Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Meant to Behave Cat

Hello all!  I have a short post to share today.
Isn't this cat just the cutest??  I didn't want to go with the toilet paper shortage kind of card, but instead something just for fun.  I found this image at Ikes Art Facebook Page.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used a layout from a really old papercrafts magazine as a jumping off point since I've been struggling with creativity lately.

I added just a touch of glaze, but for the most part kept this flat for mailing.  So that is it from me!  Thank you for taking a look and have a wonderful week.

This meets the following challenges: Ike's World: Round/Dots (or Anything Goes), Show Us Your Pussycats: Furrything Goes, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and 2 Crafty Critter Cazies: Anything Goes with a Critter.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mermaid from Outer Space Card

Hello all!  Today I'm here to share a card for the latest Corrosive Challenge blog: Anything Goes.

I'm featuring a stamp by Oddball Art titled Mermaids from Outer Space.  I actually tried to make the entire background, using distress inks.  I've used inks before, but I also put in stars and for me, to freehand anything is a really big deal.  Plus, I did a bit of heat embossing but I obviously chose the wrong color.
I should have maybe went with a white, or....I don't know, but I think the gold sentiment is hard to see.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Trendy Trees.  Either way, I was trying to be a little more adventurous using seldom used inks.

That's it from me today.  Thank you for taking a look and have a wonderful day.  Please join in this month at Corrosive Challenge if you get a chance.

This meets the following challenges:  Digi Choosday: Anything GoesThrough the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, Get Creative: Fantasy, and A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dad Grillin Father's Day Card

Hello and welcome to June!  I feel like I have missed a lot of time and skipped straight to summer.  I guess with the way things are, it's ok to skip a few days here and there and just move on to 2021.  But for today, I'm sharing a card for the latest Papercraft Business Challenge: Father's Day:

There are lots of images out there but I went with Bugaboo Stamps A Kids View Barbeque since it most closely relates to a dad in my life.

I went really simple and avoided sequins :)  The most I added was a bit of sparkle to the grilling utensils.  The banner and star are popped up, but the rest of the card is flat.  I tried to be as simple as possible I guess as my way of going masculine.

That's it for my simple creation today.  Play along in the challenge for a chance to win a cute Lawn Fawn stamp set.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges:  CRAFT: Masculine (fits in with Dad sentiment and male image), Simon Says Wednesday challenge: Masculine, Use Your Stuff: Masculine (using all stash, nothing new), and Cardz 4 Guyz: Father's Day.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Forest Mouse Sipping Coffee

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  Today I would like to share a card for the latest Anything Goes challenge at Corrosive Challenge blog.
I'm featuring Forest Mouse by Fabrika Fantasy.  I felt this mouse looked wise, holding his cup, so I tried to match a sentiment using Stampin' Up's Sip by Sip.  I've been going through my stash - it's almost like shopping for something new since I can't actually visit a store - and found a pack of doilies also from Stampin' Up.  I don't believe I have ever used a doily on a card before, so this is new for me.

I'm not sure if you can see, but I added some thin gold twine beneath his feet.  Mouse is popped up while the rest of the card is flat.  I've made this for a "friend" and hope to get it out this week.  I've been lazy about getting cards out in the mail lately, but feel this is the best time to do so, so I'm going to try my best to put a smile on a few faces soon.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope good health to all.

This meets the following challenges:  Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, Fab n Funky: Cute Critters, Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Mother's Day Ladybugs and Flowers Fancy Fold

Hello and welcome to May!  I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.

Today I'm here to share a card for the latest Papercraft Business Challenge: Anything Goes.  Always an easy one!

I'm featuring Ladybug Floral Collage from Bugaboo stamps along with a sentiment from a Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  I haven't used kraft in a long time, but I think it works.  I added a few swirly dies and gems for fun - and some glaze that you can't see in the photo.

Also, I managed another fancy fold from CardzTV.  Her videos are straight forward and easy to do.  I know it looks a little crooked in the photo, but it's actually straight and holds up well.

So please join in the Papercraft Challenge if you get a chance.  It runs all month long.

This meets the following challenges:  CardzTV: Anything Goes #113, Cute Card Thursday: Feminine, Krafty Chicks: Anything Goes, and Watercooler Wednesday: Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Thank You Eagle card

Hello and yay it's Friday.  To be honest, I have lost track of the days.  I couldn't tell you a Sunday from a Wednesday.  We wake up, brush teeth, and just get on with what we think we should be doing.  I wonder if this is what retirement feels like?

Well, for this Friday, I would like to share a card for the latest Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes.
I picked this Eagle from Morgan's Art World with the intention of making a 4th of July creation.  My first attempt was just awful and dark, so I changed the layout and the papers and thought this could actually be used for anything.  Still being a bit patriotic, I searched for a thank you stamp.  I FAILED at heat embossing the sentiment three times and ended up just stamping in black.  I sure messed up a lot of DP.
Eagle eyes are usually more of a green, but I went with blue.  I added a touch of glaze for fun, a couple die cut flourishes and gold stars.  So that's it from me today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Join in this month if you can and there is also a free digi for all.

This meets the following challenges:  Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, Artsy Stamper Challenge: Things With Wings, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Gardening Bunny for Easter

Hello all and wow we are already in April!  I don't know about you, but staying home from work has NOT increased my opportunity to craft.  If anything, I now have TWO full time jobs: my regular job and my new homeschool teaching position.  On top of that, my minions tend to eat 3 - 4 times a day (read: lots of dishes), and they require attention and exercise.

Anyway, on to today's share:
This adorable Garden Spring Bunny was a recent Friday Freebie at Bugaboo stamps.  I'm sorry I didn't announce this earlier - hopefully enough people were able to take advantage of this cutie.  I went a little crazy with my papers, since my current goal is to use what I have....especially since I'm forced to NOT shop.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set and I'm using a variety of different dies.  I added just a touch of glaze and sequins.  Even with the image popped up, this is still rather flat for easy mailing.

That is all for now.  Hope all is well!  Thank you for taking a look at my latest creation.

This meets the following challenges:  Always Fun Challenges: Easter, Use Your Stuff: Easter, Cuttlebug Mania: Easter, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Cup of Coffee in Orange

Hello and hope everyone is well.  I've been home a lot lately and you would think that means more crafting time, but honestly, I haven't been inspired.  I check out other people's blogs and think "that's wonderful!! I'm going to make a card too!"  But then it just doesn't happen.

I did start this a couple weeks back and decided it had to be finished.  Plus, it's a reminder of the current Anything Goes challenge at Corrosive Challenge Blog!!

I'm featuring the I Luv Coffee stamp set from Ikes Art.  Basically I'm taking the same layout as another card but changing it up a bit.  I've added a copic refill smooshed background, and a paper pieced image.  The sentiment is from From the Heart Stamps.

I popped up the white frame and the cup for a bit of dimension.  Other than that, this is rather CAS and simple.  So you still have time to join in till the end of the month for a chance to win!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bear Balloon Double Point Fold card

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Of course the little Leprechaun paid us a visit, made a bit of a mess, and left some gold coins behind.

Today at Catch the Bug Blog is new release day.


So this little cute balloon bear is now available at the Bugaboo Stamps shop.  I've been inspired lately by CardzTV and all the fancy fold videos Mary has been posting.

So I followed along with her Double Point Fold card to make my fancy fold.  I encourage you to see her video to fully understand how this card unfolds.  The white area on the polka dot paper is the writing area.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and I actually pulled out an embossing folder for the dots texture.  So that's it from me today.  Don't forget to wear a bit o' green!

Friday, March 13, 2020

House Mouse Birthday Cupcake card

Hello and yay it's Friday.  This weekend I will be making my annual St. Patrick's day meal, so I've got a lot of cleaning and meal prep to do.  But even with all the hustle and bustle, I do enjoy having people over to celebrate.

But for today, I would like to share a birthday card made for a dear friend I have never met IRL.


I'm featuring a cute House Mouse stamp, framed with my new MFT frames.  I got this wonderful discount that I couldn't pass up and have been eyeing these frames for a while now.
I have heat embossed the sentiment from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set - one of my favorite stamps sets ever, and added a little glaze to the flames.  Super simple layout.

So that's all from me for now.  Have a wonderful weekend!

This meets the following challenges:  House Mouse Challenge: #311 Embossing, Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes, and Watercooler Wednesday: All About Occasions.

  Thank you House Mouse!

  Thank you Watercooler Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hippo Got Cake card

Hello.  Today I would like to share a birthday card.



Quite a while back, I made a purchase from Paper Wishes.  It's sort of like a card kit, called Summertime Gumdrops, with papers, die cuts, and something called Dazzles.  So the hippo and sentiment are from this kit, and the layout is made using an MFT Die-Namics set (used in my trusty Cuttlebug).
The black hippo portion is the Dazzle that I put on white cardstock, colored with Copics, and fussy cut.  The sentiment is also a Dazzle that I put directly on the DP.  The Dazzles are shiny, and I actually quite like them.  I popped up the hippo for a little dimension.

That's about it for today.  Thanks for taking a look and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges:  Cut it Up: #195 Green With Envy, Cuttlebug Mania: Birthday (Must use a Cuttlebug), Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.

Thank you Cuttlebug Mania!

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