Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Crafty Weekend

I was in and out of my craft room this weekend, and had lots of time to play.  Now, it is Sunday night, and I have 7 cards to post and a giant mess to clean up.  All the cards I am showing today will be entered in this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes.

My first card is for this month's Hero Arts challenge.  I made a 'hello' card.  I am pretty sure I saw something like this done on Susan's Simplicity blog, but can't find the actual card.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp and Show to use the stamp you love but don't use.  This challenge has really encouraged me to pull out some oldies but goodies--in this case it is the Hero Arts Dictionary Greeting set.

My next card is for this week's Retro Sketch rs#53 and A Blog Named Hero Challenge #21:  Just Make Your Own.  In this case, I used my very oldest Hero Arts cupcake stamp to make my own embellishment.  I stamped the cupcake trio, cut it out, colored/painted it with Inktense pencils, and then coated it with several layers of UTEE.  I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use the stamp you love but don't use.  I haven't used those cupcakes in forever, and they were some of the very first stamps I ever bought.

The next three cards are the result of me playing around with my new Ikat stamp set.  The first two cards will be entered into this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC92:  Wallpaper.

This next card is my attempt at this week's Tuesday Trigger:  Pattern Play.  After playing around with lots of different stamps in an unsuccessful attempt to replicate the picture exactly, I decided to take another approach.  I was inspired by the color scheme and the pattern of flowers.  I had been wanting to try ghost stamping, ever since seeing this video last week, so I used that technique in my card.  The layout for this card is from this card I saw during the last PTI release.  I used white Ranger Enamel Accents on the flower centers.

I pulled out Watercolor Wonder for my last card of the weekend.  I wish I had more time to play, but this will have to do for today.  I can tell I am going to have a lot of fun with this set.

Well, now I need to clean up my mess.

Supplies Used (PTI):

Just Saying Hi
Stamps:  Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings & Just Saying Hi, Lawn Fawn Belinda's Borders
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Berry Sorbet
Other:  Twinery Strawberry

Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Hero Arts Cupcake (I don't have the name of the set any more) & Birthday Messages
Paper:  White, American Crafts
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Blac
Other:  Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Sentiment Flag, Inktense Pencils, UTEE

Stamps:  Irresistibly Ikat
Paper:  White, New Leaf
Ink:  New Leaf, Hawaiian Sores, Hibiscus Burst
Other:  Hello die, MFT Fishtail Flags

Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Irresistibly Ikat
Paper:  White, True Black
Ink:  New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder

Hey There
Stamps:  Irresistibly Ikat
Paper:  White
Ink:  Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Versafine Onyx Black

Sending Birthday Hugs
Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms II, Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday
Paper:  Kraft
Ink:  Colorbox Frost, Royal Velvet, Blueberry Sky, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Ranger White Enamel Accents

Feel Better Soon
Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Think Big Favorites
Paper:  White, Kraft
Ink:  Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Memento Angel Pink

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Oh my goodness I now long for Sunday evenings to see all of your craft creations Joyce! I don't even know where to start but to say I love them all and will be CASing you again. Your ikat and watercolour cards are really cool. You do push me over the edge with buying more.

  2. You have been a buys lady! What a fabulous bundle of amazing cards. I love them all and need to pin each one. I can't wait to get the watercolor set, you made an incredible card with it. How would not cheer up when they see your card? So pretty and I know there is a pot of gold at one end too.

  3. Your mess was worth it! My fave is the blue and green ikat beauty. Such gorgeous colors.

  4. How fun to have so much time to play. I really love your last two cards and your rainbow card makes me want to order that stamp set. Well done on all of them.

  5. Wow.... you've had a busy weekend (in a good way!). Love all of your cards, but especially like the Ikat designs!

  6. LOVE LOVE all of your cards Joyce! The Ikat cards are AWESOME! I am so glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :0)

  7. Fabulous cards Joyce. (The Ikat backgrounds look striking- thought I'd start to like the patterns!)

  8. Where to begin? They're all fab! Love the wallpaper cards, especially the hello one. Pretty colors and love what you did with the sentiment. The shadow stamping card's layout is very cool-I'll have to try it. And totally inspired by the watercolor card-I have yet to play around with that set.

  9. Oh, how many beautiful cards! I love the sweet cupcakes embelishment. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  10. These are all fantastic, Joyce! So fun to see how you're using your new PTI stamps!

  11. You have been one busy girl!!
    Wait. So have I but I think you even more so! :)
    They're all fabulous...
    but I refuse to look at the Ikat...
    nope, nope, nope...
    I am not regretting my decision on that one!
    But the!!
    And no regrets with it! :)

  12. so many great cards! love the ikat and the tuesdays trigger card is awesome!

  13. Wow! You are good you! I love each card... you are on a roll. Love the get well card and bet it was fast and fun to make.

  14. Card envy here! Love the ikat and the TT card.

  15. Wow, Joyce!!! I can't imagine the mess you have to clean up after making all of those cards! That Ikat stamp set is simply perfect for our CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Spot on! And your Watercolor wonder card is simply beautiful! I love how you pulled out some older stamp sets. I should do the same. Hugs!

  16. WOW, Joyce! All of your cards are amazing. I especially love the Ikat and the watercolor ones. I will be CASEing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Gorgeous cards. I don't know how you are able to make 7 cards in one day. It seems to take me forever to just do one. Love your Ikat cards (didn't buy this set.) Great colors.
    Your card for Tuesday Trigger turned out amazingly.

  18. Love the BOLD graphic cards with lovely vibrantly brilliant colors!!!

  19. You were so busy and productive! Your cards are fabulous. I came because of the Trigger--love the colors and was charmed by all the cards you made. Love your take on the Ikat.

  20. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  21. 7 cards in one weekend? Worth any mess. Favorite? Has to be the Tuesday Trigger card. But they're all great!


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