Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #602


Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 

 This is my version of Sketch # 602.
The pretty corner flower die cut is from Pink and Main.
The dove and sentiment are CTMH stamps.
The center die is from Spellbinders.
And the embossing folder is from SU.


I hope you'll have time to play along at

this week. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
Have a great and crafty day!
The Flower Challenge #55 - Pretty Pastels

Thursday, April 15, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge

Keeping in mind the theme for Cardz 4 Guys and following the MFT Wednesday Sketch, I created this card.

The Cardz 4 Guys Challenge theme is the same as the premise for the NBUS Challenge - using that Never Before Used Schtuff  in your stash.  The sentiment stamp is from a Lawn Fawn set and is the only one I hadn't used.  The background stamp is from Papermania and is also new stamp.  The diamond embossing folder is by CTMH.  The embossing folder I used on the black strip is a Tim Holtz Sizzix stamp.   Oval dies are from Spellbinders and SU.  And finally, the fussy cut crow is a digi from Gecko Gals that I never used before.


ChallengesCardz 4 Guys Challenge #268 - Use something new to your stash; Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of April 13th - AG; Moving Along With the Times April Challenge #129 - Animals/Birds; Fab n Funky Challenge #519 - Embossing; Lil Red Wagon Challenge #597 - In the Air Tonight; Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #313 - All Things Masculine; 

NBUS Challenge #25

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #537 -


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #601


Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
 This is the first card I made for Andrea's sketch.  Sketches are basically a great starting point.  When I posted this card below the TMS sketch, I felt I missed one of the key points, the 3 shapes.  I was going to put a seagull at the bottom for my third element, but he obviously flew off.  I know not where.  

I decided to make another card, now that I'm back in PA and have my entire stash at hand.
I am much happier with this version.
Since the card is a mini slimline, 3.5"x6", I decided to make and decorate an envelope, too.



I hope you'll have time to play along at

 Occasionally we have prizes and this week
Andrea is donating a prize: 6 assorted colored mini slimline envelopes from Taylored Expressions. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
Have a great and crafty day!
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - What's Your Angle (patterned paper, Artistry Cricut Tag, gold flower centers are CTMH) ; Cardz 4 Gals Challenge #144 - Slimline Card; Crafty Catz Challenge #546 - AG; Taylormade Cards 4 U Challenge - Serendipity; Inkspirational Challenge #236 - Grow;  Stamplorations April Stencil Challenge - AG (used Dots All Over stencil)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Happy Birthday With No Stamping

 Hello my crafty friends.

Today I'm sharing a card with no stamping.  With all the beautiful papers and wonderful dies in my stash, stamping isn't always necessary.   However, when I don't stamp, I feel just a little guilty.  And, honestly, I don't often post them on my blog.

 I specifically didn't put any stamping on this card  so that I could enter it in the Mix It Up Challenge # 4.


 The gorgeous paper is Graphic 45, leftover scraps from another project that I managed to piece together to use as the background.

The purple frame is from SU ornate layers dies.  Luckily, I found a sentiment sticker which was the perfect size for the cream cs with punched borders.   The butterfly stickers are from the same sticker sheet.

The die cut butterfly is 3 layers; a gold backing, a yellow layer, and a velum layer to tone the yellow down just a bit.  The die is from Crafter's Companion.



Mix It Up Challenge #48 - AG but No Stamping 

Allsorts Challenge #619 - Butterflies, Birds, and Bees

Crafty Catz Challenge #546 - AG 

Bastel-Traum Challenge #99 - Butterflies 

Simon Says Wednesdsay Challenge - Happy Birthday 

Make The Card Challenge #12 - Butterflies 


April Outlawz Progressive Challenge

 For the April Outlaws Progressive Challenge, participants in the March Progressive Challenge were given an image by Bugaboo stamps called Bug Brats Easter.

Image was colored with markers and fussy cut.  Banner was cut on the cricut and the sentiment is a CTMH stamp. 

Additional Challenges I am entering:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #442 - All Things Spring

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Easter/Spring 

Fab n Funky Challenge #518 - Easter

Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #155 - photo inspiration (eggs, bunnies, lots of spring colors)


The Crafting Challenge April - AG /Easter 

Aud Sentiments Challenge - AG + a sentiment 

My Time to Craft Challenge #454 - AG

Catch the Bug Week One Challenge - AG

 Have a lovely day.

Thanks for the visit. 


Friday, April 9, 2021

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Thought this might be a cute birthday card for a child in the hospital.  Even though most of the hospitals to which SAS4K  donates cards are not accepting them at the current time, I still have a box set aside to send out as soon as they are.

I used Stampin' Up stamps, 

which required minimal coloring with a marker.  

Here is this week's My Favorite Things Sketch, which I followed.



My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #536 - see above 

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Happy Birthday 

Aud Sentiments Challenge #272 - AG + a sentiment 

Moving Along With The Times April Challenge #129 - Animals,Birds 

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #81

 We just returned from 3 relaxing months in sunny Florida.

It's hard to get those gorgeous palms, the sunny weather, and peacefulness out of my head.

Hence, the theme of my card for DTC #81- Dream Bubble.

CTMH papers, Sizzix scalloped circle die, La la Land stitched circle die, CTMH Artist cartridge cricut cut clouds, and Stampendous House Mouse stamps colored with pencils.



House Mouse Challenge #337 - AG option Easter/Spring

Double Trouble Challenge #81 - Favorite vacation spot, cloud with words, play at Cupcake Inspirations, too.

Cupcake Inspirations # 516