Thursday, June 17, 2021

Cardz 4 Galz - purple and circles #149


I had such fun with this card. I inked this embossing folder that is covered with these textured circles using Distress Oxide inks in various shades of purple. I stamped the Unity girl stamp onto white paper and colored it with copic markers. The balloons she is holding were great circles as well.   I  mounted this onto purple cardstock. Behind the girl is a bench die cut so it appears she is sitting on something. This makes a perfect card for my birthday stash that always comes in handy. 

You can find the details for this terrific challenge here:

CCEE2124 Great Outdoors


Hi friends!

Kelly here with your June challenges.

Did you know that June is Great Outdoors Month? Fun!

Create a card/project showcasing something fun outdoors

- camping, hiking, biking, picnics, etc!

I used some great design papers I had and stamped some of my Unity stamps for the jeep and the sentiments. I colored the jeep with my copic markers.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #647


This image I used was from Power Poppy. I colored the image with copic markers. I used a kraft cardbase and kraft and gold dp for my accent pieces. Washi tape is the only added embellishment and my sentiment is from one of my Tim Holtz Ideology tablets. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Inspired's meal

"Inspired by...." has a great challenge that goes great for Father's Day--dad's meal. 
I love this big juicy burger stamp from Deep Red. I colored it with copic markers. The beer mug I cut with my Cricut Joy. I used some Nuvo gloss for the foam.

Things in the sky


"Things in the sky" is the theme for this week's MyTime to Craft challenge. You can find it here:

I used an awesome clouds background stamp from Impression Obsessions and a fun stamp set from Art Impressions for this birthday card. For the sky I used distress oxide broken china ink, for the image I used versafine black ink and copic markers.  

Christmas in non-traditional colors


It is always fun to do Christmas card challenges during the summer and especially in non-traditional Christmas colors. Such it is for this week's 52 Christmas throwdown challenge to use gray, yellow, and black.  You can find this challenge here:

And it also fits the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge to use non-traditional colors. 

I used distress oxide inks: Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke for the stenciling. I used an image from Power Poppy that I colored with copic markers, mounted this card front onto black paper. I used gold chrome for the diecut JOY, and added sparkle gel pen onto the ornaments to add a little shimmer. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Stamplorations June Stencil Challenge


With my last order from Stamplorations, I got this fabulous sentiment panel. I made my background with a stencil that is from Artplorations . I laid it in horizonal position to make this background and I brushed distress oxide inks (in warm colors to go with the word fire). I decided to color over the words with copic markers just to add a little more color to the card. I used my Gina Marie rectangle die as the frame for this sentiment in Crushed Curry. Then I  used crushed curry for the cardbase as well. 

It is always fun to see what Stamplorations has going every week on their blogsite as they have so many opportunities to take part in  and fun monthly prizes that are available for participation. 

Check out the details and opportunities for yourself here:

Seashells sing a song for me


I love the beach in summertime, and seashells are part of the fascination for me. When I saw this challenge over on the Fusion website, I knew it was a "must do" for me. I used some design papers from my stash, I stamped shells from an older SU set I have in my collection, the sentiment is one of my favorites from Unity, and the cute little crab die is from Gina Marie.  I sponged the color onto the shell and satrfish with distress oxide inks. I stenciled the card base with broken china distress oxide ink to make it look like the ocean. Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. Hope you have a safe and wonderful summer. 

Here is where you can find this fun challenge:

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Candy Cane Fun


I do not mass produce Christmas cards instead everyone gets a unique design and one of a kind when they get a card from me. I am the kind of artist that enjoys to process of creativing and doing over the finished product. Making more than one of anything would get every boring for me. So, I love that there are challenges that motivate me to make Christmas cards during the year. So, this card is for two of those challenges.  Here is the list of challenges this card is for:

The digital is from Sassy Cheryl designs. I am not sure of the source of the sentiment. I color the image with copic markers. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

CCEE2123 Donald Duck Day

  Hi friends! Kelly here with another challenge this week.

Yesterday was Donald Duck Day,

her husband’s favorite Disney character :)

Please feature a duck(s) on your card/project.

Although my husband's name is Donald, I did not have a Donald Duck stamp, or any cute little duckie stamps, so I used a silhouette image off of my Joy to cut this realistic image of a duck for my card this week. I did some original water coloring for the background scene and stamped an Hero Arts imagine for the sentiment. I water colored using distress oxide inks. I stenciled the clouds with my clouds stencil from A Colorful Life.

Check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite here:


Double D challenge Bee Inspired


I love this bee set from Stampendous and was excited to see the theme of theDouble D  challenge this week.  I used distress oxide inks to do a water color smash on watercolor paper for the background. I stamped on the honeycomb background using stained walnut oxide ink and stamped the bees with versafine black ink. Then I colored them with Copic markers.  I mounted this onto a honey colored cardstock card base.  


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


I used a stencil to make the water, an IO cloud background stamp to make the sky, a Stampendous set for the sailboat,  anchor, and sentiment. The lighthouse is from a Sweet and Sassy set. 

This great challenges can be found here:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

In the sun summer fun

 Summer seems to be in full force and all I found lots of summer challenges in the stamping world this week. So here is my card made with scraps from my paper piles, and stamps that are probably around 10 years old. The sun I punched, and the chair was a diecut. The palm is from an old Stampin' Up set and the sentiment and beachball are from an old Flourish set (that is no longer in business). 

Here are the challenges I am using this card for:

Happy Summer, everyone!!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #645


I made this card for the Color Throwdown challenge this week to use black, aqua, and hot pink. 

I used a stamp by Gina K designs. I used an embossing folder from Stampin' Up. The sentiment was done in Versamark ink and embossed with Gold embossing powder. The rose is stamped onto hot pink paper. The leaves are colored with a dark green colored pencil. I used a white colored pencil to add the highlights to the rose. The details of the challenge can be found here:

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Country Fair


I made this card for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge themed "Country Fair." I used my Joy to create the banners. I stamped the basket of apples (stamp is All Night Media). I paper punched the medalion circles and cut out the streamers. The table top is a piece of design paper. I hand wrote the letters on the banner with a white gel pen. The apples and baskets are colored with copic markers. Hope you enjoy my prize winner apples!! 

Here are the detail for this fun challenge:

Jingle Belles challenge -All Bundled Up

 Here's the challenge over on Jingle Belles challenge this week:

We're All Bundled Up this week ... which means we're asking you to create cards with lots of layers (at least three).  Break out your favorite papers, ephemera and embellishments and layer it on.

I used some of my fun scraps on this card. Some were Christmasy and some were not. I love this Art Impression image and the sentiment is from a sassy little set from Studio G.  I added some sparkle gel pen to the jingle bells s our Christmas gal has accessorized with and a glittery little holly sticker just to make things a little more festive. 

You can find the details and link for this challenge here: 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

C.R.A.F.T. masculine challenge


The challenge  over on C.R.A.F.T.  site this week is masculine. You can find the details of their challenge here:

The blue heron stamp is from Repeat Impressions, the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy, and the fence is from Rubbernecker. I masked the moon with distress oxide inks,  and I stenciled the clouds and water with stencils from a Colorful Life. 

Going Girly for Birthday celebrations


This is made with one of my favorite stamps from Unity. I have some June birthdays coming up and wanted to get my stash ready. I also am entering this into these two challenges this week:

The Fun n' Funky challenge which is a "go girly" theme with the details found here:

I also am entering it in the Krafty Chick's #562 challenge "stamp act" with the details found here:

I had some great scraps left over on my paper cutting table so I made use of them and then I stamped the birthday girl with this Unity stamp. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I colored the image with copic markers and added a little sparkle pen over the top of her dress on on the petticoat edge. I highlighted the light reflections with a white colored pencil. I added a few sequins just be be a little festive. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

CCEE2122 - Repeat Day


Hi friends! Kelly here with your June 2021 challenges.

Today is Repeat Day!

For this week, we'd like for you to use the

repeat stamping technique on your card/project.

I did some repeat stamping on the card base for this card with an old Flourish set  that will forever be in my stamp collection. I love that peach season is here. Fresh peaches are so delicious. I colored the center piece with copic markers. I stamped the image with distressed oxide antique photo ink.  The dotted circle die is from Gina Marie. The little burlap bow is a sticker.  I hope you are in for one delicious summer that includes some peaches and cream homemade ice cream. Doesn't that sound amaging!! 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Color Hues Challenge


This card was made for the above color challenge and also for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. I used design paper as the base of my card, I added the black images that are from Bo Bunny, then I added the kraft (lighter brown strip that I embossed to add texture). The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's metallic sticker sentiments pad called Ideology. They are so easy to use and there are so many great choices of sentiments. 

HMFMC341 embossing

 This is one of my favorite House Mouse stamps, and I have to use it at least once every graduation season. I decided to combine it with the embossing challenge going on over at HMFMC 341 that can be found here:

I embossed the silver card stock then I rubbed a black ink pad over it. I colored the image with copic markers. I cut this flourised die out of some silver dotted black paper. The sentiment is from Idelogy from Tim Holtz.  

Monday, May 31, 2021

Jingle Bell Challenge - Bling!


I am so happy to have gotten a few Christmas cards made this week to keep me on track for my Christmas stash. I make each card different when I send out cards, so I love getting them made all through our the year and not waiting until the season gets here to start creating.  This card was made with the specifications for the Jingle Bells challenge to use BLING!! This digital image is from Sassy Cheryl and I colored it with copic markers. These papers and the die were bagged up as left overs from last Christmas' card making. You can see the details for the challenge here:

The sentiment is a diecut, and the bling is a line of red rhinestones. 

Make my Monday - 149 Floral Birthday

I love these pretty shasta daisies from Power Poppy. I colored them with copic markers. The background is done with acrylic paints that was left over from a previous project.  I loved seeing that the theme of the Make my Monday to be a floral birthday card. I completed this card to enter in this challenge. You can find the details of the challenge here:



CAS on Friday - The colour green

 I love CAS cards because they can be made so quickly. So I used the new Plentiful Plants by Stampin' Up that included the stamps and dies I used. I used a stencil to stencil a small background and used mowed lawn distressed oxide ink on the stenciling,  The sentiment is from Stampendous. I made this for the CAS on Friday Challenge and you can find the details for the challenge here:

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Art Impressions challenge - birthdays

 I love my AI ladies and they seem to even make the best of those "BIG" birthdays as they look like they will celebrate with this huge cake to hold all those many candles. I colored the image with Copic markers, and found some pretty papers in my stash to use as my background papers. 

You can find the details of the challenge here:

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Bitten by the Bug2 - May Flowers


I made this wonderful flower design using my Cricut Joy and punched out colored circle to add behind the open areas of the flowers. I used heavy Kraft paper to cut in the Joy on a long mat I used the second cardstock choice for the heavier weight card stock.  I punched colored circles out of some solid colors of card stock, and glued them onto the yellow design paper I used for my background paper. I stamped the sentiment using one from a Stamplorations stamp set. It was so simple and turned out cute I thought. Hope you like it too. 

You can find the details of this really fun challenge here:

JUGS586 spots or dots


I made this card for the Just Us Girls Challenge this week to use spots or dots. I used a large dotted background stamp that is a retired stamp from Stampin' Up. I used a digital from Power Poppy and dotted organdy and a great dotted edged rectangular die from Gina Maria. I colored my image with copic markers, and used purple distress oxide inks for the background dots on the card base.. 

You can find the details for this challenge here:

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

CCE2121 celebrating National Road Trip Day - May 28, 2021


 Wow, it has finally arrived, and I have had all my vaccines, so maybe this year can mean a road trip!! May 28th is National Road Trip day!! Your creation might include a map, a wonderful scene, or an exhausting shopping spree to a great out-of-town spot you haven't ventured to in quite some time. You might want to include the car if you would like on your card. Have fun, and if a road trip is still not on your agenda, take a virtual one in your imagination. Celebrating our freedom from COVID is worth doing in whatever way you feel most comfortable!

