Friday, August 16, 2013

Seize the Sketch

     Good Morning!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a new challenge blog named Seize the Sketch.  Since summer is coming to an end, I thought it would be fun to make a summer themed card. Here is the card I created,

and here is the sketch the card is based on.

I  used a die for the pinwheel and a straw covered with paper for the pinwheel handle.  Strips of bright colored paper and a lightly stamped flourish behind the pinwheel completed the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!


Paper:     Memory Box, Anna Griffin, K&Co.
Dies:       My Favorite Things
Stamps:  Ippity Stamps - My True Joy, My Favorite Things

Monday, August 12, 2013

Moxie Fab World: The Birthday Sketch Challenge

   One of the other challenges going on at Moxie Fab World is The Birthday Sketch Challenge.  The challenge is to create a card that is either all stamping or no stamping at all based on this sketch.

Here is my card based on this sketch with no stamping.

Someone I know is turning 60 next month so I decided to create a card based on this sketch. Lets face it, it's never fun when you reach one of those milestone birthdays so I wanted to make a special card. I used glitter paper for the font and confetti dots so the card had a little sparkle.  I love this font, but I hardly ever used it because I thought it was too big for cards. However I like it on this card because it adds that elegant touch I was looking for.  I read recently that 60 is the new 30; here's hoping my sibling has many more wonderful years ahead of her!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
Paper:   Memory Box, Making Memories Sabrina, Target glitter paper
Dies:  QuicKutz- Magnolia Cookie  font, Spellbinders - squares, balloons, party hats, My Favorite things- numbers

Friday, August 9, 2013

Moxie Fab World Birthday Creations

     One of the challenges going on at Moxie Fab World is the Birthday Tags and Wrap Challenge.  Here is my entry into this challenge with a birthday gift bag and coordinating tag.


 Here is a close up of the bag.

I started with a plain white gift bag and punched a design in the center of the bag.  I then added a strip of patterned paper behind the punched designs  to make them stand out.  I thought the patterned paper gave the punched design a kaleidoscope effect so I  added colored stars to the center of each punched pattern and then trimmed the bag with washi tape. I also added the same punched design to the tag.  I love how my little white bag turned out, now I can't wait to use it!
Thanks so much for taking the time to look and have a great day.
Stamps:  Impress Rubber Stamps
Paper:     K & Co.
Punch:  Martha Stewart Guiding Star
Washi Tape:  We Are Memory Keepers

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch 287

     Today I have a card to share with you that I made for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch.  Here is the sketch,

and here is the card I made based on this sketch.

I  like embossing pattern paper because it changes the look of the paper and as well as adding texture.  I used mostly Anna Griffin supplies on  this card including the sentiment stamp, pattern paper, and embossing folders. The vintage typewriter  stamp is from Glitz Designs. Some aged doilies and a few blue pearls finished off the card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Moxie Fab World: The Washi Tape Challenge

     Today I have a card to share that I made for the Moxie Fab World Washi Tape Challenge.  Truth be told, I had never used washi tape before and thought this would be a good excuse to see what I could do with it.  When my son asked me to make him a birthday card to give to his father this is what I created for him using washi tape. 

Based on a notebook theme, I created this card and used washi tape for the die cut letters and candles. For the letters, I created the pattern by layering various tapes on card stock then cutting it out. I only used three candles because one candle for each year would have been a tad too much! This was a fun challenge and I'm glad I gave it a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Paper:             pinkpaislee - Queen Bee, Memory Box
Stamps:          Impress Rubber Stamps
Washi Tape:  My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts:        Cricut Base Camp, Spellbinders Cupcake Stamp and Die set
Punch:            EK Success

Monday, March 11, 2013

Moxie Fab World Camera Craze Challenge

     When I saw the Camera Craze  Challenge at Moxie Fab World, I decided it was time to dust off my blog and create a card for the challenge.  Since I have no camera stamps or dies, I thought it would be fun to  make a camera shaped card.  I ran across an article not too long along about a new instant camera Polaroid is supposed to come out with next year and thought it would be the perfect template for a card.

Just like the prototype, I had the sentiment slide out of the side of the card where the photo would be ejected. I stamped on vellum for a more realistic feel.

I think I'll send this card to my son who is away at college. He'll get a kick out of the interactive aspect of this card plus he puts so much time and effort into his studies that  I want to remind him  just how special he is and how  much I admire all his hard work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.


Stamps - The Best by Unity Stamps
Paper - Memory Box , Papertrey Ink, Vellum
Ink - Palette ink - Noir
Dies - Spellbinders Square and Circle dies
Punch - Martha Stewart corner rounder

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