Friday, July 29, 2016

Such a DEER Friend...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!!
Do you have plans for the weekend?
I think I plan to craft this weekend,
maybe get some shopping done... who Knows?

I don't have a lot going on... with School just
around the corner for us and I got a NEW PT Job
Which I'm excited for! I think spending my weekends
at home when it's sooo HOT outside just makes sense! :)

I made this card at the beginning of the month and I gotta say
I'm soooo HAPPY with how it turned out! :) The Deer was colored
months ago along with some other cute stamps I had colored -

I forget I color every now and then and place my images in
bags... When I go to find something... I see them and say to myself
"Oh Yeah.... I made that" I better get it on a card! So, I'm trying to
do that more with the stamps & digi stamps I've already colored....

I'm Entering the Following Challenges -

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes

-- Recipe for this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Spectrum Noir Ultra
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny (Burlap is DCWV Burlap Stack)
Stitched Circle & Rectangle Dies - Die-namics
Spectrum Noir Markers
Deer Stamp - Craftin Desert Diva's (Deer Friends)
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Forest Friends)
WOW Black Embossing powder for the Sentiment
Versa Mark Ink
Misti Stamping tool
American Crafts Green Twine
Assorted Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch for the inside of my card

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Your New Addition....

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today, I'm up on the KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog
showcasing this sweet card I made using the
Super CUTE CK - Bed Time Buddy SVG File

I thought this file could use a girly touch
So I created this --

I think she's a sweet Sock Monkey!!! :)

-- Here's the Recipe for my Card --

Cardstock - Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Doodlebug, Georgia Pacific,
Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (Sugar Shoppe)
Stitched Card Mat - Jaded Blossom
Stitched Circle Die - Die-namics
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen for Eyes & Doodling
EK Success Black Dry Chalk for around the eyes
Scalloped Border Punch - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Banner Die - Technique Tuesday
Glitter Sprinkles & Flowers - Doodlebug Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a FABULOUS Day!!!


Monday, July 25, 2016


Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you had a Fantastic weekend!
I'm still on the Christmas in July Kick

So, I've got another one to share with you - It's
my last one for now.... but I think I'll be making 
a couple every month, so I'll be all ready for Christmas!

I'm using a Digi Stamp called 

Did you guys know Melissa just listed
a whole bunch of adorable Digi Images at her store?
And they're on sale too... You should really go check them out!

-- Here's what I created --

I just LOVE how quick & Easy this card came together for me! 

-- Recipe for my Card --

Cardstock - Spectrum Noir Ultra, Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug (Home for the Holidays & North Pole)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stampin' Up Large & Small Star Punches
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Stitched Banner Die - My Creative Time 
"Merry" Die - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations #660058
"& Bright" Stamp - Craftin Desert Diva's (Tis the Season)
Assorted Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have an AWESOME Day!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Holly Jolly...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
It's the weekend again YAY!!!
Do you have big plans? Summer Vacation?
Anything? We don't have plans for this weekend...
Maybe some chillin' out at home and some
(Dare I Say it....) GULP... SCHOOL SHOPPING!
YIKES! I said it! Hunter has about 2 1/2 weeks
left of Summer Vacation, then it's back to the grind!
He's excited for school to start back up... Me..
Meh.. not really... I do enjoy having my kids home,
But I also know, it's time to get back to a normal schedule...

On that note... I bring you to a Christmas card! LOL
Didn't think I would follow up school with Christmas did ya?
Hahaha.... I've always told my kids... once school starts back up
it's not long before Christmas arrives... I know most of you
are still in the dead of Summer heat.... We are too... but it
really is true, how fast School starts and then the holidays bite
ya on the butt so to speak! tehehehe

I told ya I colored a bunch of images a few weekends ago..
So, now I'm trying to make cards to put my sweet images on!
Today's card is a CAS Card... I love the way this one turned out....

- - Recipe for this Card --

Cardstock - Spectrum Noir Ultra, Georgia Pacific, Stampin' Up, 
Bazzill, American Crafts
Brother Scan N Cut - to cut out my little Stamped Reindeer
Wink of Stella White Pen for the Hat & Scarf
Stamped Reindeer Image - Craftin' Desert Diva's (Rudy)
Sentiment - Craftin' Desert Diva's (Simply Christmas)
Circle Wreath Die - Gina Marie Designs
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Greenery Punch - Martha Stewart
Xmas Red Stickles for the Berries
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Exciting News!!!!!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I've got Super Exciting news to share!
I'm Thrilled & Honored to say I was asked
to be apart of the Firefly Crafts Design Team!

Firefly Crafts is an online Craft Store.... They just opened
up in May of this year! Debbie, the owner has some awesome 
Deals on Dies, Inks & more.... Since it's a NEW STORE
She doesn't have a huge selection yet, but is working on it everyday!
She sells name brand products that we all love.... 
Her shipping is amazingly FAST and she is the sweetest lady!

I'm truly honored that she sought me out to design for her!
I'm excited to start using & sharing the projects I make with
the items she carries in her store.... I hope you guys will go take a 
peek and what she has to offer - 

Today we are having a Challenge over on the 
I hope you guys will join that group as well...

Today's Challenge is Tic Tac Toe

You can pick any 3 items, just like playing tic tac toe

- I Chose - Buttons, Teal, Shape -

I just LOOOVE how this turned out.... SO cute! :)

-- Info on my Card --

I made the card using the Gina Marie Banners die set... I
offset the banner die on my folded cardstock & cut it out on my sizzix machine.  I did the same thing with the layered piece, so it would sit perfectly... I then added my Elephant stamped image & String stamps... I masked off the Elephant so I could do the background coloring of the sky with some Tumbled glass then I cut out a cloud shape and used that as a mask to create the cloud effect using the salty ocean ink 
I used some Twisted Citron & Mowed Lawn to create the grass look
Then I took the Grass stamp and added it to the bottom
Once the background was done... I took the mask off the elephant and colored him in with my Copic Markers - C1, C3, C5, E02
Found some buttons in my stash added some twine & glued them
right where the string lines are - Finished it off with the Celebrate Sentiment from the Ellie stamp set

-- Products can be found here --

Gina Marie Stitched Banner Dies
Avery Elle - Ellie
Tumbled Glass

Salty Ocean
Twisted Citron
Mowed Lawn

Thanks so much for stopping by
& sharing in my Exciting News today!
Have a Crafty Day!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cute Little Deer....

Hey there Crafty Peeps! Happy Tuesday to ya! 
It's still Christmas in July everywhere in blog land!

So, I thought I would share another
Christmas card with you! I told ya
I got a few made a week ago... It's nice to
get a jump start on those holiday cards so your
not waiting till the last minute... :)

I'm using the Cute Little Deer SVG File

This little guy is so sweet & super easy to put together too!

-- Here's what I created --

I love all the fun circles on this card! :) I tried to get a
good picture of the sparkle on the wreath... hard to tell though...

-- Card Recipe --

Cardstock - Bo Bunny, American Crafts, Doodlebug, 
Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Merry Christmas - Retired)
Xmas Red Stickles around the wreath
Stitched Circle Die - Simon Says Stamp 
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Christmas Sign)
Stitched Sign Topper - Jaded Blossom (Fall Dies)
Snowflake Punch - Used inside the card - Martha Stewart
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen for doodling

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Skeleton!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a FANTASTIC Weekend!
As you know, we went to Vegas! We had a really
nice time, shopping and visiting with my son!

But now I'm back to work as usual and I've got a
FUN Halloween card to share!!!!

I got this ADORABLY CUTE Skeleton SVG Cut last year 
by a wonderfully crafty gal named Leslie over at:
My Craftopia - She designed for Little Scraps of Heaven
It was her giveaway in a facebook hop they hosted....
I won this little cutie, but I was already Halloween'd out by
the time I received it... So of course I saved it and put it on
a card this year! What do ya think?

-- Recipe for my card --

Skeleton SVG Cut - Little Scraps of Heaven (This Spooky House)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (Oct. 31st)
Stitched Square Card Mat - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Circle Die - Die-namics
Wide Short Banner Die - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Stitched Banner Die - My Creative Time
Web Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment & Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer In Business)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 15, 2016

What the Fox says....

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!!!
Do ya have BIG plans for the weekend?
We are heading off to Vegas today!
Since my oldest boy lives there, we plan weekend trips 
during the Summer for Hunter
so he can spend some quality time with his big brother...
Of course that means we get to shop at Hobby Lobby,
Michael's, & Joann's.... We have a Michael's & Joann's
here, but they never have much to offer - :) 

On Sunday, my oldest will bring Hunter home and we have
a late lunch or early dinner, so we can visit with him - :)
Hunter goes back to school in just a few short weeks, so
anytime I can get him together with his brothers, I do it! :)

Today I've got a FUN card to show you -
I'm using the Woodland Foxes

This is such a CUTE New file - I just adore sweet foxes!

Here's the card I Created --

I just think this is so cute! Maybe it's just me? :)

Products I used on my card --

Cardstock - Bo Bunny, Silhouette Adhesive, American Crafts,
Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (Happy Camper & Fall Friends)
Stampin' Up Floral punch for blue flower
Gem Brad - Karen Foster
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen for doodles
Scalloped Stitched Die - Jaded Blossom (Scallop Slider & Topper)
Stitched card Mat Die - Jaded Blossom (Card Mat Dies)
Tag Die - Jaded Blossom (Mini Tags Dies 2)
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Foxy)
Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink
Glittered Sprinkles - Doodlebug Designs

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Java Time!!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope you're having a GREAT week so far!
I've got another colored image to share with you...

This image was actually colored by my
husband Shane! Since he is disabled, he gets
bored and needs things to do... So, he took up
coloring... he only has use of one hand... and it shakes...
So coloring can be a challenge for him... but he likes doing it!

I let him use my Spectrum Noir markers to
color some Jaded Blossom Stamps I have....

Here's the Card I made today!

This image was my favorite one, from ALL the ones I had him color
a couple of them had bad hair... so I tried to fix them....
eventually I'll share them with you.... :)

Products I used on this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Spectrum Noir Ultra, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Pebbles (Family Ties)
Stamped Girl & Java Beans - Jaded Blossom (Java Time)
Stitched Banner, Stitched Card Mat, Stitched Round Mat, 
Mini Circles dies - Jaded Blossom
Spectrum Noir Markers
Brothers Scan N cut
Ink - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a FANTASTIC Day!!!


Monday, July 11, 2016

HAPPY Holidays...

Hello & Happy Monday Awesome Crafters!
How was your weekend? Mine was really nice...
Hunter & I went to the library, got library cards, took out 
some books & movies, played the Game LIFE.... Trying
to teach him how to cook & bake... Watched some movies
and COLORED!! :) Now... I'm not very good at coloring at ALL...
I've seen sooo many amazing crafters that color like no buddies business.... ME... well.. I just color a little... 
makes me happy when I do... I'm never gonna get that good at it...
and I'm totally okay with it... :) 

Since it is Christmas in July all over blog land...
I thought I would share a Christmas card...
1st one of this year... I actually made 4 different ones
and some other cards... Some with die cuts and others
are Digi images or Stamped images that I colored.... :)

Here's my 1st Christmas Card of 2016!!!

I'm using a Digi Stamp from KaDoodle Bug Designs
This one is called DS Candy Cane Deer and I got it for like 10¢
on the KBD Website... they're on sale... or at least they
were when I typed up this post! :)

I really like the clean simple look of this card - I did "POP" 
up my Digi Reindeer, so he could stand out -

Products I used on my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Spectrum Noir Ultra
Spectrum Noir Pens
Christmas Washi Tape - $ Store Find
Wonky Stitched Die Mat - Avery Elle
"Happy" Word Die - Stamps of Life (Words & Shadows Die Set)
"Holiday" stamp - Craftin' Desert Diva's (Happy Celebrations)
Wink of Stella White Pen on the Hat & Candy Cane
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen 
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Day!!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Cut it Up 100th Celebration

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Today starts a HUGE Celebration over at
Cut it Up Challenges

They are celebrating their #100 Challenge!!!
How exciting is that? Evelyn asked those of us
who use to be on the team if we'd like to celebrate with them
and of course I said YES!!! How exciting for them -

The Challenge is ANYTHING GOES
and there are SOOOOO MANY PRIZES
to give away for their big celebration!

REMEMBER - This is a DIE CUT Challenge
Don't forget the Die Cut!

So, Make sure you head on over there and
play along with us - you won't want to miss this!

-- Here's the Project I made for the Celebration --

I needed a special "THANK YOU" bag for a friend of mine,
so I created this ADORABLY CUTE package!
I'm using CK Snow Cone Polar Bear on my project, 
The SVG is from KaDoodle Bug Designs

*** Card recipe ***

Cardstock - American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Bazzill, 
Doodlebug, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Hello Summer)
Ice Cream Bear - KaDoodle Bug Designs
False Eyelashes - $1 Store (Sassy & Chic)
3D Gift Bag - Silhouette Store (#135146)
Recollections Opaque White Pen - for the Eyes
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen - for the doodling
Stitched Tag Die - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Forest Friends)
Bakers Twine - Pink
EK Success Dry Chalk - for the Cheeks

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Don't for get to check out what ALL the
Design Team Members created for the 100 Challenge!