Monday, May 29, 2017

Another Strawberry

Hello again.  Here is another strawberry card for you.  I think it is one of my favorites.  Just a perfect I am thinking of you card.

It is a Lori Whitlock image that I converted into a card.  She has a carton of strawberries that I have seen made in to a pull card.  I want to work on it later this week.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes #314
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #128
   Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes #125
   Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Goes

Off to see what else I can get into.  Chat with you later.

Strawberry Time

Hello.  How is everyone doing today.  Happy Memorial Day to all of the USA citizens.  And thank you to every one who has serve our great Country. 

Strawberries are once again in season.  I just love fresh strawberries.  I decided to make a couple strawberry cards.   I have three different ones to work on so you will see strawberries again.  I made two versions of this one.  A Happy Birthday one and a Thinking of You one.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Penny's - Anything Goes
   Creative Knockouts - Embossing

Chat with you later.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Thursday

Hello.  I have to keep saying it is Thursday, because it really feels like a Friday.  Don't ask me why.  But I really want it to be Friday.  However, I do have to work tomorrow.  Sarah, remember that.  No, sleeping late tomorrow.

I am in a flower mood.  I warned you that there would be more flowers.  I found this new company (to me at least) that has some great digital flowers.  Power Poppy.  I picked out several I want.  I limited myself to two.  But once I have used them, I will be going back for more.  I found a sunflower vase that I will definitely be picking up.  They also have clear stamps, but I just love the digitals because I can sizing to what ever size will work at the time. 

It is hard to notice from the picture but the  small flower, I popped with some foam tape.

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   Crafty Gals - Add Flowers
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes #329
   Crafty Calendar - Flowers
   Wednesday's Inspiration - Anything Goes #275
   Your Next Stamp - Sketch #64

Chat with you later.  Have a great afternoon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Masculine Card

Hello again.  Another quick one and then I am off to make dinner. 

I needed a couple of masculine birthday cards.  This is the first one that came to mind.  I just love how it came together.  All three colored strips are embossed with different folders.







I am using it in the following challenges:
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Embossing
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Well, off to work on dinner.  Hopefully, I will see you after dinner.

Spring Time & Flowers

Hello.  I thought I would get a card in early this afternoon and maybe that will mean I have time to make a bout card later tonight.

With all of the Spring / Summer weather (it was 85 today), I have been in the mood to make flower cards.  I have several images, I want to color so I am sure you will be seeing a bunch over the next few days.

This rose stamp is one of my favorites.  I pull it out on a regularly basis.  I haven't glittered it lately so I may have to try that soon. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Just Add Ink - Flowers
   Simon Says Wednesday - Get Dotty
   Give A Crafter A Cookie - April Showers & May Flowers
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes w/2 Patterns

Chat with you later.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Babies

Hello.  How is everyone doing today?  I was just so tired today, so I just have a quick card for you tonight.
  






It seems all of son's friends have been out of school and on their own long enough that they are all ready to start families.  So I have been making baby cards.  I made this one in pink and blue.

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   City Crafters - Arrivals
   Digital Delights - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Well off to see what I can come up with next.

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shaker Card

Hello.  Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers out there.  I hope you have had a fantastic day.

I finally took some time to play on the computer.  I have made a couple of cards recently but I haven't taken the time to post.  Sorry about that.  I will try once again to do better.

I love making shaker cards.  I have seen several lately and it has got me thinking about all the ways I can make them.  Plus Queen & Co has several dies that I want to make shaker cards with.  So you will probably be seeing more over the summer months.

I used my standard heart dies on this one. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Catch The Bug - Shaker Card
   CAS-ual Friday - Birthday + 6 things (sequins)
   Simon Says Monday - Frame It (the shaker is framed)
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #127
   CAS on Sunday - Shaker Card

Off to work on something before dinner.  Chat with you later hopefully.

  

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cut It Up Challenges


Hello.  It is time for another challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.  As always, I had so fun to doing this challenge. The theme is Music and is sponsored by CAS-ual Friday



I used a musically note die from CAS-ual Friday.  The music paper is a digital paper that I picked up on Esty.  The card is simple and quick to put together, but it will be a great card for dropping a note to a friend.

I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cut It Up Challenges

Hello.  I am so late posting this.  I am so sorry.   I don't know where the time went. 

We started another challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.  It was so fun to do. Case It.  The winner this week will be receiving gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.


I went looking over on Gerda's site and found these great lantern and I just had to make an Easter one.  I found this over on the Silhouette Online site.  It was so fun to put together.  I added the ribbon instead another layer of paper.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Have a great week and sorry this was late.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Thinking of You Daisies

Hello again.  My sister called and we took an hour and make a couple of cards.  We haven't had a lot of time lately so it was fun to just relax and make cards.

We decided on this Thinking of You Daisy card from the Silhouette Online store.  The flowers were a little odd when we started putting them together, but I think the cards came out pretty good. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Aud Sentiment - Any Sentiment except Birthday
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes #338
   PINspirational - Flowers

Off to work on the laundry and vacuum the house.  Hopefully, I will chat with you later.

Christmas

Good morning.  Just a quick post before I head out to run some errands.  I hope everyone has a great day.

I have had these treat holders on my to finish list for a while.  All they needed was the finishing circle on the front.  But since Christmas is months away, I wasn't in a hurry.  However, Fab N Funky has a Christmas challenge and I thought it would be a good time to finish them. 

The snowflake is one of  my favorites so it was just cut and glue.  I didn't have a clue what I wanted to put on the poinsettia treat holder.  Then I saw the poinsettia texture folder from yesterday and knew it would be a great way to finish them off.

I am using them in the following challenges:
   Fab N Funky - Christmas
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes #322
   Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #244

Well that is it for now.  Hopefully, I will be back later today.  Have a good one.

Happy Birthday

Hello.  I made this card yesterday, but it was movie night and even though, I finished the card before we sat down to watch a movie, I didn't get it posted.  Oh well.  That means, there will hopefully be two cards posted today.

I made this card several days ago, but I couldn't decide what flower I wanted to put on it.  I started with a standard daisy one and just didn't like it.  I finally decided on this one.   I hope it doesn't flatten out in the envelope because it really needs the petals sticking out some.

I used the poinsetta texture folder from Sizzix.  It is one of my favorites.  There is just so much you can do with it.  I added a ribbon, the flower with a gemstone and then the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   City Crafters - In Bloom
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes #116
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Cute Card Thursday - Warm Colors
   Cupcake Inspiration - Flowers

Off to bed I go.  Talk to you later today.  Have a great night.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Easter

Hello.  How is everyone doing?  It has been crazy around here and I have been sick off and on for several weeks.  I am blaming it on the weather.  Cold one day and warm the next.  Hopefully, I am over all of it. 

We are on Spring break this next week from school, so I am hoping to get a few things done around the house and also in my craft room.  My challenge is non-existent.  I am going to work on updating it this evening or tomorrow morning.  I would like to get a few challenges done.  It is just so motivating.

In the meantime, I have a quick Easter card for you.  This came from the Silhouette store.  Just a quick cut, a stamp and some embellishments and it was done.

Hopefully, I will be back later with something else.  Have a great night if not.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Newton's Nook

Hello.  I can't believe it has been almost a month since I have posted.  I have been making cards but I keep forgetting to post the cards, so I am taking the time tonight.  

I just love Newton's Nook.  I have been playing around with the cats, trying to get better at coloring them.  I think this one came out pretty good.  I won't tell you how many I colored before I got one that I liked.

I cut an extra cat head and put a  glue dot under it to make the head pop a little bit.  I also added a thinking of you sentiment at the bottom of the card.




I am using it in the following challenges:
   613 Ave Create - Anything Goes #194
   Aud Sentiment - Animals
   Cupcake Inspiration - Cats
   Paper Play Sketches - Sketch #37
   Newton's Nook - Colors

Chat with you later.

  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lori Whitlock Stacked Heart

Hello.  I am so sorry that I haven't been posting alot.  I have been on a reading hit and not making a lot of cards.  And the ones I have made I forget to post before I stick them in the mail.  I will try to do better.

My sister and I have fallen in love with Lori Whitlock's stacked cards.  She has so many to choose from.  Since Valentine's is right around the corner, we decided to use one of the heart ones.  I just lvoe the flower on this one.  I am sure you will see it again. I added glitter to the love.  I want to do a red one next so hopefully I will get it done before Tuesday.

I am using it for the following challenges:
   Curtain Call - XOXO
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Cupcake Inspiration - Hearts, Glitter or Colors
   Di's Digitals - All About Love
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Chat with all of you later.  Have a great evening.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fun In The Snow

Hello.  Just a quick one.  This may be one only way I will see snow this winter is on my cards.


The stamp is by Mulberry Woods.  This snowman is so cute and brings back a lot of memories of growing up.  I am from the South and we didn't get a lot of snow but when we did.  It was so much fun sledding down the road by my Grandmother's house.

I put stickles on all of the little falling snowflakes and added a snowflake on the corner.  A friend borrowed my snowflake punches so I pulled out one of my dies.  And then I added a gem.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
   Crafty Sentiments - Dies
   Die Cuttin Divas - Snowman and/or Snowflakes
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #387
   Fab N Funky - Ribbon and/or Pearls
   PINspirational Challenges- All Bundled Up

Chat with you again soon.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Let It Snow

Hello again.  Make sure you check out the post below this one to find out about the Cut It Up Challenge.

I have a quick embossed card for you.  I like using my embossing folders and these are some of my favorite snow/winter related ones. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Cupcake Inspiration - Pearls
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Crafty Gales - Anything Goes
   Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
   Di's Digitals - Snowy Winter

Chat with all of you later.  Have a great evening and weekend.

Cut It Up Challenges

Hello and Happy Friday.  I hope everyone is ready for a nice and relaxing weekend.  I still didn't take as much time as I would have like this week to just relax in my craft room but what else is new.

I have a new challenge for you over at Cut It Up Challenges.  This will be fun.  The theme is HOT DRINK.  It must include a hot beverage; coffee or tea and it has to have a die cut some where on the card.

The challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs.  I just adore their stamps so this was so much fun to play with.    The winner will get a $20 store credit.


I used the set called Newton Loves Coffee.  Newton is my favorite cat (next to my living cat of course lol).  I am getting better at coloring him.  The sentiment is also in the set.  I will be using this set over and over.  Just so cute and some great sentiments included.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  See you over at Cut It Up.

Have a great Friday.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Penny Black

Hello.  How is everyone?  Ready for another week? 

I have had this set for a while and I always forget about it.  I decided to use the dump truck stamp.  It is a little bigger than I would normally use, but I do like it.  I just feel like it takes up the whole card.  And because of that, I added my sentiment in vellum. 



I am using it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #386
   Crafty Gals - Use a Heart
   Little Tangles - Anything Goes

Chat with you later.  Have a great evening.

Fluffy Winter Snowman

Hello.  Where did last week go?  It was just so busy.  Hopefully, I will be around more this week.

I saw these new cut files from Lori Whitlock and I just fell in love with them.  You will be seeing more of them.  After I put the card together, I just had to add something to the top of it.  my sister thought the Fluffy Snowman from Penny Black would work and she was right.  I just love him on there.  As before, I paper pieced the scarf and hat.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Die Cuttin' Divas - Blue & Silver
   Simon Says Monday - Chill Out
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue
   Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Chat with you later...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dinosaur

Hello and how are all of you today? 

The challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas is Dinosaurs.  My son is all grown up and I don't have a lot of need for dinosaur cards, but my niece has a 2 year old.  I thought he might like this card.  I started with the Happy Birthday dinosaur card from the Silhouette Online store and changed it to fit my needs.  I am sure Liam will love getting the card in the mail.


I am using it in the following challenges:
   Die Cuttin' Divas - Dinosaurs
   Crafting When You Can - Anything Goes
   Aud Senitment - Anything Goes

Chat with you later.

Valentines, Here we come

Hello.  How are you on this sunny Sunday?  I am so glad to see some sunshine.  It has been so rainy lately.  I have said it before but I will say it again, I would rather have snow than rain in the middle of the winter.  Rain is ok during the summer when it is warm/hot, but cold rain is just.....

I have a quick card for you before I get ready for work.  I really needed a lots of layer challenge for this card because it is loaded with layers.  Oh, well.

The image is from Bugaboo.  The image comes with the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment or without it if you want to use it for something else.  I added lots of red for Valentine's. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #385
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes #311
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes #233
   Paper Shelter - Ribbon and/or Lace (one of the banners is a ribbon)

Off to straighten the bedroom while I am getting ready for work.  Chat with you later tonight.

  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Cut It Up Challenges


Hello.  It is time for another Cut It Up challenge.  I have missed some of them but it is good to be back into the swing of things.  This was fun challenge and I hope everyone has fun with it.

The theme is It's Snow Fun! You must add a snowflake on your card some where.  The challenge starts today and ends January 25th.  The sponsor will be Scrappy Dew.  She will be giving a $10 gift certificate to the Scrappy Dew store.  Lots of great things to choose from.

I decided to purchase one of Scrappy Dew's set to make my card.  I picked up the snowmen set.  Four adorable snowmen.  I only used two so you will see the other day later....

I made a tri-shutter card.  I added lots of snowflakes from the Silhouette Online Store along with a winter scene in the middle of the card.  It took me a while to cut every thing but it was a lot of fun to put together.

Have a great day and upcoming weekend.  Chat with all of you later.





Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Bear

Hello.  It is wet and cold here.  I am so ready for the rain to leave.  I would rather have snow.

I have a quick card for you tonight.  My sister and I made this one together.  She wasn't sure about it but it came out cute.  It is from the Silhouette Online store.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Digital Delights - Anything Goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
   Tuesday Throwdown - Snowflakes
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #119
   CAS on Sunday - Black, White & One Other Color

Chat with you later.