My son took this picture as we were cleaning up after a sunset surf last summer.  That’s my hubby.  And that’s the beautiful sunset that inspired my card today.


The cardstock was masked to leave a large strip where several sunset colors were sponged onto it.  I’ve said this before but it absolutely makes me giddy when the masking is removed and there is this crisp contrasting line of ink. Smiley.Yes1Ani

When a sympathy card is needed, it can be hard to feel creative.  Fortunately this card is just for my stash, but it’s nice to have one on hand.


Playing along in a few challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: “The Great Outdoors”
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City Crafter Challenge: “Week #360 – You Can Do It!”
Take it, it's yours

Aud Sentiments Challenge: “#179 Flowers + A Sentiment”
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge: “Anything CAS Goes”

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge: “May Challenge – May Flowers or Trees, Bushes and Grass”
The Diva's that cut ....paper!

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Wild About Flowers” and “So Sorry”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities Die

Here’s a quick masculine card I made for one of my son’s birthday.  Besides distressing the edge of the paper, the grommet was sanded for an all around grunge look.


A pocket was added on the inside to slip in a gift card.



Played in several challenges:

Inkspirational Challenge #133 – “Graffiti”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #169 – “Inspired by a Film”Cardz 4 Guyz
(I was inspired by “West Side Story”)

Seize the Birthday – “Anything Goes”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – “Week 279 and 280”Pixie's Crafty Workshop
(Besides using a few snippets of designer paper, a leftover piece from a die cut frame was used.)

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – “May 2017”Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge


Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “B.Y.O.P.” and “Gorgeous Grunge”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Authentique “Durable” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Basic Small Grommet; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Spellbinders “Fleur De Lis Squares” Die

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