Sunday, October 29, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #30 ~ Halloween

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is my final Halloween project.  Now to wait for the kiddos tomorrow night.

For this Always Fun Challenge, I made a small gable box.  It was going to be a treat holder but while at our LSS Crop, a crafty friend suggested that it would be cute as a tea light holder.  I tried it and I really like the results.

I did add clear plastic behind the cut out so it could still be a treat holder.
The box is a new Jaded Blossom  Gable box die and the ghost and spider are from Jaded Blossom's
Halloween Dies.

Come on over and join in our weekly fun.  Just click the link above.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #40

Hi Crafty Friends,

Have you been getting your weekly Christmas inspiration?  Just visit
The Merry Christmas Challenge blog for new ideas every week and also enter our challenge.

Here's my challenge #40 card.

This cute image is from Stamp-It Australia (Crafter's Companion).  It was such a quick card that I made multiples.  I just added some Copic coloring, a sequin and twine - easy peasy.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Kitty Bee Designs ~DT Spotlight

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my monthly DT Spotlight post for Kitty Bee Designs.

I used this adorable "I Am Bat Owl" for my card.

 I colored using Copic markers and cut the image out with my Scan N Cut2.  The branch is from 
La-La Land Crafts and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Super Hero 2 stamp set.

There is a different spotlight project every day of the week at
Kitty Bee Designs.
Please visit so you can see all the adorable stamps available.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Always Fun Challenges #29 ~ Black and White

Hi Crafty Friends,

This week's Always Fun Challenge is Black and White.

Ok, I have to admit that I took a bit of artistic license when I added a touch of red . . .

I love the simplicity of this card.  The die is Jaded Blossom Christmas Scenic Dies and the patterned paper is Authentique.  Just a heat embossed sentiment and it was good to go.

Please follow the link above to enter our weekly challenge.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Cut It Challenge #133 ~ Shake, Shake, Shake

Hi Crafty Friends,

So you love making shaker cards?  If you do, we want to see yours at
Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, provided our fabulous files for this fun challenge.

I love that this is a shape card AND a shaker card!  I cut all the pieces on my Silhouette.
The fun sequins are the Craftin Desert Divas Maple Leaves mixture - love their Tara's sequin mixtures!!!

Follow the link above to join in our fun and have a chance to win some fabulous cut files (your choice) from The Cutting Cafe!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Always Fun Challenges #28 ~ Monochrome

Hi Crafty Friends,

This week's challenge is one I love ~ MONOCHROME.  I'm such a paper hoarder and I love playing with lots of different colors, shades, and textures.  Today I worked with some of my masculine papers to create this card for my hubby's hunting buddy.

I used several Jaded Blossom dies; Christmas Dies 2, Card Mat Dies, and Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment was cut from Little B's Handwritten dies set and the trees are from Impression Obsession.

I hope you've been following our Always Fun Challenges.  There is a new challenge every Monday.  Come on over and join us!


My Besties International Challenge Blog October Reminder

Hi Crafty Friends,
This is your mid month reminder that you still have time to join in our 
Making "Spirits" Bright challenge at 
My Besties International Challenge blog.
Remember that this is an optional theme and that you may use any image from any artist.
I decided to go with the Christmas "Spirit" for my reminder card.
This is Little Dimples Christmas Boy and he can be found HERE.
I loved coloring this sweet, simple image with my Copic markers.  I added Frosted Lace Stickles for the fur on his cap.
Just follow the link above to add your project to our challenge.  
You'll be entered to win a set of fabulous Bestie images!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Aloha Friday Challenge #105 For the Kiddos

Hi Crafty Friends,

My team is up for challenge #105 ~ for the Kiddos.
This is the mid-inspiration reminder that you still have another week to join our challenge.

My image, Halloween Rosey, is sponsored by
Fred She Said.

Along with image, colored with Copics, I also used Jaded Blossom's Stitched Circle Dies and Halloween Dies.  

Head on over to Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge for a chance to win some great images from our sponsors.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #38

Hi Crafty Friends,

I hope you've been playing along with our weekly TMCC challenges.
The theme is always ANYTHING GOES + Christmas and any Christmas craft is acceptable.  What a great way to keep those Christmas ideas going.

I belonged to the Simon Says Stamp card kit club for over a year and this card was created using the stamps and materials from the "Gifts of Love" kit collection and inspiration.

I stamped and then cut the images with my Scan N Cut2.   I colored using Copic markers and then just added to sequins after assembling the card.  I think I'll use the same stamp again but maybe switch from presents to a tree - lots of options with the stamp set.

I post for TMCC on the even challenges but there is a new challenge EVERY week so I hope you'll join us HERE.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #27 ~ Lots of Layers

Hi Crafty Friends,

This week's Always Fun Challenge is one of my favorite techniques ~ lots of layers.
My style is pretty CAS but I do love layering mats and die cuts - it's just what I do!

Here's a Pinterest inspired birthday card I made for a special young man.

Along with lots of mat layering, I used Jaded Blossom Splatters stamp sets (3 different ones) and Alphabet Dies 1 and 2.  I used Momento inks for the stamping.

Please follow the link above and join in our challenge.  We'd love to see how you use lots of layers.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Cut It Up Challenge #132 ~ Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our sponsor for this Cut it Up Challenge is
CAS-ual Fridays.
Our design team was gifted the Calling All Sistahs collection to create our Awareness projects.

Here's my card.
The collection included a ribbon die, the hope die, an amazing stamp set (on the ribbon as well as sentiments), and some fabulous Pink Pink Posh sequins.  I had the patterned paper in my stash.

Thank you, CAS-ual Fridays for you generousity!♥

I hope you'll visit our DT Blog for more projects created using this collection and also our sponsor who donates 50% of the profits from this collection to research and awareness programs.

Don't forget to follow our theme and use a die cut when you enter our challenge.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Only Princesses Wear Pink

Hi Crafty Friends,

My October project for Paper Crafting World is an Awareness reminder and also a message of hope.

I've used the Bear Princess Sitting DS file from Paper Crafting World which comes with the sentiment and pre colored images as well as the line art.

I colored using Copic markers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pen to the crown and ribbons.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but please remember that many, many people are battling other forms of cancer and need your support as well.

Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #26 ~ Dies or Punches

Hi Crafty Friends,

Well my goodness, isn't this challenge right up my alley?  I LOVE using dies for my projects so this card was a true joy to create.  I am such a fan of La-La Land Crafts' dies.  They have such amazing detail and cut like a dream.  I've cut them using my Cuttlebug and, most recently, my Gemini.

Here's another Christmas card (whoa, I may be ahead of last year LOL.)

I think the classic white linen pearl card stock is so elegant and it really brings out the details in the die cuts.  The snowflakes is a pocket die.  I cut the poinsettia wreathe in both card stock and chipboard to add some dimension.  LLLC dies cut lightweight cardboard and chipboard easily.

I hope you'll join this week's challenge.  You may use either die cuts or punches or both.

Link your creation to Always Fun Challenges.

Kitty Bee Designs NEW RELEASE Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you ready for a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Kitty Bee Designs?? I know I am and what better way to introduce the new designs than with a BLOG HOP.
The Design Team members have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you just in time for Halloween!! But DONʻT BE SCARED... these images are perfect for more than just Halloween (as shown in my project!!)

 Here it is.

I just love this adorable Pineapple Panda
 I colored with Copic Markers and framed the image using Jaded Blossom's Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The sentiment is from JB's Be a Pineapple set.  

You can find all the Kitty Bee Designs images HERE.

The Design Team has worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure to swing by each of their blogs to check out the new digis.
And thereʻs a bonus... weʻre giving a handful of digis away! One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you head back to Kitty Bee Designs and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Entries close in on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Here's a full list of the DT participants in the blog hop.  If you get lost, you can always come back here or head back to Kitty Bee Designs.

Your next stop is KARLA

Thanks for hopping with us and good luck!

My Besties International Challenge Blog ~ October Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,
Our October theme is
"Making 'Spirits' Bright."
So, yes, you can interpret it any way you wish.  I decided to go with Halloween for my first post but I'm thinking Christmas for the reminder post (Oct. 15).  Remember that our themes are optional and you may use any image by any artist.
Here's my card.

I love my new La-La Land Crafts corner spider web die - isn't it cute.  The papers and flowers are from my stash.  I colored with Copic markers and added some sparkle using atYou Spica glitter pens.

You can find the image I used HERE.

Come on over and join our challenge at

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