Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Butterfly Kindness Card

Good day crafty friends! I have a quick post to share my latest card. This Butterfly Kindness Card was made using new and retired supplies by Stampin' Up!. Unfortunately the Watercolor Wings butterfly stamp is now retired, but the paper and sentiment are new. The patterned paper is from the Garden Impressions designer series paper, cardstock colors are Calypso Coral and Shaded Spruce, the sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the embossed panel uses one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. Three retired sequins add some sparkle and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy News Card

Hello and happy Saturday! This afternoon my hubby is out running errands, so I'm playing in my craft room. Even though I have the house to myself a lot... I'll always take extra time to play, especially when it's hot outside.

This Happy News Card features my favorite new stamp set called Abstract Impressions in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog. I used it earlier this week and ever since I've been wanting to use it with the new purple colors: Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. The greens are also both new colors and include: Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green. The layout was cased from an example card in the annual catalog on page 5. I don't have the punch shown in the example, so I added some banners and matted my focal area for extra color. To add some stamping to the banners the Timeless Textures stamp set was used and a little white twine bow finishes it off.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crab Relax Card

Good day! I have a quick post to share my latest card. This Crab Relax Card features a retired image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. It's been colored for some time and waiting to be used. All I had to do was find the right papers, do a little cutting and assemble the card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Always on My Mind Card

Hello! You know what they say "when the cats away the mice will play." That's exactly what I did tonight when the hubby worked late. I was inspired by the current Inky Paws color challenge to use: white, blue, green and yellow. After looking through my Newton's Nook stamps the Newton's Birdbath stamp set got the pick. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies and my Big Shot. For the background Tumbled Glass distress ink was sponged onto mixed media paper and then die cut with the Frames & Flags die set by Newton's Nook. Yellow polka dot paper was also die cut and some green grass punched with a Fiskars grass punch. It was a pretty simple card to put together. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If Flowers were Hugs Card

Happy Tuesday! We had a wonderful rain shower this morning and it cooled the air temperature, so I ran a couple of errands to take advantage of the cooler weather. With the gloomy skies it seemed like a good time to make a bright and cheerful card. A couple of weeks ago I received my order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog and I finally inked up the Abstract Impressions stamp set. Using new colors: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch. To accent the stamped image both ends of the Mango Melody cardstock was embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. A retired butterfly stamp and punch were used for the little butterfly and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sending Smiles Card

This past week flew by! Unfortunately I had migraines three days in a row and they zapped all creative energy. I'm feeling better today, so I made this Sending Smiles Card just in time to enter the Inky Paws sketch challenge. I'll be sending this card to Wild Heart Ranch a rescue and rehabilitation group in NE Oklahoma. They have been very busy with over 500 baby animals in their care. They take in all kinds of wild animals: deer, owls, rabbits, possums, raccoons, eagles, beavers, foxes, bobcats, squirrels, etc. I really enjoy following their stories and have great admiration for their cause.

The owl on this Sending Smiles Card is from the Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook. It was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. The floral paper is from the Family Ties paper pad by Pebbles and it was matted to Dapper Denim cardstock by Stampin' Up!. Some retired Island Indigo twine was added and the focal area was adhered with dimensionals. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Owl at Wild Heart Ranch

Friday, June 1, 2018

Masculine Congratulations Card

Happy Friday! It's hard to believe June has already arrived, although it's felt like June for the last couple of weeks here in Oklahoma. It seems we skipped Spring and went straight to Summer. Not my favorite time of year, but I'll suffer through it. Fall will always be my favorite!

Today starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too and the theme is For A Male. The challenge runs until June 29, 2018, so you have plenty of time to play along. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

This Masculine Congratulations Card was made for my brother because he recently obtained a new job. The brown die cut had been sitting on my desk for awhile (Glass Effects die by Spellbinders). It was almost used for another project and then I went with different colors. To cover up some blemishes, I painted the cardstock with Rich Espresso Metallic paint. The light blue background was created with watercolor paper and spray inks. It turned out okay but I wish the colors contrasted more. The congratulations is a die cut from Impression Obsession and I also painted it with the metallic paint. To finish the card three glitter stickers by Jolee's were added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Three Cups Coffee Card

Hello and happy Thursday! When it comes to coffee... one cup is not enough! I must admit without my morning caffeine fix I'm not much of a conversationalist. My coffee drink of choice is cold brewed coffee but if it's freezing cold outside I'll drink the warm stuff too. This Three Cups Coffee Card features many of my favorite things: a cat, coffee, butterfly, flowers, gingham along with purple and green colors. All stamps on this card are by Newton's Nook. The cat and coffee cups are from the Sending Hugs stamp set, the flowers and leaves are from the Deer Friend stamp set and the little butterfly is from Newton's Birdbath stamp set. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating framelit dies were used along with a Big Shot. The sentiment was created in a Word document and printed. Using a scalloped frame die by Taylored Expressions with black cardstock finishes the card and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Three Cups Coffee Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kitty Coffee Card

Good day! Are you playing along with the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop? If it weren't for a couple of my crafty friends posting their creations I would have completely forgot. It's going on until Friday, June 1st, so there is still plenty of time to join the fun. This Kitty Coffee Card features a stamp by Whipper Snapper Designs called Kealy. I ordered it a few months ago to use during the hop. The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched oval die by My Favorite Things. All patterned papers are from the True Stories paper pad by American Crafts (2014). The layout is from this weeks sketch challenge at The Paper Players and I'm also entering this card in the Creative Knockouts challenge to use Furry Friends. The sentiment stamp is by Hampton Arts and I used a black marker to mark through the word love and write the word coffee. For the final touch a bitty blue butterfly was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!




Friday, May 25, 2018

Dinosaur Birthday Card

Happy Friday! Last week I printed out the sketch for the Stella Says Sketch challenge at Catch The Bug and I finally made this Dinosaur Birthday Card to play along. The hardest part was deciding on the patterned papers. In the end I decided on the Lawn Fawn plaid with blue and orange watercolor papers from ms. sparkle & co., luckily the colors matched well. The image is called Dino Birthday by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it was hand colored with Copic markers. To finish the card three yellow candy dots and the Happy Birthday sentiment were added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this Welcome Card I made for new neighbors who recently moved into our neighborhood. I'm part of the welcome committee and it's a great way to share my handmade cards. This card features a retiring stamp set by Stampin' Up! called Home Life with the coordinating Welcome Home framelit dies. This was the first time I've used this stamp set and it's a layered stamping set, I definitely need some practice. The images didn't get lined up correctly but it still looks okay. Next time I'll use my Misti. All the ink colors are from the upcoming new In-Colors for 2018-2020 and they are Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. Peeking out from behind the white panel is some new 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Hey Birthday Chick Card

Happy Friday! Today kicks off the start to my birthday weekend. So I made this Hey Birthday Chick Card to celebrate. The layout design for this card was inspired by a card I found while searching online for a fun layout and you can see it HERE. I was immediately drawn to the purple and green colors she used, which are my favorites, but I wanted mine to look different. It's been awhile since I got a little fussy with a card, so this one has several layers, stitching and a single flower embellishment. I contemplated several color combinations but decided the pinks and greens looked pretty with the yellow chick from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set by Unity Stamps. The image was colored with Copic makers and most of the patterned papers are from the Spring Fling paper pad by Pebbles (2015). Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Here is my red velvet birthday cake from the hubby, he can be sweet sometimes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In My Thoughts Card

Hello crafty friends! I don't know what is going on, but I'm still having a hard time getting motivated to make anything. My energy levels are just drained! This afternoon I sat down and forced myself to make this In My Thoughts Card. Once I got started coloring the image I did okay. The layout is simple and features the darling Flower Teddy image by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image and the patterned papers are from the Dear Lizzy Star Gazer paper pad by American Crafts. If my memory is correct, the sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession and it was stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink. That's it!

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

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Spring Bunny Card

Happy Friday! It's a windy day here in Oklahoma and although it's supposed to be Spring it feels more like Summer. This time of year the temperatures are usually around 78 degrees and this week it's been close to 90 degrees everyday. Too soon for this warm weather for this girl!!!

I have to admit my creative energy levels have been pretty drained lately but the color challenge at Inky Paws are my favorites, so I summoned the energy to make this Spring Bunny Card. The bunny image is from the retiring stamp set by Newton's Nook called Hello Spring. Since purple tulips are one of my favorite flowers I thought this stamp was perfect for this color combo. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was fussy-cut. The retired tulip frame embossing folder by Stampin' Up! coordinated well with the stamp. A Fiskar's grass punch was used for the green grass and the sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion stamp set. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Floral Frame Mom Card

This weekend is Mother's Day and this is the card I made my mom. The Floral Frame stamp and die set is by Taylored Expressions and the flowers were colored with Copic markers. The letters for MOM were cut with my Cricut machine. Picking the colors for this card was the hardest part but I think it turned out pretty. Thanks for stopping by and if you're a mother of a human or a fur baby... I wish you a happy Mother's Day this Sunday.

This Floral Frame Mom Card is entered into the following challenges: Crafting By Designs - Mother's Day, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower, Cute Card Thursday - Flowers and Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Last week a longtime friend of our family passed away and I made this Heartfelt Sympathy Card to send to her family. Unfortunately another family friend passed away yesterday, so I have a few more cards to make. When it comes to making sympathy cards I like to make them when the need arises. I have a few on hand, but I try to make a card that reflects the person who passed. Of course, sometimes that's easier said than done.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

All supplies used on this Heartfelt Sympathy Card have been in my stash for a while and include:
  • Paper: Natural, Fresh Fig, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock by Stampin' Up! with text patterned paper by Prima Marketing Madeline Collection (2011).
  • Stamps: Visual Artistry by Tim Holtz, With Sympathy by Hero Arts, Bitty Butterfly and sentiment stamp both retired by Stampin' Up!.
  • Inks: Fresh Fig and Crisp Cantaloupe by Stampin' Up!.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, retired Framed Tulips embossing folder by Stampin' Up!, Cuttlebug Flourish embossing border, oval punch, scalloped oval punch and butterfly punch all by Stampin' Up!, along with three small pearls by Recollections. 

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bunny Smile Card

Last week one of my crafty blogging friends, KT Fit Kitty, posted a card with a bunny and she mentioned a Bunny Hop. Well... since bunnies are one of my favorite critters, I knew I had to join this hop at Crafty Nomad's blog. I combined a few challenges to create this Bunny Smile Card.

First, I selected the Tulip Bunny image by Bugaboo and then I decided to use the color challenge at Catch The Bug. The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched square die. For the patterned paper selections, the green leaves came from the Flora paper pad by Carta Bella and Calypso Coral stripe is from the Petal Garden paper pad by Stampin' Up!. Some retired Calypso Coral twine and retired Crisp Cantaloupe sequins were added. To finish it off a little yellow butterfly with rhinestones and the sentiment from the Affectionately Yours stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Catch The Bug April Color Challenge

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mouse Big Flower Card

When life gets tough as it sometimes does, it's best to take it one day at a time. I love using this sentiment by Verve Stamps. It makes a wonderful card to send a few weeks after a sympathy card. When I was looking through my stash this past weekend I realized I had no cards ready with this sentiment. So, I used one of my favorite Bugaboo images called Mouse Big Flower to create this card.

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Love and Prayers Card

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. I've lived in Oklahoma my entire life and although I didn't know anyone who lost their lives that day it still leaves a lasting imprint in my heart. It was the day that 168 individuals lost their lives and their families were forever changed. These families are in my prayers today as another anniversary is observed.

This Love and Prayers Card was made for my Mother. She recently mentioned that many of her friends are losing their parents and she needed more cards. So, I used the same layout from a previous card (click HERE) but I changed the colors and sentiment.

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Birthday Card with a Unicorn

Hello! My youngest niece is turning fourteen this month. I wanted to make her a fun bright card, so I decided to use a unicorn image by Bugaboo with rainbow paper by Lawn Fawn. There is a challenge at Catch The Bug to use Unicorns and Rainbows and I was inspired by the design team to make my own Birthday Card with a Unicorn. The image was colored with Copic markers and die cut with a pierced oval die by Avery Elle. To cut the green matting I traced the oval onto a piece of Lime Crush cardstock by Bazzill and cut it out with deckle scissors by Fiskars. The birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts and three sequins for the finishing touch. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Turtle Just Because Card


The sentiment Just Because is one of my favorites because it's so versatile. When I first started making cards I used this sentiment a lot but as my sentiment stash grew I didn't use it as often. This week I went to Hobby Lobby and found this Just Because stamp on clearance for $1.00. I really like the font and text size and for the price it was an easy decision.