I don't really have a travel trailer but if dreams could make it real, here it is and I have my little red Ford Focus ready to take an adventure.  These stamps are some oldies but goodies that I purchased as an SU demonstrator (when I had more money than time), so now I use them (when I have less money but  a whole lot more time).  Sometimes in life seems backwards but regards, Life is always good!! The map is of my part of the world, and as the space control towers often reported, "Houston, we have lift off!" My little imagination is lifting me on a great adventure for the National Road Trip of 2021. 

Please check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite  to see all the creations from the team. You can find it here: CCEEstampers 


Color Throw Down #644

I used distress oxide inks for this card: fossilized amber, mustard seen, pumice stone, and smokey gray. 
The image was stamped in versafine black.  I mounted it on a gray cardbase and added black stripes iinto the design. 
You can find this challenge here: 


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Christmas gnome for C.R.A.F.T. and Stash



It's always fun to do a Christmas challenge during my weekly stamping, so when I saw that this week's C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week had a Christmas theme, I got pretty excited. Then since I was too busy until today, I saw the Shop your Stash challenge this week was to use gnomes. I thought how perfect to accomplish two challenges with one card. So here is where you can find the details of both of these great challenges:

The stamps I used are from Rubbernecker. Used some Christmas stickers in addition for embellishments and some design Christmas paper from my stash. To give a little sparkle to the light bulbs on the design paper I added some sparkle pen. 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Double D challenges flowers of the month


This week's challenge for Double D is for the flowers of the month from July through December. I found this old stamp set in my stash and decided to feature September, October, and Novenber on this card. This is a retired set from Stampin' Up that is dated 2001. I guess not everyone can say they have a 20 year old stamp set in their collections. I added some diecuts that are also from Stampin' Up. I also used design papers I found in my scrap pile.  

Sunday, May 23, 2021

International art and soul -- 109 - graduation


I made this card for the SCS CAS challenge to use a diagonal line on the card. Since the International Art and Soul challenge theme is graduation and thought I could combine these into one card. I need to send two graduation cards this year for friends and family and both are boys. I think this will be a great card for one of them, and if I have another piece of that cardstock left, I might make it for the other young man too. There is no stamping on this card. I used die cuts, designer paper, and I freehanded the sentiment with a white gel pen.  Although this looks gray in this picture, it is black and the gold chrome contrasts beautifully but is so hard to photograph. 

The International art and soul challenge can be found here:

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time Out Challenge 188


Here is the challenge that I made this card for :

I used dry embossing on my card because this folder reminds me off a metal plant holder I have on my wall that I have filled with ferns and dogwoods for spring. For my card I stamped my flowers and leaves with distressed oxide inks using Rubber Tapestry peg stamps. They are so fun. Then over it all I stamped my sentiment from Gina K designs.  The embossing folder was from Sizzix. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Krafty Chicks 560 CAS

I love CAS cards and this was an easy one done with a little stenciling, an Impression Obsession digital, diecut leaves, punched flowers and a stamped sentiment from Art Imressions. 
I did this card for the CAS challenge going on over at Krafty Chicks this week. You can find the details for the challenge here:


SImon Says Monday Challenge 4-legged friends


 I don't really like real mice, but I do love my 4 legged little House Mouse buddies that can always find a place to stay in my stamp room!!! This is my newest cling set from Stampendous, I diecut the holes for them to be featured in for this card. The set even included those adorable paw prints.  I colored my images with copic markers.  You can go find the fun Monday challenges that are hosted by Simon Says here on the site: 

Fab n' funky wedding card challenge

 Today has been one of those fun days to just play around in the stamp room. I found these scraps left as I was cleaning up a bit and thought they would look cute combined with each other. Then I found these funky die cuts I cut using a recent purchase from Obsession Impressions. Then I went to look at the challenges list (which is the only thing I keep in my daily planner--no indication that I am totally obsessed with my paper craft addiction). When I saw that Fab n' Funky was having a wedding card theme, I instantly thought of this fabulous Tim Holtz paper doll photo I had in my drawer. The thing that took the longest in making this card was finding the appropriate sentiment. Hope you enjoy this fun card.

You can find the Fab N' Funky challenge here at the site: