Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired by Muse Christmas Visions

I was super inspired by the current Muse Christmas Visions. Here is the card . . .

I saw the card, and remembered I had a reindeer stamp.  And so the creativity began, and here is where it landed.

 I was inspired by the reindeer used, and the striped paper.  And if you look below . .  my sequins served as a string of lights all tangled in those antlers. 

Love this little reindeer. 

And I hope you found some time to create today.  (and if not . . . only about 30 minutes to midniight)

Supplies Used - Love, Joy, Peace
Stamps:  Holiday Trimmings (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: Emerald Envy (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Solar White and Desert Storm (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life), Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Reindeer Die (Paper Smooches); Festive Holly Days and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Twine

Going Green

Created a little something green today, inspired by Cards in Envy's Green Things challenge.  And what is more green than turtles? 

 And a lot of turtles, indeed. 

I love monochromatic cards.  I just find them to be so calming. 

I hope you find some time to create today! 


Supplies Used - Smile
Stamps and Dies:  Stamp Set from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Scallop Circle Dies (Sizzix);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper from November  2017 Kit of the Month
Other: Ribbon from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Lily Pad Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monochromatic Love for Less is More

I'm a fan of monochromatic creations, so I was stoked to work on this card.  It was inspired by the challenge this week at Less is More

 I'm on this new kick to use supplies I have, so had fun crafting this one.  And I'm loving those Enamel Accents from Ranger. 

Go create something sparkly! 


Supplies Used - Tons of Love
Stamps and Dies:  Sparkle Dot Pattern 1 (Pretty Pink Posh); Huge Hugs 2 (Paper Smooches);
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: Premium White Cardsdtock (Catherine Pooler); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug);  Glitter Paper (Tonic Studios)
Other: Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Big Birthday Balloons

Sharing a card tonight that I made for Seize the Birthday . . . whose challenge this week was "anything goes". 

Went with birthday balloons for anything goes.  Had pulled these stamps and dies out for a friend to borrow, and decided to use them myself before putting them away. 

I made some big balloons and stamped sentiments on two of them, used pattern paper for another. 

 Always fun to play with old product in my stash. 

I hope you found some time to create today! 


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday, Wish Big
Stamps:  Make a Wish (My Creative Time)
Ink: Versamark; Zig Black Marker
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up); Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Pattern Paper (Studio Calico)
Accessories:  Twine (The Stamps of Life); Stitched Circle Balloon Dies (My Creative Time); White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)

Good Egg for Muse Challenge #256

I was inspired to create a monochromatic card for Muse Challenge #256.  Here is the card that was shared, which was created by Anita Bowden

I was inspired by the colors and instead of a die, used a stencil to create my card.  I did add some extra layers as well.  Here is my card . . .

 Love the shimmer of that Nuvo paste.

Now . . . go create!  

Supplies Used - Good Egg
Stamps and Dies:  Some Bunny (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Aquatini (Catherine Pooler Ink)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Bazzill Cardstock; Echo Park Pattern Paper
Other: Easter Egg Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Pure Platinum Mousse (Nuvo)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Birthday Critters

Sharing a card that I made using the inspiration at Stamp Ink Paper.  Their challenge this week was four legged friends. 

I've long been a huge fan of my four-legged friends . . . have had a dog or cat, and usually multiples, in my life since Santa brought my first puppy when I was a kindergartner.   So I thought about those leftover supplies from my Simon Says Stamp kit that was all "holiday-ish".  I remembered the cat and dog stamps that came with the kit and thought, why not.  I can take those Christmas supplies and go all birthday mode. 

I steered clear of reds and greens in the coloring of my images.  Does it work?  I hope it works.  I tried a little something different and stamped on a scrap of the Bazzill dot paper, which is a dry embossed paper.  

Always love the detail a white pen will offer.  And the little guy on the right reminds me of a dog we had for 17 years that passed a little over a year ago. 

Love my four-legged friends. 

I hope you find some time to create! 


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp); Kindness Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink & Embossing:  Tuzedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers or coloring
Paper: Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug); White Dot Paper (Bazzill); Solar White (Neenah); Glitter Paper (Tonic)
Other: Signo Uniball White Pen

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sunday Challenges

I have two card challenge cards to share today.  The first was inspired by the photo at Merry Monday.  The photo is listed down with my supplies. 

I was clearly inspired by that tree on the card.  I used sequins for the ornaments, and they provided quite a shine.  

My next card was inspired by a challenge at  Stamp Ink Paper.  It was cardmaker's choice . . . use your favorite stamp set, ink, colors and paper. 

Well, anyone who knows me well knows that it's hard for me to name favorites.  But I do have an attachment to my House Mouse stamps, and I've used this one a few time in other ways.  So here we go again.  

I think it is those darn lights that I adore . . . or coloring them . . . wrapped around those adorable little mice.  And my favorite cardstock . . . Neenah! 

I hope you all find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Claus for Celebration - Tree
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Indigo (Hero Arts)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Stickles; Milk and Cookie Shapes (Doodlebug and Simon Says Stamp); Colorful Confetti Sequin (Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies Used - Warm and Cozy Holiday
Stamps:  Light Wrap (House Mouse Designs by Stampendous); Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Pigment Ink; various Ranger Distress Inks used for watercolor of image; Memento Tuxedo Black;
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Canson Watercolor Paper; cardstock scrap from my box of scraps;
Accessories:  Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Donut worry, be happy!

A bit of a pun for CASology.   And perhaps a little fun in creating as well . . .

These were all supplies from a past Simon Says Stamp Card kit.  Yep . . . donut worry, be happy.

 I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Donut Worry
Stamps:  Coffee and Tea Stamp Set  (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Cream and Sugar Paper (Doodlebug)
Accessories:  Sequins (Crate Paper);

Friday, February 9, 2018

Just a Few Attachments

A few attachments inspired by Inkspirational's challenge this week.  Some clips, and a note . . .

Loving the bold colors.  I pulled the supplies from an old Simon Says Stamp Kit.  

The weekend is here . . . and so, I hope you find some time to create!

Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps:  Birthday Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Surf Blue and Black (Simon Says Stamp); Life in Color (Simple Stories)
Accessories:  Real Red Stitched Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Life in Color Clips (Simple Stories); Postage Dies (Simon Says Stamp)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Romantic Kitties for Just Add Ink

Sharing a card inspired by Just Add Ink.  Their challenge was to add romance to a card. What is more romantic then two little kitties enjoying each other's company? 

Don't tell anyone, but my background paper is Christmas paper that I just couldn't part with, and yet didn't want to store somewhere.  

 I hope you find some time to create today!


Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps and Dies:  Love Cats (Impression Obsession); Thoughtful Greetings (Pretty Pink Posh)
Ink & Embossing:  Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Grass Skirt, and Party Dress (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Solar White (Neenah)
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Love of House Mouse

Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a huge fan of House Mouse.  I have two cards to share today.  This first one was inspired by the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  This month's inspiration was "anything goes", with the optional theme of "love". 

I'm always going to pick love, because love wins.  It should always win.   And how about me using Christmas paper from a Simon Says Stamp card kit to make a card about love!  This was from the Milk and Cookie Doodlebug line.  Love this paper. 

And always love the mouse! 

And a second card I will share was created with StampNation as my inspiration.  StampNation is my online community of craftiness.  This month they are doing a birthday celebration, and the challenge there was to create a birthday card for a woman. 

This card also has a watercolor background piece that was created using Ken Oliver Color Burst.  

I hope you find some time to create! 


Supplies Used - Confetti Hearts - House Mouse
Stamps and Dies:  Shower of Love House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Various Zig Clean Colorbrush Markers or coloring of image
Paper: White Cardstock (Neenah); Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Glitter Cardstock (Tonic Studios)

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday House Mouse Dragonfly
Stamps and Dies:  Short and Sweet Sentiments (Close To My Heart); Hummingbird Feeder House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Lemon Yellow, Orange and Fuschia Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Distress Inks for coloring the watercolor image (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock from Bazzill; Watercolor paper from Canson
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Perfect Pearls (Ranger)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Pink Ribbon for Tic-Tac-Tuesday Card

My card today was inspired by Tic-Tac-Tuesday #1 - the board that was posted on Try Stampin' On Tuesday's site a week or so ago.  

 I went straight across the top for my card . . . black, die cut and pink.  

And there was some sparkle there!  Nothing like some sparkle to say "never give up hope".  

Happy weekend!  I hope you find some time to create. 

Supplies Used - Never Give Up Hope
Stamps:  Hope Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays); Good Reading (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Black and Pink to Red Ombre (Hero Arts); Versaark; Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Wanderlust Embossing Powder (Wow); Ruffled Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time Out Challenge - Thankful

Thankful was the theme for the Time Out Challenge, and I recalled having some scraps on my table from a layout.  When I flip thru my scraps, the pattern papers below were in the front.  This one was design, cut and paste! 

Super simple card . . . just required some thought. 

I hope you find some time to create.


Supplies Used - Grateful to Call You My Friend
Paper:  Desert Storm and Solar White Cardstock (Nina); Pattern Paper (Kiwi Lane)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Watercolor for Stamp our Stash

I happened upon a challenge, Shopping Our Stash, which is exactly what I need to do.  Stamp the stash of items in my crafty arsenal.  And so I played along this week with some watercolor. 

For this one I used a stencil and some Ken Oliver Color Burst inks.  And yes . . . I cut the pieces apart, but only so I could use that border stamp from My Creative Time. 

The Color Burst did a bit o "bursting" out of the line of the stencil.  A look that was a bit different. 

I hope you found some time to create over this past weekend. 


Supplies Used - Just a Note
Stamps:  Mad for Plaid (My Creative Time); Minis4Circles (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Violet, Lime Green, Lemon Yellow (Color Bursts from Ken Oliver); Licorice Archival Ink (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar and Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life);
Accessories:  Pattern of Rings (Winnie & Walter); White Linen Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Embossing for Stamp Ink Paper

Embossing is the challenge at Stamp Ink Paper this week.  I went for the gold . . .

I started by creating my watercolor technique piece using Lemon Yellow and Crimson Colorburst, and then I cut my Concentric Circle Die.  Once it was dry, I embossed the "thanks" sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I then took a white panel, stamped/embossed my sentiment to match in gold, and then embossed the edges of that white panel and popped it on my card base.  

I love the look of those circles in the different shades of yellow and red.

Hope you find some time to create.  Cheers!


Supplies Used -Thanks for All You Do
Stamps and Dies:  Painted Thanks Stamp Set and Concentric Circles Die (Neat and Tangled); Butterly Notes Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing: Versamark, Orange, Lemon Yellow and Crimson Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper; Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Claus for Celebration for Freshly Made Sketch

Created this card using the Freshly Made Sketch that is currently posted.  I used supplies from my Simon Says Stamp December card kit. 

I felt I had to do a little stamping,  so I matched up some ink to my paper and stamped the sentiment on the right side of my border strip to add a bit of interest. 

A pretty simple but fun card to make.  Love that sentiment stamp.  

I hope you find some time to create!  


Supplies Used - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Aquatini and Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life) Milk and Cookie Paper (Doodle Bug)

Encouragement . . . for CASology

The cue card at CASology this week is ENCOURAGE!  So here's a card I created to give a little . . .

I love the "font" of that super thin amazing die cut.   I used a pretty simple layout for this card and tried to take advantage of pattern papers. 

I hope you found some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Amazing in Every Way
The Stamps of Life Kit of the Month - November 2017

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Joyful for Merry Monday

Embossing was the challenge at Merry Monday this week . . . either dry or heat embossing. 

I went with the heat embossing of my sentiment, but as you can clearly see, there was some dry embossing in my die . . . didn't notice until I popped it out of the die.  It's that very slight border of the die. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Joyful Holiday Season
Stamps and Dies:  Merry & Bright Boughs Stamps and Peppermint Stick Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs; Merry Labels (CASual Fridays)
Ink and Embossing: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up) and Versamark; Opague Bright White EP (WOW)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)