Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bottle cap card

I have another bottle cap card to share today. This one I used patterned papers by DCWV. The center die cut I cut out using my Cricut along with the border. The flower ribbon is from Michael's and the rhinestones inside the flowers are by TPC Studio. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Take good care

I made this card using stamps by Hero Arts the flower was colored in using distress markers by Ranger. I used a watercolor paper by Strathmore and then cut it out using a die by Spellbinders and Cuttlebug. The border stamp is by TPC Studio with ink by Colorbox. The border punch is by Fiskars and I laced floss by Karen Foster in the holes of the design. The sentiment die cut is by Stampin Up. Patterned papers by Making Memories.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Day to Celebrate

Today I have a birthday card to share. This time I used a smashed bottle cap from The Paper Studio as my focal point. It has been smashed down more than when I bought it so it will fit through the mail. Thanks to my hubby. I mounted the bottle cap onto two spellbinders die cuts and placed a K and Co sticker in the middle. I used Glossy Accents by Ranger to adhere the sticker. Then I cut out the banner by Stampin Up and stamped the sentiment by Hero Arts using their ink. On the base of the card I stamped a Heidi Grace border stamp using Hero Arts Shadow ink and then under that a Prickley Pear stamp using Stampin Up ink. 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Manly Monday

I have two similar cards to share today. I cut out the die cut using my Cricut and then used masking paper by Inkadinkado to do a masking technique. The ink is by Ranger Industries with the grass ink by Close to My Heart and sentiment ink by Hero Arts. The grass stamp is by Stamp N Plus and the sentiment is by Stampin Up. 

Thanks for looking.

Some other great male cards I found this week:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge

There's a new challenge up at Chalk-Ah-Lot this week.

Challenge #30 is: 
Use two colors of chalk to make your background. 

The winner of each challenge is chosen by and will receive two free powder chalks by our generous sponsor Stamp N Plus maker of powdered chalk and rubber stamps.

For my card today I used a cosmetic sponge with some Buzz Magic paint and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors Passion and Gold Nugget metallic. Mixing the three together on the wedge and swirling them around onto a piece of white cardstock gave a fun whimsical look to my card. The flower cart stamp by Stamp N Plus is number X1512 and can be found HERE. The Mother's Day sentiment stamp is M1483 and can be found HERE.
I used a border punch by Martha Stewart, die cuts from Cricut, ink by Stampin Up, patterned paper by K and Co, eyelet from my stash and ribbon by Offray.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Best Wishes for SNP

For my card this week at Stamp N Plus I used a sentiment stamp that can be found HERE (L1469-Best Wishes 2). I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts black ink.

The square do-dad in the center is something we made at a convention last May that I liked to much to use on the project they were suggesting. The two large squares are 2 5/8 and the eight small squares are 1 1/4. I cut the large squares using my paper trimmer and used a Creative Memories punch for the small. I inked the edges of all the squares with ink by Colorbox and the patterned paper is by The Paper Loft..

The background paper and tan paper are by Color-Aid and the cardstock used for the label is by Recollections. The label is a die from Spellbinders, embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the pearls are by Want2Scrap. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, February 22, 2013

By The Sea

Here's me dreaming it was summer time. This all occasion card uses patterned paper by K and Co and Basic Grey. The glittery cardstock is by DCWV and the white cardstock is by Recollections. The doily is by Little Yellow Bicycle and the die cuts are by Spellbinders. The seahorse stamp is by Inkadinkado and the letter stamps are by Lawn Fawn. Ink used by Ranger Industries and Stampin Up. Eyelet is by The Eyelet Outlet and the twine is by Darice.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lots of birthdays in February

There are a ton of birthdays on my side for February. I'm getting killed with the demand of bday cards-lol. 

This card came together so nice and easily. I used an old die cut from Making Memories as my focal point, which I popped up using foam adhesive. The border stamp is from Heidi Grace for Colobok and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. I used Hero Arts shadow ink for the border and Stampin Up ink for the sentiment. I matted the stamped border with cardstock by Recollections that I used a scalloped edge on. Then I sewed down the center for added interest. Put it all together and this is what I got. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Best Wishes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nephew turns 11 card

Today is my Nephews 11th birthday and this is the card I made him. I thought the sentiment was perfect for this particular year. The sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up, the circle stamps are by Papertrey Ink and the center star is by Stampin Up. The ink used for this card, Hero Arts Shade inks, Close to my Heart and Stampin Up. I used a Inkadinkado masking paper to make the circle in the center and stamped my smaller circles around it. 
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Birthday card

I have a birthday card to share today. I tried doing the Velveteen technique with the background but found that the polka dots don't give the best look with the flowers stamps.  The flower stamps are by Fiskars and Imaginisce. The patterned paper and sentiment are by The Paper Loft. The flowers are by Stamping and Scrapping, Petaloo and Recollections. The centers are stickers I bought at a dollar store. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Manly Monday

I have a simple manly Monday card today that I made at a show last year. It's not my design but I put it together and thought it fit for my manly card post. The supplies are by The Paper Loft. I inked the edges with Colorbox ink. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot challenge.....Join in on the fun

For my card today for the challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot,

I chose to make a Double Z fold card. You can see the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers HERE.
It is incredibly easy to make. I find that I don't usually make cards that have fancy folds but then when I do I'm amazed at how easy they are with such awesome results. I will be making another one of these cards for sure.

Here's what it looks like when it's closed up. I used some egg stamps by Stamp N Plus that you can find HERE. I used M1513 Tulip egg and L1505 Forget-me-not egg. I colored them in using powdered chalk and paint by Stamp N Plus. I combined the peach chalk with the color Passion for the flowers and the green is a combination of Mossy green and Cool green powdered chalk and paint. The sentiment stamp is from a set of greetings which includes labels that you could use to personalize your card or on your scrapbook pages. (Mom, Dad, Pastor, Uncle...). There is a picture of the stamps and details about it at the bottom of this post. 

Here's what the card looks like with the closure off and card opened. It has panels of cardstock decorated with patterned paper ready for an inside greeting.
The tutorial noted above, uses ties a piece of ribbon in a bow and foam adhesive to keep the card closed. I couldn't find the right ribbon and my foam adhesive is MIA at the moment therefore I improvised and made a "belly band" out of cardstock to slide easily over the card keeping it closed when the band is on and open when the band is off.

The patterned paper is by K and Co, kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co, watercolor paper by Strathmore, pearls by Want2Scrap, ink by Hero Arts.

If you are interested in purchasing the set of greetings and labels from the Stamp N Plus company, please call  715-271-1873 to place your order with LuAnn. Please tell her that Cindy sent you. 

Best wishes for a fabulous week.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stamp N Plus wedding card

I made a fun wedding card for the Stamp N Plus blog. The sentiment stamp can be found HERE
I used Making Memories stickers of a dress and tux and then dusted them with stardust powdered chalk. The border punch is by EK Success with rhinestones in the centers. The sentiment is on foam adhesive.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Christmas Cards All Year Round Mid month

For today's post I am sharing with you a Christmas card for my DT at Christmas Cards all Year Round. The challenge theme is red and white with flowers and hearts.

I went with a simple design that uses some old patterned paper by Accord Publishing (circa 2004) and by Scenic Route. The ribbon comes from Michael's, flowers by Petaloo and heart button from my stash. The sentiment is a stamp by Hero Arts and the ink is by Stampin Up.

We hope you will join our Christmas card challenge. The challenge runs until the end of the month.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Another Valentine's card to show you today. 

So the heart and beads are super old, like from the 90's, which I found in my stash. There weren't enough beads to completely go around the heart so I used some beads by Queen and Co to finish the job. I love how it turned out. The die cuts under the heart are by Spellbinders. The white scalloped square has been spritzed with Glimmer Mist. The sentiment is comprised of letter stamps by Stampin Up and a sticker by EK Success.

The background of my card is a stamp by Hero Arts that I heat embossed with red embossing powder onto kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. The I used Ranger distressing ink Fired Brick and a blending tool to bring in the color. Ink by Versa Mark and Stampin Up.

The finishing touch is the double ribbon (Offray and Stampin Up) with the Spellbinders die cut on top of them. I used floss to make the 'x' and an eyelet to make the 'o'.

I hope your Valentine's day is filled with love. Mine is going to the pain doctor-boo.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UR Sweet

I love this card. The embossing folder is super cute thanks to a friend for letting me borrow it. I also love it because of the dimension of the focal image. I popped the heart stamped die cut up with foam adhesive. When I was showing my husband what I had made that weekend he said this one was his favorite. He's got good taste:)

embossing folder by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug, die cuts by Spellbinders and one of the ovals is cut from my Cricut, stamps by Autumn Leaves (heart) and Stampin Up (sentiment), ink by Stampin Up and Ranger distressing ink, eyelets by Making Memories, ribbon by Offray, red cardstock by Stampin Up and patterned paper behind it is by GCD.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I heart U

I love this embossing folder. It and the die cut are by Spellbinders. The ribbon is by Michael's, heart word rub-on by My Mind's Eye, letter stickers and chipboard hearts by Making Memories, distressing ink by Ranger, pink paper by Scrapworks and red paper by Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Manly Monday

My card today is for a nephews upcoming birthday. I thought it would fit OK for my Manly Monday theme. The stamps are by Prickly Pear and background stamp by Hero Arts. Ink by Stampin Up and Close to My Heart. Ribbon and twine by Jillibean Soup. Tag cut out using my Cricut and the the rest of the supplies are from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chalk ah lot challenge

I made this card for the challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot and the theme is 

Fancy folds with chalk.

I made a free standing pop up card. You can find a tutorial HERE at Splitcoast Stampers. I love the tutorials over there for unique cards and techniques.

I used gold metallic chalk by Stamp N Plus on the chipboard heart and also dusted the chalk on the pop up portion of the card. For the heart I covered it with a glue stick and then used a paint brush to apply the chalk. It's a rustic look but I thought it fit with the patterned paper. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus. 
Patterned paper by Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Buttons and ribbon from my stash
Chipboard heart by Making Memories
Cardstock by Stampin Up
Thanks for looking

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stamp N Plus Blog post

I made this card for the Stamp N Plus blog. I used their heart in the hands stamp (found HERE) and I substituted the heart with a silver button. The background paper is by DCWV and the border paper is by My Mind's Eye. The border is by Spellbinders. The Us tag is a digital download that I got a while back. Not sure of its maker. 
Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 8, 2013

I Love You!

I decided to play with some color for this card. Not sure if I like it but it's good to step outside the norm and take a chance with color. Maybe if I would have used a little more aqua it would even things out more. Idk:) 

The patterned paper is by Recollections and My Mind's Eye, sticker by Sticko, chipboard flourishes by Recollections, die cut by Spellbinders, people stamps by Autumn Leaves, heart chipboard by Making Memories, ink by Ranger Industries and cardstock by Coredinations and Recollections.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I just love this embossing folder-made by Provo Craft- that I borrowed from a friend. The man and woman stamp is a fave too. Funny thing about this card, my husband didn't know what SWAK stood for. I found that odd but I guess that's not something a guy would really care to know or remember.

I used cardstock by Bazzill and patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment sticker is by Sticko which I matted to some brown cardstock. The patterned paper on the right side has been die cut with a border die by Spellbinders (center die cut by them too). I was able to emboss it too. Love when that works out. The ribbon is by Offray and the button from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day with chalk

For today's card I made this one for the Valentine with chalk challenge at Chalk Ah Lot cafe

The stamps and powdered chalk I used are by Stamp N Plus. The color chalk is cotton candy and can be found HERE. I used my finger and dusted the edges of the pink heart with the chalk. I then applied the same color to the sentiment. The stamp is a beautiful heart with roses in it and can be found HERE (J2044). The patterned paper is by Basic Grey and the ink for the heart is by Close to my Heart and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We are a great pear

A quick post for today.

I made this fun card using a pear stamp by Stamp N Plus and the sentiment is by Joy's Life. Ink by Hero Arts, die cuts by Spellbinders and everything else is from my stash. 

Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Manly Monday

In honor of yesterdays Superbowl, which I didn't watch, I made this card for the football kind of guy.

All the stamps are by Stamp N Plus. You can find the football and helmet stamps HERE and the sentiment is  from a wonderful set that I reach for again and again. I've included a picture below and if you want to order it you can call Luann at 715-271-1873 to place your order. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot Valentine's challenge

I made this care for the challenge at Chalk Ah Lot with the theme Valentine's with chalk. The bottom portion of the card is a stamp by Stamp N Plus (J764) that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and then rubbed pink powdered chalk (color cotton candy) on with my finger. I love the way it turned out. 

The patterned paper is by Making Memories (striped) and My Mind's Eye (paper on top of the card). The cardstock is by Recollections. I cut the banner and the I and U out with my Cricut and Creative Memories cartridge, Holiday frames and Tags. The small letter stickers are from my stash and the pink glitter circles are by Recollections.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

SNP card

I made this card using a heart stamp by Stamp N Plus. It can be found HERE. Patterned paper is from Michael's from their dollar bins. The pink polka dot paper is by The Paper Studio. The red cardstock is by Stampin Up.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Christmas Cards all Year Round

This month at Christmas cards all year round the challenge is to use flowers and hearts with red and white. 

For my first card I used a heart die cut by Quickutz and flower die cuts by Spellbinders. Patterned paper by Daisy D's. The flowers were dry embossed with a folder by The Paper Studio and Cuttlebug/ Provo Craft. The stamped sentiments are by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin Up. 
The center of my flower is by Forever in Time with tiny brads around it. The brads are by The Paper Studio. Down the center of the card is red tulle from a friend. I like how it gives the card even more texture without the bulk. 

My next card I used a smaller heart button for the center of my flower. I liked the way the gold matched the letters on the ribbon. I didn't have to stamp a sentiment when using this ribbon by Making Memories. The paper is also by Making Memories, flowers by Imaginisce (white) and Oriental Trading Co (red). The embossing folder is by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug. 

Thanks for looking.