Monday, May 22, 2017

Sad but true to life

I totally love this sentiment, laughed so hard...Makes me giggle ever time I read it, because my mom can't laugh hard without having "tears" run down her legs..

I made another Z fold card but this time I flipped it and had the flip go to the right.  I kept it rather simple, I only added a few silver gems, a string bow and a charm.



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The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image any type of card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Little Boy's Birthday

This fun card was made for the Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge.  This is Aviator.  I did this as a pull-out card.  I used some cute Carta Bella papers, added some cloud dies and some fun gems.  Not my best coloring job, but...how many lil' boys care?  LOL  Maybe the wrong attitude, but, truly!?!?!




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Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – animals (puppy)
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Happy Birthday Allsorts!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pretty Fun Fold

Tonight I decided to try something new to me...I don't think I've made one of these before.  I love how it opens and closes and still leaves room to leave a message, unlike some of the other fun fold cards I've made.  I used a pre-colored image and paper from The Paper Shelter.  The image is called The Lady & The Fountain.  I added gems, flowers, a porcelain bird, a stick pin I made and some pink & purple pearls.  I drew some stitching around the image.

What is really cool about this fold is that you can make two of these with one sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock. The card measures 4 x 8-1/2, the strip is 1/2 x 8-1/2.



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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Things w/wings
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Pastel Colors
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Furry/Feathered friends    
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Stitching
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add Flowers
Moving Along With The Times – butterflies

Friday, May 19, 2017

A look through the window

I've gotten a lot of fun dies recently, and they're still arriving in my mailbox.  I've fallen in love with Wish.com!  I've purchased so many dies and still haven't gotten to how much it would cost in the store.  The only thing is having to wait for things to arrive.  LOL

This card I used the kitty cat dies I just got.  I've had the fence, tree, window dies and the flower edge punch was already in my collection.  LOL  I used a bunch of pop dots between he fence, window and the kitties.  I also added some hemp and some gems.  I chose to make the playful cat orange and the sitting cat black because that is so much like my bf's cats.  LOL

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Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Animal
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Tuesday Throwdown – texture (in the tree and window)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Furry/Feathered friends    
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Use a background (wood background)
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add Flowers

Crazy 4 Challenges – use a shade of green (the tree)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Congrats!

This fortnight the challenge theme over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is Black and White Plus one other color.  We are being sponsored by Sheepski Designs and by Drawn By Krista.  This image is from SheepSki Designs and is called Dream Dress.  I went with the extra color being pink.  I added pearls, gems, flowers, a word die, and an embossing folder.  The image was colored using chalk and ink.



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The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries) – monochrome
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Flowers + a sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   Going Dotty
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Bling
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – Bling and sparkle
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – ring o’ roses

B&W + One

This fortnight the challenge theme over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is Black and White Plus one other color.  We are being sponsored by Sheepski Designs and by Drawn By Krista.  This image is from Drawn By Krista.  I added some oval dies, black and white striped papers and just stuck with solid black, white and red cardstock.  I kept this very CAS.  The image was colored using chalk and I hand wrote the sentiment.


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Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Animal
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – kids and teen birthday
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes  optional twist “Masculine”
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – birthday and a blog hop
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Creatures/Animals

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish all of you Mom's out there a very happy Mother's Day!  I made two of these last minute this morning and the other one Friday night,  One is for my daughter's step mom, one is for my boyfriend's Mom and the other is for his sister.  All cards are using Fred She Said pre-colored images.


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The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image any type of card
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) One for the ladies/Mother’s Day
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Animal
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge (use their image) – anything w/a Tiddly Ink image – blooming beautiful (Spring flowers)
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Bright Colors
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Anything goes    
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Flowers + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Bling
4 Crafty Chicks – Celebrate Women
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – ring o’ roses
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry)– Lots of flowers and/or For Mother’s Day
Great Impressions (up to 3 entries per month) –  Feminine

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mary Poppins

This week in Boise Idaho it is Music Week!!!!  Now that may not mean much to most of you, however to me that means going to free shows and performances.  This year their big play is Mary Poppins, and I'm going tonight with some girlfriends!  I'm so excited!!  Mary Poppins was always my favorite show growing up.

