Sunday, July 29, 2012


I think this sentiment and stamp by Fiskar make such a sweet thank you card..
The green cardstock and the scrap of pink are from SU. The polkadot is from my scrap box. The eyelet punch is Martha Stewart. The button brad is also SU.

I used this sketch from retrosketches for the design:

Friday, July 27, 2012

CAS Friday

This is for cas-ualfridays challenge to use navy, lime, aqua.  Cardstock is Midnight Muse from SU. The butterflies are punched out of aqua dotted paper with punch from SU. Three little rhinestones on each one add a little bling. The sentiment is TAC. And a lime ribbon from my scrap ribbon box.
Sorry about the poor picture. Since I had to have my computer rebuilt, the camera program is not getting me to the edit page that was there before. I have such a LOVE/HATE relationship with all things techie!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Nothing says summer like water and flip flops in a tropical paradise. This card is for 2 challenges. Paper Craft Star (water) and Tuesday Throwdown (tropical paradise)
I used a white card base. Polka dot DP from SU. This aqua sparkly rick rack reminds me of waves washing into the "sand" (scrap of tan). Flip flop is from Lockhart Stamp Co. and colored with star gel pens. Then I decided the upper part needed something so stamped the sentiment from TAC on a white scrap and punched a cloud with Fiskar punch. It is so hot here in Indiana, I think I could use water, flip flops and tropical breezes about now.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Here is a masculine card for the MoJo sketch this week:
In making cards for Care & Concern committee at church, I easily do ones for women but struggle with masculine cards. This one went together really quickly thanks to MoJo Monday sketch.This is a real combination of companies for supplies. Starfruit DP from SU for base. IPs from Cuttlebug. Ticket is Tim Holtz. Sentiment is Lawn Fawn. Anchor is ?--label is missing. Lots of textures going on here.  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wow, it has been awhile since I blogged. I have been making cards but haven't been able to post any. My computer was malfunctioning. It ended up in the shop for a week. They had to revert it to factory and rebuild from there. So then I had to spend another week reloading all my programs and finding the ones they had backed up. One error I made, I forgot to tell them to back up iTunes so when my husband went to sync his iPod, all the tunes erased. OOPS!! Now I have to spend some time reloading his tunes. 
Well anyway here is my card for Pals Paper Arts who provided this sketch:
PPA139and The Playdate Cafe for this color challenge:

Here is my card:

I think it is such a challenge to balance the solemnity of a sympathy card while making it something pretty to bring a little comfort.
Supplies:  Papers and butterfly (stamp & punch) from SU, Label die from Spellbinders, Sentiment from Hero Arts, It is hard to tell here but there are pearl accents on butterfly and daisy center.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Circle MoJo

Today I am using circles for CAS-ual Fridays round and round challenge with this Mojo Monday sketch challenge:

Here is my interpretation of the 2 challenges:
I used white cardstock for base, then a green from Bazzil. The white mat has impression circles from CB folder run through Big Shot. The circle DP is a scrap. The eyelet punch is Martha Stewart. The banner die is from Spellbinders. Sentiment is PTI. Since I am sending this in the mail, I used punched out button from Martha Stewart instead of a regular button which would require extra postage. The ribbon is also scrap. On the inside, I used coordinating designs around the message.: