Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Hello crafty friends,

I love Margaritas (it's my Mom's name after all)... and I love how this card turned out.  Wish me luck. I'm taking part in the current CAS-Fridays' Challenge - No Dies Allowed, by submitting this watercolor card.

Here's my masculine version... with beer steins and bottles, but since this version has a cheers die on it, I didn't link it in the challenge.

and in case you get hungry while drinking... here are some donuts for you:

Thanks for stopping bye, please check out CAS-Fridays' Challenge blog post and leave them some love in the comment section.   Until next time... take care.

Fishbowl Card

Hello crafty friends,

I recently made this card while playing w/my fish and fishbowl stamps I picked up at SSAT a few weeks ago:

I started by stamping the fishbowl onto the pattern paper (a blue water looking one) that i wanted for my fishbowl's background.  Next I cut out all my fishbowl elements to make the fishbowl into a shaker element using my Scan&Cut2.

As you can see in this photo, I cut the fishbowl's background pattern paper, the fishbowl's front trim and the clear plastic I would need to make the fishbowl into a shaker element.  I also cut the fish :)

Using my Scan&Cut2, I scan the stamped fishbowl into Scan&Cut Canvas on my computer.  I tweaked the image, by giving it cut lines on the inside, so I could make the fishbowl trim piece.

Of course, I had to add a peeking cat stamped image behind my fishbowl.  Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

So Much Fun

Hello crafty friends,

Have you tried making a wobble card?  I've made a few and this one is by far my favorite design.

LOL... This cat stamp by C.C. Designs is a perfect wobble element.  I printed the CAKE CAKE CAKE sentiment and also the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Here's the wobble in action:


Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Little Cats BDay Card #2

Hello craft friends,

Here's my second card using Mama Elephant's Little Cat Agenda stamp: 

I wanted my cats in a row, so I made a wide card (8.5x4.5) by cutting down a 8.5x11 sheet of white card stock.  My little cats were water-colored with zig real brush markers and I added two small sentiment stamps that fit inside the little polariods to my row.  The Happy Birthday die cuts came from two different die sets and were both cut from while card stock.   

I used the following:

I'm going for a total of five cards using these cuties, so I'll be back with more ideas.  Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Mar2017 Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

It's that time again... I'm joining the fabulous ladies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their monthly Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  If you are not familiar with this hop... it's a fun and crafty way to remind you to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.

For my card this month, I started with a blank 5x5 card.  I die cut a stitched scalloped panel, which I water colored with distress ink after stamping "check yourself" all over it.  I created the ribbon shape on the background by holding the ribbon stamp on the panel while I water colored around it.  If you have the die, you can use a die cut to get the same affect.  Next I stamped "calling all sistahs" and scan it, so I could enlarge it a bit.  I printed it on watercolor paper, water colored it like the background panel and attached it on foam.  My final touch was to add a white ribbon on the banner.       
Thank you for stopping by today.  Your next hop should be to Nora Noll's blog or the Cas-ual Fridays Stamp's blog.  Until next month... be good to yourself. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #62

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #62 has a theme of "favorite Holiday using SL brand dies", so I had to make a Halloween card, because Halloween is my favorite Holiday be far.   Here's my card for the Challenge:

The main die I used for this card is the Jack-O-Lantern faces (LOVE) from Frantic Stamper.

I also used a stacking stitched die set to make my tags.  This is not the set I used, but these actually have more sizes than the set I have.

Thanks for stopping bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 4/2 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Little Cats BDay Card #1

Hello craft friends,

I fell in LOVE with the Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda stamp set on first sight.  I got it as a xmas gift and sadly in true Mary fashion, it sat loved, but unused for weeks/months... until  @knittykittydigis commented "I'm still waiting to see what you do with your Mama Elephant Little cats"  so here's the much awaited first card using these cuties:

I used the following:

The background paper on both my card front and tag is from Momenta 8x8 watercolor paper pad.  The cats were water-colored with Zig real brush markers.  Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care.