March 31, 2012

Joy

Today's post is my Christmas card for the March Waltzingmouse Monthly Christmas Card Challenge.  The challenge this month was to make a brown and blue card.  This is what I came up with:


The photo doesn't show the light blue in the paper very well.  It actually matches the ribbon very nicely.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Winterland
Stamps: WMS Seasons of Love
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: EK Success Scalloped Square punch, PTI Aqua Mist satin ribbon
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Happy Birthday

Look Ma!  No patterned paper!  Today I used a Papertrey Ink stamp set that I've had a while but hadn't used yet - Frilly Flowers.  I paired this with Sketch #258 from Card Positioning Systems.


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Stamper's White
Stamps: PTI Frilly Flowers
Ink: PTI True Black, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist and Summer Sunrise
Other: American Crafts Glitter Tape, Recollections Faux Pearls (Michaels)
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 30, 2012

Do Not Fear

I found this card that I made last week but I forgot to submit to the Mojo Monday 223 challenge.


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee London Market collection
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blessings
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: MFT Scallop Ribbon border die, Cosmo Cricket Evangeline chipboard sticker
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Sending You Sunshine

A quick post with my card for Card Patterns Sketch #158!



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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stampers White
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Southern Chicken Dumpling collection
Stamps: PTI Scrambled Eggs, Taylored Expressions It's a Banner Day 2
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Taylored Expressions Banner Day 2 die, PTI Aqua Mist buttons, My Mind's Eye Line Twist twine, PTI Parisian Lace doily die, MFT Flat Bottomed Cloud die, American Craft glitter tape, Copics
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 29, 2012

Love Potion #9

Today's card is my favorite of the week.  I don't know what it is exactly, but I really like it.  I made the card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #90.  I recently got the Wanda's Pantry stamp set which has very cool label stamps.  I chose the Love Potion #9 stamp and paired it with some awesome papers from the Echo Park Yours Truly collection.  So simple but I think it totally works.  Of course, I also had a great sketch to work with.  Here is my card:


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stampers White
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Yours Truly collection
Stamps: WMS Wanda's Pantry
Ink: Amuse Slate, Memento Rhubarb
Other: Nestabilities Labels 4 die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 28, 2012

Special to Me

Today's card was made using Sketch #4 at Retro Sketches.  Great sketch!  I paired it with one of my favorite new paper collections - Basic Grey Plumeria.  Love the color palette.


Another no stamp/no ink card.  Easy peasy!

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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Plumeria
Other: Basic Grey chipboard stickers, Kaiser pearls
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 27, 2012

Viva La Verve - March

Today I have my final two cards for the Viva La Verve March sketch challenge.  Awesome sketches!



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Details:
"Thank You"
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane collection
Stamps: Verve Sweet Treats
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Other: Verve Classy Label die, PTI Aqua Mist button, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart twine
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

"Grandma"
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two collection
Stamps: Verve Love Deepens and Sunny Days
Ink: PTI True Black and Sweet Blush
Other: Nestabilities Lacy Oval die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 26, 2012

It's Your Big Day

I have a card today for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge.  I used Sketch #64 for this card:


The sentiment is from a new stamp set at My Favorite Things called Big Greetings.  I like large sentiments and I really like this set because the greetings are very flexible.  You can use them for lots of different celebrations.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection, My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 collection
Stamps: MFT Big Greetings
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet button, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist twine
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

March 25, 2012

HB2U

Quick post with a card I made using Freshly Made Sketch #27.  Another fun sketch!


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Boys Only collection
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics: Game On
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: Circle punch
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 24, 2012

Sorry for Your Loss - Pet

Today was my scrapbooking day with my gals so no cardmaking.  Instead I worked on scrapping the trip to the National Parks in Utah that I took in 2008.  I hadn't done it before because I kept going back and forth with doing a traditional scrapbook or a digital book.  I finally decided to get it done and use my Project Life kit to do it.  I really like it so far.

So my card today is one that I made last weekend.  Along with other sympathy cards, I made some pet sympathy cards.  I stayed with the same design but chose different colors.



