Monday, October 15, 2018

What's You Sign

I have two cards for the current Your Next Stamp Challenge.  Their Fun Friday Challenge is What's Your Sign.  My birthday is in December so I made a couple Christmas cards.  Lucky for me I am way behind in holiday card making, and this challenge is perfect!

YNS has some of the best dies too.  The Stripe-tastic Rectangle set is so versatile. I used it for a holiday backdrop.

Another favorite of mine is the Snowfall Panel die.  Add some sparkly paper and it is perfect!

Paper: Lawn Fawn, MFT, and Neenah
Ink:  Versafine and HA
Stamps:  YNS
Dies:  YNS
Other:  Copic markers, Wink of Stella and YNS Gumdrops

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fall Inspiration

I have a couple of fall inspired cards today.  I have so many stamps that I have inked once or not at all.  I challenged myself to use some oldies but goodies from PTI.  They all have tried and true techniques that I have loved and used for years.
The PTI Friendship Jar is one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I never tire of it. The background resist panel was made with a Daily Bread Design Stamp and several distress inks.  I used two different sewing machine stitches for decoration.  I like the old nostalgic feeling that a sewing machine creates.  The images were colored with Copic Markers and the bottom two pumpkins were given a spritz with Shimmer.
I used another fun PTI set and some great new MFT glitter paper.  
This woven background is a new PTI paper.  It is perfect for this theme.  Glossy Accents were added to give the jug a ceramic feel. 
Paper:  MFT, PTI, HA cards and scraps
Ink:  Versamark, Versacolor, and Distress
Stamps:  PTI and OBD
Dies:  PTI ans SSS
Other:  HA gems and Copic Markers

I am entering my cards in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Chapter Seven - Feed the Birds

My grandmother always fed the birds.  She would order wild bird seed, and it was delivered to her home.  Once in a while, those spoiled birds were even fed raisins as a special treat.  The birds were her friends.  She had many books on birds and would enjoy researching and identifying any new varieties that came in the yard.  I have seen quite a few new species in my own home.  Now  I check the internet for reference.  My grandmother also had a bird bath as do I.  They are so cute to watch when they splash around on a hot summer day.
This little house in my yard has seen several generations in the spring.  You can always tell when new eggs are here, because the mom and dad get very busy stuffing that little house with who knows what!
My card today, is inspired by the MFT Birds of a Feather Card Kit.    

Paper: Neenah, Kraft Core and scraps 
Ink:  Versamark and HA
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn
Dies:  SSS and MFT
Other:  MFT stencil

Monday, July 2, 2018


Hello friends. My card today is for two challenges.  The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, and the SSS 100th Flickr Challenge.  I have been dying to use these adorable Picture Book animal dies.  They are just so sweet!  All the stamps and dies are from SSS.
Paper:  Michaels card, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  Versafine
Stamps:  SSS
Dies:  SSS

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Happy Hello

My card today is for two challenges.  The MFT Sketch Challenge #390, and the SSS Current Wednesday Challenge Bright and Cheerful.

I used the adorable MFT Birthday Chicks and a new free/w$50 set from MFT that has a number of fun, cute sentiments.

Paper:  HA card, Asetate and Neenah 
Ink:  MFT, Versafine and Several Distress Oxide inks
Stamps:  MFT
Dies:  MFT coordinating dies, Cloud Stencil and PTI
Other:  Copic Markers

Monday, June 11, 2018

I Miss Your Voice

Hello friends!  It has been a while since my last post.  I have been a bit busy with outdoor things, like planting my garden and catching field mice! Yes, I think I need a cat, and maybe a goat to help with the weeds!  My card is for the MFT sketch challenge 388.   I used the needlepoint tag as a background.  I think it makes for a nice texture.
Paper:  SSS, Neenah and PTI
Ink:  Versafine and MFT
Stamps:  MFT
Dies:  MFT
Other:  Copic markers

Monday, May 14, 2018

I Wheelie Like You

I have a card today for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #28.  This month they have a sketch for the challenge.

I have had this adorable Lawn Fawn set for a while and finally inked it up. It always makes me smile!  I used Imagine sparkle shimmer on the cricle background after I inked with Atenew ink, but it doesn't photograph that great.

Paper HA
Ink:  MFT and Altenew
Stamps:  Lawnfawn
Dies:  Lawnfawn and Nesabilites
Other:  Prismacolor pencils and Sparkle Shimmer