Monday, July 2, 2018

Birthday Balloons

Hello.   How is everyone doing?  I have a quick card for you before I go eat lunch.

This is one of my favorite Silhouette files.  I have cut in several times with different color balloons.  I also love embossing the top balloon.  That is why I like dry embossing so much it adds even more dimension to the card. 

I am using it in the following challenges:  
   Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes + Sentiment
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes + Birthday
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Off to eat lunch.  Hopefully, I will be back later.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

End of the Weekend

Hello.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  I spent it straighten the house and just relaxing.  I did work on a few unfinished projects today.

This card was one of them.  It is using the SU  Baby Bear set.  I just love this set.  It was the first time in some years that I had tried a set of layered stamps.  This set is so forgiving.  If it isn't lined up perfectly, that is ok.  It looks right.

Instead of a baby card,  I made it into a birthday.  With a special fold. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Fab N Funky - For A Child
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Off to finish another project.  Chat with you soon.  If not, have a great evening.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Inky Antics

Hello and Happy Memorial Day.  I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday. 

I have a real quick one for you.  I just love the rocker cards.  They are just so cute.  I thought the turtle on his back was just the right size for a rocker card.  I cut a small postage square and embossed it to follow the color scheme.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Die Cuttin Divas - Turtles
   Simon Says Wednesday - Use More Than One Stamp
   Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
   CAS on Sunday - Birthday Card

Off to clean my table and see what else I can find to work.  Chat with you later.  Have a good one.

Sunday, May 27, 2018


Hello again.  I am home from the Open House.  Dinner is over and all I need to do is clean up the kitchen.  Plus I want to go plant some tomatoes.

But before that, I wanted to make a card.  Usually, I make the card and then see which challenges it will fit under.  But I haven't done a sketch in a while and I do love them, so I decided to start with the sketch and see what stamp I have on my to play with stack would work with it.

The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  A perfect sketch for a big stamp.  I decided to use this lighthouse from C.C. Designs.  It has been sitting on my table for some time.  After picking out the stamp, I knew it would work for the challenge over at Dies R Us, but I needed to use a die.  What to do?????  It finally came to me.  I would flip the banner to the top right side instead of the bottom left and use my cloud thin cut.

You can't tell by the picture, but I cut the bird out and popped him with some foam tape. And added some Winks of Stella on the belly of the bird to give it a shimmer.

I just adore this card.  I am going to make a power kit out of it and take it to next week's crop.  I have got to make up some kits or I am not going to have any thing to do for the 10 hours.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #454
   Dies R Us - Birds 
   Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
   Cute Card Thursday - Little Boy Blue (Lots of Blue)
Off to plant some tomatoes.  Chat with you a little later hopefully.  Have a great evening.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Hello and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of you in the USA.  To all of you who have lost loved ones defending this country.  Thank you.  I am extremely proud to be an American and proud of our military.

I  have a graduation open house to go to this afternoon, but I want to play around in my craft room for a little while before I go.

Last weekend, I went to a SU stamp class.  I have been going monthly and it has been lots of fun.  I didn't make as many cards last week but I did like the ones I made.

This is the first one.  I love all cards construction related.   My husband is an electrician so I am always looking for cards for him.  This will be one of his father's day cards.  He always gets more than one.

I don't have this set from SU so when I came home I used some of my dies and made my own version of it.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Father's Day

Off to see what else I can get into.  Chat with you soon.  Have a great day.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Father's Day

Hello again.  One more quick one and I think I am going to head to bed.  Hopefully, I will fall asleep this time.

I have been working on Father's Day cards.  I have a couple more to do, but I thought my father-in-law would love this one.  His favorite thing to do during the summer is grilling.  So I just had to cut out this cute little grill.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - It's a Man's World
   Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Chat with you later today.  Have a good one.

SU Lots of Lavendar

Hello.  How is everyone?  What a busy month it has been.  I couldn't sleep so I thought I would clean off my craft table.

This is another card using the SU Lots of Lavendar set.  So many possibilities and just so easy to use.  I just love it.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Throwdown - Crop the Image
   Crafty Gals - Add a Flower
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   MFT Challenges - Colors

Have a good night.