Sunday, July 19, 2020

They Say It's Your Birthday

Hello!  This week my dad celebrated his 78th birthday.  When making a card for his special day, I decided to make two birthday cards at the same time - 1 for him and 1 for my stash.

I enjoyed coloring this cute penguin from 2 Cute Ink.   I used a few pieces of DP left over from a paper pad and some washi tape.  The sentiments is from a very old Stampin' Up set.

This is a photo of my dad my brother took earlier in the week.  3 days after finishing radiation therapy, he is up this ladder caulking a crack in the cross bar.   I swear he never sits still.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!


Digital stamp - Celebration Penguin by 2 Cute Ink
Copic Markers
White Gel pen
Black card stock
Stampin' Up white craft ink
White embossing powerder
My Mind's Eye 6x6 Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink paper pad
Washi tape
Misc. embellishments
American Crafts 4 x 5-1/2" card base


613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - (July) Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Sentiment as Focus

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations        - M, 3E, Winner + Top 3, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – (July) All Creatures Great & Small

The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E - Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #15 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)

Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, - #140 - Happy Birthday (W1 of 2)

Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Use Your Paper Scraps (W1 of 2)

Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 27 (W2 of 2)  and Wk 28 (W1 of 2) -   ANYTHING COLORING GOES

2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) #40 - Anything Goes with a Critter

Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) Always Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) July - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #191 - Anything Goes with optional 3 of a kind

Stinkin' Inkers - M, E3  July- I See Spots

Tuesday Throwdown W -   #461 - Polka Dots (week 2)


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Shine Bright Sunflowers

Hello!  I hope your weekend is going well.  After the thunderstorms we had at the end of the week, the weather is gorgeous now.  After posting this I am heading outside to enjoy the weather.

I have mentioned before that sunflowers are my favorite flowers.  Last week, I was scrolling through all the digital stamps available on Etsy and found this image from Twinkle Lane Designs.  I bought it immediately and started coloring with Copic markers that evening.   I had to wait until today to have time to make cards with the images.

For the first card, I kept the design pretty simple.  I used a few scraps I had from a  Penny Black paper pad, stamped a sentiment, and added some buttons and bakers twine.

For the second card, I used left over pieces from a My Mind's eye paper pad.  A dry embossed panel added some texture.   I popped up parts of both sunflowers to add dimension.

Here is a closer look at the dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!  Stay safe and healthy!



Used on both cards:
Image:  Sunflower Bouquet digital stamp by Twinkle Lane Designs
Georgia Pacific white card stock
Papertrey kraft card stock
Copic Markers
Misc. twine 

Used on Enjoy Life card:
Penny Black Painted Blooms 6x6 paper pad
Papertrey brown card stock
Misc. buttons
Market Street Stamps - Riding By
CTMH Chocolate ink

Used on Hello card:
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Dowdy 6x6 paper pad
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Recollections die (hello)
Linen embossing folder 
Distress Ink - Old Paper glitter pen


Thursday, July 9, 2020

We Mermaid To Craft!

Hello!  This month the challenge at the Papercraft Challenge is Ocean / Water.   Although I did not need to post a project as a DT member until the August challenge, I wanted to participate.  

This is the first time I colored hair a non-natural color.   I have to say I really struggled.   After coloring the image about six times, I finally settled on the image I used below.  This was also the first time I colored a water background.  I added sequins, Nuvo drops, and used glitter pen as accents.

This digital image is from Star Jam Lines on Etsy.  

Don't forget to link up your entry into the Ocean / Water challenge at the Papercraft Challenge.  

Thank you for stopping by!   Stay safe and healthy!



·        Southern Girls 2W,2E,C10 Always Anything Goes

·        Crafty Creations  M, 1st W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

·        Crafty Gals Corner - M, 2nd W, 3E, #209 - Fantasy World

·        Creative Moments M, Wed 3E, Anything Goes

·        The Paper Funday M, 4E #18 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Great Outdoors

·        Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #27 - Anything Goes

·        Paper Minutes W, - #648 - Anything Goes

·        Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

·        A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #119 - Always Anything Goes

·        A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes

·        Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) June - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper