Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #28

Oh I thought this one was a toughie!  That last small circle threw me off, but I did get one done in time!  I recently found a box of goodies from Making Memories called Blossoms and Buttons “5th Avenue”.  The small box has felt and paper flowers with a nice mixture of buttons.  I loved the colors and thought I could use them on a card for the SSSC.  I love the color combo (red, pink, pale orange, black and white).  



I so enjoy these sketch challenges!  Thanks Karen!

Have a wonderful night!


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!!

a “never been inked” challenge!

I have decided to give myself a new challenge.  For the next week, I will make a card with a stamp that I have never inked up before now.  I’m a bit embarrassed to admit how many have never been used!  I’m a sucker for seeing a stamp on a blog or website and just HAVING to have it.  Then the poor thing just sits, so sad and unused!  

Today I made two cards from a set that I have used only one stamp from!  I love the way these came out and will be using this again when the need arrives!



All paper Amuse; Stamps-Doodlebug Design; Copics

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Can you ever make too many birthday cards?

Recently I found a set of stamps on clearance at Michael’s and of course picked them up!   I’m a girl who can’t resist a sale!  The set had many cute images, but was packaged to make the stamps hard to use!  You know how bad those sets that are in a sheet that have to be separated and ugh what a hassle!  But I did get  a couple of cards done done for my birthday stash:


Then I thought I would switch it up and use another color:


Cute simple cards to have on hand for a girlie birthday wish!  

I had not posted in a while, but I have been busy!  I’ll get some photos taken and get some more posts done!!

BTW, have you had the chance to look at the new In Colors over at Stampin Up?  Wow–bright!  I think I will have to see them in person to get a feel on how I like them!!

Have a great Monday!