Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #70

If you love a great sketch challenge then you should 
and join us this week for Sketch Challenge #70.

For this week's sketch I made a Halloween 
card using more of my stash. Authentique's
Thrilling Collection, Martha Stewart Icon Candy 
Sticker for sentiment, Tim Holtz Antique Linen


Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch #213

Hello everyone! Hope this post finds everyone Healthy and Happy!
So I created two cards from the sketch over at 
Fall is here card into the challenge.

This is one of the first digital stamps I purchased from Bugaboo Stamps, Crow Trio!
I love this stamp because you can use it for so many 
Hope you enjoy! 

Entering into:

Here is the other card I created using the same sketch and digital Bugaboo Bobblehead
Halloween Frank. He is a cutie! I'm not entering him into the sketch challenging just sharing
how adorbs he is!
Thank you for stopping by the cave!


Oldies but Goodies

Yesterday I saw a challenge I wanted to enter over at 
Now considering I've been sitting on this Up,Up, and Away Paper Collection 
by Kaisercraft for nearly 3 years this was my sign! I mean how much 
more of a sign do I need? So here's the card I made
using Up, Up, and Away Paper and Inkadinkado Inspirational Lift Stamp Set!

So I used Kaisercraft Up,Up, and Away 12x12 Papers, Bumper Car and Moon Ride,
stamped the hot air balloon with Stampabilities Pigment Ink Gold. 
Heat embossed Happy Birthday on die-cut from Up,Up, and Away 6x6 Paper Pad using AC Zing 
Embossing Powder Gold.

 I'm entering this into:

I think this makes a great masculine card! Thanks for stopping by 
and I hope you have an amazing day!

New Challenge Blog Discovery!

The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog! 
I just discovered this blog and I'm loving it. 
Anything that let's me use my BIGkick gives me 
a warm fuzzy feeling. 
Everything on this site is beautiful.

I made this card to enter into the challenge
The best part, besides using my BIGkick, I didn't have to use one full
sheet of paper on this. Only scraps! Awesome sauce! 

 I used Sizzix Branch w/ Leaves Die Cut, used Jillibean Felt Blossoms, and 
bits n' pieces of kraft and green cardstock.

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8


Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge

Y'all know I love Bugaboo!
 I've mentioned before my first digital stamp purchase was from
Bugaboo! Love them! Just in case you didn't catch that. So I recently purchased
some new digis from Bugaboo. So today I made a Halloween card 
using one of the new digis, Mummy Scene.

So I'm entering this into:

I used Bugaboo Image, Kraft Paper, Die or Punch

I don't recall what brand the Kraft paper is, sorry. The DP is Authentique's Thrilling Collection, Antidote, and the sentiment is from Authentique's Enchanted Elements Sticker Sheet. 
I used Martha Stewart Large Spider Web Punch.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #69

Time for a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
We hope you join us this week!
Okay I was stumped on what to do. I think I came up with something elegant and simple for the 
Pic on the left shows the true color while the pic on the right shows shimmer 
the paper has. 
I used Darice Dandelions Embossing Folders, added pearls and sentiment. Hope you enjoy!


Eeek! Happy Halloween Card

Hello! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! 
Today I used my TCW Aspen Trees stencil to make a Happy Halloween
Monochromatic Card. I love how versatile these stencils are.
I purchased the googly eyes at the dollar store years ago. 

I'm entering this into :


Just a little card I put together.

August, where did it go?

Well, I can't say I'm not excited that we are in the middle of August! I'm so excited for tomorrow.
Josh Groban concert, front row seats! This girl is walking on sunshine! Woot! Woot!
It has been a few days since I last posted anything. I made up for lost time today. 
I was in JoAnn's the other day and picked up some David Tutera cards and envelopes, marked
down! So I used that for the base of this card, chocolate cardstock, and embossed another piece of white cardstock with Darice Forest Background embossing folder. Stamped the sentiment using Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, punched the leaf using Fiskars hand punch, and added some enamel dots.

I used TCW stencil, Aspen Tree. I sponged several orange, green, brown, and a yellow
ink to achieve the background. Added some enamel dots.

Actually I made this card last week. I used my new Resplendent Rectangles by Spellbinders,
a stamp that is older than dirt, but I love it, colored it with Copics, and added a stamped sentiment.
I wanted to share it because I love the way it turned out!


Depleting the stash!

If you haven't read in previous post, I'm a craft hoarder. Yes! It's true! Just today I 
used a stamp from 1996. And I'm just breaking into a 12x12 Paper Pad by Martha 
Stewart, Kids Collection. It's copyright year is 2009. That's not so bad considering 
I bought it clearanced for $3.50. One of the signs, making excuses for the hoard! 

So today I made a few cards, one will be posted next week and the other 
is a Back to School card! 
I used a Sassy Cheryl Digital Stamp, Back to School, colored with Copics, Martha Stewart 12x12 papers from Kids Collection, sentiment is printed off computer and cut with PTI die cut.

I'm entering this into:

Sassy Cheryl's Anything Goes Challenge (Facebook)

Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles Love!

Good Morning! I hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy! 

These honeybees have been buzzing around the cave for 
2 years! I know, I know! I finally set them free on this 
Happy Birthday Card. 
The beehive and bees are Martha Stewart, I used Authentique DP 6x6 Essentials 
Collection Paper Pad, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles Dies. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #67

I'm so very excited to be a part of this Design Team. I love sketch challenges so it's a match made in heaven for me! 

Here's my take on this weeks sketch.

I started with white cardstock, stamped my sentiment first, the stamped the flowers
using Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink. Added baker's twine,chocolate pearls, and 
an old Martha Stewart Brad/Button. 

Now it's your turn! Join us at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 


No Clowing Around!

Another birthday card for Kylie! 
I used another cute digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copics. DP by Carta Bella, It's A Celebration.


I'm entering this card into: