Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TMS #449

I've been going through my stash of pre-stamped and pre-colored images to try and use up what I have before buying new. I found this cute little mouse and decided to use him for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #449. I cut the panels with SB square dies and used snippets of green and black for matting. The background was stamped with a retired SU! bitty backgrounds stamp set and some berry burst ink, and the card base used was SU! Berry Burst. I added a twine bow and a SNSS sentiment.

Here is the Tuesday Morning Sketch #449 and it's a very simple one, so I hope you can play along with us. Do check out my DT member's blogs here:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Tuesday is a great one!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Pooch

Sorry I've been missing for the better part of this week - I've injured my knee somehow and it's really put a damper on things for me! Hopefully it will get better soon.
Anyway....I made this card for a blogging friend of mine, and she's received it, so I'm going to share it with you now. I used one of those Tim Holtz Crazy dogs, along with the accessories pack for the balloons, party hat and sunglasses. I stamped each balloon on different colored snippets of cardstock with Versamark and embossed each one with white EP. The glasses were colored with a silver paint marker and a pink Copic marker, then covered with glossy accents for some extra shine. I added some glossy accents to his nose too. The sentiment is by SNSS and was heat-embossed with white on black. The enamel dots are from TE and I hand-drew the balloon strings with a black marker. I matted the image with black and placed it on a Melon Mambo cardbase.

I'd like to share this with the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - use vibrant colors

Little Red Wagon #441 - Shine! It's your day! add some shine

I hope you're having a great weekend. Our weather is amazing after the crazy spring we've had, but we're not done yet! It was 82 yesterday, 85 today, and tomorrow we will have wind chills in the 30s! Is that the weirdest forecast or what?

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

TMS #448

Another Tuesday has rolled around which means it's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. This time we're working on sketch #448 designed by our own DT member Janice. I thought of making a masculine card as soon as I saw this sketch for some reason and here's what I created...

I had a few pieces of this great plaid dsp by CTMH on my table from a previous project, and felt it would make a great masculine card. The image is by Clear Art Stamps and was colored with Copics and a silver marker, then die-cut with a MFT stitched circle die. I added a dab of glossy accents to the headlamps. The flags are stamps from the same set, stamped and fussy cut and placed underneath the circle. The square panel was done with a piece of matching dsp from the same CTMH collection, die-cut with GMD square stitched dies, and the sentiment is from SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes. The plaid panel is a scrap of coordinating cardstock embossed with a Sizzix plaid ef. The
Still Cruisin is part of the Clear Art Stamps set, while the word Dad came from a now retired MFP stamp set. I finished this card with 3 gold nailhead stickers and was quite happy with how this turned out. My husband is a die-hard Ford man, so I know there are others out there too who will enjoy this card for father's day.

Please take some time to check out my DT member's blogs to see what they made, you won't be sorry!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Tuesday!


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Shopping our Stash #348

The SOS #348 challenge is to use Black, White, and 1 other color, so here's my entry. I used a snippet of dsp from my stash that has pretty green leaves on a black background and put a die-dut Memory Box Prim Poppy and a tiny SU!  die-cut butterfly on top. I added a beautiful white frame around it done with a Mama Elephant die (thanks Lynn), and added a SU! sentiment, done with a SU! word window punch. I hoarded saved this piece of dsp for ages waiting for just the right card to use it on, and I think it works here!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Red, White, and Blue Birthday

I have a friend who was born on July 4th, so I always make her a patriotic birthday card and this is one of those. I began with punched 1" squares of red and blue patterned papers and adhered them to a piece of white cardstock, then die-cut it with a Top Note die. This was placed on a white card base, and I added some balloons done with a MS punch, and pieces of assorted red, white, and blue twine to each one. The word "Happy" is from Simon Says Stamp "Oh Happy Day" dies, and the word "Birthday" was done with a Sweet n Sassy die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - birthday cards to celebrate their 9th

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018


 I had a request from someone to make a snarky card so I took his suggestion and came up with this one. The bull image is from Lindy's Stamp Gang and I colored it with Copics, and die-cut it using a MFT stitched circle die. I added a few random negative hearts left over from previous die cutting, and matted it with a die-cut Spellbinders scalloped circle die cut in Smoky Slate. The papers are from the grey collection of Recollections and the red horizontal borders were done with a MFT border die, given to me by a very thoughtful and generous blogging friend. I'm sorry I don't know the name of the die - I couldn't find it on the MFT website, but I love the masculine look of it. The word "you" was done with my Quickutz manual die cutter and the 3 dots were done with a small hole paper punch. The inside says "Make me horny." LOL

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon #440 - Old MacDonald - use farm animals

Dies R Us #94 - anything goes but must use dies

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #13 - must use a critter on your card

Repeat Impressions DCC44 - all creatures great and small

Thanks for stopping by and keep smiling :)


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TMS #447

Another Tuesday has rolled around and that means it's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge, and this time we're working on sketch #447 - a fun sketch designed by our own Melissa.

As you can see, I veered off from the original sketch to make a Mother's Day card. I tried using the white punched EK Lattice Chain border along with the blue punched EK Flower Burst border as the sketch shows, but it was off balance - probably because the punched borders are much larger than the sketch shows. At any rate, I just double punched the blue on both sides and placed the white border direct center and added not a round, but an oval sentiment panel done with SP petite oval and scalloped oval dies. The dsp is retired SU! and the mother's day sentiment is by Inkadinkado and I added some white pearl drops to the flowers and sentiment panel to finish this card. 

I hope you can find time to come play along with us this week, and for your inspiration, check out my DT members creations to get you started.

I'm also going to enter my card into the Snippets Playground #323 since the borders and ovals were all done with snippets of cardstock lying on my table. The dsp was also a snippet from my overflowing dsp doo-dad box!

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great Tuesday!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

I thought I'd share a few more of the Easter cards I made this year. Up first is the Kitchen Sink Stamps bunny all decked out in a pretty blue color. A dear blogging friend sent me the corner die-cut, so the card was built around that! I embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and used a MFT stitched circle die, along with a SB scalloped circle die in matching blue cardstock. The sentiment is from PTI.

Here's an older stamp I've always loved by Impression Obsession. I colored it with Copics, added  some glossy accents to the ladybug and added a bow done with a Lil Inker stitched bunny die set. The gemstone is from Pizzazz Aplenty, and it was placed on a Melon Mambo cardstock base.

I made this card for one of my DGD's. The image is a digital print by Laurie Furnell, that I printed and die-cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. I added a diagonal strip done with some Lawn Fawn plaid dsp and a MFT diagonal strip die. I added lots of purple stickles to the bunny's bowtie and placed it on a dark purple cardstock base. Her favorite color is the same as mine - purple! 

That will do it for me this year for Easter, but thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful Easter if you celebrate! Make it a great day!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Crates

Here are the last of my Easter treats. For these I used the SU! crate die with assorted cardstocks and colors. The medallions were digital prints and the centers were done with a very old SU! retired set called "year round fun." I matted the images with a bottle cap die done with my Quikutz and layered them with stitched circles from MFT and scalloped circle dies from Spellbinders. The  tags tied around the bags were done with MFT tiny stitched tags and the bunnies were die cut with Gina Marie Designs mini bunny dies. The blue bunny on the left was done with a borrowed die from a friend and the gray bunny on the right was done with Lil Inker stitched bunny dies.

I had fun making all of these treats because I'd rather make things like this than cards for some reason. 

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Masculine Birthday

Today I'm sharing a birthday card made for a great young man in our neighborhood who always comes by to help us with anything he can. He's very  thoughtful and kind, so I made him a card for his birthday.
I recently won some Repeat Impressions stamps by playing in their challenges HERE and the stamps I'm using for this card were part of the prize. I love this RI beer mug because it's nice and big and makes a bold statement because of it's size. I colored it with Copics and added lots of WOS glitter, then fussy cut it. The foam at the top is another RI stamp that I covered with liquid applique and WOS and fussy cut to place on top of the mug. The papers are snippets of dsp that were on my table, and I added the angle for interest. Since he was born in March, I added a shamrock done with a TE die. The word "Happy" is a die-cut done with an Echo Park Happy Easter die, while the "Birthday" die-cut was done with a Gina Marie Designs die, and I curved it a bit while placing it down just to balance everything.

Speaking of fun, here's the inside of the card - so perfect for an outdoorsman type of guy and a pun on the beer mug on the card front! This is also a RI stamp called "bottoms up" and I used some older scrapbook stickers to add the inside sentiment.

I'm sharing this with the Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge M2818. I didn't have time to play along with all of their weekly challenges in March, but at least I got to play in this one!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!