Thursday, May 29, 2014

Time to Party

I'm telling you that I am really getting addicted to the darling stamps at 2 Cute Ink.  I am lovin' this little guy.  Today I am using the Celebration Penguin from 2 Cute Ink.  Such a happy dancing penguin.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
City Crafter - Birthday and Banners
Deep Ocean - Wings
Cardz 4 Guyz - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 DP, 3 star brads)
Ruby's Rainbow - Boys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hey, Sugar!

These sugar cubes are from a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Tea-rrific and is so beautiful.  I went today more with the funny side.  I printed the sugar cubes three times.  I flipped one of the sets and cut out one cube from the third set.  I am not good at all with girly flourishing cards.  That is what this card is supposed to be.  I feel so much more comfortable with boy cards.  The little tea pot charm was the perfect addition.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy
Crafty Cardmakers - Flourishes
Love To Create - Cute, punches, and dies (the circle was a punch, oval and flourishes are dies)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Teal, Orange, and Kraft

Monday, May 26, 2014

Just floatin'

Happy Memorial Day to everyone.  It's a beautiful day here to be remembering our Veterans.  Today my card is using a digital image from 2 Cute Ink.  They have an Esty store and can be found here.  I just found them not too long ago and think their images are just adorable.  How fun is this little guy just floating along.  Hope this brightens your day.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
2 Cute Ink - Yellow, grey, and blue
Card Mania - CAS
Craft Your Passion - Frame it
Use Your Stuff - bling (in the water)
Dream Valley - Wings
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons
Crafty Calendar - Sunshine

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Baby Girl

Awe, isn't this darling.  This sweet image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Love that pacifier in her mouth. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
The Squirrel and The Fox - For the girls
Stampin' For The Weekend - For the girls
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle and shine

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Joyous Anniversary

New this month to Doodle Pantry is a French sentiment and digital paper set.  Well, I can guess at a few of the sentiments and I believe this says Joyous Anniversary.  If not, please let me know.  I don't want to use it for that if I am wrong.  The digital set is called Salutations Francaises.  I have to also admit that I was looking forward to this long weekend.  But, everything I had planned on doing is done and I am bored already.  I need to add some more jobs to my "to do" list. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Digi Haven - Spring
Charisma Cardz - May flowers
Cards & More - Spring
Oldie But Goodie - Anniversary (My paper is years old)

Birthday Tools

I have a birthday shaker circle for you today.  I grabbed some nuts from the garage and placed them inside the circle.  As you can tell, they don't slide around too easily but they do move.  These wrenches are from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Classic Tools and I think this is the third card I have made this month with this set.  Check out the sentiment.  Can you see the "i" in "birthday", its a screwdriver.  hehe love that kind of stuff. A fun birthday card for any man in your life.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
All Sorts - Birthday
CCEE - Use acetate (for my shaker circle)
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch
Seize the Birthday - Birthday and tag
The Male Room - Moving parts
Cardz 4 Guyz - Movement
Die Cuttin' Divas - Die cut and Birthday (Spellbinder circles and Grommet Tags)
Shopping Our Stash - Birthday (also shopped the garage)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Genuine Love

First of all I must say I really struggled with this sketch.  For some reason the different angle was so much for me. =)  I am happy with how the card did turn out even with the stuggles.  The sentiment is a scripture from Doodle Pantry.  It is part of a set called Genuine Love.  I love the pink and teal together - so 50's.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Sentiment only
Perfectly Rustic - Photo inspiration and I used the colors
Stamplorations - Sketch

Happy Crab

A happy crab to start of the long weekend.  This cutie is from Digital Delights and is called "crab".  I purchased all the glitter dots at Michaels last summer in the dollar bins.  They are really fun and add alot to this happy card.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Delightful Challenge - Red, White, and Blue
Scrapbooker PhD - Die cuts
Southern Girls - Sparkle, shine, and bling
Ruby's Rainbow - Animal
Papertake Weekly - Oh so cute
2 Cute - Glitter
Cutie Pie - Cute and bling
Keep It Simple - Maritime

