Krafty Case

black swirls on kraft paper with three pink flowersi cased a card of heather’s, queen for the day at splitcoaststamper.  since i didn’t have a similar stamp, i used a flourish, punched some flowers and made mine a bit smaller – this one measures 3.5 x 5 inches.  thanks for popping by.

For Queen Pam

purple striped and floral paper with you rule sentiment

i enjoy playing the queen for the day challenges at splitcoaststampers because i get to case cards and honour those who leave such encouraging comments.  i found a card in pam’s gallery that used some very pretty papers; instead of a bow i added this chipboard shape i found at michaels with the queen for the day theme. thanks for popping by.

Virtual Stamp Night Hostess Sample 6 mini

black flowers on kraft paper with hang in there sentiment

this is my hostess sample for the last VSN mini challenge last night – slimming down, which was to use the colour kraft, no more than 2 layers of card stock and it has to be encouraging. in the spirit of slimming down, this is a scrapling that was put together very quickly, although now i need time to recuperate and catch up with other challenges.  thanks for popping by.

Virtual Stamp Night

tonight is a mini Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) event at splitcoaststampers; it’s a fun event where challenges are posted hour on the hour from 6 to 11 pm EST and you have 45 minutes to complete each challenge. don’t worry if you can’t complete them as they’re posted, you have until 7:00 PM Central Time on Monday to submit your creations. everyone is welcome to play along. if you’re new to VSN, and have questions, visit this thread. if you stop by this thread, you’ll find tips and guidelines. hope to see you there!  the main VSN event is Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26.

Love Bouquet

one mice giving another a bouquet of heart flowers
this week’s penny black saturday challenge is a fun idea of DT member BETHto choose 4 items from a buffet; so many choices! in the end, i chose 3 gems, ribbon, patterned paper and three flowers. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles to the flowers and covered the leaves with glossy accents.

i’m also entering this in the january challenge at penny black at allsorts – All you need is Love and the splitcoaststampers‘ fan club monthly theme – Love Is In The Air. thanks for popping by.

What’s The Buzz?

smiling bee with balloon and party hat

the buzz is that the Queen For The Day challenges will now become a part of the ‘regular’ splitcoast challenges! it’s a fun weekly challenge, started by Anne Ryan, that honours stampers who regularly participate in weekly splitcoaststampers’ challenges and leave encouraging comments (more than 3 or 4 words) on other stampers’ cards.

this week’s Queen is Pat, aka Foxy67, and i was inspired by this card in Pat’s gallery. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles wherever i could.  thanks for popping by.

Typographical Greeting

christmas text red and green

this is my second christmas without my son, so i’m losing myself in card making and having a very untraditional christmas. this was one of two cards i made yesterday. the inspiration challenge at splitcoaststampers took us to an album cover site; i loved the typography section so i finally found a use for this text paper. thanks for popping by.