Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dies R Us Happy Birthday challenge

At Dies R Us, the challenge is Birthdays, and this is a card I'm entering-

I had this idea using a Frantic Stamper (Woven Ribbon) die, and I ended up creating 3 cards with just three papers out of DCWV Black Currant stack paper. I alternated the three papers for a true woven effect. I used MFT Fishtail banners for the sentiment, and fussy cut a flower out of another sheet of the same stack to add to the card. I finished it with Michael's Recollectiojn stickers.

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At My Sheri Crafts, the challenge is pearls or bling, and here is my project to enter into their challenge-

This is pretty simple-I made a kraft card base, and used a Technique Tuesday stamp called blah (Delightful Daffodil-I forgot to run back to the craft room to find it, so I used blah to remind me to insert it. Doh!). I used Memento's Rich Cocoa ink, and popped up the daffodil with foam squares. I found a stash of Zva Creative rhinestones and used this swirly flourish to complete the card. The inside has a happy birthday sentiment stamped in the same ink.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Spotlight day at KBD

Hello! Today is my spotlight day at Kitty Bee Designs, and I've made a card with the Cupcake Suprise Pup image from the Kitty Bee Etsy store-  

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1.   Image: Cupcake Suprise Pup (Kitty Bee Designs), colored with Copics.
  2.  Papers: Paper & Glue set (Echo Park), white cardstock (Neenah). 
  3.  Dies: Spellbinders Labels 15, Cuttlebug 5×7 Embossing Plus, Fanciful Labels (colored with Copics). Fiskar Lacy punch.
  4. Ribbon: American Crafts. 
  5. Stamp: Happy Birthday (Stampendous). Versafine Onyx ink.
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Fugly Challenge!

At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamps it's F for Fugly!  Hoo Boy! I didn't have to dig too deep in my reject paper stack to find Fugly paper! Here is the fugliest paper I had in the stack-

Ewwww, gross! And here is what I made with it-

I covered the fugly paper with vellum to soften the fugly. The corners were rounded using a corner punch on the fugly paper, vellum, and cardstock base. I found this die cut in my die cut stash and stamped this Unity Stamp Co.(What kind of wine set) sentiment on it. The cream cardstock above the fugly paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug Damask embossing folder. The black satin ribbon is from Michaels. I added a Happy Birthday to the inside, and Voila! Done!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

MFP Challenge

At Mark's Finest Papers, this challenge is to use one of two techniques, and I chose the Retiform, which you can find here. This is my card:

I used the "Koi Fish" set by Mark's Finest Papers, and Mermaid Lagoon by Ranger for the blue ink, Versafine Onyx for the sentiment and images.

I had a blast with this technique! I think it turned out fairly well.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Kitty Bee Designs Girly Challenge!

At the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge, we have a Girly Challenge! Make a feminine card or project and you can win some great images from our sponsors-


I used the Mom and Baby image from The Stamping Boutique to make this card- 

Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Image: Mom and Baby from The Stamping Boutique. 
  2. Paper: My Minds Eye Chalkboard Collection, Teresa Collins
  3. Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles, Fishtail banner.
  4. Embellishments: American Crafts brown & white twine, Basic Grey button, unknown flower.
  5. Stamp: Avery Elle Thanks A Bunch set.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Shopping Our Stash Challenge

I'm entering this card at the Shopping Our Stash Pink (gah!) UFO challenge.

And I have to admit, I'm with Leslie Hanna, who inspired this challenge-I can't stand pink.

I have always been a tall girl- 5 ft. 6 in. tall in 5th grade. And my Mom always wanted to dress me in pink. I looked like a huge Shirley Temple and hated it. The only reason I have this much pink on a card is because it came with other stuff!

Here is my card-

First off, all of this came out of my stash! The paper-the middle border came out of my scrap stash, and I used a Fiskars Lace punch to dress it up a bit. The pink polka dot also came out of the scrap stash. Ribbon is from American Crafts and came in one of those 20 packs you can get real cheap at Tuesday Morning sometimes. The light pink is from a 6 x 6 Avery Elle pack I won from Paper Crafts, and the sentiment is from the scrap stash too. Paper Smooches Pretty Momma set, Spellbinders Labels Nine die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle die and unknown pink pearls make up the sentiment box. The pink roses are Prima, and I used a scrap of green to punch (Martha Stewart) the greenery. The background paper is from My Little Shoebox.

This would have been a great card for my Mom, who passed away Valentines Day 2015. She loved the green and pink combo alot. I think I'll give it to her on Mother's Day, just so she knows how much I loved her and miss her.

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