Friday, July 20, 2018

Use Punches or Dies at Crafty Catz


Happy Friday! It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz. The challenges are always anything goes with an optional twist. This weeks option is to Use Punches or Dies, super easy! The sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies and I've used their Hoppity image. We would love for you to play along. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

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The last couple of days have been super hot here in Oklahoma. In the morning my outdoor rabbits will be eating grass but in the afternoon they are laying around in my flowerbeds where it's shady. I like to watch them, so I usually check on them several times a day. Below is a picture out my back window of one laying down by the bushes. My hubby put the white piece of lattice up to help give more shade and the rabbit will lay under it. The birds love to use the lattice to rub their head and bodies on, it's fun to watch. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

You're So Tweet Card

Good day crafty friends! There are only a couple of days left to play along with the current Inky Paws color challenge. So, today I made this You're So Tweet Card using the Newton's Nook Toucan Party stamp set and coordinating dies for my entry. It's always challenging for me to use black Copic markers, but I did it.  Neutral grays were used for blending and I tried a white gel pen for highlighting, but the pen was a little dry. Other than that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The papers are from the Summer Fun paper pad by Echo Park and the large pierced oval is by Avery Elle. That's it!

Challenges entered: Addicted to Stamps (Anything Goes), Craftaholics R Us (Anything Goes), Inky Paws (Color #76) and Simon Says Stamp (Use a Die and/or Punches).


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Think Summertime at Crafty Catz


Hello and happy Friday! It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz and this week the theme is Think Summertime. Summertime can mean different things to each of us and for me I think of bunnies, butterflies and flowers. My hubby and I aren't "summer people," so I enjoy the creatures and beauty of the season. We would love for you to play along and share what summertime means to you! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE.

Card supplies:
  • Paper: Thick white cardstock, Melon Mambo cardstock by Stampin' Up! and patterned paper from the Summer Bliss paper pad by Echo Park.
  • Stamps: Bunny digital image by Di's Digi Stamps, retired butterfly stamp by Stampin' Up! and sentiment by Unity Stamps from ...With You I'm Home sentiment kit May 2018.
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black for sentiment and Copic markers for image.
  • Other Stuff: Stitched circle die by My Favorite Things, deckle scissors by Fiskars, butterfly punch and glimmer stickers.

Photos of my outdoor Cottontail Rabbits:



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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Butterfly Thank You Card

Hope all is well in your world! This week I was busy making a special order of baby boy burp cloths. I had all my sewing supplies put away since my surgery last August, so it was a chore to set everything up. Now that everything is out I need to make baby girl burp cloths for a gift. They really are fun to make and are great baby shower gifts!

Now onto this Butterfly Thank You Card... I made this card for my neighbor who orders Stampin' Up! supplies from me. When I delivered her latest order I included this card. All supplies are current and by Stampin' Up!. Supplies include: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Shaded Spruce cardstock, Soft Sea Foam cardstock, Garden Impressions designer series paper, Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends markers, Memento black ink, Butterfly stamp from Beautiful Day stamp set and Thank You sentiment from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. That's it, thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer Fun at Crafty Catz

Hello crafty friends! This month I have the honor of being a guest designer at the Crafty Catz Challenge and today is the start of a Summer Fun theme challenge. The sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and they provided the design team with a couple of wonderful digital images to create with. Unfortunately my old printer decided to die, the poor thing had been making an awful noise for months, but that meant no digital images for me. So, I've used a House-Mouse Designs image called Umbrella Nap and colored it with Copic markers. We would love for you to join the Summer Fun challenge! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

This Summer Fun Card is entered into the following challenges: Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes), Through The Purple Haze (At the Beach) and Tuesday Throwdown (The Great Outdoors).

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Star Celebrate Card

Happy 4th of July! This holiday is always low key for us. We usually stay home and make sure the cats don't get too scared from all the neighborhood fireworks. Our oldest cat is thirteen and she gets calming treats, the loud noises really bother her. The youngsters are a little more resilient, but they all hide until the quiet night returns. So, if you're out having some fun... have a little extra fun for me!

This Star Celebrate Card is pretty simple. The layout is cased from one of my cards from February 2014. It's easy to duplicate and I really like the star focal point. The star was cut with my Cricut machine using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. All patterned paper is from the Patriotic Parade paper pad by Doodlebug Design Inc. A strip of silver glimmer paper was used for some sparkle and the celebrate sentiment is retired by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Chubby Butterfly Card

Hello and happy July 1st! There a lot of people with holiday/vacation plans this week since the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday. I hope you will have time to enjoy with family and friends. Please remember to keep your animals safe during fireworks! The 4th of July results in many animals running away from home or getting injured because they were scared.

This Chubby Butterfly Card was made with a couple of challenges in mind. I used the recipe challenge at Catch The Bug to use Kraft and a BRIGHT POP of color. Dry and wet embossing were used to play along at The Crafty Catz and I'm also linking this card to the anything goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the holiday week!