Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dazzling at 90

This is a very special card for a lovely woman 
and one of my Red Hat Delightful Dazzling Dames.
She always has the most marvelous twinkle in her eyes,
and I wanted her card to sparkle, too!

Challenges:
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #44 - Add a Ribbon or Bow 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #240 - Add pearls or gems
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Happy Birthday

Monday, September 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close To My Heart September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September


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.
The new catalogs have debuted, which means we have new papers, stamps and other items to share with you.
I decided to use the new Hawthorne Paper Packet to make a Flip Flap birthday card.  The instructions can be found here.  I also used two new CTMH stamps sets.

Pull the little tab of ribbon on the right to unveil a message.

And you still have the inside of the card to stamp or write another message.
Can you see the glitter?
 I had just a few scraps of paper leftover from making this card.  Using the same stamp set, I made another card.


Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Krista Hershberger'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.



Meanwhile, I'm going to enter the flip flap card in following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It! No digis
The House That Stamps Built DCCS419 - Things beginning with B (blue, and bling for the eyes and nose)
Ellebelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Something beginning with B (blue)
Inkspirational Challenge #195 - Crop ( I cropped the flower.)
Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope you enjoyed my cards and the blog hop! 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Elmo for a Special 2 year old

Making this card took up the majority of an afternoon.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, but had to do a lot of improvising.
It is for my BFF's grandson, so he's a special little guy.
 I hope he likes it.

Challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge #104 - Use shapes on your card 
Ellibells's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Something beginning with B :  Big Bird

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids September Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The September theme is  Cute Fall or Halloween Card 4 Kids
or Anything Goes 4 Kids .
It's been almost 2 years since Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles closed.  They had some really fabulous digi stamps.  Today I'm using one of their colored images from the DP Pumpkin Peeps set for a fall card.

I printed the image twice and then fussy cut just the top of the pumpkin from one image.  Then I popped it on the pig's head for more dimension.  I also popped the sentiment.  The three wood leaves were sponged to match the colors in the paper.
This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.


Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #235 - Fall/Autumn with a Sentiment 
 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #37

Today I used the inspiration from Double Trouble Challenge, The Paper Girls Challenge, and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge to make a birthday card for my older brother.

When I think of my older brother, 
there are several things that make me happy. 
I am happy I am not as old as he is!
I am happy I am not allergic to nuts, like he is!
I am really happy I do not have as many whiskers on my chin as he does! 
He's an okay older brother and I wish him the best on his upcoming birthday.

The theme at Double Trouble Challenge #37 is fall things with an option of including a sweet treat.  Yes, the stores are full of pumpkin this and pumpkin that, most of which are sweet and delicious.  But, for me, fall means apples.  I have some awesome apple recipes, and it's time to pull them out and get baking! 
 

DTC has partnered with The Paper Girls for Challenge #37.
 The Paper Girls Challenge #183 is about the things you love about fall.


And finally, here is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch


Before I head out to the local orchard, here are a few more challenges I am entering:

The Library Challenge #41 - Reader's Choice (Cider House Rules)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Happy Birthday 
Crafty Gals Challenge #198 - Emboss It (The sentiment is heat embossed.) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #234 - Masculine + a sentiment 
 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

HAPPY 100

It's not often I get to make a 
birthday card for someone turning 
100!

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge #173 - Birthday/ optional: square card
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Way to Add Text (I'm loving all the new word dies! No ink to smear! And you can adjust the position if you use a liquid glue.)
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

For a very lovable Old Goat & CTMH Card Class 8/27/19

Each year I make a birthday card for my cousin Nancy's Dad.
I try to make something with a farm theme because live on a farm that has been in the family 250 years.
Here is this year's card:
 
Inside the card it simply says, "I'm so glad to be your kid." 
This card has a bit of everything and was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. 
Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - S is for? stamping
Aud Sentiments Challenge #234 - Masculine + a sentiment


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Cards from Joyce's CTMH class yesterday