Another CAS-ual Fridays Card

Made one more card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week. I created an origami sailboat using paper stamped with the  Hero Arts newsprint background and red paper. I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border to create ocean waves and finished with a sentiment from Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday.

Newsprint Boat


CAS-ual Fridays #60 Card

This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge (#60) is to use text on your card.

I love the versatility of the Hero Arts newsprint background stamp. Using Hero Arts mid-tone inks, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Dad’s Day tie onto cardstock stamped with the newsprint. I adhered that panel to cardstock stamped with Hello There from the Hero Arts Hey Dey Sentiments set. That panel is adhered to a card made from Hero Arts layering paper in latte. I finished the card off with Divine Twine and a Bo Bunny button.

Hello There


Newsprint Kites Card

This card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #37 didn’t end up the way I initially envisioned it. My first attempt using the Lawn Fawn “Sunny Skies” stamp set included two kites and a sun, but I just couldn’t get the design to hang together. So naturally, I added more kites!

I stamped white cardstock with the Hero Arts Newsprint background stamp. Next I stamped and embossed the kites and the tail pieces on the background stamped paper. Finally I used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks to color the kites.


Supplies: Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies; Hero Arts Newspaper Background S5601; Versafine + Versamark inks; Tim Holtz distress inks; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Ranger clear embossing powder; Bazzill string; MFT banner die


Simple Scrapper July Templates Day Two

This month, I did a fair amount of scrapping with the Red, White and Blue color scheme, including a layout for the Simple Scrapper’s July challenge Design Team article, which I’ll share next week.

My two-page layout using templates from the July Simple Scrapper release documents time spent on Martha’s Vineyard in the late 1990’s. These photos were taken with a film camera and scanned for the digital layout. The release includes grid templates that can easily be paired with focal photo templates, as I’ve done here. I think it’s evident that my sons enjoyed the countless hours they spent on the dock of the home we rented in MV.



Digital Supplies: Template from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership; Audacious Designs Currently papers; Agnes Biro En Route element (fish); Crystal Wilkerson element (star sticker); Katie Pertiet papers (red, navy) and element (staple); Robyn Meierotto paper (woodgrain)



Simple Scrapper July Templates

This month’s Simple Scrapper Premium Membership templates feature large photo spots. I used an image of my oldest son riding a bike on the beach in Florida (probably the only time he’s ever ridden a bike on the beach) on one of the layouts I created from the template set. The photo’s colors just didn’t go with the color scheme I had in mind, so I converted it to black and white. I can see using this template over and over.


Template from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership; Digital Supplies from Echo Park, Crystal Wilkerson, Katie Pertiet, Anna Aspnes, Ali Edwards

“Go, Dog, Go” Card

This week’s Lawnscaping Challenge is to use dimension on your card. I’ve had several different card ideas swirling around in my head the last several days. Then, out of nowhere, I decided I wanted to try to recreate the party scene in “Go, Dog, Go” – it’s the last double-page illustration in the book in which all of the dogs hold a party in a giant tree. As I child, I could stare at the image for hours.


Lawn Fawn “Critters in the ‘burbs”; Lawn Fawn “Year One”; Lawn Fawn “Hats Off to You”
Echo Park + Stampin’ Up papers
Versamark ink, Hero Arts embossing powder