Perfect Pearls Challenge

ModSquad Challenge – Perfect Pearls

I don’t pull out the perfect pearls often but the ModSquad Challenge for this week was to use them on our project. Not sure what was happening on their site but the challenge was posted then missing then posted then missing and now finally posted! Thank goodness I wasn’t imagining this challenge.

Anyway on today’s card I used SU’s From The Garden background stamp which was stamped in versamark then brushed on my perfect pearls. Using the Waffle Flower A2 layering die set I was able to make some frames and added dimension on the middle main image section with foam tape. To me something was missing so I added the butterfly from GKD’s Birthday Blessing stamp set and also used a copper perfect pearls on that piece. The stripes in the background are Denami Designs and were heat embossed in silver. Sentiment is also from the same Gina K Designs stamp set as the butterfly.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Back On Your Feet

Gate Fold Closed–Artful Inkables “Monster Medical” stamp set.
Gate Fold Open -Art Impressions “Catastrophy” by Bonnie Krebs.

A girlfriend has had foot surgery and is non-weight bearing for 6 weeks. This is my card to cheer her up. She and her husband are cat people over dogs so I thought she may get a chuckle out of this card. The outside gatefold only took three attempts to create. I used a Paper Smooches die to create the curve of the sides, then after my original choice of GKD patterned paper had butterflies flying upside down so this was my second choice and the birds look OK! Stamped and fussy cut the band-aids from Monster Medical and attached to the front panels alternating the sides. Created the inside cat on crutches using Spectrum Noir Aqua pens, the hearts were an after thought to cover a smudge.

Does the outside look like band-aids? My hubby didn’t think so but of course he probably never used a band-aid for a booboo! LOL..what can I say except thanks for looking and this one is going in the mail tomorrow.


Hearts Galore

ModSquad Challenge You’re All Heart Challenge

The current ModSquad Challenge is to create a project with a “Heart” as your focal point. My background hearts were created using the Pretty Pink Posh layering heart stencils in different colors. The stamped image is Gina K Designs Better With You stamp set and then decided to add more hearts using the Penny Black Sweet Heart dies instead of a sentiment on the front of my card.

Have a great day!

Double Point Valentine

DRU Challenge 138 – XOXO

This “Double Point” fun fold card was inspired by one our buddies, Gerry, and will be entered into the Dies R Us Challenge: DRU Challenge #138 XOXO (hearts, valentines, love) theme. The folds were created using GKD Fight Like a Girl patterned paper and the dies used were Penny Black’s heart die and Spellbinders Labels 4. The labels four die is repeated under the flaps with a stamped sentiment and enough room for a signature.

Thanks for looking.

Awesome Colors

Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge
SSC223 From The Heart

So, I really should be focusing totally on my Valentine cards but decided to play along with the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge which is a color challenge. Here’s their color palette of which you need to choose at least three colors.

The colors I decided to go with on this card are GKD’s cherry red, coral red, dusty rose and Memento’s pear tart. Hopefully these are close enough to the required colors. I seem to have a hard time associating colors without names! The other color used is GKD cardstock in Ocean Mist. Stamps are GKD’s True Love, Better With You and Sugar Pea Designs for Stamp of Approval (leaf). Added some wink of stella over my circle “flowers” for some shine. This is my attempt to CASE of Mindy Eggen’s card for the day 3 of GKD January release. I didn’t see the card posted just the video. A CASE and CAS card to boot! I’m thinking I can include this as a Valentine card. Yes/No???

Fishy Birthdays

Our son-in-law’s birthday is the end of January and he takes pictures of fish while snorkeling. Actually he takes pictures of everything. Our son’s birthday is the beginning of February and he has aquariums with fish and always has had them. So with that in mind I thought these cards would be perfect for each of them. The balloons with the little face that I stamped in it is a little scary, though. Stamp set used was Stampendous’ Sushi Bowl Party and sentiment is from GKD Best Fishes.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Purr-fect Redo

GinaK January Monthly Mix Challenge

The January challenge at Gina K Designs “Let’s Reflect” and to re-do a card from the previous year. Since I’m in Valentine’s day mode, I needed to go back 2 years by re-doing this card using GKD’s Better with You Stamp set.

Cats -- MMC22018

My current card uses the kitties and same sentiment from the Better With You stamp set and the hearts in my night sky are GKD’s Spoon Me set. The sky was created with Distress Inks in Broken China, Wilted Violet, Black Soot, a little water and Hero Arts white iridescent shimmer spray. A2 layers dies from Waffle Flower were used for my panels.

New Baby in Town

ModSquadChallenge – Get Your Animal Stamps Inky

The ModSquadChallenge for this week is to use animals on your project so I reached deep into my stash of older stamps and found this all too cute Sheriff Bear red rubber stamp. Not sure what company made him as he was a cling and no name so if anyone can identify him I would appreciate it. The sentiment was computer generated, the stars are from die cut Spellbinders and the patterned paper is an All About Boys DCWV stack that I’ve also had for years.

This card is for baby’s grandparents and I’m hoping they like it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by for a peek.

Purple Pink Red Challenge

As You See It Challenge 217 Love is in the Air

My card today was going to be entered into the Just Us Girls Challenge #519 color week’s colors of Purple, Pink and Red however not sure if it’s our site or theirs but I cannot upload to their challenge. But all is not lost since the As You See It Challenge Challenge #217 “Love is in the Air” should work for this card. Fingers Crossed that it works. Anyway here are the details of my card: my striped background on the fun fold was made using Pretty Pink Posh’s striped stencil in distress inks on a light pink cardstock. The inside was stenciled in light pink with Pretty Pink Posh’s layered hearts stencil. The center die is Birch Press Designs Floating Hearts Die which I cut in the wild lilac and then again in hot pink, glittery purple and shiny red papers, the arrow is Penny Black’s sweet heart die set and the sentiment is from GKD’s Better With You stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.