Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Chickie!

I have an overflowing scrap box and it is time to reduce the overflow. Using scraps and a bugaboo image to make this fun, colorful birthday card. On the orange strip, there is a metal staple. A twine bow dyed pink and a feather dyed yellow. Sparkles were added to the ice cream come and bursts in the image.

Happy Birthday Chickie is linked to:
Catch The Bug
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200th Sketch Celebration

What a fun sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as they celebrate their 200th sketch!

This card has some of the items needed to create. Scissors, rulers and patterned paper!

200th Sketch Celebration is linked to:
Freshly Made Sketches
Simon Says

Saturday, August 22, 2015


When I saw this crazy cute chemist, I thought it was just darling. Today I get to use it to make a CU TE card!! I did take a college chemistry class but I will tell you...this is as close to chemistry as I have been for the last ten years!!

Stamps used:
YNS Perfect Chemistry

Chemistry is linked to:
Simon Says

Friday, August 21, 2015


My son, Wyatt, was in Kidnergarten and loved the story The Three Little Pigs. He found it on the first visit to the school library. Every week they would turn their books in and find a new one to check out. For weeks, he would go through the library and tell the librarian he wanted to check out The Three Little Pigs again. He would bring it home and we would read for the week and back it would go to school. After a few months, the librarian told his teacher and Wyatt he had the whole library he could pick out any book. That week a new book came home for us to read. The next week back came The Three Little Pigs.

At school conferences, the teacher told me that he keeps checking out The Three Little Pig book and the librarians think it is so cute. We chuckled and then came Valentines day. Wyatt made the teacher a little pig card and we put the saying " I like you little, I like you big, I like you like a big fat pig"!

When I went to end of school conferences the teacher had it on the cupboard above her desk and said she did not think she could EVER take down his card!!

Unity Stamps used:
Washi This Love
Apple Of My Eye

Memories is linked to:
Unity Be Inspired Challenge
Shopping Our Stash
Simon Says

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pens, Pencils and Stencils

Tonight is just play night. I wanted to enter a couple of challenges so I found a very old stamp set. First, I colored with Aquacolors and Copics. Then, I took an Ultra fine pen and stenciled items at the top of the card. I have never used stickles through a stencil, so, I tried it. It works great. At the knee of her dress and the plumes of her feathers, there are stickles stenciled on. To finish the card, I added a strip of paper.

Pens, Pencils and Stencils is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine
Runway Inspired Challenge

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did You Ever See A Dragon Fly?

Had to dig deep today looking for my perfect pearls. I have not used these for years and thought they would be perfect for the dragonfly's wings. It is fun to see the blank piece of paper and then the transformation into a card.

I saw Shery's technique on STAMPlorations where you let the watercolor run down and wanted to try it.

This is a fun technique and fun to see the card transform.

Did You Ever See A Dragon Fly is linked to:
Double Click Skittles add a bug
Sieze The Birthday

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Riley age 4

Riley has been crafting and made a card for the Simon Says Kid Challenge. Riley says he likes creatures and has added a whale and crebs to his nautical themed card. Riley just turned four and likes to make cards to send to his Grandparents, cousins and friends.

Hope you enjoy.

Riley age 4 is linked to:
Simon Says

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nuts About You

The coffee craze is spreading!! This squirrel has sipped the brown liquid and is mezmorized!

I used DCWV Chalk Party stack for the paper on this card. The squirrel, coffee cup and tab were all stamped, cut out and added.

Nuts About You is linked to:
Simon Says
DoubleClick Skittles

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

B is for Bat, C is for Cute

I have been doing the dreaded tssk of cleaning my craft room to regain organization. In the midst of cleaning, I ran into my scrap box. Now scraps are a funny thing. My daughter in law goes to her scraps first to find accent pieces. My sister sorts her scraps by scrap and is this big enough for a card. I, however, ignore my scrap box. I is currently overflowing and needs to be dealt with!!

I looked through the box and found these scraps. When I saw the Halloween colors, I went a little batty!

B is for Bat, C is for Cute is linked to:
Sister Act
Sweet Stamps
Throught The Craft Room Door

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Watt's Up?

I saw the cute cards the Your Next Stamp design team members made and wanted to join the fun. I chose to use this quirky light bulb Because Watt's up is YNS birthday blog hop August 9 through August 11.

Wouldn't this be a fun card to send to someone you want to catch up with!?

Watt's Up is linked to:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CAS Cherries

Fresh fruit, nature maide, clean and simple. Why not make a clean and simple card using fruit?

Then, Freshly Made Sketches posted their new sketch that is perfect for a pair of cherries.

The sentiment under the cherries says "you sweet little thing". The background is stamped.
CAS Cherries is linked to:
Double Click Skittles
Freshly Made Sketches
Addicted to Stamps

Apples for the teacher

Back to school shopping is starting as I have a ninth grader and a grandson who is going into pre K this fall. Soon we will see the yellow school busses with anxious students climbing aboard. Who can forget bringing an apple for the teacher?

Today is a card made for returning to school. A school house, apples and rulers. The stamp set is School Days from Close To My Heart.

Apples for the teacher is linked to:
4 Crafty Chicks
Double Click Skittles
Curtain Call
Simon Says

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Autumn Butterfly

Stretching my wings (metaphorically speaking) a gift bag with card is the craft of the day. I have been watching tutorials on mixed media. I have been reading blogs on mixed media. I have been buying some supplies that work for mixed media. So, I decided to do something different than a card and tried a gift bag. I decided to do a card that would match since the supplies were out.

Since autumn is comine, I decided to used browns and fall colors. I am using an ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil, Mixed Media Grunge and Trendy Butterflies stamp set. I am also using another stencil that I do not know the name of.

1. Mask off area for a square. Using ragged masking tape gives a rougher edge.
2. Apply Gesso and let it dry.
3. Using water soluble colors, color and blend the background.
4. Stamp written image in Distress Ink.
5. Stencil with texture paset items you would like on your bag. Let dry.
6. Color images with water soluble colors. I used gold paint on one stenciled ares.
7. Stamp butterfly in Distress Ink and lightly coat areas on the stamp with gold acrylic paint, line up and stamp butterfly on top of the
previous image.
8. For card layer and add metal embellishment.

A closer look:

The card and gift bag is for my sister, Julie. I put a metal piece with a j for her.

Autumn Butterfly is linked to:

Just Us Girls

Mixed Media Card Challenge

House of Cards


Monday, August 3, 2015

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies and holiday hearts, what a perfect combo for Jingle Belles challenge this week. Gingerbread people all decked out is the plan for this card.

Using Mojo Monday's sketch #409, the gingerbread people lined up in a row!!

Zig zags and the workds were embossed with white embossing powing. The pepermint has a clear wrapper around it.

Christmas Cookies is linked to:
Jingle Belles
Mojo Monday

Sunday, August 2, 2015

You May Need Sunglasses

Here is a bright, fun, colorful card I made for CCC at Society of Stampaholics
. It went to Marga in Spain for the card exchange.

The bright colors make me think of my boys when it was cool to wear neon...twenty seven years ago!!

I used STAMPlorations Happy stamp set.

You May Need Sunglasses is linked to;
Crazy 4 Challenges
Simon Says

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dyno Mite!!

My grandson, Riley, whom just turned four loves crafting. He loves getting mail and started making cards to send out so he could get his own mail!! I received this in the mail and since Simon Says has a kid's challenge this week, it had to be added to their gallery.

Dyno Mite is linked to:
Simon Saus

You Are The Apple Of My Eye

What a fantastic job the design team at Stamplorations did this week with their inspiration project post!! I wanted to play along and CASEd Kim's card. I love the images seperated by the solid color.

I stamped rows of apples and colored them in reds and greens. Then, I made the dark brown wood looking paper at the top and seperating the apples. It was done using Mississippi McGyver's post using distress inks, glue and acrylic paint. Although it did not crackle like hers did, the next piece I tried turned out perfectly.

You Are The Apple Of My Eye is linked to:
Simon Says Stamps
DL Art
Curtain Call