Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mother's Day

First day of spring. Really? Mother Nature did not get the message. We had a thin layer of ice on the deck this morning and now it is snowing. Great day to hibernate in the craft room and create.

I know it is early to think about Mother's Day but I have to get them done early for Send A Smile 4 Kids so there will be time to send them in.
I recently received the free Sweet Soiree Memories card pack from SU Sale-A-Bration catalog. When I received them, I wasn't real sure what I would do with them but have discovered they make beautiful Mother's Day cards. These designs were all part of that card pack.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for inspiration.
So far I have been able to do 12 cards from the free card pack. Now that is a real bargain.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shades of Pink

The Paper Players challenge this week is shades of pink.
I usually like to do funny get well cards to make people laugh a little. But sometimes you just need a pretty and more serious one.  This is on Melon Mambo card stock with a scrap of b/w stripe. The leaf is a Sizzix die cut and the flowers from SU punches.
Here is Paper Players banner. I think I covered about all the shades of pink.

I used the inspiration sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Flu Bug

Flu season is about past but I can keep this one in my stash for next winter.
This cutie image is a From The Heart digital colored with SU Blends. I used "Pepto" pink and "Nausea" Green papers. Stamped some bugs, fussy cut them and scattered them about the image. Confession time, I put that extra bug up against the hot water bottle because I colored outside the line and red does not erase well. So smudge problem solved. The sentiment is done on the computer.
Entering in CASology Cue card :BUGS
Used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hey Chick!

Fun card for birthday, encouragement, really any occasion. I think it is just happy!
I used SU papers and stamp on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I colored the chick with the Stampin" Blends. Because it is for a girl, I added some bling with clear sequins.
I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Literal interpretation this time. :).
Adding this to my stash for  Send A Smile 4 Kids and their Cards for Girls challenge

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cheers to You

Scrolled through blogs looking for inspiration. I came up with a card that suits 3 challenges.
Calypso Coral card base. Papers from the Bubbles and Fizz DP from Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration book. The cheers is from an old collection of sentiments stamped on the Banner from Thoughtful Banners. I don't have the Bubble Over Stamp set so I cut out bottles from the DP. "Bubbles" were made with a stamp from the Waterfront set.
The Paper Players provided the sketch
Inspiration to use items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog from Global Design Project
I think this will be a great card for the teens for Send A Smile 4 Kids

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I am working today on restocking my inventory of Thinking of You cards. Using the sketch from Global Design Project
It is a great sketch for some quick and easy cards.

The daffodils are from the new SU "You're Inspiring" set. The background is Timeless Textures
The sentiment is an old one on a banner punched out with SU punch.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

New Home

I have a friend retiring and moving out of state :(.  However, it is to be nearer to her children and grandchildren :). So I wish her the best.
I cut out the house with ScanNCut, a fun new tool from my son's family. The papers are from the scrap bin. Sentiment via computer. And then I added "landscape" with punched out flowers.
Layout is sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Easter Chick

I am starting on  Easter Cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.
The poor chickie stamp lost its label. so I can't credit it. The coloring is with SU Blender pens. The sentiment is from SU. The papers are Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. For more spring color, I added pink enamel dots and a pink ribbon. Inside, I just stamped a simple Happy Easter (SU) and added a couple of pretty egg stickers.

The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On An Angle

I am on a roll today--second post.
Still using the Painted With Love papers from SU.
On the dotted paper, I used a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp with VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  The butterfly is a die from SU cut from more of the Painted with Love.
I used the sketch by Tuesday Morning Sketches

"Moo"chas Gracias

I just found the cutest digital stamps at Kitty Bee Designs.
It is colored with Stamin" Up! Blends. The papers are from a DP suite from SU last year. I did the sentiment on the computer.
This is from the sketch by Freshly Made Sketches