Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Wise Fisherman

Our family loves fishing. My son and I go out in the boat, cast our lines and wait for the fish to bite. I have had this stamp for over two years and have never used it. I just could not figure out how to make it work. This week I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and thougt get that stamp out!

Using kraft cardstock, a wood image was stamped. Kraft dotted paper is the designer paper. A sticker lure was added.

A Wise Fisherman is linked to:
Mojo Monday http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2015/07/mojo-monday-408.html
DL Art http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-161.html

Old Fashioned Christmas

This is the last week of July and my last Christmas in July card. I love this old truck that has the decorated tree in the back. I added some glistening hearts in the snowfilled tree branches.

Old Fashioned Christmas is lineked to:
Merry Monday http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/07/merry-monday-167-hearts.html

Jingle Belleshttp://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2015/07/an-old-fashioned-christmas.html

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Need a Little Perk Me Up?

Oh, I think this is so funny. A little coffee cup feeling a little blah and then the cupcake comes along for some encouragement!! The cupcake, of course, has to have a quizical smile on it's face!! Sometimes you can sparkle and shine with words you say.

I am using Freshly Made Sketches 196 for the card desing and the inspiration 30 for coffee and cupcakes comes from Cupcake Inspiration.

I need a little perk up was created.

I Need a Little Perk Me Up? is linked to:
Cupcake Inspirationhttp://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/07/challenge-319.html
Freshly Made Sketcheshttp://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/07/freshly-made-sketches-196.html
Simon Says Wednesdayhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-sparkle-and-shine/
The Damsel Of Distressed Cardshttp://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-flowery-set-of-cards-prizes.html
I hope she finds this punny!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Travel Tag

Love the look of mixed media and today I decided to try a mixed media tag. I love the results even though they are clean. I need to let go of the boundries and make it a little messy next time!!

After I posted, I decided the tag was not finished looking. I decided to add a circle, eyelet and twine.

So here are the steps:
#1 Gesso cardstock and let it dry.
#2 Scribble gelatos in different spots and blend with water.
#3 Using a stencil, stencil dots and scribbles. Let paste dry.
#4 Apply Old Paper DI directly on dry stenciled area.
#5 Using stencils and Crushed Olive DI stencil swirls and dot design on card.
#6 Stamp typography and plane. Emboss plane with clear embossing powder.
#7 Layer tage on beige cardstock.
#8 Stamp zig zag in Crushed Olive DI.
#9 Add a circle, eyelet and twine to finish the card.

Travel Tag is linked to:
Tim Holtz http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-july/

Stamplorations http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/07/stencil-sunday-july-5.html

The Damsel of Distressed Cards http://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/beccas-birthday-bash-woohoo-prizes.html
CCC3 http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/2015/07/20/creative-color-challenge-3/
Creative Chick I CASEd her art journal, random by designhttp://shurkus.com/everyday-life/10th-blogiversary-week-3

Monday, July 20, 2015


Color, you want color!! Using every color in JUGS 302 color challenge was indeed a challenge, but it happened!! Lawnscaping has a great challenge for color inspired by the rainbow. Curtain Call has a great challenge happening all month, with the inspiration celebrate!

I stamped some images in yellow and orange on the background paper. Then I colored green into the center of the hearts. Got all the colors? Check. Rainbow inspired. Check. Is it a celebration? Check, check.

Then, I used sketch 407 from Mojo Mondayhttp://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2015/07/mojo-monday-407.html

I added black bling to the center of the flower and the music notes in the middle size circle.

Since The Damsel Of Distressed Cards is having a birthday giveaway, and the paper is fun, bright and eclectic, I call it "Becca" paper, Funky should go into her gallery

Lastly, Sieze The Birthday has an anything goes challenge and Funky fits perfectly into their challenge.

Funky is linked to:
Sieze The Birthday http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2015/07/anything-goes.html

The Damsel Of Distressed Cardshttp://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/its-my-birthday-prizes.html
Mojo Mondayhttp://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2015/07/mojo-monday-407.html
Lawnscaping http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2015/07/lawnscaping-challenge-color-inspired-by.html
Curtain Callhttp://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/07/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge.html

"Cow"nt Your Blessings

Sending a shout out to Jodie at Bugaboo for all the great work she does! Bugaboo has great images, challenges, a fantastic design team and Jodie. I am on the Bugaboo site usually twice a week. So, using a Bugaboo image, I am "cow"nting my blessings. Through July images at Bugaboo are 50% off!

The challenge is BINGO and I selected circle on card, 3 layers and a boarder. I love cow images and this one is so cute.

I have also CASEd a photo from Creative Chick to enter into her blogiversary gallery. Here is the photo inspiration of her Mister Harley on a leash.

Since the sentiment is clean, simple and punny, I know Becca would like this card added to her birthday bash giveaway!!

"Cow"nt Your Blessings is linked to:
Catch The Bughttp://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-bingo-challenge.html
The Damsel Of Distressed Cards http://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/its-my-birthday-prizes.html
Creative Chickhttp://shurkus.com/everyday-life/10th-blogiversary-week-3

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jesus, the Reason For the Season

AAw, the last day of Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge. This has to be the grand finale card. I chose one of my favorite Bugaboo images. I think I will use this image on my Christmas cards this year.

I picked the present of sequins, ribbon and glitter. The star, rays and straw have glitter. Gold sequins were added for extra sparkle. I used some gold star paper to make the card look regal. Gold sparkly ribbon was knotted and placed under the image.

Jesus, the REason For the Season is linked to:
DL Arthttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160_16.html
DL Arthttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160.html

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Husbands vs lawnmowers. I think this image from Bugaboo is funny even snarky. I have to say, my honey does the lawnmowing and I have to give him a lot of credit. But the image is still funny and the emitting foul smells is true!! So, I made a card using the Stella Says Sketch.

I have this grass punch that I thought would be perfecct. I am going to have to stamp "but I love you" inside.

Lawnmowers is linked to:
Catch The Bughttp://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-311.html

In Summmmer Says Olaf

When Bugaboo posted the week long chalalenge, I saw the sand snowman picture and thought beach. One year we went on vacation for Christmas to Florida and it was so dfferent. In Wisconsin, we are used to the cold, snowy days with white terrain. If we are lucky, it snows on Christmas sending glistening snow. When we were in Florida, it was like summer with lights wrapped around the palm trees.

The terrain does not matter, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and family.

I wanted to create a beach card with color and fun.

In Summmmer Says Olaf is linked to:
Catch The Bughttp://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/cij-thursday-photo-challenge.html
DL Arthttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160_16.html

Bingo Was His Name O!

What a fun weeK at Bugaboo as they are celebrating Christmas in July! It is Bingo day and I chose Bugaboo Image, players choice (gems) and snowflake. Peppermints are a great holiday favorite and so I used patterned paper with red and green peppermints.

Chalk was used to color the image. Bling was added around his neck. The card was completed with a banner and snowflake.

Bingo Was His Name O! is linked to:
Bugaboo http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/cij-wednesday-humor-me-wednesdaybingo.html


I am loving this new stamp. I am using STAMPlorations sketch challenge for July.

Cards 4 Guyz has a no designer paper challenge that is perfect as this card uses only cardstock that has been stamped on.

Because it is vintage and distressed, it also fits into The Damsel Of Distressed Cards birthday bash fun!

I stamped the dotted background With Weathered Wood DI and placed it on the base cardstock. Then, stamped the plane with Vintage Photo DI on top of it. The wording was stamped in Fired Brick. Then stamped again in Weathered Wood DI to cut out the relax sentiment. It was popped up on the sentiment block. Then the graphics were added to the cardstock base. Once all the pieces were in place, a few more graphics were added.

Escape is linked to:
The Damsel Of Distressed Csrdshttp://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/beccas-birthday-bash-woohoo-prizes.html
Cards 4 Guyz http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/2015/07/dt-call-challenge-79-no-designer-paper.html
DL Art http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-july-linky-challenge-and-design.html
Craft Stamper Magazine http://www.craftstamper.blogspot.com/2015/07/take-it-make-it-challenge-july.html

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July

Celebrating Christmas in July gives me a chance to get out my Christmas stamps and use them! I am getting a head start on my cards for this coming Christmas season!! I am using a Bugaboo image and the Freshly Made Sketch for this card. I made two cards using the same sketch.

One for Freshly Made Sketches

And the card For Bugaboo's recipe challenge. It nees to include a new release, two designer papers three embellishments and one ribbon or twine. My embellishments are sequins, a gem and a snowflake.

Christmas in July is linked to:
Freshly Made Sketcheshttp://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/07/freshly-made-sketches-195-sketch-by-kim.html
Catch The Bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/cij-tuesday-recipe-challenge.html

Fly With Me

Time to celebrate Becca's birthday. Her blog is The Damsel of Distressed Cards http://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/beccas-birthday-bash-woohoo-prizes.html The gig is make cards using her mood board and link them to her site. Her favorites are listed and I chose vintage, teal and distressed. STAMPlorations is also having a stamps and distressing challenge there.

I just got this airplane stamp and needed to ink it up.

I chose the teal paper for the top and the printed paper on the bottom. Since there is teal and red in the bottom paper I used red to connect them and add some color. Then I distressed the paper with Vintage Photo DI. The image was stamped and then cut out with a tag die cut. The wings were cut out and added. The finished tag was distressed. The corner is stamped with escape/adventure and I also stamped and arrow with saying.

Here is wishing Becca a very happy birthday and sending lots of love(I can do that, she is my niece)!!

Fly With Me is linked to:
The Damsel of Distressed Cardshttp://www.damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/beccas-birthday-bash-woohoo-prizes.html
Craft Stamper Magazinehttp://www.craftstamper.blogspot.com/2015/07/take-it-make-it-challenge-july.html

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas Trees

Tinsel and stars add to the glitz on the Christmas Tree. Working with the color challenge at Bugaboo, the Christmas trees are decked out in their Christmas flair.

Christmas Trees is linked to:
Catch The Bughttp://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/cij-monday-color-challenge.html
DL Art http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160.html

Gingerbread Cookies

Have you ever noticed how happy gingerbread people always are? This little gingerbread gal is dressed in her kitchen finest as she celebrates Bugaboo's sketch challenge.

Gingerbread Cookies is linked to:
Catch The Bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/christmas-in-july-sunday-day-2-sketch.html
DL Arthttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160.html

Peace, Love, and Joy

Christmas in July!! Bugaboo has a great week of fun and I am in the mood to jingle all the way!! I used Bugaboo's Peace, Love and Joy penguins. The theme at Merry Monday is use a penguin.

Peace, Love and Joy is linked to:
Catch The Bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/christmas-in-july-saturday-challenge.html

Merry Monday http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/07/merry-monday-166-one-week-left.html
DL Art http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-160.html

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Grunge

Is there anything better than sending birthday cards out? Just a quick way to say "I am thinking about you today". I am working on my arsenal of cards I need for this year. I wanted to make a card that would work for a guy.

Using Freshly Made Sketches Sketch:

Happy Birthday Grunge was created:

Stamps Used:
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge and Old Type
Close To My Heart Confetti and Favors

Happy Birthday Grunge is linked to:
Freshly Made Sketcheshttp://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/07/freshly-made-sketches-193-sketch-by-rita.html
Simon Sayshttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-were-going-dotty-2/
DL Arthttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/07/dlart-jul Ay-linky-challenge-and-design.html

Shabby and Chic

Just getting this card done under the wire! Love shabby and chic.

I masked off an area on the cardstock and used a gold ink pad to fill in the unmasked ares. It went on looking a little distressed. I stamped my image twice. After coloring I cut the leaves out so they would pop up. Flowers and a sentiment were added.

Stamps Used:
STAMPlorations Holiday Sketches

Shabby and Chic is linked to:
Merry Monday http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/06/merry-monday-165-candles-and-flowers.html
Jingle Belles http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2015/06/cardstock-christmas.html