Sunday, May 26, 2013


Life has gotten in the way of my blogging late, but hopefully I'm back and full of creativity.  I sure have missed it!   I used this gorgeous background stamp by Impression Obsession to make my own patterned paper and used this Retro Sketch for the card layout.

 It looks great stamped in my favorite Distress Ink, Salty Ocean.  I am entering in these challenges-
Retro Sketches #65
Simon Says Stamp and Show Favorite Ink
and Crazy for Challenges- no patterned paper unless you make your own

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cherry Blossom Hello Two Ways

I was inspired by this Tuesday Trigger photo to get out my cherry blossom branch  stamp and
 make this card.  The flowers reminded me of the flowering trees that are putting on a show in my yard, so beautiful right now.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder to incorporate the faux bois tray, and embossed in silver to give a metallic look like the serving spoon.

Since I already was working with the stamp, I make another card for the Case Study Challenge, this time using some craft cardstock and a ribbon.  How different they look!

Here's a photo of one of the gorgeous trees flowering right now-
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hey, Dad and WOYWW

I've been neglecting my blog a little lately, but mostly for fun reasons.  In the last 3 weeks, I've taken a class with Tim Holtz, attended classes at a 2 day Scrapbook Convention, taken a Tim Holtz technique class at my local scrapbook store, and participated in an all day crop on National Scrapbooking Day.  Fun!
Here are some of the goodies that I purchased at the CKC Scrapbook Convention.

Can't wait to use those cute Lawn Fawn sets!

I also got a large card order from one of the stores that carries my cards, so as I was designing some Father's Day cards I played around with a fun Paper Smooches set.  This is entered in a new challenge- The Fusion Card Challenge.  I picked Jackie's sketch challenge as inspiration. 
 I am also entering in the Less is More Challenge-using 2 opposite colors from the color wheel, green and red (the washi tape is actually a light green, although in this photo it looks yellow) . 
If you are wondering why I am showing you what is on my workspace, hop on over to the Stamping Ground, where every Wednesday we show off our workspaces.  Check it out!
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