January 24, 2016

Skunk love

My first valentine of 2016! This stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn is way cute. Stinkin' cute, I'd say. :)

I used black and white patterned paper from MFT to match the skunk and to make the red hearts stand out.

I went for even more matchy-match by adding Red Heart Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

One of my favorite things about my card is the stitching I added to one of the Sew Fancy dies from Mama Elephant. The silver thread I used is so pretty!

All the confetti is red, but this photo makes them look black. Depressing! ;)

I am entering my card into the following challenges. For the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I used Holiday, 100% Stamped, and Die-Cuts as the three elements for my card. :)

  • My Favorite Things cardstock: Red Hot
  • Lawn Fawn stamps: Stinkin' Cute
  • Lawn Fawn dies: Stinkin' Cute
  • Spectrum Noir markers: DR5, IG1, PP1, True Black
Thanks for looking, and have an awesome day! :)

January 20, 2016

Tiny flowers

My youngest sister (one of my best friends) turned 29! What? I wish I was 29 again. :) She actually had her birthday four days ago, but I wasn't in a rush to make her card because the family is getting together next weekend to celebrate. My two sisters and their spouses, my brother and his fiance, my mom, my boyfriend, and I will all be going to the mountains to spend the weekend cooking, playing board games, fishing, and tubing to celebrate. We are making it a big deal because it is a joint party for my sister and .... ME! I will be 40 at the end of the month. Wow!

I loved making my sister's card. I used MFT's Mini Modern Blooms stamp and die set, using coordinating colors of Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, and Lawn Fawn dye inks to stamp the flowers and leaves.

I also tried a new-to-me technique with this card—ink smooshing! I rubbed three different colors of Distress Ink onto a piece of acetate, spritzed some water, and smooshed onto Ranger's watercolor cardstock. I like how it turned out, but I think I will try brighter colors next time, maybe purples, blues, and greens.

I am entering my card into the following challenge:


Thanks for looking, and have an awesome day! :)

January 14, 2016

Best of 2015

It may be a little late, but I thought I'd share my top 12 favorite cards of 2015. :)

All clear stamps, dies, papers, and embellishments are from my favorite companies!
  • Lawn Fawn
  • Pretty Pink Posh
  • My Favorite Things
  • Mama Elephant
  • Newton's Nook Designs
  • Simon Says Stamp
  • Wplus9
  • Avery Elle
  • Doodlebug Designs

Sushi! (January)

Sweet strawberry (January)

Five shades of gray (February)

Ewe are cute (March)

Day brightened (August)

Booyah! (September)

Tiny animals (October)

Glitter bunnies (November)

Ana's 40! (November)

Knitting sheep (December)

Festive alpaca (December)

I get better and learn new things with every card I make. I make some mistakes, but I correct and continue. No card is perfect, but they all represent my creativity and my love for cardmaking.

Thanks for looking, and have an awesome day! :)