Daily Archives: February 25, 2008

No Will Power…

Well I must say…I wasn’t going to make another card for today’s blog. I really should be working on some assignments and upcoming project releases but….. today’s SCS challenge was like waving a red flag in front of a bull. 😉 Today’s challenge was to mix up patterned papers and patterns. Well…you KNOW I couldn’t resist that one. How could I? I adore mixing up patterned paper. And so I ran upstairs to my stamping desk to get started. 🙂

So Sweet


I knew right away the perfect layout for this challenge. Well…may not the only perfect layout but one I’ve been wanting to play with for weeks now and haven’t had the change. This sketch layout is from Di Hickman’s challenge here. And of course…it’s never too late for a good sketch challenge, right? I paired up the layout with a bunch of darling papers I’ve had out lately. This sketch is perfect for using up those scraps and with 6 different papers on one little card, it still works! So bright and fun, it pops paired up with black!

jks-so-sweet-birthday-close.jpgTo add a little stamping to my design, I stamped the cake stamp from Gina K’s latest Stamps for a Cause set…How Sweet it Is. Part of the proceeds from sales of this set go to the Diabetes Foundation and it is such a super sweet set! You can check out the details here. The cake stamp was colored in with my Copic markers and then cut out and adhered to a Maya Road Office Sheers journaling box. I’m loving these scrappy accents! So fun and funky! I embellished the top of the candle with a Dew Drop and the flower with a rhinestone sticker. The sentiment wouldn’t quite fit on one of the bottom squares so I shortened it up a little to just so sweet. 🙂 To finish it off, I slipped a Prima flower behind my sheer box and added a touch of Ranger Glossy Accents to my cake to make that icing look super yummy!

Quick Tip: Ranger Pitch Black Adirondack ink is one of the best inks for stamping when working with Copic markers. I love how you don’t have to heat set it and it doesn’t bleed when you use the Copic Colorless Blender pen.

Hope your day is super sweet!

Supply List:

Cardstock: Black – Stampin Up

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Autumn Leaves

Stamps: How Sweet it Is – Gina K

Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack ink – Ranger

Other: Dew Drops – The Robin’s Nest, flower – Prima Marketing, markers – Copic, rhinestone sticker – Me and My Big Ideas, Liquid Accents – Ranger, sewing machine

Precious Baby…

I love making baby cards. I guess I just love babies and everything to do with them! I didn’t design this card for anyone in particular…just because I had this patterned paper and “darling” title card. I just looked baby girl to me and so I added in the “precious baby” part of the sentiment with a Crate Paper rub-on transfer.

Darling Precious Baby


This was a super simple card design to create. A simple white card base covered with patterned paper and a scalloped edge on the right hand side. I used the EK Success large corner rounder punch to create these large scallops. EK Success carries at least three different sizes of corner rounders in their punch line. I love making different sized scallops with them.

To add a little embellishment to this simple design, I folded a Prima Martini flower over the top of the title block and adhered a jumbo copper eyelet from We R Memory Keepers with my Crop-a-dile. Also with my Crop-a-dile, I added little white eyelets in each of the scallops. The last two additions just make me think “girl”. Soft pink velvet ribbon and a little pink rhinestone sticker to dot the i in darling. 🙂 This design was created for a review for Craft Critique on My Mind’s Eye paper line.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a fabulous week!