Saturday, April 30, 2016

Admit it

I wanted to get this done for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge, but I had it done, just didn't get it posted in time.  However, it will work for other challenges and I think it is an adorable card.  I made it for a friend who is giving me a hard time that many of her conversations lately are beginning with, "Lisa and I...."  She is teasing me that I am a bad influence, and I told her no that I am teaching her life lessons. hehe
The sentiment is from TLC.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Hang in there monkey 477
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life would be boring
Chalk: Unknown
Bling:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Stash
Embossing Folder:  We R U
Spellbinder:  Large Circle, Large Scalloped Circle

Mojo - Sketch 445
Dream Valley - Ch. 130 All creatures Big and small
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 149 Button it Up
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 21 Add a Button or 2
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 423 No patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge - E for embossing folders
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 154 Animal & Sentiment

sending you blessings

Here is a card that I made with this month's Stamp of the Month From the Heart.  I do not like to wait until last minute, but it's been one of those months...
The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  From the Heart - Time to Bloom
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sending you blessings
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Button:  Bazzil
Jute:  May Arts
Border Punch: Fiskars
Pearls:  Recollection

From the Heart - Sketch 149
From the Heart - April Stamp of the Month
QKR - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 21 Add a Button or 2
Creative Knockout - Ch.139 Lots of layers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 228 - 229 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 130 All Creatures Big and Small

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hope your birthday is a real WIENER

I know that I need quite a few birthday cards for the the upcoming months and here is one that I made using one of the newest sets from Imagine That called Summer BBQ Kit and the sentiment is from TLC.  We actually had a nice day today that you could have had a grill out.

Patterned Paper:  ATD
Cardstock:  Paper Company; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday a real wiener
Die Cut:  Sizzix
Jute:  May Arts
Gems:  Recollectiion
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 313 Anything Goes
4CC - F is for Food
Brown Sugar - Ch. 195 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 185 Anything Goes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Back to school 3rd grade

My daughter will be graduating from college in just a few weeks, but she has a JOB!!!  She will have a degree in Early Education and will have a job as 3rd grade teacher in a rural school here in WI.  She won't be as close to me as I want, but she is excited to have her own classroom and glad she won't have to do sub work.  I'm so proud of her.  So here is a card that I made for her using a sentiment from TLC.
Now, I feel old when my daughter has a job in her "career" and is no longer "playing school".  It is different when I have to buy her items for her OWN classroom instead of going to school/college.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Back to School - 3rd grade
Spellbinder:  Pennant, Small and large Circles

Mojo - Sketch 444
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 308 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 108 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wedded bliss

My niece is getting married this weekend and this is the card that I made for her.  This is a Verve stamp that I embossed (after I found my heat tool - Dad has been cleaning my basement and I tell him to stay out of my craft area, but......I'm still looking for my banner dies).

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - Small Celebrations
Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz - Snowflake
Flowers:  Recollection
Gem:  Paper Studio
Divine Twine

Viva la Verve - April Sketch 1
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 290 Monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 226-227 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 108 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Ch. 308 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sorry you're going through a sour patch right now

Kris at Imagine That has some new images and this is one of them called Leesa's Sour Lemons which I made for a friend who is going through some health problems right now.  I made this as a Center Step Card.

Patterned Paper:  American Craft
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Recollection
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals

CI - Ch. 356
Creative Corners - Spring Flowers
Craft your Passion - Ch. 308 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 108 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spring is just ducky

We are having some gorgeous almost summer-like weather the past couple of days so no complaints.  I am going to a friend's home tonight for a cook out which seems like forever since we have been able to do that.  Tomorrow I have to admit a patient on Sunday so I wanted to post my card early today.  This image is from Imagine That called Rainy Day Fun and the sentiment is from TLC.  This card would work perfectly for the Imagine That Spring is in the Air Challenge which is going on until May 6th.  I did some paper piecing with this card which was just some extra fun.

Patterned Paper:  ATD; Dee's Delights
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Spring is just ducky
Flower:  Recollection
Button:  JoAnn Basics
Jute:  May Arts
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Crafter's Cafe - Ch 147 What season we are in (spring)
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 52 April Showers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 226-227 Anything Goes

Friday, April 15, 2016

TLC Paulette's Birthday

Today, April 15th is Paulette's birthday at TLC.  She has a freebie today as she does many days.  I have been on her DT for sometime and I enjoy creating for her.  She has monthly clubs which are incredible to get deals on word art, vintage images, papers, subway art and whatever she creates that come directly to your email.  She also has a great vintage blog with freebies called Vintage TLC.  We are also going to have a Christmas blog that will have a hop on May 1 Creating Christmas.  So there is always fun going on somewhere.  So to show appreciation, I made a card using an image that was just in latest club and a sentiment from TLC.  I made it an easel card which I just love as a layout.


Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Garden Meditation Girl Vintage Sketch
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy to know you
Button:  Bazzil
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Beaded Oval
Pearls:  Recollection & Prima
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Offray

Aud Sentiments - Ch. 153 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 226-227 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 311 Add a sentiment
Crafty Gals - Ch. 67 Die Cuts or Punches
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 300 Pretty & Girly
Paper Shelter - Ch. 244 Flowers Everywhere
Polkadoodles - Wk 14 Floral Frenzy

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cre8tive Hands Fairy Tale Dreams Blog Hop

You have just come across a totally magical blog hop that Cre8tive Hands is having with the help of Paulette from Create With TLC!  You should have arrived here from Desire's blog.  If not please head to the main Cre8tive Hands Challenge blog to find out where to start! 
The theme of this hop is Fairy Tale Dreams.  There will be a winner at every stop PLUS, we will have one GRAND PRIZE winner who will get all of the new releases AND all of the sentiments Create With TLC has created for these adorable new images!   
All you need to do to be in it to win is comment at each stop making sure they know you are hopping and not just leaving a comment from a challenge blog!
I created a Door Hanger Treat Holder using the adorable Unicorn image along with the sentiment from TLC. The patterned paper is also from TLC.  

Now, head on over to Karen’s blog to see what she has created for your viewing pleasures!
Here are the stops:
Start HERE at the Main Cre8tive Hands Challenge Blog and move on from there:

Desire Special guest from TLC -
Lisa Lynn Special guest from TLC -

Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 166 Don't be Square
Decorate to Celebrate - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 193 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Non-Card Project & Why (Door Hanger Treat Holder)
because it can be given as a gift to any age.  You can put in granola bar or candy.
Craft your Passion - Ch. 306 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 106 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hope your birthday is SUPER

I have a bunch of Spring birthdays coming up so here is one that I made using a newer image from Imagine That called Triceratops Balloons and a sentiment from TLC.

close up of hand made flowers and sentiment

close up of Triceratops

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That - Triceratop Balloons (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Hope your bday is super
Punches:  EK Success
Dies:  Sugar Pea - Rectangles
Spellbinders:  Blossom, Scalloped Circle
Bling:  Recollection
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 406
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 310 Hand Made Flowers
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 182 Use a punch/die
OSSAT - Ch. 259 Distressing

Friday, April 1, 2016

Get out there and play

I have a boyfriend who LIVES to golf.  He bought himself some new Nike golf clubs and I bought him a golf bag to match.  He was so excited!  I don't think most guys care if it matches, but my guy does.  Even in WI he has been out golfing several times already which is unusual.  He doesn't ask for much, but he does like to have his time to golf.  For this card, the sentiment is from TLC and the image is from Image That called Golf Set.  I made this card for the Image That Monthly Challenge Spring is in the Air.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Spring get out there and play
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Bling:  Mark Richards
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Punch:  EK Success

Mojo Monday - Sketch 441
Creative Knockout - Ch. 135 Outside Fun
Crafty Boots - Spring is in the Air
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Ch. 305 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 105 Anything Goes

Happy 50th Anniversary

My Godparent's will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in a few weeks so this is what I made them for a card.  I used a sentiment from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock: Bazzil; Core-dinations; Paper Company, Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Anniversary Two of a kind
Ink:  Color Box
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Pennant
Bling:  Michaels
Ribbon:  Paper Studio
Dies:  Cuttlebug

Dragonfly Journeys - Ch.50 Good as Gold 
The Card Concept - Ch. 52 2nd Anniversary (Clean and Layered)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 224-225 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 287 Add Lace

Easter lamb with butterflies

I didn't get as many Easter cards done as I wanted to this year.  This week has been rather stressful so I needed to take some time to de-stress and make a card. I have a front-load wash machine and it just started spinning out of balance so I called to have a repair person look at it and was told that it was a $400 repair so I agreed to it, and the part was ordered and today it was repaired.  I have a heap of laundry that I need to do, and it still spins off balance, ARGH.  I was rear-ended on the way to work in January so I was having the insurance work done on my bumper as well as some paint touch ups.  I got to the repair shop as they were closing and one touch up was done, but not the other two, ARGH.  My Dad and Uncle are working on projects again on my house and they replaced my three toilets with high rise Kohler models now they are working on taking out my shower in my bathroom.  They took it out, and have to order it in the Bisque which will take 3 weeks so I have two exposed holes in my bathroom floor, and my cats love to be in the bathroom with me in the am when I am getting ready so this should be fun, ARGH.  So for this card, it has an image from Image That called Egg Lamb and the sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Egg Lamb (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hallelujah Easter border
Butterfly border:  Tim Holtz die
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Bling:  Mark Richards

Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration
Come and Get It - In the Garden
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' - Ch. 123 Add some pearls
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 181 Easter Cards
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 224 -225 Anything Goes
Eureka - Ch. 186 Spring is in the Air
Crafty Boots - Spring is in the Air