Monday, October 23, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card


I made this card for my dad's birthday.  I colored it up in the neutral blue and browns.  My mom had a good laugh when she saw the card because my dad was dressed in the same colors and had his reading glasses on the end of his nose just like in this image. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie design dies
La La land bannder die
Happy Birthday die from Die versions

Entered in following challenges:
Avenue 613 Create: Anything Goes with option of masculine
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Pumpkin Day!


Today starts a new challenge for Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Use A Halloween Sentiment.
We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and I chose to use this adorable stamp, Ellie with Pumpkins for my project.  


Card Details:
Image: Ellie with Pumpkins from Paper Nest Dolls
Copics
Gina Marie Designs dies
Spellbinders oval dies for pumpkin
Leaf die from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Corner Leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Sentiment computer generated by me

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas card

                         
 One more Christmas card to add to my stash.  I have just a handful of cards left to make for this year.  Of course it's never too early to start cards for 2018! 
I kept this card free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easy to mail.  I love the soft colors of this pattern paper so I colored the digi in soft colors too.  After coloring with copics I used extreme glitter paint to add a little sparkle to the angel wings, stars, ornaments and package ribbon. I used diamond dust stickles on the snowflake and flower.

Her is the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Image: Polka Doodles Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Designs circle die
Rocking horse from Magnolia Doo hickey dies
Spellbinders snowflake dies
flower from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Sentiment stamp from Magnolia stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: option of color challenge of purple and silver ornaments.  I just did silver

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Floral Birthday Card



This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps. The challenge theme is Anything With Flowers. I couldn't resist using one of the Magnolia Stamps I recently purchased. I went on a little spending spree and bought several that I have had my eye on.
This color combo is new to me also.  Yellow is my favorite color and I rarely use it in my crafting. I paired it up with purple since they are complementary colors.

Inside of the card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Tilda with fantasy flowers from Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders die for card shape
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Magnolia doohickey heart tag
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:

Trick or Treat



This is my DT card for the Simply Magnolia October challenge.  The theme is Autumn.  I decided to make a Halloween card using this adorable Tilda stamp.
I dug around in my stash and found a few items that hadn't been used in awhile.  I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch for the background and I found these great gem swirls that were at the bottom of my embellishment drawer.
Inside of card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Martha Stewart corner and border punch
Gina Marie Circle die

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Deck The Halls


Another Christmas card completed.  I kept this one simple and free of embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  I think it turned out kinda cute.
This is my DT project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes so it's a great way to get your holiday cards done in time to be mailed.

Card Details:
Image: From Christmas bundle from Polkadoodles
Copics
Rubber stamps for sentiment

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas Card


I'm getting closer to having all of my Christmas cards done. My plan is to have them ready to be mailed by the beginning of December.  
I created this card using Winnie and Penguin from the big Winnie White Christmas bundle.  The pattern paper is even from the bundle.  
After coloring the image with copics, I painted the wings with extreme glitter paint and then used tinsel glitter on her hat trim. The glitter was a gift I received several years ago.  I love using it for hat trims and this purple worked perfectly with the paper and copics I used.

Card Details:
Image: Winnie with Penguin from Polkadoodles
Copics
Magnolia Doohickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie Designs die
Tinsel glitter

Entered in following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oops! I Shot a Bunny!



When I saw this image from The Stamping Chef, I knew just how I was going to use it.  My grandmother used to put her hand over her mouth and  say "Oops, I shot a bunny!" whenever she passed gas!  It always made us kids giggle.
This card will be for my brother's birthday.  I am sure he will get a chuckle with this funny memory of our grandmother.


Image: Fairy Dust from The STamping Chef
Bunny: Magnolia Stamps
Copics


Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Birthday Wishes


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a die cut and a sentiment.  Pretty easy peasy.  This is my DT project for the challenge.  I used Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter for my card.
After coloring with copics, I painted the butterfly and pink hearts with extreme glitter paint


Card Details:
Spellbinders die for card shape
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs square die
Copics
Extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Stamp: Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Wishes


I am getting excited. Christmas is almost here!  And, my Christmas cards are almost done.  I need to work on my Christmas tags.  
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas goes. 

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie designs dies
cottage cutz dies 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Football Jersey Card



My nephew just celebrated his 12th birthday.  He is a Kansas City Chiefs fan so I made him this card for him.
I used a template to create the jersey. I used my cricut to cut the number 12 and the football for the front of the card.

