Monday, May 29, 2017

Graduation/Inspirational Cards

Last week I won over at Cute Card Thursday.  I got to pick two images from All Dressed Up.  I didn't realize that with one of these images it was actually and truly four images.  I chose "Wear With Style" as one of my picks.  I colored all four images but only used two so far.

Due to the fact that when I sit down to make a card I have absolutely no clue what I'm going to do, it is just easier to color all of them then go for it.  I decided to make at least one of these my daughter's graduation card (the blue one).  The other could be used as a graduation card as well, but both are most certainly uplifting and inspirational sentiments.

For the green and orange card I used a kraft paper card base and used scrap papers that I had laying on my desk (this is a common thing for me to just grab papers from off of my messy work space and use it on the project I'm working on).  I used my new tag die set for both cards.  First I used an embossing folder, then cut the tag out.  I used my buttfly thinlette from Stampin Up for the butterflies.  As for the funky background...I used some copper and some silver glitter mist spray, then used some fun glittery dobber paints (they smell like fruits).  I added a scrap string of pearls, some flowers, some gems and a bow.  Isn't it funny that when we make things and look at the finished project we wish we would've done something else?  In this case, I wish I'd used an embossing folder on the orange layer...Oh well, I still like how it turned out.  :)



For the blue card I used two of the tag dies from my new set, a small brown 'lace' doily, more of the butterflies, gems, hemp twine, string pearls, flowers and the fun DP is from a pad set called Lost & Found from My Mind's Eye.  For both cards I added the girls using pop dots.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image any type of card
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) anything goes
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 – Graduation
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
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) –  Lace & Pearls
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/add some flowers
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo -
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)–  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Vintage
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes
Great Impressions (up to 3 entries per month) –  Feminine

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"None Of Us Are Perfect"

Today while checking on my favorite Saturday challenges I noticed Crafting With Dragonflies was doing a DT Call/Challenge.  One of my favorite things about this DT is that they get to use any image in their files.  I have so many images but don't get to use them since I'm so frequently using the ones I need to use for my other design teams.  I'm glad there are sponsors, however, I am also glad when I get to play with any image...

For this design team call they are having us use a hand drawn dragonfly and a sweet story to go with it, that goes with the title of my post.  I love the stained glass look, it works so well with the glitter gel pens.  Because I wanted this dragonfly to stand out, I kept the background part of the card lighter, but still versatile enough to have the colorful butterfly added to it.  I went with pink, black and gold.  I used a new die I recently got from Wish.com.  I added some ribbon and some tiny gems.  I added a little bit of Glossy Accents on the center of the dragonfly.




Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Things w/wings
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – 2+ DPs
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes optional twist
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Must use a digi
Crazy 4 Challenges – Summer

Great Impressions (up to 3 entries per month) –  Feminine

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.



Thanks for looking!
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

Thanks for looking!
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.



Thanks for looking!
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.


Thanks for looking!
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.


Thanks for looking!
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.


Thanks for looking!
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!




Thanks for looking!
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!


Thanks for looking!
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...

Thanks for looking!
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...



Thanks for looking!
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.  :)


Thanks for looking!
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