Saturday, February 27, 2021

Week of 2/27/21 Cards


IC795 - Retro Stage where I found this great Dress

I loved the plaid in the dress so I used that as my base for my card. I then stamped the cute frog and masked him and stamped the pot of Gold and then colored the image with copics.

I used an emboss folder for the black strip to pick up the belt on the dress.

I finished the card iwth gold sequins to pick up the gold in the pot of gold.

Happy St Patrick's Day

MIX422 - Spring Pops

F4A575 - Get Your Happy On

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

When I saw the MIX and the F4A challenges this card kit from Heartfelt Creations was perfect. I am trying to use up my old card kits as they take up a bunch of space on a shelf and are no longer made.

I love spring and I love beautiful butterflies.

I sponged the edge of the layers for this card then used copics to color the flowers and the body of the butterfly. I then sponged the wings of the butterfly.

I layered the papers and popped up the frame and butterfly on dimensionals.

I finished the butterfly with stickles.

Big Butterfly 

WT833 - insects and bugs (this is a queen bee from the Heartfelt Creations collection - I think she is bee-utiful!)

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations card kit.

I am trying to use up the last of my Heartfelt Creations card kits and this one is perfect for the WTUI challenge.

I colored the images with copics and shaped them. Then layered and added stickles.


SC842 - This weeks sketch

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the old Heartfelt Creations card kits in my stash and this one was perfect for today's sketch.

I started off by sponging all the layers with pink then sponged the flowers with pink and peach. I then shaped the flowers and added some dimensionals. Once the flowers were shaped I added some 3D paint that has a fun shimmer to it.

I layered the card once all the flowers were shaped.

Life is Better

MMTPT657 - Go Red

USEIT2021 - Asian themed wrapping paper

When I saw the Teapot Tuesday challenge I remembered I had this wrapping paper in the stack of wrapping papers my MIL gave me and I needed to get it cut up and used. Each sheet makes 16 cards.

I cut the layers and trimmed the paper with some gold paper. I then stamped several sentiments on the cards for different occasions.

Just Saying Hello

CC832 - blackberry bliss, rich razzleberry, garden green

I stamped the flowers and sentiment in Blackberry. Then I used both blackberry and razzleberry to color the flowers. I used the garden green to stamp the leaves and shade them.

I cut the layers and layered and shaped the flowers and leaves and finished with stickles and prills.

Birthday Flowers

CAS626 - Clouds

I really have been enjoying adding clouds to my cards. I recently got a new cloud stencil and it has some great patterns to it.

For this card I stamped this fun DRS Designs image and colored him with copics. I then sponged my cloud stencil and layered the card.

Have a Ball

FS733 - This weeks incredibly talented Dawn aka dawnmercedes has been inspiring me for many years. She has an outstanding gallery full of inspiration. I found this super cute Card.

USEIT2021 - Button and dog image

CCC21APR - Animal

When I saw Dawn's card I knew I had this dog in the stack of images I wanted to get colored this year. I am working my way through the stack trying to color 2 a week and use at least 1 image. I also had this button in my tote needing to get used up.

I colored the image with copics then cut it out. I used some Christmas DP and added ribbon behind the image. I also had this die cut paw from another card sitting on my table needing a card and it was the perfect size for adding a Christmas wish.

Merry Christmas Pup

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Week of 2/20/21 Cards


IC794 - Monika Winden / Homemate Pinterest boards where I found this great Tile

I used a hexagon die cut and my green scrap papers and cut out a bunch of different greens. (Note this is a fantastic way to use up colored scraps and I will be doing this again.)

Some are stamped with black, some are stamped with green and some are white heat embossed.

I used different prints of stripes, dots and 2 different covers.

Once the pieces were ready I laid out the pattern and finished with this wonderful new sentiment for St Patrick's Day from DRS Designs popped up on dimensionals.

I finished with sequins.

F4A574 - Water Colors

MAR21VSNMINI3 - Snowy Mountains

I used the Ton mountains to create this scene then added ribbon and a flower and finished with the sympathy sentiment.

MAR21VSNMINI2 - Butterflies

USEIT2021 - Embossed papers and butterflies

I needed to use up a stack of embossed papers and these butterflies. They were perfect for a set of sympathy cards.

Glued the layers and sponged yellow on the butterflies.

MAR21VSNMINI1 - Concerts in the Park

USEIT2021 - Trees

When I saw the challenge for the VSN Mini I remembered I had these die cut trees that needed to be used out of my tote. I embossed the base layer with music and then layered the trees popping the top one on dimensionals.

I then die cut the deer, stamped the sentiment and added some textured DP.

Merry Christmas
WT832 - Photo corners (bought or DIY)

I recently created a mirror image stamping tutorial and uploaded it to my blog as many have asked how I get a good stamp when I mirror image stamp. Let me know how it works for you: Mirror Image Stamping.

This leprechaun was mirror image stamped. Then I masked him and stamped the pot of gold.

Once the images were down I colored them with copics. I then stenciled the rainbow and stamped the sentiment.

I finished with the photo corners and nuvo drops.

Blessings for You

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the last of my card kits from Heartfelt Creations. They no longer make them and I thought it was time to get them used up out of my stash.

This one was quick I sponged the edge of the card layers, colored tie images with copics. added dimnesionals and finished with prills.

My Favorite Place

MMTPT656 - Pair Wedding

I used 2 pairs of hearts. One pair is the small and the other pair is the large.

I stamped the BG on the light purple then distressed it. Then I looked through my stash for several purple scraps and cut them down to various sizes and distressed all the edges.

I die cut the hearts and punched the small hearts. I finished with the die cut love and Nuvo Drops to add shine to the letters.

I love making scrappy cards it helps empty my bin of all the small pieces and when you distress the edges it adds just the right texture to the cards.


CAS625 - Unbelievable - include magic or something not real

This Cupig is super cute. I thought a flying pig was perfect for the challenge. I colored it with copics and added stickles to the hearts.

Happy Valentine's Day

FS732 - This weeks incredibly gifted Featured Stamper is Linda (aka hotwheels). She has an amazing gallery full of inspiration. I found this gorgeous CARD

USEIT2021 - Asian wrapping paper

I love the all over flowers she did on her card. It reminded me of my Asian papers that my MIL gave me. I am trying to get them made up it is one of my 2021 craft goals. It is beautiful paper but very thin and tough to work with for cards.

I cut down this pink sheet of wrapping paper and layered it on red and yellow to pick up the colors on the paper. I added a Just a note and a few other sentiments and added a ribbon across the card where Linda had her sentiment on a strip of velum.

Just a Note

MIX421 - My Favorite Place (I am not one to travel much, I am good with being home)

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations kit

When I saw today's MIX challenge I remembered I had this cute card kit from Heartfelt Creations that I needed to get used up. It has a sign that says Home Sweet Home. I am not one to travel much and am perfectly fine with staying home.

I colored the images with copics and shaped them. I then layered on dimensionals and added stickles.

Home Sweet Home

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Week of 2/13/21


IC793 - The Happy Housie where I found this great Inspiration

I used this Layered Cube Tutorial to create the card.

I covered it with gold DP and then the wood paper.

I then stamped the whiskey image and colored with copics and fussy cut it and the glass.

The 50 was die cut several times and layered finishing it with the gold shimmer paper.

Top Shelf 

WT831 - Old is New

This is one of my oldest stamps. I can't say exactly which is my very first stamp but I know this is one of them. My first purchases were all Christmas stamps.

I heat embossed the JOY in gold sparkle embossing powder.

I then cut the layers and added dimensionals. One of the layers is embossed with the poinsettia emboss folder.

The card was finished with the gold ribbon.

SC840 - today's sketch (I turned it)

USEIT2021 - Stickers

I loved today's sketch it is perfect to use up some of these Cocoa stickers in my tote of items to use up.

Hot Cocoa

MMTPT655 - Zen Cards

USEIT2021 - Asian Wrapping paper

I used another sheet of the Asian inspired wrapping paper my MIL gave me and made another stack of cards. They have come in handy during the pandemic.

Cut the layers, used several different sentiments and layered.

Thinking of You

CAS624 - Hearts

CC829 - This weeks colors

I created 5 of these for my monthly donation for pet sympathy cards. They were super quick I die cut out the paws and the black base. Next I heat embossed the sentiments and cut banners and finished off with some punched red hearts from my scrap papers.

Sorry for Your Loss

FS731 - This weeks Talented Featured Stamper Jen Guarino. She has an amazing gallery full of inspiration. I found this cute ATC Card

USEIT2021 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

When I saw Jen's cute ATC card I remembered I had this Heartfelt Creations card kit in my stack of kits to get put together. I colored the truck and added some shaping to it. I sponged the flowers and card base and shaped the flowers and leaves.

Once all the pieces were colored and shaped I glued them to the card base and added prills and stickles.

Best Wishes

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Week of 2/6/21 cards


IC792 - Zabana Jewellery where I found this great necklace

I needed to get a Valentine card made for DH and I loved that bright heart on the necklace.

I stamped the Unity image and colored with copics. I then die cut it in a heart and a few more die cut and punched hearts and layered.

I finished a couple of the hearts off with stickles and added the SU sentiment.

Sweet Valentine
MIX419 Add a Heart

This background was created with a watercolor technique where I added red toward the top and then added more water toward the bottom to lighten the color for the Ombre' effect.

Once dry I heat embossed the hearts and the sentiment.

Lucky in Love

WT830 - Brads

USEIT2021 - Brads

While going through my tote of items to use up I came across a large sheet of brads that needed used. These brads are rather large and would require a lot of postage to send. Well Why not put them all on 1 card and only pay that postage once? Oh wait my SIL is a postal carrier and puts thank you cards in boxes for some of her customers. Yeah no extra postage!

I put all the brads on 1 card, stamped the sentiment and popped it on dimensionals so that the brads did not go through the card base.

All Brads

SC839 - This weeks sketch

WT829 - What's your drink - tea, coffee, chocolate; tea-dying, tea bags, coffee filters, painting with coffee - or just stamps/die-cuts

USEIT2021 - Tea Cups and Sentiments

I used today sketch to use up a couple of already stamped off sentiments and some die cuts from my tote that I am trying to use up.

I cut the paper layers and layered on the DP. I then added the tea cups on dimensionals and finished one off with a snowflake and one with a flower.


MMTPT654 - Arrows/Feathers (I am counting the birds in the image as my feathers)

USEIT2021 - Light House image

*One side note on this image, my grandma's birthday is today. She passed away a few years ago. So to honor her that is another reason I used this image on today's card. Happy birthday grandma!

This image was in my stack of images to get colored and used up this year. I have a huge pile of stamped images on my desk that I need to get colored and used. That is my USEIT2021 Goal.

I colored it with copics and layered on the plaid paper using black as matting.

Light House

CAS623 - Newsworthy-- our news has been so heavy, so my challenge is to include newsprint, (text backgrounds, sentiment with typewriter type fonts) that is a positive/encouraging message

I started off with sponging the BG with a leaf stencil. Then I embossed the base with a text emboss folder.

I then die cut the butterfly and heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up in dimensionals.

I finished the card off with gems.

Birthday Butterfly

FS730 - This weeks incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Gayle Blair (gaylestamps). I found this terrific Card.

I love the layout of Gayle's card and used that for my inspiration.

I stamped the bowling ball image and colored it with copics. Then I fussy cut the image and die cut a star to put behind it.

I moved the sentiment to the base panel then I stamped a bowling ball 3 times on the kraft layer to give it movement.

Have a Ball