Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hugs ......

  This my design team card for Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for this week is below and the theme is 'embossing'
       For this card I ran white cs through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot folder.  On a piece of white cs, I blended Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks and then blended Wilted Violet, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide inks over top.  I used Simon Says butterfly dies to cut the background butterfly and then the scrolled butterfly was cut from silver card stock.
        I had a piece of pink and white grosgrain ribbon and attached that to the white swissdot cs. I attached the butterflies just in the body center so that it will lift off of the card.
Then sentiment was cut from a piece of scrap pink cs using the Simon Says 'Big Hugs' die.
   All of this attached to a dark pink top fold cs base.

Here is the sketch of the week ...

I hope you have fun playing along ....

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


When you promised yourself you weren't going to buy anything new and Michael's has a $5 pad sale.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Birthday Fishes

       This is my design team card for
  Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog.  
The theme this month is "Guy Talk".

 In keeping with my personal challenge of only using my scrap box from my clean up (and believe you me, that's a lot of scrap)  I found this paper and fish in the bottom of the bin.  The paper comes from a very very old pad.
Starting with a white cs base, I covered with the fishing lure paper.  I stamped on a piece of silver cs the HB sentiment with black StazOn and then added a stripe of teal cs across the bottom.
The fish was supplied by the same pad as a bonus and I added that with foam squares to pop it up from the card.

I hope you have fun playing along with us at Stinkin' Inkers !!

Thank you for stopping by !!
Please feel free to leave comments, I love to hear from you.



  This is my design team card for
  Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for the week is below and the theme is
  "Dog Days of Summer".

I went for a Luau Theme and continuing with my summer challenge of NOT using anything new ... it all must  come from my scrap bin ... because ... it is just out of control.
I grabbed card stock in blues from the box.  I cut the surf board and 'luau' with my cricut and the 'LUAU' cartridge.  I had a piece of orange pansies from the box as well.
I cut those in the shape of the sketch.  I grabbed a piece of darker blue and edged that with a scalloped edge punch by fiskars and topped with a piece of washi tape that seemed to all coordinate together.
All attached and glued onto baby blue cs top fold base.
A bit of sequins here and there and voila.

Here is the sketch for the week.

Have fun playing along with us ... looking forward to see what you come up with.

Have a great day ... and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Clean up

So ..... I am in the process of attacking the challenge to clean up the craft room.  It hasn't been touched since the renovation and quite frankly .... there's stuff in here that I have absolutely no idea how it got in here.  Everything has just been piled on and piled on.  There's even a plant stand in here and a brand new empty pot waiting for a house plant ... how ... I have no idea.
I started with organizing the piles and just moving piles from one pile to another ....
paper crafts ... knitting ... sewing ... jewelry stuff ... It's over whelming.  There are bags of stuff that I bought that ... I have no idea what it was bought for.  I found clear stamps in with my scraps and dies that I bought that I never used.  So sad.
I thought I had one box of paper scraps ... I found 4 ... literally 4 boxes of scraps.

This... a combo of two containers


So .....................................

my goal for the next two weeks (maybe months) is to work on challenges without touching a new piece of paper ...
and so we begin ...........................

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thank youz

   So I made this card and totally forgot to post about it.  It was created using a sketch "Freshly Made Sketches"  that challenge has come and gone.  It happens LOL
For the card .... I started with grey cs and ran that through my cuttle with a circle swirled folder.  From black cs I ran that through my cricut and cut the shooting star from the 'Stand and Deliver' cartridge and then stamped the 'thanks' using a Hero Arts set and silver embossing powder.
On white cs I blended Cracked Pistachio and Festive Berries and placed that in the background of the shooting star cut.  I cut a piece of teal cs to frame the black and mounted that all together.  The tag sentiment was printed on white cs and hand cut.  The edges were inked with Festive Berries then mounted with dimensional squares.  I added a big hot pink acrylic dot as embellishfun.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

City Crafter: Something with "S" - Shooting Star
Dies' R Us:  Sentiment as the Focus
Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark - Blended Inks and Silver Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must use a cut) - Stand and Deliver (Shooting Star)
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Creative Knockouts: Tag time
Through the Purple Haze: ATG

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wee little sailor ....


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Use Layers
and our sponsor this week is

Such cute little guy.  I used colored pencils for the image.  I then layered up all of the frames ... I cut the black frame using my cricut and the Stand and Salute Cartridge for the Anchor Frame then mounting that on red and then the light blue.  Using faux stitching throughout with a white gel pen.  The large anchor I also cut from the same cartridge and then covered it in glossy accents to give it great look and then lifted it off of the card with dimensional squares.
I hope you'll play along with us this week.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:
Simon Says: ATG
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (colored pencils) 
City Crafters: "S" Sailor
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must have one cut) The anchors from Stand and Salute

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.