All of my cards are numbered with a number along with the year and month they were made. Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings
# 472-2015-12
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Red, White, Christmas Songbirds patterned paper from Papercraft Inspirations
Other : Poinsettia framelit die cut, red ribbon, yellow brad

This card was made for the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. You can find this challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.

I was at Joann's craft store yesterday and I saw a magazine that had this poinsettia framelit die cut with it as a free gift for buying the magazine. So I bought the magazine just to get the die cut. This is what I used as the flower for my card.

The patterned paper is also from the Papercraft Inspirations website where you can print free papers and other things to make your favorite cards with.

The red ribbon and the yellow brad in the center of my poinsettia was my own idea to give my card an added touch. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it. May you all have a wonderful and joyous Christmas season.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
# 470-2015-12
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Christmas Combo matstack (red, green, and background behind snowflake)
Other : Santa Hat sticker embellishments, sentiment embellishment, snowflake embellishment, snowflakes embossing folder.

I made this card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. This challenge is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Peace and Love

Peace and Love
# 461-2015-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver
Tools : Dots Embossing Folder, Paper piercing tool, Snowflakes #3 Die Cut
Stamps : Twas the Night Before clear stamp set, Handwritten Sentiments
Ink : Silver
Other : Gems

I really like this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. It gave me the opportunity to use my snowflakes die cut. This card challenge is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. 

For those of you who do not know, the reason why I number my cards is because that way I know how many cards I have made since I first started making cards back in 2011. It is also easier for future reference should anyone inquire about a specific card and would like to know more about it.

With that being said, let me tell you about this card...

I chose white, metallic gold and metallic silver cardstocks for the colors. For the bottom half of my card, I used an embossing folder to accent it and then I used a paper piercing tool to accent the border of the top half.

I used metallic silver for the background of my snowflake, which was cut out using my snowflakes #3 die cut. Then I used a metallic gold and white snowflake in the middle to accent the background snowflake.

The first part of my sentiment is from my Handwritten Sentiments clear stamp set and the rest of the sentiment is from my "Twas the night before" clear stamp set. Both are stamped onto my card with silver/grey ink. And to highlight my card, I used a few gems.

This completes my card for this weeks FMS challenge. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will visit again. As always, your comments are appreciated. May God bless u and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings
# 459-2015-11
Supplies used :

Cardstock : White, Hunter Green, Christmas Combo Matstack
Inks : Close to Cocoa (reindeer), Always Artichoke & Handsome Hunter (Pine Trees), Barn Door                 Distress Ink (Tree & Sentiment), and Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Snowflakes).
Stamps : Vintage Christmas (Sentiment), Twas the Night Before (Red Tree & Reindeer), Pine Tree               wood mount stamp, Snowflake wood mount stamp.
Accessories : Cool light blue pearl adhesive gems.

You can also find this card posted in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. You can find this card challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 12, 2015

All that glitters

All that glitters is snow
# 456-2015-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Night of Navy, Metallic Blue
Stamps : Many Thanks Christmas clear stamps
Ink : Black, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Other : Snowflake Swirl embossing folder, Scalloped square framelits, Label framelit, brads, colored pencils.

The layout design for this card is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. This card challenge is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

I chose a Christmas theme for my card this week. The snow globes, snowman, and small tree are from a clear stamp set I recently purchased at Joann's. After I stamped them onto white paper, I colored them with colored pencils and then I cut the snow globes out and put them on my card. 

I stamped the snowman and tree inside the snow globes as well as the snow that is inside the globes. I chose my snowflake swirl embossing folder as a background image behind the globes. 

The sentiment is also from my recently purchased Many Thanks Christmas clear stamp set. I used Night of Navy to stamp it inside a Label framelit, which I used to light blue brads to attach it to my card. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. I know my cards aren't as fancy as everyone else's, however, I am glad you came by just the same. Please come back and visit again. Thanks.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
# 455-2015-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White and Green
Ink : Close to Cocoa
Stamp sets : Holiday Frolic (Sentiment) , Twas the Night Before (Deer) clear stamp sets
Die Cut : Christmas Tree #2 Die Cut
Other : Sequins, Snowflakes embossing folder
I used Close to Cocoa ink to stamp the star onto white paper and then I colored it in using a yellow marker. Then I cut it out and put it on my Christmas Tree.

