Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CAS Christmas

It's snowing out....

let's Christmas craft, shall we?

Poppystamps Main Street Tag, Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tags

Stay warm y'all~


Coffee Heart Bookmarks

Why so many bookmarks marlena?

Yah. I don't know.

But I'll keep on until I'm done. ;)

I guess I like the "card they can carry" vibe~

Erin Lee Creative Coffee Heart die, Reverse Confetti Pierced Round Top Layers Confetti Cuts, Tonic Studios Rustic Dusk Mirror Cardstock, Homemade Pom, Acrylic Paint, Glitterific

Stamped With Love XOXO *Etsy* logo stamp on the back

So I'm using my acrylic paints (some I've had for YEARS) and experimenting with what matches with Glitterific paints.

I'm totally addicted to the chunky glitter look, obviously!

Thank you for your sweet visit~

Hap-Pig Birthday


My baby turned 21 yesterday and here's the card I gifted:

Art Impressions Guinea Pig Out, Copic Markers

Simon Says (Wednesday): Four Legged Friends

It all happened so fast and I may or may not have cried a few times.

Today my eyes burn just a little, if that gives you a clue. 

Simon Says (Monday): Furry Friends

Have a good one friends!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Boop the Doggo Nose

In case you missed my previous post...

"Boop" is kind of like gently tapping a nose, and Doggo means dogs.

At least that's what I'm told by today's youth. ;)

Dragonflybuzz stamped images (Etsy), CZ Design (Simon Says Stamp) Boop Wafer die, My Favorite Things Stitched Square dies, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock, Brutus Monroe Cardstocks

Simon Says (Wednesday): Four Legged Friends

Allsorts Challenge 660: For a Child

My girls will tell you that their late doggo was their official Valentine for YEARSSS.

My gosh I miss his face and smoosh nose.

Ok, I'm not crying today.


Have a good one friend.


Monday, January 24, 2022

Boop the Cow Nose

Ah I love the "boop" sentiment die from CZ Design at Simon Says Stamp. ;)

Dragonflybuzz Cow Close Up stamp (Etsy), CZ Design (Simon Says Stamp) Boop Wafer die, Reverse Confetti Square Window Tag, My Favorite Things Stitched Square dies, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock

My youngest is a Vet Tech and she introduced me to the "boop".

"Boop the nose" she'd announce, as she leaned in to tap our "doggo's" nose (another young term ;)).

The BOOP die is a CZ Design from Simon Says Stamp, and the cutey pie image is from Etsy's Dragonflybuzz store.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Four Legged Friends

Allsorts Challenge 660: For a Child

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Buggy Bookmarks

My goodness how cute are these buggy buttons I found at Walmart?!

I had to craft with them~

My Favorite Things Tall Tag Duo, Clearly Besotted Bug's Life sentiment "Cute as a Bug:, Brutus Monroe Stamp of the Month Abstract Butterfly "Spread Your Wings", Acrylic Paint, Glitterific paint


Simon Says (Monday): Insects/Birds

Allsorts Challenge 660: For a Child

Thank you for your kind visit~

Saturday, January 22, 2022

DT INkspirational Cozy

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Cup Card/Gift Card Pocket, Erin Lee Creative Nesting Heart Dies, Darice Embossing Folder

Carol's choice is Cozy.

I can't drink coffee, but I love the PRESENTATION of it...

sigh. ;)

In the US, we use the term "cozy" for the coffee wrap around (that holding this card closed), but not sure if that's universal.

I created these cards as gift card holders, and I couldn't stop creating them.

I love when that happens. ;)

Please visit my talented team mates at INkspirational and join us with your unique creation!


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Under the Mistletoe


How funny is this patterned paper? 

It fits perfectly in this sweater die.

Falala Llama Paper Pad, Sunny Studio Sweater Vest die

Make My Monday #166 Winter

Thank you for your sweet visit~

Monday, January 17, 2022

Drop in the Ocean Bookmark

Ellen Hutson Mermaid's Tail sentiment/Inner Mermaid die, My Favorite Things Tall Tag Duo die/Color Drops die, Acrylic ink, Glitterific, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag hole protector, Tonic Studios Mirror stock

I enjoyed dipping into summer for a break....

This backdrop was achieved with a soft color acrylic and then Glitterific on top.

When painting on paper, the bendies mostly disappear when you die cut after the fact.

I probably struggled the most dealing with the baker's twine, to be honest. ;)

I HAD to include this sentiment that wouldn't fit on the bookmark and a drop dangler came about.


Thank you for your sweet visit friend~

I See You Friend

Concord & 9th Bright Eyes, Simon Says Stamp Better Together sentiment

This sentiment in Simon Says Stamp's Better Together reminds me of a powerful movie scene in the 2014 movie Beyond the Lights.

 A celebrity tries to leap from a balcony to her death, but her bodyguard grabs onto her just in time to save her.

As she's dangling precariously, he screams into her face, stares into  her eyes, and yells "I see you!".

Gently, he repeats.. "I. See. You."

Those words and that moment hit me some kind of way.

I'm meaning the same thing with this card. 

I want my friend to feel seen, you know?

The background was the most fun, though.

I painted in upward strokes golden color acrylic and orange gold glitter glue, to mimic the bursting effect 
of this gorgeous challenge photo at Fusion.

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Fierce Typewriter

The Ton Stamps Vintage Type, Colorado Craft Company A Queen's Crown sentiment, Acrylic Paint, Glitterific, Pink and Main Slimline dies

I wanted to participate in Color Hues' Red and Purple challenge, so I had fun with the acrylic and glitterific pairing.

It was a perfect excuse to grab two jewel tone colors that are bold.

The Ton Stamp's typewriter was inked up in lavender and grape inks, and I used red acrylic paint with Princess Glitterific.

So kind of you to stop by and look see. ;)


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Coffee O'Clock

A little coffee number today.

Erin Lee Creative Coffee Heart die/Glossy Black Cardstock, Stamplorations All You Need is Coffee sentiment/Helen G Rubberbands stencil

I can't even drink coffee, but I appreciate the gist of it ;).

Oh I wish I could, but God gave me the stomach He gave me and I can only craft about it!

I married this sentiment and stencil from Stamplorations with a 

new-to-me die from Erin Lee Creative for a coffee fix.

Allsorts Challenge 658: Anything Goes with Option of New

Thank you for your sweet visit friends~


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Three Gnome Cards

It's so cold today...I'm going to winter create while I'm feeling it.

Since I birthed these gnomes...I'll keep designing the formula:

 I-Crafter Santa Box, Erin Lee Creative Triangle Nesters Die/Noel Layering die, Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner Lights/Winter Penguin snowflake die, CZ Design You da Best die, Hero Arts Merry Christmas script die, Stencil Crafter's Workshop mini splat stencil, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock


This blue and green card follows this mood board~

I googled Noel :

"English speakers borrowed the word noel from French. It can be traced further back to the Latin word natalis, which can mean "birthday" as a noun or "of or relating to birth" as an adjective. (The English adjective natal has the same meaning and is also an offspring of natalis."

and it gave me reason to feel it was apropos for this challenge:

Praying you are hanging in there, this new year...

renew, refresh,

 keep swimming!!!


Saturday, January 8, 2022

DT INkspirational Goal

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Pitcher-esque , Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner

This time the prompt is Goal~


There have been so many changes this past year for myself and I'm sure you can relate!

I want to focus on the beauty and not be overwhelmed by the changes, you know?

That was my idea with this creation, anyway. ;)

Please visit the challenge blog to see my talented team mates' work then join us with your unique creation based on the same prompt~

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Coffee Panda with a Snowflake and a New Challenge on the Block


Mama Elephant Panda, Darice Snowflake

This past holiday season is a blur and I'm still feeling Christmas cards. ;)

So thank God He let me see that there's a new challenge on the block and it's just in time for me!

Sweet Amy introduced this challenge on Instagram so I made sure to take note of it.

It's the first challenge I looked for this morning!

Just Us Girls is back and yes, it also fits for me today.

Jan 1 is looking up already. ;)

Thank you for your sweet visit today~