Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wishing you everything that makes you Happy

Stamps by Stampin Up
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment by PrintWorks

Allsorts - Water or the color blue#486
Crafty Friends - Challenge 93  Autumn Colors

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Holiday Joy

Jingle Belle's - Let It Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Snow, T is for .... 
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Coloring

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Snow by Snow-Tex
Colored with Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hang in there

Just Add Ink - Just Add "K"
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge #103

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happy Fall patchwork

Card Mania - Challenge #108
Creative with Stamps - Pumpkin #30
Crafter's Cafe - Autumn or Spring

Stamp by Stampendous

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall Eclipse card

I'm loving this Eclipse technique with the raised letters and I thought it would be perfect for my Halloween card this year that I'm sending out to friends.

Time Out Challenge - Challenge #118
Aud Sentiments - Fall plus sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Thoughts of Fall
Through the Purple Haze - Bright Colors
Crafter's Cafe - Autumn or Spring
Creative with Stamps - Pumpkin
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Autumn

Stamps by Impression Obsession

Time Out Challenge

Friday, September 21, 2018

Happiest of Holidays

Snowman stamp by Mama Elephant
Sentiment by Flora &  Fauna

ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for snow, T is for teal
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome #548
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals - 3 or more layers
Fab n' Funky - Christmas

I made a grid on a piece of paper measuring 3/4"
of an inch sideways and up and down. Then
I watercolored the squares using my 
Tombow marker and water.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Back to Basics - Inky Backgrounds #12
Watercolor Wednesday - Anything Masculine
Papercraft Challenges - Special Occasions
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Amuse

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feels like Fall

For the challenge at Cards in Envy this week, we are to make a card that "Feels like Fall". I love this digital image by Mo's Digital. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I hope you'll join us in our our challenge here

Digital image by Mo's Digital
Paper by Bo Bunny
Colored with Copics

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Another llama card

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Just Us Girls - Challenge #458 - For  my 3rd color, I chose Green.
Addicted-to-Stamps - Christmas Comes Early

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fleece Navidad

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

How cute is this brand new Christmas llama set by Flora & Fauna?
I had to order it the second I saw it online and I got it
on Friday.  With Hurricane Florence nearby, I stayed
in my craft room and stamped all day. I colored
this one with my Copics. I got quite a few
Christmas cards done so I am feeling pretty good
with my progress. You can find the set here.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown- Punny Holiday

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Whale Hello There

My Time to Craft - Under the Sea
Cardz 4 Guyz - All at Sea

Stamps by Memory Box

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Peace and Joy to you and yours!

Did you know there is ONLY 15 more Tuesdays until Christmas?  I'm getting a head start on my Christmas cards and these Christmas card blogs always help me get started :).

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Lime Green/Hot Pink
Jingle Belles - Peace on Earth
Simply Create Too - Stitching
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Joy 
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Joy

Tree stamps by Stampin Up Waterfront Stamp set
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Stitched Die by Gina Marie Designs

Monday, September 10, 2018

Celebrate You

Just Us Girls - Hand Drawn Elements
Allsorts - Bears

Bear hand drawn by me
Stamp by Stampabilities

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Merry Christmas in pink and green!

Out of all the Kristina Warner's watercolor techniques she showed us in her class, I think I have done this more than the others. I measured 3/4" all throughout the card and watercolored each square with my Jane Davenport inks, making sure each one dries before laying down the next color. Be sure to tape it down on a clipboard to prevent your paper from warping from the watercolor and heat gun, if you use it to help dry it faster. This is one of my oldest snowman stamps. I still love this little guy!!

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Lime Green & Hot Pink
Addicted-to-Stamps - Christmas

Snowman by Inky Antics
Sentiment by Stampabilities
Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Friday, September 7, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yappy Birthday!

Crazy for CAS - #9 Pinterest Inspired
Papercraft Challenges - Animals
Shopping Our Stash - Crazy for Coloring

For one of these  challenges, we are to make a card that inspired us on Pinterest. I've had this pin saved for awhile so I was excited to try it :). I love how it came out. You can see the original here on Pinterest here by Annie Karten and her blog is here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New York, New York

Make My Monday - New York, New York
Cards 4 Galz - Beautiful Backgrounds

I love this die by Poppy Stamps and don't use it enough. 
I used my Oxide inks to color in the background.
Then, added some birds :). 


As You Like It - Favorite non-card project and why

So many of my friends have started quilting so I finally bit the bullet, got out my sewing machine and sewed a few totes. I watched Jenny's you tube video over and over and she really does make it look super easy. I found that once I made one, I wanted to make another. Then, I found myself going to stores and looking at fabrics. What to make next?

I find myself really enjoying sewing these bags and I love the end results. I wanted a new hobby and this is why I am loving it!! People will be so shocked to see I actually made these! LOL

Maybe I will even make a few as Christmas gifts this year?!?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Cards in Envy - Fruits of your Labor

Happy Labor Day!!  For the challenge at Cards in Envy this week, we are to make a card that with the "Fruits of your Labor" on it (meaning any card with fruits on it, bananas, apples, watermelons, etc.).All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. I decided to use this cute fruit cardstock by Recollections that I found at Michael's.  

I can't believe it's Labor Day already! Where did the summer go?  Of course, here in NC, its still very much summer with hot hot hot temperatures but once Labor Day comes, it just seems like Fall is just around the corner! 

I'm loving this set by Stampin Up.  I had this embossed "fruity" cardstock in my stash so I used that as the background paper.  

I hope you'll join us in our our challenge here

All stamps by Stampin Up
Watercolored using Koi watercolors

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Happy Holidays

Just Add Ink - Texture
My Time to Craft - Christmas in August

For my texture I used "Snow-Tex". It was the first time I had used this and I really like it. It dried relatively quick and it looks like real snow. This card has a lot of dies on it and I wanted it to look like snow in between the layers.

Saturday, September 1, 2018


I made this cute snowman card using this awesome Waterfront Stampin Up set. This is the BEST stamp set in my opinion that Stampin Up has right now. I have used it for so many things!! I saw this idea on Pinterest so I did not make it up on my own. It makes a great snowman card, don't you think?

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Jingle Belle's - Shape Up for the Holidays
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Joy (Snowmen bring me joy since I grew up in FL and never had snow until I was 25 years old!)
My Time to Craft - Christmas in August
Christmas with the Cuties - The Cutest Snowmen