Sunday, February 25, 2018

Have A Heart Birthday Card

 I have to admit that purple isn't my favorite color.  I have been making myself use purple more often in my coloring and in the papers that I use.  I have to admit that I do love the way this card turned out.  I even love the look of the purple. 
This is my DT project for Addicted to Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is "Have A Heart"
There are lots of ways to use hearts on your projects that aren't for Valentines day or for anniversaries. I can't wait to see what you create.
Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Card shape: Spellbinders dies
Gina Marie designs oval die
Heart balloon from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Heart tag from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies

Entered in following challenges:
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge: Use a diecut

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Christmas Card

Here is a simple Christmas card I made.  I am trying to work ahead and get my Christmas cards done early again this year.  I think I need to work a little  I kept this card simple so it can be mailed more easily
This is my DT card for the current challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.  I hope you join us and get a jump start on your holiday cards.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Floral card

It's time for another challenge at Digi Choosday.  As always, the theme is Anything Goes.  
For my DT project I used Lovely Bouquet from  Winnie Celebrations 2.  The paper I used is also from the same collection.

Card Details:
Gina Marie designs oval die
Corner Leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge: Use ribbon or washi tape

Thursday, February 15, 2018

For a Friend

I made this card for a special friend's birthday. We have been friends since high school.  
Easel cards are one of my favorite cards to make.  They always look great displayed on a shelf. 
This is also my DT project for Aud Sentiments.

Card Details:
Image: Hippie Chick from All Dressed Up
Gina Marie oval dies
Spellbinders shaped dies
Cricut Storybook cartridge for Corner leaf
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Treats

Happy Valentine's Day!  Nothing says I Love You on Valentine's Day like a box of chocolates. When I told my husband I wanted to decorate the candy box but didn't have one, he went out and bought one just for me.  Of course, we ate the candy.  We are a perfect pair because we each like different candies so between the two of us, the box was emptied.

This is my DT project for Digi Choosday.  The theme is always Anything Goes and I can't wait to see what you create.

Project Details:
 All papers and digi image are from the Love And Kisses  from the Work and Play 9 bundle
Love: Base Camp cricut cartridge
Hearts: George Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge: Anything Goes
Bitten By The Bug: Hearts for Valentines
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, February 12, 2018

Bee My Honey

I made this Valentine for my husband.  I saw this bee and sentiment at Mo's Digital Pencil and knew it would make the perfect valentine.
I kept the card design simple.  I used Tim Holtz dies for the honeycomb corners and spellbinders scalloped heart dies for some accents.  After coloring with copics, I painted the fairy wings with extreme glitter paint for a little sparkle

Entered in the following challenges:

Friday, February 9, 2018

Flippin Celebrate

In just a few days we will be celebrating Fat Tuesday. It's so hard to believe that lent is almost ready to start.  
Polkadoodles has created some great new stamps and sentiments just in time for Pancake  Day.
For my card I have used Pancake Heaven.  Isn't she a cutie?  Her stack of yummy pancakes is topped with lots of syrup and blueberries.
The papers I have used for this project are from Winnie Celebrations 2 paper kit

Card Details:
Image: Pancake Heaven from Polkadoodles
Spellbinders circle and lacy circle dies
Spellbinders border die
Sentiment: Pancake heaven sentiment pack from Polkadoodles

Entered in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design; Anything goes
Crafty Gals corner: Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Christmas Card

It's time for a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.  For my DT project this week I chose to use Rudolph Onesie from Polkadoodles.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  Participating in the challenge each week is a great way to get your holiday cards done before the big December rush.

Card Details:
Image: Rudolph Onesie from Polkadoodles

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Masculine Card

Masculine cards seem to be such a challenge for me.  They used to be easy because my card style was clean and simple.  Over time my card making has evolved and I rarely do just a clean and simple card anymore. That being said, I am really pleased with how this card turned out.  

This is my DT project for Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.  

Card Details:
Bike: Beyond The Fringe digi stamp
Spellbinders die
Magnolia Doohickey star die

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Winter Card

The holidays kept me busy with cooking, cleaning, spending time with family, etc so this is the first project I have made with the stamps from the Winter Magnolia stamp kit.  Tilda makes a cute snowperson. 
This is my DT project for Addicted To Stamps.  Our theme for this challenge is Baby It's Cold Outside.

Card Details:
Stamps: Magnolia Winter tree 
Stamps: Magnolia Stamps Tilda as Snowman (I am not sure of the name of this stamp)
White embossing enamel
Spellbinders snowflake dies
Magnolia doo hickey snowflake border die

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ornament Christmas Card

It's been a long time since I made a card using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge.  I think the card took me 15 minutes from start to ready to photograph.  It was a nice break from my more detailed stamped and colored cards.
This is my DT project for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes with an optional theme if you choose to follow it.  The optional theme this time is ornaments so I used the ornament shaped card from Wild Card Cricut cartridge.
Can't wait to see what you make.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Spread A Little Love

With Valentines day right around the corner, I chose to make a "Love" card.  I used Winnie Sugar Sprinkles, Love You Mom. The sentiment is from the Love and Kisses Collection.  The paper is from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Heaven 4 paper bundle.  
I hope that you join us for the challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme is always anything goes

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart: Anything goes
Color Crazy challenge: Anything goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Card

I love the way this card turned out with the soft blue colors.  I don't usually use preprinted papers for my focal point on my cards but I do love how this one turned out. After printing the paper, I diecut it to fit my card.  Since this card is a birthday card for a friend, I added music notes as if the bird was singing Happy Birthday.
This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments.  It's our first challenge of 2018 and the theme is Anything Goes.  We are sponsored by We Are 3 Digi Shop.  They provided the team with a sentiment bundle, a paper bundle and digi images.  For the inside of my card, I added the Happy Birdie image and colored it with copics.

Card Details:
Using Happy BirdieBird Songs paper pack and All Occassion sentiment pack

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Let's Get Romantic

I am super excited to announce that I am now a member of the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday DT.
This is my first project as part of the team.
The theme for this challenge is Get Romantic.
 I have used Cupid from the Love and Kisses Collection.  I also used 5 different papers as well as the sentiment tag from the same collection.

Project Details:
Digi Character: Cupid from the Love and Kisses Collection
Pattern Papers: Love and Kisses Collection
Sentiment tag: Can be found HERE
Martha Stewart border punch
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Card Shape: We R Memory Keepers dies
Heart tag and hearts: Magnolia Doohickey die

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes
A Bit More time To Craft: anything goes
A Perfect Time to craft: Anything Goes

Monday, January 1, 2018

Magical Day

Happy New Year!!
It's hard to believe that it is already 2018.  I hope this year brings you joy, happiness, good health and lots of love.

I am happy to announce that this is my very first DT project for 

The challenges are always Anything Goes as long as you use pattern paper.
I used 2 pattern papers for this challenge that have been in my paper stash for a long time.  It's always nice to use up supplies you already own. I kept this card simple and free of embellishments since I made it for my Brother-in-law's birthday.  Masculine cards can be a challenge.