Today’s card was made for Papertrey Ink’s 7th Anniversary Day 5 Challenge to make a birthday card and one of the Day 1 Color and Sketch Challenges.

Here all the colors required are gathered together with a little punched bloom on the die cut circles.

Since I used some tiny “snippets” of card stock for the leafy branches and both punched flowers, this card will also play along in this week’s:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 111 Challenge:

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics

Papers: PTI Select White, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy and Everyday Blessings Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Spellbinders Standard Circles Dies; SU Floral Punches and Bird Builder Punch; Button

Have you heard about Papertrey Ink’s 7th Anniversary Celebration going on right now?!  There are lots of prizes and super fun challenges.  My card today is for the Day 2 Challenge to use one of the FREE Printables provided.

The center flower is cut out twice and popped up on dimensionals to add some depth to the design.  The sentiment banner is cut out and popped up as well.

Come join the fun!  Definitely Happy Crafting!!

Stamps: PTI Free Printables

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening

Inks: Printer

Accessories: PTI Enchanted Evening Twill Tape; Adhesive Pearls

Needed a birthday card for a friend who likes to keep things clean and simple but always seems to sport a little whimsical accessory.  So I made this card and added just a touch of bling with the elegant single pearl.

The gray card stock has a negative cut of the Hollyhock Stem Die.  The design peeking through is a small piece of patterned paper that closely matches the color of the card base.

This card is playing in this week’s CAS-ology Challenge #81:

To get a pattern showing through the die cut portion of the paper without using a layer of patterned paper, the card base could be stamped instead.  On this second card I masked off a small area on the card base where the pattern would show.

The leaves were die cut twice using contrasting colors of card stock.  The black was then adhered to the cream slightly offset so that a shadow was created.

This card is playing in Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday Challenge #151:

Happy Crafting!

Card #1:

Stamps: Hero Arts “Many Birthday Messages”

Papers: PTI Spring Moss; SU Basic Gray; BoBunny “Little Miss” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Memory Box “Hollyhock Stem” Die; Darice Pearl; SU Old Olive Twill Ribbon

Card #2:

Stamps: PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday”; SU “Linen”

Papers: PTI Berry Sorbet, True Black and Vintage Cream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Sizzix “Flowers, Branches & Leaves” Die Set; Crocheted Flower; Brad

I’ve mentioned before how much my little Kate loves Minnie.  Well I found a card HERE made by resqbarbie over on Splitcoaststampers and had to CASE it.  It is just the cutest design!!

So much fun!

Playing along in the following challenges:

Happy #5, Kate.  Love you!



We are so excited in Seattle!!  Our Seahawks have never won a Super Bowl.  In fact, we’ve only been to the Super Bowl one other time in our history!  Couldn’t help giving them a little shout out for tomorrow’s big game.

Stamps: Hero Arts “Many Birthday Messages”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst and True Black; Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe 6 x 6 Designer Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copic

Accessories: Brad; 1-3/4″ and 1″ Circle Punches

Last week I received a card from one of my sisters that had this wonderful foam butterfly on it.  Since the card was store bought (I wouldn’t tear apart a handmade creation!), I decided to remove it and use it on a fun spring creation for Stacy’s Bunny Special News and Challenge. Stacy is celebrating some bunny excitement and has some fabulous prizes!!  Just make a project with bunnies or a “Spring” theme and you’re in.
Check it out check-it-outers!

The butterfly really sparkles and shines!!  LOVE!

Besides Stacy’s challenge this card is also playing along in:

This second card was made as a birthday card for a dear friend who absolutely adores cats.

There are little rhinestones on the notes to add some sparkle.  Gotta have a little sparkle!

This card joins some challenges, too.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!

Card 1: Springtime Smiles

Stamps: SU “Easter Blossoms”

Papers: PTI Select White; My Mind’s Eye “Memorable” Designer Paper (50% off right now at Ellen’s!!)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Foam Butterfly; Adhesive Pearl; Taffeta Ribbon; PTI “Parisian Lace Doily” Die; Sizzix “Flowers, Branches & Leaves” Die; Spellbinders “Curved Borders One” Die; Corner Rounder Punch

Card 2: Party Cats

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Party Cats”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics

Accessories: Rhinestones; Satin Ribbon

Jan 232014

Yesterday was my birthday, and DH gave me a Vagabond!!  

Now, for the first time, some of the intricate dies in my collection can be easily cut out .  Don’t get me wrong, my little Cuttlebug has been a great friend.  But, oh my, it was with such ease that the sweet doily on today’s card came to be!

The Baker’s Twine was originally red and white… a bright white.  It didn’t look great with the vanilla colored paper being used.  So the twine was colored with  a Copic: marker to tone it down just a bit.


And a square punch was used to cut the end of the sentiment strip.

I thought I was playing along in 4 challenges today.  One of them was a color challenge, and when I finished the card I remembered another rule.  Besides using vanilla, kraft, chocolate and red, it needed to be a Christmas card, too.  Oops!  I’m such a rookie at this multiple challenge game!  LOL  Hopefully today’s card can play along in the following 3 challenges:
(Click on each challenge to check it out.)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Filled With Love”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy; Jillibean “Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Real Red; Copic:

Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and Vanilla Rosette; PTI Parisian Lace Doily Die; EK Success 1-1/4″ Square Punch; Nestabilities Classic Heart Die

Jan 192014

The card in my last post was one of the most CAS (Clean and Simple) cards I have ever made.  Today’s card is quite a ways from there.

I had a blast with this one… playing with so many fun and sparkly things.  And I’m playing along in 8 different challenges… with just 1 card!  That is definitely a record for me.

With the card closed you can see the inside strip of designer paper where it peeks through the curved die cut front at the bottom of the card.

The pearl centers on the sparkly “snowflakes” were white, but they have been colored with a Copic marker.  Love those Copics!

As for the 8 challenges, well check them out by clicking on their badges below.

Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Inkadinkadoo “Holiday Inchie”; Rubbernecker Stamp Oasis Christmas Sentiment

Papers: PTI Select White and Blueberry Sky; SU Brilliant Blue; BoBunny “Powder Mountain” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Not Quite Navy and Brilliant Blue; Copic:

Accessories: BoBunny Small Doily; PTI “Edgers #2″ Die and “Doily Details C” Die; EK Success Wedding Gem Flowers Dimensional Stickers; Nestabilities Classic Circle Dies; Glitter Tape; Rhinestones; Twine

Jan 152014

I’ve been invited to a February wedding!  Here’s the card for the happy couple.

Used Copics on two of the white polyester flowers for a perfect color match to the invitation.  The fabric soaked up the ink instantly and took only seconds to do.  Isn’t that fun!!

Playing along in a couple of challenges:

Less Is More Week #154
One Layer Card – Theme: Hearts

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #125

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: PTI “Love & Marriage”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Sizzix Scallop Heart Doily Embossing Folder; Offray Flowers with Pearls

Jan 122014

Even if you want to?!?   The first time I read this sentiment I thought that maybe, in someone’s past, there might be a year or two they wouldn’t mind forgetting (losing)! But, really, I do love the sentiment.

The card plays in four challenges this week:

Simon Says Monday: Blues

Color Throwdown #274

Addicted to Stamps and More #77: Markers

Crazy for CAS #35: Chevrons

This card is for my brother-in-law whose birthday is coming up next week.  His favorite color is red.  So even though the color challenges didn’t call for it, a little touch of red just had to be included!

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Favorite Fellas”; PTI “Inside & Out Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White and Blueberry Sky

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Memory Keepers Washi Tape (Navy); Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Pinking Stitch” Embossing Folder; Button

This card is entered into 2 challenges.  First:
Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday Challenge #147.

The image, from Papertrey Ink’s “Love & Marriage” set, was stamped 3 times, once on the aqua, once on the white and once on the berry sorbet cardstock.  After some trimming and fussy cutting, the pieces were assembled for the multi-layer image.  The chapel was popped up for a little extra dimension.

And second a brand new challenge blog this week called the:
Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

Their first challenge is to choose at least 3 things from a “My Favorite Things” list and incorporate them into your card.  I chose 1. Ribbon 2. Die Cuts 3. An Adhesive Pearl (Sticker) 4. Layering of an Image.  So fun!  Thanks Carol for the heads up about this fun new challenge blog!

Check it out, check-it-outers!!


Stamps: PTI “Love & Marriage”

Papers: PTI Select White, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: PTI Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon and Edger #2 Die; Doodlebug Mini Pearl

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