Sunday, December 27, 2015

FS464, Pat Vilbaum - Your Kindness

This was my first time using this stamp set from SU.  They are clear stamps, and I have already managed to lose one of them.  It may be my last time using this set.  Pat was our featured stamper today, and I cased her grunge flowers,  The colors I used here are limeade, pool party, and Bermuda Bay.  This is the Lotus set.  I used a stencil to achieve my bg.

Friday, December 11, 2015

CTD372 - Christmas Holly...

Christmas Holly - This is the image for the 372nd Color Throw Down Challenge.  Our colors were a hot pink, soft blue/green and silver an gold.  What a pretty color combination.  I heat embossed the image in a silver glitter embossing powder.  I colored the image in with markers, and then trimmed up the card with some gold ribbon and a gold brad.  I like the clean look.  Thanks for looking and have a blessed Christmas.

Friday, November 20, 2015

CTD369, SUO - Vintage Leaves

I stamped my vintage leaves and then used the dies to cut them up.  I popped up a couple of them, with dimensionals.  Those are really the only dies I own and I enjoy the leaves a lot.

Friday, November 13, 2015

cQc316 - Blustery Fall Day...


This is for the challenge to use fall colors.  They have them listed as olive, not quite navy, dusty durango (I used tangerine tango), honey( and I used summer sun).  I stamped my Vintage Leaves by SU and then dry embossed over them.  I die cut a couple leaves and added a tiny sentiment.  I always enjoy making fall cards.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mojo Monday 423

This is a card for the Mojo Monday challenge.  I used the old SU set Baroque Motif.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CTD361 - Yellow Roses...

This week's color throw down colors are yellow, green, white, and black.  I stamped a lace bg stamp and then sponged part of it with green.  I stamped and fussy cut my roses and leaves and then popped them on top.  I just love those roses.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

cQc306 - Wisteria, razzleberry, roses...

I stamped the Sweetbriar Rose from SU on white card stock.  I then used blender pens to color with wisteria, razzleberry, and pool party colors.  I also used an oval embossing folder.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


This was one of the quickest cards I have put together in a while.  The colors yellow, navy, and white.  I used a new IO image I just bought.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CTD357, Black Maple Leaves...

Another fun color challenge.  I used colors black and white, pool party, and rose red.  I had a pretty piece of designer paper that I used with red maple leaves on it.  I used Tim Holtz large maple leaf, and the SU French Foliage set.  I love fall and making fall cards.  Any colors work in my opinion.  :>)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CQC303, Always Grateful for Leaves...

I love this fall color palette.  The colors over at the color queen challenge this week are pumpkin, teal, espresso, and razzleberry.  I love leaves and these colors were great for the kissing technique.  Thanks for looking!!

Friday, August 14, 2015


This card was made for this week's color challenge that included two blues and a gray.  I used a stencil for the background and then fussy cut two zinnias out.  I used a blender pen to color in the turquoise petals on the white zinnia.  Thanks for looking!!  Why don't you join in the fun?!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mojo410, CAS337 - Wave Petunia...

This card was made for a combination of two challenges.  The sketch is the mojo challenge for this week.  I stamped and punched my flower out with SU supplies.  I then colored it with blender pens.  I paper pieced on the banner part.  Fun!!  Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CTD353, Market Fresh...

This week's colors were a yellow, green, and purple.  I used the SU set Market Fresh for the first time today.  I thought these colors lent themselves well here.  I colored with prisma colored pencils.  Thanks for looking!!  :>)

Friday, July 24, 2015

CTD352, Female and Male Version of Card...

 This is the first card I created for the color challenge.  It is a Stamping Up Only card made with SU supplies.

 I created this card using the Tim Holtz crazy birds image.  I colored him with prisma colored pencils.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CTD351, F4A282, Leaves and Butterflies...

I like these three colors, but I wasn't sure how I was going to work with them at first.  I combined this challenge with the free for all on Friday's SCS.  We were to use something that flies.  I embossed white leaves on my purple card stock and stamped pixie pink leaves on white.  I did some fussy cutting and that's pretty much it - except for the dimensionals I almost always end up using.  The set was Kinda Eclectic from SU - such a fun one.  Thanks for looking!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

CTD350, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge...

This card was first of all made for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge in which the topic was Furry Friends.  Well who more is my furry friend than my puppy?!!  I decided to incorporate the Color Throw Down challenge #350.  I made the photo black and white because those were part of the week's challenge.  I just love my little fur baby.  :>)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Tasty Trumpet Vine...

I recently colored this Inkadinkado image with my Derwent watercolor pencils.  I love how vivid those pencils are.  I am passionate about hummingbirds and flowers, so this was a real joy for me to color.  Thanks of looking.

Dots Galore - Retro Sketch 171, Colour Queen Challenge 297, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Dots

I've had the luxury of a stamping day today so went on a search to see what challenges were available.  I combined three of them:  the CQC297, RS171, and Simon Says dots for Wednesday.  How fun!!  I was actually surprised to see how well this came together for me.  Maybe it was because most of the decisions were already made for me.  Thanks so much for looking!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mojo Monday 404

I created this card for the 404th Mojo Monday challenge.  I used the SU honey comb embossing folder.  The bee is a clover bee stamp from Red Rubber.  I enjoyed this sketch.

CTD349, Nature's Silhouettes

Today's card for the color throw down is #349.  I think the color palette is a nice fresh spring or summer grouping.  I used a set that is new to me from SU called World of Dreams.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #402...

This card was done for the Mojo Monday #402 Sketch.  It is a simple clean sketch and I didn't complicate much at all.  I wanted to do a patriotic card.  I used one stamp on the large circle and a light stamping of another stamp in the bg.  It was fun and I like my card.  Thanks so much for looking.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

CTD345, Flower Power...

This was such a fun challenge that I decided to do another card.  I embossed my red flowers and then simply stamped the green ones.  I used some black splotches, arranged my panels on an angle and called it done.  Great colors!!  Thanks for the challenge.  :>)

CTD345, Best Wishes...

I started by stamping my berries and coloring in only the leaves with green pencil.  I then used my stencil and sponged some of the red.  All panels were put on an angle.  Two punches were used.

Monday, May 25, 2015

CTD343 - Be the change...


Here it is another rainy Memorial Day, so I decided to make a card.  This is for the color throw down challenge;  always a fun challenge.  I embossed my colors on the trees and then sponged behind them.  I also did a bit of dry embossing and added my sentiment. Thanks for looking!!  :>)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mojo Monday 398...

This is the sketch for the Mojo Monday this week.  I turned it on its side.  I used a piece of Capella Designer Paper from Basic Grey.  I split it on two pieces.  My banner pieces are soft sky.  I colored in a couple of my flowers which are from a Flourish image.  Thanks for looking!!  :>)