Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ball Park Fun

What else can you do with peanut and pretzel patterned paper but make a baseball card?  ***


The digi is an old one from Sparkle n Sprinkle and is colored with markers.

Challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 220 - One for the Boys 

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - You're the Man 

Dare 2 B Artzy June Challenge - Masculine 

Make My Monday Challenge #150 - Outdoor Fun 

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Masculine

Ike's World Challenge #145 - AG option Food/Drink


 ***  I'd love to hear some suggestions for this paper.  Don't know where I got it, but I have a bunch!



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #610

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Melissa has supplied this week's sketch:

There is an envelope on my table, holding a bit of this and a bit of that.  In it I found  this piece of CTMH paper and thought I'd just go with it.

 
 
I hope you'll have time to play along at
this week. 
The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
 Patti
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
Have a great and crafty day!
 
Challenges:
 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round June Challenge - Something beginning with "k" and/or "l"
 I've used Kelly green.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

The big save!

Last week my 10 year old grand niece was here visiting.  She loved all the crafty things I have.  Who knew a 10 year old could move so fast?  She would get one thing out and before I could explain how it was used she had something else.  It was more than frustrating! especially with her mother close by but not saying a word.

When her mother said it was time to clean up, she collected the things she had made and wanted to keep and everything else went in my little trash container.   

After she left, I salvaged quite a few items from the trash container that were perfectly usable.   There were several embossed paper pieces with circles punched out of them that she hurriedly discarded.  And that is how this get well card began.

Those tiny flower die cuts are by Spellbinders- 

a new purchase that I just love!


 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

White on White Thank You Card

 Isn't it amazing how many shades of white there are?

It is those slight differences that make a white on white card wonderful.  Then add different textures and you have a lovely card.


 For this card I followed the White on White Technique and the Sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #510.

 

 Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Fun Folds Revisited

 Creative Creases Challenge is having an extravaganza. 


For this challenge you are permitted to enter a fun fold card or project from the past.  I just scrolled through over 200 posts on my blog labeled Special Folds.  I think this may be my favorite fun fold card, a double diamond fold card from 2015.  


 The original post is here.

 

 


 Iris folding has always been a favorite of mine.

 

 

The origami wreath is one of my favorite fun fold projects.

 

But the Origami Christmas Tree is what first caught my eye and introduced me to this hobby which I truly enjoy.



 


Tuesday Morning Sketches #609

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
I hope you'll have time to play along at
this week. 
 
We have a sketch by Melissa again this week:

 
I basically followed the sketch with just a few more layers.
 


The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.
 Patti
You can be sure that one of us will be visiting yours!
 
Have a great and crafty day!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge # 86 - Guest Designer

For the month of June, I was invited to guest design for the 
 


The theme for Challenge #86 is "Let's Celebrate".
This Challenge runs from 
Monday,  June 7th thru Sunday, June 20th


Here are the details:

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Mr. Trouble Maker and I are celebrating our 52nd Anniversary today and June is the month of weddings... so let's create a project for a wedding, anniversary, engagement, or any special celebration."  




You can stop here... 
OR  
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance at our random draw.  





Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Mr. Twisted and I are surprising Mr. and Mrs. Trouble Maker with an Anniversary Garden Party and we'll be serving tea and cookies.  

"Our partner, If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, is providing a photo of the cookies we will be serving. You're invited to be our guest. To celebrate let's use their inspirational photo to include any combination of flowers, butterflies, and/or colors in your project above."  

If you use this inspiration photo in creating your project you will earn another chance in our Random Draw and can share it with Double Dare's Dare.   

Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "Mr. Dare and I have been invited to Mr. and Mrs. Twisted's Garden Party for cookies and tea to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Trouble Maker's Anniversary."  

If you have met Mr. and Mrs. Trouble Maker's requirements and have used the inspiration photo please join us and enter here at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie".  













You are cordially invited to a very special garden wedding and reception.

Well, not a real garden wedding and reception,

just the one I depicted on this side step card.





 


The main image is an old wood rubber stamp from Oak Pond.  I used Dazzle stickers for the trellis and SU stamps and dies for the flowers .

The table and refreshments are MFT stamps, all fussy cut.  The fence was in my stash, origin unknown.  Tree die is from MFT.  Celebrate die is from Momenta.  Butterflies were punched.  Heart border is a Pink and Main die.  I did the coloring with pencils and used clear Wink of Stella to blend them. 



Make sure you visit the Double Trouble Challenge blog to see what trouble their fabulous Design Team got into this week.
I hope you'll be able to join the fun this week. 
 
I plan to enter this card in the following challenges: 
 
 
Cut It Up Challenge #227 - Shaped or Fun Fold Cards 
Creative Creases Challenge Extravaganza - favorite fun fold (step cards are great when creating a scene)