Silly Cat w/ Pumpkinhead Halloween Card - Stampers Anonymous

Today, I'm sharing a one layer Halloween Card I've recently made with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Pumpkinhead and Scared Silly cling stamps.  Ranger Distress Oxide Inks were used with Layering Stencil Shatter to create the background while the cat and pumpkins were colored with Copic Markers.

Lawn Fawn: Happy Haunting Penguins

Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting Penguins Halloween Card by Maria Byrd |

A pair of cute and fun penguins out for a Happy Haunting!  Lawn Fawn stamps used:  Here We Go A-Waddling, Winter Village, and Booyah!  Lawn Cuts used:  Leafy Tree Backdrop, Large Wreath, Little Picket Fence Border, Stitched Tree Border, and Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

Lawn Fawn: Hedgehog Autumn Birthday Wishes Card

Hedgehog Fall Birthday Wishes card by Maria Byrd, 082017 |

A week ago, I received my Ranger Distress Oxide Ink pads but didn't get to play with them until now... The first few tries using the product were unsuccessful.  Sometimes, the more you force things, the worse it gets.  So, I changed my direction with the card design and how I was using the ink.  As soon as I did, everything seemed to just fall into place and I ended up creating this cute Birthday Card for Autumn using Lawn Fawn stamps/dies and some fussy cutting.  I just love the hedgehog bouncing on a pile of autumn leaves and that glossy "happy"!

Simon Says Stamp: Birthday Cupcake Card

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cupcake Card by Maria Byrd |

I love cupcakes and needless to say, yummy cupcakes have been in my thoughts.  Ha! Ha! Ha!  Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2016 Sweet Cakes stamp set was perfect for this simple cupcake birthday card.

Lawn Fawn: Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card

Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card by Maria Byrd |

I'm so glad to finally able to share with you my Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card which took me a week to come up with the design!  Sometimes, the creative process is like those cooking challenge shows where you initially have no clue what the ingredients are.  So you end up creating (the dish) as you go.

Art Impressions: Old Goat Birthday Card

 Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

When I saw Art Impressions' Old Goat stamp online a few days ago... I thought it would make a perfect for someone with a good sense of humor.  Coloring the goats was tiny bit of a challenge at first.  My first try looked like a four-headed goat when I tried to use the same colors for all the goats.  The second try was much better after I varied the colors.

Lawn Fawn: White Christmas in July Card

Lawn Fawn White Christmas in July Card by Maria Byrd |

I wanted to create a "white on white" card for a challenge.  So, I spent two days trying to figure out how to do it and almost gave up.  Finally this morning, as I was having breakfast while staring at pieces of failed attempts.. an idea popped in my head for a White Christmas card (and yes, it was a July morning).

Avery Elle: Happy Birthday Bus Card

Avery Elle Happy Birthday Bus Card by Maria Byrd |

Welcome back!  Yesterday was a good mail day since I received my newly purchased Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp and die set.  I think it was just released last month (mid-May).  When I saw this online, I thought, "Wow, a fun birthday bus!"

Lawn Fawn: Claw-some Beary Birthday Card

Lawn Fawn Claw-some Beary Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

I'm excited about today's project since I get to play with Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some and my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pen.  This stamp set reminded me when I used to spend hours playing claw games in hopes of winning a stuffed animal.  Inspired by that special memory, this will be my first "masculine" card.

Spellbinders + DCWV: Bloom Hello Card

 Spellbinders Bloom Hello Card by Maria Byrd at

Good morning!  I just finished making Bloom Hello Card based on three card challenges.  One of the challenges required use of pattern paper, so I had to go through my stash of DCWV and pick colors similar enough to MFT (My Favorite Things) Color Challenge.  Then the fun starts with trying to (re)interpret MFT's Sketch 335 for the layout.  I've never combined these colors before which as I would describe them as orange, tangerine, medium warm gray, and pool blue.

Lawn Fawn: Beary Birthday Card

Lawn Fawn Beary Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

Good Monday Morning!  I'm happy today for being able to finish this Beary Birthday Card.  The last card I made was back in April.  The cute little bears are from recently released Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some.

Lawn Fawn: Easter Bunny Hop Card

Lawn Fawn Easter Bunny Hop Card by Maria Byrd |

A fun Easter Bunny Hop Card for friends at the hospital where I volunteered as an office clerk for a few months.  Lawn Fawn Happy Easter bunnies are colored using Inktense Pencils.

Altenew: Peony Thanks Card

Altenew Peony Thanks Card by Maria Byrd at

I recently made this lush Peony Thanks Card for a nice friend who was in town for a convention.  Peony Bouquet stamp and inks by Altenew adhered on DCWV Far East cardstock.  Details embellished with Sakura Gelly Roll Pens and Glossy Accent for shine and dimension.  A simple Thanks Sentiment from the stamp set is embossed in gold.

Avery Elle + Altenew: Viking Amaze Card

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at

Avery Elle Viking stamp is adorable but I didn't like the sentiment inside the beard.  I used an X-Acto blade to carefully cut it out.  Also, when I first used the stamp, the ink beaded up and made spotty impressions. So, I gently washed it with dish detergent and pat-dry with paper towel.

Penny Black: Butterfly Love Card

Penny Black Butterfly Love Card by Maria Byrd |

Butterfly Love Card for Valentine's Day has lots of hearts and sparkle! As you can tell by now, I use different brands from my stash and is fond of shiny/sparkly touches.  The sentiment is Penny Black True Love die-cut from a ruby red glitter paper and the background paper from DCWV The Far East Stack.

Inkadinkado + Ellen Essentials: Puppy Sparkle Card

Inkadinkado Dog & Ellen Essentials Sparkle Card by Maria Byrd at

Sparkle Pup is super sparkly card in person.  I purchased Inkadinkado Dogs as a discounted item last year.  For this card, I picked the tallest pup from the set and stamped it on a glittery Core'Dinations cardstock with Ranger Frayed Burlap ink.

Altenew + WPlus9: Love You Card

Altenew & WPlus9 Love You Card by Maria Byrd |

First post (Woo-hoo!) features my Love You card perfect for Valentine's day or Mother's day.  Lush florals and foliage from Altenew Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day stamps and colored with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes in Rose Petal and Summer Afternoon.