Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thinking Of You Card

I'm playing with one of the new sets I got at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend.  I was happy to find it at a very good sale price.  Yay!  Shopping Our Stash has a challenge of "You Light Up My Light" and of course I HAD to join in with this set!  (Wink.)  This light bulb is shining to hook up at the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash ("You Light Up My Life")

Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)

Use Your Stuff (Colour Splash -- Black and White Plus One Color)

Double D Challenges (Pop of Color -- Black and White with One Color)

Cupcake Inspirations (Photo Inspiration)

Crafty Creations (Anything Goes)

Addicted To Stamps and More (Anything Goes)


Stamps (With Dies) -- Jillibean Soup (jb1327)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Ranger (Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Pickled Raspberry and Salty Ocean)

Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Marker -- Staedtler Triplus Color

Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.

Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Let's Go To The Fair Card

I got to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia a few days ago.  I went with friends and we had the best time!  We took classes and shopped, shopped, shopped!  I couldn't wait to get in my craft room and play with new inks, stamps and more crafty goodies bought at the Expo.  I came home fired up to get inky and creative!  Marker Pop has a challenge with the theme of "Let's Go To The Fair."  This one had me baffled until I remembered a stamp set by Glitz Design which has a Farris Wheel.  How perfect is that!  I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

Marker Pop (Let's Go To The Fair)

Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below)

Tuesday Throwdown (Tic Tac Toe -- I did row of flower, sparkle, glitter or bling and wet or dry embossing

Come and Get It Challenge (Two or More Patterned Papers)

Just Us Girls (Color -- Use Pink, Dark Pink and Blue)


Stamp -- Glitz Design

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Distress Oxide (Broken China)

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Patterned Papers -- American Crafts, My Favorite Things and Pebbles

Cardstock -- Recollections

Self-Adhesive Jewels -- KI Memories

Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brad -- My Mind's Eye

Typewriter -- We R Memory Keepers

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday #472 Baby Card

I love a good sketch for creating a card which is why I fell in love with the Sketch Saturday challenge blog. I was happy to be asked to join their design team recently and this is my "first" card as part of the design team. We were asked to use a digital image from this week's sponsor Oddball Art Company.  I chose a cute image of a cloud with hearts hanging from it which just screamed "baby" to me.  Hope you like my first card for Sketch Saturday!


Digital Stamp -- Oddball Art Company (Kawaii Cloud & Hearts)

Coloring Medium for Digital Stamp -- Colored Pencils by Staedtler

Stickers -- Diecuts With A View (clear sentiment) and My Little Shoebox (alphabet)

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Twine -- Jillibean Soup

Cardstock -- Recollections

Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kindness Card

In between packing to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia I found a few minutes to "play" in my craft studio.  I had a new stamp set which wanted to get inky.  (Wink.)  Since I didn't have very long to craft I decided to do a CAS (clean and simple) card.  This card is actually prettier in person since my photograph does not show the "sparkle" in the tree very well.  I took a small artist brush and applied glitter Mod Podge to the colored circles (and along top and bottom edges of card).  It gives it just a touch of sparkle and looks so pretty.  As luck would have it there are some CAS challenges this week so I'm sharing "kindness" at the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter's Rerun Challenge (Use their Kindness by Evelin T Designs set)

Shopping Our Stash (CAS)

Less Is More (CAS which is one layered and on a colored cardstock base.)

AAA Clean and Simple Challenges (One layered and on colored cardstock base.)


Stamps -- Winnie & Walter (Kindness by Evelin T Designs)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Cardstock --Stampin'Up!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spread Happiness Card

I have a fun quick and easy card for you today featuring stamps by Hampton Art with matching dies.  It is part of their Mama Elephant release.  My cute little creature wants to spread happiness at the following challenges:
Always Fun (Anything Goes)
Stamps Ink Paper Challenge (Tic Tac Toe -- I did row of diecut, embossing and black)
Artistic Inspirations (Anything Goes with Twist of Using Summer Colors)
Color Inspiration Monday (Anything Goes With Hand Colored Image)
Stamps and Matching Dies -- Hampton Art (SC0766 Mama Elephant)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Square Stitched Die -- Gina Marie Designs
Butterfly Punch -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Monday, July 10, 2017

Kids Card

Time for one of my "funny" cards.  This vintage image of "kids" by Crafty Secrets made me think of a humorous sentiment by Riley & Company.  Looks like they were made for each other.  I remember when my girls were very young and I had days thinking this very thing!  (Wink.)  But now they are grown and I look back on those days with nostalgia.  These mischievous kids want to play at the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stamps (K Is For Kids)

Crafting By Design (Anything Goes)

Fab 'n Funky Challenge (Little Boys and Little Girls)

Through The Purple Haze (Spots or Stripes---I added some "spots" with red drizzle paint)

The Crafty Addicts (Anything Goes/Something Humorous)

4 Crafty Chicks (Stamping)


Stamp -- Riley & Company (RWD-040)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Red Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Image -- Crafty Secrets (Homemade Images & Journal Notes Booklet)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Paper Crimper -- Fiskars

Hemp Cord -- Hemptique

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dreamer Card

CCEE Stampers has a challenge of "Masks."  You can either use the masking technique or have a stamped image of a mask.  When I saw this challenge, I immediately thought of Hampton Art's set of stamps by Graphic 45 called Midnight Masquerade.  These mysterious "dreamers" are linking up to the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers (Masks)

TGIF Challenges (Color Challenge)

Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)