Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy 4th Anniversary

My massage therapist is having his 4th Anniversary for having his business open and trust me I wouldn't go anywhere else.  With having diabetes, I get problems with range of motion in some of my joints and it really helps to have regular massages.  So this is a card that I made for him and his staff.  I used embossing powder for the sentiment from Verve and a sticker for the number 4.



Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Tags:  Target
Ribbon:  May Arts
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Versa Mark
Sticker:  Pebbles
Hemptique
Buttons:  stash
Clock:  Tim Holtz
Brad:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (Blue, buttons, bow)
Crafty Catz - Ch. 163 Anything Goes with optional buttons

Just want to "espresso" my thanks

I just couldn't pass up this adorable image from Craftin' Desert Diva called Espresso Yourself and it goes well with a sentiment from TLC.  I kept it rather simple with an embossed background.  Today I was on a color theme of navy and kraft.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just want to espresso my thanks
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 280
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 152 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 159 Anything Goes

Rise and Shine

Julee at Verve did another wonderful digi set for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and it is available for free.  I used the mug and sentiment for my card.  I added Stickles to the sun to give a little sparkle.





Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Verve Rise and Shine
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Jute:  May Arts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Stickles

Challenges
Verve - Here Comes the Sun
Color Throwdown - Ch. 435
4CC- Ch.343 Punches or Dies

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stand your Grounds

Here is another card that I made for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  It is using an image from Mo Manning called Coffee and a sentiment from TLC.  I am planning to send this card to my daughter who is a teacher and enjoys her Starbucks before school and has a class full of energy with her 4th graders.  I give her credit because I could not work with kids.....I am a nurse and I tend to work with the other end of the age spectrum.






Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Mo Manning (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Learned from Coffee
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Dies:  Sizzix

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 176 Any sentiment except birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 321 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 243 Anything Goes


Egg Cited for Easter

Here is a card that I made for Easter using a Bugaboo image and a sentiment from TLC.  I embossed the background and pulled out a doily and some lace.  It wouldn't be complete without a little bling too.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Worldwin; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bunny Easter egg
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Recollections
Bling:  Recollectiions
Lace:  Hobby Lobby
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 489
Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (bunny, blue, bling, bow)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Show Us our Lace
Dragonfly Journeys - ch. 88 Darling Doilies
International Art & Soul - Ch. 4 Embossing
Polkadoodles - Wk 12 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
RRR - Ch. 160 Spring/Easter with Ribbon/Trim

Saturday, March 25, 2017

TY for perking me up

Well another Coffee Lover Blog Hop has started and so I thought I better get a card made.  I also did need to make a card for a friend who has been checking on me on a regular basis as my life has been going through a rough period.  I used a sentiment from TLC along with an image from Bugaboo Coffee Time - May your Cup.





Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Divine Twine
Hemptique
Button:  stash
Paper Punches:  EK Success; Sugar Pea
Gems:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 506
Crafty Catz -  Ch. 163 Anything Goes with optional buttons
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 274-275 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 231 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 335 Add dimension

Friday, March 24, 2017

Multiply like bunnies

Here is another challenge that I haven't done in some time and I had the image printed so I finally colored it for Tiddly Inks called Somebunny Loves You and I paired it with a sentiment from TLC.  I also pulled out some of my dies from My Favorite Things to create the background.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Inks (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Multiply like bunnies
Ink:  Memento
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Tiddly Inks - Ch. 199 Animal Magic
QKR - Ch. 236 Spring is in the Air
4CC - Ch. 3343 Punches and Dies
Creative Knockouts - 186 Spring is on the way
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 321 Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 269 Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 470 Spring Fever

I love chocolate

Here is a card that I made with an image from Whimsie Doodles called Love Chocolate Bunnies and the sentiment is from TLC.  I added some sequins, but kept the card flat for mailing purposes.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Corre-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Whimsie Doodle (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Chocolate Easter egg
Punches:  EK Success; Sugar Pea
Sequins:  Stash
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Whimisie Doodles - March Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 470 Spring Fever
International Art & Soul - Ch. 4 Embossing
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 269 Spring
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 274-275 Anything Goes

Thursday, March 23, 2017

May all the pretty flowers of Spring

Here is my Center Step Card that I made for the Sasayaki Glitter Progressive Challenge #9 using the image Flower Ant and a sentiment from TLC.  I added some Stickles to some of the flower centers and the ant antennae.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Recollection; Bazzil
Stamp:  Sasayaki Glitter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - All the pretty flowers
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Stickles
Flowers:  Recollectiions
Punch:  Tonic

Challenges
Sasayaki Glitter Progressive Challenge #9
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 470 Spring Fever
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 176 Any sentiment except birthday
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 274-275 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 343 Flowers
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 231 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Easter

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dino Season's Greetings

I had this image colored a long time ago, but just had it sitting on the side so I thought it worked with this week's color swatch for From the Heart.  I embossed the sentiment with embossing powder and dry embossed the background.




Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  From the Heart - Cool Dinosaur; Hero Arts - Season's Greetings
Versa mark
Embossing Powder - Ranger
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Gems: Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
From the Heart - Sketch 167 and color combo
CHNC - Ch. 325 Anything goes with optional no patterned paper
CHNC Extra - March
Seasons Greetings - Ch. 3 Wet or dry embossing
CRAFT - Ch. 407 Christmas
Sparkles - Ch. 90 Let's go green
International Art & Soul - Ch. 4 Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 335 Add dimension


Bells of Christmas

I figured I better make some Christmas cards since I have wanted to get several done each month and I haven't done that.  So here is a wonderful vintage image from TLC that I've had in my stash from one of the clubs and I distressed the edges and distressed my papers.




Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Christmas decorated dictionary page
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Tim Holtz distress tool
Flower:  Petaloo

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 455
Merry Monday - Ch. 240 Bells
CHNC - Ch. 325 Anything Goes with optional no patterned paper
CHNC Extra - March
CRAFT - Ch. 407 Christmas
A snowflake promise - Ch. 38 Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Over the past four years, Kris has created an incredible array of digital goodies. You can find everything you need in the store: digistamps, sentiments, papers--for every kind of card imaginable--birthday, get well, sympathy, thinking of you, holidays & occasions, etc. Well, its Imagine That Digistamp's fourth birthday this month and we were thinking that it would be the perfect opportunity to take a little walk down memory lane. Over the next two days we are going to showcase creations made with our DT members' favorite sets along with a sample of their very first project with us! We hope that you'll enjoy this little trip through time.
I joined the DT in October 2014 after being a guest designer for July and August 2014.  Here was my first card as a DT member in October using Snowing Cupcakes and a sentiment from TLC.



Card with my favorite set



This is one of my favorite sets because I asked Kris for this set because I had been doing a lot of cleaning and remodeling of my house (and still working on that remodeling) and was frustrated by all the cleaning. So, she named the set after me. I just don't have the pleasant look on my face like the wonderful girl in the image, hehe.  

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Doily:  Wilton
Flowers:  Recollection
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 84 For the girls
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 88 Darling Doilies
Creative Knockout - Ch. 185 Border time
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 274-275 Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 231 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 242 Anything Goes

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sorry to hear the news- that really sucks!

I  colored this adorable image from Imagine That Digistamp called Housework Sucks and I have the sentiment posted inside.  I had to attach some poms to look like dust bunnies.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  Michael's
Poms:  Creativity

Challenges
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 320 Anything Goes
A snowflake promise - Ch. 38 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 150 Anything Goes