Thursday, October 31, 2019

Classic DT November Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have a new challenge over at Classic Design Team Open Challenges for the month of November where our sponsor is Sheepski Designs!  I fell in love with this cutie, as my son and his girlfriend take selfies all of the time and it reminded me of them.  My card is a square 5.5 inch card, that I colored with copic markers.  I die cut out a few snow flakes, added some bling and I was done!  I just love it when it comes together quickly!  I hope you like it!  

Products used:  wine/white/navy, silver metallic card stock, Darice snowflake swirl embossing folder, snow flake die set, Nuvo drops, purple jewel brads, Copic markers, white gelly roll pen, Snowman Selfie, Sheepski Designs

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Challenges entering:
Art Impressions: holiday cards 269
Cardz 4 Galz: S.
Imagine That 10
Cute Card Thursday 606
World Wide Open Design team challenge 10
Morgan's Artworld #11
Leann's World 101 #19
Polkadoodles wk 43

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Stronger than yesterday

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a card made with an Unity Stamp Co stamp set called, Aleah.  I colored her with Copic markers after stamping it with black Memento ink.  my background features gelatos and distress oxide inks.  I added a few sequins and stickles for more interest.  

Projucts used: white/bronze mirror/cranberry card stock, Gelatos, Copic markers, distress oxide ink, Memento ink, and Unity Stamp Co, Aleah

challenges entering: 
Color Throwdown: 567
Creative Moments 179
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday: October
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday 245
Word Art Wednesday 410/411
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 10
LeAnn's World 101: #19

Monday, October 28, 2019

Stand Firm

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today's card feauters, Lux Girl from the Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped my image with Memento tuxedo ink, as it is Copic friendly.  After coloring my images I used gelatos to obtain the water color effect on the card front.  I then mounted the image on papers from my stash.  

Products used:  white/black/purple card stock, Dsp from my stash, gelatos, Tim Holtz distress oxide ink, Versafine onyx black ink, gold/green/silver stickles, and Unity Stamp Co, Lux Girl stamp set

Challenges entering:
Artsy Stampers: #2
World Wide Open DT challenge 10
LeAnn's World 101 challenge 19

Friday, October 25, 2019

Scarecrow Freebie Friday

Freebie Every Friday!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I hope you have had a great week so far?  Friday... means a freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps and boy, it's a good one!  This Scarecrow was so much fun to color so go grab yours! When you have a minute please check out what the other designers came up with at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!  I used a sketch that originally came from MFT stamps and had fun creating with patterned papers from Gina K.  

Products used:  ivory/cranberry/olive card stock, Gina K Give Thanks dsp, Fiskars Lisa Griffith sentiment stamp set, Copic markers, Wink of Stella, brown baker's twine, gold/copper sequins, white gelly roll pen, and Scarecrow digital stamp.  

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Devotional Journal Cover

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space here on the web!  I have recently gotten into bible journaling and traveler's notebooks.  I was super excited to find the Jane Davenport Butterfly Effect Book because it is a blank canvas to make your own art/cover.  I broke out all of my stencils from multiple companies and my acrylic paints and went to town.  This is very much out of my comfort zone as I typically color other artist's images and then add my twist in cards.  What I am finding is it isn't the only place that I am becoming complacent and not stepping out of my comfort zone!  My bible study habits have slipped considerably, as I used to spend at least an hour a day reading and journaling about my walk with the Lord.  Since I tend to be crafty several times a week or more, I invested in the Illustrating bible from Day Spring because it has 3.5 inch margins to journal in.  In addition to that purchase I bought a devotional from By The Well 4 God which includes a written devotional to put into my TN, but also ephemera, stamp set, and book marks.  I am starting with it tomorrow, so I will let you know what I think.   So for today I share the cover...

Products used:  Jane Davenport Butterfly Effect TN, Hero Arts stencils, American Crafts stencils, Dylusions paint/stencils, Folk Art paint, Andy Skinner stencil, SSS stencil, Tim Holtz distress spray, and Jot stencil   

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pasta Your Birthday

Hello there! Welcome back to my crafty space.  I have a quick card to share with you today for World Pasta Day!  In my opinion it should be pasta day everyday, without the calories to go with it.  Over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog we celebrate the less well known special days every "Humor Me Wednesday"  and our cards will definitely make you chuckle.  Please head on over there to see what the other designers have for you today.  Like what you see....check out what Bugaboo Stamps has to offer!  It's always a good time with Bugaboo!

My card features, Chef Pierre Spaghetti and is colored with Copic markers and accented with stickles.  My background paper is from a Surprise pack from Tuesday Morning that I am just now getting into.  I love those "surprise" packs because they are often full of things you wouldn't necessary buy and a lot of ephemera too.  I think this checkered paper is perfect for this card don't you?  My sentiment is one that I made up and created in Word docs.   I hope you have enjoyed your time here today!

What's your favorite pasta?  Mine is Manicotti!  


Products used: white/charcoal/cranberry cardstock, The Paper Studio dsp, Hero Arts Stitch Rectangle dies, clear gemstones, black/red/silver Stickles, Copic markers, Word doc created sentiment, and Chef Pierre Spaghetti

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Beautiful Versailles

Hello and welcome to my crafty space!  I went back to my roots and pulled out a Stampin Up set and make a stack of cards.  I made the first group monochromatic with a pop of red for my facebook swap, and then made the same card with fall colors to add to my stash or sell as a set.  I made 8 cards total, but am showing you 3 today.   I hope you like them  I just love this stamp set!

Products used:  white/black/crandberry/teal/olive card stock, teal zeal/gray flannel/ bamboo sprout/tuxedo black/rhubarb stalk Memento Ink, square rhinestone embellishments, Spellbinders oval nesting dies, Stampin Up Very Versailes die set/stamp set.  

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Christmas Mayhem

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  Today I bring you a design team project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where the challenge is Anything Goes that's handmade.   Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the winner gets a $10 gift certificate be used in their store!  
I chose to make a 5x7inch card for this challenge using Christmas Rosey which I colored with copic markers.  I was particularly drawn to this image, because Christmas usually means Pet Mayhem at my house.  I have stopped putting up anything breakable as at least once in the season, my tree goes tumbling down.  It's always very interesting at my house.   
What kind of Christmas madness do you face?  

Without further ado here's my creation.... 

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, Recollections Christmas Pets dsp, white gelly roll pen and Fred She Said Christmas Rosey digi collection

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Baby elephant

Hello There!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I am sharing a card I made for my bff's birthday!  She loves elephants and the color purple so she was the inspiration for the card!  I am excited to use a stamp from Sherry West Art, which is the first time for me.  I found her shop while scrolling through faacebook, and just had to have this image!  When you have a chance go check out her shop!

Products used:  white/lilac card stock, Little Birdie Purple passion dsp, Mulberry paper flowers. Copic markers, Versafine onyx black ink, Spellbinders fancy scalloped circle die, eyelet rectangle die, white gelly roll pen, silver stickles, blush sheer ribbon, and Baby Elephant Little Bird Boy

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Scandi Christmas

Hello and welcome to my crafty space!  Today's card was created from a stamp set that was gifted to me from a fellow team member and friend, Julie.  I was surprised and blessed by all the goodies she sent me, but I'm ashamed that I am just now crafting with this!  I used the one inch thick embossing folder included with the stamp sent and then lightly inked it with memento inks.  I then layered them in stripes to mimic a Christmas sweater.   As the card was coming together, it seemed more masculine so I decided to use the deer, instead of the bird I originally was going to use.  I think the card came together nicely, and it was so nice to stamp instead of coloring!

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, rhubarb stalk/olive green Memento ink, Recollections white embossing powder, white half backed pearls, SC Designs Scandi Christmas stamp set/embossing folder, and Darice ink pods

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stella Says Sketch-Giraffe

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Good morning!  Welcome back to my crafty space!  Today I am sharing my dt project for Catch The Bug Challenge Blog where there is a sketch challenge.  My Bugaboo image, Balloon Giraffe is colored with copic markers and highlighted with wink of stella.   I used several patterned papers to accomplish the sketch.  This challenge was a little difficult for me as, I am not good at pairing multiple prints together, but I think it turned out cute.  Instead of using a scalloped edge for one of my layers, I used gingham ribbon to add some texture.  I encourage you to take a minute and see what the other designers came up with and then join in on the challenge.  The new Freebie Friday image is still available in the store as well, so go get yours!  Without further ado... 

Bugaboo DT 2CTB 2

Products used:  white/red/yellow card stock, DCVW polkadots, stripes and plaid dsp, The Paper Studio green polkadot paper and blue sweater dsp, Copic markes, Wink of Stella, Stickles, gingham ribbon, blue sparkle dots, Avery Elle Party fox stamp set, and Balloon Giraffe digital image

Challenges entering:
Angie's Digital Stamp Challenge 36
Dare 2B Artzy: October
My Besties Soanish Challenge october
Corrosive Challenge 10
The Cutie Pie Challenge 140
Cute N Crafty 32
Leann's World 101 #19

Friday, October 11, 2019


Freebie Every Friday!

Welcome back to my crafty space, I hope you are doing well?   Today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo and it's a cute one!  Take a second to check out the designers' inspiration over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and then go get your Freebie!  
I colored my image, Have A Spooktacular Day with copic markers.  I used a new technique to me to color Dracula's skin using BV000 and the W's family which give him a ghoulish skin tone.  I learned the from Jammie Clark of Sweet Sentiment.  Basically you use BV000 and in the shadows.  But, if you want to know more take her class... I have a long way to go to learn this technique as this was my first attempt. 

Without further ado...

Products used:  white/black,orange card stock, Gina K Spooktacular You dsp, white gelly roll pen, purple stickles, Copic markers, wood veneer bats, and Have a Spooktacular Day digital stamp

Challenges entering:  
Colour Crazy wk 40
Creative Fingers 172
Crafty Catz 478
Polkadoodles wk 41
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: September
Morgan's Artworld: 10
LeAnn's World 101: challenge 19
Simply Create too: challenge 154

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Puzzle Heart

Hello!  I hope y'all had a great day?  I finally had the chance to use my new Hero Hues reactive inks and made a few backgrounds with them.  I also got to used two new to me stamps, from Paper Nest Dolls.   I colored the image with Copics and then embellished the card front with ribbon and a button.  Let me know what you think!

Products used:  white/black cardstock, greeen/yellow/blue Hero Hues reactive ink, Candied Apple Red Distress oxide ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Ava with Puzzle Heart/Evan with Puzzle Heart Paper Nest Dolls stamps, Spellbinders Birthday Balloons stamp, Sizzix dotted circle die, Stampin Up My Missing Piece stamp, red ribbon, white button, and hemp twine.

Challenges entering:
Crafting with an Attitude 56
Creative Playground 10
Lavinia World 11
Seize the Birthday 176
Crafty Creations 400
Water Cooler Wednesday 242
Word Art Wednesday 408/409
Morgan's Artworld challenge 10
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge september
LeAnn's World 101 #19

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Feather Hugs

Hello there!  I hope you're doing well.  Today I am bringing you a set of cards I created with distress oxide blends.  As most of you know, these are my favorite medium and I cannot get enough of them.  I took some time for me today and played with some of my new items recently purchased.  I used my stamp platform and arranged my feather stamp set along my card front and stamped with versamark.  After mass producing them I then heat embossed them in gold powder.  After the embossing, I then blended my distress oxides using an emboss resist technique.   I also, matted the card with gold mirror card stock to add more richness and simply added gold ribbon and sequins.  Let me know what you think?

Thanks for stopping by my little crafty space!

Products used:  white/plum/navy/mauve/gold mirror card stock, Distress Oxide inks, Versamark ink, Ranger Gold embossing powder, Sizzix dotted circle die, Technique Tuesday hugs stamp, Momenta feather stamp set, gold ribbon, and gold sequins.   

If you're interested in what blends I used leave me a comment and I will get back with you.  :)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I'm So Far Behind


Good morning!  Today I bring you a project for Bugaboo's New Release, which happens every Tuesday!  Today's image speaks volumes about how my life has been lately.  I am indeed very far behind on a lot of things.  I colored the image with copic markers and used distress oxides to make a background.  I truly feel the image and sentiment speak for themselves so I kept this clean and simple as if I was very behind. lol.   But really I submitted this one early!!!  I just love her sparkle glasses, don't you?

Products used:  white/turquoise card stock, spun sugar/shaded lilac/milled lavender Distress Oxide inks, copic markers, silver stickles, and Mildred-So Far Behind

Monday, October 7, 2019

Checkbook Covers

Hello! Welcome back to my crafty space.  I am getting ready for the craft fair season, and haven't shared much of what I will bringing with me this year.  Shockingly, people still use checkbooks or at least the registers!!  Honestly, I was shocked how many responded yes among my friends and acquaintances on Facebook when surveyed.   As I was looking for things to fill in the gap on my table, I thought I'd give them a try!  I've made 10 for my first show and will see how they do.   By the way, this is a great way to use up scraps and ephemera, if you are ever trying to use them up.  I hope you like it.

I'm curiouis, do you still use your checkbook?  I personally use an online version.  

As for the products I used:  all were scraps!! Sorry I can't give you the names of the papers.  

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Pumpkin Spice


Hello there!  Today I have a design team project for Pattie's Creations featuring Pumpkin with Vines, a beautiful image that would compliment any Autumn project.  Closer to Thanksgiving, I am going to make place cards individualized with each family member's name on it for my holiday dinner.  For this card,  I have colored the image with Copic markers and added bling with Stickles in similar colors.  I stamped the sentiment from an Unity Stamp Co set with Versamark ink and embossed it with copper embossing color.  For the embellishment, I used a gold leaf charm from my stash and added hemp cord.  The papers are from a Recollections paper pad called, Thankful Heart.   The card came together pretty easily which is very important as the holiday season starts to gear up.
I still haven't comprehended that the summer is over. I was in North Carolina last weekend soaking in some of the last summer rays.  It was a hot one too... 97 degrees on Sunday!  If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know that I don't love Winter and wear my flip flops until snow has fallen.  I am so thankful for the record highs this week and pray there aren't any record low temperatures in my near future... lol.  Without further ado

Products used:  white/peach card stock, Recollections dsp, copic markers, stickles, hemp cord, gold leaf embellishment, Versamark ink, Judikins copper embossing powder, Unity Stamp Co itty bitty Pumpkin Spice, and Pumpkin with Vines digital stamp

Challenges entering:
Brown Sugar challenge 294
Colour Crazy wk 39
Crafty Catz 477
Crafty fingers 172
Polkadoodles wk 40
DigiChoosday wk40
Gem Of a challenge wk19
QKR stamped 466
World Wide Open Design Team challenge 9

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bubbles Birthday

Oldies But Goodies!

Hi there!  Welcome back to my little corner of the web!  Today I bring you a design team project for Catch the Bug Challenge Blog where the team is sharing some Oldie, but Goodie inspiration.   My card features Bubble Monster Birthday Presents and some fun patterned paper.   I found this patterned paper in my stash that is probably over 10 years old and I have no idea where I got it.  I think it was part of scrapbook layout pack.??  Like any crafter, I mean hoarder I buy new stuff weekly (yikes) and forget about the stuff I have.  My new goal is to use what I have and see where it takes me.  I'm hoping to Bermuda... with all that I will be saving.  In attempt to bring you an Oldie but Goodie, I thought I'd use my older stash too!  I hope  you like it!
If you used only what you have in your stash, how long would it last you??  

Products used:  white/yellow card stock/ unknown brand of patterned paper, buttons, sequins, hemp cord, wink of stella, blue stickles, copic markers, and Bugaboo, Bubbles Birthday Presents digital stamp

Bugaboo DT 2CTB 2

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Love Alcohol Ink

Good afternoon!  I hope you all are doing well?  Today I am sharing a card that I made for my swap partners on a Facebook group.  The challenge was to use orange, rust, and yellow inks for an Autumn card.   I of course was thrilled to pull out my inks because they are my 2nd most favorite medium to play with.  I made in total 8 backgrounds because I couldn't stop myself.  I then matted them in gold mirror card stock and used a beautiful wreath die to complete the card.  
I hope you like it!! 

Products used:  white/gold card stock, Tim Holtz Alcohol inks, Momenta Intricate Love Wreath, and gold gems.  

Challenges entering:
Arty Divas #5
Digi Choosday wk40
Everybody Art challenge 454
Paper Minutes 608
Pinspiration 248
TTCRD: October
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: September
Crafting Happiness: Orange
Make My Monday 106