Friday, January 31, 2020

Helping one person might not change the whole world ...

Have you seen Unity Stamp's latest koala set and part of the proceeds go towards the fires in Australia? I had to order mine right away and I got it within 4 days. Thanks Unity!! You can get the stamp set here.

This card will go to my pen pal Tonia who lives in Australia. My pouches have arrived and she is heading to Gippsland with them. She's hoping to save some wildlife herself. I just cannot imagine!!

Festive Friday - Challenge FF0051
Do-Al(l) Creative - Australia
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Hearts

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Heart diecuts by The Stamp Market
Cloud stencil by Hero Arts
Grass diecut (used like a stencil) by Taylored Expressions

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Festive Friday - FF0051
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 619

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Catch the Bug - Sketch 802
Dream Valley - Spots and/or Dots

Digi by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Colored with Copics

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Double Triangle Mini Fun Fold Birthday card

When I watched this video from Chicken Scratch, I knew I had to try to make this card. It's so easy. I saw a card on Instagram that inspired me to make this card. I usually add the balloons to the top of the car and this girl added them to the back of the car and I thought "Oh what a great idea!" You can see Tardis_Blau's creation here. I love how it came out and will definitely be making more :).

Creative Crafting Uncles - Car(s)
Alphabet Challenge - Use washi tape
Double D - Fun with Balloons

Stamps and balloon die cut by Stamp Market
Washi tape

Monday, January 27, 2020

Get Well Soon

This heart die set by Concord & 9th isn't just for Valentine's Day. I made a get well card for my aunt who recently fell and is in rehab for 2 weeks. She misses her dog!

Just Add Ink - Challenge 489
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Dog die cut by Penny Black
Heart die cut by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Fiskars

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

You're in my thoughts today

What do I do when the sentiment is too large to add to your card? I cut it into smaller pieces and glue it on.  This stamp is so great for birthday, sympathy cards, thinking of you cards. I decided to make this into a sympathy card. I decided to add this awesome washi tape to the bottom and I really love how it came out. I used my Tombow markers and water to color the flowers and leaves.

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes, Flower Power
Daring Cardmakers - Cheer someone Up
Alphabet Challenge - Use washi tape

Flower stamp by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Washi tape

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Stitched hugs

Creative Knockouts - In Stitches

Die cuts by Concord & 9th

Friday, January 24, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge #192

At Cut It Up this week, we are making Get Well Soon cards. Here is mine and I sure had fun with this Stampin Up Get Well set. I fell in love with this sloth right away when I saw him in the catalog last summer. First, I found a sheet of embossed paper by DCWV and I sponged it using my Catherine Pooler inks with a brush from Picket Fence. I stamped this cute sloth using Gina K's black ink and then I colored him with my Copic markers. I used my Gina Marie X-Stitched Oval die and cut him out. I added a tiny bit of glitter pen to his cast. For the sentiment, I got it from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. I just hand cut out each word to make it fit better on my card. What do you think? I can't wait to see your get well cards at Cut It Up.

Sloth by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Digital Delights by Louby Lou

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A little bubbly can fix anything!

I recently won a nice set of House Mouse mini stamps from Stampendous and they arrived on Tueday!! What a nice batch of stamps I got. I got 12 and they're from their newest collection called "Everyday Mini Clear Set" and you can find them here. This is perfect for bubble bath day LOL.

Day of the Month Card Club - Bubble Bath Day
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Challenge 441
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Stash (new stamps)
House-Mouse & Friends - Anything Goes, Optional Tag

Stamps by Stampendous

Added a few drops of Stickles glitter
to the bubbles (just to a select few bubbles)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

You are Special

Do-Al(l) Creative - Australia
Atlantic Hearts - Sketch 352
Papercraft Challenges - Use more than 2 designer papers
Use Your Stuff - Friendship

Koala by Lily of the Valley
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

I made 6 more joey pouches with 3 liners for each one and mailed them to Tennessee yesterday. TN is one of 6 HUBS in the US where we can send our handmade things for Australia. I'm not sure how they are going to get to Australia from TN but at least I got mine to the HUB before the January 30th deadline.

Also, I wanted to let you know Unity Stamp Company has come out with a brand new stamp set called "Koala-ty Friend" and 50% of the proceeds will go to help with the fires in Australia. There are 8 stamps in this set. That's a terrific deal!  Yes, I ordered it and it's currently on sale for only $10 FOR THE WHOLE SET. You can find it here.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mice with hot cocoa

The Paper Girls - Challenge 192
Cheerful Sketches - January Sketch 
Dream Valley - Spots and/or dots

Stamp by Sassy Cheryl

Monday, January 20, 2020


Global Design Project - CASE the Designer
Less is More - Off Center
Always Fun - Favorite Stamp Set (this is my fave stamp set because it's so versatile and I can make the cake layers any color I want.)

Stamps by Flora & Fauna
Flame on candle - Nuvo Crystal Drop (Dandelion Yellow)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thank You

I have been wanting a koala or a kangaroo stamped or digital image and finally found one at this Etsy store. It's by Lili of the Valley and isn't he just the cutest? Profits from the sale will be donated to the WWF Australian Bushfire Relief fund.

I'm still sewing joey pouches for the injured animals. I shipped one shipment off to my friend in Australia and since that was rather expensive, I may ship my next package to the US Hub in TN.
They have to have all projects by Jan 30th so they can get a head count what they have and what is still needed so I will see what I can do the next few days. I'll post more pics as I have them finished.

Catch the Bug - 10th Birthday Bash
Allsorts - More than a single word sentiment
Inkspirational - Fauna
Creative Knockouts - Finish Inside of card
Do-Al(l) Creative - Australia

Digi by Lily of the Valley
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Colored with Copics
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Midnight Blue)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

I'm so happy for you

Just Add Ink - Celebrate
Daring Cardmakers - Something New (new digi image)
Allsorts - More than a single word sentiment
Papercraft Challenges - More than 2 designer papers

Image by Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment by Catherine Pooler
Double Roped Circle die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Friday, January 17, 2020

Wildlife pouches and a wallaby pouch are on their way to Australia

I got these all packed up yesterday and they are now on their way down under. I may do more later but waiting to see what all is still needed. Reading lots of conflicting information as to they need more, they have too much, etc.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wallaby bags anyone? LOL

I don't have any cards for you today because I spent all day yesterday making some more little pouches for the wounded animals in Australia. I also tried my hand at a wallaby pouch. I first made a proto-type so I could practice to make sure I was making it right and once I had that down, I finished a real one and I think it is so cute!!  Here are a couple of pics. I have lots of fabric left over so I can probably make 2-3 more. Did you know that there is a "day-time" pouch and a "night-time" pouch? This one is a day-time pouch as it has the cutout in the front so they can poke their little heads out. The night-time pouch doesn't have the cut out. Guess I should make a few of those too.

I hope to get a bunch made by Monday and then pop them in the mail to my friend in Australia.

This is me saying "I MADE THIS?" lol

When I saw this koala flannel
at Joann Fabrics, I had to get it
(plus it was on sale)

I put this stuffed animal
bear in here so you can see
how it sits in it

A terrible pic of me but
wanted you to see how
the bag is actually worn

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe - CAS

The Crafter's Cafe's challenge this week is CAS (Clean and Simple). I'm using Eggbert Winter by Bugaboo and I just think she is so cute!!You can find her here at Bugaboo. (Eggbert might be a "he" but since he's all in pink, I made it a "she") LOL

I can't wait to see what you create at The Crafter's Cafe for this fortnight challenge.

I am also entering it in the following challenge:

Simply Create Too - Monochromatic

Image by Bugaboo Digitals
Stickles glitter used on snow

Bastel-Traum Challenge 85 - Monochrome/Glitter

The Bastel-Traum's challenge this week is Monochrome/Glitter. This image by Concord & 9th is so great for a birthday card, thinking of you card, get well card, almost anything. I just love it! I colored this using my Jane Davenport colors, only using one shade of blue but I kept using more water to make some shades lighter than others. I really liked how it came out.

I would love to see what you make over at Bastel-Traum.

Stamp by Concord & 9th
Diecut by Gina Marie Designs

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sewing for Australia

Have you seen the heartbreaking news on the fires that are out of control in Australia? It just breaks my heart. I have a pen pal who lives in Victoria, Australia and we've been friends for 30 years. She asked if I could sew anything for the injured animals. I thought "sure why not?" I have TONS of left over fabric that is just sitting in my drawers so I dug those out and got to work. Of course, I spent all day yesterday scouring the internet, joining a couple of different crafting fb groups to see what they needed. I got it all figured out and took a trip to Joann's today for flannel fabric (I had everything BUT flannel as I was always afraid to sew flannel but it actually was pretty easy). The flannel is needed for the liners inside of these bags. They are very easy to make and I have no idea how many I will get made. I also want to make a joey bag that they actually carry the small kangaroos around in a bag. That's on my agenda tomorrow. I wanted to try these first since they were much easier.

They have hub's set up all around the US that you can literally take your things there to get mailed off but I am mailing mine directly to my friend Tonia. She said she would hand deliver them and she is so excited I am doing this for them.

This is the you tube video I followed.

This is already a week old but look at
everything they need. Literally, 100's of thousands
of crafters around the world are stepping up to sew
for these poor animals.

Just floating by to say it's your birthday

Sunday Stamps - Challenge 222

Stamps by Stampin Up

Monday, January 13, 2020

It is so hard to find the right words

For this card, I used my Tim Holtz Oxide inks and just randomly stamped the petals and leaves. I kind of like how it came out, not all in the lines. I also decided to stamp and decorate the inside of the card. I need to do this more often!!

Allsorts - Say it with flowers

Flowers by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Unity Stamps