Sunday, February 26, 2017

You make my TU-LIPS smile, Happy Easter

After roses, tulips are one of my favorite flowers.  I am so lucky that I have great friends.  Life has been challenging lately and last week my friend Teresa gave me a bouquet of pink tulips and last night my friend Barb gave me a red rose.  Even with all the difficulties I am so blessed with wonderful friends.
For my card, I made an easel card (one of my favorite layouts), using a Bugaboo image and a TLC sentiment.  The patterned papers are available at Imagine That Digistamp and on sale called Blossoms & Bugs.








Tulips from Teresa

Rose from Barb

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectiions
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Tulip Hedgie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - you make my TU-LIPS smile Happy Easter
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Picot Circle
Hemptique
Flower:  Prima
Ladybug Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pop dot

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 504
The Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 111 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 359 Thoughts of spring
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 466 Florals
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 174 Animals & sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 182 Funny card

All you need is LOVE and a teddy bear

I was wanting to get this done for Valentine's, but I didn't get it done in time.  This is using an image from Digital Delights called Luv U Teddy and a sentiment from TLC.  I made this as a center step card.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Digital Delights (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Versa Magic 
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Hearts:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Sasyaki Glitter Challenge - February - Red
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 82 Tic Tac Toe (Pearls/Gems     Red    Ribbon)
Sparkle - Ch. 89 Love
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 270-271 Anything Goes

There's a little COWBOY in all of us

I've made quite a few female cards lately so I had to make a more masculine card.  I've been wanting to color this guy for quite some time and finally did it.  He's from the Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from TLC.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  The Paper Shelter - Little Cowboy
Sentiment: There's a little cowboy in all of us
Dies:  We are Memory Keepers
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Divine Twine

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 282 Boys are back in town
Come and Get It - It's in the male
Di's Design - Die Cuts and/or punches
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 317 Anything Goes

Hello Birthday Girl

Here is a card that I made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch using a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I've had this die for quite some time from Taylored Expressions and just haven't used it so I thought this would be the perfect time.  I also had some new washi tape from Michael's and some sequins from my stash.



Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hello Birthday Girl
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Sequins:  Stash
Die:  Taylored Expression - Chevron Plate

Challenges
In the Pink - Ch. 113 Dies and/or punches
Seize the Birthday - In-lay die cutting
CRAFT - Ch. 404 Mother's Day/Female

Saturday, February 25, 2017

May your day be as Sweet as Cupcake Frosting

I've had this image colored for quite some time, but I just haven't put it together until tonight.  This is the image for the Sasayaki Glitter Progressive Challenge #7 - Cupcake Kitty, and the sentiment is from TLC.
I have three Siamese cats and I would usually like to color the cat that color, but it has been depressing that my male cat has been loosing weight lately.  I took him to the vet this fall and his labs were normal and she couldn't find anything wrong with him.  I took him back and to my shock he has lost 3 pounds and was down to 6.3 pounds!  She believes that he has an abdominal lymphoma and I didn't want to do a scan since it would take a week or two to have it performed so instead I wanted to start him on Prednisolone which is a steroid to try to help him feel better and buy us some time.  My son is in South Carolina until June which she didn't think it would buy him that much time.  She said it was not steroids for humans that would stimulate his appetite, but that doesn't seem to be the case he is now wanting snacks, treats and to eat.  I weighed him today one week later and he is 7 pounds.  So now I hope she is wrong and it is a gastritis and my denial will change if he begins to loose weight again.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Sasayaki Glitter - Cupcake Kitty
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Day be as sweet as cupcake frosting
Divine Twine
Bling:  Mark Richards
Liquid Applique:  Red and Yellow

Challenges
Sasayaki Glitter - Progressive Challenge #7
Show us your pussies - Ch. 15 Kitty love
QKR - Ch. 232 Birthday cards
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 174 Animals + sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 147 Anything Goes

Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Wedding Day

I haven't done the Card Concept Challenge in quite some time, but this one really intrigued me.  Paulette at TLC get put out some charcoal papers so I used one for  this card as well as the sentiment.  The sentiment I crumpled and distressed with ink.  For the heart I did a Spellbinder die and dry embossed it and then rubbed it with a copper ink.  I used Core-dinations papers so when I embossed them I also sanded them to pop out the color underneath and distressed the edges.





Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Floral Fantasy Charcoal
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Wedding Day
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
        Color Box - Copper
Buttons:  Recollection
Pearl Roses:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Laces:  Simplicity; Hobby Lobby
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug;  We Are Memory Keepers
Spellbinder:  Heart
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Challenges
The Card Concept - Ch. 67 Vintage (Shabby Chic and Vintage)
Dream Valley - Ch. 150 Add some metal
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 270 - 271 Anything Goes
RRR - Ch. 158 Celebrate with ribbon or trim
Sparkles - Ch. 89 Love

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Keep calm and wear a tiara

I made another princess card using the new My Favorite Things stamp set and the sentiment is from TLC.  I also pulled out my Spellbinder dies that I thought matched perfectly with this stamp.




Patterned Paper:  Imaginese
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Once Upon a Time
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Circle Punches:  EK Success; My Favorite Things
Spellbinder:  Large Scalloped Circle; Pretty Princess
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge 321
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 147 Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Princesses
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 317 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Ch. 403 - Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 84 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 41 Crdz 4 Teenz
CRAFT - Ch. 404 Mother's Day/Female