Mojo Monday 453

Hello everyone!

I decided to play along with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch contest.  This was the sketch given:

And here is my card:


I decided to use the MFT Flashy Florals in this card.

I took some green card stock from my stash and stamped it with the solid leaf from the MFT stamp set.  I used Lawn Fawn Noble Fir.  I then used the Lawn Fawn stitched square die on some Neenah Solar White 80lb paper and cut it out with the Big Shot.

I stamped the solid leaves in Lawn Fawn Cut Grass and then the veins were stamped with Noble Fir.  To stamp the followers I use Lawn Fawn Pink Flamingo, Cranberry, Black Licorice, and Juice box. I die cut those flowers using the coordinating dies.

The sentiment was from a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp set.

The green strips were cut from a piece of MFT Timber Green.

I put the card together and placed it on a top folded 4.25 x 5.5 Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.

I hope you enjoy this card!


SIP Challenge 51 – Sunsets

Hello everyone! I decided to take part in the Stamp Ink Paper sketch challenge this week.

The sketch for this week was sunsets.  Sunsets are one of the things I am still working on with card making. It is very hit or miss when it comes to combining the right colors to get that perfect sunset.

I think I did well with this ink blending with distressed inks.  The dogs are stamped with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The sentiments are from two different sets.  One of them is from Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me set and the other is from Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause.  That is also where the dog stamps are from as well. The “translation” stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp set.

I hope you enjoy!

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Mojo Monday #451

Hello everyone!

So I decided to participant in Mojo Monday’s Sketch this week.  Here is an example of the sketch:

And here is what I came up with:


I took the Flamingo background stamp from The Ton and stamped it with Lawn Fawn’s Merman ink. Then after that dried, I took the same flamingo stamp and used Versamark ink and then sprinkled it with the rose gold embossing powder from The Ton.

I then cut some paper that I bought from Michael’s that matched the ink pretty well and attached it to the card base.  Then I used a Memorybox circle stitched dieto cut the circle out of the same.

I cut out the Simon Says Stamp painted “hello” die out of 80lb card stock four times.  I glued these all together and then coated the top with Versamark ink.  Then I sprinkled that with the rose gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I hope you enjoy this week’s card!


My First Sketch Entry – SIP Challenge 50

Hello everyone!

So the last couple of weeks I have been researching on what sketches were, how they are used, and anything else I could learn about them. I had entered one before, but I wasn’t really into it at the time and I was still learning a lot of techniques.

Out of my research I found that the one greatest thing is being able design cards a lot easier. Duh, I mean who wouldn’t have thought of that right?  I have always looked at sketches, but always saw everyone’s outcome and it intimidated me.

So after finding Jk Cards through Twitter/Instagram, he let me know he puts sketches up weekly at Stamp Ink Paper and that I should give it a try.

So I did.

Here is the sketch he provided:

And here is my result:

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For this card I used the Lawn Fawn “Mermaid for You” stamp set.  I colored my mermaids hair with copic markers, along with the rock, seaweed and coral piece. For the tail, I put a coat of multi-media matte glue down and then sprinkled with some glitter I had on hand. Then I die cut each piece.

I cut some blue cardstock (not sure of the brand) and then cut a smaller piece of the “Under the Sea” from Doodle Bug. I then cut out a piece of vellum with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die, and heat embossed the sentiment with The Ton’s wonderful rose gold embossing powder. It truly is amazing in person. I placed this on a Neenah Solar White 110lb top folding card base.

I then finished this off with some Pretty Pink Posh rain droplets and added some shimmer to the mermaids hair with Spectrum Noir‘s clear glitter pen.

I hope you enjoyed this card! Have a great week!


Scrap Paper Cards

Hello everyone!

So I have to be honest, I hate throwing away scrap paper.  There always seems to be a use for it.  So I rarely through it away.

I had two pieces of card stock I had inked up for some other projects and I also had some paper strips with words that I could not bare to throw away. They sat at my desk for months while I thought of how to use them!

Finally an idea came to me.  I used a Hero Arts background stamp to do this.  I glued the strips to a 4.25 x 5.5 card stock.  I then heat embossed 2 of the backgrounds. One in silver and one in gold.  On the two cards with the distressed strips, I just use black ink and stamped them.

On the two with the word strips I used some distressed ink on both cards.  Then heat embossed the thanks and the sympathy sentiments.

On the two heat embossed back grounds I cut out the sentiments with silver and gold glitter paper and placed it on the card.

Pretty simple cards to make since the hard part was already done.  Never throw away scraps. Just sit on it and think about how you can use them.  It will eventually come!

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Graduation Cards

Hello everyone! Wow, it has been a while since I last posted here.  I am trying to keep up with all this social media stuff and always forget to come post over to the website!

The last two months I have been busy hosting friends here in Chicago.  I have finally been able to get back into my craft room and here are a few cards I made along the way.

I would love to give you all the supplies I used, but there are too many! I am going to work harder on writing everything down I use when I make my next card.  I also want to try and do some video recordings of my card making.  We shall see when that takes place!

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Just An Update

I know it has been over a month since I have last updated this card blog.  I am still in the works on trying to get a schedule down to do things.

Card making is hard, especially when you want to document whether it be by blogs or vlogs.  I am working on it and hopefully can get a schedule down soon.

Stick with me.

Here is a card I did with some Copic coloring.  I have been certificated in the beginners and intermediate classes.  That took up a whole weekend!


I’ve Got Your Back

Hello everyone! I made a card this evening that I think is super cute.  It is a card for someone that you just want to say “I’ve Got Your Back.”

First I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud dies and die cut them out of white card stock.  I believe it is Neenah Solar White 80#.  Then I took the Stitched Hillside  dies and die cut out a green hill and a gray hill.  I didn’t want the animals to blend into the paper too much, so I tried to make them opposite of the animals.

I colored the sky with Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I blended them together until they were a little smooth.  I also used Twisted Citron on the ground portion. Just enough that it showed above the grass hill.

The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and it is called Stacking Animals.  I stamped them out using the Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, and used Copic Markers to color them in.  I fussy cut them out.  I actually made two of these cards, but one alligator has three legs instead of four.  I got a little crazy, oopsie!

The top cloud and the gray hill are on foam tape. Half of the elephant is on foam tape as well.  A great card for encouragement to a friend

I hope you enjoy this card!


Stamp of Approval

Hello everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Today I made a card using the Stamp of Approval stamp collection that Catherine Pooler and her team curated.  I have to say, this is my first collection from Stamp of Approval/StampNation and I am super happy.

The collection comes out every quarter and contains new stamps that are not available, or stamps that are just made for Stamp of Approval.  If you get the chance you should stop around StampNation and look around.  It is a pretty good group to belong to, and the ladies there are super sweet.

Anyway this is the card I made this evening with her curated stamp collection.

The background is a stencil called Harleen by Winnie & Walter.  I used distressed inks to create the background.  The stamps are directly from the Stamp of Approval collection.  The black tape along the bottom is glittery and adds just a little sparkle to the card.  The paper frame is just some sturdy purple card stock I got form Michael’s.

I hope you enjoy it! See ya soon!


Thinking of You

On today’s card I used the kit that came from My Favorite Things.  I used some different inks to stamp out a bunch of flowers, and then I used the matching stamp dies to help me get them cut exactly the way I wanted.

I also used the die to cut out the case as well.  As you can see my sentiment is a bit uneven but I think the card still looks very nice.  I added a few sequins to the card to dress it up a little bit.  I placed it on some green card stock from My Favorite Things and then also used one of their sheets out of the card stock package they sent.

I love the blues, it reminds me of my mother. It makes me happy, even with a little bit of uneven stamping.

Enjoy and hope you had a great evening!