Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lighthouse Card

Made this card for my nephew's recent Confirmation. Used the SC481 Sketch from this wednesday's challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Simple layout, but I liked it. Took longer to photograph, edit and post than to make the card. Looking forward to upgrading my computer soon!! Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies used:
Stamps: ODBD Light of the World
Paper: BasicGrey
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fired Brick
Accessories: Creative Memories Ovals, Ribbon dyed w/Fired Brick Distress Ink

Happy Birthday in Blue

Today I am sharing the card I made for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. Her favorite color is blue, which is a challenge for me as most of my papers are every color but blue! My SEI assortment pack saved me! I CASEd a beautiful card I found on  The web is just filled with inspiration! TFL!

Supplies used:
Paper: SEI Thinking of You
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large
Stamped sentiment: TSOL: crazy4daisies
Ribbon from my stash

Beautiful card made by Gloria Stengel:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sweet 16

The third daughter of my sister will be turning 16 next week. I think this paper from The Paper Studio is perfect...I actually used the same paper for my  other two nieces' 16th birthdays. I had a hard time die-cutting the numbers, as I used double-sided tape so I could add some pink glitter. The black scalloped circle got rather messy after the glitter was applied, so I scraped it off the best I could and then added Glossy Accents to the whole scalloped circle embellishment. Now it glitters and shines! Hope she likes the card. TFL!

Supplies Used: 
Paper: The Paper Studio
Dies: TSOL flower2doodle, Sizzix Graffiti
Other: flower punch, EK Success Border Punches, Ribbon, Flourish Stickers, Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter (Mauvelous), Glossy Accents, Ribbon

Here are the other two girls' sixteenth birthday cards from a few years ago:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Frosted Swirly Hello

Tried to do the double-embossing I saw over at Sparkle N Sprinkle here:

I am guessing my versamark ink pad was not juicy enough as I couldn't get it to work when I tried to apply it directly to my embossing folder. Instead, I just inked the design after I embossed and THEN heat embossed. For some subtle background color, I added a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. Milled Lavender and Tumbled Glass.

Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations: China Fragments, Hero Arts: Truly Appreciated
Ink: Quick Quotes Powder Puff: Tahiti, 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass
Dies: Nestabilities Scalloped Circles & Nested Tea Cups
Other: CB EF: D'vine Swirls, Ribbon

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

IC431 Rain Inspiration Challenge

I loved the challenge this past Saturday at Splitcoaststampers: to create a card based on inspiration from a Rain Board on Pinterest. Here is my card inspired by this pin:  TFL!
Supplies used: 
Stamp: Hero Arts: Brush Strokes, TSOL: flower2doodle (sentiment)
Ink: Various
Other: sequins

TLC469 Challenge Card

I've been trying to follow more challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. Here is a card I made nearly three weeks ago for the TLC469 Challenge. I loved trying the Doodling Technique as i got to use my new Signo Uni ball White Gel Pen. What a difference a good quality white gel pen makes. It was so easy to doodle with this! I love how the ink flows so smoothly and how great the results are with this pen. And I loved the posted example so much, I CASEd it:
Supplies Used: 
Dies: Spellbinders Rose Creations 
Stamps: Katie & Co.: Happy Birthday, Hero Arts: Brush Strokes, TSOL: back2basics (dot)
Other: buttons, embroidery floss, white gel pen

February Cards

February is a busy month, card-wise. My 'baby' turned 10 (double digits!!), a dear aunt turned 88, plus I made thank-you's for my daughter's birthday and a bunch of cards for a women's retreat at my church. I am a little frustrated at myself for not being able to post more often, but I'm going to settle for being happy that at least I was able to make so many cards. TFL
 This Popcorn card was perfect for my daughter as she was so excited to be turning 10! Stamps: TSOL popcorn2stamp, paper: Bella Blvd birthday Girl.

This card shows how elegant a card can be just by using Spellbinders Layered Elegant Swirl Die. Also used these other Spellbinders Dies: Fancy Tags Two, and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. The butterfly is an IO Die. I also used a ticket punch and an EK border punch. Paper by Teresa Collins (Tell Your Story).

And here are some of the thank you cards and retreat cards: 
All stamps are from TSOL, except for the little swirls in the corner - Hampton Art. 

The stamps for the above cards are Our Daily Bread Design's Light of the World and the Swirl Stamp is from TSOL. I tried to make all the cards the same, but I guess that is never going to happen! TFL!