Sunday, January 13, 2019

Frozen Tilda Winter Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

We received 6 inches of snow this weekend.  It looked like a winter wonderland for all of a couple of hours.  Then my husband plowed the driveway and our black lab had fun running, playing and digging in the snow to find all her treasures she stashes around the yard.

Anyway, it was perfect timing for this month's Addicted To Stamps Challenge theme of Snowmen.

A peek at the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Frozen Tilda from Magnolia Stamps
Stamp: Snowman stamp from Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders snowflake die
Card shape: Crea Lies Dies

Entered in following challenges:
Winter Wonderland Challenge: It's Snowtime
A Bit More Time To Craft: anything Goes
Card Mania: Baby It's Cold Outside
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: Let It Snow
Creative Craft Cottage: Winter
Magnolia Forever: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: Winter/Snow

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Polkadoodles Love And Kisses Vase

Hello Crafty Friends!  

Are you ready to craft in 2019? I have to keep reminding myself it is now 2019.  The years just seem to go by faster as I get older.  I remember as a child I wished most of my life away.  I always wanted to be just a bit older so I could see a R rated movie, drive a car, have a drink legally, etc..

As I ponder how fast the years have gone, it seems appropriate that the Digi Choosday DT was challenged to create a birthday card for our current challenge.  Of course the theme is always Anything Goes for our challenge participants.

For my card I wanted to do something a little different and color an image that wasn't of a person.  I pulled out this gorgeous vase of flowers from the Love and Kisses bundle.  That bundle has so many extras to choose from that we could make cards all year long and not have duplicates.

Card Details: 
Vase and Flowers: Love and Kisses Collection
Gina Marie Design lacy rectangle die
Banner die

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Twinkle Berry Love from Digi Doodle Studios

Happy New Year fellow crafters!
I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to crafting in 2019

Today I am very excited to share with you my first project as a guest designer for
Digi Doodle Studios.  I chose to use Twinkle Berry Love for my project.  I wanted to try something a little different than the typical pastel winter colors so I colored her up in red for Valentine's Day.

Card Details:
Digi Stamp: Twinkle Berry Love from Digi Doodle Studios
Card Shape: Crea Lies Dies
Oval die from Gina Marie Designs
Hearts from Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Celebrate
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Cute and Crafty: Anything Goes

Wreath Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you ready to start making your Christmas cards for 2019?

I know it seems ridiculously early but it's never too early to start.  Christmas always seems to creep up on us so getting an early start avoids the stress and late nights later in November and December.

This is my first card as a DT member for the ABC Christmas Challenge.  The theme for this time is A: Anything Goes or B: Berries.  I chose to use berries and make this simple card. I decided that I really need to focus my efforts on the cards that need to be mailed. Thus I need to make more cards that aren't as bulky and take less postage to mail.  So with that in mind, this card is 4.25x5.5 and is flat.  I have plenty of cards that can be hand delivered to family and friends at holiday functions so those cards can have all the bulky embellishments and be larger square cards.

Card Details:
Martha Stewart branch punch for the wreath
Spellbinders bow die
Merry Christmas clear sentiment stamp

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Zoo Scrapbook Layout

Happy New Year crafty friends!

It's a new year, new month and time for a new pattern paper challenge at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.
For my project, I made a scrapbook page to fit inside an 8x10 frame.  This is actually part of the Christmas gift we gave to my nephew and his family for Christmas.  We wanted to do more experience type gifts this year so we gave them a family membership to the Kansas City Zoo.  I can't wait to see pictures of their trips to see the animals.

Layout Details:
Papers: ScrapbookGems
Monkey: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge
Elephant: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge
Giraffe bookmark: Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge
Zoo: Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Colon Cancer Awareness Bracelet

Hello crafty friends

I usually just share my paper crafts here but I decided I would share the bracelets I made for Christmas gifts this year.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in April 2017.  He has been tolerating his chemo treatments with minimal side effects. 
I made these bracelets for myself, his mom, sisters and sisters-in-law this Christmas.  I figure when we wear the bracelets, it will remind us to pray for him so that his treatments continue to work.
The bracelet pictured is mine. After I made it to fit my wrist I realized I used 10 blue beads. When Tom first met with the oncologist we thought he wouldn't have much time left. His Dr told us that he had a patient who was still going strong after 10 years.  10 years then became our goal to beat.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It's A Party

Hello crafty friends.  
I am taking a break from Christmas projects to share this birthday card.

This is my DT project for Digi Choosday.  The DT was given the challenge of 'It's Party Time" for our projects but you can make anything you want for the challenge.  
I wanted to keep this card simple but fun so I decided to paper piece the balloons and the ribbon on the present.

Card Details:
Sentiment: Little Dude Party Dude 
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Card

Hello and happy advent season!

This is my favorite time of the year!  I love all the preparations for Christmas.  
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  This is our last challenge of 2018 and the theme is Anything Goes.  I chose to make a Christmas card. I kept this one flat since I do need to mail it.  Got to keep the postage costs down while still keeping the post office open.

Card Details:
Stamp: Light The Way Winnie from Polkadoodles
Gina Marie Designs oval die
Extreme glitter paint for wings, lights and halo