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Mojo Monday #531


I just got my hands on the game controller die from MFT!  I was thrilled to see this set make a comeback. It is perfect for the gamers in my life! My controller is much more life like in person.  I mimicked my son's controller, which is basically a mix of dull and shiny black. My card was super simple to create, with help from the sketch at Mojo Monday-


My fun papers are from the Boy Oh! Boy Collection by Carta Bella, layered with Close To My Heart cardstock.  I used a variety of dies with black glitter cardstock for the Happy 13th Birthday sentiment. I popped up the controller with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Boy Oh! Boy Papers by Carta Bella
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Crystal Blue Cardstock-Retired
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z3236 Black Glitter Paper
Z4159 Block Number Thin Cuts
Controller, Happy Birthday and th dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
A Place to Start-Masculine
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges-For a Child
Heart 2 Heart-Celebrate Good Times
Simon Says Stamp-Add a Sentiment
The Paper Shelter-For the Boys
Watercooler Wednesday-Anything Goes w/Masculine Twist

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches #422


I so love stamped images of fresh bouquets of flowers.  The real thing, not so much.  I will take a potted plant over a bouquet of flowers any day!  I just hate to see the beauty of the flowers diminish!  At least with the potted plants, they have a chance of surviving.  Unless the cats decide otherwise...  I created this cheery get well card for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

My card is created with a fun mix of products.  My outer frame is die cut with a stitched rectangle die.  My gingham paper is from the Craft On Paper Collection.  My trellis background is cut with the Cricut Artbooking Collection at 3.75".  The gorgeous bouquet is from the February Stamp of the Month, Cherishing Her.  My image and sentiment are stamped in Intense Black ink.  The flowers are colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.  The bouquet is popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. A piece of white twine finishes it off!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2002 Cherishing Her, February Stamp of the Month
D1283 Say It in Style Stamp Set
X7245B Craft On Paper Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5982 Canary Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cricut Artbooking Collection
Stitched Frame-Simon Say Stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
White Twine-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge-W is for Anything you Wish
Tinker-Dream-Get Well Soon
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lucky in Love Sale Extended!


My online store has experienced a few technical difficulties! Sorry for the inconvenience if you attempted some late night shopping!  The store is back up and the Lucky in Love Sale has been extended! The sale is live through Monday, 2/17/2020, 2:59PM MT.  The super cute Luck o' the Irish Stamp set is only available through the sale!  You can see all of the great deals here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Paper Players #478


We are back with a new challenge at The Paper Players! Jaydee has a CAS Woodland Critters Challenge!  Living in Wyoming, I do have a stash of wildlife stamps.  I am always in need of masculine birthday cards, so this challenge was perfect!


I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The sketch is super simple, which was great match for my theme!


My card is created with pattern paper from the Spruced Up Paper line and a few retired stamp sets.  The elk is from the Nature's Wish Stamp Set, I so hope that Close To My Heart brings the stamp set back in the future! The elk is stamped in Espresso Ink and then a touch of color added with Copic Markers.  I added a strip of New England Ivy burlap ribbon to tie my layers together.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1703 Nature's Wish Stamp Set-Retired
D1514 Just a Number Stamp Set-Retired
X7253B Spruced Up Paper Packet
X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Copic Markers-E00, E31, E53, E23, E25, YG63
Z4170 New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes w/Show Me Your White Space Topping
Sweet Stampin-Birthday Boys

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by the Stamptacular Sale at Close To My Heart!  Almost all stamps and stamp/Thin Cut bundles are on sale at up to 50% off!

Just Add Ink #492


I so love creating layers of pine branches with the Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set.  The moment I saw the Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink, I knew this set would be a perfect match.  Here is the original sketch design-


To create my card, I started with an oval base in French Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped up my pine branches in New England Ivy ink and stamped directly onto the paper.  I then stamped a few extra branches and cut them out with their coordinating Thin Cuts dies. I stamped my bird in Intense Black ink and added in a touch of color with Copic markers, T0, T1. The pinecones were stamped in Espresso ink and color added with Copic markers, E13, E33. The bird and pinecones were then die cut as well.  I layered my branches onto the oval base, not worrying about the overhanging branches.  My first layer was adhered directly to the paper, then next layer was applied with 3-D foam tape.  Once my branches were complete, I trimmed off the excess branches to keep my oval shape.  I placed my bird among the branches, mounting it with 3-D foam tape as well.  I finished off my shape with a stamped banner and a few pinecones.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3633 Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z7253B Spruced Up Paper Packet
X7253C Spruced Up Coordinating Cardstock Pack
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6516 Sangria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Oval Dies-MFT
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon-Wild One
Penny Black-Animals, Birds & Butterflies
The Paper Shelter-With a Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lucky in Love Sale


Are you ready for another Flash Sale? Luck is in the air this weekend with the Lucky in Love Flash Sale! Get great deals on individual items, bundles and some exclusive goodies during this three day flash sale!

The Lucky in Love Flash Sale will begin on Friday, February 14 at 3:00 PM MST and will end on Sunday, February 16 at 2:59 PM MST.

You can view the sale items starting at 3:00 PM MST on 2/14/20, here.

Thanks so much for your continued support! Happy Valentine's Day!