Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A "T"uesday Birthday Card

When I checked the new challenges for today on Paper Playful, the very first challenge listed caught my eye.  The Challenge was Cardz for Guys and the theme was Something beginning with a "t".
That was all it took to get the wheels turning.
Here is my "t" card.

It is a tilt card with a stamped and fussy cut teal t-rex on a triangle embossed background.
Papers and t-rex stamp are from CTMH.  Die cut is from ODBD.
The tutorial for the tilt card can be found at Beccy's Place.

Di's Digi Challenge - Emboss It wet or dry
Crafty Friends Challenge #102 - Animals/Birds
Pile It On Challenge #150 - Land and/or Water Animals
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #424 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Jan 29th - Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Challenge #405 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #212 - Something Beginning with a "t"

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Lots of Hearts

In going through my Valentine stash, I came across this very colorful heart paper.  Paired with a frog stamp from CTMH, it makes a cute Valentine card.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #498 - Love/Valentine
Aud Sentiments Challenge #219 - AG with a sentiment 
AI Challenge #248 - Lots of Hearts 
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Lots of Color 
Pile It On Challenge #150 - Land and/or Water Animals
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Valentines 4 Kids or AG 4 Kids

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Baseball Birthday Card

My grandson, Nick, celebrated his 14th birthday this past week. 
Playing baseball is his passion. 
His card is pretty basic, since I broke my Cuttlebug just before I started this.  I distressed all the edges and added a few baseballs cut from the paper as embellishments.
 The sentiment stamp is by CTMH.

Aud Sentiments Challenge #219 - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Through the Craft Room Door Week of Jan. 22nd - Always Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Challenge #157 - Birthday/ Stamping Only Twist
Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge - Valentines 4 Kids or AG4Kids

Monday, January 21, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #20

This week's Double Trouble Challenge #20 is celebrating National Hugging Day, which is today - January 21st - with a "Love is in the Air" theme.
How about a few Hedgehugs? 
This card follows the color combo for the current Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #326, black, white with a splash of one other color; has a banner waving in the "Air"; and has Wink of Stella glitter in the hearts to make them "Sparkle and Shine" so the card can also be entered in The Paper Girls Challenge #168.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Celebrating "7" with Mickey

Last year I made my great nephew a Lego card. for his 6th birthday.  But, for his 7th I thought I'd make a Mickey Mouse card since he celebrates his birthday in Florida with Mickey Mouse. His parents have taken him every year since he was two. 
Lucky kid, huh?
Hope he likes the card.
It's a gatefold shutter card.

Cards in Envy Challenge - It's All About the Numbers
2 Sisters on a Blog Challenge #23 - Use a number on your card

I was in a new scrapbooking store the other day, Petticoat Parlor in Mt. Dora, Florida, and came across a fun sheet of Disney/Mickey Mouse paper just in time to make another Mickey fan this birthday card.
This card style is called a fold back front.

CCC Challenge #99 - Happy Birthday

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Crazy Bird Male Birthday Card

I am beginning to think that CAS is not in my creative blood.  
This birthday card looked fine without the crazy bird.  But it just didn't look finished to me.

 The papers are from the new CTMH catalog.
The sentiment and dot stamps are from the CTMH January SOTM.
I added dots of liquid glass to the dots to make them look like bling.  I paper pieced the crazy bird.  The inside die cut is by Paper Sweeties and the sentiment by Great Impressions.

Artistic Inspiration Challenge #211 - AG optional tag (on inside of card)
Unicorn Challenge #39 - Things with Wings 
The Male Room Challenge #102 - AG optional beverage

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Baby Congratulations

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my granddaughter, who had a baby girl last weekend.  

I've used a digi image from Sweet n Sassy stamps, colored with markers.  Papers and sentiment are from CTMH.
Mod Squad Challenge - Patterned Paper
Pile It On Challenge #150 - Land Animals 
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #324 - tic tac toe (bottom row, white daisy, raspberry, pixie)

Stamplorations January Challenge - Animals and/or sketch

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ice Skating

This little digi mouse is all bundled up in hat, scarf, and mittens for a little ice skating.  I fell in love with this new CTMH navy paper with green hearts the moment I saw it.  
Double Trouble Challenge #19 - Warm & Cozy; Mittens; CWS#34 entry
 Grab Our Badge! 
Color Crazy Challenge Week #1 - AG with coloring (I used markers to color the little mouse.)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart January Blog Hop

Welcome to the January

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.
It's a new year.  And there are a lot of new products available.
I've made a set of three cards to show you some of the new papers and two of the sentiments in January's Stamp of the Month set.

This sentiment is from an older CTMH stamp set.
Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer'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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Masculine Happy Birthday Card

You can only put some things off so long.  This card needed to go in the mail today or it was sure to arrive late.  It is for my son, who has quite a collection of ties.

 I've used new CTMH papers and a retired CTMH sentiment;
Tim Holtz Crazy Bird tie stamp; and a new Memory Box die.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Something new (paper & die)
Die Cut Divas January Challenge - Something new (paper & die) 
Mix It Up Challenge #21 - AG + option of sentiment as the main focus

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Big Sister Card

My goal today was to make a birthday card for my son who will be marking another year in a few days.  Unfortunately, my head is a bit fuzzy from cold medicine and my creativity went in a whole different direction.....

(The card is lying on a piece of red cs for the photo so you can see how the front window exposes the inside image.)
My second great granddaughter was born over the week-end, promoting my first great granddaughter to Big Sister.
I know she will be a wonderful big sister, although I hope she doesn't carry her new baby sister in the same manner she carries her dolls.
Quite a while ago, I won this Mo Manning stamp but haven't used it until now.  It captures Laila's hair perfectly. 

Her new baby sister has quite a head of hair herself, also very dark, but very straight.

The die cuts for the flowers and the letters are from 
My Favorite Things
The stitched circle dies are from La La Land
The CONGRATULATIONS stamp is from the 
CTMH January SOTM.


Allsorts Challenge Week #501 - Hearts and Flowers (heart paper, die cut flowers and stamped flowers) 
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #103 - All New (new big sister, new sentiment stamp)
Die Cut Divas January Challenge - Something New (new big sister, new sentiment stamp)
Scrapy Land Challenge #105 - AG with a die sold by Scrapy Land (La La Land)
 Hopefully, I'll get that Birthday Card made tomorrow.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy Birthday Chick

Thought I'd share this birthday card for one of the gals in the Delightful Dazzling Dames, my Red Hat Chapter.

The chick is a Ranger Dylusions stamp, and her hat is from the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp set.  The die cut was a magazine freebie.
The paper is from Crafters' Companion. 

Unicorn Challenge #38 - Things with Wings
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #22 - Anything Goes with a Critter 
Seize the Birthday Challenge #156 - Birthday with confetti optional 
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes