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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!


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.


Thank you candles

My son had his last day of preschool today.   He had two incredible teachers.  I bought the candles and decorated the outside.  The apples and basket are from the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.   The pumpkin is from Everyday Paperdolls.  I used Spellbinder Nestibilities for the flourished squares and Stampin’ Up for the stamped images and sentiment.  Also, Martha Stewart border punches, Branches and Bontanicals.

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!

Polka Doodles – House Card

The Polka Doodles challenge this week is to do a card with no patterned paper, only stamps.

I decided to use my Stampin’ Up Trendy Trees, Good neighbors and Short & Sweet sets.  I also used a Unity stamp for the background with Versa Mark dazzle on the green paper.  Then I made a street scene with the houses, trees, flowers and clouds.  Next, I restamped some of the items, cut them out and popped them up to place over the same item on the street scene.  Finally, I added buttons in place of some flowers and trees.  I cut some ribbon into pieces and made a flower bow with another button in the center to go with the sentiment.  Then I stamped two more houses on the inside of the card.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!


It’s cooled off here, only 95 today.  My kids are already outside playing in the water in the backyard.  My husband is playing Zelda on the Wii and I am making cards.  Life is good!

This card is for my Mom.  We are going to visit her in Branson, MO soon.  My sisters and I got her a Cricut for Christmas, last Christmas, and she still hasn’t opened it.  I think she is a little intimidated.  So I am going to set it up for her and show her how to use it.  In between we are going to a water park, water skiing, boating and tubing all in 3 days!  I don’t see much sleep in my future.

Grateful card

This weeks 2S4Y challenge offers a unique prize…a spot as a designer!  Well, of course I have to try! 

Polka Doodles also has a fun Summer Theme challenge this week suggested by Enfy (she is one of my favorites!).  Her blog is Going Buggy, go visit because her creations are gorgeous and she is soooo funny!

This is the sketch to base the card off of:

Stampin’ Up stamps, inks and punch: Petal Pizzaz, A Beautiful Thing and Falling Leaves sets. 

Paper from k&i. 

Martha Stewart Botanical Punch.

Ribbon from Michael’s.

I Cuttlebugged part of the flower and the leaves.  I also used a glue pen to outline fine detail in the center of the flower and then added glitter.  Finally, I used pop dots to pop the flower up.  I also used a Stampin’ Up flower punch for the tiny flowers along the side of the card then used a Stardust pen to accent them.  For the ribbon, I used embroidery floss to cinch sections together.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments!


It is hot here in St. Louis.  Which is an understatement when the heat index was 108 degrees today and supposed to be 110 tomorrow.  It’s not just the heat either,  the humidity makes it feel like a sauna.  These types of temperatures make me wish I had a desk job.  However, the Spring and fall make it wonderful to be out and about! 

Take care!

Polka dots, flowers and green

I tried my hand at the Card-a-licious challenge.  We had to use the color green, polka dots and flowers.  I cut the flower using the Walk in my Garden cricut cartridge in three different sizes outlined it with faux stitches and Cuttlebugged it with the swiss dots folder.  Then I layered it together, attached a decorative brad and popped it up.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The paper is from K&i and My Minds Eye.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments!


Crazy week here.  My son had a virus that made his throat sore, chest congested.  But he was better in 3 days. When my daughter came down with the same symptoms I just followed the same plan for her as my son.  But her sickness lasted longer.  My husband took her to the doctors on Friday (after 5 days of being sick) and it turns out she has strep throat and trachyitis.  I felt horrible for not taking her in sooner!  But medicines are amazing, 18 hours later and she is running around acting like herself again!

Have a nice weekend everyone!

2S4Y challenge and Thank you note

I made this as a combination entry into the 2Sketches for You weekly challenge and thank you note for my former boss (I am very late sending this).  I decided not to enter this card because it was not as nice as the entrants!  I will try again tomorrow with something more elaborate and sophisticated.  Still new and learning.