Die Cut, My Favorite Things, Stamplorations

Red White and Thanks

Today’s card is an any hero card — need to be making one for every six cards I make and writing to our heroes. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.


I used MFT Blueprints 3; Peek A Boo Stars; Pierced Circle Stax; Pierced Rectangle Stax and a K & Co charm I got in a dollar bin at the craft store. The paper is from Recollections. Sentiment is from Stamplorations (thanks sentiment builders).

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My Favorite Things, Stamplorations

Sentiment Builders

I follow Heather Telford‘s blog and learn great techniques on sponging. She is brilliant. Through her blog I found Shery Russ’ blog and Stamplorations. They have a new series called Sentiment Builders and I purchased them a few weeks ago.  The sentiment builders are so versatile and easy to use. They are clear stamps and come in one sheet. I cut all the words apart so I could make my own sentiments.

My previous post has a few cards using the Sentiment Builders and here are a two for today. The floral strips (stamped above and below thanks) are from stamplorations also.


The background on the next card was stamped in kraft using one of the stamps from the Vignette Grunge Floral Strips (same as above card). Then the Bloom Where You Are is from their Subway Art Builders series stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white and Razzleberry ink from MFT sponged on top. And the flowers are called Eclectic Florals.


Copics, Die Cut, GinaK Designs, My Favorite Things, Stamplorations, Stamps of Life

VCMP for OWH Challenge 2 through 6

Challenge #2 from Michelle  is to make a thank you card. She also upped the ante by challenging us to use spray inks. Sorry no spray inks here but I did use inks and embossing.

thank-you-challengeStamplorations Eclectic Florals (embossed in white) and Floral Strip stamped in MFT Grape Jelly on Grape Jelly cardstock. Stamplorations Sentiment Thanks Builder.

Challenge #3 is from Kelly at A2Z Scrapbooking. Kelly challenged cardmakers to make a kids birthday card and use the paper piecing technique.


Recollections stamp (Don’t Bug Me); Martha Stewart icicle punch (turned upside down) for grass; MFT Woodgrain Background Stamp; Just Rite Sentiment (Hugs and Kisses) Inkssentials enamel accents on the antennae.  All papers are scraps.

Challenge #4 is from Lori to make a Red White and Blue Birthday Card.


Recollections stamp (Doodle Birthday) colored with copics. Papers are all scraps on the reverse side of a navy cardstock I messed up on; Happy Birthday stamp and die are from Stampin’ UP.

Challenge #5 is from Beth. She challenged us to make a colorful background. This doesn’t look very colorful because of the soft colors but it is nice up close.


Stamplorations Floral strips stamped in various colors of green purple blue and kraft. Sentiments is also from Stamplorations thank you builder sentiment set (I love these sentiment builders) embossed with Zing opaque black embossing powder. Three little gems for accent.

Challenge #6 is from JoAnn. Make two winter cards one for Christmas and one for the winter season.

Christmas-vcmp-1I used a Darice EF (ornamental star) and stamped be merry, be joyful and Merry Christmas from Stamps of Life (lights4christmas). This is a clean and simple one layer card — as you can see I am way behind with not much time left to finish (not sure I will).


GinaK Design penquin colored with copics; GinaK sentiment; Spellbinders Card Creator (Ribbon Threader); Four gems added in corners. Grape Jelly cardstock from MFT.

Thanks ladies for all your hard work on these challenges. I truly enjoyed them.

GinaK Designs, My Favorite Things, Stamplorations

VCMP for OWH July 2014

It is so good to be back cardmaking for the troops. I’ve been away for quite some time. I had thyroid trouble and then I had a total right knee replacement. Still in pain daily from the knee, doing exercises and trying to stay up on it as much as possible. The good news is I can drive now and I can sit at the craft desk and make some cards. I am also preparing from my son’s wedding on July 12th. I am so happy for him and my future daughter in law.

Now onto the party.

The first challenge is from Sybrina – to make a his and her card using any of the OWH sketches. 


Sketch #130

Hers: MFT Blueprints 3; MFT Mini Doily; MFT Layered Leaves

Stamplorations Sentiment Builder (Happy); Tumbled Glass Distress Ink


 His: MFT Sea Charms; GinaK By The Sea 2 stamp set.


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