Saturday, July 31, 2021

Pinterest Inspiration

Browsing through Pinterest can really inspire you.  It is a wonderful way to avoid housework, etc.  When I saw this card, I knew immediately that I would try and make one similar to it.

Here is my version:


Challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Wk. of July 27th - AG 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - AG 

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #410 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Krafty Chicks Challenge #570, Wk 5 - AG 

Aud Sentiments Challenge #280 - AG with a sentiment (hi)

 

 



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #616

 

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

I thought I'd use this digi image from Heartful Creations for my card this week.
 

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!
 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

If you like loaded mashed potatoes, you might like this card.  It is loaded with a little bit of everything.


The digital poinsettia stamps on the corners are from Beccy's Place.  The spray of greens are die cuts from Tim Holtz.  The die cut sentiment is from Sizzix.  The piece of plush poinsettia vellum is from Stampin' Up.  The embossing folder and washi tapes are from my stash.

So how do you like my loaded card?

Challenges:

Creative Knockouts Challenge #411 - Dies/Punches 

Through the Purple Haze Challenge #182 - Christmas in July

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of July 20th - AG 

Crafting Happiness Challenge #105 - AG

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #551 - AG

Crafters' Cafe Challenge #270 - Layer It Up

 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #615

 

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

Yesterday I shared one Christmas card and promised you another today.  Here it is using Tuesday Morning Sketch for this week.

The papers I used are from CTMH and the Santa image is from Whimsy Stamps.
 
 
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 I am entering:

Double Trouble Challenge #89 - Christmas in July, Bow (on package), enter H2HC

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Christmas in July (CTMH paper)

Di's Digi Challenge - Christmas in July

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #151 - Christmas in July

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #221 - Christmas in July

Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge - AG

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Double Trouble Christmas in July

 It is very difficult to think about making Christmas cards when the AC is on full blast and I am still hot.  And yet, Christmas in July is a very popular theme among card challenges right now.

Consequently, today and tomorrow I will be posting Christmas cards.

 

Today's card is for the 

Double Trouble Christmas in July Challenge # 89

I've used the Christmas theme, tied a bow at the top, and used CTMH striped paper, liquid glass on the berries and nose, a sentiment stamp and a frame stamp so I can also enter the challenge at Heart 2 Heart.  

The digi image is Christmas Pup in Stocking from Whimsy Stamps.

Additional Challenges:

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Christmas in July (CTMH striped paper, liquid glass on the berries and nose, a sentiment stamp and a frame stamp)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It 

Di's Digi Challenge - Christmas in July

My Time to Craft Challenge #461 - Ribbons/Bows

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #52 - AG with a critter

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #151 - Christmas in July

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #221 - Christmas in July

Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge - AG


Sunday, July 18, 2021

July Progressive Challenges

 Each month I like to participate in two progressive challenges.  Both reward you for playing by sending you a new digi image to use in the next month;y challenge.  

My first card is for the 

Imagine That July DOTM Challenge - We Three Mice. 

 Thanks, Kris, for this wonderful set of Christmas digis! 

 

My second card is for the Outlawz July Progressive Challenge

I'm not much for coloring.  I used some markers, and some watercolors.

 This month the challenge was sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy which supplied this Red Panda image for participants to use.   It can be found in their Animal Kingdom Coloring Book with 15 pages of wonderful images.  They are running a Special Offer up until July 25th that is hard to resist.... "Special Offer: If you purchase a copy of the book (either digital or physical) till July 25th, then you will receive all the other 11 digital coloring books plus 2 mini digital coloring books plus 7 sets of digital coloring pages within 24 hours too!"

 


 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Createful Heart Design: Guest Designer

 

Zinnias always do so well in my front flower bed.  They get morning sun and love it.  When I was asked to choose a digi image to use for my Guest Design spot for this month's Createful Heart Challenge , this beautiful Summer Zinnia caught my eye.  You will find more digis in the Createful Heart Design Etsy shop

 

I did a lot of fussy cutting and used a bunch of foam poppers in order to make the actual flower in 4 layers.  All the tiny dots framing the original digi image are covered with tiny gold dazzle stickers.  The plaid strips top and bottom are washi tape, as well as the skinny burgundy strip covering the left edge.  

 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #614

 

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:




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!

Friday, July 9, 2021

CASEing a Christmas Card

 Recently I came across a stunning Christmas card on Pinterest that I just had to try and replicate.  

Unfortunately, I don't know who made the card to give them credit.  It was uploaded by Noreen Meekins. 

 

Here is my version, using what I had in my stash.

The sentiment is a CTMH stamp.  I've used a combination of various dies.  Only a small section of the card is embossed with a snowflake ef.  The smallest square is wrapped with a 2" piece of velum and gingham ribbon.  And the tiny bird is a Cricut cut as well as the scalloped square.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #79 -  AG;Christmas in July

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #449 - Christmas in July

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #97 - AG 

Ike's World Challenge #146 - AG/Christmas in July

Through the Craft Room Door Week of July 6th - AG

Dare 2B Artsy Challenge - Christmas in July

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #549 - AG

Just Add Ink Challenge #562 - Inspiration  (I picked on the Christmas theme and the color scheme from the photo.)


 

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #613

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

 As soon as I saw this sketch I knew it was perfect for an interlocking gate fold card.


Paper is by CTMH; Butterfly sticker from The Dollar Store;Thank You is a Dazzle sticker.

 

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!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Send A Smile 4 Kids July Challenge


 The theme for the July Challenge at 

Follow SAS4Kids on Facebook!

is Christmas in July
or Anything Goes 4 Kids.
 
 
 
 It would be great if you joined the fun at the
July Challenge.
(Cards only, please. And they need not be donated.)
 
Please take some time and visit the fabulous blogs of my teammates.  They work so hard and are very creative! 
April   

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Lots and Lots of Ice Cream Cones

 Thought I'd try making a Window Pop-Up Birthday card,  using directions from the Secrets to Stamping blog.


In the process, I ended up making lots and lots of ice cream cones!

I found a great piece of ice cream cone paper in my stash which I wanted to use for the card.  I also planned to use the Sunny Studio Two Scoops stamp set.  My problem came when I tried to match the colors in the dp.  The cone was created using 2 stamps, one for shape and a second for shading details.  You would not believe how many combinations of ink I tried.  There were ice cream cones everywhere.  I finally decided on one that I sort of liked and added it to this card.


The inside sentiment can be seen through the front window and, when the card is opened, it pops up rather than just being stamped on the card base.



Challenges

Creative Creases Challenge #10 - fun fold (easiest pop up I ever made!)

Through the Craft Room Door Week of June 29th - AG 

Allsorts Challenge Week 630 - Use Design Paper

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #408 - Birthdays
 

Double D Challenge - Signs of Summer 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #476 - Going Dotty (In between all the ice cream cones on the dp are tiny pink polka dots.)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - AG


Thanks for visiting!

 

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #612

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Once again Melissa Craig has supplied a wonderful sketch to get our creativity started.  Thanks, Melissa.
 
And here's my take on the sketch.


 
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!
 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Happy 91st Birthday

 My mother celebrated her 91st birthday yesterday. 

Here's the special card I made for her.

  

It is an extended center step fold card. 

I found a great video and detailed measurements here.





 The pretty floral stamps on the front and birthday sentiment stamp are from CTMH.  The inside stamp is from MFT.


Challenges:

Creative Creases Challenge #10 - fancy fold card 

Allsorts Challenge Week 630 - Use Design Paper 

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Something beginning with a "B" (bow, blue 

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #408 - Birthdays

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Outlawz June Progressive Challenge

 Time is running out for this month's  Outlawz June Progressive Freebie Challenge.

 

Last month's participants received the darling 

Sharing Is Caring digi from The Paper Shelter.

https://st12.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/8160541501?profile=original

Thank you! 

I decided to use the colored version and some of the matching background paper on my card.


 I can't wait to see what freebie will be distributed for July!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #611

 

Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
 
Here is the card I made this week,
following the sketch,
supplied by Patti.
 
 
 
 
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!