Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Shaker for Just Add Ink

They can be tedious, but I love making shaker cards.  Created this one for the challenge at Just Add Ink.  Wanted my focal to be all about sentiment, so sentiment around the frame and in the window. 


I adore that tiny "Hello" stamp.  

Supplies Used - Beautiful Day
Stamps and Dies:  Stamp Set from November 2017 Kit of the Month and minis4circles (The Stamps of Life); Circle Dies (Sizzix)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Cardstock and pattern paper from November 2017 Kit of the Month
Other: Adhesive Foam and Acetate (The Stamps of Life); Sequins from Lucy's Little Things

I hope you found some time to create today!

Debbie


Monday, April 16, 2018

CAS Card Celebrating Mom

Created a little something on the CAS side for Mother's Day, inspired by the challenge at CAS on Sunday.  


 Maybe not a lot of white space, but certainly a lot of kraft space.


Love water coloring on kraft cardstock. 

Now, go create! 


Supplies Used - Happy Mother's Day
Stamps and Dies:  Love You Bunches Stamp Set (My Creative Time)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent);
Paper: Solar White and Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah)
Other: Enchanted Garden Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Red and White for Merry Monday

I created a simple card for Merry Monday this morning.  The challenge this week was to create a card with red and white. 


I went with a lighter hand on my background stripe, so it would look a bit sketchy.  I split the panel and put my sentiment over the split.  

And I may be off to create a little bit more this afternoon.  Great to be inspired by challenges.  I hope you find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Eat Drink and Be Merry
Stamps:  Peppermint Stick Background Stamp and Merry Labels Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler); Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)





Birthday Theme for Stamp Ink Paper!

A few weeks back I posted a card using scraps from a scrapbook layout.  I had more scraps in my little side tray next to my craft table, and I couldn't bring myself to throw them out.  It was just a silly strip of Mickey head paper.  So I got out my balloon stamps again and got to work to create another birthday card, inspired by the "birthday" theme this week at Stamp Ink Paper



I went with a kraft background this time, and stamped my balloons in those "mouse" colors. 


My Minnie version from a few weeks back can be found here.  

One more scrap from the scrap pile is gone.  Phew!

I hope you find some time to create today.  


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday Mickey
Stamps and Dies:  Balloon Celebration (Stampin' Up); Mickey Joyful (Character World);
Ink & Embossing:  Tiki Torch, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Midnight (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Kraft Cardstock (Close To My Heart);
Other: Red Twine (The Stamps of Life); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Balloon Punch (Stampin' Up)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Two for Heart 2 Heart

I've not joined in on a Heart 2 Heart challenge in quite some time, so I had some fun playing with my CTMH loot today. 

First up is a card for "Going Green" which was middle of the month.  I went with two shades of green for my card.
 

I embossed the edges of that focal piece, but also stamped and embossed the corners, and then stamped and embossed the pattern paper beneath it. 



And then my second card was inspired by the Cut it Out challenge, which was the final one this month.  Of course, I had to use some die that I got during the sale.  Banners!


I went girlie on this one!  Pinks and greens and flowers.  It all works.


Always fun to play with paper and ink.  I hope you found some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Sunshine
Stamps and Dies:  Sunny Thoughts and Say it All Occasions Stamp Sets; Party Banner Dies (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Archival (Close To My Heart)
Paper: Chelsea Gardens Pattern Paper and Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Other: Black and White Dots (Close To My Heart)


Supplies Used - 1 Year Older
Stamps and Dies:  Birthday Tine Stamp Set (Close To My Heart); Basic Banners Dies (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Archival (Close To My Heart)
Paper: Gimme Some Sugar Pattern Paper and Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Other: Black and White Dots (Close To My Heart)

No Pattern Paper for Cards in Envy

No pattern paper was the challenge at Cards in Envy.  I played around with some card panels and ink that I knew would coordinate well, as it was my original colors from Catherine Pooler inks  They are my go to inks these days.  The first collection released were such a great combo.  

And so, no pattern paper . . .


And I went with no sentiment . . . as I thought this would make a nice note card to send any type of note.



And with the same color combination, always fun to stamp away! Did some splattering on both cards. 




 I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie
 

Supplies Used - Floral Card
Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Orange Twist, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Rockin' Red and Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Premium White and Premium Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


 

Supplies Used - Congrats
Stamps:  Way to Go (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Orange Twist, Rockin' Red, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Black Jack and Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Premium White and Premium Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)





House Mouse, Adorbs!

Sharing a card today inspired by House Mouse's challenge, which was "anything goes" with the option to add a ribbon or a bow.

I went with an image that included a bow.


 I absolutely love how this one turned out.  The pattern paper was the perfect compliment to my stamped image, and that doesn't always happen.  


And those darn House Mouse images . . . adore them.  Obsessed with them. 

Cheers!  And I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Whoops
Stamps and Dies:  Whoops Stamp Set and Word Die (Lil' Inkers); House Mouse Cheesy Gift (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine; Clear EP (Ranger); White Pigment Ink (Simon Says Stamp); White EP (Wow!); Distress Inks for Watercolor (Ranger);
Paper: Cardstock Base and Brown Cardstock (Bazzill); I'd Rather Be Crafting (Echo Park); Canson Watercolor;

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wish Big

This week's Muse Challenge was a fun one with balloons . . . I couldn't pass up balloons.  I decided to try out a new die that I had recently purchased. 


 It is a challenge to just have the silhouette of Minnie Mouse . . . but it was gun given that I was going for just those Disney mouse colors . . . black, white, red and yellow! 


I hope you found some time to create over this past weekend. 



Supplies Used - Wish Big Minnie
Stamps and Dies:  Short and Sweet Sayings (Close To My Heart); Balloon Celebration (Stampin' Up); Minnie Mouse Blissful (Character World)
Ink & Embossing:  Tiki Torch, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Midnight (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: White (Catherine Pooler); Real Red (Stampin' Up); Pattern Paper Scraps
Other: Marigold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Red Twine (The Stamps of Life);

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired by Muse Christmas Visions

I was super inspired by the current Muse Christmas Visions. Here is the card . . .


I saw the card, and remembered I had a reindeer stamp.  And so the creativity began, and here is where it landed.


 I was inspired by the reindeer used, and the striped paper.  And if you look below . .  my sequins served as a string of lights all tangled in those antlers. 


Love this little reindeer. 

And I hope you found some time to create today.  (and if not . . . only about 30 minutes to midniight)


Supplies Used - Love, Joy, Peace
Stamps:  Holiday Trimmings (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: Emerald Envy (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Solar White and Desert Storm (Neenah), Licorice (The Stamps of Life), Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Reindeer Die (Paper Smooches); Festive Holly Days and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Twine

Going Green

Created a little something green today, inspired by Cards in Envy's Green Things challenge.  And what is more green than turtles? 


 And a lot of turtles, indeed. 


I love monochromatic cards.  I just find them to be so calming. 

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Smile
Stamps and Dies:  Stamp Set from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Scallop Circle Dies (Sizzix);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper from November  2017 Kit of the Month
Other: Ribbon from November 2017 Kit of the Month; Lily Pad Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monochromatic Love for Less is More

I'm a fan of monochromatic creations, so I was stoked to work on this card.  It was inspired by the challenge this week at Less is More


 I'm on this new kick to use supplies I have, so had fun crafting this one.  And I'm loving those Enamel Accents from Ranger. 


Go create something sparkly! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Tons of Love
Stamps and Dies:  Sparkle Dot Pattern 1 (Pretty Pink Posh); Huge Hugs 2 (Paper Smooches);
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler);
Paper: Premium White Cardsdtock (Catherine Pooler); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug);  Glitter Paper (Tonic Studios)
Other: Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Big Birthday Balloons

Sharing a card tonight that I made for Seize the Birthday . . . whose challenge this week was "anything goes". 

Went with birthday balloons for anything goes.  Had pulled these stamps and dies out for a friend to borrow, and decided to use them myself before putting them away. 


I made some big balloons and stamped sentiments on two of them, used pattern paper for another. 



 Always fun to play with old product in my stash. 

I hope you found some time to create today! 

Debbie




Supplies Used - Happy Birthday, Wish Big
Stamps:  Make a Wish (My Creative Time)
Ink: Versamark; Zig Black Marker
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up); Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Pattern Paper (Studio Calico)
Accessories:  Twine (The Stamps of Life); Stitched Circle Balloon Dies (My Creative Time); White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)

Good Egg for Muse Challenge #256

I was inspired to create a monochromatic card for Muse Challenge #256.  Here is the card that was shared, which was created by Anita Bowden


I was inspired by the colors and instead of a die, used a stencil to create my card.  I did add some extra layers as well.  Here is my card . . .


 Love the shimmer of that Nuvo paste.


Now . . . go create!  


Supplies Used - Good Egg
Stamps and Dies:  Some Bunny (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Aquatini (Catherine Pooler Ink)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Bazzill Cardstock; Echo Park Pattern Paper
Other: Easter Egg Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Pure Platinum Mousse (Nuvo)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Birthday Critters

Sharing a card that I made using the inspiration at Stamp Ink Paper.  Their challenge this week was four legged friends. 

I've long been a huge fan of my four-legged friends . . . have had a dog or cat, and usually multiples, in my life since Santa brought my first puppy when I was a kindergartner.   So I thought about those leftover supplies from my Simon Says Stamp kit that was all "holiday-ish".  I remembered the cat and dog stamps that came with the kit and thought, why not.  I can take those Christmas supplies and go all birthday mode. 


I steered clear of reds and greens in the coloring of my images.  Does it work?  I hope it works.  I tried a little something different and stamped on a scrap of the Bazzill dot paper, which is a dry embossed paper.  


Always love the detail a white pen will offer.  And the little guy on the right reminds me of a dog we had for 17 years that passed a little over a year ago. 

Love my four-legged friends. 

I hope you find some time to create! 

Debbie



Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp); Kindness Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink & Embossing:  Tuzedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers or coloring
Paper: Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug); White Dot Paper (Bazzill); Solar White (Neenah); Glitter Paper (Tonic)
Other: Signo Uniball White Pen

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sunday Challenges




I have two card challenge cards to share today.  The first was inspired by the photo at Merry Monday.  The photo is listed down with my supplies. 


I was clearly inspired by that tree on the card.  I used sequins for the ornaments, and they provided quite a shine.  


My next card was inspired by a challenge at  Stamp Ink Paper.  It was cardmaker's choice . . . use your favorite stamp set, ink, colors and paper. 

Well, anyone who knows me well knows that it's hard for me to name favorites.  But I do have an attachment to my House Mouse stamps, and I've used this one a few time in other ways.  So here we go again.  



I think it is those darn lights that I adore . . . or coloring them . . . wrapped around those adorable little mice.  And my favorite cardstock . . . Neenah! 

I hope you all find some time to create. 

Debbie






Supplies Used - Claus for Celebration - Tree
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Indigo (Hero Arts)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Stickles; Milk and Cookie Shapes (Doodlebug and Simon Says Stamp); Colorful Confetti Sequin (Simon Says Stamp)






Supplies Used - Warm and Cozy Holiday
Stamps:  Light Wrap (House Mouse Designs by Stampendous); Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Pigment Ink; various Ranger Distress Inks used for watercolor of image; Memento Tuxedo Black;
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Canson Watercolor Paper; cardstock scrap from my box of scraps;
Accessories:  Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Donut worry, be happy!


A bit of a pun for CASology.   And perhaps a little fun in creating as well . . .


These were all supplies from a past Simon Says Stamp Card kit.  Yep . . . donut worry, be happy.



 I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Donut Worry
Stamps:  Coffee and Tea Stamp Set  (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Cream and Sugar Paper (Doodlebug)
Accessories:  Sequins (Crate Paper);





Friday, February 9, 2018

Just a Few Attachments

A few attachments inspired by Inkspirational's challenge this week.  Some clips, and a note . . .


Loving the bold colors.  I pulled the supplies from an old Simon Says Stamp Kit.  


The weekend is here . . . and so, I hope you find some time to create!

Debbie
 
Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps:  Birthday Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Surf Blue and Black (Simon Says Stamp); Life in Color (Simple Stories)
Accessories:  Real Red Stitched Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Life in Color Clips (Simple Stories); Postage Dies (Simon Says Stamp)




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Romantic Kitties for Just Add Ink

Sharing a card inspired by Just Add Ink.  Their challenge was to add romance to a card. What is more romantic then two little kitties enjoying each other's company? 


Don't tell anyone, but my background paper is Christmas paper that I just couldn't part with, and yet didn't want to store somewhere.  


 I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie

Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps and Dies:  Love Cats (Impression Obsession); Thoughtful Greetings (Pretty Pink Posh)
Ink & Embossing:  Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Grass Skirt, and Party Dress (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Solar White (Neenah)
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)




Saturday, February 3, 2018

Love of House Mouse

Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a huge fan of House Mouse.  I have two cards to share today.  This first one was inspired by the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  This month's inspiration was "anything goes", with the optional theme of "love". 


I'm always going to pick love, because love wins.  It should always win.   And how about me using Christmas paper from a Simon Says Stamp card kit to make a card about love!  This was from the Milk and Cookie Doodlebug line.  Love this paper. 


And always love the mouse! 

And a second card I will share was created with StampNation as my inspiration.  StampNation is my online community of craftiness.  This month they are doing a birthday celebration, and the challenge there was to create a birthday card for a woman. 


This card also has a watercolor background piece that was created using Ken Oliver Color Burst.  


I hope you find some time to create! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Confetti Hearts - House Mouse
Stamps and Dies:  Shower of Love House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Various Zig Clean Colorbrush Markers or coloring of image
Paper: White Cardstock (Neenah); Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Glitter Cardstock (Tonic Studios)

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday House Mouse Dragonfly
Stamps and Dies:  Short and Sweet Sentiments (Close To My Heart); Hummingbird Feeder House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Lemon Yellow, Orange and Fuschia Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Distress Inks for coloring the watercolor image (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock from Bazzill; Watercolor paper from Canson
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Perfect Pearls (Ranger)