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Tin Can Chat



I was going to blog last night and totally forgot by the time we got home. We decided to go out to dinner after work. :)


This was actually the first card I made last Saturday.  I felt like a newbie all over again with my copics but I think it turned out well. Since there was so much to color, I had fun and picked all sorts of colors and then decided to add polka dots to the little girl’s dress.  The flowers were stamped, colored and then fussy cut to add to my scene.


2015 Card 24 - SugarPea Tin Can Chat


The supplies are all from the same card kit that I used on my other cards that are on the blog this week.  The layout is from Sketch Saturday, still a few hours to enter there!


Here is the sketch~



That’s all for now! Have a great day!

Petals ‘n Posies

Howdy!  This turned into a mini novel…feel free to just scroll down and see the card!


I’m down to two cards from Saturday’s crop to share. Tonight’s card and tomorrow’s, hopefully I will find the motivation to craft over the weekend. I’ve come to terms with the fact I am not an everyday crafter or blogger right now. I sooo want to be but working full time, keeping house, spending time with my husband take up more time right now. Not to mention winter was looooong and I am so looking forward to getting out of the house once it gets warmer.  As some of you may have noticed, I never published my “Intentions” for this month, in December I typed up 6 months worth and really hoped having some plans made that I would be more productive. Month 1 went well…Month 2 not so good.  I’m taking the pressure off myself with my crafting goals. I may craft a ton one weekend and then none the next, or spend every night in my craft room or not. We’ll see! I’ve done exceptionally well in other areas (like my house/reading goals) and don’t feel the need to keep score for myself anymore.


Ok back to my card since that’s likely why you are here!

2015 Card 29 - Reverse Confetti Petals n Posies


I pulled out my Reverse Confetti stamps and dies for this card. I used the Petals ‘n Posies stamps and dies for the first time. I really loved how nicely the stamps inked up! I mounted the petals and leaves on a circle and a scallop die from the Circles n Scallops set.  I didn’t think I “needed” that set but I like the layering options in it, so it was a good purchase!  All of the cardstock and patterned paper are from the same card kit I’ve used on the previous cards this week.  The pink ribbon was from the kit too…what a bugger that ribbon is! I tried and failed in tying a bow lol, so I knotted it since it was already glued down and I had to make it work somehow!


The layout is from last week’s Deconstructed Sketch~




Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies

Ink: SU Real Red, Pool Party, MFT Daffodil

CS: Bazzill, TE Buttercream

PP: Pebbles Fresh Goods

Other: Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies dies & Circle ‘n Scallops dies, SU dimensionals, Kaisercraft rhinestones & pearls, ribbon from kit

Happy Doodles



Tonight I am sharing a card I created for the Viva la Verve March Week 1 sketch. I loved all the layers and shapes in this sketch!


I inked up my Happy Doodles stamp set for the first time along with using the coordinating die.  The flowers were colored with my copics.  I cut the layers from various MFT stitched dies.


2015 Card 25 - Verve Happy Doodles


The blue background paper is the other side of the pink embossed paper from yesterday’s card. It is such cool paper! I’m glad I’m finally digging into my stash to use this fun stuff!


Here is the sketch~




Stamps: Verve Happy Doodles

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Jet Black

CS: Bazzill, TE Buttercream

PP: Pebbles Fresh Goods

Other: copics, Verve Happy Doodles dies, MFT Stitched Circles, Stitched Rounded Rectangles & Stitched Square Stax, Queen & Co pearls

Birdie Brown Cutie Pie



I wanted to blog this earlier but I’ve been wrapped up in watching The Bachelor finale lol…After the Final Rose is on now but I have to get this typed so I don’t fall behind in getting my cards linked in time.


I colored this Birdie Brown cutie the other day. I so love how she came out, especially her shorts. I struggle with coloring denim and think I nailed it on this card :-)  I cut the image out with a stitched rectangle die from MFT and popped up the panel on dimensionals.  I used the sketch from Cas(e) this sketch!

2015 Card 26 - MFT BB Every Day is a Picnic


The papers are from an old Taylored Expressions card kit. The pink embossed paper is so neat! The other side is a blue and white print which you will see on upcoming cards. The ribbon is from the same kit.


Here is the sketch~




Stamps: MFT BB Every Day is a Picnic

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Bazzill, Copic Xpress It

PP: Pebbles Fresh Goods

Other: ribbon from kit, copics, SU dimensionals