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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Christmas 2018

I am so happy how this turned out!  I cut the deer and tree panel from one of the cards in my stash.  The sentiment is from Eureka, and the snowflake bg is embossed from a very much used Cuttlebug folder.  It;s hard to see, but I added Stickles for some sparkly snow.

Sketch:  Tuesday Morning sketches
Embossing:   Paper shelter
Christmas:   C.R.A.F.T.
creatures:   Frillyandfunkie   

Any:   Pammies



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Upcycled birthday card

Recently I have tried to do more upcycling than previously.  I have reached the point where I really must do something about that stack of cards I intend to use some day...!!!  I also need to use my stash of supplies, stamps, etc - if I make 500 cards a month I might make a dent! (Just kidding, of course!  These days, I am lucky to get a dozen or so a month.)   Here I have used a lovely image from a card - one of the few I have suitable for a guy!  I added the stamped sentiment, and used Spellbinders Labels 1 dies for the image, and sticker strips for the edging.
Sketch:  Inspire Create
Upcycle:  Shopping our Stash
Birthday card:   Cutitup
CAS:   a2z scrapbooking 
Dies:   Crafty Sentiments.
Any:   Lemon shortbread 

The Crafter's Cafe challenge #204 - DT card

  • Challenge #204 at the Crafter's Cafe is to follow a seasonal theme - either spring or fall.  Here in Arizona it is hard to think of anything but summer - the forecast is for close to 110 on Saturday!  That being said, as fast as this year is passing by, Halloween is really just around the corner!  This cute Halloween Sign  image is from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used several scraps of paper from a collection by The image is colored with water color pencils and an aqua pen, and I added some shiny gems.
  • Please join us with a maximum of 3 entries over the next two weeks - you will have a chance at one of several prizes.  
  • Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
  • "B" - bat, black:   Stamping Sensations
  • 3 or more layers:   Crafty Gals Corner 
  • Fall:  Aud Sentiments
  • Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
  • Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
  •             Sum More Fun     
  •             Paper Nest Dolls

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Confirmation 2018 - last card


This is the last of a series of cards I have made to send to members of this year's confirmation class at our church.  We are mostly mature members, and I think it is so important to do all we can to encourage the younger members.  Image - Sweet 'n sassy;  Darice embossing folder; die cut sentiment by Cheery Lynnlabels die cut by Spellbinder; Washi tape and gold ribbon.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Die cut:   Scrapyland
Embossing:   Crafty Friends
Encouragement:  Crafting by designs 
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Aloha Friday 
             Word Art Wednesday. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Confirmation card #2

I will send cards to the newly confirmed members of our church.  We are pretty much a very mature congregation, so it is encouraging to have younger members.  I want to show support for them whenever possible.  This is for the young man in the group.
Image - Sweet n Sassy; DP - Faith, by the Paper Studio; sentiment die by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Any:   Leanns World101
            Kitty Bee
            Word Art Wednesday
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Confirmation 2018

Each year I try to send cards to young people who are being confirmed in our church - as a reminder of the support of members. This image by Sweet n Sassy is great to use, and I always like the white and red combination.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Book:    Tuesday Throwdown
Any:    Through the craft room door
             Word Art Wednesday
             Lemon Shortbread

Saturday, September 1, 2018

DT Card for the Crafter's Cafe challenge #203 - use 3 of something

The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use 3 of something.  I have the 3 circles, of course, but if you look carefully I have 3 punched bones in the corners.  This image is calIed Happy dog - and I   think this doggie is happy about that!  The image comes from one of our sponsors, the QKR Stampede.  Check out the Crafter.s Cafe blog for details.  There are some fun prizes to be won.;
Circles - dies by Spellbinder;  Image - Happy Dog by QKR Stampede;  BG- Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder, with splattered Walnut ink from my old stash.  I think this birthday folder is the first embossing folder in my stash!

Sketch:   Housethatstampsbuilt
Oldest stash item:  Pile it on
Splatters:   Tuesday Throwdown
What makes you happy:   Diecuttindivas.
 Any:   Simonsaysstamp Wednesday
             Corrosive Challenges
              QKR stampede 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Christmas 2018 Recycled

This is another example of recycling.   I used the main image, and other parts of the same card for the background elements.  You can't tell from the photo but there is some glittery texture to enhance the snowy, starry look.  This will be added to my stash for Hearts for the Troops to send off to some sailors.
Sketch:    Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Inspiration - light, and some colors:  House that stamps built
winter:  Incy Wincy
 Technique - new to me - using more than just the main image of card to recycle:  Pile it on

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #202 - birthday and/.or buttons

I used buttons on this birthday card, but if you enter the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe you may choose one or the other - or both, as I have.   I know many of you have a button collection around there someplace!  This image is part of a set available from one of our sponsors, Sparkle n' Sprinkle.   The birds in the background are a part of the set as well.  Actually, I have also had it in my collection as a freebie from Beccy's Place - thanks to both of you.  It is a favorite of mine - so versatile as it can be a masculine birthday card, as I have done here, or it could be a thinking of you or sympathy card.
Sketch:   Tuesday morning sketches
Embellishments:  Beccys Place
Wings:    Star Stampz
Die cut circle:  Happy little stampers
Tic tac toe (metallic ribbon, button, off the edge):  House that stamps built
Any:  Crafting with an attitude 
          Jo's scrapshack    
          Patties creations

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy birthday, Norm

Allsorts challenge
With my eye sight declining, I am more and more relying on pre-colored images.  This one, from Beccy's Place, seemed a good choice for a brother-in-law.  One of his hobbies is making home made ice cream - not quite like these cones, but it may work.  Do you think this works for a masculine card?  I added some dew drops - for dripping ice cream.  There are also button brads and some washi tape.
Sketch:  Sweetsketchwednesday2.
Embellishments:  Beccys place
Tape it up:   Simonsaysstampblog - monday
For a man:   Allsorts

Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Anniversary, Myril and Iva

I am so grateful for pre-colored digis - this one from TLC.  I used some gold sticker strips and the "negative" dots to create a frame and add accents. 
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Theme - frame, also flowers:   Butterfly Spot