Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Stampin Up Label Love and Artisan Punch with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I like to keep some premade backgrounds in my stash and I ran across this embossed card.  I thought it would be a perfect compliment for the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  

Here is this week's sketch. It is so versatile.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Then I punched it with the coordinating punch.  I used pop dots to allow for room to loop my fiber under it.  I hit the top of the embossed background with some copper ink to highlight a "happy".

Here's a close up of my sentiment.  My banner is on a thick paper with specks of glitter inside.  I chose the embossing powder to match the flecks. I finished the card off with copper fiber and stars.

Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder
Stampin Up Label Love stamp
Stampin Up Artisan Label Punch
Brillance Cosmic Copper ink
Ranger Embossing Tinsel: Copper
Stampin Up Sizzix Banners Framelits
Stampin Up Elements: Stars
Stampin Up Copper fiber
misc card stock and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thank you so much for reading my blog today.



Monday, April 15, 2024

Stampin Up Seas the Day CAS Less but Better for Double Trouble Challenge #164

Today is my second installment as guest designer for Double Trouble Challenge for Challenge 164 which is CAS Less but Better.  CAS is a little hard for me to create.  I like inky and I am pretty messy.  The Twisted Sister twist did help a bit, use color cardstock for the "white" space.  As you can see, that worked for me.

Here is the prompt from Double Trouble Challenge 164.  You can find all the details following the link.

I recently acquired this Stampin Up set.  There are so many wonderful layered cards with the set, however, I easily envisioned this CAS design with the deep sea creatures featured on a shimmer ink splatter.

I created a second card with the same set, different creature and colors.  You can see why I am not a fan of CAS.  After I was completely done, I smeared ink at the bottom toward the left.  It's visible in the photo but really apparent in person as the ink is black.  I was also a bit disappointed with the ink I used for the sentiment.  It is the same as the jellyfish but it does not "pop" off the shimmer spray.  Again, in real life all the shimmer inks and sprays do look very pretty.

Another view of the iridescent inked jelly fish and sentiment.

Here are both cards.

Stampin Up Seas the Day stamps and dies
Scrapbook.com Vacation cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Peacock Feathers, Salvage Patina and Tumbled Glass
Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist
Stampin Up Crisp Cantaloupe ink
Versafine Onyx Black
Radiance White Cover stock from Marco's

jellyfish-Brillance Pearlescent Purple and Pearlescent Twilight ink

Play along with Double Trouble Challenge #164 "CAS Less But Better"  from Monday, April 15th - thru Sunday, April 28th.  And also played along with The Crafter's Cafe.

THING  2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement to create a CAS project you are eligible to enter your project HERE for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #307 "CAS" and you will qualify for an additional chance in our random drawing.  

Special Notes:  April 15th is the start of The Crafter's Cafe Challenge and their challenge runs through May 12th. Double Trouble  partnership for this challenge will end on April 28th

In addition I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Scrapbook.com Happy Spring Bouquet

Hello Spring!  This week has really harbored the welcome sunshine of spring here in Ohio. I recently played along with SBC Fest class by Laura Graff. The great thing about the fest is that you can follow along with the classes after the fact.  I am quite fond of pressing pause to catch up with the video.  Here I created an almost exact copy of the case save for a few products from my stash.

Stampin Up Sizzix Wreath Builder (bow die)
Liquid Pearls
misc card stock

Once again, here is the link to the SBC Fest class by Laura Graff for instructions to this project and more.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy Spring!


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Scrapbook.com Yeehaw and Disco dies with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Yeehaw and welcome to my blog today.  I have had the most fun playing with my Scrapbook.com SBC Fest purchases.  This is one of the first cards I created even prior to the classes.  I loved this set so much I had to start playing.  The classes at SBC Fest added so many more layers to my ideas for this set.

Of course for this card, I am using this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge.

I had a fun time creating the different layers of the hat.

Scrapbook.com Yeehaw word dies
Scrapbook.com Disco shape dies
Karen Burniston Farm Edge #1097 dies
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip dies
Spellbinders Oval die
misc papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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

 Thanks for stopping by


Monday, April 1, 2024

"Let's Get Krafty" Earth Day card as Double Trouble Guest Designer

Hello and happy April! I have been invited to be the guest designer this month at Double Trouble Challenge.  April's first challenge is "Let's Get Krafty" and runs through April 14.  I  used kraft card stock as my card base.  I used a variety of techniques to incorporate shades of blue as per the Twisted Sister element.

Here's the prompt for Double Trouble challenge #163.

Here is a close up of my die cut and background.  I inked the edges and shaded with chalking ink.  I sprayed the kraft card stock with shimmer spray to lend a touch of sparkle. The sparkle background segues into iridescent paper I used for the globe stand.  I cut both parts of the globe from shades of blue in keeping with the Twisted Sister prompt.

Spellbinders August 2020 Around the World dies
Kindred Stamps Earth Day stamps
Stampin Up Blueberry Bushel ink
Lindy's Gang Starburst Sprays Bachelor Button Blue
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Blue Moon

The final piece of this challenge is to join in the challenge over at Inspiration Station.  HERE is there prompt and more details.

This will qualify you for an additional chance in our random drawing. "Try to leave the Earth a better place than it was when you arrived.” -- Sidney Sheldon
Inspiration Station Special Notes:  April 1st is the start of Inspiration Station's monthly challenge and their challenge runs through April 30th. Our partnership for this challenge will end on April 14th so Double Trouble can remain on schedule.

The "Let's Get Krafty" challenge runs Monday, April 1st thru Sunday, April 14th.  You can play along HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by and come back April 15 for the next Double Trouble challenge.


Thursday, March 28, 2024

Scrapbook.com Hello Sunshine Bunny card

 Hello Sunshine!  I am so excited about this card.  I created this card after taking this class as part of SBC Fest 2024.  The possibilities of this Scrapbook.com Rabbit die set are infinite.  I am sending this to my niece and nephew. I hope they display these cuties. I made it an easel card so it would be easy to display. I never make easel cards. It was super easy and I appreciated the challenge of designing for a different fold.

Here's a close up of all my die cutting.  I used the Scrapbook.com papers for most of the die cutting, however, the grey of my boy bunny is out of my stash as is the black, white and pink papers.

I stamped the sentiment inside.  I also stamped the carrots and fussy cut each piece.  Scrapbook.com is coming out with the matching die set soon.  You know, I will have to have it!

American Craft Pine pigment ink (carrot foliage)
Ranger Archival Russet ink (carrot)
Momento Tuxedo Black ink (sentiment)
Quick Quotes Feather Gray Powderpuff chalking ink
misc card stock

All the Scrapbook.com product came from the SBC Fest bundle kit available HERE and let me tell you it is a bargain!  Of course, there's more accompanying product that I need to now purchase.  LOL

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Stampin Up Flower Patch Wedding card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello and welcome to today's post for Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch #570.  I used this sketch to create a card my eldest niece's recent nuptials.  I used primarily Stampin Up product for this one.  I adore matching stamp and die sets.


Here is the sketch.

Here's a close up of my sentiments and flowers. I stamped and embossed the flowers before die cutting. I did the same for the center of the flowers.

And one more look at the dimension of the flowers.

Stampin Up Congrats sentiment stamps
Stampin Up Flower Patch stamps and dies
Stampin Up Going Places 6x6 papers
Stampin Up Sahara Sand and Soft Succulent inks
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink
A Muse Lemon Whip ink
Colorbox Mix'd Media Patina ink
Clear embossing powder
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Top Three

Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, March 25, 2024

DCWV Stardust Stack: Flanders layout for Sketches in Thyme

Good morning sunshine! Today I am scrapping some of the few photos I like of myself.  These are from a dinner in Flanders, CT. It's a trip we took in 2020 so you know those smiles, laughter and sharing meals with friends were few and far between.  I used DCWV Stardust Stack papers and from there I picked up whatever I had in my stash that worked to embellish.  Of course, I was inspired by my monthly sketch from Sketches in Thyme Facebook Group.

Here's the sketch.

DCWV Stardust Stack
misc card stock and papers
gold doilies, gold chipboard sticker letters, tickets, fibers, sequins and various embellishments

Don't forget you can play along until the end of the month with any of our weekly sketches on the Sketches in Thyme Facebook group.  Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Sizzix Fold a long Rainbow card for Spring

Spring is right around the corner so I created a subtle bright rainbow to help usher in the new season.  I love rainbows and I love the wow of special folds.  This made all the more exciting by being a shaped card and all the more easy with the Sizzix die set.

I stamped this sentiment inside the card, but I can't for the life of me figure out the set from which it came.

Sizzix Card Fold-a-long Jen Long Rainbow
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Stampin Up All Boxed Up with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challange

Welcome to my blog today.  I am creating for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I recently purchased this Honey Bee paper second hand.  I thought it was so pretty, but who knew I would come up with this March holiday card with it!  I found this awesome sticker sheet in my March holiday stash.  I consulted my color swatches and found Stampin Up Wild Wasabi to be the best ink match.

Here is this week's sketch.

A close up of my cluster.  I created with sentiment strips and stickers. I added the circular sticker to white cardstock and die cut it.  Then popped it up with foam stickers.

It's so easy to coordinate with a paper stack.

Stampin Up All Boxed Up stamp
Stampin Up Wild Wasbi Ink
Honey Bee Playful Pastels 6x6 papers
Spellbinders various circle dies
Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strip dies
Creative Imaginations Emerald Isle stickers
Versamagic Sage Dewdrop

I would like to play along with the following challenges:

Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for reading my blog today.