Saturday, December 26, 2020

Week of 12/26/20 Cards


CC823 - this weeks colors soft seafoam, pear pizzazz, pretty peacock

Wow what a great color combination. I used as close to the colors as I had in my stash to create this card. They really work well together.

Die cut the flowers shaped and layered, Die cut the card base layer with an old Spellbinders die cut and cut the oval layer. I stamped in navy blue to have it stand out then layered the flowers and leaves. Die cut the sentiment and finished the card off with prills and stickles.

Best Wishes

MMTPT648 - create a colorful background (or other element) using the ink smooshing technique

I used 3 different distress oxide inks and did the smooshing technique for the BG.

I then heat embossed the heartfelt creations flowers with black ink.

Finished off with the die cut sentiment and sequins.


CAS617 - Trees

I stamped the image and sentiment in brown then colored with copics.

The base is a wood grain stamp on Kraft.

Happy Retirement

FS724 - newest Featured Stamper, France Martin has an incredible gallery full of inspiration. I found this cute CARD

I liked the idea of a round card and thought it was perfect for creating a bowling ball look. I used a very large circle die cut and rounded the edge of this card base. Then I punched out 3 circles for the bowling ball holes.

I finished with heat embossing the birthday sentiment in white.

Birthday Bowler

IC786 - Doors Pinterest Board where I found this great Door

I did a brown base to match the door and on the base I stamped the pine cone with versamark then used gold pearlex over it. I then stamped the sentiment and added the pine branches and finished with a red ribbon to match the ribbon on the branch on the door. The sentiment and pinecone are both from DRS Designs.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Week of 12/19/20 Cards


F4A565 - Tic Tac Toe (Holiday, Designer paper, Animal)

I had this kitty image on my table in the stack of images I am going to work on using up next year. I colored him with copics and cut the image. Layered on DP and popped the image up on dimensionals.

Christmas Kitty

WT823 - Fancy Fold

I am still working on Graduation cards for next year. I have 3 family members graduating including my one and only and several family members asking for cards.

This was super quick I used my cricut to cut the graduates. I then did an Easel fold and added some fancy gold and white paper so the card has all the school colors.

Congratulations Grad

SC832 - Today's sketch

USEIT2020 - Disney Stickers

My BFF was over a while ago and had me cut some papers for her and she wanted to know if I could do an Epcot globe. Well sure! But then it ended up sitting on my desk unused. When I saw today's sketch it was perfect to use it up.

I grabbed some old Disney stickers from my stash and added them to the dome.

Mickey Mouse

MMTPT647 - Rhode Island symbol

I used the maple leaf from DRS Designs and did an emboss resist on the background with red ink. I then stamped the sentiment, die cut the banner and finished with some flowers and leaves from my desk.

CC822 - Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

When I saw today's colors I remembered this old Heartfelt Creations card kit that I need to get put together and used up.

I colored the flowers and sponged the edges of the paper layers. Added the layers and added stickles. Shaped the flowers and added the flowers and leaves.

Beautiful Day

CAS616 - Falling snowflakes

This card came together really quickly.

I stamped the background with the DRS Designs Snowflakes background with Versamark then I used perfect pearls over them. It really shimmers.

I then stamped the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals.

Beauty of the Season

FS723 - today's amazing featured stamper is Kath (kathinwesthill). Her gallery is incredible. I found this CARD.

I have 3 family members graduating in 2021 including my one and only.

I loved the paper BG stamp but don't own that so I used a paper emboss folder. I also did not own any of the images so I die cut the mortar and die cut the congratulations and punched some stars in place of the hearts.

I added Nuvo Drops to the button on the mortar and the congratulations so they shine and I left the mortar in the die and added some shading with sponging.


DEC20VSNN - Sketch

Heat embossed the sentiment, used some scrap DPs from my stash and layered.

Masculine Birthday

DEC20VSNM - comforts of home (My comforts of home is my kitties. I can work with them in my office)

These cats were in my tote of items to use up. I stamped the birthday sentiment and embossed the white layer and added the bakers twine. Literally 5 minute cards.

Oh My Kitty

DEC20VSNL - warm colors

USEIT2020 - Sun Patch

This card was fun to make grabbing this sun out of my tote of items to make and using the warm colors challenge I just layered this card using items off my desk. The bow is made of ribbon that was in my stash of items to use up and the papers are all scraps.

Sun Shine

DEC20VSNJ - masking

I used this Technique with a leaf and blue paints to do an ombre background. Then I die cut the sympathy word and finished with sequins.

DEC20VSNI - b&w w/ 1 color

I am trying to get caught up on cards that I owe the pet shop. I made these super fast die cutting the paw print out of white and laying a velum red under it. Then I die cut the dog and bowl and heat embossed the sentiment popping it up on dimensionals.

Pet Sympathy

DEC20VSNH - pets

I am so thrilled to host the Pet challenge for today's Virtual Stamp Night. I hope you come join in the fun.

These cards are headed to my friends small pet shop. They are working really hard to help groom all the new pets that people have gotten during the pandemic.

The images came in a book of dog images and I just cut them down to fit on A2 cards and added the congratulations sentiments. 4 cards done in less than 1 hour and perfect for my donation to the small mom and pop shop.

Congrats Pup

DEC20VSNG - Light and shadow

I stamped the two elephants and balloon and colored with copics.

I then created a mask but did not have the carbide paper so I used my mask and traced around it and found that it transferred perfectly so I colored that tracing in with copics.

I finished with the hand drawn string on the balloon.

Birthday Elephant

DEC20VSNF - Inspiration Challenge

This cute image was sent to me in a Teapot Tuesday exchange and just had to be colored.

I colored it with copics, cut the layers and popped it on dimensionals adding a bit of holly to the corner.

Christmas Pets

IC785 - Studio Knit where I found this great Image

I stamped these poppies from Heartfelt Creations and colored with yellow and red then die cut them and shaped them.

Next I die cut the layers and stamped the sentiment and layered.

I finished with stickles and prills.

Birthday Poppies

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Week of 12/12/20 Cards


WT822 - Song Inspired

Every year my sister asks for school bus cards for Christmas. This year I added this fun elf driving the bus, I cut the layers to the bus and shaped them. Then added dimensionals and white gel pen to add to the bus.

I finished with the sentiment and some snow flakes from my desk.

The Wheels on the Bus...

MMTPT646 - up-lifting cards

This was super quick stamped the plane, popped up on dimensionals and added the map layer. Finished off with the sentiment.

Thinking of You

CC821 - Pumpkin Pie, Silver, Bermuda Bay

I am trying to get caught up on some cards for the pet shop and today's colors are perfect for a couple of congratulations cards.

I stamped 2 different dogs and masked them. Next I sponged the wall and floor with 2 of the colors. I removed the mask and colored the dogs.


CAS615 - Sweater

CCC20DEC - Anything Goes

I love all the fun sweaters at Christmas and when I saw this tree from DRS Designs I just had to make a sweater card.

I stamped the tree on white and colored it with copics then fussy cut it.

Next I used some of the punched snowflakes from my desk and then embossed the red with the snowflakes and tree. I trimmed the sweater with some crimped red and added some pearls.

Ugly Sweater

FS722 - This weeks incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Gayle aka gl1253. I love her wonderful gallery. This CARD inspired me today

My brother is a manager at a local mom and pop trucking company. Their staff has been super busy during the pandemic and the company wanted to reward their drivers for going above and beyond. My brother asked if I could make 20 thank you cards and the only thing he requested is they be neutral as most of the drivers are guys. Gayle's card was perfect inspiration.

I found a paper pad of black and white prints and cut down the pad for the cards. I liked the white strip across the front of Gayle's card so I kept that and added the sentiment From DRS Designs to that strip. 20 cards done in less than an hour perfect for my brother's co-workers.

DEC20VSNA - alcohol

I did copic coloring and used the flicking technique to color the hair and hey on this cute image.

Printed the image and colored with copics. Cut the layers and glued.

Peace on Earth
DEC20VSNB - Window card featuring hearts

The card base was sponged in the colors of the rainbow. Then I cut paws out across the black layer creating a window to the rainbow base. I finished with the sentiment banner and a punched red heart and stickles.

Rainbow Paws
DEC20VSNC - black water color challenge

I heat embossed leaves from a Heartfelt Creations set and water colored them. Heat embossed the sentiment and popped the panel on dimensionals.

Happy Birthday
DEC20VSND - helping hands

My helping hands are a band needing each member to help play the music

I masked the base layer with a circle then sponged yellow, orange and grey to get the spotlight feel to the card.

Once the background was created I added this great die cut from Anne (jdmommy).

Jazz it Up
DEC20VSNE - cake slice box

I followed the directions for the Cake Box found HERE. The flower was in my stash of items to use up and worked great with this DP and the lace was on my desk waiting to be used.

Birthday Cake

F4A564 - Winter Scene

MIX411 - Textured Snow (Stickles used on poinsettials that has glitter adding texture to the flowers)

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit I am trying to get used up

CCC20DEC - Anything Goes

WT822 - Song (Joy to the World)

This was a super quick card using a card kit from Heartfelt creations. They came stamped and cut. I colored all the flowers, leaves and cardinals with copics. I sponged the edges of the layers and layered the scene in the center opening of the card.

The layers were added using dimensionals and the images were finished with prills and stickles.

Joy to the World

IC784 - Bath House Soapery & Caldarium where I found this great Soap

I did the shaving cream technique on the tie using blue and green like the soap.

Once dry I cut the tie and the suit pieces and assembled.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Week of 12/5/20 Cards


WT821 - Over the Top

This image was in my stack of images that have been sent to me over the years. I am working my way through that stack trying to color them up and get them on cards.

I colored it with pencils and cut down the card base so that when it sits on the card it still is A2 size.

I added the DP and added the sentiment over the image and finished with gold bakers twine and gems.

Merry Christmas
MMTPT645 - Oh Look Kitties

USEIT2020 - Butterfly

This kitty came in a pack of cat papers and is perfect for today's teapot recipient. I cut the papers, punched out the kitty image and popped up on dimensionals. I finished with this dimensional butterfly from my tote of items I am trying to use up.

CAS614 - What's on TV (We love watching the show Alone, so much scenery and wildlife)

This was super quick stamp layering with The Ton stamps and sponged the sky.


FS721 - this weeks incredibly gifted Featured Stamper is Melissa aka javagirl984. Her gallery will inspire so much creativity. I found this super cute Card.

I love the wonderful floral base on her card. I took off the bird and ribbon. For my card I stamped the flowers a few times from DRS Designs and colored with copics in pinks. I then stamped the sentiment and added gems rather than brads.

Love & Laughter

F4A563 - Bring Out The Old

USEIT2020 - Green die cut layers

CCC20DEC - Anything goes

This Heartfelt Creations candle is one of my oldest images from their collections. These two were actually stamped and sent to me and in my pile of images that I hope to get many used up next year as the pile is really quite large.

The green layers were in my tote of items to use up. They were actually larger than the image so I cut out the center section and pieced them back together behind the candle image.

I matted with DP and added poinsettias and pearls. The image and poinsettias are finished off with stickles.

MIX410 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

USEIT2020 - Beer Wrapper

My DH wanted to know if I could use the wrappers from his beer cans on a card. Of course! He has been taking them off cans for a while and I had 6 of them in my craft room for a very long time. Time to get them used up!

I cut down the wrappers and layered on black CS. I die cut the dragons, shaped them and added a metallic rub on to the dragons adding dimensions to the dragons. I then die cut a couple of yellow circles and added dimensionals to the top circle and sponged the edge of the circles with yellow ink to add interest to them.

I stamped Happy birthday and happy anniversary to the cards so I could use them for a few occasions.

Dragons & Beer

CC820 - gorgeous grape, highland heather, balmy blue

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the last of the Heartfelt Creations card kits I have in my stash and this one is perfect for today's colors.

I sponged the edge of the layers and glued down. Next I colored the images with copics and layered adding some shaping and dimensionals.

The card was finished off with stickles.

IC783 - JRL Interiors where I found this great Wood Panel

When I think of getting a new home I think of all the projects that go in to a new home. My last house before we moved in we had to strip all the wood floors and restain them. What a job that was to do an entire house that was all wood floors.

For this card I stamped the Kraft layer with the DRS Wood Grain stamp and then embossed it with a wood emboss folder.

I stamped the Just Moved key and colored it with copics.

I cut the layers and found this measuring tape, washi tape and added it with a few flowers.