Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - And Then Some!

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today and playing along with a couple challenges at The Rabbit Hole Designs and Kat Scrappiness!  I hope you'll hop on over there to check out the details!  But before you go I've got another one for you below.  Here's a sneak peek of my card up on the CLC Blog:

And before you leave, I've got something here for you:

Adorable right??  I won the Kat Scrappiness monthly challenge for April and with my prize I got the most awesome You Guac My World Stamp Set!   And since the June challenge theme is Food and/or Father's Day, it was perfect to play along!

I LOVE avocados!  Although I don't think I'd eat them if they were this cute!  Those faces!!

The leaves and vines are from Spellbinders (not sure if they are still available) and I used the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die and the Stitched Flag Dies from Kat Scrappiness... did I mention the sentiments on this stamp set?  So punny!

And there you have it!  Hope you'll play along over at Kat Scrappiness too!

Don't forget to head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog to see my second entry for this challenge and for the new challenge over at Rabbit Hole Designs!

Monday, June 17, 2019

You're The Best-Rubbernecker Stamps

It's time for some Rubbernecker Stamps Inspiration!  I have a difficult time when it comes to making masculine cards usually, but when I saw this fantastic Woody Die I got SO excited... the possibilities are endless!

I started with my fave first layer, the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Dies.  I chose some great masculine papers from Authentique.  Then I layered on a couple of banners from the Nested Banner Stitched dies.

I created my "background scene" by cutting one of the smaller stitched rectangles from some kraft paper and another pattern from the Authentique pad.  Then I cut a couple layers using the Stitched Hills and Waves.  I layered them together adding a little thin foam tape between the two wave pieces so there would be a bit more contrast... I LOVE these waves dies!!

And then I cut and assembled my Woody car.  Those lines are small, but boy is it worth keeping track of them!  I didn't add the included surfboard for this one, but I love that it's in the set.  These die blades are all attached on one metal plate.  I just cut one set out of white and one out of the woodgrain.  It was great to have a set of both colors so I could play around with which pieces I wanted where.  For the wheels and the little metal pieces on the bumpers and hitch, I just used a small cardstock piece of the colors I wanted on that section of the plate.. and it's on one end so I didn't have to run the whole plate through... easy peasy!  I put a little foam tape under the front and rear fenders (um?  I think that's the right!).  I absolutely love this die!!  

And that's me for today!

I can't wait to use this die again and the color combinations are endless.. I've got lots of ideas running through my head!

I'm playing along with the Transport It Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge!

Come back again soon!  Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Somebunny Told Me - Huggable Critters With CAS-ual Fridays!

I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today and sharing this card I made using the Huggable Critters Fri-dies and a punny sentiment from the Somebunny Stamp Set!  I wanted this to have a kind of sewn stuffed animal feel so I used some pretty coordinating patterns and along with the stitching on the Fri-dies, I love the way it turned out!

There are SO many options with this die set!  You can create all different kinds of expressions and faces... with four different ear shapes and a few eye, mouth and nose combos, two different paws and three different tails.  I trimmed down the bunny ear and attached the puppy ear to create the look of one of his ears being turned down.  And I love to use foam tape to create depth on these... I think it makes such a difference.  I also trimmed down just the inside two of the bunny ears to create a lighter inside ear color.  I added a flower by cutting two of the smallest Four Petals shapes and layering them and used Nuvo drops for the center.

And this sentiment from the Somebunny stamp set was perfect!  A sweet birthday card for a sweet little girl!  And I kinda want a stuffed bunny like this now!

Sweet, right??  I love how these critters can hold a gift card... a sign... some flowers... anything!

So thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what you create with these critters!  If you don't have them yet and you feel the need to get them, I have this for you:

Stay tuned and come back often for more CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration AND for something special coming later this month!

Krafty Chicks Challenge #459-Camp Out

It's time for a new challenge over at the Krafty Chicks Challenge Blog!   This week the theme is "Camp Out" and it was the perfect opportunity for me to use some things I hadn't broken out yet!

I started with the some old CTMH papers and cut the background layer using a Rubbernecker Nested Deckle Rectangle Die... love the jagged edges on these!  Next I cut a circle and used some pearl texture paste and a star stencil to add stars to the circle.

So that I'd have stitches on my circular scene all around, I cut another of the same circle in the lagoon color and the dark gray to create my background.  Then I cut the MFT Snow-Capped Mountains from the dark gray circle and my grass and hill layers using the lagoon.  I cut my snowy mountain tops using a lighter gray.  I layered on those pieces after my stars were dry ( no patience here) and used foam tape to pop up the bottom.  Then I added the Evergreen Trees from Impression Obsession and pieced together that adorable Build A Camper from Spellbinders.

This sentiment from the Joy Clair Wild & Free Stamp Set was perfect!

