Monday, August 30, 2021

Shine Bright

Welcome to another Challenge at
  Use Your Stuff

our theme for this month is 
Anything Goes 

For my card, I am using the image, "Dragobiscus Flower Pot Hatchling" and I used both colored pencils and markers on the image and highlighted the dragon with a couple of coats of 'Wink of Stella' to make the baby dragon really shine.  I cut the image out and a pale lavender frame with a set of stitched oval dies from MFTs.  The dark pink front panel was embossed with a swiss dot folder by cuttlebug.  The pink plaid paper is from Core'dinations.  .  All mounted onto a pink side fold cs base.  I added different-sized sequins to the top corners.

I hope you have fun playing along with us this challenge

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may 
Outlaw Monday  - ATG
Sweet Stamping - Lots of Layers
Alphabet Challenge - 'K' Kindness
QKR  Stampede -  ATG
Simon Says - glimmer and shine 
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting.

. Dawn


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Apple Thanks

    Hello ... a card to start off the school year and Thanks to the staff.  This has yellow, blue and red card stock.  A piece from DCWV 'grade school glitter stack'.  I used Penny Black die 'Border Edges' and Heffy Doodle die 'Thanks'.  White gel pen for the faux stitches and yellow twine bow. 

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

TicTacToe - Diagonal (apple/free/blue)
As You Like it -  Favorite Primary Colors - Blue ... blue is my signature color .. everything goes with blue.
Alphabet Challenge - Just One Word
Dies R Us - ATG
Color Throwdown - Primary Colors
ModSquad - Thank you
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
CRAFT - Back to School 
Outlawz - use twine. 

Thanks for stopping by 
be safe out there. 
Wear a mask. 


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Choose to Soar


I made this tag for my daughter.  It's an Etcetera thick board tag. Stampers Anonymous Flourish stencil.  White acrylic paint.  Oxide inks in Salvaged Patina, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint.  Tissue Paper.  Multi Medium Matte.  Texture Paste Crackle with Shaded Lilac.  Distress emboss Glaze in Speckle Egg.  Distress Oxide sprays in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. Sizzix Impresslits 3D Embossing die.    White, lavender, and blue CS.  LiquidTex gel medium.  Neuvo Drops in cream, blue and clear. FantastiX Ink in Champagne Mist.  Paper Flowers. 

I need to get ribbon ... I guess that means a trip to Michaels.  

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

Clever Dexter - Use a stencil
Happy Little Stamper - ATG with a Stencil
Inkspirational  - Journey
Dream Valley - Emboss, wet or dry(butterflies) 
Cards for Gals - Texture
Simon Says Mondays - Dry Emboss (butterflies) 
Make My Monday - Anything but a card. 
Paper Shelter - Anything but a card. 

Thank you for stopping by
Have a great day

Monday, August 16, 2021

Surfer BD

 Its another challenge at USE YOUR STUFF 

The theme on this run is "SUMMER"

This is a little tribute to Bugaloo Stamps.  I'm sure going to miss her work.  

This is Surfer Dude.  He's everything summer for a guy's summer birthday celebration.  He's colored with Ohuhu markers.  The sentiments are all from MFT Bitty Birthday Sayings and they're stamped in Salvaged Patina Oxide and then heat embossed with clear to give them all dimension.  Blue cs and a lime green base. 

I hope you come on by and join in on the fun.

Thanks for stopping by

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Creative Fingers - ATG
Color Crazy - ATG
Craft Castle - Summer
Daisy Chain - Men
Dragonfly Dream - Summer
Ellibelle - Guys
Outlaw   - Summer 
Male Room - Birthday

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Always Shine

 This was a cute, fun card to make.  

CAS is just stressful for me … I constantly want to fill that white space.  The image is from SheepSki designs and is completed with Ohuhu markers.   I ran out of Wink of Stella (I don't know how I managed that) but before that fun stick came to be there was another and I happen to still have a jar of FantastiX ink in Champagne Mist that I covered over the sleeping dragon for that shine.  Besides the coloring, it's just a lavender card stock base.  

I'm going to add another close-up of the ink on the dragon so you can really see her shine. 

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Sheepski Designs:  Lets Be Cute
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark/blog hop

Thanks for stopping by
WIshing you an amazing day


Pretty Princess

 Hello ... this is my make for the challenge at

The challenge this month is a tic tac toe board.

I am going with the middle ... butterfly/female and faux stitching.

The image is from StarStampz and  I used Ohuhu markers, MFT wavy stitch frames, stitched banners, Recollection butterfly punch,  white, pink, and kraft card stock and the printed cs is from SSS.

I hope she spins plenty of birthday wishes.

Head on over and give the board a try.

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

Cutie Pie Challenge - Girls Girls Girls
Stamping Sensations - Any Celebration

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, August 2, 2021

Life Inspired

 Its another challenge at USE YOUR STUFF 

The theme on this run is "Inspired by Life" I thought .. oh I have something for this for sure.

 Before everything went down the skids here, I had this great inspiration to visit all of the LOVE signs in Virginia with my granddaughter (now granddaughters)
 VA LoveWorks.
 I thought, there are sooooo many it will take years to get through it and would be a great book to have together. We hit a couple of spots and those pictures just sat in my phone forever. When you're really sick, you have nothing but time to think of 'to-do lists' - 'bucket lists' - 'wish I could or did lists'.

 So, this weekend, I went out to Michaels and I bought a scrapbook. Mind you, I haven't done a scrapbook in years. Many, many years.  I'm thinking, yea I got this … and was quick to realize … yea, no you don't.

 First things first was to pull the pics off the phone. Well, I did that only to realize I needed to have some in different sizes so back to the app and then back to the store. 
 Now that I had all the pics it was laying them all out. I'm thinking easy peasy --- a 12x12 space is huge compared to a A2 card and at the same time not big enough LOL. Then there was the 'hey, you need to trim your 12x12 just a wee bit' to fit in the sleeve easily. Yea I forgot that. Then there's the glue ... wholly cannoli you use glue like no tomorrow. Roll that tape runner down 12 inches and it starts squealing back at you LOL.
 So, I said to myself,  just jump in -- get the first pages down and we can bob and weave from there and grow with the flow.
 I tell ya, scrapbookers out there .. you have it going on !! High Five !!!!!  I'm about to learn from your skills please and thank you. 
Here are the first 2 pages with more to come as we travel the state in the maddddd search of fun and adventures.

For the top page, I used a solid background cs in brown from Park Lane and an overlay of printed paper from Recollections.   MFT Heart Shaker Trio die.  Martha Stewart three-dotted punch.  My Favorite Things Double the Love die.  Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray.  CS in kraft and pale blue.  

This page has an orange Recollections base with the pics framed in two shades of yellow.  Spellbinders foliage die and green cs.  MFT Heart Shaker Trio die and a Fiskars heart punch. Some distress carved pumpkin and spiced marmalade.  A  couple of stitched banners from my scrap box tossed in there with some scrap yellow paper cut as banner as well.

Now to hit the road and fill this book up.  

Happy Trails 

I would like to add these to the following challenges please:
Addicted to Stamps - Use dies and/or stencils
Just Us Girls - Anything but a card
Heart to Heart - a full circle - found in the tire and the "Os" 
Cards for Gals - Use dies and punches
Crafty Hazelnut - Use patterned paper

Outlawz - Use Dies and Punches.