Thursday, January 28, 2016

CDD January Digi Stamp Monthly Challenge - Love (Card #2)

          Howdy everyone! There is still a couple days left to join in on the Craftin Desert Divas - January Digi Stamp Monthly Challenge so I thought I would share one more card using the Love theme. For this card I used the cutie patootie "My Squeak Heart" Digital Stamp from Craftin Desert Divas along with some other CDD goodies all of which can be found in my supply list. When I started the card I had it all sorted out in my head of what I was going to do, but it ended up turning out like nothing I had planned, however I still really LOVE it!
          I invite you to play along with us for a chance to win a $10 code to spend in the CDD shop, so when you have finished at my blog click here to be taken to the CDD Facebook Gallery where you can find out the further details and upload your entry. Craftin Desert Divas has some fantastic Digital Stamps to choose from in the CDD Shop plus each week there is a new freebie that you can also use for the challenge as long as it fits the theme. Isn't that awesome!
         Thanks so much for joining me today and I will be back soon with February's Challenges! Have a fantastic and blessed day!

Card - Front (for two of the banners I watercolored plain white cardstock with the same inks I stamped the hearts with and then used the mini banner die once it dried)
Card - Inside
Supplies List:
Craftin Desert Divas - "My Squeak Heart" Digital Stamp (provided since on the Design Team)
Craftin Desert Divas - Mini Banner Die
Craftin Desert Divas - Got Coffee
Craftin Desert Divas - Sweet Kisses
Craftin Desert Divas - Chilly
My Creative Time - Stitched Postage Frame Dies
My Creative Time - More Stitched Rectangular Dies
Recollections Cardstock - Dreamy
Recollections Cardstock - Blue Ombre
Recollections Cardstock - Black 
Stampin' Up Ink - Smoky Slate
Stampin' Up Ink - Coastal Cabana
Stampin' Up Ink - Pool Party
Stampin' Up Button - Smoky Slate
Embroidery Floss (for the bow on the button)
Rhinestones 
Paper Studio Bubbles Embossing Folder (Paper pieced the mouse body to give dimension)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - True Black, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, BT1, BT2, BT4, BT5, FS2
Chameleon Alcohol Markers - BG4
White Jelly Roll Pen (to add white highlights/detail)
Black Jelly Roll Pen (to add black detail)
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)

 
(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)   

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CDD January Digi Stamp Monthly Challenge - Love

          Hey ya'll I am back with another post. I know twice in one week, what!! ;) Since I was out for so long because of my surgery I have a lot to make up for, lol! (If you're looking for the Word Art Wednesday #218 post click here to be taken to that post)
          For those who might have missed it, I am now a Design Team Member for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Team and for the month of January the theme is Love. So I am here today with the card I made using the adorable Hook, Line, and Stinker Digital Stamp. As soon as I saw this digi I knew exactly what kind of card I wanted to make, I wanted to make a shaker card as if they were fishing for hearts, and I love how this card turned out. So stinkin' cute!! I am so punny, lol!
          I would like to invite you to play along with us in the challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize, so when you have finished at my blog click here to be taken to the CDD Facebook Gallery where you can find out the further details and upload your entry. You can also find the weekly free digital stamp over at the CDD Shop in which you can use for the challenge as long as it fits the theme. Isn't that awesome! Thanks so much for joining me again today! I wish you a fantastic week! 




Supplies List:
Craftin Desert Divas - Hook, Line, and Stinker Digital Stamp
Heart Sequins - Red Iridescence
Heart Sequins - Pink Iridescence
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Recollections Cardstock - Black
Recollections Cardstock - Holiday
Recollections Cardstock - Coolwaters
Core'dinations Cardstock - Pastels
My Creative Time - Grainy Wood Background Stamp
My Creative Time - Stitched Square Dies
Sizzix Die - Item #657779
My Favorite Things Dye Ink - Blue Breeze
Stampin Up Dye Ink - Raspberry Ripple
White Jelly Roll Pen (to add white highlights/detail)
Black Jelly Roll Pen (to add black detail)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: IG2, IG6, IG8, IG10, DR1, DR3, DR5, TB2, TB3, TB5, CG1, DG2, DG3, PP1
Copic Alcohol Marker: R83
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)


(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)  

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #218

          Hello all! I am officially back full time to my Design Team duties, Yay! So I am here with the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #218. We would love to have you join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenge and by doing so you could win some great prizes! Our sponsors this week are The Stamps of Life and Cutting Cafe, Woo Hoo! Just a little reminder that this year the challenges will run bi-weekly rather than weekly. After you have finished at my blog, you can just click here to be taken over to Word Art Wednesday where you can find out all the details on how you can play along. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have a fantastic and blessed day!



Supplies List:
My Creative Time - Stitched Postage Frame Dies
My Creative Time - More Stitched Rectangular Dies
My Creative Time - Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Recollections Cardstock - Cool Waters
Recollections Cardstock - Passion Fruit
Stampin' Up -  Smokey Slate Ink
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers


(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)
 
 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Quick Update & Sale Info

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and Christmas! I can't believe the New Year is almost here! I'm still trying to figure out where this year went as it seemed to fly by so quickly! However I must say I am looking forward to it and praying it will be a better one not only for myself but so many others who have had such a hard year. Just to update ya'll on my surgery and health, while the surgery was a bit rougher than expected I am doing much better now and just about all healed. Still will take a few months for my body to get adjusted to a new normal but doctors have allowed me to resume activities so I can go back to crafting and cardmaking. Yippee! Oh I also wanted to share a year end sale with you from Craftin Desert Divas! Details can be found in the picture below :) Thank you all so much for all the emails and messages checking up on me, as well as thank you to those who sent get well cards and Christmas cards! It was so sweet of you all and I am so grateful for each one of you! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I will be back beginning of January to share more cardmaking goodies! I wish you all an abundantly blessed and Happy New Year!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

I'm So Excited!!!

          Howdy everyone! I am just stopping in for a quick but very exciting announcement! I am so thrilled to announce that I am now a Design Team Member for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Team! I am so excited to be joining such an wonderful company with amazing products as well as a fantastic team of very talented ladies! I of course will still be on the Word Art Wednesday Design Team so now you will be seeing even more of me, lol!
          As you all know I had surgery earlier this week, so I won't be posting any crafty goodness for Craftin Desert Divas or Word Art Wednesday until I am cleared from my doctor but I am hopeful I will be cleared in the next 2 weeks. Doctors said the surgery went well on their end and now it's just up to my body to decide how it wants to heal. Of course my body and I have had a talk, lol! I have had way more pain than expected and moving around like a snail but things are getting better each day :) I cannot say thank you enough to all of you who have sent me messages and who have kept me in your prayers! It is so thoughtful and sweet of you! Thank you!
          Before I go please take some time to go check out the Craftin Desert Divas store by clicking here and for the blog click here. There is a fantastic Black Friday sale going on right now but hurry quickly as it ends tonight at 10pm (MST). Oh, there are also challenges on the blog so check that out too ;) Don't forget as well to stop by the Word Art Wednesday Blog as they have their weekly challenges going on also. To visit the Word Art Wednesday Blog click here. Have a fabulous week and I will be back before you know it ;) 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #211 & Update...

          Hello everyone! Welcome to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #211! We would love to have you join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week and by doing so you could win some great prizes too! After you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken over to Word Art Wednesday where you can find out all the details on how you can play along.
          Before I share my creation with you, I wanted to let you all know that I will be having surgery and therefore will be taking some time away from my blog and Design Team duties. Currently it is looking like it will be about a month long break but if I'm feeling well enough I will be back sooner ;) It's hard to keep me from my crafting, lol! While I'm away you can still play along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenges so be sure to visit their blog each week!     
          Now for my card today I was blessed to be given a super duper adorable image from one of this week's sponsors, Image That. The image is called Red Nose Reindeer and I just can't get over how cute it is!! I adhered all my layers to a 5 ½” x 5 ½” square side fold card base. I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the top as well as some Wink of Stella to the antlers, holly berries, bells, hooves, and his nose. For the music notes and the stamping on the inside I used a stamp set called Rudy from Craftin Desert Divas. Of course to finish my card, I stamped and decorated the back of my card as always ;) I am sure you all probably spotted an error in my card... I totally forgot to color his tongue! Things like this is why my family says me being a natural blonde cannot be hid by a bottle of hair dye no matter how dark I go, lol! Silly me!
         Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! It truly means the world to me! I wish you all a very blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Card Front

Card Inside

Close up of sparkle and sequins




Supplies:

