Sunday, February 19, 2017

Get Well Card

While I had all the supplies out to make yesterday's card, I made another for today. I'm loving this Pacific Point Blue paired with white and black, so here we go again :) I die cut 2 more MB Prim Poppy in black and white; then fussy cut the white blooms and glued them over the black portions. The daisy stem die is by Darice, and I did the same with those, adding centers die-cut with blue snippets of patterned envelope liners. The corner effect was done with a Poppystamps Tulisa Collage Corner die and placed on a white card base. The sentiment is from SNSS and was cut with a pair of deckled scissors. Lastly, I added some random gemstones in clear and sapphire colors for a little sparkle.

i'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #269 and 270 where you can make anything as long as you use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fantastic!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birthday Blue Florals

I recently gifted myself with some Poppystamps dies called Tulisa collage, and Tulisa corner collage, and both have been used on this card. I die cut the white panel, placing black cardstock behind the corner, and the blue patterned liner of an envelope behind the center cut. I've begun saving these blue envelope liners and using them on cards because the color and pattern is so pretty. The black florals were cut with a MB Prim Poppy die, while the Pacific Point blue florals were cut with a Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die. I stamped a SNSS birthday sentiment and added some tiny clear and sapphire gemstones and called this one done.

I'm sharing it with the following challenges:

Dies R Us Challenge #67 - "think spring" - must use die cuts

Flowers remind me that spring is just around the corner, and we're looking at above average temperatures for the weekend, so I'm thinking spring again :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Feel Better Soon

Here's my favorite little mouse Cocoa, and he's from Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. He's coming your way to bring a little get-well cheer for those in need. I colored him with Copics, adding some neon Copic color to the band-aid. The solid green panel was embossed with a SU! ef (I believe it's called Fancy Fan) and the background dsp was a snippet I found in my stash that matched well with everything. The sentiment is from the same SNSS stamp set as Cocoa. All 3 panels were matted with black cardstock.

They gave us this mood board for inspiration...

Thanks as always for stopping by and do make it a great Friday!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017


The challenge at the Tuesday Throwdown #330 is "Say it with words" - let your sentiment be the main focus. I used chevron dsp to cut 4 strips and placed them on a piece of orange card. Yes, my eyes played tricks on me with these diagonal stripes too! I added 4 punched black stars with white pearls in the centers, then added a chevron embossed panel in black, done with a Sizzix chevron ef. The big "HELLO" stamp is by Hampton Art.

Wishing you a great Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day in Blue

I used some Pacific Point cardstock to make 2 cards today for the guys. I used some Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies to create the corner effect, and backed it with an envelope liner that came in the mail. The colors matched perfectly! The hearts and sentiment were all done with retired SU! stamps and dies, while the arrow was cut with a Sizzix Momenta die, and fussy-cut/matted with black for a little definition.

This card makes use of another die in the Tim Holtz Mixed Media set and everything else is the same except for the arrow which was in my doo-dad box. I cut it in half to extend it to both ends of the heart.
And how about a matching treat box to go along with one of these cards?

This was done with the SU! Window Box Thinlet die set, and I used some GinaMarieDesigns stitched squares to cut the white panels on the sides. The hearts were done with a SU! heart die and the same envelope liner paper as the card above, and I added one tiny heart to the lid, done with a SU! mini heart punch. The with love tag came from a retired SU! set, while the oval name tag is from the Window Box thinlet die set. The thick twine is from SU! and has a real masculine feel.

Here's another view from the side. The top is stamped with "Happy Valentine's Day" and this is going to one of my husband's buddies who lives alone, so hopefully this will cheer him up to know he's remembered on Valentine's Day.

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #267-268 where you only need to use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful Valentine's day!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Christmas Cards

I've had this retired SU! paper for quite some time now. I adore the muted color tones, but it's very sturdy and heavy - almost heartier than cardstock, so I found it challenging to use until I came up with a simple design like this. I just cut 2 coordinating panels and rounded the outside edges, along with the kraft card base corners. I used a SU! Perfect Pines Framelits die set to make the tree, adding some sparkly "ornaments" with some stickles and a toothpick. The sentiment was gold embossed with a retired SU! stamp set and was cut with a SU! 7/8" scalloped punch, then layered with red on a 1" punched element. The star atop the tree was a piece of white cardstock heat-embossed with gold and die-cut with the star from the Perfect Pines framelit die set. The chocolate bucket the tree sits in was done with a die from the same set of dies.

I wanted to use up this dsp, so here's another version where the sentiment was matted with early espresso cardstock...

The same papers were used here, but the sentiment was embossed on green, just to make it a wee bit different...

The last card uses some different papers from the pack, along with a pear  pizzazz punched element for the sentiment. I barely put a dent into this paper pack, but I may make a few more of this design before I'm finished with it!

I'm going to enter the first card into the following challenges:

as long as it's Christmas

as long as it's Christmas

does not have to be Christmas, can be any theme

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday kicks off the beginning of a great week. We have severe winds here in PA today, so it's a good day to stay indoors!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Snippets

Here are a couple Valentines I made with snippets of cardstock. This one was done in shades of blue. I simply glued down strips of dsp on a scrap piece of cardstock in a herringbone pattern, then die-cut it with a SSS heart & thank-you die, added a SNSS sentiment and called this one done.

This was done with pink snippets, and I had enough of the herringbone pattern left to die-cut a smaller heart using a SU! framelit die. 

Wishing you all a happy Valentine's's right around the corner now :)


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Roses are Red...Chocolate is Good

Here's a little treat box filled with some Valentine chocolates that I gave to the grands. I used a SU! window box thinlet die to make the box and added one of the decorative side panels that makes little peek-a-boo holes to tempt you with what's inside.

Here's view of it opened...

And here's what it looks like filled with chocolate candies and closed.

I'm sharing this with the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - "Roses are Red" which is to use mostly red. I used Real Red cardstock to make this box.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Alfie's Back!

I have another Valentine to share today using Unity's Alfie - isn't he the cutest little mouse? You may remember when I posted this Alfie card back in January (2nd in the post), but that was done on a grey card base and I colored Alfie a darker shade of grey. This card has a white background and Alfie is the lightest shade of grey and pale pink I could find among my Copics. The red embossed panel was done with a Sizzix ef, and the black punched heart border was done with a MS punch. The sentiment is a older wooden $1 stamp from Michaels bargain bin (when they used to be $1)

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon #380 color challenge - which is to use red and/or pink and black in your creation.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have your valentines finished by now. I mailed all mine early because there's a big snowstorm in our forecast today. They'll arrive way ahead of the holiday for most, but better early than late!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shifting into Easter Mode

I'm trying to use up my overflowing box of doo-dads and printed images, so I dug out all the Easter-themed prints and made a few cards. For this one, I began with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #389 for the overall design. I wanted to play along with the Shopping our Stash SOS#289 challenge too - which is "winter blues." They're asking us to make a card using mostly blue, but not use a winter theme. I used Island Indigo because it closely matched the little vest the bunny is wearing, and I embossed it with a Darice basketweave ef. I added some punched borders of Blackberry Bliss cardstock with a MS doily and EK tiny scalloped dots punches. The pretty ribbon was a gift from a fellow blogger (your know who you are *wink*) and the tiny bunnies were die-cut with GinaMarieDesigns tiny bunny dies.

Finally, I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "cute." I think this bunny and sentiment are adorable - but unfortunately I have no idea how it came to land in my hands. It was a pre-colored digital image and that's all I know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fantastic. We are supposed to hit record temps of 63 today and then tomorrow we're getting dumped with 4-8 inches of snow!  I think I may be in the midst of a nightmare!? LOL