About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


For this card, I combined the Play Date Cafe Challenge 79 and Clean and Simple Stamping FTL 138 challenges.  I used the Play Date Cafe colours ( grey, lime and red) and the sketch from the Clean and Simple blog ( FTL 138).  I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square red cardstock base.  Taking some leftover DCWV silver and white cardstock, I cut it to 5 x 5 inches and layered it on the red cardstock.  I took a 4.5 x4.5 inch piece of white cardstock, and stamped flowers from Hero Arts Printed Flowers set, in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and Barn Door Distress Ink (the Shabby Shutters was the closest ink I had to lime green), in the pattern on the sketch. Using some Colorbox silver pigment ink, I used the sentiment (Hero Arts)  and stamped it in the area of the sketch.  Once the pigment ink was dry, I took some .25 inch pieces of lime green cardstock, and framed the white cardstock with it.


  1. Sweet card, great matting and fabulous floral images! You've done a great job with our colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  2. Great card! Love the silver mat!

  3. This is so sweet and uses our challenge colors just beautifully. THanks for sharing it with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  4. Really nice card, I love how you've done the different colours against the grey background, great pop of colour! Thanks for playing along with us at Play Date Cafe!

  5. Pretty flowers and like them in all of those colors. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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