Image That - Red Nose Reindeer (image given to me by this week's sponsor)
Craftin Desert Divas - Rudy
My Creative Time - Stitched Square Dies 
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - IG1, PP1, PP3, FS2, DR1, DR3, EB1, EB2, GB8, GB10, EB7, CG1, DG2, DG3
Recollections Cardstock - Holiday
Stampin' Up Cardstock - Gumball Green
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink Pad - Gumball Green
Stampin' Up Ink Pad - Raspberry Ripple
Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh - 6mm Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins
White Jelly Roll Pen (to add white highlights/detail)
Black Jelly Roll Pen (to add black detail)
Copic Multiliner Pens (to add black detail in areas where alcohol markers are used)
Wink of Stella - Clear
Multi Matte Medium .5oz
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark

Challenges Entered:
*Simon Says Stamp - Monday Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge (Even though my card is Christmas themed I thought it still worked with the challenge theme because the sentiment is singing praises of thanks for being abundantly blessed)
*Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
*CropStop - Linky-Party #10
*Imagine That - Customer Link Up Any Digi Challenge
*Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas Linky Party

(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you) 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #210

          Hello everyone and welcome to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #210! We would love to have you join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week and by doing so you could win some great prizes too! After you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken over to Word Art Wednesday where you can find out all the details on how you can play along.
          I thought I would switch it up today and make a tag rather than a card. I took a white tag and embossed the leaves using clear embossing powder. Then using a distress took I swirled on 3 different colors of ink. After that I used a dry cloth to remove any ink that remained on the embossing. This allowed the white to shine through. I finished my tag with matching ribbon and adhered some pearls with Glossy Accents. Easy-peasy! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have a fantastic day!


Supplies List:
Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth White Tags (I was very fortunate to have won these tags)
Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Pearls
Studio 112 Leaf Stamp
Recollections Clear Embossing Powder
Stampin Up - Old Olive Ink Pad
Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Stampin' Up - Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad
Ranger - Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Miscellaneous Ribbons (given to me by a dear friend)
Brown Embroidery Thread
Copic Multiliner Pens (adds black detail and allows the ability to color with alcohol markers or watercolor)
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
Glossy Accents 
Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink

Challenges Entered:
*CropStop - Linky Party #10
*Simon Says Stamp - Monday Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge

  
(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #209

          Hello everyone and welcome to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #209! We would love to have you join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week and by doing so you could win some great prizes too! After you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken over to Word Art Wednesday where you can find out all the details on how you can join. Thank you for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!

Card Front - Side folding A2 size card - The card base is metallic so it has this really amazing sparkle to it and then I also used Wink of Stella on the image itself but unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the beauty of all the glitter :( I'm so bummed out at just how hard it is for sparkle to be picked up in photos! anyone else fave this dilemma? 

Card - Inside
Supplies List:
My Creative Time - Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
Craftin Desert Divas - Thankful Squeaks 
Reverse Confetti - Pumpkin Patch (This stamp set was part of a prize package that I won from Reverse Confetti and I absolutely love it!)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Paper Company - Cool Metallic Cover Amber Cardstock
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Tsukineko - Golden Glitz Ink Pad
Stampin' Up - Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Stampin' Up - Mossy Meadow Ink Pad
White Jelly Roll Pen (to add highlights on the eyes)
Black Jelly Roll Pen
Copic Multiliner Pens (to add black detail and still be able to color with alcohol markers)
Wink of Stella - Clear
Multi Matte Medium .5oz
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers

Challenges Entered:
*Craftin Desert Divas - Make It Sparkle (I used metallic cardstock that has sparkle and also Wink of Stella on my image)
*CropStop - Linky Party #10
*Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Something Beginning With The Letter N (My N would be November)



(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #208 & Winner!

          Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! I personally am ready for the weekend already, lol! Today brings us to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #208! We would love to have you play along with us and by doing so you could win some fantastic prizes. If you would like to join us just click here to be taken to the Word Art Wednesday blog.
          Last week I had a giveaway to celebrate my 2 year Blog-A-Versary. A huge THANK YOU to those of you that entered! I'm thrilled to announce that the winner is Stampsnob.- Lis! Congratulations Lis! You are the winner of a prize package filled with stamps and other goodies! To claim your prize, please email me at bizarrecreativity@gmail.com be sure to include your first and last name along with your mailing address by 5pm on November 10, 2015 (Eastern Standard Time).
           Before you go, don't forget to check out my card below :) Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week!



Supplies List:
Craftin Desert Divas - Chilly
My Style Stamps - Love, Wally
My Creative Time - Stitched Square Dies 
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Recollections Cardstock - Neutral
Core'dinations Cardstock - Glitter
White Frosted Vellum
Stampin' Up - Crumb Cake
Stampin' Up - Smokey Slate
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
White Jelly Roll Pen (to add highlights on the eyes)
Black Jelly Roll Pen
Copic Multiliner Pens (to add black detail)
Multi Matte Medium .5oz
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers

Challenges Entered:
CropStop - Linky Party #9


(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #207 & Giveaway!

          Hello everyone! I am here today with our Word Art Wednesday Challenge #207! It is also the 2 year anniversary of my blog! Happy Blog-A-Versary to me, lol! To celebrate I am having a giveaway for all my blog followers :) Before we get to my giveaway, we would love to have you join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week and by doing so you could win some great prizes there too! After you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken to Word Art Wednesday.
          To enter my 2 year Blog-A-Versary Giveaway you must be a follower of my blog. To become a follower there are links on the right side of my blog. You can follow my blog via email or by Google Connect. Once you have become a follower of my blog you will then leave a comment being sure to tell me you followed, how you followed was it via email or Google Connect, and if your in the US, Canada, or International. This giveaway will end on November 3, 2015 at 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). I will then use Random.org to pick one winner and will announce the winner on November 4, 2015. If the winner is in the US the prize will be a package full of stamps and other crafty goodies, but if the winner is in Canada or is International due to shipping being so expensive, then the prize will be a $25 (US value) gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
          Thank you for stopping by today and for celebrating my 2 year Blog-A-Versary! I appreciate all the sweet comments and support from each of you!


 Supplies List:
The Stamps Of Life - Bubblegum Dies
Whimsy Stamps - Leaf Trio Die Set
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Border Dies
Recollections - Passion Fruit Cardstock
Stampin Up - Perfect Plum Ink Pad
Stampin Up - Old Olive Ink Pad
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Multi Matte Medium .5oz
Tombow Adhesive
Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers

Challenges Entered:
*CropStop - Linky Party #9
*Simon Says Stamp - Monday Throwback Challenge (for my Throwback Challenge I chose the August 31, 2015 Trio of Color Challenge. I used purple, green, and white for my 3 colors)
*Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge


(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #206

          Hello all! Thank you for stopping by my blog today as well are on Word Art Wednesday Challenge #206. For my Design Team card this week I made a pumpkin shaped card. I didn't have a pumpkin shaped die nor did I feel like purchasing an SVG so I ended up making my pumpkin simply by using oval dies. For my leaves I was wanting a certain green but didn't have any cardstock to match so I just inked up plain white piece of cardstock and turned it into green cardstock :) Oh, the stem was just hand cut and those little curly vines are actually embroidery thread. I applied Multi-mat Medium all over the floss, then wrapped the floss around a wood stick until it dried. This card ended up being super quick and easy!
          We would love to have you join in on the challenge this week and by doing so you could win some great prizes! So after you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken to Word Art Wednesday.
          Heads up that next week, October 28th, I will be celebrating my 2 year Blog-A-Versary! Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 years already! To celebrate I will be doing a giveaway so be sure to come back next Wednesday and don't forget that my giveaway is only open to those that follow my blog so if you have not done so, just go to my homepage and there is a link on the right side. Thank you so much again for stopping by today! Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Supplies:
*Whimsy Stamps - Leaf Trio Die Set
*My Creative Time - Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies
*My Creative Time - Grainy Wood Background Stamp
*Cricut - D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder
*Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
*Stampin' Up - Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
*Stampin' Up - Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock
*Stampin' Up - Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
*Stampin' Up - Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad
*Stampin' Up - Always Artichoke Ink Pad
*Brown Embroidery Thread/Floss
*Multi Matte Medium .5oz
*Tombow Adhesive
*Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape
*Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
*American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
*Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
*Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
*Sizzix Big Shot Machine
*Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
*The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
*Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
*Tsukineko Sponge Daubers

Challenges Entered:
CropStop - Linky Party #9
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Wrap It Up (I'm thinking my Brown Embroidery Thread/Floss will fall into this challenge)



(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Yummy Goodness & Old Timer Bday Cards

          Howdy everyone! I just wanted to pop in quickly so that I could share 2 birthday cards that I made for my daughter and my step-grandfather. I am super in love my daughter's card because it's not only her favorite colors but also mine, combined with some of our favorite things, donuts and sprinkles! My daughter absolutely loved it too and that meant the world to me!
          I am also quite pleased with how my step-grandfather's card looks because masculine cards are always so hard to make. Not to mention the pressure I was under since it was for such an amazing man celebrating his 90th birthday and the card was technically going to be given to him by my mom and step-dad. I wanted to make my customer (my mom and step-dad) happy too, lol! Since he is turning 90 what better theme to use than the "Old Timer" theme, which obviously is where the clocks and numbers come in. The background numbered paper was a great addition for his card too because the colors matched the overall them but also because I noticed it had the number 90 in several spots, 3 to be exact, but I ended up just coloring in 1 of them.
          I hope you enjoy them both and that it inspires you to get crafty this weekend! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I wish you a marvelous weekend! 

Yummy Goodness Birthday Card
Front of my daughter's card - There is a ton of sparkle on the donuts and Happy Birthday sentiment that unfortunately wasn't picked up by the camera :(
Inside of card
Back of card using my custom made stamp. I don't always show the backs of my cards but one thing I make sure I do is to decorate the back of the cards too. To me the back as just as important as the front because when you hold the card up to read it the people watching you can see that backside. So I just like to make the card special from front to back :)

Old Timer Birthday Card
Front of my step-father's card
Inside of card - the spot on the left is for the signature. I didn't want to have the signature be in the way of the poem in case it was saved as a memento.
 

PS: Usually I try to give you all a supply list but I used so many supplies between these 2 cards that to list them all would make this post forever long, so if you see something specific that you want to know about just leave me a comment and I will let you know :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #205

          It's Word Art Wednesday Challenge time and that means I am here today with my Design Team card for Challenge #205! Woo Hoo! For today's card I made a gate fold card measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. For the front of the card I scored every 1/8" on each side of the gate card's opening to add some dimension. For the hot air balloon, I actually used The Stamps of Life lightbulb2stamp set and the Lightbulb Dies. I had a hot air balloon set but it was too small for what I needed but with a little thinking I was able to use this light bulb set instead. So don't ever be afraid to think outside the box and see in what other ways you can use your stamp and die sets. That's why I love this art, it always allows me to challenge my creativity ;)
          We would love to have you join in on the challenge and while doing so you could win some great prizes! After you have finished at my blog, just click here to be taken to the Word Art Wednesday blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I wish you a wonderful and blessed week!

Front of card when closed

Card slightly opened so you can see how it opens 


Supplies List:
*The Stamps of Life - lightbulb2stamp
*The Stamps of Life - Lightbulb Dies
*My Creative Time - Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies
*My Creative Time - Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
*Mama Elephant - Tandem Ride Stamp Set
*My Favorite Things - Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink Pad
*Recollections -  Soda Pop Cardstock
*My Favorite Things - Spearmint Cardstock
*Scrap paper peices for the balloon
*Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
*Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
*White Jelly Roll Pen (to add highlights on the eyes)
*Copic Multiliner Pens (to add black details - This pen allows lines or detailing to be added yet will still work with Copics or Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers so any added black lines will not bleed)
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad 
*Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
*Tombow Adhesive
*American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
*Matha Stewart - Scoring Board Tool
*Foldio 2 Portable Photo Studio
*Sizzix Big Shot Machine
*Sizzix Magnetic Platform 
*The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
*Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 
*Tsukineko Sponge Daubers

Challenges Entered:
*CropStop - Linky Party #9

(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Chellenge #204

          Happy mid-week everyone! Today's post is going to be rather short as it has been a crazy past week for me so I am trying to recuperate. My health makes it so I don't handle travel, walking, and rides very well so I end up in a great deal of severe pain upon doing any of them. Combined them all at one time and it's like a triple threat, lol. It's been a fantastic past week though making beautiful memories as my daughter officially became a teenager. For her birthday we took her to Disney World along with her best friend and like typical teenagers they went crazy riding every ride they possibly could. Then they turned into two giddy girls when they met Peter Pan, lol! It was all worth it and I of course will deal with this severe pain as long as I am making memories with my family :) Now onto my card.
          The darling image I used was generously provided by one of this week's fantastic sponsors All Dressed Up and is called "Little Angel". I used both Spectrum Noir and Copic markers to color her and then added some Wink of Stella to her wings and the flowers, however the camera didn't capture the sparkle that well. Thank you all for stopping by and just wanted to remind you all that later this month I will be having a giveaway for my followers, so don't forget to follow my blog! I wish you all an amazing and blessed week!



Challenges Entered:
*Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Clean and Simple Christmas
*Craftin Desert Divas - Thing With Wings

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #203

          Happy Wednesday! Today it's Challenge #203 for Word Art Wednesday. If you would like to join in on this week's challenge just click click here to be taken to the Word Art Wednesday blog. There you will find out all the challenge details :) We would love for you to join the fun! Before you go there though, let me share my Design Team card with you.
          If any of you shop at Scrapbooking Made Simple you probably have heard the Stacey's father and uncle passed away last week. I wanted to make her a card and I thought this week's scripture was perfect as it speaks of strength, so I combined the two. I have been praying for the Lord to give Stacey eminence strength as I can relate to what she is going through and I know just how much she will have to lean on the Lord during this time. I also wanted test out a new stamp set I recently got from Altenew called Vintage Roses. I love how easy it was to get beautiful flowers by layering the stamps. Once I figured out what I was going to do the card only took me about 15 minutes to stamp, die cut, and put together :) I ended up going back later though and added Glossy Accents to the jar and water area to make it look like glass, however the pictures don't show it because it was an after thought.
          Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! I wish you all a blessed one!


Card Front - A2 size measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Card Inside
(Sorry about this picture being so dim. I don't know why it came out like that since I used my Foldio 2 but couldn't get a bright picture of the inside for some reason)

Supplies List:
*Altenew - Vintage Roses
*My Favorite Things - Clearly Sentimental About Sympathy
*My Creative Time - Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
*Simon Says Stamp - Blue Jay Premium Dye Ink Pad
*Stampin' Up - Old Olive Ink Pad
*Stampin' Up - So Saffron Ink Pad (Used second generation stamping to get lightest yellow color and midtone yellow color)
*Stampin' Up - Crushed Curry Ink Pad
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
*Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
*Yellow Cardstock
*Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (for the blue water)
*Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
*Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Tape Runner (used for parts of the tree)
*Tombow Adhesive (used for the background layers)
*Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape (used for the bible scripture)
*Ranger Glossy Accents
*Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser
*American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
*The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
*Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark 

Challenges Entered:
*Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
*Simon Says Stamp - World Card Making Day Challenge

(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #202

          Good morning everyone! I am back today to showcase my Design Team creation for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #202. For this card I was so blessed to receive a digital image set from one of this week's sponsors, Deedee's Digis. The digital set I used is called Pilgrim Owls. It came with not only two adorable images, both with outlines as well as pre-colored, but also three digital papers! How awesome is that! It made making this card super easy! It would have been even easier if I has used the pre-colored images but you know that I love to color so I had to color it myself. I hope you all enjoy my card and will join me again for next week's challenge.
           Don't forget if you would like to join in on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge just click here to be taken to the Word Art Wednesday blog. Have a wonderful and blessed week!

This card is top folding and A2 in size. You can tell but I popped up the bible verse, the owl, and part of the tree branches using foam tape. I have decided to go back and put glossy accents on his eyes as well as add some sparkle using Wink of Stella. 


Supplies List:
*Deedee's Digis - Pilgrim Owls
*My Creative Time - Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
*Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
*Recollections Cardstock (for the base of the card)
*Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
*White Jelly Roll Pen (to add highlights on the eyes)
*Copic Multiliner Pens (to add black details - This pen allows lines or detailing to be added yet will still work with the Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers so any added black lines will not bleed)
*American Crafts/Cut Up 9" Paper Trimmer
*The Stamps of Life - Custom Made Personalized Stamp (used to stamp very back of card)
*Michele R Designs - Custom Made Personalized Watermark
*Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
*Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen
*Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Tape Runner (used for parts of the tree)
*Tombow Adhesive (used for the background layers)
 *Scor-Pal/Scor-Tape/Sookwang Tape (used for the bible scripture)
*Ranger Glossy Accents


Challenges Entered:
*CropStop - Linky Party #8
*Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Die Crazy


(Disclaimer: Any supply links listed above are links solely being used as a guide to show you what those items are. Some links may come directly from the manufacturer while others may not. Unless otherwise stated all products were purchased with my own money and in no way am I affiliated with these links nor the businesses associated with them. Please use discretion should you choose to shop from the links listed above. Thank you)