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.


I’m Back!!!!! and a new card

Hi everyone! It’s been almost two and a half months since my last post and since I made a card. My life these past two months were far from uneventful. My uncle came into town and stayed for a month and I spent most of my time with him. After he left, I just couldn’t get back into the swing of things. I felt pressured to make a card and every time I sat down to make one, my creative juices were completely dried up. I gave up and did something else and that happened pretty much everyday for the next month or so. I tried so hard but nothing worked. So I decided to give it some time and step away. Then today, I was watching a video tutorial on YT and I felt like creating. So here we are….

I started with the different challenge blogs I frequently join and listed the ones I wanted to join. This brings us to today’s post…

Here is my card –



I started this card with some Hero Arts Snow layering paper cut to a card base measuring 5 x 3 3/4 inches. I masked off a 1 inch column vertically towards the left of the card stock. I stamped the different flowers from the Truly Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I decided to use Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could clear emboss the flowers. For the shading, the wanted to have an ombre effect, I used the following inks – Hero Arts Soft Pool, Hero Arts Tide Pool, and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue. For the sentiment, I used one of the greetings from the Little Hoot set from Hero Arts again stamping it in Versafine Onyx black and clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some enamel dots from My Minds Eye and black gemstones from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Clean and Simple featuring Hero Arts products



2. A Blog Named Hero – One Layer Challenge

one layer


3. CAS-ology Challenge – CUE CARD-Ombre

Week 143 - Ombre


For complete list of the products and tools I used, please check the Supply List below.

Thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon with another card.


Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using a couple of sketches from 2 different challenges. I know it’s ironic that I decided to combine two sketch challenges because realistically it would just be a mess. But both sketches I used are very similar.

This card is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. This is the sketch —



And this is sketch for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.


So when you look at both sketches, they are very similar. A frame/panel, a focal point on the left and the sentiment next to it. The only difference is the orientation. So I may be crazy but I decided to incorporate both sketches and make it my own.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Doggie


I started this card with some Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a landscape card with the fold on top. I used the star backdrop from Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops. I wanted to stamp the background and have a tone on tone effect, so I used Cotton Candy ink from Simon Says Stamp. For the frame, I used the two biggest rectangles from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle dies. I cut a frame from some gold paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pack from Die Cuts With A View.

For the focal image, I stamped the dog from the Cupcake Cutie set from My Favorite Things and colored it in with Copic markers. I will have all the colors in the supply list below. I cut the image with a circle punch and I cut another balloon and adhered it with foam adhesive. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the balloon and the ribbon on the dog. Then I added Glossy Accents to the balloon. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday greeting from the same Cupcake Cutie set on a strip of Carnation layering paper with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

To finish the card, I placed some gold and pink enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the supplies I used, please check the supply list below.

Thank for reading! See you soon.



12 Days of Christmas Cards Day 4 – Merry Christmas

12 Days of Christmas


Hi everyone. Welcome to Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. Before we begin, I have a giveaway right now on my blog. For all the information, you can check out this post.

I got the idea for this card from one of my sisters holiday/Christmas platters and I knew there was a card design somewhere.

Here is my card —Merry Xmas Ornate

I also created a video showing the process in which I made the card. You can watch it below or on YouTube.

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

This card is an entry for the current Lawnscaping ChallengeMerry Christmas.


That’s it for Day 4. Thanks for reading. See you soon for Day 5.




You Are My Favorite Friend

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



For this card, I used the supplies that came with the June 2014 card kit. This card kit, like all the other kits is a great value and in my opinion one of the best kits that has been released. The theme for the SSS Wednesday Challenge is “You Gotta Have Friends”.

Here is my card —

You Are My Favorite Friend


I started this card with Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 5 x 3 3/4 inches. For the background of the white panel, I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated on this card. Jennifer demonstrated this technique using blues and greens to create a water scene. I decided to use greys to create a neutral background. Any alcohol marker will do but I used the Fine Touch markers in different shades of warm grey.

For the flowers, I stamped the different circle flowers using lighter inks and the details of the flowers using darker inks. I will mention every ink color I used in the supply list below. For the sentiment, I also used the Favorite Flowers set that came with the kit. Using Studio G black pigment ink, I stamped the sentiment and used some Martha Stewart clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop.

To finish the card, I attached the panel to the base and accented the flowers and leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

That’s it for this card. I will be back soon with more cards from this card kit.


1.  Simon Say’s Stamp June Card Kit

2.  Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock

3.  Neenah Solar White card stock

4.  The Fine Touch Markers – Warm Greys WG 0.5, WG 2, and WG 4

5.  Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers set

6.  Studio G black pigment ink

7.  Martha Stewart clear embossing powder

8.  Memento inks (Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender)

9.  Simon Says Stamp inks (Island Blue and Green Leaf)

10. Hero Arts inks (Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Passionflower, Ultra Pink, Soft

Cantaloupe, Pale Tomato, Cornflower Blue, Butter Bar, Dark Quartz)

11. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen


Wednesday Card Day – You’re So Special

Wednesday Card Day Intro


Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. The sketch this week is pretty straightforward and looks easy, but once you start making a project you realize that it’s not that easy than it seems. Here is this week’s sketch —



You're So Special

I immediately knew after seeing the sketch that i didn’t want to use patterned paper or washi tape to achieve the horizontal lines. So I decided to use watercolors instead. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads (please check the supply list for all the colors I used).

I decided to paint horizontal lines toward the right of the card. After painting all the colors, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Truly Appreciated stamp set using Versamark ink. I covered the sentiment with the Recollections Silver Detail embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You can watch the video here or on YouTube.


1. Strathmore 90lb Cold Press watercolor paper
2. Tim Holtz ink pads (Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers.
3. Hero Arts set – Truly Appreciated
4. Versamark ink
5. Recollection Silver Fine Detail embossing powder
6. Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

That’s it for this card. See you soon  for another another card and video.



Wednesday Card Day – I (Heart) U

This is an entry for the 7 or Less Challenge #2 hosted by Marie from My Creative Creations.

7 or less Challenge 2


For this card, I used a platter of heart sugar cookies from Crazy for Cookies.  My sister made this platter for one of her orders. I really loved the colors and thought it would look great on a card.

photo 1

And here is my card —

photo 3

I folded a pink card stock into a standard size card and set it aside. I used white card stock and cut it into a half circle and adhered it to on side of the card. Using the leftover white card stock, I stamped the different hearts from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments in Memento’s Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly and Rose Bud. I cut them out, arranged, and glued them on the half moon. For the sentiment, I used the block letter stamp set from The Paper Studio. I stamped the “i” and the “u” directly on to the pink card stock using Memento’s Bahama Blue and Grape Jelly respectively. For the heart, I used one of the extra pieces from the hearts I didn’t use for the half moon. To finish the card, I free-handed with my scissors to round the edges.


1. 1 sheet pink card stock
2. 1 sheet white card stock
3. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments (I used the 3 hearts in this set)
4. The Paper Studio Block Letters clear stamp set
5. Memento Ink in Rose Bud
6. Memento Ink in Grape Jelly
7. Memento Ink in Bahama Blue

Have A TWEET-tastic Christmas

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Have A TWEET-tastic Christmas

Tweetastic Christmas

For this card, I used a red card stock from The Paper Company and layered it with a plain green computer paper. For the top layer, I stamped the bird from Critters in the Forest in diagonal lines. I colored the birds in red and green Bic Mark It markers alternately. I used some green and red stickles to accent their feathers. I made a custom sentiment using Claire’s ABCs. To finish the card, the distressed the edges of the front panel with some Dessert Sand ink from Memento and I rounded the corners.


I Heart You

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

I Heart You I H U

On a standard size kraft card stock from The Paper Company, I stamped the medium chevron pattern from the Chevron Backdrops set alternately in Rhubarb Stalk and Paris Dusk inks from Memento. I adhered the front panel on a Bazzill card stock in Nightmist, then I stamped an alphabet block using Claire’s ABC and highlighted the I and U in Rhubarb Stalk. For the heart, i punched out one with red card stock. I accented the heart with some red stickles. To finish the card, I used the mini heart border from the Winter Owl set.

Thanks Friend

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Thanks Friend

Thanks Friend

Thanks Friend

I used brown card stock from The Paper Studio for this standard size card and layered it with kraft card stock also from The Paper Studio. For the picture, I stamped the hedgehog, tree branch, bird, and firefly from Critters in the Forest on white cardstock. After coloring and cuting, I adhered it on water color paper which I distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China to look like a sky. I sat the 2 birds on top of the hedgehog and the hedgehog on to the branch. I stuck the firefly to look like it was flying around. I placed the blue distressed paper under the kraft card stock where I made a circle window. I stamped the sentiment “Thanks Friend” from the same critter set.

To finish the card, I drew white faux stitching lines with a Sakura white gel pen.