Monday, October 18, 2021

On the Blog at CAS-Fridays with a Birthday Card

 Happy Monday!! 

I am popping in again today with a sneak peek to a birthday card I created for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog.


This is just the INSIDE of my card!!! Please hop on over to MY BLOGPOST to see my complete card!!! I thank you for stopping by today!!



Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #350

 It is time for another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!! This week the theme is HALLOWEEN!!!

I created a little wall hanging I sent out to my niece.


Below is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge for #350.


I did not use the monsters as my inspiration but rather the colors of orange, purple and black for my creation.


I bought the little frame at Michael's. I painted it with white and die cut  piece of OLD Basic Grey paper in a hexagon for the inside. I used a combination of dies from Sugar Peas Designs (cauldron) an Sizzix (witches legs). The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.


If I had to make this again, I probably would have painted the outside a darker color but I was in a rush to get this done to send out. I need to start my projects earlier!!!

Well, that is all from me today. Please hop on over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and play with us this week!! We are also teaming up with the Double Trouble Challenges this time. Please put your cards with the following rules:


I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!! 



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Some Cards for a New Design Team

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 Hello everyone!!! 

Today I have some exciting news to share. I have been chosen for Kat Scrappiness Blog Design Team!!! I am so excited as there are some really cool dies and stamps at Kat Scrappiness that I cannot wait to try. 

Today Kat Scrappiness is releasing some FUN new dies and Ugly Sweater Slimline Paper Pack, along with some new fabulous embellishments.

For my first card, I created my first 5" by 7" card EVER. 


I started off by die cutting a white piece of Neenah White Cardstock using the new 5 by 7 Never Ending Rectangles Dies. I covered it with a scrap of packaging to make a shaker pocket that I filled with Kat Scrappiness Mirrored Clear Starlight Sequins. I adhered the pocket to a white, 5 by 7 card base.

I then die cut three wire cover panels using the NEW Kat Scrappiness 5 by 7 Diamond Wire and Woodgrain Die. I adhered all three panels together using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue and then adhered stacked die cuts over the shaker panel.

I used the new KS Just Have Faith Sentiment w/ Shadow Die for my sentiment. I cut out the word three times-two from white cardstock and once out of mirrored cardstock. I adhered all three layers together, with the mirror cardstock on the top. I had this mirror paper in my stash and I thought it was the PERFECT match to the sequins in my shaker!!! Next, I glued the sentiment over the matching shadow that was die cut from light blue paper and adhered that to my card front.

My last step was to use Sparkling Snow Pearl Mix over the intersections of the diamonds and my card was complete. I LOVE how this came out.

I created a cute Christmas scene for my second card. 

I started off by cutting down a panel of a piece of the Ugly Sweater Slimline Papers and adhered it over a Mini Slimline, White Card base. I created a shaker using the middle die of the NEW Reversed Scallop Mini Slimline Dies w/Hello, Mini Slimline Acetate Sheets and the NEW Glistening Tinsel Sequin Mix.

I stamped, colored and die cut two Quokkas using the Dressed Up Quokkas Stamps and Dies. I then stamped, colored and die cut the little elf outfits, the tree, the candy canes and the presents using the Kat Scrappiness Quokka Christmas Costume Stamps and matching dies. In random areas of the stamped images, I used Glossy Accents and a clear sparkle pen.

I then created a little scene across the front of the shaker. I added some tree decorations by adhering some of the new Christmas Funfetti Sprinkle Mix. It was perfect for this sized tree!!!

My last step was to add some Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls to the hats, belts and shoes of these darling Quokkas. I definatly know who I am sending this card to!

I hope you like the cards I created. To see some other FABULOUS cards by the Design Team and enter to win a PRIZE, hop on over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS Saturday!!







Just Us Girls #606-Color Challenge

Hi everyone!! 

It is week three of my Guest Design Gig over at Just Us Girls Challenge Blog. This week it is a color challenge.

The colors I needed to use was turquoise, yellow and green. I added a neutral black behind the flowers. I just adore how this card came out!!

When I saw the badge for this week, I knew I would be able to use my Vintage Lemon Twist paper and ephemera from Simple Stories. This challenge was PERFECT for my collection.


I started out by picking my paper. The black gingham was perfect for grounding the bright embellishments on this card.


I just layered and layered my ephemera and then used a clear glitter marker over some of the flowers and butterfly to make is sparkle. 


I added some Glossy Accents in strategic places, some pearls and my card was complete. 

That is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Be sure to hop on over to the Just Us Girls Blog to see what the other designers created for this fun challenge!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!



Monday, October 11, 2021

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #529 Anything Goes

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Hello everyone!! 

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I am popping in with a card I created for the second week of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #529-Anything Goes. 

This challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis. They are giving the lucky winner a prize of two digital stamps of the winner's choice!

Since I didn't have any of Di's stamps, I chose to use some products that I already had to create my card.


I designed an 80th Birthday card this week that was requested by a friend. 


I started off by using the Altenew *Garden Trellis to die cut a panel out of *Neenah White Cardstock.  I then added yellow and purple flowers that I stamped using some flower stamps from Hero Arts.

I added a sentiment that I had printed out on my computer and some die cut numbers using The Greetery's Bold Numbers Dies


I used Tonic Electric Purple Mirrored Cardstock for the numbers to match the flowers and my card was complete!

So hop on over to The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog today to play along with our Anything Goes Challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

That is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!




Sunday, October 10, 2021

A Breast Cancer Awareness Card with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Today it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with a card for Breast Cancer Awareness. Below is a sneak peek of my card.

To see my complete card, hope on over to my BLOG POST to see how I created this card!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!! Have a FABULOUS day!!



Saturday, October 9, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #605

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Hey everyone!! 

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I am once again Guest Designing on the Just Us Girls Challenge for my second post of the month. This week, the JUGS Challenge is to use an embossing folder or heat embossing on a card. I chose to use BOTH!!!

I used the Altenew *Perfect Poinsettia embossing folder to emboss a piece of red cardstock. I then used Ranger Distress Ink in *Festive Berries and *Fired Brick to shade the poinsettias in using a blending brush.

I adhered my panel to a white A2, top folding card base and added some gold gems for the center of the poinsettias.


I stamped the sentiment from The Stamp Market with *Versmark Clear Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger *Superfine Gold embossing powder. 


I adhered the sentiment to the front of my card and it was done. 

This photo does not do it justice and I apologize. It was incredibly hard to photograph!!


So hop on over to the Just Us Girls Challenge #605 this week and play with us. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Card for the Inspired By Challenge IB189

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Happy Tuesday!!

It is still raining here in the Northeast. I guess it is typical during the fall but I want it to be nice so I can go apple picking!! I like to pick during the week to avoid all the crowds. I have a ton of farms that are minutes from my house that I pick it, depending on what type of apple I am looking for. My favorite are Macoun-what type is your favorite?

Speaking of apples, I am popping in with a card that I created for this weeks Inspired By Card Challenge. I got a package from Spellbinders last week with the *Welcome Fall cutting dies and I had to use them!!!

Below is the Inspired By Challenge IB189-All the Peels. My card was inspired by the basket on the badge and a bit by the sketch.

If I had actually looked at the badge closely, I should have die cut my basket out of grayer paper. I also could have added some of the filling that is below the apples as I have that in spades for gifts!! However, I was in a rush to get a bunch of cards done so my card is as it is.

I blended *Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for my background and used Tim Holtz Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stain before I added my die cuts. These colors were inspired by the card example on the package!! I always have more than one little something that inspires a card!

I LOVE this die set and have some ideas to use it with some Christmas branches next time!!!


The sentiment is from The Greetery.

Well, that is all from me today. I just wanted to get this out there. I haven't had a bunch of time lately and am flying by the seat of my pants!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!





Monday, October 4, 2021

A Happy Birthday Card for a Challenge

 Hello everyone!!

It is a rainy day here in the Northeast. I was home sick today as a result from side effects from my first Shingles vaccine on Friday. I would rather have these side effects than Shingles, though. I know a number of people who have had it and it is very painful and can last a long time. I would rather be exhausted and have some swollen glands than that!!

I was able to make some card yesterday for a challenge. I am posting them really quick to make some deadlines. First, I created a card for Freshly Made Sketches #505.

Here is the sketch:

I used a TON of scraps on this and only really had to die cut the orange botanical for this card. 

The sentiment and the stamping in the background were done with an old PaperTrey Ink set called Hands of Time. I have been trying to dig in to my stash to use things that I still love but haven't used in a long time.  

I used Pinkfresh Studio's Small Butterflies *stamp and *die set for my butterfly and *Curvy Leaves for my leaf element. The butterflies set has been my new favorite to use as of late!!

That is all from me today!! Have a FABULOUS day!!




Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #529-Anything Goes!!

Hello everyone!!

It is time for a new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. The next two weeks is ANYTHING GOES!!! This time we are being hosted by Di's Digi StampsThey are giving the lucky winner a prize of 2 Digital Stamps of the winners choice!

I do not own any of Di's Digitals so I decided to do something a little different. Instead of using stamps, I used die cuts on my card. 



I used to scrapbook and have TONS of pre-made die cuts laying around so I decided to dig through them and use them for a card. 


I added some PinkFresh Studio *Curvy Leaves dies to die cut white leaves that I tucked under my colorful die cuts. I used a clear sparkle pen to give them a little shine. I even added some *Nuvo Drops in Gloss White to the flowers on the sentiment die cut. 

I hope that you will play along with us at Cupcake Inspiration ChallengesI cannot wait to see what you create!!! 


I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!