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Thinking of You – Retro Sketches #153

made a couple cards using Retro Sketches #153— a Valentine for my sweetie and this masculine “thinking of you” card.



Cardstockk: brown

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose, Mabel

Stamp: Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders

Ink: Distress Ink Gathered Twigs; VersaMark

Other: Judi King white embossing powder; buttons; twine


Thinking of You – CAS(E) this Sketch #110

It was exciting to receive an honorable mention at CAS(E) this Sketch for the card in my last post. Many thanks to the designers over there. I also appreciate all the kind comments.

They have another great sketch this week, CAS(E) this Sketch #110 by Leigh Penner. I always enjoy Leigh’s blog, to the full. This sketch has been more challenging for me. I played around with some grey ink and paper and this big flower stamp and ended up with this monochromatic Thinking of You card. I’m not entirely happy with that it yet  I’m hopeful I’ll get more time or more inspired- or both.


Card Supplies

Cardstock: silver, white

Ink: Memento London Fog

Stamps: Hero Arts flower, Stampin’ Up sentiment

Other: Basic Grey pearls

Happy 18 – CAS(E) this Sketch 109

My son turned 18 this week.  Where did the time go?

I find that cards for the men in my life are the hardest to create, so I was happy to have CAS(E) this Sketch #109 to start with.


Card stock- black, orange Bazzill, Coredinations grey

Patterned paper- My Minds Eye Life of the Party

Stamps- Simon Says Stamp Happy

Ink- Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Granite

Other- Zing black embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo



Just a little note – Retro Sketches #146

This paper from My Mind’s Eye is some of my favorite right now. I love the colors and it reminds me of my girl and makes me smile. I used it to paper piece the cute hedgehog from Unity and layered it similar to Retro Sketches #146.



Supplies for  Just a Little Note


Patterned Paper- My Mind’s Eye My Girl

Stamps- Unity

Ink- Hero Arts black, orange soda

Other- Punch, gem

Thanks So Much

This card was made for a challenge I saw a couple weeks ago, but now can’t find. Anyway, by the time I had it finished, it was to late to post and so it languished on my desk.

I’m very happy with with how the flowers turned out. This isn’t a color combo I would have come up with on my own, but I liked it in the challenge inspiration photo. I’m not as happy with the sentiment; this was my third attempt and the best of the bunch, but it’s still not right.

Stamps: flowers and sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink: Hero Arts
Other: Silhouette Cameo, Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings

A Simple Hi


This card is unusual–it was made on a weeknight! Rarely do my evenings allow for time in the craft room. Usually, I’m too tired to be creative anyway.

This card was inspired by a video Jennifer McGuire posted last week as part of the Hero Arts and Basic Grey Blog Hop. Jennifer McGuire Ink was one of the first card making blogs I followed and it remains one of my favorites. I always am awed by her work and learn something new from her videos.

Stamps: flowers and sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink: Versamark
Patterned Paper: EchoPark Here & Now
Other: white embossing powder, gems

Life is Good

It has been a while since my last post. I’ve actually spent a fair bit of time in my craft room in recent weeks, but haven’t taken time to blog about anything. Last weekend, I spent all the time I could find on my daughter’s costume for the school musical. Otherwise, I’ve mostly been scrapbooking, but I have made a few cards I’ll share over the next week or so.

Today, I was inspired by CASE this Sketch 66. I originally pulled out some cute birthday stamps and papers (I really need a few birthday cards), but wasn’t getting anywhere I liked with them. So, I started over and ended up with the card above– Life is Good.


Stamps: flower from Hero Arts; sentiment from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks
Paper: watercolor paper, kraft, Bazzill Basics
Other: clear embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen