Friday, December 31, 2021

We Belong Together 2022

Tonight I am celebrating the new year by performing a wedding for a couple (I'm a wedding officiant - I pronounce them married and fill out the paperwork to make it legal).  These ladies are so excited to get married!!  I will have my special man with me as well.  Just a small gathering for such a very special event!

 I got this fun digital stamp/sentiment set from Stampin' Up! FREE online HERE.    I used the couple and a sentiment from the set.  I used some Stampin' Up! Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, I cut the word/number edge using my Cricut.


Wishing you and yours a very safe, fun and Happy New Year!!

Pixie’s CraftyWorkshop  (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – Christmas and/or New Year

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Party

Bitten By The Bug 2 (Cricut projects) – CRICUT PROJECTS…  Any Holiday

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Use some of your favorites (colors, techniques, theme…) tell what they are (sparkles/sequins)

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  It’s Time To Party

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – New Years New Stash (just received in the mail today - the sequins and just uploaded the stamp set.


Birthday Girl

 The challenge this fortnight at Creatalicious Challenges is ATG and/or Something New.  The Sponsor is Stampers Delights.  The image used is Chibi A Gift 4 U Girl.  For this card the New is the gems I just found at the Dollar tree.  I used flowers, a sentiment die, heart doily, embossing folder, and ribbon.


Thanks for looking!

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Party

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG

Tuesday Morning Sketches -   annual ATG

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  It’s Time To Party

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG


Monday, December 27, 2021

I Survived The Holidays

 It has been a long time since I've pulled out the Rick St. Dennis Creepy Holiday images.  I decided, since it wasn't strictly a Christmas image, it would be okay to use now.  LOL

Today I received this fun CTMH die in the mail.  So, wanted to play with it.  I also used some blue glitter paper, pearls, ribbon, a button, string and pop dots.


Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Use Your Stuff – Snow or Winter

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)– Anything Christmas Goes

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Anything Winter

Sparkles Christmas (up to 5 entries)– Non-Traditional Colors

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Something that starts with X, Y and/or Z (zinger...teehee)

Ellibelle’s Corner – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – S is for Snarky

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Hello Christmas

 I saw a card similar to this and decided I had to give it a go.  So, I did!  :)  I used this cute snowman from QKR called Feeding The Birds.  The sentiment die is from Cricut.  I added gems and sued some glitter paper.


Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) 

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Christmas

Use Your Stuff – Snow or Winter

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes   

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Anything Winter

Ellibelle’s Corner – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas


Monday, December 20, 2021

Groovy Day

 This is the last challenge post for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog until Jan 27th!  For this one the theme is both a color theme and/or sketch theme:

  and/or

The sponsor for this month long challenge is All Dressed Up.  


For this card I used images from two different sets Dogs In Shades and 3 Little Christmas Girls.  I kept with the color challenge and turned the sketch into a tall skinny card.  I used my Cricut to write the sentiment and cut the banner.  I added flowers and called it good!

Thanks for looking!

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG

All Dressed Up Challenge Blog (15TH of the month) – atg USING AN All Dressed Up images

Crafter’s Castle – always ATG this will be the last challenge



Wednesday, December 15, 2021

HoHoHo Laundry

 The challenge this fortnight at Creatalicious Challenges is ATG and/or Christmas.  The sponsor is The Paper Shelter.  The image I used is Getting Ready For Christmas.  I used a card layout from Cricut called HoHoHo Card with Envelope #MC3AFB.  I used glitter paper and some two sided papers, and some gems.



Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG

Little Red Wagon – Christmas

The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – ATG

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)– Anything Christmas Goes

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

Cardz TV (up to 3 entries)– ATG 

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – R is for Red 

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Cute As A Button –ATG

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas

Crafter’s Castle – always ATG this will be the last challenge


Monday, December 13, 2021

Christmas Wishes

 I started with a totally different idea when I started this card...  Do you do that?  I had a cat tree, but it simply did not fit!  haha  I ended up cutting out the two trees and scraping a white stamp pad over the kraft paper.  I did the same for the two oval cut outs.    I used a green doily, some lace, twine bow, gems, pearls I had to color brown using a Sharpie marker and and a few roses.  I literally burned the edges of the sheet music.


Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Pixie’s CraftyWorkshop  (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – Christmas and/or New Year

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Christmas

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

Papercraft Challenges – Kraft meets color (color on kraft paper)

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)– Anything Christmas Goes

Ellibelle’s Corner – Use Dies and Punches (or any cutting type machines)

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

HAPPY MEOW YEAR

 Due to now having a cat, I thought this was super fitting for me!  LOL  Granted, there are 2 cats on this card and I only have the one, but stil...LOL

Can you believe it is just over 20 days until the new year?  Wow this year went fast, and it seems like a lot has happened.  Most of which was good, some, not so much!  New (to me) home, new (to me) car, new (to me) cat...LOL 

I made this to help celebrate The Paper Shelter's birthday!!  They're also doing a blog hop!  The image and DP are both from The Paper Shelter.  I chose not to use the DP that came with this image, I thought for kitties, the circles were fitting.  So, the image is called Happy Meow Year and the paper is from Pop Star.  I cut the Meow and the 2022 using my Cricut.  I added some Julep Glitter Gems from CTMH and used some shimmer pens on the circles and confetti...sadly, the shimmer didn't show up in the picture, and I tried!!


Thanks for looking!  Hope you have a wonderful 2022!!  And, Happy Birthday Paper Shelter!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  ATG

Little Red Wagon – Never-Before Used Suff (the cat image, the meow word)

The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – A Birthday Blog Hop

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter/New Year + a sentiment

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG

A bit more time to craft – ATG 

Ellibelle’s Corner – Use Dies and Punches (or any cutting type machines)

Crafter’s Castle – always ATG 


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Vintage Elegant Christmas

 I had an online friend reach out with a request for some Christmas cards like what I'd made a few years ago.  With my recent move this last summer, sadly, I did not have a lot of the things from the original card (the snowflake die and paper), so, I created a snowflake border using my Cricut and found some digi paper I could change the color of to make it the same color scheme (or close to the same).

Here is the original card (from 2017)


Here are the cards I made using this card as the inspiration, trying to keep it as close as possible (I actually made 3 total), these are 5.5" square.


Then I made one slightly smaller, since it wasn't an actual die I could cut the snowflakes to fit, this one is 5" square.  I used smaller lace.

Then I saw this adorable image and had a desire to make something similar with a different color scheme. I went with green and a different tree die (actual, it is a set of 3 dies).  I also used 3 Julep Glitter Gems I got from CTMH.



Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– ATG w/optional twist: any holiday

Double Trouble –  Thing 1 – ATG  Thing 3 – use numbers relating to age, date, etc…  Thing 2 link with Paper Funday w/opt. Holiday Times.

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –Embellish It

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Santa

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – It’s Snowtime

As You Like It – Fav Christmas embellishment & why? Gems and Stickles, because who doesn't love bling and sparkle?

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)– Anything Christmas Goes

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Use a Die

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Christmas

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas



Monday, December 6, 2021

Pucker Up!

 Here we are, at the second to the last challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges for the year of 2021 - and whoa, what a year it's been for everyone!  The challenge this time around is a color challenge using this picture:


We have two fantastic sponsors for this challenge:  Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Stampers Delights.

For this card, I used a Dr. Digi image called Pucker Up.  Being single in my 50's I think the only thing left for me to kiss are a bunch of frogs.  haha  I used my Cricut to cut the step card template (that I created in my Cricut App) and to write the sentiment on the bottom of the DP.  The Dream and Belive are both stickers I found in a sticker pack I recently picked up at the Dollar Tree.  I added three sticker flowers that I've had FOREVER (or so it seems).  The doily was cut using my Cricut and the small blue scallop was also cut using the Cricut.  I added three bows and called it good!



Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Double Trouble –  Thing 1 – ATG  Thing 3 – use numbers relating to age, date, etc…  Thing 2 link with Paper Funday w/opt. Holiday Times.

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG w/optional Thanks

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times 

The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – ATG

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– Fany Fold Card

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A bit more time to craft – ATG


Kind of Crazy!

  Here we are, at the second to the last challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges for the year of 2021 - and whoa, what a year it's been for everyone!  The challenge this time around is a color challenge using this picture:


We have two fantastic sponsors for this challenge:  Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Stampers Delights.

For this card I used an image from Stampers Delights called My Kind Of Crazy.  I aded some fun cats, a tree and a fence all using my Cricut.  I created my own background using my shimmer pends from CTMH.  I print the sentiment and laid it out funky, added some ribbon and gems and called it good...then decided I needed to do something inside the card too.  LOL

Cricut images used:

CAT #M2571BF95

CAT #M2571BF23

BARBWIRE #M35417

TREE #M3329B

CAT SILHOUETTE #M90AD47F



I added another cat and some of the scrap paper left over to inside



Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –Embellish It

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG w/optional Thanks

Double Trouble –  Thing 1 – ATG  Thing 3 – use numbers relating to age, date, etc…  Thing 2 link with Paper Funday w/opt. Holiday Times.

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes