Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arden's Card

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I have a friend named Arden. Even though she is only six years old, she has been making cards for quite some time with construction paper and markers.  I thought this challenge would be perfect for her.  Since it is a Simon Says Stamp Challenge, I brought over some Simon Says Stamps, inks, cardstock and colored pencils for her to try out.


  She had a design in mind before I even arrived.  She traced and cut out half a butterfly so that when the recipient opens it,


a whole butterfly is revealed!

She really liked using the different colored ink cubes and the various stamps to make the card come to life.  Keeping to the summer color scheme was part of her design as well.  She will be giving this card to her parents who were on a "Staycation".

Supplies Arden used:
Cardstock ~ Neenah
Thinking of You Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Watt's Up Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Pale Tomato Ink ~ Hero Arts
Tide Pool Ink ~ Hero Arts
Cornflower Ink ~ Hero Arts
Colored Pencils ~ Faber-Castell
Hole Punch  Construction Paper

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Dig You


I took Sandy Allnock's Copic Background Class.  Here is my first attempt at the technique.  I think I need to get a few lighter colors to make it a little more wispy.


I remembered to stamp the inside with a coordinating stamp for a little extra fun.

I thought this girl looked like me enjoying summer so I entered it in the
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Mid-Summer's Challenge

Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbon  Copic Markers  Hero Arts ink  There She Goes Stamps  DCWV paper

Monday, July 21, 2014

OWH Sketch #234

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Every week Operation Write Home has a new Sketch Challenge.  I really like that they include the measurements.  You can follow it exactly or use it as an inspiration.


Here is my version.  I tried to follow the sketch and measurements exactly.  Using paper from the same 6 x 6 pad makes it easier to find coordinating colors and patterns.


Because there were so many layers, {8 + the card base!!}
I did not pop anything up.
Do you like to use sketches for your cards/layouts?


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set ~Paper Smooches
Jewel Cardstock ~DCWV
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Charcoal Ink ~Hero Arts

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Scarf Challenge


I made these cards for an Operation Write Home challenge.  Fun to have guidelines sometimes. Have been enjoying coloring these Paper Smooches frames lately so this challenge fit in nicely!


We were to make a card with tone on tone yellow and pink.  I embossed patterns that were similar to the stamped image.

If you decide to join in on this challenge, let me know!  I'd love to see what you create!


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set & Dies ~ Paper Smooches
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Baby's Breath Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Mildred Now and Then Enamel Dots ~ My Mind's Eye
Onyx Black VersaFine Pigment Ink ~ Tsukineko
R24  R43  R46  Y19 ~ Copic Sketch Markers
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper ~ We R Memory Keepers
Colored Cardstock ~ DCWV
White Cardstock ~ Neenah

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thick & Thin Challenge Winners!





 Thanks to everyone who looked at all the blog posts, commented and linked their own cards for the challenges!

Congratulations to Kristie Marcotte and Irene {pwhalersfan} !!!

You are the winners of the Thick & Thin May Arts Ribbon!!!
{As soon as I get your address, I'll get you your goodies!}
You can reach me at byannette at rocketmail dot com

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July VCMP Challenges

 Here are some cards I made for the Operation Write Home VCMP

#1 His & Hers

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July VCMP


Welcome to the Operation Write Home 4th of July Weekend Virtual Card Making Party!

I hope you can join me and the other hostesses as we bring some card challenges for you to make and show. You have until next Sunday, July 13th to add your card. Check out the OWH Blog: Stars and Stamps for links to the other blogs.

I have a Thick & Thin Challenge for you.
Make a Thick AnyHero card with a message written inside by you and then a Thin version that a hero can write in and mail home.


AnyHero cards can be crazy thick since they are given to the heroes in the boxes!


AnyHero cards can also be any size or shape so I like to make top folding "hot dog" ones.


Thick only for AnyHero card
Thin for Hero to send home

The Thin card needs to be flat so it is easy for the Hero to send home.

What's a Party without a Giveaway???
Since you will be making two cards, I have two prizes!!
I have some Thick May Arts ribbon for one of  the InLinkz participants and some Thin May Arts ribbon for another of the InLinkz participants so you can replenish your supplies!


Add your cards by copying your url from your blog or photo sharing account.