Friday, September 30, 2016

Welcome to the World

I love making new baby cards. Babies are always such a blessing. And baby girl cards are even more fun because I get an excuse to use pink. :)


Paper - Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Scallop and fringe die cuts - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Versafine and Memento


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*Card sketch image used with permission from My Favorite Things.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reverse Confetti sketch #40

I really like this fun Reverse Confetti sketch, so I decided to try it for another fall birthday card. This time I used a darling Reverse Confetti unicorn stamp set. After my daughter saw it, she insisted I stamp a few unicorns for her to color.
I added some glitter to the unicorn and hearts using a Wink of Stella pen and covered it with Glossy Accents.



Paper - Doodlebug - Happy Harvest collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Oval die cut - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Darice
Markers - Copic
Twine - The Twinery
Ink - Memento and Versafine
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella glitter pen


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*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mojo Monday sketch 359

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season so far. The Pacific Northwest weather has definitely changed over the past week to cooler temps and even a bit of rain. No complaints from me about it. My fall birthday card list is fairly short, but I figured it'll be good to get them done early. I still haven't even started my Christmas cards yet.




Paper - Doodlebug - Happy Harvest collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched leaf and heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scallop circle die cut - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Glossy Accents

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is Here!

It is officially the first day of Autumn! Hopefully it won't be too rainy here in the Pacific Northwest. I want to be able to enjoy the cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall colors.

It was so fun to play with this new tree die cut and stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I've seen so many fun ideas for different ways to use it. I found my card inspiration HERE. I love the scalloped border with the faux stitching. 


Paper - Doodlebug - Happy Harvest collection
Tree, grass, and leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped border die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento and Close to My Heart


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Birthday - Lawn Fawn Narwhal die cuts

My son recently celebrated his 14th birthday. Goodness, he is growing up so quickly. In fact, he outgrew me a couple of years ago. I decided to make him another card featuring a narwhal since he really likes them. I used this fun die cut set from Lawn Fawn for his card.


Paper - Doodlebug - Anchors Aweigh collection
Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Narwhal die cut - Lawn Fawn
Banner die cut - Reverse Confetti
Stamp - Lawn Fawn
Enamel dot stickers - Doodlebug
Ink - Versafine

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cards in Envy - Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Welcome to the new Cards in Envy challenge, Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall. I for one, am so excited for fall to arrive. It's definitely my favorite season, especially for the cooler temperatures. 


Paper - Doodlebug - Happy Harvest collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Friday, September 16, 2016

You're Awesome - MFT Geometric Greenery

I had so much fun making and mailing out the Random Act of Cardness cards that I just had to make some more. This time I stamped an image on heavy weight cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Next I spritzed the card front with a pretty gold shimmery spray. I kept the cards nice and flat for ease of mailing. Once again, I mailed the cards out anonymously, which makes it even more fun. 



Stamps - My Favorite Things
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Gold spray - Heidi Swapp Color Shine

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Finished the Doodlebug Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad

I finished the summery 6x6 paper pad! It doesn't usually take me quite so long to use up a 6x6, but I get rather busy in the summer and don't really spend a lot of time crafting. I used just one sketch and made 18 cards. (I know, not very exciting.) But now, on to fall cards!





Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection
Flower and leaf die cut - The Stamps of Life
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Sentiment stamps - My Favorite Things and Hero Arts
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - Versafine
Embossing folders - Sizzix and Darice


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Fairy Birthday Shaker Card

I'm still tackling the last of the Doodlebug summery 6x6 paper pad. My neighbor's daughter just had a birthday and I thought a fairy shaker card would be fun. It's a very thick card so it wouldn't be ideal for mailing. But it's perfect for hand delivery.



Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched die cut frame - My Favorite Things
Embossing folder - Darice
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Markers - Copic
Epoxy stickers - Michaels
Ink - Memento, My Favorite Things, Close to My Heart and Ranger Archival
Wink of Stella glitter pen



Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Random Act of Cardness

I've been wanting to send out cards more often. Especially with no specific reason in mind. But, I just haven't really started doing it yet. Then I saw THIS blog post from Sandy Allnock. She really inspired me to finally start sending out cards.  And I LOVE the idea of sending cards anonymously. HERE'S a little video from Technique Tuesday about this idea. So fun!
I kept my cards really flat so extra postage wouldn't be required. Using the mini MISTI made stamping super easy, so I made 4 similar cards.


Here's the inside of the cards. I didn't sign my name, but wrote a short uplifting message.


Flower stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamps - Technique Tuesday and Reverse Confetti
Ink - My Favorite Things, Close to My Heart and Memento


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Have a Monstrous Birthday!

The end of August and beginning of September get a bit busy around my house. There are several birthdays to celebrate and the kids head back to school. I made this fun birthday card for my husband. Aren't the monster stamps just darling?


Stamps - My Favorite Things
Die cuts - My Favorite Things - Die-namics
Background paper - Clever Handmade by Heidi Kress
Ink - My Favorite Things and Memento
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug and Michaels


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

You Make My Life Magical - MFT Magical Dragons

I recently changed out some shelves in my craft room. During this mini-remodel, I found all kinds of forgotten crafty items in my stash. One of them was this piece of glitter paper. I have no idea where or even when I purchased it. And it wasn't even a full sheet. But I knew it would be fun to use on a card. I thought the MFT dragons would go perfectly with such a sparkly background paper.



Stamps - My Favorite Things
Background die cut - My Favorite Things Die-namics
Stitched banner die cut - My Favorite Things Die-namics
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glitter paper - from stash

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Cards in Envy - For the Kids

Welcome to the first card challenge of September for Cards in Envy. With the kids heading back to school, it just makes sense to focus on them. The theme is "For the Kids". Make a card that is specifically for kids. 

I thought some silly face gumballs would be perfect to put a smile on a child's face. 


Paper - Doodlebug - Kraft in Color collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Close to My Heart
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Banner die cut - American Crafts


I hope you have time to play with us over at Cards in Envy. Just remember, cards need to be flat enough to mail, so no thicker than 1/4".

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.


Friday, September 2, 2016

OWH Sketch #170 - using Doodlebug's Fun in the Sun collection

Fall is just around the corner and I feel I need to hurry up and finish this summery 6x6 paper pad I've been using lately. I'm really looking forward to making some autumn cards soon. My kiddos go back to school next week. That means a little more crafty time for me!



Paper - Doodlebug's Fun in the Sun collection
Cactus stamps - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Close to My Heart and Versafine
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!