MessyMissy's Place Yet another attempt at sanity

Valentine sparkles

February 9

I made a fun Valentine the other day while I was playing with my new alcohol markers.  I made the hearts from the sliver glimmer paper that was colored with the cherry cobbler set.  Great fun!sparkles

Way to go!

June 11

wayToGoApparently I was on a roll tonight.  I made this great, simple looking Congratulations card.  I was trying to figure out what I could do for the angle lines, that wasn’t ribbon.  Then I remembered I got a stamp in my Paper Pumpkin that was a great set of arrows.  Love the polymer.  I still need to work on getting a closer aim on the lineup, but for a quick congrats card not too shabby.  Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 140

I think for the heck of it I’ll enter it over at Freshly Made Sketches.   I tried one that had different colors for the lines, but I just couldn’t get into it.   The color changes seemed way to abrupt.  I probably could have used stamping off to get a gradation of the lines, but that actually wasn’t something I thought about until just now.  At one point I thought maybe it was too plain, so I added some sequins to it randomly.  It added some shiny, but really didn’t do anything for the overall card and well they looked tacked on.  I’ll take a picture later so you can see what I mean.  I guess simple is the best.

I like all the base ideas these sites give.  Hope you have a great night and happy crafting!




Flowering Thanks

June 11

flowerThankYouWow I haven’t posted in a while…  I made a great new card tonight I’m really happy with!  I tried a bunch of different options for the center of the flowers, but I kept coming back to the Jewels Basic Rhinestones.  You just can’t beat the glimmer and believe me I tried to find another option.  I tried Stickles and pearls and beads… they all just did not look right.  I also tried the rounded corners on the card for the first tim and I think that added a bit to the ‘elegance’ of the card.  I figure it’s once enough I’m going to enter it in the CAS(E) this sketch #79.Sketch #79

I stuck with a fairly simple idea.  I wanted a nice thank you card that used the new mini flower punch and was something I would be proud to send to a loved one.  One that really showed how much what they did meant to me.  I think this did it.  The red of love in the flowers and the growth of that love in the vines springing flower with bounty.

I know enough of me waxing poetic.  I do really like this card though.


Mother’s Day Card

February 16



I had some time free from the hubby and Tiny person today, so I got to work on some cards .  I decided to get a head start on some Mother’s day cards and came up with a fun one. It’s a gate fold card, using Stampin’ Up’s Soft Suede as the base.  I don’t remember what the designer paper is, but the other colors are Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight.  I used the Floral Frames Framelits Dies to make the gate and the Inside writing area.  I think next time I would do some sponging on the gate flowers and perhaps emboss the center of that flower in gold or early espresso.  I’m just not fully happy yet.  The sentiment is from the  Delightful Dozen set.


Since this is a square card, I’ll have to use the envelope punch board to make an envelope for it and i’ll probably cost a little more to send, but I think it’s worth it.  Had a great time making it and I’m going to have to make some more.

CAS Colours and Sketches Sketh hallenge #61

I also decided I was happy enough with it that I’m enter it in the CAS Colours and Sketches Sketh hallenge #61.  I like the input I get on the cards, especially if there are tips or tricks I could have, should have, or might have used that I didm;t think of or don’t know.

Have a great day and happy stamping!

Feb 26th Class Cards

February 9

Congratulations Party

With graduations right around the corner, we’re going to get a head start making some great cards for the occasion.  I’m going to have one card holders and other variations soon for March 5th too.

Brains and the Paper

Don’t forget you don’t have to make these specific ones, there a lot of different options to choose from.  Just remember it will probably take a bit longer for me to get the supplies together for them.

Cap Celebration







Feb. 12th Class Cards

February 9

Valentine Heart Shaker card

We’re making some last minute Valentine’s cards this Wednesday.  Here are a couple to choose from.

I ran out of time to take a picture of the other 2.  I’ll try and get them up by Tuesday night.

Eiffel Valentine

Hope you have a great week!





Birthday Card Create-a-thon is January 25th!

January 9

Gandering at Your Birthday

January 25th is the Birthday Card Create-a-thon.

Join us for a great day of Birthday Card making!

We’ll be creating a great set of Birthday Cards this month!  We’ll be making 5 each of 3 designs (15 total).

Birthday Party Balloons

I’ll provide the materials if you bring your basic crafting supplies: adhesives, scissors, bone folder and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable creating these wonderful pieces of personal art. Lunch: I’ll bring a main dish, if you’ll bring a dish to pass.

Emergency Birthday Card

Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the event (no later than Jan. 22).  Payment via cash, check or Paypal of $25 reserves your seat.  Spots are limited, so get yours while they last!

These are the cards we’re making.

Birthday Skids

November 22

Skidding in to wish you a Happy Birthday

This was a fun card.  Skidding in to wish you a Happy Birthday!  I was missing some inspiration until I looked over at the Freshly Made Sketch

FMS Final 113-001

that was going on.  So I squealed my tires on over to the card corner and went at it.  I usually pick the fire trucks, but I thought it should be the police delivering the news on this one.

Mr. Gobbles the 4th

November 15

IMG_2308So here is one of my last Thanksgiving invitations… I really need to get these in the mail this weekend.

I was playing with Freshly Made Sketches #112 for this one.

FMS Final 112-001

Love, love, love these sites!

Sketch sites like FMS give makers a great starting point, whether you’re feeling totally uninspired or you just want to start with a little direction to go in.

The sites aren’t only a stellar resource, but they really are an extremely helpful place to see work of other makers.  I may never win any of the challenges, but I will always enjoy them as much as humanly possible.  May Mr. Gobbles live in infamy! Have a great Pre-turkey week week!


Hunting for a Birthday

November 12

imageRecently I was shopping and really wanted a new die that would make trees. I’m really pleased with the one I got and used it to make a birthday card using it.

I was going to make some Christmas cards with it, but this is what came out.  I definitely think it’ll look great with some snow too though!




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