Monday, October 2, 2023

Snippet card


Dry embossed panel I cut my snippet from:

I got this darling set from a friend of mine for no reason.  I have seen a
lot of darling cards made with it, and I just had to make her a thank 
you card with it.  I had a scrap (snippet) of an inked dry 
embossed panel that I did not like but thought would make a
good die cut chair.
A few fun challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure  (optional bee hive) 10/12

JDS-Candy Cane

 It's a new month so new images at Jan's Digital Stamp store


My card is made with Candy Cane. I cut this image out on my
Scan n Cut and colored with Copic markers.  Used a newish
die cut, patterned paper to match my kraft card stock, a few
gems and a sticker Merry Christmas to finish off. 

I hope you will join in the challenge and check out the cards my
talented teammates have made.

A few fun challenges:

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Gnome Birthday Wishes



This card is for a good friend that I met online and have 
been lucky enough to meet up with a a Stamping 
Convention.  Gnome and front sentiment are from
Technique Junkies, die cuts by Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up, 
papers from Stampin Up, and inside sentiment by IO. 
I added Wink of Stella to the hat, and added Sakura gel pen
 and white gel pen accents to the patterned paper.   I added
 a wobble element to the gnome for fun.
A few fun challenges:
Color Dare #566  
Die Cut Diva's September ATG 10/1
Word Art Wednesday #615-616  10/11

Monday, September 25, 2023

Snippet card



I got a new die from Simon Says stamp, Circle of Leaves, and can see
so many ways to use it. I had to play with it right away but am just now
posting the cards I made.  I went to my container of backgrounds
for these cards.

I am entering the first card in:

Monday, September 18, 2023

JDS-Free Merry Christmas and Candy Cane

 It's mid month at the monthly challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.


 I thought this free Merry Christmas would be perfect for a
shaker card.  I added the Holly from Mrs. Teddy Bear.  I cut 5 layers 
of my  frame versus using foam tape-I think this gives a nicer
 look even  though it is more time consuming.  Sequins 
from my stash. 

MLCC #52 10/15 


Monday, September 4, 2023

Pumpkin Pie

It's a new month so time for new releases and a new monthly
challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I had so much fun making this card.  I used the new set
Pumpkin Pie, ( part of the Fall sale) papers by Stampin Up.  
This was the easiest fun  fold I have ever made. I cut two colored 
panels 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  White card stock is 4 by 11 1/2 inches 
and scored at2" and 6 1/2 ", fold and set closed on the back panel,  
glue the back panel then fold and put glue on the smallest panel, 
keeping it closed and set the front panel on top to line up with
the back panel.  Design your card either vertical or horizontal.
That's it-so easy!
A few fun challenges: 

NBUS #54  10/1



Friday, September 1, 2023

Fun fold card for Creative Creases

 I am excited to be guest designing at Creative Creases today.  Here is 
my fun fold card:



Held flat:

Trying to show the shimmer:

All supplies are from Stampin Up except the inside birthday sentiment
 (from a magazine)  and the Lawn Fawn die used for the Happy Birthday.

Cut base card stock to 10 1/2' by 5 1/4", scor at 1 5/8  and 3 3/4, flip
card stock and repeat.  Layers are:
Inside: 3 x 4 1/4 (colored card stock) and 2 3/4 x 4 (white card stock)
Front right:  2 1/2 x 4 3/4 x (colored card stock) and 2 1/2 x 4/1/2 (patterned paper)
Front left: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4  (colored card stock) and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 (patterned paper)
Flowers are cut from the same card stock that I used and backed with
card stock for stability and dimension.  Wink of Stella applied for 

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #186 9/4-Gatefold, Design paper, Stamps
Challenge Badges
Die Cut Diva's -September  10/1
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes  9/6

Monday, August 21, 2023

JDS - Dog Days of Summer


 My card features: Dog Days of Summer and Happy Birthday from 
Fall Berries set.  He/she is colored with Copics, white gel pen
used on the glasses and finished with a paw brad.

