Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Love Challenge - Take 2

Hello all....

Happy Hump Day....

I'm back with more Valentine sweetness.

Today I am sharing another Valentine card.

I picked up this Doggone it set from Pretty Cute Stamps,    
The set is super cute and has some great dog themed sentiments.   
I love the chalkboard heart paper.  
 Everything I worked on this year went with this paper.  
It was hard not to use it on every project.   
The red polka dot is a something I found in my scrap pile..... which has grown to be very large.

Inside I used one of the sentiments from the set......   Hot Diggity Dog..... Be my Valentine.  

Thanks for dropping by.


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Frazzled Cat Valentine

Do you ever just see an image and fall in love instantly.   I did.  

At the last Scrapbook Expo Stamps by Judith and Heather were a new addition to the exhibitors.  
I understand they have been around for many years.  
 Let me say... I can't wait to pick up some more images because they are so wonderful.   

I fell in love with this Frazzled Cat.   He just cracks me up.  
And since we are owned by two cats, you can see where my heart is.   

I colored him using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.   He is many layers of color from yellow to orange... and a touch of pink

His food dish is also from Judith and Heather.   They also have accessories... like shoes and hats. 

The sentiment is from a Simon Say's Stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by.


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Love Challenge

Happy Sunday!!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend 

I have another Valentine to share.

For this card I used an image from Pretty Cute Stamps.   

I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.  
 My son said he needed spots. 

Inside it says Dog on it.... be my valentine.


Friday, January 29, 2016


I have been fascinated with stencils.   
So much that I have been collecting them for some time now.   
Using them.... well...... you know..  Many are in mint condition 

When I saw this challenge from STAMPlorations.  I decided it was time to get some ink on a stencil.

It is such a beautiful card.  I really love the variations in colors.  

For mine.... I went Valentines.   

I used the Hearts Tumbled stencil.
I choose to use distress ink since this card will be going to a children's hospital

It took me a couple of attempts to figure out how not to smug the image and get the color blend I was looking for.  

The Happy is die cut from black card stock.   
I masked off part of a Happy Valentines day sentiment to only stamp the last two words.  

I will have more to share so stop back in when you have a chance


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hola Valentine


That is about as much Spanish that I know....LOL

I'm back to share another Valentine card.  

For this card I was inspired by the Paper Smooches monthly challenge,
Choose 4 colors + a Neutral (white, black, cream, kraft, and grey)

I went with Black, Pink Red, Green and then White is the neutral 

I have this great stamp set from Paper Smooches. 
 I picked it up for the Kokopelli that was in the set.  
But I also love the southwest image that came with it too.  

Here I stamped the cactus and then lined up my pattern paper to the bottom of the image.   That way I  could adjust the paper to my liking.  

Every good cactus needs a face and to be colored green  

I used the paper smooches balloon die to cut the balloon in pink and then stamped it with the XOfrom the set.   I actually inlay-ed the balloon by cutting into the white card stock with the die.

The Hola greeting is also from this set.  
I felt that it needed some shading in the background of the sentiment. 

The with card stock is 5.25" x 4" and is mounted on a pink card.  

Inside it say's Lets Fiesta, Valentine.  

Hope you like him.  


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Valentine's Cards

Hello all,

Hope life is treating you well.   

I have been very busy catching up from the holiday's.  
Now that I have completed that task, 
I have started making valentine cards and want to start sharing them with you.  

Today's card is just a simple CAS design.  

I used the Greeting Farm Blush heart stamp in red and blue dye ink.  
I then used the Happy Valentines day sentiment from Hero Arts in black dye ink. 
I decided that a few small hearts would fill in some space.  
That tiny heart if from one of my Lawn Fawn sets.

I then mounted the 5.25" x 4" white card stock onto a Kraft colored card

I love how it turned out so I copied myself and made a few more.

Thanks for checking in.


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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Holiday check in....

 I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas.   

I have had the week off from work and was hoping to get in some crafty time.   
But I keep finding myself doing other stuff.... Like cleaning out drawers or shopping...LOL

I did want to stop in to share one of the tags I made for our Holiday packages.

As my Husband said.... I can't settle for store bought tags....LOL

I always buy bags and stuff during the after Christmas sale.  
Last year I picked up all different green bags.  
So this years theme was green/red.  

Since there was so much green on the bag I wanted to pull out the reds.  

I also wanted to give my tags some dimension so I used this
 great bow die from My Creative Time.
 And then of course I had to use my great funny little Moose from Unity.

I took the sentiment from one of the Unity snowman sets. 
 I thought that it worked much better with this cute Moose.

Hopefully I will be back later this week with another creation.

Unless I find a closet to clean.....


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