Friday, February 22, 2013

Some Challenges and Many Thanks

The good news is DH and DD #2 are coming home tonight.  The bad news--my days with almost unlimited crafting time are coming to an end.  A good trade-off, I think, as it has been rather too quiet here this week.

First up is a card for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge to use an arrow.  I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch CTS #16 again.  This is such a fabulous sketch--so easy to work with, and great for using patterned paper.  

Next up is a card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #170 and The Twinery #TT001:  Let's Polka...Dot.  The two challenges have joined forces this week, so I decided to make one card for both challenges.  I was inspired by this card that I had pinned months ago.

Last night, I was popping around blogland, and came across this card on Miao-a design blog.  I was struck by how Pamela used the 'thanks' sentiment from the Paper Smooches Chit Chat.  As I had lots of Lawn Fawn Bright Side scraps laying around, I just started stamping and cutting.  My first card is closest to Pamela's card--which she did for a 10 minute craft dash, but too me probably closer to an hour....

I played around for a bit and came up with two more designs.

Supplies Used:
Just a Note
Stamps:  Hero Arts My Type, Envelope Background
Paper:  PTI Ocean Tides, Echo Park Note to Self
Ink:  Colorbox Dragonfly Black, Versafine Onyx Black, PTI Ocean Tides
Other:  Black Embossing Powder

Stamps:  PTI Celebrations
Paper:  PTI White, Harvest Gold
Ink:  Memento Grey Flannel, PTI Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold
Other:  The Twinery Twine Denim, Buttercream, Stone, Cuttlebug Polkadot Embossing Folder

Thanks Trio
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Chit Chat, Woofers & Tweeters
Paper:  PTI White, Lawn Fawn Bright Side
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  PTI Impression Plates--Sunshine, Striped, Darice Notebook Embossing Folder

Thanks for Visiting


  1. All of your cards are fabulous! Love the "Hello" card and how you paper pieced the paper in the typewriter.. so clever. :) Thanks for joining us in the "Arrow" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  2. All great cards Joyce. Your typewriter is too fun over the arrow paper, the blue and yellow twine is so pretty together and your set of thank you's is impressive.

  3. Great cards. I especially like all the thanks ones.

  4. What wonderful cards, love that super funky typewriter!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  5. Fabulous card!!
    I love the typewriter with the patterned paper...
    but your set of fun Thank You's is perfect!!
    I don't think I have the patience for all the fussy cutting though! :)

  6. Love the arrow pattern paper and your typewriter. Glad to hear your husband and daughter are coming home.

  7. Joyce all of your cards are stunning and I still can't believe you spent all that time fussy cutting those "thanks", you are simply amazing! I love the bright and cheerful colors you used for your letters too, so fun.

  8. All of your cards are wonderful! Love the layout of the first one,you are right great way to use up scraps. Love that typewriter too!
    You did not cute out the ....thanks ....did you? Well ,they are all gorgeous!
    It will be nice to have everyone home again,and now you won't have to cook!

  9. Great cards - love the thanks in those bright coloured papers.

  10. That typewriter image has been on my list of favorites too long! Love how you used the sketch!!! Looks like you had a wonderful stampy time!!!

  11. Love that typewriter card with those fun arrows! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

    And those thanks cards are so much fun! That word looks so great paper pieced like that!

  12. Great masculine card - love the arrows on the dp - reminds me of the 'return' key (back before we had 'enter'! lol!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  13. Fabby cards! Thanks for playing with The Twinery!

  14. All great cards!
    Thank for joining in on The Twinery's polka dot challenge!

    - Tifany

  15. Love all your card especially the typewriter one ! Fantastic !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


    Jo x

  16. Super cute projects - every single one of them has great detail and composition. So, did you really fussy cut all of those letters for each of those projects?! That's some major league fussy cutting! Well done! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!!

  17. I love your card for the challenge! The stamps look great over that embossed paper. Thanks for playing at the play date cafe.


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