Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Remembering Patriots

Hello there!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4 day weekend celebrating Mememorial Day for those of you in the United States.  I know I loved the warmth and the sunshine.  I chased my little dog around the neighborhood a few times as he has decided to dig under the fence.  That booger!!! 
Sorry that I digressed.  I am truly thankful for our armed forces and service members in this countries and will never be able to repay them for the liberties they fought so hard for.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Today's card I used a new product for me, Vintage Hues Acetate images from Stamp On It.  With this image I used glossy accent and added fine irriedescent glitter to the back or dull side of the image so that when it dries it accents the image.  To adhere the image I then applied art glitter glue on the glittered areas and carefully adhered it to white card stock so that the image would pop.  From there I built my card as normal.

One more thing to make my card make easier I used the Craft-dee Bowz tool to make my bow as it makes the perfect bow every time.  This card looks professionally done, but only took minutes with the help of these two products.  I hope you try them out.   Also... It's not too late to join the May Challenge over at Craft-dee Bowz Challenge Blog!
Products used:  red/white card stock, Echo Park Melody Of Life Collection Pack, Memento Ink Olive grove, Stamp On it Memorial Day Vintage Hues, Art Glitter Glue, Crystal Diamond Extra Fine Glitter, Glossy accents, Ribbon 350 sheer ribbon, pearl flower embelli , Spectrum Noir alchohol marker, and Craft-dee Bowz Tool

Challenges entering:
Crafty Sentiments: Summer
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge wk 22
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge May
Everybody Art Challenge 448

Friday, May 24, 2019

Cute as a Bug

Hello there!  It's Friday and that means there's a darling freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps!  I really love Deacon and his bug catcher and think you will like him too!  Please take a minute and check out what the Catch The Bug design team came up for more inspiration!  I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Products used:  kraft/white card stock, Carta Bellla Work Hard Play Hard designer paper, Paper Studios designer paper, Copic markers, gold Stickles, Fun Stampers Journey yellow sequins, Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass ink, Word Doc created sentiment, and Bugaboo's Deacon bugs digital stamp

Challenges Entering:
Brown Sugar Challenge 290 flowers
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge wk 20
Crafty Catz Challenge Anything goes 463
Classic Design Team Open Challenge May
Creative Fingers 164
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 5
Jo's Scrap Shack 283
Polkadoolles Challenge wk21

Thursday, May 23, 2019

On Pointe

Hi there!  Joy here with a design team project for Catch The Bug Blog where I am featuring an Oldie, But A Goodie.  I love this cute little brat, Brat Ballerina because she reminds me of a younger me.  My Mom carted me to more ballet and tap dance lessons than I care to remember, and I never found the grace of a dancer.  Despite not being a great dancer, it taught me discipline and that giving up was never an option.  I am so thankful to Mom for teaching me those hard life lessons. 

I hope that we all find our younger selves and remember to love her... 

Bugaboo Stamp
Oldies But Goodies!Bugaboo DT 2

Products used:  white/black card stock, Recollections Parisian Lane patterned paper, Copic markers, Uknown author Sentiment generated on word doc, Fairy Dust Stickles, pink sequins, Angel Pink Memento Ink, and Brat Ballerina

Challenges entering:
Creative Moments 169
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 60
Wold Wide Open Design Team Challenge 5
Classic Design Team Open Challenge May

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Wise Owl Graduation card

Hi there I hope you’re having a great week.  Mine has been a bit busy.  My keyboard is broken somgetting my post out has been difficult.   I have a graduation card colored with copic markers and a dry embossed bacground.  The numbers were cut from my scan n cut.  I hope you like it. 

Products used:  Black/red/white card stock copic markers, darice grad hat embossing folder, silver stickles, clear rhinestones, cut n scan numbers, 
Owl grad

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Making Your Birthday Great Again

Hello I have a goodie,but oldie for Bugaboo!  This cute little elephant was joke that I played on my friend as she is very liberal and hates our current president.  All of our friends were laughing when she opened the card.  She barely chuckled.  But I thought it was hysterical!

Products used:  white/navy/blue card stock, London Fog Memento Ink, Distress Oxide Inks tumbled glass/crushed olive, Copic Markers.  Red sheer ribon, Word doc created sentiment, Crafter's Companion Sparkle pen, silver Stickles, Wendy Vechi Cracked Brick background stamp,  and Bugaboo Critter Balloon elephant

Challenges entering:
Case This Sketch 322
Crafting With An Attitude 51
Imagine That Digit Stamps Challenge 5
Seize the Birthday 165
Classic Desing Team Open Challenge May
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge May
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Distressed

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We All Have Those Thoughts

Hi there!  Joy here with a challenge from card making/swap card.  Last month's hostess gave us bread clips/tags as a challenge for this month's card.  I really didn't know what to do with these little guys and thought about making embellishments with them, but then found that tall one with help of my friend, Denise and then my idea fell into place.  I had 2 small tags that were red and green, and the third taller one was plain white so I colored orange with a copic marker.  Once I did that I added wiggly eyes and my guys were born.  I dry embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and then used a toothbrush makeup brush to light add Nautical Blue Memento ink to the pannel   I then with a Gelly Roll pen made the sentiment.  This is a pretty simple card, but it says it all.  What do you think?   I'd love to hear your comments.  Have a great day!

Products used:  white/navy blue/white card stock, Navy Gelly Roll Pen, 3 bread clips, Copic marker, Nautical Blue Memento ink, Tim Holtz Squiggly dotted lines embossing folder, hand written sentiment,  Jot wiggly eyes.  

Challenges entering:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Unicorn Celebration Tag

Hi there!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  Today I have a tag to share for Bugaboo's Anything But a Card theme.  It's so great to work with digital images because you can manipulate them to fit any size project!  I also love to color as it relaxes me.  I am featuring one of the images from the Unicorn Set which comes with three images for one great price!  When you have a chance I encourage you to check out the Bugaboo store to see what inspires your next project. 

Products used:  purple/pink/blue/white card sock, silver mettallic card stock, Copic alcohol markers, Bertech foam tape, Art Glitter Glue, silver twine, pink tulle, blue sheer ribbon, purple sheer ribbon, pink Stickles, white gelly roll pen, Spellbinders Die D-lites Celebrate, Graphic 45 Large Tag with Gears die, and Bugaboo Unicorn Set

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Hey there! I couldn't help I had to jump on the Mermay bandwagon.  This image is from Some Odd Girl Stamps and Design who sponsored a coloring class that I participated in through Sweet Sentiment which I think is going to be the next big coloring guru in the card world!  Check her out when you have a chance. 

I colored my Mermaid with copic markers and then added glossy accents to her glasses, and of course some sparkle to her tail with Sparkle silk from Fun Stamper's Journey.  I made the back ground with Hero Arts Reactive Sea glass ink and Reactive Sea Salt.  I added Distress Oxide blue print sketch to add depth.  I got this great blend by using Canson XL water color paper and smooshing and spritzing the colors drying between the layers.   I used a stamp and die set from Waffle Flower called Make a Fish, and I used some die cuts from the My Hero Arts March 2019, Aquarium Ocean Fish.  I truly had a blast getting inky and creating today.  I hope you like my card.  If you do, I would appreciate you hitting the follow button! 
Thanks, Have a great weekend! 

Products used:  white/teal/peach/yellow/lime card stock, Versafine Onyx black ink, Copic Markers, FSJ sparkle silk, My Hero Arts March 2019 kit, Memento inks, Hero Arts Reactive Inks, Waffle Flower Make a Fish stamp/die set, Glossy accents, Mermaid stamp made for Sweet Setiments classes by Some Odd Girl

challenges entering:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pixie Dust Fairy

Hi there!  I hope you're having a good week?  Today I have a project for Challenge 390 over at Crafty Creations Challenges where the Sponsor is Cute As a Button Stamps!  The challenge is always anything goes. I would love to see what you have created, so please join us.

My image was colored with Copic markers, and my background was created with Distress Oxide inks and blended with toothbrush makeup brushes.  Oh my goodness these makeup brushes are game changers!  I totally recommend that you head over to Amazon and get yours!

Products used:  white cardstock, Recollection Galaxy Glitz paper,  Recollections Stay Magical patterned paper, Distress Oxides tumbled glass/twisted citron,  Copic markers, Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pen, Stamp On it  Happy Birthday sticker, and Cute as a Button, Pixie Dust

Challenges entering:
Color Throwdown 542
Creative Moments 168
Crafty Addicts 60

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Army Kidlet

Hi there!  I hope you're having a great day?  Today I am featuring a new release from Bugaboo Stamps that is coming out just in time for the Patriotic Holidays!  I love this little Army Kidlet and couldn't wait to make a card with him.  I am going to send this to a family member in the Army and I hope it makes him smile!  When you have a chance go check out what the design team has done with this cutie, over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog...

Products used:  kraft/navy, white card stock, Paper Studio Vintage Nation patterned paper, Word doc generated sentiment, Copic markers, and Army Kidlet

Challenges Entering:
Cardz 4 Guyz: 219
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Classic Design Team Open Challenge May
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge wk19
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 4
Through the Craft Room Door

Monday, May 6, 2019

Scrappy Cards

Good Morning!  I hope you had a great weekend?  Today I have a card the helped me use up some of my scraps.  I started with a 3.5inx 4.75in base and then applied scraps diagaonally in a pattern, then trimmed the edges.  I of course added mats to my card base and popped up the smallest panel with foam tape,  I added a die cut sentiment from scrap fun foam and added a fun butterfly!
I really enjoyed piecing my card together and hope you like it! 

Products used:  ivory.lemon/cottage blue cards stock, K&CTim Coffey Foliage Patterned Papers, Blue Stickles, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Stampin Up Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, Jot Buttlerly sticker, Simon Says Stamp hello die

Challenges entering:

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Baked You a Cake LPOCF C105

Good morning!  I hope you're all doing well today!  I am so excited that Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends has added me to their design team!  They are such a group of talented folks and I'm humbled to be joining them.  For my project today I am featuring Polkadoodles, Baked You A Cake which was colored with Copic Markers.   Polkadoodle's is our generous sponsor for Challenge 105 and the winning prize is £6.75 voucher for their store!  I encourage you to check out what the design team has for you then go check out the store!!  Run!!!  Go get something crafty for yourself today!! 

Products used:  white/blush/pool card stock, Follow Your Heart, Record it! patterned paper, Copic Markers, Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar/ Tumbled Glass), Versafine Onyx Black ink, Spellbinders Delicate Doilies die set, Wink of Stella, half backed pearls, sheer blush ribbon, white Gelly Roll Pen, Stampendous Happy Birthday Stamp set,  Stampendous Happy Birthday stamp set, and Baked You a Cake digital stamp
Polkadoodles Ltd...

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Computer Friends

Hey there!  TGIF... Friday Freebie at Bugaboo!  That's right I said free!  Go get yours!  Today I am featuring a fun image that we all can identify with.  It's amazing I talk to more people on my computer each day than I do in my "real" life.  I am so thankful the online community and have found some amazing friends, some which I have met in person.  In fact my very first computer friend and I have been bff's for 24 years!!!!   Wow! and our families are super close!

I encourage to check out the design team inspiration at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and then send your friends some love via snail mail!  I love snail mail!  

Products used:  white/pink/gray/yellow cardstock, Stampin Up TwinkleTwinkle dsp, Core'dinations white chevron paper, wood embellishment, Recollections black enamel dots, Copic markers, Silver Stickles, and Computer Friends digital stamp

Prettiest Fairy in the Galaxy

Hi there!  I'm back with a design team project for Pattie's Creations Design Challenge, where Birthday's are the theme for the month of May!  Be sure to check out the design team's projects for more inspiration then head on over to Pattie's Creations shop to find your next big creation!

Today's card features a galaxy background created with Distress Oxides and shimmer sprays.  My image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut with my cut n scan and popped with foam tape.  See the list below for more product info!  Maybe this will inspire you to make a fun background too?  I'd love to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:  white card stock, Canson xl watercolor paper, Recollection turquoise premade card base, Distress Oxide Inks (wild honey, peacock feathers, salty ocean, seedless preserves, and black soot), Distress resist spray, Hero Arts gold shimmer spray, white Gelly Roll pen, Copic markers, Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pen, Hero Arts August 2017 card kit stamp set, Word doc generated sentiment, Versamark ink, Recollections White embossing powder, and Fairy Bella digtal stamp

Challenges Entering:
Color My Heart Color Dare 341
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 17
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 4
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 49
Crafty Catz 460
Classic Design Team Open Challenge May
Jo's Scrap Shack 280
Polkadoodles wk 18

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Be Planted in Good Soil

Hello there!  Wow it's May already!  I hope you all have pretty blooms coming up in your yards!  I know I do!  My hubby and I bought quite a few perennials for a new bed in our backyard!  Until I married him, I always had annuals in pots on my front porch, but the gentle giant I married loves flowers and can spend hours pruning.  Thank goodness he loves it so much as my yard is going to be gorgeous!
Today I have a card for you featuring an image from Cute As A Button who is our generous sponsor over at Craft-dee Bowz where the challenge is anything goes with a bow!  The image comes with a sentiment so I printed the entire card front out and then made a cloud background from a scallop shape cut from my Cut n Scan and Distress Oxide ink.  The image was colored with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  Of course, my beautiful persimmon bow was made with my Craft-dee Bowz Tool which makes the perfect bow everytime!  If you haven't tried the tool yet, I encourage you to jump over to the site and grab one!  I have no idea what I did before I owned one of these!  Without further ado...

Products used:  white/persimmon card stock, K&Co Tim Coffey specialty paper, Copic markers, Spectrum Noir Alchohol markers, white gelly roll pen, persimmon nibbed ribbon, Tumbled glass Distress Oxide Ink, Scalloped oval from Cut N Scan, Art glitter glue, and Good Soil- Bible Journaling Bookmark

Challenges entering:
A2Z May flowers challenge
A Perfect Time Craft Open Challenge May
Morgan's Art World
SheepSki Designs Challenges #26
Crafting Dreams #76
Classic Design Team Open May
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 4