Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sending Smiles

I've had this Woodland Cuties set  by your next stamp just waiting to be inked up for a bit now and finally pulled it out of my stash of new stamps to play with.  I've been using a lot of digi's which I enjoy but there is nothing like inking up a stamp.   The strip in the center is a stencil by dylusions. I hope it puts a smile on your face.

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments: #154 Animals and A Sentiment
Crafting For All Seasons: #125 Add A Banner
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes #309
The House That Stamps Built: Repeat Impressions Sketch  

Monday, April 25, 2016


Just  a fun cheery card I made this weekend for a few of my favorite challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #110: Blue/Yellow/White
The House That Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions)Photo Inspiration Challenge
Sketch Saturday #409 Drawn with Character

Flowers are from Gina K A Year of Flowers, Happy Day from Crackerbox Rubberstamps, papers BoBunny, colored with Copics, and Wink of Stella on top of the flowers.

A close up of the daffodils:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hang in there

It's monthly challenge time at Gerda Steiner Designs.  Once your participate in her monthly challenge and continue to participate you get the digital for the next month free.  It's always fun to see what cute image you get to create with next!   Isn't this little guy adorable?  All my materials were in my need to use up pile (years old, card and brick wall) or were scraps, some came out of my recycle bag.

A few fun challenges:
Die Cuttin Diva's: Earth Day: recycled materials
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge

Thursday, April 21, 2016

MHKDesigns April/May Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at MHK Designs! Below is our photo prompt:
I went with the colors this month and below is my card:

To join the current challenge and to be inspired by our Design Team hop on over to MHKDesigns.

For my card I used papers from my stash and: MHKDesigns Tulip of Thanks.

Tulip of Thanks Digital Stamp Set

I am grateful that you stopped by today!

A few fun challenges:
Craft Your Passion: #308 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: # 226-227: Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Introducing Perfect Poppies

Is this set not fabulous!  I can see so many uses for this image and these words!  This card will already have been given to my husband for our anniversary.  Yes, it is a bit frilly but the sayings were perfect,  on the inside is "sometimes  you meet a person that changes your life just by their smile, You are that person in mine."
Thanks for sharing this release with us and be sure to leave you comments here, on the talented design teams blogs, and at MHKDesigns for more chances to win!
Asha | Donna | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica | Lilian
Michele | Mynn | NanaConnie | Rocky | Sathya | Shawna
A few fun challenges:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Introducing WIth This Ring

Welcome to day 4 of MHKDesigns April releases!  Is this not a gorgeous wedding set!  I printed it on vellum that already had gold spots on it.  Wait until you see the other DT members cards with this set!  As with the other releases leave comments on MHKDesigns and the DT members blogs for a chance to win this set or you can purchase sets at MHKDesigns Etsy Store.
One more day, be sure to stop by for one more exciting set!
A few fun challenges:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Introducing Stitched Sunflowers

If you visit my blog often you've noticed I have a weakness for sunflowers so I was so excited about this new set, Stitched Sunflowers and the Sunflower Sampler papers designed to go with it! 
You can purchase both at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop or possibly win them by commenting on my blog, the blogs of my talented teammates and on MHKDesigns blog!
Asha | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica
 Michele | Mynn | Rocky | SathyaShawna
Thanks for visiting today!
A few fun challenges:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Doggone great day

This is my second post today, if you are looking for MHKDesigns release card please click here or scroll down.

Is this puppy not just adorable, and I had this background sitting on my desk, not sure what stencil I used but thought it was perfect for this card, nice and cheery to brighten someone's day.

A few fun challenges:
The House That Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions): Who let the Dogs Out
Quirky Crafts Challenge: April: Dogs or Cats

Introducing Fruit Borders


Day 2 of releases at MHKDesigns.  I did a watercolor wash on glossy cardstock and added the lemons from this lovely set of Fruit Borders with a yellow border, one little enamel dot and that was all it needed!

Stop by MHKDesigns and leave a comment for your chance to win and visit the talented DT Team and leave a comment for additional chances for chances to win some lovely prizes.

Asha | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica | Michele  
Mynn | NanaConnie | Rocky | Shawna

So glad you stopped by today!

A few fun challenges:
Crafting - With - Friends: #27 Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments: Linky Party 7: Something Colored
Word Art Wednesday #226-227: Anything Goes

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Introducing Eat Your Cake

It is time for a new release at MHKDesigns, 5 days of new sets that you will not want to miss!  Be sure to visit MHKDesigns and the blogs of the DT members and leave comments for your chance to win some wonderful MHK sets and designer papers as prizes.   
I used the Eat Your Cake Set and the New Party Hardy Paper pack on my birthday card.
Thanks for stopping by.
 A Few fun challenges:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Fluttering by with birthday wishes


This is the first time I used the same image for my monthly work birthday cards but I think they are enough different that it is okay.  It sure goes faster when you make multiples.  I stamped this Northwoods image in green and then just the butterfly section in black.  I colored the butterflies with Copics, fussy cut, then embossed with holographic embossing powder and then pop dotted it to my image.  As you can tell I used a different die cut set for each card and cut a doily for two of them as they need just a bit more.  

Be sure to stop by the next five days here and at MHKDesigns for new releases (and a chance to win them) and have a wonderful weekend!

A few fun challenges:
#52 Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge: F is for Fancy Folds and/or Fuschia
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #194 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps: #1 Butterfly
One Crazy Stamper: April Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration: Butterfly Wisdom

Hello,  it is my day to share some inspiration on the MHKDesign's blog today.

I am sharing  a card  made with  Butterfly Wisdom stamp set:

And the beautiful paper set: Stenciled Roses Digital Papers.
I made a Cascading Z- Fold card. 
To make a regular Z fold card :
-Cut a piece of cardstock 12" by 5 1/2"
-Scor at 2" 4" 8" 10"
- Fold as shown with no trimming
-Decorate folds and inside with patterned paper
For a Cascading Z-fold card:
-Mark 2" down from the top on each end of the card stock, trim from this mark to the
second fold line which is 4" from the end.  See below:
-Decorate with designer paper as shown.
Hope you will try out this fun technique!
A few fun challenges:

Monday, April 4, 2016


This sweet little image "Spring Chicken" is from Deep Red.  I colored her with Copics and paper pieced with Double Dot Designs by BoBunny.  Die cuts used:  Spellbinders: Big scallop circles,Die-namics: Standard circles and Flourish. I wanted a cheery spring card to put in the mail to my chemo buddy today.  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

A few fun challenges:
DL.ART April Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 160: Pastel Colors
One Crazy Stamper April Challenge: Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built Challenge (Repeat Impressions): Anything Goes

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Challenge: Script/colors

It's time for another fun monthly challenge at House of Cards
This month challenge is...
Create a card with script and/or using this color inspiration:
I went with script:


I embossed this Rose Collage image which already had the script on it on two types of vellum, one with gold splotches on it and one plain piece of vellum.  I was not quite sure what I was going to do next.  Above is what I came up with.  The top card I mounted the image on white and tore and antiqued with gold and added some pattern paper and antiqued an embellishment I had sitting on my table.  I die cut the next piece of vellum along with a background layer, added a gold strip and used a new flower die I had just bought - Spellbinders Blooms three and then rubbed some gold ink on the background. The top card is going in the mail for an April anniversary and the bottom one will be for a co-worker birthday.

I hope you will join our challenge at House of Cards this month.

For some inspiration form the DT members: