Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Halloween - Kitty in the Moonlight

Happy Halloween!  This card was so quick and fun to make!  I did have to layered the die stamps so that the cat would remain once I cut the circle out - but that was the hardest part!  I loved blending the distress oxide inks to create that brilliant full moon.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.













Friday, September 28, 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ching-Chou Kuik

Thank you for joining us this week at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  We're sponsored this month by Ching-Chou Kuik.  The image I selected and couldn't wait to use is Christmas Venice Night.  I just LOVE this critter!  I first printed the image on a laser jet printer and then ran through my laminator with aqua foil.  I didn't want to color the image except for the flowers and the mask... and those eyes!  This card just sparkles from any angle in the room!  The 'fabulous' die is from Crafters Companion.
Thank you so much for joining us this month!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Creative Knockouts #265 Anything Goes


Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week for our anything goes challenge sponsored by  Doctor Digis House of Stamps.  This image is Goldfish Fishing.  I printed out the image on my laser jet printer, colored in with Spectrum Noir markers, added a few acrylic dots, and finished off with the 'friend' die from Winnie and Walter.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Aud Sentiments #213 - 2 Words


I've got 2 words for you - Hugs and Kisses!

Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week for our two word challenge sponsored by Dr Digi House Of Stamps!  This image is Cuddly Critters Penguin and I just love him so!  I printed him on my laser jet printer, colored in with Spectrum Noir markers, and added the 'hugs' die from Winnie and Walter.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  xoxo

Monday, September 24, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #283

Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #283.  I needed a card for my 'Mug Swap 2018' partner and just loved this 'Cup of Cozy' stamp!  I did use coffee bean patterned paper and then embossed a few coffee sentiments on kraft paper for the secondary background.Thank you so much for stopping by this week!  I can't wait to see your creations!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Creative Knockouts #263 Charmed Life

Welcome to this week's Creative Knockouts Challenge #263 - Charmed Life hosted by Inspire That.  I chose Piggy Boots/Tulip Planter for this weeks card.  I printed it on my laser jet printer and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers.  The 'Happy' Sentiment is from Winner & Walter.  My charm is two little lady bug brads.

Thank you so much for stopping by this week!  Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Aud Sentiments #212: Fall

Welcome to Aud Sentiments #212 Card Challenge 'Fall' Sponsored by Digi Doodle Jazzy Jet & Crew  I just love this little guy and decided to create a scrapbook page for Halloween with him!  I wanted to keep him a larger image which would have made it a bit too big for a card.  The 'Boo' and other black clip art is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Monday, September 10, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #281

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch #281!  I just got this stamp and it just felt so appropriate to use on this design!  I did use the cork pattern paper, some gold foil, and pink & brown polka dot ribbon!    Thank you so much for joining us this week! Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Give a Crafter A Cookie - 4th Anniversary

Happy 4th Anniversary to the Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge!

This image is from Imagine That! Digistamps.

It is hard to see but the entire image was coated with gold foil after I printed it on my laser jet printer. It gives it such a beautiful shine in person! The image is color in with Spectrum Noir Markers. The 'Happy' is from Winnie and Walter.  

Thank you so much for joining us this week! I do hope you'll participate in our 4th anniversary celebration!






Friday, August 31, 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ike's Art

Happy September!!!!  Welcome back to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge!  This month's sponsor is Ike's Art and I chose Daisy Cat to work with.  I had no idea what to do with this lovely cat and finally I decided to do nothing at all except color her eyes in!  I sure am glad I did, too!  The flowers are colored in with Spectrum Noir markers and the sentiment 'lovely' is from Heidi Swapp.

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aud Sentiments - Challenge #211 Bingo!

Bingo!  I love the Bingo Challenge at Aud Sentiments this week.  I selected die cut, stitching, and ribbon.  The die cut background is from Altenew and I layered pattern paper underneath.  The 'You' letters are Altenew stamps and die cut as well as the sentiment.  This is such a fun challenge!  Happy Crafting!




Creative Knockouts #261 Something to Say

I just love when Crafty Sentiments hosts our challenge because it allows me to play with Toby!!!  This image is Toby with Flowers.  I love the checkered blanket he's sitting!  The 'blessing' diecut is from Hero Arts.  'A friend is a smile God gives you when you need one' is a stamp from Altenew.


Thank you so much for joining us this week at Creative Knockouts!


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #279

Hugs & Kisses!  Welcome back Crafters!  I had so much fun with the patterned paper from challenge #277 that I just had to use it again!  The cotton image is from Altenew as well as the sentiment.  It was a ton of fun coloring the cotton with my Spectrum Noir markers - I really had no idea what it should look like!   I hope you'll join us for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #279!




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aud Sentiments - Challenge #210 Anything Goes

It's an Anything Goes Challenge at Aud Sentiments this week!  I hope you'll join us and be sure to include a sentiment!  My card this week is so sparkly and it was so hard to photograph!  The daisies and sentiment (Just heard the good news!) are from The Ton Stamps and the 'baby' die cut is from Winnie & Walter.  The yellow paper is shimmery, I coated baby in glitter, and the daisy have glitter too!  Welcome Baby, Daisy!  We are so happy you joined the world.

Happy Crafting Everyone!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #277

Hi Fellow Crafters!  Welcome back to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #277.  I just loved the simplicity of Michelle's sketch!  I typically do not use pattern paper but I just love this background!  It shimmers and changes color depending on the lighting.  The mom die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Altenew.

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #275

This was such a neat card to make!  I had fun with my Altenew Stamps and Inks and created the rose layering four orangey colors.  It was a challenge because the background reminder me more of an envelope!  I added some slim gold tape to all the seems and die cut Thank You from a Heidi Swapp die.  Thank you so much for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch!  Happy Crafting!



Monday, July 16, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #273

You have to love it when your fiancĂ© comes into the craft room and says, 'Oh yea, I need a happy house warming card.'  Well... time to change directions!

The background was made a few months ago when I was on a roll playing with alcohol inks and vellum paper.  So much fun!  The stamp and sentiment are from Close to My Heart.  Thank you so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Aud Sentiments #206 Anything Goes + A Sentiment


Welcome back to this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge #206!  It's an anything goes challenge hosted by We Are 3.  I chose Seaside Anchor as my image to work with.  I printed the anchor out on blue cardstock and loved using my colored pencils to fill it in.  I also played with my alcohol inks on yupo paper for the background.  I finished it with a Happy Birthday die from Anna Griffin.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 269


It's time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - #269!  I had so much fun working with this Simon Says Stamp and cutting it all up for an eclipse style card!  The 'joy' sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Thank you for visiting!  Happy Crating!


Thursday, June 14, 2018

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Challenge #96


This week's sponsor for If you Give a Crafter a Cookie is Fred She Said.  I chose the digital cutting files Tattered Rose Spray.  I made a few of the flowers and added some wedding paper for the background.  It's hard to see but I also cut the heart out of transparency paper and made that part of the background.  Thanks for visiting!  Happy crafting!





Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

'You're on cat short of crazy' is correct!  Welcome back to this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Creative Knockouts!
Our host this week is Dr. Digis House of Stamps and I chose Climbing Kitties.
I printed the image out twice.. the second one I reversed.  I colored them the same (as best as I could) and made the entire image the front 'page' of my card.  There is a a piece of transparency paper holding the two images together and keeping continuity of the card and fold.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!






Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Hi!!!  I had so much fun with this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes.  Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter and I chose the image Cute Friends.

The background is a die cut from Lawn Fawn.  It was just perfect for these two little guys!  I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir markers and created the blue background with distress inks.  Thank you so much for stopping by!




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #267


Welcome back to this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I had some paper left over from another card challenge and decided that this was a great sketch to continue making graduation cards with!  The paper is from Imagine That Digital Stamp and I selected Congrats Grad digital papers.  The 'celebrate' sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion set that I got on HSN a while back!  So glad you stopped by!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #266

I jumped in this week with a design for Sketch ##266 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch! I loved the sketch and wanted to play with my new Rose Flurries 3D die setfrom Altenew.  I had so much fun die cutting all these flowers and layering all the little pieces!!!!  I also created an alcohol ink background on yupo paper.  If you haven’t played with that technique...please try!


If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Graduation

It is graduation season and this weeks theme at Give a Crafter a Cookie is graduation!

Our sponsor this week is Imagine That Digital Stamp and I selected Congrats Grad digital papers.

I have never really worked with digital papers and did t know quite what to do.... then I remembered this fun box cards!  It was the perfect piece to display the collection imagine that created.


So glad you joined us this week!  Can’t wait to see your creativity!

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - June Challenge


I had so much fun designing this card!  This months Challenge is hosted by Sparkle n Sprinkle and this adorable image is Bonnet Birdie

I spent ALOT of time coloring for this one!  I printed the image five times so that is could pop up various parts of this little guy.  The base layer was embossed and distress inks were applied to get the leaves to pop.  after fussy cutting so many little pieces I was able to start adding layer after layer after layer!

The greeting is from Greetings Farm stamps, Cuddly Thanks.

So glad you joined us this month!  Can’t wait to see your crafty critter creations!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #265

Welcome back to this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I'm glad you made it back!  This weeks challenge was super fun!  I decided to use pattern paper, which I never do!  Then I added some Altenew flowers and the 'Just Because' sentiment.  I love the contrast of the pattern paper... I just never use it!  I can't wait to see your creativity!  Happy crafting!