Saturday, October 19, 2019


Getting in 1 more card for the Celebration challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Try this party trick if you will--hop on one foot while juggling. OOPS! he lost control of some of his sequins.
The panda if from Mama Elephant Pandamonium set. The background paper is by Ms. Sparkle found at JoAnn's.
I found inspiration for my card on Pinterest made by Di Design.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

More Large Snowflake

I love the first large snowflake card and decided to make another while I had all the supplies out. You can see that one here.

I used the double impression folders technique.  First the falling snow, then the large snowflake. The tree is punched with a tree punch from SU with some green glitter paper.. Sentiment is by SU.  5 punched snowflakes (Maartha Stewart) from SU white glitter paper adds more glitter.
This sketch is by Freshly Make Sketches


When I first saw the picture of Cas(E) this Sketch! challenge, I immediately thought of the large snowflake impression folder from SU.

Then as I read on, I saw that Darnell had the same idea. Great minds think alike! LOL!
Here is my version of the large snowflake:

I recently saw on Pinterest about double impression. I tried it here. First I used the falling snow folder  from SU. (you probably have to click on the picture to really see that. Then I used the large snowflake folder--also SU. The sentiment is by Neat and Tangled, stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver. I added some punched (Martha Stewart) snowflakes from some white glitter paper by SU.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Quick and Simple

I need a lot of Christmas cards for a Holiday Market at my church where I have a table. Quick and simple, not even any stamping, is a good thing.
Papers by Paper Studio--6x6 pack called Gifts of Gold. I fussy cut 3 ornament. When you have sentiment printed on the paper, no need to stamp one anywhere. A strip of gold foil paper adds more shine.
The inside has a computer made sentiment. I had extra room so fussy cut another ornament for the top.
The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Swirling Snow

Last year I found a pack of paper that had the Frozen movie as a theme. I have made lots of little girl cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. The papers were double sided--love that, it seems you get twice as much paper per pack. Today's card has the very last scrap of snowflake paper and that was perfect for todays Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.
The background swirl pattern paper is Marble Paper Pad by Ms. Sparkle and Co. found at JoAnn's.
The swirl accents are a die from SU, cut with their blue glitter paper. I also added 3 Martha Stewart punch snowflakes from the blue glitter paper.  The sentiment is from a Newton's Nook set. In case you have trouble reading it, it says "Snow one else like you!"
Looking at this kind of makes me shiver. Although it is beginning to cool off here, I am not ready for that kind of cold weather.
Here is Tuesday Morning Sketch

Here are a bunch more with the Frozen theme papers

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Santa Cats

 Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this month is Celebration Cards.
I upcycled these images of Santa Kittens from a card and envelope from last year's greeting cards. Cut them out and glued to this card. I used some Snow Marker on the fur parts to make them fluffy.
The sentiment is done on the computer. The DP is a pad by The Paper Studio. I added a strip of gold foil paper at the bottom. 

Sunny Sunflower

Fall is finally finding Indiana. Nights and early mornings are cooler. Great time to visit the craft room and create while the temps warm up. Late summer and fall in Indiana means sunflowers in bloom.
All but the ribbon here are Stampin' Up! products. I stamped several of the sunflowers at one time and cut them out with my Scan 'N Cut so they are easy to grab for a quick card.
I am submitting this to Let's Craft and Create Challenge #152 - AG + Option COLORS OF FALL

and to Just Us Girls
I could make tons of cards with the designer papers I have hoarded! 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Secret Garden

Beautiful florals

I have found a new to me challenge. I love to read so this one is right up my alley. The Library Challenge. They suggest a book title for your inspiration. The current one is
This past summer, I found a beautiful pad of floral double sided paper pack at The Papertrix, a nearby craft store. And 1/2 price too. What a great deal. I have made a lot of cards with it.

The background papers are from this pack. The roses are a Stampin" Up! stamped with a light pink and a rose color and fussy cut. The leaves are an old die that lost it's original package. The sentiment is also SU.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Deck The Halls

For Tuesday Morning Sketches
I've finally pulled out the Christmas papers and stamps. I only have a month until my church's Holiday Market so I need to get busy with Holiday cards.
The sentiment and image are digitals by From the Heart. Colored with SU Blender Pens, The papers are also SU.