Sunday, December 29, 2013

Make a Wish

I have a bunch of Dazzles stickers and have not used any in a while so when I saw
sketch #95 over at retrosketches I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pull
them out and create a cute birthday card!  I'm also going to link up with
Seize the Birthday as they have an Anything Goes challenge.

Here's what I did...

with this sketch.

These are from the Mix 'Em Dazzles Cupcakes, 3 color pack. I also used jewel dazzles
on the scalloped circle and on the border behind the circle. I used the Cuttlebug swirls
embossing folder on the light pink panel. The brown dotted paper is from a Recollections
pack and the pink is from a Hot off the Press pack called Serendipity. The sentiment was
done with some Recollections glittered stickers.  Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, December 27, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch!

Hello! Decided I would give the challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch! try.  This is my
first time to play with them.  As you may have seen me post before, I don't usually do CAS
cards, but find the more I do the more I like it.  I never thought I would be a stamper
either, but again, the more I do the more I like it. 

Here's what I came up with…

using this sketch.

I used stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions for the floral spray and the sentiment is
from a Hot off the Press set called Birthday Greetings.  Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Birthday Wishes

I've spent so much time the last couple of months making Christmas cards it's time I get my
birthday card stash back up to par.  When I saw the latest challenge at Freshly Made 
Sketches I decided to give it a try using some of my new stamps and dies.  I'm entering
this card in the Seize the Birthday challenge as well, where anything goes!

This is what I came up with…

using this sketch.

I started with the Sizzix "Corners, Ornate #2" embossing folder for the white panel. I die
cut the banners using the Sizzix "Banners 2" set and the Taylored Expressions "Label It"
set. Then I stamped the flower border using a stamp set called "Bugabee" from
Taylored Expressions and cut it out free hand. I die cut the yellow flowers on the border
with a coordinating die set and added some pearls.  The sentiment was stamped from a
Hot off the Press set called Birthday Greetings.  I think it turned out pretty well.
Thanks for taking a look!

DD #84 & Mojo 325

I've not spent quite a few days in the craft room with the busy hustle and bustle
of Christmas this week, but with that behind us, I'm now finding time to play with some
new supplies I received as gifts.  I decided to combine two challenges to get a
birthday card made.  I used the color combo from Dynamic Duos and the sketch from
Mojo Monday.

I used stamp and die-cut set from Sizzix for the flower, an embossing folder from the
Paper Studio and a Martha Stewart border punch.  I added some tiny dark red gems to the
border punch, which are a little hard to see in the picture, and used some shimmery black
border stickers from Hambly on the edges of the embossed panel to add the option of
sparkle for the DD challenge.  Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

DS 130

Managed to get another card done today. This time using the Deconstructed Sketch #130.

The tree image is a Hero Arts stamp and I used some papers from a couple of
different DCWV Christmas stacks.  I embossed the tree with rainbow sparkle
embossing powder and added the tiny red gems for a little bling.  Thanks for
taking a look!

Christmas Cabin

I attempted to create this post yesterday but when it came to adding the photo of my card
what is supposed to be blue came out looking green so I kind of had to start again.  I'm
sure I'm not the first person this has happened to.  Anyway,  I wanted make a card using
the color combo at Dynamic Duos and thought the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
would work well for the stamped image I used.  I think I will also  add this to the
 CAS-ual Fridays challenge where the theme is "Let it Snow".  Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Celebrate the Season

Well it sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Colorado.  We've had
sub-zero temps early in the morning since last Wednesday and we've barely made it
out of the single digits for highs since the 50 degree morning we had last Tuesday.
And it's snowing, for the moment! Perfect day for card making right?  So, I was able to
get one card done so far today that should work for 3 challenges.  That would be
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, where any past 2013 challenge goes, the sketch
challenge at Mojo Monday and the color challenge at Dynamic Duos.  This is what
I ended up with.


I did some stamping, heat embossing and dry embossing.  Added a little patterned paper,
some ribbon and, of course, a little bit of bling.  Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Warmest Wishes

One last card and post for the weekend.  I was able to get a card done using the
Dynamic Duos colors for this week as inspiration.  It's a "you choose the other color"
challenge.  I'm also entering this card in the House of Cards challenge, which has a
photo for inspiration.

I chose silver as my other color for the Dynamic Duos challenge and I think the colors I 
used and the wintery scene work well for the House of Cards photo inspiration. 

I found this Inkadinkado stamp at Michaels the other day and my husband encouraged me
to get it, if you can believe that!  I was not so sure about it but think it came out pretty well
stamped with the starlite silver ink I used.  I die cut the lacy frame, applied it over the 
stamped image and then cut around the white card stock and then added silver card stock
behind it and cut again.  I pulled out an old Fiskars corner punch I've not used in ages for
the white panel, stamped the greeting and added some silver jewel dazzles for a little 
sparkle.  Thanks for taking a look!


I was able  to get another card done this morning.  I used the sketch from retrosketches
and since my card has a reindeer I think I'll also enter this one in the" Pick a Previous
Theme" challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

Here's my card...

using this sketch...

and Theme Challenge #15.

I used the Tim Holtz "Holiday Joy" stamp and die set from Sizzix.  The papers are from
MME's "Santa Claus" paper pad.  Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Holidays Santa

Well, this is my last day of vacation and time to get back to the real world.  We were able
 to get the house decorated for Christmas, inside and out and so I've not spent the last
couple of days in my craft room :(  But I'm back at it today.

 The challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to pick a previous theme.
 I chose to  go with #16.

I'm just lovin this Tim Holtz "Retro Christmas" stamp and die set from Sizzix.  This is the
second card I've made with it since I bought it a week ago and I see many more in the
 future. Thanks for taking a look!