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April 13, 2018

Very Best!

There are so many cute new stamp sets being released by Rubbernecker Stamps.  You can see my project using Hippo over on the blog.

Hippo is a new clear stamp set.  These clear stamps make a crisp impression every time.  They clean up so easily too!  I stamped this sweet hippo from the set and then created a mask using a sticky note so I could stamp the flower.  This set comes with a number of little accessories for the hippos.  A little Copic coloring and it was done!  I also used the Nested Stitched Circle dies and the Nested Circle Scallop with Holes.  I bought a package of the heart dies when I was visiting family in Finland.  I lost the part of the package that had the name of the manufacturer though.  The sentiment is from the Best Friends Etc stamp set.

While you are over on the blog, check out the current challenge.  You can win cash to spend in the store! With all of the adorable new stamp sets, that is the perfect prize!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
The Paper Studio gems
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
I Am Roses flower
Ribbon from my stash

April 12, 2018

A Mouse for Tea

This week at the Creative Knockouts challenge you need to use lots of layers on your project.

I used Tea Mouse from our sponsor, Sasayaki Glitter.  What a  cute little guy to have over for tea.  I am not much of a tea drinker, so I would be sipping some coffee out of that tea cup while gobbling down those cupcakes.

You have a chance to win one image from Sasayaki Glitter for playing along.  Which one will you choose?!  Click the badge below to check them out and pick your favorites.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 34
Spellbinders Labels 34
I Am Roses flower
KI by Hampton Art cupcake charm
Recollections gem
ribbon from my stash

April 11, 2018

Button up!

This week at the Crafty Gals Corner our challenge is for you to use buttons.  I have a million or so buttons, and haven't been giving them any crafty love, so this was a good chance for me to dig through my stash.

I used Isabella Sunny Days from Rick St. Dennis and colored her with Copic markers.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  The sunflower buttons have been in my stash forever.  They were the perfect addition for this card.  

You have a chance to win prizes from our fabulous sponsors for playing along.  Click the badges below to check out each shop.

Prize of 5 digital images


Prize of a $10 gift certificate


Prize of 2 digital images

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Dress It Up! Buttons
Recollections flower (blue)
I Am Roses flowers
Michaels dollar bin gems

April 10, 2018


This week at Crafty Sentiments, the theme is Only for Girls.  Don't worry.  The boys will have their time to shine as well.

This is Opening Presents.  I colored the stamp with Copic markers.  I ended up having to fussy cut because it was just s smidge bigger than my die.  And as you can see, I am continuing to try to increase my stash of birthday cards.  Unfortunately, I seem to be using them as quickly as I make them!  So you will have to bear with me a little bit longer!

You have a chance to win great Crafty Sentiments prizes for playing along.  If you use a Crafty Sentiments stamp or digital image, you will be entered into a special drawing just for the projects using a Crafty Sentiments project.  If you are chosen as the random winner, you will win three images instead of one!

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Stampin' Up! Friendly Phrases stamp set
Recollections gems

April 1, 2018

Birthday Balloon

This month at Fabrika Fantasy, our challenge is to create a shaped card.  No square or rectangular cards this time around.

I used Cute Bear Cub 1 for my project and made a balloon shaped card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I colored the bear with Copics and also cut him out using the Cameo.  I plan on stashing this card to be used for one of my male co-workers, so I kept it relatively simple and frilly free.

You have a chance to win Fabrika Fantasy prizes for playing along.  You don't have to use a Fabrika Fantasy image, but if you do, you will be entered into a special drawing just for those projects that have used one.

Card measures approx. 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set
Spellbinders Classic ovals small
Twine and ribbon from my stash

March 31, 2018


We have another new challenge starting at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  It is always anything goes and we love seeing your beautiful projects.  You may have noticed I have been making a lot of birthday cards recently.  I provide a card for each co-worker for their birthday.  That's a lot of birthdays as we have 26 people on our team.  I have to keep a supply going or I will have to scramble!

This is Girlz Celebrate from Bugaboo stamps.  That is quite the cupcake!  How would you feel about a a cupcake like that one?!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo. 

Bugaboo is our sole sponsor this challenge.  You have a chance to win 4 images from the shop.  Go take a look by clicking the badge below.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals
The Paper Studio cupcake brad
American Crafts gift brad
I Am Roses flower
Recollections Sophia collection doily
Ribbon from my stash

March 29, 2018

Spring Swing

This week at Creative Knockouts, our projects take on the outdoors.  Our theme is Outdoor Fun so show us what you've got!

I used Spring Swing from our sponsor The Paper Shelter.  This sweet girl and her friend were colored with Copic markers.  I wanted to make the swing look like it was hanging from the die.  I added a touch of grass so that it didn't look like she was floating.

You have a chance to win a great prize of three images from The Paper Shelter.  They have some gorgeous designs and almost all of them come with a colored image and background paper to match.  You can click the badge below to check it out for yourself.

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
Rubbernecker Stamps Nested Oval Small Stitch dies
Sewology gemstone button
Wild Orchid Crafts tulips
The Paper Studio bird charm
Bead Design Co bead cap
ribbon from my stash