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Monday, March 20, 2017

A BIRTHDAY WISH FROM OLAF


Today I am excited to tell you I am a Guest Designer for The Paper Girls Challenge.  The challenge is "Kid Birthday".  

This was perfect for me because I have a sweet little girl that has asked me to make her a birthday card.  Jacintasia is my friend's child.  She has recently turned eight.  She asked me to make her a pop up card with Olaf on it.  Last year she wanted Elsa.  She is still loving Frozen.

She loves glitter so I have outlined all the embossing with Stickles.  The image is fussy cut and then popped up with foam squares.  I found this cute tag and used it for her pop up part.  It was perfect to stamp Happy Birthday on.


I hope she enjoys her card!  Please stop by The Paper Girls and check out all the other wonderful creations from the DT.  

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Olaf the Huggable Snowman from Simply Betty
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, Darice, Create with TLC, generic 
Embossing Folder - Darice
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment stamps - Stampin' Up, Stampendous
Ink - Memento
Snowflakes - Jolee's Boutique
Pearls - Stash
Frozen photo I found on the Internet


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Incy Wincy - Happy birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #469 - Celebrations
Southern Girls - Popping good times
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Nord Salten March #155 - For a child
Penny's Paper-Crafty #320 - Anything goes
Crafting by Design March - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Layer it up


Sunday, March 19, 2017

EARTH FAIRY


Another two weeks have passed and we have another challenge for you at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge is "Circles".  We are being sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.

Fabrika Fantasy

The image I am using is called "Earth Fairy".  This comes colored or not.  First I colored her with my Copic markers and then die cut the image.  Unfortunately, I forgot the challenge was circles and I used a rectangle.  So I printed out the colored one and changed the colors on some of it then added Stickles and Glastique.  Normally I don't use the colored images but I was lacking in time.

For my circles I used a scalloped die and circle flowers.  I wanted to go mostly green (it's my fave color) because she is called Earth Fairy.  The earth is mostly green (except for the water) so I thought she should be green.

I hope you will check out all the other DT projects at CWWC and then join us in the challenge.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Earth Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, generic
Die - Spellbinders
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - Prima Flowers
Leaves - Pat Catan's
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Embossing Folder - Bouquet


Challenges Entered

Inky Chicks #80 - Flowers
Double D - Things that fly
The Paper Shelter #285 - Away with fairies
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop March #26 - Use a product they sell
Work it Wednesday February - Green
DL Art Thursday #200 - Flowers
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Colour Crazy #11 - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers March - Anything goes w/dies
Sparkles March #90 - Let's go green
Pixie's Playground #273-274 - Snippets (the black backgrounds)
Simon Says Wednesday - Green
Ribbon Girl - Use any image



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A BUNNY EASTER


Hi All!  I'm here to share another card with you as a mid-month reminder for our challenge at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The challenge is "Anything Goes"!  These are our sponsors:


Prize: 4 images of choice

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: 3 images of choice

I have used an image from Limited Runs that I've had for a while but haven't used yet.  I thought an Easter card for a child would be cute with these.  I had just gotten the egg embossing folder and I wanted to use it with this.

I have colored this with my Copics and added some Stickles and Glastique to it.  I've added some flowers cut with an ODBD floral die, some pearls and ribbons.  The DP is a digi I've had but not used either.  Glad I was able to use some things that have been sitting in my storage files.  

Please stop by the LTSCB and check out the other inspiration by the DT.  Hope to see you in the challenge this month.



Card Recipe

Image - Bunnies from Limited Runs
Sentiment - Wishing You a Happy Easter from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Harper Finch Digital, Bazzill, Darice, Scraps
Dies - Darice, Spellbinders, Our Daily Bread Designs
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Bunny Tails - Liquid Applique


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #143 - Pastel colours
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Handmade flowers
Use Your Stuff - Dry embossing
Work it Wednesday February - Green
Cut it Up #117 - Think green
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Spring colors
DL Art March - Always Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers March - AG w/dies
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes



Saturday, March 11, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEXI


Every afternoon I am a nanny for two adorable kids.  They are 9-year old twins.  One girl and one boy.  I did the boys card last month and now I'm back with the girls card.

