Saturday, April 28, 2012


Good morning everyone.  Todays card is a quick and simple one made with stamps from Papertrey Ink.  The die used to make the panel is also from Papertrey.  Background paper is from LillyBee (I think).

Have a great weekend.  Off to do housework.  from Martha

Friday, April 27, 2012


Hi everyone.  Here are some more cards made with my new Unity stamp set.  Colored the image with Copic markers.  The trees are made with a die from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for lookiing at my cards.  from Martha

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Follow Your Own Star

 Good evening blog people.  I made todays card with my new Unity set.  I think it is a graduation card.  Background paper is from Doodlebug designs.  Arrow punch is from Stampin' Up.

For this card I used a piece of transparent stuff with fuzzy purple dots on it (from Fancy Pants).  Thats all.  from Martha

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Good evening to all.  Todays card is another one with the embossed flower technique.  I maybe went a little overboard on the words.  All of the stamps are Stampin' Up.  Background paper is Echo Park.  Thats all.  from Martha

Monday, April 23, 2012

Good evening everyone!

I warned you I would be posting more of these flowers.  I embossed the flower from a Stampin' Up set, sponged on Tim Holtz distress ink, then spritzed with water and let it dry.  Then I spritzed a pink colored Glimmer Mist over the whole thing.  The frame was cut with a spellbinder die.  Then I cut the die in white and glued all those negative space white pieces in.  I think the sentiment is from a different Stampin' Up set.

This card doesn't really go with the first one, but I wanted to show you what I did with the little pink pieces that punched out of the frame.  I glued them down into this design.  The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink and the background paper is echo park.

Have a good night.  from Martha

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Good evening to everyone.  I made my card for today with a piece of orange fabric as the background.  I frayed the edges by unweaving the threads.  The background paper is from Stampin' Up.  The stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.  Ink is Colorbox Chalk.  I just stapled the fabric down with a Tim Holtz mini stapler cuz that was easiest.

Here is a closer detail shot.  Notice the little white ribbon.

Look closely and you will notice that I used all the little thread from fraying the edges of my fabric on this card!  I made a "nest" to hold my flower.  How's that for upcycling!  Stamp is from Papertrey Ink. 

Here comes Monday.  from Martha

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Good evening everyone.  Today's card was a blast to make.  I white embossed the rose from Stampin' Ups Fifth Avenue Floral set on thick white cardstock.  I sponged on Tim Holtz distress inks and Marmelade colored Glimmer Mist.  Then I sprayed the whole thing with a generous amount of water and spritzed with more Glimmer Mist once it dried.  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart, and I am not sure on the background paper.  I saw this technique on the Papertrey Ink blog and thought I would give it a try.  It was way fun so you will see lots of examples of this technique on my blog in the next few days.

Here is another example made the same way with a little bit different colors.  The sentiment tag is made with Stampin' Up supplies.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Friday, April 20, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge

Good afternoon everyone.  This week's Make It Monday Challenge on Nichole's Blog over at Papertrey Ink called for making a simple card, and then amping it up with more layers.  Here is my take on the challenge.  First is the simple card using the frame set and a flower, just stamped on a white card.  I punched the corners with a ticket corner punch, which goes really well with the details on the frame set.  I used post it notes to line up the images.

This is my amped up version.  I placed the white panel on a Pacific Point blue card to set it off.  I added the yellow color and stamped with dots from Stampin' Up.  On the detail shot you can see that the sentiment panel is on dimensional tape and I added a yellow pearl to the O.  Then I tied on yellow twine and red embroidery floss to finish it off. 

This challenge was really fun!  Blogger has "updates" and is acting weird, so I apologize in advance if this turns out funky.

Have a great weekend.  from Martha

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

With a Friend

Good evening everyone.  For todays cards, I made flowers with a Tim Holtz die and plain fabric.  Then I spattered the flowers with Marmelade colored glitter spritz and put a flower brad in the middle.  Next I put a black piece of cardstock behind a white piece with a circle cut out of the corner.  I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts above the flower and mounted to an orange card.

For the second card I made a larger flower in the same fashion.  The sentiment on this one is from Papertrey Ink and I added some plastic circle stickers.  Done.

Here is a close up of the flower I made.

For this card I made a tag with Papertrey Ink stamp and Papertrey die.  The pattern on the tag is also a Papertrey Ink stamp.  The skinny silk ribbon is from my friend Grace's stash (she got it from her sister Mickey).  It is awesome.  I punched the scallop border with a Stampin' Up border punch.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thank You

Good Evening everyone!  Today's card is made with Papertrey Ink Stamps.  I stamped the big flower in Colorbox Chalk ink, stamped the sentiment in the middle.  I put a small bling thing on each petal, layered the panels and thats all.

For this card I used the same stamp sets, added more colors of Colorbox Chalk, layered it and thats all.

Have a great Monday evening.  from Martha

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Good evening everyone.  Today's card uses Papertrey Ink stamps and Die.  Background paper is LilyBee Designs.  Added a border punch, ribbon, twine and adhesive pearls.  Super easy.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge

Okay, here is my take on the challenge.  Instead of a leaf die, I made this with a Papertrey Ink die that cuts a little bunch of grapes.  (That is the dark burgundy part of the flower).  The pink part was made with a hand punch I have that makes that shape.  Stamp and die to make the greeting are from Papertrey ink.  Background paper is from Webster's pages.  Added a button, ribbon and rhinestones and poof, done.  from Martha

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hello everyone.  Todays card is made with There She Goes stamps, Memento ink pads, Copic markers and a border punch.  Have a great evening.  from Martha

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thank You

Hello everyone.  I made todays card with Echo Park papers.  The little frame was made with a die set and stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  This one was quick and easy.

This card is very similar, except I used stickers from the paper pack instead of stamping.  Way easy. 

from Martha

Saturday, April 7, 2012

You Made My Day

Happy Easter to all.  Today's card is made with stamps from The Greeting Farm and Hero Arts.  Paper is from Echo Park.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  Used Spellbinders to cut the shapes.  Orange flower is from American Crafts.

I used teh same image on this card with different color scheme.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  Background paper is from ?. 

from Martha

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.  Simpe little card for today.  I used my new set from Papertrey ink.  I like the little frame die.  I think that is all I have to say today.  from Martha

Monday, April 2, 2012

You're Too Kind

Hello everyone.  For today's card, I kind of copied the layout from a scrapbook website and shrunk it down into a card.  The stamps are from Greeting Farm and Stampin Up.  Paper is from stampin' up and some scraps.  I colored the image with Copic markers and glued on rick rack.  I used spellbinders to make the circles.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Graduation

Good morning everyone!  Today's card is both bright and grungy.  Flower stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.  Sentiments are from Papertrey and Stampin' Up.  Ink and paper are also stampin' up. I used the color scheme from ColourQ Challenge.

And here is another.....

Stamps and dies are Papertrey Ink.  Ink is Stampin' Up.  Sentiment stamp is also from Papertrey.

Have a great day.  Off to do chores.  from Martha