This is the new release sale over at the Cute As A Button shop.  if you use the code YOURSPECIAL30, you can get 30% off on this image and a few others.  For my card I used the landscape die and some cloud dies.  I colored her with chalk and ink.,  I created the sentiment myself.  All I did was add some pearls and a bow.


Here issome sentiments for your use with this image should you go grab it.




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The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image any type of card
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) For the kids (inspired by a kids film)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Mother’s Day/Fem
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Anything goes    
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon –  Punny Projects
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – kids and teen birthday
Cute Card Thursday – dies and punches
4 Crafty Chicks – Celebrate Women

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Mother's Work...

One thing I've learned as my three kids were growing up is that a mother's work is never done.  Even now, having a 27 yr old, I am still Mom!  My 23 yr old is in Guam for a few months and all I do is worry, even tho I'm happy for her.  This Cute As A Button image reminds me of when my baby was a baby and my oldest daughter was about to start Kindergarten.  This is called "Working Mom".

For this card I used lace, a doily die, flowers, and a sticker strip.  The image was colored with ink and gel pen.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Mother’s Day/Fem
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Anything goes    
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   hint of pink
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Mother’s Day
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  FEMININE CARDS/MOM’S DAY

Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry)– Lots of flowers and/or For Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Another Furever Friend Gone

Yesterday my boyfriend's mom had to put her beloved pet down.  He was 15 and had cancer.  Sometimes I wish we could legally make that choice for our human loved ones who are suffering with no chance of change, but I'm sure that is opening a can of worms many would truly be upset over.

I made this card using a sweet freebie image I found, a sentiment I created, a new butterfly die I just got, some flower stickers, some gems and some cheese cloth.  I tried to keep this relatively easy using just the two colors of cardstock and making it smaller, so it is only 4-1/4 squared.  I love how it turned out!




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Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Animal
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Anything goes    
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes

Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy Birthday To You

This sweet birthday card was made using a pre-colored image from Whoopsi Daisy, sheet music, bird, banner and music dies and pearls.  I love these dies that have the stitching on them!


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Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – interactive and/or birthday
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  - (up to 2 entries, 3 if at least one is a WD image) – tic tac toe (digi, gems, stitching)
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  blue and yellow
Little Red Wagon –  Time to Celebrate
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Lovely Ladies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (include sketch and comment)– sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges – something “music” realated

Monday, May 1, 2017

Looking Up To You

I made this sweet card using an image called "Boarding With Mom".  I felt like it was more like a big sister...So, that is how I made it.  I created this sentiment specifically for this image.  I colored this with ink and chalk.  I stuck with the blue and the yellow just to keep it more...clean, I guess.  LOL  This is for the new CAAB Challenge.

Here is the sentiment...if you're interested:

Here is the card I made...

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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  blue and yellow
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  The Letter B
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Cute Card Thursday – Family

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Wheels or anything goes

Happy Birthday Monkey

This sweet card was made for this fortnight's challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog.  We have to fun sponsors for this challenge, Diddybag and Studio Duda.  The challenge theme is Clean and Simple.  The image I used on these two cards was from Diddybag.  I used a couple of digi papers that were pre-laid out along with the sentiment., I just added the image and the gems.  I used the sketch from last week's challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (which unfortunately ended early).



This other card is a slider card, made using the same sketch only the Monkey image slides up and down.  Fun!  This one isn't so simple, except for the layout...



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Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – interactive and/or birthday
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  blue and yellow
Little Red Wagon –  Boys Birthday
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  a Birthday Card
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  The Letter B
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes  optional twist “Masculine”

Winter Wonderland (Doesn’t  need to be Christmas)–  add some sparkle or 

Happy Birthday Cutie!

This was made for Incy Wincy Designs challenge this fortnight.  The theme is "Clean and Simple".  We have two sponsors Diddybag and Studio Duda Digi Stamps.  I used a Studio Duda image for this card.  One thing I love about digital stamps is that you can add the sentiment exactly where you want it in situations like these...  I did the 3d effect adding a second image of her (one that is all colored up using gel pen and ink) with pop dots.  I also added a ribbon and some gems.  This may be 3 layers, but it was still kept CAS.  :)


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The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  a Birthday Card
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  The Letter B - BIRTHDAY/BALLOON
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – anything goes

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Butterfly Blessings

Because I feel blessed that I won some Fred She Said images I wanted to use one of the sets to say thanks to Tracey Lynn for sponsoring Crafty Sentiments so that I could win!  It has been a while since I've played with a FSS image, not as long as it has been since I was on the Design Team for them, but...it's been a little bit.  No clue why, I love the FSS pre-colored goodies!

For this card I used the Water Colored Scan Doodled w/butterflies col set.  Love the papers that come with this set and the selection of pre-colored butterflies that match the papers so well! I did the "peek-a-boo" style using the two papers.  The sentiment is a die cut from my Kaisercraft Decorative Dies Comfort Pack.  I added some gems and stickles to the fussy cut out butterfly then added a bow to the card as my final step.



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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – anything goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   Anything Goes
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  The Letter B - Butterfly & Blessings
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   


Friday, April 21, 2017

Sorry Fur Your Loss

One of my old co-workers has to put her dog down next week, this card was made for her.  I'm not 100% in love with it, mostly because of the colors.  I like red and black, but I'm not sure if this is fitting for a sympathy card or not...  Opinions?  Maybe if I go with more of a pastel instead of red?

Pretty much this entire card was made using dies and/or punches.  The fold was cut using a die, the circles were cut using dies, the dog is a die, the paw print edge is a punch.  I also used a paw print embossing folder.  The only accessory added was the bow on the dogs neck and the bow on the card itself.  I drew the stitching around the two circles using a black gel pen.



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The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – interactive
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  use a die cut

A Gem of A Challenge – Ribbon and/or Lace

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

So So Cute

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is So So Cute.  We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up and Just ME digis.  I used an All Dressed Up image (freebie) called Cute Just Got Cuter.  I have been using a lot of blues lately, and this card is no exception.  I added blue gems, a blue button and blue papers.  I colored the image using chalks.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Men/Boy
Tuesday Throwdown – color challenge
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – white and one other color 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – 2 DPs

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lovely Butterflies

Today, being Easter, I wanted to make something spring and pretty, so I used this fab image from Delicious Doodles called Beautiful Blossom while keeping with their challenge this month of Ribbon and flowers.  I used this weeks sketch from Allsorts Challenge Blog.  I added ribbon, lace, butterfly dies, oval dies, flowers, two DPs and I used an embossing folder.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries) – Spring is coming
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Easter or Spring
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/decorate an envelope
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – 2 DPs
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – sketch
A Gem of A Challenge – Ribbon and/or Lace
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – ribbon and flowers
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kangaroo Slider Card

I have been having a blast with this slider card idea!  I've gone from the simple "pull from this ribbon" to now just pull and see...LOL  For this one I used a fun Kangaroo image from QKR Stampede called Spring Breeze.  I obviously lengthened the kite string.  I added a bow, a rose, a die cut tree, and a length of "grass".  I apologize for the poor image quality on the video, but I did want to show how it looks when it slides.  I wish I had done that with my sister's Thank you card (not yet posted)...



video

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Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Easter or Spring
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday – More than one fold
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  flowers or anything goes

A Gem of A Challenge – Ribbon and/or Lace

Wedding Day

My boyfriend told me we were going to a wedding today (about a week ago) for a couple I didn't know.  This morning, about an hour before we had to leave he says "Oh, I didn't even think about a gift or a card or anything"...Uhh, Oops!  I said, well, I can try to throw a card together really quick like.  So I did.  I used this little bear couple I got from Whimsy Stamps a long time ago.  I colored them up with chalk and then added some gel pen accents.  I was in the mood to go with blues, so that is what I did...Low and behold, their wedding colors were blue and white!  Total luck on my part!  LOL


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Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Flowers
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – white and one other color  
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  flowers or anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Ribbon and/or Lace

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter

It's time for the new releases over at Cute As A Button and there are some seriously adorable images that are brand new!  This one is called Eggstrapretty.  She was colored using chalk, ink and gel pen.  I added some stickers, gems, flowers and ribbon.


Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  - (up to 2 entries, 3 if at least one is a WD image) – Spring Flowers  
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries) – Spring is coming
Little Red Wagon Egg-cellent
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/Easter Gift
4 Crafty Chicks – flowers
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog anything goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) – Easter Cards or anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Bring on the bling
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry)– Easter Cards