Lexi just loves cats!  Her preference is the cheetah.  I didn't have a cheetah stamp but since she is also a hip hop dancer I decided to go with a dancing cat.  For this one I stamped this twice and did a mask so that I could do a bit of distressing around the cat.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Dancing Cat (E858), Happy Birthday Tu Tu (C479), I Wish You (G154) from Great Impressions, Flower stamp Botanical Rose from Heartfelt Creations
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, Darice, generic
Ribbon - Darice
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Dies - Darice, Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations
Gems - Darice
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz


Challenges Entered

Scrappy Land #61 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - For a special lady/girl
Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #26 - Anything goes
DL Art Thursday #200 - Flowers
Crafty Calendar March - Mum's Day/Special Female
Dies R Us #68 - Something new (GI stamps)
DL Art March - Anything goes
Penny Black and More March - Anything goes
Allsorts - Ladies and girls



Friday, March 10, 2017

HAPPY SPRING


Happy Friday!  The work week is over and I have another Great Impressions card to share with you.  This image is called Rose Trio (G454).  I have it paired with Happy Everything (B246).  I wanted to have the card embrace Spring so I have it embossed with roses and added butterflies.  The roses have been stamped twice so that I could pop them up for some extra dimension.  

I hope you will pop over to the Great Impressions March Challenge and join us.  The challenge this month is Spring and/or Easter.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Stamp - Rose Trio (G454) & Happy Everything (B246) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Bazzil, Authentique, Darice, generic
Die - Gina Marie
Embossing folder - Darice
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet


Challenges Entered

Stamping Sensations March - Close to nature
Double D - Think Spring
Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday March - Green
DL Art Thursday #200 - Flowers
Cut it Up #117 - Think green
Penny Black March - Bright & cheerful colors
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Noor! Design March - Spring
Penny Black and More March - Anything goes



Sunday, March 5, 2017

CRAFT BARN CANDY

This is my third post today so if you're looking for the Great Impressions post or the Crafting When We Can post just scroll down.
I'm here to let you know about some candy going on at The Craft Barn.
Aren't these colors gorgeous!  You have until the 19th to enter but secretly I'm hoping to win myself.  Shh...don't tell anyone.

HAPPY EASTER


Good morning and Happy Sunday!  Today starts the monthly challenge at Great Impressions.  The challenge this month is Spring/Easter.  

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And this is the prize you could win

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Aren't those bunnies just adorable!  

For my card I picked Easter Lily (G452) paired with Wishing You a Happy Easter (B245) from the Great Impressions store.  I love flowers and lilies are my favorites!  They can come in so many different colors.  

I decided to go with pink.  I didn't have any flowers that would go with this so off to the local craft store.  These flowers actually come from the floral area.  They come in big bunches that you would put in a vase.  I cut some off the bunch and glued them on.  A much less expensive way to get them on your card when you don't have a variety to chose from in the paper craft area.

I really hope to see you in the Great Impressions March Challenge.  I do love to see all the creativity everyone has.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Coloring Mediums - Copic Markers, Glastique, Stickles
Paper - Core 'dinations, generic
Die - Cottage Cuts
Flowers - Pat Catan's
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap


Challenges Entered




I WUV YOU MOMMY


Good morning everyone!  I hope you have had a beautiful weekend!

Today I have a card for you created for the new Crafting When We Can challenge starting today.  Our challenge for you is to used some "Mixed Media".  We are being sponsored by Oddball Art.


So for me when I hear mixed media I immediately think of using ColorBurst from Ken Oliver.  So I pulled out my powders and got to work.  To Create this background I used four different colors (all listed below) and watercolor paper.  I used one color at a time and dried it before going on to the next to try and eliminate it being just one big blob.

After I was done with the colors I added a shimmer spray from Melissa Frances.  The shine is not showing real well above so here is another look.


This was taped down to the craft mat so as not to curl too much.  That's why the white edges.

After I had my background prepared I started to work on this adorable little boy called "Bedtime Hudson".  I didn't want him to cover too much of the background so I chose a very simple backing for him.  This is actually some yellow card stock.  I used some Distress Ink from Tim Holtz to get it to the color I wanted.

All that was left now was to give him a sentiment.  I searched through everything I had to try and figure out what he was saying and came up with nothing.  I even sent a photo to my sister and asked her.  Apparently I sent it too late in the evening because she said he is saying "Why is Roberta waking you up Becky?".  Hilarious isn't she!

I finally thought about my kids at that age and at bedtime.  The last thing always said to my children and back to me is "I love you".  Only at that age it comes out with a "W" sound so that's what I picked.

I hope you have enjoyed my journey into "Mixed Media" this week.  Please pop over to the CWWC challenge blog and check out all the other creations made to inspire you.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.


Card Recipe

Image - Bedtime Hudson from Oddball Art 
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations, Canson, generic
Senitment - done on Word
Die - Gina Marie Designs

Mixed Media
Colorburst by Ken Oliver (Burnt Orange, Merlot, Indigo, Ultramarine Blue)
Shimmer spray - Golden Nugget from Melissa Frances
Distress Ink - Wild Honey from Tim Holtz


Challenges Entered

Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop February #25 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #203 - Watercolor
Cute Card Thursday #467 - Anything goes
Time Out - Love and/or friendship
Alphabet Challenge - Z for zero embellishments
Digi Designs - Dies and/or punches
Crafty Calendar March - Mum's Day/Special female
Dies R Us #68 - Something new (image)
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Pixie's Playground - Use snippets (sentiment & die cut)
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes


Friday, March 3, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA

Good morning all!  March is coming in with a bang here in the Midwest.  February was such a lovely month and now the major storms have started.  In the meantime it is also the birthday of my friend Rita.  This is the card I have made for her.


Whenever I make a card for her I always put a lot of things she can feel.  Rita is blind so she can only see this with her hands.  I have used an embossing folder and added some Stickles to it.  I also used embossing powder on the sentiment and popped up the daffodils.  

For this card I used March Daffodil (G411) along with Happy Birthday (E367) from Great Impressions.  On the inside is the stamp I Wish You (G154).  Our March challenge will start on March 5.  I hope you will join in with us!

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day.



Card Recipe

Stamps - March Daffodil (G411), Happy Birthday (E367), I Wish You (G154) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Darice, Core 'dinatons, scrap bin, generic
Embossing folder - Couture Creations
Embossing Powder - Whispers
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet



Challenges Entered

Pixie's Playhouse #269-270 - Use snippets
Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Inky Chicks #79 - Birthday
Crafty Gals #112 - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations #269 - Petals and pearls
Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop February #25 - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #467 - Anything goes
Time Out - Love and/or friendship
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Cut it Up #116 - Birthday cards
Kitty Bee #89 - Flowers
STAMPlorations March - Stamps & Spring and/or sketch
Noor! Design March - Spring
WOW! March - Spring


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"TWEET" HEART BIRDS


Hi everyone!  We are halfway through our challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The challenge is "Who Loves You Baby".  Our sponsors this time are

Prize: 1 digital stamp set & paper pack


Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value


Prize: Stamp set and 6x6 paper pad of choice

I am showcasing my own stamp.  This is "Best Birds" from Stamin' Up.  I just won them from Andrea at Savvy Handmade Cards.  She is wonderful!  Stop by and give her some love.

After stamping these I colored them with Copics and added Glastique.  I cut the heart and embossed with hearts then distressed it.  I used some digi paper covered in birds.  I added some distressed roses, ribbon and pearls.

Please stop by the LTSCB and check out all the other DT projects.  I hope to see you in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Best Birds from Stampin' Up
Coloring Mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Darice, Papercraft Inspirations & generic
Ribbon - DL Art
Embossing folder - Darice
Pearls - Queen & Co
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Roses - stash


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #141 - Love
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations February - Animal magic
Marker POP #114 - Be my Valentine
Simon Says Monday - Use your favorite tool (Big Kick)
Allsorts - Hearts and/or flowers
DL Art February - Always anything goes
Deep Ocean #148 - Hearts
Simon Says Wednesday - Fantastic flowers
Word Art Wednesday #270-271 - Always anything goes
Stempelsonne  #184 - Always anything goes



Friday, February 10, 2017

SPRING SPECIAL THANKS


Good morning all!  I'm here with a reminder for you on our February challenge at Great Impressions.  This month is a sketch.   

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On my last card I accidentally cut my papers on the wrong angle and reversed the sketch so I thought I would do another.  Since my stamp includes the sentiment I have added a ribbon with flowers and a button.

Today I'm using Spring Special Thanks (G364).  I've colored it with Copics.  The sentiment is outlined with Stickles and the flowers have Glastique on them.  

I can't believe we are already in February.  One month down in this year now.  Where does the time go!  I hope your year is going wonderfully.  I have had my daughter home from college for a bit.  She's got a strange schedule and doesn't go back till spring.

I do hope you will stop by Great Impressions and check out the other DT inspirations and join in on the challenge!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day.



Card Recipe

Stamp - Spring Special Thanks from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Stickles, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations, Ken Oliver, Darice, generic
Ribbon - DL Art
Embossing folder - Darice
Pearls, button & flowers from stash


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping #119 - Winter or Spring
Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop February #25 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday Feb/Mar - Make something new with a new product (stamp)
DL Art Thankful Thursday #198 - Thank you card
DL Art February - Always anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Spring fever


Sunday, February 5, 2017

HEAVEN SENT


Today starts a new fabulous challenge at Great Impressions.  This is my second post for today so if you're looking for CWWC just scroll down.  Our challenge is a sketch from our leader Ruza.

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And just look at this cute little bird.  You can win it this month.

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Today I am using Carousel Horse (G339) paired with Heaven Sent (B221) and New Little Baby (C434) on the inside.  I saw this and just had to make a new baby card.  My niece is having a baby and so that is just on my mind right now.



I've colored this with my Copics and topped it off with some Glastique and Stickles.  The design papers I am using are so perfect for this.  I just won a candy from Andrea and she was so nice to put these papers in with the stamp I won.

As you can see I flipped the sketch.  I went to cut the papers and cut the wrong way so I made due since I only had a small sheet of these.  So if you want to it is OK to do this when you enter in the challenge.

Please pop over to Great Impression and check out the other DT creations.  I hope to see you in the challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Carousel Horse (G339), Heaven Sent (B221), New Little Baby (C434)
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, Stampin' Up, generic
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Embossing folder - Darice
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black


Challenges Entered

Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop January #24 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use something new (stamp & papers)
Little Miss Muffet #155 - Anything goes
Stempelsonne #183 - Anything goes
NBUS #10 - Anything goes (stamp & papers)
Creative Fingers #124 - Anything goes
Polka Doodles #5 - Anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations February - Animal magic


BE MY VALENTINE


We have a new challenge starting today at Crafting When We Can.  We have a new sponsor for you.  It is "Sweet Escapes".  


This is my first card using one of their images.  They have many wonderful ones.  The image I am using is called "Ella".  Isn't she just adorable!

I have added on the inside several hearts to write little notes on.  I thought that would be nice for whomever the card goes to.


Please pop over to CWWC and check out the wonderful projects the DT have created.  I would love to see you in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.



Card Recipe

Image - Ella from Sweet Escapes
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique and Stickles
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Die - Cottage Cutz
Punches - Marvy 
Embossing folder - Darice
Flowers - Stash (not sure from where)
Sentiment done on computer


Challenges Entered

Marker POP #113 - Colors
Modsquad - Hearts and flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - The color of love
Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #463 - Be my Valentine!
Digi Design - All about love
Crafty Calendar February - Love is in the air
Dies R Us #66 - Hearts
DL Art February - Always anything goes
Paradise of Stamps February #53 - Valentine's Day
Addicted to Stamps #141 - Love
Pixie's Playground #267-268 - Use snippets (hearts & die cut)
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Dare 2 B Artzy February - Love is in the air
Let's Craft and Create #122 - Love is in the air



Friday, February 3, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUGUST


Good morning!  I have another card for you today.  This I made for a little boy who is turning 10 in May.  He is one half of the twins I nanny.  The other half is a little girl.  I will have her card another day.

August loves sea turtles.  When I saw this stamp I just knew it was for him.  This is Sea Turtles (G335) from Great Impressions.  I have colored them with Copics and added Glastique.  I also popped up the larger turtle on the already popped up image.  I thought I would do a whole ocean thing so I added some water themed embossing folders and some leaves to be the plants on the ocean floor.  The sentiment I made.

We have a new challenge starting in a couple of days at Great Impressions.  I do hope you will join us.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day.



Card Recipe

Stamp - Sea Turtles (G335) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers and Glastique
Papers - Bazzil, Core 'dinations, generic & stash
Dies - Spellbinders & Darice
Charm - Blue Moon
Sentiment - done on my computer



Challenges Entered

Creative Inspirations #267 - Cute Critters
Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #24 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday Jan/Feb - Use something new
Nord Salten February #154 - Birthday
DL Art February - Always anything goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything goes 4 kids