Sunday, October 9, 2016

Mojo Monday #468 Contest: Scared Silly!

Happy Sunday!
I am on a roll today with a second card.  Yay!  This one I made following the sketch from the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #468.  I really wanted to do this challenge because this one is worth prizes.  Who doesn't like prizes???  Anyway, here is the sketch and the link to it.

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.  I used paper from the CTMH "Jeepers Creepers" collection plus some CTMH Willow (green) for the scallop border. The card and the White Daisy cardstock are also CTMH. The gray cardstock for the cat is from my old stash of Stampin' Up.  I used black glitter tape (MultiCraft Imports) for the top border.  I used my rounded corner square die from Spellbinders for the main square.  The scallop border was made using a die from MFT.  The little green tag was also a die from MFT.  The cat is from the CTMH stamp set called "Purr-fect Halloween" which was the August stamp of the month.  I fussy cut her out and attached flat to the square.  I also stamped and cut out her cute little "bat" bow which I attached to her head.  The "scared silly" stamp is also CTMH from the "Frightfully Fun" retired set.  I used some purple glitter gems from CTMH.  I also added some extra sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the purple bow on the kitty.  The black ribbon is from my stash. Oh, I also used a white pencil on the kitty's eyes.  And there you have it.  It was a purr-fectly fun card to make!  (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself).


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #180 and Between the Folds 31A&B: Creative Stamping Techniques

Hello to my fellow cardmakers!
Today I am sharing the card I made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #180 and the Between the Folds Challenges 31A&B: Creative Stamping Techinques.  Here is the sketch:

The other challenge is found here:  
For this challenge I did the "rock and roll" stamping technique on the owl.  I first inked him in the Desert Sand ink and then I rolled the edges in the black ink.  Next I just stamped him on Colonial White cardstock and fussy cut him out.  
I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  Not much explanation needed other than to give my supply list which is pretty much all from CTMH.  The only things not from CTMH is the saying which is from an old set of mine called "U R A Hoot!" from Cornish Heritage Farms and the punches used for the hearts.  The larger heart punch is from Creative Memories and the smaller heart is from Recollections.  I just layered the smaller one on top of the larger one and then attached it to the card.
That's it.  I had fun following the sketch and BTF challenges today.  
Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch #300

Happy Sunday!
I had some time this evening to get a card made for my nephew who just happens to be a ENT with the Nashville Metro fire department.  I knew just what stamp I wanted to use for this card.  MFT  Pure Innocense  "firefighter boy".  I also knew that MFT Wednesday sketch challenge #300 was the perfect sketch for this stamp.  Here is the link to the challenge:

To make the card I started with a white card base (CTMH) and cut another piece of white cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I then used my Cuttlebug embossing diamond plate folder on it.  I adhered it to the card.  Next I created my yellow circle (stash paper) using my oldie but goodie Creative Memories circle cutting system.  I attached it to the card with part hanging off the side.  I just trimmed that piece off.  Then I stamped the firefighter boy and the fire extinguisher (MFT) with Momento black ink.  I colored them with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut them out.  I mounted the boy with pop dots, but adhered the fire extinguisher flat.  Next, I stamped the sentiment (MFT) with Versamark and embossed it with Stampendous Detail white embossing powder.  I adhered it flat to the card as shown.  I don't have a picture of the inside, but I stamped "Don't worry about the number of candles on your cake.  I have the fire extinguisher handy."  It's from the MFT stamp set called "Piece of Cake."  Funny, huh?  LOL  
Anyhow, thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Celebrate Card for AAA Cards Game #72 and Between The Fold Challenge 29A

Happy Saturday Night Ya'll!
It was a rainy afternoon so I actually found some time to stamp.  I knew that I wanted to challenge myself with a challenge and I picked a couple to try out.  First, I wanted to try a new technique for the AAA Cards Game #72 which is to try a "new to you" technique.  I haven't done watercolor resist so I thought I'd give it a try.  You have to zoom in on the cards to see the details.  I took pictures from 2 angles so you can see the shimmer.  I also used the Between the Fold Challenge #29A which is to do random stamping.  I did that with the leaves stamps.  Here are the links to the 2 challenges:
To make the card, I started with my watercolor paper.  I randomly stamped different leaves from the CTMH stamp set "Lovely Leaves" with VersaMark.  Next, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I took a wide brush and painted water over the whole paper to prime it for the paint.  I used CTMH watercolor paints to abstractly paint the leaves.  After the leaves were dry I then wet the background again with water and painted the background blue.  When the whole panel was dry I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl to give it a nice shimmer.  I wasn't satisfied yet so I also added some more shimmer with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist.  The combination gave the card a nice shimmer.  Next, I stamped the greeting "Celebrate" from the CTMH "Dizzy Circles" stamp set with VersaMark.  I then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  To finish the card I wrapped some twine around the watercolor paper 3 times and knotted it.  I also cut 3 graduated sized panels of cardstock from the Fundamentals Adventure Cardstock paper pack.  These papers are nicely embossed with clear embossing to add some detail to the papers.  The watercolor panel is popped up with pop dots while the other layers are flat.  And that's it.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Heart 2 Heart "Hip to be Square" Challenge

Hey Ya'll,
Happy Labor Day Weekend!  I am posting a card I made to go with the "Heart 2 Heart" blog challenge called "Hip to be Square".  So obviously I made a square card with the main image also on a square.  Really clever, I know.  (I heard those groans!)  LOL  Anyway, for this card I used everything CTMH,  The paper is from the Magical collection as well as the arrow, speech bubble and camera (complements).  I stamped "smile" on the bubble with CTMH black dye in.  The "smile" is from the Cricut collection and it's called "Perfect Picture."  I also stamped "it's your birthday" in the black ink and this stamp is from the "Life Is Tweet" retired set. 

Here is a link to the challenge page if you want to join in:

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Birthday Card for The Paper Players Color Challenge #308

Happy Hump Day!
I have found some time to make some more cards.  YAY!  I always love using challenges to get my mojo going.  Today I am using the color challenge from The Paper Players.  

All products used are from CTMH other than the words "munch love" which is from a retired Stampin' Up set called "Treat Yourself".  The CTMH products used include the paper from the "Magical" paper collection;  Carnival Fun stamps and thin cut dies;  and CTMH inks.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Happy First Birthday card for Just Add Ink Challenge #323 and Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Today I finally got motivated to make my great-nephew a card for his first birthday.  I wish we didn't live so far away.  We always miss all the fun birthday parties!  Anyway, I got some inspiration from a couple of card challenges.  The #justaddinkchallenge323 is to "just add F".  Your challenge is to add something to your card that begins with the letter "F".  It can be an item such as a flamingo or flag, but it could also be a technique such as faux stitching.  I am making mine a "first" birthday card.  The other challenge is the #HLSAugustanythinggoeswithdieschallenge.  This challenge is a bit more obvious.  I used LOTS of dies on this card.  YAY!  Here are the links to the two challenges:  and

To make the card I used the Scallop Oval Flip-its die from Sizzix.  I actually went through some of older paper stash and found this collection called "Let's Roll" by Imaginisce.  It had the perfect images of vehicles for a little boy card.  I then dug through my scraps and found enough papers to match.  Yay, again!  The yellow and white ovals are actually cut from a Spellbinders set.  I die cut the "happy birthday"(Little B) and the 1st(Paper Smooches) from the scraps.  I glued the 'happy birthday" directly to the yellow, but popped the "1" up with pop dots.  The "st" is also glued directly to the yellow oval.  It needed a little something more so I die cut the candle (Sizzix) from red and orange paper.  I cut just the flame from the orange and glued it on top of the whole red piece.  I then glued it to the oval.  I added some yellow stardust gel pen to it for a little sparkle.  I then glued the whole yellow piece to the card.  
For the flip side of the card, I took the white oval piece and die cut a "m" (Paper Smooches) and a "3" (Sizzix Monkey Tails Sizzlets).  My great-nephew is called "M3" because he is Michael III.  I glued these pieces at the top.  I then stamped the saying using stamps from Penny Black clear set called "Word Express".  I added the punched heart(stash) at the bottom.  And there you have it!  I hope M3 has a great birthday!  Thanks for stopping by.