Deconstructed Sketch 130


For today's card I'm playing along with this week's Deconstructed Sketch:


My favorite thing about this sketch? Lots of layers!! Then I also checked out this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge on the Flourishes blog:


Hmmm, that was a little trickier of a challenge, since I don't have any weight loss stamps! (lol) But, there is another goal I have for next year, and that is to MAIL more cards! I certainly make enough cards, no reason I shouldn't support the USPS as well!!

Here are the supplies I used for my card:

Stamps: Cupcake Mix & Match (There She Goes)

Copics: BG10, BG11, BG13, N1, N2, N3

Paper: Quilting Bee (My Mind's Eye), Real Red (SU!), Emerald Coast Collection (Flourishes), X-PressIt Blending Card

Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder (SU!), Silver Cord (SU!), Random Button

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The Paper Players – Color Challenge


For today's challenge I've turned to the gals at The Paper Players for some inspiration, and they delivered as always! This week they're offering a color challenge:


The I stopped over to the Mojo Monday blog to find the perfect sketch:


I couldn't wait to get my new There She Goes set called 'Tis The Season inky! If you haven't heard, they're going out of business, so if there is something you want you'd better grab it fast!! I picked up a few sets last week 😉

Here are the other supplies I used:

Paper: Merry Little Christmas DSP (My Mind's Eye), Candy Pink & Poppy Collections (Flourishes), X-Press It Blending Card

Copics: RV81, RV83, RV85, RV87 (ribbon), YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (ornament), R81, R83, R85 (stripes)

Accessories: Silver Cord (SU!), Circle Dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles), Random light pink button

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

My Favorite Things Sketch 153


For today's card I turned to the sketch challenge for this week on the My Favorite Things blog. Here's the sketch:


I just love the sweet little girl image I used for this card, called PI Sending You a Little Christmas. She may be one of my all time favorite Christmas images 🙂 For the snowflakes I used a stamp from the Flourishes Country Time Christmas set. 

Here are the Copics I used:

Tree: YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09

Scarf/Mittens/Pans/Wagon: R20, R22, R24, R27

Coat/Hat: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13

Boots/Hair: E31, E33, E35

Skin: E00, E31, E33, R20 on the cheeks

The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party ink, I also added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter w/a two-way glue pen, some silver cord & a snowflake gem, with some narrow Pool Party Satin Ribbon (all SU!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂

Merry Monday #86 – Chalkboard Technique


For today's card I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge, which is to use the chalkboard technique. I have never tried this technique before, but have wanted to for a while now, so today is the day! Wow, I found it to be so easy too, especially since they provided a link to a tutorial right in the blog post!

I got my sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.

Here are the supplies I used for my card:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas (SU!)

Ink: Versamark, StazOn White

Paper: Festival of Prints DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla (all SU!)

Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (SU!), Pearl Corsage Pins (bought at local craft store, then colored with my E33 Copic marker), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Poinsettia embossing folder (SU!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Merry Monday #85


For today's card I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge

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This is a very simple card, which is not as easy as it seems! Being a girl that likes to color and add lots of layers, it's not that easy to feel like there's "enough" on my card lol. This card would be super easy to mass produce for mailing though! I used the Handmade Snowflakes set from Flourishes, stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede from SU!. The white satin ribbon and snowflake embellishment are SU! as well. 

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Dynamic Duos #80


For today's card I'm playing along with the Dynamic Duos, which is a color challenge, and this week is a "triple threat":

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For my layout I turned to Mojo Monday sketch #320, but I flipped it on its side. For my inspiration, I turned to the Curtain Call challenge inspiration photo:

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 Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Stamps: PI Sending You a Little Christmas 

Paper: Merry Little Christmas (My Mind's Eye), Color Made Easy – Candy Pink Collection, XPressIt Blending Card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics I used:

Hat, Coat & Boots: RV10, RV11, RV14

Scarf, Mittens, Tights, Wagon & Star: R32, R35, R37, R39

Tree: YG11, YG13, YG17

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂

The Paper Players #172


For today's card I'm playing along with The Paper Players, and their challenge this week is to incorporate leaves into your project. At first I thought of fall foliage, but then remembered the Winter Berries set from Flourishes. Yippee, another Christmas card 🙂 Luckily they also offer a cut file for my Silhouette for this set, so I didn't have to fussy cut the whole thing! For my layout I'm using this week's Deconstructed Sketch.

Here are the Copic colors I used on my card:

Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17

Berries: R22, R24, R27, R39

The DSP is from a cute little pad I picked up yesterday called City Sidewalks by Recollections. I used some Pink Pirouette ribbon & card stock from SU!, along with a metal button and polka dot background. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂

Merry Monday #84


This week's Merry Monday challenge is to use a tree with some bling on your card. I decided to go with a very simple design this week (wow, this may be the first card I haven't colored in months!), and make a wintry scene of trees at night. Nothing better for bling on a wintry scene than some glistening, glittery snow in my opinion!

First I created my night sky, by sticking a punch circle of paper in place for a moon, then sponging ink all over. I used Marina Mist and Night of Navy, both from Stampin' Up!. Then I pulled off my moon shape to reveal the night sky. As you can see I did darker at the top and lighter toward the ground, like the moon is shining down almost.

I used the Snow Scenes set from Flourishes, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped a few of the Christmas trees off onto scrap paper first so they could be the shadowy trees in the background. 

To finish it off I took some pieces of white card stock and tore them in "hilly" fashion, added some glue and glitter and done! All in all I think this card took maybe 15 minutes to create? This would be a perfect assembly line card for someone who needs to make lots fast!

Deconstructed Sketch 127


For today's card I'm using the Deconstructed Sketch for this week:


I used the Pure Innocence Happy Christmas stamp from My Favorite Things again (love this little girl!), but today I paper-pieced her coat and hat. I added a little gray shading to the plaid dsp, which actually took the Copic ink pretty well. I also used a fun toy I've had for ages and never even opened…have you ever used liquid applique? Oh my gosh I loved creating the puffy fur and pom poms on the hat with it! You just spread it around, hit it with the heat gun, and voila it puffs! Here's a close up view of it:


Here are the Copic colors I used on my image:

Tree: YG61, YG63, YG67

Scarf, Mittens & Boots: R22, R24, R27, R39

Tree trunk & hair: E33, E35, E37

Face: E000, E31, E33, with a little R00 on the cheeks

Tights & shading on coat & hat: C00, C3

Star: Y11, Y15, Y17

The DSP is from Festival of Prints, and the CS is Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler, along with some twine, all from SU!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge


For today's card I turned to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from last weekend. I loved this sketch when I saw it, and had the idea for today's card in the back of my mind all week. Here's the sketch:


The stamp is from the Snow Day set from Flourishes. The DSP, snowflake bling, Basic Grey CS and ribbon are all from SU!. I stamped my image on XPressIt Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles as well.

Here are the Copic colors I used:

Skate blades and laces: C00, C3

Skate heels: C00, C3, 100

Pom Poms and Knob: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