Pink Panther Feel Better Card

I made this for my daughter, Kiara.  She wasn't feeling very well so I thought I'd slip this in her lunchbox today.  She's all about the Pink Panther right now, so hopefully, that would put a smile to her face.

Card size - 4.25" x 5.5"
Papers - DCWV
Fiskar Punch - scalloped circle and circle
Sentiment - stamp
Pink Panther image downloaded from the internet

My Sheri Crafts #79


The theme this week over at My Sheri Crafts is all about sending warm thoughts to friends and family.

This is a card I made for my dad.  He lives in New Jersey and he usually has snow around this time of the year and I live 30 minutes from the beach in sunny Florida :)

I wanted to make it fun and whimsical since I'm including my daughters' school pictures along with it.


Card size - 8.5" x 5.5"
Papers - K&Company
Tweety Bird image - downloaded from the internet and colored with Copics
Sentiment - made on Microsoft Word
Cricut cartridges:
CM Traveler - sun
New Arrival - plane
Paper Doll Dress Up - sand and waves 
*Waves were cut from vellum and inked
*Some of the shells are real


February 15th Sketch Challenge


Our Extra Credit for this week's challenge is to use embellishments

Sketch 1

Card size - 8.5" x 5.5"
Paper - DCWV
Cat image - downloaded from the internet colored with Copics
Oval - Spellbinder
Cricut cartridges:
 Paper Doll Dress Up - leaves
Stamping - "thinking of you" colored with Copics




Sketch 2 
For my cousin, Nicole who just found out she's having a baby girl!

Card size - 4.25" x 5.5"
Papers - Close to my Heart
Spellbinder - ovals
Close to My Heart stamp - "Grace and Beauty"
Cricut cartridges:
New Arrival - pregnant woman
Stamping - "oh baby"




Sketch 3 and in this week's Ad colors
(Lavender, White, Green)


Card size - 5.5" x 5.5"
Paper - Close to My Heart
Sentiment - stamp from Close to my Heart
Vellum panels - Martha Stewart border punch
Leaves - Sizzix
*Purple pearls with tulle - something I got on clearance from the wedding floral section at Michael's about a year ago
Cricut cartridge:
 Lacy Labels - scalloped circles

A card for Mrs. Sforza

My daughter, Zenica, had asked me to make a card for her 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Sforza.  She became a first time grandmother this past weekend.  Congratulations Mrs. Sforza !

Card size - 5.5" x 8.5"
Papers - DCWV
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Spellbinder - circle with image
Copics - coloring
Image - Precious Moments downloaded from:  Coloring and coloring
Cricut cartridge:
Fabulous Finds - circle frame

Jingle Belles - February 10th


This is my first card entry to the Jingle Belles challenge.  This site encourages you to create a Christmas card all throughout the year so that you're not left rushing to make them all in December.  It's a great site and full of talented people.   Really a great inspiration!

This week's theme is all about buttons!  We could use buttons, brads, and eyelets.  I used a total of only 5 buttons and 1 eyelet.  I should have used more!
Card size - 4.25" x 5.5" x .50"
Papers - DCWV (red panel) / JoAnn's (polka dot Christmas print)
Border punch - Fiskars
Sentiment is a stamp and colored with glitter gel pen
Swirl on center button was painted with Distress Stickles
Tag - made with Memory Maker Tag Maker


My friends over at RAQ's Card Sketch Challenge told me about this site and I've been meaning to join but the button theme finally hooked me in... I got tons of those

February 8th Sketch Challenge

Sketch 1 in this week's Ad colors
(Black, Gray, White, Aqua)
Card size - 5.5" x 8.5"
Paper - DCWV
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut cartridges:
Don Juan - "Happy"
Simply Sweet - "birthday" 


Sketch 2
This is my first project using Copic Sketch markers to color something other than balloons and cupcake... I was a little hesitant in coloring humans but when I saw this image, I just had to try
Card size - 5" x 5"
Papers - DCWV
Border punch - ek success
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Spellbinder - scalloped circle and circle
Copic Sketch Markers - coloring
Image - Precious Moment downloaded from Disney coloring pages
I used alcohol inks to color the large flower


Sketch 3 also in this week's Ad colors
This is a birthday card for my good friend Joe.  When I saw the sketch with the three rectangles in the corner, his name was the first thing that popped up in my head
Card size - 8.5" x 3.75"
Papers - DCWV
Sentiment is a stamp
Cricut cartridges:
Don Juan - "JOE"
Home Decor - fire / flourish
Pagoda - dragon
*shadow for the dragon and fire were welded in Design Studio

More shaped cards...

... inspired by the extra credit from RAQ's 2-1 Card Sketch Challenge

Valentine's Day Cards !

For Kiara:
Cricut cartridges:
Don Juan - "be mine" (colored with a black glazed pen)
Wedding - all heart cuts (welded in Design Studio)




For Jason
...and unfolded to fit in the envelop
Paper - DCWV
Cricut cartridges:
Don Juan - "i" "heart" and "u"
Printing 101 - hand
*hand and shadow cuts welded in Design Studio
For Zenica
Sentiment is a stamp
SCAL - heart
Cricut cartridge:
New Arrival - monkey

A birthday card for Ma

 This started out as a Sketch 1 from RAQ's 2-1 Card Sketch Challenge

Sentiments are stamps
Cricut cartridge:
Indie Art - rose

February 1st Sketch Challenge


Sketch 1 in this week's Ad colors
(Yellow, Pink, Green, Orange, and Blue)
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment and cupcake are stamps
Border Punch - ek success
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Copics - coloringon cupcake


Sketch 2 also in this week's Ad colors
Paper - DCWV
Cricut cartridge:
A Child's Year - "A"
George and Basic Shapes - triangles
Stamping - "wish"
Sweet Treats - "make"
*I used Xyron to attach glitter to all the cuts



Sketch 3
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment and circles are stamps


This week's extra credit
(to make a shaped card)
Glitter paper - DCWV
Sprinkles are Stickles
Liquid Glass on the white parts of the ice cream
 Indie Art - all ice cream cuts (welded in Design Studio)

January 25th Sketch Challenge


Sketch 1
Papers - DCWV
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Cricut cartridges:
Fabulous Finds - rectangles and diamonds
George and Basic Shapes - oval
Pagoda - "celebrate" block and Kanji symbol
*oval and Kanji shadow were welded in Design Studio



Sketch 2 and this week's extra credit
(to make an age appropriate birthday card for a child ages 1 - 6)
Papers: DCWV
Sentiment is a stamp
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Copics - coloring on balloons
Cricut cartridge:
 Celebrations - balloons (drawn instead of cut and colored with Copics and stickles)


 Sketch 3 in this week's Ad colors
(Black, Turquoise, and Lime Green)
Sentiment is a stamp and colored with gel pen
Border punch - Fiskar
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Cricut cartridge:
Accent Essentials - leaves