Friday, November 23, 2012

Front/Back Late Birthday

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I friends, food and fun! Speaking of friends, I have the best, most talented group of friends that I stamp with. One of my friends, Gloria, lent me her Art Impression front/back stamps to play with. I made this card for Jane, another of my stamping friends. I think she's received it by now so I can post it. Here's the front...
 Here's the inside. It's hard to see in the photo, but the window is cut out.
Happy Birthday Jane...a little late. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Hoedown Birthday Challege

Happy Birthday Tim!
The Hambo Hoedown Challenge this week was to make a project to toast ( or roast!) Tim. Tim is the amazing and zany Hambo illustrator, and husband of owner Monica! For your creation, you had to use any Hambo image, rubber or digital, and create a project that showed:

    1) burned edges or soot technique OR
2) checkboard or gingham patterns
I used Hambo's rubber image Caveman with the sentiment Back Then. I tried to burn just the edges. One corner burned a little too much, but I liked the shape and it inspired my layout. The Bone stamp in the corner is a discontinued Hambo stamp. To make them stand out more, I used a glaze pen on them. I used the last of my animal print ribbon for the perfect embellishiment for my cave-manly card. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I made this card for a Paper Smooches Trends Watch Challenge.  The challenge was to take inspiration from this image. Follow it closely or use it loosely and think of everything in the woods and all woodland creatures!

To make my card I generated the sentiment on my computer, printed it onto the cardstock, and then added the cute Paper Smooches Owl and Branch digi.

I've used this layout before and really like it for a clean and simple look. In fact it's from CAS Challenge 171 on SCS. Here's another card I made with this sketch back in May. It uses Hambo Stamps Skunk and It Stinks.