Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Butterflies of hope bookmark.

Another Gina K Stamp TV Stamp Out Cancer challenge - this was anything but a card.

I made a bookmark with a tranquil scene and a butterfly to honor each close friend and family member whom we have lost to cancer.  The colors correspond to the cancer they fought so bravely.

Jim - 52
Steve - 28
Teenie - 69
Kathy - 41
Anne - 51
Cooper - 56
Shug - 67
Aiden - 1 
Martin - 47
Aaron - 37

You can't see it in the photo, but I added stardust glitter pen to the butterflies as well.

Size - from my scraps;
Cardstock - Recollections 65 lbs: white:
Stamps - Gina K Designs Sending Sunshine;
Ink - Memento: Tuxedo Black;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - Sakura Stardust Clear; White Organza ribbon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pink Hello!

Another card for the Gina K Designs Stamp Out Cancer Challenges.  This one was to create a card of encouragement/support and the main image in pink.  Well for me the first step is getting in touch so I used this cute as a button phone stamp to say "Hello".

Card size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Recollections 65lbs: black, white;
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Just Calling to Say, Assorted Greetings;
Ink - Gina K Designs: white; Black Onyx; Memento - Rosebud;
Color - Copics
Accessories - American Craft ribbon.

Monday, November 24, 2014

You make my heart sing.... pink...

Another one of those cards that looked so amazing in my head and just didn't quite work in real life.  I think I should have mirrored the flow of the notes in cutting the vellum so it showed off the merge of the black and pink.

In my head, there is a cool ombre effect change from pink to black with the musical notes echoing the flow of the transitition... in reality it just looks like I butted up some pink and black glitter paper and then covered the seam with vellum. *sigh*

Anyway it is a Stamp Out Cancer card and the challenge was to used a lot of Glitter and to use pink AND black.
Card size
- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Recollections: black, white;
- Gina K Designs Gleefully Yours;
- Versamark;
- Martha Stewart glitter; Detail black embossing powder

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Birthday Hoot!

I made this card for a Stamp Out Cancer Challenge at Gina K's Stamp TV but didn't get to upload it because I reached my limit.

I like all the separate elements but I'm not certain I like them together.  Any thoughts?

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Recollections: 65lb white, pink; 
Stamp - Gina K Designs: Birthday Owl;
Ink - Gina K Designs: Color Companions Black Onyx;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - American Craft Ribbon.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Comfy All Star

I made this card as part of  Stamp TV's Stamp Out Cancer Challenges.  This one was "Comfort".  Honestly, what is more comfortable that a comfy hoodie/tshirt.  There is just nothing like putting it on after a hard day.

I used the solid star in the set to make a background panel that I cut apart in unequal sections to add a bit of interest.


Card size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Recollections: 65lb gray, white;
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Just So Sporty;
Ink - Gina K designs Color Companions Black Onyx; Memento: Rose bud;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - dimensional tape.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Wow! it has been a while.  I have been stamping, just not uploading.  You should see the queue of cards in my drafts that just need a few words put to them!  Anyway this card is for High Hopes Stamps challenge - Challenge 245: Photo Inspiration .  The picture is gorgeous and I hope I did the inspiration justice.  I wanted to make a card to send to my eldest at university so I took inspiration from the colors Red, White, Kraft/Brown and the dots.  If you look close you can see where I improvised and used an embossing folder to create a dotted background with Versamark and clear embossing powder.  I wanted that subtleness of the glisten of the ice in the picture. 

I decided early on to make his wattle (I had to look that up!!!) out of a ribbon scrap I had from making velvet bows for Christmas.

Card size
- 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in;
- Recollections white 110lb and white, kraft, red 65lb;
- High Hopes Stamps Tom Turkey; Studio G alphabet;
- Memento Tuxedo Black, Love Letter; Versamark;
- Copics; Multiliner;
- Detail clear embossing powder; Polk Dot embossing folder; Scrap of ribbon; 3M foam tape.