January 29, 2012


I love the different shades of purple; espcially eggplant, such a deep, rich, beautiful color.
This week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe is the use the colors plum, pear and moldy cheese I took the moldy cheese to be a blueish sort of color, and so did the DT at PDC; see the inspiration photo.

Here's my take on this color combo: Items used: Hero Arts flower border stamp, Memory Box thanks stamp, watercolor pencils, pearls, pop dots and twine.

January 22, 2012

Play Date Cafe Color Challenge

We have a few birthdays coming up and I needed a masulin birthday card for one; the colors for this week's challenge at Play Date Cafe are slate, moss, bark and burlap, very good for a guy's card. Here's my take on this week's challenge: Items used: Memory Box Darla butterfly die, DPs, twine, gems, pearl and Graphics 45 flowers.

January 20, 2012

Black and white butterfly

The challenge over at Casual Friday's this week is "penguin suit" alias "black & white". We are to only use black and white on our creation, no other colors at all. I love my new Memory Box Darla Butterfly die and again have teamed it up with my Memory Box Garden Cutout background stamp to create this pretty butterfly b & w card: Added a little b & w twine and a few pearl gems and it's a wrap :)

January 16, 2012

Lovely Butterfly

o.k. I am in Love with Memory Box dies. On Saturday I took a ride to my favorite craft store in Coloraso Springs, Simple Pleasures, and added 2 of the dies to my collection. This card is made with the Darla Butterfly die, I took inspiration for this card from one of the many Lovely cards in the shop: As I was looking through all of the fabulous card blogs I saw that Our Creative Corner is having a Design Team call. I've thought how challenging and exciting it could be to be on a design team, so I'm going to enter this card into the call. Please wish me luck! Items used: Memory Box Darla butterfly die and Garden cutaway stamp, 2 shades of purple paper and stickles.

January 15, 2012

One layer card with birds

This week's challenge at Less is More is to make a one layer card, the subject is birds. You must check this challenge out; so many lovely cards. Just goes to show you can make wonderful cards without all the glitz, ribbons, gems and design papers (although I love these things :). I thought I'd take the "fun" path with my card, I just love these 2 chicks. Items used: Hero Arts chatting chicks and sentiment stamps, gems, watercolor pencils.

January 14, 2012

A pretty little number

I was looking at the many beautiful card blogs today; just love cruising through them for inspiration. This card is inspired by the sketch at CPS Card Sketches I'm going to link my card to Patrice's blog The Old Back Porch
Patrice started "52 Card Pickup", please check it out, a new spot for great inspiration.
Items used: Cosmo Cricket DP, gems, twine, various punches.

January 12, 2012

A new technique

The challenge this week at the Case Study blog is to case a card by Jen Rzasa using the negative die cutting technique. This technique is new to me and I just couldn't wait to get home from work so I could create, here's the case card by Jen: I had fun using this new technique, here's my card: I used a flower punch, twine, birthday stamp and My Mind's Eye Stella Rose paper. Enjoy!

January 9, 2012

Heart parade

The main image stamp on this card is another favorite; anything including a dog, especially a dog having fun with a bunch of parading kids is just so cute. I made this card for a chipboad challenge over at Lily Pad Cards presented by Simon Says Stamp. I curled the edges of the music stamped paper by rolling the paper around my thin pen. Items used: Hero Arts It's a parade stamp and music background stamp, twine, chipboard glittered hearts and polka dot DP.

January 7, 2012

Just love flowers....

Have you ever had pretty patterned paper in your stash that you look at and look at but never use. A paper you love, just don't want to cut it, just want to admire it. Well, I finally used this beautiful Cosmo Cricket paper and now I'm wondering what took me so long. Today's 90 minute scramble at the Hero Arts Flickr group gave me the push I needed and I'm so happy with the result, here it is: Items used: Hero Arts stencil flower cling stamp and sentiment stamp, Cosmo Cricket DP, heart button, twine and a fiskars punch.

January 1, 2012


This week at the CR84FN color challenge blog the colors are medium blue, yellow and orange. Well, being an avid Denver Broncos fan, I love the combo of blue and orange and never seem to have trouble using these colors together :) Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge: The Irish New Year greeting on this challenge photo is such a nice blessing for the New Year. Here's my card for the challenge: Items used: Hero Arts sentiment stamp Graphics 45 flowers and button, twine, and Bo Bunny DP.

Thank you - Case Study #71

This Angel card is a case of the cute card made by Amy Sheffer over at the Case Study challenge blog. This is the last 2011 challenge at Case Study and I'm looking forward to 2012; check out this wonderful challenge blog. Items used: Image from Graphics Fairy,, Memory Box DP, ribbon, MS punch, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, button, twine.