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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Picture Perfect Dad

Hello!  Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there!  We spent the day with mine, celebrating with a cookout.  I have been feeling much better, eating healthier, and trying to get some walking in every day.  Still easing back into the crafting, but I did make a card for my dad for Father's Day.

I'm loving all the My Favorite Things goodies I've acquired in the past few months and I have been trying to participate in their challenges when I can too.  Today I decided to play along with their current sketch challenge.  Here's my take on sketch #441.

I colored up the cute monkeys from the Picture Perfect set.  The sentiment is from the retired All About Dads stamp set.  All dies used are from MFT too.  The Dad one is also retired.

Die-namics Used:
A2 Stitched Stax Set 2
Polaroid Shaker

Copics Used:
Monkeys - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E34, E35, E37, E39, E50, R20, R22
Background - BG10, BG13

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation!  Have a fantastic week!


Monday, June 3, 2019

Magical Dragons, Birthday Bears, and Cocktails

Hi there!  It's been a while. Sometimes you need a break to recharge.  I finished with all of my design teams earlier this year and with no commitments looming I was looking forward to easing off paper crafting a bit and enjoying some books and TV in the evening.   I didn't mean to disappear completely, but a pinched nerve causing some severe neck and arm pain waylaid me for three months!  An MRI and physical therapy later and I'm starting to feel up to dabbling in the craft room again.  I've made a few CAS cards during my hiatus, but I'm looking forward to finding my mojo again and getting back in the swing of things.  

Luckily my injury didn't impede my ability to shop for crafty items!  ;-) . So I have lots of new goodies to play with!

I thought I would use this week's sketch from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I had colored up this adorable dragon from their Magical Dragons clear stamp set and thought he'd make a great birthday card!  Here is my take on sketch #439:

Isn't he darling?!?!  If you want to see all the entries for this challenge you can visit the MFT Stamps blog HERE!  If you want to shop, go HERE!

I've made a few other MFT Stamps cards as well. I'll share them here for the sake of getting caught up.  If I continue to feel good maybe I can start crafting and posting a little more regularly again.

I made a quick and cute birthday card for a co-worker with this retired Birdie Brown Birthday Bears clear stamp set.  All of the dies are from MFT Stamps as well.

The next card two cards have no coloring and feature only a stamped sentiment and die cuts.  The first was a Mother's Day order.  It was a last minute request so I threw a little something together after I was told she loved Cosmos.  Cheers!

This last card was another birthday card for a co-worker for his big 3-0!  Simple yet fun, right?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope all of you out there have been well!  Have an awesome week!


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Oldie But Goodie

Hi!  It's been a quiet month craftwise.  I seem to have pinched a nerve in my neck or some such nonsense and despite multiple chiropractor visits I am still having pain in my right arm, wrist, and hand.  Being right handed, this is a bit of a bummer.  I haven't felt much like doing anything.  Writing and typing for long periods are troublesome.  After work, I want to rest my arm as much as I can so I haven't been coloring.  But today was my boss' birthday and he always springs for cake on ours so I had to make him a card.  It required no coloring and I got to use a few of my new My Favorite Things Stamps products!  Bonus!

I used the new Turntable Die-namics to make this card.  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, For the Record.  The sentiment was die cut using the Essential Slanted Sentiments Die-namics.  I layered the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 2 Die-namics over my card base.  The background was made using the Card Sized Confetti Stencil Set.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Margarita Time

Hello!  Popping in to share another My Favorite Things Stamps card!  This one was made for my best friend for her birthday.  She loves a good margarita so I couldn't resist using the Margarita Shaker Window & Frame Die-namic!  The coordinating Margarita Shaker Pouches make creating a shaker card super easy!  I even threw in some Frosty Ice Cubes!

The background was creating using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namic and the Snowfall stencil with Distress Ink.   The sentiment is from the Spirited Sentiments stamp set and I paired it with the Cheers Die-namic.    

She absolutely loved it and I had a blast making it!  I have a feeling more of these kinds of cards are in my future!  Thanks for taking a look!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Yay! It's Your Birthday!

Hi!  I recently received an order from My Favorite Things Stamps and I couldn't wait to play!  I made this birthday card using their Yay for You stamp set and So Many Yays Die-namics!  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips to die cut it.  The star is from the retired Accent It: Rock and Roll Die-namics.  The whole thing is matted with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 2.

I love to color but am really enjoying making something a little different lately.  The sketch is based on MFT Stamps current Wednesday challenge HERE.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Valentine Showcase

February is almost over so I wanted to share the Valentine's Day cards I made before we move on to the next season/holiday!  I received some orders for custom cards and here is what I created.

For the first card I colored Bumble Bee Marci from La-La Land Crafts and fussy cut her.  The cute little bee die is also LLLC.  To create the rest of the sentiment I used chipboard words from Make It Crafty.  The Valentine is a layered chipboard, done in white embossing powder on a background colored with a black Copic marker.  

Products Used
La-La Land Crafts Bumble Bee Marci digi

La-La Land Crafts dies - Stitched Nested Hearts, Honeycomb, Build-a-Bee, Heart Garland, Half Doily (September 2018 club kit)
Make It Crafty Chipboard Words - Valentine Adapt-a-Word, Valentine Single Layered Word

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E21, E93, R20, R22
Hair-E43, E47, E49
Wings-B00, B02
Flower-Y15, G94
Clothes-Y11, Y13, Y15, C3, C5, C7
For the next card, I colored Office Pretty from Krista Smith/Saturated Canary.  She is cut with the oval from the La-La Land Crafts Stitched Elements die set.  All the other dies are LLLC as well.

Products Used

Krista Smith/Saturated Canary Office Pretty digi

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E21, E93, R20, R22
Hair-E43, E47, E49
Clothes-R32, R35, R37, R39, R89, C3, C5, C7

Up next is Cheerleader Kaylee from Some Odd Girl.  She is pretty in pink and decked out with several dies from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The heart locket die is from La-La Land Crafts and the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set called 

Products Used

Some Odd Girl Cheerleader Kaylee digi
Stampin' Up Something to Celebrate
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Cheers, Jumbo Fishtail Banner, Heart Doily, First Place Award Ribbon
La-La Land Crafts die - Heart Locket (January 2019 club kit)

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R02, R20
Eyes-B00, B02, B04
Hair-E51, E55, E57, E59
Clothes-R39, R83, R85

Lastly, I have another Krista Smith/Saturated image. This one is called Baseball Girl.  All the dies on this card are from La-La Land Crafts.  

Products Used
Krista Smith/Saturated Canary Baseball Girl digi
Hero Arts - Valentine's Day Message

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93
Hair-Y38, YR15, E08, E19, E97
Clothes-B32, B34, B99, R24, R27, R29, R89

Here's to March, St. Patrick's Day, Springing Forward, and hopefully hints that Spring is on its way...


Monday, February 25, 2019

Hooray for Birthdays!

Hi!  There has been quite a bit going on here.  This month I decided to start cleaning my craft room AND my son's bedroom, which got a complete makeover!  I also somehow managed to give myself a pinched nerve in my neck resulting in pain all down my arm which has really cramped my style these last few weeks.   I haven't been doing much of anything.  No reading.  And only the occasional crafting.  This past weekend I had an 84th birthday party to attend and a coworker was celebrating his special day as well.  I splurged a bit over at My Favorite Things Stamps this month and I decided it was the perfect opportunity to break out some of my new goodies.

The first card was made for my great-aunt's birthday.  I wanted something elegant and simple and I think this card is the perfect combination of both.  Also, notice.  No coloring and it's a standard A2 size instead of one of my usual 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" squares.  Trying to step out of my comfort zone a bit more...

Products Used
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Celebrate, By the Number (retired), Stitched Scallop Basic Edges

My co-worker has a characteristic red beard and it was a no brainer to use Hipster Cat from Some Odd Girl combined with new dies acquired from MFT Stamps for his birthday card.  I embossed the sentiment using a stamp from the MFT Stamps Essential Sentiments stamp set.

Products Used
Some Odd Girl - Hipster Cat digi image
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Wonky Stitched Circle STAX, Hooray, Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips

Thanks for taking a peek!  Hope you have an amazing week!