Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkin Poem

I found this very cute poem online and decided it was perfect for this week's "Pumpkin" themes at a few of the challenges I post to.
**Base Card - I started by using a Kraft paper pre-made base card (with matching envelope), by Recollections, from Michael's Craft Store.
**Poem - Computer download. Sorry, no name to give credit to. :(
**Pumpkin Pattern Paper - Piece from my Scrap box.
**Pumpkins - Are metal Brads.
**Strip - Plain black cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder. Added pumpkin themed ribbon.

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Challenges Entered: - Pumpkins/Anything Goes

Friday, October 13, 2017

Purple Bouquet

I created this card for the sketch at the Feeling Sketchy Challenge for this week. It was a challenge for me alright! I couldn't figure out how to make the half moon cut at the bottom. I of course, went the long way about it. I should have just cut a circle in half and be done, but nooooo, not me. I went to the kitchen and got a bowl to trace the edge of it onto the card base. Anyway, I still enjoyed creating this card and am happy with the results.
**Paper Patterns - All are from the DCWV "Midnight Berry" stack and it has some of the prettiest cardstock of all the stacks I it! The pattern I used has a lot of pretty gold foil accents in it.
**Frame - The "Midnight Berry" stack has a couple of pages at the end that have an assortment of frames you can cut out to stamp your sentiments on. These frames match all the cardstock patterns in the stack.
**Stamp - I have had for a while, sorry no name. I used my "Stamp Perfect" positioning tool to make sure I stamped it exactly where I wanted it. My dear sister-in-law gifted this item to me, I sure enjoy using this tool. 
**Flower Bunches - From a pack from EK Success "Jolee's Boutique".
**Frame Corners - Used a Fiskar 3-in-one corner punch.
**Embossing - I embossed the half moon cut with a Cuttlebug "Chicken Wire" folder.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pumpkin Patch Time

My first Halloween card for this year and it is all about pumpkins! Except for a few cuts I made on my Cricut, it all came together fairly quick. I started with a pre-made 6.50x5.00" black card base (even has a matching black envelope), scary , huh!? :) :)
**Pumpkin Pattern Paper - Recollections "All Season" stack. The color of the paper pattern starts a deep color and as you get to the halfway mark the pumpkins get this "foggy" look to it. Kind of creepy. Love this stack, has assorted papers for all the seasons and holidays.
**Strip - I put it together using scraps in orange and black.
**Circles and Banner - Were all cut on my Explore. First I cut out the bottom circles from gold foil cardstock and then layered black circles cut from regular cardstock on top, using the "Shapes" button on the Explore.
**Pumpkins - Are from a set of assorted Halloween "Wiggle Eye" stickers I have had for a while. The banner is cut on Explore using the "Close to My Heart" cartridge. The "Happy Halloween" is from a collection of chipboard sentiments included in the "Wiggly Eyes" package.

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 Challenges Entered: - Theme -  "Too Cute to Be Scary"

Monday, October 9, 2017

Embossed Butterflies

I made this card for the sketch challenge this week at .
I really like the way it turned out.
**Cardstock - All are from the DCWV "French Country" stack, I love this stack. All the stack consist of heavy cardstock, most designs with shine or sparkle to them.
**Ovals - Are from a Cottage Kutz set.
**Embossed Oval - "Butterfly" folder by Darice. I used a Septum Noir glitter pen all over the butterflies for some sparkle.
**Sentiment - Again, a die from the Cottage Kutz oval set. "Best Wishes" is computer-generated. I matted both ovals with chipboard for 3-D effect.
Added pearls to finish out the card.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Chinese Pavilion

I have a friend taking a trip to China and I made this card to give him to wish him a safe and enjoyable trip. The image is of a Chinese Pavilion, of which there are many and are found in many of China's parks and gardens. They are used for shade and rest, maybe he will find this exact same one on his trip to take a rest from sightseeing.
Image - Computer download, matted on plain black cardstock.
Flowers - Cut on Cricut using an image from the "Gypsy Wanderings" cartridge. Flowers are cut from plain pink cardstock, and matted on white cardstock, then I brushed them with clear glitter Septum Noir pen for sparkle, added pearls to centers.
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Leafy Branch" folder.
Ribbon - Black with silver metallic threading.
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Challenges Entered: : Challenge #179 - Architecture - Sketch by Julee Tilman

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


These always so hard to make...Sympathy cards, best to keep them simple. This card, though, I wanted it to have some color and not be in the usual subtle colors you find in sympathy cards in stores. This is also my first try ever making a "Masking" card. I think I did a good enough job on it.

*Background Paper - From Michael's single sheet rack, is called "Green Swirl" by Recollections.
*Center Panel - Solid white and green cardstock from my scrap box.
*Bow/Ribbon - I made the bow using a satin-edged sheer ribbon.
*Sentiment - Close to My Heart "Sincere Expressions Occasions" acrylic stamp set.
*Flowers - I used the stamping technique with a Stampendous "Agapanthus" rubber stamp. I colored the flower centers with a gold metallic ink Gellyroll pen, then I used Wink of Stella in clear glitter on the flowers for some bling. It shows up very nice on the actual card, than the photo. :(:(
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Challenges Entered: - Use "Masking" Technique - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 16, 2017


I call this card  "Anticipation" because so many young children will be going to their very first day of school and riding that yellow school bus. Some will have different levels of anticipation when they wake up in the morning, some anxious, some with fear and tears...either way they soon get over it, right? This week at the , the theme is to make a "Back to School" card. The little story above is what came to mind when making this card.
*Ruler Pattern Paper - Recollection "All Season" stack.
*School Sign - Cricut image cut from the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge. The word "school" is also cut out at the same time as the sign, to make one solid piece. The sentiment was also written on the sign with my Explore.
*Bus - Also from the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge. Cut and layered in gray, yellow and black cardstock. Popped the bus with 3-D squares.
*Smiley Face - Is a sticker I had in my embellishments box.

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