Thanks For Being There

Hi everyone! I’m here with a new card for a few challenge blogs. I will link and mention these challenges at the end of the post.

If you read my previous post about starting to make cards again, I promised myself that I will not buy anything new until I can follow through cardmaking for at least a month. So for this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp that are oldies but goodies.

Here is my card —

I started this card with Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the images from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. To color the images, I used Prismacolor pencils and blended the different colors with an odorless mineral spirit and a paper stump. I blended some Surf Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp around the image to give it some depth. I used the Stitched Borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to cut the panel diagonally.

For the card base, I used a standard size Neenah Solar White cardstock. I adhered the sequins patterned paper from Doodlebug and Simple Stories from an old SSS Card Kit.

For the sentiment, I die cut the thanks die from a textured gray card stock (I don’t know the exact name) from Neenah. I layered 4 pieces to get some dimension and from the matching stamp set, I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip with Versamark ink and embossed it with the American Crafts Zing white embossing powder.

I am entering this card for the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper


Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #293 

The Paper Players Challenge – using our Feathered Friends

For information on the the tools and products I used for this card, please check the supply list below:


  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Neenah Textured card stock – gray
  3. Doodlebug/Simple Stories 6×6 patterned paper
  4. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  5. Simon Says Stamp Thanks stamp set and coordinating die
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue ink
  8. Versamark ink
  9. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  10. Prismacolor coloring pencils
  11. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  12. The Paper Studio paper stump
  13. Post it paper for masking
  14. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  15. Scotch Foam tape
  16. Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading. See you in my my next post.


Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! My card for today is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here is this week’s sketch —


This card is also an entry for the Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday challenge. The theme is Trendy Triangles. Here is the inspiration graphic —


Here is my card —

Birthday Wishes

I started this card with a standard size piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. I also cut some masking paper to the same size. I die cut the triangle dies from the Sizzix Banners Framelits to accommodate the sketch. After die-cutting, I stuck the masking paper on the front of the card. I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp with Versamark ink and and heat embossed it with white embossing powder from American Crafts. I removed the mask and added a new mask using the Post It tape to mask each triangle. I blended some Distress Inks in 2 colors for each triangle. For the first triangle, I used Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. For the second, I used Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. For the third triangle, I used Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberries.

After blending the colors, I stamped a birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set by Hero Arts in black pigment ink by ColorBox. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension. To finish the card. I trimmed a little on the edges making it smaller than a standard size card and I also added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!


I Thank My Lucky Stars For You

Today’s card is a combined entry for The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge and the Hero Arts Monthly October Challenge.

I found that it was a happy medium since I used the color scheme that The Play Date Cafe was looking for with one of the card challenge sketches that Hero Arts had for their challenge.

For The Play Date Cafe, their color scheme for this challenge was: Bubblegum, Tangerine, and Pear.

And for the Hero Arts challenge, I used the sketch below as an inspiration. This was one of the suggested sketches and I gravitated towards this one.

So here is my card –

For this card, I used a light cream card stock from The Paper Company and on the left side, true to the sketch, I created my own pattern by staggering the stars from the Operation Write Home – Year Round Sentiments  from Hero Arts. I used Rose Bud, Pear Tart and Tangelo inks from Memento to match the color scheme for The Play Date Cafe. For the accent piece, I stamped the bigger star in each color, and double stamped the smaller solid star inside for more depth and adhered in to a circle piece. I used the sentiment “I thank my lucky stars for you” from the same Hero Arts stamp set. For more interest, I used the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edger on pink card stock very close the Rose Bud ink color. I rounded the corners to finish the card.