Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Tag and Card

I taught a class awhile back where we made these tags and they were so fun to make I had to include one of the makes on a card. 

You can see how the two tags are similar with the embossing on the right side with two different folders {top by Fiskars and bottom is unknown} and then I distressed the edges for depth. On the left  side of the tag there is a strip of black cardstock by Recollections and a patterned washi tape that is also black in nature. Then there is the image on a little bit different orange paper with the Spellbinders die behind each in purple {I had a ton of purple cardstock left over from my sister's wedding things, so I repurposed it}. I used a pack of borders by K and Co-glittery pumpkins and skulls-where I placed small pieces of cardstock, on the pumpkins black and the skulls orange, on the back of the border to give their facial features a different color. Both tags have the Jolee's glittery bat sticker which is fun to use those repeaters.

I finished the card by adding ribbon by Little Yellow Bicycle to the top of the tag. I distressed the edges of some orange cardstock and added a strip of polka dot papers before adhering the tag to the left side of the card. I added another Jolee's sticker to act as my sentiment.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Thankful Ombre' Card

I love today's card not only because it was easy to make but because it is pleasing to the eyes. The stamp is from an old Fiskars stamp set that I stamped with distress ink by Ranger, Stampin Up dye ink and a Close to My Heart baby pink ink. The sentiment is a die cut by Stampin up that I layered multiple white ones on top of each other. The very top layer I inked the white cardstock with another color of distress ink that matched the pinks already used in my card. Love this Jennifer McGuire technique. I rounded the edges of the white cardstock and matted it on a baby pink cardstock all the way to the top of the cardstock instead of in the middle like I normally do. 

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Challenges: Make your own background Wednesday Anything goes Anything goes with pink

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Thankful card

Today's card features a Vintage Lacy Border stamp by

which you can find at 

I heat embossed one of the borders with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger copper embossing powder. I didn't know where I was going with this card when I stamped the border and I took a round about way to get to this point with finishing the card as I did. 

I cut the white cardstock down and inked the edges with distress ink. I added the the brooch looking embellishment by Ranger Industries to an oval Spellbinders die cut and added some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the white cardstock by Recollections. I added the cream colored cardstock that has its edges inked to the bottom and covered the seam with a piece of velvety ribbon. I placed that panel piece onto Deja Views patterned paper and added the Stampin Up die cut sentiment in white cardstock to the bottom. I like the way it turned out. Something different is always a welcomed surprise.

Thanks for looking.

Add a Little Dazzle-Colors or Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Anything goes Wednesday Anything goes
DL. Art-Anything goes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Deep Red Stamps Flourish Latte

My card today features a stamp by

You can find the Latte Flourish stamp at

I stamped the Flourish Latte onto a white die cut by Cricut with a shadow mat in gray. Both those cardstock are by Recollections. I did ink the white die cut with Iced Spruce distress ink. The seam binding that is in a bow is by Wright's (Very old), the label die cut is by Deisgn Objectives with a sentiment sticker by Pebbles and brads by Creative Imagination. The patterned paper was from a prize I won.

That's all for today. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Queen Elsa Card

I have a Queen Elsa card to share today. I loved the movie and now I get to relive it with my cards. The image is by Sassy Studio Designs and I colored her in with Copic Markers. The cape is Stardust powdered chalk mixed with paint both by Stamp N Plus. I die cut her out using a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with blue distress ink. There are two background die cuts behind the image that are cut out using my Cricut and also the sentiment label. The blue cardstock is by Recollections with the edges inked and sprayed with Perfect Pearls and water. The sentiment is made with Lawn Fawn Smitty's alphabet, the card base is glittery white by David Tutera, and all of the stickers I used in the card are by EK Success.

Thanks for looking.

Sassy Studio Designs GDT call- November GDT call

Monday, October 20, 2014

Manly Monday Moose

I have some new Manly Monday cards for you tonight. Click on the blog name to be directed to the card and then come back and see mine at the end. Thanks.

For my manly card I stampes a moose by Stampin Up onto white cardstock and die cut him out with a Spellbinders die. I inked the inside of the die cut with distress ink by Ranger with the paper still inside, the die. I die cut the next size up of the same Spellbinders die in brown and inked the inside with dark brown distress ink.

*Just a little thing I do to save on paper {because I don't have enough already-yea right} I used the brown from the cardstock underneath the the cream colored cardstock for my brown mat die cut. That way I know that the browns match and no one ever knows that there is a hole in that layer. Same thing for the the mat around the sentiment.

The embossing folder is called Fern and the sentiment stamp comes from a set called Animal Puns which are both by Gina Marie Products.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Sunflowers Stencil

Our challenge at Chalk Ah Lot, green with chalk, continues for another week. I made this card using a metal stencil with white embossing paste and let it dry completely. Then I took powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors Teddy Bear (brown), Lime (green), and Dandy (yellow) mixed with water and a paint brush to paint the colors onto the raised surface. I had die cut the image and that shape didn't fit with the patterned paper scrap that I had so I cut off the sides of the die cut and distressed them with scissors and then distress ink. I add some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the edges of the die cut and then on the sentiment to make my visual triangle.

The patterned paper is by Scribble Scrabble that I distressed the edges with distress ink by Ranger. The yellow cardstock is unknown but I do know that it is embossed with a Gina Marie embossing folder called Victorian Lace. The sentiment stamp is by Gina Marie Stamps on Great Bible quotes stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes Stencil it Anything goes Stamps and embossing Flowers Autumn Colors Anything goes w patterned paper Autumn Color challenge Fall/Autumn colors Color combo Embossing Anything goes Embossing Abundance Harvest or Halloween Anything goes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday Wishes

My card today has polka dot patterned paper that I stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Stamp N Stuff glitter embossing powder. {My husband saw the card and said it was too busy but I say whatever to him} The bird image is also by Hero Arts and I stamped him in Hero Arts black ink and colored him in with distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger. The sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up which is stamped onto a Papertrey Ink die cut and layered onto two different Spellbinders dies.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Challenges: Anything goes with sparkle and shine Anything goes Anything goes Stamps and embossing Things with wings Patterned paper Anything goes Anything goes with a sentiment Lots of layers Anything goes Anything goes birthday Animals Anything goes Anything goes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Boo! Scary Halloween Tree

My card today uses a stamp by 
The tree stamp can be found at 
I stamped the tree with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger copper embossing powder. I colored it in with distress markers, water and a water pen. Then I decided it needed something more so I cut a circle of masking paper out with my CM cutting system and masked off the moon. I applied blue distress ink around the sky portion of the cardstock and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. Then because I left an inch at the bottom it called for something. I dry embossed it with a Sizzix grass embossing folder and inked it with green distress ink. I love the way it turned out. The orange cardstock behind is by Bazzill, sentiment by MME and the bat sticker is by Jolee's.

Thanks for looking. Fall colors, Ink, and bling {on the glitter bat is also a rhinestone} Halloween and/or use orange

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To You With Flowers card

I do love the font that Paper Smooches uses on a lot of their stamps. They are so fun to stamp on like a birthday card. That's what this card is for and it's a lot of the cards that I make. 
I used Bazzill patterned paper for the background and behind that is a 1940's photo cover. I'm redoing the old photos on my husbands side and love to find ways to repurpose something. I wouldn't be able to use it in a scrapbook page but have no problem using it on my cards. For the flowers, I stamped and heat embossed on vellum and then die cut them out with matching dies. I colored on the back of the flower with Copic markers. The color matches the patterned paper really well and I didn't plan it. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versa Color black ink.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For You Mason Jar

My card today uses a sketch from Sassy Studio Designs. The card base and white cardstock are by Recollections, dark cardstock is by Stampin Up, and the pink die cut cardstock is by Sunborn. The die cut and border are both by Spellbinders and the heart die is by Papertrey Ink. The mason jar is a sticker by Jolee's that I cut and filled with sequins. The stamped sentiment is by Papertrey Ink with ink by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Manly Monday Bear

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the name of the blog to be directed to the masculine card. The first two links I'm unable to give you a snippet of the card but please visit her blog too. She has two great guy cards to share with you. 

For this week's Manly Monday card I have this bear stamp by Stampin Up stamped in brown ink. I die cut the bear with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. Then I matted it onto another Spellbinders die cut which is then on some recycled upholstery samples that a friend gave me. I glued the sample onto brown cardstock by Bazzill and wrapped baker's twine around the whole front panel. I secured the Baker's twine to the back and placed a tag, cut out from the Cricut and stamped with a sentiment, over the front. I the glued a bow onto the front to make them looked connected but in real life they are not. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Frog

The new Chalk Ah Lot challenge is up and it is to use green with chalk.

I created the background of my card with Lime Powdered chalk mixed with paint, both by Stamp N Plus with a Gina Marie Fern Embossing folder

The Tree Frog Stamp is also by Stamp N Plus which was colored in with Copic markers by my sister {This was her birthday card} and then fussy cut out. The border along the side is by EK Success, the flower die cut is by Stampin Up, the scallop circle die cut is by Spellbinders and the alphabet stamps are by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kenny K Treacherous Treats

So today's card features a Kenny K image called Uptown Angel. I think she is pretty cute. I colored her with Copic markers on Cryogen cardstock. Then die cut her out with a Spellbinders die. While the paper was still in the die I inked the inside edges with distress ink and sprayed her with water mixed with Perfect Pearls both by Ranger Industries. I don't know all the specifics on product for this card but I do know the black cardstock is by Recollections and it has been die cut with a Spellbinders border die. The orange cardstock is by Tim Holtz and Coredinations and is punched out of a EK Success border punch. The orange on the very bottom is a sticker that I think was intended for journaling because it has lines. I used decorative scissors on it and stuck to my card. I think it is by Mrs. Grossman's. The treat sticker is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes and female Delightfully Frightful

Thursday, October 9, 2014

So Thankful for you

I have another fall card to share today using a stamp by Inkadinkado. I inked it up with different colors of pigment ink by Colorbox and then let it dry overnight. Then I die cut it out using a Design Objectives die cut and I inked the inside of the die with Ranger Distress Ink. I did the same inking in a different color for the die underneath. The leaf stamp is by Close to my Heart in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip brown ink. The other two leaves are punches and I stamped then with a background stamp by Hero Arts. Their paper is kraft and it's by Oriental Trading Co. There's a small piece of orange cardstock under the die cut and leaves which is by Coredinations. The glitter chipboard flourish is by Recollections and the ribbon is from Michael's. The background paper is by Hot off the Press and it has been dry embossed with a leaf embossing folder by Darice and then the edges inked with Ranger's Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking.