Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wedding Cake Card


I don't think I have ever done a completely white card before.  I stamped the cake image and sentiment and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I also learned with my limited photography skills it is hard to photograph a completely white card.  I hope you can see the heat embossing enough in my photographs to see how pretty it is.  If you can't, then you will have to take my word for it.  (Wink, wink.)  This wedding card is linking to the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter's Rerun Challenge (use their Sugar Rush set)

Double D Challenges (All White)

Addicted To Stamps & More (Anything Goes)

Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below)

Use Your Stuff (New Beginnings)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Winnie & Walter (Sugar Rush WW036)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Watermark)

Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap (White)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Diecut -- Lifestyle Crafts

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Felt Bow -- Bella Blvd.

Flowers -- The Paper Studio

Misc. -- Doily and Pop Dots


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thanks Teacher Card


August means back to school in our area so today I have a teacher thank you card.  My little owl will be flying by these challenges:

Pink & Main Challenge (School)

Marker Pop (Back To School)

City Crafter Challenge (Back To School)

Stamps, Ink, Paper Challenge (Back To School)

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (see sketch below)

Use Your Stuff (New Beginnings ---My new beginning is a new school year.)

Just Us Girls (Color Week -- Red, Yellow and Blue)

Shopping Our Stash (Wood Is Nice)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Pink & Main (Owl Nerds Set)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

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

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

Cardstock -- Recollections and Craftsmith (blue)

Acrylic Shape -- Jillibean Soup (jb1065)

Washi Tape -- Queen & Co.

Diecuts -- The Stamps of Life (Stitched Circle) & Gina Marie Designs (Scalloped Frame)

Markers -- Staedtler

Wood Pieces -- Prima Marketing Inc., Jillibean Soup and Studio Calico







Friday, August 18, 2017

Bright Cactus Card


If you "stick with me" then you might see cards with cacti on them.  The stamp companies keep coming out with pretty cactus images which want to come live at my house.  (Wink.)  This prickly card is going to be linking up at the following challenges:

CASology (Cue Word: Prickly)

4 Crafty Chicks (Sequins)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of yellow, angled and splatter.)

Color Throwdown (Hot Pink, Lime Green and Yellow)

Little Red Wagon (Bow and Arrows)

Sweet Sketch Wednesday (see sketch below)

Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Momenta (Image 29665  R8) and Jillibean Soup (Sentiment JB1288)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Banana, Jalapeno and Guava)

Cardstock -- Craftsmith (Pink) and Recollections (Yellow and Green)

Diecut -- Sizzix (661560)

Twine -- The Twinery

Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Fairytale Fuchsia)

Adhesive (for bows and sequins) -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Chipboard Arrow -- American Crafts



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mermaid Fun Card


Mermaids always make me think of my daughters when they were young.  Both of them loved "The Little Mermaid."  So today's card is to honor those long ago sweet memories of them.  My mermaid card will be swimming in the following challenges:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday (see sketch below)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Nautical)

CCEE Stampers (Nautical)

4 Crafty Chicks (Sequins)

Creative Knockouts (Tic Tac Toe -- I chose row of stamp, sentiment and ribbon or twine.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Add A Sentiment)

Craftaholics (Ocean Life)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (JB1286)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)

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

Patterned Paper -- BoBunny (Down By The Sea Collection)

Chipboard -- BoBunny (Down By The Sea Collection)

Washi Tape -- Bella Blvd (Secrets of The Sea Collection/High Tide 21615062)

Hemp Twine -- Hemptique

Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup

Cardstock -- Recollections (Kraft)

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch

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 challenge...now 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 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)

CARD RECIPE:

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)

CARD RECIPE:

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.

CARD RECIPE:

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)

CARD RECIPE:

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)

CARD RECIPE:

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)

CARD RECIPE:

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)
CARD RECIPE:
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)



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Celebrate Your Day Graduate Card


One of the challenges I did on this card called for you to "splatter it."  The "splatter demon" got a hold of me and I used five different ink colors to create the background on the blue cardstock.  Now I can't decide if I like it or if I got too carried away "splattering."  (Big wink.)  I'm linking my hedgehog graduate to the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Splatter It)

Penny Black and More Challenge (All Creatures Great and Small)

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (M is For Mink)

Craft Rocket Challenges (Animal Kingdom)

Creative Knockouts (Furry Friends)

CAS(E) This Sketch (see sketch below)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Penny Black (40-018)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black, Blueberry, Strawberry, Green Apple, Grape, and Tangerine)

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

Cardstock -- Recollections

Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts

Pop Dots -- All Night Media



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Flaming "Love" Card


I've been moving things around in my craft room because I got a new drawer unit yesterday. I am going to use it to organize my ribbons.  Currently I have it in photo boxes separated by colors (all red in one box, all blue in another, etc.).  But I have outgrown those boxes and think this plastic drawer unit from Michael's will be better.  The drawers are different colors and deep enough ribbon spools will stand up so can "file" them.   Can't wait to get my ribbon in it.  I'll try to remember to take some photos after I get it organized.  After shufflling things around in my craft (yet again...wink), I made this flamingo card.  These lovey dovey birds are joining the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenges (The Wing's The Thing)

Moving Along With The Times Challenge (Things That Fly)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Summer Fun)

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge (see sketch below)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Newton's Nook

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

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

Markers -- Spectrum Noir

Cardstock -- Recollections

Patterned Paper -- American Crafts

Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts

Ribbon -- Offray

Brad -- The Paper Studio



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Let Freedom Ring Card


I have a second card to share today.  I wanted to join the challenge at Words 2 Craft By which had me put on my "thinking cap."  (Wink.)  The theme was "Liberty A Plant of Rapid Growth."  It is based on a quote by George Washington.  My freedom card is linking up at the following challenges:

Words 2 Craft By (Liberty A Plant of Rapid Growth)

Little Red Wagon (Use Favorite Products -- I used glitter Mod Podge which I LOVE and sequins.)