To make this Turtle Just Because Card I started with the current sketch from Stella Says Sketch #608. The Girl Turtle image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched circle die by My Favorite Things. Green and pink are pretty colors together and the floral paper by American Crafts matches the turtle's flower nicely. To accent the image a paper flower and green polka dot brad both by The Paper Studio was added. The flower needed some leaves so I used the retired Bird Builder punch by Stampin' Up! for the green leaves. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Turtle Just Because Card is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Oh So Eclectic Sympathy Card

Happy Saturday! When I sat down to create this card I knew I wanted to use the Oh So Eclectic stamp set with coordinating dies by Stampin' Up! but I didn't plan on it being a sympathy card. The sympathy sentiment just seemed fitting and I'm low on sympathy cards in my stash, so I just went with it.

All supplies for this card are by Stampin' Up!. First I started by inking the bricks using a stencil from the Pattern Party decorative masks along with Soft Sky ink (a retiring color). Then I stamped and die cut all the flowers and punched the bitty butterfly. Cardstock and ink colors include: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron and Crushed Curry. The hardest part was deciding how to arrange the flowers. Once the sympathy sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set was in place the flowers were adhered flat in place. Three small rhinestones were added to the butterfly and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Oh So Eclectic Sympathy Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

You're Kind Bunny Card


Good day! It's been awhile since I've played along at Tuesday Morning Sketches. So today I made this You're Kind Bunny Card using this weeks challenge sketch. I also found a couple challenges to use Bunnies/Rabbits and since they are one of my favorite cute critters I had to play along. The image is by Di's Digi Stamps and it's called Bunny. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with a stitched circle die. All patterned papers are from the Family Ties paper pad by Pebbles (2012). The You're So Kind sentiment is by Taylored Expressions from the Zinnia Bouquet stamp set and it was die cut with a designer mini tag also by Taylored Expressions. A little twine bow to accent the mini tag and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Handmade Friends Card

Hello crafty friends! It's rare for me to make a friendship card but I'm giving this Handmade Friends Card to my Mother for one of her friends. The sentiment says "Friends make the world a better place" and it's from the Jillibean Soup (Hampton Arts) Handwritten Sentiments stamp set. Most of the patterned paper is from the Spring Fling paper pad by Pebbles with exception of the yellow polka dots which I found in my scrap bin. The digital Flower Teapot image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. A stitched circle die was used to cut out the image and then Fiskars deckle scissors were used to cut the matting circle. Three pale pink glimmer stickers were used for detail and that't it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely week!

This Handmade Friends Card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy 70th Birthday Card

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at Simply Create Too and we would love to see Die Cuts on your creations. The design team created a wonderful variety of inspiration and you can see them HERE. We would love for you to play along! You have until April 27, 2018 to link your creation.

This Happy 70th Birthday Card was made for a family friend who is turning 70 this month. The Number of Years stamp set and Large Number Framelits by Stampin' Up! were used to create this card. Colors include: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaroon, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sky. A die cut stitched circle by My Favorite Things was used behind the 70 numbers. To finish it off a little blue butterfly was added with rhinestones for detail. That's it!

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Speedy Recovery Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this simple Speedy Recovery Card. The rainbow colors are bright and cheerful and could be used for a male or female recipient. Right now I don't know anyone who needs this card, so I'm adding it to my stash for future use.

Supplies used:
  • Paper: White and black cardstock and Really Rainbow petite paper pad by Lawn Fawn.
  • Stamps: On The Mend by Lawn Fawn.
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black ink and Copic markers.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot and coordinating lawn cuts. 

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

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Card

This year is flying by super fast, I can't believe it's already April! Although the weather can't decide if it wants to be warm or cold. It was really nice for a couple of days and now if feels like January again. That's okay, I use these cold days as an excuse to play indoors in my craft room.

Since I spent the majority of March making Easter cards I was happy to see a couple of birthday challenges this morning. The colors for this Happy Birthday Card were inspired by the photo inspiration at the Inky Paws Challenge. It was also clear I needed to use the Newton Loves Cake stamp set by Newton's Nook. The image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut (don't look too close, I don't excel at fussy-cutting). Mixed media paper and distress oxide inks were used to make the yellow background. Oxide colors include: Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber. When I sprayed the paper with water and heat set with the heat gun it really didn't "spot" like I was hoping. So, I tried splattering white acrylic paint and you really can't see it. Then I decided to spray gold glimmer mist but the bottle was clogged, so I used a paint brush and painted the gold glimmer liquid around the edges of the yellow background. It did add a really nice shimmer that doesn't photograph well, but it looks really pretty in person. The plaid scalloped border was made using a Taylored Expressions cutting plate and patterned paper from the Hello Easter paper pad by Echo Park. To add a little more color three glimmer dots by Jolee's were added and that's it. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter! I hope you have a lovely day enjoying time with family. This Happy Easter Card is one I made for my grandmother and a neighbor next door. I love Daffodils in Spring! They are such a happy flower and bring smiles with their Spring arrival each year.

