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A Day For Daisies: Make a Treat Item Continues

Here at A Day For Daisies the design team is celebrating Halloween with the continuation of our “Treat Box” challenge.  This week we are showcasing the “Green Eye’d Monsters” digi’s all week.

Again, the treat items can be little boxes, bags, or anything that you can give to someone as a treat.  This challenge will run through Thursday, November 5th at Noon.

I just love Monster Joe’s eyes!  For my box I used another Fiskar’s box template cut out in Kraft card stock. After assembling, I inked the edges, added washi tape, stamped the spider web from Inkadinkado and created a My Favorite Things sentiment.  Now this is something I can fill with lots of goodies and give to a friend!

Alien Box-wm

Hope my Monster Joe treat box gives you some inspiration to come join our challenge.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Brown Sugar Challenge #155

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as a new Design Team member for Brown Sugar Challenges!  Brown Sugar Challenges is a very busy weekly challenge blog supported by great sponsors and fabulous prizes.

For my first challenge, the theme is “Girly,” sponsored by Sassy Studios Design.  Today I’m using a “Snow Queen Sassy” to showcase my “Girly” card.  The sheerness of her clothing reminded me of an etherial angel so I put her in the clouds.  She is colored with Copic Markers and the background is created with Pan Pastel chalks and a cloud stencil.  The edges are a band of Washi Tape by Little B and the sentiment is Simon Says Stamp “Forever & Always” embossed with clear powder over Versafine ink.


I can’t wait to see what your Girly Card looks like this week and hope you’ll join us at Brown Sugar Challenges for a chance to win some great prizes!

Technique Junkies Memorial Poppy

Happy Memorial Day friends.  Having a father who served in the Navy for 20 years and a son who just completed his service to the Marines, this day always brings me to thoughts of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

The Memorial Day Poppy was originated by Moina Michael in 1915, as inspired by the poem, “Flanders Fields”.  She developed her own poem that went as such:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

For my contribution today I made a card featuring Poppy “SD293” by Technique Junkies.  I began using the Scene Silhouette technique on the Simple & Easy Inking Technique CD found at the Technique Junkies store. The background is created using Pan Pastels and washi tape.  After stamping the poppy on the Scene Silhouette background in archival ink, I colored in with Liquitex Ink in Naphthol Crimson. The sentiment is from my favorite of Technique Junkies called, “Things I want to do”.

Memorial Day Poppy-Scene Sillouette-wm

Sketch Saturday Challenge #346 – Choose your own sketch!

It’s the 5th week of the month and at Sketch Saturday, that means, pick any sketch between 215 through 345!  Now that’s a lot to choose from.  Here is the link to get you started.  I chose sketch #311 by Cathy.  Also this week we are being sponsored by Drawn With Character who is offering the random winner 3 images of their choice!


The image I chose is “Polar Bear”, I just love his big nose!  I colored him with Copic Markers and used the My Minds Eye “Be Amazing” 6 x 6 paper pad.  I cut the image out with a square My Favorite Things stitched die as well as using the flag and cloud border dies.  I then added some Tim Holtz Washi tape for interest and finished the card with a painted and glittered wood veneer.  Great Sketch.

Drawn with Character - 311-wm

From The Heart Stamps – Sketch Challenge 82

Happy Monday!  Okay – Monday’s aren’t usually my favorite day, but today, I am sharing my card for Sketch Challenge #82 as a Guest Design Team member at From The Heart Stamps.   The sketch challenges have changed a little and I really like the change.  Now you can either just use the sketch, just use the twist, or you can do both.  Of course, being the over achiever I am, I chose to do both the sketch and the twist, which is to use paper strips or washi tape.  Okay, Okay – I admit, I used both paper and washi – what can I say.  Don’t you just love this gorgeous story board presentation of the sketch challenge the team at From the Heart Stamps has created?  I am so honored to be a part of their guest design team program for October and November.

I’d love your support and hope you will grab an adorable image at From the Heart Stamp store and get to playing!   Your entry using a From the Heart Stamps image will earn you a $1.00 to buy more of these great images and wouldn’t you know it, Faith has added some really great new images that would go perfectly with this twist.

6. Oct Sketch082-Inspiration-Board


For my card, I used the sentiment from Pumpkin Pigwit and hand cut the tag after I colored it with a Sakura clear jelly roll pen. The circles are cut with a My Favorite Things Die.  The washi is from my stash as is the bakers twine and enamel dot.   Now, let’s see what inspiration you come up with using the challenge sketch, the twist, or both!

From The Heart Stamps -Sketch 82

From The Heart Stamps -Sketch 82

Exploring Art Journaling 4: Day 22 & 23

Today is my 23rd Wedding Anniversary and WOW is that ever hard to believe.  My sweet, sweet husband and I were in Las Vegas 23 years ago tonight getting hitched at the Candlelight Wedding Chapel.

Now, on to some art!  Day 22’s page is a fun technique using multicolored bright paints under black gesso then running a tool through the black paint while still wet allowing the colored paints to show through.  It’s super fun.  I also took a picture from a magazine and cut her out.  This one was actually from the show Scandal, but I liked that she was wearing a suit because today’s prompt was something you’ve done recently you are proud of and for me I completed my Bachelors in Science for Nursing.  After cutting out the picture, I made it reusable, like a stencil, by placing packing tape over the top.  I learned this from a podcast by Julie Fey Fan-Balzer Designs called “Adventures in Arting Podcast”.


4-Day 22; Black Paint over colors

Black Gesso over Colored Acrylic

Day 23 is a fun technique using up some of the rolls and rolls of Washi tape we all have hanging around.  Okay – I’ll speak for myself  – I have enough washi tape to last me until the next century.  Once I applied the washi down, I lightly painted over some white acrylic on a credit card.  I got some great ephemera from Little Yellow Bicycle my sweet friend Lynn Kirn sent me this month so that is where the flowers, banner and side strip is from.  The tickets are Tim Holtz.


Washi Tape & White Acrylic

Washi Tape & White Acrylic

Herringbone Washi


This background is made from washi tape in a Herringbone Pattern as learned at Technique Junkies, an excellent subscription technique site that provides hundreds and hundreds of techniques for cards.  The base was run through a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder “Swiss Dots” and the sentiment is from Club Scrap and embossed with Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Powder.

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Simon Says Stamp July Kit – Card 5

Missing You Bench Girl

Missing You Bench Girl


July Simon Says Stamp Card 5 uses a My Favorite Things Sketch and Pure Innocence image “wishing you were here”.  I embossed the image, paper pieced the clothes, and used copics on the rest.  All other supplies from kit – well, except for the twine.  I used the MFT pierced fishtail flags and the button dies.  The grass is from Art Impressions watercolor stamps (just love these).

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Love is Everything

Love is Everything

This is the final card from the elements that are left from the June Simon Says Stamp Kit. The base is transparent molding paste over a Dylusions stencil.  The chevron die is the new Tim Holtz  called “frameworks” cut from the kit card stock.  The wood veneer leaf from the kit is gold embossed.  The frame is a left over from an old SSS Kit and painted with crackle paint also from Tim Holtz.  The sentiment stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in soft vanilla using the flower circle stamp over the kit sentiment in Versafine. The card is finished with some washi tape and Tim Holtz element letters. Card is entered in the Sketchbook Saturday Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp June Kit – Card 9 & 10




Here are two more cards for the June Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  The first card uses the (CAS)e This Sketch as inspiration for the stamp set that was white embossed and colored with Pan Pastels (wow these are so cool).  The white splats are Memories Mists in Whipped Cream mixed with water.  The gems are from Reflections (Michael’s brand) and Queen and Company.  The hemp bow is from my stash.

The second card uses up the paper scraps from the kit with some of the Washi in an attempt to balance all the patterns, though, not sure it really worked. Oh, well, they can’t all be masterpieces – LOL.


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