Friday, February 28, 2014


The weather here in Missouri is gearing up for more snow and maybe some ice.  Depending on which news cast we watch, we may get from 1-20 inches.  It seems they are having a hard time trying to decide what this storm will do.  I am hoping it's closer to the one inch but I did go to the store and stock up on groceries and crafting supplies so that we can get snowed in for several days.
This is my dt card for Totally Paper Crafts.  The challenge is to Make It Shine
After coloring the image with copics, I painted her crown and dress with extreme glitter paint and added some sparkly hearts and accents for the shine.
Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbiders dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Martha Stewart border punch
Copics:  E00, E11, e21, E50, E51, e53, E40, E41, E43, RV000, RV00, RV10
Entered in the following challenges:
7 Kids Challenge Blog: Anything goes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Summer Dreamin

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a project using Any Sentiment For A Girl.
We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter
Winter has been rather long and cold here in Missouri.  The weather man stated  we are expecting more snow over the weekend.  I usually love snow but I am ready for some warmer temps and to start wearing my flip flops again.
After coloring this little darling with copics, I added real sand to the card for some texture.

Card Details:
Image:  Summer Holydays The Paper Shelter
Copics: E11, E13, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, E37, E35, E49, E47, BG10, BG70, BG72, BG75, R02, R05, R25, R20, Y26, Y23, Y21, YG06, YG11
Flower Book Mark:  Sophie Cricut Cartridge cut at 2.5 inches
Spellbinders circle die

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Make A Wish

Saturday is my Grandma's 94th birthday! 
She is an amazing woman who still lives in her own home.
I hope I am living as well as her when I am her age.
 I apologize for the sorry looking pictures.  My camera isn't working properly.  I am hoping is just needs new batteries but I am afraid the problem isn't that simple.
Anyway, this is the card I made for my Grandma.  It's a hinged card using my spellbinders dies.
I found these beautiful ribbon and lace trims at Michael's in what used to be the $1 spot but now is really the $1.50-$2 spot.

Here's the inside of the card: (again, I apologize for the pics)
Card Details:
Spellbinders dies
Inside sentiment:  Stampin Up stamp

Make a Wish sentiment:  clear stamp
Sketch: Mojo Monday
CTMH pink ink around sentiment on front of card

Entered in following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch Tall and Skinny card
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme: Birthday/ Stash item: Bling
Card Mania:  Use a Sentiment
Make It Monday: Grown Up Birthday card

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine Candy Bar Wrapper

This is the Valentine I made for my son's girl friend.
I didn't use the typical pinks and reds for this because her favorite color is teal.
Teal is one of my favorite colors too.
After coloring with copics, I added stickles to the rose and used shabby white embossing enamel around the image.
I hope she likes it!
Project Details:
Image: Wee Bunny from Wee Stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle and circle dies
Copics:  R00, R20, T1 T4, BG70, BG10, BG72, BG75
Shabby White embossing enamel
Pink stickles on the rose

Entered in following challenges:
Digi Design Challenge: Bingo ( digi, die cut and flowers)
Sketch Saturday: Sketch that I adopted for my candy bar wrapper
Craftitude:  Anything goes or Valentines/love

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hugs and Kisses

Today's card is my dt card for Totally Paper Crafts.  The challenge theme is Love/Valentines.
I made this card for a special young lady.  She is 4 years old and reminds me of the little girl in this digi stamp from Wee Stamps.
I created another corner sentiment for this card.  Using the Base Camp Cricut cartridge and Cricut Craft Room, it was super simple to make this sentiment. 
I added glitter to the shoes because all young ladies these days where glittery shoes.
After coloring with copics, I painted the wings with extreme glitter paint
Card Details:
Image:  Wee Stamps
Hearts:  Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Hugs and Kisses Sentiment:  Created in Cricut Craft Room using the base camp cartridge
Pink glitter
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E21, E31, E33, E37, E41, E37, E30, RV000, RV02, RV00, T1, T4, BG000, BG01,YG03, YG13,YG00
Entered in following challenges:
4 Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Spots and dots (green paper)
Paper Crafting Journey:  Love is in the air
In The Pink:  pink valentines

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Anniversary Card

We are playing Bingo at Aud Sentiments!  We are excited to have a brand new sponsor this week.
I made this card for my Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this week.
I used two rows in the bingo grid to complete my card.
Top row: monochrome colors, two word sentiment (love twice) and texture (ribbon)
Middle row:  one word sentiment, 3D items,  Die Cuts
Card Details:
Image: Love birds from Wee Stamps
Copics: BG00, BG02, YR65, YR18, YR24, YR20, Yoo, G40
After coloring, I painted the flowers and gold bird swing with extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders floral oval die
Love and hearts: cuttlebug with love die set
shabby white embossing enamel
Entered in following challenges:
Crafters CafĂ©:  Hearts
Crafting by Design:  Anything for Love
Crafting for all Seasons:  Show us some romance
Crafting Creations:  For the Birds
Creative Moments: Love/Anything Goes
Add A Little Dazzle:  Photo Inspiration

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beary Special Valentine

I made this Valentine for my niece.  She loves pandas so I couldn't resist coloring up this cutie for her.  I Used the heart border I created in Cricut Craft room and then added pearls.
Card Details:
Image: Sweet Friends Marci digi stamp  from La La Land
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E21, T1, T4, T7, T8, RV17, RV19, RV11, RV10, BG10, BG70, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E49
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Heart Border:  Created in Cricut Craft Room using the base camp cartridge
Entered in following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch with lace and pearls
Card Mania: Love is in the Air
Cutie Pie Challenge: My Cute Valentine
Paper MakeUp Stamps:  Use a digi and hearts

Monday, February 10, 2014

Minnion Valentine

I needed a valentine for my nephew so I did a search for free coloring pages and found this adorable Minnion.  Just perfect for my nephew!  I have to admit, I have not seen the movies so I hope I have colored him up correctly.
I created the heart border in Cricut Craft Room using the Base Camp cartridge. 
Since this valentine is for my nephew, I decided to keep away from the typical  pinks, reds and purples associated with valentines day.   I hope he likes it. 
Card Details:
Image:  Free coloring page
Copics:  YR24, YR20, Y21, YR23, B97, B95, B93, B91, T9, T7, T4, T1, W0, W5
Heart:  Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Heart Border:  Created in Cricut Craft Room using the Base Camp cartridge  hearts are .5 inches
Sentiment: Computer generated
Entered in following challenges:
The Craft Place:  Valentine
Send A Smile 4 Kids:  Valentine


Simple Valentine


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Heart Throb

Here's a simple valentine for someone special.
I just love this little guy.  He reminds me of my youngest son when he was in grade school.
For Christmas my hubby gave me a Happy Birthday die that has the words wrapped on a corner. 
I absolutely love it.  It came from Die Versions.  I have searched through all of their corner sentiment dies and couldn't find one for valentines day that I just loved as much as the Happy Birthday one.
The other day I had an "A Ha" moment and decided to try and make my own corner sentiment using the Cricut Craft Room.  It was so easy to do that I didn't just stop at this one.  I have created so many corner sentiments that I am not sure I will be able to make enough cards to use them.  Anyway, this "Heart Throb" corner sentiment was one of the first I made. So simple, yet a great way to add a sentiment to my cards and scrapbook pages. 
To go along with the "Heart Throb" sentiment I stitched a heart rhythm along the bottom.

Card Details:
Image: A Big Heart from Sassy Cheryl's
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E21, E25, E27, E33, B91, B93, B95, B97, G40, G24, W0, W3, W5, R59, R46, R37,
Heart Throb Sentiment:  Designed in Cricut Craft Room using George and Base Camp carts

Entered in following challenges:
Craftitude Challenge: Valentines/Love
Creative Corner: Seeing Red
Sassy Cheryl:  All About Hearts
Creative Knockouts:

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ladybug Tilda

This is a pretty simple card but I love the way it turned out.
Ladybug Tilda is one of my favorites from Magnolia Stamps.
Since the design is pretty simple, I carried it through to the inside of the card as well and I still have plenty of room to write a message to the recipient.
To keep the inside of the card somewhat flat, I used the punched hearts from the banner to help embellish the floral spray.

Card Details:
Stamp: Ladybug Tilda from Magnolia Stamps
La La Land banner die
Corner leaf:  Storybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E21, E25, E27, E29, E30, W0, W3, R20, R22, R24, R29, R46, T4, T7, T9
Entered in following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks:  Flags or banners
Cute Card Thursday:  Lots of Love
Marvelous Magnolia: Seeing Red
7 Kids College Fund:  Anythings Goes
Midweek Magnolia: Valentine/Love

Monday, February 3, 2014


We are gearing up for a big snowstorm here in Missouri.  Depending on which weather person we listen to the total snowfall is supposed to be somewhere between 4-9+ inches.  I am sure that means we will have at least one snow day out of school.  I would love to spend that time in my craft room but I think I will probably be working on taxes....Yuck!
Today's card is a Valentine.  I just couldn't face the tax job today so when I had some free time, I made this card instead.  It went together quickly.  I guess that is what happens when you don't have to color!
After coloring with copics, I painted the wings and bow with extreme glitter paint.  I added a touch of stickles as well to the wings.
Card Details:
Stamp:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E21, E81, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR20, YR31, YR24, E99, BG70
Shabby White embossing enamel
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Entered in following challenges:
Sketchy Colors: Sketch challenge
Addicted to Stamps:  use a stamp and hearts
Stamping Sensations: Wings, Fantasy, Fiction
That Craft Place: Valentines