Archive for October, 2013

Hi! This is the final card that I made last Saturday on World Card Making Day, but I finished it about 2am, so I wasn’t up for a 5th blog post that day. This one was designed for the Runway Inspired Challenge #45. This is always a fun challenge. It’s interesting to take inspiration from one medium and transform it into another so that it is still recognizable.
Runway Inspired Challenge
The first thing you notice are the bold stripes of color. So I took my cue from those.
Runway Inspired Challenge #45 CraftingwithoutKids

Pop Goes the Color!

I chose two different sized striped papers and then die cut them with the Bella Bloom die from Simon Says Stamp. I chose the background paper so that it mimics the dark stripes of the dress, but I also really liked that the stripes are actually stitching since the inspiration is a garment. Normally, I wouldn’t use so many patterns on one card, but I think since they are all variations of a stripe, they work. And no card would be complete without a few enamel dots!

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Happy (still) World Card Making Day!

I LOVE dots and Basic Grey papers so the new challenge at Simon Says Stamp was PERFECT! And a great challenge after the last, more tedious, paper piecing card I just finished.

She Is Brave card

Sparkle On little butterfly!

I wanted to try a mini grouping and I think it turned out pretty well. I used paper from the Basic Grey Soleil line and die cut it using the Simon Says Stamp exclusive die Bella Bloom. The chipboard pieces are from the Fact & Fiction line and the paper stamp was something I picked up at Michael’s. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub.

Thanks for stopping!

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Happy Card Making Day!

I think I can…I think I can… It really does seem like I should have been able to make more cards than this so far, but I’m counting each blog post as a “thing” done too. So that makes me feel a little better. The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge is Paper Piecing. I love paper piecing, and this might be the most intricate one that I’ve done yet.

Lift to the Sun

Lift to the Sun

There are 3 colors of paper on the paper pieced sunflower from the Flourishes Sunflowers stamp set.

Sunflower from the Side



I love that little ladybug!

I added black enamel to the little ladybug head and it’s a little hard to see but the center of the sunflower is Stickled and sparkly! Thanks for visiting!



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Hello again for World Card Making Day!

This card is to enter the My Mind’s Eye October Challenge: Chalk it Up. I’ve been resisting the chalk trend a little. I’m not sure why, but I thought I’d finally give it a try. And I got these great MME papers, from Chalk Studio, in my Simon Says Stamp kit.

Beautiful Ride

I used Chalk Studio paper, Sky’s the Limit washi tape, and enamel dots from the Oliver and Sky’s the Limit collections–all My Mind’s Eye. The base paper is from Stampin’ Up More Mustard and I used the Stampin’ Up Edgelits called Finishing Touches. Some of the washi tape and a piece of toothpick became the cute little flag on the back of the bike.

TAKE TWO!!! For another take on this same challenge, visit my mom’s blog Dye and Pigment!

See You Soon!

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Happy World Card Making Day!

My first card for World Card Making Day uses a cute little deer stamp called Christmas Deer from Stampin’ Up that I’ve been wanting to use lately.

Shhh...You'll Spook Him!

Shhh…You’ll Spook Him!

I stamped a couple of ornaments on him in Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and a little birdy in Butter Bar. Distress Inks made the soft grass a slightly tinted sky. A couple bitty bling from CTMH made his antlers and nose shine.

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Happy World Card Making Day Eve (well not eve by the time I finish writing this) everyone!

My friend Keeley is having her monthly crop and tomorrow it corresponds with World Card Making Day. If you’re unfamiliar with what a crop is, a loose definition is that it’s a get-together of crafty and arty people making things. So I’ve been working on my list this week of things to bring. I’ve found it’s easier for me to not forget (as many) things if I work on a list over a couple of days. As I’ve said, I don’t actually scrapbook, which is traditionally what crops are for, but you can work on anything you want there, which is wonderful. I spent the last couple of days gathering a list of challenges that I would like to enter. This also helps me figure out what to bring. Here’s the preliminary.

challenge list, ATC address, tablet and packing list

challenge list, ATC address, tablet and packing list

With the challenge list, I can make sure to go through and bring all the required paper packs and stamps. One of the other things that will help, is bringing my Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits. I’ve been getting them since around January and have been really happy with them. There were a couple months that weren’t really my cup of tea here and there, and it’s easy to just email and ask to not get that month. They come with a stamp set, embellishments, patterned papers and base papers. Pretty much everything you’d need except ink (and one even came with that)!

packing for the crop

Getting Started!

This should probably be enough at this point, but oh…oh if only that were the case.  (There’s my stack of SSS kits under my Tim Holtz awesomeness!)


Several hours later…

Packing for the Crop

All Packed Up! Now…who’s going to help me get this in the car?!?

A giant tote, 3 bags, the black and white carrier filled with “essentials”, ALL my Distress Inks and reinkers, and my box of patterned scrap paper and I’m almost ready to go. I’ll add my laptop, camera, and of course, a bag of snacks and a cooler, and I’ll be off!

Check back tomorrow, or sign up to get emails and follow me, as I post what I make for World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 5th! See you soon!

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