Welcome

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bits and Bobs #20

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a bits and bobs Fall card I made. I have been finding some interesting things in my stash since I started this bits and bobs series this year! I found a pattern book for paper piercing that was written in Swedish! Now my friends will tell you that paper piercing is NOT what I like to do, but I searched through this book and found a simple pattern and endured to the end! LOL! I laid the pattern over green card stock and placed them on a mouse pad so that I could poke holes with a pin.



This process is time consuming so that is why I used this simple frame pattern. I liked how it turned out.


I sponged on a little Distress Vintage Photo ink over the top of the piercing so that it would stand out a little more.

The gourds ( Just For Fun ) and leaf ( Rubber Stampede ) were already stamped and embossed in my stash, so I fussy cut them and pop dotted them in the frame. I added old rhinestones and a lace border to finish the card.  



Thanks so much for stopping by. It is time to get all those Fall cards made. I hope I have inspired you to make some using your old and interesting stuff! Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations:  Autumn Glory

Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I have really enjoyed using the brand new Halloween stamps from Just For Fun, and you can see all of them here and here. On this card I used the Haunted Moon Tree.




First I stamped the 2-Sided Doodle Background/Frame on cream cardstock and rubbed a little Micro Glaze over each circle to act as a resist. I used various colors of Color Bursts on the background. Next I stamped the tree and Tiny Black Kat using Jet Black Staz On ink. The eyes are polymer stickers.

The theme for our challenge this month is Halloween! Come on over and join in the fun and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. You do not have to use a Just For Fun Stamp to enter.

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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
Modsquad Challenge:  Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Have a Mice Halloween!

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a Halloween card I made. These mice are sooooo cute dressed up in their candy corn costumes!



I had just bought spider embellishments, so I drew a web in the corner of the card and a line for the spider to hang from. I also used green google eyes on the spider. Did you know that spiders' eyes show up like green pin points when a light is shown on them at night? When my oldest son was about 10 years he told this to me because he had learned it in scouts. So one summer night we went outside with flashlights held up to our foreheads and saw all the little pin lights in the grass and bushes. ( Now you can imagine how we looked to anyone that passed by and at that time we lived by a busy road! ) You would not believe the hundreds of little eyes we saw!!!! It can be rather creepy to know how many spiders are in your yard!

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Critter - Challenge #7
Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
House Mouse and Friends: Halloween






Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bits and Bobs #19

Hi and welcome to my blog! Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, smells and crisp air! I only wish it would last longer. I made an Autumn card for my bits and bobs card today. I used some fun material called wire or copper mesh. I have not used this in ages and found some that was already heated and stickers applied to it. I found the wire mesh at Hobby Lobby I think in the wood section. To make this product more interesting, you take a heat gun and heat it and it will turn gold and blue in some areas! Place outline stickers over it and cut them out to use as embellishments as I have done with the leaf stickers here.




I had this image already stamped on glossy card stock in my image stash. I matted it to black card stock and then added it to the cream card base. I then adhered the leaves and label with the saying.



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

Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Halloween Greetings

Hi Everyone! Halloween is around the corner. Are you stocking up on candy yet? We don't get trick-or-treaters on our cul-de-sac, but we have a huge crowd at our church's Fall Festival, so I give a lot of candy there for the event. Here is a card I made with one of the many newly released stamps from Just For Fun! This stamp is called Witch With Broom Silhouette.  



I love this witch all dressed up for a Halloween party! The background was made by dripping watercolors down the card and then splattering some colors over it. I also added some sparkle enamel dots to make the card more festive. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to join in our Halloween card challenge this month. You may even win a gift certificate to the store! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:


Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #134
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes S2717

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sending Hugs

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I have made a card using the Altenew Beautiful Day and Vintage Flowers stamps. I masked the flowers and leaves, added an svg die to the top corner and adhered some purple sequins. I love these layer stamps and the beautiful detail on them. I am entering this card in the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. Here is the inspiration picture.





Here is the card I made.




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

Challenge entered:

Altenew: September Inspiration Challenge

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! It seems that I am always needing birthday cards, so I am showing you a birthday card I made following the sketch challenge we are having this month at Just For Fun Stamps.



I ran white card stock through a dotted swiss embossing folder. The fun balloon patterned paper was cut using the Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I used Diamond Glaze on the dark pink balloon. You can see the shine on the right top of it. I colored and fussy cut the Gift Cube stamps and pop dotted them at the bottom of the card. I added polymer dots coming out of the open gift and green ribbons to the right side of the card. I used the birthday saying from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

I would love for you to join the sketch challenge for this month. You could win a gift certificate to the store! We would love to see your wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Shimmer and Shine



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bits and Bobs #18

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you another bits and bobs card I made. I love going through my stash and finding old things to use on my cards. I found a piece of canvas and dropped colors of Color Bursts over it and spritzed with water. When it dried I stamped some swirls around the edges using Teal Blue Staz On ink. I used Versa Mark ink to stamp the flower, sprinkled white embossing powder over it and heat set. Who knew that one could stamp so well on canvas! I used a piece of torn handmade paper that I had in my stash to place behind the canvas piece.  These were adhered to an embossed teal background. I also added some ribbon, a dragonfly charm and a few rhinestones from my stash.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will pull out some old things from your stash to see what you can make with them. Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

One Layer Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. For some reason it is always a challenge for me to make a one layer card. But I am up for the challenge and today I want to show you one that I made.


I tapped three colors of Distress inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and stamped it on watercolor paper to make a background for my image. I used the Penny Black Soft Sculpture stamp to stamp over the background. I added the die cut word and a few sequins to the card. Simple! LOL!

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

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  One Layer Cards
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday Blowout!

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a birthday card I made using a Queen & Co. shaker card kit. I purchased some of these at a stamp show this summer and have just gotten around to using one. These are so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.


I love using Color Bursts on birthday cards because they make the card look so festive! I punched out the balloon windows, used the template to trace the balloons on watercolor paper and cut them out so that I could lay my background over the windows and line them up properly. I had also bought the little polymer circles at the show to go into the windows. I added clear glitter and a little teal glitter in the windows also. I stamped the cute House Mouse stamp at the bottom, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added clear Stickles to the icing on the cupcake.

Here is a better picture showing the glitter.



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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Glitter
House Mouse and Friends:  I Can See Right Through You
        Tuesday Throwdown:  Happy Birthday #360

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Colorful World

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a card I made using some of the great new Just For Fun stamps that have just been released. You can find all of them here.




On this card I used the CJ-Canning Jar LargePaint Brushes and Colorful and Happy stamps. The background was made by dropping Color Burst colors on watercolor paper and spritzing the colors lightly with water. I stamped the brushes onto the background and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. The metal areas were colored with a silver paint pen. The jar was stamped on acetate using Staz On ink and fussy cut. I adhered the jar over the brushes. You can see the shine on the left side of the jar. The saying was layered on red card stock for a border and adhered across the front.

There are so many things one can do with this jar stamp!

I hope you will enter our sketch challenge for this month. We would love to see your creations and you may even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bits and Bobs #17

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer and around here everyone gets in that last beach trip! I am showing a beach Bits and Bobs card today that I made from things found in my stash of card making supplies. This image was already stamped and colored that I found in my image pile. The background was made by swiping the card stock through spritzed Distress inks. I used some old cream embossing powder that had some copper embossing powder mixed with it to depict the sand at the shoreline. I found the seashell cord and attached it to the bottom of the card. I knew I had this cord somewhere. I had not used it in a long time. I finally found it after looking in many bags! LOL!




Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to look through your stash of craft supplies to make your own Bits and Bobs card. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It
The Artistic Stamper:  Take a Little Color










Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many Thanks

Hi and welcome to a new month! At Just For Fun we have a brand new challenge for you. It is a sketch challenge. We would love for you to join in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store! Also we are so excited about all the wonderful NEW stamps that have just been released. Please click here to see them.

Here is the sketch for the challenge and the card I made to go with it.






On this card I used the Just for Fun large Colorblock Butterfly. I used various colors of blue markers directly on the stamp, spritzed the stamp with water, stamped it on white card stock and fussy cut it. I adhered it to the Spellbinders Bow Elegance die on the card front. I stamped the Just For Fun many thanks saying on the bottom front of the card and used white embossing powder on it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful and blessed!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fancy Fish

Hi Everyone! Welcome to y blog. I hope you are having a good day. I just love all the great stamptangle stamps we have at Just For Fun stamps. There are so many ways to use them and they have such a unique look. You can take a peek at them here. I decided to use the small Stamptangle Fancy Fish on this card. I found a new technique and thought the fish would go perfectly with it.



I used patterned paper and several pieces of different colors of card stock. I cut circles using Spellbinders Small Circles dies from each piece, each circle getting smaller. I layered all the card stock and patterned paper on top of each other to make a porthole. The fish was stamped, colored with markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I added green rhinestones to the fish and porthole for embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I stamped just part of the saying since it did not fit on the tag. Clear Stickles was added across the card for waves.

You still have a few days to join in the Just For Fun Hot Hot Hot challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. 

