Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hibiscus Flamingo Card

I was looking over challenges this morning because I was going to get to play in my "craft cave" (which is actually upstairs...can a cave be high?)  Wink.  Anyway I saw one which was really a challenge!  It was at Curtain Call and had a "Hibiscus" theme.  I used to grow them every summer outside in pots on the patio and around the pool.  BUT a card that is where I had to put on my thinking cap.  I was trying to remember if I had any hibiscus stamps and seemed to be remember a couple of older Hampton Art sets which had them.   Then I remembered a 3x4 little pad of papers by Authentique called Utopia.  The very first sheet in the pad was a beautiful hibiscus!  The rest is as they say history.  Hope you like my very challenging challenge card!  This hibiscus card will be blooming at:

Curtain Call (Hibiscus Theme)

Try It On Tuesday (In The Garden theme)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Flowers)

Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)


Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0133 Hibiscus and IC0134 Flamingo)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Mudslide and Strawberry)

Markers -- Spectrum Noir (CR7, CR1 and CR3)

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Floral Image -- Authentique (Utopia Collection 3x4 Pocket Crafting Cards)

Flowers -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brads -- The Paper Studio
Typewriter (Red Ribbon) -- We R Memory Keepers

Misc. -- Small Googley Eyes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Toucan Party Card

I have a fun card to share today with some partying toucans.  I'm happy you could stop by and check out these "party animals."  They will be flying by the following challenges:

Inky Paws Challenge (Color Challenge: Black, Teal, White and Magenta)

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge (see sketch below)

Challenge Your Life (Circles)

Crafting With Dragonflies (Embossing Wet or Dry)

Cute Card Thursday (Embossing)

Southern Girls Challenge (Add Some Stamping)

Always Fun Challenge (Going In Circles)


Stamps -- Newton's Nook (NN1710-S04)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Cardstock -- Stampin'Up!

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Pineapple Confetti -- Recollections

Ribbon -- The Paper Studio

Misc. -- Googley Eyes (Adhesive for them Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sketch Saturday Buzz Thanks Card

Today's card is one I did for Sketch Saturday as part of their design team.  It is for Sketch #476 and the sponser is Star Stampz.  I used their image called "Bumblebee" and one of my favorite color combos of yellow, white and black.   I am also joining the Little Red Wagon challenge of "Bugs and Slugs" and the Mod Squad Challenge of using black and white with one other color. I hope you are having a good day and thanks for stopping by.


Stamp -- Star Stampz (digital "Bumblebee")

Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup (Bowl of Dreams Collection jb1306)

Alphabet Stickers -- Jillibean Soup (jb0688)

Sentiment Sticker -- Jillibean Soup (jb0157)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir (clear)

Marker -- Spectrum Noir

Ribbon -- Maya Road

Wooden Bees -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Bug Day

I had lots of errands to run today so not much time to craft (sad face).  I did manage to get one quick card done though (happy face).  These flying critters will be joining the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of metallic, embossing and insect or bug.)

CCEE Stampers (Insects)

Cute Card Thursday (Embossing)


Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (JB842)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Sparkle Pen (used on white wings) -- Spectrum Noir (clear)

Cardstock -- Recollections (Pink) and Grafix (Silver Metallic)

Patterned Paper -- Jillibean (Bow of Dreams Collection)

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Silver Sequins -- JoAnn's Stores, Inc.

Circle Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs

Twine -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Camera Birthday Card

I have a shaker birthday card to share today.  I had such fun making this one that I definitely plan on making some more in the future.  I'll be linking this one to the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges (Anything Goes)

Alphabet Challenge (K Is For Kinetic)

Tuesday Throwdown (Interactive Card)

Crafting By Designs (August Anything Goes Challenge)

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (All About Birthdays)


Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (jb1318)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap

Glittered Cardstock, Jewels and Shaker Card Elements -- Queen & Co.

Sticker -- Queen & Co.

Pink Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sea You Soon Card

I hope you are having a nice day.  I got to do a little creating so it is definitely a good day here.  (Wink.)  My little whale wants to play in the following challenges:

Time Out Challenges (Photo Inspiration--I chose the map part of the photo.)

Stamp Sensations (Anything Goes)

Really Reasonable Ribbon (Anything Goes)

4 Crafty Chicks (Masculine)

Craftaholics R Us (Diecuts)

Come and Get It (Time To Die/Diecuts)

Allsorts Challenge (Colors Of Your Flag)


Stamps and Dies -- Jillibean Soup (JB1286)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Patterned Paper -- The Paper Studio

Anchor Punch -- EK Success

Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Navy)

Twine -- Hemptique

Monday, August 7, 2017

Baby Boy Card

I'm sharing a baby card designed especially for baby boys today.  This was a fun card to create and I hope you like it.  This sweet baby bunny boy wants to join the following challenges:
Art Impressions (Challenge #214 Showered With Love)
Just Us Girls (Word Week -- Shower which can be "baby")
Cardz 4 Guyz (Tiny Fingers and Tiny Toes)
Sunny Day Crafting (Embossing)
Stamps -- Art Impressions (Easter Blessings clear stamp set)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Alphabet Stickers -- Authentique (Petite Type) and American Crafts (Glittered Foam)
Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Micro Beads -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Brad -- Basic Grey
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (661610)