Sunday, March 22, 2015


For the Just Us Girls Challenge #85 - Use colors BLACK, WHITE and YOUR CHOICE! 

I love black and yellow together, and spring is just around the corner, so dandelions and bees come to mind.
Rubbernecker Dandelion Stem set stamped with Color Box Jelly Beans yellow pigment ink,
dusted with Clear Lemon embossing powder and heat set
"smile" sentiment from Sudio G done the same way
Bazzill Basics Black and yellow paper
Plaid paper from  my favorite mat stack:dots, stripes & plaids
The little bee is from the corner of a sentiment from Pixie Expressions Friendship set.  I've popped it up with a tiny 3D dot
American Crafts Yellow ribbon
Also linking this to NBUS-Never-Before-Used Schtuff  since this is the first time I've used either of the stamps.

I support our troops

Linking this card up to 2 challenges:
Operation Write Home - Mid month challenge - Red White and Blue
Shopping Our Stash #193 - I Made This - Make your own background 

I used the Inka Gold product; red, blue, and platinum and swirled it around on white card stock. I mounted it on blue, added the red tag, blue heat embossed heart with stars from Hero Arts Operation Write Home Year Round Sentiments, added some red/white/blue twine anchored with a blue enamel star, and the sticker is from Sticko. 

I'll use this one for an Any Hero card in my next box that goes to Operation Write Home.

Green Balloons

I've been away and have also been on a mission to make a gift so my card making has suffered.  I went to see my daughter and family in OH and there are some great stores in her area, so I did what any "normal" paper lover would do....I shopped.  Does everyone hit every craft and scrap store when they are on a trip? One of the things I was looking for was a balloon die, and I found this one.  This is my first try using it. 

I am CAS challenged.  I like layers upon layers upon layers.  I love embossing.  So I am challenging myself to keep it clean and simple!  I think it's quite cute.  It's all I can do to not cut some patterned paper and layer the balloons.  :-)  
                              Saw this challenge at Addicted to CAS-Challenge #59 - GREEN 

Taylored expressions Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate layered on plain white cardstock
Hero Arts Operation Write Home "Year Round Sentiments" stamped with SU Wild Wasabi ink
Green paper from my stash
Mambi Stones Bling

I think this would make a great spring Birthday card too, so I'm linking it up to Cards in Envy-Spring is in the Air challenge.

Also linking this to a new site my friend Bobbi sent me...Never-Before-Used Schtuff
NBUS Challenge #4! Here We Go!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring - In like a lion

Entered into Words 2 scrap by Challenge #15 - In like a lion, out like a lamb because it reminds me of spring!
Hampton Art KI Growing Garden paper
oval cut from some handmade paper I found in my scrap box
Jolee's Vellum Daisy sticker
Jillibean Handwritten Sentiments stamp

Meant to add it here too, Always Playing with Paper Challenge -  Use the colors or the sketch - I did both on this card.....but I missed the noon deadline, so it won't go here!