Monday, August 31, 2020

8/31/2020 - Make My Moday #130 Criss Cross Card - Inspiring Iris

  Welcome back to another week here at Make My Monday – today we are sharing Criss Cross Card. I follow the instruction from Splitcoastampers and it was so fun and easy to make. I decided to use up some of my retired DSP from last year Occasion Catalog and make it into a encouragement card. I decided to not do a band around the card and just adhere a stamped image on oval shape dies in the middle with dimensional. I also used the Timeless Label Punch to create a tab for the insert’s handle. I hope you enjoy this card today and be sure to join us at the challenge and give this special fun fold card a try!  



Challenge: MMM#130
Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris,  
Others: Oval Layering Dies, Dimensional, Corner Rounder (retired), Timeless Label Punch,  
Colors: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick (retired), Soft Seafoam,
Papers: Whisper White, With All My Love DSP, Pink (retired), Real Red,   

Saturday, August 29, 2020

8/29/2020 - Tuesday Morning Sketches - Season's Greeting

Today’s card is using Tuesday Morning Sketches. I decided to go wit the Coming Home Bundle to create this card. I die cut out the trees and the house and color them in with the Stampin’ Blends . The more I used the Blends, the more I am in love with them but I definitely need more practice. Then I adhere the Pool Party cardstock with the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. I added a sentiment and finish the card. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today.



Challenge: #569
Stamp Set: Coming Home, Teeny Tiny Christmas,    
Others: Dimensional, Stampin’ Blends, Classic Label Punch, Coming Home Dies,      
Colors: Memento Black, Old Olive, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Crumb Cake,  
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper

Friday, August 28, 2020

8/28/2020 - CAS(E) this Sketch & Fab Friday - Wishing You Well

 Happy Friday – it’s a gorgeous sunny and humid day here in the Chicagoland area and I found myself thinking about how fall is just around the corner. Today’s card is using Fab Friday (color) & CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge for a fall theme card. I don’t have Cajun Craze on hand but not a problem, it’s in the DSP! I die cut out the maple leaves in Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider and since it’s already have some kind of texture, I enhanced it a little more by using Dauber and put some ink on it, to make the texture more noticeable. I really like how this card turned out and always love the simplicity of a sketch. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today!


Challenge: #196 & #387
Stamp Set: Gather Together
Colors: Memento Black, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider
Others: Dimensional, Dauber, Champagne Rhinestone,    
Papers: Whisper White, Plaid Tiding DSP, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider,


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

8/26/2020 - Freshly Made Sketches & Hand Stamped Sentiment - May this season

Happy Hump Day – it’s been a bit crazy so finally have some times to make a quick card, using Freshly ade Sketch and Hand Stamp Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. The card is pretty clean and simple, just use the DSP and the images of pumpkins. They are color in with both Stampin’ Markers and Stampin’ Blends. Guess what, I don’t even have a Pumpkin Pie Markers or Blends?? Shocking, I know!! What am I going to do making fall cards?? Hope you enjoy this quick and easy card today.


Challenge: #346& FMS450
Stamp Set: Gather Together
Colors: Memento Black, Dusty Durango (retired), Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Plaid Tiding DSP

Others: Gather Together Dies.      

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

8/25/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz #252 Explore Outdoors

Weclome back to another week of challenge here at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making Great Outdoor card. When I think of outdoor activities, golfing pop to mind. Golf is important part of my life – my god-mother/god-father owns a golf course in Taiwan, I used to work there for a year, all my relatives including my folks love playing golf and I used to play too……so this theme is special to me. I kept the card pretty simple and used the retired Clubhouse bundle for this. I added a Happy Father’s Day sentiment because 8/8 is Taiwanese Father’s day and this card will be heading to CA to my dad. As you can see, lots of die cutting and only one stamp. I hope you enjoy this card today and be sure to join us at the challenge.



Challenge: #252
Stamp Set: Club House  
Colors: Crushed Curry,  
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Green (retired), Clubhouse DSP,
Others: Dimensional, Club House Dies, Gold Ribbon (retired)    

Friday, August 21, 2020

8/21/2020 - Inspired By Challenge - Happy Birthday You Old Goat

 Happy Friday! Today’s card is using a new challenge I found called Inspired By and this week it’s a sketch challenge with a punny sentiment. When I saw that I knew I want to use the Way To Goat set because it has some really funny sentiment. I stamped the image in Stazon Black and color in with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen and used the corner rounder to round out the corner. I put a layer underneath and then another DSP to finish of the card. This is definitely a quick and easy card for something who is REALLY funny!



Challenge: IB138
Stamp Set: Way To Goat    
Colors: Stazon Black, Early Espresso,
Papers: Whisper White, Blue (retired), Peony Garden DSP,
Others: Twine (retired), corner rounder     

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

8/19/2020 - The Card Concept - Thinking of You

Happy Hump Day – I needed a cheer me up card today so I went into my craft room and made a card using The Card Concept (Sunset at the Shore). I saw a card made by Stampin’ With Cindy and decided to CASE it. I used the biggest stamping block and inked it with Pool Party and Crumb Cake then spritz it with water to get the watercolor effects. Then I stamped the images with Stazon Black. To finish the card, I adhere it onto an Early Espresso cardstock. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today.



Challenge: #138D
Stamp Set: Seaside Notion  
Colors: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Stazon Black,   
Papers: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Neutral cardbase (retired)
Others: Stamping Blocks,    

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

8/18/2020 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday Or Not - Season of Thanks

Double Tuesday! I made another card today using Try Stampin’ Tuesday Challenge. I wanted to start using my Gather Together fall theme stamp set and this is a good sketch for it. I used the plaid DSP from Plaid Tiding 6x6 DSP and the image is stamped with Cinnamon Cider and Mango Melody. The sentiment is with Memento Black on Misty Moonlight. I finished the card off with some burlap twines. Hope you enjoy this quick card today!


Challenge: #470

Stamp Set: Gather Together   
Colors: Memento Black, Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider,  
Papers: Whisper White, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Plaid Tiding 6x6 DSP
Others: Glue Dots, Burlap Twines, Corner Rounder   

8/18/2020 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch & Sunday Stamps - Coffee

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is using 2 challenges – Sunday Stamps (colors) & Atlantic Hearts Sketch. Lately I am trying harder to do more color challenges and combine them with a sketch to be more creative and broaden my horizon a little more. When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use Press On because it’s perfect to colors in and cut out the images for focal point. The colors I used are mostly subtle scheme in my option, for the band of the coffee mug, I stamped the image onto the DSP, cut it out and adhere it onto my focal image. It may be hard to see but the Gray Granite piece is embossed and the heart in the middle coffee have Wink A Stella on it. This card will be perfect for a coffee drinker, even a tea drinker too! I hope you like the card I am sharing today! Be safe and creative!



Challenge: #382, SSC237
Stamp Set: Press On  
Colors: Stazon Black, Purple Posy/Balmy Blue/Gray Granite Markers,
Papers: Whisper White, 2019-2021 In-Color DSP, Gray Granite,
Others: Dimension, Subtle Embossing Folder, Wink A Stella,  

Monday, August 17, 2020

8/17/2020 - Make My Monday #129 On The Beach - Awesome at Any Age

Welcome back to another week of Make My Monday - #129 on the beach! I still can’t believe that summer is almost to an end (or is it?!), and definitely need to go to the beach a little more! The stamp set I used from Stampin’ Up is totally suitable for this card! I die cut out the stitched circle first and use the images to create a beachy theme. It may be hard to see but the yellow sun is colored in with Wink A Stella. I stamped a birthday related sentiment as I will be sending this card to my cousin in Taiwan for his birthday! I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge!

Challenge: #129
Stamp Set: Waterfront, Itty Bitty Birthday
Colors: Balmy Blue, Pineapple Crunch, Old Olive, Gray Granite, Soft Suede, Memento Black, Grapefruit Grove,    
Papers: Whisper White, 2019-2021 In-Colors DSP, Balmy Blue 
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Shaped Dies, Wink A Stella,

Friday, August 14, 2020

8/14/2020 - Color Throwdown & CAS(E) this Sketch - Hi

Happy Friday – today’s card is using 2 different challenges: Color Throwdown (Peach/Aqua/Craft) and CAS(E) this Sketch. I kept the card pretty simple and just let the word HI do the trick. The Whisper White piece is embossed with the folder and I used the new Alphabet Dies along with the Adhesive Sheets. Have you enjoy this card and thank you for stopping by.



Challenge: #606, #385

Stamp Set: N/A
Colors: N/A  
Papers: Whisper White, Pink (retired), 2019-2021 In-Colors DSP, Crumb Cake,  Others: Adhesive Sheets, Alphabet Dies, 2” Circle Punch, Layering Circles,

Thursday, August 13, 2020

8/13/2020 - Freshly Made Sketch - Season of Thanks

 Today’s quick card is using Freshly Made Sketch! Sorry this will be short and brief as my day got busier!


Challenge: #448
Stamp Set: Gather Together  
Colors: Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Memento Black  
Papers: Whisper White, Bumble Bee, Plaid Tiding 6x6 DSP Others: Dimensional, Gathered Leaves Dies  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

8/11/2020 - CAS(E)ing Tuesday #264 - It's Your Day

 Happy Tuesday – today’s card is using CAS(E)ing Tuesday on FB and it’s from page 72 of the current annual catalog. I decided to use up some of my current 2019-2021 In-Colors DSP for this challenge. I cut of stripes of DSP and the square is using the Stitched Shaped Dies. I also did a fun *tapping* technique on the floral part where I inked up Purple Posy first and then *tap* it with Rococo Rose. I hope you like this card I am sharing today.

Card Sketch #264

Card Sketch #264 Sample


Challenge: #264
Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris
Colors: 2019-2021 In-Colors
Papers: Whisper White, 2019-2021 In-Colors DSP,  

Others: SU Markers, Stitched Shaped Dies, 1” Circle Punch, Layering Circle Dies, Dimensional

Monday, August 10, 2020

8/10/2020 - The Paper Players & CAS(E) this Sketch - Thanks

Happy Monday – Today’s is using 2 challenges, AGAIN!! The Paper Players (colors) and CAS(E) this Sketch. Lately I am trying really hard to do color challenges and I think it’s so easy when pairing up with a good sketch. I used Pool Party on the branches and use dauber with Night of Navy for the flowers. The butterflies are with Menlo Mambo and Mango Melody and finished the card off with a Night of Navy sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card today!



Challenge: #384 & PP503
Stamp Set: Butterfly Wishes, Ornate Thanks 
Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Pool Party
Papers: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pool Party,  
Others: Dauber, Rhinestone,

Friday, August 7, 2020

8/7/2020 - TGIF Challenge & Fab Friday - Let's Celebrate You

 Happy Friday – Today’s card is using 2 challenges – Fab Friday (sketch) and TGIF Challenge (color). Lately I am trying to do more colors challenges and love combining them with a good sketch. This card is more or less inspired by Mindy B’s card. I just love her style and been following here even when I was in CA. I used the Seaside Notion images (sand dollars and shell) and then color in some part of with Magenta Madness. I don’t have the Wshiper White embossing powder so instead I used White Craft Ink. I enjoyed making this card and thanks for stopping by!   



Challenge: #195 & #TGIFC276
Stamp Set: Seaside Notion      
Colors: Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, White Craft Ink
Papers: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape,
Others: Dimensional, Self-Adhesive Sequins, Craft Ink   

Thursday, August 6, 2020

8/6/2020 - Hand Stamped Sentiments & The Spot - Coffee

Today’s card is using 2 challenges – Hand Stamped Sentiment for colors & The Spot for coffee. I don’t normally do color challenges but this Press On stamp set makes it super easy because you can just use the colors on these coffee mugs! I also used 2 different dies to make them really pop. The coffee bean in the background is stamped in the same color as the cardstock! It might be a little hard to see but I did used a little Wink A Stella on some of the coffee mug. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like my creation as well.



Challenge - #122 & #345
Stamp Set: Press On
Colors: Stazon Black, Coastal Cabana/Magenta Madness/Bumble Bee SU Markers,
Papers: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Flower for Every Season DSP,
Others: Dimensional, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies,  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

8/5/2020 - Sunday Stamps - Flowering Blooms

Happy Hump Day – Today’s card is submitted with Sunday Stamp Sketch Challenge. I love the layout and I think the card turned out really awesome. I used the Peony Garden DSP and used all the colors in the palette, well, except Soft Seafoam for the leaves. The coloring is done with the SU markers and I used the newly dies to go along with it.  I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today.



Challenge: SSC236
Stamp Set: Flowering Blooms,   
Colors: Stazon Black, Petal Pink/Soft Seafoam (SU Markers)   
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Peony Garden DSP,  
Others: Dimensional, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, SU Markers,     

8/5/2020 - The Paper Funday Challenge - Bugaboo Stamps: Anything Goes with Twist: Back to School

Welcome back to another month here at The Paper Funday Challenge. Today's card is using Bugaboo stamp - Puppy Love image. This doggy is just too cute and I really want to showcase him so I got multiple prints of him and cut one out to layer on top of my main image and I sponge around it to create the background color for him. Then I used the Stampin' Blends for his body and markers for the heart. I really like how it turned out and I made it into a LOVE card. I hope you like this card I am sharing today and be sure to check out everyone's creation and join us at the challenge. 

                  ** my cut out image

Challenge: #20
Stamp Set: Bugaboo Stamps - Puppy Love, Posted for You (sentiment) 
Colors: Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Rococo Rose 
Papers: Whisper White, 2019-2021 In-Colors DSP, Terracotta Tile, 
Others: Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up Markers, Sponge, 

Monday, August 3, 2020

8/3/2020 - Make My Monday #128 Clean & Simple - Happy Day

Welcome back to another week of challenge at Make My Monday! Today’s challenge is Clean and Simple card and this is what I came up with. I used the brand new stamp set from the current Holiday Catalog called Press On – a fun coffee stamp set for this birthday card. I colored in all the coffee images with the current 2020-2022 In-Colors and the coffee bean is stamped with the same color of cardstock. This will be an awesome card for a coffee lover! Hope you enjoy my creation and be sure to join us at the challenge.

Challenge: #128
Stamp Set: Press On
Colors: StazOn Black, 2020-2020 In-Colors     
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Magenta Madness
Others: Sequins, Stampin’ Up Markers,  

Saturday, August 1, 2020

8/1/2020 - CAS Colours & Sketches & TGIF Challenge - Just Wanted to Say.....

The weather here in the Chicagoland area is cloudy so it feels really nice to be outside, not too hot, so we will be heading out for a bike ride later. Today’s card is using CAS Colours & Sketches and also an picture inspiration challenge at TGIF. I decided to go with the Celebrate Sunflower stamp set. I die cut and colors the 2 smaller sunflowers and the stripes I decided to all use the DSP. What I need to learn is to make sure how to die out the flowers more accurately. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today.

Challenge: #381 & #TGIFC275
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflower
Colors: Stazon Ink, Daffodil Delight/Old Olive/Soft Suede (Markers)
Papers: Whisper White, Flower for Every Season DSP, Just Jade,
Others: Dimensional, Celebrate Sunflower Dies,