For the inside of the card I made the chiefs arrowhead using my cricut.  The player who wears the number 12 jersey for the Chiefs is the wide receiver, Albert Wilson.  I incorporated the position he plays into the sentiment of the card.


Back of the card:


I hope he likes the card. I think it turned out great.

Card Details:
Letters and numbers cut from the Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Football cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
Arrowhead cut from the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge

Entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Fall (fall is football season!)
Bitten by The Bug: Autumn (fall means football!)
CAS on Friday: Use a diecut
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge: Something that begins with F (Football jersey, football)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

You Make My Heart Smile


I created this fun card for my husband for our anniversary.  We are celebrating 26 years together.  He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer earlier this year and has been undergoing chemo treatments.  I figured he could use a smile and maybe a laugh or two so I am including tickets to a comedy club show with this card.




All the stamps are from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I just love these fun faces.  

Card Details: 
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the clown heads
Base Camp Cricut cartridge for the heart on the front
Sweet On You Face Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps for the faces on the hearts
Clowning Around Face Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps for the clown faces

Entered in following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Flat card and simple
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Anniversary



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a two word sentiment.  I chose "Happy Anniversary"  I had a love of fun creating a project with this die from Die'sire.  It really gave my easel card an elegant look. I used a stamp from Magnolia Stamps that is a Christmas stamp but I think it works for this occasion as well.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Quickutz nesting doily rectangle die

Entered in following challenges:
Perfect Time To Craft: Anything goes
All About Magnolia: Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes with option of pearls
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias: anything Goes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Flyin by


The new challenge at Addicted To Stamps is to stamp your background.  I dug around in my stash and found this background stamp from CTMH.  It's huge and works perfectly for a card background.  I paired it up with the plane and sentiment from another stamp set.  I love the way this looks with the blue, tan and brown.  Makes a perfect masculine card.

Card Details:
Mapped Background stamp from CTMH
On Display Stamp set from My Time Made Easy
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Gina Marie stitched circle die

Friday, September 15, 2017

Princess card


This is my first card I made using an stamp I colored with distress inks instead of copics.  I am rather pleased with how she turned out.  I do need to do a lot of practicing though.
This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia challenge.  The challenge theme is to use a charm.  I had this crown charm that paired up nicely with this Tilda stamp.  You still have lots of time to join us in this challenge.

Card Details:
Tilda in cotton dress from Magnolia Stamps
Distress inks
la la land heart doily border die
Magnolia Doohickey heart die
Magnolia Doohickey fence die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart branch punch

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christmas card


Here is my mid month reminder project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  The challenges are always anything Christmas goes!  
It is already the middle of September so that means our Christmas cards need to be mailed in less than 3 months!  Are you ready?  I have about a dozen cards left to make so I am feeling good about my holiday card preparations.
This stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.  I have colored it with Distress Inks.  I'm still learning and need lots of practice with the inks but I do love the way this one turned out.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Distress Inks
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs oval die
La La Land banner die.

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas
Crafting With Attitude: Anything Goes


Friday, September 8, 2017

Thank You Cards


I needed more thank you cards so I made a bunch of this simple design.  I made 16 of them and of course have used them all.  I guess I will be making another batch of thank you cards soon. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Have A Tail Waggin' Good Day!


Took a break from cards to make this cute tag.  This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  We are sponsored by Ike's Art.  I used the image Malteese 1 for my project.  
This cute dog looks just like my dog, Isabella (Izzy). However, my dog is a Malshi (part Malteese and part Shih Tzu). 

Here's my Izzy:



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christmas Card


It's September 1st so that means a new challenge starts at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
The challenges are always Anything Christmas Goes.  Participating in the challenge each month is a great way to get your Christmas cards done on time.  I recently looked through my stash of cards and I am nearing the end of the cards I need to make.  Yippee!! Of course, I will probably start the Thank you cards that need to be done for the holidays so I will still get to play with my Christmas and winter stamps.
Anyway, this is my DT card for this month.  I used Rottweiler Trio Blocks from Bugaboo Stamps.  I cut them apart and added the sentiment to create the square.  To make the dogs festive for the holidays I cut them each a Santa hat using the Winnie The Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. It's a simple card but fun.   This one will go to our dog groomer.  My little Malshi visits her each month for a spa day and a trim. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Birthday card


