Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Flowers

Lots of things on the old "To Do" list today, but I wanted to get this card for the CD Sunday "Say It With Flowers" Challenge posted.
These sweet images are from the NitWit Collection on the Complete Cardmaking Issue 36 CD.  I did my usual fussy cutting and layering with foam tape, and added a border with 2 strips of washi tape across the bottom, some bling and a tiny bow.

I am also adding this card to the following challenges
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday; optional topping sweet (no topping on this one, just a sweet card.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #180 - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Mod Squad Challenge - Birthday Bash 

Have a lovely day, my blog friends!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Imagine That! Stamps Thursday Hi!

Hi!  Debi here with another design team card made with 

When I first saw the Ricky's Stonemobile digi set from Imagine That! Stamps, it reminded me of my grandson, Nick.  When he was little he spent every minute he could riding his hot wheels car.  The fronts of his sneakers were constantly wearing out from dragging his feet to stop.  
This image makes an adorable birthday card for a little boy.  
 I think I will make another card for my grandson, Daeton, who turns 16 in August and will be able to drive a real car.  
For his I will use the uncolored version,
 so I can make the hair dark blonde and add a 1 and a 6 to the balloons.

To make this card I printed and then fussy cut the colored version of the digi stamp.  I also printed an extra birthday banner so I could pop it with dimensional tape.  The balloons are cricut cuts, orange paper covered in a clear glue so they are shiny.  
You may notice that I gave Ricky an haircut.
The boys like that long on top, short on the sides look.  

Have you had time to enter the
  Creative Playground Link Up for May?  The theme is Anything Goes and it runs from May 5th to June 2nd.  The featured set, which you receive for free if you enter the Link Up using an Imagine That! Stamp as the main focus of your project, 
is Pretty Petunias.

Hope you have a crafty day! 

Here are the challenges I am entering today:
Bitten by the Bug Challenge - Birthday (balloons are from CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge)
Always Fun Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Birthday Bash
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Bright Colors 4 Kids

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great Impressions Stamps Wednesday Inspiration

The other day my DH said he needed a card for a friend who had just been moved to a facility for rehab after an unfortunate accident caused him to have a stroke.  I told him about the new Great Impression Stamps I had, Beary Wet (F608) and  Spin Cycle (E867) , but questioned if they would be suitable for a man.  My DH said he had no doubt that I could make a "guy card" with the stamps.  Of course, I had to give it a try.  

How'd I do? 

Then, just for fun, I made a locking joy fold feminine version, too.
Instead of red and brown, I switched to bright pink and brown.
See how the bottom corner of the image locks the card shut when tucked under the flower?

You still have a week to enter the
with your Feminine cards.

I am going to enter the following challenges: 
Crafting with Dragonfies Challenge #81 - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door Week of 5/23 - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built Challenge M2417 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #342 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #344 with STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations is the sponsor for this week's 

As is often the case, when I receive new stamps in the mail I head right for paper and ink pad.  Someday I will learn to check the challenge theme before making anything.  Fortunately, the card I made fits perfectly with this week's Anything Goes theme! 

 These stamps are from the Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set available from STAMPlorations.

 There are also dies available for both the flowers and words.

I was checking out the STAMPlorations Blog and they just happen to have a CAS Challenge going for the month of May.  Generally, I shy away from CAS challenges.  I tend to get messy which requires adding layers and/or bling to disguise the little flaws.  If my friend, Carol, to whom I sent the card above, dissects it, the truth will out!  Because I had stamped a few extra flowers, perfect for masking, and was feeling brave,  I tried a CAS card.
One layer, lots of white space, no bling, and no smudges!
The hardest part was the "hello".  The stamp actually says "hello sunshine".
I covered the sunshine part with tape before inking, then had to quickly remove the tape and stamp the card before the ink on the stamp dried.  That's not easy when the ceiling fan is on high!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Scrappy Mojo Monday

This morning I was getting together with a few Red Hats friends to make cards.  Because of forecasted heavy rain today, I took the card kits I had prepared and the necessary crafting supplies out to my car last night.  Consequently, although I had time to layout my Mojo Monday card before I left, I had to wait until I returned home and had my tools at hand to assemble it and share it with you.  
Using scraps from one of the cards I had prepared for the Hatters, this is my contribution for Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #498.

I am also entering these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #240 - White + 1 other color

Here are two of the sample cards I made
for our Red Hat class this morning:

I usually make up 2 variations as samples for the girls.  Their heads were really spinning on this one, because these papers are all double sided and there were so many combinations.  The butterfly, rose and sentiment piece were all cut using CTMH cartridges, and the stamps were also CTMH.  I had told the girls that today was my 35th wedding anniversary so we would be making an anniversary card.  One gal turned her nose up, obviously not thrilled with making an anniversary card.  As I try to send everyone home with cards they like and can use, I designed this as my promised anniversary card also suitable for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great Impressions Stamps May Challenge Card

If you'd like to find out how I made my card for the

I posted the directions on the Great Impressions Stamps blog today.

If you follow my blog, you've already seen the card above.  So I decided to use Great Impressions stamp Springy Molly (F121) to make another card.  It is one of a group of cards I am making for my neighbor to give to children who are being adopted.
Inside the card reads:  
You've been adopted!  
I'm smiling so big my face hurts!

The "Congratulations" sentiment is from Great Impressions stamp C379S Graduate.  (I cut off the diploma and graduate part after I stamped it on white cs.) 


Crafting by Designs Guest Design Card

You're So Special 
 is the new challenge theme at Crafting by Designs
 Because I was a Spotlight Winner on their challenge a few weeks ago, I was asked to join their Design Team in creating an inspiration project for this new challenge.  

My godmother celebrated her 90th birthday 2 days ago.
She has always been a very, very special person to me.
This card was made for her.

This photo shows the details of the card: a 5 layer banner, 2 layers are punched on each side, the top layer is a cream striped satin ribbon;  a light blue circle die cut with a dark blue circle behind it to show off the details;
On the back panel: a floral leaf die cut in green; a butterfly die cut divided into 2 pieces with a few pearls; glossy cream numbers cut on the cricut and then embossed with tiny hearts; dark blue enamel dots; light blue glitter dots.
On the pop out frame:  the sentiment (a freebie stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine) stamped in versa mark and heat embossed in pearl white and a pearl to dot the "i";  a 2 layer cricut cut flower with a dark blue punched flower and pearl in the center.
On the front panel: 2 more flowers and a bow.
The papers I used are from a retired CTMH paper pack called Miracle.

Please don't forget to create something for Someone Special in your life and submit it to the Crafting by Designs challenge.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #56 - For Someone Special
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #173 - Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge #156 - Things with Wings (butterflies)
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #6 - Dry Embossing (numbers)
Unicorn Challenge #21 - Special Occasions
Through the Craft Room Door Week of May 16th - Anything Goes

Have a very special day!