Monday, May 21, 2018

Cupcakes Chick

Carol is the May hostess of the Creative Card Chicks. She sent us a fun envelope of birthday goodies, including the oh-so-adorable Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake on Top that you see on my card. In fact, everything on my card was in the kit except for some CS for layering and the card base (Recollections Brown and SU Sahara Sand).

Carol's Kit Included:

Image (Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake on Top (and Sentiment, too)

Joann's DP

Embellishments from her stash


I colored the image with my Copic Markers, Gel Pens, and I added a touch of Stickles Glitter Glue to the wings.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Apple Pie Goodness

I love this mouse! Pansy, the organizer of the Christmas CraZy group on SCS sent a couple of the images to all of us a month or two ago. I made a card with one of them, and today I decided to make another card.

Did I mention I love this mouse?

High Hopes Apple Mouse Pie

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Supplies Used

Stamped Image (provided by Pansy): High Hopes Apple Mouse Pie (I colored it with my Copic Markers)

Sentiment: Merry Christmas from an unknown vendor and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Paper: Recollections Green, 110# Red, and White CS and DP from  my scrap file

Embellishment: Offray Ribbon

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Miss Blossom Is No Longer a Mystery

The Mystery Image swappers have been busy making cards with the images that our host chose. Now that the swap is due we can share pictures. Fun stuff!

Carole chose a Whipper Snapper stamp for our swap this round. It's Miss Blossom... and she is oh-so-cute!


Here's my card:

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Supplies Used

Image (provided by Carol): Whipper Snapper Miss Blossom (I colored it with Copic Markers)

Papers: Recollections White and SU Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry CS and DP from the DCWV Girlhood Stack

Embellishments: Prima Flower, Stickles Glitter Glue, and SU Ribbon

Friday, May 18, 2018

It's Always Summer Somewhere

It's time! It's Time!!!

I am so excited! I serve on both the Eyelet Outlet design team and The Project Bin design team... so this is especially fun for me!

Not only that, but I also created a beach scene on my card... and I absolutely LOVE the beach!!!

I used Washi Tape to create the ocean, 
tearing the edges to make it look like subtle waves:

Here's the inside:

Eyelet Outlet Products:


The Project Bin Stamps:

Be sure to go to Instagram and hop along! If you will follow each of the design team members and leave a comment on each hop post, you will be entered to win one of two prizes! The Project Bin and Eyelet Outlet are both giving away a $25 gift certificate. Winners will be chosen randomly and posted by May 25th.

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black, Blue and White CS and Doodlebug Spring Things and PaperPizazz Sandstone DP

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Four Little Poppies

Today's card may not be my most spectacular one; in fact, it's really rather plain. However, it is a card that touches my heart in special ways.

An American Legion member came to my husband's office recently, asking for donations to benefit our Veterans. You know the campaign, right? It will soon be National Poppy Day (May 25th), a day in which we honor our fallen heroes and support our living heroes. When we give money toward this Poppy Day cause, as a wee thank you in return, we receive a poppy or two. My husband gave a donation and came home with four poppies.

He sat these four poppies on a counter in our kitchen... it's actually a place that gathers junk, but that is beside the point. As I walked by them a time or two I began to think of what to do with them.

These poppies always made me pause to think of the men and women who have served - and are serving our country. Such sacrifice. Such love.

Almost immediately the idea came to me to incorporate these four little poppies into the design of a card... and what better stamp set to use with this American symbol than the Ready Set Boom stamp set from The Project Bin.

We enjoy our Liberty, thanks to our heroes!
When you see them, be sure to say

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: The Project Bin Ready Set Boom stamped with Memento Paris Dusk Ink

Papers: SU Night of Navy and Sahara Sand CS and DP from the Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 Paper Pad

Embellishments: Poppies from the Veteran Donation Drive and Brads from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ready, Set... Let's Go (to a Wedding)!

This is my second post of the day. If you're here to see my card for the Craftaholics R Us Challenge, please scroll down (it's the next blog post) or go HERE.

It is the people in my life that make life what it is.

Two of my dear friends - Barb and Kelly - and I have connected because of our love for paper-crafting, but it goes deeper than that in ways even I can't explain. We just get each other. I am so thankful for both of them. They love me (even when I'm not so lovable). They challenge me to do better. They encourage me when I'm down or critical of myself. They just make life so much fun!

I also think the sentiment on my card fits them to a T, as my grandma used to say...

I am here for you today and always.

Thank you, my friends, for always being there for me! I can't imagine life without you!

I always look forward to the Ready Set Go! Challenge that the three of us do each month. It is fun! Yes, sometimes it is a bit challenging... but that's the point. It's supposed to be a bit extreme.

This month Kelly is the "host" of the Ready Set Go! Challenge, which means she chose the theme.

This is what she challenged us with...

"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe!"  

With the season of weddings upon us, I thought this traditional wedding saying would be a fitting challenge to create a card or project!  
This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms.  Of course, it is a folk tradition in that, for example, something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

So this is where your card or project come in!  You may use this saying in any form you like BUT use at least 2 ways to transform this saying into a card.  For example, your card could use a borrowed stamp, one that's old or new ... you can make it in shades of blue .... you get the idea ♥  It does NOT need to be a wedding card ~ just as long as we see where the (minimum) of 2 things you chose are!  


I actually used the first four elements on my card - something old, new, borrowed (well, sort of), and blue. (I'd never heard the last part of the phrase, and truthfully couldn't figure out how to add a sixpence element to my card, so I didn't.)

OLD - I found an OLD scrap of designer paper in my file that I have had so long I don't even remember having it. I'm sure I used it on another project at some point, or the scrap wouldn't be there. But, it has to have been a l-o-n-g time ago. Another OLD thing about this card is more about my special style. I almost always mat my layers on my card with black (or some dark) CS, but when I first started card-making I didn't do that. I also didn't do it on this card.

NEW - I used my very newest stamp on this card. In fact, it is so new that it arrived in the mail just one day before I stamped it to use on this card.

BORROWED - okay this one is definitely a stretch... I guess it's technically not BORROWED, because it was given to me, but the Close to Cocoa CS was given to me by a local friend who years ago supported Stampin' UP! but has since then quit making cards. She recently gave me her inks, papers, and some other fun goodies.

BLUE - this one's pretty obvious. I used Bordering BLUE CS on my card and part of my image was colored with BLUE Copic markers.

Now, let's head over to Kelly's blog and Barb's blog to see what they did with the theme Kelly chose.

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Today with You stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: SU Bordering Blue and Close to Cocoa CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

A Great Day for a Ride in the Wagon

This is going to be a GREAT week to participate in the Craftahholics R Us Challenge because it's...

Anything Goes!

It can't get any easier than that. Seriously. Anything you make will fit the theme.

May 16 - 22
Theme: Anything Goes

I hope you'll participate!

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Meant for Adventure stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors