Hearts & Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day flowers hearts

My big boss asked me to make a card for his wife. When asked for ideals he said hearts and flowers. Well Karen picked Cardabilities #112 sketch for the bonus sketch this month and I thought it just might work…and it did! I had no ideal if she liked purple or aqua when I made this so I was glad when he told me she liked those colors!

My husband was shocked when I showed him this card…he said it was out of my comfort zone. I said it was but it was and I got to play with a bunch of my new toys. He really liked it and always encourages me to try new things or things that scare me (inks!!) This I will turn this into a couple wedding cards I have coming up!

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Mother’s Day
2) May Card Sketch Category – bonus sketch

Cardstock: Bazzill (velvet, snapdragon, Artesian Pool, Atlantic)
Gold Paper: Paper Studio
Inks: Dylusions Crused Grape
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Flicker Hearts die cut, Memory Box Botanical Stem die cut, Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splat die, buttons, twine, xyron, purple floss,

Stitched Baby Congratulations

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This is my 2nd card with sketch #1 from the August Card Sketch Challenge. I saw this sketch and thought it would be perfect for a friend of mine who just became a grandma for the first time. The colors on the card are the colors of the nursery. I wanted a fun happy card cause that is the type of grandma my friend will be. Now the card didn’t come out as cute as I pictured but she loved it so that is all that matters. And I finally used my Sew Easy that I have had forever!!

1) August Card Sketch – sketch #1
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – Make a simplistic card.

Stickers: Doodlebug Shin Dig

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy – floss (blue, pink, purple)

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Loop de Loop

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Scallop

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Stitchy Cross

I made this for my friend I met on-line several years ago. Her 18 yr old son was diagnosed last month, Dec 2014, with bone cancer. He has started his 6 month chemo treatments. I made him a card but I also wanted to make her a card to encourage her as she goes through this battle with him. When praying and asking God what she needed to hear he advised me to send this verse. So I paired it with a stitched cross from Deedee’s Digis. The design inspiration for this card came from the Deconstructed Sketch # 183.


1) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #65 – Stitching – faux or real. I went with the stitching in the design of the cross.

2) Feb Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus – Stitching


Digital Image: Stitchy Crosses @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug (Anna Griffin – Rosa) embossing folder, pop dots, Fiskar’s Fuse

Sending Love


Sending Love


I love sketches so I am happy when Deedee’s sponsors Tuesday Morning Sketches! I get to use cute images with amazing sketches and the result are really cute cards! At least I think so!! It is a good thing Deedee came out with this new image – Sending Love because it was perfect for this sketch.


1) The Pink Elephant Challenge #283 (TPE283) – Anything Goes

2) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge #64 – Layers

3) Shopping Our Stash Challenge #186 – Love me do.

4) Pile it On #53 – Hearts or Flowers


Digital Image: Sending Love @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon)

Pattern Paper: Unknown piece from my scrap drawer

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots, black pen

A Blue Butterfly Birthday!


So my neighbor/friend’s birthday was the 11th and I knew she liked the color blue, Disney, nature and flowers. So I designed this card with that in mind….she liked it!!

Dear Friend Birthday


1) September Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Sketch #6 – original a sketch from Scrapbook Generations

2) Tuesday Throwdown #213 – Butterflies and Bows

3) Love to Create Challenge #133 – Add some lines. Wasn’t a 100% sure what this meant but I figured lines in the paper, the paper in a line, stitching in a line would qualify…if not then let me know and I will withdraw.

4) Sparkles Monthly Challenge #60 – Things with Wings

5) Seize the Birthday – Create a birthday project with or without the topping. The topping was Sweet Treats. I did it without the topping.


Digital Image: Framed Comfort @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (scraps in my scrap drawer)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (I took the pre-colored digi and just made the outer color darker in photoshop)

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, ribbon, white Signo pen, pop dots, glue dots

School Girl


School Girl

I wanted to make a card for my niece to wish her well in school this year. I thought this image by Diane’s Daydream Design would be perfect for a 7th grader.

The background needed something but I didn’t have an embossing template that I liked for this. So I got out my scor-pal and made my own design based on the plaid in the skirt. I think it turned out pretty good!

1) August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique – Stitching
2) Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #31 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #68 – embossing
4) Catch the Bug Challenge – August Bingo Challenge – Bold colors, embossing, school (I think those are bold colors!)
5) A Gem of a Challenge #126 – Stitching

Image: School Days KD Kit @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Candy Apple, Classic Yellowgreen, white)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Scor-pal, white floss, Lasting Impressions stitching template

April Card Class

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Here are 3 out of 4 cards we will make Friday at Card Class.


Butterfly Birthday

Fabric Softner Flower

*I did a similar card a couple weeks ago…I just changed out the paper because I didn’t have enough of the other paper*


Embossed Butterflies

 Butterfly Birthday
Fabric Softener Flower
Patterned Paper:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio – pearl brad,  scor-tape, fabric softener sheet, Dylusions ink by Ranger, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set embossing folder, stickles – aqua,

Challenge #4 – Use the sketch as inspiration!


Here is our last Challenge at Clearly iStamp for the night in honor of National Scrapbook Day!! BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE CHALLENGE #1 YOU STILL HAVE TIME. It doesn’t end till Sunday at noon. So grab a free or dollar stamp and come play. You could win $10.00 in free digital stamps!!

Challenge #4 – Use the sketch provide as inspiration!


Sketch comes from Sept 2011 Card Maps on Pagemaps.com

Graduation Cap

I have the best husband EVER!! I have several graduation cards to make for church and I love graduation stamps BUT the problem lies in that I’m not good coloring with black (well most colors but for sure black!). So I batted my eyelashes and asked my husband who is VERY GOOD with photoshop if he could color the cap in for me. He asked how I wanted it and I told him and showed him a picture of the wonderful cards the ladies had made for samples with this image. He colored this cap in to look like it was water colored!!! Is that not AWESOME or what!!! I’m truly spoiled….don’t tell him though….it will be our secret!! I got the design for the card from the sketch above so all I had to do was pick out papers! Got to love that!

It has been a long day for me so I think I’m going to go crash on my pillow.


Stamps/Images: ConGRADulations Graduate Digital Images
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper:
Inks: Image colored in Photoshop
Accents/Tools: floss, Cricut, Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge
Sketch: Sept 2011 Card Map from Pagemaps.com

Wednesday Rewind Challenge #8


If you have not checked out this challenge it is a MUST! I love her cards and love sketch challenges so this was a win/win for me!

She will post a card she has done in the past and then she does a new version of it and so do we!

This month the card stumped me as I’m not a big ribbon user the way it was used on this card. But I was determined to play. So glad I did cause it made me think outside the “card” and I really like how this came out.

Go here to see the card that I “lifted”.

Here is my version:

Can you see the sketch but see how I made it mine! I love it!! Thank you Tarynne for the inspiration!


1) Made Fresh Daily Wednesday Rewind Challenge #8 (MFDWR8) –  On the 5th of every month I will post a card that I made from a couple months ago up to a couple years and I will lift the card. How do you play? Lift the card also! You can turn it, add to it, take away from it, as long as I can still see the original sketch in your card!

2) Alphabet Challenge Blog – M for Men Only. We would like to see projects for Men or with Men on them please.

3) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #33 – CAS – Our challenge theme for you this week is to be uncluttered, uncomplicated, but bold and fresh…. we want you to create in the style of  CAS – Clean and Simple

4) Critter Sketch Challenge #126 – Anything Goes!
5) Paper Playtime Challenge #80 – Anything Goes!
6) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #30 – Do you play SPORTS? Do you have a favorite HOBBY? Create any type of project featuring your favorite SPORT or HOBBY. (Believe me, if you catch butterflies for a hobby, that counts. If you compete in kite flying contests, hey – that’s a sport then. We are very flexible here. LOL)


Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper (cut out the image piece) – Echo Park Paper (Grand Slam)

Accents/Tools: red floss, white Signo pen, star punch, Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge

Technique: stitching

Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps!


It’s the 15th of the month!! Which means Clear Dollar Stamps releases their newest Digital Stamps. The designers really nailed it this month with all the gorgeous and fun digital stamps they made.

The first one I played with was Endless Beginnings Digital Stamp. I used the outline version and made my flower red and my highlights of the dove grey. I wasn’t sure how that was going to turn out but I’m happy with the results.

This card was completely inspired by Christina MaClaren’s card she did for the CASE Study Challenge #94 where she “cased/lifted” a card done by Joy Taylor.


1) Card Crafter Circle Challenge #26 – Monochromatic color scheme. I do not do these very often but I love how Christina’s card was done all monochromatic with just texture on her middle layer.

2) Tuesday Throwdown #102 – Critter. I wasn’t sure if they meant bug or animal but the DT used birds in theirs so I figured I was safe with this card!

3) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #143 Choose one of the following for your challenge this week…  1) use an image showing action OR… 2) just an image on the front of your card (no sentiment) OR… 3) make an action card (make it move).
I went with #1 an image of action – flying!

The next stamp set I used was Sassy And Fabulous Digital Stamp, which also comes as a Clear Acrylic Stamp.

(Eeekk! I just saw that I forgot to cut out the back piece of the yellow heel! Off to fix it!)


1) Made Fresh Daily Wednesday Rewind #7 – Every Wednesday she will post a card that she made from a couple months ago up to a couple years and she will lift the card.  Then players are to Lift the card also! You can turn it, add to it, take away from it, as long as she can still see the original sketch in your card! Check this challenge out as she is really talented and has great cards to lift!!


Endless Beginnings
Stamps/Images: Endless Beginngings
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 158, red 856, light pink 850, gray N55)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, white floss, Scor-pal

Sassy and Fabulous

Stamps/Images: Sassy & Fabulous Digital Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (white), Patterned Paper – Pebbles (Hip Hip Hooray collection), Orange Paper – Bo Bunny (Homespun collection)
Inks/Markers: printed on my Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, pop dots, flower punch, circle punch, xyron 510 sticker maker
Techniques: Paper piecing

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