Friday, April 20, 2018

Rockin' Dude!

For any teenager who dreams of being a rock star:
The guitar is from SU's Epic Celebration colored with star glitter gel pens and fussy cut. The rock on is from Die-Versions. I added some glitter music notes for accents.
This is from the sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch
I'll be adding this to my collection of boy cards I am making for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  That particular challenge is over but they always are asking for teen boy cards.

Friday, April 6, 2018


Working on boy cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  The True Gentleman DSP from SU works really well for that.
The letters are from SU large letter dies. Super easy, quick, clean and simple card.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketchCAS(E) This Sketch

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Cards for boys. It is always difficult to come up with that genre. There just are not as many stamps available for teen boys. The new Epic Celebrations set offered during the Sale-A-Bration from Stampin' Up! works great for teen boys.
One regret with this set is that there is no die set to cut out the images. I have spent a lot of time fussy cutting guitars.  The papers are from the scrap box. I think they are also SU. The words are from SU.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Also entering in The Paper Players theme challenge of music.
And Just Us Girls CAS  challenge
Love when all the challenges fall into line at the same time.

I will be adding this to the cards I make for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In The Pink

I originally bought the SU designer paper "Painted with Love" to make some Valentines. But I am finding it a lot more versatile. I love the bold colors.
The papers are all from the Painted With Love papers. The Flamingo is by Stampabilities colored with the pinks and calypso corals SU Blender pens. My oval needed a little bit of anchor so I added a strip of Calypso Coral.
I used this fun sketch from The Paper Players
And I loved this one from Sandy Mathis
So I CASEd it with the True Gentlemen papers
I did the sentiment on the computer. The glasses are from Pocketful of Sunshine.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mother's Day

First day of spring. Really? Mother Nature did not get the message. We had a thin layer of ice on the deck this morning and now it is snowing. Great day to hibernate in the craft room and create.

I know it is early to think about Mother's Day but I have to get them done early for Send A Smile 4 Kids so there will be time to send them in.
I recently received the free Sweet Soiree Memories card pack from SU Sale-A-Bration catalog. When I received them, I wasn't real sure what I would do with them but have discovered they make beautiful Mother's Day cards. These designs were all part of that card pack.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for inspiration.
So far I have been able to do 12 cards from the free card pack. Now that is a real bargain.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shades of Pink

The Paper Players challenge this week is shades of pink.
I usually like to do funny get well cards to make people laugh a little. But sometimes you just need a pretty and more serious one.  This is on Melon Mambo card stock with a scrap of b/w stripe. The leaf is a Sizzix die cut and the flowers from SU punches.
Here is Paper Players banner. I think I covered about all the shades of pink.

I used the inspiration sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Flu Bug

Flu season is about past but I can keep this one in my stash for next winter.
This cutie image is a From The Heart digital colored with SU Blends. I used "Pepto" pink and "Nausea" Green papers. Stamped some bugs, fussy cut them and scattered them about the image. Confession time, I put that extra bug up against the hot water bottle because I colored outside the line and red does not erase well. So smudge problem solved. The sentiment is done on the computer.
Entering in CASology Cue card :BUGS
Used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hey Chick!

Fun card for birthday, encouragement, really any occasion. I think it is just happy!
I used SU papers and stamp on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I colored the chick with the Stampin" Blends. Because it is for a girl, I added some bling with clear sequins.
I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Literal interpretation this time. :).
Adding this to my stash for  Send A Smile 4 Kids and their Cards for Girls challenge

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cheers to You

Scrolled through blogs looking for inspiration. I came up with a card that suits 3 challenges.
Calypso Coral card base. Papers from the Bubbles and Fizz DP from Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration book. The cheers is from an old collection of sentiments stamped on the Banner from Thoughtful Banners. I don't have the Bubble Over Stamp set so I cut out bottles from the DP. "Bubbles" were made with a stamp from the Waterfront set.
The Paper Players provided the sketch
Inspiration to use items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog from Global Design Project
I think this will be a great card for the teens for Send A Smile 4 Kids

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I am working today on restocking my inventory of Thinking of You cards. Using the sketch from Global Design Project
It is a great sketch for some quick and easy cards.

The daffodils are from the new SU "You're Inspiring" set. The background is Timeless Textures
The sentiment is an old one on a banner punched out with SU punch.