Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Big Sister Step Card for Tuesday Throwdown

This week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Theme is Sweet Little One and is sponsored by one of my favorites, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  So often when a little one is born, the older siblings feel left out, which is why I decided to make my Design Team project a Big Sister Card with this wonderful digi image Good Night Princess and use a step card fold to give it center stage on the card. 

I hope you will stop over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog to see the wonderfully creative projects of my Team Mates and also at Robyn's Fetish Shop to see the variety of wonder digis available.  By then you should be inspired to join in this week's Sweet Little One Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mojo Monday

My DH reminded me this morning that it was Monday.  I guess he couldn't quite figure out why I was making breakfast before heading to the craft table to make my Mojo Monday card. 
Actually I wasn't sure I was going to make one today since I had a Love to Scrap Challenge DT post scheduled for 6am.  But after rummaging through some images I already had colored, I quickly made this baby card using a Bugaboo digi.


This card is my entry for

Have a great day!

Let's Fly Away with Love to Scrap!

(Bugaboo image Bobblehead Witch - Fly By)
Here is my DT card for Love to Scrap Blog Challenge #37, 
which is being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

For this challenge, Let's Fly Away, we'd like to see 
 something on your project that flies - insects, planes, fairies, whatever inspires you to take flight.

Bugaboo will be awarding the challenge winner 7 images of their choice. 
Actually, everyone is a weekly winner at Bugaboo because every Friday they offer a Freebie which is super
easy to download and use.
The Stamping Chef  will be awarding their challenge winner 3 digital images of their choice. 

I know everyone must have something in their stash that flies.  
I'm expecting some awesome projects for this challenge at 
Hope you join us.
(And don't forget to check out the projects made by my teamies. 
We love receiving your comments.)

This card was entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #87 - Anything Goes w/optional sights, smells, tastes of Autumn

Friday, August 29, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I finally found some time to make a card to enter in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #70.   This glossy cream cardstock is wonderful when embossed.  I came across the purple glittery washi tape a while ago and set it aside for one of my Red Hat classes, but it is too wonderful not to use.  While I was in my red hat supplies I decided to use a few feathers, too.  The flowers are circles from a purple paper bag that was glued shut at the bottom and was unuseable as a bag.  But several circles stacked and held together at the center with a brad, then crunched and uncrunched make fine flowers. The die cut is from Cherry Lynn Designs and the sentiment stamp is from CTMH.

This card is also being entered in the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sympathy with a man in mind

This card was not made for anyone in particular.  It is going in my stash.
However, today my sympathy and prayers are for my mother who is having a tooth pulled in about an hour. 
No one ever wants to have a tooth pulled.   And I am praying there are no complications because Mom is looking forward to Tuesday, Sept. 2 and the 30th Anniversary Celebration of an ELCA Bible Study that she helped to start in 1984. 

I tried to keep this simple and geared to a male recipient, with the tan distressing, and using a knot on the ribbon instead of a bow.  The photo doesn't really show that the top 2 layers are popped 1/8" off the card base. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge #130 - Mad About Plaid (I love this ribbon.  At first it appears gingham, but if you look closely there is a red line going through it for a very versatile plaid.)
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Turtle For Robyn + CTMH Card hall

I'm not sure why Robyn is so fond of turtles.  But her birthday is approaching, so this card's for her

(Stamps are from Inky Antics.)
and for the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Favorite Color; Stash Item-Anything Goes (Juniper is my favorite green of all the CTMH colors.  It's a nice soft green with just a hint of blue.  And it goes perfectly with my stash item, this soft green vellum.)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Animals
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #166 - ABC (I've used an Animal, Bling, Butterflies and Bubbles, Cardstock and Clear Stamps
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut and More Challenge - Happy Birthday + something sparkly (I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartrudge.)
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #99 - Butterflies

I must confess, I cased this card from Jackie, the current Guest Designer at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  She makes some awesome cards which you can find on her blog, Kreate With Me 2


Here are the cards we made this afternoon at Joyce's CTMH Workshop:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Moo-jo Monday Pocket Card

I have had an absolutely awful day.  Enough said!
Thank you for understanding.

Deep breath.

Today's Mojo Monday card is a birthday card for my cousin to give to her dad.  Her family once had a working farm.  I used to get so annoyed at family reunions because Nancy, my cousin, always had to leave early so they could get home and milk the cows.  They still live on a section of the original farm, but the cows and corn fields are long gone.  Nancy has a small truck patch and grows rows and rows of beautiful sunflowers.  Just a bit of background for this card.

This is the card I made for today's  
I have turned the sketch on the side. Rather than making a tall and skinny card, I have made a short, chubby card.  (3.5x5.5)
And I have also made a pocket for the card:

The back of the card reads:
Hope you have an udderly wonderful birthday! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
Corrosive Challenge #206 - B Unique (I've used Bovines, Brads, and a Bow.)
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge #71 - Bingo (I've used the middle row: Green, Bow, String.) 

I feel much better now.