Card Making, Challenges, Tuesday Morning Sketches, Wplus9

Happy Mother’s Day

The task to make my mother a Mother’s Day card was inspired by the current challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You can check out the sketch over at their blog. Here is my card:

Wplus9 Quilt die and square die cut (don’t know if they still sell them, they may be retired) were used. I sewed a zig zag stitch around the border of the frame to tie in with the die cut. I used the smaller sentiment tag so that it would not compete with the quilt pattern.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day to all the moms, step moms, grandmoms, great grandmoms, mom mom’s, nana’s, grammies, foster moms, mom mentors, and everyone who is a mother figure in someones life.

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Card Making, GinaK Designs, Wplus9

More Cards to Share

I’ve been working on a box of cards to send off by March 15th to Operation Write Home and had an opportunity to finally take photos of a few. So here is a mixture of cards I’ve finished.


Lion colored with copics, safari cardstock from Michael’s


This is one of my favorite stamp sets from GinaK Designs (Country Road), colored with copics.

P2200029Same stamp set (not colored)

P2200034Base of card made with leftover scraps from 6×6 paper pad

P2200037Retiform Technique (old technique but NEW to me)

P2200040Stenciled Background, Wplus9 quilt die.

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Die Cut, Words 2 Craft By, Wplus9

Hexagons and the Olympics

So I’ve been playing around with the Olympic Flag colors to participate in this month’s challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. When the call out came from OWH’s Midweek Throwdown Challenge to make a card using hexagons, I used some of the items I had already die cut and here is my card. Wplus9 Quilt pattern was used for the hexagons and the sentiment is from Hero Arts called Everyday Greetings (cut up into three). I incorporated the colors of the Olympic Flag and then thought about the athletes and what they train for – bronze, silver, gold medals. So I embossed the sentiment in bronze, gold and silver. The bronze looks like gold in the photo but shows up very nicely in person. You may want to join in the fun over at Words 2 Scrap By – check it out.


Here’s a close up of the embossed sentiments:



showing-silverThanks for stopping by and I enjoy looking at all your cards and get lots of inspiration from each and every one.

GinaK Designs, Wplus9

Sketch and Color Challenge

You can find this week’s Sketch Challenge #209 here. Here is the card I created (which I am not really fond of but it is what it is). I should not have used the bright chevron paper.


Well it took me three days to make a card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown which was a color challenge – pastels. Here are some of the cards I created:



This card was created using sketch #114:


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Die Cut, My Favorite Things, Wplus9

Operation Write Home Sketch #181

Well this one was very challenging for me. I find measuring, lining up, centering, cutting straight and eye balling extremely challenging — yes I said it, BUT I still enjoy card making. I know that all of those skills are necessary in card making but practice makes perfect – right? One of the tools that I found invaluable for this sketch was my “glue boogie remover” (erasure). I had to throw my previous one away – it was so disgusting (it was like when my kids were little and I had to be resourceful at times for “face maintenance”).  I purchased the previous one I had from Staples but this time could not find it there — finally found it at AC Moore – it’s a rubber cement erasure and I think Simon Says Stamps may carry it as well (Xyron brand). Very inexpensive — I wouldn’t be without it. I hate, hate, hate when my cards stick together. Unfortunately we have no Hobby Lobby’s in this part of the country but I know they carry it.

Rubber Cement erasure



Now for my card.  The mosaic paper is from AC Moore and I fell in love with it months ago but somehow could never make it work or didn’t have the patience to play with it. This time I was determined to use it. The square on the left is Wplus9 quilt die which first I embossed – I found this so much easier than trying to cut it all out and piece it together. It made gluing the squares so much easier. After embossing the quilt die, I used the die several times to get the squares in different colors. When finished I put it through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder (sorry – all I know is that it is a Cuttlebug folder, don’t know the name). The sentiment is from MFT (Flower Silhouettes). I also tried to incorporate Paula’s 60/30/10 color rules from July’s Bootcamp “Getting Your Priorities Straight”, (obviously I went the monochromatic route).


Sketch-181 Please overlook the imperfections and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!