Buttons, Mum’s the Word and A Sketch

Well after the last nor’easter we lost cable, internet and phone for five days. We had electric and were thankful for that — the bad part was it happened over the weekend and hubby was home (‘nough said).

The inspiration for today’s card comes from three challenges – Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge is use buttons, Try It on Tuesday’s challenge is Mum’s the Word, and Tuesday Morning Sketches uses this sketch:

Embossing Folder is from Darice, paper from stash, sentiment from Stamplorations (retired), button die is from Memory Box (I think they may be retired also).

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Feathers for the Guys

Continuing the challenge I set for myself (to keep using Hero Arts February 2018 kit to create cards), I created this card using the sketch over at  Cardz4Guyz challenge.

I spritzed the background with Hero Arts Ink Spray (Pool) and colored the feathers with the inks that came with the kit and also Ombre Mermaid. After cutting the feathers with the dies that came with the kit, I placed them on the spritzed panel using the sketch as a guide. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs.  I then placed the panel onto the card base (sorry don’t know which card stock that is).

In addition to Cardz4Guyz I would like to participate in the following challenges:

As You Like It – Single or Multiple (layers). Single, I like clean and simple cards.
4 Crafty Chicks – Just add a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze – Anything Goes

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Black and White Spring Card

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week is Black and White. I received the February Hero Arts Kit earlier this month and I am challenging myself to use it to make all my cards until I receive the March Hero Arts Kit. I didn’t think I would be able to pull off a “spring” black and white card but I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Here is my card:

The papers I believe are from Die Cuts With A View (old) the three flowers are an EK Success punch and I added the highlights with a sharpie. The bird and sentiment are from Hero Arts. I white heat embossed the bird on black card stock and then using the matching die, cut it out – you really can’t tell in the photo but the bird has a black outline around it. I used a sketch I found on Pinterest to design this card.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

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Tuesday Throwdown Sketch

I have always loved watching birds especially when they build their nests. When I was a kid we had so many robins in our yard that every spring we always found robins eggs in their nests (never touched them). When the Hero Arts February 2018 Kit arrived I was very excited. Wow so many stamps with matching dies.

This week’s challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is this sketch.

Using the Hero Arts February 2018 Kit I created this card:

The nest die is very detailed and has perforations for you to be able to insert those eggs. I used the three ink cubes to color the nest (direct to paper). Then using the robins egg ink cube I ran it over another piece of card stock a few times and spritzed the card stock with brown ink spray (to make it look like robins eggs). I then die cut the eggs. I also spritzed the background on both panels with Hero Arts ink spray (Pool color). The tree branch was colored with Distress Markers. I stamped the birthday greeting on the top left so I moved the embellishments over to the right. The little leaf die also has a perforation to be able to manipulate it to make it look 3D.

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Cards In Envy Winter Chills

Sliding in at the last minute to post this card so I can participate in the first challenge of the year over at Cards In Envy (Winter Chills). I used a recently purchased stamp set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. These stamps were a steal because they came with dies.

The snowflake paper is from GinaK (the other papers from my stash). The doily is a die cut from MFT.

This card will be going to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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Christmas, Circle Frames and Singing

Today’s Christmas Card features a black and white theme (full disclosure – this card was cased). I would like to enter this card into the Cards In Envy Challenge (Framed with Circles), Always Fun Challenges (A Christmas Carol).

I used papers from my stash and the Verve Stamp Set (Jolly Jingles), the heart border was created using a Martha Stewart Heart punch. The circle frames are SSS and the card base is GinaK Designs. The music background stamp is from MFT. I really enjoyed this card because no coloring was involved and it was simple to put together.

In addition, I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Words 2 Craft ByChristmas
Die Cuttin DivasHoliday
Sparkles Christmas Challenges: Snowmen

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Thanksgiving Place Cards

Now that the big meal is over I wanted to share some of the “leftover” place cards left at the table on Thanksgiving. I have something to say about that. How dare they leave them, weren’t they just the best thing of the whole day. After all, ink, die cutting, paper cuts, measuring and most importantly prayers were involved in each and every one of them. Enjoy!

The place cards were made using Stamps of Life and Dies, the “Thankful for you!” sentiment is from GinaK. I colored all the pilgrims with Copics and hand wrote the names using Copic Multiliner 0.25.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

The Rubber Buggy Challenge (new stamp resource for me) – Thanksgiving
Sunsational Stamps Challenge (another new resource for me) – Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by to look at my “leftovers”. It always tastes best when it is over. Be Blessed.


Our street was a dead end when we moved into our home 40 years ago. There were five houses on our street and at the end was a wooded area. At night we would hear an owl and it was so soothing when you turned over in bed in the middle of the night. We never got to see him but we certainly heard him. Then twelve years ago, new construction came in and a 55+ community took down our precious woods, and our friendly owl left.

The challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week is Owl about me. Here is my card:

All products used are from Gina K Designs (Friends til the end stamp set) and the owl was colored with copics.

In addition to Little Red Wagon, I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner – Harvest Colors
Creative Moments – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes

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Cute Little Monsters

Finishing up the Halloween Cards! Boxes have been shipped to Send A Smile 4 Kids and now I need to make cards for the grands.

For this card I used Die Cuts from MFT for the fishtails, the monsters, die cuts and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs called Monster Mash, the papers are from my stash.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas – Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown – Spooktacular

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This is my second post today. Stamps of Life came out with a new fold-it card in the shape of a pumpkin. When I saw it I just had to have it. I have been creating all sorts of shaped pumpkin cards for the kids at SAS4KIDS.  This pumpkin is made into a Halloween Card.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Come and Get It – Add a pumpkin
Cupcake Inspiration – Color challenge

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