Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

For those who celebrate, I wish you all a blessed and joyful Easter!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Bunny

I have another Easter card to share today. This was a stamped image I've had in my stash for quite some time. I have no idea who makes it, but that little bunny in the decorated egg is so cute! I colored the image with Copics, and added some stitched oval die cuts from GMD along with a scalloped oval die cut from SB and placed it all on a Soft Sky piece of designer paper. It was quick and easy and fun to make.

I'll share this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which gave us this Spring mood board to base our cards on...

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a happy spring.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Easter Bunnies

 I've made a card with this fun digital image by ScrapHappyPaperCrafter and colored it with Copics, sponging in some clouds with Tumbled Glass distress ink and adding a double grassy border done with a SNSS die (retired) and some Grass Green card stock.  I used some fluorescent Copics for the bunny collars and Easter eggs, and colored the little droppings with a black marker. I'm not sure if they're black jelly beans or bunny droppings, but you can decide. Either way, I don't think I'd be eating them! LOL The bunny tail has a bit of liquid applique that was puffed up with my heat gun.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #189 - Easter is on its way!

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Egg-cellent - use an Easter egg on your project

Thanks for checking in with me today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday filled with a few smiles :)


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Treats

Every year I try to make little Easter treats to give out to friends and people we deal with on a regular basis - like the folks who work at our bank, grocery store, neighbors, etc. This year I found this tutorial to make these tiny boxes for treats and decided to just dig into my stash and use random bits of paper, card stock, ribbon and die cuts. These treats hold mini peppermint patty Easter eggs, Reese's Peanut butter Easter Eggs, and some Ghiradelli Easter Bunnies and Eggs. I've been making them over several months and working on them a little at a time to get them completed by Easter. I made over 70 of them :)

I got to use lots of punches with these too, and printed some of the circle sentiments and colored them by hand. Everything was random as I grabbed this and that and just put them together.

Every year we're invited by a dear friend to a large gathering of folks for Easter dinner, so I always take along a basket of treats for everyone. 30 of these are going to that Easter dinner this year. This is just a sampling of some that were made - there is a huge basket filled with them.

I'll share my project with the Snippets Playground #350 which of course is to use your snippets. I may have used more snippets than ever before with all these little treat boxes :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Twofer #15 - Zoo Animals

The 10th of the month has once again rolled around and it's time for the Twofer Card Challenge #15. This time we're making cards with "zoo animals."

I chose to use a camel image, stamped and given to me by my friend who knows I crack up over this Geico camel every time it comes on TV! LOL 

Many years ago in a conversation with my husband, I was trying to say "Mike might" in a sentence, but I got tongue-tied and kept saying "Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike" (several times) until  my husband and I were just hysterically laughing because the harder I tried to say it right, the more it kept coming out "Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike" over and over again!  LOL I don't know if I've ever tried to use those two words together in a sentence since that day LOL

OK, on to my twofer...

If you watched the video link above, you already understand the first card :) Instead of "hump day" I made it into a birthday card by doing the inside like this:

The second card is a get well card with that silly camel "lookin' in on you" through the window. I know the card designs look similar, but they are definitely for two different occasions and I had fun making them and reflecting on some great memories.

Thanks for stopping by as always! May your day be filled with happy memories that bring you some good laughs :)


First Card: dark gold card, DCWV dsp from black & white paper pad, Lil inker stitched rectangles, Lil Inker stitched sentiment flag banners, sentiment done with stick stamps and black nuvo dots added to the banners with stamped question marks. Unknown Camel image colored with Copics, white glaze pen, and glossy accents to the eyes and nose, and enhanced with a fine black marker.
Inside: sentiment done with stick stamps, celebrate from Lil Inker, cut in gold and black and layered for dimension
Second Card: Die cut stitched window was a gift from a friend, colored with a blue Copic marker. Stamped birds from SNSS, ribbon from craft store, 3 blue eyelets from my stash, clouds sponged with tumbled glass distress ink, sentiment computer generated, camel colored like the first card.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Easter Wreath

I have an Easter card to share today done in pastel blue and white card stocks. The wreath was made with die-cut Shasta twigs by Poppy in both colors, and the tiny bunny was die-cut with a GinaMarieDesigns tiny bunny die. The Happy Easter sentiment was done with an unbranded die that was gifted to me last year. This was quick and easy to make but I'm really fond of how it turned out.

Also entering into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - use no designer paper

Thanks for stopping by, and have yourself a wonderful day!


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Balloon Birthday Girl

I found this pre-colored digi image by Crafty Moments called "Balloon Girl" in my folder and decided to print it and make a card with it. It reminds me of spring with the pastel colors, but I added a little more blue with a Copic marker since my printer didn't do such a good job (it's old). I die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die and added a few clouds done with snippets of cardstock and Lawn Fawn stitched cloud dies. I added some more Copic color to ground her, covered her clothes, skates and balloons with clear Wink of Stella for some added sparkle, added a SNSS sentiment, and placed it on a Lawn Fawn purple card base. Quick and easy and one for my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, April 5, 2019

Sending Hugs

My card today is one of encouragement. I had this pretty piece of softly colored cardstock that looks as if it's water colored. The tree image is "Cling Tree Poem" by Stampendous, stamped in black and dotted with some frosted stickles on the leaves for a little sparkle. The "hugs"sentiment is a die from Pink & Main that was done with a piece of softly colored water-colored paper and a mat of black. I used distress inks of squeezed lemonade and more mustard, spritzing with water to soften the look. If you click to enlarge the photo, you may be able to see that pastel watercolored effect a little better.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Dies R Us #118 - anything goes using dies from the Dies R Us store (Pin & Main hugs)

Stinkin' Inkers challenge Blog - Lovely as a Tree

Double D challenges - watercolor; with this mood board to inspire you

Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a wonderful day!


Monday, April 1, 2019

Easter Hop

I've been on a mission to use up bits of designer paper and snippets from my stash, so I put together another Easter card. For this, I used pear pizzazz dsp from SU! and die-cut the grass with a SNSS die, adding tall greens with an unbranded die, and finally used this punched border someone sent to me ages ago. The pale pink stitched bunny was done with a Lil Inker die and I added a sapphire blue gemstone for the eye. I used some very old stick stamps to do the sentiment on a strip of white, and called this one done.

I'm sharing with the Snippets Playground #349 - must use snippets

also sharing with the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #25 - must use a critter

Thanks for hopping by and I wish you a fun week ahead! Watch out for those April Fool's pranks today :)


Friday, March 29, 2019

Happy Easter from the Cat

I made this Easter card for a friend of mine who loves cats. I used a Tim Holtz crazy cat image and gave him bunny ears for the occasion. I used some Lawn Fawn plaid papers for the background and die cut the panels with stitched rectangles from Lil Inker. I colored the cat with Copics, using a fluorescent pink Copic for the ears. The sentiment is from MFT, while the inside says simply "Happy Easter!"

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes and they're featuring Tim Holtz products this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!