Throwback Thursday // Chalkboard Greetings

Another throwback Thursday post from June 2013.


I got THIS My Favorite Things stamp set after only looking at one image - the sentiment I used on the card today. So sweet, and perfect to send to so many friends.

I topped it off with Mini Blooms, which could possibly be my favorite floral stamp set yet...but then again, I recently ordered some more floral sets, so we'll see how long the infatuation lasts. ;)

I was in a bit of an crazy embossing/vellum phase when I made this - more vellum/embossing cards will be popping up in here in the future. ;)

Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Chalkboard Greetings", Papertrey Ink "Mini Blooms"
Ink: Versamark
Other: embossing powder (Hampton Art), pearls and vellum (Michaels)

Tools: heat gun


Tri-fold card // Hero Arts

Got back in late last night from a fun weekend, celebrating my younger brother's graduation and visiting my Carmelite sister.
It was awesome.

But it does mean I have a lot of catching up to do in blog land, which I will get right on, after sharing this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (thanks)

This card was a little tricky to photograph, as it's a trifold card - something I don't do very often. I used a colored doll image scrap (from about five years ago!) to top the kraft paper, which was cut from a pre-cut/folded card base. I didn't like the weight of the base (too thin) but the edge was so pretty and perfect for a trifold. Then topped the the card off with a sentiment from My Favorite Things - the set is retired now, but I still love the font combination and sentiment, as well as the frame die that comes with the set.

I really am grateful for each and every one of you who stop in, even if you don't comment or blog or whatever. You're awesome.

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson, DCWV, Core-dinations
Stamps: (retired) Hero Arts "Dolls" and My Favorite Things "Framed Greetings"
Ink: Versafine, Stazon
Other: coloring pencils, pearls


Throwback Thursday // Best Card Ever

A throwback to one of the best cards I've ever made, circa June 2013.


You may think, "what? This is definitely NOT one of the best cards I've seen!"
But yet, it is.
You know why?
Because it is chocolate milk scented.

You read that right.

So, the backstory:
My sister kept bugging me to watch a movie with her one night while I was in the midst of making this card. I agreed, but on the condition she make me a cup of chocolate milk, to which she readily complied.
Chocolate milk made, she set the cup down on the desk where my laptop was sitting (you know where this is going).
I, unsuspecting, turned around to look at my laptop, scattering the contents of the cup all over the laptop, desk, and this card.
After a brief panic concerning the laptop (which surprisingly wasn't much for the worse), I checked on the card and sadly tossed it next to my trashbin upon seeing how it was soaked.

Next morning, I look down, and the card dried up perfectly, while retaining a nice chocolate smell.
So yes, this card is the best ever. ;)

This card was inspired by THIS pin.

Edited to add: my PC went downhill FAST after this incident, so much so that after having an HP Envy for three years, I now have to buy a Mac. So, I wouldn't recommend the spilling-chocolate-on-the-laptop part of this technique. Just stick with the paper. ;)

Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Storyteller"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Typewriter"
Ink: Tim Holtz
Other: Glossy Accents, chocolate milk

Tools: heart punch


Dry Embossed Smooshing // Avery Elle

Six days away from the blog, and I feel like I've fallen off blogland earth.

Not cardmaking world though, as I've been celebrating the beginning of summer break by making a few cards.
Today's card is for the AEI{heart}U challenge (spring) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (sentimental)

I finally got the hang of the oh-so popular smooching technique, and used it to make a burst of spring colors to set the stage for the fawn. Spring is like that - bursts out of nowhere! I am SO happy to see green trees again!
But, I digress.
I wanted to do a little something extra with the smooching though, so I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to partially emboss the front. This triangle embossing folder by Cuttlebug is a great embossing folder staple - trust me, I only have two!

I topped off the card with a ever-so-slightly colored fawn from Storybook, die cut washi butterfly, an embossed sentiment from the Ellie stamp set, and a strip of washi.

That's all for me today - thank for stopping in and God bless!


Supplies not shown:
Cardstock: Canson (white), Papertrey Ink (kraft), Bazzill (black)
Other: washi tape (Target), purple ink (Papertrey Ink), pink ink (Studio Calico), embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


Happy Thoughts // Crate Paper

Think happy thoughts.
Think happy thoughts.

This what I have to keep telling myself this afternoon. I found out one of my teachers gave me an unfair low grade, and while I'm going to talk about it with him soon, it's very frustrating after the load of work I put into the class.

So here's a happy card to tide me over until I talk with him.

This is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (sentimental) and the Monday challenge (coral)

This card was basically me cramming as much of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard line onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 canvas as I could.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!


Supplies not shown:
Cardstock: Canson
Other: sequins and metallic dots (Darice)