Technique Tuesday

This week I wanted to show an easy way to create a background for your cards. This technique is called Crinkled Chalk. While the tutorial listed below says to use chalk ink, I used classic ink to create this background. Either one will work. Here is the link to view the tutorial so you can see step by step how I did this:

To create the first step of the background I used Certainly Celery.

After using Certainly Celery I repeated the same process but used Old Olive over top randomly.

As the final layer I used Handsome Hunter. Since this one was much darker than the others I used it very sparingly.
Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow to see what I created using this background. Have a Happy Tuesday.

Monday’s Color Challenge

This Monday the colors for the challenge are Really Rust, Soft Sky and River Rock. We would love to see what you have done with these colors so please e-mail us or if you have a bolg and you do this color challenge we would love to see it. Alternate colors may also be included. This week’s alternate colors could be Sarah Sand, Pumpkin Pie, and Bashful Blue. Here are the cards we each created.
Candice’s card

Robbie’s card

Stamps: In Full Bloom Ink: Really Rust, River Rock, Soft Sky, Staz-On Timber Brown Accessories: Creamy Caramel Old Olive More Mustard Summer Sun markers, Crop-a-dile, Antique Copper Brads, Zots, ticket corner punch , dimensionals

Sketch Saturday

Each week one of us will choose a sketch and create a card following the sketch (well as close as possible as I already changed mine up a little). This week I was the lucky one to do this – I think Candice wanted me to go first so she could have more time :). I used sketch challenge #11 from the Splitcoaststampers website to create this card (sorry I can’t copy it as I haven’t learned how to do it using a word document, something about formatting which is way over my head!).

Stamps: Loads of Love Accessories, Little Somethings (retired) Cardstock: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Whisper WhitePaper: River Rock Scrap Pad from Provo CraftInk: So Saffron, Staz-0n Timber Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Always ArtichokeAccessories: Square punches (1″ and 1 1/4″), Crop-a-dile (used to space hole punches evenly), Antique Copper brads (Making Memories), sponge, watercolor brush Don’t forget to check back on Monday for our color challenge!


Congratulations to Beth F. She is the winner of our blog candy. Beth if you will e-mail us at our e-mail with your address we will send out your goodies. Thanks for all the great comments. Candice and I enjoyed reading them. Make sure you check in tomorrow for our sketch card. Have a great weekend!

Thursday’s Design by Candice

Okay Ladies if you have not seen it here is “The File Folder Card”. I really enjoyed putting this card together, I hope this will inspire you to try it!!! The directions for this fun File Folder card are on Beate’s site, Fresh & Fun. Make sure you stop back by on Saturday, Robbie will be taking a sketch and she will design her own card. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!! ~ Candice

Stamp Set: Batty for you Cardstock: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Retired Designer Series paper Ink: Pumpink Pie Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spring Flower Bauquet Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Moss Gingham Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine and Pink Hedgehog Paper Craft Brads (Pumpkin and Jungle Green)