Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Dude, this card cracks me up! The goat is hilarious: (in a goat's voice) Suuuuuuup?  LOL!

Some girlfriends and I went out to the peninsula Sunday to explore a new-to-us shop, Doodlebugs, in Sequim. It is a hidden gem. The owner was lovely and gave us an impromptu demo on Distress Crayons. I couldn't resist snatching up some supplies. If you happen to be over that way, you can catch the demo this Saturday and perhaps take one of their classes in the future. We'll definitely be visiting again, won't we, Amy and Tonya?

I'm entering this in Try it on Tuesday Get Messy, City Crafter #350 A Few Stitches, Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes and Watercooler Wednesday #107 Masculine Anything Goes

The Details:  Tim Holtz Hipster stamps, Distress Crayons, and dotty stencil, Simon Says You Matter background stamp, Ranger Archival ink, Distress Inks, Cutplorations stitched rectangle die, Ranger Glossy Accents, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Friend Worth Fighting For

I tried my hardest but finally had to give in and get these MFT stamps and dies. So flippin' cute! As you can see I added lots of texture with the clouds and cobblestone castle. Ramparts. That's the word I was thinking of!

I'm entering this in SIP #87 Kindness, Crafty Cardmakers #182 Add Some Texture, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Cute Card Thursday #465 No Patterned Paper

The Details:  MFT Castle die, Knight in Shining Armor and Once Upon a Time, Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versamark, Hampton Art clear embossing powder, Bazzill Fig Swirl cardstock, PopTone Sour Apple cardstock, Copics, Darice embossing folders, Distress Peeled Paint, Copics

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cards in Envy Rhyme Time

Roses are red
Violets are blue
This card is cute
And so are you!

Time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge! I bet you can guess that you feature red and blue on your cards. 

Look at that little unicorn spreading love everywhere it frolicks! Sooooo cute! Did you notice I diecut the sentiment banner so it would blend into the clouds above? I'm going to remember this technique for the future.

I'm entering this in CAS on Sunday 102 Critters, Addicted to Stamps and More 229 CAS.  

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn, Merry Messages, and Puffy Cloud Borders, Simon Says Heart Breeze, Copics, Memento Nautical Blue and Tuxedo Black

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #14 Mid-Challenge Reminder

It's mid-challenge reminder time for Stamplorations CAS with the optional color twist of HOT PINK.

Black and hot pink is such a wonderful combo, don't you think? So very vibrant. I love the grungy writing on the bird which adds a lot of interest and still perfectly CAS.

Use the code STAMPGIRLTONI to get 20% off all regular- and sale-priced stamps, stencils and dies! This code cannot be combined with any other discount codes. Happy crafting!

The Details:  Stamplorations Trendy Birds 2, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sealed with a Hug

I took inspiration from The Heart Desires Challenge 9 for this cutey patootie. The seal (or whale or narwhal!) is amazing. Such a great way to use up little bits of paper and the perfect vehicle to create a virtual stuffed animal. I used the hugs sentiment as beach foam and used the cast off of the scalloped edge die for waves. Stretching those supplies!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Cute

The Details: Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends dies, Avery Elle Dotted Borders and Sentimental dies, Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 paper, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sending Watercolor Hugs

I was so excited to try a new product while crafting with some girlfriends a couple of weeks ago. Have you heard of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals? I used them like Brushos to create the background of my shaker. You totally can't see it in my pic, but some Magicals like the one I used have shimmer. It's like I coated everything with Wink of Stella without the effort. My kind of product! LOL.

Since the sentiment is so large, I kept the rest of the card really CAS, adding some darker tones to the owl and her hair for visual balance. The red tones in the hair also cover up a hair experiment gone wrong. I should learn to leave well enough alone--I'm sure you know what I mean!

Do join in the latest The Heart Desires Challenge #9 if you have the chance. I drew from the colors, the patterning, block letters, and stuffed animal.

The Details:  Neat & Tangled Better Together, MFT Hugs die, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Magenta, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Doodlebug glitter

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cards in Envy Be My Valentine Challenge

Exciting news! Today's post kicks off my first as a member of the Cards in Envy team--yay! This is going to be F.U.N!

If you're not familiar with Cards in Envy, the premise is to make cards that are no more than 1/4" (approx 6mm) thick so they fit in a regular envelope--cards in env(elopes)y. Cute, right?!

Anyway, our challenge this round is to make a Valentine card. Perfect since I wanted to make a V-day card for my hubs using a squirrel since he loves them and I love him. I have to admit squirrels can be super cute, especially when mounted on plaid and kraft and bordered in blue! I love this combo of colors, don't you? I didn't have quite the red I wanted for the heart pennant so colored that up ombre style with Copics. I "heart" it--lol!

I'm entering this in Little Tangles 77 Diecutting, Cute Card Thursday 463 Be My Valentine, Simon Says Wednesday Color of Love, Addicted to Stamps and More 227 Make Your Mark, Tuesday Throwdown 328 Love Notes

The Details:  Neat and Tangled My Favorite Nut, Waffle Flower Lacy Layers die, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper, Gina Marie Dropped Pennant Die, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Distress Ink Candied Apple and Vintage Photo, Copics, Taylored Expressions Falling Hearts Coverplate die, PTI kraft cardstock, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die