Monday, November 25, 2013

Ho, Ho, Ho ~ Take 2

I am continuing on my trend of nontraditional Christmas colors.
I rotated the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to make this card, 
which is quite similar to my card here.


Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone, Glitter Paper from Doodlebug Designs & Recollections
Dies:  PTI Block Alphabet Upper & Avery Elle Holiday Fill in the Blank
Punches: EK Success Snowflakes
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still & Linen (on the soft stone panel) Impression Plates

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Liberty Bell

A quick card for the challenge at CASology for
the cue word of "bell."  This is not my first card 
for the challenge, however when I went to post it,
I found it to be too similar to another card already 
entered.  This card could be used for any of the 
patriotic holidays. 

Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White & SU Marina Mist
Punch: SU Postage Stamp
Additional Supplies:  PTI Impression Plate & Postage Stamps

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches & The Paper Players

A generic card sans sentiment for the sketch challenge 
at Freshly Made Sketches and the CAS project with leaves 
theme at The Paper Players. My leaves are in the patterned 
paper, as well as, on the embossed panels.  I like to have cards
on hand with no sentiment to use for birthdays, get well or
thinking of you.  Combining these two challenges on a recent 
post produced an honorable mention for both challenges ~
thank you Jaydee and Rita for choosing this card.

Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, White & Soft Stone Pattern Pack
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Additional Supplies:  PTI In Bloom Impression Plate, PTI Buttons & PTI Button Twine, Crocheted Flowers - LCS

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peace, Love & Sparkly Stuff

Eight cards for four challenges ~ all using the sketch from 
CAS(E) this Sketch.  I had a very similar card in mind when 
I had to buy the Tinsel 'N Trim set from Reverse Confetti ~ 
just to use this fun sentiment "Peace, Love & Sparkly Stuff."
I love snowflakes and even better ~ glittery snowflakes.  I don't
consider even one of these cards to have traditional Christmas
colors.  I made them for specific people using their favorite 
colors.  I also made two for the current color challenge at 
Dynamic Duos to use Black and Smoky Slate with the 
Dessert Option of Christmas.  CAS-ual Fridays and 
week for a CAS Christmas theme.   Sorry, I do not have any
 CAS-ual Fridays Christmas stamps.  I went with the
snowflakes on the Christmas tree in the inspiration photo.


Supplies ~ Partial List
Stamp:  Reverse Confetti Tinsel 'N Trim
Paper: PTI White, Glitz & Glitter Bright Solids & Sweet Solids, Patterned Paper Doodlebug Designs 
     Lily White Sprinkles & Pebbles Basics Ash Chevron, several PTI & SU cardstocks
Ink:  PTI, SU & Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  PTI Fancy Flakes & Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large
Additional Supplies:  Various Ribbons & Rhinestones, PTI Impression Plate, Sizzix & Cuttlebug   
     embossing folders

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More Baby Shower Thanks

Here is another set of thank you cards made for a baby shower gift.
for their Thanks / Thanksgiving challenge.  My previous post is a 
different set of baby thank you's.  Perhaps there was something
in the water seven to nine months ago ~ everyone I know who is 
pregnant is having a girl.  I think that using an embossing folder
or texture plate and a large sentiment is enough to make a nice set
of cards to give as a gift.  I usually make eight or twelve and find
that even being a slow cardmaker, I can still finish in a reasonable
amount of time.  I plan on working on more for Christmas gifts.

This is the baby card I made to go along with this gift.

Supplies (abbreviated) ~ If you have questions, I will be happy to answer them.
Stamps: all PTI
Paper:  PTI White, SU Very Vanilla, Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink
Ink:  PTI Hibiscus Burst & SU Chocolate Chip
Dies:  all PTI
Additional Supplies:  PTI & Taylored Expressions Impression Plates, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,
     Recollections Boutique Fleur Mini Round Gems

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Thanks So Very Much

A set of thank you cards for a baby shower gift.  I made four
each of three designs. I am entering them for a Thanks /
Thanksgiving theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
I have one additional set for  a baby shower gift in my next post.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp: Reverse Confetti Lots to Say
Paper:  PTI White & SU Coastal Cabana
Ink:  PTI Hibiscus Burst
Additional Supplies:  Corner Rounder, Mpress, Cuttlebug & SU Embossing Folders, Sequins,
     Craftworkcards Candi Sherbet Pips, & Cloud 9 Design Rain Dots

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Thursday, November 14, 2013


A fun thank you card for two challenges at CASology, where
the theme is "triangle," and for a "Thanks / Thanksgiving"
I tried for a nontraditional approach for the triangle
 theme, and came up the Eiffel Tower.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Think Big Favorites # 3 & SU Artistic Etchings
Paper:  PTI White & Pure Poppy
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy & Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Ovals
Additional Supplies:  Queen & Co.Twine

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

I Heart U

Another CAS card ~ this one for my son, who unfortunately
now won't open up any cards I send in his lunch box ;-(.
He says that some of the of other kids make fun of him if he
gets cards from his Mom.  Really? ~ he's only nine!  Anway,
 I used the "brown" theme at CASology and the CAS theme
We love to play Scrabble, so the letters make this perfect for him.

Supplies ~
Stamp:  SU I {Heart} Hearts
Paper: PTI Rustic White & Fine Linen
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Additional Supplies:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate & Basic Grey Hey You Chip Board Stickers

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Happy Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving card using the colors at The Paper Players,
the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and since it is CAS, I
will be entering it at Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge.
I had a lot of fall colored felt left over from what I made for
this post using various Studio Calico Mr. Huey sprays.


Supplies ~
Stamp:  Craft's Meow Harvest Blessings
Paper:  PTI Rustic White & Harvest Gold
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip & Mr. Huey Spray Mists
Dies:  PTI Leaf Prints
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape from my stash, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Blessings

A Christmas card for challenges at CASology, CAS-ual Fridays
and Freshly Made Sketches.  At CASology the cue word is "brown,"
and at CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is to use embossing.  I tend to 
like bright colors, but I really like how this brown and neutral
Christmas card turned out.

In real life the glitter paper is almost exactly the same color as
the fine linen patterned paper.  In the photo the colors seem to clash.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Christmas Blessings & Star of Wonder
Paper:  PTI Fine Linen, Vintage Cream & Fine Linen Pattern Pack, SU Chocolate Chip & 
     Glitz & Glitter Sweet Solids Pack
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Die & Punch:  PTI Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circles, EK Success 1 3/4" Circle
Additional Supplies:   PTI Linen Impression Plate, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles, &
      Queen & Co.Twinkle Goosebumps

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Yet Another Fall Card

The ladies, Sylvia and Christine, at Addicted to CAS, were so kind to 
choose my cards for Top 3 in the last two challenges, so naturally I
had to play along again for the current one layer challenge.
I am also entering them at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
where the current challenge is to keep it clean and simple.

Despite making mostly CAS cards, I find one layer cards very difficult.
I like my die cuts, and truthfully I am not really very good at stamping.
I often go through a lot of cardstock to get a clean stamped image.  I 
think part of my problem is that I have a lot of clear stamps and often 
use Stampin Up! inks. Do you have have a favorite ink for clear stamps?


Supplies ~ Celebrate Fall
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday Celebrate Fall, # 310 & # 389 ~ Bad Axe Trading Co. (much older stamps)
Paper:  PTI Rustic White
Ink:  SU Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, More Mustard & Daffodil Delight
Additional Supplies: Rhinestones - LCS

Supplies ~ Happy Thanksgiving
Stamps:  PTI Grunge Me & Watercolor Wonder, Craft's Meow Harvest Blessings
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  PTI Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile & Fine Linen (a few of my PTI inks)
Additional Supplies:  Avery Elle Sequins

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Merry, Merry, Merry

A Christmas / Holiday card using the colors at Dynamic Duos.  I am
also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge
where the challenge is "keep it clean and simple."  For me that really 
is an "anything goes" challenge, since I almost always only do CAS ;).


Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy & Hawaiian Shores
Dies:  PTI Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still Impression Plate, Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps &
      Kaisercraft Sparklets

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Tracey!

A CAS Birthday card for the Queen of CAS, Tracey.
Joyce, at Cards-by-the-Sea has arranged a birthday
party for her.  Tracey is on more design teams than
I can count, and for very good reason ~ her cards are
simply fabulous!  Since this is a birthday card, I am
also entering it at Seize the Birthday and at 
they are both having an "anything goes" challenge.

All supplies except for Doodlebug Sprinkles are from PTI.

Tracey, hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Fall Card

I really like this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
So many possibilities ~ it was hard to choose just one.
I also entering this one for anything goes at

Supplies ~
Stamps:  Hero Arts Nature's Silhouettes & Technique Tuesday Celebrate Fall
Paper:  PTI White & Terracotta Tile
Ink: PTI Terracotta Tile, SU Pumpkin Pie & More Mustard, several Mr. Huey's spray mists (for the leaf)
Dies:  PTI Leaf Prints & Double-Ended Banners
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate, PTI Terracotta Tile Button & Hemp twine

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Three for Four

Three cards for four challenges.  At CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is
embossing, at CASology the challenge is "black," at Less is More
the challenge is a dark background with a splash of color, and at
This is my second card at CASology;the first one is here.
I'm sorry about the photos, the black is actually all black.
I'm not sure exactly why they look blotchy.  

Dark background with a splash of colour(s)

Supplies ~ Thanks
Paper: PTI True Black, Doodlebug Design Limeade - Sugar coated cardstock
Dies:  PTI Quick Stitch Sentiments
Additional Supplies:  Weeks Dye Works Calypso Embroidery Floss

Supplies ~ The Best is Yet to Come
Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays Truth Is
Paper:  PTI White & True Black, Doodlebug Design Sugar coated cardstock in Lilac, Bubblegum, & 
     Swimming Pool
Ink:  Tsukineko VersaMark
Dies:  PTI Beautiful Blooms II # 1
Additional Supplies:  PTI Button, Doodlebug Sprinkles, SU Melon Mambo Embossing Powder

Supplies ~ Dude ~ You Rock
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday Dude
Paper: PTI True Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches:  Spellbinder Circles;  SU Word Window & Modern Label Punches
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape (from my stash) Doodlebug Sprinkles

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