Monday, August 19, 2019

Dashing Through The Snow

Good morning friends~  It's time to dig out your doggie stamps and dies to make a card using your favorite pooch for the  Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  The theme is "Daschund Through The Snow".  The perfect play on words... just make sure you have a dog on your card.

I used an oldie but goodie stamp set from Hero Arts called Sledding.  This is such a great stamp set because it's got my favorite animals, all ready to slide down the hill on their little toboggan.  Notice the cat.... it reminds me of my cat Crazy...  She would totally do something like that!
Hero Arts - Christmas - Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Sledding
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Of course I had to use the dog to meet the challenge requirements but I included the little mouse, chasing after the dog who's lost his red cap while flying down the snow glittered hill!

There's plenty of time to play along in this fun challenge at Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wild About You

Happy Saturday friends!  I'm back with a card I made for the challenge going on over at Double D Challenges.  The theme is "It's a Jungle Out There"
I recently received the "Toucan Paradise Bundle" set from Concord & 9th so this was the perfect challenge to get inky with it.

I used some of the funky stripes in the stamp set to stamp a border on the left side of the card.  I stamped the tropical leaves and flowers included in the set to create the background.  I then added palm leaves cut using Echo Park Palm Leaves.

For this card, I used more of the die cut Echo Park Palm Leaves to create the background and added the fun toucan, sentiment and flowers from Concord & 9th.

There is a "Hello" stamp in this set that I used to stamp a background in light grey ink.  The stitched window is cut using MFT's Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle.

I used a piece of printed paper from Echo Park Summer Fun to lay behind the window on this card and another great sentiment from from the Toucan Paradise stamp set.

Four fun cards that I'll be donating to the Ronald McDonald House.

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Football Fans Unite! Dies R Us ~ Sports

Hello~~  Do you have a sports enthusiast in your family?  If yes, then this next challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog is for you because the theme is "Sports"!
 When my son was in school, he played every sport out there, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, he even did gymnastics and karate.    Oh how I loved going to his games and events and watching the kids play.

  Today's card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles for the background.  I added a banner from Marianne Designs, which are special order dies.  I added a Grassy Edger from Frantic Stamper with the word Celebrate topped off with a football die from My Favorite Things, that I colored with Copics.  

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Leaning on God's Promises

Good morning friends.  I'm back after a bit of a blogging break.  Other than pre-scheduled posts I've stepped away from the computer while life took over.  I've slowly been getting back to doing the things that bring me joy.  Gardening, exercising, reading and making cards!

The Flower Challenge has asked us to make a card using our favorite flower.  Uhhh..... it is completely impossible to choose a favorite as I love them all!  
I just happened to have these Flower Favorites from PTI sitting on my craft table so I stamped a bunch of the different flowers and chose this design to enter in to the challenge.  I love spring bulbs of all kinds and especially iris'.  My mom loved walking around her house in the spring and seeing all her bulbs popping up and it gives me warm thoughts of her when I look upon the bulbs that come up in my yard each spring.  

I've been leaning on God's promises a lot lately and chose this sentiment from Be Encouraged by Sweet N' Sassy Stamps.  The printed papers are some I've had in my stash for quite some time.  I'm trying to use up some of my older supplies.

I'll be entering this card in to the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge ~ Favorite Flower
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tropical Toucan ~ Dies R Us ~ Use Bright Colors

*This is a pre-scheduled post*
It's the first of the month so that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This week the theme is "Bright Colors".  So fun!  

 I wanted to create a brightly colored bird and this Toucan from Dee's Distinctively Dies was just perfect!  I cut the bird out of white cardstock and used Distress Inks to color him up.  I used Copics on his beak.

I did the same process of cutting and coloring on the leaves using Dee's Distinctively Dies Trio Tropical Leaves as I did on the toucan.  Some pretty patterned paper from Echo Park "Summer Fun" was used in the background that I cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasion July ~ Best Summer Ever

Hello stamplings~  It's hard to believe that the end of July is here and that summer on the east coast will be over soon.  This month's kit was put together by sweet Marybeth from Marybeth's Time For Paper and everyone that knows her, know's she has flawless style and the most sweetest personality to match. 
Her kit is titled "Best Summer Ever" and this truly was the best summer "kit" ever! 
 Thank you Marybeth for a darling kit!!
Let's jump right in to my cards:

This mason jar from The Greetery is new to me and after using it, I wasted no time before purchasing this set.  The banners are cut using some of the beautiful  Echo Park Best Summer Ever papers that Marybeth included in her kit.  The lemons I added are from The Scrapping Cottage.

With paper as cute as this, I just had to add this watermelon from Spellbinders Fruit Salad.  The Luscious Script Hello die is from Poppy Stamps.  Don't you just love the chunky layers??

More lovely Echo Park papers and this sweet Garden Poppy Stitched Frame also from Poppy Stamps

These flowers from Concord & 9th Filled In Florals are stunning, don't you think?  

And finally, stay cool with these refreshing Cool Treats also from Concord & 9th.

That's it for my summer magic!  I have plenty of leftovers for creating more summer fun in the future.
Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how my talented team mates used Marybeth's kit.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Festive Things With Wings ~ Christmas Kickstart Challlenge

Good morning ~  I hope you're staying cool and out of the high humidity that's going on across the country.  Here's a little Christmas Box Ornament to cool you down.
I made a bunch of these box ornaments last year to add to the gifts I was giving and I never got around to posting this one (and several more), so I hope it still counts for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge

I used Darcie's Thank You clear stamp set and an Igloo die from Frantic Stamper.

If you've never checked out Darcie's Stamps, you really must.  They're all so incredibly cute and really good prices.  

I'll also be entering this into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

 ~ Stay cool ~
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Pretty Pastels

Good morning friends ~ I'm popping in with a card for The Flower Challenge, where the theme is "Pretty Pastels".

 I used Gathered Garden from PTI, stamping the greens into the shape of a heart and then adding the flowers.  

The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life "Praise Him".

There's still plenty of time to play along with this challenge over at The Flower Challenge.  I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

I hope you're enjoying beautiful summer weather wherever you are!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Spring Chicken ~ Dies R Us ~ Birthday

Hello~  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Dies R Us Challene Blog!  Today's theme is "Birthday"!!

This new Impression Obsession Chicken arrived at my house not long ago and it is so darling when cut in colorful polka dotted paper!  I went through my scrap box and used up some of my neglected scraps to create a few of these old gals for future projects.

I created simple layers using my favorite Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  The die cut sentiment is  from Sue Wilson Designs "A Little Birdie Told Me".

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hot Beverages On A Hot Summers Day

Good morning friends~  Jo over at Christmas Kickstart Challenge has another awesome challenge going on and I thought I'd missed it, but thankfully there's still a few days left so you can join in on the fun too.  The theme is "Your Hot Beverage Of Choice".

I turned to an old PTI set that remains one of my favorites, "Cozy Christmas". 
I love the look of the vintage thermoses and I spent some time this past winter stamping a bunch of them and tucked them in a baggie for future cards. 

  Well, this challenge was the perfect time to pull them out and put them to use.

 I made a few cards using the pre-stamped and die cut thermoses and now I have four cards added to my box for this years card list.

Thanks to challenges like Christmas Kickstart Challenge, I should hopefully be on target with my cards this year, since last year I fell short.

I'm also entering one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Good Morning Glories!

Good morning friends~  Are you enjoying your summer?  The weather here on the east coast has been perfect summer weather the last few weeks.  It's been so wonderful being outdoors, I've hardly spent any time in my craft room at all.  I was feeling kind of yucky yesterday so I spent the day at home and in my craft room.  I was happy to be making cards again using this new Build-A-Flower Morning Glory set from Altenew.  
I'm thrilled with this new set, the flower layers are so easy to line up! You can't tell in the picture but there's actually four layers to these flowers.  I take pictures with my ipad and for the life of me, I can't capture any details at all.  If anyone has any helpful suggestions, I'm all ears!  Anyway, I stamped the leaves using two colors from the Warm Gray Mini Ink Cube Set and the flowers using Ballet Slippers Mini Ink Cube Set.  Using the mini ink cube sets makes coloring layering quick and easy and the colors always coordinate perfectly.  

I did some second generation stamping with the leaves along the left side of the card using Tropical Forest Mini Ink Cubes and a strip of glitter tape before adding these pretty morning glories on stems.  The flowers were stamped using the blues from Secret Garden Mini Ink Cube Set.  The little curly-cues are so fun!  I also added some Nuvo dots for extra detail.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
(Top Card) Color Throwdown ~ Pink, Gold, Black & White
(Bottom Card) Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Double D Challenges ~ Tropical

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 1, 2019

A Passion for Primitive ~ Dies R Us ~ Anything Goes

Hello ~  I'm here with a couple of cards I made for the new challenge going on over at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This week the theme is "Anything Goes".  I love when it's anything goes!

Have you seen these new primitive style dies from Impression Obsession?  Gah!  They're all so cute!    I used Sheep, Birds & Tree and the border from Checkered Frame for the first card.

On this card, I used the Sheep, Birds & TreeCheckered Frame as well as the Saltbox House and Country Fences.

Aren't these dies wonderfully fun?

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!