Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Christmas Card

It is 90 degrees here today so winter seems a long time away. 
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes.

Card Details:
Image: from Conie Fong
Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies

This little penguin is just too cute

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get Well Card

I'm back and sharing another of the new Little Dude images from Polkadoodles.  
Meet Broken Bones Little Dude.  Poor guy.  The whole time I was making this card I kept thinking, "What does the other guy look like?"  I stitched the heartbeat pattern onto cardstock.  I like to stitch on cards but since I do it by hand and not machine, I tend to save the stitching for special projects like this one.
The pattern papers come with the digi stamp so it's a great deal.  You get 3 pattern papers, sentiments and the image.

Broken Bones Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Image: Broken Bones Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern paper: Broken Bones Little Dude

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
The Crafty Challenge: A Stitch in Time
The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Skating Snowman

Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Cute + a Sentiment and we are sponsored by Drawn by Krista.
I used Skating Snowman for my card.  I kept it simple and free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  I haven't decided if I will send it out as a Christmas card or hold on to it and use it as a Thank You card after the holidays.

Card Details:
Image: Skating Snowman from Drawn by Krista
Spellbinders heart dies
Crealies dies

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congrats Graduate Card

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme is always anything goes but the dt is always given a theme to try.  This week the dt was challenged to use glitter or something shiny.  I added some sparkle/glitter by painted her shoes and diploma ribbon with extreme glitter paint after I colored with copics.  I also have lots of sparkle in the shaker.  I love the way this CAS card turned out.

Card Details:
Image: Graduation/You Passed from Polkadoodles
Spellbinders Circle Die 

Entered in following challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania: Shaker Card

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Soccer Card

Years ago I used to coach soccer.  I always had a great time with the kids out on the ball field. Today's project brings back memories of all the practices, games and fun that we had.

This is football/soccer Little  Dude from the new Little Dudes release at Polkadoodles.  
I couldn't resist making a soccer ball shaped card.  I couldn't resist adding a yellow and red card to my project.  In soccer, players are given these cards as a way to discipline players. Yellow cards are used for a caution and red cards mean the player is dismissed from the field.

The card shaped was created using the Life's A Party Cricut cartridge. I printed a second image and cut out the soccer ball and attached it with a pop dot for some added dimension.

Here is the inside of the card:

Football/Soccer Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Image: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Paper: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Soccer ball shaped card: Life's a Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Entered in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
House of Cards: shaped or colors

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Astronaut Card

Polkadoodles has a huge new release of boys!! My card features Astronaut Little Dude. Isn't he cute?  All the pattern papers I used for this card also come with the image so finding coordinating papers is a breeze!  The sentiment also comes with the image.
I will be showing more projects featuring Little Dude images for the next couple of weeks. 

Card Details:
Image: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Papers: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Stars: George Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts: Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Hand colored
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Christmas Card

Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas goes.  If you participate in each of the weekly challenges, you will have a great stack of holiday cards ready to mail in time for the holidays.  
This cute stamp of Edwin with the Christmas tree reminds me of my youngest son.  he wears tan carhardt overalls for work so I couldn't resist coloring Edwin to match.
I fussy cut Edwin and attached to front of card.  I diecut a circle out of the card front and put the stamp, Winter Pine Grove from CC Designs on the inside of the card. 

Card Details:
Stamp: Christmas Eve Edwin from Magnolia Stamps
Witer Pine Grove stamp from CC Designs
Spellbinders circle die
Snowflakes cut from the Joys of The Season Cricut cartridge.

Entered in following challenges:
Heartful Stamping: Anything Goes with a Stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Anything Christmas

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fairy Birthday

I just adore this little fairy.  She is just too cute. 
This is my DT project for Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.

Here is the inside of the card.

Card details: 
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
La La land border die
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations: One for the girls
The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe (flowers, birthday, yellow)