Friday, August 18, 2017

Bright Cactus Card

If you "stick with me" then you might see cards with cacti on them.  The stamp companies keep coming out with pretty cactus images which want to come live at my house.  (Wink.)  This prickly card is going to be linking up at the following challenges:

CASology (Cue Word: Prickly)

4 Crafty Chicks (Sequins)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of yellow, angled and splatter.)

Color Throwdown (Hot Pink, Lime Green and Yellow)

Little Red Wagon (Bow and Arrows)

Sweet Sketch Wednesday (see sketch below)

Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)


Stamps -- Momenta (Image 29665  R8) and Jillibean Soup (Sentiment JB1288)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Banana, Jalapeno and Guava)

Cardstock -- Craftsmith (Pink) and Recollections (Yellow and Green)

Diecut -- Sizzix (661560)

Twine -- The Twinery

Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Fairytale Fuchsia)

Adhesive (for bows and sequins) -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Chipboard Arrow -- American Crafts

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mermaid Fun Card

Mermaids always make me think of my daughters when they were young.  Both of them loved "The Little Mermaid."  So today's card is to honor those long ago sweet memories of them.  My mermaid card will be swimming in the following challenges:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday (see sketch below)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Nautical)

CCEE Stampers (Nautical)

4 Crafty Chicks (Sequins)

Creative Knockouts (Tic Tac Toe -- I chose row of stamp, sentiment and ribbon or twine.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Add A Sentiment)

Craftaholics (Ocean Life)


Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (JB1286)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Patterned Paper -- BoBunny (Down By The Sea Collection)

Chipboard -- BoBunny (Down By The Sea Collection)

Washi Tape -- Bella Blvd (Secrets of The Sea Collection/High Tide 21615062)

Hemp Twine -- Hemptique

Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup

Cardstock -- Recollections (Kraft)

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hibiscus Flamingo Card

I was looking over challenges this morning because I was going to get to play in my "craft cave" (which is actually upstairs...can a cave be high?)  Wink.  Anyway I saw one which was really a challenge!  It was at Curtain Call and had a "Hibiscus" theme.  I used to grow them every summer outside in pots on the patio and around the pool.  BUT a card that is where I had to put on my thinking cap.  I was trying to remember if I had any hibiscus stamps and seemed to remember a couple of older Hampton Art sets which had them.   Then I remembered a 3x4 little pad of papers by Authentique called Utopia.  The very first sheet in the pad was a beautiful hibiscus!  The rest is as they say history.  Hope you like my very challenging challenge card!  This hibiscus card will be blooming at:

Curtain Call (Hibiscus Theme)

Try It On Tuesday (In The Garden theme)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Flowers)

Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)


Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0133 Hibiscus and IC0134 Flamingo)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Mudslide and Strawberry)

Markers -- Spectrum Noir (CR7, CR1 and CR3)

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Floral Image -- Authentique (Utopia Collection 3x4 Pocket Crafting Cards)

Flowers -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brads -- The Paper Studio
Typewriter (Red Ribbon) -- We R Memory Keepers

Misc. -- Small Googley Eyes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Toucan Party Card

I have a fun card to share today with some partying toucans.  I'm happy you could stop by and check out these "party animals."  They will be flying by the following challenges:

Inky Paws Challenge (Color Challenge: Black, Teal, White and Magenta)

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge (see sketch below)

Challenge Your Life (Circles)

Crafting With Dragonflies (Embossing Wet or Dry)

Cute Card Thursday (Embossing)

Southern Girls Challenge (Add Some Stamping)

Always Fun Challenge (Going In Circles)


Stamps -- Newton's Nook (NN1710-S04)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Cardstock -- Stampin'Up!

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Pineapple Confetti -- Recollections

Ribbon -- The Paper Studio

Misc. -- Googley Eyes (Adhesive for them Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sketch Saturday Buzz Thanks Card

Today's card is one I did for Sketch Saturday as part of their design team.  It is for Sketch #476 and the sponser is Star Stampz.  I used their image called "Bumblebee" and one of my favorite color combos of yellow, white and black.   I am also joining the Little Red Wagon challenge of "Bugs and Slugs" and the Mod Squad Challenge of using black and white with one other color. I hope you are having a good day and thanks for stopping by.


Stamp -- Star Stampz (digital "Bumblebee")

Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup (Bowl of Dreams Collection jb1306)

Alphabet Stickers -- Jillibean Soup (jb0688)

Sentiment Sticker -- Jillibean Soup (jb0157)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir (clear)

Marker -- Spectrum Noir

Ribbon -- Maya Road

Wooden Bees -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Bug Day

I had lots of errands to run today so not much time to craft (sad face).  I did manage to get one quick card done though (happy face).  These flying critters will be joining the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of metallic, embossing and insect or bug.)

CCEE Stampers (Insects)

Cute Card Thursday (Embossing)


Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (JB842)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Sparkle Pen (used on white wings) -- Spectrum Noir (clear)

Cardstock -- Recollections (Pink) and Grafix (Silver Metallic)

Patterned Paper -- Jillibean (Bow of Dreams Collection)

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Silver Sequins -- JoAnn's Stores, Inc.

Circle Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs

Twine -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Camera Birthday Card

I have a shaker birthday card to share today.  I had such fun making this one that I definitely plan on making some more in the future.  I'll be linking this one to the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges (Anything Goes)

Alphabet Challenge (K Is For Kinetic)

Tuesday Throwdown (Interactive Card)

Crafting By Designs (August Anything Goes Challenge)

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (All About Birthdays)


Stamp -- Jillibean Soup (jb1318)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap

Glittered Cardstock, Jewels and Shaker Card Elements -- Queen & Co.

Sticker -- Queen & Co.

Pink Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.