Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Waffle Flower Snail card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Hello dear readers, I am playing with some new dies today. I recently purchased this set from  I have made a few orders from that site lately.  There is so much to choose from they just have everything on my wish list and more!  Back to the task at hand, building this adorable card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch 516. The squares in the background posed a bit of an issue, they could not be perfectly square on an A2 card.  The card base is based on the squares size of 1.75" x 1.75".

Here is the sketch.

Here is a close up of my snail.  I inlaid the eye and cheek from cuts using the tiniest scraps.  I used some super pretty and thin iridescent film therefore I layered it on a white circle.  The spiral is cut from an alcohol ink scrap I had on my desk.

I stamped the sentiment on a Kindred Stamps sentiment strip, I love these! I used some A muse ink for the first time and loved it.

Waffle Flower Snail Trio dies
Hero Arts You're a Fungi
A muse Grape ink
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip dies
papers from my stash
iridescent film

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with sketch #516 until Sunday 3.19.23.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Kindred Stamps Galactic Hunter with Gemini Fairytale Forest Create a card die set and Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Hello and welcome to my inspiration for Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch #514.  This card ended up being my husband's Valentine's card.  He loves this series.  I invested a lot of time creating this card.  It may not be apparent but I embossed each of the elements of the background forest.  I also used Distress Oxides to color the white of the card.

Here is the sketch:

This is the first layer of embossing.  Clear embossing ink with Distress Antique Linen embossing glaze.  This pen had a blue tint that did not disappear when embossed so the mushrooms did not turn out the color I anticipated.  From here on out I used the Marvy embossing pens in green and brown.

The next layer where the green trees.  They came out a bit darker than anticipated.  I always feel the first time using a new product needs a test run...and this card is just that for this die set.

Here's a close up of the characters and embossing.

and the little guy...

Gemini Fairytale Forest Create a card die set (nbus)
Kindred Stamps Galactic Hunter (nbus)
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Embossing powders: Distress glaze Antique Linen, Stampin Up Forest Green, Creative Images Verdigris, Judikins Rustique Weather Vane and Patina Bronze using Stamp Affair clear embossing pen and various colors of Marvy Wet Look embossing pens
Alcohol markers: child-Prisma mint cream, Copic G2, Prisma Cinnamon Toast and Spectrum Noir Natural Brown  Hunter-Spectrum Noir Metallic Pewter, Hobby Colour Jet Black, Prisma Warm Black, SN True Black, Brown Grey 9 and Ice Grey 9
other pens:  Pentel Metallic Silver gel and Spectrum Noir Artliner .1
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Crushed Olive and Brushed Corduroy 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch #514 until Sunday.

Thanks for reading today. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

I love my Sister...using scraps

Hello, I have more pages of my niece and nephew today.  The heart was created with strips of paper layered on card stock then cut into a heart shape.  I layered it on a printed but solid sheet of card stock. I won't take credit for the photos, they are professional.  

I found some sweet sentiment stickers in my stash that were just perfect!

We R Chalkboard Ombre card stock
American Crafts Better Together card stock
All My Memories Herb Notes Sister stickers
scrap card stock and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for you reading today and don't forget to spread love today and every day.


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Hap-Bee Birthday Cookie layout for Sketches in Thyme

Welcome to my inspiration this month for Sketches in Thyme. I thought this was a fun sketch that would work great with some scraps of paper I had and more photos from my niece's first birthday.  It was a very special day.

Here's the sketch.

A close up of my embellishments. I hand doodled the stitched lines.

Parklane Prairie Primrose 12x12 paper stack
Paper and card stock from my stash
Creative Memories black pen
Recollections kraft bee stickers
Stampin Up Bracket Label punch
Jenni Bowlin Orange Black Outlined Alpha stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I was inspired to use birthday food!

Don't forget to play along with this sketch or any of the other monthly sketches on Sketches in Thyme Facebook page until the end of the month.

Thanks for reading today.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Stick It Down Guest Designer layout

Today I am the guest designer for Stick it Down's February Single Page sketch.  I was really excited to be chosen, however, I had a two week vacation planned in the interim.  They were really gracious and gave me plenty of time to create after I returned.  It didn't take long to decide to scrap photos from last year's vacation that I still haven't finished.  This night was one of the best times ever.  We duped our friend Lance into wearing these crocheted pants for charity.

Here is the sketch:

This was sketch was a great way to get several of his "posing" photos.

I had a lot of fun creating the clusters. I was really trying to find items that were not too feminine.  I knew I had a crotched flower, I dug and dug until I found one that coordinated. Along the way, I found the blue beverage tickets which were perfect!

I wound some green beaded ribbon into a swirl and put iridescent bling in the middle. I tied the clusters together with some crinkle ribbon.  I also used some really old iridescent die cut letters.  Made for this fun layout.

Creative Memories embossed card stock and journal card from Enchanted Power Palette
Creative Memories Custom Cutting System large circle
Bazzill card stock and other papers
Beaded ribbon, bling and misc flowers
tickets, bingo markers and die cut iridescent letters

Play along with Stick it Down until the end of the month.  Thanks for checking out my page today.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Stampin Up Daisy Delight with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Welcome to my latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge post. Today I am all in with the Stampin Up Daisy collection from a few years ago. I rarely purchase stamps brand new.  I am a big fan of purchasing second hand.  I got the stamps a couple of years ago.  However, I could not find the punches second hand and did purchase those direct from my Stampin Up demonstrator.  When I went to use this set, I realized I have never used it!  I unwrapped the punches to create this card.

Here is the sketch.

Since I was using all Stampin Up product, I checked out my Stampin Up paper stash and found some 6x6 cuts of the coordinating papers.  I believe the woman I purchased one of the stamp sets from sent me her scraps.

It doesn't bother me I am not using the latest and greatest.  It is a very pretty set, I am happy to own. But now you know why you often see very old product on my blog.  It actual makes me super happy to use product I have never used before.  I will definitely be using this set more.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight stamp set
Stampin Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (sentiment)
Stampin Up Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy DSP
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for reading today.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Stampin Up Bloomin Love and Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Welcome to February!  I have a sweet love card using the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I found a couple of shades of red pink card stock and used coordinating inks to create the card.  I stamped several images from Stampin Up's Bloomin Love.  I die cut some in circles and others using the coordinating flower dies.

Here's this week's sketch.

I adhered the flowers with glue dots and finished them off with Liquid Pearls.

I popped the sentiment up on some pop dots.

Stampin Up Bloomin Love stamp set and Bloomin Hearts dies (new to me)
Stampin Up inks:  Regal Rose, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals
Divinity Designs Double Stitched Circle dies
Creative Memories and other card stock
Liquid Pearls White Opal

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.until Sunday.

Thanks for reading today.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Laughs! Creative Memories Black & White Power Palette for Sketch in Thyme

Welcome to my blog, I have scrapped my nephew and niece today. The photo is not mine, it was a professional shoot.  However, I loved creating a beautiful layout to enhance it. Using this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme and beginning with a simple black background piece of card stock, I enhanced with inks, pearls, paper elements and fiber.  I splattered white pearlescent paint on one corner of the black card stock.  I used a white gel pen to frame the other corner.  I added my photo matting it on a couple of printed papers.

Here's the sketch for this week:

I used Creative Memories Black & White Power Palette elements:  circle frames, paper flowers, sentiment sticker and paper ribbon.  I used the sticker ribbon from another power palette, I think Enchanted, to create the border under the photo. I added the flowers to the center of the circle frames.

For the bottom banner, I started with embroidery floss gluing it in strategic places.  I used the Stampin Up banner punch and Creative Memories Black & White Power Palette scraps to create the flags.  I finished them off with pearls in the center.

Creative Memories Black & White Power Palette including papers, paper flowers, paper frames and title sticker
Creative Memories Vintage Chic sticker ribbon
Stampin Up Banner punch
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops
white embroidery floss

Thanks for stopping by and play along until the end of the month at Sketches in Thyme 


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Kindred Stamps Metal Friends Party Onwith Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Good morning and welcome to my blog today.  I am showing off my latest cards for Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  I used some of my Kindred Stamps stash.  I had stamped these little guys a while ago but didn't have occasion to color them until I needed a birthday card recently. First time using this stamp set.

Here is this week's sketch.

I free handed the wording on the host's hat. I added Diamond Glaze to the co-host eye glasses. I popped both the guys up with dots.

I stamped and die cut the sentiment.  I used a metallic silver pen to create the off center frames.

Kindred Stamps Metal Friends
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip die
Copic markers E00, E02 and E021
Spectrum Noir markers Denim, True Blue and Black
Prismacolor markers:  Deco Yellow, Dark Brown, Natural Brown and Crimson Red
Creative Memories metallic silver pen
Cricut cut "record"
misc papers and card stock
Judikins Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

"Happiness Can Be Found in the Darkest Times" Gina Marie stamps with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my blog today.  I am showing off my latest cards for Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  I used some of my favorite papers and new stamp and die sets.  I acquired the Gina Marie stamp set back in the fall but have yet to use it.  I got the Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set more recently, it had been on my wish list for a long time.  

Here is the sketch for this week.

I used the reverse of the the lavender paper banner for the sentiment.  It was the perfect compliment!  I had a lot of fun experimenting with the funky foliage dies and various papers.

Gina Marie Designs Wizard potter stamp
Divinity Designs pierced circle die
Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Foliage dies
Colorbox Black pigment ink
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

You can play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge until Sunday.

Thank you for reading today's post.