Category Archives: My Creations

Poppy Seed Challenge #1

I love this challenge that Lisa Johnson has on her blog!  Her first (of many I hope!) challenge asks that the card have three elements: crystal, flower stamp and pale yellow.  Here is my card:

I used a Stamp from SU “Time for You” that I am ashamed to admit was never inked before today (oh and there are others too!) and a flower stamp from Stampendous “Basket Topper” that matched the flowers in the basket.  I used a pearl instead of a crystal (hope it still counts) and colored it with my Copics.  I saved the sentiment for the inside and tried to not use ribbon–a hard thing for me!  It was fun to do another challenge!  Thanks for looking!


Raspberry Suite Color Challenge # 21

Finally time to play along with a color challenge! It has been forever, but it was fun to sit down and finish a card!

Here is my take:

When I sat down to create this card, I pulled out supplies and techniques I had not used. Trying to put unused items to use!
Hope you all are keeping warm!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #29

I rarely make make long cards, so this challenge put me outside of my norm and I think I’ll doing this shape more often!!


Here is my take on the challenge:



Yesterday the children and I spent the afternoon with my friend Teri and her lovely children.  We ended up at her house and got to talk about all things crafty.  We laughed about all the ribbon we hoard,  tools we had to have and never used and stamps we purchase and never ink up!  Glad to know there are others out there too!  Well this set is one of those that I have had for a while and never used.  It is Time for You from Stampin Up.  Thought it would be great on this card.  The set also has a cute bike.  Can’t wait to ink it up!

Thanks for stopping by!

KWerner Color Inspiration # 56

Trying to get this in before the deadline!



 Here is my card:






Paper: Amuse, PTI  and My Mind’s Eye

Stamps: My Cute Stamps

Copic Markers


Thanks for looking!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #26

Nothing like the last minute!



I used the Gelly Roll pen to and all the sparkle!  Love this set (eek! A Monster!) from My Cute Stamps!  The Amuse Tiny Gift and Tiny Hat worked perfectly on the tiny monster!


Paper: My Mind’s Eye

Ribbon: PTI

Stamps: My Cute Stamps and Amuse

Ugh!  Hate that I had to take this at night!  Time to think about getting a photo tent!!  edit: I retook the photo and the colors look so much better!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend!

another “never been used stamp” found ink!

I’m am loving this challenge!  So nice to ink up a stamp that has never been used!  I purchased this set a couple of years ago and never used all of the images. The Copic markers and paper piecing really added some “pop” on this card!



Can’t you just picture you and your girlfriends sitting on the beach (with a umbrella drink!) chatting about all the celebrity gossip?  I was hoping to capture that with this card!

Stamp: Impression Obsession-beach fun (girls and sentiment); Gel-a-tin (flourish)

Paper and Ribbon: Papertrey Ink

Copic Markers

Have a wonderful Friday!  Hope you are sitting on your back deck with that cold umbrella drink!!

It’s sad when stamp sets get dusty!

I never thought I would be the kind of stamper to forget what I own.  But I guess it happens to the best of us (or maybe those of us who purchase too much!!).  Anywho, I was looking for another set when I happened upon Year Round Fun II.  This was the first set I purchased from Stampin’ Up.  I fell in love with all of the cute images, but found it hard to use the images on their own.  I have done small projects with some of the images, but some have never been inked up—I know, terrible!  So I pulled the set out (and dusted it off!) and came up with these cards:



Then I pulled out another set that is similar in size  from Stampendous and did this card:


I did not put a sentimate on the strawberry card.  Looking for that perfect one!!

It was so great to throw together such a simple card.  And once the “design” was done, so easy to duplicate!  I have been working on a couple more with other fruit.  I’m just thrilled to get ink on some of these stamps!  

So what stamps will you pull out and use for the first time this week?  I’d love to hear what you purchased and never used!!

All cards used Amuse notecards and gingham paper.

Have a great night!