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

Challenges entered:

Stamp Sensations:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes A2317


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Flower Shaped Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I love shaped cards and you can make so many different shaped cards these days using all the wonderful dies out there. I made a flower shaped card using Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies. I placed the large flower die on red folded card stock and made sure the cutting edge was on the top of the fold so that when it was cut, the card would open. I cut 2 more smaller shapes using patterned paper and yellow paper.



I love the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black. I used this one from the Wonderful Day stamp set. I cut out the image using the Gina Marie Stitched Circle Die. I went around the stitching with a fine point Sharpie pen. This was pop dotted to the center of the card. The snail was also pop dotted to the card. The butterfly was cut using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die and added to the bow.

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critters Crazies:  Challenge #5 Use a Critter
Penny Black:  Shaped Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Challenge #170 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes (DT)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bits and Bobs #16

Hi! It is time for another bits and bobs card! I have a huge bag of rub ons that I have not used in ages. I pulled them out and while I had them out I made three cards with them. Rub ons are a great way to add flair to your card. On the first card I started with two different sheets of rub ons, but the sheet on the left must have been too old and it would not transfer. I wanted to use the music script. So I ended up using several of the rub ons on the sheet at the right.


The rub ons on this card are the swirls and two small butterflies at the top. After applying the rub ons I ran the card through an embossing folder. I found an oval piece of painted chipboard in my stash and stamped an old butterfly stamp on it. I added flowers and a ribbon scrap to make the bow. I don't think I have ever made a green and red card except for a Christmas card! This is why I like to make bits and bobs cards because you really don't go in with a plan and just try to match things as you go along, pulling things from your stash. You never really know how a card will turn out.


I have a hard time making simple cards because my thought is the "more the better!" Lol!  But I think this card came together pretty well. The flowers are rub ons. I found the cat in my image stash that I had already stamped on orange paper, so I pop dotted him to the card. Then I stamped a very old saying I have had for years.


Here is my last card. The circles are rub ons. I also found the typewriter in my image stash. I fussy cut it and pop dotted it on the card. Kids these days probably don't even know what a typewriter is. I got a portable one when I was in high school and I took it with me to college and used it a lot! Those were the days. Really old school!



I hope you enjoyed seeing my bits and bobs cards today. If you have any rub ons, pull them out and see what you can create with them. I had a lot of fun with mine.

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



Friday, August 11, 2017

Sea Shaker Card

Hi! I am glad you stopped by today. The challenge theme at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. A great way to get cool from the August heat is to hit the water. I made an underwater scene on my card using the Just For Fun medium Stamptangle Seahorse and two seashells from the Beach Unmounted Sheet.


This is also a shaker card. I splattered Oxide inks on white card stock, placed some aqua sequins on the card stock, added a piece of acetate on top and then adhered the aqua Sewn Frame, by Gina Marie, to the acetate window. 

The seahorse was stamped onto an orange inked background and fussy cut. I stamped the seashells on cream card stock and colored some ares with a tan Zig water marker. These were also fussy cut. 

I stamped the saying on kraft paper and made a banner.

I hope you are staying cool this August. I know I am enjoying my air conditioning! We were without air conditioning for 5 weeks in May and June! And then again for a few days when the roofers came and broke our new ac unit we had for only 2 weeks!!! 

Please join in the challenge at Just For Fun. We would love to see all you wonderful creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenge entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge #5


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bits and Bobs #15

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am showing another bits and bobs card today. I found a neat product in my stash that I bought years ago! I don't know where I bought this, but it had never been opened. This black paper is called Scratch Art. I looked online to see if this still exists and boy do they have a lot of beautiful kits of this product!




Basically you lay a stencil over the black paper and scratch off the areas inside the stencil and beautiful colors appear! I used a butterfly Kite stencil for this card.




After I scratched the butterfly I found some old Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers I had cut and colored many years ago and added them below the butterfly. I found a happy birthday die from North Coast Creations, cut it from aqua card stock to adhere to my card. 

I am excited that I have found another neat way to use my stencils.

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

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge:  The Wing's the Thing

Monday, July 31, 2017

Warm Thoughts

Hi! Today I want to show you a fun summer card I made. The theme for the challenge over at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. I hope you join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. I made this card thinking about the sun since the total solar eclipse is coming on August 21st. In our area the eclipse can be seen 100% they say!


I started this card by patting three colors of Distress inks on my craft mat, spritzing water on the colors and swiping my card stock through them. When the card stock was dry I ran the piece through the Tim Holtz's sun rays embossing folder. Then I sponged a little more darker ink over the background. I stamped the sunglasses from the Beach Unmounted sheet in three different colors, fussy cut them and adhered them to the card along with a saying from the Sentiments 3 Unmounted sheet. I just had to use google eyes on the glasses to make a fun card!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Stay cool!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beautiful Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. I just love the Altenew flower stamps and I want to show you a card I made using the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set. I am entering my card into the Altenew inspiration challenge. Here is the lovely inspiration picture.





I stamped the flower and leaves on heavy vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then went over them using a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I stamped the saying on the Spellbinders Label 18 die and sponged the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.Pearls, a bow and flower were added for embellishment.



Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:

Altenew:  Inspiration
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes



Friday, July 21, 2017

Memories In Time

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a vintage card I made using the Memories In Time stamp from Just For Fun. This is such a beautiful feminine stamp. I colored it using colored pencils and Gamsol to give it a soft look.


I used my new Flowers Frame die by Precious Marieke  to cut out the image. The middle die was just the perfect size for the image! The fancy frame around it was cut from dark purple card stock. On the lighter purple background I stamped the Long Script background stamp over it three times. I tore the upper right corner and sponged brown ink on the card's edges. Flowers and a bow were added for embellishments.

You still have a few days to join in the Just For Fun Wedding Time challenge. We would love to see your wonderful creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bits and Bobs #14

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I have been rummaging through my stamping stash again and I came across a bagful of old baby wipes I kept where I had wiped off inks from stamps and projects. The background of this card is one of those baby wipes! I like the background because the baby wipe has some texture to it too.




I found this giraffe image in my stash as well. I used black embossing powder in the giraffe and then used the bleach technique to lighten the image. I cut it out using a Gina Marie Stitched Oval Die. I went around the stitching with a black marker. The punched ferns, cord and wooden butterflies are all old things from my stash. I remember buying a bag of wooden embellishments from a wood working store in the mountains many years ago.

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

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Heat Embossing + Stamp



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Flowers Everywhere

Hi and welcome to my blog. I just love using the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black on my cards. Today I want to share a card I made with one of them.



I used a border punch on each end of the white card stock. I stamped the image and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. This piece was adhered to a dark pink card base. I braided 3 colors of ribbon to place at the bottom of the card. The bow and enamel dots were also added for embellishments.

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

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes + Ribbon
Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch or Color Challenge



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pretty Peony

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a card I made with this beautiful Peony stamp from Just For Fun stamps. I love flowers of all types, but it has been hard keeping my flowers alive outside in this summer heat! I have already had to replant two of my pots.




I love playing with my new Distress Oxide inks. I saw a different way to use them the other day and I had to try it on this flower. I stamped the flower on black card stock and heat embossed the flower using white embossing powder. I used the Oxide inks to paint the flower. I really like the look of the "paint." It shows up so well against the black background. Sequins, a bow and butterfly were added for embellishments.

We have a fun Wedding Time challenge going on this month at Just For Fun. We hope to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. Also check out all the wonderful flower stamps here.

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

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes + Ribbon
Stamping Sensations: Anything With Flowers



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bits and Bobs #13

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am showing another bits and bobs card. I found a whole bunch of vellum sheets in my stash that had some pretty designs on them. I have not used these in ages! It was fun making a card with one of the patterned sheets of vellum. This is the sheet I chose to use.




I found the stamped birds in my stash and layered the vellum over top of them. I used an old but goody Stampin Up splatter stamp and stamped it randomly on the vellum using brown ink. I found these word stickers and added them to the card along with some old cord.



Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good 4th. While we are celebrating let's not forget the reason why. I want to thank all of those who have fought and are fighting for our country's freedom. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free. It is my prayer that we will continue to fight for the cause of freedom that we all so much enjoy. God bless America!




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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Wedding

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing a wedding card I made using Just For Fun stamps! The challenge at Just For Fun this month is Wedding Time. Come join us in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. Also check out all the wedding cards from the Design Team for more inspiration.



I used this beautiful Stamp Tangle Teardrop Heart as my focal point. There are so many fun ways to use these stamp tangle stamps. I stamped this one using Versa Mark ink onto white card stock, applied white embossing powder, colored it with different shades of blue watercolors, fussy cut it and adhered it over the rose. The blue background card stock was run through a heart dotted swiss embossing folder. I also used white embossing powder on the Rose stamp, colored it with watercolors and fussy cut it. Ribbon and sequins were used as embellishments.




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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Take Flight

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. It has been a pleasure being a guest designer for House Mouse and Friends. I want to show you a card that I made using this fun House Mouse stamp ( Cling Butterfly Ride ) that I just recently won. This little mouse is having a blast! The new challenge at House Mouse and Friends is Yellow and/or Orange. Come and join in the fun!




I adhered yellow and orange patterned paper to a white card base. I used one of Tim Holtz's Alterations dies to cut out the bottom area of white card stock so that the patterned paper can show through. The image was stamped on the top white card stock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I paper pieced the butterfly and pop dotted it to the image. Clear sparkle embossing powder was added to the butterfly.  You can see it better in the picture below.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Challenges entered: 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Critter
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes



Friday, June 23, 2017

Every Day is a Gift

Hello and welcome to my blog! I hope you are having a good day. Well, it is certainly beach weather, so I have a beach card to show you where I used the new Oxide Distress inks for the background.




I swiped yellow, green and blue colors directly on the card using the Oxide ink pads. I then spritzed the top of the card with water and let the water run down the card to blend the colors. I stamped the new Just For Fun stamp called Relaxing in the Sand on top and colored using my Zig markers. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted stamp sheet. I paper pieced the sun and added clear sparkle embossing powder to it for shimmer. You can see the sparkle better in the picture below.




You still have a few days left to join the Just For Fun challenge for this month. We would love to see your creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Remember every day is a gift and I hope you will truly have a great day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Welcome Summer + Stamp
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #130
Modsquad Challenge:  Colorful Creations
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Let's Take A Vacation



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bits and Bobs #12

Hello! I hope you are having a good day. If you have been keeping up with my bits and bobs card series you know that I am trying to use up a lot of old things in my craft stash this year. Here is another card I made from some old items. Several years ago I cut out some dies from various colors of card stock in order to inlay the dies in different card stock colors. I still had some left. On this card I used the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops On Roses die by Spellbinders.







 I found this butterfly from Sparkle N Sprinkle, that was already stamped on card stock that I had glittered with fine clear glitter. I colored over the glitter using Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it to place over the bow. 





Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes + Die
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Touchy Feely
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Emboss It

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lights, Candles, Action!

Hi and welcome to my blog! Being a guest designer for the House Mouse and Friends has been so much fun! I love the theme for this new challenge - Interactive Card. I enjoy making action cards so I made this a wiper card. I learned to make this type of card many years ago and while rummaging through my stash I ran across one. I decided to make some more since it had been a long time.

Here is the front of the card.


When you pull on both sides of the card at the same time this little guy pops up! This mousie acts like a car wiper. He goes down when you shut the card and slides up when you open the card.




As you can see I used a lot of fun, bright patterned paper. I stamped the Mice Wishes stamp, colored and cut out the image using a Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I colored using Spectrum Noir markers and colored pencils. Cord and enamel dots were used to finish the card. The cute little mouse at the top was fussy cut and added to a small acetate piece. I stamped the saying in red, punched it out with a circle punch and adhered it to his feet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a very "mice" day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Critters
Casual Fridays #175:  Use Those Patterned Papers
Tuesday Throwdown:  Sugar High

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. Father's Day is approaching so have you made your Father's Day cards yet? Check out all the neat Just For Fun stamps that you can use for your Father's Day cards! This stamp reminds me so much of my dad and his 1956 Chevy. This Just For Fun stamp is actually a 1957 Chevy but my dad had the 1956 model. He must have loved that car because he had it for 18 years! I remember when the horn went out on it and he had a new horn installed where you pushed a button on the side of the steering wheel column. I was so embarrassed because it sounded like someone blowing his nose! LOL! I also remember that there were a few holes in the floorboard too. The car was a mint green color with black and white textured seats.




So in honor of Dad, I colored this car mint green using colored pencils and Gamsol. I used a silver paint pen to color the "chrome" on the car. Textured paper was used for the background that reminds me of the car's interior. I used some metal tape and ran it through an embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I stamped and embossed the saying from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet, onto black card stock and cut out a banner. My dad has passed away, but I will always have fond memories of him and his Chevy!

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Masculine
Simon Says Wednesday:  Make It Masculine

                                              

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bits and Bobs #11

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am showing another bits and bobs card today. Many years ago in my local stamp club we made faux leather backgrounds using wet card stock, background stamps, inks and Modge Podge. I made quite a few large sheets and I still had some left! I stumbled upon these in an old file folder. I used a piece for the background of this card.





I found this vintage car image from Sparkle N Sprinkle in my image stash. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a silver metallic pen and cut it out using the Spellbinders Small Circles die. The strip of paper across the card came from some old packaging. The gears and cord also came from my stash of embellishments. I am hoping to use up a lot of my old stuff this year!




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

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Coloring Fun + Stamp
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Masculine

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