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Kharmagirl Featured Stamper Challenge

Boy was I happy when I checked the featured stamper challenge on SCS this morning featuring Kharmagirl!!  For the featured stamper challenge you pick a card from the featured stamper and CASE it changing two or more things.  Here is the card I cased.  I pretty much changed everything but the layout but still a case!!  

I probably should have titled this post “these are a few of my favorite things” since this card is featuring a lot of them! 🙂    Swiss dots, Hey there cupcake, stickles, and Pink patterns paper!!!  Yummmmmy!!  

Supplies:  Stamps:  Paper tray (PTI), Hey there Cupcake (Stampendous).  Paper: White, Berry sorbet, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Pink Patterns DSP.  Accessories:  Nestabilities, Stickles, swiss dots embossing folder, and rhinestone brads.


A little Nut

This card is for the Mojo Sketch challenge for this week.  I just LOVE this little squirrel!!  Isn’t he adorable??  I am preparing for my SAS so I am busy doing that but I had to sneak in a little challenge.  Have you seen the color challenge on SCS yet??  OMG!!  It WILL be a challenge if I can ever get brave enough to try it!  The colors are: Glorious green (yuck), Real red, and night of Navy.  Well those talented girls on SCS know what they are doing so I may have to try this challenge but I know will take some time for this one- LOL 

Supplies:  PTI:  Stamps: My punny Valentine.  CS:  Berry sorbet, Sweet blush, stamper’s Select White, Pink Patterns dsp,  Choc chip (SU).  Accessories:  white brads, Marvy scallop punch, swiss dots embossing folder. 


Summer Days Card

OMG!!  My tulips are blooming!!  Such a beautiful and bright yellow, I love it!!  My Magnolia tree is also in the early stages of starting to bloom, lets just cross our fingers it doesn’t decide to get cold again like it did last year and all the flowers died ;(   We also have three ducks in our yard, it is too funny they come every spring or so and just hang out for a while, the kids love it. 

I was working on a scrapbook page with my Summer Days simply scrappin’ kit and had some leftover pieces so instead of adding them to my rather large scrap pile, I decided to use them on a card!  Not sure if I like it but I am happy that I used my scraps and got a thank you card finished that is long overdue!  The layout is Beate’s sketch from her blog. 

I have been seeing a lot of cards lately using white and so I thought I would give it a shot.  I can’t wait to try it using the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder hopefully I will get that happy mail today ;).  I have also been adding white in my SB pages more lately, I think simplifying right now is what is driving me.  






Sketch Challenge#170


The  sketch challenge this week on SCS was so hard for me to do, I just wanted to leave the panel on the right off the card!!   It just wasn’t flowing for me but I finally got one that is ok.   I combined three of the challenges on this card:  Sketch, Ways to use it, and Technique challenge .

All supplies are Stampin’ Up.  Stamp set:  Tart & Tangy.  CS:  Summer picnic DSP, bashful blue, real red, and whisper white.  Accessories: Blue striped grosgrain ribbon, Die cut Blooms, Love and Happiness rub-ons for sentiment and dots, DD Glitter, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, and 1 3/8 circle punch.

Monkeying Around


I just love these colors together!   Thanks,  Lisa for posting your card on SCS using the inspiration from Kwernes blog I think I will be hooked on the color challenges every week now! 🙂 For the Technique lover’s challenge on SCS this week was Paper Tole:  You stamp your image several times and then cut out parts of the image and pop up the parts that you want to stand out.  Part of the challenge was NO FLOWERS!!  Ahhhhh  but I LOVE flowers!  Oh well, good thing I have this cute little monkey staring at me begging to be used.   The bottom layer of the cake is popped up and so it the Monkey’s head and hat.

Supplies: Stamps:  Full of life (occasions mini) and The Monkey is Stampendous.  CS:  Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper white, and Basic Black.  Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Velvet flowers from Maya Road, Rhinestone brads, Star dust Stickles, ribbon, & WWC.  Card is 5 1/2 square.

Mojo Sketch Challenge


Once I saw the Mojo sketch challenge I knew it would be an easy one for me to do, this is the layout that I always tend to use for some reason.  When I was working on designing my swap cards a couple of weeks ago, every time I would make a flower, it would remind me of a lady with a fancy hat or with curlers in her hair so I had to finally make one.  I normally get all my ideas from other stampers either from their blogs or SCS but this I haven’t seen this yet so I am so happy I came up with an original idea for once 😉 

 Everything on the card is SU except for the 2″ circle for the face.   Supplies:  Stamps: Sincere Salutations.  CS:  Pumpkin pie, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, basic black, Purely Pomegranate, and Bali Breeze DSP.  Punches: Double Circle (for eyes), 1 3/8 Circle, Ticket corner, Marvy circle, and Word Window (for lips) I first punched through purely pomegrante then slightly moving the punch (using the negative piece) then punch again for the lips.  Accessories:  Paper piercer and Template, flower fusion flower, brads, and tempting turquoise grosgrain ribbon.

Two-for-one deal ;)


I rolled two combos into one, Beate’s sketch and SCS technique challenge from last week- Negative effect using the cuddlebug.   I used Purely Pomegranate ink on the embossing folder before running the Pretty in Pink CS through the Cuttlebug machine.  I think I could have done without the flowers along the side but those embossed circles were looking a little lonely to me.  LOL 

I recieved my package of new stamps from the Free wheelin’ promotion this morning – I was so glad I waited to get the three sets I got- the FREE matching wheels are awesome!   

Well,  I just checked Beate’s blog and she used the Nestabilities for her panel- too cool we had the same idea!  For those of you that don’t know,  Beate is such a talented stamper, I LOVE her work- she is a little like a celeb to me! 🙂 

Supplies:  Stamps: Enjoy every moment.  CS: Purely Pomegranate, pretty in pink,  Chocolate Chip, and  Whisper White.  Accessories:  Rhinestone brads, soft subtle brads, cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities, flower fusion flowers, and wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon. 

Measurements:  Large embossed panel:  2 3/4 X3 3/4.  Sentiment panel:  3 1/2 X 1 5/8  Matting:  3 5/8 X 1 3/4

Soft Gray Whisper


Color challenge for this week: Soft sky, basic gray, and whisper white.  I was having issues with this combo because it seems to wash out the soft sky but I had fun playing around until it was ok.  I am so happy I decided to keep this retired set, I just love this “little stinker”!!  

Supplies:  Stamps: Stinkin’ Cute.  Accessories:  Gray tafetta ribbon and nestabilities.   Cardstock: PTI white, whisper white, basic gray, DD glitter on flower, and soft sky DSP. 


Well I figured I already had the cardstock cut from the first card that I might as well make another one 😉   

Stamps: Pretty Petals BG and Happy Harmony.  Accessories:  Velvet Blossoms flowers (Maya road), rhinestone brad, nestabilities, and white tafetta ribbon. 

Happy Bee-day


This is the sketch challenge over at SCS today!  I thought it was going to be a hard one because the of the narrow strip for the image being only 1 1/2 inches wide and then I remembered this cute little guy I just got last week and he fit perfectly.  My son’s birthday is on Friday and he just loves it when I make him a card so this was the perfect sketch.  A good friend of mine told me whenever she hears me talking about a birthday she chuckles, because I am always having a birthday around here!! LOL  It is so true- 6 of us, so that equals at least every other month of birthdays and then you throw in friends and extended family.  

 Here are my measurents for the panels: 

Blue polka dot panel: 2 5/8 x 3 1/2–for the matting I added 1/8th so 2 3/4 x 3 5/8  

Red polka dot:1 1/4 x3 3/8  

image: 1 1/2 x 3 7/8– matting 1 5/8 x 4

Card info:  Cardstock: Wild wasabi, Whisper white, Prints pack DSP (hostess level 1).   Stamp set is from Archiver’s, I think it is stampendous- cute little set, it has all the numbers so you can personalize it.  Accessories: Soft subtle brads, wwc: apricot appeal, real red, bashful blue, and Ballet Blue, aqua brush, dd glitter,and striped red grosgrain ribbon. 

Technique Challenge Monday


TLC161 Flap fold cards.  Don’t use just love when you get to do the challenge on the same day it is posted?!!   It doesn’t happen too often but the second I saw it I knew what I wanted to do!!  This card was so easy and fun to make!!!   I didn’t have any fancy snaps for the closure so I had to use the velcro that I had in my drawer.  I hate that you can see it when it is open but I don’t think the recipient will care too much. 🙂


flapfoldopen_blog.jpg I love how it turned out.    The flowers and swirls are from the Boxes, tags, and bags set from Papertrey Inc.   

Card Info:  Cardstock:  Aqua mist, sweet blush, white- Papertrey.   Pink Patterns paper.

Stamps: a little set from Archiver’s for cupcake and boxes, tags, and bags.

Accessories:  Nestabilities, marvy punches, scor-pal, circle template, sweet blush polka dot ribbon, velcro.

All Instructions can be found in the link above for the challenge on splitcoast.