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Super Card for a Guy

Super Hero Card

Cas-ual Fridays is hosting a really fun challenge this week called Love Letters. The challenge is to create a clean and simple project that feature your letters in a creative way.

I paired up two different stamp sets to create my card. First, I used my Recollections, Comic Talk stamp set for the Super sentiment. And then I used my  Simon Says Stamp, Shoot for the Stars set for the smaller sentiment is from  The star punch is a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch. And finally I scored my card with 3 vertical lines on the left side to create a balance point to the big, bold Super word bubble.

Clean and Simple cards are sometimes a challenge for me. I always seem to add too much to them or not enough but, I think this time I got it right. This card would be fun to send to one of the guys on my list of birthdays for friends and family.

Cas-ual Fridays Challenge

Join in for a chance to win an awesome gift voucher from Ellen Hutson!

I am also entering my card into the A Blog Named Hero Challenge Snip and Stick. The challenge asks that you use paper piecing on your card. Although the paper piecing technique I used was very simple, I thought I would enter my card in all the same.

Happy Stamping,


How to Make Love (cards)

It has been weeks since my last post. Between the Christmas Holiday and getting a horrendous cold the day after Christmas, I had not been in the mood to post anything. However, I had been playing around in my craft room.

I put together a picture by picture view of a Valentine’s Day card that I made. Hopefully you will find it interesting to see how I put my cards together to make the final project. One of these days I might even learn how to make a video tutorial and then I can show you step by step.

Valentine's Day Cardstock

I used a hugs and kisses stamp over and over again to create the background for my card.

Valentine's Day cardstock

Next I added some hearts in a darker color.

.The Paper Studio Embossing Folder

At this point the background for my card was still pretty bland. So I used an embossing folder to jazz it up.

Embossed Valentine

See what a difference that small change made? I think this looks much more interesting and romantic.

Handmade Valentine

Finally I added my image to my base to finish the card. In retrospect it might have been nice if I showed you the steps for  creating the focal point of the card. So sorry about that but, I really will be looking into upgraded my account to allow me to include videos and then I can create more detailed tutorials.

Happy Stamping,


Clean and Simple Holiday Card

I am entering this card into CAS-ual Fridays Over the Edge  challenge. Michele at  CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating the fact that she is launching a brand new stamp line this month. Join them for lots of sneak peaks, inspiration and prizes


I created a clean and simple holiday card yesterday using my Waltzing Mouse Festive Foliage stamp set. The hardest part of creating  this card for me  was the fact that I had to let the tag hang over the edge. I had to do so to enter this card into the CAS-ual Fridays latest blog challenge. Being a bit of a control freak it was really hard for me to “craft outside the lines” but, I think the final result looks great.

I will also be entering this card into A Blog Named Hero’s Clean Up Your Act, challenge.

Happy Stamping,


Can I Get a “Toot, Toot”?

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CAS-ual Fridays is hosting a challenge that asks participants to create a clean and simple card based on his or her blog header. My blog header is actually a photograph that my mother snapped of a butterfly on her Bottle Brush tree. It is such a happy and serene scene and it represents the way I feel when I am creating in my craft room. This was a great creative exercise and win or lose, I really love the card I created.

I couldn’t decide where I wanted to place the sentiment so I stamped it on a scrap of paper and took two different photos to decide.


Doing this visual exercise usually helps me when I can’t decide about placement or color of my sentiments.

There are still a few hours to join in on the challenge CAS-ual Fridays Toot Your Own Horn

Happy Stamping,


Another Color Me a Hero, Card

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This is another card I made to enter into A Blog Named Hero’s Challenge #5: Color Me a Hero.  I am having a lot of fun playing around with this stamp set from Hero Arts called Woodland Critters. I found this stamp set for $3 on clearance at Michael’s a few weeks ago and  I snatched it up. I love finding treasures like this in the bargain bin. Don’t you?

I am entering this card at Tuesday Morning Sketches #149 also. Why not take a look at their blog and play along. You could win 7 Bugaboo Stamp images!

Happy Stamping,


Teacher Appreciation

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I used a Bugaboo stamps digital image to create this teacher appreciation card for my daughter Sam’s math teacher. The math equation stickers have been in my scrap booking stash for years, so I don’t remember where they are from. I used Copic markers to color the little boy and to add the Y for Yulee Middle to his shirt and I added a little bling to feminize the overall feel of the card. The sentiment is hand written with a white gel pen. Hopefully her teacher doesn’t know that the next verse of this childhood song is “No more tables. No more chairs. Push the teacher down the stairs”!

Ah….the good old days….when my friends and I would chant this song at the start of every summer vacation.

I made another card along the same vein for Sam’s science teacher. You can see that I used different stickers that have more of a science theme. Ms. Nowlin has fish in her classroom and loves Marine Biology so I had to stick the fish tank on there too!

I am entering the top card in Digi Darla’s Challenge DDC #13 “Let’s Celebrate!” & a DT Call and also in Simon Says Stamp’s Anything Goes challenge.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I just wish it looked a little more like chalk.

Happy Stamping,


A Blog Named Hero Card

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I created this card before I left for work this morning for the Dust ‘Em Off challenge being held at a Blog Named Hero. I don’t have a lot of Hero Arts stamps but, I had recently purchased this stamp and thought it would be perfect. It is called Woodland Critters and this is the first card I have made with this stamp set so be on the lookout for more to come!

I used Prisma Colored pencils and Gamsol blending solution to color the stamps. The background is sponged using Tempting Turquoise from Stampin’ Up and I cut a scrap of green paper to make the fringed grass at the bottom of the card. I’m not sure if you can see it in the pictures but, the butterflies are sparkly and the mushrooms have dimensional spots!

The challenge ends on May 25th USA time so get your entries in soon.

Happy Stamping,




Inspiration From Across the Ocean

A beautiful card by Carolyn Bennie Ink


I found a new blog today that is chocked full of ideas. The blogger is a Stampin’ Up consultant and she has some really beautiful cards on her blog.

The one that drew me onto her site was an adorable card with two little girls hugging. The special part about it was that it was stamped on top of newsprint. This technique really lent a distressed and antiqued look to the image. I can’t wait to try it out this weekend with my Greeting Card Kids stamps from Stampin Up.

If you want to see Carolyn’s gorgeous cards click here

I hope you enjoy looking at her cards as much as I did.


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