Sunday, March 26, 2017

heARTful stamping challenge

Wouldn't you like to sit with me, 
and enjoy a cup of nice, hot tea?

One of my favorite folding techniques is iris folding.  
And it's been quite a while since I made an iris fold card.

Not too long ago, Chris Franco, a CTMH demonstrator was looking for a few individuals who might like to join a design team for her stamping challenge, heARTful stamping.  Since I was playing in her challenge regularly, I decided I might as well volunteer.  It's a fun challenge with simple rules, 3 top picks and a monthy prize winner.    Inspiration projects will feature Close to my Heart products.  But they are not required to enter the challenge.  
This week's challenge theme is Anything Goes.  
With the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge I cut out a tea cup, and
then set it aside so I could use the negative aperture for my iris folding frame.  All these papers are from the Some Kind of Wonderful paper pack.  The "Hello" on the little tag is from the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set.

I can't invite all of you over for a cup of tea, but I can invite you play in the heARTful stamping challenge.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sedentary Saturday

Just a quick post for you, my crafty friends, 
and for a few favorite challenges.

This card features a bird from the Hey Chick set from the 
 Sale-a-bration Stampin Up catalog, 
These chicks are so darn cute!
Aud Sentiments Challenge #176 - Any sentiment except birthday 
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #343 - Punches or Dies 
Brown Sugar Challenge #243 - Anything Goes 
Crazy 4 Challenge #378 - Owl or any feathered creature
Crazy Friends Challenge #54 - "b" is for ............Bird 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Layered flower & CTMH Cards Class 3/21/17

When I first spotted this layered flower packet at a flea market, I knew it was the perfect shade to match the CTMH Hello Lovely Paper Pack.  I just added some foam tape between flower layers and it made a perfect birthday card.

Inky Chicks Challenge #80 - Flowers, stamped or as an embellishment 

Here are the cards I made this afternoon at 
Joyce's CTMH card class.

Missed you Mickey! 


Monday, March 20, 2017

Miracle on Mojo Monday

As I was making this morning's Mojo Monday card, I received a call from my BFF in Yuma, AZ.  After speaking with her, I've decided it is only appropriate that this card goes to her.
Her youngest daughter just announced she is pregnant.
Due to some old medical issues, we never expected this to happen. 
What absolutely wonderful news!
Happy Mother's Day, Dawn!
 Guess I'll be making another baby layette.
The one I am working on is almost finished.

I picked up this sheet of Bo Bunny double sided dp last year.  It sings spring to me with the robins and the hyacinths.   The flowers are a CTMH stamp, stamped in 1st and 2nd generation and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is a Joy Clair stamp, heat embossed with SNS black detail EP.  The stitched circle is a La La Land die embossed with a SU folder.

Cardz 4 Gals Challenge #43 - Pretty in Pink
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #183 - Springtime
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Mother's Day/Special Lady
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #175 - Just For Fun
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Girly with Die Cut/Punch
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184 - For a Special Woman
Oh La La Creations Challenge #224 - Spring is in the Air

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Goofy Cat Birthday Card

This digi image from Bugaboo Stamps is called
 I think he makes quite an adorable goofy birthday cat, too!

Catch the Bug March Bingo Challenge - Twine, Green and Stripes (bottom row)
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Animal Cards 4 Kids 
Crafty Catz Challenge #182 - Anything Goes with twist: touch of pink
Show Us Your Pussies Cat Challenge # 16- St, Catrick's Day (I've used green) 
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #231 - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #54 - Anything Goes

Well, now what trouble should I get into next?  I've already made 2 pounds of meatballs for in the freezer, and 2 pans of lasagna, one for dinner and the other is in the freezer. 

I can't wait to show you the adorable baby sweater I'm crocheting.  It just needs the neck edging and then I'll start the hat.  Can't decide if I want to make the booties, too.  I don't think today's young mothers use them.  Feedback?

See you tomorrow for Mojo Monday! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Skinny Bird Easter Digi

Just couldn't resist the current Catch the Bug March Bingo Challenge.  Here's my entry using the Skinny Bird Easter Digi from Bugaboo Stamps.
I used the last column: bugaboo image, flower (in image),  and chevron striped paper.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Animal Cards 4 Kids 
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything with Wings
Aud Sentiments Challenge #175 - Easter or Spring

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pocket cards for my Tuesday Throwdown Challenge tags/bookmarks

This week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Theme is tags or bookmarks.  My teammates rocked this challenge with some awesome tags.  Today, I thought I'd make a couple of cards with pockets to accompany my ho-hum tags/bookmarks.

These cards are 5x7 in size to accommodate the tag.
My intention was to show the stamps in both a masculine and feminine way.
If you want to see the tags themselves, click the link above or scroll down a couple of posts.

Once again, I've used Joy Clair's
Uh-oh Ink Splatter Clear Stamp Set 
and the Be Joyful stamp which is a freebie that 1st time buyers receive.
The "Life is Good" stamp is from CTMH, as are the papers on the second card and the shimmer trims on both cards.

What really surprises me, is that there are very few entries in this week's challenge.
I mean, really?  How difficult is it to make a tag or bookmark?
Come on, crafters! 
Punch a hole in something and thread a string or ribbon through it!
Then link it up at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!