Sunday, April 26, 2015

White with a Pop of Color

I loved the Make-it-Monday challenge this week to make a card with white on white die cuts and a pop of color.  I needed to make a card for my nephew's 6th birthday so this was perfect.  He's having an Orange Party.  It's always been his favorite color so all the food and drink will be orange.

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Clean and Simple challenge and Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April 2015 Blog Hop

I cannot remember the last time I joined the Papertrey Blog Hop.  I'm so happy that I got a chance this month.  I actually made two cards from the gorgeous inspiration photo.  I used the diagonal stripes Cover Plate and the Sweet Life roses on both.

This next one uses the negative strips from the Cover Plate die cut.  I left all the pieces in the Cover Plate die and placed a sheet of double sided adhesive over top of them.  Then I poured Cotton Candy glitter from Martha Stewart all over the panel.  It was messy and I'm not sure I'd go to this trouble again, but I love the result  -- and I have tons of glitter to put to use:-)

The photo inspiration:

Blog hop inspiration

I'm also linking this up at:

Happy hopping,

Papertrey Stamps:  The Sweet Life, Boutique Borders Baby, Birthday Basics

Dies:  Cover Plate Diagonal Stripes, Sweet Life dies, Bouttique Borders Baby die, Wonderful Words Love Die, Fairytale Floral Border die (memory box)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Circles Thank You

I made a set of these simple thank you cards because I always need more thank you cards on hand.  I was able to mass produce these with the help of the MISTI.  I received that great tool for my birthday from my family and that was the push that got me back into stamping.

The inspiration for this card came from Laurie Willison's card.  I could CASE Laurie's cards all day:)

I'm entering this into Simon Says Stamp Clean And Simple challenge.

Stamps:  Papertrey -- Thanks All Ways, Circle Scribbles, Sketched Shapes
                Inque Boutique -- Circle It

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Easter weekend.  Here's a super-quick card I made using Papertrey's gold luxe foiled patterned paper and their Easter Alleluias stamp set.

It was so hard to get a good picture of this card.  In certain light the gold polka dots looked black and in others they were glowing so much it was blinding:)  Anyhow, I hope you can see that parts of the word Redeemer are embossed in gold as well as the cross.  Regardless, the message is the perfectly clear.  My REDEEMER lives!  What a beautiful assurance we have knowing that fact.

Have a blessed Easter!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

One Layer Card Set

Hello out there ... long time no see.  I'm dusting off the blog to share a few new cards.  Stamping took a back seat to everything else for a long time and I'm happy that I'm finally back at it.

For these one layer cards, I kept things simple by masking off an area on each card and sponging a variety of inks.  Then I chose a silhouette image to stamp over the sponged area and finished it off with a sentiment.

These took no time at all and were so much fun to create.

Tree from Stampscapes and sentiment from Stampin' Up

Silhouettes from Inque Boutique and sentiment from Stampin' Up

Feathers from Sheena and sentiment from Papertrey

Silhouette from Inque Boutique  and sentiment from Papertrey

Leaf image and sentiment from Clearly Besotted

Trees from Stampin' Up, Birds from Stampscapes and sentiment from Papertrey

I'm entering these into Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge and Shopping Our Stash Neon Rainbow challenge.  I certainly shopped my stash on these cards.  Along the way I found some long lost stamps!!! 

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shine on You

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a great week.  Here's a quick and easy card I whipped up for a friend.

The beautiful embossing folder from Darice made this card a piece of cake.  My sweet friend recently gave me the folder as a thank you gift.  I just had to put it to use.  It's funny that I have sooooo many embossing folders in my stash and I never reach for them.  Why not?  They make such quick and interesting cards.

I'm playing along at Curtain Call for their Anything Goes challenge


Simon Says Stamp Spots and Dots challenge

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps:   Shine on You (Stampendous)
Paper:   White, Orange Zest (PTI), Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Ink:  Black
Other:  Blue gemstones, embossing folder (Darice)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Captain America Birthday

Wow, it's been a busy Summer so far.  I have not made anytime to sit down and make cards just for fun.  Seems I'm always making one quickly as the need arises.  This card came about because my daughter asked me to make a card for her friend's 16th birthday.  Her request was to make it in the theme of Captain America because that's what her friend likes.  I guess it's an inside joke that he thinks he's Captain America :)

I started with a Navy card base and stamped the medallion and stars in white ink.  I added the die cuts and voila!  Such a quick and simple card.  I just love how it turned out.  I really do need to make more time to create easy cards.

I'm playing along with two challenges with this card:


Hope you all had a fantastic weekend,

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  2012 Birthday Tags, Everyday Classics 
Paper:   Enchanted Evening, White, Men of Life pp
Ink:   White
Other:  By the Numbers dies, Suffix Style dies, One Liner dies

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Simple Graduation Card and Money Lei

Here is a quick and easy graduation card that I made for my nephew.  I also made him a money lei as is our tradition in Hawaii.  Although he was graduating in Washington State we wanted to be sure he had lots of leis to celebrate his special day.  My mom made a different style money lei and my brother, sister and grandma all sent flower leis.

I made the graduation cap using this tutorial.   Here's a peek under the cap:

And here's the money lei which is the real gift.  Fifty one dollar bills all rolled up and tied with ribbon in his school colors.  It's not the prettiest lei by any means, but I don't think an 18 year old boy cares about pretty vs. money:)

And here's the handsome graduate:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Isn't this a great sentiment?  I created a simple card to let the sentiment take center stage.

I used a few chevron pieces cut out from Papertrey's Chevron Vertical Cover Plate along the side of the card.  I really like this look and need to remember to use it again.  I also stamped a row of triangles below the sentiment for some visual interest.  Still loving these awesome Stitched Rectangle dies from Lil' Inkers!

This is a card for the Less is More Die Cut challenge


Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Hope you are having a great week,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   A Little Inspiration, Sketched Shapes
Paper:   Tropical Teal, White
Ink:  Tropical Teal, Black
Other:  Chevron Die cover plate (pieces), Stitched Rectangles (lil' inkers)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Diagonal Stripes Birthday

Here's a quick birthday card using Papertrey's Diagonal Stripes cover plate.  I love these colors against the black stripes.

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Boutique Borders: Birthday
Paper:   white, black
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz, Black
Other:  Stripes- Diagonal cover plate, Hawaiian Shores buttons, Pink Sorbet twine (Twinery)

Friday, May 9, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #75

It's been a long time since I've played along with CAS(E) this Sketch.  I love the simplicity of the sketch for this challenge so I gave it a go.

I wanted to finally ink up my Circle Scribbles stamp set so I used it to create the background.  It ended up a bit busy for my taste, but it will make a fun birthday card for someone.  The little banner is trimmed from a stamp set in the 2012 Birthday Tags set.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Circle Scribbles, 2012 Birthday Tags
Paper:   White, navy
Ink:   Pinkolicious (color box), Tangelo (memento), Buttercup (CTMH), Brilliant Blue (SU!)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

So Very Grateful

Here's another simple card I made using scraps and die cuts that were on my desk.  More cleaning up going on today too.  Who knows what I'll find:)  I used distress inks to create an ombre effect on the "grateful" die cut.

This card was most definitely inspired by Julie Ebersole's awesome card HERE.  It's it stunning?

I made this for Simon Says Stamp Keep it Simple challenge.

Stamps:   Counting My Blessings (Papertrey)
Paper:   Barely Banana, Basic Gray (SU!), Martha Stewart pp
Ink:  Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose (Distress Ink), Basic Gray (SU!)
Other:  Counting My Blessings die

Friday, April 25, 2014

CASEing Butterflies

Happy Friday everyone!  I had some time today for crafting so I attempted the Watercolor Spat technique for Papertrey's Make it Monday this week.  It was a fail so I'm not posting it:)

Instead I'll post a card that I know is a winner because it's a direct CASE from the amazing Stephanie Wincott.  You can see her original card HERE.  Aren't all those butterfly cards gorgeous?

This was so quick and easy and I love everything about it!  I die cut each butterfly and backed the openings with scraps of card stock I had in my stash that matched the ink colors I wanted to use.  After adhering the butterflies centers I popped up the wings and added some drops of pearls using my pearl pen.  I'm planning on making a few more cards like this to have on hand.

Have a wonderful weekend,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Inside & Out: Love
Paper:   White, colored paper scraps (?)
Ink:  Tropical Blue (delta), Pear Tart (memento), Pinkolicious (Color Box)
Other:  Beautiful Butterflies dies, Cream Pearl Pen (viva)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello There

Here's a super quick card that took me months to make!  Okay, it didn't really take months to make but I started it months ago and then left the die cuts laying in a pile for months.  I finally put it all together and added some sequins to finish it off.

I started by cutting out the "hello" from the white panel and backing the opening with black bitty dot paper.  I then stamped the die cut in red.  That's where I stopped months ago (can't even remember why).  This is why I need to clean up my desk more often:)

This is for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to Keep it Simple.

Have a wonderful day,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Wonderful Words: Hello
Paper:   White, Black, Bitty Dots black
Ink:   Pure Poppy
Other:  Wonderful Words: Hello die, sequins