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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing all my friends and family a Happy Valentine's Day.
Dies by MFT and Paper Sweeties, Papers from CTMH, Stamps by CTMH and SU
Cut It Up Challenge #141 - Layers of Love
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 188- Something beginning with "L"   Lots of Layers
Everybody Art Challenge #419 - Car/Motorcycle/Card for a Man 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #11 - Anything with a Critter Goes

The gals at 2 Sisters on the Blog are celebrating their 1 year anniversary with some blog candy.  Check out their awesome blog here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #339 with Sunny Studio

Sweets For My Sweet 
is the challenge theme this week at 
with Sunny Studio Stamps sponsoring.  
 Their clear stamp set, Two Scoops, was my choice to make my design team cards.
  (I have been without a printer and  am so happy to be able to participate this week.)

 Valentine's Day is fast approaching.
A raspberry soft ice cream with chocolate sprinkles would be the perfect sweet from my sweetie.

This is such a great layered stamp set.  The cone is actually made with two stamps  and the ice cream is made with three.  It gives you great shading and realistic images.

Here's another card I made with the Two Scoops Stamps Set.

 That cherry is made with 4 stamps and some gloss to make it even more realistic.  I fussy cut my images, but there are dies available.

You can find this stamp set and many more at 

Can't wait to see what Sweets you might have for your Sweet.
Enter them in this week's
(All the papers used are from CTMH.  Stitched circle dies are from La La Land.) 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bunny Die

Last week I posted some iris folding cards using the negative from one of my dies.  Were you wondering what the die cut looked like?  Here it is:

The die is from Die-versions, which just happens to have it on sale right now.  The stamped frame and sentiment and papers are CTMH retired items from my stash.  I gave a friend a few of these little bunnies and she made fabulous shaker cards with them. 

Papercraft Challenge #4 - Pastel Colors 
heARTful stamping challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
Pile It On Challenge - 3D Embellishments

Friday, February 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Febuary

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.
Have you seen the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog?
Hop along with us to see some awesome projects using the new products.
I decided to use the papers and one of the Picture My Life cards from the new Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack to make a card for this month's hop.

 And then I used some scraps to put together a masculine birthday card, too.
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. 


Today I'm sharing two valentines I made

and one suitable for Valentine's Day, a bridal shower, a wedding, and even an anniversary.
Cut It Up Challenge #141 - Layers of Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge # 196- Valentine or Love Sentiment 
Mod Squad Challenge - Have a Heart

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Quilting today

Three weeks ago we went into Eustis to visit the My Favorite Things store.  I purchased a quilt square die, something that had been on my wish list for a while.  Then I got that stupid butt kicking cold.
(I am feeling much better.  Thank you to everyone who has asked.)  
Today, I finally unwrapped the die and made 3 squares using CTMH papers.
Then, after making the squares, I wasn't sure what to do with them. 
Using a set of stamps from Our Craft Lounge, they became Easter cards and will find their way to SAS4Kids.

Southern Girls Challenge - 3 or more papers 
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 278 - Holiday
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Feb 6 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge # 193- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 5 - Anything Goes


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On My Mind

This is the first card I've made with these cute Great Impressions stamps.  
  The image is colored with water color pencils.  
Co-ordinating papers are from SU.
Stitched rectangular die cuts are from ODBD.

Cards 4 Galz Challenge #64 - Think Pink
Crafty Hazelnut's February Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe Challenge # 189 - Humorous
A Perfect Time To Craft February Open Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #281 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #11 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Feb. 6 - Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies Challenge #27 - Furrything Goes/Love
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #158 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs February Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #453 - Spots and/or Stripes

You may have noticed I haven't been posting as much lately.  
Aside from being down with a nasty cold for 2 weeks,
I have been super busy crafting and attending some fun crops and card classes in The Villages, FL.
Here are just a few of the items I've made.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Make sure to stop back on February 10th for the
Joyful Stars CTMH Blog Hop!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Iris Folding Anyone?

The other day I die cut some really pretty bunnies which are waiting to find homes.  I really wanted to use the negatives for some iris folding.

 Papers and stamps are from CTMH.  I was going to use cotton for the bunny tails until the spool of crochet cotton caught my eye.  The eye is just a black dot of marker with glue on top.  The nose is a punched circle, also with a dot of glue.

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - AG  or Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids 
Crafty Animals Challenge #11 - Anything Goes 
Animal Friends Challenge #59 - Stripes and/or Dots 
heARTful stamping challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp 
Always Fun Challenge #44 - Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge #453 - Spots and/or Stripes 
Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge #45 - Anything Goes (It sure is a lot easier to fold all the strips if you score them first!)