Saturday, September 30, 2023

Pearly Sparkles October Challenge ~ Let's Get Cute!

Hi Crafty Friends,

How can it already be October??  I think time travels at double speed when you're my age - ugh!!

Time for a new challenge at Pearly Sparkles.  Our theme this month is
"Let's Get Cute."

Once again I'm using an idea shared by Tamara during the LaLa Land Crafts Christmas in July Workshop.
Of course I changed a few things when I created my own card.
Isn't this hippo the cutest?  LLLC has the best critters to stamp and color.
I used my Zig Clean Color water color pens to color this image.

I hope you'll play along this month.  Just follow the link above.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Cut it Up Challenge #287 ~ Inspired by a Book or Song

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for a new Cut it Up challenge. 
 For challenge #287, we are getting our inspiration from a Book or Song.  My card is inspired by the Perry Como (I know, I'm dating myself!) song, Home For the Holidays.

My design is inspired by a card we created in the Christmas in July Workshop put on by LaLa Land Crafts.

I hope you'll play along.  Be sure to visit the other DT members blogs to see their inspiration.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers ~ Sketch 37, card 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here is my second card for BYSH challenge #37.

I've used a 3D embossing folder and die set from Altnew.

Here's the sketch for you -
You have until the end of the month to play along in our FaceBook Challenge.
Upload your interpretation of of this sketch on our group page and into the challenge folder.
One lucky entry will win some amazing crafty goodies.

Visit the BYSH blog for more inspiration from the design team HERE.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Cut it Up Challenge #286 ~ Back to School

Hi Crafty Friends,

We're ready for a new challenge at Cut it Up.  Challenge #286 is Back to School.
I have to admit, I'm having more fun creating cards and treats for back to school as opposed to getting a classroom ready for a new year.  I loved my 37+ years in education but retirement is also a really great state of mind!!!

Here's a fun slimline card using clipart images from Last Minute Manda.  I'm on the LMM clipart team and I've been having fun using pre-colored images.  I love Copic coloring but sometimes you need a quick image(s) to add to a project so these are perfect.  The card mat is a die from Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment is a Jaded Blossom set.  I cut the printed images out using a Scan N Cut.

I hope you'll play along with our challenge.  Add your project to

Don't forget to use a die cut!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers ~ Sketch 37

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our new sketch challenge is up in the Build Your Stash Holdiay Cardmakers FaceBook Group.
You're invited to share any/all of your holiday/winter makes on our page and also enter the monthly sketch challenge.  You'll find the FB Group HERE.

Here's my first DT card for this challenge.  I've used a fabulous stamp, stencil, die cut set from PinkFresh Studio.

Here's this month's challenge sketch:
I hope you'll play along with us.  You can get sketch inspiration by visiting the

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