Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bear Birthday

I cut this guy for the Connie Can Crop Beary Sweet Challenge.  Imagine That has a Coloring Contest this month that I've totally over  looked.  Good thing I used  one of their images  for this  quick Birthday card.

KaDoodle Bug Moose

I fell   in love with this little moose when I first saw him.  I'm not really good at  putting these together but I keep trying.  This  will be  my entry in the Kadoodle Bug Valentines Challenge.  Crafty Gals and Inspiration Destination both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Wags  N Whiskers has Love as  their challenge.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Birdbrain Conversation Hearts

Just one  more for tonight and I'm  calling it  done.  I'll be off to bed to read till I fall asleep. This one is  for the  I {heart} sketches challenge.  I used the From the Heart Birdbrain. I had to rotate my card to make it work but I do believe that is allowed.  Crafty Time Challenges has a  make it Sparkle Challenge.  I used my  Wink of Stella pens to give Bird and  some  of the heart a  shimmery glow.  I do wish that shimmer showed up better in these pictures.  Crafty Sentiments has an Anything Goes Challenge.

More Cas Valentines

More CAS Valentines.  I am really  behind on Valentine cards this year so I'm making a few really  quick and easy ones.  Again I'm using this one for the Casology adore Challenge.  Tuesday Throw Down's and Simon Says Wednesday both have an Anything Goes challenge. And Craft Rocket Challenges CAS  challenge.

CAS Valentines

Just knocking out a few  quick projects today.  This one is  for the CASology Adore Challenge.  Tuesday Throw Down has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Craft Rocket Challenges has a CAS challenge.  Cute Card Thursday has a For the Ladies Challenge.

Chocolate Cake

Sometimes last year I won this set of stamps in a challenge.  I wasn't sure I would ever use it because its just not something I would have picked out.  However, I have now used it twice this month.  That's  really good for me.  This time I chose it for the Die Cutting Divas Chocolate Cake Challenge.  I dug out my spellbinders again to cut my rectangles.  This is more time  consuming than cutting them with my  silhouette but they DCD requires a die cut on their entries.  I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I really like their sketches. Through the Craft Room Door has an anything goes challenge.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Baseball bat Trio

It will be  baseball season real soon.  I love these trio cards  because they are so cute and easy to make when you are in a  hurry.  Brown Sugar Challenges has a Black Brown and Blue Challenge.  Give a Crafter a Cookie also has a baseball themed challenge.  I will be back in a  bit to make a few of these in my teams colors.


I love this stamp.  I'm not real sure who its  by but I do like to use it.  I've been working on  my coloring and watching  a few videos along the way to learn better techniques.  This one turned out pretty well even though I printed it bigger than I really wanted to.  Cute Card Thursday has a Just Boys challenge.  Penny's Paper Challenges also has a Children Challenge.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Baby It's Cold

Today I decided to do something a little different. I've had this piece of wood laying around and wanted to put something on it.  I say this saying in the  Silhouette  Store and decided  that's  what I wanted to do.  The star and the sides of the block at covered in white glitter  to give it an extra sparkle.  Crafting by  Designs has a  Winter Glitter and Sparkles challenge.  Crafty Calendar Challenges has a  Something New. This is a  new kind of project for me.  Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenges has a frosty challenge.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lily of the Valley

I know its  not Spring yet but  my bulbs are beginning to poke their heads up out of the ground.  It won't be long and I'll have  bulbs  blooming everywhere. Last year we had  Snow in February  and the  Lilies of the Valley were  blooming fiercely. It might happen that way again this year. City Crafter has a Photo Inspiration Challenge. Since I'm not a coffee  drinker I looked past the  coffee  cups and saw the flowers . So I could use this  stunning card.  Little Tangles has a Hello challenge.

Bandaid trio

I don't   send a lot of get well cards. But I saw this  band aid trio in the silhouette store and knew this was a  quick fix for a few anyway.  It fits well in the  Tuesday Throw Down  under the Weather Challenge.