Now be sure to head on over to the Krafty Chicks Blog and see what everyone has created for you today and then get busy and play along!

Thanks for stopping and don't forget to visit me over at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today for something Huggable!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

From A Simple Spark-Polka Dot Orchard

If you know me, you know one of my very favorite things about digital images is that you can foil them!  As soon as I saw the star background from the Polka Dot Orchard America My Hero set I knew I had to foil it!  I printed it on my laser, die cut it using the Rubbernecker Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies, foiled it with my Minc and some Gina K Silver Sequins Foil, ink distressed it and splattered it with some glittered watercolors... yum!

And the sentiments on this set... so many awesome ones... I printed a few leaving room on the sheet for die cutting.  I decided I didn't want to cover too much of my background up so I chose a smaller one and cut it using this MFT Label Die that I purchased on vacation at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff... one of my favorite places when I am in the area!  I foiled that one with some Radiant Red Foil from Gina K and popped it up so I could tuck some of these awesome stars I cut in silver, red, blue and white underneath using the Whimsy Stamps Upon A Star Die that I got at another one of my fave places, The Paper Collage in Peoria, AZ.

I just love the contrast of the bright shiny foil and the distressed ink blended background... 

Hope you'll take a look at this America My Hero set from's on sale through sometime this evening along with a whole bunch of other digital sets in the shop! It's fantastic for some beautiful Patriotic creations or even just for an inspirational card or thank you for anyone!  I'll be sharing another card with this set this month that's a little different...come back soon!

I'm playing along over at DL Art June Linky Challenge... it's Anything Goes!  You should check it out!

Monday, June 10, 2019

National Iced Tea Day With SugarPea Designs and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

It's an exciting day today for a couple reasons!  First, it's National Iced Tea Day!  A great excuse for me to infuse myself with some yummy Iced Tea all day long!  I mean... I do it every day, but today I have a great reason to!  AND in celebration of the day, at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers we're hopping along with the SugarPea Designs Team to bring you some Iced Tea inspiration using the SugarPea Designs Pucker Up Stamp Set and the Coffee To Go Cup SugarCut!  Hop and comment for your chance to win a $25 Gift Code to the SugarPea Designs Shop!  The more comments you leave, the greater your chances to win!  Commenting closes on Saturday, June 15th at 11:59 Pacific time.

You should have arrived here from the oh so talented Kerry Urbatch's Blog!  Should you get lost along the way, just head on back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog or the SugarPea Designs Blog for the full hop list!

 I'm playing with the Pucker Up set today and here's how I was inspired:

There are so many adorable images and sentiments on this stamp set that it was quite easy to get started!  The yellow plaid background made me think of a summer table cloth... paired with a pretty doily and some polka dots made a lovely table setting for the adorable pitcher, cup, lemon and tea bag from the set.  And that sentiment, right??

I love all of the images in this set, but those lemons!!  I don't know about you, but I LOVE fresh lemon in my Iced Tea... and lots of it!  I colored up a ton of these little cuties to use on all of my projects.  And those little dessert cups??  Yum!

And with this one I'm playing along with the June Mix It Up Challenge up on the SugarPea Designs Blog!  You can use the sketch or the inspiration photo or both!  I flipped the sketch so I could add more lemons to my background... 'cause... I LOVE them!  Check out all of the inspiration and the rules here and play along!

And that's me for today!  From here you should be heading to the illustrious Lisa Golzbein's Blog!  Don't forget to leave us some love along the way for your chances to win!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Donut Fun!

It's time for some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  This time around we're playing with the Donut Fun File that's available in the shop here!    I had so much fun with this set it was hard to stop!

That adorable Donut background and sentiment are printables included in the set!  I printed a sheet of the background and used a die to cut out my 2nd layer and then a simple circle die to cut a couple donuts to use as embellishments.  I colored in the donut image that is the "O"  in Donut and then finished up with some Doodlebug stickers and that pretty heart die from my stash.

There are two Donut Shaped cards... there's this one that is the "side" view of the donut... and that sprinkled frosting was cut from another printable in the set.  I printed the whole sentiment PDF and then used what I needed from it, cutting them out with various dies.  (My coffee tells me to eat donuts all the time.)

And here's the top view Donut Card... and you can make both versions as a shaker!!  All the cuts you need are in the set.  I like my donuts with lots of frosting and the more sugar the better!

Then I re-sized the top two layers of one of the donuts and did the same with the Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2 to use on this card!  Then I built my sentiment using some words from my PDF sentiment sheet and some dies... this might be my fave... but I love them all!  I think you'll be seeing some more donuts soon.

Be sure to check out what everyone else has created with this very cool set!  Head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog where you'll find links to all of my teamies great makes.  And be sure to comment at the Cutting Cafe Blog Post for a chance to win three files of your choice!  (I highly suggest the Donut Fun file!)