Thursday, April 24, 2014

Out of the Box Challenge

The challenge at Impression Obsession is called Out of the Box.  You were to use a stamp or die in a way different then what was intended or to do something new for you,  This is out of the box for me because I made an aquarium instead of a snow globe and it is the first time I used this die and their shake it pouches. If you like shaker cards, this is the way to create some great designs.   The fish in the aquarium is part of a piece of stationery that I have had for ages.  I filled the corner with some IO shells and tucked some moss behind the shells.  See some great ideas here   c

IO  Snow globe DIE122-R   Shell Set DIE077-W

Yellow Gingham

Lee Murphy is hosting a Going Gingham challenge at Mod Squad this week. For this card, I used an IO die to cut the center of some white card stock and edged it with two strips of yellow gingham dp.  I adhered  the white card stock to a yellow card base.  The wheelbarrow and tiny flowers are also IO dies, and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs

Wild Flowers

This card was made for a challenge at Poppy Sketches.   Every two weeks a different sketch and color pallet challenge is posted. This week's challenge can be seen below.  Anyone can play and there are some generous sponsors for the cite.  I stamped white card stock with a stamp from Penny Black  in London Fog ink and colored the flower part with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used an IO die to cut out the squares on the side.  I cut a red strip and a blue strip with the same die so I could fill the middle strip with alternating colors.I mounted this to grey card stock and then on white card stock. I added a sentiment and some red ribbon for embellishment.

Monday, April 14, 2014


I love this wagon stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  This simple card follows the sketch from My Favorite Things.  Since I have several male family and friends celebrating birthdays in the next few months, I decided to make some masculine cards for challenges.Craft card stock is perfect for this. I stamped the wagon and the sentiment on some dp with versa mark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder. The card base was embossed with a barbed wire embossing folder, and three button die cuts  replaced the flower in  the sketch.  You can see other cards using this sketch here.


You are my Sunshine

This is a card for the challenge at Impression Obsession "You are my Sunshine".
I started with craft card stock which I  embossed  with A Darce embossing folder and adhered it to a slightly larger piece of black card stock.   Next, I cut a second strip from craft card stock and embossed it with Darce  grass embossing folder.  After I sponged that piece with tea die and  walnut distressed inks,I adhered it to a slightly wider strip of black card stock.   I cut yellow and blue circles using Spellbinder Dies and positioned the sea shells which were sponged with Memento desert sand and rich cocoa.  I finished with some sea birds. I placed the final pieces on an A2 card base.
The Impression Obsession dies I used are DIE078-F Sea Birds and 
Sea Shells Code: DIE077-W

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pop of Pink

This card is for the first Poppy Sketch Challenge.  It was both a sketch and color challenge.  The borders are Spellbinders' border dies, the larger butterfly is Cheery Lynn and the smaller butterflies are Martha Stewart.

Strawberry Squares

I made this card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The Strawberries are freebies from Becca's Place, I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers then cut them with Spellbinder Dies.  I sponged some Memento Summer Sky around the strawberries while they were still in the die.  The bird is a Sizzix Die.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate Spring

I created both of these cards for Stamp TV Monday Challenge,Celebrate Spring. The daffodils and cone flower stamps are illustrated by Theresa Momber for Gina K Designs  The dies are all Spellbinder dies.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blue and Yellow Blossom

This card is for the MY Favorite Thing sketch challenge.  I just got this new die from Memory Box and had to try it out. I will definitely do some experimenting with this again.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thinking Pink

I created this for Cat's challenge at Mod Squad which was to make our own DP.  I must have thought I was creating for Lee with all the pink I used.  I used pink card stock and stamped over with Gina K Design's Fall Foilage in Shabby Shutters  and Bring the Bling in  Aged Mahogany.  The flower and flourish are Spellbinders' dies and the butterfly is Martha Stewart. The sentiment is Gina K Designs' Hope. You can find all the beautiful designs for this challenge at

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Winter Scene

This card is for a  Green Challenge at Impression Obsession.
I sponged a background using London Fog to create snow bank.  Then I sponged Pear Tart, Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk to create the night scene.  The light washed out the colors a bit when I took the picture. I then secured  two sprigs of pine branches that I had dusted with some home made flower soft.  I popped up the three deer with pop dots.  Really a quick and simple card.

 Pine Branch Die  DIE021-N
Deer Trio DIE080-N