The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches seemed to  fit with this embossing folder perfectly.   I can always use another  Birthday Card.  Creative Knockouts has an Embossing challenge.  Seize the Birthday has a CAS Challenge.

Paper Roses

I  know I've made this a bit early but  was excited when I saw them in the Silhouette Store.  This pattern looks a lot more complicated than it really is. It was  fun to put together and I really love how it looks.  Today I want to use them for the Crafty Sentiments Valentine Challenge.  Crafty Creations has a paper Piecing Challenge.  As  You like It Challenges  has an\Favorite Project Challenge.  So far this year this has been my favorite project.  Hiding in My Craft Room has an Any Holiday Challenge. Crazy Hazelnuts Patterned Paper  of course has a patterned  paper challenge.  Curtain Call has a Girly Challenge. Crafting From the Heart and Craft on Your Passion  both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Simon Says Monday has a Love is in the Air Challenge.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Edward's Birthday

Another image  found laying on my desk.  I know I printed several of these but thought I had used them all. Oh well , here's one more.  I  used it for  the  Tuesday Morning Sketch.  I had to move the strip and  border to the opposite side to work with this image.

Choclate Chips

Today  I cut this stencil to use to etch a plate for my friend.  She is feeling a bit under the weather  and I thought a  plate of warm chocolate  chip cookies might  make her feel better. The  etching on the plate  didn't  show up very well for the picture  so I am showing the stencil instead.  Simon Says Monday has  a Best Friends Challenge.  Even though this isn't the finished  project I hope it is allowed.


When I saw the Challenge at Die Cutting Diva's I immediately knew I wanted to cut this card out.  I used shades of  brown to give it an even  better cocoa feel. Suzy Bees Blooming Challenges  has a Frosty Challenge.  This  card is the perfect solution for a frosty day!  Classy Cards N Such has a neutrals Challenge.  Browns are  neutral to me.  Paper Creators Crafts has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sea Turtles

These Sea turtles are one of my favorite images at From the Heart.  I have used them so many times and really enjoy coloring them each and every time.  Today I used  the sketch found at I {heart} Sketches.   ABC Challenges has a  No Embellishment challenge.  One Crazy Stamper has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, January 22, 2016


This is the last entry for the Bug a Boo Jungle/Birthday Celebration.  I finally made it thru all seven. It was  fun! 

Peaches Driving

Almost  finished with the Bug a Boo Birthday Bash.  it has been fun but I am winding down for the night.  It was a  hard task to get them all done today.  Classy Card N' Such has a Buttons  Challenge so I added a few buttons to complete this card.  613 Avenue Create has an Anything Goes challenge.

BugaBoo Birthday

Yet another entry for the Bug a Boo Birthday bash.  I'm really  surprised  I've gotten this far.  I  used  an easel card   more than one animal and a Die cut. I cut the star then  decorated it.  2 Crafty Girlz has an Anything Goes Challenge.


Addicted to CAS has a cake challenge.  I saw this monkey  popping out of this  cake and knew  not only would it work for the CAS challenge but also it would fit in the Catch the Bug Day 5 Challenge  Pile It On has a Use the first initial of you name challenge.  My initial is a C   so I'm using cake. Fan-Tastic Tuesday has an Anything Goes/girly challenge.  This  cake  is  certainly girly enough for a birthday  party.

Another Bug a Boo

Yes,  I'm behind on this Catch the Bug  jungle celebration thing.  But today I am determined to get  caught  up.  The challenge  for day  3 is a  color  scheme.  I love this little  lion  and wanted him peeking thru a  window. The embossing folder I chose made  that rather easy.  So I  just  used the colors  around the frame.  Simon Says Wednesday  has a Critters Challenge.  Lawnscaping has a  water color challenge.  I  used my new  water color  pens to color the  swirls and also the  lion.  Crafty Gals  has a Something New Challenge.  Since by something new is  Watercolor Markers I  chose to use them.

Balloon Bear

Bug a Boo  Stamps has  a Jungle/ Birthday celebration going on.  Each  day they have a different challenge theme to go along  with their celebration.  The second day's  challenge was a  jungle themed birthday  using a sketch.  I like this little guy and he looks bright and cheerful. Marker  Pop has a Critters Challenge. Inspiration Destination and Through the Purple Haze both have an Anything Goes Challenge.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Britt's Birthday

My daughter's birthday is in a few days.  I know this is more Springy but I 'm a little tired of  snowmen.   A Gem of a Challenge has a Female Birthday Challenge.  Your Next Stamp has a sketch and color challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Fan-tastic Tuesday has an Anything Goes/make it  Girly challenge.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Today is very  cold and dreary  so I spent some of my day crafting.  I have way too many projects started  and need to start finishing some of them.  This sketch is from Sugar Pea Designs Brown Sugar Challenges has a Movie Madness Challenge but all I get on my mind is Frosty the Snowman which wasn't really  a movie but anyway.  Craft On Your Passion and Sparkle and Sprinkle has an Anything Goes Challenge.  I used a very fine glitter on the snowman's face to give him a  light shimmer and blue  glitter on his  scarf as well.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thank You

I find that I sometimes need a Thank You card and never have any on hand.  Today  a couple one of which I will use now but the other I can save  for later.  Also Aud Sentiments and Natalie and Amy both have a Thank You Challenge.  Wags and Whiskers and Crafting From the Heart both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  CASology has a  Clear Challenge.  I'm not quite sure exactly  what they are  aiming for but the  words  thank you are  clearly  cut out of my card and left open to the inside so you have a clear  view of the inside of the card.  Artistic Inspirations has an Anything Goes/Thank you challenge as well.

Monday, January 18, 2016


I almost overlooked the  Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  I thought I had more time to get it together but I didn't. Anyway here it is!  I love these playful snowmen.  The Paper Shelter has a  Shades of Blue Challenge.  Word Art Wednesday has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Snowflake Spray

Today I needed something "open' for the CAS ology challenge. I wasn't  quite  sure what to do  til I saw this  snowflake  spray card.  It seemed to want to fit.  2  Crafty Girls has an Anything Goes Challenge.  CAS on Sunday has a Winter Challenge.  Clear it Out has a Winter/snowflake Challenge.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Nikki's Sippy Cup

My  daughter has been wanting me to stencil her a  peacock  feather on her  cup that she takes to work.  Well today I  finally got around to it.  It looks a lot better than I anticipated and I am  sure she will be very happy with it.  I hope it works for the Simon Says Monday's Stencil It Challenge. I don't use a lot of stencils on my cards and paper projects but I do a lot of vinyl stencils for other decorative projects. 

Blue Birds

 Today it is cold  and rainy outside and I needed a little breath of Spring so I colored these little  guys  to use on my sketch at I{Heart} Sketches.  I used my  Spellbinder Rectangles to cut my  pieces because I'm not in a  place I could use my Silhouette so  I'm also going to use this in the Die Cutting Divas Bird  challenge.  The person who receives this card will get a delightful when they open  the card and  see the  beautifully embossed inside that is covered by  my image.  Cuddlebug Mania has a Something New  Challenge.  The only thing new I could think of that I had was  my new embossing folder that I used in my new Cuddlebug.   Inky Impressions and  Crafting When We Can both have a Something New challenge. Hiding in My Craft Room has an embossing Challenge.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Edward's Birthday

I'm not real sure what my brain is  doing  because everything I have printed the last few days has been way bigger than I actually wanted it.  Oh well,  here I go again making the best of it  Once its  printed I won't  just waste it and start over.  This is for the Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug. I  also want to use it for the Bug a Boo Birthday celebration day 1.
  Penny's Paper Challenges has an Anything goes challenge.

Kittens again

Yeah I know I used the same image just colored it differently and  used a different sketch.  I really like these  guys so  decided to do them again since I had already printed several copies of them. Again I will use then again in the From the Heart Challenge.  Glitter N' Sparkle has aTic Tac Toe Challenge.  I used Gems and ribbon with my  digi. This particular sketch came from Crafty Creations and is their  Challenge. Through the Craft Room  Door and Inspiration Destination both have Anything Goes Challenges.

Lilac Kittens

I love these sweet kittens that are the  monthly freebie at From the HeartCupcake Inspirations has a color Challenge which was Lilac gray and white.  That made my  color choices  real easy.  I used  the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches but had to tweak it to make it work  since I printed my image too large. 613 Avenue Create and Craft Your Passion both have an Anything Goes challenge. Fan-tastic Tuesday has a Warm and Cosy challenge.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Snowman Box

Today I needed  three  snowman boxes for the  child I will visit today.  I always take them a little something and  they know to expect it.  This  little  box it  very cute and  should bring a smile to them all. Also, SCG  Cutting Files has a Christmas Treat Challenge.  I know its after Christmas but this should still  fit  right in.  Jo's Scrap Shack and  Crafting from the Heart both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenges has An Anything Goes/baby Its  Cold Outside Challenge.  Classy Cards N' Such has a Bright and Cheerful Challenge.  I think this  little guy is  bright enough to be cheerful to any one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Easel

Today I'm working on a  few unfinished projects laying on my desk.  These have been there a  while just waiting to be put together. One of them I will be needing this week so now  seemed a good time to get  them done.  Also  Seize the Birthday and Crafty Gals both have an Anything Goes Challenge  ending real soon. Penny's Paper  Challenges has a More Than One Fold Challenge.  City Crafter has a new  challenge and its Butterflies.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Snowmen Fall

City Crafter has a Hello/Goodbye Challenge.   I don't  have any new  beginnings or immediate goodbyes  so I created this card as the Hello to the first Snow Fall.  We don't get snow  here  often  but I  happen to know my sister will have snow real soon. Inspiration Destination, ABC  Challenges and As You Like It Challenges all have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Lawnscaping Challenges has a  Winter themed Challenge.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Snow Girl

Today I wanted to get the I {heart} sketches challenge done.  I wanted to your their  Monthly image but so many other people had already used it I decided to do something different.  This sweet snow girl jumped out at me.  The  challenge is to use the sketch or use the sketch and the twist. I chose to use them both. Simon Says Monday has a Something New Challenge.  My something new were additions to my Craft Stash. I got new markers with I used and the background paper came from a new paper book.  Tuesday ThrowDown has a Winter Wonderland Challenge.  This  little  snow gal  certainly lives in a winter wonderland.  Creative Card Crew has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Fantastic Tuesday has an Anything goes/Its Cold Outside  Challenge.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Snow Day

I saw this cute card and thought I might send it to some of the kids who will have snow days from school  soon.  Classy Cards and Such  and Artistic Inspirations both have a Winter Blues Challenge ending soon.  Paper Creators Crafts has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Craftin Desert Divas has a Let it Snow Challenge.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Candy Cane Ava

Just a  quickie for the  Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge.  Craft Your Passion and Through the Craft Room Door both have an Anything goes  Challenge ending in a few days.  maybe I will have time to  do more  a bit later today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pink Snow Girl

This sweet little gal from Paper Shelter is  enjoying her snow day!  Paper Shelter has an anything Goes  Challenge this month. In The Pink has a Pink Christmas Challenge.  Crafting from the Heart has an Anything Goes Challenge.


I started this card a few days ago and its just been waiting to be finished.  I layer the strawberry and  hat to  give it some depth.  I used the sketch from Wednesday's Creative Inspiration ABC Christmas Challenges  has a Zoo Animal Challenge.  This cute Bear is too cute to be in a  zoo but I'm using him  anyway. A Gem of a Challenge has an Anything Christmas Goes theme this week.  Crafting When We Can has a Buttons Challenge.