Rice Baby Rice – SPD07 Challenge

Hi.  I’m back today with a card that I made for Sugar Pea Designs challenge.  The theme is, You’re So Puny.  I am so far behind in keeping up with all the challenges and cards I want to make so I’m just getting this in under the wire.  All of the Sugar Pea Design stamps have at least one sentiment that fits this category of being puny.  The one I chose is a stamp set called Rice Baby Rice.  The image is a cute sushi chef who is serving up SOY much fun.  Ok, I took that phrase right off the description of the stamp!  Very puny indeed.  So, here’s my card.


I told you he was adorable!!!  I took a rustic approach to this card, which if you know me is quite a departure from my personality.  However, I’m pretty proud of how it looks.  Of course the stamped image is the star.  I colored him on some ivory paper and inked the edges.  I used a stripe paper behind and mounted everything on a kraft card base.  I added some twine around the top and made a couple of fishtail banners.  The sentiment certainly fits the puny theme.


“Have a Rice Day”

I stamped it in black and used a couple of wood quotes to emphasize the words.  So cute.


A new challenge comes out every month.  Can’t wait to see what the next theme is.  Maybe I will get a card made before the month goes by.

So, here’s hoping you are having a “rice” day.  Hope you enjoyed my card.  I love comments, by the way.  Hint, hint.

Home Sweet Home

There are lots of quotes about home.  Home is where the heart is.  Home is wherever I’m with you.  I’m on my way home.  I can’t get home soon enough.  You get the idea.  However we think of home, we usually connect it to family.  Most of my family is scattered all over the country.  But we stay connected.  My grandson recently moved into a new apartment.  Yes, they are homes too.  I haven’t seen him in a couple of years and miss his sweet smile and his good hugs.  I say I love him.  He says I love you more. Here’s the card I made to send him.


Now, my grandson is 21 so he is not into cutesy but he knows me and how crafty I am so I’m sure he won’t mind.  I found this older pattern paper and thought it was perfect for the background.  I used a Taylored Expression stamp and paper pieced the roof.  The fence is a Taylored Expression die and looks nice with the brown house.  Hey, I’m TRYING to be a little masculine here.  I colored the rest of the house and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  The sun is cut with a Lawn Fawn die.  I used Wild Honey distress ink on some of the layers.



He lives in Las Vegas and I’m sure he will appreciate that big sun!

So Zachary, my guy, grandma misses you and loves you and thinks of you.


Class Day 2

I’ve got another card to show you using a new technique.  I’m participating in a class that gets you to think of your stamps in a different way.  This card is similar to the one yesterday.  I used a different stamp to create a background, heat embossed it and then used Distress inks to watercolor the paper.


I cut a piece vertically and mounted it on a white card base.  I then cut a tiny piece of the new paper and added it.  I used a new die cut and sentiment from a Papertrey Ink kit called Shakers & Sprinkles.  I’m anxious to dive into the kit elements and make some shaker cards using lots and lots and lots of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


I used a Wink of Stella clear pen to cover the “Sprinkles” word.


I simply cannot have a card without bling, glitter, sparkle, shine.  You get the idea.

Stretch Your Stamps Class

Hi.  I’m taking an online class called Stretch Your Stamps 2.  Yesterday was the first day.  I had so much fun working with a friend and trying new techniques.  The whole idea is to think of your stamps in a different way.  We started with background stamps and believe me I have never thought to use them except stamp a background.  I only had some designs in small strips so we stamped them several times down the paper in Versamark ink.  We heat embossed it with clear powder and then used Distress Inks to watercolor the image.  We created our own paper using the background stamp.

Background-stamp-1 Isn’t this awesome!  The Scripty Hello is from Lawn Fawn and I die cut it from the newly created paper.


I stamped the sentiment in black and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  By the way, you must pop over there and see all the AMAZING colors of sequins you can get.  I plan on using a lot since I got my order.


Come back tomorrow when I will showcase another card I made using this same technique.

You Are Going Places

There are always lots of fun and special activities that happen during the summer months.  This is a graduation card that I made my nephew.  I sent it to him a few months ago but I wanted you to see it.


Since this a card for a young man, I wanted to keep it clean and simple.  I used some retro looking papers.  Love the arrows and colored squares.  The white card base contrasts nicely with the orange mat and the pattern papers.  I stamped and die cut the bicycle.  Love it in orange.  After adding the cute clouds and sentiment it was finished.  This is the second card I made him so I thought it was ok to be a little more whimsical.  The first one was serious.



Congratulations Charlie!  You really are going places.


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