Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #383 with Lacy Sunshine & buttons

Welcome to my Tuesday Throwdown Challenge post.  
Today I'm using Rory's April Showers May Flowers a coloring page/digi stamp by Lacy Sunshine 
for this center step card with buttons.

I thought a center step card was the best way to feature this darling image.  I'm sorry you can't see the tiny drops Liquid Glass on each of the raindrops and the puddle.

is sponsoring 
this week's Use Buttons Challenge at

I hope you'll be able to grab some buttons and join us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  

The Paper Shelter Challenge #329 - Let It Be Spring 
Eclectic Ellapu March Challenge - Spring is Coming 
Aloha Friday Challenge #113 - In the Garden 
Brown Sugar Challenge #276 - Easter or Spring
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - AG4Kids or Cards 4 Girls 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart March Blog Hop

Welcome to the March

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.
My first card features the
Cross-stitch Love stamp set with matching Thin Cuts and the new Chelsea Gardens paper.  The "Happy Birthday" is a cricut cut from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.
My second card again features the
Cross-stitch Love stamp set with matching Thin Cuts and the new Make Waves paper.
Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Krista Hershberger's blog.
Your next stop is Andrea Sherman'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 Joyce's blog.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bridge Fold Birthday Card

The Chelsea Gardens CTMH Paper makes lovely cards.  Today I have a bridge fold birthday card to share with you.  The images are all from Picture Your Life Cards, which come in the paper pack.

The Happy Birthday stamp is also by CTMH.
The first time I saw this type of card, I wondered how you would mail it.  In a little box?  But, it actually folds flat to mail.

Are you playing with paper today?  
Anything Goes with a Stamp is the theme at the
Would love to see what you're creating! 

Allsorts Challenge Week 456 - Something beginning with B (Butterfly, Birthday, Blue, Bridge Fold) 
Crafty Catz Challenge #405 - Anything Goes + Birthday Twist 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sympathy Card using Graphic 45 Paper

Graphic 45 paper is so hard for me to resist.  I picked up just one sheet of this on my trip to Violet's in Lakeland, FL. 
Today I've used it to make a sympathy card.  I hope to use the rest of the sheet for much happier occasions.
Scrapy Land Challenge #84 - Anything Goes (I used a Spellbinders die set.)
Craft Dee Bowz February Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #197 - For a Friend (This is for my BFF of 46 years, whose mother just passed.)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Way to Add a Sentiment  (I like to stamp it and pop it onto a card to make it stand out.)
Just Add Ink Challenge #397 - Just add "H"  (Heartfelt)
Cut It Up Challenge #142 - Anything Goes with die cuts (I used a Spellbinders die set.) 

Thanks for dropping by.
You might want to scroll down to see the pretty Butterfly Pop Up card in the previous post.
Come back tomorrow to see my Bridge Fold Birthday Card. 

Butterfly Pop Up Card

This is the fabulous card we made at the Seabreeze Card Club yesterday.  Jan Hoyt, a SU demonstrator, got the design from her friend and fellow SU demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek, and shared it with us.  
 Card front stamping is on glossy paper, then embossed.

 Opening the card to find these colorful butterflies is a real treat.
Only the tops of the far left and far right butterfly wings are adhered to the paper. 


Friday, February 23, 2018

Paper Piecing

My plan was to gather things to work on at a crop.  But after I stamped this bunny (4 times), one thing lead to another and before I knew it I had all these little shirts, pants and ties stamped, fussy cut and ready to assemble on a card.  A lot of scraps went into making 4 of these cards which are headed to SAS4K. 
 The papers and stamps are from CTMH.
Cute Card Thrusday Challenge #518 - Cute Critters
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #391 - Color Challenge/Anything Goes
Navy blues, cream and red. Very striking color pallet.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy 4th Birthday, Laila

My great-granddaughter is 4 today!
When she was 1, I used a numbered digi from Beccy's Place for her card and again for her 2nd and 3rd birthdays. 
Here is Laila's card using the 4th digi in Beccy's number series.

 The die cut is from Die-Versions and the stamped sentiment is from Stampendous.
Sasayaki Glitter February Challenge - For a Loved One (My great-granddaughter) 
Beccy's Place February Challenge - Anything with a Becci's Image Goes w/ optional Sketch
Always Fun Challenges #46 -  Zoo Animals

 Here are a few more cards I made to use up this sheet of patterned paper and add to the SAS4K box.

I haven't shared a picture of Laila with you lately.  
Here's the birthday girl! 

Thanks for stopping by.