Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Beeeee Day

Hello Everyone
from the Design Team of
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie


For my card, I colored the image with distressed inks and a waterbrush, colored pencils and markers.  I also added wink of stella to the wings for special flight enhancements. 
I then cut the image with my stitched oval dies also cutting a much larger one out of yellow cs and edging that with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The bottom strip was edge punched with a Martha punch.  The paper is from American Craft.   The "B" was cut with my cricut using the Plantin Schoolhouse font letters out of the same paper and a shadow cut with black cs.  The Happy and Day were stamped, trimmed and then added with dimension tape.   Paper flowers in the corners and a couple of drops of Neuvo in orange as well. 

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great crafting day !!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


     Hello from the Design Team of 

with a twist of Mother's Day.

For my card, I started with pink cs for the front and ran that through my bug with a swiss dot folder.  The frame was cut out of purple cs with my cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge.  The inside of paper of the frame is from DSW and has glitter swirls as well.  The flag is cut by hand with a lime green cs.  The circles are cut with my stacked circle dies the larger one in hot pink cs and the smaller one from florescent yellow cs.  The mom was cut with the hot pink cs with my cricut with a free hand font. I ran white faux stitching around the frame. Rounded off the corners with my chomper and drops some soft pink Neuvo in the corner and around the petals.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:

Have fun and Happy Crafting


Friday, April 6, 2018

A Mother's Love ............

 Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this month is
 Mother's Day or Pearls 
and our sponsor this week is

For my card, I worked the image from Crafty Sentiments with both colored pencils and markers and a bit of a 'wink of stella' in all of the hearts.   I cut the circle with a circle die from a piece of baby blue card stock and then ran that through my machine with a Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  With another piece of light blue card stock, I cut it down to fit along the edge and then trimmed it with a Martha Steward scallop and dot edge punch.  Next, a piece of white gross-grain ribbon tied on the side and all mounted onto yet another shade of blue card stock.  Some pretty paper flowers in the corner and it's all set to go.
I hope you'll give the challenge a try and I want to wish you luck in the prize.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges please:
CAS of Friday: Mother's Day
Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Watercooler Wednesday; Feminine ATG
4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers
Southern Girls: Favorite Color Combo - blue, anything with blue
Polkadoodles: ATG
Unicorn Challenge: Use Ribbon

Have a great crafting day !

Hatch Day

Hello Everyone, this is my design team contribution for
The Theme this month is 'Ducks and/or Bunnies'

The digi stamp is 'Duckie in Egg' 
 from Pattie's Creations.

The digi stamp was colored with markers and distress ink.  I used a water brush to ink the egg to give it that mottled look using Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Old Paper.  The duckie was colored with marker.  After it all dried completely, I fussy cut.
The circles were cut with my stacked dies.  Both patterned papers are from Recollections.  The  bottom plaid paper was cut with a Fiskars scallop edge punch.   The sentiment is computer generated.  The inner circle is hand stitched with an orange marker. 
All assembled and trimmed onto an orange base.  
The pale yellow satin bow and paper flowers finish the look.  
Everything set on an orange side fold base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Simon Says: Birthday
Sunny Day Crafting: Chicks
The House That Stamps Build: All Creatures Large and Small
Little Red Wagon: Old McDonald
Stamp Ink Paper: Birthday
Star Stamps: Flowers
Tic Tac Toe: Flowers//Punch//Animal
Animal Friends= On the Farm

Thank you so much for stopping by ... I hope you play along and wish you luck.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, April 5, 2018


Hello from the design team of
The Theme for this challenge is

Our sponsor for this round is  The Cutting Cafe,

For this card, -   I cut the pieces from the .pdf/.svg file from the CUTTING CAFE.  I cut all three car images from card stock and paper.  The card base (that folds)  is from grey cs.  The card front is from black cs and the pattern paper is from Recollections (All Occasions Paper Pad).  The tires and windows were cut from cream cs to coordinate with the pattern paper.  Glued according to image placement.  Using a My Favorite Things die 'Hooray' I cut from black cs ... I curved that over the rear tire and used one of the pieces from the set to connect that across the car.  Once dry, I covered that  Ranger gold glitter Stickles,  The inside of the card was stamped with a Recollections Birthday Doodle set and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 

Thank you for stopping by and I really hope you join us in the fun at 

Have a great crafting day. 

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

Crafty Hazlenut : Patterned Papers 
Creative Knockouts: ATG
Craft By Design: ATG
Craftahalics R Us : Birthday

Thanks for stoppin by

Happy Trails ....

Hello from the design team 

Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme this round is


and our sponsor this round is

For the image - from the Cutting Cafe -  I used markers.  I trimmed it down and rounded off the top corners.  I then mounted that onto a piece of grey card stock.   The printed paper is from recollections and I used a stitched curvy edge die on it.  With kraft card stock, I cut the front panel and then put it on my scoreboard and ran lines for some texture.  I glued the printed paper to the bottom of the kraft rounded off the corners with a corner punch and  then used dimensional tape to mount the graphic in the top corner.  I added two large white acrylic dots and a few clear Nuvo drops to fill that space.
Thank you for stopping by and I really hope you join us in the fun  at 
Give a Crafter a Cookie with your creations on

Have a great crafting day.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Tic Tac Toe: Layers//Punch//Stripes

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gate fold

Hello everyone ....

This is my card for the challenge at
Try Stampin' - or not- on Tuesday

We are having a sketch challenge this week with an optional twist of a gate fold card. 

For this card, I started with black card stock and folded to allow the gate fold.
The pale blue and white patterned paper is by American Craft.
The square and square frame were cut using a My Favorite Things die out of black and pale blue card stock. I turned the two to form a diamond to go with the card stock.  The two pieces inter lock each other.
The stamp on the center (1/4 moon in a triangle)  in the center of the blue block is from Hampton Arts and I used VersaMark and white embossing powder.

On the inside, I used the same patterned paper on the side panels and then stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts stamp, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.

Looking forward to what you come up and play along with us.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may please:
Crafty Sentiments ATG
Stamp Ink Paper: Birthday
Creative Fingers: ATG
City Crafter: Birthday
Inspiration Destination: ATG
Dies R Us: ATG
Addicted to Stamps ATG

Have a great crafting day

April Single Layer

    This is my team card for
Stinkin' Inkers.
The theme this month is 
Simply Made
create a single layer card

Single layer cards stress me out.  I'm so afraid to mess it up somehow.
For this one ... I started off by masking the back part of the card just in case I got a bit too liberal with the blender.
I then stamped using a Tim Holtz die 'just celebrate' with silver embossing powder and heat set that.  I then stamped the same thing onto a piece of post-it and then trimmed in way down to make a mask over the sentiment.
I then placed a doily type stencil over the bottom right corner of the card.
I blended Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers up from the corner.
I  removed the stencil and the mask over the sentiment and then topped it off with a couple of sequins and green Nuvo drop in the flower centers.
The only full butterfly in the piece was topped with a wink of stella to pull it out of the mix a bit.

Here are some shots of the journey:

Thanks for popping by and I hope you join in on the fun with us at Stinkin' Stampers.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Pansy Sprite

 Hello ... 
Such a cutie ... A Pansy Sprite by Aurora Wings.  She's one of my favorite images ... I've had her for a while. 
I used color pencils of the image.  I cut it down and framed it with dark purple cs.  The background paper was from a piece of scrap in my stash ... pansies of course in the same shades of purple, blue and yellow. 
With that mint satin bow around the bottom.
All attached to a dark purple side fold base. 

I'm so happy Spring is finally here !!!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please: 
Creative Fingers: ATG
Star Stamps: Flowers
Inkspirational: Mythical 
Cards 4 Gals: Buttons or Bows
Sunny Day Crafts: Magical
Inkspiration Destination : ATG

Thanks for stopping by ... please say hello below.
Have a great crafting day !!



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Green Butterflies

 Hello everyone,

This is my Design Team card for the monthly
 Technique Challenge at 

Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.

The challenge technique this month is partial die cutting.   
For my card I picked my butterfly dies from Simon Says - Devonshire and Paulina for this challenge.
I set up my card stock for a Z fold card and laid the dies where I wanted them.  I cut one out of scrap to use as a stencil and then put that on my base and blended Peacock Feathers, Mowed Grass and Twisted Citron onto the card.  

I then measured and masked off the space that would be exposed on the other side of the card and using the 'bubbles rising' stencil from Kaiser Craft used Heidi Swapp's Metallic paste in Mint Green.  I let both sections dry for a bit. I then blended Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough over the paste and then removed the masks.  
From dark green cs I cut the Paulina part of the die and a couple of strips and a frame for the sentiment. 
I then - using the partial die cutting technique - cut the devonshire flies from the base by laying them directly over the blended butterflies.  Once cut, I added the Paulina cuts over the partial cuts with glue.

One the inside (which is hidden when the card is closed), I added the wider stripe on one side and the framed  sentiment which was edged in Evergreen Bough on the other. 

