Sunday, May 28, 2017

In the pink challenge and Mod Squad Challenge

There is nothing more fun than using some new tools and finding an exciting challenge that motivates some ideas. I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge   to make a birthday card. I also am  trying a new challenge blog that I have not done before: In the pink  and the challenge was to use embossing and of course lots of pink.  
For the embossing, I inked the embossing folder with my lipstick pink oxice distress ink and then sent it through my Cuttlebug. I stamped my Unity stamp and colored the birthday girl with copic markers and paper pieced her outfit. I fussy cut it out, then made a birthday tag to add. I mounted it on pink paper as the card base.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCEE1721 Celebrate us!!!!

Lois is back with her final challenge for the month.  Let's celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  She's asking us to include on our card something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

So, I used diecuts mostly on my card: c for cat, c for cactus, e for earth, and then I added some embossing at the top and bottom of my card.  I found this sentiment from Unity stamps that had a c for celebrate, an e for everyday, and an e for everywhere.

If you join us for this challenge, don't forget to use CCEE1721 as you keyword. ccee

Sunday, May 21, 2017

My wild rose

I made this card using one of my favorite of stamps from Flourishes. I stenciled a partial background first using yellow ink and my Clarity brush. Then I stamped the flower image and colored it with copic markers. I added the sentiment with versafine black ink, and added some little dots with an old favorite SU itty bitty background stamp with peanut brittle Memento ink. I really loved the way this turned out. I am using it for these challenges that I found listed on Paper Playful:

PSC#32 Flower power challenge
Let's Craft and create challenge #125 - Make your own background
Creatalicious Challenge #145  Use a stencil

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCEE1720 Fancy Folds

Lois has challenged us this week to use a fancy fold on our cards.  So she is  asking you all to make a card that includes more than one fold on it.  It doesn't have to be complicated; it just needs to have more than the normal "fold in half."

So, fancy folds are definitely a challenge for me, I did an easy one.  I experimented with some of Tim Holtz's new oxide inks at Lynn's house over the weekend. They are pretty amazing and are the newest things on my wish list. I used a script background stamp for the final layer of the background and I used die cuts for the image and the sentiment. Masculine cards are usually  a challange for me too, so included that on this card too.

I know the team will have some great unique fancy fold cards for you to check out over on the CCEE blog and hope you will want to play along with us this week. Use CCEE1720 as your keyword on SCS.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CCEE1719 Wildflowers

Lois is again our hostess with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week.  Let's include some flowers on our cards today.

I used Distress inks with my Clarity brushes to make the color for the background for my silhouetted wildflowers. Since Mother's Day is quickly approaching, I decided to make my card a Mother's Day card. This is a dutch fold card so it would fit the TLC637 challenge on SCS as well.

Monday, May 8, 2017

COF May 17

I am a day late getting my card loaded, but wanted to share my card for this month's Crafters of Faith challenge for May.  Sue selected the following scripture for this month and this challenge:
My favorite verse is:
"Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God." Psalm 90:2.

Whenever I feel like I can't make it through a tough time, I remind myself that whatever problem I'm facing is so teensy-tiny in the big scheme of things. God always was, He is, and He always will be...long before I was on this earth and long after I am gone. All I have to do is be still and let Him take care of things. Thoughts of His constancy comforts my soul, even in the most troubled times.

Comfort is the key word for May. Make a card of something that brings you comfort. It can be a bowl of chicken soup, a fuzzy pet, reading a good book or spending time with a special person.

Have fun!

Music is very comforting to me, as is finding that quiet, still place to focus on God and His presence. I stamped this scripture from Zephaniah 3:17 because I loved that line that says: "He will quiet you with love, and He will rejoice over you with singing." 
That brings me great comfort in knowing that the Lord is always in our midst and will save us from any stress, grief, and dispair. 

Please check out the other members of this groups fabulous cards:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Hi, Lois will start the month as hostess for the CCEE challenges.  She found a weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, let's include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of her favorites!) on our cards.

I love this stamp from Unity as is the sentiment. I stenciled the flowers on the background and made use of my clarity brushes.