Day One- Heat Embossing

Had a bad time with my embossing powder, I guess even those that are really good have issues at times. The embossing powder I used really didn’t work, but I thought it was worth still posting


110 pound Neenah Solar White Card Stock

Green Bazzill Cardstock

Papertrey Ink – Party Trio Die

My Favorite Things – Pinstripe Background

Ranger- Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder

Embossing Powders- thrown in the trash

Day 1- Clean and Simple Heat Embossing

Clean & Simple Techniques made simple challenge day one. Heat Embossing. Boy I didn’t realize that I had embossing powder that didn’t work, by the way I threw them in the trash can. Still I learned a technique that I can use later in my card making.


Make a Wish was made to give to my Dad on his 84th Birthday. Felt that it was a good card for a male.


Avery Elle Argyle Backdrops Stamp Set

Penny Black Celebrations die set- Make A Wish

Ranger – Enchanted Gold  Embossing Powder

110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock

DCWV glittered gold paper

Bazzill Card Stock – Yellow


Day 4 Faux Embossing

I just loved Yana Smakula’s card using simple die cut words and filling the card with all the words and then using just a touch of color.  Love the look of the card. This is my version of the card.



Avery Elle Simply Said Love Dies

MFT Die-Namics Thank You

Embellishments- Hearts K&Co

110 lb Neenah Solar White Card Stock

MFT-Cotton Candy Card Stock

Day 2 Border Gap Die-Cutting & Masking

My challenge was to create repeated gaps in a card design. I wanted to use a die, but I didn’t have a die to use. I always hate that I seem to never have the die I want to use.  Not my favorite card, but I used it for a birthday. Under the camera there is a pull out that says “Say Cheese and Eat Cake”



PTI-Shutterbug Special Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp- Slate Ink

110 lb Neenah Solar White Paper

Foam Squares

Papertrey Ink Hey, Cupcake Stamp Set- Happy Birthday


Day 2 Clean and Simple Card Class

I can’t believe that I really like the card I made. The challenge is to do DIY Stamps. I fell in love with Shari Carroll’s card and really wanted to see how much I could duplicate it.  I think my card really is very manly and will be very willing to send it to one of the males in my family.



Simon Says Stamp Set-Feathers

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Card Stock

Simon Says Stamp Slate Card Stock

Simon Says Stamp Ink- Caribbean Blue

Ellen Hudson Sequins- Iridescent Gray and Satin Silver

Ranger -Multi-Media Matte

Tambo Stamp Runner

3-D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesive

Fun Foam