Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

Another frenzie!!!


Hello Blog friends!¬† ūüôā¬† There’s been another frenzie of cardmaking happening again with our CAS (Clean and simple) challenge for this week.¬† No layers, no more than two colors of ink, no embellishments of any kind…..how hard could this be??!!¬†

I started out with a dark brown piece of cardstock from one of my Recolection cardstock¬†packages from Michael’s and then grabbed my Versamark stamp pad.¬† I love this stamp pad and don’t use it near enough.¬† It’s not a color…..what it does is change the color of the cardstock you stamp it on to one shade darker.¬† Clever now aren’t I??¬† So technically, my images aren’t stamped in a color at all…..it’s like a watermark.¬† So that left me with my two colors of ink I could use.¬†¬†This swirly flowery stamp is from¬†Inkadinkado. ¬†I grabbed my Ranger Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Fired Brick.¬† I used my Stampin’ Up! blender pens and colored in just my flowers and my leaves.¬† I love the way the Distress Inks leave a very subtle color behind.

Aren’t these little butterflies cute??!!¬† This single little butterfly is part of a two sheet set of stamps from Close To My Heart called Sentiments.¬† I love this stamp set as it has soo many little sentiments that can be mixed and matched.¬† And a whole bunch of little images to use too…..love it!!¬† I colored them in with my Peeled Paint Distress Ink.¬† The little dotted trail for the butterflies was done using an embossing pen I have that works like the Versamark stamp pad…..just changes the color of the cardstock….teehee!!!

Here’s the sentiment I used on this card.¬† I love this one and found it in the $1.50 bin a Michael’s a while back.¬† It’s a Hampton Art Studio G stamp.¬† I stamped it in the versamark as well.

So, here’s the whole card.¬† I really¬†quite like it with the subtle color mixed in with the images.¬†¬†¬† These cards would be allot cheaper to mail than my layered ones!!!

That’s it for tonight.¬† I’m off to get some cards bundled up to send to my mom and then hit the hay!!

Yvonne¬† ūüėČ


Congratulations…..just cause


Hey there blog following friends.¬† This is a card I made earlier this evening just because.¬† It’s not for any particular challenge or person.¬† I was looking through one of my card magazines and kinda got the idea from one of the cards I saw in¬†it.¬† Not allot going on with it, but i kinda like it!¬† I changed it up a few times as I was putting it together.




I was just recently in a ribbon swap and received this enveloped stuffed full of ribbon!!  One of the ribbons in the envie was ther really cool felt ribbon that I just love!  I was looking for something to use to separate my cardstock from the designer paper and this did the trick!!  







I have this paper pack from K&Company and their Tim Coffey Designer Paper pack and I just love this pad of paper…..have I maybe told you that already in a previous post…..lol.¬† The flowers are cut out from one of the sheets and then layered together.¬† I didn’t glue the flowers down completely which gives them a very slight dimentional effect that works pretty well.¬†




The card base actually started out white, but I didn’t like the sharp contrast so¬†I grabbed by Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old Paper and inked up the front¬† of the card…..much better and more subtle!¬† The sentiment¬† is from my Close To My Heart ‘Frames, Tags, Borders’ set and I inked it using my Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in ‘Forest Moss’ .¬† I didn’t have a green ribbon that I liked so I took a cream colored piece and inked it with the same ink pad¬†and it was the perfect shade for my card.





I think I need to start bloggin either in the early evening or morning cause I always seem to be cramming it in right before I hit the hay!!¬† Oh well…..it’s not like I’m one to go to bed early!!!¬† Later ladies…..thanks so much for stopping by once again!!


Yvonne¬† ūüėČ