Thursday, September 20, 2012


Hello again.

Today, I'm playing along with this week's challenge at Runway Inspired Challenge blog (ric 20).  Here is the inspiration picture:

Here's my card.

The cupcake is from Martha Stewart Crafts, the sentiment is from SRM stickers, the wood grain embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.  

I'm entering this also in Moxie Fab's Focal Point challenge celebrating the release of Card Design Handbook.

I'm also entering this into this week's CASology challenge (week 11) where the cue word is white.

Thanks so much for coming to visit today.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday

This week, Skipping Stones Design is having a blog hop as well as a sketch challenge.  Here is the fun sketch from Kim Kresti:

My card is also based on this week's CAS-ual Friday Blog challenge (CFC 70) to use black and white as well as one other color.

I love how this turned out with the touches of orange.  
The stamp is Sentiment Frames from Skipping Stones Design, I stamped it with VersaFine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the flowers with Tombow marker, the gems are from Recollections.  Dry embossing folder is from The Paper Studio, ribbon is from Offray and diamond brad is an old one I've had from One Heart One Mind.

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.  I appreciate each and every one.  :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Halloween Duo

This weeks' challenge at Less is More (week 84) is the dreaded one layer card challenge.  It is dreaded by me because I literally have to stop myself from adding layers and bling and ribbon.  But I persevere with these challenges mainly because it is a challenge, and that's the whole point of it...and because the more I do them, the easier they seem each time.  :)

So here is my one layer card:

I painted the circle freehand with Twinkling H2O's (Ginger Peach) then stamped a Skipping Stones Design pumpkin onto it with StazOn ink.  This is a set from 2006, I think it's retired.  I then painted the pumpkin with Spiced Pumpkin Twinkling H2O's and the leaves with Green Tea.  The sticker is from Jack-o-Lantern from SRM.

My next project is for the challenge at CAS-ual Friday Blog (CFC 69) to use embossing on your card/project.

The tube is from SRM.  patterned paper is from Echo Park, The tag is an old one I found in my drawer from Cuttlebug.  It has the die cut and the embossing folder together making it so easy to use.  I embossed a second tag, painted it with Ginger Peach, cut it out and adhered it with foam adhesive on the tag.  The jute twine is from May Arts and I even set an eyelet for haven't used my eyelets for a long time.

Here is the set.  Fun project to do.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you're having a good start to the week.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Hi again,
It's hard to believe that September is here again and summer is over.  This year I have one daughter going into grade 11 and one in 3rd year university.  Holy did that happen??  It really has flown way too fast.

Onto today's card...the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC 68) is to make a CAS back to school project.

For my card, I used the Seeing Spots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  I punched the window out with a Creative Memories square punch.  The stickers are from SRM, Calendar Companion  and We've Got Your Sticker 'Thanks'.  Ribbon is from Offray.

Thanks for stopping in today.