Monday, April 30, 2018

yellow flowers

Productive afternoon for me--2 posts today. Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with The Paper Players.
I used row 1: flowers, birthday, yellow.
This is another image from the  SU Petal Passions card pack, colored with Blenders from SU. I added some orange background dots with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. Two scraps are side banners. The sentiment is an old retired SU one. All on a Delightful Daffodil card base. This is the 27th card I have made with items from this card pack. Really getting my money's worth with it.
Here is the tic-tac-toe grid
Here is a photo of some of the other cards from the Petal Passions card pack.

wedding lace

Spring and summer--wedding season. Thought I would get ahead and make a card for the occasion.
This is my favorite wedding stamp. It is from Stampendous. You can color it up as much or as little as you want. I colored her flowers, his cumberband and bow tie in Pool Party which is the color of the card base. Maybe my card is crooked but now that I look closer, I think the couple are leaning a bit too much.It is hard to get them straight. The love is an old unbranded stamp. The lacy cutouts are from SU Petal Passion Memories card pack. I accented the veil and dress with pearls. I think they maybe are too large, I may go back and see if I have some smaller ones.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
If you haven't tried any of the card packs from SU, they are great resources for fast and easy card making. I was able to make 24 cards from this pack and still have some left overs. I make cards for 2 local gift shops so these are great for that.
Here is a picture of all the cards I made from the card pack.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cool Dude

The True Gentleman DSP from Stampin' Up! has been a great investment. I hope they are carrying it over to the new catalog. I have been able to make a lot of teen boy cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. This week their challenge is anything goes. This one is quick and easy. Not a lot of fuss which will appeal to teens.
The shoes are from Epic Celebration that was in the Sale-A-Bration book. Those images are just the thing for boy cards. I can't tell you how many shoes and guitars I have stamped, colored, and fussy cut. I could really use a die cut set for this one.  The sentiment was done on the computer.
This layout is from the sketch at The Paper Players
Another with a different orientation.
See how easy. I made both of these in less than 30 minutes.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rockin' Dude!

For any teenager who dreams of being a rock star:
The guitar is from SU's Epic Celebration colored with star glitter gel pens and fussy cut. The rock on is from Die-Versions. I added some glitter music notes for accents.
This is from the sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch
I'll be adding this to my collection of boy cards I am making for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  That particular challenge is over but they always are asking for teen boy cards.

Friday, April 6, 2018


Working on boy cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  The True Gentleman DSP from SU works really well for that.
The letters are from SU large letter dies. Super easy, quick, clean and simple card.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketchCAS(E) This Sketch

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Cards for boys. It is always difficult to come up with that genre. There just are not as many stamps available for teen boys. The new Epic Celebrations set offered during the Sale-A-Bration from Stampin' Up! works great for teen boys.
One regret with this set is that there is no die set to cut out the images. I have spent a lot of time fussy cutting guitars.  The papers are from the scrap box. I think they are also SU. The words are from SU.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Also entering in The Paper Players theme challenge of music.
And Just Us Girls CAS  challenge
Love when all the challenges fall into line at the same time.

I will be adding this to the cards I make for Send A Smile 4 Kids.