Thursday, July 30, 2020

7/30/2020 - Hand Stamped Sentiments - Thank You

Today’s card is using Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch challenge. After I saw all the wonderful creation by the DT teams and participants, I came up with this card. For the horizontal separation, I decided to use the ribbon for it. The circle image I ended up using the floral image from Flowering Blooms and color it in with Watercolor Pencils with Aqua Painter. I really like how the coloring turns out for in depth of the shades. I know we have Stampin’ Blends for colorings but I always have a soft spot for the Watercolor Pencils. Hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: #344
Stamp Set: Flowering Blooms 
Colors: Stazon Ink, Highland Heather/Cherry Cobbler/Garden Greens (Watercolor Pencils), Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Whisper White, Peony Garden DSP, Highland Heather,
Others: Dimensional, Silver Edge Ribbon, Flowering Dies,  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

7/28/2020 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Coming Home

Happy Hump Day – Today’s card is using Try Stampin’ Tuesday sketch challenge with a optional of create a scene. I decided to use the Coming Home bundle for this home sweet home card that didn’t have a sentiment so could be use as a Christmas/Holiday card as well. I layer a small house on top of the big house and color in with Stampin’ Blends and SU markers. I found some of my Champagne Foil sheet and used it along with a Peony Garden DSP. I really like how this card turned out and can’t wait to find a recipient for it.

Challenge: TSOT467
Stamp Set: Coming Home  
Colors: Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Misty Moonlight), Stampin’ Markers (Poppy Parade)
Papers: Whisper White, Peony Garden DSP, Gray Granite, Champagne Foil Sheet
Others: Dimensional, Coming Home Dies, Button (retired), Old Olive Twine (retired),

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

7/28/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz #250 Get Well Wishes - Sending Hugs

Welcome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making Get Well Wishes card. I wanted to keep it simple for the guy so I kept the colors in the same family tone – Green. I used the die cut from Celebrate Sunflower fern images with the cardstock. Then I layer them into the stamped rectangle and added some twines and pearls and voila, an elegant card for the guy during a tough time. I hope you enjoy this card toady and be sure to join us at the challenge!

Challenge: #250
Stamp Set: Swirly Frames, Inspiring Iris,    
Colors: Garden Green, Mint Macaroon   
Papers: Whisper White, Garden Green, Mint Macaroon,    
Others: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Celebrate Sunflower Dies, Old Olive Baker’s Twine,

Monday, July 27, 2020

7/27/2020 - Global Design Project & The Paper Players - Just A Note

Happy Monday – I am excited for this week because tomorrow we are taking H. to the Brookfield Zoo! Today’s card is using Global Design Project Theme (Aquatic) & The Paper Players Sketch Challenge. I finally mounted few images for Seaside Notion to create this card since the theme is Aquatic. I stamped the images with Versamark first and then used clear embossing powder with it. Then I colored it with Sponge and ink pads. I couldn’t decided what colors I want the sentiment to be in so I used White Craft ink with Basic Black cardstock. I hope you enjoy the card I am sharing today, thank you for stopping by!

Challenge: #GDP251 & PP501
Stamp Set: Season Notion, Posted For You
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana,
Papers: Whisper White, Bird Ballard DSP, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana Basic Black
Others: Dimensional, Craft White Ink, Embossing Powder (clear), Heat Tool, Sponge

Sunday, July 26, 2020

7/26/2020 - TGIF Challenges - A Cup of Thanks

Hi everyone – today is HOT here in the Chicagoland area, about 90 degrees and humidity, yikes! Today’s card is using TGIF Challenge – use your scraps. I used the ideas I got from Lisa’s Stamp Studio for this challenge. The coffee mug is from the new Holiday Catalog – Press On and I cut it out and used the piecing technique on the coffee mug by using the DSP. I decided to leave the sentiment from the outside and stamped it inside the card. This card is pretty easy to create and defintly a great way to use up your scraps. I hope you enjoy the card I am sharing today!!


Challenge: #TGIFC274
Stamp Set: Press On      
Colors: Stazon Black, Crushed Curry Marker,
Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Ornate Garden DSP,  
Others: Dimensional, SU Markers,

Friday, July 24, 2020

7/24/2020 - Fusion - Hope Your Day is Full of Perks

Happy Friday – today’s card is using Fusion Sketch Challenge. I used the stamp set called Press On with Stampin’ Up and cut out 3 coffee cup images that I like and colored them in with the 2019-2021 In-Colors markers. The sentiment and the *sunshine* is stamped in the same color of the cardstock. I really love how this card turned out – soooo adorable and it will be perfect for a coffee lover! Have a wonderful weekend!

Challenge: Fusion
Stamp Set: Press On       
Colors: Stazon Black, 2019-2021 SU Markers, Soft Suede
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, 2019-2021 InColors DSP   
Others: Dimensional,

Thursday, July 23, 2020

7/23/2020 - The Card Concept & Freshly Made Sketch - Very Merry

Happy Thursday – today’s challenge is using The Card Concept and Freshly Made Sketch. When I saw the inspiration photo, it reminds me of a cozy home, nice and warm, so I used the color from the photo and used them on a house from Coming Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up. The sketch is wonderful to create this card as I can use the house as my main focal point and the greeting underneath. I decided to put an embossed layer of Whisper White onto Soft Suede. I really enjoy the simplicity of this card and I hope you do too!

Challenge: #138B & #445
Stamp Set: Coming Home      
Colors: Stazon Black, Pool Party/Soft Suede/Poppy Parade Markers
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede  
Others: Dimensional, 2 ½” Circle Punch, Adhesive Snowflakes, Classic Label Punch, Home Together Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

7/21/2020 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch - LOVE

Hi everyone – Today’s card is using Atlantic Hearts Challenge! When I saw the sketch, I knew I want to use up some of the In-Colors paper. Each stripes is cut at 0.5 and it will have to be longer than your layering Whisper White so you can cut down the extras. I stamped the LOVE image and punch it out with the coordinating punch and both layers are on Basic Black. The LOVE image is color in with the SU Markers. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today and have a great week!

Challenge: #378
Stamp Set: Posted For You     
Colors: Stazon Black, 2019 – 2021 In-Colors Markers
Papers: Whisper White, Purple Posey, Basic Black, 2019-2021 InColors DSP
Others: Rectangular Postage Punch, Dimensional, SU Markers,

Monday, July 20, 2020

7/20/2020 - TGIF Challenge & The Paper Players - Here's to Celebrating You

Happy Monday – I made another this past weekend but forgot to blog about it. This one is using 2 challenges – The Paper Player (Clean & Simple Celebrate) and TGIF (Silhouette) to create this elegant birthday card. I used the Layering Circle Dies to cut out the outline of a circle from scratch paper, and then used sponge in the Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody for the background. Then the stamp image is Memento Black and Merry Merlot. I hope you like this quick and simple card I created today. Have a wonderful week.  

Challenge: PP500 & #tgifc273
Stamp Set: Friend Like You    
Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Memento Black, Merry Merlot,
Papers: Whisper White, Red
Others: Layering Circle Dies, Sponge, Self-Adhesive Sequins,

7/20/2020 - Make My Monday #127 Baby Wipe Technique - Thanks

Welcome back to another week at Make My Monday – today’s challenge is Baby Wipe Technique, picked by ME!!! I always enjoy a fun and easy technique and this one is really easy to do. Click HERE for a youtube tutorial that I found through Splitcoastamper. What you do is take a baby wipe, and drop some re-inkers on it and take the image you want and ink it from the wipe and stamp! You should definitely pick colors that works well together or even create another color. For the card, I stamped the outside image with Memento Black first and then the floral image is with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral (and when I mixed it, it gives out some orange color). The stem is with Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you do too. Remember to join us at the challenge and submit your creation there!


Challenge: #127
Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris,                  
Colors: Memento Black, Daffdeli Delight, Calypso Coral, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Grapefruit Grove
Papers: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Parisian DSP,   
Others: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Old Olive Baker’s Twine (retired),

Saturday, July 18, 2020

7/18/2020 - CAS(E) this Sketch - Coming Home

Happy Birthday to me! Today’s card is using CAS(E) this Sketch and I created a Christmas card in French! The house and the trees are from the DSP and just cut out using the dies. I just wanted to see what I can create using those paper designs. Hope you enjoy this quick card today.


Challenge: #381
Stamp Set: Coming Home   
Colors: N/A
Papers: Whisper White, Coming Home DSP, Pool Party,
Others: Mini Dimensional, Coming Home Dies,  

Friday, July 17, 2020

7/17/2020 - CASE-ing Tuesday - Best Wishes

Happy Friday! Today’s card is using FB page – CASE-ing Tuesday. I used the newly item from the current annual catalog – Arrange a Wreath bundle to create this. I cut out the branches in 2 difference colors as well as the flowers and added some pearls onto the flower. Then added a sentiment and used the linen thread for some interest. I hope you like this care I am sharing today! 

Challenge: #260
Stamp Set: Arrange a Wreath  
Colors: Mint Macaroon,
Papers: Whisper White, Mint Macaroon, Garden Green, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral,
Others: Mini Dimensional, Linen Thread, Timeless Label Punch, Artisan Pearls (retired)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

7/16/2020 - New Goodies from 2020 Holiday Mini Catalog

Hi everyone - here is a quick picture of my new goodies from the new 2020 Holiday Catalog. I made a small order so I can do some swap cards with the ladies in our Fun n' Crafty Group!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

7/14/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz - No Pattern Paper

Welcome back to another week here at Cardz 4 Guyz – where we share special creation just for the boys/men. Today’s challenge is No Pattern Paper on your card and this is what I came up with! I must say the challenge is a little hard as I am such a hoarder for designer series paper and I always want to use them up. I decided to use Pool Party as a background instead of DSP and the image is from the new stamp set called Way To Goat. This is not really my style of stamp set but I got it because I want I want to replace This Little Piggy. The image of the goat is colored in with Stampin’ Blends and I think the punt intended sentiment is kind of fun! I hope you enjoy this card today and be sure to join us at the challenge!


Challenge: #249
Stamp Set: Way To Goat                 
Colors: Memento Black, Magenta Madness, Basic Gray (Blends), Crumb Cake
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Old Olive, Misty Moonlight,  
Others: Dimensional, Friendly Silhouette dies, Stitched Shaped Dies, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Rhinestone

Saturday, July 11, 2020

7/11/2020 - Happy Card

Today's card is using the new Alphabet Dies from Stampin’ Up. I’ve been wanting to get a die set like this and finally one that is affordable in price. I put the dies on top of a piece of DSP and cut out the word Happy, (which I will stamp / write any sentiment inside as well). Then I also used the foam sheet to cut out the letters so I can raise them up for more of a dimension. Both pieces are layer on top of Basic Black cardstock. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy card today!

Challenge: N/A
Stamp Set: N/A
Colors: N/A     
Papers: Flower for Every Season DSP, Basic Black,
Others: Alphabet Dies, Foam Sheet,

Thursday, July 9, 2020

7/9/2020 - Tuesday Morning Sketch - It's Your Day!

Happy Thursday – today’s card is using Tuesday Morning Sketches! I decided to go with the Celebrate Sunflower with 2020-2022 Stampin’ Up In-Colors. I also used the coordinating DSP for this card so they all kind of goes together. I used the SU markers to color in the sunflower but decided to go with Magenta Madness instead of the traditional yellow. I also used the Stitched Shaped Dies for the card. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: #562
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflower, Itty Bitty Birthday   
Colors: Memento Black, 2020-2022 SU In-Color Markers,      
Papers: Whisper White, Flower for Every Season DSP,  
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Shaped Dies, Metallic Silver Edged Ribbon, Subtle Embossing Folder,

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

7/8/2020 - CASEing the Catty Sunday - Happy Birthday

Today’s card is using CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge – on page 130 of the current annual catalog. It’s hard to see but the border of the DSP is actually raised up by dimensional and I used Foam Adhesive instead since the border is too thin (next time if I make this card I again, I would remember to leave a larger border). I colored in the floral image using the colors on DSP and cut out the outline of the sentiment and adhere onto the circle piece. I really like how this card turned out and really enjoy making this.


Challenge: CTC275
Stamp Set: Posted for You  
Colors: Memento Black, Gray Granite and Petal Pink Markers     
Papers: Whisper White, Peony Garden DSP, Petal Pink
Others: Dimensional, Foam Adhesive, Stitched Shaped Dies,  2” Circle Punch,

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

7/7/2020 - TGIF Challenge - Inspiring Iris

It’s been awhile since I did a color challenge so today’s card is using TGIF Challenges for it. I stamped the background with Granny Apple Green and the Inspiring Iris is using all the colors and I paired it up with the retired DSP. This card came together pretty quickly so it’s a good one to make multiples. I hope you enjoy the card today.

Challenge: #TGIFC271
Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris, Birch
Colors: Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Memento Black,    
Papers: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Birthday Bonanza DSP,     
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Shaped Dies,  

Monday, July 6, 2020

7/6/2020 - Make My Monday #126 Stars and/or Stripes - You Do a Great Job

Welcome back to another week of Make My Monday! Today’s challenge is using Stars and/or Stripes and I decide to go with the stripes on the designer series paper! I wanted to make a card for my husband for Father’s Day (I know, 2 weeks ago) and this is what I came up with. The image is stamped with Stazon and color in with Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencils along with Blender Pen to smooth out the line. The sentiment is heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder on the vellum. We also wrote a really nice message to him, of course! I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today and be sure to check out everyone’s creation and join in on the challenge.

Challenge: #126
Stamp Set: Few Good Man           
Colors: Stazon Black, Watercolor Pencils  
Papers: Whisper White, Country Club DSP (retired), Gray Granite, Vellum
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Shaped Dies, Black Embossing Powder, Blender Pens,  

Saturday, July 4, 2020

7/4/2020 - CASEing Tuesday - Let's Celebrate You

Happy Fourth of July! Today's card is using FB page - CASE-ing Tuesday, for the sample on page 82 of the current annual catalog! I decided to make it into a birthday card using Birthday Banaza that I borrowed from my crafty friend, Tobe. I really enjoyed this stamp set but it sure takes a lot of stamping to create a scene. The gift boxes are using different colors and the twocan is the easiest animal to stamp on because there is no mult-colors to use. I pop up the bird on dimensional to give it more of the layering. Hope you enjoy this card and have a great 4th of July!!

Challenge: #258
Stamp Set: Way To Goat                 
Colors: Memento Black, Magenta Madness, Basic Gray (Blends), Crumb Cake
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Old Olive, Misty Moonlight,  
Others: Dimensional, Friendly Silhouette dies, Stitched Shaped Dies, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Rhinestone

Friday, July 3, 2020

7/3/2020 - CAS Colours & Sketches & Festive Friday - Happy Birthday

Hi everyone – today’s challenge is with CAS Colours & Sketches and also Festive Friday! I rarely do color challenges because I am just not good at creating a card with my stamp sets using a particular set of colors but after seeing some awesome samples from the DT – I wanted to give it a try. The card I came up with use some of the new Stampin’ Up products. The flower is color in with Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencils and the pink is with Flirty Flamingo.  I used the Blender Pens to smooth out the lines. For Festive Friday - the elements I used is Floral Theme, Birthday Theme, Stitching (faux), Single Image & Clean & Simple. I really like how this card turned out, soft and elegant and I think I have the perfect recipient for this card. Thank you for dropping by today.

Stamp Set: Flowering Blooms, Posted for You  
Colors: Granny Apple Green, Watercolor Pencils (Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo), Memento Black, 
Papers: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Peony Garden DSP  
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Blender Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Pearls  

Thursday, July 2, 2020

7/2/2020 - The Spot - Thanks

Hi everyone – welcome to my blog! Today’s card is using The Spot (Sketch Challenge) – a challenge I participated for the first time! I really enjoyed DT – Jennifer’s card using the Stitched Rectangle Dies so I wanted to try that as well. I cut the DSP to 5.5” x 4 ¼” and then diagonally and then adhere it onto a Whisper White cardstock so I can run it through the Big Shot. Since the pattern of the DSP is already kind of busy with floral images, I just kept the card simple just stamping sentiment in for the middle. I really like the Ornate Thanks because you can mix and match lots of sentiment to your liking! I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today!


Challenge: #117
Stamp Set: Ornate Thanks   
Colors: Mint Macaroon, Terracotta Tile, Bumble Bee, Whisper White,
Papers: Whisper White, Ornate Garden DSP, Bumble Bee  
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Rectangle Dies,    

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

7/1/2020 - The Paper Fun Day Challenge - The Great Out Door

Welcome back to another month here at The Paper Funday Challenge – today’s card is using the twist theme – Great Out Door. Whenever I think of outdoor activities, Golf came to mine. I used to work at a golf course in Taiwan and most of my families and relatives play golf so this is a very special *sport* in my heart. I used the Country Club DSP and one of the image is golf scene and all you have to do is color in the image with whatever coloring medium you like, in this case, I used Watercolor Pencils and smooth out the line with Blender Pen. The background is showcasing all the DSP. Hope you enjoy this card today and be sure to participate in our challenge for July!

Challenge: #19
Stamp Set: N/A                 
Colors: Watercolor Pencils,
Papers: Country Club DSP, Garden Green,    
Others: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Dimensional