Home Sweet Home

I made this card for a friend who sold her house and is finally able to move back closer to her family. This is the first card I’ve made where the main image is inside the card, and I am very happy with the way it turned out. Here is a look at the inside:

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Solar White); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White-Super Smooth); DCWV (Old World Stack)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Row of Houses); PaperTrey Ink (Fillable Frames 4); American Crafts (Thanks)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Whispers (Blue); American Crafts (Wave, Powder, Leaf)
Misc: EK Success (corner punch); Hero Arts (rhinestones); Michael’s ribbon, pop dots


Copic Creations Challenge #36

This is my first time entering the Copic Creations Challenge, and this week’s challenge is to use the color orange. I love orange, and this card is one of my favorites!

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This card came together pretty quickly, and the natural colored cardstock really looks nice with the orange patterned paper and flower image. I used silver rhinestone “pearls” for the center of the flower and that really adds a nice sparkle! Here is a closeup of the center:

I used my new EK Success Circle Scissor Pro to cut out the flower, and will definitely be using this tool often. It cut the circle quickly and cleanly, and is so much nicer than my old circle cutter.

The flower stamp is one I like to use a lot, and I think it looks great in orange!

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White); AdornIt Carolee’s Creations (Bullseye Orange)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa), Ranger Distress (Tea Dye)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Stencil Flower); American Crafts (Thanks)
Copics: YR07, YR09, YR12, YR15
Misc: Recollections (Rhinestone Stickers); Ribbon (Michael’s); pop dots; EK Success (Circle Scissor Pro)

Home Sweet Home Mini Card

I created this card for a friend of mine who recently moved. She loves butterflies, so I hope she enjoys this card! I am also entering it into the American Crafts Punches Week Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or scrapbook layout using punches and at least two AC products.

This card is only 4×4, so it was a quick little card to whip up. I used Martha Stewart butterfly stamps with AC pigment ink (Wave) to create the tone-on-tone background. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Dazzle (Champagne) and used AC Zing! embossing powder (Aqua) to coordinate with the paper and add some shine.

I used my EK Success corner punch to create the scallop border on the yellow cardstock. There is a guide on the punch that can be removed to use to create a scallop edge, rather than just round corners. I also used Martha Stewart’s Doily Lace punch on the blue cardstock, and a Michael’s punch for the butterflies.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: American Crafts (brights-blue, tropicals-yellow); DCWV (Old World)
Stamps: American Crafts (sentiment); Martha Stewart (butterflies)
Ink: American Crafts pigment ink (Wave); VersaMark Dazzle (Champagne)
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Zing! (Aqua)
Punches: EK Success (corner rounder); Martha Stewart (Doily Lace), Michael’s (butterfly)
Other: American Crafts (button), pop dots, dot tape runner

JustRite Challenge #28

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words is the name of the challenge this week. The sponsor is Copic, and the prize is a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers–definitely make sure you check out and enter the challenge this week!

The challenge is to use photos and JustRite stamps to create either a card or a scrapbook page. I had a lot of fun creating a page to enter this morning, I hope you like it!

I love the Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set, and used two of the centers on my page. It was a lot of fun to color the snowmen with my Copics. I used some snowflake stamps to create the tone-on-tone background on the cardstock.   Here are some close-ups (click any photo for a larger view):

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), American Crafts (silver foil, blue)
Stamps: JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas, misc. snowflakes
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), American Crafts Pigment Ink (Powder, Leafy), Adirondack (Bottle Green)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders (Labels Nine, Classic Ovals Large), Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4)
Ribbon: Michael’s
Misc: pop dots, Hero Arts gemstones


I decided to catch up on some scrapbooking tonight. Here is one of the pages I made. And yes, the photos are from 4 years ago. I have been going through old photos lately and these were too cute not to put on a page! (click all photos for a larger image)

Here are some closeups:

The title:

The Fla!r on my oldest daughter’s photo:

Supplies (all are American Crafts):
Cardstock: Blue Skies, Brights
Fla!r: Springy
Ribbon: Leafy
Townhouse: Chipboard
MiniMarks Rub-ons: Purkey
Thickers: Emerald Flocked

Lovely Teenagers

Another scrapbook page I completed tonight (it was difficult to get a good photo with the lack of natural light–I will try to update the photo in the morning):

I used American Crafts foil paper for the title. It looks amazing in person. The Fla!r next to “teenagers” says “lovely,” and aren’t my girls lovely?

Some closeups:


Youngest daughter:

Oldest daughter (the shadow is part of the original photo, I really like the effect):

Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all are American Crafts):
Cardstock: Blue Skies, Brights, Tropicals, Foil
Fla!r: Springy
Townhouse: Chipboard
MiniMarks Rub-ons: Purkey
Thickers: Glitter Puffy (glass slipper)

You Make Me Happy

CPS Sketch #175:

My card:

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This was the first time I’ve used a sketch as inspiration for my own card. I usually have a basic plan of what I want a card to look like, and then browse though my supplies and use whatever strikes my fancy at the time. It was fun to have the “constraint” of a sketch to work with; it helped me to choose my elements more carefully which resulted in a nicer end result. I will definitely work with sketches more often.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (kraft), American Crafts (Blue Skies pattern “Come On Get Happy”), American Crafts (Tropicals – orange, blue)
Stamp: American Crafts collection (Thanks)
Ink: American Crafts Dye Ink (Wave)
Embellishments: American Crafts Felt Flower (Lace collection), Ranger Stickles (Crystal)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two (Die #3, #4), EK Success corner rounder, EK Success Cutterpede, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, glue dots

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