Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy 4th Birthday, Laila

My great-granddaughter is 4 today!
When she was 1, I used a numbered digi from Beccy's Place for her card and again for her 2nd and 3rd birthdays. 
Here is Laila's card using the 4th digi in Beccy's number series.

 The die cut is from Die-Versions and the stamped sentiment is from Stampendous.
Sasayaki Glitter February Challenge - For a Loved One (My great-granddaughter) 
Beccy's Place February Challenge - Anything with a Becci's Image Goes w/ optional Sketch
Always Fun Challenges #46 -  Zoo Animals

 Here are a few more cards I made to use up this sheet of patterned paper and add to the SAS4K box.

I haven't shared a picture of Laila with you lately.  
Here's the birthday girl! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing all my friends and family a Happy Valentine's Day.
Dies by MFT and Paper Sweeties, Papers from CTMH, Stamps by CTMH and SU
Cut It Up Challenge #141 - Layers of Love
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 188- Something beginning with "L"   Lots of Layers
Everybody Art Challenge #419 - Car/Motorcycle/Card for a Man 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #11 - Anything with a Critter Goes

The gals at 2 Sisters on the Blog are celebrating their 1 year anniversary with some blog candy.  Check out their awesome blog here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #339 with Sunny Studio

Sweets For My Sweet 
is the challenge theme this week at 
with Sunny Studio Stamps sponsoring.  
 Their clear stamp set, Two Scoops, was my choice to make my design team cards.
  (I have been without a printer and  am so happy to be able to participate this week.)

 Valentine's Day is fast approaching.
A raspberry soft ice cream with chocolate sprinkles would be the perfect sweet from my sweetie.

This is such a great layered stamp set.  The cone is actually made with two stamps  and the ice cream is made with three.  It gives you great shading and realistic images.

Here's another card I made with the Two Scoops Stamps Set.

 That cherry is made with 4 stamps and some gloss to make it even more realistic.  I fussy cut my images, but there are dies available.

You can find this stamp set and many more at 

Can't wait to see what Sweets you might have for your Sweet.
Enter them in this week's
(All the papers used are from CTMH.  Stitched circle dies are from La La Land.) 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bunny Die

Last week I posted some iris folding cards using the negative from one of my dies.  Were you wondering what the die cut looked like?  Here it is:

The die is from Die-versions, which just happens to have it on sale right now.  The stamped frame and sentiment and papers are CTMH retired items from my stash.  I gave a friend a few of these little bunnies and she made fabulous shaker cards with them. 

Papercraft Challenge #4 - Pastel Colors 
heARTful stamping challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
Pile It On Challenge - 3D Embellishments

Friday, February 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Febuary

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
Have you seen the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog?
Hop along with us to see some awesome projects using the new products.
I decided to use the papers and one of the Picture My Life cards from the new Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack to make a card for this month's hop.

 And then I used some scraps to put together a masculine birthday card, too.
Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Krista Hershberger's blog.
Your next stop is Andrea Sherman's blog.   
The hop is circular.  
If you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  
If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog. 


Today I'm sharing two valentines I made

and one suitable for Valentine's Day, a bridal shower, a wedding, and even an anniversary.
Cut It Up Challenge #141 - Layers of Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge # 196- Valentine or Love Sentiment 
Mod Squad Challenge - Have a Heart

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Quilting today

Three weeks ago we went into Eustis to visit the My Favorite Things store.  I purchased a quilt square die, something that had been on my wish list for a while.  Then I got that stupid butt kicking cold.
(I am feeling much better.  Thank you to everyone who has asked.)  
Today, I finally unwrapped the die and made 3 squares using CTMH papers.
Then, after making the squares, I wasn't sure what to do with them. 
Using a set of stamps from Our Craft Lounge, they became Easter cards and will find their way to SAS4Kids.

Southern Girls Challenge - 3 or more papers 
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 278 - Holiday
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Feb 6 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge # 193- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 5 - Anything Goes