Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let It Snow!!

I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving!! Mine was as stress-free as they come!! No cooking or cleaning!!! I loved going out to eat!!! I got my inspiration today from the Just Us Girls challenge. One layer cards are not easy for me to do. I always want to add more!! I took some Post-It paper and cut out the PTI Mat Stack 4 and adhered it to the card front. I then laid my stencil down and sprayed the color shine. After I removed the stencil and die, I adhered the negative die image and used my Tim Holtz blending tool to add color and definition to the space where the Post-It paper was.
Stamps: SU-Sleigh Full of Toys, misc. sentiment
Ink: SU-Early Espresso and Midnight Muse
Paper: misc. white
Accessories: Heidi Swapp-stencil and Tinsel color shine, Zig metallic silver writer, PTI-Mat Stack 4

Friday, November 22, 2013

Love this!

I got to play with my stamps today!! Hooray!! I combined two challenges today!  The first was Free 4 All Friday on SplitCoast Stampers  and the second was the Cas-ual Fridays challenge. The Free 4 All challenge was to use a heart and the Cas-ual Friday challenge was to use 8 of something. So, I stamped 8 hearts!!
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp-Love This
Paper: Coredinations-Merry, Gina K-Pure Luxury
Ink: SU-Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, and Mauve Mist
Accessories: misc. twine, Studio G glitter glue, 3D Foam Squares, and We R Memory Keepers punch

Monday, November 18, 2013


I had a pretty bad week last week. Nothing major, just me getting tired of single parenthood when I'm not a single parent. I guess that is what happens when your hubby works the graveyard shift. Anyways...I'm over it now. I did need to make some cards this afternoon to help de-stress. I fell in love with the Easily Distracted stamp set  from Sweet Stamp Shop!! So cute!! I paired it with the stamp set from my October card kit from Simon Says Stamp, Giving Thanks. I decided to play along with the Mojo Monday challenge today! It was an easy layout to work with!!
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop-Easily Distracted, Simon Says Stamp-Giving Thanks
Paper: Misc. Bazzill card stock, misc. cream
Ink: SU-Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Old Olive
Accessories: ribbon, 3D foam squares

Monday, November 4, 2013

Holiday Happiness

Today my card was inspired by the colors from the Merry Monday challenge!! I thought these were beautiful colors together!! I cut out some circles from the Post-It Craft Paper and adhered them to the aqua paper then sprayed the Color Shine.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: misc. white, misc. Bazzill
Ink: SU-Riding Hood Red, VersaMark
Accessories: Heidi Swapp-Color Shine in Tinsel, Zing! embossing powder, twine, Post-It Craft Paper

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I Love Hot Cocoa!!!

I love hot chocolate!! Especially those crunchy little marshmallows in the hot cocoa packets!!
I made this card for the DEC13VSNMINI2!! I have so much fun with these challenges!!
Stamps: SU-Like it a Latte
Paper: Misc. Bazzill and white, Fancy Pants Designs-winterland
Ink: SU-Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Kiwi Kiss, Pool Party, and Blushing Bride
Accessories: Scrapbook Adhesives-3D Foam Squares, misc. ribbon

You're Amazing!!

I have been busy the last 2 weeks!! Ashlan competed and I worked our home meet for gymnastics last weekend, her last regular season meet was Friday night, parent/teacher conferences were this week, and Saturday was my anniversary. I've been married to my honey for 17 years now. It's amazing how time flies!! To add to it, my fridge/freezer died yesterday. BOOOOOO!! So my honey and I are heading out to look at one that someone posted on craigslist. Hopefully we can get the price down just a little.
Anyways!! I got to play with my stamps again this morning!! Yippee!!! I am really loving the set from my Simon Say Stamp November Card Kit, Love This!! It is very versatile!! I played along with the Seize the Sketch challenge today. I loved the clean and simple design!!
Stamps: SSS-Love This
Paper-mic. white, misc. Bazzill, Crate Paper-Acorn Avenue
Ink-Memento-Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Basic Grey-painted brads, Ranger-Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives-3D Foam Squares

Monday, October 28, 2013

Buckets of Love!!

I got my November 2013 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp in the mail today!! I had to get it out and ink up some brand new stamps!!! I have to say that I LOVE this set! It is so versatile!! I used some smaller hearts from a few different sets.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp-Love This, Giving Thanks, and Cupcake Party, Lawn Fawn-Happily Ever After, Unity Stamp Co-Miss You So Much
Paper: Bazzill, PTI-Kraft, misc. white, Amy Tangerine-Cut and Paste
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Poppy Parade
Accessories: Studio G-glitter glue,  Ranger-Glossy Accents, pop dots


I just bought a new stamp set this past weekend. I love Halloween cards, but I'm not fond of most Halloween stamps. They are either too cutesy or too weird. I found a set that called to me. It is a perfect set for me! I played along with The Paper Players challenge. I thought this Jack-o-Lantern was perfect for the sketch!!
Stamps: Hampton Art, misc. Happy Halloween
Paper: PTI-Kraft, Teresa Collins-Haunted Hallows
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU-Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede
Accessories: Recollections-Faux Pearls and pop dots, Studio G-glitter glue

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fight Like a Girl

I love October!! Fall colors, autumn smells, cool mornings, and Halloween!! I also get to make cards for Breast Cancer Awareness month! I love being able to give encouragement to women battling breast cancer!
This card was inspired by the colors from CAS Colours and Sketches!
Stamps: Flourishes: Think Pink-Fight Like a Girl
Paper: Misc. Core'dinations and Bazzill
Ink: SU-Early Espresso, Rose Red, and Pink Pirouette, VersaMagic Pixie Dust
Accessories: pop dots, glitter glue, Zing! embossing powder

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ribbon Dress

So here in another one for the HYCCT challenge. This time I played the "Flat is Fabulous" challenge. This challenge was to create a flat card with 1 or 2 layers. I really had to control myself here. I am a layer and pop dot kind of girl!! I added some glitter glue to the ribbons on the skirt to make them sparkle a little!!
Stamps: Flourishes: Think Pink-Fight Like a Girl
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Primrose Petals, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: white
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Moroccan Stencil, glitter glue

Hope Shirt

As I was looking through the card challenges for today, I came across a fun one! Split Coast Stampers has a Friday challenge called Free For All. Today's challenge referred up to another challenge that they have going, Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT). Go check it out!! It is a very worthy cause!! I decided to play along with the "Inner Strength" Challenge. The challenge was to have some sort of dimensional on the inside of the card that could be seen from the outside of the card. I popped the t-shirt on the inside of the card with it popping out where I die cut a spot on the front of the card.
Stamps: Flourishes:Think Pink-Fight Like a Girl
Ink: SU Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Misc Bazzill: lt. pink, dk. pink, black, Misc. white
Accessories: ribbon, pop dots, Sizzix embossing folder, PTI Happy Days die

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I love combining challenges when I can!! I decided to combine Sweet Sketch Wednesday with Color Throwdown. I flipped the sketch around a little to fit what I had in mind. I love this one!!!
Stamps: There She Goes-Hauntingly Delightful
Paper: Misc. Bazzill, misc. white, Teresa Collins-Haunted Hallows
Ink: SU Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray (don't have Smoky Slate), and Memento-Tuxedo     Black
Accessories: pop dots, glitter glue, Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stencil Time!!

My August Simon Says Stamp Card Kit came with a Moroccan stencil. I had NO clue what to do with it!! Well, today I wanted to use the colors from the Colour Q challenge!! I decided to bust out the stencil and give it a try!! I was a little hesitant, but I think it turned out great!!!
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp-Card-Exchanging Friends
Paper: Misc. Bazzill,white, and black.
Ink: SU Dusty Durango, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accesories: Simon Says Stamp flair and Moroccan stencil

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pink Presents!!

WOOHOO!! Feeling the card making mojo coming back!! I have been wanting to do this color combination for a while now. When I saw this challenge, I knew exactly how I wanted to proceed!! I love it when that happens!! I played along with the Fusion Card Challenge! I took inspiration from both the photo and the sketch. The photo inspired not only my color choices but the texture! (love the brick pattern in the background)
Stamps: SU-Something to Celebrate, CTMH-Card Chatter-Birthday
Paper-PTI-Kraft, Misc. Bazzill, Misc. white
Ink-Staz-On Jet Black, Memento-Tuxedo Black, SU-Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette
Accesories: pop dots, jute, embossing folder

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!!

Today is World Card Making Day!! I decided to play the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club challenge!! Today I made a Clean and Simple (CAS) card!
Stamps: CTMH-Heartfelt Christmas
Paper: Misc. white
Ink: SU-Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, and Garden Green
Accessories: Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Silver glitter, pop  dots

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wedding Feathers

So, I found a this website Lia Griffith with a how-to and template for paper feathers! I don't usually like doing things like this, because I make 3-4 cards at a time, which makes it time consuming. I have a cousin who is getting married in a few weeks, so I need a few ideas for a wedding card. This is the 1st idea. I printed the template on plain white cardstock, scored down the center of the feather, and then cut fringe on both sides. Using my SU Lumiere paint and Pearl Ex powders, I painted the feathers.
Paper: PTI-Kraft and Cream, Bazzill-Blackbird
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Lawn Fawn-Happily Ever After
Accesories: Zing!-embossing powder, SU-Lumiere paint, Pearl Ex powders

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pumpkin Thanks

So, life has been busy here in the Snider household. We are right in the middle of Ashlan's gymnastics season. This weekend is our 1st weekend off!! Needless to say, I have been slacking on my card making. I finally got to sit down yesterday and create!! Yippee!!! I decided to try the cas-ualfridays  challenge.
Paper: Misc. bazzill, PTI
Stamps:Thanks, Thanks, &Thanks by Unity
Ink: SU-Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, & Mellow Moss, CTMH-Barn Red
Accessories: ribbon, Glossy Accents, pop dots

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pink Lemonade Birthday!

WooHoo!! 2 challenges in 2 days!! This challenge is the Fusion Card Challenge. I love this challenge!! Since you choose where your inspiration comes from (sketch, photo, or both), I decided to tackle both!!
Stamps: Coconut Lime Soup by Unity
Paper: misc. Bazzil and Kraft from PTI
Ink: All SU-Glorious Green, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose
Accessories: Nestabilities, Honeycomb embossing folder by Cuttlebug, and pop dots
Challenge:Fusion Card Challenge

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I see a Trend!

So I guess I'm feeling a little guilty about not sending cards like I used to. I've been missing birthdays all year. I really start out with good intentions...honest!! Hopefully next year I will get on the ball and continue sending cards out!
Here's another late birthday card!! I wanted to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge today!
Stamps: turtle2love by The Stamps of Life
Paper: Bazzill, "Life of the Party" by MME
Ink: All SU ink: Peach Parfait, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Gray
Accessories: Gray eyelets, pop dots, turtle dies by The Stamps of Life
Challenges: Freshly Made Sketches

Friday, August 16, 2013

Late Birthday Card

So, here's another card!! I love having challenges to get the creativity flowing!! This time I used 2 different challenges as inspiration!
Stamps: Fillable Frames #8 by Papertrey Ink, Cupcake Party by Simon Says Stamp, Card Chatter-Birthday      by Close To My Heart
Ink: All SU-Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Crumb Cake
Paper: Misc. Blue, Red, Brown, and White
Accessories: Fillable Frame #8 die, Tiny Stars embossing folder by the Paper Studio, pop dots
Challenges: Case This Sketch #41 and CAS Colours and Sketches #38

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

YAY!!  School is back in session!! Between the heat and gymnastics practice, I haven't been making too many cards this summer. I got inspired today by the Color Throwdown challenge! 
Stamps: Dude! by Kelly Purkey and chevrons2stamp by Stamps of Life
Paper: Misc. white and pink
Ink: SU-Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A friend of mine ordered a set of cards for a friend of hers. I used the Miss Caroline-Dolled Up 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye for inspiration. She wanted all bird images. Here is the set:

bird image from Unity, misc. sentiment

bird image from Unity, misc. sentiment

image from Autumn Leaves

image from Autumn Leaves

image from Unity

image from Unity

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thank you mums

I made another one! YAY!!! This is based on a sketch challenge from Case this Sketch!

Stamps: mums2stamp from The Stamps of Life
Inks: SU Groovy Guava, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Zing! Embossing Powder, Signo Pigment Ink Pen
Paper: Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bee Birthday Card

Okay, so I did another challenge!! I'm loving the inspiration I get from these daily challenges! This one is for Seize the Birthday. It is a sketch challenge that has to have a birthday theme.

Stamps: KOM 7/11 from Unity
             bee4me from The Stamps of Life
Tools: SU Summer Starfruit ink and cardstock
          Liquid Pearls-Petal Pink
          Studio G glitter glue
          Celebrate It black ribbon
          Misc. black cardstock
          White cardstock from Staples
         3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives