The Stamps I Use

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Hi folks,

definitely cutting it close on this month's Sketch For You To Try card. I just realized tonight that I had not made a card yet so I quickly ran up to the craft room and, with the supplies still on my desk from the Father's Day cards, whipped this one up in less than half an hour!

Here is the June SFYTT

and here is my card

Wow....I can't believe it's the end of June and this card is only the fourth one I have made this month. My mojo has definitely gone into vacation mode.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Verve Big Wish
  • buttons: CTMH Heavenly Sky
  • ribbons from my stash
thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The last Father's Day card of 2012

Hi folks,

back again with the last of this year's Father's Day cards!

For this one I used the Week 1 Sketch for the Viva La Verve June Challenges over at SCS

Here is the sketch:

And this is the card:

This one was for dearly beloved's Dad - he "collects" old pickup trucks and I thought this would be a nice image for his card. In fact, when I saw this stamp set, I had to have it because I knew it would be great for cards for him. This was the first time I used it.

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • stamps: Tim Holtz "The Journey", CTMH "Wonderful Friend" and inside, though I forgot to take a photo, I used Verve's "Purely Sentimental"
  • ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
I'm hoping I find some time in the next few days to do some paper-crafting again. Our nieces and nephews are all finishing up their school year and I REALLY need to make them some cards. But I've booked today, Thursday and Friday off to make jam. Probably jamming on Saturday as well....and then off to the Lombardy Rodeo on Sunday with dearly beloved's family. yee haw!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another Father's Day card

Hi folks,

back again as promised with another of this year's Father's Day cards. For this one I used the Mojo 245 sketch from last week.

Here's the sketch

and here's the card.

At first I thought the sketch might be a bit too busy for me. But I really like how the card turned out.

card details:
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back again tomorrow with the last Father's Day card!

Monday, June 18, 2012

knock knock. Is this thing on?

Hi folks!

Long time, no bloggy for me! And no crafty either. I haven't really felt like crafting much lately - been spending time getting the garden planted and lots of other fun things. Have had a couple of REALLY GREAT weekends so far this spring - been keeping plenty busy.

Anyways, figured I should get around to posting the last of this year's Father's Day cards, even though Father's Day has now come and gone. So, for the next couple of days, I'll have a daily post.

For this card, I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #243 from a couple of weeks ago.

I went with a square card, of course.

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine (hope you aren't sick of it yet - I have two more Father's Day cards that I used this on and I am really trying to use up this paper. Since I have three packs of it - one 12x12 and two 6x6 pads.....that might take a while)
  • stamps: Verve "Purely Sentimental" and "Big Wish"
  • brads from my stash (I REALLY had to dig around to find those three perfectly matched brads for this card. I recently knocked over my case I had my brads sorted in ... and now they are all mixed together....not happy about that. grrrr.)
  • die cuts: Spellbinders Petite Circles and Classic Squares, Verve Ribbon Banner Die
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for coming by for a visit, I know it's a busy time of year - more fun to be outside than to be inside blog surfing!