Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hot Diggity Dog - It's Your Birthday

From this image


I created this birthday card:

Using copic markers, I colored the Dog in shades of brown, and eyes with blue from Stampin! Up; and the nose with Black Distressed Marker and than applied glossy accents to his nose for a wet look.  The sentiment from Internet/Google search and applied flat buttons/beads to the corners of the mat, sentiment tag and card corner.


I first print and cut the card base with my Silhouette Studio DE.  Actually the sentiment (front and inside go together, I just ungrouped it in my software so I can print separately.)

Thank you for visiting with me today, and happy crafting this last weekend of May.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Creative Kuts Choo Choo Train - Zoo Layout

This page was some what difficult to create - the tree and bushes was like putting a puzzle together. LOL  The animals was print and cut, using my Silhouette Studio Design Edition (Cricut Explore Design Space claimed the elephant was too big for the page! )  I used design paper that I purchased from

Zoo, Page 2

The Zoo animals border and stone wall from the SilhouetteAmerica Design Store; and monkey and little lion from Creative Kuts  Photos edited in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and may you all have a super crafting day where you are at.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A 'Bummer' birthday card

Came across this rubber stamp set in a Art Impressions catalog and decided to use the stamp: Bummer Set to create a cute birthday card for my son ....


Front of the Card


Inside of the card

Colored the images using Stampin! UP ink markers and Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Card stock from my personal stash.  The inside image I used a spring set from Close to My Heart.

My son has already received this card, and thought it is cute - gave him chuckle .

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and happy crafting and drive safely this Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sunsational Stamps May Release Blog Hop

Welcome to  Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for May 23, 2015   . Thank you for joining  us today!  We have 2 themes for this month Weddings and Graduation with a combined total of 10 new stamps. They are too cute for words and you will be inspired by our amazing Design Team's projects.  All who participate and follow the 3 simple rules  will be eligbal for This Free digital stamp.


 Once you complete the hop  email Lisa at -  and put Blog Hop in the subject line

 There are  a few simple rules we ask you to abide by to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp

 1) you MUST visit each blog, 
 2) leave a comment
 3) become a follower of each blog and our DT blog at

 What is a Hop without some  Blog Candy !!! One lucky participant will win the following digital stamps as well.


We also are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.                              
 This special offer is good until  Sunday May  24 th at midnight  EST.
 So  grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping.

For my project I used the Wedding Set


I created this

Using the Champange/Wine glasses and Congratulations  from the Wedding Set, I created a digital scrapbook layout of my granddaughter's wedding back in February, 2015.

Also created a wedding card


using the Groom's tux and Bride's dress, colored using  Print and cut using Silhouette Studio DE print and cut onto white card stock.

 If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 8 am May 23rd through  11:59 pm May 24th , so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.

Here is the line up for the hop:

Janet ~
Sher ~
Marji ~
Carolyn ~
Rhonda ~
Jackie ~
Carla ~
Cely ~
Sheena ~
Lisa ~

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Toast to the Happy Couple Card

Using the Wine/Champange glasses from the Wedding Set


I created this card for wedding card to be sent to a lovely couple in September!!

I colored this card first in and than loaded into Studio DE to print and cut onto a white card stock.  

Thank you for visiting with me today, and please take a minute, this weekend, to visit out Sunsational Stamps May Release Blog Hop at Sunsational Stamps.  May you have a happy crafting weekend, and take a moment to remember our Veterans/Military personnel, as I will since my son serves in the U.S. Army.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenge #55 - Happy Camper Digital Layout

I created a digital layout using this file from Creative Pointe

Supplies used:
  1. Scrap paper, acorn clipart, journaling card and wordard from PixelScrapper Digital Scrapbooking
  2. The charcoal grill clipart - not sure where I downloaded the file from (so apologizes go out to whoever that I'm not able to give credit to.)
  3. Photos of stepson and wife camping in Indiana.
  4. Adobde Photoshop Elements used for digital scrapping.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit with me, and head on over to Creative Cutting Challenges for more inspiration; and join in the fun challenge.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In the Doghouse Digital Layout

Hi, I am with another digital layout using these files from: 
Dog Prints

Dog Food Set

(I would display pics of her pieces but she does not watermark her items properly.)

And here is my layout I worked up....

Now to the recipe:

  1. Papers, and bubble wordart from Puppy Dog Mini Kit
  2. Photo of my son's dog - special attachment to Bella because we took care of her for two years while my son and family was in Korea.
  3. Layout was created using Adobe Photoshop Elements, and from tutorial on how to create a torn paper edge in PixelScrapper Digital Scrapbooking
Thank you for taking time to visit with me, and may you have a great day of crafting.

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15th Vintage Christmas Card

Hello, I am here to share with you another vintage Christmas card for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round


This is a card I created using a Vintage Christmas image from a google search, using my Silhouette Cameo and Studio DE to print and cut the picture; and adhered to the front of white cardstock.  When I am ready to mail out next Christmas, I will stamp a Christmas sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and please stop by Christmas Cards All Year 'Round  for more inspiration from the design team members.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Buster - Under the Weather


Good morning all, and Happy Mother's Day to all.  

