Runway Inspired Challenge # 66


I am here with a card for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge:




This dress immediately reminded me of Altenew’s Sketchy Rose set, so I decided to use that in my card.

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I stamped the Rose on pink card stock using SU! Rose Red ink, and stamped it on red card stock using Colorbox white pigment ink. I created the water color back ground using Distress ink Faded Jeans, and after it was dry, splattered some Dylusion White Linen ink spray.

Our sponsor this week is Ellen Hutson, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to her online store.

Stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge to be inspired by some fabulous projects created by the design team. Enjoy!



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Guest Designer at Darlene’s blog!


Today is a very important day, for I am guest designing over at Darlene DeVries’s blog!

For those of you who haven’t heard of her, she is an incredibly talented card maker, and she makes great video tutorials. I learned most of my card making techniques from her when I was just beginning to design cards. In fact, I was inspired by her to start this blog in the first place!

So you can imagine what an honor it is to be guest designing on her blog 🙂

Here is a sneak peek of the card that I made:

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Head on over to Darlene’s blog to see the full card, as well as a video tutorial on how to make it.

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CASE Study turns Four!


It is the start of CASE Study Challenge’s 4th year celebrations! There is a big blog hop, and some of the most talented artists in the industry are participating. Lots of great prizes too! You don’t want to miss this! If you haven’t already, head on over to CASE Study Challenge blog to check out the details. I will be joining the celebrations later this month 🙂

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Runway Inspired Challenge #65


I have a very simple card to share with you today.

This one is inspired by the new Runway Inspired Challenge:


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Isn’t that top simply stunning?! I would wear it any day! and I love how it looks paired with the soft yellow pants. Even though I almost always reach for a white card base, this time I chose to work with yellow.

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I white embossed the lace image from Altenew’s Lace Up set on clear vellum and cut around it leaving a thin border. The word thanks is from the Super Script 2 set, and I embossed it on white card stock using Pearl embossing powder. After embossing it, I colored around it using water based black marker. The Pearl embossing powder has some glitter in it, but I thought the sentiment needed more shimmer, so I went over it using Sakura stardust gel pen. You can see the shimmer a bit more clearly in the photo below.

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Alternatively, I could have white embossed the sentiment on black card stock, and used the Sakura gel pen the same way.

The vellum was adhered using Tombow Mono Multi glue, which dries clear, and the sentiment was adhered using foam tape.

This challenge is sponsored by none other than Altenew! and the lucky winner will receive two stamp sets of choice!

As usual, you can use any products to make your projects for the challenge entries.

Make sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog to see the amazing cards that the rest of the design team made!!



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Winner of Stretch Your Stamps 2


I almost forgot to select a winner for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class giveaway!

Well, here it is:

Through, and from the 15 comments left on my last post, the winner is…


Congratulations Vithya, I will pass your information to Online Card Classes, and they will set you up with the class 🙂

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CASE Study Challenge #202

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A very quick and simple card inspired by this week’s CASE Study Challenge.




I was inspired to use the large flowers stamp by Hero Arts. I embossed it in gold on clear vellum, then colored on the back using Copic markers. The background was stamped using Delicata Gold ink, and the sentiment was embossed in gold.

On Online Card Classes news, I am thrilled to be invited as a guest artist for yet another class! Here is some information on the upcoming class:


Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Debby Hughes, and friends (including me!), to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started. In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills. Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes over 30 videos and 40 card ideas, along with instructional PDFs, a forum, galleries, shopping discounts, prizes and more.

For more information Stretch Your Stamps 2 from Online Card Classes, click HERE. Class starts August 4, 2014, but you will have lifetime access to the content.

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SYS2 stamps from Online Card Classes on Vimeo.

Leave a comment here by Friday, and I will announce a winner on Saturday morning.



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CASE Study Challenge 200

Wow! We are at #200 challenge at CASE study! and the challenge’s 4th year anniversary is just around the corner! Check out the blog for more details.

This week’s inspiration:


I love the colors and the layout of this card. And once again, I turned to my scraps to make today’s card.

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Just like in Shari’s card, I used an extra panel for the card front, and popped it on foam tape after I had splattered it with Heidi Swapp Gold mister.

  • The heart is punched out of maroon vellum with sticky back, and it was left over from this card:

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It was quite fun using all these elements from different projects from the past.

DSC_0954-001The sentiment is from Altenew’s Sohcahtoa set and it was stamped on clear sticker paper, cut to size and adhered to the card front.

Do stop by the CASE study challenge blog for some beautiful inspirational projects from the design team and our guest designers.

On a separate note, I did a guest post for Ellen Hutson at the CLASSroom yesterday. You may view the post and watch the video tutorial here.

Thanks for visiting today 🙂

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Runway Inspired Challenge #64


There were some super gorgeous projects at last challenge’s entry! I was mesmerized looking from one beautiful card to another! You guys are awesome 🙂

We have a beautiful soft inspiration at Runway Inspired Challenge this week.




The light colored fabric made me think of vellum. A lot of ideas were running in my head, but I wanted to design something that would be quick and easy, yet pretty. These days I can hardly make time to design cards, but when I do, it gives me a thrill 🙂

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I started by stamping directly on to my card base using some light colored pigment inks. I used flowers from the brand new Altenew set (just launched yesterday) called Scribbled Flowers. After stamping, I drew the stems with a pencil.

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Next I cut a piece of vellum slightly smaller than my card front, and glued the sentiment strip and the hello die cut on top of it. The sentiment is from another brand new Altenew set called Quilled Elegance. Finally, I placed some adhesive behind the sentiments and little dots of glue around the perimeter of the vellum piece, and adhered it to the card base.

Sometimes, I like a card quite a lot even if it is not too glamorous, and this is one of those cards. Maybe I love the fact that I executed it in less than fifteen minutes 🙂

I hope you stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge for a peek at what the design team came up with. I tell you, they are drop-dead-gorgeous 🙂

Our sponsor for the challenge is the very generous Ellen Hutson, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to her online store.

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CASE Study Challenge 199

We a have  a very interesting card for inspiration at CASE study this week:


I was inspired by the color combination, and to use a particular die which looks like a set of interconnected rings.

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I sprayed the front of my card base with Heidi Swapp Teal color shine. The rings were die cut out of white card stock and then pressed on to Versamark clear ink in order to emboss it with gold embossing powder.

DSC_0837The white piece of card stock and the rings were attached with glue, and the sentiment (Altenew Label Love) was adhered with foam tape.

Make sure to stop by the CASE study Challenge blog for more inspiration 🙂


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July CASE Study


I am back with another card. This one was inspired by our July muse at CASE study challengeShari Carroll!!!


Great design, great layout, great colors, what’s not to love? 🙂 and here is an opportunity to do freestyle collage and layering, a style that I admire, but need much practice to do it well.

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Most of the elements in this card were fished out from my scraps box. The only new things were the golden circle and the sentiment strip.

close up The coffee colored textured piece is very thick, almost like chipboard. It’s not card stock, it is something that I up-cycled. Can you guess what it is?

We have two guest designers this month. These two very talented ladies are Amy Tsuruta and Tenia Nelson! Welcome aboard Amy and Tenia 🙂

Do stop by the CASE study blog to see how the rest of the team along with our guest designers were inspired. Thanks for visiting today.

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