Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Oh Taste and See

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Moving is experience. I wrote about the emotional side over at, but I'm happy to say the craft room is set up and I'm ready to start blogging again here, too.

Today's card is a combination of two challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches: #202
Heart 2 Heart: Poppy Color Challenge

This card is also a combination of old and new.  Here's a list of the supplies:
  • Stamps: CTMH "Cutie Pie" (cupcake, retired); Verve "Psalm 34:8" (sentiment, current)
  • Paper: CTMH Blossom (retired) and Zoe (current)
  • Accessories (all CTMH): Coral Reef Sequins (retired), Red Glitter Gel (retired), Liquid Glass (current)
  • Ink (all CTMH): Cranberry, Lagoon, Topiary
  • Markers (all Copic): YR00, YR21, YR18, Y23, R29, BG0000, BG10, BG72
I stamped the cupcake twice, once in Cranberry ink and once in Lagoon ink.  I colored with Copic markers to intentionally fade the stamped lines.  After cutting the two cupcakes out, I trimmed off the bottom of the Cranberry colored one and ran a red Copic marker around all the edges to define it.  I trimmed the Lagoon colored image, too, cutting down the frosting part so I had just enough room for a piece of foam tape to mount the Cranberry colored part on top of it.  I also used a dark marker around the bottom part of the cupcake to add definition.

Too keep my banner from wilting, I glued the diagonal stripe paper to a sturdy piece of cardstock and used a hefty amount of foam tape underneath.  I also used a hefty amount of foam tape under my frame around the sentiment.

It's good to back in the crafting saddle again.  To celebrate, please click on the new link I added to the top right of my page for a free book.  I wrote one of the chapters. ENJOY!!

Until next time,


  1. Welcome back! So glad you're settled into your crafting room!

  2. I'm not sure how I missed the fact that you are writer, as well as a papercrafter. You have many talents. I wish you all the best during this transition. Your card is beautiful. TFS.

  3. Glad you are back to crafting--love the simplicity of your card and the beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing your artwork on Heart 2 Heart!

  4. You're BACK!!!! Yay!!! As much as I enjoyed your writing, I sure did miss your paper and ink creations of the COLORFUL variety. ;) I adore that zip strip more than you know. It looks fantastic in the sketch, and so, might I add, does your coloring! What a wonderful way to kick things off again!

  5. This card is fun - the layering of the cardstock looks great! Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

    H2H Design Team

  6. Love how you did this color challenge. Such a great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  7. Great coloring, I love the transition of colors on the cupcake. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  8. Wow, I love all the white layers and that yummy looking cupcake! Thanks for playing along at H2H challenges.

  9. OHH i love this. The white with just the splashes of colour is so visually stunning. The simplicity of the sequins...wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H


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