Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – it sure seems to have gotten here fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

May 2019

I created a watercolor background with india ink and dried it with my heat tool, then splattered more light and dark ink over it with a fan brush, and dried that with my heat tool. I trimmed the panel, rounded the two bottom corners, and layered it on dark brown cardstock.


I cut all the shaped elements with various sized dies from different colors of textured cardstock, along with the stamped sentiment cut with it’s coordinating die.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


One more look… I’m so happy with how this turned out, thanks to another great sketch from Laura!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Darice premium textured cardstock in red, orange, dark brown and yellow; Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Wishing You stamp sets
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s brown Bombay India ink, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die, Spellbinders Cogs die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Thanks for hanging in there with me this morning as I showcase all my first-of-the-month projects, lol! A new challenge has launched over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #103 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by Limited Runs Stamps, Star Stampz and Little Blue Button Stamps so come on over and play with us for a chance to win a prize!

I chose the absolutely adorable Panda Balloon digi from Star Stampz for my birthday card. I stuck with a basically neutral color scheme with just a pop of color on this semi-CAS card.


I used some of my favorite stitched dies to cut some coordinating papers which I angled underneath the layered image. I added a few rhinestones and some Nuvo Crystal Drops, and called her pretty, lol! Very happy with how this turned out!


I kept the inside fairly simple as I usually do, and just stamped a sentiment on the inside panel and layered it on black cardstock.


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Doodlebug Design dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints paper
Stamps: Star Stampz Panda Balloon digital image, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: FS6, BT2, BT4, IG4, GB1, GB3, GB4, GB11; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and will consider linking up with us this month! It’s ‘anything goes’ and we know you those! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,