Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kenny K Boy Birthday card

I made this new card for the Kenny K tic tac toe challenge. My 4 things are Swirls, Digi image, ribbon and die cuts.

I colored this Kenny K image in using my Copic markers. My shading is off a little bit but I don't think the boy I'm going to give it to will notice. 

The cardstock is by Michael's and Colorbok. The navy blue cardstock I embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I die cut the image and sentiment using Spellbinders dies. The ink I used on the image is by Ranger, ink for the swirls stamp (by TPC Studio) is by Close to my Heat and the sentiment stamp (by Stampin Up) was stamped with Tsukineko ink. The ribbon on my card is by Karen Foster.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/- Tic Tac Toe (Swirls, digi, ribbon and die cuts)
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/- Distressing (I used distress ink on the images die cut)

Mother's Day with Ribbon technique card

I made this Mother's Day card using patterned paper and aqua cardstock by Bazzill. The white cardstock is by Recollections with the die cut and border by Spellbinders. The flower is from Prima, stamp by Hero Arts, and ink by Stampin Up.

The ribbon is weaved into the white cardstock using a Sew Ribbon by We R Memory Keepers. I love this thing. I need to get a few other designs that they sell.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Manly Monday

With Father's Day on it's way I have been busy making cards to sell at my stores. This one is pretty simple but my husband says that is what a manly Monday card should be, simple. The patterned paper is by DCWV Guy Stack. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress inks. The burlap is from my stash and the screw brads are by The Paper Studio.

Guy cards I spotted this week; I apologize for not having but two this week. I have been crazy busy with an upcoming wedding (May 4). Just putting the finishing touches on it is taking me forever.

http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/- Use brown or tan colors

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear Friend

I made this card for the chalk challenge at Chalk Ah Lot Cafe. The theme is something outside for spring. 

I colored in the stamped image using powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus mixed with Elmer's Glue. The stamp is by Stamp N Plus and can be found HERE. The sentiment is from a set that is not on their website but you can order it by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. Below is a picture of all the sentiments/labels you receive including the one in today's card. 

The background paper is by Basic Grey, watercolor paper is by Strathmore, ink by Hero Arts and ribbon by Offray.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Best Wishes for SNP

I made this card for the Stamp N Plus blog. The image stamp is by Stamp N Plus as well as the chalk and paint I used to color in the flowers and leaves. 

The patterned paper is by K and Co and My Mind's Eye. The embossing folder (one of my faves right now) is by Darice. I heat embossed the sentiment.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Best Mom

I made another Mother's Day card and this time I used crackle paint by Ranger Industries for my flower. The chipboard flower is by Maya Roads and after the paint dried I went over it with Ranger's distress ink. The brads is from Recollections, patterned paper by K and Co, ribbon by Offray, stamp by Studio G, ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stamp N Plus.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts

 My card today features a background stamp and green ink by Hero Arts. I love this green and yellow together. 
The sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up. I cut the labels out with my Cricut. After adhereing the flowers to the card front I thought it would be nice to have some leaves . They are hard to see but there are two leaf stamps by Hero Arts coming off the flowers. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Peace Out card

I made this peace out card using an image from Kenny K. I love this young lady and had a ton of fun coloring her in with my Copics. The patterned paper is by Colorbok, cardstock by Sunborn, die cut by Spellbinders, border punch by Fiskars, square punch by Creative Memories, sentiment stamp by Studio G, ink by Hero Arts, sticker by EK Success and rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap and Imaginisce.

Thanks for looking.


April Showers

I had a wedding shower on Saturday and made this pretty card for it. The stamp is by Autumn Leaves which I used Colorbox chalk ink on. The patterned paper is by Creative Imaginations and DCWV. The flowers are by Stamping Scrapping, Prima and Recollections. Ribbon by Offray and burlap from my stash. 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You're the best mom

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Here is one I made using patterned paper by Basic Grey with a flower by Imaginisce. The sentiment is by the G Studio which I heat embossed in white. Behind the sentiment  I glued sequins in a row for added interest. 

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.

http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/-Embossing (heat embossed sentiment)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Manly Monday Earth Day edition

I thought since today is Earth day I would show you some cards I made using recycled items.
For my first card I used the clear plastic that your stickers comes on with blue alcohol ink from Ranger. I save my pieces to use on future projects. The background stamp is by Hero Arts, boom box by Imaginsce, with the headphones by Stampibilities. The notes are stickers from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby and the Dad stickers are by Creative Memories. I use Making Memories eyelets on the corners. I think eyelets are a manly item. The ink I used on this card is by Stampin Up (white) and Hero Arts (black). The headphones were cut out and the boom box was cut out using a Spellbinders die.

My second card is very CAS but I like it. I used a Monster tab from a can as my embellishment. I don't usually use ribbon on my manly cards but sometimes you have to break the rules. The stamp and ink are by Hero Arts. I then used Offray ribbon across the top and bottom. The pop tab is up on foam adhesive with the ribbon wrapped around it. I tried to hide the ribbon underneath the lower part of the tab. It took some messing with but I finally got it to look like I wanted it to. I love the splash of green for this card and my husband loved how simple it was. 

http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/-Birthday card with a bday greeting

Some amzing manly cards I found this week. Stop by their blogs and leave them some love.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Chalk ah Lot challenge card

I made this card for the challenge over at Chalk Ah Lot Cafe

There is a photo tutorial on how to make the background. 

My stamps, powdered chalk and paint are by Stamp N Plus

Go to the blog for instructions and supply links.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

On the Move

I made this card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp. The theme is travel or cityscapes. Travel can be interpreted a few different ways. I think what way to travel then by air balloon. 
My balloon stamp is by Unity Stamp Co and the sentiment is by TPC. The embossed background is by Darice. 
Thanks for looking.

Little Princess Baby card

I have a new baby card to share. The die cuts I used are by Three Bugs In A Rug. I dry embossed the word girl on the circle and added an eyelet to it.The background paper is by Martha Stewart, ribbon by Offray, cardstock by Recollections and Hobby Lobby. Border punch by Martha Stewart and the off white border is cut out of my Cricut. The border heart sticker is by Mrs Grossman's. Thanks for looking.


Adventurous Masculine Card

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp challenge travel or cityscape. I love these two sets of stamps from Unity Stamp Co. They are always running specials through Facebook or Twitter. Keep you eyes on them and they will offer low prices for fun stamps plus give you a prize for spending money.

I stamped the map out onto kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. The black cardstock is by Recollections. I inked some of the edges with distress inks/ The black ink is a wonderful die ink for crisp stamping goodness. Love It!

The woodgrain paper is by Recollections and the circle paper by DCWV.
Thanks for looking.

To My Mother

I used this flower cart stamp on Wednesday's post for the chalk challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. It's great to see the versatility that using stamps can accomplish. Check out the post HERE. I'm big into making Mother's Day cards lately. I sell quite a few cards this time of year and Stamp N Plus has great images for any type of mom. 
For my card I chose to use words from the sentiment stamps by combining them together. The stamp set can be found below if you would like to purchase it. 
I used a doily by Little Yellow Bicycle, patterned paper by Basic Grey, flower by Stamping Scrapping, ribbon by Offray and a die cut from my Cricut. Thanks for looking

To order call 715-271-1873

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Baseball guy

I have a quick post here for the challenge at MFP Speedy Friends which is to emboss with white. The "to my dad" stamping portion of my card was stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Stampendous embossing powder. The letter stamps are by Lawn Fawn and the baseball stamp is by Stamp N Plus.
The die cuts were cut out using my Cricut with the exception of the circle punch in the center of the brown and the baseball is also a punch. Both punches are by Creative Memories. I hope that made sense:)

Thanks for looking.

Other Challenges:

Flower cart thinking of you

I made this card for the challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe, more than one flower with chalk. You still have a couple of days to link up your creation. 
The image is colored in with chalk and paint by Stamp N Plus. I also used the remaining mixture to paint over the second die cut so they would match. I love the way it turned out. Both flower cart image and sentiment stamp are by Stamp N Plus too. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye die cuts by Spellbinders, circle punch by EK Success, border punch by Fiskars and flourish by Want 2 Scrap.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Anniversary card

I adore these papers. Such pretty colors and a perfect warm feeling to them. The patterned paper is by DCWV and the cardstock is by Creative Memories and Bo Bunny. The die cut labels are by Spellbinders with twine by We R Memory Keepers and lace by American Crafts. The stamps are by Hampton Arts with ink by Stampin Up. The flourish is by Want 2 Scrap and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.
Thanks so much for looking.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2 My Mom

For my card today I used a background stamp by Stampin Up, which I heat embossed with Versa Mark ink and Stamp N Plus embossing powder. The sentiment stamps are by Stamp N Plus and the flowers are by Hero Arts. I used distress markers on the flowers and then cut them out. The label is by Spellbinders with brads by The Paper Studio. The cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co (kraft) and Strathmore (off white watercolor paper).
Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Christmas Cards all Year Round Mid Month

Be sure to make a Christmas card with a Christmas tree on it and link up at Christmas Cards All Year Round for your chance to win a lovely prize. It's the perfect time to get started on Christmas 2013 cards. Everyone knows how busy life gets in November and December. Starting early could get you one step ahead of the rest. 
For my card I stamped the Inkadinkado tree with Versa Mark and then heat embossed it with powder by Stampendous. The background paper is by The Paper Studio and the red polka dot is by Scenic Route (old). The borders on the side are die cuts by Spellbinders. I die cut the white border and then embossed it with a folder by Darice. The cardstock is by Making Memories and Recollections with the sentiment stamp by Stampin Up. 
Thanks for looking.

