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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweet Sunday Cards x 2


On Sunday I made another get well card. This one is for a friend that lives in Chicago, because she had foot surgery on Friday. Since the latest Sweet Sunday sketch was up, I decided to use it for my card.

I love Karen's sketch this week. Very easy to use and I think very versatile so I will be pulling it out again I'm sure. For my get well card I used a fall theme with papers from Fancy Pants and some TE leaf dies used to cut TE felt. It's bright and cherry IRL, so hopefully it will put some cheer into Jackie's day when she receives it later this week.

While I was at it, I decided to use last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch to make a thank you card for another friend. He travels abroad for work and the past two weeks he was in South Africa. He brought me a BEAUTIFUL scarf from his trip and gave it to me when we went to dinner at their house on Saturday evening. So thoughtful! It really is pretty too. Here's his thank you card.

I rotated the sketch to accommodate the image. This is a new SugarPea Designs set that I hadn't inked up yet. I had fun coloring it with my Copics. As you can see, his clothes are paper pieced with the same patterned paper that I used for the background.

Card 1
Stamps: Sentiment stamp from Taylored Expressions set "Doctors Orders"
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla card stock and Fancy Pants "Happy Go Lucky" patterned papers
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red
Other: TE leaf dies, TE sequins, SU wooden leaf embellishment, Fishers corner punch, sewing machine, the Big Shot, mini glue dots

Card 2
Stamps: Let's Fiesta by SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU Smoky Gray and Basic Black card stock, XPress-It Blending card stock, Basic Gray "Knee-highs" patterned papers
Ink: memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Die-namics pierced rectangle dies and pierced Fishtail Flags STAX dies, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Now to get everything mailed. Thanks for looking in,

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sending Get Well Wishes

Happy Monday all,

It's the beginning of Thanksgiving week and I'm on vacation until Dec. 2. Whoohoo! I am flying to Portland, OR tomorrow, in the late afternoon, to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her boys. I can't wait to see them.

My brother and my mom were going to join us from Northern California, but my brother fell last weekend and broke his hip! Needless to say, he is staying put at home for a few weeks. He is doing well, but in much pain. He had surgery last Wednesday to stabilize the fracture with a pin. Obviously,
I needed to make a card for him. I decided to use LeAnne's sketch from this week's The Paper Player's challenge.

There's a variety of companies represented on my card, and the only stamping is the sentiment at the bottom. I think it will cheer him up to know I'm thinking of him.

Stamps: Get Well Wishes from My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Old Olive and Early Expresso card stock and Doodlebug Designs "friendly forrest" patterned papers
Ink: SU Early Expresso
Other: TE Squirrel die, MFT Pinking circle die, Spellbinders circle die, SU wooden leaf embellishment, SU burlap ribbon, the Big Shot, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi friends,

In my last blog post I posted a masculine birthday card made for the male half of friends who are twins. Today, I have the card that I made for his sister.

The layout is based on Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 242. I really had fun coloring this image from SugarPea Designs called Tin Can Chat. Kalie is constantly on her cell, so I thought this was appropriate, LOL.

Most of the image is colored with Copics. I did some paper piecing on their outfits.

Stamps: Tin Can Chat set by SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU Purely Pomegranate and XPress-It Blending card stocks and Friendly Forrest by Doodlebug patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU Rose Red, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate inks
Other: SU chat bubble, cloud stencil, sponge dauber, the Big Shot, white gel pen, Doodlebug heart brad, dimensionals

That's it from me tonight. Have a great Wednesday and thanks,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's Your Day


Another Sunday evening. I hope you all had a fun and restful weekend. We did a few "weekend chores", a little partying last night, and visited with friends this morning, so all in all, a nice weekend for us. This afternoon, I had some crafty time and used it to make the first of two birthday cards that I need for two very special young people and twins, who turn 18 years old on Halloween.

This week, The Paper Players have a sketch challenge for us, and I used it for my card layout for this masculine birthday card. Along with The Paper Players challenge, I'm posting this to Linda's Catered Crop End Zone Recipe Swap.

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Graphic Birthday Greetings
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, Basic black and Champagne Glimmer card stocks and Studio Calico Here and There patterned paper
Ink: VersaMark and SU white craft
Other: SU white embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder punch, Spellbinders classic circle die, TE Tall & Skinny numbers dies, SU Stars EF, heat tool, the Big Shot, SU sponge dauber, and dimensionals

I hope your work week is a good one. For me, it is a short week as we travel to Chicago on Thursday for a mini vacation in that very fun city.

Thanks for looking in,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tanks for everything

Hi and happy weekend,

Last night while watching the World Series game I made a card for this month's SugarPea Designs challenge. The challenge this month is to make a Thank You card. I pulled out this sweet set called "Don't Be Koi" to use. I've had it for awhile, but I've not had a chance to ink it up yet. I got stuck on how to color behind the fish bowl and decided that maybe colors should appear lighter. Not sure, but that's how I colored the images. I'm pretty happy with the end result anyway. The sketch is this week's Mojo Monday #368.

Stamps: Don't Be Koi set from SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red card stock, XPress-It Blending card stock and Echo Park "Sweet Day" patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, and SU Riding Hood Red
Other: Taylored Expressions small scalloped border die, Die-namics pierced circle die, Spellbinders scalloped circle die, Queen and Co. pearls, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, the Big Shot, and dimensional

I also want to say thanks to Wendy and the gang at SugarPea Designs. I was chosen as the October Sweet Find for this card. HOW COOL IS THAT?!!!

Later this afternoon we are going to our friend Jenny's Blog Launch party. She is writing a lifestyle blog. You can check out Cha Cha Living here.

Thanks for looking in today,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



I've got a few minutes before heading off to work this morning so I thought I'd post a couple of cards that I made for this week's The Paper Players #218 challenge. This week, Sandy's challenge is to make a clean and simple card using gold or silver. Here's what I came up with:

I used a stamp set from last year called Evergreen. This tree image is one of my favorite trees. I like the loopy branches. This card certainly fits the clean and simple category as it couldn't have been easier to make. I sponged white liquid ink using a sponge dauber directly onto the stamp, then stamped it on the brushed silver cs. I stamped the outside trees first then the center one, re-inking each time. The "Joy" greeting is cut from SU Shimmery white paper and glued on with glue dots. The star is punched from champagne glimmer paper.

I made a second card while I had the silver paper out. This one is not so clean and simple, however.

I stamped the wreath in VersaMark ink on whisper white card stock and embossed it with silver. The second set of leaves is embossed in gold. The wreath is cut out with the coordinating die and layered onto the card base of whisper white, brushed silver and All Is Calm DSP. The bow and greeting are cut from red glimmer paper. The berries are dotted on with red Stickles. I found the red rhinestones set in gold in my stash and thought they would coordinate with the gold on the wreath.

First card
Stamps: Stampin' Up set Evergreen
Paper: SU whisper white, brushed silver, shimmery white and champagne glimmer card stocks
Ink: Tsukineko All Purpose ink - white (SU had this last holiday season in white, silver and gold)
Other: SU Wondrous Wreath dies and SU star punch, the Big Shot, SU glue dots, SU sponge dauber, corner rounder punch

Second card
Stamps: Stampin' Up set Wondrous Wreath
Paper: SU whisper white, brushed silver and red glimmer card stock and SU All Is Calm DSP
Ink: Versamark
Other: SU gold and silver EP, Wondrous Wreath dies, red rhinestones, red Stickles, the big shot, dimensionals

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Holiday High Five

Hello again,

Karen has another great sketch for us today. Here's my take on this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch number 241.

I received my new release order from My Favorite Things yesterday. Such cute Christmas stamps! I couldn't wait to ink them up. Besides the stamps, I ordered the pierced snow drift dies and pierced rectangles. Both are used on this card. 

Stamps: Christmas Cuteness set by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Lost Lagoon and XPress-It Blending card stocks and We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU Lost Lagoon
Other: Die-namics pierced circle, pierced snow drift, pierced rectangles and pierced fishtail flags STAX dies, the Big Shot, dimensionals

I hope you have a great week and thanks for looking in,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hi, Friend and You are Pawesome

Hi all. Happy mid-week.

I have a double card post tonight. I decided to post both cards because they are made with the same Simon Says Stamp set called "You Are Pawesome." This is such a sweet stamp set!

My bestie adopted a new furry friend recently. He was found by another friend and they've tried to find the owners, but no luck. When they took him to the vet, the vet said that the area was know for abandoned animals. He's an English Cocker Spaniel and very cute. He will be a new brother to her two other spaniels, Bella and Rusty. I made this card to welcome the new guy, whose name is Nigel.

I've used this week's Retro Sketch #136. The patterned papers are from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pad.

The second card uses The Deconstructed Sketch #172. This one is for my niece Rachel who lives in Gunnison, CO. It started snowing there this week, so I thought that the spring colors and butterflies would be cheery. 

Card One
Stamps: You Are Pawesome set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: SU Midnight Muse and Purely Pomegranate card stock, XPress-It Blending card stock, Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, and SU Midnight Muse 
Other: SU tag punch, Die-namics label dies, SU Midnight Muse ribbon and SU twine, TE heart button, red pearl, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Card Two
Stamps: You Are Pawesome set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: SU Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple and whisper white card stock, XPress-It Blending card stock and Pebbles Garden Party Patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU Blushing Bride
Other: Classic and scalloped rectangle Nesties, SU punches, TE scalloped border die, pink pearls, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hello all,

How did it get to be Sunday evening already? Weekends just go by too fast, don't they? I spent most of my day doing some craft room organizing. I have a habit of piling up paper and supplies and just shifting them from one place to another until I guilt myself into putting everything away in it's proper place. Besides cleaning up the piles, I organized my punches and embellishments too.

After that chore was done I looked to see what this week's Paper Player's Challenge had in store. Ann has a fun, fall color combo for us. Here's what I came up with:

My layout comes from today's Sweet Sunday Sketch #240. Originally, I was going to do a vanilla confetti background with the horizontal elements in the three colors like I've used here, but then decided to get out some water color paper and make a custom background. I smeared a little Hello Honey onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water and dipped the paper in. Then I did the same with the Tangelo Twist, but used my Aqua-painter to add that color to the water color paper. In RL, it's pretty bright.

I stamped the wreath with Tangelo Twist and water colored the open leaves with Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. I used a scrap of the water color paper to stamp the greeting, layered it across the wreath, and cut the whole thing out with a Die-namics pierced circle die. That is layered onto a larger Die-namics pierced circle die in Mossy Meadow. The horizontal pieces are cut with a Die-namics pierced Fishtail Flags die. Finally, I added some enamel dots in similar colors.

Stamps: Warmest of Wishes and So Happy For You sets by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey card stock and SU Water color paper
Ink: SU Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey
Other: Die-namics Pierced Circle dies and Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX dies,  Studio Calico enamel dots, Aqua Painter, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in. Have a great week.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Fall

Happy Saturday evening all,

I trust that the weekend is going well for you. I spent most of the day with my craft group doing some stamping. I prepared a "make and take" for our group. A simple Christmas card. That's not what I'm posting here today, however.

I wanted to participate in this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I loved the layered sketch, plus it's the first week of the month, and so a contest challenge week. I used a newish Stampin' Up set from the Holiday Mini, called Wondrous Wreath, to make a "Happy Fall" card.

I inked up the wreath in various SU fall colored inks and stamped it on some SU vanilla confetti card stock. The "berries" accent stamp was inked with VersaMark ink and embossed with gold EP, then inked again in Early Expresso ink. The completed wreath was cut out with the coordinating dies. Instead of the bow stamp that comes with the set, I used the wooden leaves from SU and some old SU twine to embellish the wreath. It's layered with dimensionals onto the patterned paper panels. The belly band is made from SU burlap ribbon. It took awhile to put it all together, but worth it. I think I'll send it to my mom to let her know I'm thinking of her. She loves to get my handmade cards.

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath set by Stampin' Up and Lawn Fawn Happy Fall stamp
Paper: SU Early Expresso, More Mustard and Vanilla Confetti card stocks and Authentic "Thankful" patterned papers
Ink: SU Old Olive, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler and Early Expresso classic ink pads, VersaMark craft ink
Other: SU Wondrous Wreath dies, SU burlap ribbon, SU wooden leaves, SU twine, SU small corner rounder punch, Fiskars large corner rounder punch, Basic Grey candy dots, the Big Shot, dimensionals

That's all from me tonight. Time to watch some post-season baseball. Have a fabulous Sunday and thanks for looking in,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Hello friends,

I've been planning my Christmas cards for 2014. I usually have a variety of cards available that I've make throughout the year so my friends and family receive different cards. However, it usually ends up that I need to make a few more than I've planned for. When that happens, I tend to do a mass production of 10 to 15 cards to accommodate what I need, just because time is running out. I've been trying to plan ahead for this "mass production" card, to come up with a card that doesn't take long to make, but looks like it. :) I think I may have found it, courtesy of Karen's SSSC # 239, and the new SU set Seasonally Scattered. Even with the layers, this card didn't take more than a few minutes and that was including my design time. Now, it will take even less time to put together.

Unfortunately, my photography and editing skills are a little lacking and the picture looks dark compared to the real thing. Here the brushed silver card stock and silver EP look blah, but in RL, it's very shinny and soft.

The Merry stamp was inked in VersaMark ink and stamped on SU vellum and heat embossed with silver EP. A piece of whisper white card stock cut the same size is placed behind it and layered onto the brushed silver CS and a piece of the All Is Calm DSP. I used 4 SU candy dots to hide the mini glue dots to hold the vellum to the white CS. The banner is a Die-namic die and the silver snowflake is from SU as well.

The inside:

Stamps: Seasonally Scattered and More Merry Messages (inside sentiment) sets by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU whisper white and brushed silver card stocks, SU white vellum and SU All Is Calm DSP
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax die, SU Tree Punch (inside), SU silver EP, SU All Is Calm snowflake embellishment, SU mini glue dots, SU candy dots, the Big Shot,  dimensionals

I hope your week is moving along well. Thanks for looking in today,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zombie Birthday

Hello stampers,

I hope that your week has started out well.

I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my good friend, Vicki. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her birthday is Oct. 2, so I decided to make a Halloween themed birthday card for her this year.

The sketch is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch no. 238. The stamps are from SugarPea Designs.

After stamping this fashion-ista zombie with Memento tuxedo black ink, I colored her with Copics and fussy cut the image. The sentiment is stamped with SU Rich Razzleberry ink and cut out with the Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags die. Sparkle is added with some SU rhinestones and some Pebbles large sequins.

Stamps: Undying Love set by SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU black, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green and Very Vanilla card stocks; XPress-It Blending card stock; American Crafts Pumpink Patch and Pebbles Tricks and Treets patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Rich Razzleberry and Copics
Other Supplies: Die-namics Pinking Edge circles, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX and Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies, Classic Circle Nesties, SU rhinestones, Pebbles sequins, the Big Shot, and SU dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mingle All the Way

Hello stamping friends,

My card today adds to my 2014 Christmas card stash. Yay! I've used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch # 235 for my layout.

While looking through my new SU holiday catalog products, I decided on these Smoky Slate papers and the coordinating embossing folder. To brighten things up, I added the Real Red ink and card stock. After stamping the sentiment in Real Red, I then stamped it again in Smoky Slate, but just slightly off-set. It gives a shadow effect.

Stamps: Mingle All the Way set by Stampin' Up
Papers: SU Smoky Slate, Real Red and Whisper White card stocks and SU All Is Calm DSP
Ink: SU Real Red and Smoky Slate pads
Other: SU On Point embossing folder, classic circle Nestie, Die-namics Pinking Edge and Jumbo Fishtail Flags STAX dies, SU corner punch, SU Frosted Sequins, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Thanks for checking in,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

You Are Pawesome!

Hi all,

It continues to be quite warm and humid here. I usually go out for a long walk on weekend mornings, but even at 7 am-ish, I decided that it was just too hot, so I'm hanging at home with the fan blowing. A little later, I'll probably tune in to watch the women's finals for the US Open, and maybe do some stamping while it's on.

For now, I have a card that I made Friday evening using the Mojo Monday # 361 sketch. This little kitty is from a super cute Simon Says Stamp set.

Instead of coloring the kitty, I decided to paper piece her/him with some of the same patterned paper that the greeting is stamped on. All of the patterned papers are from the same pack, Simple Stories called "Daily Grind". The circles are Nesties and SU Starburst dies, and the wooden arrow is from SU as well.

Stamps: You Are Pawesome set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: SU Really Rust and Not Quite Navy card stock and Simple Stories Daily Grind patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and SU Island Indigo
Other: classic circle Nestie, SU Starburst die, SU wooden elements, metallic twine, Fiskars corner rounder punch, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Thanks, and stay cool if you're in the SoCal area!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

For The Record. . .

Hi and happy weekend,

Today's card is made using the September SFYTT sketch. I haven't played along in Jen's monthly sketch challenge for quite awhile and I'm not really sure why that is. 

I wanted to make a card or my nephew, who started at a new school this year, and remembered the RC "Inner Rock Star" set. Since he plays guitar, and he LOVES old R & R, this set is a perfect choice to make his card with.

The records, guitar and sentiment are embossed using clear EP with SU black craft ink. The stars are SU dies and the tags are made with SU punches, the large dot background is an SU embossing folder. 

Stamps: Inner Rock Star set by Reverse  Confetti
Paper: SU Pool Party and Basic Black card stock and SU Flashback DSP
Ink: SU craft black and Crushed Curry pad and marker
Other: SU stars die, SU tag punch, SU large dot embossing folder, SU clear embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder punch, Pebbles yellow enamel dot, the Big Shot, dimensionals

That's all from me today. It's a hot and humid weekend here in San Diego, so I'm laying low with the fan going. Thanks for coming by,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Have a Purrfect Day!

Hello all,

I do hope your day was "purrfect." I wasn't really ready to go back to work after the three day weekend here in the states, but alas, that's what I had to do.

A few weeks ago, I discovered the SugarSketch challenges at SugarPea Designs. The first one I entered was the SugarSketch #09 challenge, and I won the random drawing with this card. Woohoo! Thanks for drawing my entry, Wendy!

I do love the SugarPea Design stamps! They are so, so cute and great for practicing one's coloring, and for me, that's practicing with my Copics.

This past weekend, I made this card for the SugarSketch10 challenge.

This little scene really was fun to color. I keep stretching my comfort zone with the darker shades and I'm happy with how the black hair turned out, as well as the kitty's fur.

Stamps: What's Mew set by SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, XPress-It Blending card stock, SU Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Copics
Other: Fiskars corner rounder punch, SU small banner punch, paper flowers, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Harvest

Happy Labor Day to all,

I hope your holiday was fun and relaxing. We started cleaning our garage yesterday and finished it this morning. After that chore was done, I did some stamping and tennis watching. As yesterday was Sunday, I decided to make a card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Since it's Labor Day, I thought I'd do a fall card, but not Halloween, to send to my mom. While looking through my stamp sets, I found this My Favorite Things Happy Harvest set.

I made a couple of modifications to accommodate the image. I rotated the layout and used an oval instead of the circle.

She is stamped in Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. The patterned papers are Pumpkin Patch from American Crafts. To add some texture, I used some new burlap ribbon from SU, wooden leaves from SU and the Argyle EF from SU. I love the way it turned out.

Here is the inside:

Stamps: Happy Harvest (I think) set from My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock, Pumpkin Patch by American Crafts patterned papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive pads and Copics
Other: Oval Nesties, SU Argyle embossing folder, SU burlap ribbon, SU wooden leaves, SU label punch, Pebbles enamel dots, twine, white gel pen, the Big Shot, dimensionals, small glue dots

Unfortunately, it's back to work tomorrow. I sure did enjoy the long weekend though. Have a great week and thanks for looking,


Sunday, August 31, 2014


Hi again,

This is my second post today, and I have a card that I made using the CAS(E) this Sketch #90 layout. This is another Halloween card, again with some new goodies from my SU Holiday Mini catalog order.

A very simple card to make using SU dies and one stamped word.

Stamps: Boooo stamp from Goggly Ghouls set
Paper: SU Mossy Meadow, Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock, Tricks and Treats by Pebbles patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: SU Fall Fun framelits die, SU chat bubble die, Pebbles enamel dots, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Happy Labor Day holiday! Thanks,

Be Of Good Cheer


I'm back with a Christmas card today. I recently received my SU order from the Holiday Mini catalog, so while watching baseball last night I broke out some of my new goodies. The Retro Sketch #130 this week looked fun and interesting, and I thought it was perfect to use my new SU "All Is Calm" Washi Tape.

I started with some Lost Lagoon card stock and cut a piece of "All Is Calm" DSP to cover the front of the card. Then I used the washi tape to make the pattern per the sketch. The greeting is stamped on banner flags made with Die-namics dies. The snowflakes are stamped on white with Lost Lagoon ink and cut with Nesties or SU punches. The two right corners are rounded. While it looks like it took lots of time, it actually was pretty quick and simple to make. I thought about adding some sequins, but decided enough was enough.

Stamps: Endless Wishes set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stock, SU All Is Calm DSP
Ink: SU Lost Lagoon pad
Other: SU All Is Calm washi tape, Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, circle and scalloped circle Nesties, SU round and scalloped round punches, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Have a fun and relaxing Sunday! Thanks for looking in,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's Lookin' At You!


I had a hard time deciding what to title my post. Usually, I use the sentiment on the front of my card, but "Boo" seemed too "pedestrian" this time considering my embellishments. Ha!

Yes, I kinda got carried away using "goggly eyes" on my card, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

I made this card for Jaydee's sketch challenge for The Paper Player's #210. The inspiration came from these Doodlebug papers. While looking through my halloween paper stash, I saw these with the eyes and remembered the Googly Ghouls SU set and the goggly eyes that go with it. Back to the papers, I love the eyes peeking through the doors!  Don't you?

The large goggly eye is from a set of "eyes" that I found in a fun gift shop a couple years ago. I haven't used them until now. Jaydee's sketch provided the perfect opportunity.

Stamps: Goggly Ghouls set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Only Orange and Green Galore card stock and Doodlebug's Halloween Parade patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: classic circle Nesties, Die-namics banner die, SU goggly eyes, Archie McPhee large goggly eyes, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Happy Hump Day tomorrow and thanks for looking in,

Monday, August 25, 2014

"hashtag" Got Cupcake?

Hi stampers,

I hope you all had a good Monday. Mine wasn't too busy, work wise, which is always nice for a Monday.

While stamping yesterday this is one of the cards that I made. I think this set is so, so cute and I can't wait to ink up and color the other animal images.

As you can see, I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch 165 for my layout. This little party goat is stamped in Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. I fussy cut him out and popped him with dimensionals onto some SU DSP. The circle dies are Die-namics. The "hashtag" symbol is from a SOM kit from TE from a few months ago. I added some Glossy Accents over his nose and some Expresso Dimensional Pearls to the icing on the cupcake.

Stamps: Party Animals set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: SU very vanilla, basic black, Pool Party and XPress-It Blending card stocks and SU Flashback DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Die-namics dies, SU word window punch, SU vanilla candy dots, wooden hashtag symbol, Glossy Accents, Dimensional Pearls, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,