Good morning!

Welcome back for the next installment in my One Sheet Wonder assortment using Jillibean Soup’s Cold Avocado Soup DSP. Today I have 4 more cards using the same designer paper assortment in different layouts.

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My first card this week is a thank you card with an extra large scoop of bling. (All those fun circles were crying out for it!)

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My second card features a trio of coordinating stamped circles layered on little scalloped Night of Navy circles. I think this one is a little more generic too.

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For this fun birthday card, I simply punched cardstock circles from Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight and sponged them to give them a little dimension. A few strings and gems turn them into a balloon bouquet.

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My fourth card today is a thank you card with a side by side layout and a centered sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next week for the final four cards in this set of 12!

Here’s the full list of supplies. (again):

S: Sincere Salutations, Posy Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Perfectly Penned, Itty Bitty Banners, Hero Arts: Remember Your Kindness and Find Joy
P: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Old Olive, White, Jillibean Soup: Cold Avocado Soup DSP 6×6 pad
I: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
A: ribbon, foam dimensionals, baker’s twine, sponge daubers, PUNCHES: Boho Blossoms, Fancy Flower, Word Window, Designer Label, Assorted circles, Modern Label, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Large Oval, Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart Flower Trio, Creative Memories Oval cutters

Good morning and welcome back!

I know I’ve been gone for quite a while so I thought I would start the new year off with some ideas for One Sheet Wonder card sets. I played around with this card making concept just before the Christmas holiday while I was at a weekend retreat and really had a lot of fun with it. As an added bonus I whittled away at some of my designer paper. (Yes, I have far more than I really need!)

The focus of the next three Monday Medleys will be the cards that I created with a few stamp sets and punches that I paired up with a pretty little 6×6 DSP pad from Jillibean Soup called Cold Avocado Soup.

I’ve provided the entire list of stamps, inks and supplies that I used for all of the cards below. In all, I got 12 cards out of 8 sheets of the DSP and 6 sheets of coordinating cardstock. I also used some scraps of cardstock in the same colors for layering and white for my stamping base. A little ribbon here and there, some bling and lots of punches helped to create a nice variety of cards.

I’m going to share 4 cards this week with the remaining 8 cards coming up over the next two weeks, so be sure to check back to see the whole set of 12 cards.

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My first card is a gate-fold birthday card. I used three different designer paper patterns and kept the layout simple.

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My second card is a thank you card. I used a gate fold for this one as well but added a few more layers to the center medallion and also added a few more flowers.

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My third card is a standard top fold card with a very basic layout.

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My fourth card is another birthday card with the fold on the left. I love how the lightbulb string paper seems to be glowing. I kept the bling to a minimum on this one so it is a little more generic for guys or girls.

 

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Here’s the list of supplies for the whole One Sheet Wonder set of 12:

S: Sincere Salutations, Posy Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Perfectly Penned, Itty Bitty Banners, Hero Arts: Remember Your Kindness and Find Joy
P: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Old Olive, White, Jillibean Soup: Cold Avocado Soup DSP 6×6 pad
I: Old Olive, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
A: ribbon, foam dimensionals, baker’s twine, sponge daubers, PUNCHES: Boho Blossoms, Fancy Flower, Word Window, Designer Label, Assorted circles, Modern Label, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Large Oval, Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart Flower Trio, Creative Memories Oval cutters

Good evening everyone!

I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 Card of the Month club. We have 3 brand new winners this year and one repeating winner from last year this time around. I love sharing my cards but this contest makes it even more fun because I get the chance to share with people who are outside of my usual wonderful list of family and friends. I hope that the cards I have to share this year will make me a few new friends!

If each of the winners could send me an email with your postal mailing address, I’ll get your January card in the mail this week.

so, without further ado… The winners, as selected by Random.org are:

2015CMC-winner-5Mary Teschendorf (#5)

 

 

 

 

 

2015CMC-winner-3MaryLou Boggess (#3)

 

 

 

 

 

Tina Vega (#4) and 2015CMC-winner-4

 

 

 

 

 

2015CMC-winner-1Jilly Arnold (#1)

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks EVERYONE for participating in the contest. I wish you all the very best in 2015!

Good morning!

Today I am setting aside my usual Monday Medley post in favor of opening the door to my 2015 Card of The Month Club giveaway.

As the holidays begin to creep up on me I thought it would be fun to start the party early! I am also giving myself permission to take the next few weeks off from blogging so that I can dream up some fun new ideas for next year and really enjoy the holidays.

So, on to the rules for entry!
Again this year, I will offer FOUR chances to receive a card a month from yours truly!
Here’s how this works:
You need to leave a comment on this post telling me how much you’d love to be the winner by JANUARY 1st. Remember to include the sequential number for your comment so I know who you are. (For example, if the person before you is the first to leave a comment, your comment would be #2)

On January 4th, I’ll use Random.org to choose FOUR winners and on Monday the 11th I’ll send the first round of cards off.

Here’s what’s kinda cool about this. If you’re chosen as one of the winners, you get a different card every month that you can use to give to someone else!

There’s really only one proviso on this offer and that is in regards to whether the winner(s) are US residents or not. I have always left this open to anyone who is good enough to follow my blog. While I want to continue to leave it open for anyone and everyone, I will adjust my shipping plans for anyone living outside of the US. In that instance, I will ship ALL 12 cards in a single package in January.

Well? What are you waiting for?!

Send me a little blogger love and maybe you’ll be one of the four lucky 2015 Card of the Month Club winners!

Good morning all!

5inkyfingers 5inkyfingers 5inkyfingers-Monday Medley #61 - Bright and Beautiful-12014-MM61-1I hope you had a good weekend.  I spent most of Saturday with my best friend which gave me an entire day of Twyla-time which was  exactly what I needed after a long and busy week.  We toured the Bachmann Idea House to see what delights they had in store for the holiday season and, of course, came away with more ideas than financial means to make them happen, but I did find a funky “tree” to put in my bathroom for Christmas. I’m trying not to feel guilty about jumping past Thanksgiving in my holiday plans. : )

So, today I have just two samples to share with you using the Bright and Beautiful set. I had an ornament that I was putting together too, but sadly it got into a fight with a cup of coffee and lost. : ( Yes…I know,,,Ii shouldn’t have open beverages on my work table…

I hope you’ll agree however, that the cards I have to share are a nice representation of this pretty set.

My first is a crisp white card layered on Smoky Slate and again on Soft Sky. I stamped the largest of the three stars in Night of Navy directly on the face of the white card. The medium and small stars were stamped in Soft Sky and Smoky Slate and either die-cut or hand trimmed. I stacked the three together using foam dimensionals and added a sparklu blue gem to the center of the smallest. The organdy and silver cord bow is attached with a glue dot and “JOY” is stamped in Night of Navy to finish things off.

5inkyfingers 5inkyfingers-Monday Medley #61 - Bright and Beautiful-12014-MM61-2My second card is done in ivory, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate. The larger stars are stamped in Wisteria Wonder and the smaller in Smoky Slate directly on the ivory card,

The center focal point is also stamped in Smoky Slate but I added “JOY” to the center in a small ivory circle using Wisteria Wonder and layered it on a scallop circle of Wisteria Wonder.

A few randomly placed silver nailheads and rhinestones give this one lots of extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!

Here’s the supplies I used:

S: Bright and Beautiful

P: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, white, ivory, Wisteria Wonder

I: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder

A: gems, rhinestones, silver cord, star dies, ribbon, foam dimensionals, 7/8 inch circle punch, scallop circle punch