Friday, December 28, 2012

Lighthouse SFF122812

Good Morning, I'm always in need of birthday cards and realized my stash is pretty empty right now. Especially in the male department so my challenges will all be birthday cards for awhile.

Here is the card I created this morning for Sketch Frenzy Friday (SFF122812) After seeing this photo I realize that I need to readjust the ribbon. I don't like how funny the left side looks.

My lighthouse stamp is from Loralie Art Stamps (Fair Sea) I used copics E44 on the door and top, C1 & C3 to create shadows on the walls, BG10 & BG000 to create the glow around the light house.  Red copics always give me issues bleeding on my images so today I tried something new and I really like how it turned out. I used my new cherry cobbler stamp pad and an aqua brush to color in the roof.
Ribbon is pool party 1/2" seam binding, button (replacing the sun) is a vintage button handed down to me from my grandmother, paper is from the festival of prints paper stack and left over cherry cobbler pieces from another project.
Here's a photo of the sketch, please hop over to Sketch Frenzy Friday blog and see what the wonderful dt has created. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blocks for Tori

A while ago I purchase two sets of My Mind's Eye Decorative Block Kits from I finally got around to making them for the kids for Christmas. Mason's is not complete yet so I'll post pictures of his later. But here's a peek at Victoria's set.

  • Sand all the rough spots on the wood blocks
  • Paint all the edges with Craft Smart Violet Acrylic Paint
  • Cut 54 1.75" squares from three patterns of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper from SU
  • Glue n seal the DSP to wood blocks
  • Apply glitter letters, numbers and flourish designs to the blocks. Two sides have her first name, one side has the numbers 1-9 and the other three include the full alphabet.
  • Glue n seal the blocks again.
Doesn't seem that bad but there was LOTS of drying time involved. Hopefully I can get Mason's done and posted before Christmas. I am using on of my favorite retired paper packs from SU.


We are off to Great Oma's 91st Birthday Party this evening and I totally forgot to make a card. I needed something quick to case with two little ones running around behind me. I quickly came on here and looked up todays Queen of the Day Challenge.
I saw that JDMommy had made this card in honor of our queen Stef!

Here's a link to Stef's card.

I quickly pulled out some retired yellow, embossed the flower, glued some ribbon down punch out two decoritive labels, cut one in half and stamped the happy birthday sentiment on the yellow dsp.

I love it. Thanks to both ladies for the inspiration. Now off to cook a quick supper before we leave.

Monday, December 17, 2012


This card is my attempt and creating a card for three challenges. Paper Pretties, Dynamic Duos and One Crazy Stamper

Paper Pretties challenge this week is to Create a Christmas Creation
Dynamic Duos color challenge is Black and Gold (with a music option that I totally forgot about)
One Crazy Stamper had two options follow their sketch or create a "Holiday" themed card.

I used a new embossing folder that I picked up today Crafts-Too "Decorations" used a versamark pen and gold embossing powder on the ornaments. SU's framelits apothecary accents were used for the tag, the sentiment comes from Unity Stamps and is also embossed with Gold.

Thanks for looking at my card today.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

Needed a couple cards for our two oldest nephews, to hold their gas gift cards. I was able to use a couple new products and a couple of old ones for these cards.

Supplies: Stamps are from a recollections set from Michaels (couple years ago) Lucky Lime Cardstock and my new items used are the cherry cobbler paper and ink and the designer paper is from SU Festival of Prints paper stack.

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy this card.