I love the image of the little paw with wings.  It's from the Pawprints on Our Hearts stamp set from Market Street Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great weekend!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers Friends Furever collection, Bella Blvd. Tail Waggers & Cat Naps Treats
Stamps: Verve Making a Statement, Market Street Pawprints on Our Hearts
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Memento Potter's Clay
Other: Nestabilities classic rectangle and scallop rectangle dies
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 23, 2012

Oh Boy!

Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper collection is so cute I couldn't help pulling it out again to make some more baby cards.  My last one was for a baby girl, so I decided to make some baby boy cards this time. I used sketches from this month's Viva La Verve sketch challenge for these cards:





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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream and Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper collection
Stamps: Verve To the Moon
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides
Other: Nestabilities Lacy Squares die, Recollections pearls (Michaels), Nestabilities circle die, circle punch, corner chomper
Size: 5.5" x 4.25 and 4.25" x 5.5"

March 22, 2012

Thanks a Bunch!

Today's card uses Sketch #257 from Card Positioning Systems sketch challenge.  I decided to go bold and used my new Lily Bee Design paper - love it!  And I think it works perfectly with this sketch!


The stamps I used are from two different sets - one from Waltzingmouse and the other from Wplus9.  I love mixing and matching stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Design Double Dutch
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Compact Sentiments, Wplus9 Folk Art Florals
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Pure Poppy and True Black
Other: Circle Nestabilities, Corner Chomper, thin chipboard
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

March 21, 2012

Good Times

A quick post today with my card for the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge.  I used Sketch #157 for this card:


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Konnichiwa
Other: Basic Grey Konnichiwa chipboard stickers, mandarin baker's twine (The Twinery), PTI Eyelet Lace border die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

March 20, 2012

Mon Amie

I love black on kraft!  I think it is such an elegant look.  Take some kraft paper, black ink, an awesome Waltzingmouse (WMS) stamp set and Sketch #89 from the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and what do you get?  This beauty:


As much as I love my patterned paper, I love making it too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and True Black
Stamps: WMS  French Country and Fancy Phrases
Ink: PTI True Black
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 19, 2012

Happy Spring!

Today's card uses a very cute, goofy-looking bunny stamp from Paper Smooches.  I thought he was perfect for some spring-like paper and Sketch #3 from Retro Sketches this week.  So fun to color!


Now I want to stamp and color all the other cute critters in the Paper Smooches stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush and Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Stamps: Paper Smooches A Little Lovin, The Stamps of Life Bunny4Easter (inside sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline decorative brads, copics, Corner Chomper
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 18, 2012

It's Always Better, Together

When I saw Sketch #63 at My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club I knew right away I wanted to use a new stamp set I got from the March release - Pure Innocence: Better Together Little Lamb.  I think the stamp of the two little lambs is my favorite of all my Pure Innocence stamps.  So sweet!

I matched the stamps with a new paper collection from Lily Bee Design and made this card:


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White and Spring Rain
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Design Victoria Park collection
Stamps: MFT PI Better Together Little Lamb
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI True Black
Other: MFT Flat Bottom Clouds die, Copics
Size: 5" x 5"

March 17, 2012

More With Sympathy

Hello Friends!  It is a rainy cold day here in NorCal, more like a January day than a March day.  The good thing about it is that it makes staying in and giving my craft room a thorough cleaning and purging much easier.  I finished tackling all my paper and am really happy with what I was able to make myself do.  I have about a 3 foot high stack of paper that I am offering to my scrapping buddies.  What they don't take, I'll bring to work and give to my colleagues with young children.  No more storing it here.

Today's card was made yesterday and uses Freshly Made Sketch #26.  A very cool sketch!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Journey
Stamps: Verve Forever in Our Hearts, PTI Simple Sentiments
Ink: A Muse Slate, Jenni Bowlin Soap Powder, PTI True Black
Other: Circle Nestabilities and circle punch
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Hope and Strength

Back with another sympathy card!  For my card today I am using Card Positioning Systems Sketch #256.  Another great sketch!  I chose some gorgeous gray and yellow papers from My Mind's Eye.  I think it is a lovely combination and I really like how the card turned out:


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, SU Basic Grey
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing collection
Stamps: PTI Sending You, Verve Forever in Our Hearts
Ink: A Muse Slate, TH Distress Scattered Straw
Other: PTI Sending You die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 16, 2012

With Sympathy

When going through my card stash this week, I realized that I only had a couple of sympathy cards.  So, you will be seeing a number of sympathy cards over the next week.

Today's cards use Mojo Monday Sketch #232.  What a great sketch!  I loved using it with my patterned papers.  I made these two cards using the Generations collection from Simple Stories:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Generations
Stamps: PTI Think Big Favorites #5, Verve Forever in Our Hearts
Ink: TH Distress Walnut Stain
Other: PTI Fine Linen twill ribbon
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 15, 2012

Yee Haw!

Today's card was really fun to make. When I saw the Card Patterns #156 sketch, I was thrilled cause I immediately knew what I wanted to do - use my October Afternoon Sasparilla patterned papers.

This is what I came up with:


A super quick card - no stamps or ink, just patterned papers and a few embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Sasparilla
Other: Darice hemp cord, Echo Park decorative brad, October Afternoon shape stickers, circle Nestabilities die
Size: 4.25" x 4.25"

March 14, 2012

Be Very Good

Time for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #88!  I love these sketches because I love playing with my WMS stamps.  I got my new release order earlier this week but haven't taken them out to play yet.  I've just been oohing and ahhing over them.

The card today was made last weekend (before my new stamps came).  Again I was drawn to the WMS holiday stamp sets and made another holiday card:


I love how this card turned out.  Another one for my holiday card stash!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI New Leaf, Pure Poppy, and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Authentique Wonder
Stamps: WMS Santa's Coming to Town
Ink: Amuse Onyx, Jenni Bowlin Stick Candy
Other: Circle Nestabilities, circle punch
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

March 13, 2012

You're Out of this World

While browsing some fellow crafters' blogs last week, I discovered a new sketch challenge blog called Retro Sketches.  It looks really fun!  I like the idea of recycling old sketch ideas.  I know there are a lot of oldies but goodies out there!  I love the simplicity of Retro Sketch #2 this week.  I think it packs a powerful punch.  I grabbed my October Afternoon Rocket Age paper collection and Papertrey Ink's Boy Basics: Out of this World stamp set and made this card:


What a cute birthday card for a little boy!  Or even a "just because" or congratulations card.  I made the mistake of stamping the flames with a non-copic friendly ink and the ink bled horrendously when I started coloring.  Aack!  I had to start over fresh with the popped up panel.  Luckily it wasn't too much to do; like the time I glued a completed panel on a card base upside down!  I was too tired to start over on that one.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Enchanted Evening and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Rocket Age
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics: Out of this World
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Out of this World die, jewel stickers, copics
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 12, 2012

Let's Chat

I have a fun card today!  I've had the Say What stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (MFT) for a while now and have hardly used them.  So when I saw Sketch #62 from the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, I decided to use this stamp set.  I have to admit I struggled at first because I was trying to make a set of patterned papers work that just wouldn't.  I finally stopped trying and went in search of other papers.  Echo Park's Happy Days collection turned out to be just right and the card quickly came together:


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Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Happy Days collection
Stamps: MFT Say What
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: MFT Say What die, PTI Double Ended Banner die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday!  Today's card was made using Sketch #25 at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's another great sketch!  


I used the new Cosmo Cricket Evangeline paper collection - so pretty!  I probably spent more time on the sentiment than on the rest of the card.  I couldn't find a Happy Birthday stamp I was happy with, so I finally combined two sentiments from different stamp sets.  Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Evangeline
Stamps: PTI Celebrations and Birthday Bash Sentiments
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet satin ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Evangeline chipboard accents, corner chomper
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

March 11, 2012

Friends 'til the End

While going through my patterned paper collections last week, I came across The Magic of Oz by Graphic 45.  I love this collection so I left it sitting out on my table.  And then when I saw Mojo Monday Sketch #231, I thought it was a good time to use it.  This is what I came up with:


I made the tag from one of the patterned papers.  I love this image!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're having a good weekend!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, True Black and Summer Sunrise
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz collection
Stamps: Verve Making a Statement
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: PTI Tag Sale #2, thin chipboard, PTI Summer Sunrise twill ribbon, My Mind's Eye twine, circle and scallop circle Nestabilities, Kaiser pearls
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

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