Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Bug


Love and Bugs!  Love this sweet image from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is perfect for the image.  This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is Summer + an appropriate sentiment to match.

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders dies for card shape
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Christmas Card

Slowly but surely I will have my Christmas cards ready for mailing by the beginning of December this year.  Have you started?  I used to make my Christmas cards around Thanksgiving time.  Since I needed to make a ton in a short amount of time, I usually just picked 1 or 2 designs and made them all the same. To be honest, it was always very stressful and not much fun.  Several years ago I started making my Christmas cards a few each month.  Christmas cards are my favorite kind of cards to make and I have found the joy in making them again.
If you would like to take a little bit of the holiday stress away, why not join us each week in The Merry Christmas Challenge.  This is my DT card for this challenge.  I kept it simple and easy to mail.

Card Details:
Card Shape Spellbinders dies
Magnolia doohickey die for the branches
Gina Marie circle die for the sentiment backing

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vintage Card

We are finally having Spring weather here in Missouri.  For awhile I thought we were going to go straight from winter to summer.  I am enjoying the spring showers along with all the blooms on my flowers and trees.
This is my DT project for Digi Choosday.  The challenge theme is always Anything Goes but the DT was given the challenge of Vintage.  I used the Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit for my image and papers.  I decided to paper piece her hat and dress for a more vintage look to my project. And of course I had to add a bit of lace.

Project Details:
Image: Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit from Polkadoodles
Papers: Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit from Polkadoodles
Spellbinders dies for card border

Entered in following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
DragonFly Dreams: Here Come The Girls

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Braided Ribbon Card

The current challenge at Addicted to Stamps is "Ribbon Galore"
I decided to braid the ribbon and use as a border.  It's a pretty easy technique that adds a different twist (no pun intended) to your ribbon.
For this card I dug deep into my stash of rubber stamps and pulled out this oldie but goodie.  I have had this stamp for at least 18 years.  It is from Close To My Heart and is probably retired (I haven't checked). 
Card Details:
Stamp: Grape Vine Wreath Heart Wreath from CTMH
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Favorite Florals
Crafty Dee Bowz: Anything goes with a homemade bow
House of Cards: Shaped card or colors (I think I used all the colors plus made a shaped card)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pirate Treat Box

I'm back today sharing one more project made with one of the new images from the Little Dudes Collection at Polkadoodles.  Today's project features Pirate Little Dude.  Isn't he cute?  I used the tags, bags, boxes and more Cricut cartridge to cut out the crayon treat box.  I made it much larger than a typical crayon box so I could add lots of treats or fun little toys.

                                         Pirate Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Treat Box Details:
Image: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Papers: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Treat box: Crayon box from Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge

Entered in the following challenges:
Angie's Digi Stamps: Anything Goes
International Art and Soul: all about men and boys
The corrosive challenge: anything Goes

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dinosaur Dude

I love this little guy reading to his dinosaurs.  I know several dinosaur lovers who will enjoy receiving cards using this image.  This is Dino Mite Little Dude.  He is part of the Little Dude release from Polkadoodles.  Not only do you get the image but also 3 pattern papers and the sentiments as well.  I used a circle paper punch to cut out the dinos from one of the pattern papers to use as my borders. 

Dino Mite Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Pattern Paper: Dino Mite Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiments: Dino Mite Little Dude from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge: Cards for men or boys
Crafty Friends: Animals
Southern Girls Challenge: use punches
Pause Dream Enjoy: Anything Goes

Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!
How do you celebrate Mother's Day?  In my family the guys do the cooking for the day.  We are getting together with my parents and my brother's family for a fun day of dinner and family game day.
I just love this curly haired girl from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Card details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders lacy circle die
La La Land heart border die
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Sentiment: Netty's Stamps

Entered in following challenges:
All Sorts: In The Pink
Just Add Ink: color Challenge
Simply Paper craft: Anything Goes

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Toad-ally Awesome

 I like to make a scrapbook for each of my daycare kids as they get ready to go to kindergarten.  I fill the book with lots of memories of their time at daycare with their friends.  I have lost count how many albums I have created over the 17 years I have been open.  This will be the front page of his album.  This new image from the Little Dudes collection at Polkadoodles is just the perfect image for K's album.  We were just talking about my pond and all the frogs just a couple days before this image was released.  Perfect timing!

     Toad-ally Cute Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Scrapbook layout Details:
Image: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles
Sentiments: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles
K: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Pattern Papers: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Father's Day or masuline
Alphabet Challenge: D is for Dots
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes