Tuesday, July 27, 2021

*July 2021 Sheetload*

This is a fun little card following the July 2021 Sheetload of Cards layout.  The smaller panel on the front (the floral part) is the part that opens.  I should have added a little ribbon or something to the design but I thought of it after things were already put together.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Seaside Spray, Night of Navy
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up! Paper Blooms
*Images:  Uniko Wonderful Day
*Inks:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Waffle Flower Nested Circles


Sunday, July 25, 2021

*AAA#195*

It's Sunday and big day around here... not only is it challenge #195 with the team at AAACards, but it's also my birthday!  I hit a milestone birthday last year and am still in awe that I'm as old as I am LOL!  My plan for today is brunch with the family, hopefully some creative time and something I don't have to cook for supper :-)

As I mentioned, it's time for a new clean and simple challenge with the team at AAACards...  for the next two weeks, we want to see your cards that use just one edge of the card with the optional challenge of dry embossing.


I gotta say... I'm pretty happy with my card...

Items Used:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb
  • Images: MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes
  • Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Die:  unknown
  • Etc:  Stampin' Up! embossing folder (retired); foam adhesive
And now it's your turn!  Share your cards with us HERE for your chance to be chosen as a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!

Friday, July 23, 2021

*Warm!*

I am on the Scrap 'n Stamp Canada blog today sharing a card using the Random Acts of Cardness prompt of WARM... and if you think you've seen this card before, you're right!  Well, sort of!  Two weeks ago I shared a card with the prompt of cool and I thought it would be fun to play on the WARM and make the card again but with warm colours.  It can create a different look to mix up a gift set a little bit.



Items Used:
*Etc:  white gel pen

As you can see, this card is super simple...  it's one that would be great if you were needing a card in a hurry or if you wanted to make multiples.  A stamp positioner would make it all easier if you were making multiples.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

*Woodgrain and Flowers*

Thanks to Pinterest, I got the idea of combining some wood grain patterned paper and some flowers.  This was a great way to use up a few more of the floral dies I cut a few weeks ago.  I still have a lot left, though LOL

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; assorted scraps
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  My Favorite Things Stitched Blooms; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips, Simple Strips Backer


Monday, July 19, 2021

*Sending A Happy Hello*

A few months ago I started seeing some beautiful cards made with a new layering stencil from Gina K... and at the time, the only way to have gotten this set was to have been a part of an online retreat by Scrapbook and Cards Today.  Imagine how excited I saw to find someone selling theirs on Facebook Marketplace.  I think I messaged the seller about 30 seconds after they posted the advertisement.  I just love these fun flowers and I can't wait to play with it some more!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Gina K A Little Hello
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron
*Dies:  Gina K A Little Hello;  MFT stitched rectangles
*Tools:  Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
*Stencils:  Gina K A Little Hello


Saturday, July 17, 2021

*Addicted to CAS #202*

The team at Addicted to CAS is playing with Geometric shapes with the current challenge being hosted by Vicki D.  I will admit I struggled with this one and I'm still not sure I did something "geometric".  My science and math minded husband says it is, so I'll believe him LOL!


This is my first attempt at using the fabulous Stencils 360 from Penguin Palace.  This is a great new tool that uses circular stencils to create designs.  Be sure to check out the Penguin Palace website for more information!  My friend Ardyth has lots of Stencils 360 videos on her YouTube page as well!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Uniko Birthday Wishes
*Ink: Catherine Pooler Tranquil; Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Waffle Flower Additional Circles
*Tools:  Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes; Penguin Palace Stencils 360
*Stencil:  Penguin Palace Hello Sunshine

Now it's your turn!  Share your geometric clean and simple cards HERE for your chance to be chosen to join us as a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

*Patterned Squares*

Is it me, or is this month just flying by?  I love summer and I sure wish it lasted longer here in Calgary.

In my never-ended attempt to use some up patterned paper, I have a card today that uses some  This would be such an easy card to mass produce if you wanted to.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up! Pattern Party
*Images:  My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns; Studio Katia Birthday Greetings
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Verant
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Messages die
*Etc:  foam adhesive


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

*Pew Pew*

I am the guest designer with the current challenge over at Time Out Challenges...  and this is the second card I made for the challenge.  The only reason I didn't submit it as my guest designer card is that my good friend Bonnie pointed out that light sabres don't go "pew pew".  Sigh.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White; black sparkle
*Images:  Kindred Stamps
*Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne; Copics
*Tools:  Perfect Layers



Sunday, July 11, 2021

*AAA Twinchie Christmas*

Welcome to Challenge #194 with the team at AAACards.  We are playing with a "twinchie" for the next two weeks, with the optional twist of Christmas in July.  What's a "twinchie"?  We want you to use no more than 2 inches of your card with your design.... EVERYTHING you put on your card (layers, dies, sentiments etc) must fit in a two inch spot on your card.  That two inch space can be any shape you want, but it can't be bigger than two inches.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Deepti.. please be sure to visit her blog and leave her a little love!

I *finally* pulled out these wonderful gnomes by Mama Elephant.  My sister gave me the stamps and dies for Christmas and I haven't used them until now.  I just love these little guys!

Items Used
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White
*Images:  Mama Elephant Little Gnome Agenda; Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Copics
*Dies:  Mama Elephant Little Gnome Agenda

Please be sure to head to the AAACards blog to get some more inspiration from the design team.... and you have two weeks to make your own twinchie creation to share with us HERE!

I'm also entering this card in to the current Christmas in July challenge at Simply Less is More.


Friday, July 09, 2021

*Scrap 'n Stamp Cool*

 Happy Friday!!  I hope you have some time in your craft space planned for this weekend!  

I am on the Scrap 'n Stamp Canada blog today sharing a card using the Random Acts of Cardness prompt of COOL...  you are welcome to interpret this word however you want with your creation.  I chose to use cool colours for a fun, clean and simple layout.

Items Used:

As you can see, this card is super simple...  it's one that would be great if you were needing a card in a hurry or if you wanted to make multiples.  A stamp positioner would make it all easier if you were making multiples.

I'll be back in a few weeks with another card for Scrap 'n Stamp .... stay tuned!


Thursday, July 08, 2021

*Snail Mail Mini Slimline*

I honestly didn't think much of the mini slimline idea until I tried one....  and while it's not my favourite size to work with, I do find it a lot of fun!  I created this card a few weeks ago, playing along with the Craft Roulette parameters for week #62.  The parameters were slimline, critters, blue +2 and confetti.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up! Snail Mail
*Images:  My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments; Catherine Pooler Party Fans
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Glamourous
*Tools:  Brother Scan 'n Cut
*Etc:  foam adhesive


Tuesday, July 06, 2021

*CASololgy #393*

The team at CASology is back with a month long clean and simple challenge that we hope you'll play along with!  Simply post your cards following the cue in the graphic below HERE for your chance to be chosen as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!


I had a few ideas drifting through my head for this challenge but ultimately, I had to go with this fun dachshund image.  We have a little doxxie cross named Watson and this stamp totally makes me think of him.  He loves to run and play when we head to the off leash dog park.

I learned something with this card....  I stamped the doggie and ball in Versafine Clair ink as it is my go to ink and then realized I should have stamped with something else since I wanted to colour it with my Copics.  I decided to try my Copics and it worked!  I let the image dry for a few minutes and there was just a hint of bleeding when I coloured the ball, but otherwise it worked great!  I am so happy since I LOVE the crisp image I get from the Versafine Clair!

I wanted to add some grass or shadow under his cute little belly but I was afraid I'd ruin the card... so I left him floating in air instead LOL

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Gerda Steiner Dachshund
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Copics
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Now it's your turn!  Show us how you used the word PARK to create your clean and simple card by sharing it HERE (and be sure to visit the other design team blogs to leave them some love!!)


Monday, July 05, 2021

*Color Throwdown #649*

I almost missed the deadline on this colour challenge at Color Throwdown... I set it aside last week to play with when I had some time and then didn't have any time until this afternoon.  I just loved these colours and I wanted to play....  I had lots of ideas in my head but this is the one I did first...and if I had more time I'd do some more.  I am thinking the green was the wrong choice for the word, though...

Items Used
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point
*Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet
*Dies:  MFT Celebrate
*Stencils:  Gina K A Little Hello
*Tools:  Perfect Layers


Saturday, July 03, 2021

*Addicted to CAS #201*

It would appear that July is the time for Christmas cards to start showing up on blogs and in challenges...  So far, for the month of July, this is my second Christmas card... and I know that there will be at least one more!  It was interesting creating these cards during a true heat wave here in Calgary.  Temperatures haven't been this high for this long since 1917!  We had more 30C+ days in the month of June than we normally get all year!  I am so thankful that we installed air conditioning last year!

Today I am here with a clean and simple Christmas card to go along with the Addicted to CAS code word for the month of July.  

It was my turn to choose the challenge word and since I love Christmas cards, it was an easy choice for me! 

Items Used:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; navy blue linen; Lawn Fawn Holographic; unknown glitter
  • Images:  Poppy Stamps Art Deco Christmas
  • Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Dies:  Concord & 9th Iconic Christmas

Now it's your turn!  Be sure to share your Clean and Simple Christmas cards HERE for your chance to be chosen as a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!