Manly Monday

I have a sympathy card for a male today. This one uses patterned paper by Stampin Up. I stamped a Hero Arts stamp on it in two different colors. Then I used some patterned paper by October Afternoon for the sentiment. The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars with ink for the entire card by Stampin Up. The tiny leaf to the left of the sentiment is a punch by Creative Memories. I punch it out of brown cardstock and then painted it with clear crackle paint. I love the look of crackle paint on leaves. The eyelet in the bottom right corner is by Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for looking.

Manly cards I found this week:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot challenge cards

Here are two cards today for the challenge at Chalk Ah Lot Cafe. I used the same embossing folder but was able to get to different looks. For the first card I painted the embossed area with powdered chalk colors Dandy the darker yellow and Sunshine the lighter yellow mixed with paint all by Stamp N Plus. The green stems and leaves colored powdered chalk is Lime and Mossy Green
Embossing folder by Darice
Ribbon by Offray
Blue paper by Scrapworks
Label by Stampin Up
Sticker sentiment by K and Co

For the second card I used the streaking property of the powdered chalk to create a shadow for each flower. I think I like the look of the gradual dark to light painting from this card and the blue skies from the card above. The sentiment stamp in this card is by Stamp N Plus and can be found HERE.
Patterned paper by Provo Craft
Label die by Spellbinders
Eyelet by Making Memories
Ink by Hero Arts
Yellow cardstock by Recollections
Epoxy stickers by Cloud 9

Thanks for looking

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Stamp N Plus baby card

I was slacking yesterday. Sorry about the draft blog post. I made this card for the Stamp N Plus blog using one of their sentiment stamps in grey Stampin Up ink. The patterned paper is by Daisy D's and The Paper Studio. The label is from Martha Stewart with flowers from Prima and center by Recollections. 
Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dad with burlap

For my card today I have a dad card. It could be used for Father's Day or a birthday. The world stamp is by Stampin Up Open Sea stamp set and the alphabet is by Sizzix. The cardstock and burlap are from my stash. The patterned paper is by The Paper Loft. I cut the large circle out using Creative Memories cutting system and the smaller circle using an EK Success punch. Ink from my card is by Ranger. 
Thanks for looking.

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/-For a guy
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/-Use circles or circle shaped card

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sequined Mom

Sequins are hot right now. I happen to have a bunch in my stash from years of teaching dance although I did have to buy some purple and brown sequins to make a few Mother's Day cards. 

I glued the sequins onto the back of a heat embossed sentiment using multi liquid glue by Tombow. I used Versa Mark ink and Stampenous embossing powder on this Studio G sentiment on Bazzill cardstock. It's a fun look that I love how it turned out. The background paper is by Colorbok-love the color, the strip of patterned paper behind the flower is baby paper from K and i Memories and the flower is by Imaginisce. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I made this Mother's Day using a flourish stamp by HeroArts for the background. The label die on the card is from Cricut's Creative Memories cartridge Holiday frames and tags. The flower is an old one by Imaginisce and the sentiment stamps are by Lawn Fawn which I heat embossed (using Versa Mark and Stampendous supplies) and then inked the circle with Ranger Distress ink. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Always and Forever

I have a wedding card for today. I used an embossing folder by Darice on old silver Creative Memories paper. The background paper is by DCWV and the black cardstock is by Recollections. The lace is by Prima and the ribbon is by Queen and Co. The champagne glasses brads are old and I don't have the packaging anymore. 

Thanks for looking.

http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/-Wedding, anniversary or engagment

Monday, April 8, 2013

Grunge Bookmark

Check out my Manly Monday post HERE

For my second bookmark for Mark's Finest Papers, I used chalk ink by Colorbox on a background stamp by Stampin Up (canvas) for the bottom portion of the card. I was going for a grunge look with this stamp. The circle stamps are by Papertrey Ink and I used ink by Close to My Heart and Stampin Up. The small letter stamps are by Stampin Up. The tassel was in my stash from many years ago. I set an eyelet at the top and strung the tassel through it. 

Manly Monday

For this week's post I have a bookmark to show you. I made it for the challenge at Mark's Finest papers. My nephew has been asking me to make him a bookmark and so this challenge was the perfect kick in the behind I needed. 

For this bookmark I heat embossed the music instruments stamps by Stampibilities with Versa Mark ink and black Stampendous embossing powder. Then I used blue distress ink to change it's color. The circle at the bottom right reminded me of the inside of a speaker. The stamp is by Papertrey Ink with ink by Ranger. The PJB (his initials) stamps are by Stampin Up with ink by Close to My Heart.

My card for this week is for the upcoming holiday Father's Day. The patterned paper is by DCWV Guy Stack. I inked the edges with Ranger distress ink and an ink blending tool. The brads are by The Paper Studio and the burlap is from my stash. I used foam adhesive on the title. A very easy card for the fix it kind of guy in our lives.

Some other guy cards I found this week:
(Be sure to stop by and give them some love)

Thanks for stopping by.