September 15, 2014

Paper Scraps Cards

Hi, All!

I have more Thanksgiving cards today.

I wanted to test myself to see if I possibly would be able to use up some non-traditional scraps that I had.  Generally speaking, I'm happy with the results.  

Sometimes it's fun to experiment by only using a limited amount of supplies.  It's a great way to expand those artistic skills.

September 14, 2014

Fun and Vintage Thanksgiving

Who doesn't love sketches? Perfect for card makers! Sketches make cardmaking so much fun and quick, because you can use them in a variety of ways with small variations. These cards follow Sketch #239 from Operation Write Home. Check out their blog and add your interpretation of their sketch to the linky party.

Autumn Greetings

Hello, Everyone! 

This weekend's project is all about Fall!  Funny thing is, I went to a "spring" paper pack to use for these wonderful autumn colors.  I hope these will inspire your creative spirit!  For more inspiration, be sure to visit Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - join us for Anything Goes!

September 13, 2014

Cut-Out Card

Hi, Everyone!

It's Sketch Saturday Challenge!  Time for inspiration by Sketch Saturday's latest challenge #327.   I am pleased to combin two inspirations I had this morning - of course, the Sketch Challenge - but was also so inspired by a beautiful card I found on Facebook this morning with a cut-out front design.  I can't remember who made the card - sure with to give credit.  When I see it again, I will.  But here is a link to her original picture.  

So my card - turned upside down from the original sketch - is featuring a cut-out front - sure to delight with a twist on most cards.  To make this card, I used Valentine Borders from Miss Kate Cuttables and cut the card on my eClips.

Enjoy - and we'll see you back here for next week's Sketch Challenge - if not sooner!  

September 10, 2014

Arizona Ways

Hello, Everyone!

I am very pleased you would visit my blog for my last University of Arizona card for a while.  Making these are a personal favorite of mine - but this time I was scraping bottom for scraps that would work.  

September 8, 2014

Football Thank You

Today I received my first gift for Grandparents' Day - from my three-month-old grandson.  In true cardmaker fashion, I want my grandsons to appreciate gratitude - and no better time to start than to send a thank you for my first gift.  

We don't live near Adrian, so mostly know him only through photos and Skype.  In our daily photo sent to all Grandma's, there is a running joke about his watching football - and the debate of his behavior during a football game determining whether he is a Steelers fan or a Lions fan.  So joining in the fun, I made him a shaped thank-you card - with a little Steeler embellishment and a little Lion embellishment.  The card was easy to make - I began with a freebie Thank-You Caption from  I added both a Steelers Logo and Lions Logo.

This card is really a versatile idea and certainly not just for thank you or football!  Fun team embellishments are great for any card scrappin'.

September 7, 2014

Bearcat Elements

Hi, All!

I'm excited to share with you some Bearcat cards for those U of A fans.  I love putting U of A cards together - will be even more fun when I receive my order of Bearcat paper and borders that I placed today.

Adding these to Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #45 linky party. Join the fun - or at least check out entries to be inspired.

September 6, 2014

Looking for Inspiration?

Make sure to join us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge every weekend.  Suzy Bee has a new challenge posted that will hopefully inspire you - oh, and did I say inspiration?  Check them out every weekend.

This week's Challenge is Anything Goes.  Check out all the designs on their blog!  Below are my entries - looking to get rid of lots of baby blue paper that I've bought years ago - and complete an order for baby cards - this weekend's project.  :D

September 5, 2014

One-Stroke Note

I am going to let you in on a little secret....I began a painting class - Donna Dewberry's One-Stroke technique.  Here is a little sneak peak of what I learned in the first class.  I don't expect to be using this much on my is NOT as easy as it looks on tv!  Can't wait to see what's in store for me next week!

September 1, 2014

2 Cute Ink Anything Goes Challenge

At Short on Ideas, I am getting ready to celebrate Halloween.  To honor this occasion, I am participating in 2 Cute Ink's Anything Goes Challenge.  Feel free to add your link and celebrate with us...there are digital prizes!  Click here to link to 2 Cute Ink's samples and entries....I think you'll love what you find.

Here is a second card using today's freebie from Miss Kate Cuttables.  

And one last card for tonight . . . the ghost is a freebie from SVGCuts.  The YIKES is a gel sticker from Hobby Lobby.

August 31, 2014

Thank You Collection

Evening, All!

Today marks the fifth and final card in my latest Thank-You card order.

For today's cards, I wanted to use basic colors. I used turquoise and red - accented with black and white.

For most of the cards, I also used an svg file from SVGCuts.  The file is one of their freebies - Thank You Caption.  The roses on the last card are from Bugaboo.


August 30, 2014

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Not sure who sent me to Sketch Saturday - but I'm becoming addicted - especially since OWH has changed their Sunday sketch challenge to every other week.  I am always behind on my card orders - and on weekends often rely on simple sketches and a little mass production to get my work done.  Sketch Saturday's challenge is always filled with cute cards and lots of smiles (especially from me when I get some work accomplished!)  
This week, SVGCuts offered a freebie - perfect for my Thank You orders.  So I cut a bunch of those - and to increase production, decided to do some simple color blocking.  
The first card is for Sketch Saturday's challenge - the sketch I used is #305.  I had hoped to use an image from Bugaboo - as they are this week's sponsors.  However, it's been over an hour since I ordered the image - and nothing yet.  So instead resorted to an image I already had from Whimsy Stamps - Baby Boo Balloon.    
Here's a second card based on Sketch #285.

The rest of today's cards are using the freebie sentiment from SVGCuts - and some simple color blocking.

Several hours later . . . guess the digital image from Bugaboo was always in my inbox.  Silly me!  That I would be watching for an e-mail from Bugaboo, not Jodie!  Anyways, here's a quick card using the original image that inspired me first thing this morning.  :D But productive day....finished card order, cleaned house, laundry done!
Now feast your eyes upon the beautiful and inspiring cards at Sketch Saturday.  In fact, participate - The super prize offered this week is 7 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice.