HLS September 2015 Sketch Challenge

   Happy Little Stampers I’m happy to be sharing a card with you today as a member of the HLS Sketch Design Team.


Here is September’s Sketch:

Wow! Don’t you just love this one? I do!!

My card: IMG_8102editedI used PTI’s Peony Cover Plate Die to make this card. I’m really enjoying this cover plate die. Peonies and their sweet fragrance remind me of my my mother. I love you and miss you, Mum.

I sponged 2 backgrounds, 1 yellow and 1 red, for the flower in SU’s Real Red and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade. Then I cut out 4 of the Peonies, in the sponged red and yellow and also in green and blue card-stock.

IMG_8158edited I put the sentiment on the inside of this card. I used a stamp from PTI’s Cheerful Heart Stamp set.


 Please make sure that you stop by the other HLS Sketch Design Team members blogs to see their creations this month.

Asa Johansson (Sweden), Birgit Norton (USA), Gloria Lee (Canada), Joyce Mehrberg (USA), Kim Heggins (USA), Kylie Purtell (Australia), Loll Thompson (Canada), Melissa Lane (Germany), Sue Trembeth (USA), Tanja Kabel (Germany)

Also, have you heard the news? HLS has released our own line of stamps! We have started off with 4 basic sets that are a must have in your collection. Around September/October there will be another release.

You can see what is currently in stock here:


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A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Peony Die

Plaid – 3 color families

Hello! Thanks for visiting. I’m here with a card inspired by CASology’s Week 161 challenge: Plaid. I missed the deadline for CASology though!


First I sponged 3 basic colors, yellow, green and purple. Then I used stamps from PTI’s Plaid Builder and Background Basics: Super Stripes Stamp Set. The “XOXO” sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers’ Bold Birthday Sentiments.I think that this sentiment will be a “go to” sentiment for me!

IMG_0900editedNext I used a Spellbinders square die to cut out 3 squares.

IMG_0901editedI would like to play this card at SSS’s Monday Challenge: A Trio of Colors.

IMG_0926editedI used a new embossing folder, fittingly named “Argyle Textured Impressions”. I really really like this embossing folder!

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Bold Birthday Sentiments

Plaid Builder Stamp SetBackground Basics: Super Stripes Stamp SetSpellbinders S4-126 Nestabilities 7-Piece Concentric Die Template, Large Classic SquareArgyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

SAF 2015: Red Carpet Challenge

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at all the projects I made for this year’s SAF 2015. I’m here with a final post for this year’s SAF: The Red Carpet Challenge.



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Updated Wed Sept 2: I had a lot of fun making these cards. I was surprised to find a photo of my cards was included in PTI’s Red Carpet slide show. You can see them at 1 min 11 seconds into the slide show. 🙂 What a nice surprise. Congratulations to all the winners! I look forward to playing along next year.

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SAF 2015: Accessories Challenge

Hi! I’m here with a cute little necklace that I made for SAF’s 2015: Accessories Challenge.



I used PTI’s Heart Cover Plate Die to cut out the little white hearts. I was going to make a more grown-up necklace, but after I put the heart button (from the Wee Folk Kit) on top all I could see was a little pig!

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PTI Supplies:

Make It Market Mini: Wee Folk Kit

Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Hearts Die


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SAF 2015: Threads Challenge #2

Hi! I’m back with another card for SAF’s 2015: Threads Challenge.


I used twine to wrap around the ink blended die cut. The sentiment is from the Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

PTI Supplies:

Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Hearts DieMake It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

Places I’m Playing: