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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



Sunday, January 22, 2017

BUTTERFLY GARDEN


 Has it been two weeks already?  I guess so because we have started a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our new challenge is "Spots and/or Stripes".  We are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.


I received this lovely image called "Butterfly Garden".  Butterflies are my favorite!  I love to add them whenever I can so with this image I get a lot of them.  The image comes with a few more butterflies around her but doing a fussy cut I couldn't get them in.

Please pop over to CWWC and check out all the other wonderful creations done by the design team.  Hope to see you in the challenge!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Butterfly Garden from Sasayaki Glitter
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique & Stickles
Papers - Embellish by Dena, Core 'dinations, Darice & generic
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers - Prima Flowers
Leaves - Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment stamp - Stampin' Up
Punch - EK Success
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Butterflies chipboard and embossing powder - Sweet Stamps 
Ink - Stampin' Up
Adhesives - Scrapbook Adhesives, Zots, Zigs


Challenges Entered

Inky Chicks #77 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #266 - Fabulous flowers
Word Art Wednesday #266-267 - Always anything goes
Crafty Catz #354 - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Spring fever
Country View January - Anything goes
DL Art January - Always anything goes
Happy Little Stampers January - AG with dies
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Paper Girls #120 - Patterned paper


Sunday, January 15, 2017

SANTA GOES ON VACATION


We are halfway through our now monthly challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The challenge is your favorite "Anything Goes".  Here are the sponsors

Prize: 15% off coupon to store


DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs.  The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.

Prize: 7 images of choice

Prize: 2 images of choice

My card today was made especially for my sister's Christmas card.  The image I chose is Harley Claus and comes from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  When I saw this image I new it would be perfect.  She absolutely loves Santa Claus, motorcycles and penguins so I got out some penguin paper to go with it.  

Well she absolutely loved it!  I'm so happy about that.  It's not often I can find something she really loves.

Well that's it for today.  Please pop over to the LTSCB and join in the challenge.  You still have a couple weeks left to play.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

There is a giveaway at Savvy Handmade Cards going on now.  


Card Recipe

Image - Harley Claus from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Darice, The Stamps of Life, generic
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon - Offray
Die - Gina Marie
Embossing folder - Darice
Sentiment - Made on Word


Challenges Entered

DL Art January - Always anything goes
Happy Little Stampers January - Anything goes w/dies
Inky Chicks #77 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Always anything goes
ABC Christmas - A & B are for ? (anything goes & Becky)
Crop Stop January #24 - Always anything goes
Southern Girls #151 - Stitches
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes


Friday, January 13, 2017

THANK YOU


Hi All!  I'm back again with another reminder for you about the Great Impressions January Challenge.    Today I have a thank you card.  I am using Wildflower Silhouette (H184) and paired it with Being You (D509) sentiment.  I have stamped the image a few time across a background I made using Color Burst.  

After I was finished, I thought it needed a bit more so I sprayed it with a shimmer mist.  You can't quite see the shimmer in the picture but it does add such a wonderful shine.

Come and join us this month in the GI challenge.  We would love to have you come and play!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.


Card Recipe

Stamps - Wildflower Silhouette (H184) & Being You (D509)
both from Great Impressions
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Core 'dinations, Canson & generic
Background - Ken Oliver's Color Burst Ultramarine Blue &
Melissa Francis Golden Nugget
Sequins - a gift from my wonderful sister Rebecca


Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #146 - Something new (stamps)
Inky Chicks #77 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #266 - Flowers
Mod Squad - Bling
Crop Stop January #24 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday January - Make something new with new product (stamps)
Stempelsonne #181 - Always anything goes
Dare 2 B Artzy January - Something new (stamps)
DL Art January linky - Always anything goes
Penny Black and More January - Anything goes


Sunday, January 8, 2017

FAIRY MAGIC


Welcome back to another challenge at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge this fortnight is "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor this time around is Moon Flower Digi Stamps.


This is the first time I have used an image from Moon Flower.  They are a new sponsor and I have to say these images are so beautiful!  The image I have used is "In The Meadow".  There are a lot of intricate details in the image that I am not sure I was able to showcase properly.  I hope the picture shows her properly to you.

This is also the first time I have used Liquid Pearls.  I bought them recently but haven't used them yet.  I'm glad I found an image for them.  The DP is from Ken Oliver.  I got these back in May but more enjoyed looking at them for a time then using them.  Hoarding them? maybe.  But I'm willing to share them now.

I do wish you will stop over at CWWC and join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to leave the DT some love.  We all love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe

Image - In The Meadow from Moon Flower Digi Stamps
Coloring Mediums - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique, Ranger Liquid Pearls Gold & Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Papers - Core 'dinations, Ken Oliver & generic
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Sentiment - Stampendous


Challenges Entered

Pixie's Playhouse - Use snippets (ribbon & sentiment paper)
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Double D - Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday
Mod Squad - Anything but Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #23 - Anything goes
Dies R Us #64 - Anything goes
Card Mania #88 - Layer it
DL Art January - Always anything goes
Digi Designs - Celebrations



Friday, January 6, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH


I get to make my first post on the Great Impressions Challenge Blog today!   I am working with some very talented ladies!  While my card does not fit the challenge for this month I am here to remind you about our challenge.  I do hope you will pop over and check it out.

This card was made for a very special niece of mine.  With her fave colors being pink and black, I had to make the card that way for her.  She is also a master cupcake maker.  When I saw the Elegant Cupcake (D413) and Someone Like You (H257) stamps I had to use them for her.  I hope she likes it.

Please pop over to the GI challenge and join us this month.  The prize is so adorable!


Thanks so much for visiting me and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Cupcakes - Elegant Cupcake (D413) from Great Impressions
Sentiment - Someone Like You (H257) also Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Darice & generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Embossing powder - Ranger Super Fine Black
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband



Challenges Entered

Craft Barn - Use something starting with P (pink)
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping #118 - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Start afresh (both stamps)
Crafty Sentiments - Something new (both stamps)
Simon Says Wednesday - Something new (both stamps)
Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday January - Make something new with a new product
Digi Designs - Celebrations
DL Art January - Always anything goes
Penny Black and More January - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #122 - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #459 - Something new (both stamps)
Double D - Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday


Sunday, January 1, 2017

SNOWFLAKE DOVE


Welcome to my first DT post for Great Impressions!  I'm so excited to be part of the team.  I've been joining the challenge here for quite some time and love this company.

The January challenge is a color challenge


Our prize this month is 


Isn't this so cute!  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Today I am getting a start on my Christmas cards for next year.  I am using Snowflake Dove (H227) for my first card.   I love how these stamps are so easy to use.  

Please pop over to Great Impressions and check out the other DT creations and get inspired to join the challenge.



Card Recipe

Image - Snowflake Dove SKU #H227 from Great Impressions
Ink - Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue
Papers - Core 'dinations, Darice, Create With TLC & generic
Pearls - Queen & Co
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbon
Sentiment - Made on Word


Challenges Entered

Use Your Stuff - Merry Christmas
Crafty Creations - Any holiday 
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #262-263 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop December #23 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday Simon Says - Make something new with a new product (Stamp is new)
C.R.A.F.T #396 - Anything goes
Allsorts #396 - Something new (Stamp is new)
Fashionable Stamping #118 - Anything goes
Stemplesonne #181 - Anything goes
DL Art January - Anything goes
Penny Black and More January - Anything goes


Monday, December 19, 2016

FLUTTERBY GIFT BOX

Hi All!  Hope you are having an amazing December and all ready for Christmas.  I still have so much I haven't done yet.  It's coming so fast.

We have another challenge starting today at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  We have another "Anything Goes" for you today.  We have three fabulous sponsors for you.

Prize: $7 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: 3 images to winner

This lovely image is called "Flutterby" from Sheep Ski Designs.  I so love butterflies!  I am so happy with how it turned out.  I wanted to try this technique and finally found the image to do it.  

This box I saw on a blog recently and just had to make one.  The inspiration came from Carol at Crafty-Stamper.  She made three beautiful Christmas boxes.  I asked her for where she found the template and she said it came from Dawn Griffith and sent me a link.  I included it below. 

Please pop on over to the LTSCB and check out all the wonderful projects the DT have created for your inspiration.  I hope you join us in the challenge!


Card Recipe

Image - Flutterby from Sheep Ski
Coloring Mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations & Authentique 
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Box design - Dawn Griffith video


Challenges Entered

Crafty Gals Corner #101 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #260-261 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop December #23 - Always anything goes
Southern Girls #149 - Anything goes
Card Mania #87 - Anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ December - Hand made bow
DL Art December - Always anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Stamping Sensations December - Floral fantasies



Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS


We have a wonderful new challenge starting today at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge will be "Christmas"!  Easy peasy right!   With all the Christmas cards being made this time of year this challenge should be no trouble at all.

We are being sponsored by

Sasayaki Glitter


I was given this adorable image aptly named "Snowman and Bird".   So very adorable!  I used a lot of Stickles on him mainly because the prettiest snow I ever see is sparkling.  

I hope you can join us in the challenge and please stop by the CWWC site and check out all the DT creations to inspire you.


Card Recipe

Image - Snowman and Bird from Sasayaki Glitter
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Stickles
Paper - Core 'dinations, Darice, generic
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Embossing folder - We R Memory Keepers
Ribbon - Darice
Holly - JoAnn Craft Essentials
Gingerbread tree - K & Company
Sentiments - Pebbles Magnetic Clips & October Afternoon


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Make My Monday #36 - Show me a snowman
The Paper Girls #117 - Snowmen
Crafty Gals #100 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #260-261 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday Simon Says - Use your dies
Dies R Us #62 - Christmas
Card Mania December #87 - Anything goes
DL Art December - Always anything goes
Noor! Design December #25 - Sparkle
Paper Creator's Crafts December #54 - Christmas
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Winter fun 4 kids
Simon Says - Christmas card
Pixie's Playground - Anything with snippets



Monday, December 5, 2016

WINTER SCENE


Happy Monday!  To brighten your day we have a new challenge starting today at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!  The challenge is "Winter Wonderland".  We have some fabulous sponsors for you this week.

My card image is called "Holy Night" and it's from
Prize: $10 gift certificate 


This image came with the paper I used.  It was such a lovely scene I had to put it on the card.  I added Stickles to all the snow.  Because the paper is only attached on the edges and not in the center, the Stickles raised the trees up a bit to give them lots of dimension.  

Don't forget to stop by the LTSCB and check out the other DT creations and prizes.  Hope to see you in the challenge!

Card Recipe

Image - Holy Night from Paper Shelter
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Liquid Applique was used on the hat
Papers - Bazzill, Core 'dinations, generic


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #137 - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter
Mod Squad - Holiday Dimension
The Paper Shelter #275 - Christmas card
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #258-259 - Always anything goes
Time Out #71 - Christmas w/optional glitter
Winter Wonderland - Frame it or night scene
DL Art December - Always anything goes
Noor! Design December - Sparkle
Paper Creator's - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Let it snow