Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You have my full support!

I made this card for Mom who had breast cancer eight years ago.  And we talked about it yesterday about her treatment since we know of someone else in the family who was diagnosed with a different cancer.  I worked in Oncology Reserach for 8 years and have spent much of my nursing career working with cancer patients.  I think that it is great that we support breast cancer; however, I wish we had support for all cancers and weren't so specific for just breast cancer.  Unfortunately there are so MANY types and the others don't get the same recognition and support.  All cancer sucks and no treatment is fun or goes on without interrupted the person's life.  I lost my husband almost four years ago to cancer and it was hard to watch him deteriorate over time. Cancer affects EVERYONE!
For my card, I used a set from Imagine That Digistamp called BCA Full Support and paper from Awareness Ribbons Pink as well as the Sweet Shoppe.  I did paper piecing on the bra.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Awareness Ribbons Pink; Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - BCA Full Support (see above for direct link)
Dies:  My Favorite Things & Spellbinder
Flower:  Recollections
Embellishment:  Dress it Up

Verve - Viva la Verve October Sketch
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 367 Paper Piecing
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 97 Breast CA Awareness
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pink October
In the Pink - Ch. 126 Ribbons and/or bows
Allsorts - Wk 437 Think Pink
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 58 Monochromatic
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 91 Pinktober

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Punny Thanks - Imagine That Digistamp NR

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today of Punny Thanks. Everyone who leaves a comment on this set (on the Creative Playground Blog) will be in a drawing to win this set! Winner will be chosen and announced Friday, 6 p.m. PDT  I make a lot of thank you cards for my daughter who teaches 4th grade and is always getting items from her students/parents.  So this will be a cute one to give to her.  I kept it rather flat in case she mails it.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Twine:  Hemptique
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 261 Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 205 Spots and/or Stripes or Halloween

I have another thank you card from the new release at Imagine That Digistamp called Punny Thanks.  This one is perfect for a male.  I have had a lot of project and remodeling done at my home so it does work well for me.  I also used the Woodlands Digi paper with this set.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Woodlands (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Punny Thanks (see above for direct link)
Die:  My Favorite Things
Divine Twine
Brads:  Paper Studio
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

CHNC Patterned - October
Cardz for Guyz - Ch. 180 Boo-Halloween or Autumn Thank You
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 304 - 305 Anything Goes

My third card, uses a sentiment from TLC, Create since I wanted to give it to a friend that needs a little support.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Handmade Happiness
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Punny Thanks (see above for direct link)
Die:  My Favorite Things
Bling:  Paper Studio

Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 350 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 179 Anything Goes

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Celebrate like the witch and famous

For this card I used an image from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from TLC,Create.  I will have some excited new to share about Bugaboo/Catch the Bug later in the week.  On the image, I used a Sakura jelly glitter pen for the web and the ribbon to the star.  On the Cherry Lynn corner web die I added some ink.  The spider is glittered.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - All Hallows Eve
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Halloween peeker witch (see above for direct link)
TLC, Create - Witch and Famous Happy Halloween
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black & London Fog
Dies:  Cherry Lynn & Sugar Pea
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Gems:  Mark Richards
Spider:  Recollections

Come and Get It - Purple, Orange & Black
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 103 Halloween Hoopla
Creatalicious - Ch. 125 Anything Goes optional Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 144 Make it Spooktacular
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween/Fall
Crafty Calendar - October Halloween

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hello friend

Here is another card that I made for the Imagine That Digistamp Thursday Inspiration using Foxy Thang and the paper from Woodland Digi Pack.  I just have a think for foxes ever since a few years ago when I saw the youtube video of "What does a fox say?"  My daughter thinks that I am crazy, but that song makes me laugh so hard and I think it is so cute.  Now I have several fox decorations and she rolls her eyes at me.
This card I made for Carly, the daughter of Kris who owns Imagine That Digistamp who is homesick away for college.  I remember back when my 25 year old daughter went through that too.  I sent my daughter weekly cards while she was at college and she still enjoys getting my cards.  My son likes when I make cards that can impress his girlfriends.  It is just amazing what the little things in life can do...if we could all just do a few random acts of kindness this world would be a better place.  ❤

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Woodland Paper (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Foxy Thang (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Tim Holtz - Old Paper
Die:  My Favorite Things - Double Stitched Square
Flower:  Prima
Ribbon:  Michael's

As You Like It - Flowers or Ribbon and why?  Both I like to add both when possible.  Many times the ribbon goes horizontal so it has you looking left to right and the flowers draw you back into the card.  In this case I didn't add a bow, but that can also help to draw the eye back in.  I also like the versatility.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 178 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 350 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 352 Anything Goes

Swirling Grace Merry Christmas

This is a card that I made for the Thursday Imagine That Inspiration Post using the new Poinsettia set and the Deck the Halls paper.  I also used one of the Spellbinders that I recently purchased Amazing Paper Grace Swirling Grace which I think looks very elegant with this Christmas card.  I then added some flowers.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp Deck the Halls (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Recollections 
Sentiment:   Imagine That Digistamp Poinsettia (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Amazing Grace - Swirling Grace (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 354 Anything Christmas optional use some purple
CHNC Extra - October
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 190 Use a die cut & a sentiment
ABC Christmas - U for Unlimited V for Vibrant
Alphabet Challenge - O for Oval

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fill your heart with JOY

The sentiment and image are from TLC, Create.  I colored the image last year, but finally put it together and decided to make it into an easel card.  

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Retro Family Sledding
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Beauty of the Season
Dies:  Sizzix, My Favorite Things (Double Stitched Squares)
Buttons:  Stash
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Snowflakes:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 354 Anything Christmas optional use some purple (mittens)
CHNC Extra - October
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 178 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown - Ch. 19 Winter Sports
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 197 Fancy Folds
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 190 Use a die cut and a sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unlimited
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Here is a fall thank you cards that I made using a word die.  I kept this card rather simple by embossing the white cardstock and adding some ribbon and a flower.

Patterned Paper:  
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Die:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Flower:  Recollection

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 302 - 303 Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 130 Anything Goes with optional Autumn Colors
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 349 Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - C4C406 Make a card

Boo to you!

I actually made another CAS Halloween card using a Bugaboo image.  I added some beady eyes to the ghosts and colored the image.  I put Molotow masking liquid on the dot stars and then used a Sakura jelly glitter pen to color them in.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Halloween Tag Set
Border Punch - Fiskars
Ribbon:  Michael's
Gems:  Recollection
Beady Eyes:  Darice
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Molotow masking fluid

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Double D - Fright Night
Crafty Calendar - October Challenge Halloween
Crafty Catz - Ch. 387 Anything Goes with optional CAS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thanks a bunch

Today starts a new challenge at Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground.  For my card I used a stamp from the new set Thanks a Bunch.
All those who link up using an Imagine That Digistamp image as your main focus of your project with be sent this month's "FEATURED DIGI SET" for FREE, which will be emailed out on Saturdays.  Of course, you are welcome to submit projects following the rules using an image from any other digital or rubber/clear stamp company, and ALL who link up are eligible for our "Cherry on Top" Award (chosen by our DT) and $10.00 prize coupon to the Imagine That Digistamp store!!

Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Thanks a bunch
Dies:  My Favorite Things - Double Stitched Circle
Ribbon:  Offray

Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 177 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 387 Anything Goes with optional CAS
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 190 Use a die cut and a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 498 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 214 Anything Goes

Friday, October 6, 2017

Poinsettia Merry Christmas

I am so sorry that I forgot to post this yesterday for the Thursday Imagine That Digistamp Inspiration.  I was out of town attending my MIL's funeral which really through me off.  My card is using one of the new images called Poinsettia along with the digital papers, Deck the Halls.  I love poinsettia plants, but have to hide them from my cats.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Deck the Halls (see above for direct link)
Carstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:   Imagine That Digistamp - Poinsettia (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Gems:  Recollection

CHNC - Ch. 353 Anything Christmas optional Black, white & 1 other color
CHNC Patterned - October
CHNC Extra - October
Christmas Card Throwdown - Ch. 18 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Snow Play Vintage

I made this easel card using an image from TLC, Create as well as a Christmas sentiment.  I also made it as a brown monochrome card.  I used some textured paper and used a die cut to put it behind the image and sentiment.  I added some white acrylic paint on the flowers to look like snow.  I pulled out some gold photo corners, buttons, and ribbon.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Christmas Countdown
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Textured Paper:  EK Success
Dies:  Sugar Pea; My Favorite Things - Wonky Rectangles
Buttons:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Photo Corner:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Acrylic Paint:  Accent

CHNC - Ch. 353 Christmas optional Black, white & 1 other color
CHNC Extra - October
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 34 Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - October Monochrome Brown
International Art & Soul - Ch. 18 Monochrome
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 100 Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 197 Fancy Folds

Oh my stars

I made this second space card using this astronaut from Bugaboo which I think is a retired image since I couldn't find it in the new store.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I put Glossy Accent on his helmet.  I embossed the neon yellow paper which is to represent the moon - for my card purpose there is no debate whether he is really on the moon or not, hehe.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Space Cadet
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Astronaut 1
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - oh my Stars
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Glossy Accents

CRAFT - Ch. 435 Out of this world
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 177 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 302-303 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - October
613 Ave Create - Ch. 202 Anything Goes with optional masculine card