Today’s Card (6-30)


Hold the presses.

You heard it here first.

There are two new fellas in my life.

Meet Bud & Guy. 🙂

Hee hee hee. 😉

The shark, whale and bubbles are from Technique Tuesday’s new Under the Sea clear stamp set. The Thank You sentiment is from TT’s new Little Sentiments set. I stamped the additional words with the help of TT’s Savannah – Lowercase and Williamsburg – small alpha sets.

The wiggle eyes are from Darice.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Today’s Card (6-29)

Happy weekend, friends!

Today’s card is yet again a fast one.

(eta: Sorry about that. This card has been called up.  I’ll bring it back later.)  The patterned paper and the debossed green paper (there’s a lovely circle pattern on the other side) are from the Amplified collection by American Crafts. The rub-on is from Deja Views. Brads and cardstock are from my stash. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s card (6-28)

Hello friends!

I have one super fast card to share with you today. 🙂

The patterned paper is from American Crafts’ Amplified collection. The gems are from Me and My Big Ideas. The letter stickers are also from American Crafts.

Time it took to make this card: 30 minutes. Time it should have taken to make: 10.  Once again, blame it on too much tinkering. 😉

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Have a wonderful day!  

Today’s card, plus a stamping trick (6-27)

Let’s get today’s festivities started with the card.

See those squares? They are all stamped. All. The. Way.  Yep, yep, yep. 100 percent. 🙂

To make them, I used a cool swirl clear stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Simple D’Vine stamp set and an ink pad I made myself using three re-inkers and a piece of sponge.

This is a “homemade ink pad” technique similar to one that appeared in Paper Crafts magazine’s PC 101 special issue earlier this year, which is still available at (If you are a cardmaker/stamper/paper crafter who loves techniques, this issue is a must… but I digress.)

Here’s exactly what i did:

* I cut the sponge a little bigger than the stamp.

* I randomly placed ink from three reinkers on the sponge. In this case, I used Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick from Ranger Industries. I know, I know, the pad isn’t pretty. But, really, the end result is. 🙂

* I inked the stamp up and stamped it once on a piece of cardstock.

* Then, I repeated the inking and stamping again and again.  I did mix things up a little as I worked my way across the cardstock by turning the stamp a few different directions.

* The end result was a lovely piece of background paper, which I cut up for the card. Easy peasy.

A couple specs about today’s card:

* The design was inspired by the SC182 sketch challenge over at

* The Thanks sentiment is from Technique Tuesday’s Big Mouth clear stamp set. The swirl-like element is from their Simply D’Vine set. The inks are from Ranger Industries. Assorted other supplies. 😉

Thanks for stopping by today.

Today’s card (6-26)

Hello all!

It’s a manly card day here. 🙂

The woodgrain paper is from Hambly Screenprints. The nifty screw top brad is from Eyelet Outlet. Word on the cardmaking street is Karen Foster manufacturers nifty screw top brads, too. 😉 The cream ledger paper is from Making Memories, while the letters are from American Crafts. 

Time it took to hammer out this card: a whopping 40 minutes. Time it should have taken: 10. Blame it on over-tinkering. 😉

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.

Today’s card (6-20)

It’s a fast one today.

Had about 20 minutes to pull something together for a special someone who just graduated.  Oh, the pressure. 🙂

The pennants and words are rub-ons from American Crafts’ Celebration Book 3 rub-on book. The rest of the card is just good old cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s card (6-17)

I am not really a girlie girl.

I mean, I like flowers and all. And I did shed a few tears when I saw “Juno” the first time.

But I never really have desired to have a pink room or deck myself up in bright, girlie girl colors.

All that said I find myself really drawn to the color pink, especially when it’s paired with green or with orange and yellow together.

So, playing on that,  today’s card has a little bit of hot pink with a little bit of green.

The transparency is an oldie but goodie from Hambly Screenprints. The patterned paper is from American Crafts. The sticker is from Scenic Route. Assorted other supplies.

Have a wonderful day!