Friday, December 18, 2015

Here's a New Years Card!

The challenge for Just A Scrappin' this week is a New Years card, and here is mine!

Here is a list of materials:
  1. Image: JJ Christmas Box, by Bugaboo stamps. Colored with Copics.
  2. Paper: yellow, purple cardstock (Scrap stash), patterned paper (unknown).
  3. Embellishments: lime green sequins attached with Glossy Accents.
  4. Dies: My Favorite Things stitched rectangle, Cricut sentiment (Simply Charmed,Plantin Schoolbook for exclamation point). 
I thought this image would work well for New Years-I'll have to think up something funny for the inside.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 11, 2015

JAS Christmas

The challenge this week at JAS is to make a Christmas card, and boy do I need them!

Here is a list of ingredients:
  1. Paper: kraft, red cardstock (Michaels Recollections), printed kraft (Brown Paper Packages Christmas Stack).
  2. Die: Happy Holidays (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites).
  3. Stamp: Fiskars Magical Christmas, embossed with white embossing powder, Versamark ink.
  4. Ribbon: stash.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SoSS N is for Naughty challenge!

I just adore the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. So does my brother and anyone else who gets my challenge entries! This one will definitely go to my "Bah, Humbug!" brother.

Here is a list of ingredients-
  1. Paper-chalkboard Christmas (patterned & red) (Michael's Recollection),  black, white cardstock (scrap stash).
  2. Sentiment-computer generated, Black Soot Distress Ink.
  3. Die Cuts-Santa (Cricut Jolly Holidays cartridge).
But where is the naughty, you ask? Well, it's on the inside. So if you don't like profanity, don't scroll down!



My brother does a great HO HO HO on my answering machine when he can't get me live-and it's
f*****g awesome!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 4, 2015

JAS Winter

At Just A Scrappin', the challenge theme is Winter, and you need a warm hat and scarf for winter!

Here is a list of materials:
  1. Paper: DCWV Shimmer Stack (pink shimmer), AC Cardstock (Ivory Damask, colored with pink Copic marker), Michael's (deep red cardstock), unknown dotted paper.
  2. Dies/Punches: Cricut (Winter Woodland, Artiste), Fiskars Snowflake border punch.
  3. Embossing Folder: Darice Snowflakes Falling.
  4. Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Taylored Expressions Christmas Grumpling

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I made using Taylored Expression's Grouchy Christmas Grumplings!

I just adore the TE critters! This Holiday Grumpling was colored with Copics, along with the jingle bell in the sentiment. The matching TE dies made it a breeze to cut the fox out.  I added gold Wink of Stella to the jingle bells for some shine! The patterned Christmas paper is two-sided, so I put the Jingle Bells sheet music (found on internet and printed at home) on the striped side, and cut with My Favorite Things round stitched circles the background for the fox and the sentiment.

Thanks for joining me today!

I am entering this in the following challenges-
Simon Says Work It Wednesday
SoSS Y is for Yodel Challenge

Monday, November 23, 2015

Addicted to CAS challenge

The challenge at Addicted to CAS is to make card with dimension, and here is my project-

Here is a list of ingredients-
  1. White card stock, (Neenah).
  2. Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug Damaskene. Clear Wink of Stella on embossing.
  3. Sentiment-Stampendous Happy Messages set, Rangers Distress Inks Tumbled Glass.
  4. Scoring Board.
I tried for simple, yet elegant. I wish you could see the shimmer on the raised embossing!

Thanks for visiting.

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight

Thanks for joining me today at  Kitty Bee Designs. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card for my spotlight day-

I just adore the Kitty Bee Cows! You can find them at the Etsy store.

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: I colored this with Copics (I have to start writing them down!).
  2. Dies: My Favorite Things (Fishtail Banner, Pierced Stax Ovals), Spellbinders (Classic Petal).
  3. Paper: Cardmaking & Papercrafting (freebie), Neenah (white cardstock) unknown (red cardstock).
  4. Glitter Tape: Seal-It.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs & All Dressed Up

The challenge at Kitty Bee Designs today it Giving Thanks, and our Sponsor is All Dressed Up. I've also am combining the DT duties with Just A Scrappin' today!


Here is a card I made using one of All Dressed Up's free designs-

I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the image. The background paper is by Adorn It, the ribbon by American Crafts, and the rhinestones by Michaels. The "Thanks" stamp is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting, and enter the Giving Thanks challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Just A Scrappin' Veterans Day

The challenge at JAS is to make a Veterans Day card, and here is my project-

I absolutely love making patriotic cards. I got this image from the Graphics Fairy. I did a search of patriotic images and it was hard to pick just one! The background paper is by Pebbles, Inc., and the stamp set is from Mark's Finest Paper. Michael's Recollection white and dark red really made the image pop, don't you think? The white sequins were colored red by a R89 Copic.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm also entering this at the Addicted to CAS Hero Challenge.

Friday, November 6, 2015

JAS-Stamp & Ink

This is the exact technique I did about 6 weeks ago, but I wanted to try a fall color palette. Here is my card:

I used four different colors of Copic pens (I need to start writing them down!) . The stamp sets are from Technique Tuesday, and the pearls are from Michaels (they were colored with the Copic pens).

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SoSS-K is for Kitties!

Oh boy, Edna has done it this time! The challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is Kitties! I send all of my Kitty creations to my brother (the cat lover in the family). So I'll have to sneak this one in the Christmas package for him!

Here's the material list:
  1. Stamp-OLD Imaginese $1 stamp set. Memento rich cocoa ink, copic markers.
  2. Paper-DCWV Pet Stack (patterned) American Crafts chocolate cardstock, Bazzill rust cardstock, unknown ivory cardstock.
  3. Twine-My Craft Spot Antique Gold twine, small jingle bell.
On the inside it does have "Happy Birthday" stamped. Just so the recipient knows!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

What a turkey!

Today I'm showing a Monthly project I do for a calendar!

This was made with a Miss Kate Cuttables "Turkey in a Pumpkin" SVG and Cricut cartridge Designer Calendar for the month and the leaves. All the paper is from my stash, so I don't know the manufacturers. The acetate calendar is from Paper Accents in a 12" x 12" frame.

Isn't the turkey so cute? Thanks for visiting today.

I'm entering this at Classy Cards 'n Such Turkey challenge.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

JAS Halloween

At Just A Scrappin', we are challenged to make a Halloween card. This card is my DT project for both JAS & FCCB's Halloween challenges! Here is my card-

I had fun with this card-I wanted something different and unusual! The stamp I used inspired the whole theme. Here are the materials I used:
  1. Cricut Cartridge: A Frightful Affair.
  2. Stamp: Viva Las Vegas Stamps .
  3. Patterned Paper: eyeballs (Best Creations), skull damask (We R Memory Keepers).
  4. Cardstock: bright green, black, white, brown.
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers-Pink Halloween!

Boy, this was a tough challenge for me! The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers really got me this time. I wracked my feeble little mind till I thought of the idea for this card-

I made this card with my Cricut and the cartridges A Frightful Affair and Simply Charmed (ghost & wine glass). All of the paper is out of my scrap stash, and the sentiment was computer generated and cut out with the MFT Fishtail banner.

Have a great Halloween, and thanks for visiting!

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight

Hello! Today at Kitty Bee Designs it's my turn at the spotlight, and here is a card I made for my bunny loving niece!

This was a real quick card to make. The image is Kitty Bee Designs image Best Bun, colored with my Copics. The background paper is old Creative Memories, and the smaller blocks are from my scrap stash. The dies are from My Favorite Things (Stitched Circles, Fishtail Banner), and the stamps are Doodlebug Alphabet by Clear Expressions. A Creative Memories punch made the heart for the sentiment. I'm going to stamp a birthday sentiment inside and give it to her on Oct. 30.

Thanks for visiting, and have a creative day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Have a pink Christmas!

Hello and welcome! A friend of mine told me about a pink Christmas challenge, so here is a card I made!

This card was made with a Spellbinders die cut twice with pink and green shimmer paper by DCWV. White cardstock by Neenah was used for the card and layer, with American Crafts pink and white twine finishing it off. I used the cut snowflakes of pink and green for the center of the bow.

This is being entered at:
Classy Cards 'n Such-Pink Christmas
Simon Says: Wrap it Up

Kitty Bee Halloween Challenge

The challenge at Kitty Bee Designs is Halloween! Here is a card I made using one of their designs-

Here is a list of materials:
  1. Kitty Bee Image Lampshade Kitty.
  2. Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Skull Scroll.
  3. Bird's Cards Web SVG cover.
  4. Orange rhinestones: Michael's.
  5. Cardstock: black, white, light orange.
  6. Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co. and Versafine Ink.
Thanks for visiting, and enter the Halloween challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

JAS Center Step Cards

This week I'm combining DT duties with Die Cut Diva's, and here is a stair step card I made-

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Stair card: SVG from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
  2. Image: Rowan's Enchanter by Morgan's Art World. Colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  3. Dies: My Favorite Things Rounded Rectangles, Flourish Vine by Cottage Cutz, Flower Dies by Impression Obsession.
  4. Pearls: Queen & Co.
  5. Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co., Versamark ink, black Zing embossing powder.
  6. Patterned paper by K & Co. &, scrap yellow and green.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, October 16, 2015

JAS Circle card Challenge

At Just A Scrappin', we are challenged to make circle cards. I made mine a scalloped circle using Art Philosophy and my Cricut! Here is a Christmas card I made-

The card base is white cardstock by Close To My Heart. The topper is made with green shimmer paper (Wausau), and green foil (Colorbok). The ornament was made with the Anna Griffith Winter Wonderland cartridge at 4", and I wouldn't go smaller than this as the layering pieces are extremely detailed. I used silver, gold, white, and pewter shimmer paper (Wausau) and topped the ornament with gold cording. The sentiment is on a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Hero Arts Green Shimmer powder. A corner rounder on opposite corners finished the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Boobs!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. A cause near and dear to Edna and the sisterhood as many of us have loved ones and friends who have strongly and courageously battled breast cancer.

The above was taken directly from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge page. Here is a card I'm sending to my friend in Idaho-

Here is a list of materials:
  1. Unity Stamp Co. for the front sentiment, and MFT Fishtail banner.
  2. Body I freehand drew, cut out. Added "boobs" using MFT Circle dies and made ribbon tassels. Hey, she could be a stripper.
  3. Inside message computer generated. 
  4. Paper: white Neenah cardstock, Bazzill beige, Creative Memories pink patterned.  
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 2, 2015

SoSS Steampunk

I had to hurry up and get this done, and I'm barely under the wire! At Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (all of whom I adore!) the challenge is Steampunk. I have never done a steampunk card before, so I don't know how accurate I am. Anyway, here is the card-

and here are the materials-
  1. Image-Graphics Fairy.
  2. Embossing Folder: Steampunk by Tim Holtz.
  3. Dies: gears by Artiste (Cricut)
  4. Paper: light brown, black, white cardstock.
  5. Stamp: Funny Bones by Riley & Co.
Thanks for visiting!

JAS Flower Card

Hello! The challenge at Just a Scrappin' is to have a project with flowers, and here is a card I made-

I take Copic classes, and this was a practice piece we did, so I couldn't tell you who made the stamp. After the image was colored, we used Glossy Accents to highlight parts of the flowers, and used a grey Copic around the image. The purple ribbon is from the $1 store, the patterned cardstock is by Coordinations, and the card base is DCWV Solid cardstock. I also used a corner punch to round the opposite corners of the paper elements.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight

Thanks for joining me today at  Kitty Bee Designs. Today I'm sharing a Halloween card for my spotlight day-

Isn't this little cow adorable? This Pumpkin Cow (colored with Copics) is mounted on a spider web easel card from Bird's Cards. If you are able to cut SVG's, everything on Bird's web site are FREE! The spider web highlights Pumpkin Cow beautifully! The bats are from Spellbinders, the sentiment from Unity Stamps, and the stopper was made using My Favorite Things Pierced Rounded Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #57-Buttons

Today is Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #57-Buttons! I had a blast going through several button boxes that belonged to my Mom & Grandmother. So many old and beautiful buttons, along with some wonderful memories. Today's challenge is sponsored by-


So make sure you enter our challenge! Here is my card-

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Paper-beige cardstock, patterned paper by Jillibean Soup.
  2. Stamps-Unity Stamp Co. (sentiment), Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (dress form).
  3. Ink-Versafine black onyx.
  4. Buttons-stash.
  5. Sewing machine with black thread.
I like the texture of the beige paper under the dress form, and the old buttons and patterned paper remind me of vintage dresses my grandmother liked. She was a professional seamstress, and passed on the love of sewing to my mother, and then to me.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, September 18, 2015

JAS Birthday Cards

The challenge at Just A Scrappin' this week is Birthday Cards-and here is one of mine with one of my favorite stamps-

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Stamps-Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society Petunia, sentiment from Technique Tuesdays.
  2. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
  3. Paper-background paper from Coordinations Brights, lavender cardstock, white cardstock.
  4. Lavender metal brads (unknown).
Sometimes I just like simple cards. And I must be on a purple kick, because I noticed I've made several cards lately using purple!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

JAS Wedding Card

At Just A Scrappin' this week, the challenge is to make a wedding card. Here is my project-

Very, very simple to make! The white panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug Damaskene embossing folder (part of the Cricut Sentimentals collection). I cut the sentiment with my Cricut using the Artiste cartridge, then used a Spellbinders die (Labels 16) to die cut around the negative space. Then I  cut a larger die in a color that matched my ribbon.

The great thing is that the label shadow and ribbon can be changed to suit any wedding decor color!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers-F is for Fart Challenge!

I have the best time with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! I was chosen to be Queen, and I get to be Guest Designer for this challenge-

Oh, how much fun! Here is a card I made for the F is for Fart Challenge-

Pretty simple card to make! I found both the Betty Boop image and the joke on the internet! After I printed everything, I used an OLD Stampin' Up word bubble stamp for the question. I used Studio Calico's Wanderlust paper for the front along with the yellow 1/8" ribbon, and the inside I used the same paper to frame the image and sentiment. Spellbinders circles die cut the window.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

JAS Labor Day Challenge

The challenge at Just A Scrappin' this week is to make a project for Labor Day, and here is an invitation for a BBQ I made-

Labor Day is to honor the American worker, and I feel like Rosie the Riveter embodies the qualities of everyone that works. Roll up your shirt sleeves and put your back to it! Here are the materials I used:
  1. Image-found on internet, printed on white cardstock, along with the sentiment.
  2. Die: MFT Fishtail banner for the sentiment.
  3. Paper: unknown, from stash.
  4. Button: from stash, with grey embroidery floss. 
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SoSS-I is for Image!

I just had to participate in this challenge!! At Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers the challenge is I is for Image-no sentiments on the front! Well, I made a penny slider card with some OLD paper I found in one of my many stashes-

I have no idea who made this paper, but it used to be 12" x 12". I bought it to document some of the dumb stuff my husband used to do! The image is by Artistic Impressions and colored with Copics.
And on the inside, snark of course!

And boy is that true with nurses! Always poking and prodding you! Here is a little video of the card in action-

I took a video of this to show you how funny it looks rolling through the card -it took a while
 but I finally got this sucker posted!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs In the Sky Challenge

Welcome! Today is the new challenge featuring the great designs of-

 and here is my project-

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Image-MilkCoffee Swirly Bird. Colored with Copics. Highlighted with Wink of Stella.
  2. Paper-Creative Memories pink, green & patterned.
  3. Dies- MFT Rounded Rectangles, Cricut Artiste cartridge.
  4. Ribbon-$1 store.
Thank you for visiting, and make sure you make a project for the great prize from MilkCoffee!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

JAS Favorite Technique challenge!

The challenge at Just A Scrappin' this week is to use a favorite technique or embellishment. This one I just learned at my Copics class (Thanks Marti!) and have used it a lot! These were made in class as a tutorial.

I took a 4 inch square of white paper and centered a 3" grid of 1" squares lightly drawn with a pencil. I then colored 4 different colors into the 9 squares using my Copic markers. After all the squares are colored I took my Copic blender refill bottle and dripped out dots onto the grid. The smallest dots are added with a Q-Tip dipped in the Copic blender solution. I then stamped with some silhouette stamps, added the sentiments, and finished off the blue one with sequins in the flower centers.

Super easy, and it turns out great!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Kitty Bee Spotlight-August

Hello! This is Michelle, and here is my Design Team Spotlight from Kitty Bee Designs. I just had to try this Penny Slider card from this tutorial here at Die Cut Diva's-

Here is what it looks like when you tilt the card-

I laughed and laughed as I saw this little cow spinning!

I did learn that the bigger the round pop dot the slower the spin is, and the smaller the round pop dot the faster it goes. I had ONE round pop dot to play with! Here is a list of materials-
  1. Paper: white, yellow cardstock from stash, Reminisce Magic Stars dp.
  2. Two pennies, one round pop dot.
  3. Image: Kitty Bee Designs Kal-Bee Cow over Moon (contact Ruth for image!), colored with alcohol markers.
  4. Cricut: Artiste stamp and banner.
Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Just A Scrappin' Shimmer and Glitter

The challenge this week at Just A Scrappin' is to make a project using Shimmer and glitter, and here is my project-

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Paper: silver Shimmer by Wausau, Blue and light blue by DCWV Shimmer Stack #2, unknown blue cardstock for card base.
  2. Die: Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose.
  3. Embossing Folder: Spellbinders MBossabilities Framed Labels Eighteen.
  4. Ribbon: American Crafts sheer ribbon.
  5. Stickles: Waterfall.
I like having cards that are non-sentiment so I can use them for almost any occasion! This could be used for birthdays, weddings, get well, thanks-gee, so many uses!

Monday, August 17, 2015

SoSS Challenge-U is for Ugly!

I've been recovering from a week in Reno, Nevada where we took one of our Chevelles to Hot August Nights. We over-served ourselves several times! So now I feel better to take on some challenges, like at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper's U is for Ugly Challenge!

Here is my ugly paper-which I have had for over 10 years-

At our now defunct Scrapbook Store, the owner would use papers for projects and what was leftover she would sell in bundles for ridiculously low prices. Well, you get what you get and I never found a use for this ugly paper, until now-

I just love snark! The paper is from my stash and I chose the brown ink and stripe to mimic bird crap. The image is from the internet, and the sentiment is from Creative Vision.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kitty Bee Designs Water Animal Challenge

At Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge, the theme is water animals the sponsor this week is-
so enter the challenge to win a cool prize from 2 Cute Ink!

Here is my project-

and here is what I used to make it:
  1. 2 Cute Ink image-Best Fins colored with Prismacolor pencils.
  2. Paper-light blue cardstock, medium blue cardstock, white cardstock, light & dark green cardstock (from my stash).
  3. Dies-My Favorite Things Pierced Circles, Cricut (Life is a beach cartridge) seaweed.
  4. Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug Japanese Scales.
  5. White sequins (stash).
Thanks for joining me today, and enter the challenge for a chance at a great prize from 2 Cute Ink!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kitty Bee Challenges July Spotlight

  Welcome! Thanks for joining me today at  Kitty Bee Designs. Here is my July spotlight project-

My friend like the card I made last month so much she asked if I could make her about a dozen cards! She wants to leave them for customers at Murray Grey shows as a way to show appreciation for their hard work. I'm more than happy to help!

Here is a list of materials-
  1. Papers: Red/white check paper, red and gray cardstock-Michaels, white cardstock-Stampin' Up.
  2. Image: Kitty Bee Designs For you Kal-Bee. Colored with Copic markers.
  3. Stamp: Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch.
  4. Dies: My Favorite Things-Pierced Squares and Fishtail Banners. 
 Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers-S is for Shakers Challenge!

Hello! Today I'm the Guest Designer at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and I want to encourage you to join in this fun Challenge-

Easy, right? Then get going-Edna needs motivation to shake her booty! Here is my card-

I made this for my brothers birthday in November. He's always giving me crap about my age because I'm the oldest! I'm glad to be able to dish it back to him.

Here is a list of ingredients-
  1. Background paper-Michaels. Blue, white, purple, orange, yellow and green cardstock from my scrap stash.
  2. Stamps by Creative Vision. My Favorite Things Fishtail banners for sentiments.
  3. Cricut used to cut cake-Celebrations cartridge. $1 store pink craft foam for body of cake. Recycled plastic for shaker coverage. Embossing Folder Happy Birthday by Cuttlebug.
  4. My Favorite Things Rounded Rectangles for shaker cavity. Glass beads and clear sequins from my stash.
I hope you enjoyed this card, and thanks for visiting!