Tempting Turquoise Challenge

Welcome to another Color Down the Lines Blog Hop.  Guess you’ve arrived from Jessica’s blog – didn’t you love her use of fabric last week?  For this week’s challenge I chose the combination tempting turquoise with rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie.  I tried something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – a shadow box card.  I worked a bit harder than I had to b/c I wanted to eliminate several cuts and attachments – this card has only one seam on one side – which saves paper as well.  I’ll put the dimensions and directions at the bottom.  Now it’s time to hop on over to Pam’s blog and she what great idea she has come up with.  Thank’s for stoppin’ in 🙂


  • Stamps: Field of Flowers
  • CS: Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Pumpkin pie ribbon (retired), butterfly die, mds pearls, scallop trim corner punch

To make the shadow box start with 11 X 5 1/2 inch cs – score @ 1/2 inch on each end  (short line score – not long across) score again at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4  – fold all scores in – run through bigshot to cut center out with shape you choose (center for this face is at 2  7/8 from closest outer edge – hint: I took a scrap piece of paper and folded to find exact center)  fold over and attach front over back at edge.  Finished card is 4 5/8 X 5 and will fit in a 6 x 6  envelope with card flattened to one side.  There is also a tutorial on you tube and one on SCS – shadow box card – each made a bit differently.  Below is the one I played with in mds – with the other option real red and tangerine tango – which helped me decide to go with the other combo – this is just to “hot” looking!

mds version – real red tangerine tango


Baker’s Twine Challenge

The challenge over at Butternut Sage is use Baker’s Twine as the focal image – this has been a difficult challenge for me, but I finally got the project completed.  Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.  I used my large scallop punch and the Boho Blossoms punch to make “flowers” – in Cherry Cobbler and Indigo Island along with coordinating cs.  I wrapped those images with matching bakers twine – made a little pom-pom for the larger flower – then attached to a 3 X 3 card and made the greeting in MDS using One of a Kind.  Check out all the other posts!

Happiness Comes in Many Shapes & Sizes

Yesterday I went to the All American Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly, VA with my SU upline Buffy and my SU sideline Sandy.   We had a wonderful time looking at all the new products and trying some of them out.  I got several things that have been on my wish list for over 6 months and can’t wait to play with them.  I also won a door prize – a large bag of items from Melissa Frances – including stamps, paper trim, dsp, a calendar book and more!  All of the items I  “purchased”  are things that cut out delicate shapes – like a beautiful bird cage etc.  I’ll be posting what I make in the near future.  This morning I played with my digital designing again.  Hope you like my card.  I used Heard From the Heart, Frames With A Flourish, and Fresh VintageHappiness – having your mind full of new ideas and things to do that you enjoy!

Sympathy Card

I spent the afternoon making a card in MDS/Artweaver for a chat friend.  I never know where the design is going!  Hope you like the combinations of dark and bright.  This is what I started with:


Pacific Point Challenge

Pacific Point ~ Melon Mambo ~ Pumpkin Pie

Thank you for popping in – I imagine you have just come by way of Jessica’s blog – we are having such a great time with these challenges and she’s doing some nice work!  I promised myself my next challenge would NOT be in MDS . . . but sometimes I don’t always keep promises to myself [thinking bubble – New Years – loose pounds].  I am appreciating how I can play so easily with color combinations in MDS – trying them, switching and manipulating them – it’s so easy to design with everything at my fingertips and NO clean-up or putting away of materials/supplies!  For this image I used MDS Cheap Talk and of course imported to Artweaver for a few gradient effects. I also discovered how much more detail and vivid the colors are if you print on glossy cardstock!   In real life I will attach this to some SU cardstock and perhaps add a few embellishments – rhinestones or something to make it sparkle.  Next stop on the hop is Pam’s blog ~ check out the lovely work she has done this week.


MDS only

Just got home from a 2 day conference on English/Language Arts Common Core implementation – Wow!  We had the best presenter!  My mind is still spinning.  I wanted to make a card for the speaker – this is the beginning of what I’ve started in MDS/Artweaver .    In MDS I used Baroque Motifs and Loving Thoughts.  Then I imported into Artweaver and applied a “gradient” effect.  I’ll post the final hybrid card in a few days – thanks for peeking.