Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stamp of Approval . . . 2 Cards . . . 2 Challenges

Finally found some time today to get back to creating, and I really enjoyed it.  I had some brand new product to play with from Stamp of Approval's latest release, Lovely Notes.  I couldn't wait to get busy today.

First up was a challenge from Stamp Ink Paper, which was a black and white challenge.  Here is my card . . .

Stamping and embossing was the name of the game for this one . . . super simple . . . as always the hardest part is keeping the embossing powder where it needs to be.  

And then for my second card, a little creation for Freshly Made Sketches using some pattern papers.  Trying to use my stash, which we all know is never an easy task.

Here is the sketch . . .
  And here is my card . . . 

Pattern papers and a splash of black, and using my new SOA products.  What can be better. 

I hope you found some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Black and White Thanks
Stamps:  Lovely Lattice Background Stamp and Butterfly Notes Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs for Stamp of Approval)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Licorice (The Stamps of Life) and Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Black and White Embossing Powder (Ranger) and Itty Bitty Sparkles (Close To My Heart)

Supplies Used - A Note to Say Thanks
Stamps:  Butterfly Notes and Lovely Flowers Stamp Sets (Catherine Pooler Designs for Stamp of Approval)
Ink: Versamark and Black (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Desert Storm and Solar White Cardstock (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life) and Pattern Paper (Die Cuts With a View)
Accessories:  Lovely Flowers and Banners Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs for Stamp of Approval), Sparking Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Ribbon (Stampin' Up),


  1. Love all of them I am going to try an start doing some challenges very soon♥

  2. Fun cards! I love the bright, happy colors on your FMS card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Sweet that adorable orange tag card!

  4. These are great! What a fun tag with that great print. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. Very pretty cards!! I, too, struggle with keeping my embossing powder where it needs to be. I keep telling myself if I used it more, maybe I would get better at it, but...... :) Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

  6. I love this creation, so beautiful with the Butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx