Monday, October 29, 2012


My goodness, I cannot believe how long it has been since I have posted.  I have continued to create cards but just don't seem to find time to keep up with them here.  So, I will try to do better, or I am just going to completely forget how to blog!  Here are a couple of holiday cards which I just completed:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - August 8

Is it just me or does the time seem to be flying by?  Summer is almost over and another Wednesday has come and gone!  The Sketch Challenge for The Outlawz for August 8 is below:

And here is what I came up with after struggling with this a bit.  I made my background by applying several colors of Distress Inks with blender foam on an applicator to glossy card stock (a Tim Holtz technique).  Then I flicked water on the background and dabbed some of the excess up with a paper towel.  The flower is a Penny Black stamp from 2003 and one which I have used numerous times.  The Corner Flourishes #2 are from Sizzlit.  Finally, the corner punch is by EK Success and computer generated the sentiment,

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join us at The Outlawz and play along in our challenges.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - August 1

I am afraid that my other preoccupations have been taking priority recently and I haven't had a chance to post any new cards.  So to catch up a little, here is last Wednesday's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.


And here is my card for August 1.  The image is a Hero Arts one which I have had for awhile and never used.  Think I will have to use it again soon as it was easy to color and make into this simple card.

Thanks for stopping by and there is still time to come on over and join the fun at The Outlawz Challenges.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Navy Blue Challenge at CMC

Today I decided to complete a card for the Color Me Creative challenge and we are to use lots of navy blue.  I have used this cup of pansies for many cards so thought it might fit perfectly when I colored it up in blues.

Wishing everyone a nice weekend!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Impression Obsession Fly Away Challenge

I am on a roll here...two posts in one day!  The second card which I am sharing with you is for the Impression Obsession challenge.  The only criteria is that something with wings must be included.  I chose a set which I loved when I bought it, but have never inked it up (and I won't tell how long ago that may have been!). It is a set by Alesa Baker called Butterflies (3031-LG).  I applied Distress Inks  ( to my cardstock before stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I then colored the butterflies with Copic markers.....RV19, 17, 02 and BG 15, 01, 000.  Adding color to images with a base of Distress Ink is a fun, easy way to add color and a technique I have just recently tried and gotten hooked on.  The sentiment is also from IO (CL 43 Anytime Sentiments). 

Impression Obsession is holding an awesome blog hop this week with the sneak peak of the new stamps being released in connection with CHA.  So, hope on over there for some really amazing cards by the design team.

Thanks again for stopping by.


Wednesday Sketch Challenge - July 18

The new Sketch Challenge over at The Outlawz started yesterday and here is the sketch for it:


The DT has whipped up some awesome inspiration cards for you to enjoy.  Please, remember the sketch is for inspiration and you may rotate or flip the elements as long as we can tell how the sketch inspired your creation.  Come on over and play along with us!

My card is  below and I have used a digi image called Ballet Rosie from Digi Stamp Boutique,    which I colored with copics on Cryogen paper.  After cutting my image out, I sponged with both chalks and Distress Inks.  The pink paper was from my stash and the striped background paper is Basic Grey Euphoria.  The label is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die called Fancy Tags.  Could not resist making the computer generated sentiment to go along with this cutie.  The card is going to my five-year old granddaughter, Ainsley,  who has been enjoying ballet lessons.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Wednesday Sketch Challenge- July 11

The image below is for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz.

As always, it is for inspiration only and you may rotate or flip it as long as we can see that your inspiration came from the sketch.  Come on over and play along with us as we always have amazing creations to feast your eyes on.*mEHD93RHuSzkZY51U5hmF1N-k02wRq2tVgwCTvEkzsfKDmkKR-mAR3Nk8V*Uw2lVj4wS/July11.jpg 

Here is my card for the challenge.  The stamp is by Hero Arts and since I am feeling a void in my die cut collection for anything like the sketch, I "fussy cut" from an old Fiskars template to achieve some scallops.

Thanks for stopping by and I so appreciate all of the lovely comments which you have left for me.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

IO Die Challenge

The current Impression Obsession Challenge is to create a card using a die cut and Impression Obsession stamps.  I thought that I had one die from IO, but if I have it, I can't find it.   I used a Nestability (Labels Two) die and sponged some Distress Ink around the Alesa Baker Daisy Love image after I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cryogen cardstock.  This flower is one of my recent favorites and I find myself reaching for it frequently.  It seems all-purpose and works for birthdays, thank yous, and thinking of you cards as well as being adaptable for both feminine and masculine occasions.  The sentiment is also from Impression Obsession...CL43 Anytime Sentiments. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

IO Red, White and Blue Challenge

I am so excited to add the very first post to my blog!  It seems very fitting that the card shown here is for an Impression Obsession Challenge. challenge, since the ever so patient, kind and knowledgeable Shirley, who is the moderator of the IO blog, is helping me set this up.  Thank you, Shirley!  Now for my card.  It is for the Red, White and Blue challenge.

The stamps which I used are all by Impression Obsession and they are E6329 Rose Bucket by Alesa Baker; CAC C005 CrisCros and CC018Greenery and CL43 Anytime Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.