Thursday, November 18, 2010

buttons & bows

Tuesday throwdown challenge this week is all about buttons and bows. I love using buttons and bows, so I have 2 cards this week

The first one is Christmas. I used Inkadinkadoo swirly tree with Ink Dot green ink. That is matted to a piece of gold wrapping paper. Season's Greetings I have had so long, I don't remember its source. It is stamped in the same green. Inside, I used the corner of the tree stamp to accent the top corner of the sentiment.

The next one is an everyday encouragement card. The base is Bazill light yellow. The DP has lots of glitter on the flowers. A CB strip IP was used on the blue. A Fiskar scallop punch was used on the lavender strip. The yellow buttons on the flower centers has clear glitter glue on top. The blessings is part of a TAC tag tidbit stamp. It is stamped in black and highlighted with clear star gel pen. I added lavender dots to the oval with purple star gel pen. Inside sentiment on this one is from TAC: "Hoping your day... is full of blessings"

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how you like my cards.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I am entering a new challenge today. It is for tuesday throwdown--using 1" squares in your design. I learned about this one from Catherine Pooler. Check out her site for fabulous ideas and designs. I used white cardstock. The blue plaid is from my scrap file. The side yellow strip made with IP from CB. The sentiment on a 1" white square is TAC "tag tidbits" stamped in blue, then small flowers in light green stampabilities pigment ink That is on a 1 1/4" blue suare and then a 1 1/2 scalloped punched square.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

papertrey paperdolls has this easy sketch this week. I used DP from the Luxury Stack (DCWV). It is hard to see but is very pale green with grey swirls and grey flowers. Then pink grograin ribbon, double petal bright pink flower with a "diamond" brad. The sentiment is Studio G stamped with MS pink geranium. All on a white cardstock base.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This is for Kazan's sketch 65 at 2S4Y. I love these bright polka dots from Nana's kids stack (DCWV). Stamp is a clear stamp $1 special at Michael's. I stamped it with StazOn violet, then colored the candle and traced wish with a purple star gel glitter pen and used the gold star pen for the flame. Used Bow Easy to tie the bow. Popped up the scalloped square with pop dots. I think this will be a fun b'day card for any little girl or even any fun lovin' big girl.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

papercraft star

I had so much fun with the Simon says challenge at papercraft star this week. Thanks for the clever idea. They gave only the dimensions and suggested embellishment. Check them out. I can see so many possibilities for designs with this and it could be oriented in any direction. The base is cream cardstock.The DP is Holiday Collection Christmas stack (DCWV). Behind the poinsettia petal are scallop and circle punches with Gold star gel pen dots on them. The petal is centered with a gorgeous gold mettalic button. And it is all tied off with gold metallic ribbon. Do I get extra points for 2 ribbons? LOL!! All in all a very glittery card. Now I have to go clean my scanner and work surface with all the shedded glitter.