Come & Get It Challenges (Just Add Flowers)

Crafting By Designs (Anything Goes)

CARD RECIPE:

Patterned Papers -- Pebbles

Printed Cardstock Shapes -- Pebbles

Clear Sentiment Stickers -- One Heart....One Mind

Dimensional Stickers -- Jolee's Boutique

Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh

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

Adhesive (for sequins) -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Typewriter -- We R Memory Keepers

Sunshine and Pink Card


Sharing a quick card I did for some challenge blogs.  I stamped the pink card base with a stripe image in a darker shade of pink ink.  Then I cut strips of aqua cardstock and secured them over the stamped stripes for the background.  The patterned paper sentiment is from a 12x12 sheet of sayings and images by ADORNit.  I also used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches (flipped it) for my inspiration.  These pineapples will be linking up at:

Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog (Food and/or Drink -- My food is pineapples.)

City Crafter Challenges (Pretty In Pink)

C.R.A.F.T. (Summer)

Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below -- I flipped it)

Inky Chicks (Use A Sentiment Instead Of An Image)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamp -- Winnie & Walter (Scenery: Stripes WW033)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Guava)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Patterned Paper (for Sentiment) -- ADORNit! (Let's Flamingle Cut Apart)

Pineapple Confetti -- Recollections

White Drizzle Collage Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kilt Card


I have a funny card for you today.  I know you must be thinking why would I do a card with a man in a kilt????  Well, ordinarily I wouldn't!.  (Wink.)  But when I saw the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge of "U Is For Up Your Kilt," I was intrigued.  To tell the truth I had to think about it for a few days but last night the light bulb went off in my brain.  These pretty legs will be joining the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (U Is For Up Your Kilt)

Alphabet Challenge (J Is For Joke)

Atlantic Hearts Sketch (see sketch below)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Ooh La La Challenges (Anything Goes)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Hampton Art (Typewriter Alphabet)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Patterned Paper -- KI Memories

Wooden Button -- My Mind's Eye

Alphabet Stickers -- American Crafts

Foil Transfer Sheet -- Ranger (Vintage Colors)

Baker's Trim -- The Twinery

Misc. -- Vintage Image



Monday, July 31, 2017

Partying Llama Card


I spent some time in my craft room today reorganizing my markers, washi tape and dies.  I "think" I have finally got them the way I want!  I have moved them four times in the last three weeks!    I had them the way I liked until my new Scan N Cut2 came in.  I had to make room for it close to my work desk which meant moving markers and dies.  I'm happy with today's moves though so hopefully I will be able to spend more time making cards and no more time shuffling things around!!!!  I did manage to make one card today to "test" how my reorganizing "worked."  This happy llama wants to party at the these challenges:

Sunday Stamps Challenge (see sketch below)

CASology (Balloons)

The Paper Players (Tic Tac Toe -- I did row of banners, enamel dots and animal)

Just Us Girls (Wild Card Week -- My llama stamp set is old and my enamel dots are new.)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb1304)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

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

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

Cardstock -- Recollections

Enamel Dots -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Pop Dots -- All Night Media



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Good Thoughts Card


I did two "firsts" on this card.  First, I had never used foil transfer sheets.  Second, I had never used linen thread on a card.  You certainly get to try new things if you join the card blog challenges.  I had some foil transfer which I had bought at Hobby Lobby a long time ago on clearance.  I had to borrow some linen thread from a friend who luckily had some.  The flower and bee stamps are new and had never seen ink.  They are by Hampton Art and have matching dies  They will be blooming at the following challenges:
 
Mod Squad Challenge (Foil It Up)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of yellow, linen thread and feminine.)

Time Out Challenges (Inspired by words -- the quote on the card.)

Southern Girls (Flower Power)

Just Us Girls (Wild Card Week -- Use something old and /or new.  The foil transfer is old and the stamps/dies are new.)

My Time To Craft (#351 Sketchy Time)

Come and Get It Challenges (Just Add Flowers)

CARD RECIPES:

Stamps and Dies -- Hampton Art (SC0788)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

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

Cardstock -- Recollections

Transfer Foil Sheets -- Ranger (Vintage ISF40576)

Brads -- The Paper Studio

Linen Thread -- Unknown

Typewriter -- We R Memory Keepers

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sketch Saturday Birthday Card


It's the fifth Saturday which means you pick the sketch you want to use at Sketch Saturday (choosing from Sketches 215 to 473).  The sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls.  I used their Party Chicks digital image for a fun birthday card. Hope you like my design team card and thanks for stopping by.

CARD RECIPE:

Digital Stamp -- Paper Nest Dolls (Party Chicks)

Markers -- Spectrum Noir

Patterned Papers -- We R Memory Keepers

Cardstock -- Recollections

Balloon Diecut -- Sizzix

Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Hemp Cord -- Hemptique (Black)



Friday, July 28, 2017

Toucan Be Happy Card


Sharing a fun card with a new stamp set by Newton's Nook called Toucan Party.  I have gone "toucan" crazy as well as flamingo crazy this summer.  I had such a good time putting this one together and coloring those pretty toucans!!!!  They will be spreading their wings at the following challenges:

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #51 (Tropical Theme)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge(Summer)

Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)

Hannah and Friends (see sketch below)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of rectangle, yellow and scoring.)

Through The Purple Haze (Anything Goes)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Newton's Nook (Toucan Party)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Glitter Finish and Clear Glaze -- both by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Flowers -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Recollections

Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo

Brads -- Imaginisce