Nice & Neutral Tuesday Trigger

Here's my card for the next Tuesday Trigger in The Moxie Fab World. You really should give this a try. It's just too much fun! The link and the inspiration photo are below if you want to join the fun.

I love the idea of the neutral colors. I do a lot of tone-on-tone cards and this is a very similar look. 

This is the inspiration photo for this weeks Tuesday Trigger. Don't you just want to curl up here with a book?


Vertical Sketch Challenge in The Moxie Fab World

This is my card in the Vertical Sketch Challenge in The Moxie Fab World. This was a fun card to make. Would have been easier if I had had a die cut machine to cut out the little purses. I cut them out by hand. Still an easy and quick project though. You can give it a try too at the link below the picture.

Hope you all have a fun weekend and I pray that those friends and family of mine as well as all living in the path of hurricane Irene are safe and dry.  


Horizontal Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I created this card for the Horizontal Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You can join in on the fun at the link below.
One more card to go in this series of challenges. I think it is a vertical sketch challenge. I'll be back when I have it ready. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my work. I so enjoy working with paper. I encourage you to try out this art form.

Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I created this card for the Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
I love the look of a square cards. You should know though that it takes extra postage to mail a square card. Want to play along? Check out the link below.

Shaped Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I've created this card for the Shaped Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
Want to play along? Click the link below and you can join in.



Girly & Gutsy Tuesday Trigger

Let's eat cake!

When I saw the inspiration photo (below) for the Paper Crafts Tuesday Trigger, I thought that that table must have a cake on it. And, the colors! Who doesn't love pink and black together. This was a fun card to make but took a while. I had to clip between each of the loops on the 'curved' cake decorations and garlands and glue one loop to the top of the next to make them curve. It was kind of like making darts in a blouse or skirt to make room for curves.
I did not use die cuts on this card. I cut the garland with an edge punch, and I cut the cake free-hand.

This was the inspiration photo. Don't you just want to sit in that room for a bit?

Want to try your hand at this? Here's the link.


Best Wishes turquoise with white tile

Here is another of my favorite cards. It was lots of fun to make.

I used turquoise cardstock to make the card. I used a leaf stamp(Martha Stewart) and watermark ink (Versa Mark) for the background print on the card. Then, I cut white tiles from white cardstock and layered them on like bricks. I tried just cutting a white strip and making partial cuts in it but it did not look as good. It made the individual tiles hard to see so I cut individual tiles. Next, I used a squeeze punch (Fiskars) and punched flowers out of turquoise and white cardstock and blue vellum. I punched a 1/16th hole in the middle of each flower and layered them onto a gold heart brad.


Luminous Layers Tuesday's Challenge

   This is my version of Luminous Layers Tuesday's Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You will see the inspiriation photo and link below. You should give it a try. It is so much fun! And, this card was so quick and easy.

   I can't bring myself to throw out even the smallest scraps of paper and cardstock. So, when I saw the layers of fabric on this beautiful dress in the inspiration photo, I thought of a great way to use up some of my scraps. I picked a few colors that looked good together and started layering them on. Even the butterfly came from my box of scraps. Now I am going to go dig through my scraps of fabric and see if I can't make the dress or a top like this one.



Velum Rosebuds

   I began experimenting with 3D velum flowers after designing a wedding card similar to this one with velum rosebuds for my brother whom I love more than life itself. His card had a pop-up wedding cake on the inside.
   I was living in the Alaskan bush when I first started designing cards. The nearest card-shop was three hours away at the end of a mostly graveled road that stretched across three snow-covered mountain passes. Trips to town for me were few and far between especially in winter. I often found myself without a card for this occasion or that so I started making cards. I fell in love with the art form! Now, I live in Texas only a few minutes from a card shop, but I still make all my own cards.


Fanatical About Botanical Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

   I've created this project for the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. There are some gorgeous stamps and papers out there for this style. You should give it a try too (link below).
   I stamped leaves on cream cardstock then cut them out. I brushed them very lightly with moss green and pink chalk to give them a little depth and texture. Then, I just glued them randomly on the card. I added another touch of the leaves in the opposite, upper corner to bring balance. I stamped the sentiment in the same green and added just a tiny hint of pink cardstock behind to make it pop.

Tuesday's Trigger - Squares to Cherish

   This is my entry in Paper Crafts Magazine's Tuesday's Challenge Squares to Cherish. It is so much fun. You should try one too. There is a link below that will take you there. You will also see below my card the picture I had to use for inspiration.
      I picked the blue, purple and greenish/gold colors from the inspiration picture. I punched three sizes of flowers and combined them into one bloom. I spread the flowers out to represent the squares in the afhgan. Then I used a long white strip with a long, skinny sentiment to represent the locker and I used a blue and white color-block in the background to represent the bed and locker placement in the picture. How do you think I did?



Velum Magnolia Card

Here is one of my favorite cards that I've made recently. I used white velum to make the magnolia. I stamped three magnolias with clear pigment and fine-detail gold embossing powder. I cut the petals apart and layered them on top of each other to create a 3-D effect.


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