Monday, May 17, 2021

Smiling Jack

Good morning.  I'm popping in with a quick post with a card I made for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.  Good friends Darlene and Diane started this challenge several months ago and I think it's such a clever and fun name.

I used an "oldie but goodie" die for this card from Sizzix called "Pumpkin Toy".  It's been retired for quite some time, but it's still one of my favorites.  The "Boo" die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

Here is their mood board:
I was inspired by that Jack 'O Lantern's big grin.  

I hope you'll visit the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog to play along!   

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 15, 2021

One Fabulous Chick ~ DRU

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and if you recall, the theme is "Anything Goes" all year long!  
This makes it so easy for us, as a design team, and for you, as a participant! 

This plump little Sitting Hen is from Impression Obsession.  She pairs perfectly with the Framed Chicken Wire.  


I hope you'll visit the DRU Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our amazing design team and join in on the fun.  While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be one of the first to be notified of their special order events.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 14, 2021

Sweet's For The Sweet!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to pop on and share something sweet with you today.
Spellbinders recently had a brand new designer release and I seriously fell in love with the entire release!  I didn't buy the whole release, although I truly wanted to.  Tina Smith, whose work I've admired for a while now, has released the Sweet Street line and let me tell you, it is SWEET.  

Look at this cute Party Cupcake Pocket Die.  The cupcake liner forms a pocket so the cupcake is removable.  

You can add a fun, surprise message or you can remove the tabs and just use it as a cupcake.  See that cute little stitched tag with cherry?  That's also included in the set.  Isn't it sweet?




Card #2 uses The Sweet Shoppe Die Set.  Can't you just smell the sugar?  It's like walking through the door of the sweetest bakery and wanting one of everything.  

Look at all the delectable goodies.  Are you hungry yet?  Yes, please!

You can find this entire release here.

Because Spellbinders loves their customers, they're currently giving $25 off orders of $100.  That's a 25% savings!


I'm also excited to share that Spellbinders has asked me to join their amazing design team!  So be on the lookout for more posts coming soon using their wonderful line of products.    

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations ~ Someone Special ~ Feminine


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tropical Hello ~ TSOC

Happy Wednesday to you dear friends~  I'm so glad you've stopped in.  I've got a tropical cutie for you today!  The Sisterhood of Crafters is starting a new challenge today and we're challenging you to use "Spots and Stripes".  Sounds fun, yes??

I used this sweet Flamingo from Marianne Designs and added a few Palm Leaves from Echo Park.  The printed papers have been sitting in my closet of shame for a number of years.  I'm glad to finally have pulled them out to use them.

The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs


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Please come join the fun over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  We'd love to see you there!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Flower's Of The Month Jan.-June ~ Double D

Hello everyone.  Double D Challenges is starting a new challenge today
and the theme is 
Flowers of the Month - January thru June

January: Carnations or Snowdrops
February: Violets or Primrose
March: Daffodils, Jonquils or Narcissus
April: Daisy, Sweet Pea or Gerber Daisy
May: Lily of the Valley or Hawthorne
June: Rose or Honeysuckle

I don't know what this Tim Holtz Bloom from Sizzix Colorize is supposed to be, but for this challenge, I'm calling it a carnation for the month of January.  

I used Scrapbook.com Floral Smooth Cardstock for layering the flowers and leaves.  The colors coordinate perfectly and all the colors are in one pack, except for the yellow which is from the Warms Smooth Cardstock Collection.





Here's the mood board:

Here's what you could win when you play along:

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Have A Dog-Gone Good Birthday! ~ DRU

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and if you recall, the theme is "Anything Goes" all year long!  
This makes it so easy for us, as a design team, and for you, as a participant! 

When this Golden Retriever die from Impression Obsession showed up in the store, I just knew I had to have it.  

My daughter has an Irish Cream colored Golden Retriever named Royce, and he is as goofy as he is beautiful.  I turned my first card into a birthday card for my son-in-love. 
 

I also used the Impression Obsession Bones & Bowl and framed him using IO Pinked Edge Frame

I hope you'll visit the DRU Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our amazing design team and join in on the fun.  While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be one of the first to be notified of their special order events.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Happy Gardener ~ TSOC

Hello friends!  I'm popping in today with a card I made for The Sisterhood of Crafters.  There's a new challenge starting today and the theme is "How Does Your Garden Grow?"

I don't know about you, but I love to be outdoors when the weather is good, even if I'm simply pulling weeds from the flower beds.  It's relaxing to me and peaceful.  Anyhoo, as you can see, I've chosen an older set from Ellen Hutson, to use on my card.  Would you believe I've had this Leading Ladies ~ Plant Lady for a couple of years and it's never seen ink??  

Don't judge me.  I know......
 I'm bad!  

I was cleaning and reorganizing in my craft room and found this happy gardener tucked away.  It's amazing what I can find when I start cleaning in there!    I've also used beautiful Berry Delightful printed paper from Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Little Words That Mean A Lot".  

I hope you'll stop by The Sisterhood of Crafters blog and join us for this fun challenge.  I mean, who doesn't lover flowers, right??


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Coffee & Friends ~ Double D

Hello there!  Double D Challenges is starting a new challenge today and the theme is "April Shower".  I don't know about you but when it's stormy, wet and the wind is blowing I like to warm up with a hot cup of coffee.


My inspiration for this card comes from the bottom left corner of the mood board.



The raindrops in the photo are depicted in the soft stone polka dotted paper in the background.

I hope you'll join in on the fun here.

Here's the prize that you could win when you play along:
Cheapo Dies - Rainy Day

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Merry Mug, Shape Shifters Oval, Soft Stone Bitty Big Patterned Paper
The Greetery Cozy Cup Coaster

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Little Birdie Told Me It Was Your Birthday ~ DRU

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and if you recall, the theme is "Anything Goes" all year long!  
This makes it so easy for us, as a design team, and for you, as a participant!


Here's a list of the dies I used:
Dee's Distinctively Winter Robin
Creative Expressions Rustic Twig Wreath
Creative Expressions A Little Birdie Told Me

I hope you'll visit the DRU Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our amazing design team and join in on the fun.  While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be one of the first to be notified of their special order events.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mellow Yellow ~ TSOC

Good morning y'all!  Vickie is hosting this week's new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and her theme is called "Mellow Yellow".  With the Farmhouse style being all the rage right now, I made this card for the challenge:

I started by building the Marianne Designs Ladder and House Plants using soft shades of yellow, green and white.  The background is embossed using Stampin' Up Brick EF.  

I also added a Cottage Cutz Orchid, which I colored using copics and gave the flowers sparkly yellow centers.


Does this meet the requirements for "Mellow Yellow"?

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Magical Wishes ~ Double D

Hello friends~  It's time for a new challenge over at Double D Challenges and we've got a fun theme I think you'll love!  We're looking for anything with a rainbow, unicorn or mermaid.  

All the sets I used on today's card are retired but still very much loved.
MFT's End Of The Rainbow is the perfect soft landing for this Magical Dragon.

He's making a magical wish on this cupcake from MFT's All The Cupcakes.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Magic Sampler and the star sequins are from my stash.

Join in on the fun here!

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's what you could win:


Thanks for stopping by!