Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hi There!

Card Ingredients: taylored expressions smallest and largest banner dies, Sizzix originals die flower layers 654979, Sizzix leaves, WPlus9 sentiment, pearls and button.

A simply fine sketch this week! I turned it ever so lightly to highlight the playful flowers. everything on my card is something that was previously made and unused til now. I can probably make 50 cards with my leftovers. The flowers and leaves were outlined with a white uni-ball pen.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BEE Happy!

Good words to hold on to. Bees work awful hard to make us happy with pollinating and/or honey production. It's all good.
I've used a Sizzlits Bee die, PrintWorksCollection sentiment,  LifeStyleCrafts embossing folder, vellum wings and black sharpie for stripes and such.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Skinny Thank You

Card Ingredients: Verve "Great Friend" set VSA-10-018, Quickutz circle die, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, 
What a sweet sketch Julee has presented for today. I made this card for a neighbor who often prepares a meal for us just because we love her cooking. It has a summery asian flair. I stamped the verve flower twice in brown ink and fussy cut. I added cinnamon stickles to the center. My card is 3.5" x 5.5"

Birthday Greeting - AAA Cards Game 4

We are now on GAME 4 at AAA Cards 
If you're looking for some fun CAS inspiring challenges and sweet prizes - put on your Crafting Caps and join us this week  to CREATE!

I started with a birthday message for a little boy!
See: Chalkboard Technique by Beate Johns for Splitcoaststampers

I added a frame that was first stamped with Heidi Swapp woodgrain stamp in gray ink on white card stock and die cut with two Spellbinders classic rectangles. I also added some doodles with a white uni-ball pen. The balloons are punched with a Martha Steward punch. The sentiments are from WPlus9 "Dockside" set.

Don't forget to check out Game 4 Challenge at
AAA Cards!

Take a Look at the Design Team's Creations

 Victoria Lavender
  Jane Taylor 
 Julia Sager 
 Hannelie Bester 

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cherry Blossom Birthday

Springtime presents a most magnificent array of blossoms that make it easy to be inspired for spring birthday cards. I love making flowers. I wish that I had the patience to paint them. So, my compromise is to messily watercolor the center of the flower, the buds and the stenciled section (spritzed sponge). I'll try to be neater next time.

 Card Ingredients: Momenta "cherry blossom and branch" die, the Crafter's Workshop stencil, Memento London fog ink and liquid pearls for buds and stamen tips. 
The stamen is a snowflake punch by Punch Bunch.

Monday, May 19, 2014


We're already at Game 3 for AAA Cards and today we are CAS CASEing!

Here is Linda Beeson's wonderfully vibrant and graphic Birthday card. 

I was inspired by Linda's theme and the colors. 

Her bright and festive card just screams party!
I die cut "eat cake" out of striped designer paper with Sizzlits "Phrase" die and backed it with black and popped it up for dimension.

Show us your CAS take on Linda's card!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

With Gratitude

...and what a lovely sketch it is!
 I've turned the design so that the hollyhocks could be upright.
This is a versatile sketch that I will go to often!

 Card Ingredients: Impression Obsession hollyhock die, Verve sentiment

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Salmon Roses Game 2

Welcome to Game 2 at AAA Cards - "Sketch it"

Today's sketch challenge is fantastic and offers so many options. I wanted to gently highlight all three. My leaves are turquoise and the roses are salmon color. White will mostly be my choice of background or neutral. This card can be used for; birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, shower and etc...


Card IngredientsIMPRESSION OBSESSION Square Cutout Border Die, leafy branch and spiral flowers, QuicKutz circle and memory box sentiment

For my second sketch the turquoise and salmon butterfly replaces the circle cutout.
The butterfly is stamped and die cut with Sizzix/Hampton art Stamp & die-cut set 659037.
The sentiment is from Verve's Beautiful You set of 13 w-08-030.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Glittery Celebrations!

Today is an EXCITING day because it's the launch of the brand new

 AAA Cards Challenges!

Two Sizzix Primitive hearts, one with added crystal glamour dust. Impression Obsession rolled rose and leafy branch fragment. Spellbinders ribbon banner heat embossed with Hero Arts sentiment.

Our fierce leader  Victoria Lavender  has a fertile imagination for AMAZING sketches, challenging scenarios and wonderful color combinations! 

I hope you like my creations for today's Game One challenge and feel inspired to play along with AAA Cards Happy Glitter 2 Layers

Show us your creations! Check out the  AAA Cards Blog  for all of the challenge details and inspiration from the design team!

Card Ingredients: Spellbinders fancy tags two and floral accents, memory box sentiment, confetti vellum,
 pale pink textured bazzill, and flower.