Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful Moments

Today I have a card I made for the March release at
Sparkle N Sprinkle using the stamp set
Bonnet Bouquet
choosing to use just one of sentiments from the set
and also the single flower.

I started by die cutting two dies,
a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangle
a Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame.

Next I applied a Super Adhesive sheet (this is sticky on BOTH sides) 
over the rectangle background,
then the chicken wire on top.

I die cut a smaller rectangle and stamped the sentiment with Versamark
then embossed with Indian Spark embossing powder.
I then adhered this to the center.

Next I simply trimmed around the edges.

Once trimmed, I covered the entire 
sticky paper with Sunny Daze glitter.

Using Nuvo Mousse embellishment Aquamarine,
and a Want2Scrap chipboard bird

I rubbed (with my 'finger' tool) the mousse onto the bird.
I did several layers until I was satisfied with the covering.

While still wet, I sprinkled Sparkling Sea flocking on
to give a slight look of 'feathers'!

I stamped the flower, colored it with Copics,
then fussy cut it out for the bird to 'perch' on.
The bird was then 'popped' up on the card.

I will have another post on the 30th, 
once again using this set, but this time it will be the 'main' image....
please come back and visit me to see it...thank you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments ...Any sentiment but Birthday

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hoppy Easter

Good Morning!
Well, it seems my hubby has given me his 'crud'...ugh!
He has been sick since Sunday and now he has passed it to me.
It is to be great temps here tomorrow and I had high hopes of
getting outside and clean up some of winter's 'leftovers'
from all the storms and wind we have had...we'll see!

Today's card is using the same die I used the other day HERE.
I once again used the Floral Bunny from Tutti Designs.

I made a rather clean and simple card and let the bunny take center stage.
To give you an  idea of the size of him (or her, since she's pink), this is an
A2 card, which is what I normally make.

I embossed a tree for the bunny t o sit under, added a cotton tail and a few little
flower sequins.
The sentiment is an oldie, at least 8 years or more, 
and one I grab to use every Easter!

'Hoppy Easter'!!!

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks .... Punches and/or Dies
Scrapyland .... Favorite Holiday (Easter, have to love those chocolate bunnies!)
AAA Cards .... Die Cuts and CAS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lace Doily

A new challenge begins today at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and our hostess is our sister 'Agata'
and she has chosen the theme 'LACE'!

I used a stamp I have had for a very long time from JustRite Stamps
'Lace Doily Background Stamp'.
This stamp has to be at least 3 to 4 years old (or older), I know I bought it before JustRite quit and then restarted their stamps again.

I embossed it on kraft card stock using Versamark ink
I love how this EB powder shows all the fine detail of the stamp....
just like real lace!

I added flowers from my stash,
die cut a few leaves and berries, 
which looked like small lily of the valley to  me for this card.

I used ribbon from the ribbon club at RRR to make my bow,
die cut a butterfly and added a few pearls.

Make sure and 'pop' on over to
to see all the 'pretties' the Design Team have to inspire you!

Entering the following Challenges:
Dragonfly Journey's .... Darling Doilies
Create and Make .... ATG/Vintage (m)
Inky Chicks .... Flowers 
Retro Rubber .... ATG (stamp older then a Year)
Use Your Stuff .... Doilies

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Out For A Stroll

I have a 'just for fun' card today.
I saw this inspiration palette at 
and just had to play along
being the cat lover I!


I have quite a few cat stamps (dogs too) and cannot resist a challenge
that includes them IF I can find the time.
Well, I am making the time today!

I created a VERY CAS card with a tiny bit of humor in

I embossed a tree, added a few birds to it, for a bit of color.

I stamped the cat stamp with Versamark then Black  Detail embossing powder
from Sparkle N Sprinkle.....I love how it looks a little 'furry'.

For a tiny bit of the humor I mentioned above,
I popped a little birdie on the cat's tail...
(and I am sure he is not even aware of it...LOL)
I wonder where that cat is going, he looks like he is on a mission!

This stamp has a date on it of 1991...YIKES...that's 26 years old
(I must of purchased it when I was 2....hahahahaha)!!!

Entering the following challenges:
The House That Stamps Built ....Inspiration Palette (above)
Pile It On ....Humor/Puns
Stamping Sensations .... Close To Nature (m)
Cards In Envy .... Black and White
Retro Rubber .... ATG (1991 Stamp)
Make My Monday .... White Embossing

Chocolate Bunny

Do you love bunnies?
I do, and I love this bunny die from Tutti Designs

I die cut my bunny from a 'chocolate' paper...
I just love, love the detail on this die.

I did a little 'basket weave' embossing, 
added a pretty yellow ribbon/bow from the ribbon club at RRR.

I also die cut a 'Best Wishes' from both a yellow card stock
and the chocolate as well.

I added a pretty border edge using a Precious Marieke die.
(We actually gave away one of these dies a few weeks back
at the Double D challenge).

A few sequins were added to finish.
This die is more then just for Easter,
would make a perfect baby or birthday card or
an any occasion card like I created!

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It .... ATG (3/24)
International Art & Soul .... Embossing (4/01)
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Easter/Spring with ribbon

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easter Bunny

I should of known today was going to be one of those days when I got up at
3:30 am and stayed

First a two hour phone call, then the power company shut down our power
in the middle of my Cricut cutting to change something on a transformer....
and the hubby has been sick all weekend and I think I am coming down with it...ugh!

Anyhow, I have a cute, cute Easter Bunny shaped card I made from

Regina (the owner) has the entire team
get together on The Cutting Cafe blog (on 3/21)where YOU can visit
and see all the fabulous designs in one place,
PLUS just by leaving a comment on TCC blog
you could win 3 free cut files of your own!

Today I used my Cricut to cut this cutest  Bunny shaped card.
Isn't he just the cutest?
And this bunny can be used for birthdays, a baby card and so on.

I have to admit I asked for 2 other Easter bunny cut files along 
with this one and had every intention of using all three for this post,
well, that didn't happen, however, I will be using them on my blog
later, well in advance of Easter!

I cut a lavender card base, then the body of my bunny
out of a newly, just purchased paper.
I meant to add a bit of ink detail around the edge but totally forgot to do so...geez!

I added googlie eyes and have to say that while I was trimming the whiskers
to the length I wanted, those google eyes rolled over and 'watched' me....
a bit eerie if you ask me...LOL...made me a bit nervous!!

Make sure to visit The Cutting Cafe blog tomorrow (3/21) to see
all the other fun and fantastic creations by the team....
it should up and running in the afternoon!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon....Spring/Easter/Ribbon
Send A Smile 4 Kids .... Animals (3/30)

Cupcake Delight

Happy first day of SPRING!!
Our day rolled in about 3:30 am with
thunder storms and more to come this afternoon.
I could definitely do Spring without the storms!

The new March release (14 dies)is out at Tutti Designs
and it is all about birthdays!
However, these dies would work for lots of different occasions.

I have a card to share using one of the new dies
'Cupcake' #291.

I cut the die in four different colors, then paper pieced
it all together on black card stock.

I added 'sprinkles' by filling each little cutout on the cupcake
with Nuvo Crystal Drops which matched perfectly.
The colors I used were
If you haven't tried these yet they are really neat to use
and also very reasonable.
(I have the links above if interested).

A bow was added to the card to finish,
but i have to admit, I actually built the colors around this card
with the colors of the for

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday .... Layer It Up
Jo's Scrap Shack .... ATG