Wednesday, October 31, 2012

VLVOct2012 Week 4 Christmas Greetings

My card for week 4 Viva La Verve October sketches. Card base & mats are SU Crumb Cake (kraft), DSP is SU Be Of Good Cheer. I have been wanting to make one of the dimensional elements that are all over blogland so i used the Christmas tree from Verve's Winter Fun die set, cut it 5 times, creased the center, folded in half and glued them together. I inked the edges with SU Gumball Green ink and adhered to the card. I think it turned out pretty good being my first time doing this. It wasn't exactly symetrical, but it worked. The sentiment is from Verve's Bright Spirits. I masked each word and stamped them separately on the banners cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax dies & layers. I added a star to the top with a punch and glittered it with a Sakura Stardust Clear glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve
Papers:  Stampin Up
Ink:  SU Gumball Green
Accessories:  Verve Winter Fun Die set; Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter pen; star punch

VLVOct2012 Week 1

 Here is my card for week 1 of the Viva La Verve October sketches.  I wasn't sure about this sketch to start with, but love the way it turned out.  The base is SU Very Vanilla and the mats are SU Choc. Chip.  The DSP is from MME Lost & Found Two Rosy 6x6 pad.  The circle has a lightly printed text on it and I embossed it with SU Fancy Fan embossing folder. It is mounted on a Nestabillities Lacey Circle die cut.  The sentiment is from Verve's Wishful Elegance and the flower is from Verve's Brighter Days. I stamped the smallest and medium flower on SU Riding Hood Red CS and cut them out by hand, mounted each layer on foam dimensionals with a brad in the center.  The leaves are made using SU's Bird punch.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve
Papers:  SU & MME
Ink:  SU Choc. Chip
Accessories:  Nestabillities dies; SU Embossing folder: SU bird punch; brad

VLVOct2012 Week 3 Praying for You

   This is my card for week 3 of Viva la Verve October sketches.  I made this card for a friend that is sick and I want to let her know I am praying for her.  My card base and sentiment panel are SU Whisper White The mats are SU Choc. Chip CS. The DSP are from the Summer Breeze pad by First Edition which I got at Hobby Lobby. I used my Nestabilities Floral Ovals for the pink panel and my new Verve Flourished Trim die (love it) on the brown horizontal panel.  The sentiment is from Verve's Wonderfully Made set stamped in SU Choc. Chip ink and cut with a Nestabilities Oval. I left the die cut in the die and sponged some SU Pink Pirouette ink on it.  The pearl flourishes are by Recollections from Michael's.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve
Papers:  KaiserCraft & SU
Ink:  SU
Accessories:  Verve die, pearl flourish, Nestabilities die

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

VLVOct2012 Week 5 Merry Christmas

Here is my card for week 5 of Viva La Verve October sketch challenges.  I have 2 more to go.
I opted to make another Christmas card with this sketch. I am slowly building my stash up. My card base is kraft CS (SU Crumb Cake). The designer paper is from KaiserCraft Dec. 25th pad and is matted with SU Always Artichoke CS.  The poinsettia is from Verve's Poinsettia Christmas, and I used a flower from Verve's Fancy Florals Remixed for the leaves.  I thought it kind of resembled a poinsettia leaf.  The flower is mounted on foam tape and then the leaf & flower are mounted on foam tape also. The sentiment is from Verve's Bright Spirits.  I used my hole punch to punch 3 small cirles from the same paper as the poinsettia and glued them to the top right corner to give it some balance.  The button is from my stash and is tied with SU Natural Linen Thread.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.
Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  SU & KaiserCraft
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Button, Linen Thread, Foam Tape, punch

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Here's my card for this week's MFT sketch challenge.   I thought about doing a poinsettia for the bottom right element, but settled on an ornament from MFT's Christmas Ornaments stamp & die set. The "Joy" is from the Seasonal Sentiments, Triple Scoop Free Set this month. I love it.  I inked the edge of the ornament with Cherry Cobler ink to give it some dimension. The little ornament top is cut from SU Daffodil Delight. I tied a SU Cherry Cobler Bakers Twine bow on top and mounted it on foam tape also. All the papers are SU:  Be of Good Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobler, Gumball Green, and Whisper White CS.  The image is MFT Sending You A Little Christmas. I colored her with Copics and paper-pieced her hat & coat. I added some Clear Rock Candy Distress stickles to her hat cuff & boot cuffs.  She is mounted with foam tape onto a WW panel embossed with a Sizzix EF.  The border on the red stripe paper is MFT Faux Crochet Border die.
The finished card is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.
Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Papers:  Stampin Up
Ink:  Memento Black; SU Cherry Cobler
Accessories:  Sizzix EF; MFT Border Die & Ornament die; White Embossing Powder; Baker's Twine; Foam tape; Copic markers; Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Christmas Card

PPA145 Sketch

I made this card following PPA145 sketch challenge, but didn't get it finished in time to link it there. At least, I have another Christmas card done.  I used some older SU paper, Jolly Holiday, Cherry Cobler, Old Olive & Very Vanilla CS. The Very Vanilla flag strip is cut with a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag die and embossed with SU Petals-a-Plenty EF.  I also used SU Finishing Edgelits die on the green panel.  The tree from SU Contempo Christmas was colored with Old Olive, Cherry Cobler & So Saffron SU Markers and stamped on one of the Designer Frames EF. I then tied a Cherry Cobler Baker's Twine bow and adhered it with a mini glue dot. 

Thanks for stopping by. Comments are greatly appreciate.

Stamps:  Stampin Up
Paper:  Stampin Up
Ink:  SU Markers
Accessories:  SU Edgelits Die, Embossing Folders, Baker's Twine, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Here's my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I made another Christmas card using Verve's Bright Spirits set.  The sentiment on the circle panel, the doves and Peace - stamped on Verve's Mini Classy Label die - are all from this set.  I stamped the doves with SU Bashful Blue ink on Whisper White CS and sponged them with the BB ink before cutting them out.  They are mounted on foam tape, as is the sentiment circle.  I stamped the sentiments in SU Cherry Cobler ink and sponged the edges with CC ink as well.  The DSP is from SU's Festival of Prints Paper Stack. The card base is SU Whisper White CS and the red is Cherry Cobler.  I used Cherry Cobler Seam Binding Ribbon for the flagged strip.  The circles were cut with MFT Circle Stax dies.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve- Bright Spirits
Paper:  SU
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobler & Bashful Blue
Accessores:  Cherry Cobler Seam Binding Ribbon, MFT Circle Stax 1 & 2

Monday, October 15, 2012


This is my card for this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge.  This card will be going to a friend who has cancer and was given only 3 months to live.  She has a wonderful spririt and I think she is pretty amazing.  I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.
My card base is SU Blushing Bride. All the blue is SU Baja Breeze and the DSP is SU Twitterpated.
The sentiment is from MFT Complimentary Greetings.  The die-namics I used are Fancy Flourish, Layered Rose and Fishtail Flags Stax (can't wait for the Fishtail Flags Layers Stax- will be available tomorrow evening at the MFT Release Party on Splitcoast Stampers). The sentiment panel is embossed with SU Framed Tulip EF and is mounted with foam tape.  The pearls are Martha Stewart.  I inked the edges of the rose petals and shaped them on a mouse pad with an embosser tool.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comment are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Cowboy

I bought this frame at Michael's and wanted to decorate it for my great-grandson's photo taken by his mother (our granddaughter). It will be a gift for her.
The papers are from MME and the "My Cowboy" and "boots" are stickers by My Mind's Eye.  I used the little cowboy stamp by My Favorite Things and colored him with Copics. I paper-pieced his outfit. He is such a cutie, I love using him.  I used an EK Success punch for the little border that separates the patterned papers.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

MFTWSC92 - Happy Birthday

This is my card for this week's My FavoriteThings sketch challenge.
I used the sketch to make a birthday card for my son-in-law.  I have trouble making masculine cards as I like to use flowers, ribbon and frilly stuff on my cards.
I wanted to use MFT Just The Ticket set and created a pocket with the circle element in the sketch and mounted it on foam tape.  The photo at the left shows the tickets out of the pocket.
The card base, circle base and tickets are SU Sahara Sand CS. The DSP is from a new (to me, just got it today) 6x6 pad by Glitz called Vintage Blue.   I used MFT Circle Stax 2 dies and Retro Squares die.
I added the sentiment on the center ticket from MFT Birthday Balloon Jolinne. The rest of the images are from Just The Ticket set.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  MFT Just The Ticket
Papers:  SU CS; Glitz DSP
Ink:  Mememto Black
Accessories:  MFT Retro Square and Circle Stax 2 dies

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 261

This is my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I just barely got it done in time to post it for the challenge.
My card base is SU VeryVanilla. The DSP is from the BOHO Chic 6x6 pad by First Edition Papers. It has some really pretty colors in it.  My sentiment is from Verve's Wonderfully Made stamped on Very Vanilla and cut out with MFT circle stax die and mounted on a Spellbinders scalloped circle.  I also stamped the flag part on the same paper as the flower and cut it out. The flower is from Verve's One Person and stamped on patterned paper, cut out and layered with SU dimensionals. The leaves were stamped on SU Certainly Celery CS. The SU Pool Party circle is cut from Spellbinders circle dies. The dotted paper is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax and mounted on SU Soft Suede CS.  The ribbon is SU Peach Parfait twill.
Thanks for stopping by.  comments are greately appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party; BOHO Chic DSP
Ink:  SU Soft Suede
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, Dimensionals, Spellbinders and MFT dies

Verve WCMD Sketch Challenge

 This is my card I made for Verve's World Card Making Day sketch challenge.  I used the sketch to make another Christmas card.  Trying to get them done early this year.  I used the wreath image from Verve's O Christmas Tree set and colored it with Promarkers and cut it out. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set. I added Stickles to the centers of the poinsettias, paper-pieced the bow and mounted it on foam tape.  The card base is SU Crumb Cake and the DSP is from an older K&Co. Mat Pad.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  Verve:  O Christmas Tree
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, K&Co.
Ink:  Mememto Black
Accessories:  Promarkers, Stickles, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I made this card from this week's My Favorite Things sketch, but didn't get it submitted in time.
I used MFT PI-Baseball Boy for the image. He is stamped on Neenah Classic Crest White CS and colored with with Copics and Promarkers, mounted or red CS. I added foam tape and mounted him again on white cs mounted on foam tape also. The papers are some older papers from my stash. The colors are lighter in the photo than they really are. They are more of a true red and navy. The buttons are Dress It Up from Michael's.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are greatly appreciated.

Stamps:  MFT PI-Baseball Boy
Ink:  Mememto Black
Papers:  White & Red CS, papers from stash
Accessories;  SU Scallop border punch, buttons, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax