Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oops! I'm Late For Your Birthday

Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments. We are sponsored by Ike's Art
I used Rabbit 1 for my card.  When I saw this cutie I just knew he would be perfect for a belated birthday card. I don't know about you, but I seem to be late with cards frequently. You would think a card maker would be on top of her birthday calendar but sadly, no.
I kept the card simple but did use my spellbinders dies to create a fun shaped card. The clock is a die but I can't remember which company makes it. 

Card Details:
Image: Rabbit 1 from Ike's Art
Spellbinders die for card shape
Sentiment is created in word

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes with option of add a sentiment

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Life Is A Daring Adventure

I made this card for my oldest son's birthday.  He graduated from college in December and just started working on a wildlife refuge for the National Fish and Wildlife Service.  He loves going birding so his graduation gift was a pair of binoculars.  
Shhh don't tell him but we bought him a dslr camera for his birthday. I did a little research and found one in our price range that is perfect for bird watchers.
The papers and embellishments for this card are from a kit by Colorbok. I don't recall where I purchased it but I did have the great idea to buy 2 sets.

Inside of the card:

The sketch I used:

Card Details:
Image: Adventure Dad from Make it Crafty
Papers and embellishments from Colorbok
Sentiment stamp: can't remember name of stamp set but I love the quote

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

This is my first project as a DT member for Simply Magnolia.  Yippee!  I love crafting with my Magnolia Stamps and dies so I am super excited to be a member of their team.
For this card I colored up one of my favorite Magnolia Stamps (ok, ok, they are all my favorites)
The challenge at Simply Magnolia is to use red.  I Love this pattern paper and the red is a great pop of color against this silver.  I used more of the super cute mini pine cones for embellishments.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Card Shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge shapes welded together to create the card
Spellbinders lable 18 die
Spellbinders oval die
Spellbinders snowflake dies
La La Land Stitched circle die
White embossing enamel

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes with option of cute
Magnolia-licious Challenge: Anything Goes with option to use flowers
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes

Sending Love At Christmas

I'm loving my new border dies I received for Christmas. I used two of the dies to create this scalloped edge for the card.  I also found some adorable mini pinecones while shopping on ebay.  They add the perfect 3D touch to the card.  The greenery and berries are from a floral spray I found at Michaels.  I just cut off bits to add to my card.
If you want to have a jump start on your Christmas cards, like me, then please join us in our challenges each month at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge.  It's always anything Christmas goes.

Card Details:
Image: Tiddly Inks Merry Molly
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Spellbinders circle die
Spellbinders border die
Spellbinders label 18

Entered in following challenges:
Cuttlebug mania: Lots of red
Digi Choosday Crafting: Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this Valentine easel card for my mother-in-law.  The stamp is from Magnolia Stamps as well as the sentiment stamp too.
I added stickles to her headband and a little extra bling on the butterflies and I found the perfect heart shaped bling for the sentiment stamp.
The candy conversation hearts are a free download I found but the blog is now listed as invite only so I am unable to share the link
Card Details:
Tilda Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Quickutz doily heart die
Spellbinders dies
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
SentimentL Magnolia stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Heartful Stamping: Love + a stamp
glitter and Sparkle: Love is in the air

Monday, February 13, 2017

Get well card

I made this card for my brother-in-law who recently spent some time in the hospital. I kept the card simple for mailing and also because it's for a guy.  The dragon is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Since I always think of dragons looking kind of like lizards, I wanted to color it to look like that.

Card Details:
Dragon: Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die

Friday, February 10, 2017

Belated Birthday Card

Well, I goofed.  I didn't get this birthday card done and mailed in time for a friend's birthday.
I love all the images from Mo's Digital Pencil and the one I am currently using is always my favorite.  I can see this image used for so many events, not just a late birthday card.

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Flowers: Magnolia  Doo Hickey dies
Card Shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge welded and cut at 5.75 inches
Spellbinders dies
La la land stitched circle dies
Stamped sentiment for inside
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Colour Crazy: Anything Goes
Crafting With Attitude: anything Goes

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kissing Booth

I made this Kissing Booth for my daycare kids for Valentine's Day fun.  The booth is actually our puppet theater.   I added valentine fabric for the curtain and then the rest is all die cuts.  I moved the curtain and hung it from hooks on the wall to take our kissing booth pictures.
The kids have had a great time putting on puppet shows about friendship.

We also took lots of pictures of the kids in the kissing booth to send to parents on Valentines Day.
I can't share pics of the kids but Izzy, our daycare dog, got in on the fun too. She is such a diva that taking her picture was easy compared to the kids.

Izzy is a Malshi (Malteese/Shih tzu). 
She is 2 years old (She will be 3 in March) 

Project Details:
Kisses: Base Camp Cricut cartridge
MUAH: Baske Camp Cricut catridge
Lacy Hearts: Quickutz
Scalloped Hearts: Spellbinders
Puppy: Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
Frog: Sweetheart Cricut cartridge
Lips on frog: Indie Art Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Anniversary Card

I'm super excited to announce that I am a new Design Team member for Addicted To Stamps!

I just received the news on Thursday and my first challenge is today.  I didn't have to have a project done for this challenge but it just so happened that I was working on this card anyway and it just happened to fit the theme for the challenge (Love: Valentines/Weddings/Wedding Anniversaries).  Ha ha it must be "meant to be" or fate. Whatever, I am just excited to be a member of the team and have the opportunity to share my love for stamping and creating with more people.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Sketch: Mojo Monday
Heart: Quikutz doily heart dies
butterflies: Spellbinders dies
Extreme glitter paint on the wedding rings
Clear stickles on the diamond
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Brown Sugar Challenge: Pink and pearls
Creative Corner Challenge: Perfectly Pink
Marvelous Magnolia: Love is...
Midweek Magnolias: Show Some Love, Use a heart

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sympathy Card

Today's card is a sympathy card. 
I used my Spellbinders border dies to created the scalloped edge to the card.  The inside sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Spellbinders scalloped oval die
Spellbinders circle die
Spellbinders oval die
La la land stitched circle die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Inside sentiment: Stampin Up

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Make your mark (markers)
Crafting by Design: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: anything Goes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Christmas card and gift card holder

This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra Challenge.  The image on the front is from Bugaboo Stamps.  The faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps.
When I was addressing my Christmas cards last year I realized I needed several cards that could hold gift cards.  In January when I wrote out my Christmas card list, I made sure to make note of which people would need the gift card insert inside. Planning ahead like this will make holiday time so much easier. 

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugs Snowman from Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders snowflake dies
Peachy Keen Face stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Christmas with the cuties: Christmas song (Frosty)
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute  Winter