Today is a fun project I did using the wonderful pigment inks in Canary, Juniper, Sorbet and Sweet Leaf and yep you guessed it the Artbooking Cartridge.  I love making my own stencils so for this project I cut out at 3 inches the overlay on page 62.  If you use a sturdy paper you can get several uses out of it.  The butterfly was cut at 2 inches from page 62 and I inked the butterfly to match.  The sentiments come from You're the Bomb, Operation Smile (C1617) stamp set.  Modeling Paste is a great way to add texture to any project and a little goes along way...

I hope your have been inspired...Until next week have a fantastic crafty day...

xoxo Deirdre Smith, Glittered Roses

Hugs and Kisses

When I started this Quick & Simple Card series..
 What I did to begin the cards is take one 12x12 sheet of Cotton Candy Cardstock and cut the following images:
Easter Egg Cut Out Card - will be posted later
This Heart image as a Picture My Life (Project Life) Card
The Hello I Love you Image as a Picture My Life (Project Life) Card

I wanted to see how many cards I could make and have them be quick and with supplies I had close at hand. I have a Craft Room FULL of items that I keep adding to. At times it can be overwhelming and with my work schedule so much so that I really had not created anything in a while.
So I challenged myself to get in my Craft Room and CREATE! I gave myself a very limited time frame and I was able to complete 4 cards in an hour. 
From choosing the stamps, the images, using and loading the Cricut Design Space hunting for adhesive, working in my crowded unclean craft room and cramped overflowing desk.. LOL

Artfully Sent: Image found on pg. 36
Black Cardstock
Artfully Sent cut out on Cotton Candy Cardstock
XoXo Stamp Set
Black Ink
Heartstrings Paper

Thanks for dropping by! I hope I have inspired you to get inky! No matter what type of space you have to craft in, the amoutn of time you have or the supplies at hand. Get Creative!


This is a quick & simple, single layer card I created with Close to My Heart Stamps..

Using Brushstrokes #C1608 and the Operation Smile Set You're the Bomb #C1617
I created this card. I used one of the brushstrokes stamp and inked it up in Flaxen, Cotton Candy and Lagoon. I then used the sentiment incredible from the You're the Bomb Stamp set inked in Lagoon and then the dots from the Brushstrokes stamp set and inked it up and stamped below the sentiment in Cotton Candy.


 Good Morning Crafters!
This card is a continuation of the card from my post on Friday.
When I posted the card created using the artfully sent image that made a project life type cut out.
Well I used the words cut out from the card, sepcifically just the word hello to create a second card.

This week I am all about quick & simple.. Finding time to make cards that are quick and simple and NOT boring.. Honestly we don't always have time to craft, and we don't always have time to shop for cards. I like to have a supply of readily available cards, where I can just sign and go or add an additional stamp to the inside of the card and be on my way.

Black Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Shimmer Trim, Hello cut out from previous card in Cotton Candy and this sweet flower from Pinque Peacock complete this card. I did want to add some dimension to the cut so I used liquid glass but on the H I got a little heavy handed and it bled over, I am not too concerned about the opps though..


See you tomorrow for another share of Quick & Simple Cards!