Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Less is More with Stripes

CAS with stripes: that's the challenge for this week's Less is More. I chose a wide striped ribbon from Stampin' Up! to anchor the pretty "Thank You" by long-ago DJ Inkers.    Unlike most of my cards, which just go into a box, this one will go in tomorrow's mail.






Mojo Monday and Sunday Stamps

For the first time in a very long time, I've combined two card challenges: Mojo Monday's sketch and Sunday Stamps' color combo.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Freshly Made with Fresh Blooms


I was so tempted to use hearts like the sketch for this week's Freshly Made Sketches---I have some pretty dies that would work.  Instead, I chose an oversized Stampendous flower (Fresh Bloom) to heat-emboss and color with watercolor pens and an aqua pen.  The sentiment is one of three "fancy" ones I own.  




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mojo Monday #493

I've been gone for more than a week...and this is the reason!  We are grandparents for the first time. Our youngest son and his wife became parents of Ava Maeve on April 10.
On to Mojo Monday!
For this week's Mojo Monday card, I stamped two of Penny Black's Dahlias images on watercolor paper, heat embossed and watercolored with markers. Then I fussy-cut the flowers.  I used the same technique with the Smile diecut.  Two layers of designer paper make up the card front, with the smaller piece dry-embossed in a folder.  


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mojo Monday -- April Contest


When I started this card for April's first Mojo Monday , I started with a flower.  As things progressed, I decided against using that flower because it just didn't go with the shade of pink on the designer paper.  The paper is from the Almanac Collection by Prima. "Believe" is from Poppy Stamps. 


Friday, March 31, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch 281




For this week's Freshly Made Sketch, I used polka dotted paper that is accented with red washi tape and features a cute circle die by DieVersions. 



Mojo Monday -- on Friday

Continuing to catch up with my card challenges this week:  Mojo Monday #490.


It was that beautiful black and cream plaid ribbon that inspired this card:  the ribbon was a freebie included in my Verve order!  (I've used it on two cards now.)  From there, I went to Graphic 45's Artisan Style paper pad for the designer piece to front the black dry-embossed layer. Finally, I chose another of my favorite sentiment stamps from Wordsworth.