Sunday, March 29, 2015

At the Cross

Today's card is a faith based one for Easter.


I used the Taylored Expression At the Cross 2 die to cut the cross from textured cardstock and then layered Berrylicious and Harvest Gold cardstock underneath it. It was then attached to a patterned paper rectangle cut with  a Lil Inker Designs Stitched die using dimensional tape. The image rectangle was then attached to the background mats also with dimensional tape. A stitched scallop piece was slipped underneath the rectangle and the cross was topped with a pearl for a clean and simple card.

Products: Taylored Expressions die, American Crafts dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Kaisercraft pearl, MFT cs and dies

I also have a Bible Journaling page today. See how I got started on this post.


I am still just finding my way with this process. I have the luxury of not being in a hurry so I am going slowly. Today's page highlights Proverbs 16:9. Again I brushed the front and back of the pages with Liquitex Mat Gel Medium to help bleed through. I can't honestly tell if this is helping or not because I still have bleeding to the back but I suspect it would be worse if I didn't use it. After it dried I stamped the clock image (it's been in my stash for years) on the edge of the page using Ranger Archival Veridian ink.  I stamped the scripture over the clock with Hero Arts Wet Cement Shadow ink using the Proverbs 16:9 verse from the Verve Scripture Medley 3 set. I added some clock hands that I cut from charcoal cardstock with the Papertrey Ink Hands of Time dies. I rewrote the scripture using the New Living Translation. I really want my handwriting in my bible even though it's messy and not that legible.

I hope you enjoy what is left of the weekend.


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Very Merry

I am again interrupting Easter cards with a Christmas one for the current Merry Monday Challenge (#151) to include a tree.


Although at this point I feel like it is rather ubiquitous to include a shaker on a card, I did buy this Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes Tree Die before Christmas. And since it's been sitting in my new box ever since so I was determined to put it to work. I cut the stitched front from Tropical Teal cardstock and the back from acetate and patterned paper. I sandwiched all layers with dimensional tape using sequins for the "shaker" part. I stamped the tag image from the Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags set with Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink and the sentiment from the same set with black ink. It was  then cut out with the matching die from the Tiny Tags Die set and attached to the tree with silver cord. The completed shaker was attached to the patterned paper background which came from the Doodlebug Frosty Friends pad.

Products: Papertrey Ink Stamps, Dies and cs, Doodlebug dp, Paper Source cord, Tree House sequins, MFT die, Delicata and Simon Says inks

Have a great weekend!



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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hoppy Easter {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's boy Easter card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


After stamping Rosie onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities, I colored with Copic Markers. The background was prepared with patterned papers from the Simple Stories Color Vibe II 6x6 pad.  After attaching the image panel with dimensional tap I added buttons to anchor it. The Hoppy Easter sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base with Sour Apple ink.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, MFT dies, ink and buttons, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, R00, E40, E41, E42, E44; Flower/Grass-Y0000, Y11, Y13, YG0000, YG11, YG13; Shadows-BG0000, BG000, BG70

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Sugar Bowl April "Anything Goes" Challenge

Today's card is for The Sugar Bowl April "Anything Goes" challenge.


I printed the Sugar Nellie No Shell Like Home digital image onto Copics X-Press It cardstock after using the Erase tool in PSE to remove the smaller snail images. The image was cut out with a My Favorite Things pierced die and then colored with Copic markers. I prepared the background with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Adorbs pad. The flower was cut out using The Cat's Pajamas Sunflower Rosette CutUps and attached with dimensional dots. A PTI sentiment stamped onto a small circle and a few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Sugar Nellie Digital stamp, My Mind's Eye dp and enamel dots, PTI cs and stamp, My Favorite Things dies, The Cat's Pajamas dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E50, E51, E53, E57; Dress/Shoes-RV00, R81, R83, R85; Wings-YG0000, YG01, YG11; Flowers-Y0000, Y11, Y11, Y15, Y17; Snail-E40, E41, BG0000, BG10, BG11; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000

It's easy to join the challenge. You must use a Sugar Nellie image for your anything goes challenge and link The Sugar Bowl blog to your post. There is a fun prize involved so pop on over to The Sugar Bowl blog to get all the details.

Good luck!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wishing You Sunshine

I'm back again with a black, yellow and white color scheme. My new Kaisercraft Shine Bright paper pad goes perfectly with my new stamp set, Reverse Confetti Shine Bright.


I cut a circle from textured cardstock and then stamped the sentiment onto to it, adding a sun die cut at the top. I placed it onto the patterned paper background using dimensional tape. I also used my new Reverse Confetti Double Banner Garland die set to create the banner substituting it for one of the strips in the March Sketch for You to Try.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Kaisercraft dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Lil Inker Designs dies, Simon Says inks

And since I used a new stamp set and die I am also entering this in Darnell's latest NBUS challenge.

I hope your day is full of sunshine!




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Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Peep {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's Easter card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.



I cut a tag from Neenah cardstock using the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 set and then stamped the sun from the Home Sweet Home set and the Blossoming Perch and colored with Copic Markers. Peep was stamped separately, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. Before attaching the tag onto the patterned paper background with dimensional tape, I stamped an abbreviated sentiment from Hoppy EasterPeep was added with dimensional tape as was the small cloud cut with the Papertrey Ink Cloud 1&2 die set. The patterned paper came from the Simple Stories I Am pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs and die, Neenah cs, Doodlebug enamel dot, Pretty Pink Posh die, Copic Markers
Copics: Bird-BG0000, BG10, BG11, W00, E81, Y15; Branch-E40, E41, E42, YG61, YG63, R01, R30, R32; Sun-Y0000, Y11, Y15; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon.


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Best Gift

I am interrupting my Easter card making with a Christmas one. It's been forever since I've had a chance to play in the Merry Monday Challenge but I knew that I had the perfect die for it. Especially since it is a die that has not ever been used.


I cut a rectangle from using a My Favorite Things Pierced die and then created a cut out with the Simon Says Pile of Gifts die. I added a small tag stamped with a sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Peeking set. I fussy cut out and added a twine bow. I stamped the other sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Your Gift set directly onto the rectangle. The panel was attached to the background with dimensional tape after I slipped a piece of red foil underneath first.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend.




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