Monday, August 29, 2016

Gerda Steiner's August Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I want to share with you my card I made for this month's challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.  This is a progressive challenge, meaning if you create a card with this month's image you'll receive next month's image just for participating!  Gerda's images are so dang cute - they just make me smile! Here is my card!

Supplies I used to create my card~
Gerda Steiner Little Fox digital stamp
Simple Stories So Rad 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Pierced Circle STAX
MFT Jumbo Fishtail STAX
MFT Fishtail Flags
Primacolor Pencils
Jute string

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #356 Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! 
Our hostess for this week's challenge is Donna and her theme is Happy Birthday!  The cards I create are mostly birthday cards with thank you cards coming in a close second.  I love to make birthday cards!  And I love this adorable little pig from Hambo Stamps!  Join us over at Little Red Wagon with your Birthday card for this week's challenge.  I can't wait to see all those cards!

Materials I used to create this card ~
Hambo Stamps Pig Inmate digi stamp
MFT Blueprints #1 (white insert on inside)
Taylored Expression Postage Stamp Stacklets die
Pebbles Cottage Living 6x6 patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #355 Surf's Up!

Hi Everyone! 
This week Brenda is our host and the theme is "Surf's Up! So think tropical - palm trees, beach, umbrella, warm sunshine,  a cold little fruity adult drink - SNAP OUT OF IT!  Haha!  Sorry about that - we didn't get away this summer and that whole tropical thing sounds so good right now!
Here's my card for this week - Johnny Surf boy from Bugaboo Stamps.

Supplies I used to create my card ~
Bugaboo Stamps Johnny surf digi stamp
Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 patterned paper
Copic Markers
Silhouette Design - Palm trees & Sun
Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #354 In Sympathy

Hi Everyone! 
This week our hostess is Brenda and our challenge is "In Sympathy".  Sympathy cards are never easy to make but I know that the recipient truly appreciates receiving such a thoughtful card.  I have found it to be easier to make sympathy cards and to have a few on hand before the need arises.  I really struggle to create a card after hearing of a loss. 

Materials I used to create this card ~
Stampin Up! Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
Memory Box Pinpoint Scallop Circle die
Stampin Up Prints 6x6 patterned paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Distress Ink Markers
Momento Ink

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #353 - Case a Card

Hi Everyone! 
This week Heather is our hostess for our challenge.  Her topic is to CASE one of our favorite people who inspires you.  I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this one.  I am inspired by so many others - do I case a favorite teacher or a dear friend?  I decided that I would CASE a fellow artist in the paper crafting industry - Faye Wynn-Jones.  She is a Copic instructor and is on several design teams like Stamping Bella, and Tiddly Inks to name a few.  I follow her blog stampinfluffnstuff.  I love her style of artistry, she's designs a clean & simple card.  She states, "I like to give the image space to be the image."  I love that!  She will post the Copic colors that she used for a project (which is super helpful to a newbie!)  She also post helpful tutorials and she has a great sense of humor!  I truly admire this gal and her artwork!

Materials I used to create this card ~
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Eyelet Outlet Bumpy brad
Copic Markers - this is where Faye has a cute picture of the markers she used!
Wink of Stella
Paper was in my scraps

My card is similar to her but by no means anything of what she creates.  I am learning everyday - I've only had my Copics for about 2 months.  Love them but have to practice - practice - practice! 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #352 Christmas in July

Hi Everyone! 
Here we are again for another weekly challenge.  This week, I am the host for the challenge and I have selected "Christmas in July" as the theme.  It'll be here before we know it and I thought just maybe this year I would start to make some cards now rather than in December. I have found myself to be giving more gift cards. Last year we were able to bless (no really we received the blessing!) several families with gift cards for food & gas.  So I though I'd start to make some cards that I could put those gift cards into.   So here is my take for the challenge.
That little scalloped circle is actually keeping the card closed!
This is what it looks like with the top flap folded up.

And when you fold the other flap down - ta da! There's the prize!

I hope that you can join us this week - I'd love to see your creations.  Check out with the other girlfriends have made for the challenge over at Little Red Wagon!

Here are the materials I used to create this card ~
MFT Jingle All the Way stamp set
Paper Studio Holiday Cheer 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Circle die
Fiskars Scalloped punch Large & Small
MFT Gift Card Grooves die
Prismacolor Pencils
Pop Up tape

Thanks for looking - I love your comments! 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gerda Steiner July Challenge - Mermaid

Hi Everyone!
It's that time again - Gerda has created this adorable Mermaid digi stamp for the month of July.  I play in the challenge this month and then the August digi is free!  And I can play again!!  I LOVE her designs and have no problem with this monthly challenge.  Check out her other designs at - you'll love them!  I'm not sure if this was such a smart idea but my mermaid is on the inside of my card.  You'll have to see her through the porthole!

Supplies I used to create this card ~

Gerda Steiner Mermaid digi stamp
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die
MFT Stitched Circle Frames die
Copic markers
Want 2 Scrap Nailheads
Debbie Mum fish sticker
Wink of Stella
glitter pen
Sentiment - my own creation!

Thank you for looking!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stamping Bella Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone! 
I am so excited for this card!  I have been playing with my Copic markers and I am so pleased with the way it turned out!  I am really stepping out of my box using brighter colors - but I like it!! This card is a birthday card and it follows the sketch challenge at Stamping Bella for Bellarific Friday July 22, - what July is almost over?! HaHa! Oh these Tiny Townies just make me smile!

Supplies I used to create this card

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Birthday Part stamp
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6x6 patterned paper
Copic markers
Wink of Stella
Glitter pen and sequins
MFT Fishtail Banner die

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Little Red Wagon Weekly Challenge #351 "I'm Hungry!"

Hi Everyone!
Kate is our host for this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our theme is, "I'm Hungry!" It's a food themed challenge.  I recently purchased some adorable digi stamps from Hambo Stamps.  When I saw this challenge I knew exactly what stamp I wanted to use! Love how this turned out!  Anyways, to tempt your appetite check out what the girlfriends have created! 

Supplies I used to create this card ~
Hambo Stamps Mouse Chef digi stamp
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Amie 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Delicious Birthday stamp set
MFT Blueprints #1

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tiddly Ink Challenge #186 Make it Pop!

Hi there!
I've been busy in my crafty room making cards for some upcoming birthdays.  I might as well work a challenge in with those cards, right?!  Well, the theme at Tiddly Inks is to Make it Pop!  I made this adorable Wryn card as an easel card, and she pops right up to say "Happy Birthday!" I love the bright colors and I put a little texture on that yummy ice cream using Novo Glitter Drops.

Here are the supplies I used to create my card ~
Tiddly Inks Digi stamp Sweet Treat Wrynn
Copic Markers
Nuvo Glitter drops
Tonic Mini Scallop Oval dies
Tonic Mini Scallop Circle dies
We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circle dies
EK Success border punch
MFT Birthday Greetings stamp set
Doodlebug Sunkissed 6x6 pattern paper

Enjoy your week everybody! 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #350 - You're a Star!

Hi Everyone! 
This has been a busy week, I was able to get a little Grammy time in with our grandsons! The weekend was fast and here it is Wednesday again, which means it's time for another challenge! This week, Mandy is our host and the theme she has selected is "You're a Star!"  You need to use stars on your projects.  I've had this adorable little super hero for awhile, it's from A Random Fan stamp -  Underwear Hero!  It reminds me so much of my grandsons who used to run around with underwear on their heads! 
I'm working with my copic markers and practicing A LOT!  It's all good and I really enjoy playing with the markers.  Come over and join us in this week's challenge at The Little Red Wagon. I can't wait to see what the other girlfriends have made.  You have until next Tuesday to enter!

Supplies I used for this card:
A Random Fan - Underwear Hero clear stamp
Copic markers
MFT Pinking Edge Circle
Spellbinders Stars dies
MFT LJD Birthday Greetings

Thanks for looking and all of your wonderful comments

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Little Red Wagon Weekly Challenge #349 Summer Time!

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a nice holiday week-end. We got together with some family and friends to have a cookout, played some corn hole and watch the fireworks.  It is Summer Time!  And that is what girlfriend Donna has picked for this week's challenge theme.  So many things that you can do with this theme! I opted to make a card with the summer theme of baseball.  Those boys of summer play a lot of games!  I remember so many summer nights of playing softball for years!  Love this sport! 
Let's see what you can come up with for this week's theme.  You can join us at Little Red Wagon.
This challenge will end next Tuesday night!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here are the supplies I used to create my card:
Doodlebug Home Run 6x6 patterned paper
Bugaboo digi stamp Kidlet-Baseball Boy
Copic markers
MFT Stitched Oval Frames
Sentiment - my own creation

Thanks for your awesome comments - it really makes my day!

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