Sunday, 23 April 2017

Tutti Designs - Birthday Present

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!
This one is from the March Release, which is all about celebrating and birthdays.
It's called Birthday Present, and you can find it HERE.

I cut the die from yellow cardstock,
and then placed it on a white Nesting Stitched Rectangle Die.

 I mounted the whole piece onto the background with foam tape.
Finally, I added one pretty red rhinestone. 


Here's a closer look at the die:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: My Mind's Eye - Hip Hooray,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Bling: Crafts - Red Rhinestone.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:





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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, 20 April 2017

Time For Tea?

Hello, my friends!

Happy Thursday to you all! :o)

I was very honoured when my sweet friend Anne Lise invited me to Guest Design for her. 
Please visit her blog HERE and take a look!

She sent me this sweet image from Time For Tea Designs.
It's called "Time For Tea Girl" and you can find it HERE.


Isn't she sweet?


I do enjoy a good cup of tea but I just had to add a coffee sentiment to my card!
If I'm in pajamas and slippers then I'm drinking coffee! lol


Here's a closer look at the image:


I used this great Teacup Easel Card cut from My Scrap Chick.


Materials Used:
Papers: Bazzill - Cardstock, Unknown Patterned Paper;
Image: Time For Tea Designs - Time For Tea Girl;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Sentiment: Freebie from Create with TLC;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones;
Cut: My Scrap Chick - Teacup Easel Card;
Tools: Cricut Explore Air.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

EnJOY your day
...and I'll see you again very soon! :o)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Project Bin - Girly Jukebox Birthday

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin
This week I'm sharing a second card using the fun Jukebox Birthday Stamp and Die Set.
You can find it right HERE.

If you were here last week, you might remember my masculine card using this set.
I thought it might be interesting to make a girly version this week, even using the same design.

Here it is:

This time I created my own musical background in pink and white.
The Jukebox set was stamped on white cardstock with pink ink.
It was then die-cut, and adhered with foam tape. 
Finally, I added a strip of lace and some ribbon across the bottom.


Here's the masculine and the girly side by side:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Wheel: Stampin' Up - Music Notes;
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - White Pigment, Stampin' Up - Melon Mambo;
Ribbon: Offray;
Unknown: Lace.

From The Project Bin:

Jukebox Birthday


If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."
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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tutti Designs - Easter Blessings with Cross In The Vine

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!
This week I'm using the beautiful Cross In The Vine Die,
which you can find right HERE.

This is my final Easter card of the year, 
and with it I send Easter Blessings to all of you! :o)

This was a fun one to put together. 
It was a simple process but I think it's very effective with the die.
To create the background I began with a piece of watercolor paper.
I began by masking a circle for behind the cross.
Using an assortment of distress inks, and an ink blending tool, 
I began with the lightest color and worked my way out, blending each color into the other. 
Finally, I removed the circle and inked it very lightly to blend.



Then I cut the die out of black cardstock, and adhered it in place. 
I matted the card front with black cardstock, and adhered it to a white card base.


Finally, I added several sequins.
Here's a closer look:


Other Materials Used:
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Recollections - Cardstock;
Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac, 
Worn Lipstick, Black Soot;
Bling: Unknown Sequins.


Tutti Designs Die Used:



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Linking Up To:




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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Mustard Seed Faith Challenge - Traveling Mercies

Sunday Blessings to you, my friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Mustard Seed Faith Challenge Blog
We had so many beautiful entries in our Easter Challenge!
Thank you all for sharing your talents with us! :o)

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The New Challenge:

Have you heard the term "Traveling Mercies"?
It's a common phrase among us folk of faith! ;o)
Traveling mercies are prayers for safety and protection for those that are traveling.
Peggysue has a great devotional on the subject.
Head on over to the challenge blog and read her share,
then make a project and link it up.
Include something to do with travel: car, boat, truck, balloon,
or like me...a globe.

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My share:

I am the mother of two very adventurous daughters.
My goodness but they amaze me with the things the do!
At times they also terrify me! lol
Like when one travels to India...alone!
Or when one travels alone to the States
 and meets up with someone that they've only ever met online...
...someone that I've never met! ;o)
As I began making my card, and thinking about this subject, 
I was reminded of the time that they drove six hours from home to go skydiving! 
Yes, to willingly jump out of a plane! *shudder*
What's a Mother to do with such daughters? 
Well...my natural inclination is to worry about them.
That makes sense, right?
I tend to think about all the things that can go wrong,
and all the possible dangers they face.
Does my worrying make ANY difference to the outcome?
NO...NONE! 
It just makes me a nervous wreck! lol
Matthew 6:27 says: 
"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
So...I choose not to waste my time and energy worrying.
Instead, I do as instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:17:
"Pray continually."
Then in my prayer, I give my daughters, and their protection, up to the Lord. 
He's got them in the palm of His hand, and will take care of them much better than I can.
See...traveling mercies! :o)

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About my card:

I'm a huge fan of Vera Lane Studio images!
They make me smile...and some even make me laugh out loud!
(You know how much I like to laugh!)

So in preparation of this card, I headed over to the Vera Lane Facebook Group and asked for image ideas.
Dolores was the first to suggest this digital set called Change the World, and it was perfect for my purposes.
Isn't she adorable?...looks just like my daughters! lol

Using my Cricut Explore Air, I printed then cut the images, and then had fun coloring them.
I prepared the card base, and then added the images with foam tape.
I cut a little geotag out of the papers and added it to the globe over Canada.
Finally, I cut a few arrows out of the background paper and added them.



The sentiment in this set is perfect!
From now on, when one of my daughters heads out on another hair-raising adventure,
I will put this card where I can see it and be reminded.
God...YOU'VE GOT THIS! :o)


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Imaginisce - Perfect Vacation;
Image: Vera Lane Studios - Change the World;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers.

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So head on over to the

There you can meet the rest of the Design Team
and see what they've created for the challenge this week. 

Then check out the simple rules, make something,
and link it up!

I can't wait to see what you share! :o)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

All Dressed Up - April Challenge #68

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

I've used the sweet "Some Bunny Loves Me" image to create my April calendar page. 
You can find it in the shop right HERE.




Here's a close-up of the sweet image:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - Some Bunny Loves Me;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 40 Decorative Accents;
Ribbon: Prima - Sky Blue Stack;
Stickles: Diamond;
Calendar: Maya Road Printable Calendar.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:




Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Project Bin - Jukebox Birthday

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin
This week I'm sharing the fun Jukebox Birthday Stamp and Die Set.
You can find it right HERE.

This is such a cool set, with many options.
I opted to go the masculine route with this one!  
Isn't it fun?



I stamped and die-cut the jukebox, and then adhered it with foam tape.
I added a strip of burlap trim, a brown grosgrain ribbon, and a jute bow.


Here's a closer look at the stamping:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes, Recollections - Cardstock;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rick Cocoa, White, 
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Trim: Recollections - Burlap, Jute Twine;
Tool: WRMK - Precision Press.

From The Project Bin:

Jukebox Birthday



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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."


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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:



Sunday, 9 April 2017

Tutti Designs - Happy Easter

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This week I'm sharing another lovely Easter die from the January Release.
This one is called "Happy Easter", and you can find it HERE.

I began by choosing my background paper, and cutting the die out of the center.
I then adhered a piece of white cardstock to the back of it.
Next, I cut the die again out of the matching cardstock, 
and adhered it to the white cardstock in the opening.
I then matted that piece with another piece of the cardstock,
and placed it on a white card base. 


I added a pretty double bow to the top of the card.
Finally, I added the sparkly bling.


Here's a closer look at all the wonderful detail of the die. 


One final look at my card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Graphic 45 - Secret Garden Patterns and Solids;
Recollections - Cardstock;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Bling: Crafts - Mini Rhinestones, Sparkles.


Tutti Designs Die Used:

Happy Easter


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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Friday, 7 April 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up - Happy 50th

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Happy 40/50/60th",
which you can find HERE.

This image set comes with all three options. 
I'm using the Happy 50th. It's perfect for a Birthday or Anniversary!



Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - Happy 50th;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Embossing Folder: WRMK - Geo Set;
Punch: WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Bling: Mini Rhinestones.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:


Making Memories Crafting Challenge #4 - Inspiration Photo

Happy Friday, my friends!

Welcome to a new Challenge at Making Memories Crafting.
Our challenges will run monthly, and begin the first Friday of each month. 

The challenge this month is a wonderful inspiration photo:

Isn't that pretty?

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Our generous sponsor is Scrap N' Dipity!
You know I'm a  big fan of Alisha's fun images! :o)


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Here is the card I made using the sweet "Fairy Helper" image:


She really is a helpful fairy...painting the flowers pretty colors!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Scrap N' Dipity - Fairy Helper;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Flowers: Prima - Hydrangea;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones;
Other: Tulle Scrap.

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Linking Up To:


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Please head on over to Making Memories Crafting and join us in the fun!
Then remember to come back each month for a new challenge! :o)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Project Bin - Feline Good Part 2

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

Believe it or not, 
I am actually sharing another project using the "Feline Good" Stamp and Die Set,
which you can find right HERE.

I confess I had a lot of fun putting this one together
...even considering the "catness" of it! lol 
I did have several of you in mind as I created it too! 
You KNOW who you are! ;o)






Other Materials Used:
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV - Citrus Stack;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Punch: EK Success Flower Punch;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones.

From The Project Bin:



If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."


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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need: