Saturday, June 30, 2018

You are the Swedish to my fish ...

I am sending this to a very dear friend of mine who's fighting cancer. Many years ago, this friend and I along with 15 other gals went on a wonderful stamping get away and we threw swedish fish at each other and just laughed and laughed. I found the Swedish fish image online and I'm hoping this card will cheer her up! It made me laugh just making the card and remembering the fun times we had that weekend (we've had many fun weekends like that over the years!).

When I first came up with this idea, I thought this stamp from Rubbernecker would be perfect for this card - only I had to put in my own words so I added "Swedish to my fish".

A Gem of a Challenge - Red/White/Blue
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes

Stamps by Rubbernecker
(I substituted my own sentiment from
the internet that reads "Swedish to my fish")

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sweet Birthday Wishes {with sprinkles on top}

Another ice cream cone card. Perfect for this HOT summer day in the Carolina's.

Make My Monday - Ice Cream
CAS Colours & Sketch - Sketch 278
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - Sketch #97

Stamps by Hero Arts

Thursday, June 28, 2018

What's the Scoop?

I love this ice cream cone set by Hero Arts. I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2.25. How could I pass that up?  I thought this paper was perfect for this card too.

Make My Monday - Ice Cream
Paper Players - Sketch #PP399
Little Red Wagon - Summer Fundays
That's Crafty - Summer

Stamps by Hero Arts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things

Rainbow images by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Stampendous

I am just loving this rainbow set by Concord & 9th. I've only had it 3 weeks
and I have already made so many cards with it!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Papercraft Challenge - Rainbow
Passion for ProMarkers - Weather

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thanks Sloth-style

A friend of mine made me this awesome tshirt using her Cameo and I absolutely love it!! I had to make her a thank you card and figured this sloth would do the trick!! I have got to figure out how to do this on my Scan 'n Cut 2. I am pretty sure I can.

My Time to Craft Challenge - Stamped Background
Challenge Up Your Life - Polka Dots
Calling All Sista's - CAS #14
Cute Card Thursday - Circles
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Spots and Dots

Sloth thanks by Art Impressions
Polka Dots by Amuse Stamps

Monday, June 25, 2018

Avo' Great Birthday!

This is the card I made Emily this year
26 years ago I had my first baby and I was so excited when out popped a girl who I would name Emily. Happy Birthday to Emily!!

I found this stamp set at Hobby Lobby by Momenta and I think this was supposed to actually be a pear but I colored in the seeds and made it an avocado. I think it works ok. Emily is "obsessed" right now with anything avocados. For her birthday I found her an avocado beach towel and avocado towels for her kitchen! Someone else gave her avocado pj's. LOL

I am entering this avocado card in the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Stamped Background
Sweet Stampin' - Food/Drink
Inkspirational - Small stamps
Cute n Crafty - Birthday

I think Emily was a year old in this photo.
I've always loved this picture of her.

This is her birthday cake
someone at her work
made for her. All fruits!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sending Cheerful Wishes Balloons

A Gem of a Challenge - Red/White/Blue
Cute Card Thursday - Circles

Balloons by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Stampendous

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Have a Sweet Day

I had to dig out my new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for this card so the popsicles would line up just right. I've only had this stamp platform for about 2 weeks and I swear, I use it more than my Misty that I've had for a couple of years. I guess because it's bigger than my card size Misty I got.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Sketch and Color Challenge - Challenge #92
Sweet Stampin' - Food and/or Drink
Allsorts - Sweet treats
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Sketch #292

Stamps by North Coast Designs
Inks by Distress Oxides

Friday, June 22, 2018

May All of your Wishes Come True

Inspire. Create. Stamping Challenges - Sketch #020
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #218
Watercolor Wednesday - Masculine
Stinkin' Inkers - The Guys Have It
Try It On Tuesday - For the Boys

Pick up truck by Deep Red
Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Washi tape

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Get Well Soon

It's no secret I love flamingos and I really like how this 3 panel card of flamingos came out. I sent this to a friend who recently had surgery on a bunion.

The Paper Players - Birds
Crafty Calendar - 3 of something (3 panels on card)
Card Mania - Nautical
Shopping Our Stash - She's a crafting machine (I dusted off my Misti)
CCEE Stampers - Ocean Challenge
Through the Purple Haze - At the Beach

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes #141, optional flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Yellow

Stamps by Art Impressions

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Summer

A Gem of a Challenge - Yellow
Crafty Calendar - Three of Something
Inkspirational - Use small stamps

Stamps by Hero Arts

Monday, June 18, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feeling Blue and Distressed

For the challenge at Cards in Envy this week, we are to make a BLUE card using Distress inks. For my card, I used the oxide inks by Tim Holtz "Salty Ocean". I smeared the ink on a plastic lid, then spritzed with water to get this background effect. I water-colored the dog with Jane Davenport watercolor paints.

I hope you'll join us in the challenge this week.

Stamps by Art Impressions

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Reveal Wheel card

This reveal wheel die is FABULOUS and oh, so easy if you watch Jennifer McGuire's video here. Sending this to a cat lover for her birthday.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals
As You Like It - Favorite card base shape and why -  This is my favorite card base because it's a different kind of card and I love "different" cards. It has a wheel on it that you have to turn and it has multiple sayings in the wheel. I'm sure it will bring a smile to anyone's face to receives it.
Allsorts - Use 2 dies
My Time to Craft - Stamped background
Die Traumfabrik Dream Factory - Nine Lives

Cat stamp by Techique Junkies
Sentiments by Lawn Fawn
Reveal Wheel Die by Lawn Fawn

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Remember you are loved

Just Add Ink - Challenge #413

I used my Concord & 9th Turnabout half circle stamp for this card.

Background stamp by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

I love these balloons by Concord & 9th! They make great birthday cards for men or women.

Rubber Dance - June Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Colors
Moving Along with the Times - Girl's Birthday
Crafty Rocket - Birthday

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Friday, June 15, 2018

I love you a whole sloth

I am just having so much with this sloth stamp set by Art Impressions. I prefer to watercolor him with my Jane Davenport watercolors.

I am entering him in these challenges:

Art Impressions - Odd Animals #234
Cheerful Sketches - June Sketch

Stamps by Art Impressions
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
Cardstock by Bella Blvd.

Keep Calm and Float On

I've used this stamp set multiple times but this time I just used 1 girl floating on a raft, a pineapple raft at that! LOL I downloaded the paper online.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge - Make a Splash!
Crafty Sentiments - Water
Bastel-Traum - Hobby (swimming)
Cute n Crafty - Summer theme
Cute Card Thursday - Sun, Sea, Sand

Stamps by Avery Elle

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Friends are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty

Stamps by Unity Stamps

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Our Deepest Condolences

Recently, my friend in Scotland lost her dog at the ripe old age of 15 years old. Penny lived a long life. I am sending this to my friend and hoping it will cheer her up.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Addicted-to-Stamps - Use one other color

Girl/Dog by My Favorite Things
Sentiment by Technique Junkies

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I love you tons

Animal Friends Challenge - Elephants
The Dream Factory - No Where in Africa

I tried my no-line coloring technique on this elephant and it came out pretty good but its harder than it looks. LOL  Had to add some washi tape too :).
Stamps by Unity Stamps

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hope your Days are Bright Again Soon

I love this stamp set by Concord & 9th. Its called Rainbow Wishes and there's a possibilities for this set.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Bastel-Traum - Rainbow
Creatalicious Challenge - Challenge #140
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes #533
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Colors

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hope your Day is Super

Sloth by Art Impressions
Sentiments by Lawn Fawn
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
Reveal Wheel Die by Lawn Fawn

When I watched Jennifer McGuire's video featuring how easy the brand new Reveal Wheel Die is to use, I knew I had to get it. I ordered it and got it 3 days later!!  I love it and it's so fun!! You can see this fun die at Lawn Fawn. But I see it's currently sold out.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Art Impressions - Odd Animals #234
Southern Girls Challenge - Blue

Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Day

Another card using these awesome balloons by Concord & 9th. I love their stamps!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Calling All Sistas: CAS #13
Stamps-Fun = Creativity - Balloons

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Inks by Oxide Distress & Tombow markers

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloons

2 Sisters on the Blog - Challenge #16
Stamps-Fun = Creativity - Balloons
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Stamps by Concord & 9th
I used my Distress Oxide inks for this card. I stamped the balloons in the Oxide inks, then squirted with a little water.