My Magnolia stamps arrived while I was on vacation last month.  This is the first chance I have had to create a project with them.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's a simple sketch that works for lots of occassions.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys: Chevron Chic
Stamped Blessings: Anything Goes

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sympathy Card



The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a sympathy or Thinking of You card.  I like to keep a few on hand since you just never know when you will need one.  Unfortunately, I have needed several of them this year.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders die for card shape
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up
Gina Marie Designs die
Spelllbinders scalloped circle die
Martha Stewart branch punch





Thursday, August 17, 2017

Be The Good Vinyl Tile


I have been looking for a meaningful quote to put on this tile for awhile now.  I finally found something that spoke to me.  In light of everything going on in the U.S. right now, I think we could all use this gentle reminder to not only believe in good but to BE the good in the world.

The design was created using Cricut Craft Room.  I used the frame from the Sophie cartridge. The fonts are from Base Camp and A Child's Year.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Anniversary Card


Anniversary card I made for a couple at our church celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
I recently cleaned my craft room and "rediscovered" this gorgeous set of white paper. Isn't is beautiful?  Since the paper is so pretty on it's own, I wanted to keep the card design simple.
Happy Anniversary John and Fran!

Card Details:
Birds: Storybook Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches and then popped up using dimensional foam stickers
Heart circle die: Magnolia Doohickey dies
Corner leaf: Storybook cricut cartridge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Time


Tilda looks like she is having a fun day at the beach collecting sea shells. I wish Summer could last a little longer.  Unfortunately, it is time for school to start so I am back to working 5 days a week instead of 3.  It was fun while it lasted.
This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia.  The theme this month is Summer.  I can't wait to see what you create

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Shells and Sea weed from Splish Splash Cricut cartridge
Banner die
Gina Marie oval die

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chrismas Card


It's already the middle of August!  Where did the summer go?  School starts in a couple of days.  This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. I just love the way this card turned out.  I used this adorable image from Tiddly Inks.  Doesn't she make a cute reindeer?  I used a spellbinders die to create the card base. 

Card Details:
Image: Tiddly Inks
Copics
Spellbinders snowflake dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Lacey oval die from Gina Marie Designs

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Gnome Birthday Card


My mother collects gnomes so when I saw this adorable gnome from Mo's Digital Pencil, I knew it would make a great birthday card for her.  I made the card base with Spellbinders dies. 

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop Fun With Animals

I am super excited to be a part of the Tiddly Inks new release blog hop
 So excited in fact, that I made 3 cards. Lol! 
Card #1
Features the Cool Cat and Dapper Dog. I figured they either had too much fun decking the halls or they got into a bit a mischief.  Either way, they make a cute holiday card. 



Card #2 features rabbit from the Fun Animals Set. I cut out the carrot and the sunglasses from the Fun Animals Extra set as well.


On the inside of the card I used the party hats from the Punky Pups Sentiment set.



Card #3 Once again features Cool Cat and Dapper Dog but this time for a birthday card.


On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the Punky Pups Sentiment set


I hope that you like the new images as much as I do.
Please follow along on the blog hop. The other designers have lots of creative projects to share as well.



Fairy Happy Birthday


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a project using a fairy.  We are sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls.  For my card I used Emma fairy with unicorn from their shop. She is just perfect for a birthday card for a young girl.  After coloring with copics, I painted the  unicorn and fairy wings with extreme glitter paint.  I also added some stickles to the horn.  I used blue glitter for some extra sparkle because what young girl doesn't love some sparkle?

Card Details:
Emma with Unicorn from The Paper Nest Dolls
Magnolia Doo Hickey banner die
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Gina Marie oval die
Copics

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas Card



It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra.  I used this adorable snowman from Bugaboo stamps for my card.

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies
Magnolia Doohickey die for holly

Friday, July 28, 2017

55th Anniversary Card

                                   


My parents are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.  I had this idea in my head for their card for quite awhile.  I welded the road signs together using cricut craft room.  I was stumped on what colors and papers to use but my husband told me to look up what colors are associated with 55th wedding anniversary.  It's emerald green....I wouldn't normally use this color for an anniversary card but it goes along great with the whimsical card.

Card Details:
Card base using Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Car and couple from Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches
55 from the Base Camp cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies