Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Springtime Thank You card

April showers bring May flowers (so they say!!)  Well, if that is the case we should have a ton of flowers here in May!!  I decided to play along with the Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Mood Board Challenge and also needed to create a thank you card and this is what I came up with -


I drew my inspiration from the spring like flowers in the Photo inspiration - 


It was nice to be able to envision what spring should look like and create it - a much needed distraction from the constant gloomy, gray skies of the Pacific Northwest this year.  Hugs!!  and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Birdhouses - My Scrap Chick DT

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends!!  I have a fun spring inspired craft project to share with you today!!  We keep getting glimpses of spring here in the Pacific Northwest and then we get even more glimpses of rain!!  So I needed to create something to remind me that sunnier spring days were on the horizon and this is what I came up with -



I used two different My Scrap Chick files to create these - 



and 



These birdhouse boxes can be used for a treat box too!!  I am probably going to use mine for decoration only but nice to have the option on hand!!  Here's another look -


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thought it would be fun to join in the "coffee" fun this time around.  I LOVE coffee!!  In fact, I have a cup of it in my hand as I type up this blog post ;)!!



 I created not one, but two!! cards for the linkup - must have had some good coffee huh?!


For my first card I used a digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas for my image.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug.  



The second card I made uses a sentiment and image from the Simon Says Stamp set "Coffee and Tea".  The designer paper is also from Doodlebug.  
It's not too late to join in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy 1st Day of Spring!! - MSC dt

Happy 1st Day of Spring!!  Hope you are having some spring like weather where you are - we had a beautiful sunny day yesterday but today is back to the normal rainy day of the Pacific Northwest.  After too many years of remodeling our house, I finally feel like I am at a place where I can start decorating.  I bought some cute little table top decorations at Joanns yesterday and that inspired my creativity for the project I am sharing with you today -


I used the "Carrot Patch Box" to create the carrots and fence box.  I created the grass border around the bottom edge of the fence using the "Easter Title and Bunnies" set.  I finished off by using some ladybug stickers, a bluebird sticker and ribbon, twine and buttons from my stash.  My sentiment is from an older Cardz TV Stamps set.  I decided to glue my carrots into the base since this is for decoration and not for treat holding ;)


Once again, here's a look at the My Scrap Chick files I used - 




Thanks for stopping by today!!  Happy Spring!!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rosettes on a Stick - MSC dt

TGIF!!  and the sun finally peeked out at us here in the Willamette Valley!!  Today I have a project to share with you that I created for My Scrap Chick.  I created a couple of "Rosettes on a Stick" or what are also sometimes referred to as "Lollipop Cards".


To create my rosettes I used My Scrap Chick's "Straight Edge Rosettes".  I used the file for the medium sized rosettes and the one that is 4 inches.  The set comes with several cutting files to create small, medium and large rosettes in 3 different sizes each.  The best part about these rosettes is that you tie them together with string - super easy!!  There is a pdf included with instructions on how to do this - make sure you read this first before trying to create these :-) !!


I also used a few cut files from the "Rubber Ducky Tag" to create the scalloped and plain circle layers.  I used a few stamped images I had in my stash leftover from #thedailymarker30daychallenge.  I popped my stamped images up with foam tape to create more dimension.  I used ribbon, buttons and twine from my stash and hot glued those on.  The straws were purchased in the Easter section from WalMart last year.  


For the back side of my rosettes I cut a large circle out (Rubber Ducky Tag again) in a color coordinating cardstock.  I then did a print and cut using the "Birthday Round Tags".  I chose to leave the center of the tag plain thinking that perhaps I would write in a name of the recipient and add them to a gift bag for a upcoming birthday present.  

I had so much fun making these and you can bet you will see some more of these in my crafty future!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  Here is a recap of the My Scrap Chick products I used - 





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thinking of You - MSC dt

 Hey there!!  Today I am sharing over on the My ScrapChick blog and I have a card to share with you.  I made this card specifically as a get well card but it could be used for many different occasions.

I popped my purple flower up with some foam to create some dimension on my card.  
I even decorated the inside of my card with a flower :-) 
I used the following My ScrapChick files to create my card  -
 and 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cupcake Shaped Birthday Card - My Scrap Chick dt

Hello there!!  Today is my turn to post over on the My Scrap Chick blog and I have a fun birthday card to share with you.  My daughter's friend recently had a birthday and she celebrated with a Quincenara.  My daughter was one of her "attendants".   I wanted to make a fun and special card for her friend and this is what I came up with -

I used the "Cuppy Cake Treatkins" file and created a shaped card.  I enlarged my card quite a bit.  It is about 5.5 inches in height.  Since our present was the card and some money I wanted the card to be larger ;) 
To create my card base I made an offset of my cupcake's base layer and then cut it out two times.  The back layer of the card I scored about one inch or so down from the top.  I only adhered the top section of the back layer to the front to create the card base (you can see this up in my photograph).
I needed an envelope for my card to fit in so I chose the "Chunkie Square Envie 6.0"  and used some coordinating cardstock to make it with.  I think this turned out to be such a cute birthday card and it really went together quite quickly.  The slowest part was picking out my papers, lol!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

"Love" Mailbox treat holder - My ScrapChick

Hello my papercrafting friends!!  Just wanted to pop in and share a Valentine's Day project I made recently.  



I used the "Mailbox and Postage Stamp Cards" set from My ScrapChick to create this.  I enlarged the mailbox a bit more - 120% in my Silhouette studio software.  The paper is from a paper pad I bought at Michaels last year.  I cut out the word "Love" from one of the postage stamp cards and glued it onto the side.  I then coated it with some glitter using my Spectrum Noir glitter clear glitter pen.  The box is large enough to hold a small bag of these Reeses peanut butter hearts.  I adhered the flag to my box using a heart shaped brad.  


My ScrapChick is currently running a $1 sale so now is a great time to pick up some of the files you may have had on your wish list and also check out the new ones while you are visiting!!  Make sure to get on the email list so you will always be up to date on sales and new releases!!


Thanks for stopping by today!!




Saturday, January 21, 2017

Exciting news and a card share

Happy Saturday my fellow crafty friends!!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  It is rainy here today but that is so much safer than the crazy snow and ice storms we had a few weeks ago.  I took some time to create in my "craft corner" today and wanted to share a card I made with you BUT first I have an exciting announcement to make -

I am on the My ScrapChick Design Team for 2017!!  
I am way beyond excited for this opportunity - 
I have always loved the files from My ScrapChick and own so many of them already
and now I get to play with even more!!!



Now to share the card I made with you - 


A couple of years ago I signed up for a Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair online class.  I must confess I have been a dropout student ;) Life got busy and I didn't keep up with the work.  But I did learn a few things along the way - still need some practice with hair.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers and the bullet tips are definitely trickier when it comes to the "flicking" technique.


The image I colored is from "Whimsie Doodles" and is a freebie!!  I am going to enter it into their monthly challenge "Anything Goes with an Optional Twist - It Must Be Love".  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

"Surprise!"

Surprise!!  I'm back :-)  I took a little break from blogging and also from crafting the last couple of months.  I took some time to recover from a car accident that happened in August.  Nothing major thankfully but it did take time to buy a new car (mine was totaled) and I had weekly appointments for chiropractic and massage (I did enjoy these appointments!).  We also had to put down our fur baby in September and that was a difficult month or so.  My oldest daughter moved out this past July after she got married and then my middle daughter moved out in mid December to be closer to her job.  I am down to one kiddo at home now.   Lots of changes happened!!  I also am not currently on a design team so I don't have any deadlines or specific products to use to spur on my creativity.  However I have missed my crafting time and recently took advantage of the snow days here in the Pacific Northwest to pull out some "new to me" stamps and play.  I decided to put together a card to enter it into the MFT Sketch Challenge.


I just love these adorable birthday bears!!  I challenged myself to work with more of a pastel color scheme.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to do all of my coloring.  


Here is the sketch for this week's challenge - 


My images and sentiment are from MFT's Birdie Brown "Beary Special Birthday" Stamp Set and I used a strip of patterned paper from MFT's "Homespun Gingham" 6x6 paper pad.  The sequins were from my stash.  I don't own the coordinating dies so I am still challenging myself to perfect my skills with my Silhouette Pixscan mat which I used with my scanner and my Cameo.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!