Friday, December 8, 2017

KITTY CHRISTMAS

Here is the card I made for challenge #109 over at Kitty Bee Designs, Aloha Challenge in December. The adorable kitty image is from one of the sponsors of the challenge, Kadoodle Bug Designs. The image is called Cute Kitty Christmas.
I've been wanting to use the MFT Die-namics called Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and thought that it would be perfect for my card. It sets this little kitty with the bowl of Christmas cookies off perfectly!  The other products that were used for my card were...

Spellbinders - Holiday Dies
Memory Box - Twinkling Snowflake Duet Die
SU - Silver Glimmer Paper
SU - Garden Green Card Stock
SU - Kraft Card Stock
American Crafts - DP from the Marquee Love Collection
Copics - Various Colors

Unfortunately, my picture doesn't show the beautiful sparkle of the twinkling snowflakes on the card, but this SU Glimmer Paper really has a wonderful sparkle to it! It's my favorite glitter paper I've ever used.

Until next time...





Sunday, December 3, 2017

CHRISTMAS TAGS!

Once in a while, I like making something other than a card when stamping. One of the other crafty things I really like doing is cross-stitch. Using a new Die-namic from MFT, called Cross-Stitch Tag, was the perfect combination for me!


The image is an adorable digital one called Ugly Sweater Panda from Kitty Bee Designs. Here are the other products I used to make my tags...

Sunny Studio - Mug Hugs stamp set
Recollections - Snowflake embellishment
Paper Flair - DP from the Christmas Brights Collection
Bazzill Card Stock - Ruby
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Copics -Various colors
Loops and Threads - Cord thread used to stitch the background on the left tag

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HAPPY AUTUMN!

Happy Autumn !!

This card was made for my daughter, Jocelyn, as a Thanksgiving card.  I think the background paper is perfect for this adorable little scarecrow image by Bugaboo.  Besides the image (called Autumn Scarecrow), here are the other things that I used to make Jocelyn's card.

MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX
SU - Always Artichoke & Pumpkin Pie card stock
My Mind's Eye - DP from the Dolled Up collection
Stampa Rosa - Happy Autumn greeting stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Foam Dots
Enamel Dots

Until next time...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

GREETINGS FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH

I just love the color of autumn!  Oranges, reds, yellow, rust....just beautiful together, just like the fall leaves of New England. This card is made using an image from JustRite, called Autumn Blessings. Along with it, here are the other things I used to made my fall card.
Cuttlebug - Embossing folder called Houndstooth
SU - Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black card stock
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX die-namics
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Enamel dots
Foam dots
Ribbon 3/8"

Until next time...




Monday, October 30, 2017

HALLOWEEN FUN

I have another Halloween card that I wanted to share with you all. This one was made for a stamping friend, Judy.
I love all the smiling jack-o-lanterns and the bright colors on the card. And if you're wondering, these are the things I used to make this card.

SU - Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black card stock
MFT - Stitched Cover-Up Companion Vertical Die-namics
Copics - various colors
SU - The More The Merrier Stamp Set
Creative Imaginations - Wicked Stripes DP 
Hero Arts - Holiday Sentiments
And that's it!  I hope you all have a spooky, fun, Halloween!

Until next time...

Friday, October 27, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT MICKEY!

Last year, my sisters and I flew to southern Florida and visited with our cousins Linda and Dean, and their delightful mom, our Aunt Mickey, who we hadn't seen in about 50 years! We were all looking forward to getting reacquainted with them after such a long time. We had a wonderful visit and vow not to loose contact again. I made this card for my Aunt Mickey who is turning 85 in a few days. Purple is the favorite color of the birthday girl, so I wanted to make sure her card was too.
This beautiful floral image is from a set by Gina K Designs called Another Name For Love. Along with the stamp set, the following products were also used to make this birthday card.
MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Gina K Designs - Wild Lilac & Black Onyx card stock
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
Prismacolor Pencils 
Gamsol

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT MICKEY 
ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
Until next time...

Friday, October 20, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2017

I just love Halloween and Halloween cards are no exception. I really like getting them, as well as, making them! I made 2 different but similar cards this year. I didn't have enough designer paper of either, to make as many cards as I needed to have, so I made some of them both.


Here are the products I used to make these Halloween cards...
SU - Haunts & Howls stamp set
MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics
Recollections - Haunted Manor DP
SU - Basic Black card stock
SU - Creamy Caramel ink (applied with a dauber)
Martha Stewart Bat Punch
Black Fibers
Black Magic Mesh

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Until next time...

Friday, October 13, 2017

THINKING OF YOU

I love the colors of Autumn so this card was a fun one for me to make!  The cute image is by Fred She Said who was one of the sponsors for the Aloha Challenge #105 over at Kitty Bee Designs in October. I picked this image thinking it was perfect for making an Autumn card.  I made it for the Happy Mail swap over at Card Camp. It's for Nancy, I hope she likes it.
There are a few variations of this digital image but I wanted it to stay on the simpler side which Nancy likes. Here's what it took to make her card.
Fred She Said Digital Image - Girl Raking
MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 27 Die-namics
Bo Bunny - DP Harvest Plaid
SU - Craft, Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard card stock
Copics - Various colors
Emagination - Maple Leaf Punch
SU - dimensionals
Judikins - Color Duster

Until next time...



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

YOU MAKE MY TAIL WAG

The first Sunday of each month is when I  post my spotlight card for Kitty Bee Designs. I chose a cute little dog image of Kitty Bee Designs called iHeart You that is available in the Etsy store.
I know I had a piece of designer paper with paw prints on it but wasn't able to find it when I went searching for it, so I decided to make my own using MFT's Staggered Paw Prints stencil, a sponge dauber and some Tea Dye distress ink from Tim Holtz. Here are the other products that were used to make the card.

MFT - Pet Accents Die-namics
SU - Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red card stock
Copics - various colors
Making Memories Sticky Squares to raise the center circle up on the card
MFT - You Make My Tail Wag sentiment

Until next time...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

KBD NEW DIGI RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Kitty Bee Designs is having a blog hop to introduce some NEW, adorable, images, just released in time for Halloween! The design team has worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure you visit each of their blogs listed below to check out all of the new digis. There will be one winner on each blog. The lucky winner will get the new digi that the design team member used for their project! You must leave a comment on the blog to win. To see how you can win even more digis, visit the KBD blog at http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com

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For my blog hop project I decided to make both a card and pencil topper with this super adorable new image called Pumpkin Panda. The little pencil topper would make a great little gift item to give to classmates or any special little trick-or-treater.
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS BLOGS. HAVE FUN VISITING THEIR BLOGS, AND DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH BLOG FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! 
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just Buzzin╩╗ By  ----You are here!
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Happy blog hopping!

Until next time....