Saturday, April 27, 2013

Couldn’t Resist…My Favorite Thing

QKR Stampede is having a “favorite things” challenge.  This image by QKR Stampede is one of my very favorites! I just love it so much that I couldn’t resist making another card using it.  Take a look …







Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Paper Pad


Patterned Paper:

K&Company Best Of Brenda Walton



QKR Stampede ‘One Of Those Days’


Copic Markers:

Toilet – E35
Feet – E000/E11



Michaels Recollections Brads


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mid Challenge Inspiration–Button Up

I mentioned in my last challenge post that there were two sponsors for the Clear It Out Blog Button Up Challenge.  The image I have used in the card below is from QKR Stampede – our second sponsor.   This image looked like it might be a little challenging to work with but I loved it so much I couldn’t resist.  It took me a while but I finally found the perfect sentiment to go with it.  I am thrilled with how this card turned out and hope that it puts a smile on your face and a giggle in your heart.












Michael’s Recollections Kraft Cardstock
Copic Paper


Patterned Paper:

K&Company Best Of Brenda Walton



QKR Stampede ‘One Of Those Days’


Copic Markers:

Toilet – W00
Feet – E000/E11



Buttons from Walmart

Twine from Walmart


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baby #2

I made another baby card this week.  I don’t like this one as well as the one I shared the other day but thought I’d share it anyhow.   Hope you are having a great weekend.  I’m off to make some more cards.










Michael’s Recollections
Copic Paper


Patterned Paper:

K&Company Itsy Bitsy 8.5 x 8.5 Baby Girl Paper Pad



DigiDarla's Blessing Of Heaven 7


Copic Markers:

Hair – E11/E37
Skin – E000/E00/E13
Sleeper & Hair Bow - RV13
Bunny – R81/R83/R85
Cloud – W00 (hard to see in the pic but it’s there.)



Buttons from Walmart

Ribbon from Walmart

Scalloped die cut from Michaels

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Button Up

Time again for another Clear It Out Challenge.  This week’s theme is “Button Up” and the stash to be used is, of course, buttons.  

I mentioned earlier that my nephew and his girlfriend will be having a baby at the end of May.  Since we are having a baby shower this coming Sunday, I decided to kill two birds with one stone when creating my card for the shower.  I think it turned out as cute as a button … pun intended, lol.  Since we know it’s a girl, pink and white were my main colors of choice. 

The cute little baby stamp was created by Digi Darla who is one of the sponsors for this Challenge.  She’s offering 5 digital images of your choice to the winner of this challenge.  Our second sponsor is QKR Stampede who is also offering 5 free digital images of the winner’s choice.






I used last Friday’s featured freebie as the perfect sentiment for this card.  I colored in the little heart with some pink to make it pop.  If you look closely, you can see that I scored the white card stock behind the sentiment with my scor-pal for an added touch of texture.






SAM_0686_apieceofheartblogI used my copics to color in the sweet little baby.  The following colors were used:

  • Hair: E11/E37
  • Skin:  E000/E00/E13
  • Sleeper:  R81/R83/R85
  • Bunny & Bow:  RV13
  • Cloud: W00 (hard to see in this pic but it’s there.)




I added a pink frilly ribbon and attached a safety pin brad to it.




Pink buttons were added to all four corners of the card in keeping with this week’s theme.   Here’s a better look at the embossed lines made with the scor-pal.




To finish off the card I prettied up the inside with some matching cardstock, 3 buttons and some homemade baker’s twine tied on the button in the middle.  (Click here to see pictures of the baker’s twine that I’ve made using this tutorial.)




For more information about this challenge, please visit us on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog … and while you are there why not link up your own challenge card.



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Spring Flowers

Spring has sprung and it’s time for another Clear It Out Challenge.  This week’s theme is … you guessed it … Spring!  The stash item chosen for this challenge is flowers.  I found the cutest image for this card at Bugaboo’s store.  Bugaboo is offering up 7 free digis to the winner of this challenge.  Isn’t that awesome!

We have one more sponsor and it’s one of our CIO design team members, Karen Patterson.  She’s offering an assortment of 36 flowers in different sizes and fibers, yarn crochet thread, bakers twine and cotton fibers.  Package value is $12 to $15.

I decided to make a square card for this challenge.  I used cardstock and paper from Michael’s Recollection collection.




I used my copic markers to color in the little bee girl.  The ink from my printer wasn’t completely dry so it smudged a little :-(

The ribbon that is threaded through the scalloped border has printed flowers on it and I attached a fabric flower to the bottom corner of the image in keeping with this week’s theme.  There is also a flower in the image itself.   The sentiment was made by me.



Here is the inside of the card …



You can find more information about this challenge on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.  I’d love to see you join us.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Belated Happy Birthday

My brother’s birthday was back in the middle of March and I texted him that day to wish him a happy birthday.  Yesterday we were at my Mom’s for Easter dinner and, since I haven’t seen him in a while, I finally had the chance to give him his card.  I am really happy with the way it turned out and he loved it, too.


I went pretty basic with the paper and used solid cardstock for most of it.  It’s hard to tell here but the base layer is brown, the middle layer is green and the top layer is yellow, all cardstock from Michael’s.




The sentiment was created by me and will be the featured Friday Freebie this week so you can grab it, too.  I cut the label out with my Silhouette Cameo and sponged around the edges with my Tim Holtz sponger and some Tim Holtz China Blue ink. 




stitch in time sample



I cut a portion of paper from the Michael’s Recollections “Stitch In Time” paper pad for the scalloped border at the bottom.








This cute little bee is a digital stamp by Trina Clark and was purchased from  It was the perfect image for my card.










I added some colored buttons along the edge of the scalloped border to finish off the front of the card.






Finally, here is a peek at the inside…SAM_0655_apieceofheartblog


Another view of the card…



Come back tomorrow for a look at my Clear It Out Challenge card for this week.