Moments in Time Boy Sports

Hello everyone!

I’m somewhat recovered from my vacation and I can’t believe school is starting in 2 weeks – I’m not ready! My little kiddo is starting 1st grade. I anticipate making many of such nostalgic sports cards in the years ahead and this is my 1st one and I love how it turned out.

This Moments in Time Boy Sport card topper is a new one from Flower Soft. I also used a new Flower Soft color – Moss Green – for the ground. Papers are from American Crafts, Twine is from May Arts and that sentiment is from Flourishes. Don’t forget to check out my team mates blog for more masculine card inspiration.


Fancy Folds

Hi y’all,

The challenge this week at WnW is Fancy Folds – to make a card with more than 1 fold. And I have a confession – I actually tried making an easel card – it didn’t work. (and I actually looked at several tutorials online) Something is wrong with a fold somewhere because the front of the card is facing the ceiling … hmmmm. Then I thought maybe I might try one of those step cards that Lacey does do well – no luck there either. It wouldn’t stand – I think one of the folds might be the wrong way. I guess I will have to set those 2 aside and try again when I’m not knee deep in birthday parties and holiday preparations.

So I cheated with my Fancy Fold – I’m sorry ladies. I went out to buy one of those $40 Sizzix Bigz die that cuts out the entire template with the folds pre-embossed in it already.

This is what I made:

Obviously, it’s not a card but it’s a box that I could use to send my leftover Christmas ham home with guests, instead of some old Tupperware. I used “Let’s do Lunch” stamp from Wags n Whiskers and my sentiment is from Flourishes.

One random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp! You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!! If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

It’s your turn now – let’s see your Fancy Fold creations.


White space is good

Good morning friends,

I have always like my one layer card – less is more is a very powerful concept for me. However, my new Spellbinders Fancy Tag came on the mail yesterday when I was knee deep in kindergarten homework, design team assignments, PTO work, housework … you get the point.

I just had to try out my new Tags but didn’t have time to go into a complicated card. I also needed to make an extra card for Through the Craftroom Door. So I did the best of both – use my tag to make a CAS card for Through the Craftroom Door.

Here it is:

If I may toot my own hoot, I LOVE how it turned out!! So simple, yet with a touch of elegance. I’m planning to make more of this card – but perhaps, I will add a touch of pearl on both ends of my tag.

Have a relaxing day everyone.


Cardabilities Reveal Day for Oct 30

Good morning readers,

Today is another Cardabilities Reveal Day – 2nd one for October.

Here is sketch for this reveal:

This sketch was a tough one for me. I toyed with the idea of a patterned paper as background but it kinda made the card too busy with the layers as the focal point in the sketch. Then I rotated the image around and it looked a bit bottom heavy and blah in the middle. So I decided to keep it clean and simple and stick to the sketch as is – I mean, why change a good thing.

So here is my take on the sketch:

I can’t wait to see what you do with this sketch. So head on over to Cardabilities to play along.

Challenges entered:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Simon Says Stamp Challenge


Cardabilities Reveal Day for Oct 15

Hello everyone,

I’m so excited that today is my 1st post with Cardabilities. Twice a month, Cardabilities reveals a new sketch and a team of international designers showcase their cards in hopes of inspiring you to create.

Here is the first sketch for October:

Here is my card, inspired by the sketch:

Papers are from DCWV and stamps are from Flourishes and flower is from BoBunny.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this sketch and I hope I have inspired you to create.


Pink with a touch of green …

Hello everyone,

I’ve been waiting for my 1st post with Through the Craftroom Door design team for 2 weeks now. I was so excited about making the team, I made my card on the day I found out – all 2 weeks ago!!!

Today’s challenge is based on an inspiration photo – make a card using the photo below as inspiration. Easy photo right? since we all love our pinks. So to make it more of a challenge, the color green should also be included.

So without delay, here is the photo

And here is my card.


We are being sponsored by Paper Temptress and her prize is a $25.00 gift certificate for your shopping pleasure.

What are you waiting for?? Come play along …


Flourishes 4th Birthday

I just have to say Happy Birthday to Flourishes. They are my classic stamps that I so adore and I have so many favorites. This one I’m sharing is my go-to set for masculine cards. (and I have to add lace and ribbon so now no man wants it)

Added 8/26: 1 more card to share for the Flourishes 4th Birthday – my go-to card for a girl’s birthday.

Anyhow, join in their blog hop today and stand a chance to win more stamps from them.

Have a great day.


Rash of fruits …

Lately, I’ve been noticing myself making all kinds of fruity cards – strawberries, peaches, cherries – they make such ideal images for “thank you/you’re so sweet” cards.

Then I find Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge issuing a fruity challenge – how timely. I love Flourishes stamps – they are so timeless and elegant – even the the sentiments.

So here is my fruity card for the FTTC with a very elegant sentiment from the Flourishes Kids Play stamp set.

Enjoy a day of joy!