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A Valentine for Freshly Made Sketches #272

Just one more Valentine. This one is for FMS #272.  There are some fun cards over there and I hope you will stop in to see what they’re up to.  I enjoyed creating my card and I hope you find some inspiration.

  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink’s-Dotty, and Reverse Confetti’s Piggy Bank & Flamingo cardstock
  • Diecuts:  Lil’ Inkers’ Silly stitched circles (The circle plates in this set are impression only and must be cut out separately.)
  • Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
  • Sentiment:  Stampin’ Up’s-Watercolor Words

I must give credit to Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kaye Paperie for some of the inspiration in my card.  Her card in this challenge is beautiful and her cards are exceptional.  You should check her out.  Here is the sketch that inspired us both:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Snipin’ Sisters

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Two Cards-Two Challenges

This weekend Karen and I were busy making our valentines for friends & family.  Karen is submitting her card to Paper Players # 329, and I’m submitting my card into Cas(e) This Sketch # 206 & Paper Players #329.  We hope you like our interpretations.



  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink-Dotty
  • Diecut:  Frantic Stamper-Lovely Loop Edger
  • Sentiment:  Verve Stamps-No Matter What & Heart’s Desire 
  • Embelishment:  Stickles-Crystal 

  • Paper:  floral-Richard Garay, pink-Stampin’ Up’s Blushing Bride
  • Diecut:  stitched rectangles-Lawn Fawn
  • Stamp:  Love is Kindness-SU, Happy Birthday-Stampabilities 
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette- SU
  • Tools:  aqua painter

Sweet and simple cards and fun to create.  Please check each site for more ideas using the sketches we followed.










Karen & Sharon

The Snipin’ Sisters

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Valentines for Mojo Monday #482

Here are our three fun valentine cards for you to enjoy and to be inspired by:

Karen’s card is a sweet pastel infused creation looking a bit like Spring.  Don’t you think?

  • Paper:  Reverse Confetti- Piggy bank, Flamingo, & a piece from their 6×6 stack True Love
  • Diecuts:  scalloped stitched circle-Reverse Confetti, stitched squares-Lawn Fawn, & stitched hearts-Memory Box
  • Embelishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels –Stampin’ Up

Robyn’s card looks like a traditional valentine all red and white and delicate.

  • Paper:  Stampin’Up-Sending Love paper pack, Cherry Cobler cardstock
  • Diecuts:  stitched squares-SU, circle-Sizzix, heart-Spellbinder’s 
  • Sentiment: January Paper Pumpkin-SU
  • Embelishments:  twine-Michaels, enamel hearts-SU, Wink of Stella

This is my card with plenty of pink.

  • Paper:  dotted-Papertrey Ink, small circle patterned-Reverse Confetti’s True Love
  • Diecuts:  scalloped heart-Nestibilities, square scalloped stitched frames-Lil’ Inkers (I think)
  • Sentiment:  Delightful Dozen-SU

Our goal this week was to use our scraps, and I think we did a pretty good job.  Here is the sketch we used so let us know how we did.  Please check out more at the Mojo Monday site.

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Reverse Confetti’s January Challenge #44

Just a quick post today with two cards for a Sketch For You To Try ( SFYTT) from Reverse Confetti’s challenge this month.  This is the sketch we used:

Karen’s card contains all Reverse Confetti products as the challenge asks.  All of the papers are from their just released paper stack True Love.   The sweet tiny envelope is also theirs made from a section of their  Goodie Box  Confetti diecut.  She is so clever!

My card’s papers are also from the True Love pack. My diecut is their Tall Stripe Panel  bumped up with foam which adds a nice 3D element to the card.  My sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Wonderful Words:  Love die and coordinating stamp set.

That is it.  Short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by.

Karen & Sharon

The Snipin’ Sisters

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Multi Challenge Cards

This week we decided to create cards for three different challenges.   The Global Design Project, Mojo Monday #481, and The Verve Blog.  Here are the challenge criteria:

We have some very sweet Valentines for you so let’s get started.  First this week is Karen’s creation in blues and pinks.  Her stitched rectangles and stitched hearts add nice dimension, while her Heart Layers from Spellbinders background provides a sweet foundation to her card.  The envelope flap is Hearts & Arrows from Li’l Inkers.  

Next is my card in shades of pinks.  My papers are from Reverse Confetti’s Combo Cardstock # 4.   It’s their January release collection and very fun.  The polka dot background is from Papertrey Ink’s Polka Dot Parade and is peeking from behind a Spellbinder’s scalloped heart.  With a bit of embossed striped paper for the rectangle, a bit of 1/8″ gingham ribbon, and a few pearls as embelishment and my card is complete.  

Finally, we have Robyn’s card with its colorful collection of Pocket Blossoms Papers from DCWV at Michaels.  A few punches from a heart stamp cut in half and a bit of 1/8″ polka dot ribbon and there you have her sweet card.  

So, have you been wondering about our sentiments?  Aren’t they cute?   They are from a fun collection on Julee Tilman’s blog The Verve Blog.  She is offering free downloads of love messages with an opportunity to win a $40 gift voucher.  Please check out this site and join in the fun.  We will be there and would love for you to join us!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Karen, Sharon, & Robyn.  

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Two Challenges:  Mojo Monday #479 & Global Design Project #069

Is anyone tired of winter yet?  After a weekend of treacherous snow and ice here in the Pacific Northwest and even worse weather in many other parts of the country, we deserve a break wouldn’t you agree?  Well that is a bit of what we did today as we snuggled into our work spaces and got creative.   We all used the sketch from the Mojo Monday site and Robyn included the Global Design Project challenge into her card.  Here is the Mojo sketch we used:

I’m using that sweet snowman stamp from a few weeks ago that I just love.  He is so simple and irresistible that I just had to use him again.  He is from Whipper Snapper Designs and if you are into whimsical designs, you might like to checkout their site. Their stamps will make you smile.  My coloring was done mostly with pastel pencils and just a bit of watercoloring around the snowman’s face.  Coupled with a snowflake die I got just before Christmas and some fun dotted & checked papers here is my card:


Stamp:  Twigs-Whipper Snapper Designs

Die:  Layered Snowflake- Reverse Confetti

Paper:  Petite Prints-Doodlebug Designs (dots)

                Apples & Cheeriesy-Magnolia Ink

Robyn created her card with both the Mojo Monday and Global Design Project in mind. Here is the GDP sketch she used:

She was drawn back to her hedgehogs for her card today as they seem to be very lucky for her.  (More about that later.)  She added bright green for her ‘choice’ color in the GDP challenge and it makes a fun accent to the Silver & Delightful Dijon.



Stamp:  Hedgehog-Great Impressions

Paper: 2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack-Stampin’ Up

Sentiment: Paper Pumpkin-SU

Embelishments:  Color Enamel Shapes-SU

Stitched Shapes:   size and manufacturer not provided
Karen’s card is the second of her Valentine series.  Her mix of color and pattern work well together in this design.


Paper:  We Go Together-Pebbles (XOXO)


Devotion-Be.Loved (hearts)

Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Washi Tape:  Devotion-Be.Loved (chevrons on envelope)

Now for a bit of good news:  Our gal Robyn was chosen as a Top Six Pick for a recent Can You Case It? challenge.   You can check out her cute card here.   She gets our ‘You Go Girl’ gold star. ⭐️  Well deserved congratulations Robyn!  Her fun hedgehog was so sweet in that card.  We will see if we have a repeat with this week’s hedgehog.
Thanks for stopping in for a quick peek and don’t forget to check the other great designs at each site.

Comments are always appreciated so please leave one if you would.

The Snipin’ Sisters

Sharon, Robyn, and Karen

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Hearts Galore for Mojo Monday #478

Welcome back to a Mojo Monday set of cards to share.  It’s been a busy few weeks with the holidays, and it feels great to get back to some cardmaking. Here is this week’s sketch:

Karen’s card begins the parade this week with a wonderful collection of hearts.   Using sweet papers, some fun embossing folders, and a great collection of stitched hearts she created a very cheerful card for Valentines Day.

DSP  Pink Ditsy FloralRecollections

Building RomancePebbles

Embossing Folders   HeartsPaper Studio

Die Cuts  Stitched Hearts

Washi Tape  Recollections 

I’ll be sending my card to a dear friend for her special birthday.  I love the classic look of yellow and black. It makes me think of French country decor.  She loves France, so I hope she likes it.


DSP  Chicken Scratch Gingham Papertrey Ink

Black & WhitePapertrey Ink

Embossing Folder   Happy BirthdaySizzix
                                          Framed OvalStampin’ Up

Sentiment    Paper Pumpkin-Stampin’ Up

Ribbon    Black GinghamMay Arts

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek at our creations this week, and be sure to stop over to check out more great ideas on the Mojo site.

The Snipin’Sisters

Karen & Sharon