Friday, October 21, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge #3

Are you having fun yet with our sketch challenges?

I know I am loving them.
Welcome to Sketch Challenge #3 for
Cardztv Stamps.  For this challenge, Mary has
 asked that we use sketch 4 or 5 and make a 
Halloween card.

Keep in mind the sketches are to get your
creative juices flowing.  You CAN follow the sketch
exactly or you can use it for inspiration.

I chose sketch 5 but I changed it up a bit.
I made pointed banners of the three panels
and I placed the sentiment in a different location.

I used the Frankly Frightful Stamp Set.

I used an print and cut image from the Silhouette
store for the center of my card.  I have a die cut in the shape
of a bat and added two.  I broke out my Black
Diamond Stickles to the bats for a little punch.

Don't you love this little crow??  My card
is being sent to California to my sweet granddaughter
Sloane!  She will love it!

You have until noon EST, Thursday, November 3, 2016 to post
your name and a link to your sketch card creation on Cardzt blog.
This is your chance to link up your creation and have the 
opportunity to win a set of Cardztv stamps or Die Cuts!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge #2

It's so good to be back!

I cannot believe that the last time I posted on my
blog was at the end of May, but when I think about our
summer it was a whirl wind.  Whew!  Welcome fall!

 I am especially excited to be starting another term
with the Cardztv Design Team.  I like to think
"I knew Mary when......"  Ha ha!

I have followed Mary for years, even before she had
a stamp line.  I was an avid fan of her videos as I believe
she truly taught me my craft.  I still watch her videos as soon
as they are posted and I'm thrilled to be one of
her designers.  I kept a notebook by my computer
writing down the dimensions as she would share so 
I could recreate her card.  She always had unique ideas
for her cards and they always looked awesome.

Last year Mary started something new called
Sketches!  Basically this was what I was writing
down in my notebook, but now she has them on
her blog for everyone to download the sketch picture 
which has all the dimensions.  LOVE IT!

You can have sketches cut out and ready to go
in envelopes and pull them out when you need a
card personalizing it at that time instead of 
having it made up ahead of time.

Here is my card!

The cute little mouse is a print & cut from the Silhouette
Store.  I printed 3 pieces and glued them together giving them 
more dimension.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink
on the edges of all patterned paper.  I like to cover the white
edges.  I even inked a little around the mouse.

If you struggle as I have with selecting papers
that go together - use a paper pad as many of them
are themed and coordinate beautifully.  I used Glossy
Accents on the nose and eyes of the mouse and a little
Wink of Stella pen on the features.

I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink to stamp
the sentiment on my banner.  My sentiment comes from

Here is a quick video I did on my phone.
Pardon the shaky picture!

Okay now it's your turn to be creative.  The challenge starts at
8am on October 7 and runs until October 20.
Remember to use Sketch 3 or 4 and post your 
creation on Cardztv Website.  By entering the challenge, you have
a chance to WIN a set of Cardztv Stamps!

I will be checking back all week to see what you have come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cardztv 3D Challenge - Anything Goes!

Welcome to my blog today!
I am featuring a lovely
2 layer card and when you look at it
you may think "where's the 3D?"

I have started to use a product called Fun Foam
that you can purchase from Amazon or even from the
craft store.  I have a full layer of foam (instead of small pieces
of foam tape) under the one layer.
By using this full layer of foam, I find
that my cards mail better and make it
to their destination without damage.

Look how pretty these cards turned out!

SIMPLE THOUGHTS is one of my all time favorite
sentiment stamp sets from Cardztv Stamps!
Just look at that stunning font!

Again, even though you cannot see the foam layer
it makes a nice smooth surface and the dimension
that is perfect for a two layer card.

Do you like it?

If you are just starting the Blog Hop with me,
here's the full line up of all
my crafty friends!


Make sure you go to Cardztv blog to
leave your comments!  Mary is giving away
two sets of Cardztv stamps.

I fully believe when you have some awesome
sentiment stamps, you can create anything!

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Teacher Treats - Cardztv 3D Challenge

I have a heart for teachers!  Love them!
They have to have patience beyond normal and do
what many of us moms could never do!

Here in Indiana/Michigan, our teachers and kids
still have a summer break of about 2 1/2 months.

With the Cardztv 3D challenge, I decided instead of a
"treat", I would make a mini album and
give to a well deserving teacher.  This way they can chronicle
their summer fun and have the album already
put together.

Here are three snapshots but look below
as I've added in a quick video showing you more
detail and the exact Cardztv Stamp set that I used.

Here's the video!

Okay, now it's your turn to make a
gift for a teacher!  Pick someone who could
really use a pick me up!  They will love their 
treat!  Don't forget to click on all
of my Cardztv Design Team Sisters links!
They are all so talented!

Thanks for stopping!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter 3D treats!

On my Instagram feed the other day
I saw this cute little
bunny die that was too cute for 
words and I knew I had to have him.
He is from Lil' Inkers.  He cut beautifully
in my Cuttlebug and just so you know, I have
about 70 of these to make for work, but
I'm sharing with you now.

Isn't he the cutest????
I did use a Peachy Keen face, but
there are faces that come
in the die set.

Here's a basket FULL of bunnies!

I used two sets of Cardztv Stamps, 

I used Easter Punnies on the banner tag
and Going in Circles under the candy.

Hop on over to Cardztv Stamps
to pick up your new stamps today!

Now you have until March 31 to link
up your own 3D Easter box or goodie bag
on Mary's site.

I can't wait to see what you create!