Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

We're making Birthday cards for challenge #116 at
Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

Who doesn't need a stash of birthday cards?  Just remember that you must use a die cut.

Here's my card.

I used Jaded Blossom Birthday Dies (balloon), Card Mat Dies, and Border Dies 2.  The Happy Birthday die was in a Crafter's Companion HSN set.  

The Cut it Up challenge is being sponsored by
Pink and Main.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Delightful Challenge #19

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for a new challenge on the Delightful Challenge blog.
I've used Easter Egg Molly from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

I colored with Copic markers.  I also used dies from several Jaded Blossom sets:
Scalloped Oval Dies
Stitched Oval Dies
Border Dies 2
Bow Dies

The tag is from a sticker set I had in my stash.

I hope you'll enter our challenge.  It's always ANYTHING GOES using a stamp image.
Just add your project to the link above.  The challenge stays open for 3 weeks.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You're So Cool!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my day to post on the Paper Crafting World design team blog.

We've had so much rain and snow in Northern California that I think we're all ready to start thinking about summer and summer treats.  Of course, in my book, anytime is the right time for ice cream so this little treat holder would work year-round for me.

I've used the Ice Cream Cone Box CF from Paper Crafting World and cut it out using my Silhouette.
I added "sprinkles" using Nuvo Crystal Drops and a sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Ice Cream Kit stamps set stamped on one of JB's Dimensional Banner dies.

Wouldn't it be fun to fill this little box with goodies to top your ice cream sundae?

Thanks for dropping by!


Friday, February 10, 2017


Hi Crafty Friends,

For Challenge #115 at Cut it Up Challenge Blog, we made Bendi Cards!!!  Regina from The Cutting Cafe is our challenge sponsor and she provided the files for us to us.  

Let me tell you, this card was so much fun to create.  I had a picture in my head and it turned out even better than I imagined.  I used the Bendi Card file and then added die cut embellishments from LaLaLand Crafts along with LaLaLand's Marci in Kimono stamp.

Here's my Bendi Card:

Supplies used:
The Cutting Cafe:  Bendi Card set
LaLaLand Crafts:  Pagoda Die, Cherry Blossom Branch Die, Cherry Blossom Flowers Die, Filigree Hearts Die, Shabby Flourishes Die, Kimono Marci stamp
Copic Markers, Stickles, VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Signo gel pen, DCWV Mariposa Stack, My Paper Studio Be Bold, Be Bright stack,  word die from Neat & Tangled.

I hope you'll play along with us. 
 There are so many Bendi card files and you can create your own as well.  Just Google Bendi Folds.

Our thanks to The Cutting Cafe for our files and for sponsoring this challenge.

The Cutting Cafe


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Digital Delights February Release

Hi Crafty Friends,

We're having some fun with Digital Delights by Louby Loo's February release.

I'm sharing the Party On Monkey set.  
I'm sure you have a friend for whom this is the perfect sentiment!!!
I used Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles for my mats and colored the image with Copic Markers.

Here's a look at the entire release.

Visit our blog to see each image made up - they are just so much fun.

And don't forget our Delightful Challenge.  It's always Anything Goes using a stamp image.
You can enter your project HERE.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Have a Scrumptious Birthday!

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my design team day on the Paper Crafting World blog.

Today I'm sharing another Paper Crafting World Digital Stamp file.
 Today's project uses the Bear with Cupcake n Sprinkles.

I used paper from a Crafter's Companion 6 x 6 stack that I ordered from HSN.  I also used several Jaded Blossom Die sets:  Card Mat Dies, Stitched Circle Dies, Scallop Circle Dies, and Bow Dies along with JB's stamp set, Hello Cupcake.
I colored using Copic Markers and some gel pens for the sprinkles.

  If you love coloring BEARS, PCW has three pages of digital stamps featuring BEARS for almost every occasion.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Tea Time?

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have such a fun theme at Cut it Up Challenge Blog today.  For challenge #114 we're thinking wonderful winter HOT DRINKS!  I really followed the rules on this one.  Since it's required to follow the theme and use a DIE CUT, I used  a bunch!!!  Take a look.

LOL, I love metal dies so I was going through all my sets (ya know, that point where you've got to explore because you've honestly forgotten what all you have?)  I'm usually pretty CAS, but I thought it would be fun to break out of that mold and add touches here and there.  

Here's what I've used:
Jaded Blossom:  Word dies - cut out of toner paper and foiled, Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Memory Box:  heart
Sizzix: tea pot and cup
QuicKutz:  crate
Spellbinders:  fancy labels, cut in half

Some flowers, leaves, ribbon and ink to add a few extra touches.

Thanks for stopping in.  You can join our challenge by linking your HOT DRINK project above.

Please welcome our new sponsor:
Newton's Nook Designs.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Delightful Challenge #18

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for the first Delightful Challenge of the New Year!

For challenge #18 I used Digital Delights by Louby Loo's
January Cupcake.  Did you know there is a cupcake image for every month of the year?  You need to check them all out.

Along with coloring with Copic Markers and Sakura Gel Pens, I've also used Jaded Blossom's Stitched Rectangle Dies and Border Dies 2.  The ribbon is crinkle ribbon that I made myself.

I hope you'll join in our Anything Goes Challenge.  Just click the Challenge link above or on my sidebar.  You have 3 weeks to enter for a chance to win a credit voucher to the Digital Delights store.  One lucky crafter will also be selected to post as a guest designer on March 30.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Bird Day to You!

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my design team day for Paper Crafting World.

  I spent several years designing for Melin's Digi team so it's always fun to pick one of her cute digi files "for old time's sake!"

I chose the Toucan Happy Bird Day DS file for today's project.  It's such a happy image and so much fun to color.

I used Copic markers for the image and gel pens for the sentiment (comes with the file.)
I used a Martha Stewart cupcake border punch and the balloon bottom border die from Jaded Blossom's Border Dies 2.  I also used JB's Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut our the image.  Some baker's twine and several sequins finished the card.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.


Friday, January 13, 2017

From One Flake to Another

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for Cut it Up Challenge #113 "It's Snow Fun-add a snowflake."
I used lots of items from Jaded Blossom to create my card.

Flag Dies
Winter Dies
Border Dies 2
Snowman Dies
Jaded Blossom Stamps:
Snowman Faces
Winter Wishes
The patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs.

This challenge is being sponsored by

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