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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


Down The Rabbit Hole

I haven’t shared much scrapbooking lately, though that’s what I’ve been spending most of my craft time on. I am pleased with how this page turned out today. It’s a layout I started years ago at a Cosmo Cricket workshop. Today, I finally added photos! I’m glad I waited too, because the chipboard stickers were perfect for my daughter’s role as a flower girl in “Down the Rabbit Hole.”

Also, I was inspired to use the rabbit in the title after watching lesson 3 in May Flaum’s “Stamping For Scrapbookers” online class. I’ve been enjoying her video lessons this week.

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious and Tiny Type
Other: Silhouette Cameo; Ranger Stickles
Stamp: Stampin’ Up
Ink: Hero Arts

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

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.

CASE Study Challenge #168

Bazzill card stock, patterned paper unknown, Stampin' Up stamps, Doodlebug twine, BoBunny buttons, Hero Arts black ink, glitter paper by American Crafts

Bazzill card stock, patterned paper unknown, Stampin’ Up stamps, Doodlebug twine, BoBunny buttons, Hero Arts black ink, glitter paper by American Crafts

I’ve been thinking about the windows in this card by Keisha Campbell on the CASE Study Challenge since I first saw it a few days ago. I started imagining snowmen peeking through and had a little time to try out my idea today.


Today is a new day

Spent a little time this week on a card inspired by the retro sketches #91.


Bazzill Cardstock; Country Pumpkin Chowder patterned paper by Jillibean Soup; glitter paper by American Crafts; ‘A Tree for All Seasons’ stamps by SU!; Studio Calico / Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Cup O’Joe ink by Hero Arts; Gold Glory embossing powder by SU!

Here is the sketch: