CYCI#97 Be Inspired Challenge

This week we are doing something really different over at Can You Case It?
We have a holiday picture that folks will use as a guide in the challenge, instead of colors or a sketch!

I took the golds, whites and a touch of red and black for my card today!

I used Mr Huey's, Heidi Swapp and Wink of Stella for my splatter effect.
Along with the sentiment of Winter Wonderland from Unity Stamp Co. a snowflake stamp set!
As you can see I've got some retired black ribbon from SU and Gold Thread that I picked up from Walmart.  For my cardstock, there's Doodlebug Red, and Simon Says Stamp 120lbs white.

Until next time

PCCC 172 A sketch by Pam

Hey it's time for another challenge at Paper Craft Crew!
I kinda felt my card needed something else... but I never did figure it out!
So if you have suggestions please post a comment! 

I strayed a bit from the actual sketch,  I made an ornament from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Circle tags.
You know how you are lucky when you find something interesting? Well I did... that awesome kraft cardboard on the ornament and in the background! To top it off was in the new blankie for Gus our dog and I've got big plans for the rest of it! :) I ran the die through the big shot, with the cardboard and also some acetate, I used some Wink of Stella and Mister Huey's on it using my a splatter effect.

Up next came the cardstock, both the White cardbase and Black cs is from Simon Says Stamp and the plaid is from the Authentique collection Everlasting.   I stamp the sentiment Season's Greetings from the Hero Arts Kelly's S'no Problem set in Memento Black and the snowflake in Stazon Black on the acetate sheet! Last I added a little bow of white twine.

Until next time,

CYCI#96 A Sketch challenge

Welcome back to a new week and a new sketch challenge!

As you may have guessed,  I did this awesome sketch, and in my design I kept true to it!

I started by selecting the sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. called Like a snowflake, in Black, Memento Ink.
On a white 
 120lbs cardstock from Simon Says Stamp!
I added a few stars, in plain cardstock, which I colored using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
I then finished it off with a Grey cardbase, and a few different Rhinestones from Stampin' Up!

Thats about it for this week.. stop by CYCI and check out all the awesome design ideas from the team!

Until next time

Unity Stamp Co - Like a snowflake
Simon White 120 cs
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
SU Rhinestones and mini star punch
SU Star Dies
Memento Ink

PCCC171 Give Thanks

Hello, and welcome back!
This week at Paper Craft Crew the theme is Give Thanks!  

My first card for today's challenge a bit more rugged, and the super thick twine doubled up gives the design a big statement. The Pebbles Inc Harvest paper pad, has wonderful designs that go so well with the Thanksgiving Holiday!  Along with the incredible Apple of My Pie stamp set from Simon Says Stamp... I think it makes for a wonderful card to share with anyone.  Other products used were Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, and Dark Chocolate ink from SSS.

My second card is more of a elegant style. Other than the main stamped sentiment, I've used two of the leaves, and the mini heart from the Apple of My Pie. Again, I used the same inks as I did in the Rugged version, and added some gold heart ink on the mini heart stamp.  On both cards I also used the Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.

Until next time


Had so much fun, yesterday at the Beaverton Bazaar with fellow CYCI DTM Terri. While we didn't get rich, we met a lot of great people, and enjoyed the day with each other!
After stopping for dinner with Bill and Butter, we came home and I went straight to work on my post, and tomorrow's post for CYCI. Here's what we have for this week!

Don't you just love this color combo?

I am super wiped out, so I"m sharing the products I used, and not going into to much detail!

Here's my product list!

Candy Dots Brights
Unity Stamp Co. Take care of you
Simon Says Stamp - Woodland Rectangle Die
Neutral inks 
BoBunny Heritage Collection Paper Pad

Until next time!


Well... looky here, I'm over at  Paper Craft Crew along with the
rest of the design team, and have we got a sketch for you!

My card today, has to main area's the layered and sentiment areas. 

When I started putting my card together, I put some post its in a rectangular shape, to build my background. I used my reInkers from Stampin' Up! in Soft Sky and a sponge dauber. After I let it dry a bit, I used some Stazon white ink reInker to do as my splatter, which I repeated on my cardbase too! Up next was selecting my sentiment... Which I love the new Special Delivery from Taylored Expressions, and did that in Black Stazon. Up next was the layered area, two banners in Blue and Gray, and a Sparkly ornament  with some Twine and a Penguin die from  Echo Park. The finishing touch was added some enamel dots. 

Note: for the penguin die, instead of using three different pieces of colored cardstock, I used white and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Until next time,

The dog house

Yesterday was a really cool day!!!!
I won this digi at Craftin Desert Divas
and one other, which I will work on another day!

Here's what I used, of course the awesome Puppy and dog house digi
I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
here's what I used
Puppy - Body: BG1 - BG4,  Eyes BT2-BT3,  Mouth PP2
Dog House - EB1-EB8 and IG8
Grass - CG1 - CG4
Bowl IG3 - IG5 and Bone EB1, TN3

My cardstock is 120lb white and the Friends die are both from Simon Say Stamp.

The blue in the color and Kraft cardstock are from Stampin' Up!

I cut the sentiment - friends four times, then layered them together with Tombow mono. The Puppy and dog house are attach with foam tape, and the circle was created by using a template made from a piece of scratch paper.  I kept the colors for the Puppy and his bowl, bone and grass, lighter than the dog house, so each component of the design would stand apart, while still giving a wonderful finished design.

Until next time,

Monday Mashup

Today's mashup is Echo Park and Craftin Desert Divas

I started by using Craftin Desert Divas dies Stitches Circle Dies along with Echo Park paper Pad Hello Winter and enamel dots and the Snow Cold Stamp set! 

Then I stamped "Baby its cold outside" in Night of Navy ink from Stampin' Up!
On white 120lbs cardstock from Simon Says and using fun foam inbetween the layers!

Adding a simple bit of twine and enamel dots to finish off the circle. 

Until next time,


Welcome back, today I'm back with the CYCI team, and we have a super sketch!

Here's my card for this challenge, enjoy.

I've been sick this week, so I'm just listing the products I've used
Echo Park Hello Winter Paper Pad
Hero Arts Clearly Kelly's S'no Problem Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.
Lawn Fawn Stitch Circle Tags and Bokeh in the Snow paper pad
Shimmel & AC Santa Stamp
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Black Twine
and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

Until next time

Stamps and Papers make the card

Mash up... Unity stamps with Taylored Expressions paper pack!

I started by stamping my snowmen onto Post-it tape with Stazon
to create masks for the three guys in the front, who just happen to be from the little frosty friends set from Unity Stamp Co. and fussy cut them out! 

Then I pulled out my watercolor paper and stamped all my guys out, and fussy cut around the group!

I grabbed my 12 pack of Zig Clean Color real brush watercolors, and went to work.
While my guys were drying I went through my paper pads and loved Taylored Expressions; Build a Scene Christmas paper pack, the stripes against the colors on my snowmen. I added a center bit that was left over from a shaker I did recently and stamped it with the winter Wonderland from like a snowman, also from Unity.
I added a layer of black cardstock to my 120lbs cardbase both from Simon Says Stamp, and
to finish it off, I added a tiny bow in white twine.

Until next time,

PCCCS169 A Sketch Challenge

I've got a lot of wonderful products on my card for Paper Craft Crew Design Team

I started with the cardstock and paper pad. I chose Simon Says Stamp 120lb white for my base, and their soft navy for the upper portion and Echo Park Hello Winter for the bottom.
I used my Unity Stamp from ... like a snowflake set for the sentiment Let it Snow!
I also took out my Scan n Cut by Brother for the snowflakes in the 120lb white cardstock as well.
The Holly leaves are from Memory Box, in silver cardstock, with candy dots from Stampin' Up!
Last was white twine and a simple triple bow!

Until next time,

Fallen Snow

Well this is what happens when your a paper crafter who can't get to sleep! lol...

I did this late last night/early this morning, and I really loved how the background turned out...
I started with a light blue for the background, daubing it onto the watercolor paper, and then spraying it with a bit too much water, but it worked out... Next I took out my snowflakes from like a snowflake stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. and found a sentiment I loved and a snowflake. I did the sentiment in Stazon Black, and the snowflakes in White Pigment Ink from VersaColor. I used my heat tool to dry the ink, to reduce the drying time.  It needed something, so I went to my go to dies from Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Rectangles and finished it off with a simple bow in white thread.
oh and clear Wink of Stella too! 

Until next time,

Got Coffee take 2

Hey I'm back with the Craftin Desert Divas Got Coffee stamp set for some more fun!

Today I worked on craft cardstock, and prismacolor white (tan and pink) colored pencils on the bear holding a cuppa joe! I used the CDD Stitched in Circle dies, and I just love them! So I brought out my SU reInkers and my Wink of Stella, and went to work, on a splatter pattern that I layered in light pink, bright pink, gold and a touch of black. Then ran it through my bigshot with SSS Rectangle stitched die. I decided to chop my black Scalloped circle layer (Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock) in half, and place them on opposite ends. Which left me with enough area to give some color too!
I added a simple pink double ribbon.
Until next time!


I love the challenge this week!!!

What's not to love about FALL?
We had a busy time last night with Trick or Treaters and it was so much fun!
Butter went as a Banana, and my granddaughters were totally cute in their costumes as well!

Each year I love the day after Halloween, because for me that is when fall truly begins, the weather starts changing a bit more rapidly, and the days are shorter. I can always get comfy with my blanket and read a book.

Here's what I did for this weeks challenge! 

Super fun card with a few surprise elements!

I wanted my card to be CAS but to be elegant and fun.
Starting with Unity Stamp Co. "Love never Leaves" I used Tim Holtz antique linen to get that weathered look, and a touch of gold in the heart. Other inks where espresso, and gold.
I added a layer of corrugated rust paper and some black twine and vintage mini pins for some tada!
I did use my Simon Says Stamp Rectangle stitched dies... and I love how the gold on the edges of my top layer looks! My sentiment is from the "...believe in magic" stamp set from Unity Stamp Co.
I hope you'll join us this week at CYCI and Stop by Unity to get both of the stamp sets used in my card today! 

Until next time,