Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #41

Hi all!  It is time for a new card sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap.

Here is the sketch designed by Kelly.


Here is the card that I created using the sketch.  I used papers and embellishments from Maggies Holmes Open Book collection.  I am really loving the femine feel of her collections right now.  I also love that the Open Book collection has rich, dark browns.  For the sentiment and gold accents around the card I used rub ons.

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Holiday Card Series

Today I am sharing two super simple cards.  I have to say that I do love making intricate cards that take a lot of time.  However, I definitely appreciate the impact of a simple card.  I made a set of cards for my children’s teachers that included some of these simple cards.

Using some beautiful stamps from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards I stamped on vellum and sprinkled some glitter on the focal stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with Staz on ink in black.  To hide the adhesive I placed it behind the glittered image.

Although these cards were super simple to make and quick, I still think that they are elegant and they pack a punch!


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Holiday Card Series

Welcome to day 2!  On day 2 of the holiday card series I am sharing a card with lots of die cutting.

To make the wreath I die cut 2 pieces of dark green, light green and vellum card stock.  I layered them all together using a glue pen then placed it on a pice of vellum that I cut just smaller than a standard A2 sized card.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant “Winter Wonderland” stamp set.  The tiny bows are also from Mama Elephant and I die cut them from some Lawn Fawn Christmas paper.  It was a fun card to make!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Holiday Card Series

Welcome to a new blog series for this holiday season; Holiday Card Series.  I am excited to share with you the first card.


This card was SO fun to make.  I used a bunch of Mama Elephant goodies to make it a little easier.  I started out with 120lb white card stock. I die cut a window from the Feme Frames die set.  I then layered clear acetate and a little vellum over the wind to make it look like snow on the window.


To create a cozy scene inside I used the stamps and dies from Cozy Chritmas.  To color the stamped images I painted them using Tim Holtz distress markers on a clear block.  I simply scribbled some of the ink on to the block and then picked up the color with a paint brush and painted the images on watercolor card stock.  DSC_1043

To finish the outside of the card I stamped some snowflakes in Versamark ink and brushed on some perfect pearls.  I wanted the snowflakes to be very subtle.  I finished off the card with my favorite ribbon from Tim Holtz that I secured to the card using Multi Medium Matte.


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Celebrate the Season!




Mood Board Fun

Today I am sharing a card I made for the October/November mood board at Jot Magazine.  It is such a beautiful board!  I found lots of colors that inspire me and that I usually create with.  Here is a look at the mood board.


I was inspired by the feathers, as I love the soft whimsical feel of feathers.  I die cut a feather from canvas, a stamped feather and one from vellum and layers them on top of a delicate doily.  DSC_1016DSC_1017

To bring in the star from the mood board I gathered the feathers and placed a brad on top.


To create the base of the card I used the feme frames dies from Mama Elephant and card stock from Simon Says Stamp.

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Friday Spotlight MME Jubilee Tangerine

Hi all!  Welcome to another Friday Spotlight!  Today is the awesome new collection by My Minds Eye called Jubilee Tangerine.  I did a simple three page pocket scrapbooking type layout, two cards and one tag.  This collection is great for boys!  Take look!




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Two fun cards…





Lastly, a cute tag.  It is not too soon for Christmas right?



Thanks for stoping by!  Coming soon lots of fun with Inky Hot Mess monthly kist and embellishments!

Find your perfect moment today!

Candace Perkins

Friday Spotlight-Pink Paislee Solstice Collection

Today’s spotlight is on the beautiful Solstice collection by Pink Paislee.  The colors is this collection are just beautiful! And there are anchors!  I am a little obsessed with anchors and all things nautical.  I don’t have a boat, I don’t go boating, and I don’t particularly love being in open water…but I love all things nautical!

First up the layout.  I used various papers from the 12×12 and 6×6 pads to add some layers around a photo of one of my little guys at the lake.  He just has the cutest face!  I used various letters from my thickers stash to create a title that would surround the photo.   For my embellishment clusters I used some of the puffy stickers from the collection, washi tape from my stash and a little wood chip.  To finish off the layout I flicked some white paint across the page.

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Two very simple cards.  I challenged my self to only spend 15 min on each card.  That may seem like a lot of time but I am a bit of an indecisive crafter!

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Check out the Pink Paislee collection, you will love all the beautiful embellishments and colors.


Have you found a moment of perfection today?

Friday Spotlight-Scraptastic Kit Club


Happy Friday!  Time for another Friday spotlight, today it is on Scraptastic Kit Club!  Like lots of you I have tried different kit clubs.  There is something exciting about getting some mystery goodies every month.  It really is happy mail!  Scraptastic always offers two main kits, today I am showcasing the Either Way July kit.


First up is the layout!


I started out with the card stock from the kit.  I used some white acrylic paint and painted a stripe along the left side of the page.  I loved so many of the papers from the kit and from the My Minds Eye Marketstreet collection, so I wanted to place those papers along the side.  To add some detail I cut all the squares out using a pierced square die.  I wanted the page to have a feel of lots of layers, almost like a quilt.



There are so many beautiful embellishments in this kit it was hard to decide which ones to use.  To continue with my theme of the quilt I put the buttons on the coordinating card stock to get a tone on tone look.  I sewed all the buttons down with my sewing machine.  I then tacked all the other squares down with just a few stitches as well.




For me embellishments are more pleasing to the eye in odd numbers.  So for my last tone on tone embellishment I used the adorable wood veneer globe.  To make it match the buttons I just took some string and twisted it together and adhered it with another wood veneer from the kit that I colored with pigment ink. DSC_0301

I loved the black flair that is in the kit so I had to find a place for that also.  With some stickers from the phrase and accent sheet I place it by the picture over layers of two patterned papers, vellum and an overlay.  (I love my layers!)



Lastly I needed a spot for journaling.  Using the cut apart sheet from the kit I placed two tags in a pocket I made with a card from the ephemera pack.  For the finishing touches I stitched around the edge of the paper and added some black ink splatter.


I loved the beautiful wood veneers so I used them as inspiration for my cards.  I made two simple cards with a few things from my stash and other goodies from the kit.







Thanks for stoping by!

Have a great weekend!


Friday Spotlight-Chic Tags

On Fridays I like to Spotlight a specific manufacturer or collection that I love.  This week it is Chic Tags!  What I love about Chic Tags is that no matter the layout, pocket page or card you can always find something from one of their collections to add to your project.  Today I am sharing one layout and two cards.DSC_0086

I started with a white 12×12 piece of card stock.  I cut down pieces of the Cloud 9 “Goodness” and “Lovely” patterned paper to be just slightly larger than my photo.  I wanted a little more softness to the aqua patterned paper so I spread some guesso over the front and layered a piece of vellum over it.  I knew that I wanted to focus on the mini icons as my main embellishment.



I pulled out some icons that matched the color scheme but I wanted a little more detail on the icons so I sent them thru my die cutting machine with a stitched circle die.  This added stitching around the circles and gave me a little circle frame.  As I was cutting I thought I could use the left over circles frames in to the layout too.


I placed the icons and circle frames around the photo then added some sequin rub-ons.  I love the look of stitching on layouts, so along the same line as the circles I added some stitching.


I finished off the layout by adding some sea-foam ink splatter from Hiedi Swapp. I also cut a light green transparency and a journal square to tuck behind the photo.

I just love the final result!

Now for the cards….

Super simple cards using the rub-ons in the Cloud Nine and Let’s Go collection as the focal point.

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Thanks for stoping by!  I hope you enjoyed this Friday Spotlight of Chic Tags.  If you are interested in any of these products you can go to

Candace Perkins

Have you found a perfect moment today?