Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pink and Tag Thank You Card

The Less is More Challenge is to create a card using a tag, and Cards in Envy's challenge is Pretty in Pink.  After a few failed attempts, I finally came up with one I like.
 Looks more purple than pink in the photo.  Stamper's Best sentiment, DCWV paper, stash twill tape. Check back on May 1 for the latest challenge!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

This week's challenge over at The Male Room is to make a card using numbers.  The silver number are a partial failure from last week's challenge that I could not bear to recycle.  I cut it down to 3 x 3, mounted on silver mirrored paper, and layered on a black card base.  Not my usual style, but I am happy enough!!
Hero Arts background stamp, heat embossed in silver, ancient sentiment. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Texture Me!

Shopping Our Stash's theme is Texture Me,  use your oldest embossing supply.
The white background pattern was done with an ancient Fiskars texture plate, balloons cut with Sizzix die and textured with chevron embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers twine. 


I try hard to create something every day - even if it is just dinner!!  I had an amazing day in my craft room.  I cleaned, sorted, and actually finished a few cards!!!

The Challenge #31 was to create something based on this image: 
I couldn't  decide which one I liked best, so I decided to post both of my options.
I loved both cards.  I am not a super vintage - type person, but am quite happy with both responses to the challenge.  Both cards have the image stamped on vellum with Ranger Ink, and the parasol colored with pencils.   Vellum is mounted over 7 Gypsies patterned paper, no clue as to the maker of the image.  Which do you like best - red or black card base?

Friday, April 24, 2015

OWH April Mid Month Challenge - Stitching

The mid month challenge from Operation Write Home is to use stitching on a card.  Did you know that you can use an embroidery machine to stitch on paper?
Handmade paper, embroidery courtesy of my mother in law!  She is a very talented designer, check out her website, she has a lot of free sample designs scattered throughout the site.  I liked that one so much, I made another!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge - Encouragement

This week's challenge over at the Mod Squad is to create a card of encouragement.  Unfortunately, I will need quite a few of these in the next few months.  One of my favorite cousins has been diagnosed with breast cancer :(  This card reflects my feelings perfectly. 
Unity AH Crap image and sentiment, Hemtique twine, old DCWV polka dot paper.  Check back next Friday for the next Words 2 Scrap By challenge!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

CCSC #3 & Craft Hoarders

This month's sketch over at The Crooked Stamper looks like this:
Here is my version:
This is the last Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge - Go Green.  Makes me sad - I have really enjoyed how they challenged me to use and enjoy what I have, instead of just buying more.  Swirls embossing folder for the white layer, Grass embossing plate for the green layer.  Lawn Fawn die cuts and sentiment from the pile on my desk.  Come play along with us at - The Earth has Music!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Earth Day!

We at Words 2 Scrap By are teaming up with Shopping Our Stash to honor Earth Day and Arbor Day.  What an honor for us!  Here is my card:
The animals count on us to take good care of mother earth - it's their home too!  Lawn Fawn Critters in the 'Burbs images and dies.  Stamped in black VersaMark ink, and heat embossed with clear powder.  Distress inked background, images die cut and colored with Derwent water color pencils.  Don't forget to play along with both challenges, Shopping Our Stash and Words 2 Scrap By.  Looking forward to seeing all of your creative responses to the challenges! 

Let's play tic tac toe - embossing powder, die cuts, and coloring for MSC!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

Operation Write Home is always in need of masculine cards.  Here is one of mine for the OWH April Our Daily Bread Designs challenge:
Basic Grey paper (very old), waxed cotton cord from my beading stash, SU! sentiment. Come play along with us at the Words 2 Scrap By April Challenge - the Earth Has Music!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Black and Silver Birthday Card

The current challenge at The Male Room is to use metallic embossing powder.
 Hero Arts Number Pattern background stamp with Stampendous Sterling Silver embossing powder, Spellbinders die cuts, and Offray ribbon.  Come play along with the April challenge, The Earth has Music!!

Entering this into the Less is More Color Challenge - Black, and The Male Room Metallic Embossing Powder.  

Friday, April 3, 2015

Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch #6

The sketch and my version:

 Paint chips, Unity sentiment, Ranger Manganese Blue ink.   Come play along with the April challenge, The Earth has Music. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Butterflies and Polka Dots

Red, black and white for butterflies and polka dots - what could be better?
Carta Bella paper, Martha Stewart punch.  Glitter tape added to butterfly body. 

I am entering this one into the City Crafters Challenge #255 - Polka Dots. Come play along with us at for our April challenge - The Earth has Music!

W2SB April Challenge - The Earth Has Music

The earth has music for those who listen.
- George Santayana

This month's Words 2 Scrap By  inspiration words can go in so many directions.  I chose to see the words as that eerie calm at dusk, when the day creatures are settling in for the night, and the night creatures are just waking.  

The background is inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and layered with textured black paper.  The birds are cut with a Sizzix die, and mounted behind a black frame that started out as a Sizzix square die, and was cut a second time to make it a rectangle.  Woot woot!  I learned a way to make my square dies cut rectangles!!!  The sentiment is a very old K & Co. metal embellishment.  How do you hear our earth's music?  Link up your creation to Words 2 Scrap By!!