Friday, August 25, 2017

Guest Designer!

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend! Today is a very special post to me because I'm featuring a card made by our 8-year-old Goddaughter, Olive. She has made many cards and art projects and she is an excellent artist! We created a blog for her but we're just waiting till she gets a little older to get it up and running. Her blog is called Puppies & Ponies Designs but for now I'll just be posting on her behalf on my blog. She has been featured on my blog before so please click HERE if you'd like to see the post. She was 6 at the time. You'll see a picture of her there but here is a more recent one taken just a few weeks ago....


For her card she did all the drawing freehand and used Zig Clean Color watercolor markers (and some other markers which I honestly don't know exactly which ones she used, lol). I think there was a black Sharpie involved but don't quote me on that. Anyway, here is her card and she'll also be entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Kid's Challenge (link below)....



Simon Says Stamp -  Kid's Challenge; anything goes w/sparkle (glitter pen doesn't really show up in photo); ages 2-16; ends 8/31


Thank you very much for visiting us today!

Monday, August 21, 2017

FCCB Challenge #308 ~ Vacations

Hello my fellow crafters and happy eclipse day! Well, it's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To join us just click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!

Challenge #308 ~ Vacations

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card to


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If your entry isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


My vacation themed card was inspired by cruises. It's been insane this summer with the number of people in my life who are going on cruises.... Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Disney, and more! I thought the ombre background had a kind of watery effect and then the other elements were just fun, loud, sparkly, happy, flowery, and bright.... just like a cruise. I've only been on one but it certainly was all of those things! Afterwards I noticed that the card size is perfect for boarding passes or airline tickets, so there's an added bonus I didn't even plan.... love it when that happens!

SIZE:  4 x 8"
CARTRIDGE:  "Phrases"
PAPERCTMH cardstock "Prickly Pear" collection
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folder "Cherry Blossom"
INKMy Pink Stamper "Snowflake White"
OTHERRecollections adhesive rhinestones; Fiskars Paper Edgers "Sunflower"; 3M foam tape



DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes; 2nd entry
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"; 2nd entry
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes; 2nd entry


Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a fantabulous day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man-tastic Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! August is usually a pretty busy month in our family. It starts with my daughter-in-law's birthday on the 1st, followed by my husband's on the 3rd, then my mother-in-law's on the 5th, and then our wedding anniversary is on the 12th. Phew! Sounds like a lot but somehow we got through it all -- and even managed to have a little fun along the way ;)

Speaking of birthdays, today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband's birthday. It turned out to be one of my favorite manly cards I've ever made. As a bonus I got to utilize 2 of my unopened stamp sets. Yay! Plus I got to do some coloring which is my favorite thing to do. Double yay!! Anyway, the details are listed below and I hope you enjoy my man-tastic creation!


STAMP SETSPretty Cute Stamps "Such a Tool"; CTMH "Casual Expressions"; Paper Smooches "Bold Buzzwords"
INKSMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Pacifica"; VersaMagic "Platinum Planet"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella glitter brush pens
EMBOSSINGRanger clear embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; CTMH distressing tool; 3M foam tape



DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #172; anything goes
HIMCR -  Challenge #313; "Super Scraps Saturday"
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes


Thank you so much for visiting me and I hope you have a great day!