A Little Birdie Told Me…

This stamp reminds me of my mom.  Why does it make me think think of her?  As a teenager she used to tell me, “a little birdie will always tell me what you do when I’m not around.”  Just thinking of that memory I laugh. Continue reading

Do you know what a sketch challenge is?


Heck, it took me months to figure out what a sketch challenge was all about.  Various card enthusiasts come together and draw a design for stampers to get our creativity juices flowin’.  Participating in a challenge allows you to share your love of stamping with hundereds of others who may receive a little bit of inspiration from you.  Even if you are not a winner, hundreds of people can view your card and jump to your blog and look at all the wonderful creations you’ve created.

I chose to participate in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 145 because I sometimes am clueless about how to design a card.  Thier designs are simple and very easy to mix and match paper to create our own masterpiece.


This stamp set is one of my new one’s that I just received a few weeks ago.  But sometimes, my work and personal schedule get the best of me and I run out of time to create cards.  When I want to make one in a jiffy I use past and present sketch challenge layouts to help me when I can’t think for myself or I just happen to be in love with a certain sketch.

I think it’s safe to say this is one of my favorites.   You will definately see it sometime in the future.  I think it will make a great Christmas card sketch… don’t you think?


Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaring Bone DSP, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Textured Impressions Petals-a-Plenty

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Stampin’ Up! is trying out something new!  They are excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets:  Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings.  Click on each image below to view stamps or read prior post here.


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My featured stamp set (For the Birds) wins my heart.  Why?  Because it is perfect for the beginner stamper.  It has seven different stamps to make your first creations with… from sending birthday wishes, tellin’ somebody you miss them, and even a Merry Christmas stamp!  This is a must have with your Starter Kit now!

I was lost in trying to use this very different paper pattern called International Bazaar.  I would never call it ugly, but I would say it gave me a little creative block (LoL).  I wanted to use my Adorning Accents Edgelits since buying them when they first came out and this was the perfect layout!

So I took the Daffodil Delight cardstock to help bring out the yellow in the Internation Bazzar Designer Series Paper and used the Adorning Accents Edgelits to frame the sides and the Beautiful Wings Embossilits for the butterflies.

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