Saturday, November 28, 2015

Special Merry Christmas

Hi. In today's card I don't know who the ornament stamp is by but I colored it in with Copic markers and then cut it into a circle with my CM Cutting System. I then cut a circle a little bit bigger and then layered those two circle onto a Scenic Route circle die. I cut the background paper by Die Cuts with a View on a slant to allow room for my sentiment. The edges of the paper are covered with red ribbon and on top of that green rick rack. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts and it is stamped with Bamboo Leaves ink by Tsukineko.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Floral Bouquet Card

Today's card uses an old Stampin Up bouquet stamp. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with a sage colored embossing powder. I punched this scallop circle with a SU punch and also a piece of fun foam. Then I Cricut cut out the grey and the green die cuts out and adhered all the layers together. The background paper has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. All the cardstock in my card today was by Recollections.

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SB Cricut-Frame and grey circle {Lacy Labels}
SB Stamps-Bouquet {SU}

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cross Thank You Card

I made a thank you card on for this lovely Thanksgiving day. I hope you like it.

 The background paper is by Craft Smith/Michael's. It has a cool embossed texture to it that I really like. I die cut the ribbon with my Cricut from the CM Tags and Frames cartridge out of this green cardstock from my stash. The sentiment and cross are by a company no longer in business but I stamped them with SU brown ink and circle punched it out with an EK Success punch. I then punched a larger circle in brown to go behind it. The bottom of the card is a canvas background stamp by SU in brown ink. I used the other half of this piece HERE. The jute is from my stash.

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Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for looking. Stamps Cricut

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Day Wedding card

Today's card is a fun wedding card that I made for the recent craft show I was in. I die cut the grey, coral and white dies from my Cricut using the cartridge Lacy Labels.
The coral paper is unknow but the grey  is by The Paper Studio and the white by Recollections. The image of the bride and groom is a stamp by Stampendous. I heat embossed it with Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder by Hero Arts. I punched the image out with a EK Success circle punch and thought it needed something behind it to set it apart from the other white cardstock. So I added a silver cardstock circle behind it.

The background paper for this card is by Making Memories. The border in the middle is a Martha Stewart punch out of Color-Aid paper. The ribbon in the middle of the borders is by Offray. The sentiment is also a Stampendous stamp that is stamped with Hero Arts ink. I added some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the die cut.

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Thanks for looking. Stamps Cricut

Fall Thinking of You

Since we are almost entering winter I figured I better get this fall card posted. I used a leaf stencil and embossing paste by Dreamweaver Stencils. After the paste dried I added some distress ink with a nib both by Ranger. The sentiment is a Cricut cut. 

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3 Month Snuggles

I have a new layout today with patterned paper by Papertrey Ink, Die Cuts with a View, Stampin Up, Recollections, Creative Memories, and My Mind's Eye. I followed the sketch at Sketches in Time week 2.
The circle was cut out with the Cricut George cartridge and the tags by Art Philosophy. The letters are Thickers by American Crafts and the star by Studio 112. The stamp is by Three Bugs in a Rug with ink by Hero Arts.

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SB Cricut-Circle and tags
SB Stamps-Sentiment
SB Scraps-Most of the small patterned papers are scraps.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sketches in Thyme Project Life

I am posting for the new challenge blog called Sketches in Thyme Project Life. We are given a sketch to create a Project Life card for our pocket scrapbooking. I use We are Memory Keepers Albums made Easy for my pocket scrapbooking pages.

Here is my card that I made using some Quickutz dies and Oriental Trading Co stamps as well as some eyelets.

Here is the rest of my page with the card and also another card I made with a Martha Stewart border punch, Cricut for the word Boys, a Deep Red Movie Clapper stamp and more alphabet stamps and eyelets.

I wrote on the pictures with a Creative Memories marker.

Thanks for looking.
SB Cricut-Word Boys {Cricut Craft Room Basics}
SB Stamps-{Movie clapper and alphabet}

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Manly Monday Magnificent Compass

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the blog title above the clip to be directed to the masculine card. 

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I'm back again with the Tim Holtz compass stamp for my masculine card today. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with platinum embossing powder by Ranger. I colored it in with distress inks and a water pen and then die cut it with a Design Objectives die. Then the die behind it is a Spellbinders rounded square die that I inked the inside with distress ink and then under that is an experiment on a border punch. It didn't turn out like I had hoped but thought it fit this card well.

The background paper is unknown but the bottom Kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. I stamped it with a Stampin Up background stamp with brown ink. The jute around the center is by Tim Holtx. The two pennants at the bottom were oops Cricut cuts that matched this card. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.** Cricut {Art Philosophy} {compass and sentiment} AG AG use a die cut Embossing AG AG +sentiment AG AG AG AG AG Gratitude AG AG AG Embossing

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Our Pets Card

My card today features a dog stamp by Gina Marie Stamps. I inked the stamp with Colorbox pigment ink and then did a rock n roll technique with some black Versa Color ink around the edges. I stamped the dog onto white cardstock by Recollections. I did let the dog sit over night to dry. Once he was dry I die cut him out with a Spellbinders die and lightly inked the inside with  distress ink.

The sentiment was a quote I found online and printed on my printer. The die cut along the bottom is a Cricut cut from the Cricut Sampler cartridge. The black cardstock is by Recollections and the patterned paper is by Pebbles

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Thanks for looking. {dog} {Cricut Sampler}

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn Hugs

For my card today I used Lawn Fawn stamps and matching dies as well as the sentiment die. I stamped the doughnut and coffee cup onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. Then I die cut the images out with my Cuttlebug including the steam stamp and the sentiment. I added tiny little beads to the top of the doughnut to look like doughnut decoration by adhering them on with Glossy Accents from Ranger. I used my Cricut to cut out the square behind the images. I used the cartridge Storybook with some Bazzill and Provo Craft cardstock. The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket.

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Thansk for looking. {Storybook} {coffee cup and doughnut}

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Katniss

I'm posting for today's Flashback Friday at Sassy Studio Designs. This image will be available for free on the SSD Facebook group for 24 hours and then she will be gone. 

I didn't know who this drawing was portraying so I Googled it and was really surprised at where she comes from. I've never read or seen the Hunger Games but I thought they were about survival and the character in this dress seemed out of place. But hey what do I know. lol

I printed her out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored her in with Copic markers and Stampin Up colored pencils. For her dress I used the colors:
YR00, YR02, YR12, YR14, R0000, R05, R22

I really tried hard at making her dress look as though there are folds in it but I think I need to practice more. The red patterned paper is by Sandy Lion and the orange polka dot tape is by Darice. The word bubble is a Cricut George cut and I stamped a Lawn Fawn sentiment with Ranger's distress ink Gathered Twigs.

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Thanks for looking.
SB Cricut-George {word bubble}
SB Stamps-sentiment

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Giddy Up for a kid

Today's card features a horse stamp by Inkadinkado. I stamped it with Stampin Up brown ink and die cut it out with a Spellbinders die. I inked the die cut with distress ink and an ink blending tool both by Ranger. The background paper is by Die Cuts with a View and the brown ribbon is by Stampin Up. The faux black leather and silver buckle were pieces from an old dance costume. The white background is a stencil by Tim Holtz. I applied Dreamweaver Stencils white embossing paste over the stencil to create this textured look.

I'm going to send this card to the lovely Jennifer McGuire as part of her Share Handmade Kindness campaign. This week the challenge is to make and send a card to a kid and she has two kids battling cancer that could use the pick me up.

Thanks for looking.

Jennifer McGuire-send in cards for kids

Pooh and Friends

I made this layout for my nephew's scrapbook. The background paper is unknown but the red paper is by Sandy Lion. I used some Recollections orange paper on the top and bottom of the square and also in the title. The title is a Cricut cut using the Alphalicious cartridge. Then the two circle outlines are from the George cartridge. For the and friends part of the title I pulled out some Stampin Up alphabets and stamped them with Ranger distress ink Gathered Twig. The brown cardstock is by Coredinations and the stickers are by Sandy Lion.

Don't forget about my Birthday Giveaway. It ends Sunday, November 29th. Cricut- Pooh Alphalicious and circles Accent Essentials Stamps-words and friends
Scrap much-Sketch

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lovely as a Tree

I followed the sketch at but I turned it side ways. The tree stamp is by Stampin Up. I inked it with different colored Colorbox inks before stamping it onto Recollections white cardstock. The brown and orange cardstock is by Bazzill and the wood grain patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. The thanks stamp is by Hero Arts in Stampin Up brown ink.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.** your stamps {trees and sentiment} your scraps {All three panels are scraps}

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Black Magic Thinking of You

I tried this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers called Black Magic. It's where you stamp an image with white pigment ink onto black cardstock and either let it dry or dry it with a heat tool. Once it's dry color in the image with colored pencils. I tried 3 different kinds of colored pencils and thought the Stampin Up watercolor pencils worked better than Crayola or Farber Castell colored pencils. This flower stamp is by SEI. I did this technique with a filled in stamp but it also works on outlined stamps.

The sentiment is a Cricut die cut and all the black cardstock is by Recollections. The background is a stamp by Hero Arts that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Ranger's red embossing powder onto Ranger's watercolor paper. Then I came in with red distress ink to cover the whole piece of embossed paper. After the whole piece was red I sprayed the cardstock with water mixed with Perfect Pearls by Ranger.

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Thanks for looking. Use your Stamps {flower and background} Cricut {Wild Card}

Monday, November 16, 2015

Manly Monday Make a Buck Wish

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the blog title above the clip to be directed to the masculine card.

Today's card features a buck stamp by Deep Red Stamps and can be found at


I stamped him out onto Strathmore watercolor paper with black ink by Hero Arts and colored him in with Peerless watercolors and water with a water pen by Ranger Industries. After he dried I cut him down to this rectangle and matted him onto some patterned paper by Recollections. The background paper is by Cosmo Cricket and the vellum sentiment is by Quick Quotes. The sentiment didn't stretch the entire corner and I didn't like the edges of the vellum showing so I covered them with leaves. The leaves are punches by CM and then the little one is Marvy.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Today I have a layout to share. I don't usually do two page layouts but I had these three photos from this family's Christmas card. I flipped the sketch at the bottom so you can see what I was following.

I started off with white cardstock by Recollections. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Wisteria, brown cardstock by Bazzill and the green and pearlized paper are unknown. I cut the circle outlines using the Cricut and George cartridge. The alphabet letters and their brown ink are from Stampin Up. The flower like stamps are by Fiskars. I fussy cut them out so not to take up too much room. The border punch is by EK Success and the number stickers are by American Crafts. 

 This is the original sketch but I flipped it....

and followed it this way. {circle outlines-George} page sketch with scraps {brown cardstock} your Stamps{names and flowers} {numbers}
A-American Crafts numbers or Ampersand
L-Letter stamps
B-Basic Grey or Border punch or Bazzill
U-Umbrella adhesive
M-Matching circle outlines