Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retro Vacation

We used to go camping several times each summer when our kids were young.  Unfortunately, we had a record number of trips in the rain.  Several years we were able to borrow an RV.  Wow, did that ever make a difference.
Diane's Daydream Designs just released some travel related digital images, sentiments, and papers.  Love this retro trailer. 


The big brads are digital brads which I covered with a liquid glaze.  Really look like real brads.
Stop by Diane's Daydream Designs and check out all the cute travel digis.
The sketch I used is at Seems a Little Sketchy:

Challenges:
Simon Monday - summer
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Loves Rubberstamps - summer fun
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - hot summer
Suzy Bees - anything
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything
Crafter's Cafe - anything
Crazy Challenge - dies, punches

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monster Birthday

One of the things I love about Doodle Pantry is how easy it is to combine sets or use papers from one set with images of another.  A while back I printed out several turquoise monsters from the Monster Mash set to be used whenever.  I also had printed paper from the Carousel Seahorse left over.  The colors are perfect and love the zig zags as BG for the monster.

     Some of the other papers are just scraps from various stack packs.
The "happy" sign is a dollar store stamp.  After stamping, I fussy cut it out and pasted it onto the monsters hand.  Of course he had to have googly eyes!
Fun birthday card for a little guy, maybe even one of my grandsons.

Challenges:
My Craft Spot - for the boys
Crafter's Cafe - birthday
Suzy Bees - anything
2 Cute - anything
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper
Paper Creators - for a child
Word Art Wednesday - anything 




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Berry Season

 We live in a county where berries are big business.  Last year 63.4 million pounds of raspberries were harvested.  90 million pounds of blueberries are expected this year.  Strawberries are taking a back seat to the first two berries mentioned but there were over 4 million pounds picked a few years back.
 Our blueberry plants are loaded this year so I won't go anywhere to pick.  We have everbearing strawberries so they come on all summer.  Next year we are planting some raspberries so we don't have to go pick the berries and pay an ever increasing amount per pound.  Needless to say - it is jam season!
 I love these digital sets by Diane's Daydream Designs - all the fun papers, colored images, cute sayings.  This is the last full size card that I will be making with these sets for awhile.  Next I will be making tags to go on jars of jam that I will be giving as gifts this Christmas.  The tag on this card comes ready for a sentiment.  The big brad is a digital.  It looks so real!  With all the berries to pick and process, you might have to wait until December for the tags because that is probably when I will get around to making them!
Thank you BERRY much for taking a look and for any SWEET comments you might leave for me.

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - spots and dots
Sister Act - anything
Stamping Boutique - fussy cut
Suzy Bees - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cards Galore - use stamp or digi
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper  Challenge



Monday, July 14, 2014

Unexpected Surprise

When I was least expecting it, the Die Cut Divas asked me to join their DT.  Here is my first card as a team member.
We are using images by the sponsor for this month - Bugaboo.  This little bear is just the cutest.  After printing the image on blue cardstock, I printed the bear two more times, one on textured brown card stock by GKD and one Kraft.  After cutting out the bear, I fussy cut the snout and inner ear.  The paw pads are cut out with a punch.  Lots of fussy cutting on this card because I cut out the ladybug wings too. 
At the "Diva's that cut Paper" challenge, we are asking for buttons or bows or both.  And of course some element done with a cutting machine.
I cut the "hi" out with my Silhouette Portrait adding a button for the dot.  The clouds are cut out with a die and my Cuttlebug.
Come join the challenge.  There are several weeks left.

Challenges:
Great Impressions - animal friends
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamping Boutique - fussy cutting
Suzy Bees - anything
Sister Act - anything 


Sunday, July 13, 2014

One Of Those Months

July is one of the months that has a ton of activity in our family.  Lots of birthdays - one daughter, four grandchildren.  Here is the one I made for my daughter.  Good thing she never checks out my blog because I haven't sent it to her yet!

I really like how this one turned out.  Good thing too because I chucked the first one I made.  The flowers are Verve which I stamped then cut out.  I have the die cuts to go with them but I like cutting close to the lines rather than having an offset cut.  Four different cardstocks to match the colors of the designer paper.  The cut edge was done with a Recollections punch.   Because there is sparkle embedded in the dp paper, I added some Stickles to the center of the flower. 
Sketch is Mojo Monday
Challenges:
Suzy Bees - anything
Stamping Boutique - fussy cut
Sister Act - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
My Craft Spot - birthday
Crafty Creations - let's party
Stamp and Create - birthday

Friday, July 11, 2014

Make A Splash In Vibrant Color

One of the new digital sets at Doodle Pantry is the Carousel Seahorse.  I used a pre-colored image and matching papers.
Also used on the card is sea shells from the set by that name.

The sketch is Mojo Monday
Challenges:
My Craft Spot - birthday
Sister Act - anything
Word Art - anything
Suzy Bees - anything
Pink Gem - animals
Open Minded - water
Crazy Challenge - by the sea
Crafty Cardmaker - under the sea
Your Next Stamp - photo inspiration
Paper Creators - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything 



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stars and Stripes But Not RWB

While digging through my scraps, I found some strips of stars in green and blue that I forgot I still had.  So how fun to use them for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketch where the twist is to use blue, green, black.
Here is the sketch:
The sentiment is Doodle Pantry.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - from scratch
Papertakes - stars and stripes
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Brown Sugar - anything
Stamping Boutique - stars and stripes
Suzy Bees - anything
Cards Galore - use digi or stamp
Crafty Catz - stars and stripes