Monthly Archives: January 2014

Love You More- CAS(E) this Sketch 60

Another challenge caught my eye- this one at CAS(E) this Sketch. I enjoyed playing with the sketch. I ended up with two cards and chose this one to submit.




With Love

I was able to spend a couple hours crafting on this fine holiday. I was looking to a few challenge blogs for inspiration and ended up using two to get me started: Paper Players one-layer Valentine and the Simon Wednesday Challenge blog- Emboss It.

White Cardstock
Stamp by Stampin’ Up!
Zing Black embossing powder
Colored pencils, gamsol

Sending Good Cheer- The Card Concept Challenge #1


I was pleased to find the new Card Concept Challenge blog and thought I’d play along for their inaugural challenge. I really like this color scheme.


I made a clean and simple card using a stamp from Imaginisce, colored pencils and gamsol, Hero Arts Cup a’ Joe ink, Bazzill brown card stock, patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found collection, a bit of twine from Jilibean Soup, and a few pink gems.

Night Snowman


This card was inspired by the snowman stencil I used for the red snowMan thank you card posted earlier. I used Distress Inks to create the night sky, added Hero Arts snowflakes, and sprayed it with perfect pearls in water to make it shimmer.

Holiday Thank You’s


Holiday cards, commercially printed ones, have been coming into our office from vendors and partners for weeks. I’ve walked past the shelf where they are displayed hundreds of times. A couple of them have inspired me to make cards.

For the red snowman card, I used my Silhouette Cameo to create and cut a simple snowman. I then used the negative space as a stencil, stamping a Hero Arts snowflake inside the stencil with Stampin’ Up white pigment ink on black card stock. I then went over the snowflakes with my new Wink of Stella glitter pen. It’s embellished with American Crafts glitter paper.


Another holiday card inspired the multi-colored snowflakes. I used Stampin’ Up and Hero Arts snowflake stamps and Hero Arts shadow inks to create the background. I added some sparkle with a glitter pen. I then added some ribbon, American Crafts glitter paper, and a vellum snowflake cut with my Cameo.

A Happy New Year


Happy New Year! Welcome 2014. May it bring us all many blessings and good memories.

I ran short of time this year and made fewer Christmas cards than usual. So, this last weekend I made a few New Years cards to send to those on our list that I hadn’t sent anything to yet. I’m really pleased with how they turned out– I like them much better than our Christmas cards, in fact.

The pine cone stamp is from Stampin’ Up. The ‘peace’ sentiment and the’A Happy New Year’ sentiment and small snowflakes on the inside are from Hero Arts. They are all stamped in Hero Arts black ink. The washi tape is from American Crafts.