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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge #135

I need to be on top of my game as I am headed to New Jersey to see my aunt that is not well. Aren't these cookies the cutest? Sugar cookies are my most favorite cookie, but only if they're soft. I got inspiration from a 12 x 12 designer paper pack by Craft Smith called Oh La La. Next, I used my Cuttle Bug folder floral fantasy. I glued the dp onto hazelnut tan card stock before embossing. The stamps are from the Unity KOTM Dec. 2013 Happy Love Day. The heart border and sentiment were stamped in brown and both placed on dimensionals. The hearts were colored in with strawberry slush. Some distressing of the raised portions were done with strawberry slush, brown and white.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Jan. 23rd #134

Here is our second challenge for this year and it's an awesome primary color journey.
I chose this old designer paper from Basic Gray called June Bug. It pays to keep your papers for years and years! BAwawawa. This is a 5.25 square and then the 4 squares are 2 1/8" squares. I love this sentiment.....so true! I sponged the sentiment panel with crushed curry and popped on dimensionals. There are three flower jewels which were difficult to photograph.
Thanks for taking a peek and head over and play here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Dec 12 #132

Good day! I hope this day finds everyone happy where there at this Dec. 12th! Our inspiration for the next two weeks at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie is below.

Isn't it so cute? Too cute to eat, for sure. I decided to use a SU! set from 2007 called Punch Pals. I stamped, colored and cut out the penguins. Added some dp for interest behind them and I haven't used an edge punch forever. I wish they put the names of the punches on the punch itself as I don't remember what it's called. The penguins are on dimensionals and so is the sentiment. 
Have a great day and head over to the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie blog and upload your creations!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Crafting by Designs December Anything Goes

Happy December! Wow! Where did the year go? My first two cards are made using Bachelor Buttons from a Day for Daisies
I loved this digital image so much, I decided to make two cards. I printed on mixed media paper and colored using zig watercolor brush markers. My sentiments are from Unity itty bittys. The background on both creations was done by wadding up a kleenex and putting dabbing on tempting turquoise stamp pad. DCVW Textured dp used for the background paper.

Our next sponsor is We Are 3 and I used their Early bird sentiments
on both creations and What's up Birdie on the second card
My first creation, I fussy cut the sentiment with the lovely wreath around it and sponged some ivory onto the sentiment. For some layering I die cut two circles. All of the dp is from a Tim Holtz 12 x 12 paper pack. I used organza ribbon and distressed it by heating it....it happens quick, so be careful!

My second card is pretty straight forward. I printed a colored digi image of my bird and fussy cut him out. I have washi tape and rarely ever use it...but thought this fit perfectly with my silly bird and the sentiment. My blue mats were dragged through a blue ink pad so it looks distressed. A fancy polka dot gold brad helped to finish it off.

Our 3rd sponsor this month is Di's Digital stamps

This was my favorite creation of the month for me. I purchased Hedgehogs kiss 
I had so much fun watercoloring this image. I printed it on mixed media paper and went to work watercoloring it. I added some liquid pearls for the snowflakes. My dp is a 6 x 6 paper pack and I apologize, I don't know the name of it as I left it in the mountains. The sentiment was used from a Unity itty bitty and I finished it off by using some old SU! red ribbon.

Our last sponsor of the month is Oddball Art and I used Kiss My Sass Woodland Critters

I printed the image on white card stock and then fussy cut all the critters out after coloring them. That silly beaver chewed the tree down. Again, I apologize but I don't know the patterened paper name as I left it in the mountains!. I used a crushed curry brad to finish this sweet card off.

Please take some time for yourselves this month as we all tend to get so busy! Head on over to Crafting by Designs and upload your creations and you may win some digis!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Nov. 28 #131

What a fun cookie photo for inspiration!

I chose a couple Unity itty bitty's for my creation and a Stamping Up! sentiment. For the sketch, I used SCS SC777. I struggled with this and in the end, made the card 61/2 x 5. I used an embossing folder for the green strips and the snowmen and sentiment were stamped on watercolor paper and the images were watercolored. I had to add a button and twine to finish it off.

Have a great weekend and head on over to If You Give a Crafter a Cookie to play!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas Ornaments with Anthony's Paper Craft

Happy Thursday! I hope this day finds everyone warm and happy...and looking forward to the weekend!
It is my turn to share some Christmas goodness from Anthony's Paper Craft!
My first card I used Ornament Set 3 and Christmas Sentiments 1.
I stamped the ornament using my Misti in always artichoke and then added real red highlights to it.
The sentiment was stamped in always artichoke, too. I distressed the edges of the image and sentiment and sponged with early espresso. 

My second card I used the Oval Ornament. I used the misti to stamp in black and colored in with a purple and a purpley-pink.  I distressed the edges a bit and sponged some Palette purple sachet. Next, I put 3 layer of clear embossing powder on the image. I ran the purple layer through the cuttlebug with a Darice snowflake embossing folder and added some hologram highlights embossing powder to the raised snowflakes.....I was going for a vintage, distressed look. 
Head on over to Anthony's Paper Craft and get yourself some fabulous Christmas stamps!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November Anything Goes with Crafting by Desings!

Grettings crafters! Happy November! I am hosting our anything goes challenge over on the Crafting by Designs blog. Check it out here.

We have 3 sponsors offering fun prizes this month. 

Our first sponsor is

This is the flower blossom from their website. My sentiment is from Unity. Some lovely leftover designer paper, organza ribbon and some dimensionals to finish this off.

Our next sponsor is 

prize 2 images

I used this lovely trio of blooms.

Our 3rd sponsor is
Twinkle Lane Designs  
prize 2 digi images

I call this A Buckeye Christmas and I used their Christmas Baubles. 
Head on over to Crafting by Designs and play along.

I am outta here as I'm headed to Mexico at 5 AM!