Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Sunflowers Stencil

Our challenge at Chalk Ah Lot, green with chalk, continues for another week. I made this card using a metal stencil with white embossing paste and let it dry completely. Then I took powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors Teddy Bear (brown), Lime (green), and Dandy (yellow) mixed with water and a paint brush to paint the colors onto the raised surface. I had die cut the image and that shape didn't fit with the patterned paper scrap that I had so I cut off the sides of the die cut and distressed them with scissors and then distress ink. I add some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the edges of the die cut and then on the sentiment to make my visual triangle.

The patterned paper is by Scribble Scrabble that I distressed the edges with distress ink by Ranger. The yellow cardstock is unknown but I do know that it is embossed with a Gina Marie embossing folder called Victorian Lace. The sentiment stamp is by Gina Marie Stamps on Great Bible quotes stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes Stencil it Anything goes Stamps and embossing Flowers Autumn Colors Anything goes w patterned paper Autumn Color challenge Fall/Autumn colors Color combo Embossing Anything goes Embossing Abundance Harvest or Halloween Anything goes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday Wishes

My card today has polka dot patterned paper that I stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Stamp N Stuff glitter embossing powder. {My husband saw the card and said it was too busy but I say whatever to him} The bird image is also by Hero Arts and I stamped him in Hero Arts black ink and colored him in with distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger. The sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up which is stamped onto a Papertrey Ink die cut and layered onto two different Spellbinders dies.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Challenges: Anything goes with sparkle and shine Anything goes Anything goes Stamps and embossing Things with wings Patterned paper Anything goes Anything goes with a sentiment Lots of layers Anything goes Anything goes birthday Animals Anything goes Anything goes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Boo! Scary Halloween Tree

My card today uses a stamp by 
The tree stamp can be found at 
I stamped the tree with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger copper embossing powder. I colored it in with distress markers, water and a water pen. Then I decided it needed something more so I cut a circle of masking paper out with my CM cutting system and masked off the moon. I applied blue distress ink around the sky portion of the cardstock and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. Then because I left an inch at the bottom it called for something. I dry embossed it with a Sizzix grass embossing folder and inked it with green distress ink. I love the way it turned out. The orange cardstock behind is by Bazzill, sentiment by MME and the bat sticker is by Jolee's.

Thanks for looking. Fall colors, Ink, and bling {on the glitter bat is also a rhinestone} Halloween and/or use orange

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To You With Flowers card

I do love the font that Paper Smooches uses on a lot of their stamps. They are so fun to stamp on like a birthday card. That's what this card is for and it's a lot of the cards that I make. 
I used Bazzill patterned paper for the background and behind that is a 1940's photo cover. I'm redoing the old photos on my husbands side and love to find ways to repurpose something. I wouldn't be able to use it in a scrapbook page but have no problem using it on my cards. For the flowers, I stamped and heat embossed on vellum and then die cut them out with matching dies. I colored on the back of the flower with Copic markers. The color matches the patterned paper really well and I didn't plan it. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versa Color black ink.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For You Mason Jar

My card today uses a sketch from Sassy Studio Designs. The card base and white cardstock are by Recollections, dark cardstock is by Stampin Up, and the pink die cut cardstock is by Sunborn. The die cut and border are both by Spellbinders and the heart die is by Papertrey Ink. The mason jar is a sticker by Jolee's that I cut and filled with sequins. The stamped sentiment is by Papertrey Ink with ink by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Manly Monday Bear

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the name of the blog to be directed to the masculine card. The first two links I'm unable to give you a snippet of the card but please visit her blog too. She has two great guy cards to share with you. 

For this week's Manly Monday card I have this bear stamp by Stampin Up stamped in brown ink. I die cut the bear with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. Then I matted it onto another Spellbinders die cut which is then on some recycled upholstery samples that a friend gave me. I glued the sample onto brown cardstock by Bazzill and wrapped baker's twine around the whole front panel. I secured the Baker's twine to the back and placed a tag, cut out from the Cricut and stamped with a sentiment, over the front. I the glued a bow onto the front to make them looked connected but in real life they are not. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Frog

The new Chalk Ah Lot challenge is up and it is to use green with chalk.

I created the background of my card with Lime Powdered chalk mixed with paint, both by Stamp N Plus with a Gina Marie Fern Embossing folder

The Tree Frog Stamp is also by Stamp N Plus which was colored in with Copic markers by my sister {This was her birthday card} and then fussy cut out. The border along the side is by EK Success, the flower die cut is by Stampin Up, the scallop circle die cut is by Spellbinders and the alphabet stamps are by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kenny K Treacherous Treats

So today's card features a Kenny K image called Uptown Angel. I think she is pretty cute. I colored her with Copic markers on Cryogen cardstock. Then die cut her out with a Spellbinders die. While the paper was still in the die I inked the inside edges with distress ink and sprayed her with water mixed with Perfect Pearls both by Ranger Industries. I don't know all the specifics on product for this card but I do know the black cardstock is by Recollections and it has been die cut with a Spellbinders border die. The orange cardstock is by Tim Holtz and Coredinations and is punched out of a EK Success border punch. The orange on the very bottom is a sticker that I think was intended for journaling because it has lines. I used decorative scissors on it and stuck to my card. I think it is by Mrs. Grossman's. The treat sticker is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes and female Delightfully Frightful

Thursday, October 9, 2014

So Thankful for you

I have another fall card to share today using a stamp by Inkadinkado. I inked it up with different colors of pigment ink by Colorbox and then let it dry overnight. Then I die cut it out using a Design Objectives die cut and I inked the inside of the die with Ranger Distress Ink. I did the same inking in a different color for the die underneath. The leaf stamp is by Close to my Heart in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip brown ink. The other two leaves are punches and I stamped then with a background stamp by Hero Arts. Their paper is kraft and it's by Oriental Trading Co. There's a small piece of orange cardstock under the die cut and leaves which is by Coredinations. The glitter chipboard flourish is by Recollections and the ribbon is from Michael's. The background paper is by Hot off the Press and it has been dry embossed with a leaf embossing folder by Darice and then the edges inked with Ranger's Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gratitude card

My fall card today has a tree and sentiment stamps by Inkadinkado. I used multiple colors of pigment inks by Colorbox to create the tree and the sentiment. I had to have them dry over night in order to add distress ink to the Spellbinders rounded square die cut. The patterned paper is by K and Co with a brad by Bo Bunny.

Nice and simple today. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Esprit Parfumerie card

My card today features a stamp by

This Esprit Parfumerie stamp can by found at

I heat embossed the stamp with Versa Mark ink and copper embossing powder by Ranger Industries. Then I generously applied Ranger's Distress ink to the embossed cardstock and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. After it dried I matted the stamped image with a blue and cream cardstock and adhered it to Deja Views patterned paper. The lace at the bottom is vintage from my husband's grandmother and I placed a small brad by The Paper Studio into the center hole.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Manly Monday Train

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers that allowed me to share their card last week. Having the younger and older posts was awesome to have double the inspiration and also depending on who you make masculine cards for you could focus on one post more than the other. 

So without further ado here are this week's cards. Please click on the blog name to be directed to the masculine card.

What did I do Today? {scroll down}

So for my card I used Simon Says Stamp challenge as my inspiration plus I had this new stamp set that needed to be used. I stamped the train onto white cardstock with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder by myStamp Box. Then train stamp is by Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries. I then matted the stamped image onto black cardstock. I dry embossed the grey cardstock  with a Darice embossing folder. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment by Sweet Stamp Shop in the same way as above onto a Lifestyle Crafts die. All of my cardstock is by Recollections.

And that's it. One thing I like about making masculine cards is there aren't a lot of steps. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Thanksgiving Card

The challenge at Chalk Ah Lot is A Holiday with Chalk. The sponsor is Dreamweaver Stencils and I used their Leaf Texture stencil to create my card. I mixed Ritzy Powdered Chalk by Stamp N Plus with Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste and applied it to the stencil onto white cardstock. After it dried I applied Ranger Distress ink to the paper and the card base. I sprayed both with water mixed with Perfect Pearls to give the card some more sparkle. 

The leaves with the acorns and the label seal are from 1955. They were in my Mother In Laws things when they moved her out of her home recently. I stamped a Gina Marie stamp from the All Seasons stamp set. It is stamped in brown ink by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.