Sunday, September 30, 2012

CFC72 and RS#31

Hi y'all - back today with two cards from two different challenges. 
The first card is for CAS-ual Fridays, with this week's challenge having to do with using our own blog as our inspiration.

A little color blocking, heat embossing, and viola, we got ourselves a nice, clean, elegant card - can't get easier than that.
The next card is for Retro Sketches.  I decided to turn the card around and make it into a portrait layout, and try to use some scraps, which has taken over my craft studio (I think they multiply while I'm sleeping..hehehe).

Live well,

Card Recipe:  CFC72
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Harvest Berries, Peaceful Gardens)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, White, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate)
Ink:  Tsukineko (VersaMark)
Etc:  Embossing Powder

Card Recipe:  RS#31
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Sheet Music, Daydreamer, Happy Trails)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White, Dark Chocolate)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Persimmon)
Etc:  Papertrey Ink (Happy Trails Die, Twine), EK Success boarder punch

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Day 7 and 8 of Kick Start is about challenging today's card is based on a sketch challenge, and a photo I saw in a Crate and Barrel catalog.  I picked this color combo, because it's outside my comfort zone.  The background was made using PTI's Botanical Silhouettes - don't usually go bright and bold, but I think it works for this card. 

Here's the sketch...

Here's my color inspiration...

And here's my card (sorry about the bad lighting)...

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Warm Thoughts - RS#30
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Botanical Silhouettes), Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (White, Royal Velvet, Pure Poppy)
Ink:  Tsukineko (VersaMark, Red Magic, Purple Hydrangea, Mango Madness)
Etc:  Rhinestones

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kick Start Online Card Class

Hi everyone - I'm back with a card to share based on my learnings from an online card class I'm currently taking, hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire.  It's called "Kick Start" - it's great source to learn how to "kick start" your creativity (click on the link below for more info).

For this card, I wanted to use some scraps (which I'm learning how to bundle together for future use), something I forgotten I had (this means cleaning up a bit to rediscover these), and something new that I haven't used yet...and here's what I came up with...
I used some scraps, washi tape I had forgotten about, and a new die.  I must say,  it felt good to be able to use all, especially scraps that I tend to let pile up. I never thought to spend the time to organize my scraps to have groupings to use for a future cards (thanks Jennifer for that great tip!).

Live well,

Card Recipe: Kick Start Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Teacher's Apple, Background Basics-Sheet Music), Paper Smooches (Falling For You)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (White, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Patterned Paper) 
Ink: Tsukineko (VersaMark, Persimmon, Tea Leaves, Tuxedo Black, Gingerbread)
Etc: Papertrey Ink (Teacher's Apple Die, Sunshine Impression Plate), Washi Tape , Copics

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Got a BIG shipment from PTI, and another on the feels real good to get back into the swing of things.  Today's card is for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenged (CFC70), which was to use black and white, plus one color of our choice.

I love this stamp and die, you can make a fabulous and fun card so easily.  I forgot to take a picture of the insert - when you pull on the slide, there's a little message waiting for the cute is that?!

Live well,

Card Recipe:  CFC70
Stamps:  Shutterbug Special (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  True Black, White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Cloud White (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Shutterbug Special Die, Book Print Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)