Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Card

  

I have been playing around with my distress reinkers to paint my stamped images. I have had my reinders for a very long time and I have been wanted to learn how to paint with them. I have watched several youtube videos and practiced lots. I still have lots to learn and need to spend much more time practicing. This is the first completed project I have featured on my blog but it's not my first painted image.  That one is a DT project and will be featured later.

This card is for my niece who will be celebrating her birthday in August. 

Inside of the card:


Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Distress reinders for watercoloring the image
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie stitched circle die
Magnolia Doohickey balloon die
Magnolia Doohickey banner die
Corner leaf cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Inside Sentiment Stamp
Happy Birthday flag from La La Land


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You Cards


I ran out of thank you cards so I made up a set of this simple design. My husband had so many thank you notes to send due to his illness that even with this set, I only have 1 thank you card left.  I guess I will be making more soon

Card Details
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Martha Stewart border punch
Thank You rubber stamp
Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Twinkle Little Star


I just love this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This little angel polishing stars is super adorable.  I have chosen to use it for a Christmas card but I can see it for so many other occassions such as a new baby, birthday make a wish card, etc.
After coloring with copics, I painted the star with extreme glitter paint for some twinkly shine.  I also added some stickles to the wings and die cut starts.

Card Details:
Image: Twinkle from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Hearts: George Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies

White and Red Christmas Card


The challenge this month at Simply Magnolia is to create a project using White + One Other Color.
I used two magnolia stamps to create this card.  I just adore this Tilda and her lollipop paired up withe the candy cane stamp.  I went for a CAS design and added some extra touches with stitching and extreme glitter paint.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July



This image from Bugaboo Stamps just makes me chuckle.  Wouldn't we all love to buy our own Christmas gifts?  I would have fun shopping in the craft stores for myself.  I created a spot to tuck a gift card so the recipient can do a little of their own Christmas shopping.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge is Christmas in July.  

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copoics
Spellbinders dies

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Anniversary Card


I just purchased the Spring Garden die from Die'sire.  Oh my goodness is is gorgeous.  Not only does it die cut but it embosses too so the flowers look stunning.  I just love the way this card turned out. It is so elegant yet was so simple to make.

Card Details:
Spring Garden die from Die'sire
Martha Stewart branch punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Happy Anniversary stamp
Gina Marie designs doily circle die
La la land stitched circle die

Entered in following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

2nd Birthday Card


Happy Birthday, Brody!  
I made this card for one of my daycare boys who turned two last week.
I kept the card simple but did have fun with the papers and image. I just love this little guy blowing bubbles. What kid doesn't like blowing and chasing bubbles?
Card Details:
#2: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Image: Bubbles Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Winter Card


Wow, It's already July!  Can you believe it?  As I have gotten older, the years seem to go by so much faster.  I can remember when I was a child I spent lots of time wishing my life away...I wished I was older so I could get my ears pierced, drive a car, etc.  Now I am wishing for things to slow down so I can enjoy each day a little bit more.
Anyway, today's card is my DT make for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The challenge is always anything Christmas goes.  I decided a winter card would be perfect for July.  We are experiencing a short reprieve from the heat but the humidity is still going strong.
I hope you join us for the challenge.  Participating is a great way to get a dent made in your holiday greeting card list. You can enter your project HERE

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders die
Magnolia Doo Hickey die for mittens
Copics



Friday, June 30, 2017

Oh Deer!


If you haven't figured out by now that Christmas cards are my all time favorite cards to make, well then you haven't been paying attention to the gazillion Christmas cards I have posted here.  Ok, ok, I know that is a bit of an exaggeration but really, I LOVE making Christmas cards.  I probably need to start a Christmas club fund so I can pay for all of the postage.  Hmmm goals for next year.

This adorable digi stamp is Deer Heart! from Tiddly Inks.  She is just the cutest and I love her hair! Tiddly Inks is currently having a DT call and I'm going to enter this card. I love crafting with all of their adorable images.

Card Details:
Copics
Gina Marie dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Stickles
White gel pen

Entered in following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge:  Ribbon and why you like ribbon (I like adding a bow to my floral corners. It's a great accent
C.R.A.F.T: Ribbon and sparkle
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Have A Yummy Birthday Card


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I have today off and it is raining. I'm not complaining because we need this rain.  My garden is way behind and I am hungry for some fresh veggies!

I made this card for one of my former daycare kids.  She just turned 5.  She loves pink and other bright colors so I decided to color up this cutie in lots of her favorite colors.
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  We are currently having a DT call. If you are interested in joining our team, hop on over to the challenge blog to learn  how to apply. We are looking for crafters who enjoy making a variety of projects from cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, altered items, pocket letters, etc.



Card Details:
Image: License to Frost from The Paper Shelter
Copics
Martha Stewart drippy goo paper punch
Gina Marie die
Extreme glitter paint on the wings

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