Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spring Bookmarks

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's finally spring! So I'm bringing you a fabulous spring project you can make and give as a little gift to the book lovers in your life. These bookmarks are SOOOO easy to make and bright they will make anyone smile. I actually used RECYCLED cardstock from old scrapbook packets so that I could join Stamplorations Tagplorations challenge this month Recycling!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
A: Me? I'm more of a podcast, audio book person but my favorite book it The Giver
 I started by cutting out a 2 inch by 6.5 inch rectangle from each of the three colors. You can make your bookmarks as long as you want but I thought that was a perfect size. I used the Stamp Doctor 2 Inch Tag Topper: Tag Topper #3 and ran it through my die cut machine to make the bookmark top.


 Next I cut out 1.75 inch by 6 inch rectangles out of  each of the plaid papers from the ADORABLE Bright Paper Pack Easter #1.
I glued them together and added the Stamp Doctor tiny butterflies and dragonflies. I finished them off with Nuvo drops and Adornaments ribbons and fiber. Which one is your favorite?



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Supplies: 
The Stamp Doctor Tag Topper Dies 2 Inch: Topper #3
The Stamp Doctor Paper Pack Easter #1
The Stamp Doctor Tiny Butterfly Dies
The Stamp Doctor Tiny Dragonfly Dies
Colored Cardstock
Nuvo Drops
Adornaments Fibers
Ribbon

Challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1916
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge 172: Butterflies & Bugs
The Cat's Pajamas TCP #356: Spring

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Monday, April 22, 2019

It's Your Birthday...Get Your Happy On!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Sharing a fun birthday card for a Coffee Loving Friend! This cutie is a digital stamp from C.C Designers Facebook Page. It's a FREEBIE! I think she is darling. The fun mug is from Paper Smooches. I had so much fun paper piecing together this coffee cup and card using all the Crazy for Coffee papers from the Your Next Stamp Paper Pack. I used the Paper Smooches April Sketch as inspiration for my design.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you a Dark Roast, Medium Roast, or Light Roast person?
A: Me? Dark Roast all the way!

I used Stamploration Nesting Dies called Curly Labels/Tags to die cut out my copic colored image. I inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink. I then die cut the cup and glued the pieces down on card. I finished my card with the Birthday Sentiment from Casual Fri-Days and some die-cut hearts.


Supplies:
C.C Designers FB Digital Stamp for April
C.C Designers Retired Stitched Heart Diecut
Stamplorations Nesting Dies Curly Labels/Tags
Casual Fri-Days Whole Shebang
Your Next Stamp Crazy for Coffee 6x6 Pad
Paper Smooches Crazy Coffee Die 

Challenges:
C.C Designers April Birthday Challenge
Paper Smooches April 2019 Sketch Challenge
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1916 Anything Goes
Stamplorations Cutplorations April Challenge
Catch The Bug April Challenge Bingo (Sentiment, Player's Choice, Stitching)
My Favorite Things Birthday Project: Favorite Beverage
Aud Sentiments Challenge #225: Happy Birthday

Feel Better Soon

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's always good to have some Get Well cards on hand since you never know when something is going to come up. I love this Healthy Vibes stamp set from Paper Smooches it just puts a smile on my face. Even though I don't want anyone to ever get sick or hurt, I know this will definitely will make them feel better. I used this month's Paper Smooches April Challenge Sketch for my design.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the longest time you have ever been sick or hurt?
A: Me? I am the Queen of Stress Fractures. As an ultra runner and personal trainer, I put my body through the ringer. The worst and longest recovery was when I fractured my hip at mile 48 of a 63 (100K) mile race and basically had to crawl to mile 50 where the aid station was so someone could drive me back to the start line. Then ended up in the hospital for 3 hours. AND I WAS WINNING the entire race! GRRRR.... (picture below)


I colored the band-aids with copic markers. I drew the little doodle around the edges and added the cute little buttons to accent my card.

Yes, I scrapbook my failures :)
Supplies:
Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes Stamp Set
Sugar Pea Designs Patterned Paper
Copic Markers
Red Buttons
C.C Designers Scallop Square Die

Challenges:
Paper Smooches April 2019 Sketch Challenge
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1916 Anything Goes
April Bugaboo Bingo (Diagonal: Button, Player's Choice, Diecut)
Creative Knockouts #294 Buttons
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Going Around in Circles





Sunday, April 21, 2019

You Are My Sunshine

Hi Crafty Friends,
I wanted to join the Mix It Up Challenge #54 by Sugar Pea Designs this month. I love the sketch because I got to do two scenes, a night sky and a radiant sunshine. I used two of the colors from the other side (yellow & grey). I think this is the perfect card for a mom or a dad to a daughter or son.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you a night or morning person?
A: Me? Morning! I wake up around 6am and I am not functional past about 9:30pm


 I mask off one part of my panel and stenciled on the rays with Squeezed Lemon and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. Then I blended various blue Distress Oxides for the night sky. I colored my Sun and Moon with Copic Markers and I placed it in the center with foam tape to make it pop from the card.

I finished my card by taping my panel to a black card base and by adding the little diecut stars. I also matted the sentiments in black.
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Supplies:
Sugar Pea Designs  Over the Moon Stamp Set
Studio Katia Underwater Sun Rays Stencil
Distress Oxide Inks
Altenew Star Die Cuts

Challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge #54: Sugar Pea Designs
ModSquad Challenge: Use A Stencil
Words 2 Craft By: All the Best Heroes
Love 2 Scrap #120: Male Call 
Cupcake Inspirations #468: Inspirational Words



Happy Easter: Bunny Shaker Kite Card with Doodles Paper Playground

Hi Crafty Friends,
HAPPY EASTER!! So excited to be Guest Designing for Doodle Paper Playground again! I made a FUN little Easter Shaker card for you today using the brand new EASTER Basket Blend! Have you seen the April Release? Check it out here and join the hop! There is still time to win!
I made this KITE flying card because my family is a KITE FLYING family... we each own probably 5+ Stunt Kites that we used to fly every summer in Pentwater, Michigan. We would "dance" with them to music and do all kinds of amazing tricks! Bet you didn't know there was such a thing as stunt kite competitions! I included some old pics for you of us at the beach!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your typical Easter Breakfast or Brunch?
A: Me? Growing up we always had "Favorite Eggs" (think creamed eggs on toast) too hard to explain see recipe here.


I created my panel by using a Darice embossing template and inking it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then I handcut the diamond shape for the kite. I added the blend and put it on my base. I finished my card by adding the cute little bunny and diecut clouds.



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Supplies:
Darice Kite Embossing Folder
Bunny Stamp
Doodles Paper Playground Easter Basket Blend
Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink

Friday, April 19, 2019

Out Like a LION, in like a Lamb

Hi Crafty Friends,
I have been dying to use this stamp! I bought it around Valentine's Day and intended to color it up for Valentine's Day but never got around to it. So when I saw the Spring Challenge that Whimsy Stamps had for this month I knew I had to make it work for spring. The theme is "April showers bring May flowers". So I colored this darling lion up and put him in a perfect spring scene with sunshine, clouds, grass, and FLOWERS! Out like a LION and in like a LAMB.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you ever seen a real lion? Zoo? Safari?
A: Me? I have only seen them in the Zoo but my twin sister went on Semester at Sea and saw on in Africa, in the wild! EEK!

I created the background using Distress Ink Oxide Blending and white ink for the clouds using a stencil from Craftin' Desert Divas. I die cut the grass and sunshine, then added the matching flowers and gems. I finished my card by accenting the cheeks, ears, toes, and word "Lion" with glossy accents.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Please take a moment to comment and follow so you can answer all the Make Crafty Friends Q & As and follow me on Instagram here!

Supplies:
Whimsy Stamps Retired Lion Stamp
Gina Marie Designs Sunshine Die
C.C Designs Grass Die Cut
Craftin' Desert Divas Cloud and Rain Stencil

Challenges:
Whimsy Inspirations Blog April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Word Art Wednesday Weeks 382-383
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge Week 16
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Mood Board
ModSquad Challenge: Use A Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Beautiful Blooms
April TCP #356 Tuesday Challenge: Spring
Love To Scrap Challenge #120: Male Call

Spring Pinkie Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,
Just dropping in to share a cute little birthday card I made using Spring Pinkies from C.C Designs. I love this little lady. Her hair and outfit are just soooo cute.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What color hair do you color the most when making your cards?
A: Me? Blonde. Yep, I'm selfish, I like to color them to look like me ;)

I colored her up with copics and diecut her out using my wavy line rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. Then I die cut the Happy Birthday from white and green paper and glued them together to look shadowed. I finished my card with some cute little buttons!
Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Please take a moment to comment and follow so you can answer all the Make Crafty Friends Q & As and follow me on Instagram here!

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Die
Buttons
Copic Markers

Challenges:
C.C Designs April Challenge Birthday
Creative Knockouts #294 Buttons!
Aud Sentiments Challenge #225: Happy Birthday
The Paper Shelter Challenge #379: Birthday
Word Art Wednesday Weeks 382-383
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge Week 16