Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Card


I am so far behind with my cards.  This week my summer schedule started so I am only working 3 days a week instead of five.  I've spent my days off trying to get caught up with my cards.  I missed several birthdays, anniversaries and graduations.  Thankfully everyone will be understanding since the reason I am behind is due to my husband's health.  He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April.  He underwent surgery to remove the tumor in his colon and a large portion of his colon.  Unfortunately, the cancer in his liver was too widespread for surgery.  He started chemo treatments and we are praying they work.  I have a degree in Recreation Therapy so I know how important it is to take care of your body, mind and soul.  Crafting has been a great therapy for me.
This card is for my brother-in-law.  When I saw this adorable little guy, I just knew he would make a great card.

Card Details:
Image and Sentiment from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Stars from the George Cricut cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folder for the border embossing

Entered in the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations: Sketch
Crafty Gals Corner: 2+ Designer papers


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sympathy Cards



I made several sympathy/thinking of you cards so I would have a stash available and sadly, I have needed them all so far.  
The rose corner image I used for these cards is from Ike's Art who is are sponsor for the latest challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Friendship Card



In my sorority we do secret sister gifts all year long.  At our May meeting we always reveal who we are to our sisters.  I made this card to give to my secret sis.
This is one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil....ok, ok, all of her images are my favorites.  How can you resist those cute faces


Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Corner leaves from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders shape dies


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day Card


I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day. I love this set of pattern paper. I bought it from Create for Less.  I love buying from there because the paper comes in packs of 25. It's great for when you find a pattern you really like.   

Card Details:
Image: From Sugar Nellie
Copics
Spellbinders dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaves: Cricut Storybook cartridge
Gina Marie circle die

Monday, May 15, 2017

Buttons and Lace


This is my DT project for Simply Magnolia.  It is also the card I gave my mother in law for mother's day.  This is one of my favorite Tilda Stamps from Magnolia Stamps.  Isn't she cute?
The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is to use Buttons and Lace.

Project Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Christmas Card

Here is a super simple Christmas card.  I just love the snowflake circle.  It gives even the simplest card a will bit of wow.

Card Details:
Copics
Magnolia Stamps Tilda with Little Snowy
White embossing enamel
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Holly Jollty Christmas nesting from from Yvonne Creations


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Graduation Card


My nephew is graduating today on Mother's Day.  
About 16 1/2 years ago my brother in law and sister in law adopted this adorable, happy child.  
It has been a joy watching him grow up.  He can always make me laugh, even when I don't want to.....make that especially when I shouldn't laugh.  He used to get me in trouble in church because we were always giggling. 
 I love this kid!

I kept the card simple but did add some diecuts to give it interest.
Congratulations Bryan!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Flowers



April Showers bring May flowers!  I don't know about you but I am ready for some sunny days so my flowers can grow.  We have had enough rain here in Missouri.  In fact, much of the state is flooded.  At least where we live we aren't effected by the flooding rivers and lakes.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this challenge is to use flowers. I love this set of papers and they go perfectly with the theme.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she cute?
Here is the inside of the card below. I fussy cut a flower from the pattern paper and added some stickles to embellish the inside of the card.


Card Details:
Image: Sugar and Spice from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Card shape made by using Spellbinders dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Circle Die from Gina Marie Designs
Inside Sentment stamp from Stampin Up

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil: Anything Mo's
Crafting By Design: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Butterfly Scrapbook Layout


The new challenge at Addicted To Stamps is to create a project using Butterflies and Flowers. 
I am hoping the spring rains end soon so we can enjoy the flowers.
For my DT project I made this scrapbook page. This will go in the album for one of my daycare kids who will be going to kindergarten in the fall.  I always like to give each child a scrapbook of their time at my daycare when the "graduate" to kindergarten.
I chose to keep the embellishments flat since it it going into a scrapbook. I found scrapbook paper with butterflies and with flowers that matched.  The stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Stickles
Extreme glitter paint on wings
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Circle cut from George Cricut cartridge
Background shape cut from Songbird Cricut cartridge

Entered into following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious: anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes

Christmas Card



It's  hard to believe that it is already May.  Today's card is my DT project for 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas. Participating in the challenge each month is a great way to get a jump start on your holiday cards.
I kept this card simple since it will need to be mailed. It's free of embellishments but I think the card shape and pattern papers give enough interest.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  As always we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Card Details:
Image: Ava Christmas Fairy from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Christmas Card


This is my Dt card for Simply Magnolia.  Our challenge theme is to use ribbon.
I stamped Tilda with Little Snowy and the snowflakes using Pumice Stone Distress ink pad. I wasn't sure if the ink would work with the copics but everything colored up beautifully without bleeding.

Card Details:
Tilda with Little Snowy from Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Pumice Stone Distress ink pad
Spellbinders die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in folloiwng challenges:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2nd Birthday Card


We have been celebrating lots of birthdays at daycare lately.
One of my sweet girls just turned 2!  She looks just like this little cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Card details:
Card shape: Spellbinders dies
Double Pierced Circle die from Gina Marie Designs
#2 Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Copics
Happy Birthday corner die from Die Versions
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges:

Friday, April 7, 2017

First Birthday Card


One of my daycare kids celebrated her first birthday this week.
The first year always seems to go by so fast.  
This cute fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil reminds me of her.  Isn't she cute?

Card Details:
Card Shape: Spellbinders dies
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
#1 Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Corner Leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Pleated Circle die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Wings painted with extreme glitter paint and with stickles

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil: Anything Goes with a Mo's image
Addicted To Stamps: anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge: Dies and/or punches


Thursday, April 6, 2017

7th Birthday Party Celebration at Aud Sentiments

Happy Birthday to Aud Sentiments!




I'm having a hard time believing I have been a member of Aud Sentiments DT for 7 years!!
It's been a fun 7 years. I've met lots of creative crafters and have seen so many beautiful creations.

Since it's a birthday celebration, the theme is what else but to use a birthday sentiment or the #7.
My first project is a card I made for a special young man who will be 7 years old at the end of April.  Instead of a sentiment, I decided to use the #7. The banner was created using the Celebrations Cricut cartridge.  I even found some pattern paper with the number 7.
My second project is actually two wine bottle tags I made for a friend's 60th birthday.  Her fiance suggested decorating in black.  I had to add a pop of pink and green for a little fun.

Card details:
Digi: Sassy Cheryl's
Copics
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Spellbinders circle die
7 banner from Celebrations Cricut cartridge

Wine bottle tags:
Spellbinders label die
Spellbinders lacy circle die

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Make A Wish birthday Cards



We have been celebrating birthdays for 2 weeks at daycare.
 We celebrated a 4th and 6th birthday recently.

I used the same image from Mo's Digital Pencil for these cards but colored them to look more like the recipients.  I love the way they turned out.  I shared the first card last week but I wanted to show how the image looks colored with different skin and hair colors.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Card



This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  The challenge theme is to use a stamped image and stamped sentiment.
I searched my stash of rubber stamps and decided to use this darling called Tweet Talk from Penny Black.  Isn't she sweet?
I tried something different with this card. instead of just attaching the heart doily to the card, I decided to cut it directly from my card base.  I ran it through my big shot with the edge of the die just slightly over the end of my cutting plate so that it remained attached to the card base. If you want to learn how to create a partial die cut border, there are several videos on Youtube that will show you the technique.
The gorgeous set of papers I used for this card are from Bo Bunny's Butterfly Kisses Collection.

Card Details:
Stamp: Tweet Talk from Penny Black
Copics
Diamond Dust Stickles
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
La La Land heart Doily die
Gina Marie Pleated Circle die
Happy Birthday Stamp

Entered in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Must use a critter
Crafts and Me: Things with wings

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Troll christmas


It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  It's anything Christmas goes. Entering the challenge each month is a great way to get your Christmas cards done in time for the holidays.
The adorable troll is from Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor for the challenge. 
I used Cricut Craft Room to create the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I welded the letters from the Base Camp Cricut cartridge to a Rectangular shape.  
Card Details:
Image: Bug XMas Troll from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
Diamond Dust Stickles

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday Wishes


I made this card for one of my daycare kids who turned 4 years old yesterday.  She is a delight and this image reminds me of her, cute, spunky and lots of fun.
I kept the card CAS but I did add some diamond dust stickles to the dragonfly and the dandelions.

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Gina Marie Die: Big and Little Pierce chain square
Dragnonfly die
Copics
Diamond Dust stickles

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Egg Card


I wanted to make a shaped card for Easter.  I used Cricut craft room to weld two egg shapes together to create the basic card.  I then added a few more layers . I think it turned out fun and almost looks like one of the sugar eggs people decorate.
This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments. 
Our current challenge is to create a project using a Any Sentiment other than a Birthday Sentiment.

Card Details:
Image: The Paper Shelter
Easter 2010 Cricut cartridge
Copics
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Spellbinders banner die

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teen Boy Birthday Card


I made this card for one of my former daycare kids.  He celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday.  I miss having that happy little boy around every day.
This image from Mo's Digital Pencil is perfect for a teen birthday, which let's face it, are harder than cards for adult men.
I used my new Big and Little Pieced Chain Square die from Gina Marie Dies.  I love the look it gives to the card.  

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie Dies
Die Versions Corner birthday sentiment die

Entered in following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Twisted Easel Easter Card


This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia.  I decided to give my square card a little extra by turning it into a twisted easel card.  It's a great way for people to display the cards they receive but also lays flat for mailing.  I layered up a few of the pleated rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs.


Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps Told a with Bunny 2009 Spring collection
Copics
Gina Marie pleated rectangle dies
Corner leaves from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Rabbit from Easter Cricut cartridge
Egg from Easter Cricut cartridge
Sizzix label dies
Sentiment stamp: CTMH from the Basket of Blessings set 15+years old

Entered in following challenges:
Inky Chicks: Flowers
Magnolia-licious: Anything Goes + ribbon
Retro Rubber: Anything Goes
Dream valley Challenge: Lots of layers


Christmas Card


I'm having fun crafting with my new dies from Gina Marie Designs.  These gorgeous oval dies are called pleated lace.
If you want to get a head start on your Christmas cards, join us in our monthly challenges at 
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge.  Each challenge is anything Christmas goes!

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Gina Marie Pleated lace oval dies
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Spellbinders border die
Copics


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Easter Card




Crisscross cards are so much fun with their surprise inside.  I made this card for the new challenge at Aud Sentiments, An Easter or Spring Sentiment
We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls. 
 I used the image Some Bunny Loves You from their shop for the front of the card.  On the insert I used two stamps from Magnolia Stamps.  

Card Details:
Some Bunny Loves You from Paper Nest Dolls
Bunny from Magnolia Stamps
Carrot from Magnolis Stamps
Inside Sentiment from Stampin Up
Spellbinders floral oval die
Spellbinders labels dies
Copics
Diamond dust stickles
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Through The Purple Haze: Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie: Welcome Spring
The Crazy Challenge: We Love Animals


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cupcake Thief


I made this card for a special friend who just turned 17 years old.  Actually, she is one of my former daycare kids.  She is super sweet and I miss hearing her say, "Miss Jul-lie"

For this card I used another great image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Cupcake Thief. I just love the way the hair turned out.
I created the card in Cricut Craft room by welding two shapes together. This has become one of my favorite card shapes.  It certainly is more interesting than your basic square or rectangle card.

Card Details:
Image: Cupcake Thief from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Happy Birthday sentiment die from Die Versions
Balloons: Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Diamond dust stickles on wings, mask and stars
Tea Stain distress ink

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make your mark
Crafty Gals: Polka Dots or Stipes
Crafting By Design: Use 3 pattern papers (stripes, blue swirls and the green pattern papers)
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge: Anything Mo Goes

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pastel Colors



It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps.  The theme is Pastel Colors.  I made this card for a friend of mine celebrating her 60th birthday.
I used Cricut Craft room to weld the shapes together to create the card base.  

Card Details:
Card Shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders floral oval die
Spellbinders dies
Magnolia Stamps
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Dragon Fly Dreams: Girly with a die cut/punch
The Paper Players: Dies, punches, fussy cut
Midweek Magnolias: Bingo I used top row of die cuts, lace, shaped card


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Moose Christmas Card


**Oops, I messed up and thought I had this post scheduled to go live yesterday.
You know what they say, Always a day late and a dollar short.

It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.  Participating in the challenge is always a great way to get your Christmas cards done before the holiday rush.
I colored this cutie up with copics and then  painted the ornaments with extreme glitter paint over the copics to make them sparkle!
The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  They are the sponsor for all of our challenges.  I kept the design simple and managed to use up some pieces of paper from my stash.  I used the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and corner punch too.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oops! I'm Late For Your Birthday


Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments. We are sponsored by Ike's Art
I used Rabbit 1 for my card.  When I saw this cutie I just knew he would be perfect for a belated birthday card. I don't know about you, but I seem to be late with cards frequently. You would think a card maker would be on top of her birthday calendar but sadly, no.
I kept the card simple but did use my spellbinders dies to create a fun shaped card. The clock is a die but I can't remember which company makes it. 


Card Details:
Image: Rabbit 1 from Ike's Art
Copics
Spellbinders die for card shape
Sentiment is created in word

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes with option of add a sentiment



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Life Is A Daring Adventure


I made this card for my oldest son's birthday.  He graduated from college in December and just started working on a wildlife refuge for the National Fish and Wildlife Service.  He loves going birding so his graduation gift was a pair of binoculars.  
Shhh don't tell him but we bought him a dslr camera for his birthday. I did a little research and found one in our price range that is perfect for bird watchers.
The papers and embellishments for this card are from a kit by Colorbok. I don't recall where I purchased it but I did have the great idea to buy 2 sets.

Inside of the card:

The sketch I used:

Card Details:
Image: Adventure Dad from Make it Crafty
Copics
Papers and embellishments from Colorbok
Sentiment stamp: can't remember name of stamp set but I love the quote

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wishing You A Merry Christmas


This is my first project as a DT member for Simply Magnolia.  Yippee!  I love crafting with my Magnolia Stamps and dies so I am super excited to be a member of their team.
For this card I colored up one of my favorite Magnolia Stamps (ok, ok, they are all my favorites)
The challenge at Simply Magnolia is to use red.  I Love this pattern paper and the red is a great pop of color against this silver.  I used more of the super cute mini pine cones for embellishments.


Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Card Shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge shapes welded together to create the card
Spellbinders lable 18 die
Spellbinders oval die
Spellbinders snowflake dies
La La Land Stitched circle die
White embossing enamel
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes with option of cute
Magnolia-licious Challenge: Anything Goes with option to use flowers
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes


Sending Love At Christmas


I'm loving my new border dies I received for Christmas. I used two of the dies to create this scalloped edge for the card.  I also found some adorable mini pinecones while shopping on ebay.  They add the perfect 3D touch to the card.  The greenery and berries are from a floral spray I found at Michaels.  I just cut off bits to add to my card.
If you want to have a jump start on your Christmas cards, like me, then please join us in our challenges each month at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge.  It's always anything Christmas goes.

Card Details:
Image: Tiddly Inks Merry Molly
Copics:
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Spellbinders circle die
Spellbinders border die
Spellbinders label 18

Entered in following challenges:
Cuttlebug mania: Lots of red
Digi Choosday Crafting: Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!


I made this Valentine easel card for my mother-in-law.  The stamp is from Magnolia Stamps as well as the sentiment stamp too.
I added stickles to her headband and a little extra bling on the butterflies and I found the perfect heart shaped bling for the sentiment stamp.
The candy conversation hearts are a free download I found but the blog is now listed as invite only so I am unable to share the link
Card Details:
Tilda Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Quickutz doily heart die
Spellbinders dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
SentimentL Magnolia stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Heartful Stamping: Love + a stamp
glitter and Sparkle: Love is in the air

Monday, February 13, 2017

Get well card


I made this card for my brother-in-law who recently spent some time in the hospital. I kept the card simple for mailing and also because it's for a guy.  The dragon is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Since I always think of dragons looking kind of like lizards, I wanted to color it to look like that.


Card Details:
Dragon: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders lacy circle die



Friday, February 10, 2017

Belated Birthday Card


Well, I goofed.  I didn't get this birthday card done and mailed in time for a friend's birthday.
I love all the images from Mo's Digital Pencil and the one I am currently using is always my favorite.  I can see this image used for so many events, not just a late birthday card.


Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Flowers: Magnolia  Doo Hickey dies
Card Shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge welded and cut at 5.75 inches
Spellbinders dies
La la land stitched circle dies
Stamped sentiment for inside
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Colour Crazy: Anything Goes
Crafting With Attitude: anything Goes

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kissing Booth


I made this Kissing Booth for my daycare kids for Valentine's Day fun.  The booth is actually our puppet theater.   I added valentine fabric for the curtain and then the rest is all die cuts.  I moved the curtain and hung it from hooks on the wall to take our kissing booth pictures.
The kids have had a great time putting on puppet shows about friendship.


We also took lots of pictures of the kids in the kissing booth to send to parents on Valentines Day.
I can't share pics of the kids but Izzy, our daycare dog, got in on the fun too. She is such a diva that taking her picture was easy compared to the kids.


Izzy is a Malshi (Malteese/Shih tzu). 
She is 2 years old (She will be 3 in March) 

Project Details:
Kisses: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
MUAH: Baske Camp Cricut catridge
Lacy Hearts: Quickutz
Scalloped Hearts: Spellbinders
Puppy: Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
Frog: Sweetheart Cricut cartridge
Lips on frog: Indie Art Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges: