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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hey, Love hop and link party at the Stamplorations blog

I need to start being crafty on a regular basis. It is good for the soul. My gf, MariLynn told me about the Love blog hop over at Stamplorations blog. Sounded like fun and I love the free digis they have available for us to use. This is my first completed cardDone with the Framed Love Always digital stamp.
I printed the image out at approx 4 x 5.25 and decided to do good ole watercoloring. Next, I added Nuvo Crystal drops in clear, some organza ribbon that I distressed and a pretty pearl brad. The card base is vanilla and I framed the image in black.
Head on over and play, too! Lots of fun prizes to be had.

Below are the free digital images. Aren't they awesome?


Crafting by Designs~Layers with Fred She Said

Good day all!
This week over at the Crafting by Designs blog our challenge is layers and is sponsored by Fred She Said. I chose the awesome Butterfly Dream sentiments. As I clean my craft room, I've been trying to use odds and ends and was able to use these papers I had on my desk already. This dp is from Recollections Cinnamon Clove 12 x 12 collection...I didn't even add the gold to it, it was already there!
To add even more interest to this gorgeous paper, I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder. Next, I used a couple Martha Stewart butterfly punches and then added some pearls and a lovely flower which you can't tell how lovely it is in this photo! I printed the sentiments out on white card stock. The sentiment was punched out with an oval punch and then I sponged it in pink pirouette. I found a lonely piece of dp that I don't know where's it from and layered it under my pretty top layer and adhered it to a white card base.

This is a full sized card. Our challenge of layering was really a no brainer for me as I tend to ALWAYS layer. My butterfly was leftover from my daughter decorating a hat to wear to a Kentucky Derby party a couple of years ago. My designer paper is from Recollections and is called Rose Cottage. The sentiment and base layer are very vanilla and the green layer is green with envy.

Head on over to Fred She Said, you won't be disappointed.

Take care, 


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Crafting by designs~Corners, borders and frames with Eureka Stamps

Hi there! I hope everyone is settling into 2019!
Our theme this week at the Crafting by Designs blog is corners, borders and frames. Our sponsor is Eureka Stamps. I chose this darling fawn image. I think it's so realistic. I tend to use borders on most of my creations, so this was an easy theme for me! I have that really old border punch from Stamping Up and it came in handy for this. I printed the fawn image out on white card stock and she looked like I stamped her in a brown or early espresso! I used some tan to finish coloring her. The rock was colored with a light gray and the grass and pine trees from MFP were colored/stamped in dark green. Next, I sponged soft sky for the background and the sentiment. The corners were punched in soft sky as well. I used soft suede to mat the fawn and pine tree images and the card base is white. My sentiment is from a super old SU! set...I believe Sincere Salutations.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Crafting by designs~food and drink with Dr. Digi

Our theme at Crafting by Designs is food and drink and we're being sponsored by Dr. Digi. I had fun coloring up Baking Brian from Dr. Digi! I especially enjoyed giving him some red polka dots on his chef's hat and apron. I used a combination of Stamping Up markers and Zig watercolor markers to color Brian. The candle flames were painted with Smooch paint in sundance. I decided he needed to be cut out and showcased and popped up on a dry embossed red layer...the embossing folder is Weathered from Taylored expressions. The sentiment is from a super old set from SU! called It's Your Birthday. Inside it reads, "May every part of your birthday have happy in it." This image is perfect for the male birthdays that I tend to struggle with!
Check out all of the designers creations at the Crafting by Designs Blog

Have a lovely day!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Crafting by Designs anything goes this week with Hetty Clare images

First off, I would like to thank Doris and all the other designers at Crafting by Designs for giving me the opportunity to design with you all! I look forward to some fun times!

Our sponsor this week at Crafting by Designs is Hetty Clare....beautiful images! I chose this sassy girl~ Wish Upon a Star.  After stamping her on white card stock, I had so much fun coloring her up with Zig watercolor markers. The background was done using tempting turquoise and an aqua painter. The stars on the image and my punched stars were painted with sundance Smooch paint. The stars are on dimensionals. One of my favorite things to do is to distress organza ribbon...so I did!!!
The designer paper is from a company called First Edition paper and I used some paper from their wild flower selection. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp CO. and the sentiment is from a set called Sassy Pants. I felt it was rather ironic that I chose this sentiment...when I think this gal is sassy and that is the name of the sentiment set!

Take care, 


Monday, December 10, 2018

A Christmas challenge with a friend

Who knew I would be posting a card within a week of my last blog post? I was feeling down in the dumps and my girlfriend, MariLynn encouraged me to craft with her today!
Here requirements to craft today were as follows; a toilet paper roll, the Darice music embossing folder she sent me, gold or silver, glitter and make it a Christmas theme.
It was so incredibly wonderful to be able to have a goal and a friend to craft with. A big thank you with a hug goes out to MariLynn. I will be including a link to her post when it's live.
I used Winter Blessings from Unity Stamp CO. I started out by spritzing water on my flattened and cut toilet paper roll. Next, I embossed it with the music ef. I distressed the edges and set about applying Inka gold in gold with my finger. The pine bough was stamped with green envy and the pine cone in chocolate chip and then I used iridescent ice embossing powder (a blast from the past). I then added some burlap, stamped a tag which I used the inka gold on as well, some gold organza ribbon that I distressed by heating and some gold brads.
MariLynn, thank you for making my day brighter. She even sang a bit to me! Beautifully, I might add!

Have a lovely evening wherever you are!


Friday, November 30, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop

I am participating in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop which can be found here and there are some amazing sponsors and prizes to be won!

I am embarrassed to say that I haven't utilized my blog in a loooooonnnnnng time. I am going to make it my mission over the next month to update and rejuvenate!
My card was made using Graciellie Designs Cozy Layers Mode from Unity stamps. I stamped the mug on dp in versamark and embossed in black. Next, I fussy cut it out. Same for the cinnamon sticks, too. Another sheet of dp for the background and then layered with a sheet of gold card stock. My snowflake is a very old felt embellishment from SU! that I put versamark on and then gold glittery embossing powder. It is an unusually dark and dreary day here in Colorado and I struggled getting a decent photo. MariLynn reminded me how to do the easel fold so that I could showcase my sentiment.

Happy Hopping!