You can also find this card posted in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. It is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and you will visit again.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Hello

Hello
# 454-2015-10
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Hunter Green, White, Forever Young Collection by BoBunny, and Dots, Stripes, & Plaids Matstack
Stamp Sets : Naturescape Clear stamp set, Stamp & Cut Butterflies, Stamp & Cut Yes
Ink : Hunter Green

You can also find this card posted in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. If you would like to join in, you can find this challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your comments are appreciated...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to you
# 453-2015-10
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, White, Chocolate Brown
Accessories : Baker's Twine, Brown button
Other : Dots Embossing Folder, Chocolate Chip Ink, Circles #2 Die cut
Stamps : Stamp & Cut Birthday stamp set from Hero Arts

You can also find this card posted in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge. To view this card in this challenge, visit http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

The stamp set that I am using for this card has the clear stamps that came with the matching framelits. So I used chocolate chip ink to stamp the stand and cake before using the matching framelit to cut them out. Then I used double-sided dimensional stickers to adhere them to the card.

I also used chocolate chip ink for the sentiment.

Then I added the Baker's Twine and button for an added look. I hope you will enjoy this card as much as I did making it. Thank you for visiting my blog.
EEK!
# 452-2015-10

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
# 449-2015-07
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Brocade Blue, White
Ink : Marina Mist
Other : Birthday embossing folder, Dragonflies, flowers clear stamp

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You're Someone Special

You're Someone Special
# 448-2015-06
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Black, Pastels Patterned Cardstock
Stamp Sets : Hexagon Sentiments, Stamp & Cut Butterflies clear stamps
Framelits : Stamp & Cut Butterflies Die Cut Framelits
Other : Yellow Blendabilities marker
Ink : Black
Sentiment : Hexagon Sentiments clear stamp set

Well, it's another week for the Freshly Made Sketches design team and they have put another sketch challenge out there for us to follow. You can find this sketch challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.

There is not really anything special that I can say about my card that doesn't already say for itself. 

The butterflies are a clear stamp that came with matching die cut framelits. I used black ink to stamp them onto white paper and then I used the matching die cut framelit to cut them out and then I used double-sided dimensional adhesives to adhere them to my card.

The hexagons behind the big butterfly is a clear stamp from my Hexagon Sentiments clear stamp set. I used black ink to stamp it onto my card for a background image. Then I used a yellow blendabilities marker to color in some of the little hexagon shapes to high light them, along with high lighting 2 of the small butterflies.

Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to visit again. You can also follow my blog at any time.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fabulous Day...

Have a Fabulous Day
# 447-2015-06
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Turquoise, White
Other : Baker's Twine, Grey crayola marker, Hot pink blendabilities marker
Ink : Hot pink (small butterfly), Grey (Sentiment), Taken with Teal (small butterfly)
Tools : Paper piercing tool from Stampin' Up, Stamps & Cuts clear stamps w/ matching die cuts

This card was made for this weeks Color Throwdown card challenge, which is located at http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com

The butterflies are clear stamps that came with matching framelit die cuts. 

The big butterfly was stamped onto white paper with black ink and colored in with a grey crayola marker and a hot pink blendabilities marker and then cut out with the matching framelit die cut. 

The other 2 small butterflies were stamped onto white paper with hot pink and Taken with Teal inks and then cut out with the matching framelit die cut.

The sentiment is stamped on with grey ink. I used pink and blue Baker's Twine to give my card an added touch.

Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to visit again. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fabulous Day

Have a Fabulous Day
# 446-2015-06
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Night of Navy
Ink : Black, Taken With Teal (Sentiment) and small butterflies
Other : Baker's Twine, Blue Blendabilities marker (Large Butterfly)
Tools : Paper piercing tool from Stampin' Up
Framelits : Butterfly framelits 
Stamps : Stamp & Cuts clear stamps

Well, it's another week for Freshly Made Sketches. You can find this sketch challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

My card this week is made with White and Night of Navy cardstock.

I recently bought a Stamp & Cuts clear stamps with matching die cuts and I thought this weeks sketch challenge was the perfect time to use it.

I stamped the larger butterfly onto white paper using black ink and then I colored it in using a blue blendabilities marker. Then I used the matching die cut to cut it out. The 2 smaller butterflies were stamped onto white paper using Taken With Teal ink and then cut out using the matching die cut framelit.

The sentiment was stamped on using Taken With Teal ink. Then I added the Baker's Twine to give my card a better look, along with using my paper piercing tool around the edge.

If you would like to see or purchase the Stamp & Cuts clear stamps with matching die cuts, you can visit Hero Arts at http://www.heroarts.com

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to join or follow my blog.
Have a great week!!

