Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tag!! You're it!

Hooray! It's Day 152 at 365 Cards! I completed an entire month of challenges and met a lot of very creative and fun card making ladies!!! Today's challenge is, Tag, You're It... I see these cute little journaling tags everywhere, even on cards, so I thought it would be fun to present this challenge to you. You can use an actual tag or you can use a sticker, rub-on or stamp that is meant to be used as a journaling tag.

I've used a Maya Road Journaling Sheer on my card!!

Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts ribbon
MS border punch
Assorted Prima's
American Crafts buttons
Hero Arts clear button
Maya Road Journaling Sheer
EK Success sticker alpha's

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


365 Cards - Day 152 ~ Peek-a-Boo to you!! So today's challenge is all about flaps. Create a fun flap somewhere on your card

I found this awesome card on Splitcoast Stampers. It's called a Two Way Open Card. I chose to create a more masculine card, as DH's b-day is Saturday and I still hadn't gotten around to making him a card!!
Basic Grey Granola papers
Bazzill cardstock
Scrap brown cardstock
Pebbles Inc "Happy Birthday" rub-on
Hero Arts bling
SU sentiment inside card

You can do it!

It's Day 151 at 365 Cards, and today's challenge, A Certain Sentiment, is to use this sentiment on your card: "You can do it".
I received this image as a part of an RAK... I can not remember who was so gracious to share.... but I thought it was a great image for this challenge!!

Update: it was 108 degrees here again today.. and our AC unit went out!!! I was at work when DH called... he went out and found another one (the last one in stock and Walmart was already sold out!) and got it installed and running by the time I got home!! Yay for DH!!! He's one handy guy!!

Making Memories paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Image - RAK
Sentiment computer generated
Heidi Grace ribbon
K & Company bling
Prismacolor Pencils & OMS

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How've you bean?

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - Day 150 is called an "Eye" for an "I" because I want you to substitute one word that sounds like another (like ewe for you), but has a different meaning - and use it in your sentiment. I believe they call this a homophone (I even Googled it!), and I've seen them used on stamps, rub-ons, and stickers, so there are lots to choose from. And when in doubt, computer-generated always works.

Here's my card!!! How've you bean (been)? I tell ya.. I was completely brain dead on this one, and this was the best I could come up with! I do hope the been / bean works for this challenge....

BTW - How've I bean, you ask??? HOT - we broke a record here in good ole' Grants Pass, OR, 108 degrees today!!!! Way, way too hot for me... I'm sure that I am melting even as I type this.... I hope it's cooler where you are today....

Flairdesign pp (I cut the coffee cup out of it)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Long Rectangle
Coffee beans & sentiment stamps... unknown
QuicKutz flourish
Sakura Gelly Roll pen Stardust
DCWV cardstock
Sparkly brown cardstock from Paper Zone
StazOn Timber Brown ink

Monday, July 27, 2009

Try a Technique: Sponging

It is now Day 149 at 365 Cards. Today's challenge is all about Sponging. I don't care how you use it, just use the sponging technique on your card.

It doesn't show up well in this photo, but I sponged all around the circle using a ColorBox Pigment Brush Pad. I also sponged onto the card base so that it would show through the border punch. I hadn't tried any sponging before this challenge, but I really like the affect!

I received a 365 Card of the Week blinkie in recognition of my "Twilight" inspired card!! Thank you to the DT at 365 Cards!!

DCWV cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Round and Round Scallop dies
A Country Welcome stamp
EK Success Swiss Cheese punch
K & Company bling
ColorBox Moss Green Pigment Brush Pad
Creative Living Brush Markers
Scrap ribbon

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

Happy Sunday to you!

At 365 Cards, it's Super Sketchy Sunday #20. Here is today's sktech.
and here is my card based on today's sketch. This card is very busy, not my usual style, but the idea popped into my head almost as soon as I saw the sketch. It's so bright and colorful... I think it would put a smile on almost anyone's face... it reminds me of a summer garden full of bold, colorful flowers!!
DCWV patterned paper
MM Brads
SU sentiment
ColorBox Moss Green Pigment Brush Pad

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Day 147 at 365 Cards: Scraplift Saturday ~ Select a card from one of the design team members to scraplift. It does not have to be a card that was done for a 365 Cards challenge, but you need to be sure to provide the card or link the the card that you are scraplifting.

This is the card I chose to scraplift... I love the simple, clean elegance of this card which was created by Ann.
and here is my card...

It looks a bit washed out, probably from the intense sunshine (it's supposed to be 102 today), but IRL it's lovely! The MS butterflies were an RAK. I ran them through my CB Swiss Dots embossing folder and layered them.

DCWV cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles
SU sentiment
Michael's Dollar Spot flower stamp
MS butterflies ~ RAK from Deb
Me & My Big Ideas Icons
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Friday, July 24, 2009


365 Cards; Day 146 - Mirror Me ~ Create symmetry on your card. The only thing that does not have to be symmetrical is the sentiment.

This was a tough challenge for me, I guess that's why they're called challenges... I kept pulling things out, but nothing seemed to work... finally I just walked away. Sometime during the day I got the idea to make a Gate Card and it worked!
Bazzill cardstock
Daisy Bucket Mckenna paper
Spellbinders Nestabilites Long Classic Rectangles
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Hampton Art stamp
Hero Arts sentiment
StazOn Timber Brown Ink

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ad Inspiration

Well, it's Day 145 at 365 Cards and today's challenge is Ad Inspiration ~ your challenge is to use the image below to inspire your card.

And here is my card! I love the patterned portion of the pillow with the white offset... I created a Happy B-day card.
Basic Grey paper
Bazzill cardstock
Black flowers from stash
MM square black brads
Basic Grey alphas covered with Bazzill
MM mini alphas
Hero Arts black gems

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 144 - You Raise Me Up

Day 144 - You Raise Me Up challenge at 365 Cards ~ Try to incorporate at least TWO ways to add dimension to your card.

I raised up the train with thick foam adhesive and the CB zoo animals with a thin foam adhesive, and added Glossy Accents to the clouds. This has to be the most dimensional card I've ever made... I think my DGS will love it!

Bazzill cardstock
DCWV cardstock
Cuttlebug Zoo Animals - RAK from scrappinpeg

Target Dollar Spot Train stamp

Adhesive foam squares

Glossy Accents

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sympathy cards, the one of the toughest types of cards to make.... but that was today's challenge at 365 Cards.

Day 143 - Keep it to Yourself: Sympathy ~ "This Keep it to Yourself challenge is to create a Sympathy card. It's difficult to convey the message without putting the sentiment on the front, but that's what I'm asking you to do. HOWEVER, the message CAN be on the inside. The idea is to create an appropriate card for this type of situation, which is often difficult anyway."

I am very pleased with how this card turned out. I punched the dragonfly twice and layered it with a piece of adhesive foam.

My Mind's Eye Bohemia
McGill Dragonfly punch
American Crafts ribbon
Sakura Gelly Roll stardust pen
Swarovski crystals

Monday, July 20, 2009


My youngest DD had been after me forever to read these books... frankly, I just wasn't interested. One day DD brought the book to work and asked me one more time to please read it. So I did, and then the second and then the third... Friends thought I fell off the face of the earth. I read all three books in 4 and a half days... wow. I still have not seen the movie... I don't know if I ever will. I don't think I've ever seen a movie based on a favorite book of mine turn out well.... KWIM?

So at 365 Cards, today's challenge is Day 142 - Movie Monday. "Let the Twilight movie inspire your card. Use a black card base or black background, patterned paper where the dominant color is red, and embellish with either glitter or rhinestones. Anything else goes."

Here is my Twilight inspired card. For my patterned paper, I ran black Bazzill through my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder. I painted the raised swirls with Making Memories Hollyberry paint.

Black Bazzill cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Rectangle, Rectangle
Cuttlebug "Swirls" embossing folder
Making Memories Hollyberry paint
Narratives by Karen Russell "Love" rub-on
Flowers from stash
American Crafts black button
Ribbon from stash
Me & My Big Ideas bling

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday 19

It's time for a new sketch at 365 Cards!

Making Memories paper
Bazzill scraps
American Crafts ribbon
Pebbles, Inc. rub-on
K & Company bling
Spellbinders Nestabilites Petite Oval

Mojo Monday Sketch

Mojo Monday - Week 95
I'd never tried a Mojo Monday sketch until last night..
I was blog hopping, and landed at Mojo Monday and decided to give it a whirl. Here's my card.
MME paper
DCWV cardstock
Cuttlebug "Script" embossing folder
Kaisercraft pearls
MS border punch
American Crafts ribbon
Lace from stash
Heidi Grace rub-on
ColorBox brown pigment ink

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hoppy Birthday

Day 140 - Paint It! ~ That's the challenge, plain and simple. Use a little or a lot, but make sure there's paint on your card.

Hmmm, to be honest, I'm not quite sure about this card... somehow it looked a bit different in my head....I painted the chipboard "frame" and added some Stickles accents.

Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts frog
Kaisercraft bling - frog eyes
Chipboard frame
Stickles Diamond
Making Memories alphas
Spellbinders Nestabilities Round die cut
Making Memories Hollybean paint


Day 139 - Try a Technique at 365 Cards. Use the paper piercing technique to create a pattern on your card. It doesn't have to be elaborate, just something to add to the overall appearance of your card.

I used an All My Memories piercing template for the pierced arch at the top of my card and the circle outline around the daisies. I really like the effect of this around the daisies... I'll have to remember this one!

Penny Black Daisy Vase stamp
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
All My Memories piercing template
Prismacolor Pencils & OMS
Walmart Black Offray ribbon
Joann's sheer ribbon
Cardstock from scrap drawer

Thursday, July 16, 2009


365 Cards challenge - Day 138 - She said, and I quote... ~ And that's the challenge - just include a quotation on your card. And be sure to give proper credit ;) Also, I had originally scheduled a poem for the challenge, so please feel free to use a poem on your card,

I found this quote in my "sayings" drawer. It's from a 12 x 12 sheet of vellum quotes & sayings. I really liked it when I came across it and now it graces my card! It says " The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Imaginisce cardstock
Making Memories "Harvest" 6 x 6 cardstock pack
McGill dragonfly punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangle
Cuttlebug Script embossing folder
Kaisercraft bling
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star (on dragonflies)
ColorBox pigment brush pad - copper

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Peace & Love

I made this card for a Hero Arts Blog challenge. This week’s challenge is to create something that is inspired by anything on (our main website, not this blog). It could be a card, scrapbook page, technique article, or more from

I choose this card by Lisa Spangler. I knew I had the same ribbon, in a different color, and this is the card I made.

Bazzill blue & brown cardstock
Bazzill Bling white cardstock
Hero Arts DesignBlock Flourish
Hero Arts Cleardesign Jolly Christmas
Versamark pad
Stazon Timber Brown ink
American Crafts ribbon
Prismacolor Pencils & OMS
Fiskars Threading Water border punch

Coffee Run!

Day 137 - I'm in a Bind at 365 Cards. Today, the challenge is to bind two pieces of something (card stock, plastic, etc.) to create a card. For example, use a hole punch and then attach using metal rings or yarn.

This one took a bit of doing (it was definitely a challenge for me).... I've had these MM hinges forever and what a great challenge to use them on this card!
JavaBellas ~ RAK
DCWV cardstock
MME paper
Making Memories hinges and brads
The Paper Company "Coffee Run" & beans stamps
Prismacolor Pencils & OMS

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Black, white and red...

365 Cards Challenge - Day 136 - What is Black, White and Red all over? Your Card!!! That means these are the only colors to use on your card. How's that for a challenge?
This image is so awesome!! I just love it, yet I've only used it a few times... I thought it was perfect for this challenge.

Black cardstock from stash
Red sparkle cardstock from Paper Zone
Inkadinkado image from Big Lots
Creative Impressions Swirl Ribbon
Kaisercraft pearls
Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink