Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday Morning Scraps

There are several cards on my craft table in various stages of completion.  So before I headed out to work in my flower beds on this beautiful day, I finished up two of them.

First, a Thank You card using words cut from a store bought card I recently received.

Second, a general purpose party card, using left over 3/8" scraps of CTMH fundamental paper to piece together the background, a die cut from Die-Versions, and CTMH sentiment stamp and dots.
Here's a closeup of the background.

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday; optional topping- Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Watercoloring (I used the ink from the lid of the Twilight ink pad and a water brush to color in the Party Time letters.)

I must be off.  
Thanks for the visit.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

heARTful stamping challenge

Time for another Anything Goes Challenge at
 heARTful stamping.

This month I thought I'd make a 
Perek-a-Boo Message Card using stamps from the 
CTMH June Stamp of the Month Set, which is only available a few more days, some basic cricut cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge, and some of the Little Dreamer paper. 

First a photo of the card front:

When you pull on the ribbon of the tag, 

the little fox moves to reveal the message.

 And here's another view of the card with the message revealed.

Now, it's your turn to create something for this month's 
Anything Goes Challenge at 
heARTful stamping.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday with Imagine That! Stamps

Father's Day may be over but Dad's have birthdays, too.
You could use this card for either.
My DH is an avid golfer, which is why I wanted this fun Golf Set from Imagine That! Stamps in my digital library.  
The card was super easy because I sized everything and did the layout on the computer, printed it on white cs, did the coloring with watercolor pencils and markers, matted it with gray textured paper, and then mounted it on a tan card base.  A few diamond shaped doo dads finished off the card.

Have you linked up something crafty in the Imagine That! Creative Playground this month?  It's an Anything Goes Challenge, but if you use an Imagine That! Stamp you'll get the Giraffe with Coffee Set for FREE.  

This is my last official post for Imagine That! Stamps.
It's been loads of fun being a Guest Designer. 
I hope you liked the cards I made using their images.

Now, I'm off to enter a few challenges:
Unicorn Challenge #22 - For the Guys
Come and Get It Challenge - Happy Father's Day
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #244 - Father's Day/Masculine

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My last Wednesday with Great Impressions Stamps

It's officially summer.  
That often mean vacation visits from friends and relatives.
This would be a lovely way to thank someone for their visit .

 I've used the Daisy Flourish Stamp (E702)
and the  So Wonderful Sentiment Stamp (E805).

It's been so much fun being on the Design Team for Great Impressions Stamps Challenge. 
I hope you've enjoyed the cards I've made using Great Impressions Stamps as much as I've enjoyed making them.

There's still time to enter the June Challenge.
for a chance to win this prize.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #348 with Di's Digi Stamps

It's time for a new challenge at
"Party Time: Something to Celebrate"
 is the theme this week.
Looks like these two are headed to a birthday celebration. The digital stamp, Kitty Celebrations B&W, is by Di's Digi Stamps,
the wonderful sponsor for this challenge.
Check out the website here.  
and the blog, too. 
Don't forget to add your Party Time creation to the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Friday, June 16, 2017

Catching up

As promised yesterday, today I am posting the cards from our CTMH class this week.  First, I have a Thank You card I made using another one of my new Die-Version dies.
I am a real scrap saver and user, even though I've probably collected enough paper to last my lifetime.  And I often make card fronts to use up my scraps and set them aside for future use.  With the new flower dies, a sizzix die that came with my cuttlebug, and a tiny sentiment from Taylored Expressions, this card is ready for the SAS4K box.

Aud Sentiments Challenge #182 - Bingo (Top row: Pattern Paper, Embossing, Die Cut)
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #206 - Patriotic or Thank You
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #37 - Anything Goes with option of summer colors

And here are the cards we made Tuesday at Joyce's class featuring the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month:

The 4th card we made was a last minute creation.  I was so excited about the dies I had won that I cut a dozen "Happy Birthday"s from CTMH fundamental paper (retired, unfortunately), and took them to class intending to just share them with the gals.
But Joyce quickly put on her thinking cap, cut a few frames on her cricut, matched up the die cut with some CTMH paper, and we all made this card.

It's not quite so hot today.  Perhaps I'll pull some weeds.  Heaven knows there are plenty of them!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Running behind

June really snuck up on me.  And so did my friend Laurie's birthday.  She got this card a few days  late, but I sent her a few die cut goodies to make up for my tardiness.
I love this new die I just received from Die-versions, part of an awesome prize I won in a recent Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge.

Challenges I am entering today
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #47 - Embossing (I used dry embossing with 2 different embossing folders.)
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday (I didn't go with the one layer optional topping.)
Southern Girls Challenge #162 - Stuck On You (I used silver shimmer tape for the little banner and 3 tiny flowers) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #182 - Bingo (I used patterned paper, embossing and a die cut)
 Tic Tac Toe Challenge #002 - (I  used embossing, gray and a die cut)

The Crafty Addicts Challenge #37 - Anything Goes with optional die cuts
Everybody Art Challenge #405 - Happy Birthday
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #163- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Add Sparkle

Yesterday at Joyce's CTMH card class, Joyce mentioned she hadn't seen the cards we made last week on my blog.  I promised I'd get them posted today.  
(Mickey, I'll post the cards we made yesterday tomorrow.)