Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello!! It's Tuesday so time for another fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches! We are still revisiting our favorites from 2016. This week it was Patti's turn. Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies an I choose to use Fairy Kitty for my card. Isn't this just the cutest kitten ever??! Soon as I saw it I had to have it!! I have a all white fluff ball just like this one. She is so fluffy that I actually have to take her twice a year to get her groomed aka shaved! She looks like a poodle or lion when she is done. Has a furry mane, tail and feet only! She loves it, becomes almost unbearable to be around afterwards. She just wants you to rub an scratch all over her an she feels soooo soft. I will have to see if I have a good pictures to post/share! Anyway got a little side tracked there! LOL Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the DT's cards! Challenges listed below

 ~Challenges ~
Simon Says ~ Pet Corner
Inspirational Challenge ~ Polka Dots
Sweet Stampin ~ Spots and Dots


Monday, January 30, 2017

A Deer Birthday!

Hello!! As soon as I saw that cupcake inspiration picture this morning I knew what I wanted to use! A few weeks ago I bought the Peachy Cheap deal of the day which was a bunch of Christmas type dies an this deer head was one of them. I also knew that the Stella Says Sketch would be perfect for what I pictured in my mind having grown up in a family of hunters! Just about everyone has a mounted deer head or at least the plain antlers (which by the way also came with that die set!) hanging somewhere in their house. Anyway I am very pleased with how this turned out, not often something turns out just like you pictured it! I usually struggle with masculine cards but think this one is a winner?? I made several while I had the dies out anyway, mostly the same but one is a little different (Very CAS for me) an I may post it on another day! That's it for now but be sure to come back tomorrow for the Tuesday Morning Sketch card! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Cupcake Inspiration ~ Plaid
Stella Says Sketch ~ #502


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mailed my Heart

Hello! My card uses the "Mailed my Heart" free digi at Whimsie Doodles. I think it made a really cute card! I like this sketch alot an will have to give it another go. Next time I'll try to pick an image that I don't have to move the sentiment panel over! Just didn't like how it looked over her legs. Thanks for stopping by an have a great weekend!

 ~ Challenges ~
Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Sketch #305
Whimsie Doodle Challenge ~ January "It Must Be Love"
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Love, Valentines, Anniversary
Cratyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bunny and Chick

Hello!! Today's card uses this most adorable Bunny and Chick from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I once again used the yummy plaid paper from Lawn Fawn. I intended this to be an Easter card but I think it would also make a cute Baby card too?? I colored up a couple of these images while I was at it so I'm pretty sure one of them will end up being made into a baby card! I found the flowers at AC Moore's for $1 a pk. These are from 2 different styles/packs, going to have to be sure to get back there an get some more before they are gone. Well that's all for now be sure to check back tomorrow! I've been on a roll this week. Challenges are listed below.

~ Challenges ~
One Crazy Stamper ~ Live, Love, Laugh  Sketch
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Digital Delight Monthly Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daisy Bunch

Hello!! Been seeing cards printed/stamped on Kraft card stock and it's been awhile since I did it so thought I'd do it for something different! My daisies are colored with a white sharpie paint pen and the ribbon is done with stickles. My image is a freebie from Beccy's Place. My embossed panel is another swap type exchange from years ago. Been trying to let go of some of my stash! Wish I had this one too. This card is so cheerful it makes me smile! Thanks for stopping by an I hope you have a wonderful day. Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Allsorts Challenge ~ Daisy Daisy
A Gem of a Challenge ~ Hearts and/or Flowers
The Paper Players ~ CAS Flowers
Beccy's Place ~ January challenge

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Love Always

Hello! This is probably the quickest and easiest card that I ever made??!! I just got this new die from Amazon an had to play with it. I had a couple of these embossed panels from a swap (wish I had the folder!) an thought it would go well with this die. I think this would make a cute wedding or anniversary card?? Or done in red a Valentine card? I added a few pearls to the embossed hearts an called it done. Supposed to be a nice day here today so off to run some errands while the sun is shining, doesn't seem to be out to much here of late! Come on Spring an longer daylight hrs! List of challenges is listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Double "D" Challenge ~ Black & White
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Use Dies

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Side by Side

Hello! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we are revisiting sketch #348. Another one I hadn't gotten to play with yet, I enjoyed it!!  I used more of that gorgeous plaid paper from Lawn Fawn (I definitely need to get a 2nd pad of that paper!!). Thought it went perfectly with that cute little frog! I know I mentioned it like a million times before but I just LOVE Penny Black stamps! But I'm still trying to decide.....what occasion card could this be used for??  Sorta looks like an Opps I frogot?? Like maybe a belated birthday? Any other suggestions? Just curious what everyone else see/thinks? Anyway thanks for stopping by an be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created. Challenges I'm entering are listed below.

 ~Challenges ~
Penny Black and More ~ Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Friday, January 20, 2017

I "Heart" You!

Hello! Isn't this just the cutest penguin?? He is from Whimsie Doodles an called Penguin Muffin Top! My oldest son's girlfriend Loves penguins so this will make the perfect card for him to give her! Now to come up with a cute Monkey card for son #2 to give his girlfriend! I kept this card pretty CAS an let that adorable penguin do all the work! Thanks for stopping by I enjoy reading all your comments.

 ~ Challenges ~
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Add a Heart
Whimsie Doodles ~ Anything Goes Optional Twist "It Must be Love"
Daisy Chain Challenges ~ Add some sparkle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

For You

Hello! The weather here today was gorgeous for Winter, makes me wish for Spring to come an stay! It has me in the mood for some spring colors/cards! This was a free digi from Beccy's Place, I just added a bit of color and some sparkle! Quick and Easy! Finished it off with my all time favorite MS border punch, some pearls and a pretty bow. Thanks for stopping by an I hope to have something new tomorrow also!

 ~ Challenges ~
Beccy's Place ~ January Challenge
Crafting by Design ~ Anything that shines
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Use ribbon
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Snow Fun!

Hello! Today's card uses the adorable Eggbert from Bugaboo Stamps. He was the Friday Freebie recently. Thought he'd make a cute kids birthday card?! Challenges i'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by.

 ~ Challenges ~
Stella Says Sketch ~ #501
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Celebrating January (Word photo inspiration)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello! This week we are revisiting sketch #378 at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Struggled with this sketch last time and again this time not sure why? But I do think this time it turned out much better! We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps. I'm using the lovely Flower teapot image for my card. I had a lot of fun coloring this one! I added some glossy accents to the little ladybugs an to the polka dots of the teapot.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cozy Winter Birthday

Hello!! Today I have a winter birthday card to share with you. I made these cute little mittens with my Spellbinder dies and multiple embossing folders. I think the snowflake is Spellbinders too but it could be MFT? I have a habit of die cutting up a bunch at a time with my scraps then I forget what is what! Paper is from my scrap bin, hoping I find another sheet of this in my stash somewhere cause I really liked it! Think it might have been Kaiser Kraft? It's doubled sided and I like both sides of it an I also loved the color combo. Thanks so much for stopping by! List of challenges is listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Simon Says ~ Winter Birthday
Cut It Up Challenge ~ It's Snow Fun
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Use Patterned Paper
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Maki a Wish

Hello! I just LOVE this little Sushi Penguin! My guys all love going out for Sushi.....me not so much! So this was a must have for me. Fun and easy to color too. I added some jute ribbon and wooden accents to finish it off. Thank so much for stopping by! List of challenges I'm entering are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Crazy 4 Guyz ~ Happy Birthday
Mix It Up Challenge 27 ~ Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I "heart" Snowman

Hello! Today's flashback sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches was chosen by Debbie. This is one I missed an had fun getting to use it! My snowman is from Alota Rubber Stamps but they are no longer in business. I had bought quite a few of their bare rubber images when they closed an finally got around to mounting them on some ezmount. The snowman is raised up with foam tape and I added some glossy accents to the heart and stickles to the snow & snowman. Love how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by an make sure to check out what the rest of the DT came up with. Challenges I'm entering are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Whimsie Doodle ~ Anything goes twist Snowman and/or Snowflakes
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Snowflakes
The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Winter Warmers

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Arrival

Hello! Boy do I have a hard time getting good pictures this time of year, can't wait for the longer days an more sunshine! My colors match really well in real life.....in this picture? Not so much! I'm LOVIN these Lawn Fawn Plaid paper pads I bought. You may be seeing quite a bit of it in the weeks to come! ;-)  Not sure the name of this Penny Black stamp as I don't personally own this one......yet!! I colored it with a combo of my copics and my Prisma pencils. I just can't get the little hedgies fur to look good with anything but my pencils. That's it for now, thanks for stopping by! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Penny Black & More ~ Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge ~ Something "New" (Baby)
The Crazy Challenge ~ Three of a Kind (Buttons & Triple bow)
Simon Says ~ New Something (New Baby)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gingham and Roses

Hello and Happy Tuesday! It's time for some more sketchy fun at Tuesday Morning Sketches! The month of January we are revisiting our favorite sketches from 2016. This week's sketch was my pick and I was in the mood to make something feminine and girly. I went with a Mother's day card, never to early right??!! I used a Verve sentiment, heat embossed and than sponged with some distress ink. Added some flowers and pearls to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by an be sure to go check out what the rest of the DT has created!

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hello! I'm back with a second post for today!  I had gotten this Memory Box Joy die from Simon Says Stamp back in November an hadn't had a chance to play with it yet. Boy do I LOVE this die!! I can see me using this one a lot. I went with a pretty quick and simple design this embossing folder made it so easy! I LOVE how this card turned out! Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow for the Tuesday Morning Sketch. List of challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Whimsie Doodle ~ Anything Goes twist Snowman and/or Snowflakes
Christmas Cards all Year Round ~ January Add Snowflakes
Alphabet Challenge ~ U is for Use Something Red
Sweet Stampin Christmas ~ Inspired by Song or Singing Image (Joy to the World)
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Pine Boughs

Happy New Year! I seem to still be in the Christmas card making mood??! If I can keep this up I may have quite a stash built up come December?!!  I just LOVE my Penny Black stamps and it's been awhile since I used any. This adorable little hedgie is colored with my Prisma pencils. I added some stickles to his stocking. Also got to play with this new embossing folder I got, thought it went perfectly with this image. Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 ~ Challenges ~
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Winter/Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge ~ Anything Christmas Goes