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Life is sweet

Today I have a special card to show you.  I made this card for one of my Aunts.  In February my Grandpa passed away.  He was 94.  He was so ready to go home but it was still so hard to let him go.  I know many of you know exactly what I am talking about.  One of my Aunts is a beautiful seamstress, she found a pattern to take men's shirts and make them into aprons.  So after things had calmed down after the funeral she brought up this idea and asked all of us gals who would want a apron out of Grandpa's shirts.  Well, we all jumped at the chance!  They brought his shirts out and we all cried again.  We could see him in all those shirts again.  He was in a nursing home at the time he passed away so his name is on the tag of every shirt, which just makes it more special.  We all picked out or shirt - oh, by the way they are all plaid, we would like as our aprons. Just yesterday I received a package and there it was my apron made out of Grandpa's shirt.  It is something that I will treasure forever.  So this card is going to the Aunt who made me a keepsake I will keep till I pass on.  I wanted a very special card to thank her for such a wonderful gift to me.  I thought the pie was perfect because Grandpa loved pie. =) 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
City Crafter - What's Cooking
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Aud Sentiment - Bingo - die cut, 4 word sentiment, ribbon
The pie is from Doodle Pantry and is called Cherry Pie it is a free image.  The sentiment also comes from Doodle Pantry and is from a set called Kitchen Clutter.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I have a newphew that is in the Navy.  He is going to be deployed again soon and his Mom is making him a deployment box.  She has asked several people to send a card with some encouraging words.  Then when he is gone he will be able to open a letter whenever he is feeling down.  I choose to make him a card using the Doodle Pantry digital set called USA Freedom.
On the inside of my card I have added the second part of the above sentiment.  I hope my card will brighten one of his long days. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Memorial Day
Created with Love - Lots of Layers
A Gem of a Challenge - Favorite Color Combo (I love red, so anything with red)
Pumpkin  Spice - Thinking of You

Monday, May 19, 2014

Moving hammer?

I had so much fun making this card.  The challenge of moving parts from "The Male Room" was the inspiration of this card.  The hammer and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  The set is new this month and is called "Classic Tools".  I think the sentiment is great.  I was thinking of all the different things it could be great for, a graduate, someone moving into a new home, completing a tradeschool class.  The ideas are so many.  I printed the hammer twice and cut out the second one.
Now below is a picture of the spring I made and hot glued between the two hammers.  I used the end of a tiny paintbrush to wrap the wire around.  Any kind of movement and the hammer bounces around.  It is just adorable - if you can say that about a man card. =) 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Card Mania - Clean and Simple
My Craft Spot - Congrats
Technostamper - Sketch
The Male Room - Moving parts

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thanks a bunch...

This card is going to one of my friends after I spent a couple days at her new home.  I had a great time and that deserved a pretty thank you card.  This card is made with an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I printed the image twice, I cut out the flowers and they are popped up.  I don't use purple very often but this card uses the new purple Copic markers I got with this friend.  The die cut didn't fit because the die is a square and my image is a rectangle so I cut the die cut down the center and overlaped one of the loops.  Now it fits great. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Die Cut - Spellbinders Lacey Squares
Sentimental Sundays - Funky Flowers and Sentiment
The Ribbon Girls - Ribbon and purple
All Sorts - Purple passion
Catch the Bug - Bingo - stripes, buttons, and ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use a die - Spellbinders Lacey Squares
Digi Haven - Spring has Sprung
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Birthday Blessings

I was in love with this digital set when it first came out and it made me smile today being able to color it up again.  The set is from Doodle Pantry and called Windowbox Wishes.  I printed the windowbox three times.  The box is layered up then the flowers are the third layer.  This set comes with a winter windowbox, a strawberry windowbox and this flower windowbox, plus several different sentiments to go with the images.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Sunshine and showers
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - May flowers
Creative Knockouts - Lots of layers
Seize the Birthday - Birthday with flowers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Chocolate...some days it is my best friend. =)  This cute image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  This week at the Catch the Bug challenge they wanted a "pick me up" card.  I cut out the candy bar and popped it up.  The stamp and sentiment are perfectly called "Chocolate".  This would be a perfect pick me up card for one of my friends.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration - Apricot, pistachio, and expresso
Deep Ocean - Distressing
Die Cuttin' Diva - Diecut and dimension
Digi Sketch - Sketch
Cutie Pie - Cute and bling
Catch the Bug - Pick me up

Pretty Poppies

Poppies are such a pretty flower.  I think I like them so much is because of the color - love the red.  These beautiful poppies are from Doodle Pantry a set called Poppies.  The sentiment is also from the set.  This is the same poppy.  I use Microsoft Word to work my digital images and I flipped my image.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cards and More - Spring
Clear It Out - Female and flowers
(PIN)spirational - Photo of flowers.  The poppies caught my eye first.
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring blossom
Use Your Stuff - Ribbon
Techno Stamper - Sketch

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to you all!  I am spending time in my craftroom today and having a great time.  I made this fun birthday card today using a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called A-maze-ing Words 1.  I usually pop things up more on my cards but held back so this puzzle can we worked on a flat surface.  This is a really fun set, it comes with 7 different puzzles.  You will want to check it out for sure.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Birthday
Crafty Catz - Black, white, plus one color
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment for a Child
Cards 4 Guyz - Bingo, I used twine, am image, and a button

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Get Well Nurse

What a fun Saturday afternoon.  I have been sitting in my craftroom.  We all need time like this.  This little cutie is from Bugaboo Stamps.  She is called Sunbonnet Nurse.  For the Catch the Bug challenge they wanted to see a "get well" card.  I printed her twice and cut out her fingers holding the bandaid.  This little gal would cheer anyone up.
I would like to submit my card into these challenges:
Catch the Bug - Get Well
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - Circle and Square

Baby Shoes

It's a baby card to start off my weekend.  I saw on facebook yesterday that one of my cousins is going to have a boy.  I have always loved this digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry and this was the perfect time to finally use it.  The set is called Baby Shoes.  My son had saddle shoes for his second Easter and I still have those shoes.  This card is made to go into a business size envelope.  The card is 9X3 3/4 inches.  Fun for this layout.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
2 Sisters - Baby
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Don't be square
Delicious Doodles - Blue and brown
Southern Girls - dots and spots
Creative Knockouts - Ribbons and bows

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Flowers

These flowers just make me happy.  =)  These adorable digital stamp is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Hope this brightens your day.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Stampin' Royalty - May flowers
Try It On Tuesday - Springtime
Cutie Pie - April showers bring cute flowers
Love to Create - Flowers
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - April showers bring May flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Spring colors
City Crafter - Orange, lemon, and lime - colors
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers

Monday, May 5, 2014

A paper purse for Mother's Day

My Mom will be receiving this paper purse for Mother's Day and I know she will love it.  Well, what Mom doesn't love a fun purse.  This idea was born from a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Purse Parfait.  I enlarged the purse to 5.5 inches high and 6 inches wide.  I then printed the purse on 5 different papers then I began cutting.  This thing is a cutie and I know it will sit on her dresser. =) 
This is the back of the purse.  It has a pocket with a gift card to her favorite store to shop.  Now she gets a fun purse and gets to go shopping with her purse. =) 
I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
2 Cute Ink Challenge - Mother's Day
My Craft Spot - Mother's Day
Make My Monday - Purple and green
The Paper Players - Mother's Day
The Squirrel and The Fox - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Anything but square
Charisma Cardz - Mother's Day
Crafty Creations - Anything but a card

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quiet Rocking Chair

A rocking chair is very special to me.  I rocked both of my boys to sleep everynight.  I have rocked both of my granddaughters as much as possible.  Now when one of the girls wants me to read to them they get the book and go right to the rocking chair. =)  The thought of that makes my heart melt.  This card used the digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry.  The set was released in February and is called Quiet Rocking Chair.  The senitment is my favorite.
I  would like to submit this card into this challenges:
2 Sisters - Baby
Crafts 4 Eternity - Stamp It
Simply Create Too - As least 2 layers
Stampin' For The Weekend - Buttons and Bows
4 Crafty Chicks - Paper Piecing (the pillow and throw and paper pieced)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cupcake Timmy

This adorable little birthday tiger is from Digital Delights.  His name is Birthday Cupcake Timmy.  The birthday coupon is also from Digital Delights. I fell in love with the layout and knew he would work perfectly.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment
Crafty Ribbon - Any Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Add Dimension
Seize the Birthday - Birthday