Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hey friends, I'm back with a card that combines many challenges and goes a little out of my comfort zone. Distressing isn't my favorite thing to do but I keep trying hoping my card will look like those who do it so well! This is an inspriration card for a friend who is a little down. I used the Verve sentiment stamp on the inside that says "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul." I couldn't get it to fit on the front with this sketch.
I used the color challenge from CR84FN, a Viva La Verve sketch, Phindy's place-vintage challenge, The Kraft Journal-Anything goes (use kraft paper). Pink Elephant-Stitching, Shabby Tea Room-polkadots.
Yes, there are polka dots on the designer paper that is embossed in the center square!

cr84fn36 yellow, kraft, white

Paper-CS, Me & my big ideas pastel mat pad
Ink-Antigue Linen, Cocoa brown
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-unknown name
Stamps-Inside-Verve, outside-unknown
Cricut Cartridge-Sonbird
Misc: Recollections flower, pearl, PTI-Twine, Lace trim-RRR 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hi friends, I have a card to share that I made for a Flourishes Stamp challenge. The premise of the scavenger hunt hop is to go to the blogs of 7 wonderful design team members (and the 8th clue is on the Challenge blog) to get a clue. These clues are then to be used to make your own card with all the elements that need to be included.
I just have a few Flourishes stamps, but Wow, do I love them. This is the first time I inked up this one. I will give this card to my DD and her hubby for their 2nd wedding anniversary next week.

Paper-DCWV Garden Stack & CS, Neenah CS
Lace-Really Reasonable Ribbon Store (online)
Coloring-Prismacolor Pencils & OMS
Ink-Momento Black
Misc-Stickles, pearls, sewing machine, ribbon