Archive for 2S4Y

Thank you so much medallion card

I thought for several days about what I wanted to do for this weeks 2S4Y sketch challenge.  I spend a lot of time driving during the day for my job, which gave plenty of time to plan it out in my mind.  I used a Hero Arts Medallion stamp which I stamped in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry inks.  Using a Spellbinders Nestie scallop circle and regular circle I cut out the brown and green medallions.  Then I used a Fiskars circle part to cut out the center of the Rich Razzleberry medallion.  Next, I covered the cut out pieces in Glossy Accents. 

While I was waiting for that to dry I made my own background pattern paper using circular stamps from Stampin Up, Unity and Waltzing Mouse and the previous ink colors (I went through several drafts!).  The ribbon is two pieces of taffeta and a purplely-pink color of ribbon tied together with twine.  The little tag is made using a Stampin Up sentiment and punch.  I popped it up with dimentionals and placed it so the button was “in” one of the background circles. 

Once the Glossy Accents dried (they really brightened the color of inks) I lined up the circles, adhered them together and popped them up over the ribbon.  Finally, I added three Stampin Up pearls: a big one in the center of the medallion, a medium one in the center of one of the background circles and a small one on an outer part of a background circle. 

I am also entering this card in this weeks Polka Doodles challenge since I “made” some of my of my items (background paper, medallion), which was the theme this week.

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate your comments!


Blast off birthday card

I made this card for 2 challenges and my Son’s friends birthday. 

The first challenge is 2S4Y sketch:

The second challenge is Polka Doodles.  They wanted an easel card.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.  I saw the cutest stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that showed a rocket with a little kids face in the window.  I knew there was a rocket cut on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart because I used it to make my son’s birthday party invitations.  I just broke out my Peachy Keen face stamps and wa-la!  The stars are from Plantin Schoolbook cart (this is such a great cart!).  I cut two slits and threaded the embroidery floss through after I inked the edges with Stampin Up Peach Parfait.  I also popped up the rocket and stand-a-lone star.  The background patterned paper is K&Company, The Best of Brenda Walton; and the rocket paper is from DCWV, Nana’s Kids.  The plain paper is Recollections.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


Paper butterfly flowers card

Well, I’m not sure why I thought I would find more time to craft once the kids went back to school!?  Anyway, I squeezed in one of the many challenges I wanted to do this week – 2S4Y.  The sketch fit in perfectly for the card I made for my manager whose father died last week.  I used the Stampin Up butterfly punch to make four butterflies.  Then I layed them out on paper towels and got them very wet with a spray bottle.  Then I used blue and orange ink with a waterpen to get the effect.  After letting them dry I curled the edges and overlapped them.  Then I put a brad through the center and added some silver Stickles in the center.  Then attached it to the card with dimensionals.  I learned this from my oh so crafty Stampin Up demonstrator and friend, Carol Fothergil.  I used a Cricut cut from the Storybook cart and ran it through a cuttlebug folder (I had to modify the cut a little to get the shape to line up the way I wanted  in the folder!) .  I also added some Crystal Stickles to the corners of the card on the embossing.  The saying is a Stampin Up stamp on one of their punches, then layered on another punch from Fiskers that I inked around the edges.  I used Bazzill Bling cardstock.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


Watering Can card

I found these wonderful templates at Waltzing Mouse.   I was suffering from severe lack of mojo the last two weeks and this site really inspired me.  I had decided to make this watering can before the I saw the challenge for Polka Doodles this week.  I am also entering this card in the 2S4Y challenge because I didn’t want to do a regular card.  I used Stampin Up stamps and I made satin flowers.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.


Little boy birthday card

Over at 2S4Y the challenge this week is to interpret the following sketch.


This is what I came up with.  I used the airplane cut from the New Arrival Cricut Cart, including the banner.  The paper is from Nana’s Kids by DCWV and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.  I finished off the inside with a shadow cut of the airplane and a strip of the patterned paper.

This card is for my nephew’s birthday, he’s turning 3.  He is so cute!  My “baby” (6 year old son) told me yesterday he wanted me to have a baby boy so he would have a friend to play with at home.  I  pointed out to him that a baby wouldn’t be able to play with him for a couple of years and that I would have to spend a lot of time with a baby, he changed his mind.  Phew!  Dodged that bullet!


Strawberry Thank You

Made a thank you card using this weeks 2S4Y challenge sketch.

I decided to make it a mini card.  This was my first time trying this, I usually make larger cards.  It was a challenge in and of itself to think on a smaller scale.  But, I really enjoyed it.  My kids thought the little card was “so cute.”

I used Bazzill paper for the card.  They make 3×6 sheets so all you have to do is fold it in half and you’re golden!  Then I used a strawberry background paper from DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl stack (as are the other patterned papers I used).  The green polka dot ribbon is from Joann’s.  I stamped the Unity strawberry stamp twice.  Once on pink polka dot paper, once on green plaid.  Then cut them out.  I used the green for the leaves and stem, also the highlight on the strawberry.  Then I used my quick glue pen to make spots on the strawberry for the cherry popsicle Martha Stewart glitter to stick to, and popped it up.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment with my Stampin’ Up stamp, punched it out and inked the edges.  I restamped the berry on the envelope.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.  I really enjoy hearing from everyone!

We went to visit my parents in Branson, MO this weekend.  We spent one day at a waterpark, the next waterskiing, tubing and boogie boarding.  The last night we went to Silver Dollar city.  It was so hot and humid we sweated through our clothes (even at 7pm it was in the 90’s).  Once it started to cool off it become more enjoyable.  Then we got on a rollercoaster and log flume ride that got us wet all over again!  This thank you card is going to my mother’s neighbor who was kind enough to give us her local after 6pm passes to the park (when combined with the 2 my parents gave us we only had to buy one park ticket…and drinks, snacks and souvenirs!).  We had a great time!

2S4Y #57

I made this card for my husband using the 2S4Y sketch of the week.

I used a grey paper for the background.  Then layered a slightly smaller piece of grey heart paper (what you see in the cut outs) over that.  Then I cut hearts out of piece of white paper that was the same size as the grey heart paper using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  Before layering it, I cut slightly smaller hearts out of red paper and attached to the back of the white paper.   Next, I cut two borders using the Plantin Schoolbook cart and offset them and attached them to the white paper.  Then I attached the red ribbon.  Using the cut out hearts I reversed layered them and popped them up.  Finally, I used a Stardust pen to add accents and stamped the Love You sentiment (Stampin’ Up).

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


My 6yr old son is always “helping” my husband play Zelda on the wii (I have no idea what this is).  They play in the room next to where I craft so I hear them all the time.  Jacob’s answer to every obstacle in the game is to “bomb it!”  However, this is rarely the solution.  Tonight it was, and he felt so smart!