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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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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Male Birthday

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I  want to show you a male birthday card I made using the Just For Fun Old Roadster and Long Script stamps.




I made the background by using a brayer and brayering over the card stock using Aged Mahogany and Faded Jeans Distress inks. I rolled the edge of the brayer in black ink to make the skinny stripe. This reminds me of old plaid fabric or a flannel shirt.

I stamped the script stamp onto blue card stock and stamped the car on white card stock and matted both of them on black card stock. I inked up just half the Happy Birthday stamp from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet and stamped it above the image. I then added ribbon, cord and metal embellishments to finish the card.

The theme for the challenge this month at Just For Fun Stamps is The Man. We would love for you to participate and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Also check out all the Just For Fun stamps for those male cards you will need this month. If you are like me, there will be Father's Day, birthday and graduation cards to make!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Chalenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, May 29, 2017

Think Pink

Hi and welcome to my blog! It has been fun being a guest designer this month for House Mouse Designs. I have another House Mouse card to show you today. The House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge is Think Pink. I love this satisfied little mouse inside the doughnut hole! I colored the icing pink using my Spectrum Noir markers. I then sprinkled on clear sparkle embossing powder to make it look more like icing.




This card is also a multi-fold card. It was fun adding all the cute images and embellishments inside.





I just love making cards with these stamps! Come join the challenge to be eligible to win some prizes. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges entered:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sea Escape

Hi Everyone! I want to show you another card using a new stamp from Just For Fun called Grey Heron At Water's Edge. Around here when Memorial Day comes everyone hits the beach! I just recently went to Charleston, SC to see my son. I love Charleston with its rich history and many islands and beaches. It was great strolling in the surf and feeling the breeze along the way. I made this card thinking about that wonderful time!





I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my Distress inks to watercolor the image. I used some sparkle embossing powder on the sand and around the card base. 

You still have a few days to join the Just For Fun challenge. We would love to have you participate and you might even win a gift certificate to our store. 

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



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Butterfly Flurry

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I found a butterfly in my image stash that I had stamped onto acetate and colored with alcohol inks. I wanted to make a card with it and I decided to make the card into a butterfly shape as well.




I used teal patterned paper and cut out the butterfly shape using the Spellbinder nested butterfly die. I then used cream card stock and cut with the Spellbinders Crisscross die. Next I cut out the butterfly again from the Crisscross die to lay it over the butterfly. I took my Magic Matter tool to make a bigger shaped butterfly card base. I attached the teal crisscross layer onto the cream card base just in the middle so that it pops up a little. You can see it here in the next picture.




I curled the butterfly by using my heat gun. Wire was added for the antennas. I used cream seam binding to make the bow and then added the butterfly on top. Pearls were added to the butterfly's middle and crisscross pattern.

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

Challenges entered:

Butterfly Challenge: L is for Layers + Color Cream
Dies R Us:  Shaped Cards + Dies


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bits and Bobs #10

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I am back with another bits and bobs card. I have been finding so many fun things in my stash that I have totally forgotten about! I discovered some acetate overlays from K & Company the other day and used one of them on this card. The overlay is the pretty teal frame. I found the Tim Holtz bird already cut out in my image stash. The saying was also in my stash and I used the Gina Marie stitched oval die to cut it out. I have had the delicate ferns forever that I added along with the paper flowers. I wish I knew where I got the ferns because they were the last ones! Boo hoo.




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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Flowers Galore
Lost Coast:  Use Faux or Real Stitching
Modsquad:  Floral Framed Sentiment
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mice Wishes

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am enjoying so much being a guest designer for House Mouse Designs! The theme for this new challenge is Embossing (wet or dry). I used a lot of embossing powder on my card today.




I just got this fun stamp and I had to use it. The bubble background was made by laying a circle stencil on dark blue card stock, applying transparent embossing paste and sprinkling on clear glitter embossing powder. I then heat set it. The image was colored using Spectrum Noir markers. I added different colors of marbled embossing powders to the bottom of the fish bowl to make it look like colored pebbles. I then added clear sparkle embossing powder over the entire fish bowl. You can see it better in this picture.




The white frame was made by using Martha Stewart corner and border punches.

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

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Mod Squad:  Let's Color

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderful and blessed day.





On my card I started by adding patterned paper to the card base. I cut white frames using the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies and ran them through a dotted swiss embossing folder. I stamped the Just For Fun large colorblock butterfly twice with pink ink, fussy cut them and added them to two corners of the card. I stamped the Just For Fun Happy Mother's Day saying onto the cuttlebug scroll label die and pop dotted it in the middle. The scroll was edged with pink ink.

We have a new card challenge this month called A Mother's Love. We would love for you to join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the Just For Fun store!

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

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Frame It Up
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Going Dotty
Stamping Sensations:  Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bits and Bobs #9

Hi and welcome to my blog! It is another bits and bobs day! I had fun looking through my scraps to make a Mother's Day card. This image is an old one that I have had in my stash for a long time. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out using a Spellbinders Small Circle die. I made the frame awhile back using the Heartfelt Creations Butterfly die set. I placed the die on the fold of my patterned paper to make a complete frame. The bottom border was made using a scrap of patterned paper and the Spellbinders Bracket Borders 2 die. I then added embellishments I found in my stash.




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

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Flowers + Die
heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes + Die

Monday, May 1, 2017

Keeping Cool

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am so happy to be a guest designer for House Mouse Designs for May and June. I just love using all the fun House Mouse stamps and this stamp is no exception. I love lemonade and it looks like this little mouse is really "into" it! LOL! The first House Mouse challenge is Summer Time. The summers here in South Carolina are hot and sticky, so keeping cool is a top priority. What better way to keep cool than by having a tall cold glass of lemonade!





I stamped the image, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out using the Spellbinders Small Circle die. I added Diamond Glaze to the image to make it look like glass. I placed different sizes of double sided tape across the bottom of the card and added purple glitter. The patterned paper at the top of the card was embossed using an embossing folder. The card was finished off by adding yellow ribbon, a bow and enamel dots.

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


Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Put A Bow On It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Mother Is Born

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. Today I want to show you a Mother's Day card I made using the Just For Fun Mother Is Born stamp. I think this stamp is so sweet!




I used some old K & CO patterned paper that I had in my scrap pile and matted it to burgundy card stock and then to the cream card base. The image was stamped on cream card stock and matted to burgundy card stock. The corner embellishment is a Spellbinders die. I added butterflies cut from Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die. I made a bow from some cream colored seam binding and added a paper flower.

We are having a new challenge over on the Just For Fun blog. I hope you can join us this month and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. We would love to see your wonderful creations!

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

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Put A Bow On It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


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

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