Friday, February 3, 2023

Rainy Day Crafting

If I tell you it rained all day yesterday, believe me!  (Wink.)  Decided it would be a great day to stay in and be crafty in my warm and dry craft room.  The first card I did was for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge which is "hearts" in February.  I decorated two patterned paper mug die cuts with hearts plus used a heart embossing fold on the green cardstock background.

Next I made a quick card for the newest Jingle Belles challenge of "Stuck On You" (use a sticker).  I was shocked (wink) to discover I hardly own any Christmas stickers!  How could that be?  Ha-Ha  I did finally find the cute pickup truck sticker which I "think" came from Dollar General a couple of years ago.  Found the perfect sentiment for it and it will be ready to go in December.  No more catching me NOT READY!!!

Last but certainly not least, I made a card for Time Out Challenges (see graphic above) and also Woodblock Wednesday over at the fabulous Amy Tsura's blog (Tsura Designs).  I used the Team Tie Dye paper pad by Honeybee Stamps, Mona Heart Face woodblock stamp and a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker.  Thanks for dropping in to see my rainy days creations.


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Three Bells Christmas Card

There's nothing better on cold winter days than being all snug and warm in your craft room surrounded by all your toys (I mean craft supplies....wink).  The way I am working on Christmas cards early for the 2023 holidays, I'm going to be in good shape when it is time to mail cards!    There are a couple of challenges currently calling for "snippets" and I wanted to join them.  So I looked around to see what I could find from previous projects laying around.  Found two grey patterned polka dots papers, a piece of trimmed white cardstock plus two pine bough die cuts in a pretty forest green (see photo above).  I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use those grey papers for a Christmas card (don't ordinarily think of using grey).  Jingle Belles is calling for cards with bells so I found a pretty bell stamp image and went from there.  To carry the polka dot theme a little more, I used a "large dot" embossing folder for the gray cardstock.  Added a stamped sentiment plus a Christmas twine bow and BAM...another card done for Christmas 2023!  Thanks for stopping by....hope you are staying warm on this cold January day!


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Love Me Do Card

Got up to a very dark and rainy day which made heading to the craft room "my ray of sunshine."  (Wink.)  I decided to do Valentine's Day card and designed it with three challenge blogs in mine.  Time Out Challenges has a "romantic" themed challenge going on.  Perfect timing as I need to be getting started on my Valentine cards!  I went through my wood block stamps in designing this card so I could join Woodblock Wednesday.  I used a pretty heart from Hampton Art which has the word "love" multiple times inside the heart image.  I also wanted to join the Snippets challenge. I found a couple of pieces of patterned paper, used white cardstock large enough to stamp heart images on and a piece of pink left over polka dot ribbon.  For the current Snippets challenge you are supposed to photograph the "snippets" before you make your card (see above my "snippets.")  The word die cut was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo (#75004 Love Love Me Do at the Silhouette Design Store).  Thanks for dropping in today...happy crafting!


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Meowy Christmas Card

It is a beautiful January day in my area and I got to spend a few minutes creating in my craft room.  I wanted to join the new Inspiration Station January challenge.  The inspiration photo is shown above.  I was inspired by the bird in the tree on a cold looking day with the cat in the window.  I used a Silhouette Cameo cutting pattern for the window, tree and bird (#105694 A2 Christmas Robin Card from Silhouette Design Store).  The cat and sentiment stamped images are from Simon Says Stamp (Christmas Kitties).  I finished it off with three snowflake spankles and a Christmas twine bow....and BAM....another Christmas card done for 2023!  No more catching me scrambling around at the last minute!  Thanks for stopping's hoping you are enjoying your January day as much as I am!


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Pink Floral Birthday Card

My daughter's former college room mate has a birthday coming up in a few days.  I wanted to mail her a card for her special day.  I did a slimline card using a floral stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio.  The card base is a patterned floral paper from DCWV (one of those paper stacks from my collection of papers).  I matched those colors when coloring the stamped image with alcohol markers.  The slimline rectangle and circle die cuts are by Spellbinders.  I enjoyed coloring all the flowers on this stamped was relaxing.  I'm going to link this card up at Double D Challenges which is celebrating their 7th birthday with a birthday challenge!  Happy Birthday Double D Challenges!  Thanks for visiting and remember to stay crafty....stamp those floral sets and color, color, color!



Watch Out Grandma Card

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are back for 2023 with a brand new challenge of "R is for Reindeer."  You know how I love to do a funny card so I decided to use the song "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" for my inspiration. (I stamped that sentiment on the inside of the card too....but forgot to photograph it.)  I used an older Jane's Doodles image for "grandma."  I wanted to have reindeer in the background which looked like they were running.  I treated myself to a new cutting pattern for my Silhouette Cameo from the Silhouette Design Store (Reindeer Border #5314).  The sentiments on the front of my card were computer generated using a typewriter font.  Finished it off with a small red jewel for Rudolph's nose and a Christmas colored twine bow.  Thanks for stopping by and remember if you see grandma....give her a warning about those mischievous reindeer!

I'm also going to link this one up at Jingle Belles which has a "What Did Santa Bring You?" challenge (using something new on your creation).  I'm using my new Reindeer Border cutting pattern.


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Large Snowflake Caffeinated Snowman Card

I couldn't resist playing one more time with the "Snowflakes" theme at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to do the large snowflake die cut for the front of the card.  The stamps used (with the exception of the coffee cup and "But First Coffee" sentiment) are an older set by Stampin'Up.  This set was given to me by a friend recently who was cleaning out her craft room.  It is a fun one to play with!  Old to her but NEW to me....and I'm giving it a good new home!  (Wink.)  The patterned snowflake paper is a Recollections Christmas stack from my hoard of supplies.  Thanks for dropping by to see my coffee drinking snowman.  Remember to stay warm and crafty!

I'm also linking this card up at Jingle Belles with their "What Did Santa Bring You?" theme.  You are supposed to use something you got for Christmas or something you have which you have never used.  (I haven't played with creating a snowman with my "new/old" set my friend gifted me.)