Monday, June 30, 2014

Exciting News!

I have exciting news to share with you today.  As of Thursday July 3rd I will on the Digital Delights Design Team.  I have been with them before and am so glad to back again!  Their images are just darling and I always love coloring them up.  The card I have to show you now uses the Flowering Sweetie Pea.  Isn't she a cutie.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon and stitching (I used faux)
Delightful Challenges - Seize the Daisies
All Sorts - Summer Girls
Digi Galore - Add a Button
Cutie Pie - Cute Girls


Today I have a patriotic card to show you.  I used the Doodle Pantry set called USA Charlie.  The set comes with 2 images, 4 sentiments, and 8 papers.  I used one of the sentiments.  I love how it was already part curved so it was perfect for this sketch to go in the circle.  I have a ton of the stick pins and was glad to use two of them on this card.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pumpkin Spice - Red, White, and Blue
Retro Sketch - Sketch
We Do Doobadoo - Pins and Pearls
Simply Create Too - Sentiment as a main focus
4 Crafty Chicks - Stripes
City Crafter - Red, White, and Blue
Cuttin' and Stampin' - 4th of July
Die Cuttin' Diva - Your Country
Cupcake Inspirations - Celebrate - red, white, and blue
Card Mania - Circles
My Craft Spot - Patriotic

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beach fun

I just love funny animals and the new release from 2 Cute Ink is so exception!  Today I have a card to show you that I used Topical Drink Crab and the Beach Sentiments sets.  At the 2 Cute Ink Challenge we want to see your beach themed cards or projects and this little cutie is perfect.  The little star fish are real.  I have no idea where I purchased them because they have been in my stash that long, but I thought they were too fun not to use.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Digi Haven - Life's a Beach
Fussy and Fancy - Summertime
Scrapbooker PhD - Texture
Southern Girls - Die Cuts
Crafter's Café - Polka Dots and Ribbon
Little Red Wagon - Animal Antics
Craft Your Passion - Bold and Bright
Use Your Stuff - Texture
Digi Galore - Add a Button

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cutest Bride and Groom Ever!

Do you need a darling wedding card?  If so, this cute couple makes a great card.  This cute couple is from 2 Cute Ink Images.  They are called Tuxedo Penguin Wedding.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  It is part of a set called Charlie Bride and Groom.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Round card
Charisma Cardz - Sparkle and Shine
Creative Knockout - Embossing
Scrapbook PhD - Texture
Southern Girls - Die (Spellbinders Grand Circles, Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Circles)
Color Throwdown - Teal, yellow, grey, and white
Little Red Wagon - Wedding
Die Cuttin' Diva - Things with Wings
Shopping Our Stash - Oldest Die - Spellbinders Circle
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Sentiment Sunday - Animals

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beach Time

It is a really warm one here in Iowa today so it would be a great day for the beach - but, Iowa and beaches don't really go together.  I made this fun shaped card today using the digital set from Doodle Pantry called Mini Summer Trio.  I used the lifesaver the other day now the shovel.  I use Microsoft Word to play with my digital images.  I enlarged the shovel to almost 5 1/2 inches tall.  I printed it on the sunburst paper.  I then flipped the image and printed it on heavy white cardstock.  I folded the white cardstock in the middle of the handle as you can see below.  So you can write your message on the inside of the large part of the shovel. 
The sentiment is also from the set and is being held on by a star paper clip.  I used the Copic marker YR18 to highlight what I was thinking would be the shadowed edges of the shovel.  This was so quick and easy to make. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Don't be square
Fab 'n' Funky - Shaped card
Cards in Envy - Fun in the sun
My Craft Spot - Fancy edges
Perfectly Rustic - Sunburts

Monday, June 16, 2014

You're a Lifesaver!

I have a fun card to show you tonight.  This is as CAS as I can get.   I always love looking at everyone else's clean cards but I think I am just scared of white.  So this is my take on a clean and simple card.  I used the digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called Mini Summer Trio.  I always have a thing for pun sentiments so when I saw this I knew I would use it.  I paperpieced the lifesaver ring with the red star paper.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Use scraps
CAS on Sunday - CAS and paperpiecing
Catch The Bug - Summertime
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Brown Sugar - Summer
Simply Create Too - Celebrate your countries colors (USA)
Pals Paper Arts - Red, white, and blue
Charisma Cardz - Sparkle and shine

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gnarly Dude!

Boy cards really are my thing.  Not sure why but I really enjoy everything about making one.  My card to show you today is using a new digital set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Dirt Rides.  With this set you will receive two different images, colored each two different ways, 8 sentiments, and 8 digital papers. The two sentiments in the bottom left hand corner are from the set.   I really enjoy the part of coloring so I never use a precolored image but they are becoming very popular.  I used lock washers on my card, I couldn't find any real gears in the shop. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pile It On - Wrong but right - washers
The Squirrel and The Fox - Metal - washers
Addicted to CAS - Transportation
Digi Galore - Blue
Pumpkin Spice - Masculine
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - Black, White, and One color (blue)
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment for a guy
Cute Card Thursday - So Macho

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Another gas can??

I have made my Father's Day card for my hubby.  Is my husband the only one like this? We have several, I'm thinking like 5 gas cans sitting outside our shed.  We just had this conversation tonight because he was going to mow the yard.  Why, in the world do we need so many cans?  He told me he needed a different gas or mix of gas for everything he uses.  I just shook my head, I think he just has a gas can addiction, but as I am heading off to my craftroom I can't blame him for having an addiction.
This card is made using the Doodle Pantry set called Classic Bug. The sentiment on the front and inside of the card is also from Doodle Pantry but the set is called Man Stuff.  The inside sentiment fits him perfectly.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Digi Sketch - Sketch and Men
Ooh, La, La - Male
Crafty Sentiments - Masculine
The Male Room - Father's Day

Monday, June 9, 2014

Exciting news for Monday!

WooHoo!  Nothing better than exciting news for a Monday!  Today I join the design team of 2 Cute Ink Images.  Can you tell I am excited??  Well, let me tell you I have been busting at the seams to share this news with you.  Have you seen 2 Cute Ink?  I just found them not too long ago and feel in love with the darling images.  2 Cute Ink has a challenge every two weeks so I really hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us!  This challenge is Birthday.  So we all got to color up Birthday Pug.  Isn't he just so cute!  I printed him out twice so I could pop up the cake, candle and his paws.  You can't see it in the picture - we all know how that goes.  At 2 Cute the images are available on Etsy here.  I really would love to see you join us for some birthday fun! 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Square card, 1 circle, 2 patterned papers, and ribbon
Pile It On - Designer paper
The Corrosive Challenge - Cut it (the cake, candle, and paws and cut and popped up)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Father's Day Fishing

I made this card for my dad for Father's Day.  He loves to go fishing and will get a kick out of this card.  I used the set from Digital Delights called Gone Fishing.  The fish are from the Bucket of Fish and the hook is from the Bobber and Hook background. The pictures of the stamps are below.  I changed the size of the bucket image to get the different sizes of fish.  The whole fish is the one that is not in the bucket.  The half fish is the first fish head down in the bucket.  I then cut the hook out of the circle.  I stamped Dad on a piece of paper and tried to cut it out like a worm.  I already know my Dad's response - yep, the fish swim all around my worm.
I had no idea how to color the fish so I copied the colors of the Bucket of Fish colored stamp.  I also used my Atyou Spica Gold sparkly pen on the whole fish.  In person they have just a little sparkle - kinda like real fish.  I had so much fun making this card.

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment for a guy
CRAFT - Father's Day
CAS(E) - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Father's Day
Delightful Challenges - All tied up
Crafters Cafe - Masculine
Fab 'n' Funky - Father's Day
Stampin' Royalty - Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Father's Day
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Father's Day
Cutie Pie - Cute and Embossing

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Felt Flowers

Fun felt flowers.  I used a Sizzix die that I had to cut all of the flowers out.  I wasn't sure if the die would cut through the felt but sure enough.  So this card turned out to be fun and fast.  The sentiment on this card is from a new digital set from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called USA Charlie.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Card Mania - Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Sentiment and fabric
Addicted to CAS - Texture
Just Inspiration - Handmade flowers
Cards and More - Lots of flowers
Stamplorations - Sketch

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bug Me

I had a fun time cutting this card.  Well, it was cutting and cutting.  This cute bug is from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Classic Bug and Gas Can.   I enlarged the bug to 5 1/2 inches to almost 3 1/2 inches.  I folded the base and left it attached together a little at the top.  I do with I would have left a little more space at the top.  You can see it in the picture below.  I then printed the bug on white, grey, orange, pink, and the designer paper with the flowers on it.  Then I started the cutting and layering on the base bug. Finally I added a little glitter on all the little flowers.
This is the inside of the bug card.  The sentiment is also from the digital set. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cards In Envy - Feeling Buggy
Use Your Stuff - Designer Paper
Pile It On - Humor
The Squirrel and The Fox - For the Girls
Stampin' For The Weekend - For the Girls

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Father's Day Card

Is Father's Day creeping up on you?  I have a fun card to show you today.  This cute Dad is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  Meet Grillin' George.  I paper pieced his apron with the stripe designer paper.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
All Sorts - Guys
Simply Create Too - Father's Day
Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day
CRAFT - Paper piecing
Charisma - Father's Day

Happy June 1st!

It's June 1st and that means new digital stamp sets at Doodle Pantry.  This month the release is 11 stamp sets and they are all so fun!  I made two cards for the release and they are two very different sets.  The first one I worked with is called "Classic Cars 3".  Everyone is always in need of male cards and the Doodle Pantry car sets are perfect.  There are two new car releases this month.  This set comes with two different cars, 3 sentiments, and digital paper.  The two cars also come colored to match the paper.  I colored the car using Copic markers.
Now for my second card.  I used the new set called "Carousel Horse 5".  I colored this horse also.  Very pink - does not even cover it.  But, I know if this was a horse on a carousel this would be the one my Granddaughter would choose.  Lots of pink and sparkles.  This set also comes with a colored horse, 4 sentiments, and digital paper to match. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will hop on over to the Doodle Pantry store and check out all the new sets.