Monday, January 15, 2018

Do I smell cake?!?

Last day of crafting before surgery and I have an entire list of things I want to take care of beforehand.  I've been busy preparing homemade noodles, breads and sauces for quick dinners while I recover.  Anything to help my hubby out while he's filling in for me =)  

So today I have a simple little birthday card using this fun stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The monsters in this set are so fun and cute!!  Y'all should definitely check it out.  I opted to emboss my image in white so it stood out on the kraft cardstock.  A little something different lol

For this card I used the following goodies:
Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Monster Fun Stamp Set
Die-namics ~ Bracket Edge Die
Doodlebug Design Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad
Prismacolor Pencils
Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder
Stampendous Clear Embossing Ink
ColorBox Chalks
Jelly Roll Pens ~ White and Neon colors
Blue Glitter Enamel Dots
Kraft cardstock

I've entered this card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Share Your Designs 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

little love...

I seem to be in a scramble to get projects finished before my next arm surgery.  I'm undergoing treatment for tennis elbow and that will take me out of the crafting world for a few weeks.  But until then, I'm going to push on coloring and crafting=)

Today I have a cute little card using an adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs called Panda in Love.  Yes, you will notice I did not color my bear like a panda, rather a little teddy bear.

Despite it being a panda - it still turned out cute colored with brown/yellow tones.  The background is created using part of the With Love Collection from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  I cut the main piece out and used my eBrush and a few Sharpies to give it a spray painted look.  Love how it all turned out.

For this card I used the following goodies:
Gerda Steiner Designs - Panda in Love
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - With Love Collection
Prismacolor Pencils
eBrush Airbrush system
Grey/Red/Purple Sharpie Markers
Pink Glitter Enamel Dots
White Gelly Roll Pen

I've entered my card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs - January Challenge

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sew Much Love

Well Christmas cards are done, finally!!  Time to move on to cute Valentine's Day cards.  I LOVE this adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs.

I'm loving the look of coloring on kraft cardstock so I decided to create a simple card using that technique.

The image really pops against the kraft paper.  I created the sentiment in my Silhouette software and printed at the same time as the adorable bunny.  Added a few glitter enamel dots and there you have it... simple but oh so cute card =)

I've entered my card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs December Challenge

Friday, December 1, 2017

Candy Cane, Anyone?

I'm bringing you another adorable Christmas card today.  This little penguin is such a cutie! 

I decided to use non-traditional colors for this card.  Sometimes, different is good =)

Digital stamp is from Bugaboo Stamps called Candy Cane Penguin

I've entered my card in the Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Challenge #519   

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

Sharing another Christmas card today.  This one is a little more traditional and country feeling ~ much more me lol.  This adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I love all the little snowmen peeping in the windows.

I really love how this card turned out.  

For this card I used the following goodies:
Bugaboo Stamps ~ Snowmen Block Digi
Prismacolor Pencils
Your Next Stamp ~ Jingle Bell Border Die
Paper Studio ~ Old World Winter Stack
Bazzill Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Red Glitter Enamel Dots

This card has been entered in the following challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch Challenge #518

Happy Holidays!

Been a little behind with my Christmas cards as I'm still recovering from surgery - not easy to have your dominate hand arm worked on.  But I'm here today to share this adorable cutie with y'all.

I absolutely LOVE this paperstack I got from Michaels a few years back and have to find another one like it.  The colors are very non-traditional, but they are so fun to work with!

This card has followed the current Sketch and Color Challenge from Your Next Stamp.  

Goodies for this card:
Your Next Stamp ~ Mini Merry Chris-Moose Stamp and Die
MFT Die-namics ~ Washi Tape Dies
Kuuqa - Stitched Circle Dies
Prismacolor Pencils
Recollections ~ Jolly Holiday Stack
Recollections ~ Merry & Bright Stack
Recollections Cardstock
Colorbox Chalks
Archival Jet Black Ink

This card has been entered in the following challenge:
Your Next Stamp Challenge #77

Monday, November 6, 2017


I'm always up for a good challenge and I was super excited to give this months Pink and Main Thanks/Gratitude Challenge a shot.  I wanted to focus on using only their products for this project and I think it turned out so cute =)

I decided to create a library pocket which will allow for a few little goodies to be added.  What better way to say "Thanks" to someone than a little handwritten note, a bookmark and some goodies.  The little leaves are stamped with Distress Markers for a touch of fall.

I stamped part of the sunflower on Kraft cardstock and then colored up the beautiful image with Prismacolor Pencils.  

Is the little elephant not the cutest?!?

For this card, I used the following goodies:
Pink and Main ~ Take Flight 6x6 Paper Pad
Pink and Main ~ Happy Fall Stamps
Pink and Main ~ Plane Sweet Stamps
Pink and Main ~ Plane Sweet Dies
Pink and Main ~ Sunflowers Stamps
Prismacolor Pencils
Sizzix Library Pocket Die
My Minds Eye Tickled Pink Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Colorbox Chalks
Scrap Ribbon
Distress Markers (Forest Moss, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon)
Kraft Cardstock
Recollections Black Pen

I've entered my library pocket in the following challenge:
Pink and Main Challenge #27 Gratitude/Thanks