Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hope Your Birthday is a splash

I finally put away all my winter stamps and dug out my Spring/Summer stamps and remembered how much I loved this stamp set from last year. I decided to make a few summer birthday cards early :). 

Sunday Stamps - Tropical Vibes
Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Little Red Wagon - White Space

Stamps by Avery Elle

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hey there, crafty friend

The Paper Players - Challenge PP488
All Fun Challenges - Challenge 7
Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark

Digi image by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

On the Bright Side, You don't need a cone

I'm not sure I have ever made a swing card or if I have, it's been awhile that I don't remember. It was pretty easy using circle dies. This get well set by Art Impressions always makes me smile and I had to cut apart the sentiment to get it to fit or it would've made the circle lop-sided. LOL

Do-Al(l) Creative - Swing card

Stamps by Art Impressions
Colored with Copics


How's everyone doing with their shut downs? Here in NC, we have new orders that put us at stay at home until May 8th. Only then, will we go into Phase 1 - and let's hope our numbers stay down so we actually go into Phase 1. We stay in Phase 1 for 2-3 weeks and then hopefully we can move onto Phase 2 which will last ANOTHER 4-6 weeks before we can move onto Phase 3. I believe hair salons can open in Phase 2 so let's see how gray I will be by then!! Stay safe!

Here's another card for Taylored Expressions card drive (see info below). I love this heartbeat die cut by Sizzix but man, is it hard to glue it down! I do use Gina K's Connect Glue which is a liquid glue and that works great but it's a pain to get it on without breaking.

Creative Friday - Black and white with splash of color
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes, Optional Occupations
Make My Monday - Use a Digi stamp

Digi image by Unity Stamps
Die cut by Sizzix

Monday, April 27, 2020

I know you have a ton on your mind ... I'm here for you

Poetic Artistry - Mojo Monday 532-535
Allsorts - Add a bow (bow on elephant's tale)
Dream Valley - Four Legged Friends

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Colored with Jane Davenport watercolors
Notice his blue painted toenails? LOL

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Forever Grateful for You

Ellen Hutson came out with a free digi and you can find it here.

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge 367
Allsorts - Add a bow

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Your sacrifice is appreciated and we are forever grateful

Another card I made for Taylored Expressions card drive :).  Free digi image by Sassy & Crafty and you can find it here. I made the stripes with my Copic markers.

Fab Friday - Challenge 188
Festive Friday - Challenge 0057 (I chose appreciation sentiment, medical imagery, super heroes, heart)

Digital images by Sassy & Crafty
Die cut by Sizzix


Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank you, front line heroes!

Have you seen the latest FREE DIGITAL image by Flora & Fauna? I love it!!!  You can find it here. It's just perfect, don't you think????

Taylored Expressions is having a card drive for heroes. I copied and pasted their info, see below. I am going to mail out a few cards in the next few days, once I get done with these masks.

Seize the Birthday - Seize the Heros

Stamp by Flora & Fauna

I made some more masks to send out to friends and family this week. I have a few Mickey Mouse fans out there and I had the fabric so I had to make a few :).  Here's a few of me wearing them ...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Showing you with birthday wishes

AAA Birthday - Dots and/or Stripes
Double D Challenges - Showers and Flowers
Allsorts - Flowers and/or Showers
Little Red Wagon - April Showers
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

All stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thank You to our firemen

Seize the Birthday - Seize the Heros #188 (thank you)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions 

Digi by Bugaboo Digital
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Die cut by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

We're all in this together

Pearly Sparkles - Bunnies, Birds or Bears
Sweet Stampers - Clean and Simple

Flamingo by Echo Park
Sentiment by Catherine Pooler 

Monday, April 20, 2020


Little Red Wagon - For Mother
Sweet Stampers - Clean and Simple
International Art & Soul - One sentiment used multiple times

Image by Bugaboo Digitals

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Tuesday Throwdown - Include a moving part
The Card Concept - Challenge 133
Allsorts - Flowers and/or Showers

All stamps by Concord & 9th

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Happy you're in my life

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch 366
The Cat's Pajamas - Challenge 367 Share Hope
Animal Friends - Farm Animals with 4 legs
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - April 2020

All stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Cardstock by Doodlebug Designs (Joann's Fabrics)
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
Copic marker (dress and flowers)

Friday, April 17, 2020

Showering You with Birthday Wishes

I love this image by Purple Onion Designs. I made this for my nephew's birthday

Daring Cardmakers - Umbrella
My Time to Craft - Here Comes the Rain

All stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Cut It Up Challenge 198 - Our Beautiful Earth

At Cut It Up this week, our challenge is Our Beautiful Earth (Earth Day is April 22) representing nature - flowers, trees, animals, butterflies, birds, etc.

Here is my card. All stamps and dies are by Concord & 9th. I first made the plaid background using the sketched lines stamp which I just turned the stamp to make a plaid background and I used 2 different colors. I stamped my flowers and then used my die cut to cut them out. I colored the flowers using my Copic markers. I added that on top of the plaid background, then I popped up the 2 sentiments.

I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge. Please, remember to use a die cut on your project.

Stamps and Die cuts by Concord & 9th

Thursday, April 16, 2020

It's Time to Celebrate!

I took a break from sewing masks and got back to my first love :). Stamping!!

Do these guys know how to have a great time or what?? I watercolored them with my Jane Davenport watercolors. This is one of the newest releases by Purple Onion Designs.

Atlantic Hearts - Sketch 364
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge 337
Fab 'n' Funky - Spots or Dots
Animal Friends - Farm Animals with 4 legs
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - April 2020

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Cardstock by Pink Paislee called Birthday Bash (Joann's online)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Flowers

At the Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week, the theme is flowers. I used this wonderful gnome digi by Sheep Ski Designs. You can find the gnome here. I just think he is so cute!!

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Add a flower
{PIN}spirational - Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers - Crafter's Choice

Digi image by Sheep Ski Designs
Sentiments by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Have a wonderful day

The Paper Players - Challenge 486

All stamps by Concord & 9th

Sending jumbo hugs

I think we could ALL use some JUMBO HUGS right about now, don't you?

Here is another great new stamp I got from Purple Onion Designs and I paired the elephant with this rainbow stamp set from Concord & 9th.

I hope everyone's keeping safe right now. It's such a scary thing the whole world is going through!!

Stamping Sensations - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C530
The Cat's Pajamas - Challenge 367

Elephant and monkey by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Purple Onion Designs
Rainbow by Concord & 9th

Monday, April 13, 2020

Oh poop! I missed your birthday!

Have you seen the newest stamps at Purple Onion Designs yet?  The designer is Julian Charlton and I just love her stuff!!  I follow her on Instagram and when I saw she was having her illustrations made into stamps, I bought them right away. They shipped out of NY on Saturday and I got them Monday in NC. WOO HOOO!!!!! I love fast customer service!!!!!

Now if you know me, I am NEVER late sending birthday cards but when I saw this stamp set, I had to have it. It makes me laugh whenever I look at it and I had to make a card with it right away and will send it to someone, even if I am a day late wishing someone happy birthday. LOL (I make my birthday cards way ahead of time!)

Always Fun - Clean and Simple
The Paper Players - Challenge #486
Sweet Stampers - Clean and Simple

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs