Sunday, June 19, 2016

Masculine Bike & Washi

I knocked out a masculine card, much to my surprise.
When we tinker, it know how it goes.
(stamps:Sizzix Framelits Hero Arts Bike, Waltzingmouse (no longer in business) sentiment  dies:My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strips,Sizzix/Hero Arts Bike  other:washi)
 I started with this sketch:
I lay down some washi and die cut with a Horizontal Strip, then cut a second strip.

The bike is in place of the circle.

Before I knew it, I had a masculine card for a young man who is moving soon.

Yay me!
(stitched dies/washi tape)
 Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer!


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbow Paperclip Ribbons

So, paperclip ribbons...

I think they'd be fun to gift.

I went with a rainbow theme~

 (die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle  stamp:Inkadinkado Friendly Advice  other:washi,sticker pocket,paperclips,ribbon)

I created this card with paperclip goodies for the

Yana's fun rainbow stripes and clear window inspired my design.

The rainbow banner was designed with washi stuck to cardstock/die cut with the banner in the Pretty Pink Posh Banner Duo set.

As for the holder of the paperclip ribbons, 

I found these useful sticker pockets while waltzing into Target...

  race you to the store to get more!!! :)

I could see these holding gift cards or incorporated in a shaker card.

Whatever makes my creating faster...I'm all for it!

Thanks for stopping by friends~

Create Along With Us June 2016


(stamp:Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens  die:Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings)

Today's card was inspired by Amy Sheffer's lovely creation:

I love the combo of colors she selected!

I lay black and white striped washi on vellum and Berry Sorbet cardstock and cut two sentiments out with the same die.

After stamping and layering my panels, I wanted to add a bit of ribbon.

I created a paperclip bow to clip on the top panel.

This is my new go-to embellishment!

If you google, you'll find a multitude of looks you can accomplish with paperclips and ribbon.

Bows and I aren't the closest of friends~so I LOVE this technique of ribbon treatment.

Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer~


Friday, June 17, 2016

Rainbow Stripes & Confetti

I picked up some washi yesterday and now I've got most of the colors for a rainbow.

(stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grunge Elements  die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo  other:Confetti,washi)

I simply lay the colors down and cut out sections with the Stitched Banner Duo Square.

I was inspired by the challenge here:

I went with Shannon's fun card...where she reinforced her rainbow with sequins.

I added my confetti to its matching color for a 3D effect.

I'm also submitting this to 

 Thanks for stopping by friends~

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Missed Another Birthday

Man, I am always missing my niece's birthday!

It falls within my busiest time of the year~wrapping up school.

I whipped up a card fairly fast...

(stamps:Verve Borderline sentiment,Papertrey Ink City Scene street  dies:Papertrey Ink Bubble Talk other:Sesame Street stickers)

The inspiration photo at

steered me toward multiple windows~which inspired me to use this sticker set my sister passed on to me.

I'm also submitting this to

The happy butterflies are the smilies this card needed for a 'lil one.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GORJUSS Stamps and Purple Hair


I am SMITTEN with a line that I stumbled upon recently.

First of all, here's what I made.

(stamps:DoCrafts Gorjuss The White Rabbit,WORD sentiment  dies:Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks,My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Oval,Newton's Nook Darling Hearts  other:striped washi)

Sorry 'bout your eyes...

I should have warned you that brightness was happenin'!

You may not be able to see the purples I added to her hair.

You know how sometimes fiction can't quite grasp real life?

Well, in this case, it's true.  This character's hair is a little more mild than my daughter's hair~which I colored recently.

Gurlfriend is BRAVE to let momma color it, but just so you know, we were going for solid, not tie-dye.

That's what happens when you're tired and don't know what you're doing~annnnd adding bobby pins in the process gives off this look too.

Fortunately for me, she LOVES my mistake and has gotten so many compliments...esp coming from a little 4 year old that shyly told her she looked like Ariel.

Oh. my. word. 

She said it was WORTH this fun color with that type of sweetness.

Anyway, I went a little more discreet with my stamped girlie.

Can I just brag a little on the packaging with these Gorjuss products?

 I've never seen anything like it!!!!


I am entering this in Simon Says (Monday):World Traveler.

This particular stamp I used is called The White Rabbit~I'm thinking it's loosely based on Alice in Wonderland (which is why I picked this stamp up).

I loosely interpreted this challenge as "another" world travel~by adding my own "it's time" sentiment which I typed on my computer and die cut.

I pictured all the travels and unusual colors that Alice (which I LOVE in BRUNETTE style) encounters.

 Thanks for taking the time to travel to my corner of the web~