I added two stripes to the front in different shades of green cs and then added green and teal sequins and Nuvo drops in lime green over the butterflies and clear drops in the corners. 

If you've never tried partial die cutting before, there's a great tutorial that you can follow on
Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday's blog.

Give it a try and post your work.  We'd love to see it.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
CraftyFriends = ATG
Polkadoodles = ATG
4 Crafty Chicks = ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy= Fun Folds
Butterfly Challenge = Two identical and Teal 

Thanks for stopping by ... please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you and I hope you give the challenge a try.

Happy Crafting !! 


Thank you so very much for the recognition !!
Butterfly Challenge #98

Bunny Eggs

   Hello again
This is my Design Team card for 
The theme this month is 
Spring or Easter.

For my card, I started with a stamp from Bugaboo.  I used colored pencils and markers for the image and I blended Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade for the background.  
I cut the image down and attached it to a pink piece of CS for a frame.  The zig zag  front piece is printed card stock from 
The sentiment is from  Neat and Tangled and stamped in VersaMark and white embossing powder onto dark red card stock and attached with dimensional tape.  I added a couple of clear Nuvo drops into the corner.  

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may ...
QKR Stampede = ATG
Joe's Scrap Shack = ATG
Sweet Stamping = Tic Tac Toe = Middle down Flower, Sentiment, Cute
Cute Card Thursday = Add a quote
House that Stamps Build = ATG
Little Red Wagon = Hippity Hoppy
Fab and Funky = Easter
Deep Ocean = Easter

I hope you play along with  us at 'Through the Purple Haze' 
Have a great crafting day !!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Peaceful mandela

   Hello ...this originalted with a sketch challenge but I sat on this too long and missed it ... it happens ...

I started with a piece of scrap (don't we all LOL) and I blended distress inks in Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean.  I then cut a circle with a circle die out of black card stock.
The other piece is actually a snow flake from circut and I glued that on top of the cut circle.
The glitter strip was the hardest piece I think ... cutting a quarter of the width from a piece of length.  It originally covered the snow flake but it looked way too busy -- I gently pulled it off and cut it to the edge of the die cut.
The sentiment was printed with white embossing powder using a stamp set by Stampalicious.

Thanks for stopping by. 
I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please.

Sunday Stamps: Pastel colors
Crafty Friends = ATG
Creative Fingers= ATG
QKR Stampede = ATG

Happy Crafting 


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Spring

Hello from the Design Team of 
Give a Crafter a Cookie
The Theme this round is SPRING
and our sponsor is Little Blue Button.

Isn't she a cutie ... I printed the stamp on white card stock and colored her with markers and pencils.
The word 'spring' is computer generated.  I stamped the 'happy' on black cs with white embossing powder and trimmed it down tight and raised it with dimensional tape.  I mounted that onto pink card stock but before I pulled out an oldie from my drawer and use a Martha Stewart laced edge punch.  The plaid designer paper is from Recollections that I had in my stash.
All mounted on a lavender cs side fold base.  Once together I added a couple of paper flowers from Recollections and some Nuvo drops in cream.

Thanks for stopping by ... I hope you give the challenge a try and I wish you luck as well.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please
Cute Card Thursday : Easter
4 Crafty Chicks: Kids
Sunny Day Crafting: Lace
Mod Squad: Spring
Craftaholics R Us: ATG
Daisy Chain: Spring
Inspiration Destination: Spring // Pastel

Have an amazing day


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dragonfly flies

Hello everyone ...

I am so honored to be the guest designer for


Oh what fun !!
The digi stamp is from Small and Round - Jeremiah Ketner called Dragonfly.

On the front I used: 
My Favorite Things -Flutter of Butterflies ( I used three) cut from white card stock and the centers from black card stock  I colored the butterflies with a water brush and Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry.
I then topped all of the butterflies and centers with a Wink of Stella.  
The window and frame was cut from purple card stock and a die set from My Favorite Things 
The sentiment is a stamp set from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment and I used silver embossing powder. 
Nuvo drops in Duck Egg Blue, Bubblegum Blush and Apple Green.

On the inside I used : 
the image was colored with colored pencils.  Her teal hair strip, dress top, dragonfly and stars are all topped with a Wink of Stella then set on a piece of black cs to frame it.
The interior has a cut piece of purple card stock.  
Both sentiments are from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment  
All on a black side fold card stock base. 

Again, I am so tickled and honored for this opportunity.  

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

Crafting from the Heart: ATG
CraftRocket Challenge: Something New ... my new die set from My Favorite Things.
Unicorn Challenge: Girlie
Crafty Friends: Special Lady
Cuttlebug Challenge: Spring
Star Stamps: Birthday
Double D Challenge : Wing It
Get Creative: Fantasy

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great crafting day !


Quilted Rooster ................

The colors for this card ... packs so much fun !! The stamp is from Beccy's Place. 
I used Sharpies ! Bright Bold Sharpies.  Once I finished coloring, I used a large circle die on it.  I then used an orange sharpie to add the faux stitching.  I cut another circle larger out of yellow cs to frame it.
With a piece of lime green cs .. I ran that over my score board to give that green a bit more texture. All was stacked onto a piece of bold blue cs top fold base.
The birthday sentiment was stamped with Wilted Violet distress ink - with a stamp set by Stampendous (Birthday Assortment), cut with a banner flag die and edged with Wilted Violet as well   I added faux stitching with a white gel pen, matching paper flowers, orange and lime green Neuvo drops and buttons to match.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrate
Star Stamps: Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. = Animals
Die Cut Diva's = Flowers
Crafting from the Heart = ATG

Thanks for stopping by ...
Have a great crafting day !!


Cute or Die ...............

I had this stamp in my stash for a while.  It's from OddBall Art Company.  I was just waiting for the opportunity to pull it out.  A bit of of of .... let's say different. 

I used color pencil and markers on the image (s).  I used a stitched oval to set the bunny in the sketch.   I inked the edge of the oval with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I then cut the bottom portion of the image and set that in a hand cut flag and again brushed Spun Sugar in the edge and raised with dimensional tape.
With my cricut I cut a large 3 inch pointed 'blast' from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge with grey cs and then ran stitch marks by hand with a white gel pen.
The background grey dotted paper is from American Crafts and the paper for the side flags behind the oval is also from American Crafts.
I added pink Neuvo drops, small paper flowers and iridescent sequins on top.  All set on a side fold grey cs base. 
I really really get a kick out of this artist - zombie critters and all.

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

Sketch Saturday:  sketch

QKR Stampede: ATG
Joe's Scrap Shack: ATG
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Inspiration Destination ATG w/pastel
Bitten By the Bug ATG Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Fantabulous Cricut: Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Shopping Our Stash:  Here comes Peter Cottontail ....  back .... again.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great crafting day !!


Thank you very very much for the recognition.

Good Egg

Hello everyone .....
This is my card for the challenge at

We are having a sketch challenge this week with an optional twist of Easter.

For my card, I started with a stamp and die set by Neat and Tangled which I colored with markers.
The sentiment is also from the same set.
I cut and oval and oval frame from a die out of two shades of blue cardstock. and then stacked my little duckie with the ovals.
I then cut the scalloped piece using a die from Art-C (Thinking of You).  I smudged distress ink in Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans to give it a denim look - then ran faux stitching using a white gel pen.    The glitter flag under the scallop is glitter washi tape cut to size and tipped by hand.
I then cut another layer piece from a darker cs using a stamp edge die from Spellbinders.
The printed paper is from Recollections.
All stacked on top of one another on a navy cs top fold base.
A couple of blue and gold sequins and clear gems in the corner and it's done.
I hope you play along with us on this challenge.  Again, see the sketch below to play.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Cuttlebug Mania:  Easter
Make My Monday:  Easter
Just Add Ink: Photo Inspiration of Easter
Crafty Hazelnut: Patterned Paper
Animal Friends: Easter

Thanks for stopping by
and have a great crafting day.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rainbow Horray !!!!!

Hello ... I have a new card today ...
 Rainbow Horray !! Let there be cake !!

For this card, I started with white card stock and using a water brush painted the order of colors of the rainbow.  I then sprayed some Heidi Swapp glitter spray over the painted area. 
Using a My Favorite Things die 'Hooray' I placed it over the colored area and cut away.
I placed the die cut over the front to mark where I wanted placement.
I then stamped the 'cake and ice cream' using a stamp from Stampolicious, Broken China distressed ink and clear embossing powder to give it shine.
I then bent the 'hooray' over the stamped sentiment and glued it down in place. 
Next, using markers and a ruler ... I ran stripes of the rainbow out of the die cut to the edge.
I added the 5 rainbow sequins next to the color in the die.
All of this was mounted on a top fold white cs base.

Birthday card ready to go ....

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

Sparkles:  CAS

CAS on Fridays : Celebrations with sequins

Movin' Along with Time: Rainbow 

CAS this Sketch: 

TIC TAC TOE: middle: rainbow, sparkle, die cut

CAS Friday:  Rainbows. 

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have a wonderful crafting day!