Monday, May 22, 2017

Butterfly--Clean and Simple

A CAS and quick card.  The butterfly is SU die cut from white card stock ( have you noticed if you try to make card stock one word, the spell checker changes it to yardstick?) that I pounced with bundled Q-tips and lime and turquoise inks. A new technique I learned at Unity Stamp Co. I can't find the video but maybe you can search for it. I get their videos in my email.  Basically it is 8-10 q-tips bundled and fastened with a rubber band. Pounce the bundle on an ink pad and then on your paper. Flip the bundle to the other end and use for a second color. I did this to the paper before die cutting and then touched up some spots after it was cut.

For The Paper Players CAS butterflies
For Just Us Girls color week
And finally sketch from Mojo Monday

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Totally Glam

Today I have 2 cards for the girls for Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge Bright Colors for Kids.
This image is a From The Heart digi called Birdbrain Glamorous.

The background paper and the marble design are by Ms. Sparkle & Co--2 inexpensive paper stack pads from JoAnn's.

This one features a glitter paper I found at Walmart.
Inside both cards are the fun high heels that are part of the same digi set.
Any little princess girl will love these.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


I used 2 embossing folders, words and florals, to define areas, all bordered in black. Punched out pale blue butterflies to fly across. And added a small SU sympathy sentiment.  CAS and elegant.
Entering at Tuesday Throwdown #343 challenge--Texture

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Birthday Fairy

I love this hippo fairy and have used it so much it has lost its label. I colored it with star gel pens for glitter. The sentiment is from one of Newton's Nook sets. The Dps are all from the scrap file.
Inside is the best sentiment that appeared in my Facebook feed last week. It had no author credit and I adapted it some. I accented it with a crown stamp and silver embossing powder.

The design is a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is another card made with the pink papers and the sentiment that came with the hippo.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Study in Purples

The marble paper is by Ms. Sparkle & Co. found at JoAnn's. The flowers and greenery are from SU Oh So Succulent. The butterfly is die cut from a scrap of the marble paper. The sentiment is an old well used one.
The sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches
I always love playing with Tuesday Morning Sketches and feel honored to be selected as a favorite of Melissa's for last week's card. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sailboat for Dad

A lot of men would love to have a sailboat and spend the day out on the water. If your Dad doesn't have a sailboat, here is one to celebrate his day.
Everything here is Stampin' Up!. I think the Swirly Bird stamp and dies are one of the most versatile ever from SU. 
The inspiration is from the sketch at Global Design Project

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Super Dad

Another Father's Day card for Send A Smile 4 Kids
This one is a digital by From The Heart Stamps, printed, colored with pencils, and fussy cut. The background is from an SU paper stack with a couple of punched clouds added. I glued the super hero down but left the cape free to fly behind him.
In this imperfect world, wouldn't it be nice if all Dads were superheroes to their kids?

Father's Day

Mother's Day cards are made, sent, and distributed for Send A Smile 4 Kids so we are moving on to the new challenge "for Dad or special males--from the kids"
I purchased a special edition of Stamping" Up! Paper Pumpkin. I was not so impressed with the designs that were suggested so I went in a different direction and used my kit for some Father's Day cards. The black card bases were too somber for festive occasions or even for sympathy cards. But I found them the perfect base for these Father's Day cards.
For the Dad who likes to get out there and fly kites.
Do you give your Dad a new tie every year?

For the coolest Dad on the block
And finally for the Dad who like a relaxing day at the beach
I know the kids will find just the one that suits their Dad.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Feel Better

This fun image is bound to cheer up anyone. It is a digi by From The Heart Stamps.
I used the precolored one here. It also comes uncolored so you can do your own.
The sketch is Freshly Made Sketches

Simple Flowers

It is a cold rainy day here--perfect for being in the craft room catching up on some challenges and restocking the card stash.
Starting with a CAS sympathy card
Flower embossing folder by Sizzix. Die cut flower from Memory Box. Oval die from Umbrella Craft. Sentiment from Stamping' Up! Pirouette Pink card base also from SU.
Sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches