October 31, 2016

Hope You Feel Better

Hi, I have my  Design Team card to share with you today that I made
using digital paper from A Bit More Time to Craft.
For this one, I used one of the papers from the
Beauty Dream pack.   Make sure you head on over to 
A Bit More Time to Craft as Lozzy will release a lot
of new paper sets November 4th, she also has a freebie on Fridays.
I really love how this card turned out.  I made it following
the sketch from Pals, Paper, Arts where unfortunately this is
their last challenge. 
The circle I cut out using some dies and then stamped
it with a Unity Stamp from the 
Have you ever checked out Unity Stamps, well if not
you really need to if you love stamps.  They are high-quality 
red rubber stamps and OMG the sales they have
are great!
I set up a cut file in Cricut Design Space for this card.  I think it
would look good made up in some Christmas papers so I think
I will make a bunch using different papers.
Well, thanks for stopping by.

October 28, 2016

A Couple Christmas Cards

Hi, just a quick post to show you a couple Christmas cards
I have made recently.  
I usually make one that a mass produce for the majority of my
cards, but I also make random ones over the year.
And then this one is the same pattern.
This one I used some stamps from SugarPea Designs.
Both of these cards I set up a cut file in Cricut Design Space and cut using my Explore.  I did this cause I thought it would waste less paper plus make it easier to duplicate the cards with different papers if I choose to.
I really like this one this one came out.  I also set up a cut file for this one in Design Space.  The Merry Christmas is a Gina Marie die and
the reindeer was cut using my Explore.   I embossed the back panel using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Christmas Houses. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop and take a peek at my Christmas cards.

October 24, 2016

Pretty as a Peacock

Hi, today's card I made using a Unity Stamp from 
the Pretty as a Peacock set.

I stamped the peacock on watercolor paper and then 
colored/painted it using my Zig Clean Color Markers and Distress Inks.
After I colored it I hand cut it out or "fussy" cut it as they say.
I mounted the peacock with foam tape.  The background paper is from a DCWV Mediterranean Cafe stack, then I added strips of lime green cardstock. 
I created this card following the sketch over at the Unity Show & Tell challenge on Facebook. 

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy reading your comments.

Challenges entered:
Unity Show & Tell - sketch ends 10/27
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes ends 11/5
Aurora Wings - anything goes/hand colored ends 11/5
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes ends 10/30
Critters & Creatures - must include a critter/creature ends 10/31
The Outlawz - Greetings animal antics 

October 18, 2016


Hi here is a super quick post.
Over at The House that Stamps Built they are having challenge
to use food or drink on your card.
Here is the card I came up with.  The wine bottle and glass is 
a stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps it is a really cool stamp that gives it a watercolor effect, check it out HERE. The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions.  Papers are from a Paper House stack.

Well, I cut myself real close to the deadline on this one (just 15 minutes to go) so I better get this posted.

October 13, 2016

Dies Flowers in Epoxy

I have a quick card to share with you today.
I made it following one of the sketches this month over 
on the Crafting Circle message board.  It runs through the end of October so
you have plenty of time to join in.
The flowers are actual dried flowers in epoxy, I have had these stickers for
a pretty long time.  The papers I used from an old paper stack I had from k*i Memories that has a very nice variation of patterns and papers.
I die the stitched squares using some of my Gina Marie dies.
The happy birthday is also die cut but I can't remember whose it is, sorry.
And that is it, told you it was a quick card.
Thanks for stopping by.

October 7, 2016

Let Your Dreams.........

.............set sail.
Hi, here is a card I made this week following the Mojo Monday sketch.
All the papers are from the My Mind's Eye "By the Sea" pack.  I got this pack with embellishments,tags, and papers a while back and have been wanting to make a card with it so this sketch was perfect for it.  So hard to photograph the shiny silver paper because it picks up the other colors, but I think you can which parts are the silver.
This week at Mojo Monday is a prize week, so head on over and join in you
could win some Verve stamps
I stamped a Verve sentiment in the small tag at the top that I cut using
my Cricut Explore. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Challenges entered:
Mojo Monday - sketch ends 10/9
Aud Sentiments - anythings goes +sentiment ends 10/10
Crafting with Attitude - Anything goes ends 10/12
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes ends 10/12

October 1, 2016

Shabby Paper Birthday

Hi, back to share another card with you.
I am on the design team for A Bit More Time to Craft where
Lozzy has some fabulous digital papers.  There is an anything goes challenge twice a month and freebie papers on Fridays, so be sure and check it out.

This time, I used paper from the Shabby paper pack and made this card following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.  
I printed the papers on just plain white cardstock and matted it on some darker pinkish paper.  The flower I cut using my Cricut Explore and embossed it to 
give it some texture.  The scalloped stitched circle is a Gina Marie die that I just got. :) The center sentiment is a Rubbernecker stamp and I thought it went
perfectly in the center.
Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and be sure and join in the challenge at

Challenge entered:
Mojo Monday - sketch ends 10/2
Crafty Girls - Anything goes ends 10/4
Creative Moments - Anything goes twist 2 patterns ends 10/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes ends 10/5

If we believe

Hi, can you believe it is October already?  Where has the
time gone.  One thing I am glad about it being October is that the
weather here in Arizona is finally cooling down.

Today I have a card to share with you as a Design Team member
This month our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter, she has the most adorable
This poor little turtle looks so sad and looks like it is having a bad day.
I wanted to do it in bright colors to brighten up the mood a bit.  The papers are all single sheet ones I have had for years.  I colored the image using my Copic 
markers then cut it out using my Gina Marie x stitched die. I distressed the edges
of the back circles using my Tim Holtz distressing tool.   If you have never checked out Gina Marie dies you are really missing out.  She has such a large
variety of dies and stamps and her prices are better than anyone else out there.
The sentiment is a Unity Stamp and I thought spoke well for the image. 
So head on over and check out Sasyaki Glitter images, I am sure you will find something you will like.
Also make sure you color up something and make it into a project and enter in 

Challenges entered:
Creative Moments - 2 pattern papers  ends 10/10
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes