Ombré Happy 


Hello!! I’m here on Super Bowl Sunday to share a card I made for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday Challenge #238. This week we were challenged to make a card incorpating the ombré effect made with gelatos and inks on stamps and die cuts. And here’s my card.   

  First, I stamped a flurry from PTI’s Snowflake Flurries set in an ombré of greys for the background. Then I cut with my cricut 6 “happy’s” and glued the 3 pairs together to create 3 slightly thicker happy’s . Then I painted them in an ombré effect with my Faber Castell gelatos. After my “happy’s” dried I mounted them on foam tape and cut my card panel down to 4.5″ but saved my scraps. I then adhered my “happy’s”to my trimmed panel.  

 I then adhered my scrapes to the sides of the 5″ by 7″ card and then adhered the 4.5″ by 7″ panel. Lastly, I stamped and white embossed a “Birthday” from PTI’s Think Big Favorites #16 and mounted on foam tape and adhered it to the front panel. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!!

CAS(E) this Sketch & MFT Color Challenge


Hello!! I’m here to share a card I made for the the CAS(E) this Sketch #157 and the MFT Color Challenge #38. This week’s sketch is awesome and I loved the colors in the MFT’s challenge. Both design teams made stunning cards! 

And here’s my card. 

  First, I stamped the clouds and embossed them in white on panel of white cardstock. I then used the cloud stamps to create some masks. I placed the masks over my clouds then blended TH’s Scattered Straw, TH’s Spun Sugar, and TSUKINEK’s Red Gold inks together to create the background. I then sprinkled some water on the blended background. Next, I stamped the the balloon on white cardstock and white embossed it as well.  I then blended TH’s Spun Sugar, TSUKINEK’s Red Gold, and TH’s Seedless Preserves over the balloon and then mounted it on foam. Next, I created “Love” with some enamel letters that I surprisingly found at Goodwill. I then created and cut the “you”using my cricut and blended it with TSUKINEK’s Red Gold and TH’s Seedless Preserves and mounted it on foam. Lastly, I stamped some hearts and embossed them in white embossing powder. Phew! Hope you enjoyed! :)

Papertrey Ink’s Blog Hop


Hello!! Here to share my card I made for the Papertrey Ink’s Blog Hop Challenge. Here’s the amazed inspiration photo/artwork.  

 I love the colors, shape, and the mid century look! And here’s my card. 

 First, I water colored a piece of watercolor with blues and aquas inks. Then I used my cricut to create a retro background and cut it out of black cardstock. I then mounted it on foam and adhered it to the watercolored panel.  

 Next, I cut ovals out of orange cardstock , embossed them with a PTI impression plate, then rubbed orange ink over the tops to make the wood grain pop. I also cut a scripty “happy” out of woodgrain and black cardstock, glued them together slightly off-set. I stamped “birthday” in versafine black onyx on the largest orange oval. I cut a strip of woodgrain cardstock and glued it to the black blackground panel. Lastly, I glued down the orange ovals and the scripty “happy”. Hope you enjoyed!

ColourQ and CAS(E) this Sketch Challenges


Hello! I her again to share a card I created for the ColourQ Challenge #325 and the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #156

 Both design teams created some beautiful cards and I was so inspired to play along. Here’s my creation.  I blended 4 inks together to create the background. I used my cricut to create the flower frame and cut it out of white cardstock.  

  I then stamped my sentiment from PTI in versafine black onyx ink and embossed it in clear on the flower frame. I then mounted the frame on foam tape and adhered it to the blended background. Lastly I embellished with a few black enamel dots. I hope enjoyed!!

Matchbook Valentines


Hello! I’m here to share a card or rather a valentine I created for thePapertrey Ink’s MIM Challenge #237. This was such a fun challenge I just had to participate. I actually ran out to the dollar store to specifically purchase some goodies for my matchbooks so I could play along with this challenge. 

  First I created my matchbook out of white cardstock and then I embossed it using a PTI embossing plate. Next, I cut the sweet lady bug and sentiment with my cricut. I then glued them down and added a dotted swirly line.  
 I then stapled my goodie in. The little gift inside is actually a little balloon the self inflates after you smash the packaging with your hand! Cool huh! Lastly, I repeatedly stamped and embossed a small heart with red embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock and then adhered it over the staples. I hope you enjoyed!!

Color Throwdown Featured Stamper


Hello! I had the honor of being this week’s featured stamper for the Color Throwdown Challenge #376

Here are this week’s challenge colors. 

  Isn’t this a great color combo! And here’s my creation. 
 I tried something I always wanted to try on this card. I stamped my flower stamp on patterned paper (pink and aqua polka dot) and then embossed the image in white. I then fussy cut each flower, then arranged them all on my Kraft card panel, and then traced around them with a pencil.  

 I then removed the flowers and stamped and white embossed the leaves which are from Altenew’s Painted Flowers set. I then glued down my flowers and used my copics to create a shadow around the flowers and leaves. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, again from Altenew, on a strip of Kraft paper and white embossed it. Then I stamped the sentiment again in light brown ink slight askew of the white embossed sentiment to create a shadow. Hope you enjoyed! 

Waffle Flower Challenge and Color Throwdown


Hello! I’m here with a card for the January Waffle Flower Challenge and for the Color Throwdown Challenge #374

My brother in-law just accepted a new job and we are all so happy for him! I decided to create a congratulations card to celebrate his achievement. 

  The Waffle Flower challenge technique is stenciling. I decided to combine stenciling with the sketch of the month and the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge. 

 First I created the gray background by blending Soft Granite HA ink over a stencil I created using my cricut into gray cardstock. Next, I repositioned my stencil and then stamped in the same gray ink a stamp from WF’s Flower Circles set. After all that I embossed the gray panel with a Quickutz embossing folder.  I made the curve on the white panel by tracing the curve of a plate and then cut it out. I then stamped with the same WF stamp as before in HA’s Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Soft Granite, and PTI’s Aqua Mist. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from Altenew’s Magnolias for Her in Tsukinek’s Brilliance Starlite Black and again in HA’s Soft Granite to give it some dimension and help it pop. I hope you enjoyed!!