Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Sending S'more Holiday Cheer

 

I've been having lots of fun in my craft studio recently :) Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the S'more Holiday stamps and coordinating dies as well as the Graham Cracker Cuts (all from The Greetery). So cute!!!

 


I purchased these goodies last year and unfortunately never got around to using them. Ugh. Does that happen to anyone else? I get way too excited and wrapped up in ALL of the fabulous holiday releases, and I end up buying WAY MORE than I ever have time to use before the holidays are here and gone. This year I've tried really hard to resist buying new holiday-themed products so I could make use of all the awesome, neglected, NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) in my stash. I confess...I have ordered a few things...but not much...hahaha!

I took this same design and made another in green:

I had a blast making these cards! Linking this up at NBUS Challenge 31. Big thanks to Darnell for hosting this challenge and encouraging us creatives to use our "schtuff" ;)

Thanks for visiting! Have a fantastic day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: S'more Holiday (The Greetery)

Ink: Vanilla Cream, Hazelnut, Almond Butter, Milk Chocolate (Altenew); Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); Cranberry, Evergreen, Mushroom (Concord and 9th); VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (Stampin' Up); Kraft (Recollections); True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: (The Paper Studio - purchased at Hobby Lobby)

Dies: S'more Holiday (The Greetery); Graham Cracker Cuts (The Greetery); Stitched Rectangle Word Windows (MFT); Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn); 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com) 

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Heartwarming Memories

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using this fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I just recently purchased the Snowman Season stamp set from Stampin' Up :) It's sooooo incredibly cute!!! I absolutely ADORE every image in this set, and the sentiment I've used on my card below totally melts my heart.

I hope you have a chance to get crafty and have some fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Snowman Season (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Copic Sketch Markers: BG10, C0, R22, YR15, YG13

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Random Dot - Mint (The Paper Studio)

Dies: Large Cross-Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Embossing Folder: Snowflakes (Sizzix)

Enamel Dots: Farmhouse Christmas (Carta Bella)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It)

Friday, October 1, 2021

Pumpkin Gift Card Holders

 Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Anything Goes" and sharing some festive little pumpkin gift card holders I made. These were inspired by the new Patchwork Pumpkin products over at Honey Bee Stamps AND also inspired by a super fun video by MayMay Made It Crafts (you can watch her YouTube video HERE.)

I had to tweak MayMay's instructions a bit as I don't have very many oval or circle dies (GASP!!!). I know!!! Better remedy that situation ASAP ;) Since the ovals I DO have weren't tall enough...and I didn't have a circle that was large enough...I just used what I had, built my pumpkins and then adhered them onto a 4" x 2 3/4" blank notecard. Not as neat and tidy as MayMay's...but still cute, right?!?!

I left the inside of the notecards blank, so they can be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving or just general Autumn-themed gifties. But I did use the Gift Card Grooves Dies from MFT to die-cut some little slots for holding the gift cards in place:


 
And of course once I got rolling on this I just kept right on going. Ha!


 I made six. Two of each color scheme. Here's a look at the whole pumpkin patch:

 

What do you think??? Do you have a favorite???

Thanks for visiting!!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Supplies:

* = same for all designs

"Orange Pumpkin Gift Card Holder" :

Patterned Paper: Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps), Gingham Galore - Fall (Honey Bee Stamps)

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

* Dies: Petite Ovals Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn), Gift Card Grooves (MFT), bow from Mini Treat Bag (Stampin' Up)

Specialty Cardstock: Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th)

* Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

* Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Mini Glue Dots

"Aqua Pumpkin Gift Card Holder":

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Harvest Festival (Honey Bee Stamps), Let's Polka 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Knock On Wood 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)

"Black and White Pumpkin Gift Card Holder":

Patterned Paper: Harvest Festival (Honey Bee Stamps), Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps)

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Solar White (Neenah)

Specialty Cardstock: Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th)

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Thankful For You

I love everything Fall including this "Colorful Fall" inspiration photo over at Inspired By Challenge:


Gorgeous!!! Right?!?

Here's my take:


I'm really digging this color combo: Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up with Canyon Clay from Papertrey Ink. So rich and striking in real life.

The die is an oldie but goodie from Papertrey Ink called Mighty Oak. I die-cut the entire panel from each of the three leaf colors, so then I was able to mix and match the leaves to create three cards :) YAY! I get so excited when things work out like that! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by today! I truly appreciate it!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Thankful For You (DeNami Design)

Ink: Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Rustic White, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Mighty Oak Die Collection (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com) 


 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Congrats

Two of our dear mountainhood friends recently sprung some exciting news on us---they hiked up to Arapaho Lake and got married!!! Just the two of them, their dog, a marriage certificate and a couple of rings :) We're super happy for them! So of course I wanted to make them a card for this incredibly special occasion.

Since all of this transpired on the second day of Autumn (my favorite season btw) I went for an Autumn theme. The Cozy Cup Coaster (The Greetery) was die-cut from Blackberry Bliss cardstock (Stampin' Up) which is a gorgeous, rich purple. (The background on the patterned paper is also a deep purple but it looks brown in the photo. Beautiful colors in person, I promise you! Ha!)

I was also inspired by this fantastic sketch over at Just Add Ink:

...and linking this up at the current Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge too:


Thank you so much for visiting!

Have a great day!

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 Supplies:

Stamps: Sentimental - Gift (Winnie and Walter)

Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up)

Specialty Cardstock: Gold Sparkle (MFT), 12x12 Canvas Sheet (Canvas Corp)

Patterned Paper: Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn), Cozy Cup Coaster (The Greetery)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Season's Greetings

Today I'm sharing a card I made for two super fun challenges: Global Design Project Challenge 310 and Make the Cards Challenge 34!


 Such a brilliant sketch and gorgeous color combo!!! Here's what I created:

 

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Let It Snow (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Light Peach/Dark Peach (purchased at Hobby Lobby), White and Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Swirls (Concord and 9th), Let It Snowflake (MFT), Let It Snowflake Too (MFT), Layered Snowflakes (MFT)

Embellishments: Beetle Black Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn) 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Wishing You Barrels Of Fun


 

Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean And Simple.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have two neighbor girlfriends turning 60 in a couple of months. This is the card I made for the other neighbor...who also loves her red wine :) I hope she likes it!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uncorked (MFT)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Distress Oxide Ink: Barn Door (Ranger)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), True Black (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Wood Textures 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Let's Toast (MFT), Stitched Borders 1 (Pretty Pink Posh), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Beetle Black Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)
 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Wine Aerobics...And Repeat


Hello there! Two of my neighbor girlfriends are turning 60 in a couple of months, so I've been working on making some extra special birthday cards for them.

Here's one I created for my friend, Kim, who is super fit and active and LOVES her red wine ;)

...and of course I'll be pairing this card with some red wine and some other goodies for this milestone celebration :)

I hope she gets a kick out of it!

Also linking this up at Seize The Birthday Challenge, which is always a fabulous source of inspiration for birthday cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a great weekend!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Wine Aerobics (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Twilight (Catherine Pooler), Cranberry (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper), Black (Recollections)

Specialty Layer: Cork (I've had this in my stash for probably a decade....no idea where it came from, but thought it was perfect for this card!)

Dies: Wine Aerobics (Simon Says Stamp), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card I made using the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Sneaking this one in just under the wire, so I'll keep it short and sweet.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:

 

This one will be heading to my parents for their 48th anniversary :) I hope they like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Art Gallery (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Limoncello and Tiara (Catherine Pooler), Parsley (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Fine Art Floral 12x12 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Floral Gallery Dies (Stampin' Up), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Beetle Black Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn) 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Handmade Gift Box


 

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use 2 Or More Patterned Papers :)

I am totally addicted to Sam Hammond Donald's YouTube videos! (Note: Her channel is called PootlesPapercraft.) She's always making the most amazing boxes and gift packaging! I wanted to make a gift box to coordinate with the "gin-credible" birthday card I made for my neighbor girlfriend. I followed THIS tutorial from Sam, and I LOVE how it turned out!!!

I had so much fun making this box and then decorating it to coordinate with the card I shared in THIS POST :) Here are a couple of other views:


 

Thanks for visiting!!!

Hope you're having a fabulous week!

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Supplies:

Dies: Let's Toast (MFT)

Distress Oxide Ink: Twisted Citron (Ranger)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper) and Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Oh So Ombre 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sprinkles - Christmas Assortment (Doodlebug Design)

Ribbon: Sugar Organdy (Amuse) 


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Little Mountain Town


Today I'm playing along with Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge: Die Cuts And/Or Stencils.

I used some new-to-me stencils and stamps to create this card including the Mountain Scene Builder Stencil (Erin Lee Creative), the Cloud Scene Stencil (Altenew) and the Wanderlust Hipster Icons Stamp Set (which I was super lucky to win from STAMPlorations)! I had so much fun making this!!!

Looks like many of the little mountain towns here in Colorado :) Makes my heart sooo happy!!!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend! Enjoy!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Wanderlust Hipster Icons (STAMPlorations)

Stencils: Mountain Scene Builder (Erin Lee Creative), Cloud Scene (Altenew)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)

Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass (Ranger)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com)
 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Have A Gin-credible Birthday


 
Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing a card I created for a couple of current challenges: (1) Seize the Birthday Challenge and (2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "A Bit O' Green" :)

One of my super fun neighbor girlfriends is turning 70 soon! She loves all things gin, so this card is for her! I hope she gets a kick out of it :)

Thanks for visiting!

Have an awesome day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: A Toast To You (MFT)

Stencil: Hot Spots (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: Let's Toast (MFT), Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Distress Oxide Inks: Pumice Stone and Twisted Citron (Ranger)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Ink To Paper)

Embellishments: Sprinkles - Christmas Assortment (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Have A Beautiful Day

 

Happy Thursday! Today I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer for Time Out's newest challenge: "we challenge you to be different."

This prompt was exactly the push I needed to finally try out a different (and new-to-me) coloring technique that I've seen Yana Smakula and Therese Calvird demonstrate on their YouTube channels. (You can check out two of their posts/videos HERE and HERE.)

Alrighty...here you have it...my first attempt at blending-free coloring:

Now...I'm definitely no Yana or Therese, but I sure did have lots of fun creating this!!! I'm looking forward to practicing this technique some more and trying it out with different images and color combos too :)
 

A big THANK YOU to Time Out Challenges for having me as their Guest Designer!!! And loads of thanks to Yana and Therese for the creative inspiration :)

I hope you'll have a chance to play along with this challenge! Interested to see how you interpret the prompt and can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Mondo Magnolia (Essentials By Ellen)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: R30, R32

Cardstock: White and Berry Sorbet (Ink To Paper)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)

Embellishments: On Trend "Party" Enamel Shapes (My Mind's Eye)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Clink!

 

Today I'm playing along with Time Out Challenges' 7th Birthday Celebration!!! My dad celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday :) Here's the card I made for him:

...and here's a look at the inside sentiment:

 

Hope you're having a great week!

Thanks for visiting!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Beer Blueprint (Stampers Anonymous), sentiments from Uncorked (MFT)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Dove (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Markers: YR27, YR24, N4, N2, N0

Die: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Mountains Of Thanks

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a thank you card I made for one of my husband's colleagues. She loves mountain adventures so I thought a card featuring Catherine Pooler's Mountain Of Thanks stamps and dies would be a perfect fit :) I'm also linking this up to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Anything Goes."


I used a strip of Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock (Lawn Fawn) to ground the mountains and also die-cut the clouds from this same sparkly goodness!


I hope she likes it!!!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Mountain Of Thanks (Catherine Pooler)

Ink: Juniper Mist and Flirty Fuchsia (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper), SnoCone (MFT)

Specialty Cardstock: Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Mountain Of Thanks (Catherine Pooler), Border Bling - Skinny Postage Frames (Ink To Paper)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Thanks

Hello there! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was so inspired by Kim's fantastic sketch and Jennifer T's gorgeous card! 

Here's the sketch:

 

And here's my take:

Thanks for visiting!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink), sentiment from Playful Animal Friends 2 (Pink Fresh Studio)

Ink: It's A Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)

Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)

Dies: The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink), 1/4" Quick Strips (The Stamp Market), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (Scrapbook.com), Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thinking Of You

 

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with Uniko Challenge 63 - Anything Goes.

My card features two fabulous stamp sets from Uniko Studio: (1) Just Because and (2) Simply Said Blocks II:

I used the Masking Stencils - Squares (from Taylored Expressions) and Distress Oxide Inks to create the background for that gorgeous silhouette image from Just Because by Uniko Studio. I stamped the sentiment in black, trimmed it out and adhered it to the panel. Then I attached my completed panel to a light gray card base. I love how versatile these Uniko Studio stamp sets are and how they make it so easy to put together a quick but beautiful card!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a great day!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Just Because (Uniko Studio), Simply Said Blocks II (Uniko)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (Ranger)

Cardstock: White and Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)

Stencil: Masking Stencils - Squares (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)
 

Monday, January 18, 2021

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Today I'm playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. Getting this one in just under the wire, so I'll keep it short and sweet :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:
 

This is a new-to-me stamp set from Colorado Craft Company, and I love it! The set contains several beautiful, heartfelt sentiments and that gorgeous image (which could also be used on cards for other occasions such as encouragement or get well soon). 

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely Legs - Sympathy (Colorado Craft Company)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Ocean Tides (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Markers: R24, R22, BG75, BG72, N2, E00

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kindness Matters

Popping in quickly today to share a card I created for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

...and here's my take:



I've had this stamped/die-cut butterfly sitting in my box of bits and pieces for AGES! The loopy arrow in the sketch inspired me to add some stitched swirly trails to the upper left and bottom right of the butterfly :) They're subtle but add a little interest to the overall design.

Thanks for visiting! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti), Sketched Stripes (Concord and 9th)

Ink: Lobster (Lawn Fawn)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker)

Embellishments: Silver Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Foam Adhesive (Scrapbook.com)