Friday, August 18, 2017

Look what's on the way to my house!

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Can't wait to start creating these gorgeous cards!

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You are a Great Friend

I'm so excited because I actually heat embossed the sentiment.
Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit
This card was re-created from the provided inspiration sheet in the kit.
Thanks for visiting with me today.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hello Card

Simon Says Stamp, Nuts About You stamp set
Stampin' Up, Ribbon
Stampin' Up, Very Vanilla & Real Red cardstock
Stampin' Up Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PDE Linky Party Ch# 186 Birthday

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party 

#186 Birthday

My Design Team Project

Anna Griffin Sunny Salutations Pop Up Card Making Kit
(love her kits!)


Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 48 G is for Giraffe

Ch# 48 G is for Giraffe

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, Create a Critter (giraffe)
Stampin' Up Triple Punch

Cardz TV Stamps

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 32 Ocean Life

Craftaholics R Us

Ch# 32 Ocean Life

My Design Team Project

Cricut Create a Critter
Embossing Folder
Enamel Dots

The Merry Christmas Ch# 30 Sparkle

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Ch# 30 Sparkle  

My Design Team Project

MFT Die-namics stitched circle dies
Gems for tree ornaments
Cricut Create a Critter 2, Christmas Tree
Cardz TV Stamps


Paper Play Sketches #49

My Design Team Project

Stampin' Up Markers to color image
Flower embossing folder
Stampin' Up Artisan Label punch
Stampin' Up Little Friends stamp set
Be sure to come by and submit your project

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Miss Kate Cuttables August Challenge - Summer Fun

Hi, everyone!

It's time for the next challenge over at Miss Kate Cuttables. 
There is a new MKC challenge each month over in the Facebook group
The challenge will run from the 2nd Tuesday through the 4th Tuesday of each month. Winners will be announce, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.

This month's Challenge is: Summer Fun

The only requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttables' file in your creation, including any / all freebies you have.

Miss Kate Cuttables File Used

My Project

Pink polka dot ribbon
A2 white card

Head on over to the Facebook Group to join in on the challenge!!

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 176 Fancy Folds

Cardz 4 Guyz
Ch# 176 Fancy Folds
My Design Team Project

This fun fold card will hold a gift card!

Be sure to visit Cardz 4 Guyz and play along this week!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Back to School)

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme

Back to School

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, Teddy Bear Parade
embossing folder
pattern papers
Cardz TV Stamps, School Days

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!

Always Fun Ch# 19 Going in Circles

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 19 Going in Circles

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge cuts:
Zoo Day - font for August and 2017
Close To My Heart, Flower Market - Wreath and roses
(the wreath is dark brown, but for some reason looks black in this photo)
Pink Polka Dot ribbon

For the photo corners, I cut 2" squares.
Then I cut those in 1/2 at an angle to make 2 triangles.
Then I cut those 2 triangles in 1/2 again.
Stampin' Up Triple Punch to create flagged ends

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bicycle Fun Fold Card

Hi, everyone! Today's card is bigger than the normal A2 size I usually make, but I love it! This card folded for mailing is 5 1/2" square. I guess I'll be using my Envelope punch board to make a custom envelope - which is always fun!

Mixture of cardstock from Stampin' Up, Recollections, and Cricut.
Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere some elements along with SU Mini Glue Dots & Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Simon Says Stamp, Uplifting Thoughts for the sentiment stamped with SU Melon Mambo ink.

I love it! And I know exactly who I'm going to mail this to.

There you go! Got my envelope created easy peasy with the Envelope Punch Board.
Thanks for visiting with me today. You have no idea how much I look forward to reading your comments. It's how I start my morning because they always make me smile.


Saturday, August 12, 2017


Hi, everyone! 

The stamp set I used on today's card is on of my favorite Stampin' Up sets. Why? Because it's a mix of shapes and sentiments. The cool thing about shapes is that you can create abstract, or build a picture, or use them for accents, etc. They are also fabulous for creating your own pattern paper or background on your projects.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Brother Scan N Cut in Action

Ever wonder about the Brother Scan N Cut?
I stamped an entire sheet and had the Brother Scan N Cut cut them out with the optional shadow layer you can add around the image (and choose the thickness of the shadow).

Short video showing this machine in action.

Thanks for watching!

Treat Box

Oh my gosh. I am in LOVE with the flower on this gift box! It was created using the Pansy Punch which I've used lots before, but this time I made it a 3D flower, instead of just a punched out flower on a card. Each of the 3 pansy punch outs were inked around the edges and each had the petals curved upward. For the middle pansy, I curved it the most and added glue dots to adhere the petal edges together making it look more like it was just opening up. I adhered each layer of the punch out with a Stampin' Dimensional to give it even more depth. I absolutely love this flower!

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Love to Craft - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz - pastels
As You Like It - favorite embellishment (ribbon - because it adds depth and it's pretty)
Kreativeinkauf Challenge - punches (punched flower)
Monochrome Magic - monochrome + bow
Sparkles Monthly Chs - thinking of you

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Coffee Card in PINK

Hi, everyone!

I'm not sure if you can notice the ridges on the coffee cup wrapper. This wrapper was stamped FIRST with the sentiment, and then die cut.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Die Storage Idea

Quick Video.... enjoy!

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch# 185 Beach / Ocean

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges 

#185 Beach / Ocean

My Design Team Project

Cricut, Bag Toppers - Summer

See what the Design Team Created and Link Up HERE

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 31 Pirates

Craftaholics R Us

Ch# 31 Pirates

My Design Team Project

Cricut Create a Critter
Cardz TV Stamps

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 47 F is for Flowers

Ch# 47 F is for Flowers

My Design Team Project

This project was customized from the Cricut Make It Now, Photo Memories Section. Love that huge doily! Instead of using a Cricut Pen to decorate the flowers like the design had, I chose to cut out the shapes, layered them, and add enamel dots for the centers. I cut out paper strips for the flower stems instead of using twine or having them float on the page. The butterflies are so pretty!

The Merry Christmas Ch# 29 Anything Christmas Goes

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Ch# 29 Anything Christmas Goes  

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, Create a Critter 2, present
Stampin' Up Triple Punch
Cardz TV Stamps