Monday, June 3, 2024

A Pretty Pear

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:


Can You Handle the Pressure? features fruits and/or veggies this time.  I had to dig in my old wood-mounted stamps to find this pear (I think I have one more pear stamp, also from Stampers Anonymous.)

While I was digging in the crafting past, I decided to use Pearl Ex to paint the image.  

Coffee for Sunday Stamps

I haven't been a coffee drinker all my adult life (which is a pretty long time!) but lately I've been fascinated with coffee-themed papers and stamps.  (I also collect coffee mugs.)  Because I had some new coffee paper and one of my favorite coffee Unity stamps, I decided on this particular card for Sunday Stamps.  

Friday, May 31, 2024

Red, White, and Blue


Normally, I wouldn't make a "flag-colored" card, but today was different.  I had just picked up the mail, which included some Unity stamps.  Because I regularly send my 7-yr-old granddaughter cards and tags, I knew this new stamp would work beautifully with the Color Throwdown colors.  (My granddaughter has a large wall on the landing near her bedroom that features all the cards I have sent to her.  When I saw that her mother was "hanging" the cards from a line, I started making tags. )

Friday, May 24, 2024

Double D Challenge: Polka Dots


Here's our inspiration board to help get you started: 

I love polka dots, ones of all colors. However, for this Double D Challenge, I picked black and white, which is one of my favorite combinations.  The dimensional butterfly is accented with black "jewels." 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Sunday Stamps Front and Center

This was a tricky Sunday Stamps card for me, and I'm not certain why.  Even though I fussed with it, I felt it was somehow incomplete.  It might have been because I was set on using the piece of DPS and finding coordinating cardstocks to work with it.  I think I would make another but I've run out of time.  :-)  The butterfly die is a new one in a set of three, all with pop-up pieces. 


Freshly Made with a Large Quote


When I began with this Freshly Made sketch, I decided that a large quote would work with the design.  I chose a quote from Technique Junkies called "As though I had wings."  

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Freshly Made with Patterns

As with my previous post, I dug into my paper stash, chose one piece and then worked the card for the sketch for Freshly Made Sketch #632 The focal piece is a series of floral designs (Memory Box die) that look somewhat like atoms(?)