Monday, July 23, 2012

Dude! card for MSSCC # 16

I'm  feeling crafty today!

This card is for the color challenge at Market Street Stamps.  I love their stamps - they are terrific!

The colors in this challenge look great together.  I used some of the Close to My Heart retiring colors:  Pansy Purple, Dutch Blue, Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, and Sunset (not retiring).

The stamp is by Taylored Expressions - I have a boy birthday party to send a card for, so I used it. He's called "Justin."

Here's my take on the color challenge:

Enjoy!  Happy Stamping!


I'm a Hula Girl at Heart

"In world that needs more dancing, she's a hula girl at heart..."  Jimmy Buffett (of course!)

This card was SO FUN to make for's blog!  I am also entering this card into the Paper Craft Connection's gallery for shaped cards, and MoxieFab World's Hello card challenge. :)

I made the lei by using my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge by CTMH to cut 1/2" flowers.  Then, using a needle and clear thread, I threaded each one (about sixty!) onto the string.  I punched a hole at the top of the card with my needle, and threaded one end into each hole.  I tied the strings in a knot inside the fold of the card, and since it's clear, you can't tell! :)

For complete how-to instructions, please visit my blog post at's blog!

Happy Hula-ing!


Thanks, Friend! Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch 18

Sketch 18 
Hi there!

This sweet card is for the Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch 18.  Love this little stamp by Lawn Fawn.

My take on the sketch

Papers are by My Mind's Eye. Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel.

Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Holy Carp! Lucky Me!

I can't believe it - I was randomly drawn on a blog to win a great stamp set called Holy Carp by a Skipping Stones Design Team designer in their last blog hop!  I love punny sayings, and funny cards, so this is right up my alley.  The sketch is the Skipping Stones Design Sketch #108.

I decided to create a card for the occasion, and Frosted Designs  Friday challenge is to create something using stamping.  Easy trapeezey! I love stamping, and coloring, and fussy cutting!  So... anyway, here's my first card with my NEW stamp set. :) 

I used real hemp for the fishing line, and one of my favorite Fiskars border punches to simulate stitiching on the lower piece of cardstock.

Happy Stamping!


Frosted Designs Challenge #22

I love card sketches!  To me, the challenge of making the design my own really challenges me and inspires me!   Here is my take on the Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge #22 .  

I used the This & That paper pack by Echo Park, along with some brown pearls by Close to My Heart.  The image is a new one I recently picked up on sale by Unity.  I don't know why the mustaches crack me up, but they do! :)

Love it!  Makes me smile.  

Anyway, I've had a lot of fun time down in my craft room, so it's been a productive week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!


Skipping Stones Design Challenge #136 & Moxie Fab Thank You card


This week, Skipping Stones Design's blog challenge features an inspiration photo instead of a sketch.  I love this photo, and what their design team did with it.  I also love these colors together.  So pretty! It also fits nicely with the Moxie Fab World Thank You card challenge.  

Here's my take on the challenge. 

I used grey wool and buttercup cardstock by CTMH.  I also used some seam binding ribbon I colored with a copic marker to match.  I used tons of tiny pearls in the center of the flowers, and topped the ribbon with a pearl-topped pin.   Lovely!

Happy Stamping!


Great Impressions July Monthly Challenge & The Ribbon Carousel Challenge #61

The other day, I was strolling through blogs on the internet, when I ran across some super cute cards using Great Impressions images.  When I went to their website, I was immediately transported back to a time when our local stamp shop was still in business, my normal Thursday night with the girls...  I LOVED Great Impressions stamps then... the artwork was always great, the stamps ink wonderfully, and the images are SO CUTE!

Lo and behold , they were having a Great Impressions coloring challenge (hooray!) this month.  Leave it to me to sneak in under the wire, but here I am on deadline day.  I pulled out an old Great Impressions stamp I had, and colored to my heart's content.  I am also linking this to the Ribbon Carousel's challenge #61 Buttons and Bows - Oh my!   I pulled out my favorite gingham ribbon, added a bow and button.  Ta Da!

The sentiment is by Watlzingmouse stamps.

Happy Stamping!