Thursday, June 27, 2019

Doggy Card

I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday. She just got a little dog so my goal was to create a card with a dog image as close as possible to her new pet. I didn't have the appropriate stamp, so printed this image which I found at Digital Two For Tuesday. I used card sketch #148 from Sketch-n-Scrap. I used stamps from Your Next Stamp for the greetings on the front and inside and am entering this into their challenge #116. Papers are from Basic Grey, Flowers are from Prima, and the digital image and larger flowers are colored with Copic markers. 


Here is the inside of the card.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Graduation card

My niece just graduated from a college with an orange and black color scheme, so I made her this card featuring the Clink stamp set from Your Next Stamp and I am entering into their challenge to use ombre which can be found here.


It has been raining here day after day and I couldn't get a good photo, so I scanned the card. I loses some dimension that way, but you get the idea.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Joy of Life

Here is an anniversary card I made using Graphic 45 papers and an assortment of stamps:



The sentiment on the front and one of the sentiments on the inside are American Crafts stamps,  "Happy Anniversary" is from Your Next Stamp, and the flowers are from Power Poppy. Everything is stamped with Your Next Stamp Black Olive ink and the flower is colored with copic markers.

Here is the inside:

I'm entering this into YNS challenge #111 to use florals which can be found here

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Good Food

I'm up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today with this layout from our recent vacation. Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, especially when it comes to getting them to smile for photos. The one exception can be good food. It seems I scrap a lot of food and restaurant pages these days and here is another.


I used the new Main Street Collection from Quick Quotes. This is one of those collections that can be used for any purpose and the colors and prints are beautiful. 

Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme: 

I hope I have inspired you to play along at Sketches in Thyme. You can get all the info here

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hello Wind...

We recently hit incredible winds on vacation, as you can see by the shattered glass in the middle photo in the layout below.  It only lasted one day, so it didn't ruin the trip, but I thought I would scrap the experience.


My page design was inspired by the Scrap our Stash March cartoon sketch challenge which can be found here. I was inspired to choose some of these sillier photos of my husband by the image of Snoopy in the cartoon, and I flipped the corresponding sketch. The green embellishment is the leaf.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ooh La La

My husband is going to be in Paris over Valentine's Day (and I will be in New Jersey supervising teenagers), so I made him this card which he can put in luggage and open over there.  I wish I had a better image to post but the weather outside is horrible and I have a cold so this is what I have.



I am entering this into the Your Next Stamp Challenge #107 to use die cuts which can be found here and linking this up to the Daily Marker Coloring challenge which can be found here.

I used the Your Next Stamp "Clink" and "Ooh La La" stamp sets and colored the glasses with copic markers. The papers are from Provo (very old) and Echo Park.

In case you are wondering, my husband will come home with some nice wine for me.

Thanks for looking!
Louise

Monday, January 21, 2019

Party like a Pineapple

I got this fun new pineapple-themed stamp set from Your Next Stamp and made this cure birthday card:


The paper is the South Pacific set for Basic Grey which I have been hoarding but had to break into it for this. The images are colored with copic markers.  This card is entered into challenge #105 "Let's see smiles at YNS which you can find here

I made another pineapple for the inside.


Thanks for looking!