I have a card for Card Patterns, Hero Arts, and a new challenge, by a Hero Arts pro, Lucy's Cards Challenge Two;  - I totally stole the idea from one of their designers sample cards. Tracy Shultz, I applaud you for once again inspiring me!
Also inspiring me was the Hero Arts blinkie, which you can find at the side of the blog; I don't know which sneek peek it is (I already tried going to the blog and looking for it, but I'm hopelessly lost), but it's the one that looks like doilies. The blue and pink is probably my favorite color combo (aside from blue, yellow and grey) to use on cards, though you won't ever find that combo on me! ;)

photo taken outside

photo taken inside

{layered the bird because I had accidently made two images, and I thought they'd look nice together}

Supplies: Websters Pages, SU! white, ribbon, Souffle pens, IIP! black, thread, chipboard
You can find it in my shop here.

I just used our typewriter for the sentiment...oh, how I do love that dear typewriter!

Now, I usually don't like using stamped images because, well, I only have one coloring medium (Sakura Souffle), and only three colors (if you count white). I realize I could use 'em blank, but I have yet to see a card that has just a simple black and white image that really stunned me. :( Oh, I'm sure they're out there, I just don't know where to look. Anyways, I just had to follow Tracy's card, and I didn't know how to do that without stamping, so I pulled out my single (and well loved!) Hero Arts stamps. As pathetic as it sounds, I'm proud that I actually used this bird image, because I tend to stay away from stamping images.

Now, for a card made using this weeks Simply Scrapping challenge and twist - buttons!

Supplies: Webster Pages, unknown green paper, buttons, thread, Souffle white, ribbon, SU! cardstock
You can find this in my shop here.

Anyways, so that I won't make you scroll down forever, I thought I'd let you know I have a little blog candy/contest going on for those who aren't afraid to use paperclips on their cards. Here is the small but sweet little bundle...

Go over to this post if you want to try your hand at it, aaaand you don't have you become a follower (I don't know about you, but the "become a follower" rule usually scares me away from a lot of giveaways unless I really like the blog for itself)

So, thanks for stopping by and listening to me crow! :)


  1. I love your take on Tracey Schultz inspiration (she is my fac at Card Pattern). This totally rocks!!

  2. Pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  3. :) I'm so with you about the "follower" rule but these two cards are so wonderful, it would be worth it! Love that bird card (both photos are wonderful)...Glad you could play along over at Card Patterns. Thanks so much!

    I hope you can visit my blog too where I have a second chance for a prize plus my take on the sketch. :)

  4. These are both beautiful - thank you for playing along with my challenge. I love the sunshine photo especially. It looks so beautifully vintage.

  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Great cards and wonderful photography - I think I need to get outside more ;-)

  6. Amazing, thanks so much for playing!

  7. This is a great card, very creative.


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