Monday, April 14, 2014

Love You "Moo"

Hello Friends!

I've got a fun card for you inspired by two challenges.

Paper Smooches SPARKS - Picture Perfect Challenge


I fell in love with this whimsical cow and sentiment from 
Paper Smooches when I saw it on another card.  
Sometimes it happens for me that way.  I don't always consider 
the possibilities of a stamp set until I see it in action.
Anybody else like that?

I thought it would be fun to demonstrate the "moo and moo" by starting with small hearts and increasing them in size.  
I'm happy with the result!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

For the Grad

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's a gloomy and rainy day here.  I can't complain though because the weather has been nice all week.  I'm thinking that my son's baseball tournament is not going to be in the cards this weekend.  I am making the best of the day and spending time in my craft room.

Today's card is bright and sunny and just a bit spunky!
I used a fabric scrap with Heat'n Bond ironed on to stabalize it, for the flower portion of my card.  Next I ran it through my Vagabond using the Coin Purse Pocket Die from Papertrey Ink.  I then sewed around it with floss using the punched out holes the die created as my guide.  Finally I attached it to my card base and glued a strip of ric-rac on the bottom.  I stamped and die cut the Streamer Wise Die from Paper Smooches and then choose a fun sentiment also from Paper Smooches to fit the grad theme. (Don't ya just love that font?)  The embellies are really Pony Beads that I melted down in the oven.  I like the pops of color they give on the fabric and my sentiment streamer.

My inspiration for this card comes from this
fabulous sketch from

I am also entering my card into the latest
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and a couple other fun ones.

I have several graduations coming up and this card 
will be going to one of my nieces.

Rain or shine enjoy the day friends!

Not Shown:  SU - Summer Sun Cardstock (retired); Jo-Anne - Ric Rac, Fat Quarter Fabric, Floss

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dream a Little Dream

Hi Crafty Friends,

The sketch at Seize the Sketch caught my eye and I 
decided to play along.

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

4Krafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Feathers have been quite the thing for awhile now in craft land and I finally had time to play with mine.  I love that Lawn Fawn created  matching dies for these whimsical feathers...
makes life so much easier don't ya think?

I popped one of the feathers up and added some super sparkly sequins.  My camera thought the background card stock is black but it is really a smokey grey.  I fought with my camera on that one and lost. (smile)

Happy Friday folks!

Not Shown:  My Mind's Eye - Be Happy DP (Retired)

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Good Morning Friends,

How about a bright Springy card to start off your day?
I'm beginning to get into the stencil trend and
here is my second go at it.  The stencil is a Harlequin pattern from Simon Says Stamp.  I used a brand new ink, also from 
Simon Says Stamp called Doll Pink (isn't it pretty?) and applied it with a Sponge Dauber which worked really well.  Check out the stamp set I used for the sentiment (pictured below).  Love all the "Be" options!  A little bling and a rounded corner or two and I like it!

I was inspired by this card sketch at 
and a few other fun challenges.
Moxie Fab - Stencils
Creative Moments - Anything Goes Girly

Hope your day is full of sunshine!