Friday, May 19, 2023

Tori the Dragon Birthday Card

 Hello and happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card for the Corrosive Challenge Blog: Anything Goes.

I'm featuring a card using Tori the Dragon by Conie Fong Art.  I thought this little creature was super cute!

The challenge goes through the end of the month so you still have time to enter!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

From the Heart Cupcake Flowers Catch a Bug cards

Hello.  Today I'm  back with more cards featuring From the Heart Stamps (also known as Designed 2 Delight).

On each of these, I was able to use up the extras from Stampin' Up paper pumpkin kits - again, using what I've got.  So on these cards, I have doilies, sequins, die cuts, and sentiment stamps from SU.

I'm also rediscovering all my designer papers.  I love handmade backgrounds, but there is so much gorgeous paper out there and I have a closet full!

I watched a tutorial on how to shade the jar using Copics - I think I did ok.

So that's it for today.  I've been enjoying looking through all my digi stamps and using my stash.  I feel like it's a challenge and an adventure!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

My cards meet the following challenges:  Crafting Happiness: Anything Goes with Optional Flowers, Cupcake Inspirations: Mother's Day, A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes, and Creative Inspiration: Anything Goes.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Bugaboo Pup and Elephant fun

 Hello and happy Tuesday.  It's warming up nicely where I'm at and everything is in bloom (read: I've got major allergies going on!).

Anyway, today I would like to share a couple of cards using Bugaboo images (no longer in business):

I have some older cards that I'm not overly fond of, but the backgrounds are good and I didn't want to just toss them.  So I'm making "new" cards using the backgrounds.

I really do wonder sometimes "what the heck was I thinking??" when looking at some of my creations.  But I do like these two better than the originals.  Again, both feature a Bugaboo image - I just love Bugaboo and miss them dearly.

Thank you for taking a look and have a great week!

These meet the following challenges:  Jan's Digi Stamps: Anything GoesUse Your Suff: Layers, We Love Stamping: Anything Goes w/option of Animal, and A Gem of a Challenges: Anything Goes.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Kiss Me Bullfrog and From the Heart Stamps

 Hello and happy Friday!  Another week down and hopefully a relaxing weekend to come.

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards featuring From the Heart Stamps (aka Designed 2 Delight).  The artist is no longer with us, but I always loved her talent and recently printed a few of her images that I haven't yet used.

This one features Bullfrogs and Butterflies.  I was unsure of the direction of this but in the end, I think it worked out ok.  Ever have an idea that just goes off the rails?  Well, this is that card.

I also made a card for my Mom - a just because I love her type of card.  She really is my biggest fan.  Anyway, the butterfly is from a FTH set, as an extra to the main image.  I used up a few extras from past Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kits - again, trying to use what I've got.  I'm also going through a few paper packs that have been stored for years in an effort to renew my creativity.

That's all from me for now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

This meets the following challenges: Creative Fingers: Anything Goes, Alphabet Challenge: XOXO, Crafty Animals: Anything with a Critter, and Die Cut Divas: Anything with a Die Cut (both cards).

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Stampin Up Nature Walk Three Ways

 Hello!  I can't believe it's already March!  Well, I'm still on a mission to create with what I've got, so today I'm sharing cards made with a stamp set that I purchased long ago and never touched.

I'm using Stampin' Up's Nature Walk set for all three, with different styles.

I went with a museum/antique sort of feel on this one.  The layout is My Favorite Things MFTWSC 470.

And finally, my favorite of the three.  It's been super cold here and I can't wait to get out in my garden.  We have a lot of honey bees that we support and I can't wait for their return.

Thank you taking a look at my latest post.  I appreciate your visit!

My cards meet the following challenges:  A Perfect Time to Craft: Always Anything Goes, Classic Design Challenge: Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, and Digi Choosday: Anything Goes.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Sewn Paper Pumpkin Cards

 Hello and happy Monday.  So, I've been working on using what I've got.  Well, I've got a few Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kits that need some attention.  I finally finished this kit!  I've posted a few other cards using this kit, and these are the final four.

These two use Bugaboo images.  The Bugaboo store is no longer open, but I'm still a big fan.

This one uses My Favorite Things Birthday Bears, and I added a cake from the stamp set.

This final one features a critter from Stampin' Up's Special Someone set.  On all of these, I inked the backgrounds, added grass, colored up images and popped them up.

Hopefully I'll continue going through my stash of new-to-me items and a main goal is to actually send out the cards!

Thank you for taking a look at my latest creation.  Have a great week.

These meet the following challenges: Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes, Critter Crazy: Anything Goes with a Critter, A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes, Crafty Animals: Anything with an Animal, and Mirtillamente: Polar Bears.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Penguin Pal with Scribbles Designs

 Hello.  This weekend was definitely relaxing so I managed to make a few cards.  I wanted to enter a new to me challenge, using their free digi stamp.

So I recently rediscovered Scribbles by Sandy, so I'm featuring the latest Penguin stamp for their Penguin Pals challenge.

I made a couple of these, trying to get a jump start on Christmas cards since last year I didn't have enough.  I put Ranger ink on my Cuttlebug embossing folder - anyone still have a Cuttlebug out there - to make for the debossing effect (I could be completely wrong on that term).  The penguin was colored and cut out.  Card is completely flat for easy mailing.

So I'm now up to three cards for Christmas!!

That's it for today.  Have a wonderful Monday and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Morgan Art World Winter Girl Card

 Hello and happy Hump Day!

I'm here to share a card for Corrosive Challenge Blog: Anything Goes:

I'm featuring Winter 7 from Morgan Art World.  She's colored, cut, and popped up.  Officially my first Christmas card made this year.
The sentiment is from TLC and the snowflakes are from Sizzix.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 20, 2023

Tiddly Inks Elephant Cards

Hello and happy Friday!  Today I would like to share a couple of cards using adorable elephants!

Both cards feature Fur Reals Animals from Tiddly Inks from Etsy.  A while back I got a few Tiddly digis on sale, and I'm finally getting around to using them.  On this card, the sentiment is cut a few times and glued together for stability and added dimension.
On this one, I made his ground using Ranger inks.  Both the banner and sentiment are from My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, and the layout is MFT sketch WSC475.  This ones is not my favorite and I think it's because the chocolate cake just stands out - and not in a good way.

Both cards have the elephants fussy cut and popped up.

So that is my share today and I thank you for taking a look.

These meet the following challenges:  Critter Crazy Challenges: Anything with a Critter, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, Die Cut Divas: Valentines, and Digi Choosday: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Meljen's Mouse Valentine Card

 Hello and happy Hump Day!  Today is a particularly cold day, so I've been looking up soup recipes and thinking about what kind of craftiness I can enjoy this evening.  I really am focused on 1) de-cluttering and 2) taking time for myself.  Not really new year resolutions, just changes I would like to accomplish.

Anyway, for today I'm sharing:

I'm not quite sure if this is a Valentine/Galentine card, or a just-because type of card.  But I wanted to color up this little critter from Meljen's Digital Stamps - I'm not sure if she has her own blog anymore, but I found her stamps at Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps.  I added a bit of ribbon that wrapped a robe purchased from Costco - and I didn't have the heart to toss it with the rest of the packaging.  So a bit of upcycling on this!

Nothing terribly fancy, and a rather simple layout.

So that's it from me.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

This meets the following challenges:  A Place to Start: Anything Goes, Simon Says: Four Legged Animal, Stamps & Fun = Creativity: Anything Goes, and A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Scribbles by Sandy Sunflowers Card

 Hello!  Another week, another card.  I'm on a roll!

Today I would like to share a card using a digi stamp I've had for years.

My favorite flowers are daisies and sunflowers.  I've never been a rose type of gal.  Anyway, the title on this stamp included Scribbles by Sandy - so hopefully this is properly credited.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Freshly Picked Bouquet set.  I left my card flat for easy mailing.  A really simple creation, just trying to get in a little crafty time each week.

Thank you for taking a look and have a great week.

 This meets the following challenges:  Digi Choosday: Anything GoesA Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes, and Use Your Stuff: Sewing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Hot Dog Birthday Cards

 Hello and happy 2023!  I'm hoping and praying for a pleasant and productive year, and hopefully one filled with crafty goodness.

Today I would like to share a couple of birthday cards using some "new" stamps and stencils.

Both cards feature Stampin' Up's Hot Dog set, colored up like a piebald wiener dog.  The sentiment on this one is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Birthday set.

Both cards have stenciled backgrounds from Taylored Expressions.  This year, I'm hoping to use "new" items I've had but haven't had the chance to delve into.

So that's it for today.  Thank you so much for taking a look - I appreciate it.

My cards meet the following challenges:  Double D Challenges: Anything Birthday, A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes, Crafter's Cafe: Anything Goes, and Crafty Animals: Anything with an Animal.


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