You Are My Sunshine S1603

I really like the sentiment “You Are My Sunshine” the March SOM S1603.  I say this to my daughter all the time so I created this card using a sketch challenge from last month.

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I will give her this card, just as a “I’m thinking of you” card. This card was created following the post of the MM435 sketch back in February.

Mojo435I originally made the card like this:

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Then decided I did not like the way the background papers look so I recreated to be the first card. Better, huh?  Stamp the images in Memento Black Ink.  I did the coloring of the suns and butterflies with a watercolor technique. I used the top of my ink pad by pushing down on the cover of the lid a few times. Ink gets on the top of the lid. When you open it, you can see it. Using a watercolor brush, you add water to the ink and paint with it.  I used Thistle and Pixie on the butterfly.  I used Canary and Sunset on the sun.

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I fussy cut out the butterflies.  I used a gel clear glitter pen to add some subtle shimmer to the the words and to trace over the black outlines.

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This is a great card for anyone who is a sunshine in your life.  I think we’ll use it for the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Thanks for stopping by.

MM435 You are My Sunshine

Loving this MM435 sketch and created this cute card:

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MM435 Sketch:


Since this is a sneak peak at the March SOM,  you’ll see more on this card next month!!

RS201 Sketch Challenge

Here’s a card I created with RS201 sketch.  After 30 inches of snow, I’m ready for Spring to come!  This is also a sneak peak for the March SOM.

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Here’s the sketch:



It’s an interesting sketch in that you have a few different layers.  It balances nicely.  Sketches are nice to spark your creativity  and I’m grateful for RS201.  I’ll post more next month on this card and the techniques used.  Have a great day!

Technique Tuesday – Masking!

Here’s a card I made using the Masking Technique along with some challenges. I did this a while back but forgot to post it.  Here’s the card:

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Here are the challenges:

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The base of the card is made from using the Chocolate paper from the Fundamental Basic Paper pack.  Here is where I used the masking technique to make the leaves look like they come out from behind the rose:

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On a side note, I used a gold pen to do some dots in the center of the rose and liquid glass along the white highlights to make them pop a bit.  Here are some directions for masking are here.  You can download the picture on masking and reference when you need to do it.

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Some more fun with this card was using the vellum with gold stripes from my stash along with some shimmer trim and gold sequins!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Critters welcome a new baby with FMS 220

Actually taking a moment to play the Freshly Made Sketches challenge with these cute critters from Baby Zoo C1620:

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In the middle of our snow storm here in PA:




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Fussy cut out the animals and used the Wink Of Stella pen to make their eyes glimmer.

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A few glitter gems from the enameled and glitter combinations – blue and green to add just a touch of bling to a baby boy card.

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Put a saying in the inside along with another critter. Good to go. Discovered this card also works for the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge “Create With Critters!  What fun!!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great snow day!!

Some quick challenges and a sneak peak for February

I’m working with the February Stamp of the Month (SOM) and found some challenge sketches to help out!  Gotta get them up and posted before the links close – LOL.

My first card is from FMS219:

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My second card was inspired by MM430 and SIP30:

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Sketch and Color Challenge:



Nothing like a few great challenges to help you get your work done.  Have a great evening!!

Life’s Good with MM428

Last week I created this Life’s Good card based on the MM428 sketch:

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I worked the new Penelope Papers featured in the Seasonal Expression.  The tag is embossed with the floral embossing folder, one of my favorites.  Don’t forget that the CTMH folders have a 4″ slit at the top of it so you can emboss of 4″x12″ paper strip for your scrapbooking pages!

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I added distressing around the tag in Canary ink.  I love the new gold and white ribbon.  I actually had stapled the ribbon onto the top of the tag, the decided it needed a bow.

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Life’s Good is a stamp from the set C1635 Our Story.   The set works with Cricut Artistry Collection!  It’s stamped and distressed with Crystal Blue ink.  Here’s the sketch:


This card might show in the Come and Play Card Buffet because everyone needs a Life’s Good card.  Thanks for stopping by!


Just discovered Sugar Pea Designs

I was looking around online and discovered Sugar Pea Designs and their sketch challenge, SPDSS36. I created this card:

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Here’s the sketch….

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I rotated it clockwise for the card. I used La Vie En Rose papers and compliments on the card.

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I’m not sure this is my favorite card because I think the background is too busy or I need to change what I have on the white circle.   I’ll have to think on it.

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I may redo the design because you can enter again…and how doesn’t love another chance to win? I sure don’t mind!  There’s a chance to win $25.00 or $75.00 (if you use Sugar Pea Design stamps).  I don’t have any Sugar Pea Design stamps…yet…….

Sending you so hugs with FMS218

I had a few scraps left around my table from working with La Vie En Rose and saw the FMS218 sketch and thought..I could make that work! Here’s what I did:

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Here’s the sketch.



I used a pennant from the La Vie En Rose compliments to stamp “Sending Hugs” on it. I have a friend who needs a pick me up.

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Used both a Pink Wink of Stella and Clear Wink of Stella on the rose after coloring it with watercolor pencils.

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Love when you can pull one more card out of the scraps! Thanks for stopping by.  Have a creative day. =)


A valentine for someone I adore

This valentine was inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge and the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week:

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Here’s the color challenge and sketch:





I created the background with watercolor and then flicking the watercolor brush over a semi-wet background to get the spots. Because of the dampness, you can see the spots spread out a bit!

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I embossed the heart in gold to go along with the Desert Sand in the color challenge.  Really like how this turned out.  This is an old set which I’ve kept because I love the heart.

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Then I dry embossed the pink cardstock and sanded the top of it to bring out the white core.

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They had this cute little flower on the sketch..I wanted to keep the watercolor look so I did some watercolor, waited for it to dry, then stamped this cute flower on it.  I fussy cut it out.  Really like how this turned out and it’s nice to see some Spring colors! As it’s 13 degrees right now….Spring is looking really, really nice! Thanks for stopping by!