Friday, April 29, 2016

Oh.... Hello!

Hello & Happy, Happy FRIDAY!!!
I've got a busy day ahead of me as I get ready
for my Son's Birthday Party tomorrow -
So, Today's card/post will be short and sweet!


The Card design is from Sketch N Scrap #69
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Paper Whimsies (Hello) Digital Kit
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Finished Frame Card Mat Die - Avery Elle
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen for the small heart on the phone.


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Casual.....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone! 
Can you believe how fast this month has gone - 
heck this week?
My Son has 3 weeks of school left! 
Summertime here we come!!! :) 

Here's what I made to share today --

I gotta say - I LOVE the colors on this one - 
Pretty Orange/Blue Combo

Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - MME (The Sweetest Things)
Stitched Banner Die - My Creative Time
Zig Zag Stitched Die - Die-namics
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics
Sentiment - Stamps of Like (Tiny Titles)
Pre-Colored Digi Image - The Paper Shelter (So Casual So Beautiful)
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birthday Fishes......

Hey there Fabulous Crafty Peeps! I've got a Sweet
Happy Card to show you today! I'm using an adorable
SVG File from KaDoodle Bug Designs!

There are sooo many Fun Ideas I can think of with this
set! For a Boy or Girl - Or even a Summertime Layout!

Here's what I created -

Did I not tell ya it was a HAPPY Card! :) 
Just having that sweet face on the Octopus makes me smile!
This could totally work for a little girl as well.... Just change the paper 
to more pinks/purples and add a bow on the Octopus - 
and BAM you've got a sweet girl Birthday card! :)

Here's the Recipe for this card --

Card Sketch - Sweet Sunday #264
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Silhouette
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (Anchors Aweigh)
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen (Everyday Characters)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics
Stitched Banner Dies - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Fish On)
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Pink Dry Chalk for the Cheeks - EK Success
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
Signo White Gel Pen to color in the eyes & Dots to the Cheeks

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Remote Invites -

Hello & Happy Monday my fellow Crafting Peeps!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I found time to
sit down and craft! That always makes for a Great Weekend!

As you well know.... I have a son who has a Birthday
the end of this week - I made him the Ninja card
that can be found RIGHT HERE!!!

 I also have another son who has a Birthday
next week as well! They are 10 yrs. apart - Which
means the youngest will be 13 this year! Yikes!!!
My Baby is growing up so fast! :) 

Of course, with this being a BIG Milestone Birthday
for my youngest, we are having a PARRRTAY!
Which means I HAD to make Invitations!! Okay, Okay,
I didn't have too, but if you make cards... ummm you kind of do!

Here's what his invites look like - I did remove the
personal info... cuz we are on the internet! (Wink Wink)

Since he will be a Teenager - my thought process was pretty simple - 
Ummm...  Video Games/ Remotes!! LOL
I wanted to make the invite as simple as possible and still
look kind of cool - so I went with a simple Xbox Remote design
which I found in the Silhouette Store (#79637) - I think it is a Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon Design - I made it more like a Post Card type of design -
so the kids could just flip it over for the information -

I Used White Embossing powder for the sentiment stamp, so it
would Pop on that Black Card stock - Sentiment is from
My Pink Stamper

I added Glossy Accents to the colored buttons, just so it would
have a more realistic look - I also Added Dimensionals to pop up
the 2 grey circles to look like the joy sticks on a regular remote. 

This is the back side of the card - I used the Offset feature in the Silhouette Program to makes the White Card stock shape a little smaller
and to write out the info for them - I then used the Print N Cut Feature
to get everything where I wanted it - 

 I've heard back from everyone who is coming - so my
son is very excited about his party this coming Saturday!

I'm Entering the Following Challenges -

PPPR Linky Challenge - Share any PPPR File Project
My Sheri Crafts - Make a Shaped Card
DL Art April Linky Challenge  - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes (Must Use your Silhouette)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Hello Lily....

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone!
The Weekend is Officially Here! YAY
And I have 2 Winners to announce today too!

But first let me start out by saying 
to everyone who gave me
 such sweet, wonderful Birthday Wishes!
I had a Wonderful Day, and I got to get some NEW
Crafting goodies, including a New Brother Scan N Cut!

I'm soo excited to try my new things - Haven't got them
just yet, but they'll be here any day now! :)

AND - I wanted to show you another card I created
using the Pretty (Botanical) Stamp Set from CDD -

OMGOSH!! I just LOVE the way this card turned out -
The layers to create my flower just add so much dimension -

Here's the Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - SEI (Vanilla Sunshine) retired
Stitched Card Mat & Cross Stitched Mat - Die-namics
"Sweet Friend" Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Lily Flower Stamp, Leaf Stamp, Hello Die - Craftin Desert Diva's
Splatters - Tim Holtz Splatter Stencil
Glitter Gelly Roll Pen
Inks - Stampin' Up (Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose)
Memento Tuxedo Black
I colored in the center of the flower with Stampin' Up Stampin' Write pens - Barely Banana, So Saffron
Stamping was done using my Misti Tool

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Make It Girly)

DL Art April Challenge - Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

Cut it Up Challenges - Spring Flowers

AND Now for the WINNERS!!!

WINNER of a $15 Gift Certificate for KaDoodle Bug Designs
Karla Yungwirth 

WINNER of a $15 Gift Certificate for Pink & Main
Lee-Ann Kubinec

CONGRATS to Both Winners - Please send me an email 
with your info at the E-mail address I have on my Side Bar -

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cactus Flower.....

CLICK HERE for my Birthday Giveaway!!!

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
How's your week going so far? I hope not to bad....
The weekend is just around the corner.... :)

Today I want to show you a card I created using my 
New Stamp Set from Craftin' Desert Diva's
(Botanical Layers)
I fell in LOVE with the beautiful flowers --

We always need these types of cards on hand -
and I thought the Cactus Flower from the set would make for a 
lovely background -

Here's the Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Doodlebug, Georgia Pacific
Cactus Flower Stamp & Scalloped Frame Die - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Sequins - Doodlebug, My Craft Spot
Stitched Card Mat - Die-namics
Sentiment & Prayers Die - Simon Says Stamp
Ink Used - Stampin' Up (Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz)
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Grumpy Fairy...

Hello & Happy Wednesday everyone! 
Today's the new sketch challenge 

Here's This Week's Sketch:

Here's the Project I Created:

I just LOVE how this little cutie turned out! :)

Here's the Recipe on my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Stampin' Up (Cottage Wall) *RETIRED*
Stitched Banners - My Creative Time (Ribbons & Dies)
Stitched Card Mat & Circle Dies - Die-namics
Label shaped Die - Craftin Desert Diva's (Fancy Frames)
Scallop Circle Die - Sizzix
Pre Colored Fairy Image - The Paper Shelter (Little Bit Grumpy)
Sequins - My Craft Spot, Simon Says Stamp, CDD

Make sure to Link up here:

I hope you plan to join us - the Challenge is for 2 weeks
so you'll have plenty of time to create something fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by -
Have a Wonderfully Crafty day!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

You're How Old???

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
Today's the Day!!! It's my BIRTHDAY!!! YAY!!
And when it's my Birthday I like to Celebrate
by having a Giveaway!!! That's right! I'm Sharing my
Day with all of you! 2 Lucky people - (1) from my Blog
and (1) from my Facebook page will be getting 

I've always said, I don't mind getting older... and I still
feel that way! :) So with ALL this excitement let's 
get started! -

I've got a Birthday Card to show you first -
I'm using an SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs

Here's what I created --

My oldest son has a Birthday Next Weekend so I thought I better
get this made & in the mail to him - I think he'll like the
COOL Ninja on the front! :)

Recipe for my card -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, American Crafts, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Echo Park (That's my Boy)
Stitched Square Mat Die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Circle Die - My Favorite Things (Die-namics)
Stitched Banners - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Stamps of Life (Candles for Birthdays)
Assorted Enamel Dots - Freckled Fawn, Eyelet Outlet, MME

OKAY!! Time for my giveaway!!!

(1) LUCKY Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate for

(1) LUCKY Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate for

I will pick someone from my Blog to Win
& Someone from my Facebook Page
which you can find (RIGHT HERE)!!!

My ONLY RULE is that you ARE a Follower
on my blog and Facebook Page - 
If you only want to follow me on Facebook - that's fine
you can still have a chance to win
If you only want to follow my blog - that's fine too!
You still have a chance to win
If you want to follow both - that's just AWESOME!!!
And that'll give you 2 chances at winning! YAY

That's really ALL there is to it! Easy Peasy!!
I WILL Pick the Winners on April 22nd (Friday)
Good Luck Everyone!!!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Extra Sentiment Dies.....

Can you tell I'm excited it's Friday? LOL
It means it's the Weekend and this weekend is
extra special because my Birthday is Monday!
Which means I will have fun this weekend since my Birthday lands on a Monday! :) AND I'm having a Special Giveaway on Monday
so make sure you come back on Monday to see what I'm giving away!!!

Okay, yesterday's post Which can be found HERE!!!
Or you can just scroll down to the next post (Wink Wink)
talks about extra Die Cuts I had on hand because they
didn't work for the card I show'd ya yesterday --

So this is what I made using the extra dies -

Yup.... I wanted yesterday's card to be a Thank You Card -
But I like the look of it without this sentiment!
And, today's card looks cool with all the variations of
THANK YOU! Or at least I think so! :)

Here's the Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (24/Seven)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Arrow Thank You Sentiment Die - Die-namics (Arrow Greetings)
Adhesive Gems - Stampin' Up
Hearts inside card - Stampin' Up (Triple Heart Punch)

See you on MONDAY!!!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pretty Fantastic!

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters!
Today & Tomorrow I'll be showing you 2 cards I
created using the same paper collection from
Simple Stories - I was making the 1 card that I'll show you today
and I cut out a die sentiment that I though would work on this card
but it didn't look right, so I die cut several more of that same sentiment
in different colors to see what would look best -
But guess what? I didn't think any of them looked good
 with my card! Soooo, instead of throwing away all those
sentiments, I made a 2nd card! LOL

Did any of that make sense to you??? Yeah me neither! LOL
I'll just show ya the card I've got! :)

I just think this card came out so cute! I would've loved to use the 
die sentiment I had in mind, but like I said... it just didn't work for me!

Here's Today's Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (24/Seven)
Stitched Card Mat Lg. & Small, Stitched Small Banner Die, 
Dotted Circle Die - My Creative Time (Stitched Rectangle Frames, Ribbon End, & Bunch of Fun Circles)
Larger Banner Die - Craftin Desert Diva's (Mix it Up)
Bear Bumble Bee - Silhouette Store (#123425)
Arrow Dies - Momenta (Arrows)
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp! (I See you)
Sequins - Simon Says Stamp!, My Craft Spot

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fishing you....

Hey there Crafty Peeps! It's Tuesday and today
I want to share a card I made for

KaDoodle Bug Designs

This is such a super CUTE Sweet Set!

Here's what I created -

Is she not the Cutest Little Mermaid???? :)
I wanted to use my new Paper Pack from DOODLEBUG 
Designs! I just love all their happy papers! :)

Here's the Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Designer Paper - DoodleBug Designs (Under the Sea)
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen (Sweet & Innocent)
Stitched Card Mat & Circle Die - Die-namics
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Fish On)
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Ink Used - Stampin' Up, Memento
Recollections Opaque Snow Pen for eyes & Cheeks
Pink Dry Chalk - EK Success for the Cheeks

I'm Entering this card in the "UNDER THE SEA"
Challenge over at: Jaded Blossom

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring/Summer Wreath -

Hello & Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a Fabulous Weekend!
It rained around here... not that we don't need the
rain, but it certainly always makes me want to
do nothing! LOL Not to worry... I did craft and
today's project is one of the things I made! :)

This is a 1st for me! I've made some wreaths in the past
but never made a Mesh Wreath. After watching a few You Tube
Videos, and I felt I had the confidence to make one
I headed to the store to pick up my items & made this -

Now I gotta say.... I'm pretty HAPPY with the outcome!
I need more practice of course.... but for my 1st ever Mesh Wreath
I think it looks pretty on my front door! :)

The Mesh has Yellow, Pink, Orange, & Purple in it, and
I tried to show a little bit of all the pretty colors -
Mesh was only $4.44 at Walmart - the Green Ring was
only $2.47 at Walmart and then the flowers that are in
Pink, White, & Purple were 99¢ each -
I had some wire & Hot Glue already - so my
Wreath only cost me about $10.75 including tax!
Now I know these wreaths cost Way more than that if you buy
one already done....So, I'm pretty excited about making a wreath
that looks nice and cost me pennies on the dollar!

I plan on making a different one I saw on You tube - 
but that'll be a different post much later on! :)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Smile it's your.....

Hello & Happy Sunday my Favorite Crafty Peeps!
Now, Most of you know... I don't normally
 post on a Sunday! But, Today is a little different!
I was watching videos yesterday over at Simon Says Stamp
and I popped into their blog to find out they have
a BIRTHDAY this month! Along with that Birthday, they are
giving away (7) $50 GC to their Store in Celebration of their
Birthday! Who am I to miss out on a Chance like that?

So, today's post is for the 
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Challenge!

Sorry about my photo! I tried many, many times and I still could not
get it bright enough.... After spending an Hour taking pictures
and trying to adjust them... I kind of gave up and went with this one!

Taking photo's at night is never any good.... I even have a photo
box and I still could not get that dingy tint to go away... :(

Anywho.. Let's Celebrate Simon Says Stamp!

Here's the Recipe for my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Stitched Card Mat - Die-namics
Stitched Banner Dies - My Creative Time
Pink & Purple Sequins - My Craft Spot
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon,
Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber
Ranger Blending tool
Circle Loops Dies - Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp (Happy & Smile)
Falling Hearts Stencil - Simon Says Stamp
Small Yellow & Clear Sequins - Simon Says Stamp

Just so you know, It's NOT required that you use their products -
Since I don't have a ton of their items yet, I wanted to Challenge myself by making something using some of the products I do have!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!

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