Thursday, April 27, 2017

Imagine That Stamps Thursday Inspiration

Freda's Flower Basket by Imagine That Stamps has everything you might need to create a very lovely card. 
It just so happened that I needed a birthday card this week, but wouldn't this make a wonderful Mother's Day card?  

 And, here's a time saving hint:  I created document file with everything I needed to make this card all together; the pre-colored basket of flowers with the butterfly; an extra butterfly; a few extra flowers; the sentiment, and 3 pieces of the designer papers in the sizes I needed.  Anytime I want to make another card like this, I can just open that file and hit the print button.

I wanted to add a little blingy stick pin to the bow, because the card is for an individual who collects old hat pins.  There is an envelope with about a half dozen of them somewhere in my stash.  But do you think I could find them?  Of course not!
I need a time saving hint for finding stuff when I need it.  Now that the card has been mailed, I'm sure those stick pins will turn up in a very logical place .

 For more inspiration and creative examples of cards and projects using Imagine That! Stamps, check out the Imagine That! Creative Playground Blog
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Challenges I am entering today:
The Ribbon Girls April Challenge - Any image + ribbon
Craft-Dee Bowz April Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Use something digital

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shoebox Swap at Joyce's

Since Joyce, our class leader and CTMH consultant, is recovering from a bit of surgery, this week's class was a "shoe box" swap.  Although none of us actually used a shoe box, we each came prepared with supplies for everyone to make a card of our design.  Because a few people couldn't come, we each made two cards.

And here they are....
First Judi's card:
She always makes very elegant cards.

next Mickey's masculine scrap card...
With various squares and backgrounds to choose from, we each configured our own cards. 

Sybilla's layered card.....

Two of the six layers are actually behind the teal card base.  When the card is open you still get the effect of the layers.

and my card..........

I used flower, leaf and butterfly cuts from the CTMH Flower Market cartridge.
 We'll be keeping Joyce in our prayers as she continues to recover and returns to her smiling, crafty self.

Stinkin Inkers Challenge #1 - Showers of Flowers 
Bitten by the Bug Challenge - Springtime Flowers are Blooming 
Allsorts Challenge Week #412 - I Spy something beginning with a "b" : Butterfly 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #178 - Use a stamp for the sentiment (I used a CTMH stamp.) 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 340 with Sweet n Sassy

Today I am sharing some inspiration for this week's
where the theme is Embossing.  
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 

  Sweet'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images,designs and sentiments in both clear and digital stamps. They also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with their stamps. A wonderful Bible Journaling line of stamps is also available.

Today I've used  Lilacs-for-Cocoa  to make a Mother's Day card.
 Cocoa appears on a lot of the Sweet n Sassy stamps.  I am totally jealous that Cocoa found some lilacs in which to hide.  For the second year in a row, I have no blooms on my lilac bush.
There were 4 different embossing folders used on this card.
I love embossing and have quite a growing collection of folders.

If you enjoy embossing, heat or dry, please join us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge for this fun challenge.   My wonderful teamies all have creations of their own to show you.  There are lilacs in every color on display.

And, please don't forget to stop by Sweet n Sassy Stamps to check  out more of the great items available.
Challenges I am entering: 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #178 - Use a stamp for the sentiment
Patties Creations Challenge #133 - Shades of purple in your image
Bastel-traum Challenge #52 - Mother's Day 
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (the sentiment stamp is CTMH)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #156 - Always Anything Goes ; just for fun

Monday, April 24, 2017

Minty Mojo Monday

These stamps from the  Joy Clair Dad's Day clear stamp set  is perfect with the CTMH Sugar Rush Paper, which is being retired April 30th.  
 I just couldn't resist using a marker to add a few chocolate chips to this minty, paper pieced (right down to the eye balls) popsicle.  
Another card for my Father's Day SAS4K box, but it would work just as well for a birthday or anytime dad has done something particularly cool.
Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #198 - Use a stamp for the sentiment 
Brown Sugar Challenge # 247- Use a die cut (scalloped circle)

 Enjoy your day!
Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saying goodbye to Sugar Rush

Close to My Heart has a new catalog coming out May 1st 
and is retiring the papers from the last catalog.  
So, it's time to say good bye to the Sugar Rush Paper Packet.

This double flap card has no stamping.  The ice cream cone is from one of the journaling cards included in the paper pack.  I cut the word 'sweet' from another journaling card.
 Under the double flaps is the greeting, a cut from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.
This is attached to a white A2 card base.  I want to add this to a box for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  They need lots of space for signing names inside.  And it will also stand up nicely for display purposes.

This won't be my last card using the really cute Sugar Rush paper,
 but I'm getting down to bits and pieces.
You have until the end of April to order this cool paper.
It would make wonderful summertime cards with all those yummy frozen treats! 
This card is a DT creation for Chris Franco's CTMH  heArtful stamping blog.  I hope you'll take a moment to pop over, check out the blog, and Chris's current anything goes challenge.

I am entering these fun challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday with option of 2 patterned papers
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Punches and/or die cuts 4 kids
Creatilicious Challenge #113 - Anything Goes with option of Birthday
Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes with patterned paper
Allsorts Challenge # 412- I spy something beginning with "b" (bling, birthday, bow)

 And now we are off to a soccer match followed by a baseball game.  Originally, the weather forecast was for a day of rain, but it's beautiful.

Hope you enjoy your day, too!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great Impressions Friendship Card

Good morning all you crafty people!

If you caught my Great Impressions Stamps post two weeks ago, you might remember that tea cups and tea pots are two of my favorite stamp images.  My eye was particularly drawn to this Great Impressions Spring Teapot Rubber Stamp (E667)
  featuring tulips, pansies and hyacinths. 

It made a perfect focal point for the belly band of the gate fold card I am sharing with you today. 
The inside of the card features Great Impressions A Good Friend Rubber Stamp (E830) .
Sentiments don't have to be stamped on solid cardstock.  I love to stamp them directly on a piece of designer paper, so the inside is as pretty as the outside, especially, when the sentiment is as lovely and true as this one.

I am entering this gatefold card in the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy Challenge # 185 - Fancy Fold or Shaped Card 
A Gem of a Challenge #192 - Ribbon or Lace 
Make My Monday Challenge #44 - Embossing Heat or Dry  (After a coating odf clear Wink of Stella, I clear embossed the tea pot 2 times to give it a shiny china look.)
Through the Craft Room Door Week of April 18th - Anything  Goes 
Fairytale Challenge #166 - More than one fold 
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - A Nice Cuppa (I used my cuttlebug for all the die cuts.)

And don't forget to enter the
at Great Impressions Stamps Blog.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Anniversary Couple

Two of my favorite peeps celebrated their anniversary over the weekend.  
I made this card for the occasion.
 The moment I first saw this new set of Tim Holtz Hipster stamps I knew they belonged in my stash. Although, I'm not sure what two of the sentiments, CRAY and LMAO, mean.  Guess I'm not "hip".

Corrosive Challenge #4 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge #192 - Ribbon or lace 
Make  My Monday Challenge #194 - Embossing, wet or dry 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Splash it on (I used water color pencils and a water brush to color the birds.) 
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #143 - Birds and Feathers (I hope you can see the feather embossing on the background. )
Well, that's it for today.  
The sun is shining and I have flower beds that need some spring cleaning.