Friday, July 31, 2020

Gnome for the Holidays

One more Christmas in July card. I find myself drawn to all cute gnomes for my Christmas cards this year.  I just ordered some stamps on sale from Joann's so waiting on those to arrive next week. I have 0 gnome stamps so I need to change that, right?

Winter Wonderland - Hip to be Square
Jingle Belles - Holiday Left overs
Fab 'n Funky - Christmas

Gnome die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Square postage die cut by Concord & 9th
Stitched Square die cut by Taylored Expressions
Sentiment - computer generated

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Relaxing ... with the sand between our toes

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Ocean/Beachy
C.R.A.F.T. - Summer
Always Fun - Stencils

Mountain/Palm Trees by Stampin Up
Chair, umbrella, foot prints and sentiment by Jenn Shurkus
Circle die cut by Taylored Expressions
Catherine Pooler inks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hope Your Birthday is a Splash!

Who knew National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is in a few days? That's my favorite treat of all times!! I didn't make a card with ice cream but with other elements allowed :). 

Festive Friday - Challenge 0064 Brown/Diecuts/Summer Fun

Stamps and Die Cuts by Avery Elle

Monday, July 27, 2020

'Tis the Season to be Jolly

I made a slimline card using my new scalloped stitched slimline die by Gina Marie Designs. I also used her clouds and sun dies to go with this card too. These new digi images are by Angie Blom and I have quite a few family and friends down in Florida who I know this card will be perfect for this Christmas. I haven't had much luck merging digi images into one card but I think I did ok here. I still would like it if Santa was in FRONT of the palm tree instead of next to it. I just need to keep working with it I guess. I have Windows 10 and I use Google Documents for all my digi images.

Inspired by ... - Beach Life (I'm inspired by the palm tree in this pic)
Krafty Chicks - All Occasion
Tic Tac Toe - Challenge 074 (Adventure/Beach/Palm Tree)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sewing

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Let the Good Times Roll

Little Red Wagon - Spots or Stripes

Stamps & die cuts by Avery Elle

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Joy to the World

It has been so hot this week in the Carolina's. Mid 90's with a heat index well over 100. So it feels strange making Christmas cards right now but why not, right? We've had thunderstorms every single night around dinner time and we have our grand-dog Tino here visiting for the week. He is so afraid of thunder that he just shakes and is so happy when they are over.

I recently got this gnome die set from Gina Marie Designs and he was so fun to color. I used the stars out of the Avery Elle camping set, the sentiment is by Ellen Hutson, the oval die cut is by Taylored Expressions along with Catherine Pooler's Suede Shoes ink.

Christmas Kickstart - Starry, Starry Night
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Double Trouble - Christmas in July (My favorite crafting tool at the moment is my blending brush by The Stamp Market. I just love love love how they blend so smoothly. I could never get those smooth brushes using my old handy dandy Tim Holtz foam pads)
Heart to Heart - Your fave crafting tool (my blending brush by The Stamp Market, see above)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

Gnome die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Sentiment by Ellen Hutson
Stars by Avery Elle
Oval die cut by Taylored Expressions
Blue ink by Catherine Pooler
Gnome colored with Copics

Friday, July 24, 2020

You Make the World a Better Place

Fab Friday - Challenge 194

Stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler and Distress Oxides

Ho Ho Ho

Catch the Bug - Day 7 Color Challenge
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 187
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
The Card Concept - Christmas in July (I was inspired by the ornaments on the Christmas tree)

Image by Bugaboo

Cut It Up Challenge #205 You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

For this week's challenge at Cut It Up, let's get out our ice cream images (or anything related to ice cream) and make cute cards ...

I love this set by Reverse Confetti. These pups sure have the right idea on this hot summer day!

I can't wait to see what you create with your ice cream images. Don't forget your die cuts!

I also want to add this to the following challenge:

Day of the Month Card Club - Ice Cream

Stamps by Reverse Confetti
Sentiment by Digital Delights by Looby Lou
Cloud stencil by Hero Arts
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Santa's List

Catch the Bug - Day 6 Photo Challenge
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Santa
Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes
The Spot - Christmas in July
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

Digi stamps by Bugaboo
Flower Chain Oval die cut by Gina Marie Designs


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Check List

Catch the Bug - Make Us Laugh
CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch 381

Digi by Bugaboo
Sentiment found online


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Merry Chrismoose

It's Day 4 at Bugaboo Digital Images and I love this moose with the ornaments digi. I colored the ornaments in purple and then I realized I didn't have any purple cardstock (gasp!) so I cut colored the next size up diecut with a purple copic marker. Voila! Matches perfectly. I used Stickles glitter for the glitter and I love the sentiment for this moose. Last year I made a few moose Christmas cards and thought this sentiment was lost for good but I found it stuck to something else just recently (it was unmounted rubber, easy to misplace). I know exactly who I will send this to since she loves purple and loves moose!

Catch the Bug - BINGO (Sparkle/Bugaboo Image/Sentiment)
Die Cut Diva's - Christmas in July


Keep Being Amazing

Allsorts - Flowers All Over 

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Monday, July 20, 2020

Gift Tag

Catch the Bug - Day 3 - Anything but a card
Always Fun - Anything but a card

Digi by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Wishing You a Top-Down Kind of Day

I wish I had this convertible and could run around all over town right now :). (with my mask, of course!) Stamps by The Greetery and Concord & 9th. Clouds by Hero Arts stencil. Sending this to a great friend for her birthday who is far away.

Just Add Ink - Challenge #514

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Merry Christmas

Catch the Bug - Day 2 Sketch

Digi by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Always Rooting for You

Festive Friday - Challenge 7 (heart/pink/green/diecuts)

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

My 2nd post of the day ... Christmas in July starts at Bugaboo Stamps so this is my card for Day 1.

Catch the Bug - Day 1 Santa's Workshop
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Let's go fishing

TGIF - Silhouettes
Craft Rocket - For the Men/Boys
Time Out - Peaceful

Stamps by Hero Arts

Friday, July 17, 2020

Darlin' You're Fabulous

Fab 'n' Funky - Free for all but add pink
NBUS - Challenge 16  (first time using this image by Angie Blom)
Cute Card Thursday - Stitching

Stamps by Angie Blom

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Pink tote bag

Besides stamping, I also sew. I learned how last year after not touching a sewing machine since middle school or high school. Now I love it! :) I made a tote bag. If you look closely, you can see llamas on it :). My favorite!

Fab 'n' Funky - Creative Free for All plus pink