May 31, 2012

Society of Stampaholics

Lily Pad Cards will be no more, so sorry to see this wonderful challenge and inspiration site close. The Silver Lining in this is Deborah Nolan is having a giveaway on her blog Society of Stampaholics. The prize package: Stamps and other crafty items with a retail value of over $200. The deadline. 11:59 p.m., EST, Saturday, June 30th. So, head on over to Deborah's blog to enter and good luck.

May 28, 2012

Flower Pot Shaped Card

This week we have a "recipe" challenge over at Less is More. The recipe is to make a card that is "not a square", or rectangle; we are to make a shaped card. I have had this flower pot template for a long time and unfortunately cannot remember where I found it, I can tell you the pretty flowers in the pot are a free digi image from Jane's Doodles. Hope you like my little birthday card :)
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

May 27, 2012

Retro Sketches #13

I really do love the hand drawn sketches over at Retro Sketches, here's this week's sketch:
And here's my card:
I enjoyed making this card so much, I like the papers I used here. As a matter of fact - Items used: Graphics 45 papers, Inkadinkadoo Doodle flowers stamp, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, ribbon, twine, gems, a punch and Tombo markers.

May 26, 2012

Case Study Challenge #92 - Any Theme

The challenge over at Case Study this week is "Any Theme". In addition to many upcoming Weddings, I have a number of friend's and familie's birthdays coming up; I chose to make a sunny birthday card for this challenge and here it is:
Making a card with no particular inspiration photo is a favorite passtime of mine. Happy Memorial Day week-end - BBQ, potatoe salad, corn on the cob, YUUMMMM!!

PDCC #113 - baby blue, denim & cherry

I have been missing for a while, but I'm back. Was on vacation for a week, then got back into the swing at work. Finally feel caught up with things, so time for my favorite activity "MAKING CARDS"! Challenge #113 at the Play Date Cafe is to use the colors baby blue, denim & cherry. Here's the inspiration piece:
And, here's my card:
I can't remember the last time I made such a busy, bright card. What can I say, the inspiration photo put me in a happy mood :)

May 6, 2012


I just bought a new pad of Graphics 45 paper; baby themes. This paper is wonderful, almost missed this pad, only 2 in my local Archivers and they were somewhat hidden. When I saw this week's sketch challenge at Retro Sketches I decided to use some of this pretty paper for my card, here's the sketch:
and here's my card:
Items used: Graphic 45 design paper, ribbon, twine, pop dots and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp.

Flower pixie

The challenge at the Play Date Cafe is to use the colors pink, aqua and gray:
I recently purchased this cute pixie stamp at Archiver's with a 43% off coupon :) I have looked at this stamp for some time and when I saw this fabulous coupon I knew exactly what I was going to get with it. Here's my card for the challenge:
Items used: Stamping Bella Patsy Pixie stamp, Hero Arts birthday stamp, watercolor pencils and pearls.

Birthday flowers

The challenge over at Less is More is to use the color Yellow. Next to green, yellow is my favorite color, it's bright and cheerful, this color just says happiness, don't you think! I have a few birthdays coming up in May, so made a birthday card for the challenge:
Items used: Hero Arts Frame with Scrolls, Big & Small flowers and birthday sentiment stamps, yellow polka dot paper and gems.