Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #88

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #88.  Come join us... the theme as always is "anything goes".


I used the Modern Happy Frantic Stamper die to create three tags for the front of my card. I backed two of them w/a wine color card stock and the middle tag with a green color stock.  The Modern Happy is currently not available, but both the Modern Cheers and Modern Greetings are in stock and would work nicely in a similar project.

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Inspiration Squad - apr2018 Challenge 197

Hello crafty friends,

Happy Friday... and welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #197.  This challenge's inspiration starting point is a musical one...


I love to dance, but I don't do much dancing these days... so I used one of the ballerinas from the Tutu stamps set to create a card with the perfect sentiment... "just dance".





Thank you for stopping bye today.  I look forward to seeing your MUSIC theme submissions to this month's challenge. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

SAS4Kids

Hello crafty friends,

Today's post features my card for the current Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge with a theme of Anything Goes or For Mom from Kid.  I created a Happy Birthday card that anyone would love to receive using the I Woof You dog digital stamp from Di's Digi Stamps.


I used PSElements to replace the "I woof you" sentiment with a "happy birthday" one and my zig watercolor brushes to color the image.  I fussy cut the colored image, added foam tape behind it and placed it card.  As a finishing touch I add glossy accents to the eye and nose.  and stamped a few paw prints on the sign.  This little dog makes me smile... I hope it does you too.  thanks for stopping bye.

also submitting this card to:
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 524 Anything Goes, which runs until 4/11/18

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Happy Birthday To You

Hello craft friends,

Do you struggle making birthday cards for the men in your lives?  I do.  My husband isn't into home repairs (he does them, but it's not his thing), he's not into hunting (thankfully) or fishing.  He's into sports (Chicago teams), but I'm not into sports at ALL, so I never venture into that arena (get it? LOL).  Therefore, I struggle coming up with ideas for his cards... and I will share a secret with just you... there have been years when he didn't get a card from me (YES, it's true).   But not this year... I'm ready with a good card for him this year... now I just have to put it somewhere I will remember come August.


Yes, my hubby likes cards (poker, blackjack, etc.), so when I recently found this poker chip die I knew I needed to get it and pair it w/my old and still unused Tim Holtz poker card embossing folders... and in true Tim Holtz fashion, I distressed my three playing cards by inking the embossing folders before embossing the card stock.  I added a Lawn Fawn "happy birthday border" die cut along the top arch of my wood pattern paper element.

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

I'm entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday with runs 4/4 to 4/11 8am
Simon Says Monday Challenge - A Trio of Something, with runs 4/2 to 4/9 8am.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #87

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #87.  Come join us... the theme is always "anything goes".


I used a small set of reverse leaf dies from Frantic Stamper to create a background panel as the main design element of my card.  I backed the panel with a water-colored panel and matted it with a flower pattern paper.  I wanted to keep the card simple, but felt it needed something more, so I added tiny flowers and nuvo drops in pink, yellow and white. 

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Don't Worry About a Thing

cuz every little thing gone by alright...



Hello crafty friends,
I have a tall card for you today. I just had to get this Little Birdies trio stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps. And my first card with it had to be a rainbow water-colored one.  I paired the birdies with a few stitched speech bubbles dies and sentiments from the Little Birdies stamp set.

Here's a short video showing how I die cut the Little Birdies trio stamp using the matching solid die.



I'm submitting this card to:
Simon Says Monday Challenge (A Trio Of Something), which runs until next Sunday.
CAS Watercolor Card April Challenge (Bird), which runs until 4/24th.