Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Anniversary



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a two word sentiment.  I chose "Happy Anniversary"  I had a love of fun creating a project with this die from Die'sire.  It really gave my easel card an elegant look. I used a stamp from Magnolia Stamps that is a Christmas stamp but I think it works for this occasion as well.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Quickutz nesting doily rectangle die

Entered in following challenges:
Perfect Time To Craft: Anything goes
All About Magnolia: Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes with option of pearls
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias: anything Goes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Flyin by


The new challenge at Addicted To Stamps is to stamp your background.  I dug around in my stash and found this background stamp from CTMH.  It's huge and works perfectly for a card background.  I paired it up with the plane and sentiment from another stamp set.  I love the way this looks with the blue, tan and brown.  Makes a perfect masculine card.

Card Details:
Mapped Background stamp from CTMH
On Display Stamp set from My Time Made Easy
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Gina Marie stitched circle die

Friday, September 15, 2017

Princess card


This is my first card I made using an stamp I colored with distress inks instead of copics.  I am rather pleased with how she turned out.  I do need to do a lot of practicing though.
This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia challenge.  The challenge theme is to use a charm.  I had this crown charm that paired up nicely with this Tilda stamp.  You still have lots of time to join us in this challenge.

Card Details:
Tilda in cotton dress from Magnolia Stamps
Distress inks
la la land heart doily border die
Magnolia Doohickey heart die
Magnolia Doohickey fence die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart branch punch

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christmas card


Here is my mid month reminder project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  The challenges are always anything Christmas goes!  
It is already the middle of September so that means our Christmas cards need to be mailed in less than 3 months!  Are you ready?  I have about a dozen cards left to make so I am feeling good about my holiday card preparations.
This stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.  I have colored it with Distress Inks.  I'm still learning and need lots of practice with the inks but I do love the way this one turned out.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Distress Inks
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs oval die
La La Land banner die.

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas
Crafting With Attitude: Anything Goes


Friday, September 8, 2017

Thank You Cards


I needed more thank you cards so I made a bunch of this simple design.  I made 16 of them and of course have used them all.  I guess I will be making another batch of thank you cards soon. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have A Tail Waggin' Good Day!


Took a break from cards to make this cute tag.  This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  We are sponsored by Ike's Art.  I used the image Malteese 1 for my project.  
This cute dog looks just like my dog, Isabella (Izzy). However, my dog is a Malshi (part Malteese and part Shih Tzu). 

Here's my Izzy:



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christmas Card


It's September 1st so that means a new challenge starts at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
The challenges are always Anything Christmas Goes.  Participating in the challenge each month is a great way to get your Christmas cards done on time.  I recently looked through my stash of cards and I am nearing the end of the cards I need to make.  Yippee!! Of course, I will probably start the Thank you cards that need to be done for the holidays so I will still get to play with my Christmas and winter stamps.
Anyway, this is my DT card for this month.  I used Rottweiler Trio Blocks from Bugaboo Stamps.  I cut them apart and added the sentiment to create the square.  To make the dogs festive for the holidays I cut them each a Santa hat using the Winnie The Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. It's a simple card but fun.   This one will go to our dog groomer.  My little Malshi visits her each month for a spa day and a trim. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Birthday card


My Magnolia stamps arrived while I was on vacation last month.  This is the first chance I have had to create a project with them.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's a simple sketch that works for lots of occassions.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys: Chevron Chic
Stamped Blessings: Anything Goes

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sympathy Card



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a sympathy or Thinking of You card.  I like to keep a few on hand since you just never know when you will need one.  Unfortunately, I have needed several of them this year.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders die for card shape
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up
Gina Marie Designs die
Spelllbinders scalloped circle die
Martha Stewart branch punch





Thursday, August 17, 2017

Be The Good Vinyl Tile


I have been looking for a meaningful quote to put on this tile for awhile now.  I finally found something that spoke to me.  In light of everything going on in the U.S. right now, I think we could all use this gentle reminder to not only believe in good but to BE the good in the world.

The design was created using Cricut Craft Room.  I used the frame from the Sophie cartridge. The fonts are from Base Camp and A Child's Year.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Anniversary Card


Anniversary card I made for a couple at our church celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
I recently cleaned my craft room and "rediscovered" this gorgeous set of white paper. Isn't is beautiful?  Since the paper is so pretty on it's own, I wanted to keep the card design simple.
Happy Anniversary John and Fran!

Card Details:
Birds: Storybook Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches and then popped up using dimensional foam stickers
Heart circle die: Magnolia Doohickey dies
Corner leaf: Storybook cricut cartridge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Time


Tilda looks like she is having a fun day at the beach collecting sea shells. I wish Summer could last a little longer.  Unfortunately, it is time for school to start so I am back to working 5 days a week instead of 3.  It was fun while it lasted.
This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia.  The theme this month is Summer.  I can't wait to see what you create

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Shells and Sea weed from Splish Splash Cricut cartridge
Banner die
Gina Marie oval die

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chrismas Card


It's already the middle of August!  Where did the summer go?  School starts in a couple of days.  This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. I just love the way this card turned out.  I used this adorable image from Tiddly Inks.  Doesn't she make a cute reindeer?  I used a spellbinders die to create the card base. 

Card Details:
Image: Tiddly Inks
Copics
Spellbinders snowflake dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Lacey oval die from Gina Marie Designs

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Gnome Birthday Card


My mother collects gnomes so when I saw this adorable gnome from Mo's Digital Pencil, I knew it would make a great birthday card for her.  I made the card base with Spellbinders dies. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop Fun With Animals

I am super excited to be a part of the Tiddly Inks new release blog hop
 So excited in fact, that I made 3 cards. Lol! 
Card #1
Features the Cool Cat and Dapper Dog. I figured they either had too much fun decking the halls or they got into a bit a mischief.  Either way, they make a cute holiday card. 



Card #2 features rabbit from the Fun Animals Set. I cut out the carrot and the sunglasses from the Fun Animals Extra set as well.


On the inside of the card I used the party hats from the Punky Pups Sentiment set.



Card #3 Once again features Cool Cat and Dapper Dog but this time for a birthday card.


On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the Punky Pups Sentiment set


I hope that you like the new images as much as I do.
Please follow along on the blog hop. The other designers have lots of creative projects to share as well.



Fairy Happy Birthday


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a project using a fairy.  We are sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls.  For my card I used Emma fairy with unicorn from their shop. She is just perfect for a birthday card for a young girl.  After coloring with copics, I painted the  unicorn and fairy wings with extreme glitter paint.  I also added some stickles to the horn.  I used blue glitter for some extra sparkle because what young girl doesn't love some sparkle?

Card Details:
Emma with Unicorn from The Paper Nest Dolls
Magnolia Doo Hickey banner die
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Gina Marie oval die
Copics

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas Card



It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra.  I used this adorable snowman from Bugaboo stamps for my card.

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies
Magnolia Doohickey die for holly

Friday, July 28, 2017

55th Anniversary Card

                                   


My parents are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.  I had this idea in my head for their card for quite awhile.  I welded the road signs together using cricut craft room.  I was stumped on what colors and papers to use but my husband told me to look up what colors are associated with 55th wedding anniversary.  It's emerald green....I wouldn't normally use this color for an anniversary card but it goes along great with the whimsical card.

Card Details:
Card base using Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Car and couple from Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches
55 from the Base Camp cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wedding Card



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a card without a sentiment on the front.  I made this card for a someone from our church who recently was married.

Card Details:
La La Land Heart doily border die
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Spellbinders cross die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Gina Marie dies
Butterfly dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Sentiment stamp for inside of card
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder

Monday, July 24, 2017

Baby Card


Next to Christmas cards, baby cards are my favorite to make.  I love this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This card is for one of my daycare families who is expecting their second child any day now.  I can hardly wait to meet the new little one. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
La La Land banner die
Gina Marie lacy circle die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies for card shape

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Card

  

I have been playing around with my distress reinkers to paint my stamped images. I have had my reinders for a very long time and I have been wanted to learn how to paint with them. I have watched several youtube videos and practiced lots. I still have lots to learn and need to spend much more time practicing. This is the first completed project I have featured on my blog but it's not my first painted image.  That one is a DT project and will be featured later.

This card is for my niece who will be celebrating her birthday in August. 

Inside of the card:


Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Distress reinders for watercoloring the image
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie stitched circle die
Magnolia Doohickey balloon die
Magnolia Doohickey banner die
Corner leaf cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Inside Sentiment Stamp
Happy Birthday flag from La La Land


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You Cards


I ran out of thank you cards so I made up a set of this simple design. My husband had so many thank you notes to send due to his illness that even with this set, I only have 1 thank you card left.  I guess I will be making more soon

Card Details
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Martha Stewart border punch
Thank You rubber stamp
Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Twinkle Little Star


I just love this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This little angel polishing stars is super adorable.  I have chosen to use it for a Christmas card but I can see it for so many other occassions such as a new baby, birthday make a wish card, etc.
After coloring with copics, I painted the star with extreme glitter paint for some twinkly shine.  I also added some stickles to the wings and die cut starts.

Card Details:
Image: Twinkle from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Hearts: George Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies

White and Red Christmas Card


The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is to create a project using White + One Other Color.
I used two magnolia stamps to create this card.  I just adore this Tilda and her lollipop paired up withe the candy cane stamp.  I went for a CAS design and added some extra touches with stitching and extreme glitter paint.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July



This image from Bugaboo Stamps just makes me chuckle.  Wouldn't we all love to buy our own Christmas gifts?  I would have fun shopping in the craft stores for myself.  I created a spot to tuck a gift card so the recipient can do a little of their own Christmas shopping.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is Christmas in July.  

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copoics
Spellbinders dies

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Anniversary Card


I just purchased the Spring Garden die from Die'sire.  Oh my goodness is is gorgeous.  Not only does it die cut but it embosses too so the flowers look stunning.  I just love the way this card turned out. It is so elegant yet was so simple to make.

Card Details:
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Martha Stewart branch punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Happy Anniversary stamp
Gina Marie designs doily circle die
La la land stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

2nd Birthday Card


Happy Birthday, Brody!  
I made this card for one of my daycare boys who turned two last week.
I kept the card simple but did have fun with the papers and image. I just love this little guy blowing bubbles. What kid doesn't like blowing and chasing bubbles?
Card Details:
#2: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Image: Bubbles Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Winter Card


Wow, It's already July!  Can you believe it?  As I have gotten older, the years seem to go by so much faster.  I can remember when I was a child I spent lots of time wishing my life away...I wished I was older so I could get my ears pierced, drive a car, etc.  Now I am wishing for things to slow down so I can enjoy each day a little bit more.
Anyway, today's card is my DT make for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The challenge is always anything Christmas goes.  I decided a winter card would be perfect for July.  We are experiencing a short reprieve from the heat but the humidity is still going strong.
I hope you join us for the challenge.  Participating is a great way to get a dent made in your holiday greeting card list. You can enter your project HERE

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders die
Magnolia Doo Hickey die for mittens
Copics



Friday, June 30, 2017

Oh Deer!


If you haven't figured out by now that Christmas cards are my all time favorite cards to make, well then you haven't been paying attention to the gazillion Christmas cards I have posted here.  Ok, ok, I know that is a bit of an exaggeration but really, I LOVE making Christmas cards.  I probably need to start a Christmas club fund so I can pay for all of the postage.  Hmmm goals for next year.

This adorable digi stamp is Deer Heart! from Tiddly Inks.  She is just the cutest and I love her hair! Tiddly Inks is currently having a DT call and I'm going to enter this card. I love crafting with all of their adorable images.

Card Details:
Copics
Gina Marie dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Stickles
White gel pen

Entered in following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge:  Ribbon and why you like ribbon (I like adding a bow to my floral corners. It's a great accent
C.R.A.F.T: Ribbon and sparkle
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Have A Yummy Birthday Card


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I have today off and it is raining. I'm not complaining because we need this rain.  My garden is way behind and I am hungry for some fresh veggies!

I made this card for one of my former daycare kids.  She just turned 5.  She loves pink and other bright colors so I decided to color up this cutie in lots of her favorite colors.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  We are currently having a DT call. If you are interested in joining our team, hop on over to the challenge blog to learn  how to apply. We are looking for crafters who enjoy making a variety of projects from cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, altered items, pocket letters, etc.



Card Details:
Image: License to Frost from The Paper Shelter
Copics
Martha Stewart drippy goo paper punch
Gina Marie die
Extreme glitter paint on the wings

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer At The Beach


It's Summer!  I love the longer days with sunshine but hate the hot temperatures.  I tend to spend the mornings and evenings outside and stay inside in the air conditioning during the afternoons.
This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is Summer/Beach. I can't wait to see what you create.


Card Details:
Stamp:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Dies
Bucket and Shovel cut from Cricut  Splash cartridge
Card shape from Songbird Cricut cartridge
Cloud dies

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Anniversary Card





My nephew and his wife just celebrated their 1st anniversary.
Congrats to Brett and Jessica!
I just bought this pattern paper and absolutely love it.  I decided to let the pattern paper to the focus on the card.  

Card Details:
Pattern Paper:Genevieve collection from Bo Bunny
Corner heart and love stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Corner leaf: Story book Cricut cartridge
La La Land Heart doily border die
CTMH denim ink 
Happy Anniversary Stamp


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Cards



Father's Day cards I made for my dad and my husband. 
Cards for guys are always a struggle. I love the way these cards turned out.
 I found the pattern for these cards at Holiday Crafts and Creations.  You can get the template HERE.

These were quick and easy to make, just what I needed since I am still behind in my card making.
I chose to use a white gel pen for stitching instead of stitching with needle and thread.
I stuck a gift card in the pocket for my dad. It was just the perfect place to hold a gift card.

For my husband's card, I decided to do something a little different.  He always, always has a few peppermint candies tucked away in his shirt and jacket pockets.  Whenever we go out to eat and there are peppermints in a bowl by the cash register, he tucks a few away for later. He does the same at the bank.
I used the Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge to make the peppermint candy.  I cut it at 2.75 inches and it was just the perfect size