Join the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win free
digi sets and check out the freebie section of Jan's

A few fun challenges:
AAA Birthday #52  9/1 

Tic Tac Toe Challenge 222: middle row :middle row down 8/25

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Stamping Get Together

 Had a great time crafting and visiting with my good friend, 
Shirley this week.  We both brought project or 
techniques and made them.

Shirley's designs:

Fractured Technique
                                                                                                                                                                    My cards:
Inspired by Justine Hover

 Faux embossing
Combined card:

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 7, 2023

JDS-Pretty Posies

  Time for a new monthly  release and challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps:

  I created this fun fold using Jan's Pretty Posies (one of the
sets on sale this month).  I  colored the image
with Copics and embellished with some brads from my
stash to match the sentiment.  It has already been
mailed to my sister-in-law who is very active
in gardening.

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #739/740-Anything but square  8/12

Monday, July 17, 2023

JDS-Santa's Holiday

Mid month for Jan's Digi Stamps:
Santa's Holiday was so fun to create with.  I ink blended
a beach, an ocean and sky, stenciled clouds on the
sky.   I colored Santa and added glossy accents
to his drink and some glitter to his cap and sleeve trim
before fussy cutting and added him to the beach. I
added a sentiment from this set and now I am wishing
I was in that chair!
Join the challenge and see what my teammates have
created at: Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.  Check out
the free items at her store: Freebies and also
the Christmas in July sale!
A few fun challenges:
As You Like it Challenge: Favorite holiday activity: the 
beach is relaxing and peaceful.
Christmas Craft Creations
Craft Rocket Challenge #105-Christmas in July 7/27
Cut it Up Challenge #282-Look up in the sky 7/27
MLCCB #51-Christmas 
NBUS #52  8/1
The Male Room-Travel 8/1


Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Shadow Box Swap


 I just could not get a good picture today but wanted to share my most
recent Shadow Box swap.  We have done all the seasons so did a
craft one this time.  Awesome squares by everyone:  Patti, Shirley,
Vicki, Sally, Lisa,  Cheryl, Tanya, Beth and Ruth. 

Mine is the MFT teddy bear-sentiment "You Paint My World Happy"

Monday, July 3, 2023

JDS-Christmas 1926

 Time for new releases and a Christmas sale at Jan's Digi Stamps.

Christmas in July-time to start on those Christmas cards, Jan
has a Christmas sale for this month.

My card is made with the new set: Christmas 1926.  I printed my wreath
twice, colored one and put it on top of the other for dimension.  I added
red to the berries with a gel pen, and added Glossy Accents to the ribbon.
Shiny papers are DCVW Mercury glass from Michaels. Then I went on to create 
my window card.

Join in the Anything Goes Challenge and see what my talented
team mates have created: Here.
A few fun challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals #202-More than 1 fold  7/13
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge -July-Christmas 8/1
Let There be Peace on Earth - Mood board #43 7/14


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Clear out time

 Whenever I tidy my craft room I try to find things to use up to decrease the
clutter as I don't want to part with any stamps, stencils etc.  I found a stack of
black and white floral card stock that I wanted to use up and a set of
envelopes with a scallop edge.  I made 14 cards and used a lot of snippets.
Here are 3 of them:

Snippets for card 1:

My stash of cards for chemoangels special requests is now
resupplied.  I just need to make some masculine cards.  

Have a wonderful week!

A few fun challenges:

Monday, June 19, 2023

JDS - Rocket Man

Showing another  new monthly  release and challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps:

My card today features:  Rocket Man, a fun Fourth of July card.  I
printed the fireworks on vellum and quickly put gold
embossing powder on top.  The bottom layer was in one of
my snippet piles.  It is patterned paper glued to card stock and
then embossed with a star embossing folder.

Take a look at what my teammates created and join the
 monthly challenge,  anything goes here.
A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments #302 -Summer and a sentiment  7/1
Cardz4gals #201 Dies 6/29
Craft Rocket Challenge #104 - Use Dies  6/28



Sunday, June 11, 2023

Best wishes



Sharing a card I made just for fun today with the new  lattice top
design.  So quick and easy with no coloring and the possibilities
are endless.

A few fun challenges:
CAS on Friday #259 leaves  6/20  -Top 3