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: 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Inspired by ,,,, baby flowers


I love using my Rubber Tapestry stamps especially when small is the order. They are so perfect and I have such fun stamping with them. The basket is a digital from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I punched out the patterned paper for the additional circles. I used distress oxide ink for the leaves and flowers, and versafine black for the sentiment. The circles, the basket and the cardstock was left overs on my desk that I had used on some other cards. I love it when I can just pick up the pieces and figure out a new design with them. It's a great way to clear up for sure. 

You can find this challenge here:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CCEE2120 - International Tiara Day

 I am the hostess for this week's CCEE challenge so here it is:

 May 20th is International Tiara Day, and also the birthday of Queen Victoria. So, get out your crowns, gemstones, and gold to see what you can create that would be fit for a queen. Maybe it might be a card or crown for your favorite little princess in your life, or maybe you love the look of Victorian styled art and decor. Have fun and be creative. 

Check over at the CCEEStampers blog site to see what cards the team came up with that are fit for a queen!! 

I am also entering this in the Mo Manning monthly challenge that can be found here:

Inspired by Orange you lemonade 174


I made this card for the Inspired by challenge this week. I decided to water color over some smudges that ended up on the left side of my card, so I am also entering this in the Splitcoaststampers Water color challenge #051. I used Kitchen Sink stamps for the stamps and I love their multilayered layers that add such depth and realism to the images. 

You can find the details for the Inspired by challenge here:

Inkspiration 239 Triangles

Each week I try to do at least one Christmas card and I find my motivation often in a weekly challenge, This week the "triangle" challenge going on over on the Inkspiration blog inspired this creation. I used two stencils. I am not sure of the source for the smaller triangle stencil, but the Christmas tree stencil is from the Rabbit Hole. I fussy cut the trees out and added dimensionals behind one of them. I used puffy star stickers for the tree toppers. I loved using these non-traditional colors especially when I am making Christmas cards in the spring. The inks are Distress Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz. 

You can find this challenge here:

Paper Players CAS polka dots

Here is my card for the Paper Players Polka Dot challenge this week. It was also to be a CAS card. I love CAS cards as they are quick and easy to create. I love black and white polka dots and with a pop of color from the rose (which is an old favorite of mine from Stampin' Up). The sentiment is from a great little Hero Arts set with perfect to the point sentiments for every occasion. I colored the rose with Copic markers and fussy cut it out and glued it on. 

You can find the Paper Players challenge here:



Sunday Stamps challenge #257


I made this card for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #257. I was to use black, light blue, pink, peach, and coral. as my colors. I used some Stampin' Up stamps for the tabletop and the flowers. I used a digital basket from Impression Obession, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used some SU ink pads and some Distress Oxide inks and a versafine black ink pad for the black. 

You can read the details of this challenge here:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 542


Candy Canes are the theme for the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge so I used this pretty candy cane digital from Power Poppy. I colored it with Copic markers. I used buffalo print design paper and a green design paper to cut the lacy border. The circle was die cut and the gold piece behind the circle was diecut as well. To add a little sparkle to the berries I added some sparkle gel pen. 

I finally got to do a Christmas challenge this week (which I try to do each week to keep up with my Christmas stash) so I am not busy making Christmas cards in the month of December. I have fallen a little behind in schedule. You can find this challenge information here:

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Jusr Add Ink - just add g

Here is my "g" card for Just Add Ink Challenge this week. I  won this cute stamp set with "gulls" last week and was excited to get to use it for this challenge today. You can find the details for teh Just Add Ink Challenge here: 

One of the gulls is even got gifts. And to add a little glimmer and glisten to the card I added sequins and sparkle gel pen. The images are from Art Impressions and included the matching dies. 

Just Us Girls Challenge 584


This week's Just Us Girls Challenge was a color challenge making use of  yellow, lavender and light blue. This is a Power Poppy digital image that I colored with copic makers. I used some yellow and lavender ribbon as my embellishment and used a Sizzix oval die. 

You can find this challenge here:

Friday, May 14, 2021

Fusion Challenge

I did this card for the Fusion Challenge this week and followed this week's sketch.  I embossed the background panel and then rubbed anitique linen distress oxide ink onto the front. The strip was designed paper and the other band is gold chrome. The stamp I used was from Stamplorations. I added a diecut flourished piece made of red cardstock and added a burlap bow. 

You can find this challenge here:


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CCEE2119 Celebrating Chocolate chip Day

 Liz is here again with another May challenge. May 13th is Chocolate Chip Day. Who is not won over with a chocolate chip cookie in their life? So, on your creation this week, represent this day any way you would like from chocolate chip cookies, to chocolate of any kind, or making use of brown as your main color focus. 

Check our the delicious samples the design team has left for us over on the CCEE blogsite.

Here is my card using that wonderful chef from an old Stampin' Up favorite and a cookie stamp from Stampabilities.   I free-handed my sentiment. I used copic markers to color my image and some great design paper for my background. 

Little Red Wagon 601 - sea and sand

 I am so ready for some beach time, so today's Little Red Wagon Challenge caught my attention right away so here is my card for the Sea and Sand challenge that can be found here:

I used various colors of distress oxide inks for my stamped background, sand bottom, and seahorse. The background was made with a background stamp from Spellbinder. The seahorse ( from Deep Red) was stamped with oxide ink as well. I cut the seasweed from design paper free-handed. The sand was made with oxide and speckled with a old little background stamp from SU. The shells are so from an old retired SU set as well. The big blue air bubble are a set I just got today from Bo Bunny!  I love putting so many of my sea stamps together on a card. Not quite the same as being at the beach but it was fun!! 

Simon Says challenge - Stenciling

 I found lots of fun challenges today on Challenges for Days. I decided to make a card for the Simon Says challenge this week to use stenciling. That has become one of my "go to" techniques lately. My paternal grandmother did stenciling for many of my growing up years and worked it on fabric adding it to her quilts, and also table linens. I used a favorite stencil of mine from Gina K and also some flowers from one of my Gina K stamp sets to put this card together. The vase was made from two oval punches. I colored the flowers with copic markers and used gray for my cardbase.   You can find this fabulous challenge here:

Stamplorations Stencil challenge for May

This stamp is the freebiee clear cling stamp being offered this month on the Stamplorations site. I used two stencils from Stamplorations as well on this card. I used red and blue distress oxide inks for my stenciling and some gold washi tape torn to make the cross.  

Thanks, Stamplorations!

 I was so pleased to have been one of the March winners over at Stamplorations and received this pretty stamp as my selected prize. Just wanted to share what a pretty card I created with it. I used it for the ABC15B2 challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers using a bokeh background as the technique that was required for that challenge.  Thanks, Stamplorations and Shery Ross for providing your fun monthly challenges to take part in. You can find these monthly challenges on the blog that can be found here:

I colored the image with copic markers. The bokeh background was made with distress oxide inks and white acrylic paint. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

CCEE2118 - honoring Willie Mays

  Liz is the hostess for May, and we will be starting the month off with  a baseball theme. May 6th is 

Willie Mays' 90th birthday so make a baseball themed card or project in his honor.  

This image is a digital from Power Poppy that I colored with Copic markers. I used a dark red cardbase and some great design papers I found at my Tuesday Morning.  

Baseball is the sport I understand best and I am a big fan of the Houston Astros.
Go check out all the fun cards the gals on the team added to the CCEE stampers blog and join in the fun if you so desire!!

Double D challenge - flowers of the month

 I picked this daffodil digital from Power Poppy that I colored with copic markers for this Double D challenge to do a card using one of the flowers of the month using January through June. Daffodils are the flower of the month for March. I will be using this card for Mother's Day this weekend. 

You can find this challenge here:

And I won as the top winner at Double D challenges