Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gifts for Teacher

This evening I made some teacher gifts.  I used the "sour cream container" idea.  I used school themed paper.  The dies are from My Craft Spot, they are called Tiny Doilies 2 and the stamp is from the Stamping All Around Fall set.  They are filled with school supplies for the teacher.  Clips, colored staples, push pins, and rubber bands.  The brads on the tags are from Around the Block and I have had them for so many years.  Finally time to use up some of my old supplies.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
My Craft Spot - Back to School
(PIN)spirational - Back to School
Oldie But Goodie - Anything But a Card
Creative Moments - Back to School
Ruby's Rainbow - Back to School

We're like - Peas and Carrots

Today is Delightful Thursday and I have a couple's card for you.  This set is called "Peas and Carrots".  This would make a fun wedding or anniversary card.  Not every couple are the normal bride and groom.  This is such a fun and happy image.  I printed the image on the green and orange cardstock and paper pieced them.  The cardstock has a shimmer to it.  I hope you will come on over to the Digital Delights blog and see what the other design team members have made for today.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafters - Fancy Folds
Crafty Creations - Something Old (my designer paper and cardstock are old, so is the ribbon)
Just Inkspirational - Wedding (mine is for a fun couple)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stop to smell the flowers

Have you stopped to smell any flowers lately?  Life goes by us so quickly that I need to be reminded of that.  This darling image is from a new designer.  The image is called "Stop to smell the flowers" and it is by Karleigh Sue. She has an Etsy store.  She also has a facebook page. can get the image free right now.  I got it from the Love To Create challenge blog.  I had a good time paper piecing her outfit together.  
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafter's Cafe - Punches and Die (Spellbinders Ovals, and corner rounder punch)
Fab 'n' Funky - For the Kids
Little Red Wagon - Girl Power
Dream Valley - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Girly

Happy Hour - hehe

You know the saying, "it's 5 o'clock somewhere", well, this adorable crab agrees. =)  Have you joined the "red, blue, and orange" challenge over at 2 Cute Ink??  If not, get on over and join in the fun!!  You don't even have to use a 2 Cute Ink Images.  Any image or sentiment will work great.  The colors might sound odd together but actually it is a fun combo.  I hope you will come on over and get in on the fun!  This fun image is one of the 2 Cute Ink images called Tropical Drink Crab and the sentiment is from the Beach/Crab Sentiments.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - Use Your Stash (my paper is old)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Fun
Cutie Pie - Cute, Buttons and a Bow
Digi Sketch - Summer Fun
That Craft Place - Nautical
All Sorts - Bright Sunny Colors
My Time to Craft - Drink or Food

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dizzy Dachshund

It's a jumping wiener dog.  We have a dog just like this in our home.  Her name is Sandy.  This cute image and perfect sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Dizzy Dachshund.  The background has been painted with watercolor.  It is supposed to be the sky, clouds, and grass under and behind this cutie.  I used the Twinkling H2O's again.  I watched and watched video's on You Tube.  This watercolor painting is a real talent and I need a lot more practice.  But, I'm not giving up yet.  
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Perfectly Rustic - Photo - I took the colors
101 Watercolor - Masking Part 2

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wonderful Birthday

It's a birthday shaker card for a fun Sunday afternoon.  I haven't made a shaker card for a long time so this was fun.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  They are no longer in business. =(  However, I still love her stamps and still use them.  The first card is standing upright.
I shook the card a little and laid it down flat so you can see the shaker insides. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Anything with a sentiment
Sentimental Sunday - Shaker and Sentiment
Sketchy Colors - Blue, Purple, and Green
The Corrosive Challenge - 3 B's - beads, birthday, and blue
Seize the Birthday - Birthday

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Anniversary

My parents are celebrating their anniversary next week so I thought I better get a card going.  This is what I came up with.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  It is part of a set called Joyful Day.  It has several images and lots of sentiments.  The set is for wedding or anniversary.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anniversary
Crafty Ribbon - Celebration and ribbon
Brown Sugar - Kraft paper
Southern Girls - Texture

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer is still here

Summer is still here according to the weather today.  It was hot, hot, hot.  A perfect day to do a card with a swimming suit on it.  The suit and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  They are part of a set called Summer Suits.  It's a fun set with men and women's suits.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pile It On - Sea/beach
Sentimental Sunday - Monochromatic and Sentiment
That Craft Place - Nautical
Digi Sketch - Sketch and Summer Fun
Crafting for all Seasons - Monochromatic
Handmade Harbour - Summer Fun

Delightful Thursday

It's back to school today with Digital Delights.  This little cute guy is called "Schoolboy" and the sentiment is from the "School Sentiments".  Such a fun and bright card for anyone to celebrate the first day of school.  Over at the Digital Delights blog it is Delightful Thursday which means the DT made come inspiring items for you all to check out.  So you will want to hop on over to get some ideas if you are running on empty today. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
CCEE - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday - Back to School

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School

Do you need a back to school card?  This fun image is a freebie from Doodle Pantry.  The image is called Book and Apple.  The sentiment is from a set called Book Ants.  I always love coloring in bright colors so this was a fun and quick card for tonight.  The background paper is old and looks like a chalkboard.  The fun stars, scissors, and blue color are adhesive glitter shapes from Recollections.  
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Creations - Something Old (paper and embellishments)
Fab 'n' Funky - For the kids
Ruby's Rainbow - Back to School
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use my favorite color (red)
Stampin' Royalty - Use Letters
The Male Room - Seeing Stars
Crafty Sentiments - Back to School
Try It On Tuesday - Use Your Stash (paper and embellishments)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Triangle Treat Boxes

Are you getting ready for fall at all?  Well, before we know it halloween will be here.  I give out special treats to kids I know around the neighborhood and my kids and grandkids so I gotta get started on those.  This is a triangle little box.  It was easy to make and doesn't take much paper at all.  The die's and stamps are from My Craft Spot.  I love how they fit so perfectly together.  The stamps are from a set called Stamping All Around Fall.  The dies are part of the Tiny Doilies 2 set.  I used velcro to hold the boxes closed.  The link to the boxes are here.
Below are how they look open.  I have 4 kisses inside them.  Although I could stuff more candy in them.  I was surprised how much space is there. 
I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
My Craft Spot - Boxes
Love To Create - Polka Dots and Pearls
Oldie But Goodie - Anything but a card (my paper is from last halloween)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pirate Doggie

It's a new start to the challenge over at 2 Cute Ink!  WooHoo!!  This challenge we want to see colors - red, blue, and orange.  Heidi drew us some new darling images - but we wouldn't expect anything less from that talented girl!  They are all so cute, they are Pirate Animals.  You will ooh, and awe over them all.  Well, I did anyway.  The cutie I got to color up was the Pirate Dog.  Isn't he a sweetie. You can pick all the Pirate Animals up at her Etsy store.  I felt lucky to find this old piece of paper that had these perfect colors on it.  There are blue circles but they are hard to see because the blue is so light.  But, any blue will do.  I hope you come on over and join in the fun!!  I can't wait to see what you make!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pumpkin Spice - Children
Totally Gorjuss - Special Celebration - halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something old (the patterned paper)
Creative Corner - Autumn is coming
The Stamping Boutique - Red, Blue, plus 1 (orange)
Aud Sentiments - Favorite Season (mine is fall)
Southern Girls - Texture

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monkey Business

This cutie is from the set Monkey Business by Deedee's Digis.  She has a progressive challenge at her blog.  So if you join in with this image you will receive next month's image for free.  But, to make it even better she is giving this adorable image away for free so we can all join in the fun.  I cut him out and did some paper piecing.  He has such a darling face.  It just makes me smile.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Birthday
Little Red Wagon - Birthday
Deedee's Digis - Monkey Business
Sweet Sketch - Sketch

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mustache Fun

Some mustache fun for the weekend.  This fun image is from Doodle Pantry and is called Mustache Messages.  This card was made with using an embossing folder, a Versa Mark stamp pad, white embossing powder, and Twinkling H2O's for the watercolor effect.  I taped part of the embossing folder off to use only part of it.  I'm trying to branch out and participating in the 101 Watercolor is making me. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
All Sorts - Masking
Just Us Girls - Blue Green and Neutral
101 Watercolor - Masking
Cute Card - Clean and Simple
Creative Card - Embossing
Perfectly Rustic - Manly Card

Friday, August 15, 2014

Guest Designer at My Craft Spot - WooHoo!

WooHoo - exciting news today!  I was so shocked but excited to receive a message from Kimberly at My Craft Spot.  She asked me to be a guest designer.  How fun!!  I started immediately thinking of school starting.  My boys are grown up but I still remember all the excitement in our home at that time of the year.  I do have to say, there was more excitement the younger they were. =)  So in that line of thinking it came to, start of the year teacher gifts.  I went out on the web in search of ideas.  Something nice to give a teacher to start off the year right.  I found this pencil idea and fell in love with it for so many reasons.

First of all, it is full of chocolate.  Every teacher will need a little chocolate to start the year off right.  Also, it is a gift they can enjoy for a while and then it will be gone.  The pencil was only the start of the project.  I used the "Tiny Doilies 2" die set.  As you can see it is the perfect size for a tag on the pencil.  Then I used the "Stamping All Around Fall" stamp set.  The circle stamps fit perfectly inside the "Tiny Doilies 2" dies.  The books, apple letters, those stamps are separate from the circle so I changed them up and stamped them in the matching paper for the tag.  I just fell in love with these cuties.  The only problem is...making sure they get to the teachers.  =)  Happy crafting and again I thank Kimberly for the opportunity!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's Choriton the Chicken

Have you met Choriton? This cutie is from Digital Delights.  The sentiments is also from Digital Delights and is part of a set called Down on the Farm Sentiments.  Choriton is one of the farm animals and I just couldn't refuse but color him up for Delightful Thursday.  You will for sure want to hop on over to the Digital Delights blog and see what the other gals have made for this week.
Over at Crafting by Design they wanted to see some polka dots.  And over at Crafty Your Passion they wanted to see some yellow.  Yep, it's there. =)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pink Piggy

Happy Wednesday to you.  Hope your week is going well.  I have doing a lot of canning this week and I love doing that.  As a matter of a fact right now my canner is full and working away.  I love puns so this is right up my alley.  This cute little piggy and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Farm Critters and Barn.  This set is packed with adorable animals, a barn, and lots of fun sentiments.  
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Feature a creature
The Male Room - Pink card for a male 
Oldie But A Goodie - Black, White, plus 1 (pink)
Papertake Weekly - Spots and dots

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

One Fish Two Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.  Everyone knows where that comes from.  But, do you know where this adorable fat fish comes from?  It is a freebie from Doodle Pantry called Finny Fish.  The sentiment which the whole card is made around is from a set called Betta Fish and Bowl.  Not everyday you get to color up a red, blue, green and yellow fish. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Love To Create - Inspired by a book
Use Your Stuff - Inspired by Dr. Suess
Crafting When We Can - Bright colors
Pile It On - Primary Colors
Inkspirational - Markers (I used Copic)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pink Watercolors

A pink and burgundy watercolor card.  Boy, do I need work on the watercolor thing.  I wasn't able to play last week at 101 Watercolor so I feel a week behind.  I am excited for this challenge to learn some new things.  I used Twinkling H2O's again and dropped the colors on the circle.  I then used my embossing gun to blow the color around and dry it.  The colors I used are: Pink Azalea, Rose Petal, Garnet, and Black Orchid.  The perfect sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  It is part of a set called "Carousel Dolphin"
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Sketchy Colors - White, Pink, and Burgundy
All Sorts - Sentimental
101 Watercolor - Any watercoloring
Brown Sugar - Banner
Just Add Ink - Sketch
Shopping Our Stash - Any wet media

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Yellow Hydrangea

Yesterday orange, now today yellow.  I am really out there. This beautiful hydrangea is an image from Doodle Pantry.  The set is called "Hydrangea". The sentiment is from a set called "Mini Rose Pot" I like the font that is used. If you are wondering where I found the perfect yellow pearls - never fear I will share that information.  They are white pearls and colored with Copic markers.  I used Y17 on the pearls and also on the flowers.  The stick pin is from a swap I participated in.  I wanted to back the flower with a doily but the only one I could find was a heart but it worked just fine.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Stick Pin
Creative Knockouts - Doily Fun
Seize the Birthday - Yellow Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Buttons and Bows
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Crafty Creations - Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown - Mellow Yellow
Crafty Boots - Flowers

Scotty Pan is at Digital Delights

Hi everyone, it is Delightful Thursday.  Already, wow time sure flies.  This little cutie is a new image from the Digital Delights.  This month Wendy has drawn the whole group from the beloved Peter Pan characters.  I was lucky enough to get Scotty Pan to work with. The sentiment is from a new set this month to go with all the new images called Dreamy Sentiment.   You will surely want to sprinkle your pixy dust and hop on over to the store to check out all the amazing new images. 
I would like to submit this card into The Squirrel and The Fox challenge.  This week they wanted to see an image inspired by a song or a movie.  Over at Fab 'n' Funky they are also looking for a project inspired by a movie.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Classic Clunker

Hehe!  Are you looking at this image and wondering what in the world??  Well, I did when I first saw it.  This is a 1961 Rampside Corvair.  I have to say I have never seen one of these in person.  But, this goofy truck made me smile.  Then the sentiment - you know how I am with puns - Yep this one is perfect!!  This goofy looking pickup is from Doodle Pantry and is part of a set called Classic Clunkers 2.  The set comes with 3 different vehicles, they also come colored, 8 sentiments, and 9 digital papers.  I am doubting that the Corvair came in this bright of a color but I don't use orange very often so that was my choice for tonight.  Just another thing to make me smile.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Oldie But A Goodie - Black, white, and 1 color
Simply Create Too - Old/Vintage
The Stamping Boutique - Fancy Folds
Technostamper - Sketch

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hippie Horses at 2 Cute Ink

Today we start a new challenge over at 2 Cute Ink Challenges.  The theme this challenge is "animals".  We want to see your animal projects.  Heidi drew us up some new digital stamps to use and they are all so cute.  Mine is a meditating horse and she is called Hippie Horse.  They are all so darn cute!  I would love to see what you do with one of them, or all of them. =)  These cuties can be purchased at the 2 Cute Ink Etsy Store.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Dies (spellbinders circles)
Inkspirational - Markers (I used Copic)

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Release at Doodle Pantry

I know we are thinking the same thing...where did July go?  Summer is zooming by.  August 1st already which means a new release from Doodle Pantry.  Woohoo for that!  For my first card of the month I used the set "It's My Potty".  Let me warn you, if you know the song you will sing it the entire time you are making a card using this set. =)  The set also comes in pastel colors.  It includes 10 digital papers, 7 sentiments, a stool, magazine rack, and the toilet paper holder.  I made my card into an easel card because I wanted to show off the inside sentiment too.
Remember to stop on by the Doodle Pantry site to see all of the new 9 sets being released this month!