Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Challenge

Posted by Barbara Philips at 1:34 PM 4 comments
It is another beautiful, sunny day.  Last night I made a card for two challenges.  Dynamic Duos #91 and Freshly Made Sketches #124.  Here are the challenges...

And my card....

Thanks for looking!  Have a restful Sunday!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CASE Study #179

Posted by Barbara Philips at 4:33 PM 3 comments
This week's CASE Study is based on this lovely card by Danielle Flanders.

and my card...

The background splatter stamps are from The Angel Company (no longer in business).  The Absolutely die and sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.  The banner punch and stamps are from Stampin' Up's Spring Fling!  The little butterflies are punched with Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) this Sketch #65

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I am being challenged today by using my very old stamps that have not been used in a long time.  This week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge is....

and my card...

Found this little jar rubber stamp in my stash.  Also had this little lightning bug stamp for a while and never used it.  I may make more of these cards.

Thanks for looking!

CASology Week 83 - Jump!

Posted by Barbara Philips at 4:13 PM 5 comments
Happy Saturday!  We have a little taste of spring here today.  The sun is shining and the snow is melting, but there is still a lot left!

I am playing along with CASology Week 83 at the last minute.  The theme is the word "jump".  I don't have many stamps that portray this, so I had to dig deep into my collection and came up with this...

It's not my usual style, but I like how it turned out.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Make It Monday #152 - Take 2

Posted by Barbara Philips at 1:17 PM 7 comments
This is my second post today with my second card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #152 Challenge.  For this card, I stamped on cream cardstock with Galaxy Gold pigment Ink.  I then stamped butterfly images with Royal Velvet and Stampin' Up's Wisteria Wonder dye inks.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the gold ink shows through the dye inks very well and has a little shimmery effect.

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy your day!

Make It Monday #152

Posted by Barbara Philips at 1:10 PM 2 comments
Yes, it's true.  We have another snow day.  We haven't been to work or school in almost a week now!!!!  Anyway, since I have not been working, I have had time to play in "my spot".  Today I am trying the technique from Papertrey's Make It Monday.

Heather showed us how to stamp layers using pigment and dye inks.  For my first card, I stamped an image from Turning a New Leaf with white pigment ink onto white cardstock.  I then stamped rose images from The Sweet Life with Scarlet Jewel and Pure Poppy dye inks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Retro Sketches - Take 3

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One more card for today to submit to the Retro Sketches Challenge 101....

and my card...


I enjoyed playing along with this challenge!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Retro Sketches - Take 2

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Here is my second card for the Retro Sketches Challenge #101...

and my card...

Thanks for looking!!!

Retro Sketches Challenge #101

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I am enjoying yet another snow day.  Gotta' love working for the local school district!!!

Today I am playing along with the challenge from Retro Sketches.  Here is their sketch... 

 and my first card...


Thanks for looking!

Keep Smiling!

Posted by Barbara Philips at 1:42 PM 1 comments

There are a lot of people out there who are not happy about all of this snow we have.  Here is a little card I made to remind us to just "keep smiling".

I was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch #64.  Here is the sketch..

Here is my card....

Doesn't this just make you feel happy?  The dancing girl image is from The Angel Company (no longer in business).  The Keep Smiling sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.  The patterned paper is from the card kit as well.

Thanks for stopping by.....just keep smiling!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CASE Study Challenge #178

Posted by Barbara Philips at 4:08 PM 4 comments

Today I am playing in "my spot" instead of cleaning or homework.  We have a snow day so I am home from work...yeah!!!!

Here is the inspiration for the CASE Study Challenge #178...

 and here is my card...

I experimented with the rainbow image from Papertrey Ink's Up, Up and Away stamp set.  I stamped it multiple times, slightly overlaying the previous with different colored inks.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, but I cured it on my block before stamping.  The hounds-tooth on the side is washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Fusion - Take 2

Posted by Barbara Philips at 3:56 PM 4 comments

Love this week's Fusion Challenge so I made several cards.  Again, the challenge....

My second card...

I actually had thrown away the butterfly embossed paper and pulled it back out of the trash and turned it over to experiment on the back side.  I used a blending brushed and brushed over the embossed image with Stampin' Up Pool Party Ink.  I like how it turned out.  The patterned paper is from Simon Says Stamp February card kit.  I die cut and stamped some images from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals (love this set!!!).

Thanks for taking a look!

Fusion Card Challenge

Posted by Barbara Philips at 3:41 PM 5 comments!!!  I just love the Fusion #4 Card Challenge!!!!  Butterflies and pretty spring colors!  We have yet another snow day today and so I get to play along.  The challenge was to create a card based off of the following picture and/or sketch:

I made several cards and will be posting each one separately in order to enter each one.  Here is my first card...

The patterned paper is from my February Simon Stamps card kit.  The butterfly was cut with Papertrey Ink's butterfly die.  I embossed white paper using a metal stencil.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February Card Kit take #2

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Quick post today to showcase another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.  I am just in love with this kit!  With all of the cool paper and stuff, it is so easy to let the creative juices flow!!!!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment!  I love hearing from you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February Card Kit

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I am so happy to have finally taken the plunge and signed up for Simon Says Stamps monthly card kit club!!!  I received my first kit last week and have been having so much fun making cards from the great products!

This kit makes it so easy to be creative when making cards!!!  I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sketches and Color Recipes Take #2

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Sorry for the heavy posting today!!!  It is Saturday and a lovely day to make and post cards for challenges!  For this card I used this Papertrey sketch...

and these colors...


My card....

I used a Papertrey's craft cardstock as my base and pretty Basic Grey paper from the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit.  The flower images are Papertrey's Embroidered Blooms and the sentiment is Close to My Heart Sympathy.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Please leave a comment or follow me!

Sketches and Color Recipes

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I love the sketches and color card recipes that Papertry Ink has posted on their blog.  For this card used this sketch...


and these colors....


Here is my card....

I used Hawaiian Shores as the base card and cut a scalloped circle from the Basic Grey paper included in the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.

The stamps are Ruby Reprise from Papertrey.

Thanks for visiting!  Please leave a comment.

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Day 4

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I am having a hard time keeping up with all of the daily Papertrey Ink challenges!  I missed the day 3 challenge, but was able to make a trading card for the day 4 challenge.  We were to create a 3x4 artist trading card.  Here is what I cam up with:

It is my first attempt at a shaker card.  There is not a whole lot of room for the little elements to "shake" so the next time I make one I will double the foam adhesive layering on the back of the window to allow for more room.

I used Shutterbug Special images to create the sweet background and sentiment.  I cut the frame with Raspberry Fizz paper using the Fabulous Frames die.  The little butterflies are punched using the Martha Steward butterfly punch.

Thanks for visiting!  Please leave a comment!

Friday, February 7, 2014


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I was having fun playing with my new stamps and inks from Hero Arts.  Love the neon colors in this winter weather!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Papertrey Challenge Day 2

Posted by Barbara Philips at 5:11 PM 1 comments
I am so excited about the 7th anniversary celebration at Papertrey Ink.  My ultimate favorite stamp company.  Our challenge for day #2 was to make a card using one of their free printables!!!  Love them all.  Here is my quick card before heading off to class....

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

You are Loved

Posted by Barbara Philips at 8:46 PM 3 comments

Just a little card tonight before I do some reading for school.  I am playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge.


It's not the greatest picture, I just used my Kindle to keep it quick.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great night.

Monday, February 3, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #62–Take 3!

Posted by Barbara Philips at 3:58 PM 1 comments
I had a lot of fun with this sketch this week.  Here is a completely different card:

Washi tape!!!  The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink.  I used unsweetened pudding mix with clear embossing powder to make a “scratch ‘n sniff” chocolate kiss.

CAS(E) This Sketch–Take 2

Posted by Barbara Philips at 3:51 PM 1 comments
Here is another card for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #62:

I’m lovin’ my new neon paper and washi tape!  Thanks for visiting.

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