The Daffodil image on this card is larger measuring 3.25", so I decided to repeat a layout I previously used on this Easter Penguin Card. It's simple and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. The image is from the You're Inspiring stamp set by Stampin' Up! and it was colored with a mix of Copic markers and Stampin' Blends markers. An Avery Elle pierced oval and scalloped oval frame were used to die cut the image. The yellow crackle paper is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! and the gingham was a scrap from my stash. The Happy Easter sentiment was added and this card was done. Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pretty Bunny Easter Cards

Hello! When I saw the Let's Be Happy stamp set by Unity Stamps I immediately feel in love with the pretty bunny. I used the stamp set to make four of my Easter cards for this year. The layouts are the same but I changed the colors and papers on each card. This post features two of the Pretty Bunny Easter Cards and you can see the other two HERE.

I really wanted to make this Pretty Bunny Easter Card using purple, but it was a challenge finding the right purple papers. I dug through a lot of patterned papers before I decided on this combination. The background paper is from a Recollections paper pad, the floral is from a freebie paper pad from a magazine and the dark plum was a scrap from my bin. The card with the pink and green color combination features papers from the new Spring Market paper pad by Carta Bella. A little yellow butterfly finished them off and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tulip Bunny Card

Good day/night depending on where you live! I have a quick post to share my latest handmade card. This Tulip Bunny Card was inspired by several current challenges including a photo inspiration challenge at Catch The Bug. I love the colors in the photo inspiration (see below) and decided to make another card with a bunny. The image is by Bugaboo and it's called Tulip Bunny. Copic markers were used to color the image and then a die cut square was used to cut the image. All the patterned papers are scraps from my craft desk and they required very little cutting. The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Set called Let's Be Happy. Of course I had to finish it off with a little butterfly and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Tulip Bunny Card is entered into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug March Photo Inspiration

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Penguin Card

Hooray!!! All my Easter cards are in the mail on their way to family and friends. I still have a few more cards to share like this Easter Penguin Card I sent to a cousin in Texas. The cute Penguin Easter Bunny image is a digital stamp and you can find it HERE. I made another card using this image and you can find it HERE.

To color the image Copic markers were used. Both patterned papers are by Echo park, the floral is from the Hello Spring paper pad and the pink stripe is from the Dots & Stripes paper pad. The image was die cut with a pierced oval die and matted to a scalloped oval both by Avery Elle. Two yellow butterflies were added for detail and that's it.

This Easter Penguin Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter Blessings Card

Happy Friday! It's Spring Break here in Oklahoma and I'm having a girls weekend with my nieces and mother this weekend. It's been a really long time since we did this, so it's long overdue. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can enjoy our time together.

One of my favorite new stamps is this sweet bunny by Unity Stamps called Let's Be Happy. Copic markers were used to color the details on the bunny and then a square stitched die was used to die cut the image. When selecting the patterned papers I decided to go pastel and used Amy Tangerine Collection called Yes Please by American Crafts.  Most of my Easter cards have a butterfly, so I added a small butterfly and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Using the same layout and changing the colors is one of my favorite things to do, so below is a brighter version of this Easter Blessings Card.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dressed Bunny Easter Card

This week is going by pretty fast and I still need to make several more Easter cards. It's been a couple of years since I stamped this image that I borrowed from a friend. I knew it would make a cute card for my youngest niece. The image is really large, so I used a center focused design for this Dressed Bunny Easter Card. Copic markers were used to color the image, then it was trimmed and matted to pink cardstock. The plaid patterned is by Lawn Fawn and the yellow polka dots is by Echo Park. To finish it off I added a little yellow butterfly and a Happy Easter sentiment.

Does your favorite colors change with the season? I'm always going to love green and purple but I love using yellow in the spring and one of my new favorite colors is coral sea blue (BG23). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Another version: