Friday, January 26, 2018

Merry & Bright Card

I'm sharing a quick card I made this afternoon for some fun challenges.  I used my new Silhouette Cameo to cut the tag and the reindeer die cut.  The patterned paper is by Fancy Pants Designs and I decided to play up the aqua in it for something different.  As You Like It Challenge's is your favorite die and why.  I can't pick a favorite die except on the day I use it.  So today my favorite die is the scalloped tag I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  ;)  My red nosed reindeer will be playing at:

Jingle Belles (Text Me)
Use Your Stuff (Tag You're It!)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (All About Christmas)
ABC Christmas Challenge (A Is For Antler and B Is For Birds)
As You Like It (Favorite Die and Why)

Stamps -- Blue Fern Studio (Merry and Bright Sentiment) and Jillibean Soup (JB1087)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Seaglass)
Patterned Paper and Flower Ephemera -- Fancy Pants Designs (Merry & Bright Collection)
Diecuts -- Silhouette Design Store (Reindeer Gift Tags and Scalloped Square Tag)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Jewel -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Twine -- The Twinery
Misc. -- Gold Gel Pen (American Crafts)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hot Snowman and Coffee Cards

I have three cards to share with you today.  The first one is the result of playing with my Silhouette Cameo I got for Christmas  I cut out all the elements of this die cut design in white cardstock.  Then I colored the nose, scarf, mitten, cup and heart with Copic markers.  (I found the design here.)  This seemed like it would be faster than trying to cut each thing out from a different cardstock.  I'm all about fast and easy.  ;)  The snowflake border stamp is by Hampton Art.  My hot snowman is going to be joining the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations (Cold and Frosty Colors)

Simply Create Too (Embossing/Wet Or Dry)

Addicted To Stamps (Baby, It's Cold Outside)

My second card is all about two of my favorite things....books and coffee!  There is nothing better than enjoying a good book with a good cup of coffee.  Are you reading anything good currently?  My latest book is "The Heart's Invisible Furies" by John Boyne.  I got it a few months ago from Book of the Month Club and have just started it.  I can tell it is going to be a good one.  The sentiment stamps are by STAMPlorations and the patterned paper and cup die are by Jillibean Soup.  The word die is by Lil'Inkers.  This "happy books and coffee" card is going to link up at:

Fusion Card Challenge (Coffee and a Book)

CAS-ual Fridays (More Coffee Please)

Coffee Lover's Blog (Sketch Challenge)

I was playing with the Silhouette Cameo again on my third card.  I created the Coffee word die cut from black card stock using it.  I love being able to size my word die cuts to what I need.  The stamped cup and sentiment are by Casual Fridays stamps (Peace, Love and Coffee Set).  The patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup.  Again, fast and easy which means I got to craft plus had time to read and drink a cup of coffee.  ;)  I'm going to link up this card at:

Mod Squad Challenge (Rainbows)

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (More Coffee Please)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Party Animals Card

 I played with my new Silhouette Cameo making today's card.  I created the black cardstock die cut frame with it on this card.  I found it in the Silhouette Design Store and you can see it here.
I wanted this card to be fun and playful so colored it with bright colored markers.  The challenge at As You Like It is favorite die and why.  Choosing a favorite die is like asking me to choose my favorite child.  :)  In other words impossible.  So I'm going to say TODAY my favorite die is Dotted Label by Loni Stevens.  These party animals are going to be acting up at the following challenges:

Time Out Challenge (Inspired By Words)

Naughty or Nice Challenge (I chose to play "nice" with this birthday celebration.)  ;)

Paru's Card Making Challenge (New -- I used my NEW Silhouette Cameo.)

As You Like It Challenge (Favorite Die and Why -- My current favorite is Dotted Label because it is different and versatile.)

Stamps -- Neat & Tangled (Wild Ones)
Ink Pad - Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections (Red, Yellow and Black)
Die Cut Label -- Silhouette Design Store (Dotted Labels by Loni Stevens)
Enamel Stars -- Jillibean Soup
Star Spangles -- JoAnn's Stores, Inc.
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

I got out and bought groceries this afternoon.   After a week of being home because of cold weather plus snow and ice, it was nice being out in civilization.  ;)  I am now stocked up for the next cold wave.  I rather enjoyed staying home during last week's weather though.  It was perfect for card making, reading and binge watching Netflix. (Hubby and I are now on second season of Frontier.  I was a history major and love it.)  ;)
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to visit.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Swell Kitchen Card

I hope you are having a warm and crafty good day.  We are having our second "snow" day at home with the roads icy and temperatures extremely cold.  It makes for a nice time in the old craft room though.  Double D Challenge has a theme of "Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home" this week.  That sounded like fun and I wanted to join it for sure!  I remembered some dies by Sizzix which had a l950's retro kitchen look.  I also got in my box of kitchen and recipe related stamps to find the images stamped along the bottom.  This swell homemaker is going to be joining the following challenges:

Double D Challenges (Kitchen Theme)

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes With Patterned Paper)

Try It On Tuesday (My Favorite Things -- Two of my favorites which are stamps and dies.)

Crafty Gals Corner (Anything Goes)

Try Stampin' On Tuesday (I chose row of black, die cut and pink.)

Stamps -- PJK Designs, LLC (#1004 Baked With Love)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Patterned Papers -- Jillibean Soup (Souper Celebration Collection)
Vintage Image -- Crafty Secrets (Homemade Booklet)
Die Cuts -- Sizzix (659501)
Wood Cup -- LYB
Circle Punches -- Fiskars
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Monday, January 15, 2018

Three Penguins Holiday Card

I'm still celebrating the holidays the way it looks with my card today.  I think it is this unusual weather for where I live.  We are having colder weather than usual and we even have snow and ice forecast for tomorrow.  It rarely snows where I live so everyone is getting pretty excited.  I'll bet the bread and milk aisles at the grocery store are empty.  ;)  I felt like playing with acrylic paint on this card.  The stars are painted with a small artist brush and three colors of paint (purple, orange and pink).  I also painted the border at the end of the tag plus the patterned paper "ribbon" at top of tag.  Just for fun and maybe because I am starting to get cabin fever because I know I can't go anywhere (roads are starting to close).  :)  Oh well put the kettle on for hot chocolate and make the best of it.  Wink.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you are warm and getting crafty.

These fun penguins are going to waddle by:

Jingle Belles (We Three Kings -- Create in Multiples of Three)

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (#368 Anything Goes With Optional "Feature A Creature")

Stamps -- Inkadinkado
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color
Acrylic Paints -- Apple Barrel (Orange, Pink & Purple)
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup
Die Cut -- Reverse Confetti
Misc. -- Glitter Mod Podge and Clear Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Snow Cute Card

I love a good challenge so I wanted to join in on the fun at Laurel Seabrook's first Inspired By....Challenge.  I was inspired by the snowflakes and snowmen on the cookies in the photo  It was a good excuse to use my surprise Christmas present again (Silhouette Cameo) for the title.  I got the title at the Silhouette Design Store and you can find it here.  I'm also going to be hanging these mittens up at Cupcake Inspirations (see photo below).  I used the snowflakes for my inspiration in their photo.  I'll also be linking to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of Winter Blues (use blue on your creation). has been a busy day with making three cards for two new challenges.  I may have to rest that will happen.  I know I have to make a cake for a supper we are going to Friday night.  Going to try a new recipe (Caramel Apple Pie Poke Cake....doesn't that sound good!)  ;)  See you later and if you want that cake recipe, let me know! 

Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (JB016)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Markers -- Copic
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Snow Cute)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Brads -- Recollections
Misc. -- Hemp (Colored Brown with Marker)

First Twofer Challenge -- Friendship Card and Sympathy Card

Today is a good day because it is the first challenge for the Twofer Card Challenge.  You are to create two cards from the same stamp set and/or dies.  The cards are to be different and for different occasions.  You have to photograph your two cards in one photo.  Sound like something you would be interested in?  You can check it out here.

This is the first card I did and it has a friendship theme.  The stamp set I used was by Jillibean Soup and the feather die by Cuttlebug.  I'm also going to link this card up at Stamping Sensations for a Cold and Frosty Colors Challenge (blues, purples, silver and white).

My second card has a sympathy theme.  I used the same stamp set and feather die plus the same colors (I thought it would look better in the twofer photograph since they have to "share..")  ;)  This card is going to also join the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown of Layer It Up.

Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb1318)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstocks -- Recollections
Feather Die Cut -- Cuttlebug
Stitched Die Cuts -- Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Squares and Stitched Rectangles)
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Misc. -- Brads (Basic Grey), Sequins (The Paper Studio) and Foam Tape (Scotch/3M)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

You Are Such A Deer Card

Today was my first "back to normal" day since the holiday season begin back in December.  It was nice getting to be crafty this afternoon.  I used the Christmas present (Silhouette Cameo 3) my daughters surprised me with for this card.  I still have a lot to learn but at least I have figured out how to cut with it.  Once I figure out more about the design software I'll be happy.  The die cut design (Deer In Birch Forest) is from the Silhouette Design store and can be found here.  For a first card using my new Silhouette Cameo though, I was very pleased with it.  My deer are going to be playing at these challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge -- Color Throwdown (Use only kraft, black and white.)

Jingle Belles -- Look What Santa Brought Me (My Santa "daughters" gave me a Silhouette Cameo.)

Just Us Girls (Anything Goes)

ABC Christmas Challenge (A Is For Antlers, B Is For Birds)

Stamps -- Essentials By Ellen (Oh Deer Set)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Die Cuts -- Silhouette Design Store (Deer In Birch Forest)
Cardstock -- Recollections (Kraft, White and Black)
Enamel Dots -- My Mind's Eye
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Snow Business Card

I am back after taking some time off to enjoy the holidays and spend time with my family.  I hope your Christmas was wonderful and Santa brought you crafty "toys."  I got new thin metal dies from Santa but my daughters really surprised me with a Silhouette Cameo 3.  It is going to be fun (and a challenge) learning to use it.  Today's snowman card uses new dies I got for Christmas by Reverse Confetti.    These fun snowmen are going to be linking up to:

Jingle Belles (Look What Santa Brought Me -- Pierced Round Top Layers Dies)
Just Us Girls -- Anything Goes
Allsorts -- Something New 
Crazy 4 Challenges -- Tag, You're It (Must Have A Tag)

Stamps -- Inkadinkado
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler 
Acrylic Paints -- Apple Barrel by Plaid Enterprises (red, green & blue)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cuts -- Reverse Confetti (Pierced Round Top Layers)
Twine -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Misc. -- Small Round Artist Brush