Friday, June 26, 2015

Frilly and Funkie challenge: It's Summer!

I made this for the Frilly and Funkie "It's Summer" challenge. I may be too late adding this link but next time I'll remember!
The pretty bicycle stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A starburst and another banner card

Welcome! I had a lot of scraps around from a 6x6 Pebbles paper pad called "Family Ties." I decided to try the OWH starburst technique. After piecing the starburst and trimming it to make a card, I had this nice strip of starburst left over so I decided to make another banner card for OWH. Here's the banner card first:

And here's the starburst that I cut the banner strip from:
 I haven't used this technique in ages and it was extra fun to get two cards out of it! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Making a Christmas card for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge seemed like a good way to beat the heat! The color challenge is Black & White + one other color. I chose red:

Digi: Stamper's Best
I just noticed one of my 3 tiny black pearls fell off. I had put them there to disguise a stamp Oops. The little typewriter key stickers are from Tim Holtz
95 degrees and humid in Arlington, VA today! Stay cool.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Red, White & Blue challenge at Cards In Envy

For my red, white and blue card I chose this cute Melonheadz digi. Now I just need to find a little boy who has a July 4th birthday--any takers?

W2SB Challenge: It's a Man's World

Here is my card for the Words 2 Scrap By challenge. I love this old image from Digital Two for Tuesday, especially with the mustache paper:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New OWH Sketch and my C.A.S.E.

Hi. I really like the new OWH Sketch:

And what really caught my eye was Cindy R's inspiration card:
It has a clean and simple look, but with an artistic background. I'm not good at either of those styles, I decided to get out my Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer tool, which I really haven't used, and try to C.A.S.E. Cindy's design.
 I made the background spritzing Copics and then I added some inking with a stencil. I applied some white paint to a corrugated tag and let it dry overnight. I didn't have any Washi tape, so I tore a strip of paper and distressed it. Here's what I came up with:

Typical of me, my card lacks Cindy's Clean and Simple feeling but it was fun trying something "out of the   box" for me and I like how it turned out. I am working on cards for my final OWH box; cards are due by August 1st!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June ODBD Challenge at OWH: Missing You

Paper piecing fun:

I also made this Any Hero card. Using up some of my red, white and blue patriotic paper:
Hope you have a good day!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

One more for the 52CCT Sketch

Such a fun sketch to work with. Thanks, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

Here's another card I made:

Image: Whimsie Doodles
DP: My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found Christmas"

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: June sketch challenge

Here is the June sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. I love tags so I couldn't wait to use this sketch!

And here is the first card I made:

DP: Authentique "Glistening" 6x6 pad
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
 I made another card and will post it separately. Such a fun sketch! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 5, 2015

MFTWS Challenge #231

Joining in the My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge, here is their sketch, followed by my card:

I love to paper-piece, especially with the Pure Innocence stamps! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"In My Garden" Shabby Tea Room challenge

I haven't joined in a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room for quite awhile, so it's about time! I've been feeling a little mojo-less and their inspiration photo for this week's "In My Garden" challenge perked me right up. First, here's their pretty inspiration photo:

Here's my card:

Stamp: Impression Obsession "Thistle Garden"
DP: Old World Mat Stack
Color: Copics, Ranger Distress Inks
Punches: Stampin' Up
Thank YOU for stopping by!