Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #5

It's been a little hectic around here.  I managed to get a card made yesterday for the new Double Trouble Challenge #5, but I didn't have time to post it until now.

This week Double Trouble is celebrating Christmas in July along with the Heart2Heart Challenge with a fancy fold twist.
And just for fun, I thought I'd use the colors for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #301, too. 
 Here is my z fold card.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I followed Sketch #273 from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
 The poinsettia and word 'Noel' are from the CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge, while the four oval cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

I'll also be entering these challenges
Crafter's Castle Challenge #7 - AG; option of Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Christmas in July

***Hazel has some awesome blog candy on her blog, My Crafty Outlook. Be sure to visit for the details.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #401 with Kitty Bee Designs

Today a new challenge begins at Tuesday Throwdown.  
Our wonderful sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs, has supplied two cute digi stamps for Team B to use for this week's 
Stitching, Real or Faux, Challenge.
I just couldn't resist trying them both.

My first card features the Panda Trike digi from Kitty Bee Designs.  I used a stitched die and also pierced 3 sides of the black mat before connecting the holes with a glitter pen to give the appearance of thread.

For my second card I used stitched dies and added just a bit of real stitching in the corners of this birthday card featuring Jazz Cats.


 Kitty Bee Designs has some of the cutest animal digis out there.  Be sure to check their Etsy Shop.  They also have weekly challenges on their blog.

And, please, hop over to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog to see the fun cards my teammates made to inspire you to join this week's Stitching Challenge.

I am entering the Jazz Catz card in these challenges:


Friday, July 13, 2018

What was this for?

Did you ever find something in your stash 
that made you scratch your head?
When going through some images the other day,
I came across 4 pieces of dp all cut to the same size 
and 4 matching scalloped borders???
I had no memory of what I had intended to do 
with these mystery pieces. 
This is what I decided to make (x4):
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 - Dies and/or Punches (I used 1 of each)
Unstampabelles Challenge #81 - Fancy Frame or Borders

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
And, there's a new girl in town!
We are welcoming CTMH consultant Joyce Gough to our monthly hop.
 This card uses CTMH Beautiful Friendship papers and stamps from the Festive Birthday Workshop Your Way.  The design is also from the workshop kit, although I made a few minor changes.

This card will be one of the 4 that I make with my Red Hat friends later this month.
I stamped a dozen of those tiny 3/4" cupcakes, fussy cut and assembled them.
But, when I put the individual kits together I was missing one.
I can't find it anywhere.
Don't you just hate when that happens?  
And then you find it in the strangest place.

Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.  

The hop is circular.  If you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.
If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on

Double Trouble #4 Card 2

Thank you for stopping by to check out the Thank You card I made for the Double Trouble Recipe Challenge:
 3 colors; a 2 word sentiment; and 1 image

 I chose Bashful, Pacifica and Mink as my 3 colors, so I can also enter the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.
Image may contain: text 
At the request of the Twisted Sister, the tea cup and flower were heat embossed in clear and the bashful square and pacifica banner were dry embossed, although I'm using the debossed side.
And, I'm also using Sketch # 272 from the 

Additional Challenges I am entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers + a Sentiment (on the tea cup and embossed square)
CASual Fridays Challenge #203 - heat embossing (tea cup outline  and flowers)

My next post will be for the July Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 
 I hope you'll come back.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

One Thing Leads to Another

I started out making this card for my niece.

and ended up making a few more cards..... 

 The Mickey Mouse background for my niece's card was originally part of  a magazine advertisement.  Since Jenny is a big Mickey Mouse fan, I put it aside for her birthday card.
The sentiment is a Rubbernecker stamp and matching die, which I popped using a piece of craft foam also cut with the die. 
Sparkles of various colors finished off the card.
I am entering it in the following challenges:

To make the eight card grouping, I used every bit of 1 sheet of double sided patterned paperEach card features the same Rubberneckers Happy Birthday Sentiment stamp, using both the positive and negatives of the die cut.  They all have one of Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds, complete with party hat, watercolored and fussy cut.
These will go on the pile for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  
I think they will make great teen cards. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Embossing folder scavenger hunt!


This very pretty card was on Pinterest
and I have spent hours trying to locate the embossing folder. There was no link on Pinterest to whomever made the card.  Has anyone ever seen this embossing folder?  Do you think it is one folder?  

I took a much needed break from scouring ebay and Amazon for the phantom folder and decided to use up some embossed squares that had taken up residence on the corner of my craft mat.  They were leftovers from one project or another.  

Dies R Us Challenge #100 - Anything Goes with a Die carried by DRU  (I've used the Fanciful Flourish Left by Cheery Lynn Designs.) 
Scrapy Land Challenge #93 - Anything Goes with a Die carried by SL (I've used the Fanciful Flourish Left by Cheery Lynn Designs.)