Friday, February 9, 2018

Layered Images Remake

Hello, A few years back I was challenged to make a single layered card that layered images to create depth. I created the lavender card below. Today's challenge is called Transformation Tuesday on the Papertrey Ink blog. We were to take a card from the past and remake it, make it better.
Here is my card for the remake.
I used the same Script Background from PTI but added Brushed Blooms for my flower. I inked the flowers and spritzer them with water before stamping to get a softer look. Last I added some white glossy Nuvo drops.  Happy 11th Aniversary Papertrey Ink! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, February 5, 2018


Hey there. Thought I would share one of the ways my hubby shows his love for me. Every once in a while he makes me my morning coffee and brings it up to me. Ahhh...showin the love.
Today's card is using my new HoneyBee Stamps Coffee Break set and Techniques Tuesday Sassy Coffee set. I stamped my images with Versafine black ink on 110lbs cardstock then colored them with colored pencils.  I blended the color with a little gamsol. Heart was also coated with Glossy Accents.

I will enter it in the four challenges above. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Paper Collage

Happy Sunday to you! First I must say I am a clean and simple stamper. I do not do collage well. I am just not sure where to put things. Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday #311 this week was to use different papers to make your card. I used and old hymnal and an old assignment notebook. 

 I used 110lbs white cardstock for my card base and my stamped hearts and flowers. I used Heart Prints, Mini Blooms, Polka Dot Basics and Pen & Ink all stamp sets from PTI. I used the My Favorite Things color challenge #86  as my inspiration.
Also the Uniko old (hymnal and notebook), New (pen&ink set) and heart for the love challenge.

There you go. Thanks for dropping by, Sue.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy 7th Birthday!!

Simply Less is More blog is celebrating it's 7th Birthday this month. I have been playing along with their challenges for quite a while. Clean and simple fits my style to a "T". Both of my cards today are one layer cards celebrating their birthday and their theme of music. Think of singing the birthday song.
Both cards use 110lbs white cardstock and the same color palette from the My Favorite Things color challenge.  The first card uses a Gina K stamp set called Vintage Borders. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink. The card below uses a stamp set from Avery Elle named Handwritten Notes. Candle stamp is from Papertrey also.

So I will enter it in the LIM music challenge, MFT Color challenge and Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Shimmies Shaker

Hello. I was needed a little unwinding tonight. Card Making is it for me. I was playing with t h e shaker card idea. Now this shaker had so many failures during the process.
I first put the foam tape on the wrong side of shaker so if you look close you will see two die cut Windows and two layers of window sheet. That was not planned but worked out.  I am loving the My Favorite Things bold diagonal background stamped in Versamark ink on the pink cardstock. I used the Freshly Made Sketches #322 challenge for my layout.

The My Favorite Things #86 color challenge for the color palette.

Finally the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Hello and happy Sunday to you! Today's card combines several challenges but is something that came to me early this morning. I did not take into account I have been on steroids for a month and my shaking makes it super hard to control water coloring. Lol
I started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper and my Kuretake watercolors. Using a paintbrush I made a circle trying to weaken the color to get a ombre effect.  I then splattered the card front with a little of the same paint. The Stamp set is a very old Stampin Up set called Its About Time stamped with Versafine black ink. I added a few black Nuvo drops to the front of the card to tie the black in. The image below is the balance of the greeting inside the card.
I am loving the sketch from My Favorite Things this week!

So the ombre is my circle and the color pallete is the chilled image.
I thought the greeting fit the Time Out challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Following a Sketch

Hello. I have been playing with the My Favorite Things sketch challenge tonight. I made two cards that look totally different but follow the same sketch.
I started with the sketch below then used the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge for my color palette. I also used my first set/die from Concord and 9th by using the Blooms Fill-in die to cut the hexagons. Greeting is from the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia. Black Nuevo drops add my little bit of sparkle.

This card also uses the MFT sketch and color challenge too. The bold diagonal background is from My Favorite Things and the greeting is from Honeybee Stamps.

Both cards follow the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of "layering it up". Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Layered Images Remake

Hello, A few years back I was challenged to make a single layered card that layered images to create depth. I created the lavender card bel...