Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby Boy Diaper Pin

YAY!!! Finally!!.... My very first post for 2018!
Happy New Year, wishing the year is starting out good for everyone. After the rush, rush, rush of the holiday season, PLUS my grandson's Soccer games, then catching this "yuck" that is hitting everyone and being in bed for a little over a week, I think I am now ready to really get back into crafting...let's hope!
*First, is this baby card I made, and it sure felt good to be crafting again!
I started with plain Navy cardstock over the base and applied a light blue baby footprints pattern paper over the Navy.
*The panel is also plain Navy and White cardstock. I embossed each with a Cricut "Cane Back Chair" folder. I wrapped Navy and Light Blue embroidery cord around the panel and added a Diaper pin with a bears face on it (my new embellishment).
*The sentiment is a banner image cut using the Close to My Heart - Artiste Cartridge, The text is written on my Explore using a "Geoed" color ink Cricut pen.
*I popped the image with 3-D tape squares. Added a small Navy blue button to banner.

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Challenges Entered:  - Sketch - January Blues - Anything Goes - New Cartridge, new embellishment (Diaper Pin), or new image. And one Cricut cut. (Banner: CTMH Artiste cartridge)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Soldiers

Whew!! Already second week of December and still so much to do. I was so surprised to see that this is the first challenge I have entered since November 15th...where is the time rushing to?? I decided I needed a little old good time "card-crafting" therapy, to keep my, this card I created from this week's challenge at Sketch Saturday.
Pattern Paper - Single sheet from past years, probably from Michael's or Hobby Lobby.
Sentiment - Is an old rubber stamp, used red Stazon stamp ink on it and matted with black cardstock. I then popped it with 3-D squares for dimension.
Top Panel - Red cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug "Holly" folder.
Red Polka Dot Ribbon - From my Christmas ribbon scraps box.
Strips - Regular plain cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug "Allegro" folder.

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Challenges Entered: - Sketch

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cute Turtle

This week at Stella Says Sketch Challenge I choose this cute Bugaboo turtle stamp as the focal point of the sketch to make my card. I think she is so cute!
Green Base Card Cardstock - Craft Smith "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stack.
Turtle - Is a Bugaboo stamp which I colored using watercolor pencils. I added square pink & green gems to the bow, flower center and her "shoes". I matted the turtle with two different shades of green
White Ribbon - Is a loop design cotton lace.
Strip - I cut it from pattern paper that has a leaves and twigs design on it.
Sentiment - I typed using the "Baby Muffins" font, matted it with green and added a pink square gemstone.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017


I created this card from the sketch at "Feeling Sketchy" this week. I really liked this sketch with all it's possibilities. I love Christmas cards in any shade of blues, with touches of silver and/or white. It's a nice alternative to the more traditional Christmas cards in reds and greens. Happy with the way this one turned out.
**Lt. Blue Square - I used a Darice "Stars" folder on it and matted it to the darker blue base card.
**Frames - I used a very fine glitzy cardstock from the "Holiday Glitzy Solids " stack by CraftSmith, on the blue frame and regular white cardstock on the smaller frame. I used Spellbinder dies on both.
**Image - Is a computer-down. I added "Crystal Glitter Puffy Paint" by ILoveToCreate on the Angel wings and all of the Harp. I see on the photo the puffy glitter does not show up very well, think I will add more to the Harp frame and a few strokes more to the strings for a better look.
**Flowers - Are pre-made by Recollections at Michael's. The leaves I cut out of white cardstock using a Martha Stewart leaf punch.
**Sentiment - I liked the clean look of the card without a sentiment, so I decided not to add one.

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Challenges Entered: - Sketch

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Girls

Halloween is out, Christmas is in...poor Thanksgiving Day just gets over-looked😢😢!
This is a card using the Monthly Sketch at I want to combine it with the theme over at which is "Winter Girls".
Image - Computer down-load. I matted the image in red with the same cardstock as the white panel.
Embossed Blue Panel - I used a Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" folder.
White & Red Panels - From the Craft Smith stack called "Holiday Glitzy Solids". This is a very fine glittered (glitzy) cardstock. I used a "Septum Noir" glitter pen all over the blue snowflakes strip and the Snowman.
Border Panel - Martha Stewart "Garden Trellis"  2" border punch.
Skittles - I took some clear skittles and added Tombow Aqua Liquid glue to the tops and rolled them around some very fine "glitter" for some glitz.
Sorry, for the messing look at the top of the white panel. It is some of the very fine glitter that rubbed off of the Skittles. As much as I tried to remove it, it just would not come off. 😞

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Challenges Entered:
Viva La Verve -- Sketch
Come and Get It -- Theme: "Winter Girls" - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Male Sympathy Card

I know...male cards are so hard to make. But, a male sympathy card...way harder. This is my first  attempt in making one, so here goes...
Started with a white base card and matted with dark brown cardstock.
* Corners - A very old corner punch gifted to me, sorry no name on it.
* Embossing - I used a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin "Matelassé" folder on a beige panel.
* Sentiment - Close to My Heart Sincere Expressions acrylic stamp from the "Occasions" set. The light square is a heavy cardstock with brown and gold foil speckles in it.
* Flowers - The Paper Studio Spare-Parts "Burlap Beads Flowers" pack.
* Side Strip - I went with a piece of Jute twine instead to match the flowers.
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Challenges Entered: - Remembrance/Sympathy/Thinking of You

Weby Halloween Pumpkin

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE! last Halloween card for this year. This card I created for this week's Feeling Sketchy Challenge which is perfect for my theme. It was a very fun sketch to work with.
**Pattern Paper - Recollections "All Season" stack.
**Ribbon - From Michael's Craft Store
**Pumpkin - Is a glittered wooden pumpkin. I added a "glowy" piece of  color cardstock to the back of it to give it a candle-like effect.
** I "borrowed" some spider webbing from my outdoor Halloween decorations to add to the pumpkin.
**Added orange, black and purple buttons with embroidery thread.
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