Wednesday, August 30, 2023

God Has a Plan

Concord & 9th Greatest Hits, Erin Lee Creative Love Like Jesus, Lawn Fawn Sunflower Magic Iris Add On, My Favorite Things Square Frames, Sugar Pea Designs Greatest Hits 

This sunflower add on from Lawn Fawn is perfect for the challenge :

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

It's a Vibe

Picket Fence Studios Shop Hard, Erin Lee Creative Teen Slang, Catherine Pooler Patterned Paper Stroke of Midnight, Avery Elle Pierced Rectangles


The following sketch at AAA Cards Challenge is SO COOL.

Keep it in your back pocket if you need a fresh creation for the youth of today ;).

I assembled a trendy sentiment from Erin Lee Creative and a cool young lady from Picket Fence Studios.

Very kind of you to visit today~

Peace on Earth


Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge Village Fancy die, Simon Says Stamp HOLY STARS wafer die, Picket Fence Studios Fancy Christmas Sentiments

I used Throwdown Colors to create this simple Christmas card

 (it's always wise to throw on the pile through the year!).

I added some frosted bits (it's Glitterific) and sponged white ink on to the lovely Hero Arts Village die piece.

The holographic star is cut with Simon Says Stamp's HOLY STARS wafer die.

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Grey She Shed

Honey Bee Stamps Barn/She Shed Add-On

My friend has a beautiful grey barn home like this.


I LOVED Keiko Ichikawa's (designer at Honey Bee Stamps) use of the She Shed Add-On dies and I was heavily influenced by her work.

(I had to get the add on dies and blended several colors in the windows for soft effects, like she did)

Step back and look at the three "windows" in the photo prompt challenge, and soft neutrals with touch of green:

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Mainly You

This sentiment cracks. me. up. ;)

Riley and Company Old Age sentiment, Simple Stories Life Captured patterned paper, My Favorite Things Square Frames

My brother in law loves to brag he's the youngest, so I thought he deserved this sentiment!!!

The following challenge encouraged me to use this striped paper I LOVE SO MUCH.  I could have hoarded it, but this allowed me to get a second card done!


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Saturday, August 26, 2023

DT INkspirational Clothing/Closet

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

I-Crafter Kokeshi Doll, Honey Bee Stamps Inside Thankful/Monstera Leaf, Pink & Main Plaid 1 Background Stamp

This time the prompt is clothing or what's in your closet.

I went with a patterned outfit (cut from a die), which opens up another way to interpret this prompt (dressed character).


I've always told my girls that the arts (such as fashion) offer important information, such as geographic locations and time stamps.

When I assembled this Kokeshi doll from I-Crafter (isn't she THE CUTEST?!), I made multiples.

I'm still pulling from the stash I assembled a few years ago.

 I highly recommend assembling layered dies or stamps in bulk (when you can), so you spend less time in the future, building a card from scratch.

We hope you have a chance to join us with your unique creation!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Striped Flip Flops With Sand

Honey Bee Stamps Flip Flop Builder/Flippin' Fabulous, The Greetery Pampas, Simple Stories Life Captured (stripes)


I enjoyed creating this masculine project for the following challenges:


(I mean, hence my background prop for card pics)~

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Piles of Fun Barn

Honey Bee Stamps Barn, Sunny Studios Farm Fresh animals and sentiment, Brutus Monroe Burst Stencil, Copics

I had fun creating this card for a sweet one year old's birthday. ;)

The background is stenciled with the Brutus Monroe Burst stencil, and images are colored with Copics~

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge: Stencil It

Simon Says (Wednesday): Bright and Cheerful

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You Got This Umbrella

 Spellbinders Umbrella Bloom/Raining Hearts, Erin Lee Creative You Got This Foil Sentiment, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock, American Crafts Damask Love Grl Pwr patterned paper, Spellbinders Satin Pastel Glimmer foil

I was messing around with Spellbinders Satin Pastel Glimmer Hot Foil on Erin Lee Creative Black Glossy cardstock (with her foil sentiment) and I love the results!

When it's paired with a fabulous Spellbinders umbrella die, it doesn't take much.

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

For the Record You Matter

 Concord & 9th Greatest Hits/For the Record

Diecutting is my fave, and I'm so grateful for fun sets like these ;).

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A Fun Hot Mess

 Riley and Company sentiment, Concord & 9th Love You More Than, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles, Folk Art Glitterific Acrylic Paint

After I saw the newest Color Hues Challenge, I thought of pizza.

Next I found this sentiment, and I thought of the Glitterific paints I've invested in.

I love painting with Glitterific Acrylic paint on cardstock!

Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple

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Friday, August 18, 2023

For the Record You're Simply

I had fun with multiple retro colors here:

Concord & 9th Greatest Hits/For the Record


(stamping and die Cutting)

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

INkspirational DT Designers Choice Iridescent

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Lil' Inker Designs (out of business) Perfect Palette Heart Cover-Up Die/Heartthrob Stamps, clear acetate, Lucy's Cards Little Things Heart Droplets, The Ton Stamps Glass Slipper Sequins

It's my turn to choose a prompt, so I went with Iridescent (clear images or embellishments).


I used a cover panel die to reveal a shaker feature;

there's a clear acetate layer and clear embellishments.

Please visit the challenge blog and see my team and their amazing work.

Join us with your original creation!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

For the Record

I finally dove in to try this interactive Magic Iris die set from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Magic Iris dies, SugarPea Designs Greatest Hits

I already had the SugarPea Greatest Hits, so I used those sentiments as well (circular message on the record) to create this for my dad's birthday.


It helps to watch the Magic Iris instructional video; just saying.

Simon Says (Monday): Happy Birthday

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Monday, August 7, 2023

Mom's Marigold Carnation

This carnation image is close to my mom's fave, marigolds.

I couldn't locate a marigold image, so I purchased this carnation stamp and tried to keep the colors layered in similar shades.

The Ton Stamps Large Florals Carnation, Reverse Confetti (not in business) Layered Mom with Frame die


Simon Says (Wednesday): Summer

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Love Never Fails Fruit

Sunny Studio Berry Bliss, Concord & 9th Greatest Hits, Erin Lee Creative Love Like Jesus, My Favorite Things Square Frames, Sugar Pea Designs Greatest Hits 

I had a creative moment, just in time to link to this fun challenge:


I loosely followed the sketch too:

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Greatest Hits Records

Ahhh, I had so much fun with these!

Concord & 9th Greatest Hits/Little Crate

I think these wee record and crate dies from Concord & 9th are the CUTEST ever and it was easy to assemble.


Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes