Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sending Hedgehugs



Just a cute little card using these bite-sized (ouch!) hedgehogs stamps with coordinating dies by Lawn Fawn.  I snagged them over at Hallmark Scrapbook at a reduced price.   The grass was cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies.  The window was cut using a Stampin' Up! Framelits Deco Labels die. The patterned paper is from the Let's Polka Petite paper pack.  The sentiment and itty-bitty heart (which actually has a coordinating itty-bitty die) are from the Hedgehugs stamp set.  I added a couple of tiny stamped flowers from the Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes stamp set.  Colored the critters with Copics.  Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' pads were used for all stamping, in Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and Real Red.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Cuttin and Stampin ~ Cute Critters
Crafting From the Heart ~ Anything Goes
Make My Monday ~ Earth Day
Stamp and Create ~ Anything Goes

Friday, April 17, 2015

You are Awesome!



Playing along with the SPARKS Challenge over at Paper Smooches.  It's a Picture Perfect challenge this week and I opted for the colors and also stamped three balloons, inspired by the photo as well.  These Paper Smooch coordinating stamps and dies are really quite adorable.  
Here's the Paper Smooches products that I used:
Dinos 2 Die with coordinating stamp set Cuteasaurus.   The balloons are from the Luminous Spring stamp set.


Papers from the Recollections 6x6 paper pad Bright & Basic.  Distress Inks for the balloons, Stampin' Up Basic Black ink, Stampin' Up whisper white card stock and Doodlebug sequins.  Used Stampin' Up dimensionals behind the dino.   

Friday, March 6, 2015

You are my Favorite Chick!


I have been having quite a bit of fun with this little chick!  My most recent card is for the Designer's Challenge over at My Creative Time.  I tried to go with the sketch as well as the colors, but it just got away from me, so a color challenge for me it was.  All of my papers, inks and stamps are Stampin' Up!, with the exception of the pattern on the chick, which I stamped with 'cracked egg' stamp from the MCT "Hello Chickie" stamp/die set.  The egg and chick die cuts, as well as the sentiment, are all from that same set.   The clouds are from the "Fly Away with Me" die/stamp set.  I stamped them with an old Stampin' Up! "linen" background stamp in Coastal Cabana, which, I think, looks pretty cool!   The grass/ground was made from the MCT Large Cloud Bubble Edge Die...I simply trimmed off the portion I didn't need.   The clouds and egg are popped up with SU dimensional.  The rectangle panels are also MCT from the "Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More" set.  Love this set...so very versatile!

Here's a couple of close-up shots where you can see the detail of the die cuts and the stamping.  The stamp for the egg works out really nice on the chick.  I stamped it more that once to give her a "fluffy, downy" appearance.


Here's a couple of cards I put together last week when the grandkids had a sleepover.  It's nothing short of a miracle that I was able to get anything done while they were here!  LOL!


Thanks for stopping by!  Now that I've got my craft room re-situated upstairs, I hope to be crafting and blogging on a regular basis.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mason Jar Banks

Here's a sampling of the painted mason jar banks I've been working on.  Most of the images are done in vinyl. Some are printed on printable vinyl and some are just cut on colored vinyl. Used the Cricut Explore with both options. A couple of them are store bought stickers. Lots more to come, including super heroes, Disney Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, transformers and more!  Special requests are gladly taken. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snow Buddy Treat Bags


I had some of these snowmen left over from a bunch of cards I was making and thought I would make a bunch of treat bags for my grandson's pre-school class.  I used the My Creative Time XL Label die and the Curly Label die for the bag topper.  The sentiment is also MCT from the Snow Buddies stamp set, which I also used for the snowman, along with the Winter Snowman dies.  I must confess, I performed a minor surgery on the stamp.  I needed the sentiment to fit on my tag, so I snipped it in half between the words "a" and "cool"  It's a new procedure I call "stampoplasty"  LOL! 
 Filled the clear bags (from Michael's) with blue and white Sixlets candy, which I bought way too much of!