Miss you

Miss you
# 445-2015-06
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, More Mustard
Ink : Really Rust (Sentiment)
Stamps : Brush Stroke Greetings Rubber Stamp Set (Sentiment)
Framelits : Labels Framelits
Other : Butterfly, Dots Embossing Folder, 2 Orange Brads


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon
# 444-2015-06
Supplies used are :
Cardstock : Always Artichoke, White, Simple Stories paper pack
Ink : Always Artichoke
Other : 3 green gems, Labels framelits, butterfly, paper piercing tool
Sentiment : Brush Stroke Greetings rubber stamp set

This card can also be found in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge, which is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

For this weeks FMS challenge, I chose Always Artichoke and white for my colors because I wanted my colors to match with the big butterfly.

I was at Joann's doing some shopping, and they had a package of 10 Labels framelits on sale. Well, I just couldn't resist buying them to use on my cards. So, the scalloped oval and the label framelit for my sentiment is what I chose to use for my card.

I chose a Get Well Soon sentiment from my Brush Stroke Greetings rubber stamp set because I wanted to make a card for my ex-mother-in-law who is in the hospital right now, and I wanted her to know that I am thinking about her.

As for the big butterfly.....well, I just happened to find it at the Dollar Tree and I thought it would look good on a card. The sentiment was stamped on using Always Artichoke ink from Stampin' Up.

I chose to do the final touches with a paper piercing tool and then added the 3 gems.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will stop by to visit again soon...



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
#443-2015-06
I made this card for my 8 yr old niece who is turning 9 on the 17th of this month. Other than my own 2 adult children, Echo is Auntie's little angel....

I took a white doily and sponged on the brown and red inks. The balloons are a wood stamp. I used brown, red, and green inks to stamp them onto white paper and then I cut them out by hand and used toothpicks instead of Baker's Twine for the strings. The Hello Kitty cup cake is a digital image that I printed up and cut out. I used blendability markers to color the cup cake.

Supplies used are :
Cardstock : White, Chocolate brown, Simple Stories paper pack
Ink : Chocolate chip (sentiment), green, red, Close to Cocoa (brown balloon)
Other : toothpicks, chocolate brown ribbon, blendabilities markers, doily

Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to visit again.

Father's Day

 # 441-2015-06
#442-2015-06

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hey, what's new?

Hey, what's new?
# 439-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Elegant Eggplant, White, 8 1/2" x 11" pastels patterned cardstock
Sentiment : Hexagon Sentiments clear stamp set
Accessories : 3 purple gems, 2 pearl beads, baker's twine, butterfly, label
Ink : Rich Razzelberry

Layout design is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit and you will visit again.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
# 438-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Turquoise Blue, Red, Pastel Yellow, Studio G paper pack
Stamps : Birthday Balloons
Sentiment : Birthday Party rubber stamp set
Ink : Night of Navy (Sentiment)
Tools : Clouds embossing folder, 2" scalloped circle punch, 1 1/2" circle punch
Other : 3 green brads, acrylic glitter paint (clouds), Blendabilities markers (balloons)

Card Sketch Challenges : 

The layout design is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card challenge and the colors are from this weeks Color Throwdown challenge.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Please feel free to follow me on bloglovin or by email. Or you can find me on facebook.






Friday, May 15, 2015

Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate
# 437-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Black, Studio G paper pack, Yellow
Stamps : Hexagon Sentiments, Outdoor Fun
Ink : Black
Other : 3 Sequins, 3 Black brads, Yellow Marker, Green Marker, Orange Marker, Brown colored pencil, Gold glitter glue, Green glitter glue
Tools : Paper piercing tool. 2" Scalloped Circle punch, 1 1/2" Circle punch

Sketch Challenges : http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.

I added a little gold glitter glue to the center of the flower to give it a little shine. I also added a little green glitter glue to the stem and leaves to give them a little shine as well.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Please come again.




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
# 436-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Green, Simple Stories patterned paper pack, Studio G patterned paper pack
Other : embellishments, Baker's Twine, Paper piercing tool

Sketch Challenges : 

The design layout is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge and the colors chosen for this card is from this weeks Color Throw Down card challenge.

The flowered patterned paper that I used for the background image is from the Studio G patterned paper pack, while the Brown/White striped and the Pink w/white dots that I used for the banners are from the Snap Color Vibe patterned paper pack from Simple Stories.

Then I used a white square bordered with green to put the sentiment and flowers on. I decided to add the Baker's Twine to give my card an added look.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. Please feel free to visit again or join and follow my blog.





Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bee Happy

Bee Happy
# 434-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Black, White, Metallic Gold, Simple Stories paper pack
Stamps : Outdoor Fun rubber stamps
Accessories : 1/4" Black ribbon, 5/8" Gold ribbon, 2 black brads, 1 yellow brad
Tools : Honeycomb embossing folder, Alphabet wood stamps
Other : Silver glitter glue, Gold glitter glue, yellow coloring pencil
Ink : Black

This card is a 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" Tall and skinny card. 

I used white for the first layer and embossed it with my honeycomb embossing folder. The long strip for the side image was embossed with a honeycomb border embossing folder onto metallic gold paper and bordered with black paper.

The other background image is a yellow with white dots paper from Snap Color Vibe paper pack from Simple Stories and is bordered with black paper.

I used my Alphabet wood mount stamps for the sentiment and is stamped on with black ink. I added 2 black brads on the side.

The bee, flower, fly, and the "Bzzzzzzz" are from my Outdoor Fun rubber stamp set. I stamped them onto white paper, colored them in with colored pencils, and then cut out by hand. I used double-sided adhesives to attach them to the card.

Then I used silver glitter glue to highlight the wings on the bee and the fly. I used gold glitter glue on the center of the flower to highlight it and make it stand out a little.

I hope you have enjoyed my card as well as your visit to my blog. Please feel free to visit as often as you want to and to join my blog.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Flowers for you...

Flowers for you
# 435-2015-05
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Black, Red, Simple Stories paper pack
Stamps : Flowers for you rubber stamp set
Tools : Paper piercing Tool, Apothecary Accents framelits, Dots embossing folder
Other : colored pencils, glitter acrylic paint
Ink : Black, Red
Accessories : 1/4" black ribbon

This Mother's Day card was made for this weeks Mojo Monday card sketch challenge. You can find this challenge at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com

First, I started with a white blank card. Then I added a black and then another white layer. I embossed the top white layer with a dots embossing folder.

The red with white dots paper and the 2 banners at the top are from the Snap Color Vibe paper pack from Simple Stories. The red with white dots paper is bordered with black 1/4" ribbon.

The image behind the vase with flowers is bordered with a black 1/4" ribbon rather than using black paper. 

The vase was stamped onto white paper with black ink and then I used a blue glitter acrylic paint to give it its color.

The ribbon on the front of the vase was stamped onto white paper with red ink and then colored in with a red colored pencil.

The 2 flower bouquets were stamped onto white paper with black ink and then colored in using colored pencils. Then I cut them out and used double-sided dimensional stickers to adhere them to the card.

The sentiment was stamped on with black ink. I used the Apothecary Accents framelits.

I hope you have enjoyed my card. Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to follow my blog via email, bloglovin, or my networked blogs. You can also find me on facebook.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Butterflies

Butterflies
# 433-2015-04
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Aqua, Green, Peach, Pastel Blue
Die Cut : Branch w/Leaves
Tools : Butterfly punch, Butterflies embossing folder
Accessories : Gems and Sequins


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dear Friend

Dear Friend
# 432-215-04
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Pastel Blue, White, Green, Pink, Light Bright Designer paper pack
Tools : Dots Embossing Folder, Flowers and Leaves punch
Die Cut : Branch w/Leaves
Accessories : 3 green brads
Stamp : Dear friend wood mount stamp
Ink : Pink

This card was made for 2 different sketch challenges. The first challenge is for the layout design from http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

The second challenge is from http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com. This weeks new color throwdown challenge was to use pink, green, and aqua. 
Since I don't have any cardstock that is the actual aqua, I substituted with a pastel blue, which is close enough to the aqua color that is required for the challenge.

The strip on the side of the card is from my Light Bright Designer paper pack. I have attached it to a pink marble cardstock to give it a bordered look. This is attached to a white dot embossed cardstock, which is attached to a pastel blue blank card.

For the leaves behind the flowers, I used my Branch w/Leaves die cut, which is cut out on pastel blue cardstock.

The flowers are cut out from my Flowers and Leaves hand punch. I used pastel pink and Always Artichoke paper. Then I used green brads in the centers.

The sentiment is a wood mount stamp that is stamped on with pink ink from Studio G. 

Thank you for stopping by. please feel free to browse my site and follow me on bloglovin.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For you, dear friend

For you, dear friend
# 431-2015-04
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Pastel Blue, Black, White, Turquoise paper from Simple Stories paper pack
Ink : Black
Other : Border embossing folder, blue brad, 1/4" turquoise ribbon, red gems, dots embossing folder
Sentiments : wood stamps