Friday, September 7, 2012

Cakes are for Birthdays

Do you like the cake...or the frosting?

Am I the weirdest person in the world because I'll eat the cake and leave the frosting? Maybe...but my children love it!

There is a challenge over at Do You Stack Up ~ birthdays...and what better to celebrate a birthday with than a great cake?

The challenge is sponsored by The Stamps of Life, and we have a chance to win some if you, see you there!

So, cake vs. frosting...I like to look at frosting, especially if it is fancy...but I very rarely eat it. Its just too sweet for me. Give me a great cake any day!

Here's my card...

I had a bunch of fun with the glitter glue...maybe too much...but it is for a teenage girl...bring on the bling, right?

How often do you 'think outside the box' with your stamps? I have to force myself to do so...and sometimes my crazy mind even comes up with something good! For example, the starburst on the top of the cake is a flower cool is that?

Here is a different angle, I think that this one shows the versamark background and the glitter glue sparkle a bit better.


  • card blank: recollections (i think)
  • patterned paper: K & Company
  • stamps: The Stamps of Life
  • glitter glue: Stickles
  • ink: Memento
Thanks for looking!


New Challenge for Me

I don't remember how I heard about it, but there is a cute online store that sells dyed crinkle ribbon in a wonderful range of colors and the store sponsors a challenge blog too! 

The store is 3GirlJam, and the ribbon color selection was too good to pass up, so I ordered a pack...wonderful! The shipping was quick, the website is easy to navigate, and the! I'm in love!

Ok, enough rhapsodizing...on to the challenge. The challenge until Sept 20th is ribbon flowers...and you can use any ribbon you like to enter! Head on over to the 3GirlJam Challenge Blog and check it out!

Here is my entry for the challenge

I had fun making the flower...its the crinkle ribbon wound around a bowmaker about 14 times, then tied in the middle and fluffed.


  • cardstock: wausau
  • patterned cardstock: DCWV
  • ribbon: 3GirlJam
  • ink: martha stewart
  • stamp: fiskars
  • button: stash
Here is a dimensional view of the flower...I love how soft and fluffy it is!

And you can see the sparkle of the patterned cardstock a bit better as well.

Now, since I have your attention...

I'll show you the card that I made for the first challenge...butterflies and bows.

I did not get the card posted in time to enter the challenge...but I thought it was pretty and wanted to show it off anyway!

Besides, this card perfectly fit the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays...embossing. With the inking I did to accent the embossing I do wonder if it fits the CAS part...but I decided to link up anyway!

The inspiration for this card came from this pin...I've used this basic idea over and over, it is so adaptable!

Check out how fluffy that bow is!

And the inside...both of these cards are for weddings...the invites for fall are starting to fill my mailbox!

You can sort of see in this picture the shimmer on the cardstock that I used. I was so pleased that the pigment ink dried on it quickly...I had been hesitating to use it because I thought that it would need stazon ink, but no!

Supplies: (same as for first card with the addition of)
  • die cut: sizzix
  • embossing folder: cuttlebug
Thanks for looking!


Monday, September 3, 2012


Confusing title, eh?

That's alright, the translation is easy...its an Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party!

Operation Write Home is presenting challenges over the long weekend, and inviting all of us to make cards to send to them following each challenge...too fun!

I was gone for most of Saturday...for the best of reasons...proudly bringing my beautiful daughter home after her graduation from Coast Guard Basic Training!

I will happily admit that for the past two months I have been concentrating my cardmaking efforts on keeping up with the demand to supply cards for myself and my husband to send her a card nearly every day, with success, I might add! 

I'm ready to get back to making cards for others now, and this virtual party is a great motivator!

The first challenge is to make a card that included a scripture verse or an uplifting quote. 

I put together this card...


  • cardstock:wausau; patterned cardstock:K&Company; stamp:Unity; punch:McGill,eksuccess; ink:Memento,Colorbox; sketch:OWH#96

The second challenge is a recipe challenge: make a card that has 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 words.

Here is my card for that one...


  • cardstock:DCWV; patterned paper:target $ spot; stamps:Unity; ink:TPC studio; punch:eksuccess; sketch:OWH#53

The third challenge is to make a card with snowflakes...but not a Christmas card.

This was fun...I broke out the winter paper pack and went to town.


  • cardstock:unknown; patterned paper:DCWV; stamp:Unity; punch:unknown; ink:Ranger Distress Ink; inspiration:pinterest
There are seven more challenges for OWH...I hope to make some more time tomorrow to complete some of them!

But now...since all of these cards use Unity stamps ( I love, love, love how versatile their designers are!) I will link up to Friends with Flair!  Where anyone can link up their Unity projects and share the love with others!

Thanks for stopping by to look!