Thursday, January 25, 2018


Hey crafty friends.  I have the first 2018 Creative Fingers Design Team project for you.  This was really fun to create.

I started out with a circle base I created with my Cricut by just find a circle card base as part of the access membership (M4CF62) to design space.  I then knew I wanted a circle scallop to layer on top.  That I also found in Design Space (M42D67).  The main image was cut out using the print and cut feature.  The cute girl is from Prettygrafikdesign.  If you want to see the group of digital stamps this cutie came from just go here.

I made the base into an easel card.  To add a bit of color, I added some distress ink in Spun Sugar.  I used a light hand in applying it so it would be soft.   

Then the layering began.  I used a doily die, snowflake dies, a stitched circle, two stitched hearts in patterned paper, a banner die.  At the bottom of the stitched circle I added layers of lace and ribbon.

To hold up the easel, I added layers of dies again, banners in two patterned papers, a snowflake, on a frame die, with the sentiment Hello.  I also added a couple of gems for a bit of bling.

I have been turning to this layering of dies and trims recently. Though I still tend to make more clean and simple cards most of the time, I am loving this shabby chic cards as well.

I hope you find inspiration in this and get in your crafty stash to play around today too!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Never Lose Hope

Hey crafty friends!  I am just bringing you a simple card I put together recently.  It has one of my favorite things...puppies.  😊

It has some cute puppies peeking up top.  I colored them pretty simply using Copic markers.

I wanted them to look like they were holding up the sentiment.  So I cut some patterned paper in a nice rectangle using my cross stitch die.  I then put the sentiment from Unity stamps on it using some versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Once I had the sentiment heat set, I layered that on top of the patterned paper. I took the entire piece and placed it on some hot pink cardstock.  Finally I added a few pink iridescent sequins. 

Pretty quick card all in all.  I think the puppies are cute as can be.  I hope this will brighten someone's day as they remember to never lose hope.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge : January 2018 found here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #59 Anything Goes found here.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Boxed Card Set

While I was on a roll wanted to video a quick set of cards I added to an envelope box. Another gift in my stash made!

Home Sweet Home

I wanted to share with you a card I thought was fitting for the New Year.  This is a card I made quite a bit ago.  It was Pinterest Inspired.  

As usual, I didn't link the idea to my Pinterest Card Inspiration board so I could find it again.  😡  I have lots of cards on the board, but that ain't one. 😂

The reason I am sharing this particular card is because I will be spending quite a bit of time at home this year.  I am starting Graduate School on Monday!  I am excited, nervous, and a little worried how I am going to fit it all in.  That being said, if you notice I am not blogging as often as last year, this is the reason.

I can comfortably commit to continuing my post for the Creative Fingers Design Team I am on, but if there are other posts I will consider myself an overachiever.  Like all of you I still will be creating as it is my way of relaxing, but putting posts together, well that may be difficult.

I hope I can, when the right timing strikes, do some Facebook live sessions on my page.  Keep an eye out for those.  You can find my page here.

Ok now on to the specifics of the card.  The hills, heart, houses, sun are all dies cut out of varying shades of paper.  I used a white gel pen to add some interest to one of the houses and the trees.  The trees were cut with my Cricut since I don't have any tree dies.  The Home Sweet Home sentiment was written with the Cricut as well.

Once all the pieces were cut out, it was pretty quick to put together.  This could be used if you have a friend that has just moved, or you have.  Or it could be used to comfort someone who just needs someone to remind them of the comforts of home.  

I hope this inspires you to get out and create something of your own today.  

Happy New Year Y'all!

I am adding this card to the following challenge:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #58 Anything Goes found here.