Thursday, May 30, 2013

Best Teacher Ever

I need to make a bunch of teacher cards so I  did up a couple using last week's Freshly Made Sketch as my jumping off point. The green patterned paper with the apples is from Stampin Up, the other papers are Studio Calico. Stamps and dies are Verve. Once I get the teacher cards done I'll move on to graduation. Thanks for looking!

Mojo Monday 295

I procrastinated doing this week's Mojo Monday card because I was sure my stamps were going to arrive this week, and they did! Stamps and dies are from Verve's latest release and the papers are from Studio Calico Classic Calico and Yearbook Collection paper packs. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Freshly Made 88 & Colour Q 191

I used this weeks Colour Q colours for the current Freshly Made Sketch. I'm so happy that my Verve order arrived today, couldn't wait to try out these new stamps and dies. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Merry Monday 64

Used some fun paper and Verve stamps for this weeks Merry Monday sketch. I also used a mix of gold and silver stickles to follow the edge of my curve, looks pretty gold though. Happy Monday and thanks for looking!

Paper Players 147

This week's Paper Players challenge is a sketch. This is the first time I've tried the chalk technique on coloured paper. I used up some scraps of paper along with some Verve stamps, dies and ribbon. Still working through that stash of paper flowers I found too. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


I came across a container of paper flowers  that I had forgotten about. There are lots of colours and I've started by doing a mass production using the blue ones. I made four thank-you cards like the one pictured here and I've started four cards more using the same papers with pink cardstock & flowers. I think I'll make the pink ones birthday, I don't really need eight thank-you cards:) I've used a Stampin Up punch with Verve stamps and dies. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Case Study 142

I decided to take another try at the Case Study Challenge, I think its been a month or two since my last attempt. The inspiration card by Maille is so pretty. The patterned paper is Stampin Up and everything else is Verve. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch 87

Here's my card using this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I'm still using up a stash of Stampin Up  patterned paper that I found. Stamps and dies are from Verve. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Merry Monday 63

Here's my card for this week's Merry Monday challenge. My stamped image is from the Stampin Up set Lovely as a Tree. I stamped it once with Caramel ink and then again with Versamark and embossed with a some gold embossing powder. The bird is punched with a Stampin Up punch. I wish the trees had photographed a little better. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mojo Monday 294

For Mojo Monday 294 I used Verve's Happy Anniversary Plain Jane stamp for the first time. The birds and flowers stamps are also from Verve, and the ribbon and loopy border die as well. The patterned paper is Stampin Up. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Paper Players 146

This week the Paper Players have chosen a clean and simple masculine theme for their challenge. I'm hoping this card looks masculine enough for a male grad card. I may copy it for a fathers day card too. The balloon and cloud stamps are Verve and the sentiment and background paper are Stampin Up. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 89 & Colour Q 189

I've used this week's ColourQ Colours to create a card with the Freshly Made Sketch 89. I've used Verve stamps & dies with some Stampin Up designer paper. The black cardstock came from my local scrapbook store and was already embossed. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mojo Monday 293

For this week's Mojo Monday card I used a mix of patterned papers with some Verve stamps and dies. Buttons are from Papertrey. These sketches are always a lot of fun. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Paper Players 145 & Merry Monday 62

I used this week's Paper Players colour challenge for the current Merry Monday sketch. The only Raspberry paper I had was from a Christmas paper pack so I went for it. I used an older Cat's  Pajamas set for the image and sentiment, and a Verve stamp for the star. Thanks for looking !

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 85

For this week's Freshly Made Sketches I used a mix of Stampin Up and Verve. The floral image is a  Stampin Up classic, Upsy Daisy. Sentiment, ribbon and pendant dies are Verve. It was a happy accident that I had a space to stamp "birthday wishes". Thanks for looking!

Colour Q 188 & Paper Players 144

Still making Mothers Day cards, this time with the Colour Q 188 colours. I'm also going to enter this card in this week's Paper Players challenge of  Mothers Day themed cards. The flowers stamps & dies & the border & banner dies are Verve. The flowers were stamped with Groovy Guava and look a little closer to Coral in real life. Butterfly was cut with a Nestability and the Mothers Day stamp is Stampin Up. Thanks for looking !

Monday, May 6, 2013

Merry Monday 61

Here's one of those cards where you spend more time trying figure out what you're going to do than making the actual card. I used some Stampin Up paper that I've had for a while, its got large snowflakes flocked on to it. I added an embossed scallop velum circle, hoping not to cover too  much of the pattern, and then a smaller white scalloped circle on top with  a sentiment from Verve. The Merry Christmas sentiment and star die is Verve as well. This card is for Merry Monday 61.
Thanks for looking!

Mojo Monday 292

Happy Monday! Here my card for this week's  Mojo Monday. Stamps and dies are all Verve.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Freshly Made 84 & Paper Players 144

I'm getting  my Freshly Made Sketches card in just under the wire but since it's a Mothers Day card I can also use it to play with this week's Paper Players Challenge. I still don't have enough Mothers Day cards so I may be entering a few with the Paper Players this week. Thanks for looking!