Tuesday, February 28, 2017

For "Fox" Sake!

Oh my gosh. This fox cracks me up!!

DL Art - Green
Bugaboo Crafting Center - Use a Bugaboo image
Star in my Pocket - Use 2 patterns
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Green
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Crazyhazelnut Patterned Paper - March 2017

Stamps by Bugaboo 

Blue Pier

I picked up this "Pier" stamp in a used stamp sale online. It's by Technique Junkie. For the background, I used Color Burst and then stamped the image on top of it once it dried. The sentiment is by Unity Stamps.

Daring Cardmakers - Tear it Up
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Die cuts
Make My Monday - Birds
Moving along with the Times - For a Man

Monday, February 27, 2017

I don't wanna taco 'bout it

Sweet Stampin' - One Layer
Creative Knockouts - Funny

One layer cards can be hard sometimes but this stamp was quick and easy for this card. For this card, I punched out some circles which made a mask and I used my Distress Inks to color them in. Super easy!

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Who likes cats?

Stamp by Technique Junkie

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy - Red and Blue
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Favorite Color Combo
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Cats in Window

Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Male Colors
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Cats

Cats in window stamp by Eat Cake Graphics
Thank You sentiment by Unity Stamps

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Woof Woof

Penny Black - Try Something New

For Penny Black's Try Something New Challenge, I used my new Penny Black Dog Days dies and I also made stripes using my new Jane Davenport watercolor paints.

Happy 21st Birthday!

I made this card for my son's girlfriend who turns 21 on Monday. I paper pieced her shirt and hat and colored her jeans and flowers with Jane Davenport watercolor paints.

It definitely feels like Spring here in the Carolina's!!

Crafting by Designs - It's Almost Spring
Words 2 Craft By - Celebration
Cute Card Thursday - Florals
Open Minded Crafting - Flowers
Cut It Up - Birthday
QKR Stampede - Birthday
Ooh-La-La - Diecuts
Addicted-to-Stamps - Number
Fashionable Stamping - It's Just a Number

Poppy Girl by Unity Stamps
"21" by Stampin Up

Friday, February 24, 2017

Girls Having Fun

I got out my new stamps from the stamp convention last weekend and I made this card. Technique Junkie is always one of my favorite stamp vendors at the show.

Cards in Envy - Red and Blue
Get Creative - Red and other color
Words 2 Craft By - Celebrations
Through the Purple Haze - Male Colors

Stamp by Technique Junkie

Elephant Love

A Day for Daisies - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - Animal
Craft for the Craic - 2 items on a card (2 dies)

Image by A Day for Daisies
Heart die by Poppy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thank You with Hearts

Sending Paw Prints - Thank You with Hearts
AAA Cards - Watercolor
heARTful Stamping - Repeat this
Animal Friends - Animals
Craft for the Craic - Something with 2 on card (Hearts)
Aud Sentiments - Animal

Dog stamp by Taylored Expressions
Hearts by Unity Stamp Co
Thank You by Unity Stamp Co

Background using Jane Davenport watercolor paints

Doggy kisses to the rescue ....

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Art Impressions - Challenge #202
Moving Along with the Times - For a Man
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
Animal Friends - Animal
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Male Colors

Stamps by Art Impressions

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

All white card

Making an all-white card isn't always easy but I think I like how this came out.

Ooh-La-La - Use Dies
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - All White
Stampin Royalty - Use Dies
Stampavie and More - Embossing

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Getting Old is Just a Part of Life, You go First

Flamingo stamp is Great Impressions
Sentiment - UNKNOWN 

I made this for a friend who I've known since high school. She is ONLY a month older than me so I thought it would make her laugh with this saying. LOL

Sunday Stamps - Getting Sketchy
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthday

Monday, February 20, 2017

Another get well card & my goodies from the stamp show in Columbia, SC

SSAT had their annual stamp convention in Columbia, SC this past weekend. Of course, I had to go :). There were only 24 vendors there and I feel like it gets smaller every year but somehow I managed to come home with awesome things!!

Here's what I bought .... Lots of new goodies!!!!

Today is a NO WHITE card for a no-white challenge. I stamped my images onto kraft cardstock. I paper pieced the dog's "cast". This would be a cute get well card that I hope would cheer someone up.

Mod Squad - No More White
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Stamps by Art Impressions

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Get Well Card

This brand new stamp set from Art Impressions cracks me up every time I look at it.  I made a get well card to keep on hand and it just makes me laugh out loud.

Art Impressions - Challenge #202       
Moving Along with the Times - For a Man
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment

Stamps by Art Impressions

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Flamingos

I just love these flamingos from Great Impressions.

House of Cards - Sketch
Ooh-La-La - Dies
The Crazy Challenge - Sketch
Sunny Day Crafting - Die Cuts
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthday

Flamingos by Great Impressions
Sentiment by Stampabilities

House of Cards sketch

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hearts Challenges

Stampavie and More - Love/Hearts
Paper Shelter - Be My Valentine
Deep Ocean - Hearts
Unicorn - Hearts or Butterflies
Catch the Bug - Sunshine and Smiles
Crafting Circle - Challenge #4
Pattie's Creations - Lots of Red

Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Hello Friend

I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a ream of white smooth  Neenah paper. With this order from Tupelo Designs, I got this FREE Magnolia stamp from them along with some pretty patterned buttons. This cardstock goes nicely with my Copic markers.

Magnolia - Anything Goes (using Magnolia images)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Stamp by Magnolia
Sentiment by TAC

Happy Mother's Day

I know Mother's Day isn't until May but I send out quite a few cards to friends too so I am starting early ....

Catch the Bug - Sunshine and Smiles
Sunny Day Crafting - Die Cuts
Starz Stamps Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Crafting Circle - Challenge #4

Digital image by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Sentiment by Stampendous

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cat looking out a window

I love this image from Whipper  Snapper. I paper pieced the curtains using Lawn Fawn plaid paper. I watercolored it using Jane Davenport watercolor paints.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Artbymiran - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper - Watercolor
Sunny Day Crafting - Die Cuts
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes

Stamp by Whipper Snapper

Woof Woof with Hearts

I decided to get out my Jane Davenport water color paints and try my hand at making this background for this card. Since this month's theme is hearts at Sending Paw Prints, I thought this tiny heart from Unity Stamps was perfect to add to the background too.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Sending Paw Prints - Hearts

Dog stamp and die by Taylored Expressions
Woof Woof image by Stampabilities
Thank you image by Unity Stamp Co.
Heart image by Unity Stamp Co.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's Your Story to Write

I got out my embossing folder and tried to do this technique that I had never tried before. I saw it last week and you ink up your embossing folder BEFORE putting it through your machine and then you emboss it with the ink already on it and voila, this is what I came up with. I really like how it came out!!  I then paper pieced her dress :).

QKR Stampede - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - Texture
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.

Birthday card

I won some digital images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps and I made this birthday card with one of them.

I am entering it in these challenges:

Catch the Bug - Sunshine and Smiles
Craft for the Craic - Anything with 2
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
ArtbyMiran - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Die Cuts

Image by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Die - Wonky Rectangles (Gina Marie Designs)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wish Big

I decided to make this same card using my new tiny circle die from Gina Marie Designs. If you haven't checked out her dies, they are very reasonably priced and they shipped them super fast. You can see the dies here. Lots of dies I had never seen before. This little circle die I used is called Dot Studs on Both Sides.

Happy Little Stampers - February Watercolour (optional dies)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes

Monday, February 13, 2017

Flamingos in cute boots

Great Impressions - February Sketch

All stamps by Great Impressions

Blow out the candles

I needed some birthday cards so I inked up this favorite stamp.

Cheerful Sketch - Sketch February
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Stamp by Impression Obsession

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sometimes talking to your best friend is the only therapy you need

I love this image from Technique Junkie.

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the Girls

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Llama Love

This llama stamp is really getting its use. Who wouldn't want a llama Valentine card? :)

Addicted to CAS - Pets
The Paper Girls - With Heart
Artistic Stamper -  Love Hearts
Cards in Envy - Be My Valentine
Colouring in Scrapland - Love
Incy Wincy - Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Art Impressions - Love
Craft Rocket - Its a Love Thing
Through the Purple Haze - Valentine/Love
The House that Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe
Pile It On - Hearts on Fire
Allsorts - Hearts and/or flowers

Inside of card
I thought this heart punched out would be
perfect to put inside the card.

Sentiment by Amuse Artstamps

Stamp by Impression Obsession

Thank You kitty

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Di's Digi Designs - Animal

Cat image by Eat Cake Graphics
Thank You by Unity Stamp Co.

Feel better soon llama

I made this get well llama card for a friend who just had hip replacement surgery this week.

Your Next Stamp - Sketch #57
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper
Heartful Stamping - For Someone Special
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Stamp by Impression Obsession

And I had to make a matching envelope with llama washi tape (I found the llama tape at Michael's)

Friday, February 10, 2017

When it rains on your parade ... Just put on really cute boots!

I made this card for a friend who's going through a tough time. The saying just makes me smile :).

Inkspirational - Polka Dots
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Joe's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Stamps, Fun = Creativity - Favorite Stamp

Stamps by Great Impressions

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Stamp by Unity Stamp Company

I colored her with Jane Davenport watercolors. They are so vibrant and I just love all the colors!!

Crafting When We Can - Flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Got Donuts?

This donut stamp is perfect for Valentines Day, birthdays or Anniversaries, don't you think?

The Paper Players - Will You Be My Valentine?
Scrap from Your Heart - Valentines/Mother's Day
Addicted to Stamps - Love

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Dots by Doodlebug

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Is it too early for an Easter card?

I made a few Easter cards when I was in my hotel room last month while I was in FL.

Cards und More - Pets and Other Furry Friends
Sunny Day Crafting - Regular Cards
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Cheerful Sketches - February sketch

Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Die by Gina Marie Designs (Big & Little Pierced Chain Rectangle)

Silences make the real conversations between friends

I picked up this stamp at a stamp store a couple of weeks ago when I was in St. Pete, FL. I just love it!

CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch #207
Creative Corner - Perfectly Pink
Simply Create Too - Love
In the Pink - With Love
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pink and Main - Love
Come and Get It - Valentines
Pile It On - Hearts on Fire
Creative with Stamps - Valentine