Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Papercraft Business Challenge #21: Use A Circle

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for a new challenge at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog! The theme is #21: Use A Circle! How easy is that? Come join us for a great prize! Idecided to use A LOT of circles for my card, die cut circles and buttons.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q:What is your favorite shape to use on your cards?
A: Me? I really like the postage stamp and scallop RECTANGLE dies

 I made this card for my sister because she LOVES Unicorns and is the BEST MOM EVER!
The beautiful unicorn image is from Tiddly Inks and I colored her up to look like Rainbow Brite's Horse, Starlight! I used to love Rainbow Brite as a kid. I added the little doodles and the different mom names by hand.
Please comment, subscribe, and follow, I have monthly giveaways on my blog you can see the prize on the right side!

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Circle Nesting Dies
Gina Marie Beautiful Die Cut
Tiddly Inks Unicorn Digi Stamp
Rainbow Cardstock
Rainbow Buttons

Head to the BLOG HERE and ENTER! Here is the prize!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Kinda Cute By Patricia August Release: Happy Bat

Hi Crafty Friends,
Have you been following the Kinda Cute By Patricia AUGUST RELEASE? It is filled with fun and cuteness! Today I have a great digi for Halloween which will be here soon! This one is called Happy Bat. I printed two of these guys for my card and made a batty scene with matching bat paper. My nephew loves to dress up as Super Heroes so today he is BATMAN for these bats! but come back tomorrow to see what he is with the next card!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Who is your favorite BATMAN Character?
A: Me? I love the Joker because Jack Nicholson just did such a great job acting in that role!
My niece and Nephew dressing up as BATS!

My Niece, Annie... one Happy Bat!

Please SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW and COMMENT. I have a MONTHLY giveaway for my subscribers/commenters. You can see the prize this month on right. I will announced the winner in a separate post on September 1st! You don't want to miss it!

Kinda Cute By Patricia Happy Bat
Doodle Bug Designs Bat Paper
CC Designers Spider Web Die

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sparkly Unicorn B-day

Hi Crafty Friends,
There is a new Sketch and Color Challenge at My Favorite Things. I love combining these challenges, it's fun to try and get creative with both "restrictions". I made a Magical Unicorn Birthday Card for a lucky lady splattering it with Perfect Pearls for that extra sparkle and shine!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you like doing challenges? Which kind are your favorite?
A: Me? I really like Sketch Challenges.

My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns
Tim Holz Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Inks
Tim Holz Perfect Pearls

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #447
My Favorite Things Color Challenge #122
Cute Card Thursday #592: No Pattern Paper
Aud Sentiments #232: For a Child + A Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Tim Holz (Distress Inks & Perfect Pearls)
ModSquad Challenge: All that Sparkles
Cutie Pie Challenge: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 
Three Amigos Challenge #28 Photo Inspiration
Double Trouble Challenge #33: Thing 1,3
The Crafters Cafe #223

Lovely Panda CAS

Hi Crafty Friends,
I FINALLY got my hands on this stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs! I have been wanting this Panda FOREVER! So I had to whip up some quick cards just to play around with it. Here are two CAS designs, I was inspired to make from this weeks AAA Card Challenge #145.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the #1 stamp set on your wishlist right now?
A: Me? I really want the Warrior from Tracey Hey
 I started my card just doing some heart stencils on the corners of the card. Then I added the happy sentiment and panda.
 I finished my card with SPARKLE! I added some red gems and Wink of Stella on all the hearts and the balloon.
For my next card, I just wanted to feature the little panda.
 I surrounded him in sparkle because I'm obsessed with sequins.
I added a cute little sentiment in the corner and some more Wink of Stella on his cheeks and toes (hard to see).
Don't forget there are 3 more days to enter my GIVEAWAY for the month of July... it's a $12 G.C to Bugaboo Stamps! Just comment, follow, and subscribe.

Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Panda Stamp Set
Newton's Nook Tumbling Heart Stencil
Wink of Stella

Polkadoodles Week 30: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #592: No Pattern Papers
Aud Sentiments #232: For A Child + A Sentiment
ModSquad Challenge: All That Sparkles
AAA Cards CAS #145: One Image + Optional Positivity
Double Trouble Challenge #33: Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3
Crafter's Cafe #223
Gerda Steiner Designs: Share Your Design Challenge July

Friday, July 26, 2019

All Dressed Up: Birthday Ballet Girl

Hi Crafty Friends,
I love this little lady from All Dressed Up. I colored her up for a tag and a card. Perfect for a little girls birthday. I made sure to ADD some girly sparkle and glitter.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you make tags for birthday gifts?
A: Me? No, I feel like they get ignored or thrown away right away because they are so small.
 I die cut my tag shape around my images, then I die cut a frame for it about 1/2 inch in pink. I hand doodled the pink GLITTER stitches and added the pink GEMS. I finished each with the pink adornaments.
 I kept one as a tag and made one into a matching card!
All Dressed Up Ballet Birthday
Gina Marie Rounded Tag Diecut
Pink Gems
Pink Glitter Pen
Pink Adornaments

ModSquad Challenge: All That Sparkles
Cute Card Thursday #592: No Pattern Paper
Polkadoodles #30 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Not A Card
All Dressed Up Challenge #95 Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Thursday, July 25, 2019

You Can Do It- Coffee

Hi Crafty Friends,
C.C Designs July Challenge is EMBOSSING so I created this fun card with the background stamped in red ink and embossing with clear embossing powder.  I love these sketchy coffee stamps and the DARLING little Swiss Pixie Coffee girl from C.C Designs! Then I added this AWESOME die from Paper Smooches! This coffee cup is FABULOUS, I love the outline piece and heart.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a mom and pop coffee shop near you?
A: Me? No... only Starbucks.... GRRRRR

 I started my card with by stamping the sketchy coffee images on my panel in red. Then I used WOW Clear embossing powder and heat it.
I added my little Swiss Pixie Coffee girl and my amazing Paper Smooches Coffee Die in colors to match my panel and base. I finished my card with the a great coffee sentiment.
Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! This month it's a $12 to Bugaboo stamps! All you have to do is comment and subscribe/follow!

C.C Designs Swiss Pixie Coffee
Altenew Coffee with a Splash Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Coffee Cup Die
WOW Embossing Powder Clear

C.C Designs July Monthly Challenge: Embossing
Paper Smooches Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #592 No Pattern Papers
The Paper Shelter Summer Break Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard Christmas In July Instagram Hop

Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you playing along with Christmas in July challenges? I am! Polka Dot Orchard has some DARLING digi sets for Christmas and we are having a Instagram HOP right now so you can WIN them! Head to my Instagram and look for the picture below and get hopping! The HOP is from July 25th to August 1st! I have two cards for you below, enjoy! And don't forget I have a MONTHLY Giveaway here on my blog so comment, subscribe, and follow for your chance to win $12 G.C to Bugaboo this month! Click on the image below to get hopping!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: If Santa had son what do you think he would name him?
A: Me? I'm going to guess Sam Claus :)


 I created a pretty simple card to show off this beautiful Santa hat from the Magic of the Season Set.

Polka Dot Orchard Magic of the Season Digi Set
Winnie and Walter Hexagon Die
Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Die
Red Gems
Snowflake Ribbon
This is one of my favorite sets from Polka Dot Orchard called Penguin Love! It has a bunch of cute sentiments and images. I used the CAS-Fridays Snowflake Panel die and popped this cutie right in the middle.

Polka Dot Orchard Penguin Love Digi Set
CAS-Fridays Snowflake Panel Die
Pattern Paper

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge Anything Goes
The Cat's Pajamas TCP #359: Christmas In July
Catch The Bug Christmas Challenge Day 1: Theme: Santa Claus Movies
Catch the Bug Christmas Challenge Day 2: Sketch
Catch the Bug Christmas Challenge Day 4: Bingo (Ribbon, Sparkle, Pattern Paper)
The Paper Girls Challenge #180 Magic Monday (santa!)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Thomas Turns 2 Birthday Card

Hi Crafty Friends,
Sharing a fun birthday card I made for my nephew for his 2nd birthday! It's hard to make boy cards but this is perfect for little boys, stars, bright bold colors and a cute elephant!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: If you could be any age what would you be?
A: Me? I really liked 25!

Could he be any cuter?

  Funky design, fun colors and some sparkle and glitter! Perfect Birthday Card!
My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants
Red Glitter Washi Tape
Altenew Star Die Cut
Patterned Papers

Double Trouble Challenge #33: Thing 1, 2, and 3
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge: #223
Dies R Us Challenge #125: Birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge: 2 or More Pattern Papers
Dare 2 Be Artzy: Masculine Birthday


CAS Christmas Trees

Hi Crafty Friends,
Christmas in July CAS style with this card! I love these trees from Hero Arts. Simple and sweet. They are wood stamps, one of my first Christmas sets!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a real or fake tree?
A: Me? FAKE... so much easier to deal with.
 I stamped all the trees in green then I framed them with a postage stamp die cut.
 I added the bling with red gems as ornaments and red glitter washi tape!
Hero Arts Tree Trio
Kat Scrappiness Postage Stamp Die Cut
Red Glitter Washi Tape
Red Gems

A Blog Named Hero Christmas in July
Christmas with the Cuties #29: Going Green
ABC Christmas Challenge N and O (o is for ornaments)