Friday, August 29, 2014

Princess a Very Happy Birthday to You

My daughter's birthday will be in September so I figured I better get making the card.  I usually refer to her as my princess so I made this card using Mo's image.  She thinks she will be sooooo old at 22, boy does she have a thing coming.  I used this reasonable sentiment from TLC.  I had only a little of this gorgeous lace left.  I had to put on these wonderful roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - the Damsel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
lace:  Wrights
flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
bling:  Paper Studio
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle; Label #4
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Sketch n Stash - Challenge 145
Dream Valley - Ch. 89 Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 335 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC325 Birthdays
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Advice from the season Autumn

I just love the fall season with the vibrant colors.  The sentiment for this card is from TLC.  The card is CAS.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Leaves; Tear drop Circle

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 233
Eureka - Ch. 104 CAS
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Spring or Autumn
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 79 Use your dies and punches
Ribbon:  Michael's

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pig and Pumpkins harvest of memories

Fall is my favorite season because I love the change of color.  I love to see the leave change color; however, I do not like to rake the leaves once they fall.  The vibrant colors of oranges, golds, reds, browns are just a splendor and here in Wisconsin where we have so many trees it is wonderful.  I love the crisp cool mornings and evenings yet the warm days.  We can still do so many outdoor activities so it is a great time of year.  For my card, I used the stamp of the month From the Heart Pumpkin Pig Wit.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set from TLC and the patterned paper is also from TLC. 

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Pie Paper
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollectioins
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Small scalloped circle

From the Heart - August Stamp of the Month
From the Heart - Sketch 77
As You Like It - Ch. 35 Favorite Season and why
CRAFT - Ch. 274 Animal/PET
Crafty Sentiments - Animal Crazy
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Autumn or Spring
Crazy for Challenges - C4C250 Animals no bears or bunnies

Happy Birthday! hope it's Par-fect

I have a friend is a golf addict.  I thought this would be the best card that I've made in awhile.  I used an image from Digis by Kris.  I used a circle and embossed dots in it to make it look like a golf ball.  I also used a border punch for the grass.  For the inside of the card, I used the sentiment from this set and punched it out on an oval.  I added a green oval and a pennant to look like it was on hole number 9. 


Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Digis by Kris - golf set (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinders:  Pennant; Small and Large Petite Oval; Large Circle; Large Deckled Rectangle
Sticker:  SEI
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 324
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 79 Use your punches and dies
Delightful - Layer It
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 336 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC325 Birthdays

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to school

My daughter is starting her senior year at college...I can't believe it.  I can't believe that I still send her a card a week too.  She loves it and it helps her get through the year.  Sometimes I add a little treat like a gift card to Starbucks or Target.  This summer went by so fast I just can't believe it.  Usually she has spent the summer at home; however, she stayed at school so it was a real empty nest for me.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - First Day of School
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Back to school ticket
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle; Grand Scalloped Circle
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Making Memories
Divine Twine

Sweet Sketch 2 - Ch 25
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 335 Back to School
Delightful - School Daze
Digi stamps 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
Dream Valley - Ch. 89 Flowers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cupcake Happy Birthday

My sister-in-law's birthday is on September 3rd so I wanted to male a bright colored card for her.  I used a cupcake die-cut and paper with glitter.  I combined my favorite flowers of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. 
And I actually used ink and a stamp set from Verve for the sentiment.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - RSVP
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Spellbinders:  Ribbon Banner; Large Circle
Ribbon:  TW Ribbon
Flowers:  Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts
Die Cut:  Sizzix
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Stamp:  Verve - Hope Blooms

Mojo - Ch. 359
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 226 Use at least 3 patterned papers
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 99 Celebration with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - To die for

Gingerbread cookies share

For this week at Imagine That I used the adorable Gingerbread Scenes girl gingerbread to make my card.  I used patterned paper and a sentiment from TLC.  I love gingerbread cookies so this set always makes me smile.  I am trying to keep a slow pace on making Christmas cards all year long so that I won't be in a mad rush at the end of the year since I need quite a few.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create -Pepperment Parade Paper 3
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Gingerbread Cookies Share
Button:  Dress It Up
Twine:  Divine Twine
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon; May Arts; Michael's
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Stately Circle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Bling:  Mark Richards

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - August
Digi stamp 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
Creative Corner - Girly
Brown Sugar - Ch. 108 Let's Get Krafty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sometimes life stinks

Doodle Pantry has this wonderful outhouse image and the perfect sentiment to go along with it.  I made this card for their monthly challenge.  I guess it's the way I feel today so it's perfect.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil;  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry - Nature Calls
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection & Paper Studio
Jute:  May Arts
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Sketch Saturday - Challenge 323
Doodle Pantry - Ch. 49
Digistamp 4 Joy - Ch. 99 Circles
QKR - Ch. 101 Add a button

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I have this wonderful friend that I have many messages for and haven't heard back from so I have been worried about her.  I even called her son who told me she was having some problems with her phone, but that she was fine.  In this day of modern technology if we can't reach someone immediately, it makes us panic.  So I made this card to send her the "old fashioned" snail mail way.  The image is from QKR and I used Glossy Accents on the water.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  QKR - digi 6807
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Haven't heard a peep from you
Spellbinder: Large deckled rectangle
Border punch:  Fiskars
Buttons:  stash
Glossy Accents
Flower:  Prima

Mojo - Ch. 358
QKR Stampede - Ch. 101 Add a button
Inky Impressions - Ch. 172 Animal Friends
Brown Sugar - Ch. 107 Anything Goes

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What happens on the tractor

I colored this wonderful image by Imagine That digis by Kris.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  For this shape I used Spellbinder Label Thirty Eight and then embossed the brown to look like tractor wheels.  I argue with a friend over red versus green tractors and this set comes with a green tractor so I colored this one red.  We just went to the State Fair last week, and I can't believe the cost of tractors!$$$!

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Farmer John
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Label Thirty Eight
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Inky Impressions - Ch. 171 Shaped Cards
Crafty Girls - Ch. 24
Scribble and Scrap - Ch. 24
Delightful - Anything Goes

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bacon in the sun

I'm not one for laying out in the sun since I have too much oncology experience, but I just love the humor of this pig and sentiment from Bugaboo.    Actually the thought of sipping on a drink today is a good one....
For my paper since it has bottle caps, I used one as an embellishment.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the outdoor weather.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock: Bazzil;  Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Twine:  Darice
Bottle Cap:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 250
Catch the Bug - Inspirational Picture

CRAFT - Ch. 270 Wish you were here
Creative Corner - At the beach
Love to Create - Ch. 126Summer Lovin'

You are fin-tastic

The August Progressive Challenge is on way at Imagine That and there is a wonderful new image/set out.  I colored the wonderful dolphins and water and added Glossy Accents to the waves.  The wonderful sentiment is from TLC

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Dolphins
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are fin-tastic
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Grand Circle
Buttons:  JoAnn Basics
Divine Twine
RicRac:  Hobby Lobby
Glossy Accents

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie for all
Eureka - Ch. 100 Swimming
Card Mania - Ch. 52 Vacation/Travel
Love to Create - Ch. 126 Summer Lovin'