Monday, October 30, 2017


Hey there. I was working on a little ink blending tonight. I took my color way from the My Favorite Things color challenge.

I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper and blends Distress Ink over the panel overlapping the colors to create the skyline. Then die cut the village and banner from white cardstock and mounted them to my blended panel with matte medium.
I heavily missed the panel with Shimmer Spritz. Then mounted it to an A2 white card base. Greeting from Papertrey Ink  is stamped in Palette black ink.
I will enter this card it the MFT #80 color challenge and the AAA Cards ink blending challenge #102.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

All My Shades of Gray

Welcome to a beautiful Sunday and no I have not been stamping this morning already. I made this last night. It is from the brand new Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-in stamp set. I was working toward a monochrome card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Along with the new My Favorite Things sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes challenge.
I started with a white 4 by 5.25 card panel and stamped the Bloom set with all my shades of gray ink. Then mounted it to a white A2 card base and stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink in black ink on a .75" scrap of cardstock. I die cut vellum with the coordinating die to the Bloom set. Mounted it all to the card base and added some silver Nuevo drops.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pink Tree

Soooo...what do you do when you get new stamps? PLAY!
I had a few more ideas for the Pin-Sight Challenge on the CLASSroom blog. 
The top center tree was calling to me. I don't know about you but part of the challenge for me is how I can use the stamp images in nontraditional ways. For my card I used my new Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrops to create the needles on my pink tree.
I took a scrap of white cardstock and stamped the border all over it in three shades of pink ink from Stampin Up. The pink stamp piece was also heavily misted with Shimmer Spritz. Then I die cut the tree shape from 110 lbs white cardstock cut to 4 by 5.25". The base is also the same Neenah white cardstock. Stamped the greeting from Technique Tuesday before mounting it with foam tape over the pink stamped piece. Tada, finished. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes and the Monday challenge is monochrome.

Starry Night

Hello, what would Saturday be without some stamping,right?
I got a new stamp order from Ellen Hustson in the mail today so I had to get them a little inky. The first card I made used the Essentials by Ellen set Wonky Backdrops. I used the Pin-Sight Challenge collage photo for my inspiration.
The bottom left image is the photo I focussed on for my card.

I started with a white A2 card base and stamped the star backdrop with Oceantides ink from Papertrey Ink. Then die cut the house and tree from the Home & Hearth set from Ellen out of white cardstock. I squished the die cuts in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with copper embossing powder from Stampin Up. Also embossed the stars with copper powder. Greeting is from Holiday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink. Before I mounted the house and tree I covered the blue backdrop with Wink of Stella.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes and the Monday challenge is monochrome.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Hey and happy Friday to you. So you know how you just get an idea in your head and you have to let it out? Well this card was it. From the time I saw the inspiration collage the soft blending of those colors was stuck in my head. Here is the Pin-Sight photo from the CLASSroom.
Below is my card.

I started with a piece of Bristol Strathmore paper. Taped it down to my mat and wet it totally. Then used my Kuretake watercolors to paint the stripes. Mixing and letting the colors bleed into each other. Dried the panel with my heat gun and trimmed down the panel to 3.75 by 5". Then I die cut the Prize Stag and stars from Essentials by Ellen. Greeting is a die from Echo Park. Lastly I put a bunch of foam tape all over the back and mounted it to a A2 white card base.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
P.S. The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes so I will enter this card there too.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

  Hey there. Super quick post for a time consuming card. Papertrey Ink cardstock and greeting. Essentials by Ellen dies. Two challenges.

PTI inspiration photo above.

Ellen Huston "the CLASSroom"for her Pin-Sights challenge inspiration photo below.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

P.S. Okay, when I posted this last evening I was running off to youth group and didn't have time to write. Both inspiration photos made me think of white space which I am good with. I look at others cards with beautiful water coloring and think I wish I could do that but that is not were my talent lies. I am learning to embrace the gifts I have and enjoy what others can do. Thanks again, Sue.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Little Guy

Happy Monday to you all. Just playing with a few challenges. Like what is new, huh?
First I started with the My Favorite Things color challenge #79.

I then worked in Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge of matting with a glitter frame #301.
I also followed along with My Favorite Things sketch challenge #355.
Stamps, dies and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. 
Thanks for checking my card out, Sue.

Healing Wishes

Hey! I was Stamping a few more quick cards with my Tim Holtz stamp positioner. It sure makes things easier. Theme was still "think pink" tonight and I was playing with the variety of Flowers in the Paper Smootches bold blooms set.
Stamping of images was the same just played with the cardstock based, sprinting, Nuvo drops and glitter accents. I will be entering them in the challenges
listed below. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Stamping Saturday

Hey there. Yes, I am still stamping. Hahaha
October is breast cancer awareness month. Please go get your mammogram and do self checks. I lost a sister in law before she was even forty to breast cancer. It takes both young and old. 
I was working on a couple of encouragement cards with the pink theme. I used Paper Smootches Bold Blooms set, Stampin Up ink and cardstock. Missed the card with Shimmer Mist because a little sparkle makes everything better.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Fall Leaves

This was so out of the norm for me to start with dark cardstock.  I had watched a video on coloring with colored pencils on dark cardstock and thought I might try it. She made it look easy well there is a learning curve with this. I need to practice. I heat embossed the leaf stamp from Stampin Up in Ranger gold glitter embossing powder. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink also embossed. My pencils are just Crayola and didn't blend the best. I used the Simon Says Stamp inspiration photo as my color way.

I also used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge for my card layout.
This is a close up of the coloring. Thanks for stopping by, Sentimentality Sue.

Scary Creatures

Hello. Hope your Saturday is off to a good start. I went to a quilt show this morning and viewed some amazing talent. Then came home hopefully with some creative juices flowing. Lol
I had not made any children's cards for a long time and a monster challenge came up on the Less is More blog so I thought why not. I also wanted to use the My Favorite Things color challenge as my color inspiration.
I made two cards using white cardstock, Stampin Up ink and a very old Gel-A-Tins stamp set.

I added the googly eyes for a fun accent on the cards.
AS A Cards is also having a movie themed challenge and I am thinking the movie Monsters Inc.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Modern Twofer Card

 Hello. I had some time this morning to work on a few cards, so this idea popped in my head for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the...