60’s fashion

Challenge D brings in the 60’s fashion.

I used a set by Avery Elle. The bells are similar to bells with the 60’s theme I found on Pinterest. I used a 60’s color palette to color the bells. I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers.

My first attempt too well over one hour, so I scaled it back only placing color on the bells. I finished in less than the hour.

Challenge C Tuxedo Fold

There is a tutorial for a tuxedo fold on SCS. I followed it to the letter.

I used SU gray colors and white for the shirt. I had gray gems from Hobby Lobby and made my buttons. I had a punch to create the bow tie. I have no plans for this card. No one in my life is getting married or has any reason to need a tux.

VSN Challenge B is up

Challenge B is all about the Little Black Dress. I chose to actually create a card with a black dress.

The embossing folder is SU retired as well as the dress form. I found rhinestones to add a bit of jewelry to the dress form. The dress is cut from black glitter paper. I need a stylish reason to actually use this card.

December Virtual Stamp Night A

The first challenge is up on Splitcoast Stampers for Virtual Stamp Night. It is all about Ugly Sweaters.

This mouse is adorable in his sweater. The mouse is from Stampin Up as well as the paper and embossing folder. The reindeer image and banner are from Bo Bunny Joyful Christmas. Yes, this was made in one hour. I think it took the whole time.


I took a break from other things and made a simple card recently. I like the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge. They are celebrating their 500 challenge.

I am using Challenge #475 colors of Tatian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Sweet Sorbet. I used Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter for the gifts and Simply Winter Sentiments for all of my stamping. I used the MISTI and moved my paper up and down the platform using the grid paper to move it three spaces with each border.

Denim anyone?

Tonight kicks off the Virtual Stamp Night Mini at Splitcoast Stampers. I am a hostess for one challenge in mid-December so I was able to create samples for several challenges. Following is my first sample.


This card was completed in one hour exactly. The rules are to complete the card in one hour. Now, there are short cuts. You can have card bases created ahead of time, images colored and just taken out to use, backgrounds created to use and anything you create ahead of time is fair game to use. However, I had nothing created ahead of time so I worked quite quickly in finishing this card. It helps to know your images, dies, embossing folders, and what papers are available ahead of time.

I knew I had this pocket stamp from an old Stampin Up set. I say old as it is woodblock and one of the first I purchased back in around 2004 – 2006, so it came out to be used. It comes with girls and a frog, but I wanted a more winter theme. The cardstock is very retired Midnight Muse from SU. I embossed the pocket in gold embossing powder. The gingerbread are Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix dies. I die cut them in SU Crumb Cake and red cardstock from my stash. I added a tag with the same cardstock. The background was rather plain, so I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and added a bit of Blue Denim ink.

This was a fun card to create. If you enjoy these kinds of challenges, feel free to join in.

Give Thanks Wreath

I have been creating with the colors Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody for the color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to make a wreath which fits right in with Double Trouble Paper Crafting challenge.


In addition to the colors I listed above, I used Soft Suede for the card base as well as the greeting. The stamps and dies were created with SU Arrange a Wreath stamp and die set. I used a retired SU embossing folder in the background. The gold paper is from my stash. I used a gold sharpie marker to color clear gems for the flower centers.

With this challenge, Thing1 said to use a circle or circular element, so my wreath is the circle. Thing3 said to use a fall or Halloween theme, so I chose fall. I missed Thing2 because I placed my greeting in the wrong place. If I had placed it in the center of the wreath, it would have worked. It is still a fun challenge and I enjoyed creating the wreath card.

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