Monday, September 22, 2014

Christmas Chickies

I'm needing to get some Holiday cards made. I've been looking at this picture from The Card Concept
thinking how can I use those colors for a Christmas card.

After looking through Christmas stamps, I found one from DaNami that would just work with these colors.
So I have this CAS card. The chickies, trees. and gifts are colored with pencils. The greeting is stamped with Lucky Limeade from SU. I used a clear star gel pen on the dots.
That was so quick and easy, I have time for making a couple more.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Christmas Trees

Hooray, my first Christmas card!!! I received a "shares" package from my SU Demonstrator and recently purchased the Festival of Trees stamp set and punch. So I had to break it all out and give them a spin. The sentiment is from the Christmas Bliss set. If you get really close and squint, you can see the silver glitter paper punched stars at the tree tops. Also added more bling with 3 red sequins at the bottom and highlighted the red dots on the trees with star gel pen.

Inside is a stamped sentiment and a little row of trees both from the Christmas Bliss set.

I was inspired by this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

It won't qualify for a prize as their theme is back to school. I sent my grandkids their back to school cards a few weeks ago. And I really really need to get started on Holiday cards.

I am off to Lake Tahoe for a week so will really have to dive into all the Christmas supplies when I get back.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Baby Girl

For Tuesday Throwdown challenge of Sweet Little One.
DP is from SU. I love those pretty pastel polka dots. The Cuttlebug impression folder just mimics those dots so well. The yellow is a Nesties label and impression folder from SU for the oval dots.  Sentiment is from SU and stamped in a Studio G blush and punched out with SU punch. 2 little pink candy dots from SU accent the sides. And all tied together with a white satin bow.
I am casing this gorgeous card from Megan at I Teach Stamping. She posted this card a long time ago and I loved it so much I printed it out so I could use it for inspiration sometime.
How to Make a Set of Birthday Cards - Video Tutorial

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kitty Birthday

A birthday for you cat loving friend or for your kitty if you're so inclined to do that. I love cats but don't think I ever gave one a birthday card!
The DP is from a yard sale purchase of a birthday card kit. Cat and sentiment are from Newton's Nook. They have the cutest images!  I used several colored pencils to color the cat. I was going for calico look--not sure I achieved that, so it's a good thing cats come in all sorts of colors and patterns!  Banners under the button are a SU punch. Button is tied on with lavender and yellow twines.
I used green, birthday, and button from the tic-tac-toe challenge from The Paper Players

and the design from Newton's Nook sketch
Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I have been trying to increase my all occasion card stash before I drag out all the Christmas paper and stamps. I love the water color DP from SU. I had a small piece of it left and thought it would work well for a sympathy card. And I love butterflies on sympathy cards. They seem so peaceful.
The large butterfly is SU Butterfly Prints and punch. Scrapper's Floss make the antennae. There are 2 aqua gemstones in the center. And here I go again--I had to fill up all that white space so I punched out smaller butterlies with punches from Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up. Sponging them with Tempting Turquoise gave them a little more definition. The sentiment is also SU and I used Basic Gray instead of black for a softer look, not as much contrast as black..
I used this sketch from Case This Sketch

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fisherman's Birthday

I have had a package of wood pieces from SU for quite sometime. Do you do that? See others using a product and love it, buy the item and then are stumped about what to do with it.  I spy them when I go through my embellishment box and keep trying to come up with a way to use them. Finally, after picking DP from SU and a scrap of burlap, I decided the wood accents would go well.
The fisherman chickie is from DaNami, colored with colored pencils and centered on a round wood piece sponged with Chocolate Chip. I also sponged the ink around the happy birthday banner for a woodburning effect.  I have also been admiring those loose curly bits of twine on cards so tried it here, securing it in several places with glue dots. Let's just say that circle is not going anywhere with all the glue dots on the back!!
I am entering this in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge of Anything Goes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fairy Godmother

Busy day planned so popping in early for Tuesday Morning Sketches They put their sketch on facebook on Monday evenings so I was able to get the card made and blog ready early.
The DPs are yard sale finds. Stamps are Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps--found them at a trade show. I colored the hippo with colored pencils and star gel pens. The pink star is punched out and coated with glitter glue. I know the DP is flowers but thought it could be "pixie dust" thrown up by the fairy godmother so I sprayed it with iridescent glitter dust to give it some sparkle. Sorry you can't see that, I tried several editing functions but couldn't get it to show up.
Inside has a computer generated sentiment and some of the left over DP for accent.
Here is the sketch I followed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Well x2

2 neighbors are having surgery today. So I have done 2 cards using sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

The first is for the neighbor that has been a craft pal. She had a knee replacement and I thought she would love this funny and cute card.
I used scraps for all the papers and real duct tape and band-aids. The sentiment is computer made. The 3 little square gems repeat the square design of the DP. Here is the inside with more duct tape to secure the sentiment.
The other is for the man who lives behind us also having surgery today.
I love using this ship from Design Stamps for men's cards. I sponged on SU's Tempting Turquoise on the bottom and Color Box sky blue on the top before stamping on the ship in Staz-On Black. The sentiment and the DP are also SU. I punched out a white cloud and sponged on some sky blue. All the parts are anchored with SU Tempting Turquoise paper. I added some glue on silver brads to the center of the ship wheels. Inside I stamped an anchor with the turquoise.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Baby Gift Thanks

Continuing by effort to make a set of baby gift thank yous for a friend's daughter.
I sorted through my scrap file and found several girly pastel papers. I used different Cuttlebug IFs on the background pieces. The carriage is stamped in SU Melon Mambo. The sentiment is Studio G. The button is a Martha Stewart punch tied with yellow/white baker's twine. Punching a paper button keeps the card flat enough that extra postage is not necessary.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Tangles

It is birthday month at Little Tangles. So Happy Birthday to you.
The papers are from SU. The white label is SU's Deco Labels die. I stamped on some Pool Party splotches and black "tire tracks" from SU's Gorgeous Grunge. The car is from an old Inkadinkadoo set, colored with pencils, and silver star gel pens. The car is cut out and popped with deminsionals.  I tied the birthday banner to the car with some baker's twine. Makes the car look like it is pulling the banner. Great card for the man in your life who likes cars!