Tuesday, June 11, 2024

B is for Baby

A baby shower!  Very rare for me to get to make baby cards now, and this was such fun. I used Gina K Designs products: April Showers stamps and dies, Master Layouts 14, the postage grid stencil, Postcards and More stamp set, and a variety of inks. Colored with alcohol markers.  I did some random stamping on the Plum Punch card base and created an easel card.

                    Linking to Make My Monday Challenge #227   "B is for..."


 Playing a bit today with a new to me Gina K Designs cover plate, two gel prints, and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment die.  I did some paper piecing with the gel prints, and then used some left overs to create a banner inside.  The inspiration to dig out these prints was from Cupcake Inspirations #596 Cupcake Inspirations #596 - "For the Guys"  The colors from the photo were similar to my prints and I thought this would be a great design for a masculine card.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024


A new sketch challenge at 

Try A Sketch On Tuesday!

This one was difficult for me - I really had to try out some masking skills, and discovered the need for a lot more practice.  

I used all Gina K Designs products - masking Magic, inks, stamps from Harvest Silhouettes, and card stock.

Not my usual card at all, but it was fun trying!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else creates with this sketch - I know I will be inspired.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Sweet Friend

 Happy Monday morning!

Monday means a great new sketch at 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  

My Design Team card for this sketch uses some old, and some new to me items. The floral cluster, Pen Sketched Flowers from Altenew, was stamped and then very lightly colored with Copics. I used coordinating dies to cut.  Using a masking circle I inked with Gina K Light Spruce ink. Then covered my circle and inked Gina K's Elegant Script Background. This was matted with a grey card 3.75 x 5" and popped up on the card base. I did sprtiz with sheer Shimmer and added a few clear sequins. The sentiment is from Altenew's Himalayan Poppy set.

I hope you will have some creative time this week and try out this sketch!  See you on the blog :-)

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Blast from the Past - Art Deco

 The challenge this week at Allsorts is "A Blast from the Past."                                                             This could be Vintage, Retro, or Art Deco.

Prizes from Stampendous will be selected from entries to challenge #780 and this one, # 782.

 So my DT card this week is an attempt at Art Deco.  When I looked it up, the description was 'strong linear pattern and use of bold color like red and gold.'  I used a Simon Says Stamp layered stencil, Stepped Back Blocks, inked with Gina K Cherry Red and Plum Punch inksI then stenciled a layer with gold Lunar Paste. This was my first time using it, and it is not perfect, but not horrible :-) The sentiment is a SSS die cut from gold mat.  I used Altenew's Linked Ovals embossing folder for the back panel.

                                   Hope to see you linked up at Allsorts this week!

Friday, May 24, 2024

R,W, & B Celebrate!

 A super cute celebration card today in red, white, & blue inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #637 and colors, stripes and stars of the Card Concept photo.

I used some paper from my scrap box. The critter stamps are Avery Elle, Summer of Stamping Soak it Up, and the cake is Art Impressions, a prize stamp I won recently. I colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped them up on some squares inked with a bit of blue. Glassy accents on the sunglasses.

My Time to CraftMy Time to Craft #534 "Super Cute"

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Double Wishes


A new sketch at Try A Sketch On Tuesday #647 and a chance to celebrate with TSOT's sister challenge Double Trouble for their 6th anniversary. Not sure, but I think that makes it triple the fun, right?

My card uses some patterned paper from my stash, kraft card stock, a Gina K Designs sentiment, and Spellbinder's dies for the labels and the tiny floral pieces. And the TSOT #647 sketch of course :-)

WELCOME to Challenge #167 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday May 20th, thru Sunday, June 2nd

Go check out the Raffle at Double Trouble!   I used kraft card stock and pulled a pink ticket (Birthday greeting)