Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chicken Soup

This cute image is a digi from Doodle Pantry's "My Scrap Chicks". I forgot I had them and decided to make a card with it when I found them in my Digi Folder file on my computer. I hope it will brighten the recipient's days during recovery.

** Pattern Paper - Single sheet from Michael's.
** Image -  From "Doodle Pantry", which I colored with water-color pencils. I cut the image with a metal "Stitched Square" die by Cottage Cutz
** Photo Corners - "My Little Paper World"
** Sentiment & Tag - Cut and written on Cricut Explore machine. Matted with 3-D squares for a popped-out effect.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Baseball MVP 2017

I made this card using this week's sketch at . My grandson is a  baseball player at his high school. When I saw this sketch with all the circles, right away I thought of him and "baseballs". Here is my card I created from the inspiration from its' very talented Design Team members.
**Base Pattern Cardstock - From the Me&myBIGideas "Champs" 8"x8" stack.
**Blue Strip - I used an "eksuccess"  Stars border punch and matted with a darker blue strip. 
**Circles - Are from a 2.50" Recollections Circle Punch. Each is embossed with a different Darice embossing folder. Red w/ "Stars", Blue w/"Argyle", and White w/"Clouds".
**Ball, cap, and MVP -  Are "eksuccess Sticko" stick-ons.
** Three small dots - Used a regular paper puncher

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Love You: Apple

I made this card using the nice simple sketch by Karren at .
It was a very easy and quick card to make, the only part that took the most time to make was just cutting and assembling the four apple layers.
APPLE: The apple image is a four -layer cut from the "Doodle Charms" Cricut cartridge. I used the "FLIP" function on my Explore to flip the original image so the stem and leaf would be on the left side of the apple, I did not want to end up cutting them all off from the right side of the card.
Base Pattern: DCWV "Stack 9" stack.
Sentiment - Close to My Heart stamp.
The "shine" to the apple I matted with silver metallic cardstock, and it looks really sad it appears black on the card. 😱

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bees are A-BUZZ'ING

Images of Bumble Bees are so adorable...not so much real Bees, though! This week at the our challenge is to create a card "Off the Edge". I really liked this challenge, I have never created an Off the Edge card before, and the DT members inspiration was WOW!! Here is what I created, hope you like it!
*** Pattern Paper - Is from an old card kit I have, sorry, don't have kit name.
*** "Thanks" - Is actually made out of wood with the "Thanks" cut out like what looks like a laser cut. I left the right side of it "Off the Edge". The letter "s" is left hanging with no back ground.
*** Bumble Bee - Is also an old Digi from my Digi stash, no name, sorry. I used water-color pencils to color it.
*** Hearts - Are gems from Michael's Craft Store.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bubble Thanks

One can never have too many "Thank You" cards on hand. But, it seems we always have more female than male "Thank You" cards....and, what do I come up with??? ...a "Thank You" card for a female!! So....Thank you, Thank you, very much!
Floral Pattern - DCWV "Stack 9" stack
Solid - From my always dependable Scrap Box.
Circle - Four inch Doily from Wilton products.
Butterfly - "Paper Embellishments" set, from Michael's Craft Store.
Flower - From my flower stash (sorry, no name)
Brads - "My Minds Eye" brad collection by Jayne Allyson
Embossing - Orange: Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy". Blue: CuttleBug Anna Griffin "MatelassĂ©" folders.
I twisted four strands of embroidery thread to create the strip at the bottom.

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Challenges Entered: - Color Combo Challenge - Sketch Designed by Anne

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Play Ball!
Here is the card I made for the challenge sketch this week designed by CĂ©cile at The sketch is simple, but so many ways to interpret it, as seen by the great samples provided by the Design Team members. Check it out!
*** On the white base card I used plain Baby Blue cardstock, which I embossed with a Darice "Clouds" folder, to make it appear like the baseballs are "flying" through the sky.
*** Baseballs - I used an image from the Cricut "Sports Mania" cartridge to cut three baseballs in three different sizes. I matted them with red cardstock to show through, for the "red stitching". Then  embossed all three with a Cuttlebug "Hounds Tooth" folder for texture.
***Sentiment - "Baseball is Life" is also an image written on Explore, from the "Sports Mania" cartridge.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daddy Penguin

Father's Day is just around the corner, everyone! Time to give all our special Guy(s) in our lives all the loving attention they deserve. Over at  we have a Father's Day challenge this week to create a card with something blue for our special Guy(s).
My Creation:
** Pattern Paper - From my Scrap Box. Corners are punched with an old corner punch by McGill Craftivity. It was gifted to me. first time I hear of this brand. Wonder if it is still in business?
** Image - Found this cute fellow on the Internet, matted him with white and blue cardstock.
** - Waterdrops - Are from a set of "Jolee's by You" from EK Success. Wanted the 'lil fellow to feel at home with some water! LOL!!
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Challenges Entered:  - "For the Guys Challenge" - Father's Day

Wedding Best Wishes

This week at we are to make a Wedding card. This being the month of June, weddings are "a'buzzin", that is true.
Here is my creation:
** Cardstock - Used regular 8x12" single sheets. On the gray base card I used my Martha Stewart Scorer for the indentations around the edges.
** Scalloped Squares - Spellbinders layered in ascending size, and each popped with 3-D squares, added white pearls to corners.
** Sentiment - Text designed and printed on Cricut Explore. Highlighted with a Gelly Roll Clear Star Glitter pen.
** Silver Thread/Light Gray Sheer Ribbon -"Celebrate 360 Degrees " from Michael's.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flowers & Pearls

I created this card using a sketch from Paper Play Sketches, but oops! I missed the cut-off date. I also used the Color Combo Challenge hosted by LeAnne at I really am surprised at how pretty these colors look when combined.
* Yellow & Blue Cardstock - From DCWV 8x8" Scalloped cardstock stack. This cardstock has an almost linen texture to it and is very pretty in person. But, it made it a little difficult to stamp on it.
* Flowers - Recollections mini punch, added tiny blue and yellow pearls to the centers.
* Leaves - Cut from scrap box green paper with a Sizzix "Branch w/Leaves" die cut.
* Sentiment - From an acrylic stamp set that was gifted to me, sorry no name. Stazon inked stamp.
Sorry about the poor image, have been having camera trouble, lately.  : (  : (  : (
***** Still time to add your creation using this great color combo at The Paper Players just click link above!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Little One

Made this Baby card using a very simple sketch by Debbie Foster at this week's challenge at . As simple as the sketch is, it lent itself to adding many elements to create a very nice card. Happy with the outcome!

* Base Card - From David Tutura, 5.50" square "Celebrate" assorted blank cards box.
* Pattern Paper - Green/Pink Plaid by Pizazz. Corners are a Fiskar corner punch.
* Ribbons - Assorted trim borders by Doodle Dee
* Sentiment - "Welcome": Written on Explore. "Little One" is a  Cricut cartridge cut on Explore. I added sparkle to each with a Wink of Stella pen. Sad, it didn't show up very well on the photo.
* Frame - Cricut cut from "Lacy Labels" cartridge. Matted and embossed with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"  folder.
* Baby Carriage - Cricut "Stamping" cartridge. Added a heart Brad, ribbon, and half of a metal snap closure you use on clothing, for the wheel centers. I added 3-D squares to pop the carriage.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Happy Birthday: Pink & Orange

I am loving this new stack from DCWV called "Pocket Blossom", it has the prettiest dainty floral patterns in it. My supply of cards for Ladies is pretty full, and I usually save floral patterns for this type of card. Some of the patterns are so dainty and girly-looking, I think I will make some for little girls, new baby, and teens. It won't go to waste...that's for sure!
* Orange cardstock - By Bazzill is 12"x12" and is called "Tangelo".
* Floral Pattern - From  DCWV  stack called "Pocket Blossom".
* Pink and Beige cardstock are from my Scrap box.
* Embossing - A new 3 piece set of border folders by Darice, I just bought called "Flourishes".
* Frame - Is a Cricut  image cut from the "Lacy Labels" cartridge
* Butterfly - Martha Stewart punch. I cut one in color Tangelo and glued it to the frame, cut another in pink and glued only the center of it to the Tangelo one, for a 3-D look.
* Happy B'day - Close to My Heart stamp from the "4 My Friend " collection.
* Flower -   Are store-bought.  Layered two sizes, added a small orange Brad to center. 
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My Goofy Dad

I have to have the craziest hubby in the world...and he is just as "goofy"! My daughter brings him a Goofy souvenir every time she goes to Disneyland, just to prove a point. LOL!!!
So, both my hubby and Goofy inspired this card I created.

* Water Drop Pattern - Single sheet rack from Michael's Craft Store
* Sentiment & Goofy image are computer-generated
* Clouds - Die cut from Cottage Kutz. Popped them with 3-D squares
* Waves - Are cut from blue pearl-like cardstock, which gives it a sheen. I used an "ek" border punch
* Fish - Images I down-loaded from the Internet and then fussy cut them.
* "Seaweed" - Martha Stewart punch.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Congrats to You

I created this card using a sketch from Mojo Monday...sure enough I missed the deadline! Not to worry, I also used the sketch to my card using pretty color combo for this week's Color Challenge at . WHEW! I hope I am on time for posting at this challenge.

Striped Pattern - Recollections "Paddywack 6x6" stack.
Floral Pattern - Michael's single sheet rack
Pointed Banner - Brown satin ribbon
Ovals - "Cottage Kutz" dies
Brads - My Minds Eye
Congrats - Is an old rubber stamp from Michael's, (used to be 99 cent bins, not any more, more like $1.50 bins...LOL!). Stamped using Stazon ink pad.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sailor Bear

Found this cute Sailor Bear on the internet and liked it to create my card for a couple of this week's challenges. It occurred to me I have not made a child's birthday card in a while, I think this one turned out pretty cute.
Star Pattern Paper - Mambi's  "#1 Fan" stack
Rope Pattern Paper - Single sheet rack from Michael's
Bear Image - Internet download
Blue Strip -Added  red embroidery and attached a metal anchor brad.
Sentiment - "Happy 1st  Birthday, Lil' Skipper" is computer -generated.
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Challenges Entered: - Sketch by Laurie - Nautical Theme