Spring Bloom

I have been coloring lately. This bloom set is new to me. I am entering this is the Triple B March Challenge. https://dd-tripleb.blogspot.com/2023/03/march-challenge.html

Two other challenges have come to my attention which this card fits. Shopping our Stash: https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2023/02/sos491-flowers-flowers-everywhere.html

Four Seasons: Spring Season March: https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/03/spring-season-march-2023-challenge.html

I used Honey Bee Spring Joy Bouquet stamp and die set. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. The background paper is Stampin Up Blushing Bride and Basic White. The patterned paper is also SU Perfectly Artistic which was released in 2016. I looked it up to the get the name and the date was in the blog I found.

I used a tutorial by Lynn Dunn. I love her tutorials as they are so easy to follow and I am able to use whatever product I have on hand. https://stamptasticdesigns.com/2023/03/08/diagonal-design-cut-and-shuffle-technique/

Hinge Fun Fold Card

I am sharing my card for the Challenge Your Stash February card. This is a group I participate on Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to use red in honor of the hostess’s 40th Anniversary.

I used Gina K Designs Red Hot cardstock with a gingham paper from Echo Park. The jar and strawberries are from Lawn Fawn, How You Bean and the Strawberry Add-on.

I used a tutorial by Lynn Dunn. I watched her video and followed her directions.

Thanks for spending time with me. I enjoy her tutorials and are easy to adapt to any stamps and papers.

Riley Balloons

For March, MarchtotheBeat challenge, I was sent Riley and Company Balloons with SU Designer Series Paper. I created two cards.

For this image, I stuck to all blues. The white paper is Thick Basic White by SU, which the person stamped in Memento Black ink. My alcohol markers bled a bit but not much I could do about it, so I finished the card. I used SU In the Navy for my cardbase and accent color.

For this card, I went searching for a close match to the DSP. Again, I used the Navy CS and added a color called Purely Pomegranate to actually read the Happy. The Happy is a SU die that I have used very little. The inside reads Happy Birthday.

I enjoy this swap challenge as I get to use images provided by someone else along with my stash. Sometimes the swap hostess has been providing patterned paper and that has been a treat to use. I do my best to match the DSP with markers and CS from my stash.

Both of these cards went out in the mail today in a package heading for a nursing home. I am thrilled to be able to send completed card on to actually be used. This way the person gets to shop through a box and select the card that they wish to send to someone in their life.

My Favorite Flower

One of my favorite flowers are tulips. When it gets close to spring, I always look for tulips blooming. The As You See It Challenge is to share my favorite part of spring.

My Favorite Thing About Spring is flowers blooming. I chose tulips today. This is a Gina K Designs set called Spring Tulips Mini. The dies used to cut the image are from The Stamps of Life. The dies used to cut the greeting is a Stampin Up die set that goes with Harvest Apples. I like how it has a little flower on each side. I used alcohol markers to color the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by. What is your favorite thing about spring? It is 58 degrees today, so I am definitely thinking of spring.

March to the Beat Jan and Feb

I am participating in a swap on Splitcoast Stampers called March to the Beat. Each month, I receive a stamped image to create a card with. I add my own papers, coloring tools, dies, or anything else needed to complete a card with the image provided.

The above images are from January. I was provided this elephant from Unity Stamp Company, the greeting and the DSP. (This is SU patterned paper which they call Designer Series Paper.) The greeting was stamped in Island Indigo ink. She did provide the name of the DSP, but I do not have it handy. To complete my card, I colored the elephant in colors that matched the DSP. I placed the greeting on the inside.

The French Fry image was provided along with the greeting. I colored the French fry image and fussy cut it out, popping it up on an action wobbler and added googly eyes. The dotted background is made with a stencil. The Happy Valentine’s Day and I heart You are from a Lawn Fawn set. I used Spellbinders dies for most of the circles and the dotted circle inside is a retired Stampin Up die. I may give this to my husband. He does enjoy puns.

Since this card uses a stencil, I am entering it in February Stencil Fun: https://stencilfun.blogspot.com/2023/02/february-stencil-fun.html

Vector illustration

Thanks for sharing in my cards.

Trio of Plants

I spent time coloring a CAS card with a Power Poppy stamp set.

I used the Potted Primroses stamp set. It is no longer available as a clear set but you can purchase images as a digital stamp. I used Gina K Designs Amalgum ink for my stamping. I have a mini pad and it took about 3 times in the Misti to get a solid black impression, so I am not sure I really like this ink. However, I didn’t know how I wanted to color the image, so I chose this ink. I decided to use my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The lavender paper is from Stampin Up and is retired. I added score lines to give it something extra.

This will entered in the Power Poppy Clean Slate Challenge: http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-blossom-challenge-clean-slate.html

Thanks for spending time with me today.

Rose Hello

I found a few challenges that I thought would be fun to create for.

For this card I used Paper Smooches Rosy Posy set. Paper Smooches has been closed for well over a year, but I have never inked this set and colored it. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp You Shine. This set was part of a card kit, which I did not purchase. I did purchase the patterned paper used in the kit and recently the stamp set went on sale, so I took the plunge and purchased it. It worked well for the greeting.

One challenge is CAS Colours & Sketches: http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2023/01/challenge-501-colors.html

I used watercolor with the colors for this challenge. After the image was dry, I tried adding texture with the small end of the Cherry Cobbler marker. I liked the effect.

The second challenge is The Sisterhood of Crafters: Something New: https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2023/01/something-new.html

Since both images were never inked before, they are considered new to me.

The third challenge is Cardz 4 Galz: http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2023/01/190-cas-clean-and-simple.html

I left a lot of white space, so this is definitely a clean and simple card.

It was fun using these colors, finding items in my stash, and creating a card. I am not sure who will receive this card, but hopefully soon I will find the person to send it to.

Bold Birthday

I created a card this week for someone turning a large number. She likes large cards with bright colors. This card has been mailed and it meets the Double D Challenge for birthday cards.

I used Hobby Lobby papers for this card, except for the white, which is SU. The greeting came from a Paper Pumpkin kit, several years ago. The dies used are Sizzix 5 X 7 Flip-It Framelits designed by Stephanie Bernard.

I enjoy using the Flip-it dies as each card is different. I used twine from my stash.

Thanks for sharing in my card. Our weather has turned back to January cold. I will continue to be creating in my craft room and staying inside.

Gingerbread Christmas

This card began on Splitcoast Stampers with the Challenge Your Stash December challenge. The hostess asked for gingerbread or another sweet on your card. I went with gingerbread.

This card will be added to the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge with the anything Christmas option.

I used November 2020 Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the house. I embossed with white pigment ink, then used a Bic marker to color the small spaces trying to keep it away from the white embossing. The stitched square and rectangle dies are from The Stamps of Life. The decorative square die used is from Spellbinders. The gingerbread man is from The Stamps of Life addition set that goes with a snow globe set. The greeting is also TSOL from a large gingerbread set.


I enjoyed creating this card. I used an idea I saw on Pinterest. It was nice to use my stash and create something totally different with the items.