Monday, June 24, 2019

Fish you were here....

Hello and Happy Monday Crafty friends!
It's hot outside! YIKES! Feels like Summer!
Ooh, wait... It is Summer!! EEK!

You all know this is NOT my favorite time of the year!
It's just to hot for me! YES! I'm a BIG BABY! LOL
At least I can admit it! Right?

You all know I went on vacation to visit my sister... 
Anytime I visit my family and stay at their house I always make sure to
make them a Thank You card! In this case, I tend to pre-make
the card and secretly mail it to them while I'm still visiting -
I know a little crazy? But that's just me! 😜

I only do that because I know I'm going
to enjoy myself no matter what, and I want them
to know how much I appreciate them!

So, here's the card I made her - 

Isn't this so sweet? I thought so anyway!

When I visit my sister I start to miss her as soon as I leave -
I can't say that with other family members, but it IS how I 
feel when I'm with her - So when I saw this adorable 
Sip Happens Digital Stamp set from Polka Dot Orchard
I knew right away what I was gonna make with it -

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, SU Kraft, Acetate Sheet, 
Bo Bunny dotted yellow, Stampin' Up Green
Designer Paper - Avery Elle (6x6 Everyday Collection)
Assorted Sequins from my stash
Stampin' Blends Pens for coloring
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Slanted Banner Die - MFT
Fish Bowl SVG Shape - Silhouette Store (#39243)
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide 
Laser Printer, Cameo, Big Shot, Dimensionals,
Fun Foam, Scan N Cut

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 21, 2019

When life gets sour....

Hello & Happy Friday! 
Also, Happy first day of SUMMER!!

It's been hot around here for a while already and
will continue through the coming months - my shock
is that we are almost done with June already! WHAT?
Feels like the month barely started! Is it just me?

Well... while I sit here in my Air Conditioned house
I thought I would share a nice Summertime drink with you -

I'm using some new Digital stamps from Polka Dot Orchard

This set is called - Endless Potential

I went ahead and made a watercolor background
Then I put it through my printer and printed out
the sweet sentiment - I die cut it out with a 
Stitched rectangle Frame die from My Creative Time

The lemonade image was printed and colored with
some of my Stampin' Blends pens and then I cut the image
shape out with my Scan N Cut machine
I added a couple of Clear Adhesive Gems and 
now it's ready to be mailed! 😁

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Papertrey Ink Black
Fun Foam, and SU Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Believe in the magic...

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I'm trying to get back in the groove of things
since my vacation - I'm back to work of course
which feels like slow motion right now -
I know it'll get easier but this week feels like forever already!

I know we are only into June - but it's been a looong
time since I've shared any of my weekly Christmas cards
with you - YES! I still make them and it has been so nice
being ahead of schedule every year so far...

I am making a ton of foiled Christmas cards this year
No Surprise? Right? hahahaha

Here's one I made that I just love how it turned out -

This is soooo pretty up close! It was also very hard to take a good
picture of it - you know... with all that foiling going on! 😜

The design is from the Silhouette Store - it's a stencil (23517)
that I printed out on my laser printer -
 I used Deco Emerald watercolor foil
and I had some matching making memories foiled cardstock which
gives it that framed look - 

I wanted my background to stand out - so I used a piece of Vellum across the
front of my card - I printed out "in the Magic of Christmas" first then
cut the strip big enough to add the "Believe" word -
I actually foiled that word as well with some Deco Opal foil -
I just made sure to add adhesive to the front and back
of my white cardstock, then die cut it out - 

I wanted to share the inside as well - as you can tell
I did some more foiling!! 
I just wanted to tie everything together -
I had a hard time getting a photo of the inside -

It's on white cardstock and the sentiment was printed out
on my laser printer before heat foiling it with the
Deco Emerald watercolor foil -

I don't remember where the sentiment is from - I totally
forgot to write it down - 😉

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Beautiful day!


Monday, June 17, 2019

You are amazing...

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I guess this means my vacation is over! (Inserting Sad face)
Ooh, well... all things must come to an end, I just wish
my vacation was longer! LOL 

I had a lot of fun visiting with my sister and
my nieces - we celebrated one of my nieces
birthdays - it was a milestone one, she turned 30!

We got a hotel suite, went out for dinner, drinks, and
did an Escape Room - I had never done one of those
before - it was soooo much fun! We all had a blast!

Of course, I did some shopping to while visiting -
I mean that's ALWAYS on my itinerary when visiting my sister! (LOL)

Okay.. enough jabbering about my visit I guess - 😉

I am addicted to foiling - everyone who follows me
knows this about me... :) I just can't stop! I have a pile
sitting on my desk with backgrounds that have
been foiled - I have a problem!! 😱

Which leads us into my 1st card this week -

Isn't it lovely? I did some FOILING!!! EEK! I'm using another
Digital set from my friend Jessica over at Polka Dot Orchard

I colored the To Go cup with my Stampin' Blend pens

I wanted to get a shot of the card on an angle so you could see the foiling -
I foiled the Sentiment and the lower floral border - It really
looks so pretty up close and in person!

I used a JOT Adhesive backed stencil (I found at Tuesday Morning) Forever ago
 and some Deco Foil Transfer gel
I let the gel sit and dry completely then went back with some purple deco foil, 
putting in through my your story laminator -
It turned out perfect to my surprise! YAY ME! 
The sentiment was printed out on my Laser Printer and foiled with
some gunmetal foil by Minc

I used a Stitched rectangle frame die by My Creative Time
The Banner Die is from Lawn Fawn
The stitched strips die is from MFT
and I added a couple of Lucy's Card's gems to tie it all together!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I just wanted to pop in to let you all
know I'm on vacation right now -

I was going to pre-post some projects
but time got away from me! 
I will continue to check out your blogs 
and leave comments while I'm away - 😊

But I probably won't post anything until I return -

See ya soon!!!



Friday, May 31, 2019

Buzzing by Birthday...

Hello and Happy Friday Fellow Crafters
It's the weekend!! YESSS!!!
That means I'm already on my way to my
sister's house for a nice visit!! I'm totally
looking forward to hanging with my sister and 
my nieces - They are so much fun to be around!

All this week I've been showcasing some digital stamps
I got from my Awesome crafty friend Jessica over at:

I hope you've gone to check out her store or maybe even bought 
a couple of her Digi's - They really are wonderful and
you can mix and match them (which is what I like to do!)

Here's a sweet Buzzing Birthday card I created -

Isn't this just the cutest little bee!!!

I'm using the Bee Hoppy digital stamp set for the background and the
sweet Bumble Bee/Flowers - 
I'm using the Good Morning Spring Digital
Stamp set for my Birthday Sentiment - 
The "Hello" sentiment is from the
It's your Day Digital Stamp set and 
the (Heart) is from the
Winter Bear Digital Stamp set - SEE - Very easy to use lots
of her Digi's on one project!!! LOVE THAT!!

Because the Bee has bunny ears & a basket I had to
enlarged my flower to cover up the ears and covered up the basket 
by adding the heart to the front of it -

I thought I would share the inside of my card -
So you can see how I created it as well -
After I made my bee, I shrunk it down so I can add the
same elements to the inside of my card - I did the same for the
hexagon shapes -

I colored everything with my Alcohol markers -
I used some clear adhesive gems, Fun Foam,
a banner die, and a stitched rectangle Frame die - 
My bees & Flower image were all Die cut out with my Scan N Cut Machine


I'm Entering the following Challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Cut it Up Challenge - Birthdays
Die Cuttin Divas - Tic-Tac-Toe
I'm using Gems, an Insect, & Digital Stamping as my Technique

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!!


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sending Smiles....

Hello and Happy Thursday Wonderful Crafters!
I hope your week has been going well so far -
Mine has been busy with work and preparing for
my trip tomorrow with my Sister - (I can't wait) :)

All this week I'm showcasing some digital stamps
I got from my Awesome crafty friend Jessica over at:

She's been working hard at making new digi's and I just think
they're wonderful! 

Here's a sweet Springtime card I made --

Even though it's the end of May (Can you believe it?)
And it's like 95 degrees outside for me - it's still
technically Spring until June 20th - So I had to
throw in another Springtime card for ya!

I'm using the Bee Hoppy digital stamp set 
for the background image and I'm using the 
Springtime Smiles Digital stamp set for my sentiment

I created a simple rectangle border around my image and lightly
colored it with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Then colored my images in with some Alcohol Markers
I used a Stitched Frame die to add some character and then
added some clear tiny gems on some of the flowers - 
Popped the card front up with some Fun Foam and
placed it on a yellow card base - 


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!!