Saturday, October 27, 2012


It's Hambo Hoedown Challenge time again.  Here's my entry with Lighthouse - digital image by Hambo Stamps. 

I embossed tiny hexagons on the lighthouse after coloring it with my Copic markers.  I also embossed hexagons on the paper I used for the land.  The waves were made with an EK Success Dotted Wave edge punch.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


If you know me at all, you know I just couldn't resist this beady-eyed snowman paper from MME called Merry.

I used it for a couple sketches featured on Artful Delight's Blog called Delightful Inspiration.  This is actually the layout sketch, but you know I make cards so here you go.

This one is for the card sketch which I turned on the side. The 6 x 6 pad is good to use for cards because the scale of the pattern is smaller.

I really like this recently acquired red, pink and white twine and thought it would make a cute tiny tassel and that it would go nicely with the little flag strips.

Two more to stamp, tuck and send off to Operation Write Home.  Do you recognize the words that are on the background paper?

Friday, October 12, 2012


Here is a card inspired by the Sketch Challenge that Ellen Hutson has for the World Card Making Day.


I like having some guidelines in making a card.  Ellen Hutson had some challenges for World Card Making Day so I took their Trend Challenge. I used chevrons, a die cut and washi tape to make this simple card.

I really like how the washi tape looks when it is embossed.

Did you make any cards for World Card Making Day?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Word Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day!
Several companies are having blog hops.  Check them out for lots of inspiration. Be sure to make a card and if you can, send some to Operation Write Home!

Paper Smooches has a challenge today to make a card with a few options.  I choose to make a one layer card and use pink.

Penny Black has several challenges today. I have their Critter Party stamps and thought this one would work with the sketch. Got to try out some of my new Copic Markers and the fine tip nibs.

I finally got to use some velvety ribbon I've had for awhile along with some Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" paper and one of the Cuttlebug "Decorative Tile" embossing folders.

My little hedgehog didn't show up so well on the cream background and I didn't have the right lighter shade of green so I used the YG61 Copic color I used on the gift background to color some paper. I think it makes him stand out better.

Hope you've been able to make a card or two today yourself.