March 30, 2018
Two happy things happen this week.
Baseball season starts and it is my hubby's birthday.
He loves baseball and nearly had a chance to play
professional but I guess it was not meant to be.
So I made him a baseball birthday card.
When I saw this sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches
I knew it would be perfect for his birthday card.
I had found this Arizona Diamondbacks a year or so ago so
I just used it as the background. The baseball was cut using
my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.
The happy birthday was cut and written with the Explore also.
The panel across the card I embossed using a Teresa Collins
embossing folder. That is it, it was a pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend and a
very Happy Easter.
March 18, 2018
Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I created
following the sketch this week at
Here is the sketch.
I thought this looked like a fun sketch to create.
I love to create my own background paper using various mediums
and lately, I got the urge to place with my Distress Oxides.
So using some Bristol paper I made a piece of paper using Oxides
in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.
I love this combination of colors. I made a larger piece so that I could
just cut off a panel for this card but still have the rest of the paper to use on another card.
The colors reminded me of Easter but I didn't want to make an Easter
card because I probably would not use it as I don't send out
The purple edge I made using one of my Fiskars punches. The purple
circle is a Unity stamp that I stamped using Catherine Pooler
ink Sweet Sixteen and then hand cut it out. The sentiment is
also a Unity stamp. Cp inks are the greatest.
The butterfly is from Stampin up that
is a 3 step stamp, so I used the same colors as I used on the panel.
Well I am just getting this one in under the wire at
MFT Sketch Challenge so I better get this posted.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
a2z Scrapbooking - anything goes - ends 3/31
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March 15, 2018
Hello, hope everyone is doing well and avoiding the
icky stuff that is going around. I have been lucky (knock on wood)
and have avoided it so far, my hubby not so lucky he has
been sick this week.
Well on to my cards, I have a couple of birthday cards to
share with you today both using the same
This one I used papers from a stack I have had for years
that has coordinating colors and patterns. Makes it easier to
pick out papers. The oval was cut with a die, the butterfly was a
punch and the vine is a die and stamp from one of the
Stamp of Approval boxes.
I created this card using Altenew flowers stamps with matching dies.
These flower stamps are a 3 layer stamp process, I love that it makes the flowers more dimensional. The background I made using a stencil and some
Catherine Pooler Garden Party ink.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my cards today.
Crafty Creations - anything goes - ends 3/26
Creative Moments - anything goes - ends 3/19
Inspiration Destination - anything goes - ends 3/27
March 6, 2018
Hello, today I have a couple cards to share with you
that came from 2 different sheets of
K & Company paper from the Floral Dreams stack. This is one
of my favorite K&Company stacks.
Here is the first of the two cards.
I made this card following a sketch, so when I cut the two pieces
of background paper on an angle, I thought well I may as
well, make another card right way with the other 2 pieces.
This one I used a couple Gina K stamps, for the flowers and the sentiment.
I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and die cut them out
using a Spellbinder die.
And here is the second one using those leftover papers.
I stamped the flower using a Stampin Up stamp and
then colored it using my Zig Clean Color pens. The flower and the
circle sentiment was cut using a Gina Marie die.
I really like the way both of these turned out. I am thinking this may be a great
idea to mass produce some Christmas cards this year. I think I may
have to make a couple soon so I don't forget.
Thanks for stopping to take a peak.
March 5, 2018
Hi, I am back to share my card for this months
This month our sponsor is Rick St Dennis you can see all his images HERE at his on-line shop.
Here is my card.
This is one of the images we got to work with.
I have to say is not one of my finest. I am not too happy with how it turned
out, maybe I will try to color is again using Copics, this one was done
with my Polychromo pencils.
If I do color another one I will come back here and post it.
Well, you have until the end of the month to join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.