Monday, October 12, 2009

A little bit of everything

I had a chance this weekend to get several cards done, and I wanted to share them all with you. These were all based off of challenges I found on various websites.

This first card is for Day 225 of 365 Cards:

I couldn't get the picture to come out just how I wanted it, so the sentiment is hard to see - boo. Anyways, this was some old christmas patterned DSP that I had. I used buttons from my stash, and had some pom pom trim that I cut two off of. The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! Hostess set, and I used Old Olive and Chocolate Chip ribbon. I don't often make cards this size, so it was a really nice change for me.

Here's another card for 365 Cards (Day 222). the challenge was to use only 5 things - I used three pieces of paper, the rick rack, and the sentiment.

Such a fun card!! I just bought this rick rack this weekend, and couldn't wait to use it. The paper is from the Pink Flamingo DSP, and the sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set.

Ok, another one for 365 cards (Day 223). This challenge was to create a shadow effect:

The paper is from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper, and the tree images are from the Patterned Pines hostess set in the mini catalog. To create the shadow, I stamped the image on Sahara Sand paper with Sahara Sand ink. I then stamped the image on Sahara Sand paper using Always Avocado ink. I cut all of the trees out, and using Stampin' Dimensionals, placed the trees slightly off center from the stamped image underneath - creating a shadow. Images can be difficult to cut out at times, but these trees were so simple - a great project for even those that hate the cutting!!

Here's the last card for the day, but no doubt my favorite. This is for multiple challenges:
-SPCC Finally Friday - challenge to use flowers
-365 cards (Day 220) - to use cross stitch
-Color Throwdown #63 - to use the following colors:

And here is my card:

I layered a couple pieces of cardstock and then stitched around the card a couple times on my sewing machine. The sentiment is from the Really Retro stamp set. The buttons were just randome buttons from my stash, and the large flower was made from white and green felt, with an embroidered flower, and topped with a button. These are new flowers that will be featured on my Etsy shop soon. Stay tuned for more information!!



  1. Lovely cards! Love the buttons on the CTD card!! Cute idea!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  2. I love the simplicity of the cards. The bottom 2 are my favourites!

  3. Wow!! You are awesome! Your cards are too adorable :) Love your flower and buttons in the last one!!!!

    Deanne K (Finally Friday host this week)

  4. some seriously magnificent cards!

  5. All great cards. Love your talent!

    Emily-SP Diva

  6. Wow. Love them all. Very pretty cards.

  7. All your cards are beautiful - I love the way you incorporated the buttons on your cards!


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I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.