Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Splashing by to say Hi Dolphin Card

I had a fun play with several of my new metal dies today.
I used this awesome puddles of water background die to make this card really pop.  I added a ripple effect in the water by using part of a wavy lines die at the bottom.  I used the largest rectangle from my Simon says stamp - bundle of stitched shapes to cut that all out leaving the nice stitched edge.  I added that on top of a pretty teal cardstock card front base.  The dolphin is also a die cut, I let the eye pop out and added a blue gem for the eye. I adhered the second little cut out below the eye back in place to just give it detail without a hole there (I liked it better).  I added a stitched triangle in the corner which I had printed a digi-stamp sentiment from Pink Cat Studio and cut out with the triangle die.  I colored in the water drops with a blue gel pen and I also stamped the little tiny fish in blue and green from my Mermazing stamp set.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Nautical
Dies R Us - Challenge #79 - Anything Goes Using Dies
Simon Says Wednesday: Add A Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I am up to in my craft room.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back to school block/step card

I want to say a big thank you to Die Cuttin Diva's for having me as a guest designer again, this time for Back to School Theme.  Hop on over there and play along in their challenge.  What a fun card to create,  I got this card file from Cheryl over at
Isn't that pretty pencil girl looking smart and fabulous?
That fun rainbow wave striped paper is from DCWV -  The neon chic stack.  I also used my stitched labels stack dies for the top of the blocks using the same neon chic stack card.
I used diecuts from cuttlebug for my accessories, on the top of the blocks but her SVG file include some pretty cute things to put there.  I used items from Cuttlebug 3 by 3 Cut & Emboss Combo - Mickey School Days.  The open book I cut from Purple card stock and then rubbed with ink.  Both the scissors and the ruler I cut from silver metallic tape.  I forgot to take a picture of the back before sending out, but I computer journaled a cute sentiment and cut it out with my largest stitched square die.

I am entering into these fun challenges:

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple winter wishes penguin card

I had so much fun making this Christmas card in my favorite color purple.
I was really looking forward to using my new die that gives you that beautiful stitched scallop circle cut into your card front.  After embossing the front I rubbed some very light blue ink over the design to show it a little better.  I used some of my old Christmas paper scraps for the purple striped background in the circle and also used a die to cut a stitched snowy hill to perch the adorable penguin on.  I heat embossed the winter wishes sentiment in white and added a couple of pink sequins and a sparkly bottle bead to the center of each.  I added some purple stars that I die cut with my banner die for a different project and I kept the innie stars for later use.  They worked out well for this card, glad I kept them 😊
For the inside I used a digital sentiment and added a glowing frame around the edges of the mat.   After printing I used a stitched die to cut the mat out.  I stamped a star in purple to go along with the stars on the front that I added and in the embossing.

Stitched mat front and Inside -  Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes
Darice A2 Ornamental Star, Flake, Bulb Emboss Folder
Sunny Studio Bundled Up Stamp Set for Penguin
Scalloped stitched oval stacks dies
Inner scallop stitched circle
Craftin desert divas stitched outdoor landscape dies
HOTP small stamps snowflake swirl for the front sentiment
Christmas 2011 Vintage Circles stamps set for inside star stamp

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes for August....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quilted Christmas tree card

what a fun  design, this could be for so many different type of cards and you can make the pretty pattern change drastically depending on where you place you different colors of paper. 
I chose three different Christmas pattern papers from Authentique - Believe collection ... One for the backing and two for the design blocks.   I really like how this turned out.   For this one I used a tree stamp from HOTP Snow Globe Stamp set -   I stamped it in green, I colored it in with the lighter green.  I used my SNC2 to cut out the tree stamp and also a shadow Layer in an Ivory card stock to go behind.  I used gold Stickles for the garland on the tree  and red beads in a bottle to add the ornaments.   Using several diecuts to create the area at the bottom I layered two of the pierced rectangles.   I used the small stitched flag die from Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes,  I cut three for each side in the corresponding pattern papers.   I stamped the sentiment from HOTP Christmas Fancy Patterns in Brown Chalk Ink.  I placed a sparkly red rhinestone on either side of the sentiment and placed a red bottle bead in the center of each.

I will be entering into this fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes for August....

Thanks for stopping by to see my project for today hope you have time to leave me a comment

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mermaid Oceans of Love Easel card

 I really had a lot of fun making this cute card.   I am a super big fan of purple so I include in my cards a lot.  This blue and purple look wonderful together.
I absolutely love this adorable MFT Mermazing stamp set.  I used my spectrum Noir and colorista markers for the coloring.  For the mermaid skintones I used colorista ivory for the dark shades and FS2 for the light.  For the hair I used TN7 & TN2.  For her top and the star in her hair I used  LV1 & LV2.  For her tail and the turtle are used CG1 & CG2.  The rest of the images and the sentiments are all stamped in either shades of blue and green or dark purple ink.  I used the flop card die to cut the Easel card base from purple.  I used Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes for the white (inside) & blue rectangle portions that I ran through my Cuttlebug Tiny bubbles embossing folder.

I used my SNC2  to cut out the mermaid the turtle and the sea plants.   The pretty Oval mat behind the mermaid is  spellbinders Nestibilities - fleur de elegance.   I used 2 Scalloped stitched ovals to pop up for my sentiment,  I also popped up the little swimming turtle ... I love him he's so cute!  I used a wavy border die to cut the water waves.

 I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes for August....
Dies R US Challenge #78 - Summertime Fun
Scrapy Land {Challenge #71}
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my latest project.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Friendship Ladybug Card

 Hello crafty friends, I hope you were all doing well.   I wanted to use my new stitched trail dies (Lawn Fawn) so I came up with this card today.
I wanted to keep this card pretty simple to accentuate the buzz trails and ladybugs.  The big ladybug is from Cricut - Doodlecharms cartridge but I added the antennas with one of my swirly die-cuts that I cut some swirls from.   The large stitched rectangle is from Simon says stamp – bundle of stitched shapes.   The layered flower is from a die set, I added little wooden ladybugs and a pretty red pearl center for the flower.

On the inside  I used that same stitched rectangle Mat from Simon says Stamp.  The inside sentiments plus the yellow flower are from the same stamp set as the front.  I added another stitched buzz line inside, the  ladybug is a small die ... cut in red and inked over with black.  The white mat is also a die-cut from a frame set.  The red flower trailing stamps are from a stamp set I got years ago from a card maker kit.   Inking on edges both front and inside are with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #306-Anything Goes!
Scrapy Land {Challenge #71}
ModSquad - The Wing’s the Thing
Cut It Up - Challenge #127 - Friendship
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes for August....
Die's R Us - Challenge #78 - Summertime Fun

Thanks for stopping by to look at my project today hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wishing you a Cool Christmas

For this fun card I used my Favorite Snowflake swirl embossing folder by Darice again, it really sets a great back drop for a Christmas card.  I used Simon Says Stamp dies - Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut that out with the nice stitched edge.
I used Craftin Desert Divas - Outdoor Landscape Dies for the stitched snow bank.  I cut the Tree from white (largest in set of 3) I ruffled up the edges and went over all of the branches and cut spots with my clear wink of Stella to add some shimmer & shine.  I used a stitched scallop oval die for the sentiment tag and then used my SNC2 to cut the blue shadow behind.  The adorable penguin and sentiment are from  Sunny Studio - Bundled Up Stamp Set.  I also used the 3 Snowflake stamps from that same set to add some heat embossed snowflakes along the hill for just a little more shimmer.

I am entering into these fun Challenges:

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pretty Purple Dahlias Just for you

Good morning crafty friends.  Thanks to the mod squad challenge group for inspiring me to get out my dahlias layering stamp set and give it a play!
I started with a 5" x 6 1/2" card base in white that I covered with some blackish gray designer paper, stack is from Color Blok - Midnight Garden.  I added a purple cardstock layer over that, I ran it though the basket weave embossing folder by Darice and I inked the edges with one of the shades of purple inks I was using.  The top mat is a beautiful handmade paper from my stash with shiny silver polka dots.  I won these beautiful handmade papers many years ago in a hop.... I love them!  I used my Simon says stamp - bundle of stitched shapes for cutting that layer with stitching around the edge.  I matted it with another black layer and then I matted that with a green designer paper from the same paper stack.   I used my purple cows trimmer to cut a deckled edge border strip down the center of the card from the same blackish gray floral designer paper as the first layer.   I then changed out the blade to a scallop and cut a black border strip which I placed just behind the green layer on the left-hand side.  The beautiful "Layering Dahlias Stamp Set" is from hot off the press.  I Stamped two large blooms and one smaller bloom and the same leaf three times using my Pecision press to line up the layers each time.   Each base bloom had three layered stamps that I stamped in a blend of purple inks light to dark.  I used Stampabilitities Lavender pigment ink for the base color and then Heliotrope & Violet for the next layers from Color Box Purple cats eye pigment inks.  I then took it one step further and stamped one more bloom for each of the large blooms, this time for the very top Layer I stamped with VersaMark and used purple foil embossing powder!  Love it!!! I hand cut out around the center portion and popped those up on foam tape to give the 3-D flower affect.  For the centers of all three flowers I added glue and sprinkled with dark purple tiny beads.  I used a couple of my dies for the extra sprigs of leaves and swirls cut out of a green card stock.   And finally the tag is from Cricut - lovely florals,  I cut the base with the same purple I used as the basket weave and the top layer is from the same designer paper - Midnight Garden stack it has a soft muted background design.   The "Just for you" stamp is from the same stamp set from HOTP - Layering Dahlias.   I added a bow from Baker's twine in purple and white to top it off.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my creation!   Thanks again Mod Squad challenge group for an awesome fun challenge that I'm barely getting my entry squeaked in before the deadline!!!  Lol

 I am entering into these fun challenges: 
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #306-Anything Goes!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bee Happy Block Card

I had such a great time making this fun 3-D Block card.   The file is from for the upcoming August card train on FB.
You can find their group here for more info
almost everything on this card is from the file.  I added the 4 red buttons with yellow bakers twine and the red bakers twine for the banner.  the little red flower rhinestones are from my stash and I dotted each one with yellow dimensional fabric paint.
For the back I used some designer paper from my stash and stamped images with my Crafters Companion Hexagon coordinating Stamp Set that coordinates with my hexagon stamps when using that part of the collection, which in this case I did not.  The sentiment Stamp is one favs ... it is from HOTP Lacy Things Stamp Set. I love that these block/Box cards can lay flat for mailing.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says - You’ve Got The Edge
DL.ART - July Challenge

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Olaf Center Step Card

I am on a roll with another Christmas in July card to share today.  This one was super quick and easy.
I started with card cut from SVG Attic.  I then used two different sets of shape stack dies for the layers from two sheets of DP from a ekSuccess Frozen stack I purchased a couple of years ago from walmart. The pierced rectangles and the stitched label dies were a great choice for this card cut.  Olaf was in my stash from years past projects.  I added some fun dotted buttons that I ran dark blue bakers twine through and tied bows.  I also needed to add a sentiment so I grabbed the tiny flag die from Bundle of stitched shapes - Simon Says Stamp.  I used the happy winter stamp from tiny tags Christmas - My Craft Spot.  I stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white.
For the inside I simply cut another stitched label die from white and stamped the sentiment and snowflakes from HOTP Fancy Christmas Greetings.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Lil Red Wagon - Challenge # 403 - Christmas In July
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Die Cut Diva's -  "Christmas in July"!
HIMCR #310 - Any Holiday!

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #208 "Anything Goes" 
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