Today’s card (8-16)

So, we meet again. 😉

Meet today’s card.

I used stamp kissing on this one to add the polka dots to the Moments to Remember tile.

For those of you who have never stamp kissed before, I worked up a few snapshots to show you how the process works.

First, I inked up the Moments stamp. If you don’t have a stamp like this, any good fairly solid stamp works.

Then, I stamped the polka dot stamp (ink-free) right onto it. I tried hard not to move the stamp as I set it down so the polkies wouldn’t blur.

Finally, I removed the polka dot stamps and stamped the Moments stamp on cardstock. This is the final result.

Woolah! 😉

This card has a lot of Technique Tuesday stuff on it. The Moments and Good Times stamps are from the Summertime Tags by Ali Edwards stamp set. It’s the August stamp set for their new Studio AE direct-ship stamp club.

The polkies are from the Passion for Polka set, while the little flourish on the butterfly is from the Simply You set. The butterfly is a punch from Martha Stewart. The pearl is from my stash.

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by today!

And big thanks to all who left comments over the last few days. You guys always have a way of making me smile. Thank you again!

GCD Studios Technique: Scrap Shapes (8-14)

Hi all!

 I’m back at the GCD Studios blog today so I’m sharing my post here, too.

 Be afraid. Very afraid.

Kidding. 😉

Today, I’m sharing a fun little trick for using up some of the luscious scraps of GCD paper. I’m going to show you how to make scrap shapes. What is that? Well, read on.

You are going to need:

  • A label or circle die and diecut machine
  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Assorted scraps of GCD papers

Here’s what you do:

1. Randomly adhere scraps of patterned paper to cardstock.

2. Place die on your paper. Run paper and die through your diecut machine.

3. Remove cut shape from your paper. The end result: a scrap shape!

 I made two cards with scrap shapes.

Here I used a circle scrap shape.

The circle kind of reminds me of a pattern you’d seen on a quilt. I like the look a lot.


And here I made a label scrap shape for the card.

So that the label didn’t get lost next to my patterned paper background , I placed some label dies cut from white cardstock behind it.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back later.

Today’s card (8-12)


Meet today’s card.

So my scrappy homies would call this a hybrid card. I just call it a card. 😉

I do love these owls. They are digital images from Sarah Hurley. They have this goofy, fun quality about them that makes me chuckle.

The papers here  (printed on good old cardstock) is also by Sarah. The ribbon and buttons are from my stash. The words are sticker from the good folks at SRM Press. Have you guys seen all the stickers they have come out with lately for card lovers? Seriously good stuff for card fans.

Well, that is all for now. Be back later.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by.

Today’s card (8-11)

Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

Meet today’s ditty.

This one is based on a recent sketch Paper Crafts put out in their call for submissions for the January/February issue. I flipped the sketch upside down and came up with this.

The triangles are banner stickers from Jenni Bowlin. They make nice birthday hats, too. 😉 The words are a stamp from Papertrey Ink. The red string is Baker’s Twine from Five Petals Red. The yellow string is also Baker’s Twine. It is Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics.

That is all. Be back later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (8-9)

Hi all!

I’ve got two cards to share with you today.

Meet #1.

This one uses the new  Fruit Stand set from Technique Tuesday. Polka Dots + Fruit = a whole lotta happy in my world. I see myself using this set a ton in the near future.  Consider yourself warned. 😉

And meet #2.

This, too, uses a new release from Technique Tuesday. I used their new Sign of the Times set.

 I was inspired to whip out the set right away because of the Cath’s Signs of Peace challenge over at Moxie Fab World. I am always excited about Cath’s challenges, but I don’t always have time to play. So glad I was able to have a chance to play this time.

Before I go,  I want to add one more thing. Fiorella had a question about the white ink pads I use.

I use two different ones regularly. I use the Frost White pigment one from Clearsnap. Do they even make them still? I have had it that long. 😉 And I also use the Fresh Snow one from Papertrey Ink. I like them both quite a bit. I’ve had a few other white ink pads in my time, but these two are the ones I consistently get the best results from.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back later!

Thank you for stopping by!

PS… Interested in winning the ChipArt tool from GCD Studios? There’s a wee bit of a layout contest going on at GCD this month. Enter and you might win the tool and accessories. Click here for more details.

Today’s card (8-6)

Hello out there!
Have you missed me? 😉 Kidding.
Took a break for a few days after leaving town for a few before that.
Took a bit to get caught up so blogging got put on hold.
Needless to say, I’m back now with a card to share.

Meet today’s card.

I was goofing with some of Technique Tuesday’s new releases when I made this one.
I am not really a big fan of the color orange, but I am totally drawn to this color combo. Strange, I know.

The paisley designs here are from Technique Tuesday’s brand new, just starting to hit stores now Paisley Park clear stamp set. The words are from the Ali Edwards’ Hello Life set, which was one of the first sets released with the Studio AE club.

Everything else on this one is from my stash.
That’s all for now. Be back over the weekend!

PS… A new call for submissions is up at Paper Crafts magazine. Go here for all the deets. Please give it a shot! You just might get published.

Today’s card (8-1)

Hello, hello!

Happy Sunday!

Let’s just get right down to business today.

Meet today’s card.

The patterned papers here are from American Crafts and Basic Grey (yes, there really is some hidden on here). The felt shapes are from Little Yellow Bicycle and the words are from Ali Edwards’ Simply You set from Technique Tuesday.

The rest is from my stash.

Be back later.

Thanks for stopping by.