Sending You Buckets of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a  card for the Casology Challenge this week.

Week 171 - Vehicle

The Cue Word this week is vehicle. Here is my card —



I am not really into clean and simple cards – honestly I don’t know my style yet but I like trying different ones and just being quite diverse. I definitely know that I am a modern card maker. I don’t fancy the vintage look that much.

With this card, the started with smooth white card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I masked the sky and grassy hills and colored it in with distress inks. I used Broken China for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grassy hill. For the vehicle image, I used the Hero Arts Father’s Day set (I think it’s discontinued). There was a truck image with a heart and I loved it. I stamped additional hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC to have some hearts falling of the truck. I colored the images with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir  markers. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine onyx black ink. I cut the entire panel from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax and adhered that panel on to another white card base.

That’s it for this card. I will update this post later with the supply list.

Thanks for reading.



12 Days of Christmas Day 2 – Be Joyful!

12 Days of Christmas

Hi everyone! I’m here with Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards.

In case you missed it, I have a giveaway going on for this series. I am giving away a Stamp and Ink prize pack. You can find all the information in this post.

Here is my card —

Be Joyful

I wanted to use a border die cut and make my background. The Tim Holtz Distress inks are awesome for background techniques.

I filmed the process in making this card and you can watch it here or on You Tube.

For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, check out my list below.

Thanks for reading and see you soon for Day 3.


Thanks Friend

Hey everyone 🙂

Todays card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for the challenge is …  ANYTHING GOES!


wed-newchallenge-headerI made this card a while back and put it on my list of “cards to be blogged about”. But unfortunately, time and personal commitments did not allow for me to focus on my blog for a few months.

I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire during the Pattern Play Online Card Class. Her technique was stamping on patterned paper or the Emboss Resist technique.

Here is my card  —

Thanks Friend 2

I started with card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Licorice Twist folded on top to make a standard size card. I used a green tone paper from ColorBok’s Flea Market paper collection and I stamped the Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp in VersaMark ink. Then I embossed the entire piece of paper with the Martha Stewart clear embossing powder. I used some Broken China distress ink from Tim Holtz and covered the entire paper for the embossed image to pop. The places that had embossing powder resisted the ink and the places without, got covered in ink (thus the name – emboss resist). I attached a tiny heart punch from some shiny pink paper from the same ColorBok paper collection. I rounded the bottom corners of the panel and adhered it with Scrapbook Adhesives. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Studio G and embossed it with white embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I also used some square gems from Studio G on both sides of the sentiment. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom corners and drew white faux stitiching lines around the patterned paper panel.

1. Bazzill Basics Licorice Twist card stock
2. ColorBok’s Flea Market Paper Collection (main panel and punched heart)
3. Martha Stewart Clear Embossing Powder
4. Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder
5. Studio G Thanks Friend stamp set
6. Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp
7. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China
8. VersaMark ink
9. Studio G square gems
10. Hampton Art mini heart punch
11. Sakura white gel pen

Thanks for reading 🙂