Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a Spring card I made using several Just For Fun stamps. I used the Distressed Music Block Antique Birdcage and the Pair of Birds stamps. I stamped the music block stamp and the birdcage onto patterned paper and fussy cut them. I layered them on top of the Sizzix Fancy labels die cut from pink patterned paper. I stamped the birds using brown ink, fussy cut them and pop dotted them to the card. The saying came from the Sentiments 1 sheet. Everything was adhered to the white card base that was embossed by using a paisley embossing folder.

 I hope you can join in our Easter/Spring challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day will be full of good things!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bits and Bobs #8

Hi Everyone! I am back with another bits and bobs card. I have been wanting to try my hand at making shabby chic cards lately, so I made one using some old things in my stash and this is what I came up with.

First I found this bunny I had stamped on lavender card stock a few years back for an Easter card, but I never used it. I fussy cut him to add behind the flower that I had stamped some time ago on some purple patterned paper. Actually I had stamped several flowers, so I fussy cut two and layered them to make one fluffy flower. Purple pearls were added to the center. I used a background that had been stamped with a script background stamp. I made a frilly frame using an old, but a very favorite, Martha Stewart punch. Then I added an old piece of ribbon for a bow, a swirl ( Spellbinders die ) that I had cut out long ago and leaves I found in a package. I am loving looking through all my old things and making something new!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
One Crazy Stamper Challenge:  Think Spring
Scrapy Land Challenge:  Spring Blooms + Die
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Showers and/or Flowers

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone! Happy Easter! I want to show you an Easter card I made using these sweet Love U Bunnies from Just For Fun Stamps. I colored them using Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut them and pop dotted them to the card. I used the Marianne Rose Basket die and cut from aqua card stock. The eggs were cut using the Filigree Eggs dies by Memory Box. The background is a piece of patterned paper with different fonts that say Spring.

Just For Fun has an Easter/Spring challenge going on for the month of April. We would love to see your card creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Challenges entered:

heArtful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes + Die
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Hip Hop
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Spring Color Inspiration

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Eat Cake

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am forever needing birthday cards so I have made another one using this cute House Mouse stamp! The red border was made by using Martha Stewart punches. The white frame was made by using a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square die. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out using a Spellbinders Small Circle die and matted it on the larger blue circle. I love paper piecing, so I paper pieced the icing on the cake using green patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your day is wonderful!

Challenges entered:

Crafting When We Can:  Animals
House Mouse and Friends:  Food and/or Drink
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Happy Birthday

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bits and Bobs #7

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. Today I am showing another bits and bobs card. While rummaging through my myriad of stuff, I came across a handful of lovely napkins that I had saved to use some day! LOL! Well, today is the day. These napkins have been in my stash for a very long time! So the background on my card is the napkin that I laid over white card stock that had been sprayed with glue adhesive. I found this butterfly stamped image in my image pile that exactly matched the background! The saying was in a sticker book that I did not remember I had. I added a piece of old lace to the bottom as well as some pearls. I have been using a lot of sequins on my cards lately, so I found these pearls to use instead.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my bits and bobs card today. Maybe it will inspire you to dig through your stash to see what fun things you discover! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge 1/Critter
heArtful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
One Crazy Stamper:  Think Spring
Stamping Sensations:  Anything Goes

Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy April Fool's Day!

Hi Everyone! I hope you don't get too fooled today. A lot is going on today. First it is my birthday! Can you believe it? That is no April Fool joke. That is why my name is April. Also over at Just For Fun Stamps we are showcasing our Spring stamps and we also have a brand new Easter/Spring challenge on the blog! Here is the card I made using the Floral Tea Cup stamp. I just love this stamp and it can be colored in so many different ways. I chose to use bright colors that pop.

I stamped and colored the image using Zig watercolor pens. I cut out the image using the Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die. This was adhered to the blue dotted swiss background that I created by running it through an embossing folder. I added a yellow silk bow and paper flower to the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will join in our challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered!

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, March 27, 2017

Butterfly Garden

Hello and welcome to my blog. I want to show you a pull up card I made using the Altenew Butterfly stamp set. I love cards that have different folds and movement! I hope you enjoy seeing this fun card today. I am entering this card into the Altenew inspiration challenge. Here is the picture inspiration. Aren't these pretty colors?

Here is the front of my card when it is closed. I made the yellow frame for the butterfly by using a Martha Stewart punch.

When you pull up the card from the top you see the message inside and the 2 butterflies at the top. Here is the view of the card looking down on it.

This is a side view of the card. The instructions on how to make this card are here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Altenew Challenge: Inspiration
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Things With Wings
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes M2217

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