Friday, January 30, 2015

Oh my!

Kris at Imagine That! has lowered ALL of her prices on her digital images so you can take advantage of some adorable stamps.  Here is a pre-colored of one of the newest ones Valentine Freddy.  I added some red Stickles to his buttons on the vest.  The patterned paper is also from Imagine That!  The sentiment is from TLC.  I made this a center fold card.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Valentine Freddy (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ribbon:  TW
Heart:  QuicKutz
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Spellbinders:  Heart Circle
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix

Digi Sketch - Cute and Sparkly (T)
CRAFT  - Ch. 296 Valentines's Day/Love
Eureka - Ch. 125 Hearts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

You're just plane amazing

This card is made using an image and paper from Imagine That.  I made the card for my son who is now stationed at Ft. Lee, VA.

 Patterned Paper:  Imagine That - Take Flight
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That - Airplanes
Spellbinders: Small & Large Petite Ovals
Bling:  Recollections

Digi Sketch - Cute & Sparkly (S)
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 246 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Ch. 243 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

You've caught my heart

I made this card with a new progressive challenge for me.  I just thought this image was adorable.  I colored the hook and line with silver glitter pen.  I added Crystal Accents to the water. I made this into an easel card which I think are so much fun.

inside of easel card

Patterned Paper:  Deedee; TLC (Wings of Love Paper 3; Color Me Valentine Paper)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Deedee Digis - Ice Fishing
Doily: Recollection
Button: Stash
Twine:  May Arts
Ribbon:  May Arts
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Crystal Accents
Spellbinder: Scalloped Heart; pennant

 Deedees - SOTM
Incy Wincy - Make an easel card
Inky Impressions - Ch. 193 Folds
New Cards 4 Guyz - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 130 Valentines
Digi Sketch - Cute and Sparkly (T)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Best things are made with LOVE

I colored this stamp some time ago, but finally put the card together.  This card uses the SOTM From the Heart. I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC.  I was able to use three different embossing folders.  I added Sakura jelly roller to the snow on the image and Stickles to the hat to give some sparkles and glimmer.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: From the Heart - January SOTM
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug; Sizzix
Buttons:  Dress it Up

From the Heart - January SOTM
From the Heart - Sketch 94
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 243 Buttons
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 228 Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 357 Colorful

Blog train hop of freebies

In honor of Imagine That! Digis by Kris' 2nd Anniversary, we invite you all to a special "Blog Train of Freebies"!!  Kris has "hopped on board" with Pixel Scrapper this month and made up 10 mini-kits that are perfect for digi-scrapping, or printing and using for cards & other paper crafts in a beautiful "Winter Arabesque" theme.  Hop on board to collect them all and be inspired by our Design Team and if you are a member at Pixel Scrapper (it's free!) you can grab all of their mini kits as well :)

Here's my project using the Winter Arabesque Kit

and Here is what I'm offering to YOU ...
Download kit here

        Challenge Blog 

Patterned Paper:  Snowy Overlay Papers
Cardstock: Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Ballet like a sport
Ballerina - Winter Arabesque (see kit above)
Flourish - Glitter Snowflakes/flourishes
Flowers - Flowers, Frames & Trees
Pearls:  Recollection      
Pop Dots: Recollection

  Remember to thank Kris for her wonderful kits. She is such a generous person!!!

I have been having problems with my computer so I'm sorry I couldn't get the In Link to work properly :(


Don't forget to be my Valentine

I just love this adorable image that Kris at Imagine That! recently released.  I used a sentiment from TLC.  The heart paper is also from Imagine That!  To make the card cute and sparkly I added some Stickles to the dress and balloons. The ribbon is recycled from a clothing tag from a recent blouse purchase. 

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see link above); Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see link above)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see link above)
Spellbinder:  Opulent Oval
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Recycled from clothing tag
Ink:  Memento - Real Red

Digi Sketch - Cute & Sparkly (S & T)
CRAFT - Ch. 295 Recycling
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch.120 Cute
Eureka - Ch. 124 The Color Red
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ch. 110 Hearts and Ribbon

Monday, January 12, 2015

PS I love you

This is an adorable card that I made using Polar Love from Imagine That!  It is a simple design.  I just can't believe that Valentines is right around the corner.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That - Polar Love
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  May Arts
Heart:  Hobby Lobby


Color Throwdown - Ch. 324
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C268 - Stamp, paper & RIBBON
Creative Corner - Love is in the Air
QKR - Ch. 121 Baby It's Cold Outside

Today is your day

Later this week, I will be attending my son's graduation from the Army Reserves at Ft. Leonardwood, MS. I will be taking some vacation time to drive for that.  I am very proud of his accomplishment. He was able to be home for the Christmas holiday, and he lost 25 pounds. He was very strict in his eating while he was home....I haven't seen him eat fruit since I fed it to him in baby food jars. So some of it isn't a bad thing. I actually was sad to see him leave again to go back.

3D pop up of Army boy

Patterned Paper:  Colorbok
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kidlet army
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - today is your day
Thread- stash
Spellbinders:  Foilage
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix (NEW)

Deconstructed Sketch - Ch. 183
Catch the Bug - BINGO ((Texture- stitching - 3D)
OSAAT - Ch. 228 Anything Goes with something New (Embossing folder)
Inky Impressions - Ch 191 Something New (embossing folder)
Cute Card Thursday  - Ch 335 What's new (embossing folder)
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch 98 Something New (embossing folder)

Thank moo

Later this week, I will be driving to Ft Leonardwood, MS for my son's Army graduation. It will be about a 10-trip one way from WI.  I have a friend going with me so I made this card as a thank you.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That; Doodle Pantry
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry - Moo Birdie
Ribbon:  Michael's
Buttons:  Favorite Findings
Corner Rounder:  Tonic
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Sketch Saturday - Ch 343
Ants in my Pants - Ch. 1 Buttons or Brads
Inky Impressions - Ch 191 Something New (buttons)
Cute Card Thursday  - Ch 335 What's new (buttons)
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch 98 Something New

Sorry for the loss of your Father - Daddy

I have a dear friend who lost his brother on December 24th.  As it would be, this man had is eosphageal cancer recur and lost his health insurance at the beginning of December.  He had lost a lot of weight and subsequently strength.  My friend, his brother who lives next door to him was checking in on him daily, but he did fall and his daughter found him in the morning when he wouldn't answer his phone.  He insisted upon coming home from the hospital even though he was weak knowing it would be his last Christmas at home in the house he grew up. His brother agreed to take care of him, and I said I would help since I am a hospice nurse. He was only home 18 hours, when he passed away.  He didn't want to be a burden to his daughters that are only 20 and 22 years old.  This is the card that I made for them.  It was a tri-shutter card that they used thought was so nice and attached it to the donation box for the collection for their Dad.  I made it using the colors for the Wisconsin Badgers and Packers which is what people were requested to wear to honor Jerry.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create -
Football - QuicKutz
Flowers: Recollections
Bling:  Recollections
Stickers:  Unknown

613 Avenue Create - Ch 106

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy Birthday to a timeless classic

This is a birthday card I made using a new image from Imagine that called Elvis Bear.  The sentiment  is from TLC. I just love the King. 

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Card stock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp: Imagine That ( see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinder: Pearl effect rectangle
Stars:  Recollections
Ribbon:  May Arts
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Brown Sugar - Ch 127 Bears
4 Crafty Chicks  - Ch 227 Celebration
Love to Create - Ch 148 Anything Goes

Football - Go team

I have this side step card that I made for Imagine That! using the SOTM.  Being from Wisconsin, I had to use Packer colors and the jersey for Aaron Rodgers.  The football ticket is a sentiment from TLC.  We are just so excited that our team is in the play-offs.
Remember to join the challenge at Imagine That! and then next month, you will get the set for free.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamps:  Imagine That - Humphrey Football
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Pipe cleaner: Recollection

Incy Wincy - Use a Number
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 118 Anything Goes
Paper take Weekly - Anything Goes