Monthly Archives: August 2018

Make it Monday #334

This weeks theme is to add glitter to a card in an inlay technique.

This theme was perfect for me as I seem to have given away all the elegant cards from my stash and need to replenish.   I have hundreds of cards in my stash, but was hard pressed to come up with a suitable elegant birthday card for my Mom’s birthday.  I actually had to adapt an extra Mother’s day card that I had previously made.  Luckily, it turned out well.

Today’s card turned out well and will be the start of my new elegant cards stash.


Make it Monday #333 Layering Patterns over Images

The challenge this week is to lay an open pattern over a stamped image.  The real challenge for me was to find a suitable pattern from Papertrey Ink.  In fact, I could not.  The closest I could come is a grid pattern from a borders set.  I knew that trying to stamp a 1/2 inch wide border stamp repeatedly over a layered image is a recipe for disaster.  As it was, I threw three potential cards in the garbage due to my paper shifting slightly in my Misti.  In the end, I liked the result using the Succulents Stamp set from Papertrey Ink and a “shattered” background stamp from my stash.  Nuvo drops in three colours finished off the project.


The Calgary Stampede was when?

It appears that I am out of sync with the calendar.  Today I made a couple of cards that would have been great at Stampede time, but somehow they didn’t get made.  Actually, the longhorn skull was just purchased as an add-on to my Hero Arts Kit of the month, but I have had the cowboy boot for awhile so no excuse for that one.  Anyway, I teamed up the two dies to make a couple of cards that turned out well.  So well, in fact, that I am thinking of framing them as an Art Card shadow box for my wall.

I love the Authentique barbed wire paper so much, that I immediately began to think of where I have to go to replenish my stash of it. I also love the Tonic Soft Leather Jacket speciality paper I used for the boot and skull frame.



Make it Monday Papertrey Ink #332

The challenge in today’s Make it Monday is to make a repeating pattern from Petite images.  This is something that I thought would be super easy but it was not.  For some reason, I am measurement challenged.  This is how I measure things.  This tag is 4 notches and a tad long…………really.  So trying to find the middle of 4 notches and a tad really is not easy and then when you are stamping 20 of the small images all around this centre, then things get really iffy.

In the end, I came up with these three tags.  I always like the result when I stamp those bottle brush trees.  It is the background images that look like they are wandering aimlessly out in the desert, but at least I have a very early start on Christmas gift tags.

Tropical from Stampin Up

I just picked up the Tropical Suite from Stampin Up and I am already declaring it my all time favourite Stampin Up set.  I love everything about it, from the colours to the versatility of the dies, and on to the great 6 X 6 patterned paper pack.

The other thing that is great about it, is that I was able to pair it up with images and dies from Heartfelt Creations and Sizzix.  I have found that usually Heartfelt Creations does not play well with others.  By this I mean that trying to pair stamps and dies from other companies, with stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations often results in failure.  The card looks like a nerd dating a Kardashian…………………they just don’t go together.  It worked on this card though.

Take a look:

Scrapendipity- Card Kit of the Month August

My co-blogger is alive and well.  She just continues to be the busiest woman I know.  One of her many jobs is to create the Card Kit of the month for the Scrapendipity store.  We have decided to post the projects here on the blog, as her spare time to cardmake just for the joy of it is pretty limited these days.  At least this way, we get to see what she is up to.  This card kit is available at Scrapendipity, but they always sell out, and many people just have a standing order to get the kit every month.

This month is especially cute, as it has many of the latest trends showcased.  Underwater scenes, shaker cards, beaches and foxes are all trendy, so why not put them all in one card?

august card kit.jpg

Life is a Beach – August:

Copic Markers used to color the image:

Stamp your image with Memento Black Ink on white

Copic paper.  Also stamp the Towel portion of the image on pattern paper (don’t color the pattern paper) Then use the first Copic Marker color, listed below and the others that follow, to do the shading.

Copic Markers:

Fox White – W00 & W00

Fox Red – E97 & E99

Fox Eyes – at you Spica Black & Opaque White (use pin

for white dot in the eyes)

Fox Legs & Hands – E47 & E49

Cheeks – R22

Cup & Ice – BG70 & BG10

Around the Fox & Near Face and Glass – B000

Umbrella – RV29 & Opaque White (use pin to make dots on the umbrella)

Other items used:



-Fish Brad (Emerald Creek)

-Foam Squares

-Foam Tape

-Spellbinder Petite Ovals Small (second largest)

-Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Tim Holtz

-Faded Corduroy Distress Ink, Tim Holtz