Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Feliz Cumpleanos

I'm back today with a birthday card for my Spanish-speaking amigas!  Isn't this guy a cutie?  Reminds me of the "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" chihuahua!!!

I used We R Memory Keepers dp and stamp.  The template is from Seize the Birthday.  I used nesties for the ovals and small stars.  The big star is an EK Success punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sweet Birthday Wishes

I'm back after 2 full days without internet service!
Can you imagine?
My husband is threatening to get satellite internet after our 3rd disruption in service in 2 weeks!  I'm afraid of going that route because there are limits on downloading and uploading - so much so that if you exceed your limit, you get 30 days of punishment - internet at speeds lower than dial-up!!! UGH!

I have another entry for the Flower Show at Waltzingmouse.
I CASEd this one from JJ Bolton.  I love the soft colors peeking through!

I used glittery purple DCWV cs for the base of my card.  I embossed a WMS Large Doily image stamped with Versamark with super fine silver powder from Ranger on adhesive vellum.  I attached the vellum to white cardstock.  I used WMS Compact Sentiments, stamped with Versamark on regular vellum and embossed as above, outlined with WMS Vintage Labels 4, also embossed the same way.  I used my Labels 4 Nestie to cut this out.  I also used a round Nestie to form the circle in my base card.  The label is popped up on top of the embossed doily.  I can't believe I actually used 3 different stamp sets!!!

Check out the FLower Show!
My other entry to the FLower Show can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Sunday, April 28, 2013

You did it!

More celebrating going on around here.  The person for whom we held a celebration last week is now being honored by our students...so I made yet another card for all of our students to sign.  I just LOVE Stamping Bella and was happy to find this image--a little more unique, but perfect because this woman LOVES her red wine. :)

Wow, this image was challenging to color--very detailed work!  There are some Swarovski Crystals, stickler,  and an SU sentiment.

I am entering this image into the Through the Craftroom Door Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today---are you as excited for summer as I am?   ~Margaret

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hope you feel better

It's Margaret guys!  I'm here this weekend to share a few creations I made in my art room this weekend.  My older daughter is hosting a surprise birthday party for her friend with other friends which got me and Claudia in the art room for a few hours--our favorite thing to do on the weekends.

Today, I made a card for one of our program assistants at work, who fell walking to her car and broke her ankle in several places.  Pretty severe--was hospitalized for about a week.  So we are all signing a card for her and I thought this would be a personal touch.

Kathy and I have been talking about using our stash...so I found this OLD stamp set in my drawers that I have never usedbut purchased about 4 or 5 years ago.  I cut the flowers and bird apart and layered and popped them up with foam tape.  I also included a closeup of the butterfly which is qhite sparkly but you can't tell from the photo.  I recently purchased a few of the new ink pads from Stampin Up which I used to stamp the bottom left flower.  Oh my!  I love them!  Very sticky and great coverage.  I was impressed.  The upper flower was inked with the older version of the SU ink...can't you see the difference?

Well thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I will be back with another fun card.  Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.  ~Margaret

I am also entering the card into Shelly's Images: TTT Challenge-April Showers Bring May Flowers.
Stamps:  Kaiser Craft (images), Rubber Stamp Tapestry (Sentiment)
Die Cut: Memory Box
Scallop punch and edge: Stampin Up
Paper: Prima (Madelaine) and American rafts (POW Glitter paper)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Miss You

I got inspired while watching my SF Giants lose :( to the SD Padres, so I am going to post on Saturday along with Margaret!  Lucky you! HA!
This card uses the template at Fetch-a-Sketch.  It's the 2nd time I have used it because it is very practical and user friendly!

I used a Cheery Lynn intricate die and mounted the Elisabeth Bell image (from Whiff of Joy) on matching cs from DCWV.  The image is coloredwith Copics and Spicas.   The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms, cut out with a Memory Box label die.

I am also entering the challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and keep an eye out for Margaret's post!

kathy b

Much Obliged

Yea!  It's Friday! 
Hope everyone has a great weekend planned.

Tonight I tried something different for me.  I am not much of a CAS card maker.  Occasionally I give it a try, but I am much more comfortable with layers and layers.  I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

Dp comes from Authentique Collection Carefree.  I thought the red/beige plaid had a country/western flair to it.  I used MFT dies for the boot, horseshoe and hat, each in a slightly different shade of cs.  The sentiment is also from MFT, stamped with SU! Soft Suede.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - use a sentiment
Craft Room Challenge - so sentimental
Crafty Sentiments - monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by.  Margaret should be back tomorrow with a card to share with you!

kathy b

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Dog's Kiss

What a beautiful spring day we had.  Now rain is on the way.  I am not unhappy about that though, because without the rain, the beauty of spring could not be enjoyed.

My card tonight utilizes a digi image from Mo Manning.  I think this is one of the sweetest images I own.  

I used the sketch at Digi Sketch Challenge, along with Authentique Journal Collection dp and DCWV cs.  I colored the image with Copics and Spicas, then cut it out and mounted it using my Nesties.  The sentiment is from my stash - it's unmounted rubber so I don't have a clue where it came from, but it works perfectly with this image.  I popped it out with EK punches and mounted it with 3M foam tape.

I am also entering the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - For the boys
Paper Make Up Stamps - Animal friends
Eureka Stamps - Animal Catwalk

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

May This Year

Happy Wednesday one and all!
I have a sweet birthday card for you tonight.
I used the MFT Wednesday sketch #120.

I used Miss Caroline dp by My Mind's Eye and DCWV cs.  The sentiment is inked with SU! Marina Mist.  I added Swarovski crystals for bling.  The banner uses an MFT fishtail die and the parts on hung on a pink & white twine attached to little flower brads topped off with Swarovskis.

I am entering the following challenges:

Inky Chicks - birthday girl
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Happy, happy birthday

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back again tomorrow with another card.

kathy b

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Large Doily

What a busy day I have had.  It's 10:32 and I am just getting homee.  Geena Bea had agility class tonight and we had some really tough courses.  I was really proud of how she worked.  She is the baby of this advanced class, so sometimes what we do is beyond her scope, but she managed to keep up.  Yea for Geena Bea!

Tonight I have a card for the Flower Show CASE challenge at Waltzingmouse.  I CASEd Anne-Elise's card.
I used the Large Doily WMS, stamping the images with Versafine Sepia.  I cut out 2 of the images and mounted them on 3M foam tape and added Swarovski crystals all around.  I mounted the large image of brown cs, another layer of cream cs and finally, another layer of brown cs.  I used Spellbinders Parisian corners.  I think it turned out pretty cool.  It would be suitable for either gender and would look fabulous in a frame!  I love the look of mandalas!

I am also entering the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - monochromatic
Crafty Sentiments - monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by.  
Hope you enjoy!

kathy b

Monday, April 22, 2013

My special recipe...always includes you

Hello everyone.  It's Margaret...one more time this week.  I just had to post this card that my daughter made.  If you've been following this blog for a while, you will be able to see that she is getting better and better.  I love how her art is blooming and that she loves sparkles as much as I do!  Just goes to show...immerse them young, and immerse them heavily.  You will have your own built in stamping partner in crime...the craft will never die!  Oh how I remember when we used to have Art Saturdays and Kathy would create some new iris folding template...we've been at this since they were 5 (and my girls have had paintbrushes in their hands at 18 months!)  Talk about a determined mother.  It is such a wonderful hobby to have--Claudia can spend hours and hours in the art room.  I see so many young adults today who have no hobbies...and are unable to handle their stresses.  I truly advocate getting kids involved in the arts...even if they are immersed in sports.  Builds up the entire brain!

The girl and chair are Magnolia stamps, with a Martha Stewart edging (can barely see as it blends with the paper).  She said she found this sentiment stamp in my stash, which I didn't even know I had (LOL)..."My special recipe always includes you!"  I will need to look up where this stamp came from.  Anyway...I was tickled pink ... inside it says "Surprise"...and it surely was. :)  Thanks for indulging me this one night.  You will get Kathy back tomorrow, I promise...  Margaret

Card created by Claudia Harris, Age 12

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nifty @ Fifty

Well hello everyone!
I am going to surprise Kathy's husband, Glenn with a belated birthday card.  He turned 50 on Friday and I didn't realize it was "that time" until I saw Kathy's post on Thursday!  (I've been a bit out of my mind with all the work on my plate)  Anyway, he has a great sense of humor so I thought a whimsical card was in order, rather than the normal by sketch type of card.  The only thing I think I SHOULD have done is made the lollipop "flower" grey and black to signal the "over the hill" but I just love color too much...I figured the grey bow was enough. LOL

In this card I used a Memory Box die cut for the sun, MFT clouds, and Unity Lollipop stamp with matching sentiment.  The sentiments "Over the Hil", "50" "Fifty" and "Nifty@Fifty" are Gillian Vance Designs. The "hill" die cut is Papertrey and a cuddlebug embossing plate for the background sky.

I had a great time making this card...I hope he likes it.  Inside I have stamped, "Happy Belated Birthday..I bet all those other fools sent your their cards on time."  LOL.  I feel awful for not having this card there on time, but hopefully the laugh will make up for it.  Well, thanks for stopping by and have a great week.  We are expecting MORE snow this week...I was starting to enjoy the 60 degree weather we had today...  ~Margaret

Saturday, April 20, 2013

SSC94: Wonderful Mother

Greetings this Saturday Evening.

It's Margaret, back for the weekend.  Today I made a card based on Sketchbook Saturday's design #94 and the Allsorts Challenge: A passion for flowers.

Oops..looking at it online, I realize my ribbon on top is crooked  Oh well, will need to go back and fix that.  My flower is a Flourishes stamp.  I also made a flourishes similar to the sketch (which I have a closeup of below).  The flower are popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment is SU.  I embossed the tan paper with cuddlebug.  I've been getting really into the flowers lately, so I had a great time making this one.
Will be back tomorrow with a card for Kathy's husband's belated birthday.  Til then, thanks for stopping by! Margaret

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Birthday

Well, yesterday I showed you the card I sent to work in my husband's backpack.  It was officially from our pups.  Tonight's card is from me.

My husband has always been enamored with planes.  I have cross-stitched airplanes for him.  I have bought books and prints.  I have gone to the hangar with him as he shared all the details of the inner workings of an airliner.  So when I found this stamp at Serendipity, I knew I had to have it.  He actually told me what kind of plane it is!!!

I colored the image with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles using silver Wausau specialty paper and white cardstock.  The sketch comes from Fetch-a-sketch challenge #48.  The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michaels, stamped with Versafine Black Onyx then punched out and matted on silver cs.  I think it is a pretty manly card, don't you think?  Anyway, it was a hit with my birthday guy.

I am also entering the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - birthday
Paper Pretties - happy birthday
Rhedd & Rosie's - monochrome
Totally Paper Crafts - monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by!  Not sure if you'll hear more from me or whether Margaret may post this weekend.  So pop back by and check it out!

kathy b

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Tomorrow is my husband's big day so I made him a birthday card using a set from CAS-ual Fridays.

I actually put this card in his backpack so he would find it at work today since he is taking tomorrow off.  I thought he might enjoy showing it off to the guys, since he kinda likes that shock effect kinda stuff, even though this is quite innocent!

I used Bo Bunny dp and DCWV cs.  The images are stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.  I used nesties and MFT dies.  I added 3 black rhinestones for a little bling.  The sketch comes from Seize the Birthday, but the challenge is already closed.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - Happy Birthday to
Stampotique - Birthday
Dream Valley - Birthday
Rhedd & Rosie's - monochrome
Natlie & AMy's - monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Peace Out

Hi Everyone!
Good to be back. I have spent a significant amount of time on the phone with WIndstream trying to keep my internet service on!  So before I lose it again, I am back with a post.  Also, please note that we are expecting hazardous weather tomorrow afternoon/night so we may lose power, thus internet service again.  So if I do not post, that is why!

My card tonight features a hippie girl.  The digi image is from Freshly Brewed and I paper pieced her clothing with Basic Grey dp.  The rest is colored with Copics and Spicas.  The bow flourish is from Memory Box and the fishtails are MFT & Taylored Expressions.  Sentiment is from MFT and cs is DCWV.  I used the sketch from 613 Avenue Create.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Digi Galore - One for the girls
Digi Makeover - Girly girls
The Challenge Blog by Creative Shopping - Green, White and another color
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - pink & green

Thanks so much for stopping by!

kathy b

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Internet service out

Hope everyone is having a great evening.  It's almost hump day!

Just writing to let you know Kathy's Internet Service is out so she will not be posting tonight (and unfortunately I don't have anything ready either).  So sorry!  We hope to get Kathy back online tomorrow.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Another Congratulations

Hello everyone!
One last card for me for a few days...Card 3 of 3 of the Congratulations series.  This card was for a colleague who recently was promoted and tenured to Associate Professor--this is a HUGE celebration so I wanted to make a very special card for her.

This is a flourishes stamp set (and sentiment is SU).  I cut out each and every flower and leaf!  Although you can't quite make it out, I used an Impression Obsession background stamp for the green background.  Martha stewart punch and Spellbinders for the die cuts.  I had fun putting this one together.  I cased it (and the color inspiration) from Cindy's Lawrence (Creative Closet) from Pinterest, but cannot find the specific site to share with you at the moment.  I already gave it today and the receiver kept looking at it and said, "This is the nicest card I have ever received from anyone".  Warms my heart!

Thanks for stopping by!  You will have Kathy back tomorrow!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

You Rock!

Hello again everyone!

Gorgeous day here in Colorado...too bad I need to spend it indoors working.  :(

Today's card is one for yet another colleague who had her new curriculum featured on the news...we have three people we are celebrating tomorrow at work, so this is card 2.  I particularly like this one for this person because she loves her fancy shoes and is sort of no nonsense.  She doesn't look like an old lady so I hope she gets a kick out of this one.  She does have a great sense of humor.

Stamp and sentiment are Art Impressions, and die cut is Stampin Up.  A couple of Swarovski crystals.  Banner is MFT.  Below is a closeup--I've been playing around with taking photos outside for better color.  Well, a wind blew up and knocked the card to the ground and you can see sort of smudged the stickles on the shoes...however, it doesn't look too bad in person so I'm flying with it.  No challenge today...just too under the gun with everything to do all of that.  I'll have one more card to post before you get Kathy back.  Enjoy your the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!  Margaret

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Butterfly Congratulations

This is Margaret posting tonight.  I write with a heavy heart.  I bought a new car three weeks ago and have been so careful driving it around--parking far away not to get it scratched.  Tonight I was picking up my daughter from a friend's house and it was so dark I couldn't see anything.  As I backed out of the driveway I heard this horrible crushing sound.  You know that horrible feeling when something like that happens?  Turns out I scratched the paint right off my bumper in two spots the size of a dime each.  So am making an appointment Friday to get it fixed.  I hope it won't be too pricey since I haven't even had my first car payment yet.  Oh boy.

Well this weekend I am super busy with grading and presentatings, and on top of it, I needed to make three cards for celebrating some colleagues and their achievements (On Monday is our party).  Today's card is the first one.  Super easy to make. But came out quite striking.

I used gold sparkly paper to cut out a Cheery Lynn butterfly die, MFT doily die, Martha Stewart edging.  SU sentiment and banner die cut.  The flowers are prima (old ones).  Three Swarovski crystals line the center of the butterfly.  Quite a sparkler!  This card was CASEd from this blog.

Below: Closeup

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thinking of You

What a gorgeous day it has been.  I am so looking forward to this beautiful weekend!  The air is so sweet and the sun so bright!  
Hope you are having good weather, as well.

Tonight's card is a Thinking of You card, which could be used for a variety of situations.  I thought I could even put a sentiment on the inside appropriate for a sympathy card, if needed.  

This card uses the sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary and is an SU! card.  DP is Bella Bleu and cardstock is Soft Suede and So Saffron.  I also used the coordinating inks with the Delicate Doilies stamp set.   The sen/timent comes from the Three Little Words stamp set.  The brad came from my stash drawer and the scallop die is SU! also.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes
Shelly's Images - Use scallops

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Make a Wish

Great to be back! 
We survived the storms with only our internet being affected.
I missed the day before due to a sick pup - another 2 hour RT to the vet and an evening of agility with Geena Bea.  I was just too pooped to post when I got home at 10:30pm.
I have a fun birthday card tonight.  I used the sketch at Hobby Cutz Challenges.  I began with a sheet of glittery dp from my stash (very old - the store it came from closed down over 2 years ago!)  I used a sheet of cs from Michaels for the base and to die cut 2 designs from Spellbinders.  I glued the small image to the large one and then used 3M foam tape to pop up the big square on top of the dp.  I used ribbon from stash.  The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp I bought when Margaret and I visited The Ink Pad in NYC many moons ago.  I stamped the verse with Encore Gold Metallic.  The cupcake is a Lockhart stamp, colored with Copics, Spicas and Stickles.  I added a Swarovski to the ribbon and to the dot of the "i" in the sentiment.

I am also entering the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow - birthday
City Crafter - birthday
Thank you for stopping by!
kathy b

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kind Thanks

Arkansas is facing a tornado threat right now and Kathy lost power so here I am posting.  I wanted to share my daughter Claudia's card...she made it as a thank you for all the delightful gifts Kathy showered her with for her birthday!  I can't tell you what she used since it's from her stash--and most everything in there is ages old, but I think it turned out quite beautifully!  I can see my spellbinders dies here and Martha Stewart edging and lots of stickles!

Sorry this is short--been a long week and more days ahead. :(  But thanks for stopping by and Kathy should have something great for you tomorrow!  Margaret

Monday, April 8, 2013

Christmas Trees

March Madness is coming to an end and baseball is just beginning. 
I am in heaven!  As I write this post, I am watching Michigan beat up on Louisville, though it is still early in the game.  Go Louisville, you can do it (and thus save my bracket!)!
My card tonight is a Christmas card.  I have only made a few this year and I need to start making more or I will be very sorry come the holidays.
I used stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, Hobby Lobby paper from years past and a sparkly tree brad.  Very simple, pretty quick, and flat for mailing!!!
I am entering the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/vintage optional
Jingle Belles - bling, glitter, glitz, gems, shimmer, or anything sparkly!
365 Days - Christmas in April
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use the word 'Christmas'

Thanks for stopping by!  Time to go watch basketball AND baseball!
kathy b

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dog Days

What a beautiful sunny day!
My irises started blooming today and we still have Bradford Pears blooming.  I think the birds must have spread some phlox seeds around because it is all over the place and we didn't have it last year, nor did I plant it!  It is beautiful and smells even better.  Even Sadie stops to smell it when we take our walks!

I have a monochrome card today using the sketch over at Come & Get It.  I was informed this morning that our 4-legged furry ones are almost devoid of their favorite Sunday treat - Merrick Wishbones (aka beef tendons).  So my job was to order some more.  After that, I needed to work on the rescue database so that we can acknowledge our recent donors on our website.  So then when I entered my art room, I definitely had doggy on the brain.  Here's what I came up with:

I used a set from Inkadinkado and then added a Lasting Impressions sentiment.  Everything is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.  I used punches to make my squares and for the pawprint.  Ribbon is from stash.  

I am also entering the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - animals
Paper Crafting Journey - monochrome

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy 12th Birthday Claudia!

Hello everyone!
Today was a big day...it was my younger daughter's 12th birthday and according to her wishes, we had a fabulous day shopping in Denver, dinner with my aunt and uncle and cake.  We went to the Park Meadows Mall--it was our first time there and it was a beautiful mall.  I hadn't gone shopping like this in a really really long time!  I felt like Rip Van Winkle. LOL

So I am sharing a card with you today that I made for Claudia's birthday.  I normally make cards that feature girls, but this year she requested flowers.  So flowers she has gotten using a Northwoods stamp.  Below the card is a closeup.  I cut out the flowers and popped them up with foam tape..and of course no good card goes untouched without some major STICKLES!  And I'm entering the card in the One Stop Craft Challenge (#223: Birthdays).

If you want to keep scrolling, I am including some photos from Claudia's birthday celebration...  Thanks for stopping by! ~Margaret

 Below: TWO AMAZING and GORGEOUS presents from Kathy--who made these creations (Scarf and purse) for Claudia.  So beautiful and sentimental for us--her sister is very jealous.

Below:  Here I am with Claudia, waiting to be seated at PF Cheng's
 Below: Back home, singing Happy Birthday

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thanks a Bunch

Let the weekend begin!
Lots of projects planned and we'll have some really tired pups by the end of the day tomorrow.  They follow us around and don't get their normal weekday sleep.  Everyone at our house loves Saturdays!

Tonight I have a card that is for some very special children at a local primary school.  They collected quarters for their 100 Day of School celebration and provided the rescue I volunteer with almost $300 to take care of animals in our care.  Isn't that so special?  So I made them this card to thank them for their contribution.  I mailed it to the principal who is going to read it aloud to them over the school loudspeaker on Monday morning.  We are so proud of these children and told them how special they are for caring about the animals.

 I used an Inky Antics stamp set and the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I colored the image with Copics.  Ribbon is from stash and I used Nesties to cut out the sentiment and image.  The dp is from SU!

I am also entering the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - card for a child
Inky Impressions - for a child
Simply Challenged - Lots of layers

Thanks for stopping by.

kathy b

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sweet Pea

So glad for Thursday, even though it rained all day!
I have a special meeting at work tomorrow, so I have to go in to the office (an hour away), which I don't normally do on Fridays.  Then I'll go Krogering, oh boy!

Tonight's card is a girly card.  It features a sweet image from Lori Boyd Designs.  This is actually a rubber stamp, though I think most of her designs are digi now.  I colored her with Copics and used a Viva Pearl Pen for the pearls.  I fussy cut the little girl and mounted her on a circle of DCWV embossed with a Cuttlelbug folder.  DP is Porcelain from Basic Grey.  Sentiment is also from Lori Boyd.

The sketch is from Sassy Cheryl's.  I did not use a Sassy Cheryl image so I cannot enter this challenge, but I am entering the following challenges:

Tip Top Tuesday - Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
Bunny Zoe's - girly

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Hi everyone!  The rain skipped us today, sans a light few showers, but should start again around midnight and continue to the weekend...oh boy!

I'm back today with a sympathy card.  
This is always a difficult card to make, so I try to have some on hand.

I used Ranger gold embossing powder and a background stamp (unmounted rubber - not sure what company) for the background.  This is a Cheery Lynn butterfly that Margaret gave me, using Wausau gold specialty paper.  I love this die because it shows so much detail.  I added 2 rhinestones to the center of the body. The sentiment, stamped with Encore Metallic Gold, is from Cornish Heritage Farms and I used an SU! punch and more specialty gold paper.  

I used Canson iridescent white for the backing of the butterfly.  You see what I am talking about in the next detail photo.

I am entering the following challenges:

The Perfect Sentiments - Sympathy/thinking of you
Inky CHicks - use a background stamp
Flutterby Wednesdays - flowers and butterfly/fairy

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Rain, rain, go away...
It's raining and no end in sight!
Poor doggies!
They will go out if it's not pouring down, but walking just isn't the same when you do it in the rain!

Tonight I have a quick card for the challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
It's a CAS card, which is the twist part of the challenge.

I used stamps from Taylored Expressions, colored with Copics.  The small strip of dp is from Basic Grey and cs is DCWV.  I used the unshiny side of the cs this piece.

I am also entering the following challenge:

Hobby Cutz Challenge - CAS/sketch or both (CAS)

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b

Monday, April 1, 2013


I have spent this evening cleaning out my email inbox.
No fun!  It's after 10pm and I have done nothing creative, ugh!

However, I did make a card last night that I can share.
This is a birthday card using the sketch at Seize the Birthday.

The stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Powder Keg Carnival embossing powder.  I used a Clear Dollar Stamps die for the "birthday" sentiment and added square rhinestones beneath.  I used Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters dp.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday
Totally Gorjuss - Something blue
Lexi's Creations - Punches or dies

Thanks for stopping by

kathy b