Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Bear

Still having some fun creating
some things 'just for fun"!

I have been wanting to join in each month
at Cottage Blog for the Cottage Cutz challenges
and this month is is 'Happy Birthday'
You just have to use only Cottage Cutz dies.

I choose Bear & Sign die and made it very girlie!!
I bought this die a year ago January I think and have never used it!

Isn't' she just the sweetest bear??

One of the things I love about these dies,
there might be lots of little pieces, but they are all on one plate
making it impossible for you to lose a die piece
and they are a wonderful way to use up your scrap pieces as well!

I used a couple of scrap card stock pieces for the bear
and a scrap rose print for her tummy!

The sentiment is from an old 2006 SU set called Amazing to Zany
and fit perfectly on the little sign.

I used a Darice confetti background embossing folder and
then layered a pink card stock behind it.
I added a piece of grosgrain ribbon and button to finish!

Entering these fun challenges:
Cottage Cutz .... Happy Birthday
City Crafter .... Birthday Wishes
Retro Rubber .... Critters/Old Stamp (9/9)
Jo's Scrap Shack .... Dies
NBUS .... Never before used STUFF

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Thousand Miles

I was searching for a fun challenge
to post on my blog tomorrow and found the 
Outside The Box challenge at Memory Box.
Luckily I looked at the end date as it ends
long before I was going to post it...yikes.

I decided to post it today.....
the challenge is 'YELLOW'
which happens to be a favorite color of mine
it gives me the opportunity to use one of my very favorite
Memory Box dies 
Reverse Butterfly Collage.

I LOVE this die!!
It can be used for so many things
sympathy, birthday, friend, get well.....
well, you get the idea!

It is so easy to stamp a sentiment on
and really doesn't need much more.

I added a yellow design paper underneath
and found a few sequin 'like' flowers
and a few yellow  'candi's' for the centers.
That's pretty much it!

Thanks for visiting me!

More FUN challenges I am entering:

Outside The Box .... Yellow
Crafty Boots ....  You Are my Sunshine (sunshine colors) (9/10)
Path of Positivity # 40.... Confidence (9/4)

A Note From The Beach

After returning from vacation it seems I always
have to try and get myself back into
the 'mood' of creating
and what seems to help me out with that
is to find a fun challenge to get those creative thoughts coming!

I came across the challenge at Impression Obsession
and saw that it was a 'beach theme'
and I don't know about you, but I am far from ready
to let summer go, so this sounded just the perfect thing!!

I created a very clean and simple card using
Impression Obsession shell set dies.
I cut all three from my scrap bags of papers
as well as the embossed back panel
(it reminded me of the beach for some reason).

What you can't see is the 'splatters' behind it all using a 
NBUS Tim Holtz spritzer.
I bet I have had that thing at least 2 years or
as least as long as it has been available and
never used it.
It worked pretty neat!

So there  you have it,
my 'A Note From The Beach ' card and an easy mailer at that!

Entering the following FUN challenges:
Impression Obsession .... A Day At The Beach
Crafty Cardmakers ....By or Under The Sea (9/2)
NBUS .... never before used stuff

Friday, August 26, 2016

Wherever You Go

New challenge starting today at 
Our theme is
Let's Fly Away
Things With Wings/Holiday Destination
and being hosted by our lovely and talented Eileen,
sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.

I pulled out an old sentiment stamp from Unity.
One that has never seen ink until now.
Actually it isn't even ink, I used Versamark
and a Sparkle N Sprinkle fine detail black embossing powder.

I also used my Cricut Explore to cut an Eiffel Tower.
I love the detail it has.

The rest just came together with bits and pieces I pulled
from my stash.

Take a peek over at Fussy and Fancy to see
all the beautiful creations the DT has created.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Holiday Spirit Tree

This is my post today at the
Tutti Designs blog.

Happy Thursday!

Today's card features a pretty new die
called  'Holiday Spirit Tree'.

This die has so many beautiful cutouts in it
that you can hardly stop looking at it.

I love shiny/glittery Christmas cards
so that is what I am going to show you today!

I started out by using a snowfall embossing folder.
However I didn't want the center embossed
so I used an oval easy folder frame over the outside
of the folder so it would  not emboss the center.

This is what it should look like before you emboss it.
I used a Cuttlebug and the stacking sequence is
Embossing folder with card stock inside,
Easy folder taped on top,
set it on your 'A' plate, with a 'C' plate on top and run it through your machine.
Now every machine performs differently so do not force it!
Just play around it with a bit until it feels  right for YOUR machine.
A tip to make an easy folder is a thin piece of craft foam,
then die cut any shape from it you desire and follow the instructions above.

This is what it should look like when done.

To finish, I cut another piece of card stock about a quarter inch
larger all around, added sticky tape to the edges,
then using my finger, added diamond glitter to the edges.
The embossed piece with the Holiday Spirit Tree was then placed on top.

 Make sure and visit all the other inspiring places to see the
new Tutti Designs dies:

Thank you for visiting with me today!
'I' will be here each and every Thursday.
Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ribbons Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters

The challenge at
and being hosted by our sister 'Anna'.

I made a couple of simple cards
using items from my stash.

The first card was made entirely of things from my
'pink' bag of snippets of things
I had previously made and/or set aside.

I had used a Memory Box stencil and  TH Distressed Ink
'picked raspberry.
The bow was already attached when I pulled the
stenciled card stock from the bag
and the sentiment was just laying in same bag,
so I used it too,
All I had to do was mount it on a piece of pink card stock...easy!

The second card I made a few months back and thought
it was rather 'busy'
so it was set aside, too (I am famous for doing that..lol)
but decided 'what the heck'
I might as well add it to my post.

It was created with a pretty designer paper
and some 3D stickers one of my TSH 'sistahs'
sent me in a RAK package (thanks Terri)!!

So, now pop on over to 
The Siterhood blog and check out all the
fabulous creations my 'sistahs' have to show you....
join in with us too!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sugar & Smiles

Well, it seems I couldn't help myself,
I just HAD to make another coffee card for the
CASE-ing DT challenge at
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Here is once again the card we had to case.


and here is my card!

I had this red scrap you see sitting in my basket to use.
I had grabbed about 20 pieces from my scrap bags
and put in my basket to try and use up some of my scraps
and this one just reminded me of the 'coffee card" background paper.

On this card I decided to leave a bit of white edge around.
The coffee word and the little cup were cut on my Cricut Explore.
The sentiment (which I think is so dang cute) is once again
from The Greeting Farm set I had won a few years back.
This is my 2nd card for this challenge
and YOU should pop on over and enter yourself for fun!!

On another note, I am leaving tomorrow for another
weeks vacation at our lake house.
My daughter and  her family are joining us there
and I should return sometime on Sunday.
This is my last 'long' vacation this summer,
though we will still take a few 4 day trips this fall.

I will visit you all when I return and I do have a few DT scheduled posts
for this week.

Also entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ...ATG with pattern paper
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... ATG