May 13, 2015

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #228

I'm not much of a sketch person.  I find them hard to interpret as I am a concrete thinker.  However, I saw this card by Alice Wertz and was off!

Here is the sketch:

and here is my interpretation:

I am seriously in love with both the You're Super and Super Boy stamps and dies from My Favourite Things.  I stamped and coloured up a whole batch just for fun and am starting to use them on cards.  The patterned paper is from a really old Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad.  Couldn't tell you which one but I can say that it is one more piece of patterned paper used up from my stash!

Looking forward to seeing the other interpretations on the MFT Challenge blog.

Hey did you know that WOW stamped upside down is MOM?  Ask me how I know!  :)

May 10, 2015

Window Shaker Card

Have you seen this post?  I love a good shaker card and this was a fun technique!  I just had to give it a try:

Supplies:  My Favorite Things, Memory Box, Lil Inkers, Lawn Fawn.

I used a 2 1/2" x 6" clear bag from this Canadian online store [actually they are sold in an art store really close to me].  I just folded over the top and taped it closed once I had all of the shaker bits inside.  I used clear tape to adhere the bag down inside and it looks okay surprisingly.

Fun technique, fun stamps, fun card to make.  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

April 11, 2015

The Last Abby's Showers Card

Happy Saturday!

I am sharing my final card made with the Abby's Showers stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp.  Still using the Lunch Box Note die from Papertrey Ink and the Doily Details die.  This time I put the rabbit and the bear on the front with a speech bubble sentiment from Chit Chat.

These images [not the speech bubble] were coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencil crayons.  Still learning to colour with them.  I think I like Copics better at this point.

April 10, 2015

Thank You Note

Happy "short week Friday!'  For this card, I used the Lunch Box Note Die from Papertrey Ink.

I plopped him on a Doily Details die from Papertrey Ink and the speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn Chit Chat.

The bear is coloured with Copics, again.  No sentiment...he's ready for any occasion

April 09, 2015

Abby's Spring Showers Thanks!

I just love the loooonnnngggg legs on this girl!

Supplies:  Abby's Spring Showers, Simon Says Stamp; Thanks die, Mama Elephant.

More Copic colouring.

April 08, 2015


I'm sharing another fun card I made with the stamp and die set called Abby's Spring Showers from Simon Says Stamp.  I'm sure this layout has been done before.  I'm still on a "use up some patterned paper" kick.  This is from a really old Echo Park pad called Hello Summer.

Supplies:  Bunny/Umbrella Stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, Sentiment from Thank You Tags from Lawn Fawn.

I coloured the two images with Copics.  Happy #bigwordwednesday!

April 07, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Beginnings

I totally have not had time to participate in many challenges lately.  But this one really spoke to me and more importantly, a design came to me!

Note the Spring colours and Spring icons like a lamb, tulips, budding trees....lovely!

I chose to focus on the colours and the lamb.  I had to make a shaker card because I haven't made one in a while and they are so much fun!

Supplies:  Stitched Circle Dies [Lawn Fawn], Bow Die [Simon Says Stamp], Stamps [Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions], Patterned Paper [Echo Park]

Note that the lamb is floating along with the sequins!  This gets rid of that nasty potential issue of crooked images on a circular card :)