Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Love A Challenge

A friend of mine gave me these flourishes that she had cut using her Circut and asked if I could think of ways to use them on a card. That set my mind thinking. What could I do with them?

After looking around and then through my scrap box, I started getting some ideas. After I got one card made, ideas kept popping into my head. The bird was on my work space just waiting to be used. Since I needed some thank you cards, that is what this one turned out to be.

Next I found this background that I had made when I was trying out the new background stamp I had gotten from JustRite Stamps. Looked in my flower jar and there were the flowers. Perfect! Now I have two cards.
 In August, I attended the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show in Novi, Michigan. I was able to get some new background stamps from Impression Obsession. So I had to try some of them out. Grabbed a piece of card stock and tried out the flourish stamp using Memento Ink's Grape Jelly. Then laid it aside. When I came across this background, I knew that I had to use it--went perfect with the smaller flourish. Found the embossed piece of card stock near my paper cutter--leftover from another project. Now I had my third card.

WOW--three cards and all so different.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Seems like I have been working on this card all day. Every time I would start, I would get called away. But I finally finished. It uses the same paper that I used last week. The scraps were still on my work space so I decided to use them instead of just putting them away.

The stamped image was created using stamps from "Stamps by Judith". So much fun to work with. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Set 3. These mini tag sets are awesome. Use them all the time.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CHF10--Use Twine on Your Project

Another two weeks has passed and it is time for another Cornish Heritages Farms challenge. This week Holly Brown is our hostess and she has asked us to "use twine on our project". So lets get started.

My card base is Soft Suede by SU. The next layer is Crumb Cake by SU which was stamped with the CHF brick wall backgrounder using Soft Suede ink. I then sponged a little Soft Suede ink on the edges to create a softer look. I used one of Spellbinders labels to create the focal image with stamps from CHF Time to Stamp. The brown and white twine is held in place with an antique brad. You are invited to visit the Cornish Heritage Farms blog to get all the details on how to play along. I will look forward to seeing your creation.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Finally got my card ready to post for the sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I guess that I don't work as fast as others do. I loved working with this sketch. May try using it again. I am also trying to use more designer paper. These papers by Cosmo Cricket were from a new pad that I got from a local scrapbooking store. Then I found a pink paper (in my collection) that went with the prints perfectly. Love it when that happens.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CHF09--Shaped Card

Time for another callenge at Cornish Heritage Farms. Kris Chirhart is hostess and she has challenged us to make a shaped card. I have only made one other round card so I decided to try that for my card. Very simply but fun. The digital image is from Cornish Heritages Farms. Love this little guy.

Please visit the Cornish Heritages Farms Blog for all the details as to how to play along.Looking forward to seeing your card.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Here is my card for this weeks sketch challenge at SCS. It is very simple but I enjoyed working with this sketch. The stamp was from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

SC400 At SCS

Here is my card that I made for SC400 at Splitcoast Stampers this week. I chose to make a card using SC321. This is a sketch that I have enjoyed using numerous times since the original challenge. I used SU Perfect Plum card stock and ink along with the stamp sets "Fabulous Florets" and "Happiest Birthday Wishes".