Here is another Buster only he's under the weather - not feeling too well.  Had it finished but was missing right ear which I cut out and adhere where it should belong.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and blessings to all on Mother's Day Sunday.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

A Mouse Under Flower

It is now May, and Mother's Day weekend.  I am here to share with you a Mouse Under Flower for today's posting....

Here is a Mouse Under Flower card using:
  1. Card stock and design paper from my personal stash
  2. Using my copic markers for coloring and blending.
  3. Gemstones from personal stash
Thank you for visiting with me today, and to all the mother's out there, have a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Challenge #53 - Mother's Day

Build A Bouquet - Click Image to Close 

and here is my card...

I created this Mother's Day card using both the Cricut Explore and Silhouette Cameo.  The  Sizzix die cut Top Note was used for front and the one inside was found on the Silhouette Design Store library.  Design paper used from the April's Card Kit thru Scrapbook Blessings Club;  card stock and gemstones from my stash; and 'Mother's Day sentiment' on front from Stampin! Up stamp set, Teeny Tiny Words.  Inside sentiment printed using the Silhouette Cameo black pen.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hope you all have a full and happy day of crafting.  Blessings to you all.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

May Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes (optional use a border punch)

Good morning from sunny Alabama.  I forgot to write up this presentation and didn't realize it until about 6:30 a.m. this morning (Sunday).

This month's challenge is sponsored by

and here is my card:

  1. 2 hand punches (border) is the corner rounder and the Top Note by Sizzix.
  2. Scalloped oval from a file from Silhouette Design Store
  3. Ribbon from Stampin! Up and created with my Bow Maker
 The sentiment will be added when I need the card, or not at all (it may go to OWH)

Thank you for visiting with me today, and blessings to all and take a few minutes and visit Scrapbook Blessings Club to check out the design team's creative work, and play along in the challenge.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

April-May Card Kit (combined)

Good morning, this is going to be a busy blog day as I have several blogs to write and scheduled for May 2nd which is also National Scrapbook Day (NSD)  So on to my card that I used the Tea-rrific Stamp Set...

Supplies used:
  1. Stamp set from Hot Off the Press called You're Tea-rrific which I used my MISTI (i.e. the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) and it is what is named a incredible stamping tool.  Aligns the stamp and sentiment right right where you would like it place and if not stamped clearly first time around, you can re-stamp as many times as you like to get the coverage you desire. (enough of the sales pitch!!)
  2. Coloring with Stampin! Up Ink markers and Stazon Black used.
  3. Gemstones from my stash
  4. Ribbon from my Stampin! Up stash created with my Bow Maker.
  5. The Shadow Box Scalloped Card from Creative Kuts 
  6. Design paper from stash of paper pads
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today; and when you have a free moment, head over to our The Scrapbook Blessings Club fan page and play along in the NSD activities today.  Blessings to all, and happy crafting to you all.

A Small Mother's Day Card

We finished up with a April's New Stamp Release and a free cutfile was offered at the time; and I decided to created a little Mother's Day Card from Mom's Petal Card using this cut file:


And now on to my card

All paper supplies from my personal stash.  Love the little bear and will use in other projects later on.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and visit us at Sunsational Stamps Blogspot or at the Facebook page here

Friday, May 01, 2015

National Scrapbook Day - May 2nd

Tomorrow, May 2nd is considered National Scrapbook Day across the crafting community, and I would like to share a 2-page layout that I just finished for Creative Kuts ChooChoo Train using theme Spring Time.

The Girl with water hose, butterflies, Spring Time title and May; and white daisies from the Spring Time kit from Creative Kuts.  The cut file "Flower Bed"  a free file from Scrappy Dew.

Girl with Water Hose is print than cut using Cricut Explore Design Space.  It cuts out neater than the Silhouette Cameo Studio DE - no white edges to trim off like the Studio DE has!  Butterflies are also print than cut - easier to cut around the smaller pieces of the item.

Since I did not have gray paper in my stash, I used a yellowish colored card stock, layered with the top stone, and than placed taller grass in front  I believe the grass file is from the online library for Make the Cut software.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hope you Friday is filled full of happy crafting

Christmas Card - Vintage Challenge

Our Christmas card theme for May is Vintage and with a Internet-Google search I found several vintage Christmas Card images and chose this one for my first card of the month....

I cut a scalloped edge (on just 3 edges) to use as a mat for the image.  I print and cut the image with my Silhouette Cameo Studio DE and placed a ribbon grosgrain ribbon near the right edge.  Once adhered to the mat and card base, I created a bow the easy way.  Nice and quick card to send out to friends or family for this Christmas year.

Thank you for taking time to visit with me today; and please visit Christmas Cards All Year 'Round for more inspiration.  Blessings to all, and happy crafting.