Purple Flowers

The Purple Players Challenge 483

Cutting it close to meet the deadline for the Claire’s Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players. Today’s card uses a sentiment from SU Miracle of Spring, SSS Oval Flowers Stencil, Pink & Main’s Easter Egg Stencil, Spellbinder’s Scalloped and Classic Oval Dies, GKD’s Wild Lilac ink, cardstock and patterned paper. Also used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the egg stencil which is difficult to see and Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss pen for the oval flowers.

I’m currently working on some Easter cards and maybe some fun girlfriend cards, too. Have a great day! Stay Safe!!

Daisy Bouquet

I saw this no line coloring video  by Desiree Kuemmerle on the recent Simon Says Lucky to Know You blog hop and had to give it a try. I sponged the Daisy Bouquet stencil with Warm Glow ink, removed the stencil and started coloring with Prismas: Nectar – PC1092, Mahogany Red – P 1092, Lime Peel – PC1005, Olive Green – PC911, Sunburst Yellow – P917,  Yellow Ochre – PC942, Burnt Ochre, PC943, Caribbean Sea – PC1123, Indigo Blue – PC901, Black Grape – PC996, Sepia – PC948, and White – PC938. The sentiment, from Bold & Blooming was stamped in Blue Denim. The mat is also Blue Denim and the card base is Sweet Corn. This was fun to do, but I need a lot of practice with my shading.  I’m entering this in the Just Us Girls #528 Color Week Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes. And another card for my birthday stash.

Spring Tulips

Double D Challenges: Welcome SPRING

Spring has sprung so it’s time to get working on those spring and Easter cards. With the Double D Challenge of Welcome Spring and their inspiring Mood Board, I felt motivated enough to move away from the news and create. My card uses some new to me products from SSS including the Brutus Monroe Burst stencil, SSS’s Layered Tulips stencil and an oldie stamp set sentiment from GKD’s Spring Blessings set. The tulip stencil is a four piece layering stencil which is quite a challenge for me in itself. My stems are dark because someone pulled dark sage instead of fresh asparagus ink….yikes….oh well….they are healthy stems. I also added a little bit of light blue to the background so it wasn’t so white. I think I’ll add clouds on my next attempt using my go to cloud stencil by our Bonnie.


AAA Cards CAS Game #161

One more card for the AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenge “Along The Edge with an optional twist of Dogs and Cats. This was the first card I made then decided nay, slept on it and gave it a sentiment and mounted it anyway for the challenge. The stamp set used for the Dogs and Cat is an older Inkadinkadoo Patterned Pets and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Frisky Felines. I think this is how our cat PennyLane may have felt when our son adopted him and two other dogs. PennyLane is now king of our house!

It’s supposed to be a rainy day in Pennsylvania so it may be raining “cats and dogs”.

Kitty on the edge!

AAA Cards Game #161 Along The Edge

The challenge at AAA Cards is a clean and simple “Along the Edge + optional twist of Dogs & Cats. So for my card (2nd attempt) I used kitty from Penny Black’s Hello Friend stamp set. Although is is a CAS challenge I did sneak in an extra layer of GKD Blue Raspberry card stock to layer my kitty on the edge to match the inked sentiment. I think I have a lot of white space??? A cute card for me and is going on the send to someone pile.

Thanks for looking.

Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are always hard to create, but when I had to create cards for three generations for my extended family it was especially hard. This is for my BFF whose three week old great granddaughter died suddenly. Using a makeup brush I used Lemon Drop ink on the Water Droplets stencil (Gina K Designs) for a soft background. The Daffodil, by Divinity Designs was colored with Copics and cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from Sincere Sentiments by Stampendous. The card base is soft stone, my new favorite card base.  I’m entering this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge to use a stencil.

This is for the baby’s grandmother. I used the Rose Lace background stamp by Gina K Designs stamped in Kraft on white with a Kraft card base. The sentiment is from Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite, stamped in Dark Chocolate.

And this is for the baby’s mother. The Rose Lace Background was stamped in Innocent Pink, on a Dusty Rose card base. The sentiment from Peony Wishes was stamped in Stormy Sky. The butterfly die is from the My Hero January Kit, cut in  Dusty Rose. The body and antenna were colored with a black marker and highlighted with a Stardust Clear Glitter pen. I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge to use things with wings.

Bee, Candles, Balloons, Butterflies

I have been busy today creating cards for challenges and a featured stamper. All were posted at Split Coast Stampers. I wanted to share them with my buddies on this blog.

Butterfly Bookmark

This bookmark was created with the current Paper Smooches Animals challenge, as well as the Mod Squad Challenge. I used a Paper Smooches set called Flap Happy, colored with Copic markers. I enhanced the butterflies with a white gel pen. The scallop top was created with a retired SU punch.

Balloon Birthday
Birthday Candles

The above two cards were based on a card by the featured stamper at Split Coast Stampers, Sheri Gilson. I have admired her work for several years and have used her work for inspiration. Here is the card I used for inspiration: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2968448?&cat=500&ppuser=73093&perpage=96&thumbsonly=0

Lawn Fawn stamps were used. For both cards I used Simply Celebrate and Wavy Sayings. I made two as I had the supplies out and couldn’t decide which single stamp to use. The candle piece of patterned paper is from My Favorite Things. I used two pieces from the pack for color inspiration.

Just BeeCause

This last card was created with the inspiration of Ellen Hutson’s blog. There is a post by Gina K Design where she used the wreath builder and Ellen Hutson stamps. I got inspired to use other stamps and make a wreath. I chose a bee from Flap Happy, a Paper Smooches stamp. This was also posted to the current challenge of Animals at their blog.

I had a fun day of creating. We had rain when I woke up, then snow, now it is just cold. Crazy weather for March as it should be windy. I had to be inside and I was inspired. Thanks for reading the long post.

Birthday Flowers


I pulled out the following colors: Gina K Designs Passionate Pink as a substitute for Melon Mambo, GKD Sweet Corn as a substitute for So Safforn, and SU Balmy Blue to create the flowers. All carstock is Hobby Lobby. The black is Versafine Black, embossed in clear powder.

These colors are for the color challenge with CAS Colors and Sketches. I have a lot of white space to help with the Clean and Simple feel.

I am also submitting this to the My Favorite Things monthly birthday challenge. The current challenge is the make a floral birthday card.

The stamps used are Gina K Designs Bold and Blooming along with matching dies, and Stampin Up Petite Petals with matching punch. I glued the flowers in the center then added a rhinestone, from Hobby Lobby. Love the colors and challenges.

Holidays take Preference

As You See It Challenge #221 – My favorite type of card to send is…..

The As You See It Challenge #221 is a Fill In The Blank: My favorite type of card to send is…..a HOLIDAY card. Give me a holiday and yes you will get a card. So much fun to create cards for holidays and different seasons. So today’s card is using a fun fold that Buddy Johanna forwarded to me (sorry I lost the link to the original card which used a sailing theme). The window part that makes the card free standing tucks under the horseshoe and you can slip it out to make it lay flat. It is a larger card and does need extra postage but after my original draft and some extra reading I think it turned out pretty nicely. So the cardstock and patterned paper is GKD, not sure of my fancy shamrock die on the front, the Lucky Horseshoe with flowers are Cheapo Dies, inside I used Playful Leprechauns is from Tutti Designs and the shamrock stencil was found on Amazon for cake decorating. The inside sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs.

Inside of fun fold.

Thanks for looking. Be Safe.