Sunday, February 23, 2014

All That Glitters...

Hi, everyone. Happy Sunday!

Blog Candy

First of all, there's some blog candy to award! Donna Hanley is the winner of the $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon. Linda (of Creepin' Along) and Jen M. are the winners of the $5 certificates. Congratulations, ladies... and thanks for being such loyal readers!

If each of you would e-mail your e-mail addresses to me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com, I will touch base with Bonnie at RRR.  :)

A New Blog... at least new to me

Bobbi e-mailed me to tell me about her Saturday Shout-Out from Shopping Our Stash. First of all, congrats, Bobbi, on this well-deserved recognition!

Secondly, this challenge sounded like fun. This week's challenge is to create your own embellishment using things from your stash. So, I thought I'd give this a try... and the card below with the hand-crafted corsage was born.

Stampin' Up! dp; Distress Ink core
TPC Studio sentiment heat embossed in Inkadinkado gold
Spellbinders Nestabilities dies
Ellen Hutson ribbon; Paper Studio brads
Marvy circle punch; foam pop-up adhesives

Talk about using things from your stash. For starters, the dp is garage-sale-find Stampin' Up! and the orange cardstock is scrap Distress Ink core. The scalloped dies were a gift from a friend, the brads were clearance, and the ribbon was free with an order from Ellen Hutson. And, the sentiment stamp and circle punch have been in the menopause room for as long as I can remember.   :)

One last thing about this little card, the flower technique was taught in Thursday's SU class. Thanks, Bernadette!

All That Glitters...

The card below was inspired by this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown to make a card featuring a light source.

Pink Paislee dp; cardtock: Distress Ink core and stash peach
Stampin Up! Celestial Skies stamp set; stash ribbon
sequins adhered with Glossy Accents

Even though the card is golden in appearance, making it was actually bittersweet. The ribbon is stash ribbon that I purchased at a former favorite LSS Pizazz It!, and the paper was purchased at my last trip to Archivers.

On a happy note, the sun stamp (and inside stamped image) is from a retired (1995?) Stampin Up! set that was a gift from a friend of a friend. And, I'm really liking that folded over scrap strip of ribbon -- it seems to add a little interest without adding bulk.  :)

Today's Any Hero Card

Today's card was inspired by OWH Sketch #213 and my newly-arrived Hero Arts stamp set. I was soooo glad that the sketch had a perfect element for one of these new stamps.  :)

Authentique Pride; Distress Ink core fired brick; Bazzill admiral; stash light gray
Hero Arts stamp set; small stars from unidentified corner rounder
heat embossing in Inkadinkado gold

Parting Thoughts

Congrats to Ann for her winning entry for the February Words 2 Scrap By challenge! The March challenge goes live on March 1.... and the title is, "And the Oscar Goes To...".

Have a great week! As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. First off, Thanks so much for the blog candy. How nice! I'm a very lucky lady. Your card creating your own embellishment came out fabulous. Wonderful use and re-use of items really paid off here. Your Sketch challenge card is a fantastic Any Hero Card. Your been very busy producing beautiful cards. Enjoy your week ahead.

  2. Great Cards. Love the Midweek Throwdown with the sun. And your handmade corsage - very inspiring.

  3. Lucky me! Your Any Hero card is quite striking. I thought it was a sticker. Thanks for everything!

  4. I like all the cards but especially the Any Hero card with the gold embossing and beautiful papers! Beautiful! And, thanks for the congrats...I'm looking forward to the March challenge for W2SB!

  5. Pretty cards, Sybrina! I really like your sketch card with the heat embossing. I wish I had the patience for heat embossing as the end result is so pretty! I'm off to email you now, THANKS! :)