I am entering the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas ~ Snow and Christmas/Holidays
Mema's Crafts ~ Celebrate the Holidays/Cold Winter Days
Creatalicious Challenges ~ #69 Chocolate Flavor (candy-coated chocolate pieces)






Monday, December 1, 2014

Snow Buddies


Snow cute!  Hi everyone!  Margie here dusting off Melissa's blog and smashing down a quick post.  And I just had to use my fashionable chic reindeer to display this adorable card using My Creative Time scalloped stitched oval dies and the Winter Snowman dies with coordinating Snow Buddies stamp set.  I made a bunch of different cards using these sets and each one is cuter than the next.  I used the scalloped stitched oval die to create the shaped card.  Then a few layers of more ovals, the top embossed with swirls.  The snow buddies are so easy to piece together and I really like the different options available when working with the snowman stamps and dies.  The sentiment and stitched oval are also My Creative Time.  I added some sequins just for fun.





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bridal Shower Cupcake Dress


We recently had a bridal shower for my sister Dana, and I have so many pictures to share.  The invitations, the decorations, sunflower cupcakes, hand-painted wine and martini glasses and thank-you cards.  Everything was crafted to a sunflower theme.  My sister, Mandy, our family bake-a-holic couldn't resist making wedding dress cupcakes.  We had more desserts at this shower than we knew what to do with! So for now, here is the gorgeous dress.  Didn't she do such an amazing job on the roses?  Almost too good to eat.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cards for Soccer Teammates



Domenic's soccer tournament was last Saturday and man did they play hard!  His team won all 3 games!  Woo Hoo!  Go Black Dragons!  He wanted to give his teammates a card since they may not all be on the same team next year.   Here's what we came up with, using all Stampin' Up! products, including this really fun new stamp set called Simply Sports.   We used the Banner Framelits dies and the Yippee-Skippee clear stamp set.  The splatted background was done using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The Border Chevron Punch was Domenic's favorite part of the card-making process.

 Using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch, we punched out the soccer ball and used a Stampin' Dimensional to give it an airborne look.  Some of the players have black embossing powder.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Giraffe and Zebra friends

Hello friends!  I have a cute card to share today, just because.  The two cutie pie critters are from the Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies set.  I saw this paper stack at Hobby Lobby and it had this background that I thought was just perfect for the Zoo Babies stamp set.   So I headed over to Mom's house to hijack a few of her Stampin' Up! supplies and got right down to business.  The orange card stock is from the new catalog.  It's called Tangelo Twist.  Such a great summer color.  I stamped the animals to match their color on the bg paper.  Tangelo Twist and Basic Gray.  Punched a circle and then punched that with an itty bitty flower and used an orange safety pin to tie it to a yellow gingham ribbon.  Easy as can be and now I have one more card on hand for when I need it.  Oh, the sentiment is from the Timeless Talk stamp set.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby Leopard Shower Invitations


Hi all!  Here's the latest and greatest!  Samantha's Baby Shower is right around the corner and she is giving the nursery a baby leopard theme, so what better idea for a shower invitation other than an adorable pink baby leopard.  



The Silhouette Cameo worked overtime on these.  The image is from the Silhouette Store and there are several layers.   We used several different types of card stock in order to give added texture and dimension.  The pink Bazzill card stock has a slight shimmer to it. They are quite pretty in real life.  The nose is coated with Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and rather than use the eyes that were part of the original cut design, we just had to use wiggly eyes.    All of the pertinent shower information is on the inside.  It was a piece of cake to add the text to the shape of the leopard in Silhouette Studio.  Then it was just a matter of printing and then back in the Silhouette to cut it out.  
Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks to see the matching shower decorations, favors and thank you cards.
CHALLENGES:
Ribbon Carousel - Party Time
Die Cuttin Divas - Wobbles or Add Dimension
Crafty Bloggers Network - Pink and a Bow
Craft-Dee Bow Z - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow