Thursday, March 22, 2018

He Is Risen

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. Time is flying by. I've been working on wedding favors and have about half of them done. So I haven't been doing many cards. But Easter is coming up fast so I need to get some of those cards done. Here's one tonight.

Some of my family like religious cards so I like to do a few of them. The image is from From the Heart Stamps called Risen Easter Egg. Unfortunately Faith passed away but she leaves a legacy of beautiful images. Her web site has been taken down. I colored the image was colored with American Craft markers. I die cut the image with MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares. The designer paper I got from a donation to Opportunity House. The banners were die cut from MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags (retired) and the smaller one is MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. I added some self-adhesive gems to the four corners. I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow won't be a crafting day. I'll be volunteering at Opportunity House all day tomorrow. They are short cashiers for tomorrow so I am cashier all day. I'll probably have the twins on the weekend, so I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I do have a design team project for Saturday so I'll hope to see you then.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Birthday Bear

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here. I have the twins tomorrow and will hopefully get to spend Sunday out at our other property, Baby Creek. I haven't been there for quite some time. As the weather gets warmer we'll spend more time there I hope. I finished a birthday card today. I am a little low on those kinds of cards.

I used the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge for this card. The images are from MFT Birthday Bears. I colored them with Prisma Color pencils and American Craft markers. The paper in the background are scraps left from another project. The die cut is MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame. The sentiment at the bottom of the card is also from the Birthday Bears set. I used Black pen and white gel pen to embellish some of the balloons and the bear. I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I'm not sure if I'll get back again this weekend so I hope you have some relaxing and crafty days ahead. For those of you in the northeast who are shoveling out and preparing for another storm, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please stay safe. Thoughts and prayers going to Florida too for the victims and families of the bridge collapse. Please stay safe!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings Time

It's the 15th of the month already and this month Judy and I were in charge of the kits for the Dueling Darlings. So I sent out a variety of goodies to the ladies and here's what I came up with for my card.

Our theme this month was birthday. Here's what I included in the kit:
Images and sentiments from Art Impressions Wine Diva stamped on Neenah Crest Solar White card stock
Images and sentiments from My Favorite Things Happy Hippos stamped on Neenah Crest Solar White card stock
My Favorite Things die cut of Happy Birthday Circle Frame
4 pieces of designer paper (6x6): the balloon paper and the flowered paper is from the Paper Studio; the plaid papers are from an unknown source (I volunteer at a resale shop that supports a free preschool for children in the area. I am in charge of crafts and office supplies and get first pick at what comes in for donations. These came from a donation.)
Embellishments: 3 yellow brads; 1 small clothes pin; 1 section of Floral Garden Diamond Wrap; 15 inches of Doodlebug twine; 15 inches of shimmery ribbon (unknown origin); 5 sequin stars.

I used two of the paper sheets,the Art Impressions imageSome of the Floral Garden Diamond Wrap, black card stock and pink card stock for the base of my card. I used Spectrum Noir and Copic markers to color the image. I hope you will check out what the other Darlings have done with my kit. You can find their links in my side panel.
I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I have a very busy next few days so I'm not sure what kind of crafty time I'm going to get. Take care!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

St. Patrick's Bear

Happy Wednesday! Oh my this week is flying. I spent this morning at Head Start with the twins. They are always so much fun to be around. It's spring break week here so some of the kids were out this week. They all seemed kind of tired today and by lunch time there were a few melt downs. But all was good and I always enjoy my time with them. Today I made a Easy St. Patrick's Day card. I should make one more but I have to get them into the mail very soon. They are probably already late. LOL!

This is mostly die cuts. The image is from Bugaboo stamps. It must be an older stamp because I couldn't find it on their site. I colored the image with American Craft markers. The die cuts used were MFT Stitched Circles, MFT Stitched Frames and Spellbinder's Scalloped Circles. The green card stock is all from my scrap box. I added some Green Stickles to the scallops for some glitz. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow is the 15th of the month already and another Dueling Darlings card. This month was my turn to provide the kit so I hope you'll stop back and see what I made. Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Purr-fect Day

Hello, friends! Tuesday has almost flown by. I can't believe how fast the days go sometimes. I always think I am going to get more accomplished. Today was the last day to get in the Limited Run Progressive challenge on Facebook. I'm really glad that Nicki reminded us because I had printed the image but not finished it. So this morning I got busy.

If you've been around here long, you might know that I have 4 grand-kitties so I can always use kittie images. This one is a cutie. I added the sentiment from Create with TLC di cut with Spellbinder's Labels 13. The paw prints and hearts are from paper Smooches. The striped paper is from the Paper Studio. I fussy cut the kittie and added wiggle eyes. I am entering these challenges:

I have a few things to finish up this evening and hopefully I may get back to some crafting. Thanks for stopping by today. See you again soon.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter Blessings

Happy Monday! Busy weekend and busy day today. Our short trip to Boston was fun and eventful. We finalized plans for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner and went to a bridal shower and met my future DIL's relatives. We got to see our sons and DILs and spend some time with them. So it was a great time. Got a chance to make a quick card today.

This is a Bugaboo Stamp image called Bug Brat Easter 01. I used the pre-colored image and I die cut it with MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set from Gina K called Spring Florals. The designer paper is from Paula Dean. I added some lace from my stash. I am entering these challenges:

That's my quick card for the day. Tomorrow I have a "free" day and hopefully some more time to craft. I have to get my St Patty's Day cards done so I can get them off. I don't make many but I do need a few. Have a wonderful week and stop back and see me again soon!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Guest Scribbler

Happy Saturday!This is a scheduled post as I am in Boston for the weekend visiting my sons. But today is the guest design post over at Scribbles Designs.  Today I chose to work with one of Sandy's Easter images.

The image is Bunny Collection. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. I added strips of plaid paper from my scrap box on each side. Then I just finished it off with a little embellishment. The grass at the top is a die cut from MFT. The bunny tail has Crystal Stickles and the bunny noses have Black Stickles. I just loved the fun collage for Easter. Check out what the other guest designer has created by going to Scribbles Design Challenge Blog. Don't forget that the present challenge is go for green. Lots of possibilities. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back next week and hopefully will find time to craft. Take care!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

United in Love

Usually my coloring is just mediocre. I've always wanted to take some coloring classes to improve but have never taken the time to do it. Once in a while I luck into something that I really think I did a good job on. This card is one of them.

I really like how her hair and the flowers turned out. The card came together nicely I thought. The image is from Bugaboo stamps called Pretty Bride. The background paper I won from (A Bit More Time to Craft) Papers by Lozzy called Anika. The sentiment is from Beccy's Place Wedded Bliss Digital Stamps. The strip is from a Martha Stewart Border Punch. I used MFT Stitched Circles and Spellbinder's Scalloped Circles die cuts. To finish off I added small pearls around the scalloped circle. This card is for the bridal shower this Saturday for me future DIL. We'll be headed for Boston so I can go to that. I'm happy with this card! I am entering these challenges:

I forgot to say what I used to color. The hair and flowers are using Koh-i-Noor Woodless Pencils and mineral spirits. The rest is American Craft markers. I am beginning to love mixing different coloring mediums. Hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I have 2 meetings and getting ready to fly out to Boston very early on Friday morning. So if I don't make it back here before next week, have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Birthday Balloon

Hello Friends! Yesterday I posted a birthday card for a little boy who is one of a set of twins in our family. Today I am posting the card for the little girl twin.

I am really pleased with the way this turned out. The image is Girl Balloon from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Int's Your Day stamp set.  The image is die cut with Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitch Rectangles. The plaid and balloon papers were scraps from my desk. I added Wink of Stella to the little girls hair and bow, glossy accents to the balloon and white gel pen to various parts of the image and as a border around the card base. I think that border adds a lot! I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow I have a few errands but hope to have some crafty time/ The rest of my week is really busy. Friday we'll be leaving for a quick trip to Boston. Saturday I'll be going to a bridal shower for my son's future wife. Friday afternoon we'll be making the arrangements for the rehearsal dinner. Fun time coming in May for the wedding. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Turning 4

Happy Sunday evening! It's been a busy weekend. The twins were here both days over the weekend. They've been home from Head Start last week being sick so they were glad to get away from their house. They also bought a couch that we had to move in today and get rid of the old one. So the kids will have more room to play in their tiny apartment now that they have a new couch. We have another set of twins in the family that will be turning 4 this month so I thought it would be fun to send one of them this card.

This adorable image is from Beccy's Place. This set called Quilted Number Digital Stamps. This set will soon be retired so the price has been reduced. The set is adorable  so grab it while it's still available. The sentiment is computer generated. The designer paper is from the Paper Studio called Safari. The die cuts used include: MFT Blueprints 32 (frame) and MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags. I used the MFT Sketch challenge as inspiration.
I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me tonight. The twins have worn me out. I am happy they are feeling a bit better and hopefully will go back to Head Start very soon. make it an awesome week!


Thursday, March 1, 2018

New Challenge: Beary Sweet Christmas

Oh my, it's March 1st already and that means it's a new challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. The challenge is always anything goes but we have an optional theme. This month it's a Beary Sweet Christmas. Our sponsor is Imagine That Digis by Kris.

My card uses Bear Angel with Star. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and embellished with Gold Stickles. The clouds are from Spellbinder's Sunny Days. The squares are die cut from MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares. I tilted them to go with the Sketch Saturday challenge. The star paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Starry Sky. I also used washi tape in the background.

I hope you'll take a few relaxing moments to start on your Christmas cards this month. It's never too early. And you could win some fun images from Imagine that Digis by Kris or some fun designer paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. For all the details be sure to check out the 12 Month's of Christmas Link Up blog. And while you are at it, check out my fellow DT member's using some other beary sweet stamp sets from Imagine That! I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a super day!


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hugs and Kisses

I've had this image on my desk for quite some time so I finally got a card made with it.

The image is from Pattie's Creations called Postage Stamp Hugs and Kisses. I colored the image with American Craft markers. I used MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares for the background 
squares. The designer paper I believe is from Lawn Fawn and backed with black card stock. I embossed a frame around the edges of the base card (hard to see in the picture). I used a piece of washi tape on the left of the card and a flower for embellishment. A couple of sequins finishes off the card. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. The week is on the down swing. Hoe it's been good for you.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Another Twofer Day

Happy Tuesday! I thought today would be really busy but my lunch date got cancelled so it didn't turn out as busy I thought. So I was able to finish one of the cards that I have to post today.

The image is from Stampabilities. I found it on sale at Hobby Lobby this week. I am always on the look out for nativity stamps and dies as I make my FIL's Christmas cards each year and he prefers religious cards. So I am think that maybe a card like this might be what I make for him this year. The die cuts I used were MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags , MFT Star Stack, and MFT Blueprints 3. I used embossed resist for the sentiment. If I do this card again I think I will make the sentiment black rather than white. The designer paper is from my scrap box. I added Crystal and Gold Stickles to the stars in the image. The background of the image was water colored and then I stamped the image on top of the water color and die cut with the die. I am entering these challenges:

My second card tonight was a hurry up birthday card that I needed. Very quick and easy!

This image and sentiment is from the Old Well Digital Stamp Set from Beccy's Place. I used the pre-colored image and just printed the image and sentiment and then glued the front to some wood-patterned paper for the card. Very easy! I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me tonight. Normally I would volunteer at Head Start tomorrow but both of the kids have a viral infection and they've been told by the doctor that they can't return to Head Start for 7 to 10 days. So the poor little ones are going to be sick for a while.  So I do have to go to the grocery for my daughter tomorrow but I might get some more crafty time that I wasn't expecting. So maybe I will be able to show something else tomorrow. Take care. 


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Outlawz CAS Challenge

Merry Sunday to you all! We are really water soaked around here. Most of last week it rained and it really rained a lot yesterday. It stopped just long enough for hubby and I to take the twins out for a walk. So that was good.
Today is my last day as a guest designer at The Outlawz CAS challenge. Our challenge this week is to make a birthday card: a masculine birthday card.

I inked the card base background with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber distress inks. The die cut, from kraft card stock, is Simon Says Birch Column die. The sentiment is from Hero Arts It's Your Day stamp set and die cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and inked with the same distress inks Pretty simple. I hope you can join us at The Outlawz CAS challenge this week and add to your stash of masculine birthday cards. I know I never have enough of them. I am entering these challenges:

That's it for today. I will leave you with a picture we took yesterday of the twins. Arthur has been climbing the stairs for some time but Valerie just learned to do it last weekend. 

And as usual, Arthur is leading the way with his never ending smile. Have an awesome start to your week!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Scribbles Designs Guest

Today is my second guest appearance at Scribbles Designs blog for February. A while ago Sandy asked for ideas to draw and I suggested that she draw a critter that had both a front and a back so that you could see both sides of it in a card. So she drew a picture of one of her characters named Brrr (a penguin). So that's what I am using for my card today.

This is Brrr with his clock in the window of my card. I used a sentiment from a retired Gina K Timeless Treasures stamp set inked with Salty Ocean distress ink. The plaid paper is a scrap from my recently updated scrap box reorganization. Now I can find the paper I need. And I decorated the inside to match.

Dies used in the card: Quickcutz tags, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Marianne Designs Fence and Bird, MFT Fresh Cut Grass.  Brrr (both front and back) was colored with Koh-I-Noor Woodless Pencils and mineral spirits. 

Check out all of Sandy's fun digital stamps over at the Scribbles Designs web site. The current challenge is go for the green. You don;t have to use a Scribbles Design image but Sandy Always gives a free image each month that could be used for the challenge and there are tons of freebies on her web site. Check them out!
I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I am watching the twins all day today. Tomorrow I will have my last guest design post for The Outlawz CAS challenge, so come back for that fun card! make it an awesome weekend!


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