Banners are Amazing

It has been hard for me to make a card these past few months without banners, or pennants, or flags, or whatever you like to call them.  They are really trendy right now, and I’m hooked.  So when I saw the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary, I had to play along.


And once again, I pulled out my favorite stamp set, You’re Amazing.  I just love that set!  Who wouldn’t like to get a card that said, “You’re Amazing”?

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing
Ink:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, World Spectacular dsp
Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Apothecary Accents framelits, Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials

A Birthday Balloon of Many Colors

I wanted to make a birthday card today and since I’ve barely used any of my International Bazaar designer series paper, I decided that I needed to use it.  This paper intimidates me a little though because the patterns are pretty busy and there are a lot of colors involved.  So I decided to use it in small doses.  I’ve gotta work my way up to it, I guess.  🙂

Have a great Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing
Ink:  Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, International Bazaar dsp
Embellishments:  Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, 3/16″ Regals brads, Fancy Fan embossing folder

Give the Elephant a Ticket

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their one year anniversary this week, and their weekly challenge is to make a card using any of their past sketches.  Since I just found this site a few weeks ago, I loved looking at all of the sketches I missed out on.  I ended up choosing sketch #25 for my card.

And here’s my card:

I don’t know what it is about the elephant image in the You’re Amazing stamp set, but I just love him!  I think it’s the cute hat he’s wearing.  Once again, I pulled out the ticket wheel.  I must say I’ve gotten more use out of this wheel than I have out of all my other wheels combined.  Love that thing!  I used a blender pen to color the elephant with my ink pads.  Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing, Take a Ticket
Ink:  Staz-on Black, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Basic Grey, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, World Spectacular dsp
Embellishments:  Ticket Duo Builder punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, blender pen, stapler

Bright Mojo Birthday

I love the sketch over at the Mojo Monday site this week, so I decided to play along.

I ended up making a normal size 4″ x 6″ card just because I knew I wanted to mail this one out and that’s the size of envelopes I have. 

I thought this would be a good unisex card, and it was easy to make.

Enjoy your Thursday!  We’re almost to that three-day weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing
Ink:  Real Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Summer Smooches dsp
Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, 3/16″ Brights Brads, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Apothecary Accents framelits

A Birthday Elephant

One of my favorite stamp sets in this year’s catalog is the You’re Amazing set.  I wanted to play along with this weeks challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, so I grabbed this set.  Here’s the sketch for this week:

And here’s my take on this sketch.  I flipped the sketch on its side and changed it up a bit, but tried to stay true to the sketch.


Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Embellishments:  In Color Dahlias, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits,Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine

World Spectacular Balloon

Of all the new product suites in the catalog, I think the World Spectacular suite may be my favorite. 

I mixed things up a little bit by using some of the new Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper from the Holiday mini catalog.  I love how this paper is great not only for Halloween projects, but for everything.  It’s such a versatile paper!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You’re Amazing, Itty Bitty Banners (sentiment)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray
Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper, Pool Party, Brights designer series paper stack, In-Color designer series paper stack, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Ticket Duo Builder punch, Labels Collection framelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, Window Frames framelits, In Color Dahlias