Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ruby Boho Chic


I am back today with another of the new images from Polkadoodles.  
This lovely is Ruby Boho Chic.  
For this project I did not make a card.  This is the front page of a scrapbook I am making for one of my daycare kids who will be moving on to kindergarten.  I always like to make the front page without a picture so it is more like a introduction to the album.  Due to lack of time this year and the fact I have 2 albums to create for kids moving on to kindergarten, I decided to purchase a premade scrapbook album.  All I have to do is add the pictures.  These papers from Polkadoodles match perfectly with the colors in the premade album .

Project details:
Image: Ruby Boho Chic from Polkadoodles
Papers: Love and Kisses from Polkadoodles
H: Cricut Base Camp Cartridge
Gina Marie designs die
Flowers: Magnolia dies


Entered in following challenges:
Craftyholics Are Us: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ruby Hey There


I'm back today with another project featuring Ruby Hey There from the new Polkadoodles release.  She looks fab in her dress.  I used my two favorite colors in this project; yellow and coral.

Project details:
Ruby Hey There from Polkadoodles
Copics
Pattern Paper from Love and Kisses bundle
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
Retarte: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ruby Frou Frou



My project today features Ruby Frou Frou.  She is part of the new release at Polkadoodles.

Card Details:
Papers: Love and Kisses from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
Color Inspiration Monthly Link Up: anything hand colored
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes


Monday, April 16, 2018

Ruby Sweet


I am very excited to share another project made using one of the new images from Polkadoodles.
Meet Ruby Sweet. She is available in both a black and white version for you to color and also a precolored version.

 She is gorgeous and I know she will be one of my favorite images to use. Today I am sharing a birthday card but I can see her on so many different types of cards. After coloring her with copics, I painted her dress with extreme glitter paint.  I like to use the Halogram paint. It is clear and paints over the copics beautifully.  When dry, it just gives a nice sparkle. I added a clear gem to her hair for her hair pin.

My card is a gate fold card with a window.  It is super easy to make but I have to admit I did struggle a bit.  The reason why I struggled is I hate to measure.  I prefer to just "eyeball" it.  Anyway, in order to make this card with the layers work, you do need to measure a bit.  
I used very few embellishments for this card because the digi and the papers are all so gorgeous that not much else is needed.  The papers are also from Polkadoodles and are part of the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles paper sets.

Here is the card opened up:


Card Details:
Image: Ruby Sweet from Polkadoodles
Copics
We are Memory Keepers nesting dies
Corner leaf cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie designs oval die
Paper: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 4 kit from Polkadoodles
Paper: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 8 kit from Polkadoodles

Entered in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Craft Dee Bows: Anything Goes with a Homemade Bow

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ruby Celebration


I'm so excited!  Polkadoodles has a new girl in the shop. 
 Her name is Ruby and she is oh so pretty, cute, sassy and classy all in one. You can find her in the new section of the Polkadoodles Shop


I'll be showing projects I have made with the new gal all week long so I hope you stop back by to see more of Ruby.
After I colored  her with copics, I added stickles to her dress for some added sparkle.

Image: Ruby Celebration from Polkadoodles
Copics
Gina Marie Designs die
Card Sketch: Stick It Down

Entered in following challenges:
Stick It Down: Card Sketch
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wedding Card


Inside of card:

I made this card for a wedding shower.  The wedding will be in the country so I tried to give the card a shabby chic look.  I love the look of the shabby painted wood grain paper along with the pretty pink paper.  I used lots of distress ink around the edges of the paper and die cuts.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Distress ink
Spell binders heart dies
Spellbinders shape dies for card base
Rose die
Heart border die from La La Land
Love birds die from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Sentiment stamp from Stampin Up

Entered in following challenges: 
Midweek Magnolia: Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia: anything Goes






Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Serenity Fairy


It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday! I am in love with these papers from the Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Heaven 8 bundle.  I bought them for a baby card but couldn't resist using them with this gorgeous image, Serenity Joyful, also from Polkadoodles.  I made a gate fold card and decided to keep the design super simple to really show off the papers and the image.

I have some exciting news to share...Digi Choosday is having a Guest Design Team call.  You can find all the details HERE about how to apply.  We have a great group of amazing design team members plus you get the opportunity to work with items from Polkadoodles.  


Card Details:
Image: Serenity Joyful from Polkadoodes
Papers: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Heaven 8 paper bundle from Polkadoodles
Copics
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday: anything Goes
Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes


Monday, April 9, 2018

You Were Born To Sparkle


This image a sentiment is just perfect for my favorite sassy 3 year old's birthday.  The image is so fun that I didn't think the card needed any embellishments.
I did add some stickles to the dress as well as painted it with extreme glitter paint for a little extra sparkle.

Card Details:
Image: Sparkle from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie Desgns die
Happy Birthday: Die versions die

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: Female birthday with sentiment


Sunday, April 8, 2018

2nd Birthday Card

 

I made this card for a super sweet 2 year old.  This image from Mo's Digital Pencil was just perfect for this card.
Inside of card:
                                 

Card Details:
Image: Lydia from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie Designs die
Balloons: Magnolia doo hickey dies
Happy Birthday: Die versions
Spellbinders die for card shape
#2: Cricut Base Camp cartridge

Friday, April 6, 2018

Baby Card


Super sweet baby card for a super sweet couple getting ready for their first child.
This image from Mo's Digital Pencil is one of my favorites. Yes, I say that about all of her images.  I just can't resist.
I colored up the image with copics and then painted over the wings with extreme glitter paint.

Card details:
Image: Baby fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Gina Marie Designs square die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
La La Land Heart border die

Entered in following challenges:
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Christmas Card


After I colored up this cutie I decided to use my red spica pen on the ribbon and the candle for some extra sparkle.  It didn't work as well as the extreme glitter paint that I usually use over my copics.  I guess I won't be doing that again.
This is my dt card for The Merry Christmas challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.  Participating in each of the challenges is a great way to get your Christmas cards done in time for mailing.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Train Dominoes Card


I was stumped this year on what kind of card to make for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I was tired of making the fart joke cards so I came up with this idea.  We like to get together with several other couples for game nights.  My brother-in-law likes train dominoes so I decided to make his card featuring that game.
I printed out dominoes that I found online and then arranged them so that they added up to his age (53)

Here is the inside of the card.  My husband helped me with the sentiment. 


This is my DT card from Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge. The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge






Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Card


The current challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create an Easter or Spring project.  Don't forget the sentiment!
We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter

Inside of card:



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Thank You Cards


  Inside of card:

I am adding to my stash of Thank You cards.  It seems I go through them so fast. I decided to make them smaller so they are 4.25x5.5 which means they are easier to mail (and only use a regular stamp)

This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps.  Our challenge is Thank You.  Gives you a great opportunity to make a card and thank someone special in your life

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Designs oval die
Sentiment stamp



Friday, March 23, 2018

Corny Joke Card


I made this card for a friend of ours.  His sense of humor is stuck on preadolescent poop and fart jokes.  I found a website with free printables using the poop emoji for cards from Uplifting Mayhem.  None of the sentiments were exactly what I was looking for but my son told me this joke and I figured it was perfect for the card.  The sentiments (joke) is computer generated by me and I used the corn clip art I had on my microsoft work program.  Overall it's a pretty basic card but it had everyone laughing.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Christmas Card


It's time for a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.
I used this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil for my DT card.
I kept the design simple and free of embellishments so that it is easy to mail. And I got to use up some scrap paper so that's an added bonus.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Card


Happy Spring!  I am so excited for warmer days and getting my garden ready for planting.
At Digi Choosday the new challenge is all about Easter.

Card Details:
Oval Die: Gina Marie Designs Die

Entered in the following challenges:

Monday, March 19, 2018

Birthday Card


I put myself on a spending freeze at the beginning of the year.  I did pretty good not spending any money on craft supplies until I found some cute stamps at Simon Says Stamps. This adorable birthday cow stamp just seemed to hop in my shopping cart.  How did that happen?
Anyway, she is super cute all dolled up for a birthday party.

inside of the card

Card Details: 
Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Birthday Cow
Copics
Magnolia Doohickey balloon and banner dies
Gina Marie Designs lacy circle die
Gina Marie dotted square die
Corner leaf cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch #132
Sentiment on front and inside clear stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Heartful Stamping: Anything goes with a stamp
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bingo With Aud Sentiments


The new challenge at Aud Sentiments starts today.  We are playing Bingo.  I chose to use the right hand column of dies/markers/favorite color.  My favorite color is yellow.
We are sponsored by Star Stampz.  I used Sweet Rose for my card.


Inside of the card:


Monday, March 12, 2018

Buttercup Baby Fairy


I just love the face on this digi image! This is Baby Fairy Buttercup from Mo's Digital Pencil.
She is so cute she didn't need very much on the card for embellishments.
After coloring her wings with copics, I painted them with extreme glitter paint for some sparkle.
This card is for my sister's mother-in-law who recently had a stroke.

Inside of card:


Image may contain: flower and plant

Card Details:
Image: Baby Fairy Buttercup from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
leaf Border die
Heart border die from La La Land
Rose die cut
Stamped Sentiment: Stampin Up

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Friends: For A Special Lady
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge: Use a Digital stamp and die cuts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Winter Card


I have been working ahead on my Christmas cards.  I made this one in February during our ice storm.  I was wishing for warmer weather but also enjoying putting this card together.
This is my DT project for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes so I hope you play along and get started on your holiday cards.


Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die
Spellbinders scalloped die
Spellbinders snowflake die
Spellbinders border dies

Entered in following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise: Anything Goes

Monday, March 5, 2018

Easter Bunny


I just love this little cutie.  Doesn't Winnie look cute as a bunny?
My project features Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime-Happy Easter!  I also used several papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Heaven 4 paper bundle and Love and Kisses paper

I hope you join us at Digi Choosday

Entered in the following Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: anything Goes

You're The Tweetest


I've had this cutie colored for quite awhile now and have finally made a card with her.
This is just the sweetest image and it will be perfect for so many cards.
I found these little ladybugs while doing a little online shopping.  I couldn't resist buying them.  They are wooden and have adhesive on the bottom so that they stick to the card perfectly.

Project Details:
Image: Tweetie from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Magnolia Doohickey rose border die
leaf dies

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Dragonflies: Birds/feathers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Critter on project


Friday, March 2, 2018

Cancer Warrior Scrapbook Layout


Last year our world was turned upside down when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer.  
Since most people with colon cancer are diagnosed after age 50, Doctors recommend that people start getting colonoscopies at age 50.  Colon cancer is preventable when people do their screenings.  There are some warning signs but my husband did not have any of the warning signs or symptoms. Our oncologist told us that most of the young people who are diagnosed usually are already at stage 4 due to lack of symptoms.  There is no cure for colon cancer, only treatment.

My husband is a CANCER WARRIOR. 
We choose to be positive and consider him to be LIVING WITH CANCER.

It is now 11 months post diagnosis and he is still going strong.  Most people who meet him don't realize he is sick.  He receives chemo every other week at the cancer center and then goes home with a pump for another 48 hours of chemo.  He has had very few side effects from the chemo. He will continue with this regimen for the rest of his life. He continues to work everyday. He owns his own construction business and continues to schedule projects. In fact, he has jobs lined up for the next 2 years.  In addition to the construction business he also farms.  I don't think anything, especially cancer is going to stop him from doing the things he loves.

Project Details:
Lettering: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Blue Awareness Ribbon


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Birthday Card


It's a new month so that means a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.
I love how this card turned out. 

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia stamps
copics
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Magnolia Doo hickey banner die
Spellbinders border die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to Stamping and More: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
inspire, Create Challenge: Animals
Pause, Dream Enjoy challenge: Stamped Image

Easter Card



I've been wanting to try a double Z fold card for awhile now.  I love how simple they are to make, stand on their own easily for display and aren't the typical type of card.
I used an adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card.  I just love this little cutie and all her curly hair.
This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is Anything Goes + A Sentiment so I can't wait to see what you create.
Project Details:
Image: Daffodils from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Spellbinders lacy square die
Sentiment is a stamp but I can't remember where I got it

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Cute and Cuddly
















Sunday, February 25, 2018

Have A Heart Birthday Card


 I have to admit that purple isn't my favorite color.  I have been making myself use purple more often in my coloring and in the papers that I use.  I have to admit that I do love the way this card turned out.  I even love the look of the purple. 
This is my DT project for Addicted to Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is "Have A Heart"
There are lots of ways to use hearts on your projects that aren't for Valentines day or for anniversaries. I can't wait to see what you create.
Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Card shape: Spellbinders dies
Gina Marie designs oval die
Heart balloon from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Heart tag from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge: Use a diecut

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Christmas Card



Here is a simple Christmas card I made.  I am trying to work ahead and get my Christmas cards done early again this year.  I think I need to work a little faster...lol.  I kept this card simple so it can be mailed more easily
This is my DT card for the current challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always anything Christmas goes.  I hope you join us and get a jump start on your holiday cards.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Floral card



It's time for another challenge at Digi Choosday.  As always, the theme is Anything Goes.  
For my DT project I used Lovely Bouquet from  Winnie Celebrations 2.  The paper I used is also from the same collection.

Card Details:
Gina Marie designs oval die
Corner Leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
copics

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge: Use ribbon or washi tape