Sunday, June 30, 2019

Still Hot

This fun image is from QKR.  This is Hot Pepper.  I kept this card theme fairly open.  It could work for a birthday card for a more mature woman, it could be an anniversary card, it could be a valentine card even...Or just because.  I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday, they are letting you pick any of their previous sketches right now, so I chose this one:
I used an edge punch along the bottom of the red strip and then used an embossing folder for the "with love"  I created my own sentiment.


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QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Little Red Wagon all occasion (not specific)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Any Occasion
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Cute Card ThursdayBirthdays
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH – choose any from the archive
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘spots and/or stripes’’
SheepSki Designs Challenges For Someone Special

Ladybug Birthday

I have made a twisted easel card before, but it has been a long time.  I got these new ladybug dies and wanted to play around with them...so, I did!  The only stamp on this card is on the inside, it is from Create With TLC.  Obviously I used lady bug dies, I also used some fun wooden ladybugs, an edge punch, a happy birthday die and added black gems.  I actually have a friend who is scared to death of lady bugs...I love them!




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Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Happy Birthday to you
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Cute Card ThursdayBirthdays
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Cover the birthday card
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Perfect Pairs (matching dies, stamps, etc…) - MATCHING WOOD LADY BUGS AND LADYBUG DIES
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘spots and/or stripes’’
Just Us Girls Challenge  fancy folds

Saturday, June 29, 2019

An Original before it was cool

This fun card was made using an image from QKR called High Top.  My card was inspired by some of my own shoes:


I followed a sketch from Sketch Saturdy.  This week you can choose ANY of the past sketches, so I chose this one:
I added some DP in the background, and just simply added a bow.  The sentiment was created by me to fit the image.


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Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Cute Card ThursdayBirthdays
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Favorite Color Combo
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH – choose any from the archive

Best Friends Forever

The challenge theme over at Catch The Bug is a photo challenge:


For my card I wanted to make the outdoors and the kids stand out.  I used two Bugaboo images Sketchy Girls and Cute Puppy. I added some gems, lace, roses, die cut leaves and a bow.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Nutty Couple

This is this week's Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo.  You can pick up the Friday Freebie ever week HERE.  This image is called Nuts About - Couple.  It also comes with two images (not used).  I used an embossing folder on the teal paper, used a border punch on white paper, drew some teal hearts, added a white bow and some teal and white flowers.  I used some Stickles on her veil.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer Love

I decided I needed to sit down and play with a fun image from The Paper Shelter...it's been a while.  For this card I used an image called Adorable Spring Piglet.  I added a ton of flowers and butterflies.  I made a stickpin to use on the card too.  I wanted to stick with pink and white.  There are only a few touches of other colors (like on the pearls, and of course the green leaves).  I cut all of the layers/shapes from cookie cutter dies and used a Stampin Up thinlette for the butterflies.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – boys/men and/or Rain/Sun (weather)
Little Red Wagon all occasion (not specific)
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Going Digital
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – 
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Any Occasion
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink 
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic

Monday, June 24, 2019

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Check out this adorable new release over at Bugaboo! This is called Scene it Ornament Brats.  For my card I used some fun metallic pens.  I chalked the background in red.  I added stips of green cardstock, some large gems and a silver metallic bow.

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ABC Christmas – L = Little & M = Masking (Little elves)
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)–  Anything Christmas Goes  
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas) Red & Green

Card Set

Today I received a stamp set from The Project Bin called The Gratest.  Here is what the set looks like:
theprojectbin.com, puns, love, like you, stamping, clear stamps, sentiment stamps, hand made cards, hand stamped cards, paper crafts, clear stamps, pizza, belated birthday, spatulas, birthday
Cute?  Ins't it?  :)

I decided to make one card for each image in the set.  So, here is what I did.  I kept them all, pretty much CAS...  I cut all of the images out using different dies.  I added gems on all of the cards and bows and/or hemp twine on on all of them (except the bee card).







Hope you like them!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  use Yellow & Black
Tuesday Throwdown – Keep it Simple
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – boys/men and/or Rain/Sun (weather)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Trinket box

Today I decided to play with a Pringles can...I made this little Trinket box using flowers, butterfly stickers, string pearls, heart shaped gems, a metal/pearl button and some beads for the feet.  I used round dies for the sides and some wedding style papers.  This would make a fun decoration for a wedding party table...

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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “More than one fold”
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Anything But A Card
Papercraft Challenges – No Cards
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – anything goes opt twist/lots of flowers
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes

Not a Card

Today I went out to find a new glue gun.  While out I was inspired...  Craft Warehouse is a great place for inspiration!!  This is something I've never done before, including using the glass writing marker.  Craft Warehouse had the jars on sale for $2, I got a huge package of lady bugs for $1.  Then I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased the marker and the flower (obviously for $1 each)  I already had the ribbon.  So...I used my new glue gun, oh, by the way, I purchased a We Are Memory Keepers mini hot glue gun that plugs in using a USB port...it was on clearance for only $7!

Here is what I made...maybe it'll inspire you too!!



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Papercraft Challenges – No Cards
Little Red Wagon Summer fun
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Soft Pastels
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges For Someone Special
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic 
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Anything But A Card

dragonflies and a frog

?For this card I decided to play with the new sketch over at Sketch Saturday:
Today I went to Craft Warehouse, big sales going on...I purchased a couple new dies...the dragonflies you see are from one of the Impression Obsesison sets I purchased called Dragonfly Set, it has 8 dragonflies (2 of each size).  I used some green pearls, string and ribbon.  The image is from QKR Stampede, it is called Frog and Dragonfly.


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Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Summer
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Summer
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Soft Pastels

Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘spots and/or stripes’’

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Glass A Day

This week's challenge over at Catch The Bug is a recipe challenge (2 buttons, 2 DPs and 2 ribbons).  The image used is Glass of Wine A Day.  I added some flowers and red pearls.  The one ribbon was turned into a bow, the other was strung through the two buttons.  I used glossy accents over the glass of wine.

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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge  Photo Inspiration
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Mouse

Today's Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo is this adorable Mouse With Big Flower.   You can pick up the Friday Freebies HERE. I went with yellows and blacks on this card.  I added some fun glittery yellow paper, some fun glittery DP, a paper flower, black dies and some yellow and black ribbon.

Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Little Red Wagon Summer fun
Cute Card Thursday – Summer
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Summer
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Cover the birthday card
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hello Summer!

We are finally feeling the warm days of summer!  Made me want to create a fun summer card.  I went with the grey-scale with just a touch of color.   For this card I used two images Teddy bear topper and Window Girl from bugaboo and a sentiment from Create With TLC.  I added glossy accents over anything red, I used a die to cut out some fun butterflies in yellow to match the yellow butterfly.  I added some twine and gold string.  I glued an old earring onto another old earring and placed them onto the card.  I also added three black gems.



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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Use Your Stuff – Mood Board
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – anything goes
Little Red Wagon Summer fun
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Birds, Bees and/or Butterflies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Summer
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Summer

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wiggle the Bait!

How about this for a brand new release from Bugaboo Stamps?  Yes, I did add a real hook to my card.The image is called Wiggle the Bait.  Isn't she awesome?  Love it!!  I used the hook and some gems and otherwise kept the creation very clean and simple.  I thought she deserved to really stand out!


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Always Fun Challenges – “Punny”
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Foxy ladies or Foxes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes

Sunday, June 16, 2019

BLACK & WHITE BIRTHDAY

Hello!  The challenge this fortnight over at the Incy Wincy Designs challenge blog is "Things With Wheels".  Our sponsor was the fabulous Fred She Said.  I love her images!!  Because, as most of you know, coloring isn't my favorite thing to do, I love her pre-colored images.  Granted, I did this one in Black and White, but still...I was able to take the pre-colored image and make it grey-scale so it has the awesome shading needed.  The image I used was from the 'The Old Tractor' set.  I used black and grey papers, ribbon and pearls.


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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “More than one fold”
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Transportation and/or vacation
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Masculine (or Father’s day)
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – You’re the man
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Birthday goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Travel
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic