC510 and SC511

We returned to Michigan last night and late this afternoon I needed to make a couple of cards -- one for the sketch challenge that I missed last week and one for today's challenge.

First, this is the sketch for October 15. That day my husband and I were on our way to Tennessee.

For this sketch I chose a piece of paper from a 6 x 6-inch pad called Blossom Paper Pix by Paper House.

For the card base I chose SU So Saffron. After cutting the two layers I matted each with SU Rose Red. The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs set called "As You Graduate." As many of my friends struggle with health issues these words of Corrie ten Boom hold much encouragement.

 Here is a picture of today's sketch.

A Christmas theme came to mind for this sketch. I used SU Real Red and white card stock. To add texture I used two of my favorite embossing folders on the white. The stamp is a new one that I got yesterday at a Hobby Lobby store in Indiana for less than two dollars. Love it!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SC509 -- My Wish For You

I have today's card completed for the sketch challenge at SCS.

For today's card, I used Stampin' Up's Crisp Cantalope card stock for the base of my card. Then I used SU designer series paper with black and Pool Party card stock for accents. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set called "Sunshine and Flowers".