Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Strickly Stripes

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great week! My card today was made for the Trigger Tuesday challenge over on the Moxie Fab Blog. I <3 Moxie Fab! So many great inspirations. Here was the picture from the challenge that my card is based upon.
I loved the blue in this picture & I just took it from there. Since it reminded me of  Stampin' Up's Pool Party from the 2011-2012 collection, I pulled that out. My striped paper is from My Mind's Eye, the Madison Avenue and Breeze collections. The striped button is also from MME too.
Have a great day!

Stamps: Thank you from Faith in Nature (Stampin Up)
Paper: Pool Party (SU), Designer- Breeze & Madison Avenue (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Brown Button (Oriental Trading), Striped Button (My Mind's Eye), Flower punch (Stampin' Up)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day After

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I really think there should be a name for the day after Christmas similiar to the day before is called "Christmas Eve". My version is "Happy Christmas Day After" , but that doesn't have much of a ring to it. In some of the European countries and in Canada, this day is referred to as "Boxing Day" & the spirit of the day is to thank those who provide us service like housekeepers & postal service workers. If you have another name for the day, please let me know! To my Jewish friends, I hope you are having a great Hanukkah! And for all my friends, a very special early New Years Wish to you.
My card today is for the Victorine Originals blog challenge to use punches.My stamps are from Victorine Originals. I just love the versatility of these can use them as I have here as a main image or you can use them for making your own background. I used the very cute Basic Grey paper called "Max and Whiskers" & even though it's been out a while, I love it!
Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Traditional Christmas Card

Another post for me this week~woohoo!. I am enjoying a week of vacation & even though I'm busy with holiday things, I'm making time to play a challenge or two. I am going to have to get busy and mass produce some cards. Anyway. this one was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC352) from yesterday & today's Sketch challenge (SC362). I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Bells & Boughs. This color combination makes a nice traditional holiday card.

Thanks for stopping, Marilyn

Supplies: All Stampin' Up unless noted
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Four the Holidays
Ink: Black (momento) Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Very Vanilla, DSP- retired small stack Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Real Red dotted grosgrain ribbon, Square and Lacey Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

'Tis the Season

Hi Blogger Friends! 'Tis the season to...rush. I know we are supposed to slow down and savor, but I so love this season that I tend to cram a lot in. Thus is the case for today. I am in a rush to post this card within the next 10 minutes so I can head off to meet my DH for lunch & I wanted to post this before the PPA noon deadline. So not a lot of words for me. Here's the colors for the PPA122 challenge:
I also used the JUGs sketch shown below.

Hugs! Marilyn

Supplies: All SU! unless indicated
Stamps: Bells & Bows, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DSP- retired-Deck the Halls 2010
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, button (always artichoke from Deck the Halls collection 2010), Oval, Scalloped Oval, Labels 14 nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), dot embossing folder (sizzix).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Triple Treat

Hi friends! I love this Triple Treat flower from SU! There is nothing easier than a stamp that has a matching punch! I made this card for the "Create with Connie and Mary" challenge, CCMC178.  This week's challenge was this sketch:
Those ladies are awesome stampers & they have such a wealth of knowledge. I love looking at all their creations. Have a great evening!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up
Stamp: Triple Treat Flower
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, White, DSP- Poppy Parade
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Punches- Five Petal flower, Fancy FLower, Scallop Trim border; Elegant Lines Embossing folder; Scoring tool; Antique brads.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Designer Knock-off

Hi friends! I've had some fun evenings in the studio playing challenges. Over the past several months a number of my e-friends have been honored & I didn't get chance to participate in the fun/challenge. I know you understand what I mean when I say I just couldn't let it go without recognition. So my card today is honoring Tenia (the jazzy paper artist).  She was chosen as the Moxie Fabber of the week way back in June. More recently, Tenia was chosen as the Featured Stamper (FS250) on SCS on the 20th of this month. It's not a big surprise to me I've know T for a few years now. Not only is she talented in music and art, she is a considerate, fun person. Without further ado, here's my designer knockoff:

Here's Tenia's card (which you can also see on SCS): 
Tenia has a cool CAS style that is so challenging for me; keeping the layers and the embellishments to a minimum is not so easy for glitzy girl like me! But I think I did it & captured Tenia's "Jazzy Royal Coolness".
Here's to you, T! Love ya, girly!


Stamps: Elegant double alphabet (Recollections by Michaels)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Momento)
Paper: Solar white (Neenah), Lucky Limeade (SU), DP- Christmas stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Ornament punch (SU), red stickles (Ranger), red embroidery thread, (JP Coats), ribbon & jewels (Michaels), Piercing bug tool (EK Success),bow-easy

Monday, November 28, 2011

VO Ribbon Challenge & Sale

Hey blogger friends! I hope my US friends had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I loved being off for 4 days in a row. It was such a treat to spend time with family and in my studio. This week is my last week at my current job. I have really enjoyed this job and will miss the people, but I was offered a real exciting opportunity. I am hopeful that I won't have to put in 60 hours a week to keep up & the location is much closer to home which will give me more STAMPING and creating time! I know I will be busy in the beginning trying to learn the business, department and my job, but I am ever hopeful it will be closer to 40 hours a week once I settle in.

Anyway, here is the card I created for the Victorine Originals Challenge to use ribbon. Easy peezy, right?!  Check out the VO online catalog while you are at it, because Vicki is offering half-price on all unmounted stamps but just through tonight.

 Don't you just love the sentiment?! Cracks me up.I also used the sketch from Clean & Simple FTL168 challenge. It was fun making a non-holiday card for a change even if I love making holiday cards, a little variety is good, right?!

I used my Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage paper and die cuts. I love this retired collection and I have hardly used it. It just seemed perfect for these two challenges.
Have a great day! Hugs,


Stamps: Secret of Youth- 1244-E (Victorine Originals) 
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black (SU), DP-Bayberry Cottage (Pink Pasilee)
Accessories: Scallop Circle & Fancy Tags 1 (Spellbinders), Black grosgrain ribbon (SU) 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Take One and Take Two

Happy 'day after' Thanksgiving to all my US friends. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday!

Here's two cards I made today. These are for the SCS Free for All challenge (F4A92) where the challenge was to make a Holiday card using Black as the main color. On my first go around, I missed the word "holiday' & just made a card. So I had to redeem myself since I hardly play the challenges. The second card also qualifies for the Freshly Made Sketches (FSM12) challenge. 

 Here's the sketch:


I am looking forward to some stamping time this weekend. Hope you get some time to play too! 


Card 1
Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Sage Advice (SU)
Ink: Black Craft (SU)
Paper: Textured Black (unknown), Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point (SU), Solar White (Neenah), DP-Mod Retro Stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Heart punches (SU), Black detail embossing powder (SU)

Stamps: Skating Penguin (Stampendeous), Christmas Wishes-sentiment (Wplus9)
Ink: Black Craft (SU), Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Paper: Textured Black (unknown), Solar White (Neenah), DP- The Christmas Stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Black detail embossing powder (SU), Eyelet circle die (Spellbinders), snowflake punch (MS), Dazzling Details (SU)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Thank You

Happy Monday Friends! I made this card for the Victorine Originals Challenge~ make a "thanks" card. While I realize most people are making Thanksgiving cards, I seem to be totally into Christmas already this year. Go figure!

Isn't this the cutest little reindeer? I colored him with copics but his scarf is colored with SU markers because I wanted a more exact match with the cardstock colors.

Have a great day!

Stamps: Rudy (74290-E), Thank You (3953-A) Victorine Originals
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red (SU), DP- unknown, Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Momento), Copics: E27, E31,  E33, E29; SU Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Accessories: Snowflakes EF (Cuttlebug), Corner punch (marvy), Curly Label punch (SU), 3/8 Old Olive taffetta (SU), White ruffled ribbon (American Crafts), twine & button (stash)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Card Swap

Last night was Card Club night. This is the card that I made to swap with the Friday night ladies. I had twelve other cards made but they weren't holiday themed. So yesterday afternoon, I left work a bit early, got home and started cutting. I made twelve of this card in 1 hour and forty minutes; that's about 8 minutes apiece. Not bad! It's simple but I like it; I hope you do too.
I really love this Christmas Lodge stamp set so you are likely to see a lot more of it from me. Have a great weekend!


Supplies: All SU! unless noted otherwise
Stamps: Christmas Lodge
Paper: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Frostwood Lodge DSP. Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Square Lattice EF, Square Gold brads (Making Memories)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Holiday Card Day

Today was a rather fun day! This morning we made 10 holiday cards at one of the SU demos home. I can't show you those here because they aren't my designs but we did have a fun time. After that I felt in the mood to make more & play a few challenges so this one is for the SCS IC309 challenge. I chose this wallpaper from this week's inspirational website. I love these new Fair-isle stamp sets from Wplus9. I also used the clean and simple sketch FTL165 for my card today. I hope you like it! Here's the sketch.  Hugs,Marilyn

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

  My life has been occupied with our St. Louis Cardinals. I can't even begin to tell you how much time I've spent helping them win the World Series. At the end of this post, I'm putting a picture of my husband and I at the winning game. It really was an incredible experience!

What is also incredible is that I even made a single Halloween card! This one is for a couple of challenges. First, the Victorine Originals Challenge (VO20) to use Black & Orange. Challenge 2, is the Card Positioning Systems 242 (CPS242) to use the sketch below. As you can tell, I flipped the sketch. It worked perfectly with this fun cat image called Meow.

Stamps: Meow (1242D) and All Occasions Set (10512X) Victorine Originals
Paper: Basic Black, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight (SU!); White (Neenah); Designer Paper: Halloween Collection (Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Corner rounder and Scalloped Circle punches (SU!), Small flower punch (Nellie Snellen); Pumpkin brads (stash-many years old)

Here were are before Game 7 on Friday night! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Acorn

Happy Fall! I just love this time of year, don't you? This card was created for the Victorine Originals blog challenge. Stop over & play along for a chance to win free stamps.
Aside from card making, I enjoy decorating for the different holidays throughout the year & making a special meal with little decorative touches. This year for Thanksgiving we will join my husband's clan for dinner & on Friday we will be having a small celebration at our home. So I am starting on the decor for the table with this napkin ring made from the same acorn stamp as the card above. As always, thanks for your comments. Your friendship means more than you know!
Have a great week! Hugs,

Supplies for Card:
Stamp: Large Acorn (Victorine Originals) 
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive (SU), Solar White (Neenah), DP- Indian Summer (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Accessories: Labels 3 (Spellbinders)

Supplies for Napkin Ring:
Stamp: Large Acorn (Victorine Originals)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, More Mustard (SU)

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Best Witches

Hello friends! Today I have a card for the Victorine Originals Blog Challenge~ Make a Halloween card. Isn't that just perfect for this time of year!?! I love making Halloween cards; I usually send nearly as many Halloween cards as I do Christmas cards.  This little cutie has a purple glitter dress & little purple glitter gems on her shoes. I love this paper from Echo Park too~ such great colors! Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happiness Blooms

Happy Sunday! The weather has been gorgeous in St. Louis~ mild temperatures (70s) and sunny, blue skies. I've been able to drive the convertible with top down almost every evening this week. That makes me one happy girl!
My card today is for several challenges. The Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper challenge (FS243) and the Inspirational Challenge (IC304). I chose this card of Dianne's & I chose this wallpaper from the IC site for this week. I also wanted to play along with ColourQ (CQC104). The colors were just delightful.
I mentioned I had been working a lot of hours at my job, and I knew it was impacting my creativity, but it wasn't until today that I realized that I made less than ten cards last month except for the sets for swaps. I think that is an all time low for me! I typically create every evening after dinner at least for a little while. Well, you can be sure I will be getting back to nightly time in the studio. I've had a hard time these past two weeks trying to create because I haven't been active...I get rusty very quickly if I don't create regularly. You may see more cases for a while until I get my mojo back. I so appreciate all your views and comments. Have a great week! Hugs, 

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Happy Sunday friends! Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststamper is Bensarmom aka Sue. Sue & I joined Splitcoast around the same time & we have been viewing each other's cards & trading comments for years. She's a fabulous stamper and very nice with her comments. So... I was really happy I could play along today. I chose Sue's Christmas Elements card to case.
I used the SU! set "Morning Cup" and the SU!DSP called Paisley Prints. You know, I love blue, and since I haven't had much stamping time, I chose to play with my favorite color in a bunch of shades. Have a fabulous day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Challenge Cards

Hey friends! It has been a while since I posted. It certainly hasn't been my preference. My work has been ultra busy...I've been putting in at least 12 hours a day. My creativity is completely shot when I get home at 7-8pm. I really must find a new job; I mean, really...a girl has gotta' have time for stamping! LOL!

This card is for the Victorine Originals Blog challenge. Today's challenge- make an easel card! How fun. I don't usually do many special folds or techniques so this was just the nudge I needed to finally make an easel card. It was really easy especially after I followed the instructions and video from Beate on Splitcoaststampers. Once I saw the video, my card came together super fast. My base is SU! River Rock, with a layer of white and topped with this cute cloud paper from my huge "Best of K&Company" stack (there's 360 12X12 papers in all colors and styles). I fussy cute the VO branch and owls- the owls were so easy. If you look close you can see what I mean. This little set from Victorine Originals has two additional sentiments- "Owl I always love you" and "Owl be thinking of you". How cute is that!?!
My second card is one from yesterday's Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. The FS for the week is Linda (aka Morningsun47). I chose this card of her's to case. I kept her design; changed up the papers, changed the border, kept the Greeting Card kids image. I left off the greeting and kept some of the brads. I chose this one so I could practice my copic coloring.

That's it for me. I'm hoping for a little more studio time so please don't give up on me.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Always Remember

My heart still aches, my eyes still tear and my hands still pray.
God bless those who lost their life and those who lost loved ones.
Thank you to all who helped directly by providing aid.
Thank you to all who helped indirectly by providing resources. 

My heartfelt gratitude to each and every citizen who has courageously protected 
our country through civilian and military service. 
Now, ten years later, I sleep fearlessly because of you.
A mere thank you seems flippant, but I have no other words to tell you 
how grateful I am to you for making our homeland safe again.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Moxie Fab Felt Flowers

Happy Labor Day, US friends! And here's another post for me today- how crazy is that!?! I made these flowers by using two different colored strips of felt. I put the strips back to back & then twisted while wrapping in a circle. I like the way these turned out. It would be fun to make candy cane mints this way with red and white, don't you think? 

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World challenge to use felt in a new, unique way. I don't know if anyone has ever made flowers like this, but I've not seen anything like this anywhere. I just love the Moxie Fab World and PaperCrafts magazine including the special issues. I just picked up the latest special issue Card Ideas for Paper Crafters. There are tons of great sketches, plus my friend Tenia has a card featured on page 85. Congrats, T on another publication & honor! If you haven't seen her work, check her out. She creates awesome CAS cards. 

Have a great evening! Hugs, 

Hokey Pokey

Hi Friends! I hope your week is starting out just fine. My card today is for the Victorine Originals Blog challenge (every other Monday). This week- make a card using primary colors. I used the super awesome papers from Echo Park called "For the Record". Love 'em! The yellow base layer of my flower is felt which was cut with a nestie die & then I stitched it black embroidery thread, topped with a nestie cut paper flower & added a red button. The highlight of the card is this fun phrase! I love it because it reminds me to not take myself or life too seriously. Have a super day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blue Lace

Happy Weekend!

Here's a card for the Card Positioning Systems Challenge (CPS233). It's a lovely sketch, don't you think? I had a little trouble getting in the groove with this one. I knew I wanted to use my new lace-y Doily from The Angel Company. I just got this stamp set from the new catalog about a week before they announced their closing their doors. I enjoy their products & they have been making rubber stamps for long time, it's sad to see them go.

Here's the sketch:

I used white craft ink & embossed with Zing Vanilla powder for both the lace and the outlined flower. My designer paper is from K & Company; I've had it for a couple of years, but still love it. It's a huge stack of 360 papers with lots of colors and styles. I can always find something to match the project I'm working on this this stack. My stamp is from Studio g.

Have a great evening! Hugs!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Honoring Lydia, FS238

Hello again! Last night I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers & I'm just getting it uploaded to my gallery. Lydia, aka Understand Blue was well deserving! I chose this card to case.

I put my new designer paper, Lost & Found from My Mind's Eye on Blushing Bride cardstock. The circle DP is SU!'s retired Springtime Vintage (from the Occasions Mini catalog). My bird is Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology corrugated elements that I distressed slightly with Blushing Bride ink. I added the crochet and velvet ribbon & blinged it up a bit with the white and pink pearl hat pin. 

Have a great Monday! Hugs!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Island Dreaming

Happy Sunday, Friends! This has been a great weekend after a very long & challenging work week for me. I will be glad to start afresh tomorrow after my retail therapy yesterday & today's creative therapy. This is one of the cards I made. I chose the colors for the card based upon the ColourQ challenge (CQC99) to use Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Indigo Island.
I grabbed my DCWV Mango Frost papers and cut down the main panel. It reminds me of Jamaica, thus the title of the card. I used my new Indigo Island ribbon from Stampin Up & some retired SU! felt flowers coupled with some Indigo Island cardstock Boho Blossoms punched flowers. For my sketch I chose the Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout 155 (FTL155).

As you can see, I let the papers do most of the 'talking' on this card. I hope you like it. Have a great Sunday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summertime Flowers

Hello friends! I hope each of you is having a nice start to your week.
My card today is for the Victorine Original Blog Challenge to create something based on the theme "summertime".  Check it out- there's a chance to win stamps.
Image: (2716-H- Flower Pot With Birdhouse) Victorine Originals
Paper: (Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry) Stamping Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Bright Florals) ColorBok
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukinko; (Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade, Gable Green, Crumb Cake markers) Stampin Up
Accessories: (white gel pen) Uniball; (ribbon) Michaels; (Scrapper Floss) Karen Foster; (Button) Oriental Trading

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Memories

Happy Saturday! We have spent the last few days moving youngest DD into an apartment at her college. Boo Hoo-I'm going to miss that young lady! I can't believe that summer is coming to an end. It went by so fast, and thankfully we have lots of wonderful memories. My card today was created using a Victorine Originals image called Children Playing. It was made for three challenges. First, the SCS Inspirational challenge where I chose the yellow wallpaper placemat as my inspiration. My designer paper which is mostly covered up now (eye roll) is from Webster Pages & looks nearly identical. The second challenge was the CPS231 sketch challenge
I altered my card size to 5.5 X 5.5 inches. The last challenge I used in creating my card for the day was the CR84FN36 challenge. The colors are shown below.
My ribbons are from SU! & I used my Bow-Easy to create the multi-looped bow. The pretty little button is Making Memories Vintage Findings. I really love both of these challenges & now that fall is arriving, I will have more time for challenges. Thanks for stopping! You know how much it means. Have a great evening!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hogs and Kisses

I am so totally in love with this stamp set called "Critters on the Farm" from Lawn Fawn. The animals, like this little pig, are just cuter than cute and there's a barn, fence and bale of hay stamps, plus four sentiments. All of the Fawn Lawn stamps are cute and fun!  I was recently exposed to them from the PaperCrafts designers and blogs. I just had to have this one. Anyway...about my card...

I made my sentiment using a font called Kurlz because I wanted this particular phrase. My youngest DD will be heading back to college next week & I'm trying to stock up on cards to send her. I like to send a card every week when the kids are away but I didn't do so good last year. I did get a little pouty face from her when she came home for the summer, so I thought I'd try to be a better Mom this year {wink}.

This card was made for two challenges. One of my favorites, the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC296) & for the Pile it On Challenge to use Farm Images. For SCS IC, I chose these farm hand temporary tatoos from Modern Lola

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: (Critters on the Farm) Fawn Lawn 
Paper: (Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red) Stampin' Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Bella Rose-retired, In-Color Paper stacks) Stampin' Up
Accessories: (Computer generated sentiment) Font Curlz

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Birthday Mouse

I made this card for two challenges. First, the Victorine Originals (VO) blog challenge #14 to make a birthday card. I used my VO stamp called "Mouse with Balloon". Stop by & don't have to use VO stamps (of course we'd love it if you did)...we just want everyone to have fun! Anyway, today I chose to make the mouse masculine & I used my Basic Grey Marjolaine plaid paper. (I'm already thinking about a little girl mouse with some feminine colors like pink and yellow). My sentiment is also from VO; you should check out their All Occasions set (10512X)~ it's a super value. There's 38 Occasions and 8 descriptive words like Merry and Happy making a total of 46 stamps for less than $10 when you chose the unmounted rubber option.

The second challenge is the Pals Paper Arts (PPA) #105 challenge  where we were to use the colors below.

I just love this new SU! color "Island Indigo". I'll be using a lot of it over the next two years. Yea- it is a blue & you know how I love blue.

Thanks so much for coming over to my place. Have a great week!

Stamps: (Mouse with Balloon & All Occasions Set) Victorine Originals
Ink: (Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up; (Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Paper: (Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up; (Solar White) Neenah
Designer Paper: (Marjolaine) Basic Grey
Punches: (1-1/4 square, 1-3/8 square) Stampin' Up
Accessories: (Blender Pen) Stampin' Up

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eiffel Mojo

Happy Saturday! It was a busy week at work & as hard as tried last night to stay awake so I could stamp, my eyelids would not cooperate. So today I had a little time to play some of the challenges. This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
This card is 4.25 X 4.25. The background is Cherry Cobbler & on the lower half there is a page from a dictionary that I brayered with Daffodil Delight. I stamped the Eiffel tower from the SU! set Artistic Etchings onto white cardstock and then then stamped the motif from the set in Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight. The smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler has the crown and key from the same set. The little tag is also from SU!; a set called Tiny Tags & I used the coordinating punch. My idea for using this set and this color combination was from one of my SU! demo friends, Rochelle Edwards. I just love it. Hope you do too!
Supplies (all SU! unless stated otherwise)
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags
Paper: Solar white (Neenah), Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Momento), Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Jewlery Tag punch, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon, Brayer, Bakers Twine (unknown), Old book