Monday, August 21, 2017

You are special


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Anything Goes
and our sponsor this week is

She is adorable ... I masked her off and then blended Blue Print Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, and Festive Berries  distress inks across the paper.  Still masked, I then used a stencil and added Spiced Marmalade Oxide.  I used color pencils to color her in.  I cut her to fit and then off set it so that I could add the sentiment which was stamped with a Hampton Arts stamp and white embossing powder. I wrapped a blue satin ribbon and bow around the graphic and mounted it on a piece of black cs to frame it.   That whole piece was adhered to teal green top fold cs base.  A few blue sequins to a tiny bit of bling to the fun and there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hugs ......

  This my design team card for Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for this week is below and the theme is 'embossing'
       For this card I ran white cs through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot folder.  On a piece of white cs, I blended Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks and then blended Wilted Violet, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide inks over top.  I used Simon Says butterfly dies to cut the background butterfly and then the scrolled butterfly was cut from silver card stock.
        I had a piece of pink and white grosgrain ribbon and attached that to the white swissdot cs. I attached the butterflies just in the body center so that it will lift off of the card.
Then sentiment was cut from a piece of scrap pink cs using the Simon Says 'Big Hugs' die.
   All of this attached to a dark pink top fold cs base.

Here is the sketch of the week ...

I hope you have fun playing along ....

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


When you promised yourself you weren't going to buy anything new and Michael's has a $5 pad sale.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Birthday Fishes

       This is my design team card for
  Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog.  
The theme this month is "Guy Talk".

 In keeping with my personal challenge of only using my scrap box from my clean up (and believe you me, that's a lot of scrap)  I found this paper and fish in the bottom of the bin.  The paper comes from a very very old pad.
Starting with a white cs base, I covered with the fishing lure paper.  I stamped on a piece of silver cs the HB sentiment with black StazOn and then added a stripe of teal cs across the bottom.
The fish was supplied by the same pad as a bonus and I added that with foam squares to pop it up from the card.

I hope you have fun playing along with us at Stinkin' Inkers !!

Thank you for stopping by !!
Please feel free to leave comments, I love to hear from you.



  This is my design team card for
  Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for the week is below and the theme is
  "Dog Days of Summer".

I went for a Luau Theme and continuing with my summer challenge of NOT using anything new ... it all must  come from my scrap bin ... because ... it is just out of control.
I grabbed card stock in blues from the box.  I cut the surf board and 'luau' with my cricut and the 'LUAU' cartridge.  I had a piece of orange pansies from the box as well.
I cut those in the shape of the sketch.  I grabbed a piece of darker blue and edged that with a scalloped edge punch by fiskars and topped with a piece of washi tape that seemed to all coordinate together.
All attached and glued onto baby blue cs top fold base.
A bit of sequins here and there and voila.

Here is the sketch for the week.

Have fun playing along with us ... looking forward to see what you come up with.

Have a great day ... and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Clean up

So ..... I am in the process of attacking the challenge to clean up the craft room.  It hasn't been touched since the renovation and quite frankly .... there's stuff in here that I have absolutely no idea how it got in here.  Everything has just been piled on and piled on.  There's even a plant stand in here and a brand new empty pot waiting for a house plant ... how ... I have no idea.
I started with organizing the piles and just moving piles from one pile to another ....
paper crafts ... knitting ... sewing ... jewelry stuff ... It's over whelming.  There are bags of stuff that I bought that ... I have no idea what it was bought for.  I found clear stamps in with my scraps and dies that I bought that I never used.  So sad.
I thought I had one box of paper scraps ... I found 4 ... literally 4 boxes of scraps.

This... a combo of two containers


So .....................................

my goal for the next two weeks (maybe months) is to work on challenges without touching a new piece of paper ...
and so we begin ...........................

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thank youz

   So I made this card and totally forgot to post about it.  It was created using a sketch "Freshly Made Sketches"  that challenge has come and gone.  It happens LOL
For the card .... I started with grey cs and ran that through my cuttle with a circle swirled folder.  From black cs I ran that through my cricut and cut the shooting star from the 'Stand and Deliver' cartridge and then stamped the 'thanks' using a Hero Arts set and silver embossing powder.
On white cs I blended Cracked Pistachio and Festive Berries and placed that in the background of the shooting star cut.  I cut a piece of teal cs to frame the black and mounted that all together.  The tag sentiment was printed on white cs and hand cut.  The edges were inked with Festive Berries then mounted with dimensional squares.  I added a big hot pink acrylic dot as embellishfun.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

City Crafter: Something with "S" - Shooting Star
Dies' R Us:  Sentiment as the Focus
Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark - Blended Inks and Silver Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must use a cut) - Stand and Deliver (Shooting Star)
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Creative Knockouts: Tag time
Through the Purple Haze: ATG