Sunday, September 19, 2021

Guest Designing at AAA


A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to discover one of my cards had won over at AAA Card Challenges. I have come to love clean and simple cards so winning is quite an honor for me.  Along with that came the chance to guest design.  It was a no brainer to immediately say yes!  Thanks to Jane and her team for giving me this opportunity.

I chose this cite little hippo from Clearly Besotted because he's hugging that flower and the images are so easily fussy cut for masking; making a no layer card easier to design.

Stop by and see what the other designers have come up with and then I'd love to see your cards over at the AAA Cards Challenge gallery.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Happy Birthday


A birthday card for my Dad.  It was inspired by a couple of challenges - Freshly Made Sketches, and The Male Room Challenge.



I was recently gifted a pad of the wonderful Craft Papers Ink Drops in Vivid.  The look of Alcohol inks without the mess. The pad is full of gorgeous colors.  I picked a sheet and cut 3 - 1.5 inch squares.  The Dad came from Altenew's Inline Alpha dies. The leaves are  from SSS; Etched Laurel and the base was embossed with SU's wood planks folder.


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Happiest of Birthdays

 Hi There.

I will never forget where I was when I first heard of the bombings on the radio in my car...or where I was when I saw the first images of the a client's location.  I won't forget how the nation came together on September 12th.  Sadly it took less than 20 years for that unity to devolve.

Today, I made a card for both Freshly Made Sketches and The Color Throwdown.  These two challenges together give you a design and a color combo. The rest should be easy...


 I used the SSS Autumn Splendor die (snatched up from clearance) cut several times and stacked.  Initially I used the panel and the outline as a mask to add color in the open spaces of the die.



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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Yellow and Orange

Hi, One last card for today.  The colors at Color Hues are yellow and orange.  They are also celebrating their first birthday. Happy 1st year and many more! 

I used Altenew's Statement Flowers white heat embossed on pale gray cardstock and then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  No sentiment, it'll be inside.  I added a few enamel dots in orange and yellow and mounted the panel on a pale yellow orange cardbase.

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Birthdays and Balloons

 Hello- I've been enjoying some tennis and college football on tv this weekend. I thought I should get back to my crafty space to work on more birthday cards, so I have tennis on in the background.

This card is going to Addicted to Stamps - Birthday.   I used the Greetery's Delightful Digits coverplate for the white on white background, and MFT's Balloon Bundle for my focal point and sentiment.



Next up I am playing along with CAS on Friday with their Balloon theme and for the colors Seize the Birthday with Pastels.  For this card I chose MFT's Sweet Celebration stamp and die.



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Thursday, September 2, 2021

August CCC

Hi There-

Here is my card for the August CCC, I chose the sketch (kind of) and the option of The Sea.  

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