Sunday, November 11, 2018


Cute Card Thursday challenge #555 "Snowflakes"  combined  for this card.         

I used a diffuser with the embossing folder to create a circle.
The snowflakes are Savy dies and the letters are from Altenew.
The embossed sentiment is from Simon Says, Stained glass greetings.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thankful for You

A new-to-me challenge blog, Back to Basics and Beyond

This week's challenge#15 is a sketch , my favorite!

I did not make a square card...otherwise, it's true to the sketch.  I used CTMH papers, a Pretty Pink Posh die cut sentiment, and die cuts from Lawn Fawn and Momenta for the flowers, acorn and leaf.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Thanksgiving AHSC 289

Loving the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

There are dozens of ideas running through my mind, and a bunch of things pulled out to try on my table.

The first card completed uses:
Hero Arts - Infinity Dies
Hampton art - Leaf Stamp and Die set
CTMH - Garnet card stock and ink
          (LONG retired, and I have just a few pieces left!)
CTMH - wood grain embossing folder
Glitz - Rebel Teal Distressed paper
Ranger- Liquid Platinum embossing powder

I embossed some Colonial White card stock with the wood grain folder and set it on the center of the Garnet card base. I then cut a frame using two of the rectangle dies. And cut the patterned paper with the smaller die to create a window for the wood grain piece. Wood grain does not show up very well in my photos, but is lovely in real life.
I stamped the leaf onto another piece of paper from my stash that has handwriting script using the Garnet ink, and then die cut it.
The background panel is popped up with foam tape.
The sentiment was embossed on a long strip of card stock,  then folded back and forward again to make the flags at each end.
I was ready to post, and realized my sentiment was not placed as the sketch indicated. So I moved it, and am adding another photo taken after it was moved.

Try the sketch and link to Atlantic Hearts. Can't wait to see your creation this week!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Heartfelt Sympathy

Needed several sympathy cards this week.  That is never easy, but this came out very well.  The angled cover die is quite detailed, and really looks simple and elegant. The butterfly is from a really lovely set from Stamplorations, Trendy Butterflies 2, that I colored with Zig waterbrush markers and fussy cut. The sentiment is from a CTMH set.

 I made another card, same design, with  shimmer white card stock underneath and a red Memory Box poppy rather than the butterfly. Neglected to photograph it before attending the service yesterday.

The die is from a company new to me. The price point was excellent, and I'm very pleased with how well it cut. Prism, Triangle Collage #57185.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Season's Greetings AHSC #287

Wonderful sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today.  I made my card using some cherished Indian Corn Blue patterned paper, white card stock embossed with tiny Swiss Dots folder, a white embossed Paper Smooches sentiment stamp, and Savy snowflakes dies, Simon Says Stitched Circle die, foam and Nuvo Drops.  And didn't realize until this moment as I pasted the sketch into this post, that I completely missed the sentiment placement on the bottom of the card....But it's a cute card, and I may have time to try again tomorrow!

Monday, October 8, 2018

AHSC #285 Happy Fall

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Monday!

My card is so much prettier in real life...the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls is really nice and has copper, bronze and gold. Photographs seem to find all the little boo boos. Sigh.  No time to do over today, so here it is. Stamped in Versa Mark, and rubbed with several shades of Perfect Pearls. The sentiment was heat embossed. I used "Many Thanks" from Close to My Heart for the smaller panel and sentiment; the background leaves are from a Hampton Art set.
 A grand sketch with many possibilities.  Check out the design team inspiration on Wednesday, and see what others are making as well. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

AHSC #283 Halloween Fun

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I found this sketch challenging...perhaps because I started with Halloween in mind. I made several background panels, and a lots of little pieces that ended up in the trash or scattered over the table. 
But it will have to do - so busy right now with grandchildren and projects.  My craft room is very messy. I think if I clean up and reorganize a bit it will be easier to create.