Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer At The Beach


It's Summer!  I love the longer days with sunshine but hate the hot temperatures.  I tend to spend the mornings and evenings outside and stay inside in the air conditioning during the afternoons.
This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is Summer/Beach. I can't wait to see what you create.


Card Details:
Stamp:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Dies
Bucket and Shovel cut from Cricut  Splash cartridge
Card shape from Songbird Cricut cartridge
Cloud dies

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Anniversary Card





My nephew and his wife just celebrated their 1st anniversary.
Congrats to Brett and Jessica!
I just bought this pattern paper and absolutely love it.  I decided to let the pattern paper to the focus on the card.  

Card Details:
Pattern Paper:Genevieve collection from Bo Bunny
Corner heart and love stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Corner leaf: Story book Cricut cartridge
La La Land Heart doily border die
CTMH denim ink 
Happy Anniversary Stamp


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Cards



Father's Day cards I made for my dad and my husband. 
Cards for guys are always a struggle. I love the way these cards turned out.
 I found the pattern for these cards at Holiday Crafts and Creations.  You can get the template HERE.

These were quick and easy to make, just what I needed since I am still behind in my card making.
I chose to use a white gel pen for stitching instead of stitching with needle and thread.
I stuck a gift card in the pocket for my dad. It was just the perfect place to hold a gift card.

For my husband's card, I decided to do something a little different.  He always, always has a few peppermint candies tucked away in his shirt and jacket pockets.  Whenever we go out to eat and there are peppermints in a bowl by the cash register, he tucks a few away for later. He does the same at the bank.
I used the Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge to make the peppermint candy.  I cut it at 2.75 inches and it was just the perfect size

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Elf Made Me Do It


This elf just makes me smile. 
 He looks like he could be a mischief maker.  I found this sentiment stamp that pairs up perfectly with the image.
I hope the recipient of this card gets smile out of it.

I made this card for the BINGO challenge at Aud Sentiments.
I chose to use the middle row with a 3D item, Digi image and markers

                    

Card Details: 
Image: Elvis The Elf from Dr Digi House of Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders

Christmas Card

Christmas is almost 6 months away!  
Are you ready? Have you started your Christmas cards? If not, you should start by joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge. Each month is a new challenge and they are always anything Christmas goes.

Card Details: 
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Gina Marie Dies
Sketch: Cheerful Sketches Challenge

Entered in following challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge: Sketch


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Loves Me, Loves Me Not, Loves Me




When I was a child I remember picking daisies and pulling the petals off and saying, "loves me, loves me not"  It was always fun. Especially if you said "loves me" while picking off the last petal.
this magnolia stamp pairs beautifully with the sentiment stamps from CTMH.

This is my DT card for Simply Magnolia.  The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is Garden/Blooms.  I hope you join us and I can't wait to see your creations.

Card details:
Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment stamps from CTMH
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Copics
Martha Stewart border punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaves from Storybook Cricut cartridge


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wedding Card #2


Here is the 2nd wedding card for this month.  Again I kept the design simple.  I love the way this one turned out with the hearts and flowers.

Inside of the card


Card Details:
Spellbinders scalloped hearts die
Gina Marie Designs dies
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder
La La Land heart banner die

Monday, June 12, 2017

Wedding Card


June is the month for weddings.  I need to make several wedding and anniversary cards.
I decided to skip the stamps and copics for this one.  I like the simplicity of the die cuts and the floral arrangement.
Inside of the card

Card Details:
spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lets Hang Out


As a child I think I was always climbing the monkey bars.  I'm sure I hung upside down just like this lots of times.  This image makes a fun card for a friend or a young person.  I haven't decided yet who will receive this one.  I think I will add it to my stash and send to a friend when she needs to be cheered up.

Card Details:
Image and Sentiment: Let's Hang Out from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Flower dies from Magnolia doo hickey dies
Sketch: Two Sisters On The Blog

Entered in following challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle: Use bright colors
Mo's Digital Pencil: anything Mo's goes (on facebook)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunshine and Friends


Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Summer + A Sentiment.  We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls.


I used this adorable Avery with ice cream cone and decided to make a scrapbook layout.  This will go in the scrapbook I am making for one of my daycare kids who will be going to kindergarten in the fall.  I always send them off with a scrapbook filled with memories of their time with me.

Project Details:
Image: Avery with Ice Cream Cone from Paper Nest Dolls
Gina Marie oval die
Martha Stewart border punch
Letters from the Base Camp Cricut cartridge

Deck The Halls



It's already June!  Have you started your Christmas cards?  If you need a little motivation to get started or to make more, please join us this month for the challenge at
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge.  Each month we have a new challenge.  It's always anything goes so you can make any type of Christmas card you want.
This is my DT project.  As always we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Anniversary Card


I made this card for my sister in law and brother in law for their anniversary. The adorable image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  

Card details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Cricut Storybook cartridge for corner leaf
Spellbinders dies for card shape
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tilda With Reindeer Christmas Card


Such a cute stamp of Tilda with a reindeer.  I kept this card free of dimensional embellishments so that it would be easier to mail. I think the die cut shape of the card gives enough interest. 
This is my DT card for Addicted to Stamps.  The current challenge is to create a project using a rubber stamp of an animal.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Graduation Card


I know this isn't your typical graduation card.  My nephew's wife graduated from Gallaudet University this month.  When I saw this cutie making the "I love You" in sign language, I knew it would be perfect for Jessica.  She studied to be a teacher and she will be an amazing teacher.

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie dies
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Corner leaf: Cricut storybook cartridge
Spellbinders die for card shape

Entered in following challenges:
Colour crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers challenge: Anything goes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thank You Card


This thank you card is for my Sorority Sisters.  
You just can't get through life without great friends!

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Magnolia doo hickey banner die
Magnolia Doo Hickey heart die
Gina Marie Oval die and Cirle die


Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank You Card


 Here is another one of the cards I made this past week while trying to get caught back up. 
We have been blessed by receiving help from family and friends during my husband's surgery and hospitalization.  This card is for a sister sorority that sent us a gift.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies
La La Land dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Card


I am so far behind with my cards.  This week my summer schedule started so I am only working 3 days a week instead of five.  I've spent my days off trying to get caught up with my cards.  I missed several birthdays, anniversaries and graduations.  Thankfully everyone will be understanding since the reason I am behind is due to my husband's health.  He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April.  He underwent surgery to remove the tumor in his colon and a large portion of his colon.  Unfortunately, the cancer in his liver was too widespread for surgery.  He started chemo treatments and we are praying they work.  I have a degree in Recreation Therapy so I know how important it is to take care of your body, mind and soul.  Crafting has been a great therapy for me.
This card is for my brother-in-law.  When I saw this adorable little guy, I just knew he would make a great card.

Card Details:
Image and Sentiment from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Stars from the George Cricut cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folder for the border embossing

Entered in the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations: Sketch
Crafty Gals Corner: 2+ Designer papers


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sympathy Cards



I made several sympathy/thinking of you cards so I would have a stash available and sadly, I have needed them all so far.  
The rose corner image I used for these cards is from Ike's Art who is are sponsor for the latest challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Friendship Card



In my sorority we do secret sister gifts all year long.  At our May meeting we always reveal who we are to our sisters.  I made this card to give to my secret sis.
This is one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil....ok, ok, all of her images are my favorites.  How can you resist those cute faces


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


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day Card


I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day. I love this set of pattern paper. I bought it from Create for Less.  I love buying from there because the paper comes in packs of 25. It's great for when you find a pattern you really like.   

Card Details:
Image: From Sugar Nellie
Copics
Spellbinders dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaves: Cricut Storybook cartridge
Gina Marie circle die

Monday, May 15, 2017

Buttons and Lace


This is my DT project for Simply Magnolia.  It is also the card I gave my mother in law for mother's day.  This is one of my favorite Tilda Stamps from Magnolia Stamps.  Isn't she cute?
The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is to use Buttons and Lace.

Project Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Christmas Card

Here is a super simple Christmas card.  I just love the snowflake circle.  It gives even the simplest card a will bit of wow.

Card Details:
Copics
Magnolia Stamps Tilda with Little Snowy
White embossing enamel
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Holly Jollty Christmas nesting from from Yvonne Creations


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Graduation Card


My nephew is graduating today on Mother's Day.  
About 16 1/2 years ago my brother in law and sister in law adopted this adorable, happy child.  
It has been a joy watching him grow up.  He can always make me laugh, even when I don't want to.....make that especially when I shouldn't laugh.  He used to get me in trouble in church because we were always giggling. 
 I love this kid!

I kept the card simple but did add some diecuts to give it interest.
Congratulations Bryan!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Flowers



April Showers bring May flowers!  I don't know about you but I am ready for some sunny days so my flowers can grow.  We have had enough rain here in Missouri.  In fact, much of the state is flooded.  At least where we live we aren't effected by the flooding rivers and lakes.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this challenge is to use flowers. I love this set of papers and they go perfectly with the theme.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't she cute?
Here is the inside of the card below. I fussy cut a flower from the pattern paper and added some stickles to embellish the inside of the card.


Card Details:
Image: Sugar and Spice from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Card shape made by using Spellbinders dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Circle Die from Gina Marie Designs
Inside Sentment stamp from Stampin Up

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil: Anything Mo's
Crafting By Design: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Butterfly Scrapbook Layout


The new challenge at Addicted To Stamps is to create a project using Butterflies and Flowers. 
I am hoping the spring rains end soon so we can enjoy the flowers.
For my DT project I made this scrapbook page. This will go in the album for one of my daycare kids who will be going to kindergarten in the fall.  I always like to give each child a scrapbook of their time at my daycare when the "graduate" to kindergarten.
I chose to keep the embellishments flat since it it going into a scrapbook. I found scrapbook paper with butterflies and with flowers that matched.  The stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Stickles
Extreme glitter paint on wings
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders scalloped heart die
Circle cut from George Cricut cartridge
Background shape cut from Songbird Cricut cartridge

Entered into following challenges:
Magnolia-Licious: anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes

Christmas Card



It's  hard to believe that it is already May.  Today's card is my DT project for 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas. Participating in the challenge each month is a great way to get a jump start on your holiday cards.
I kept this card simple since it will need to be mailed. It's free of embellishments but I think the card shape and pattern papers give enough interest.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  As always we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Card Details:
Image: Ava Christmas Fairy from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Christmas Card


This is my Dt card for Simply Magnolia.  Our challenge theme is to use ribbon.
I stamped Tilda with Little Snowy and the snowflakes using Pumice Stone Distress ink pad. I wasn't sure if the ink would work with the copics but everything colored up beautifully without bleeding.

Card Details:
Tilda with Little Snowy from Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Pumice Stone Distress ink pad
Spellbinders die
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in folloiwng challenges:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2nd Birthday Card


We have been celebrating lots of birthdays at daycare lately.
One of my sweet girls just turned 2!  She looks just like this little cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Card details:
Card shape: Spellbinders dies
Double Pierced Circle die from Gina Marie Designs
#2 Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Copics
Happy Birthday corner die from Die Versions
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges:

Friday, April 7, 2017

First Birthday Card


One of my daycare kids celebrated her first birthday this week.
The first year always seems to go by so fast.  
This cute fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil reminds me of her.  Isn't she cute?

Card Details:
Card Shape: Spellbinders dies
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
#1 Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Corner Leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Pleated Circle die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Wings painted with extreme glitter paint and with stickles

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil: Anything Goes with a Mo's image
Addicted To Stamps: anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge: Dies and/or punches


Thursday, April 6, 2017

7th Birthday Party Celebration at Aud Sentiments

Happy Birthday to Aud Sentiments!




I'm having a hard time believing I have been a member of Aud Sentiments DT for 7 years!!
It's been a fun 7 years. I've met lots of creative crafters and have seen so many beautiful creations.

Since it's a birthday celebration, the theme is what else but to use a birthday sentiment or the #7.
My first project is a card I made for a special young man who will be 7 years old at the end of April.  Instead of a sentiment, I decided to use the #7. The banner was created using the Celebrations Cricut cartridge.  I even found some pattern paper with the number 7.
My second project is actually two wine bottle tags I made for a friend's 60th birthday.  Her fiance suggested decorating in black.  I had to add a pop of pink and green for a little fun.

Card details:
Digi: Sassy Cheryl's
Copics
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Spellbinders circle die
7 banner from Celebrations Cricut cartridge

Wine bottle tags:
Spellbinders label die
Spellbinders lacy circle die

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Make A Wish birthday Cards



We have been celebrating birthdays for 2 weeks at daycare.
 We celebrated a 4th and 6th birthday recently.

I used the same image from Mo's Digital Pencil for these cards but colored them to look more like the recipients.  I love the way they turned out.  I shared the first card last week but I wanted to show how the image looks colored with different skin and hair colors.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Card



This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  The challenge theme is to use a stamped image and stamped sentiment.
I searched my stash of rubber stamps and decided to use this darling called Tweet Talk from Penny Black.  Isn't she sweet?
I tried something different with this card. instead of just attaching the heart doily to the card, I decided to cut it directly from my card base.  I ran it through my big shot with the edge of the die just slightly over the end of my cutting plate so that it remained attached to the card base. If you want to learn how to create a partial die cut border, there are several videos on Youtube that will show you the technique.
The gorgeous set of papers I used for this card are from Bo Bunny's Butterfly Kisses Collection.

Card Details:
Stamp: Tweet Talk from Penny Black
Copics
Diamond Dust Stickles
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
La La Land heart Doily die
Gina Marie Pleated Circle die
Happy Birthday Stamp

Entered in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Must use a critter
Crafts and Me: Things with wings

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Troll christmas


It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  It's anything Christmas goes. Entering the challenge each month is a great way to get your Christmas cards done in time for the holidays.
The adorable troll is from Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor for the challenge. 
I used Cricut Craft Room to create the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I welded the letters from the Base Camp Cricut cartridge to a Rectangular shape.  
Card Details:
Image: Bug XMas Troll from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
Diamond Dust Stickles

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday Wishes


I made this card for one of my daycare kids who turned 4 years old yesterday.  She is a delight and this image reminds me of her, cute, spunky and lots of fun.
I kept the card CAS but I did add some diamond dust stickles to the dragonfly and the dandelions.

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Gina Marie Die: Big and Little Pierce chain square
Dragnonfly die
Copics
Diamond Dust stickles

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Egg Card


I wanted to make a shaped card for Easter.  I used Cricut craft room to weld two egg shapes together to create the basic card.  I then added a few more layers . I think it turned out fun and almost looks like one of the sugar eggs people decorate.
This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments. 
Our current challenge is to create a project using a Any Sentiment other than a Birthday Sentiment.

Card Details:
Image: The Paper Shelter
Easter 2010 Cricut cartridge
Copics
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Spellbinders banner die

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teen Boy Birthday Card


I made this card for one of my former daycare kids.  He celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday.  I miss having that happy little boy around every day.
This image from Mo's Digital Pencil is perfect for a teen birthday, which let's face it, are harder than cards for adult men.
I used my new Big and Little Pieced Chain Square die from Gina Marie Dies.  I love the look it gives to the card.  

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie Dies
Die Versions Corner birthday sentiment die

Entered in following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes