Thursday, January 29, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge and Mod Squad Challenge

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape

 Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape | Newton's Nook Designs
We have two weeks to play along with this challenge.  I chose the never before used stamps set, Sweetheart Tails by Newton's Nook Designs.  This cute raccoon is adorable and he is already holding a heart. 
The Mod Squad challenge this week is.....

 All About the Animals

Pretty easy to put both of them together for my card. 

The recipe :  Sweetheart Tails stamp set
MFT primitive card stock, white
Spellbinders die, Romantic Rectangles
Design Paper from Carta Bella Devoted
Various Copic markers and Red stickles for embellishment
Have a wonderful day!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I love your comments. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Make It Monday #199: Confetti Garlands

              Make It Monday #199: Confetti Garlands
This was a very different technique for me.  I had not seen it before, but thought that I would give this a try.  Working on white card stock is not easy for me.  I seem to get ink or glue of fingerprints on it before it is finished.  Then I have to do card surgery on it.  Lol   This one was rather lucky and that was not the case.  But I did need to cover up some stuff that did not work out the first time and I am not going to tell where that is.  It is a secret. 
                                    Here is the card that I did for this confetti garland.

The recipe:  GKD card stock in Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea and White
Stamp and die set from Paper Trey Ink, Give Me a Hand and
Dangled Stars die
Wink of Stella Gold on the dangled stars
You can see how it was done by Betsy Veldman here
I only brought some sequins, and one punch with me, so I used them to make confetti.  The Dangled Star die also has stars too.  I made the banner by stringing up the confetti that I made.  I will use this for a birthday card. 
I'm going to be putting my stuff away for a few days.  Kids and grand kids are coming, so I will be busy until next week.  See you all then.
 I so much appreciate the little bits of love that you leave when visiting my blog. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

CASE A Card Mod Squad Challenge

                                                                       CASE A Card

I have had a technique in mind and have saved the page on my I pad.  Now is the time to use it. 
Talk about pushing yourself to get this accomplished.  Yhew!  I do not have all of my stamps and supplies with me.  My challenge on all of the cards that I make this season, is to make them with what I have on hand. Here is where you will find the Winter Moonlight Snow Scene.  I basically used the masking and shading technique on this little note card.

 This is the stamp set that I used, the trees are recessed, so I masked off where I wanted the moon to be on the actual stamp.  Then used white over the moon to enhance the trees.  I sponged with Distress Black Soot and also added some shading on the snow with yellow and gray and copic B10 marker. 
Stamp set is from Hero Arts called Winter Trees and I added the Hello from Simon Says Handwritten Borders.
GDK CS is Sweet Corn, Black Onyx and White.
Oh, and the Sea shells are there to remind you that I am in Florida.  (sigh)

Thanks for little bits of love that you leave when you stop by to take a closer look.   

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Make It Monday #198: Three Panel Cards
This is a challenge with a little different twist on the shape of the card.  Start with a 4 1/4 " by 11" piece of cardstock.  Score at 3" from each end.  Here  is the video for more information
This card went together rather easily.  I used the stamp and complimenting die from Paper Trey Ink called Big Hugs.  I love working with the set.  The die cuts very cleanly and the sentiment inside is just what I want to say.  I also used GKD, Berries and Vines Design Paper on the front panels, and Jelly Bean Green card base  After die cutting the word,  HUGS out of Jelly Bean Green, three times, I also cut it out of black.  Then glued them all together with the black offset to cause a shadow.  I really liked that.  On the top panel, I used Spellbinders die, Scalloped Borders Two,  for the  border.
Here is the inside, just one of the sentiments for this set. 
I will be sending this one to my 90 year old aunt.  I visit her often and really enjoy the time that I spend with her.  When I get old, I want to be just like her.  While away, I can send her cards, as she does not hear very well on the phone. 
Thanks for stopping in to take a closer look at this card.  Also thanks for the little bits of love that you leave.  So much appreciated.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Well here goes a card for two challenges.  I might as well go for the gold!

Just Us Girls #276 has a color week challenge.  Orange, Blue and Green

NBUS   " Never Before Used Schtuff"  ( I have lots of that)


MFT Primitive White Cardstock
Lil' Inkers dies, Diagonal ( only embossed) and Stitches Rectangles.
Simon Says Die   Happy Birthday  * NBUS
                             Balloon Bouquet *NBUS
Pretty Pink Posh sequins  Marigold and Cobalt   
GKD Cardstock Sweet Mango
Have a great day and stay warm, where ever you are. 
Thanks for dropping in!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


This is the first time to enter MFT challenge.  I bought some sweet stamp sets over the holidays and can't resist using them today.  I am thinking about my crafty friends and you all know who I am talking about! lol
This is the sketch for this challenge and I am pretty much sticking to it.  I think the DP and the stamp make it perfect.  Here is the recipe for this card.

GKD CS, Fresh Asparagus and White
Design Paper from GKD, Berries and Vines
Lil Inker die, Stitched Tags
Stamp Set, MFT Crafty Friends
PTI die, Hugs

Ok, we are off to do some exploring again today.  So much fun to see what there is out there for us to do when the kids come next week, during our stay here in Florida.
Thanks again for stopping and I do appreciate the comments.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Power Poppy

All you need to do to be in the running for Power Poppy of the week is to make a new creations with Power Poppy stamps.
This image is digital, which is very nice when your are traveling, like me.  Although, I am still getting the hang of printing them.  I know how to print just one, but in the case where I want more on the page......well, I need more practice. 
Here is the very long recipe for this card.
CS - GKD Navy, Cherry Red, White and Fresh Asparagus
Digital Tulips from Power Poppy
Spellbinders dies, scalloped Circles and Timeless Rectangles(partial cut)
Lil' Inkers stitched circles
EF - Wicker Weave
Simon Says die BE and stamp set
Liquid Pearls
Distressed markers to color the Tulips, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters ad Mowed Lawn
I hope that I didn't forget anything! 
Thanks for your comments, if you care to leave any, I certainly do appreciate them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Make it Monday and Simon Says Monday Challenges

Simon Says Monday Challenge INKY Background
I am combining these two challenges this week in my card. It was easy to do as the Make IT Monday Challenge, required a make it yourself sticker and the Simon Says Monday is an inky background. 
Here is my card.

I started with a base of Sweet Mango from GKD and then a layer of DP from PTI, called Text Style Autumn Abundance.
Next I used a layer of White CS, again GKD, and sponged three inks to get the INKY background.
I used Distressed Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.  Sounds good enough to eat.  That panel was die cut with Lil' Inker stitched rectangle die.
The stamp set is Feather Finery along with matching die.  I cut it out of the same design paper and stamped over it with Charcoal Brown ink.  I also cut the die from Easy-Cut Adhesive to make it a sticker.  After stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set, I added the feather sticker and when some Wink of Stella clear and Gold Stickles.  
Thanks for the inspiration for this card, Laurie!  Love all of the new things that you can do, it is never ending. 
I appreciate all of your comments, Seriously!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

JUG Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Seize the Birthday Challenge

Here I am in sunny Florida, and this is my first card from my temporary craft room.  Lol
It is trend week at JUGS and I made a card using my stencils and ink and paste.  I also used a die cut to make it a birthday card.  All while watching the Packers beat the Cowboys 26 - 21.  Yippee!

I am also entering this card in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  Something New.
                                           SOMETHING NEW
My something new is adding color to my embossing paste.  I added Color Shine in Gold.

I am also entering this card in Seize the Birthday Challenge Anything goes.

Here is the recipe:  GKD CS in Green Apple and Ivory
                                Simon Says Stencil Peppermint Stripe
                                A stencil that I made with my cameo Spray of Stars
                                Color Shine in Chartreuse and Gold
                                Simon Says Die Happy Birthday
                                Pretty Pink Posh Sequins Fresh 
Thanks so much for stopping in and I must say that I am a very happy Packers Fan!!!
More to come from Florida.