The consensus may be that it is officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere.

Well someone needs to tell Seattle! Still longing for the sunshine and daytime temperatures at least into the 70’s. It will happen… right? My card today is optimistic!

I have CASEd THIS lovely card by Julie Gilson.

The embossed white panel is popped up on foam tape as are the kites and sentiment. The kites were colored with Copics. Such a fun card to create. Thanks, Julie, for the inspiration.

Challenges:

Can You Handle The Pressure? – “Anything Goes Embossing”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “#124 June: Always Anything Goes”

Krafty Chicks Challenge – “#614 Stamp Act (Week 1)

Love To Craft Challenge Blog – “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Simon Says Monday Challenge – “Simon Says: It’s Up in the Air”

Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use Challenge – “WT899 {6/2/22} Twine”

The Creative Crafters – “Challenge #52 Anything Goes”

The Four Seasons Challenge – “June Anything Goes Summer”

Through the Craft Room Door – “Anything Goes Challenge – 24th May 2022”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Kite Delight”

Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Prima; Pearl; SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder

May 282022

Every year I try to make a few Christmas cards before the holidays are fast approaching. Here’s a start!

These came together quickly using the two scenery dies. One die outlines the cabin. The other die outlines the three trees.

Add the plaid paper and voila!

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #430 – “Die Cuts and/or Stencils”

Alphabet Challenge Blog – “D is for Die-Cuts”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “Always Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – “Challenge 596 Anything goes as long as it’s Christmas”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2022 Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge – Use Dies

Happy Little Stampers May Christmas Challenge – “Anything Goes + optional: House”

Jingle Belles – “Masculine Merry Christmas”

Love To Craft Challenge Blog – “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog – “MLCCB #44 Anything Christmas Goes”

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: “Simon Says: Anything Goes”

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge – “IC860 {5/28/22} Lady Yard”

The Creative Crafters – “Challenge #52 Anything Goes”

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Challenge #116 Anything Goes Christmas”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Peaceful Cabin”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Christmas”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU “Plaid Tidings” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Handsome Hunter

Accessories: SU “Cabin” Dies

May 192022

Perhaps the greatest joy in life is to watch your children and then your grandchildren grow and thrive. Well my twin granddaughters have done just that!

They started out so tiny. But they were fierce.

They have both always had such kind and loving hearts towards their family, their peers and all creatures great and small.

Now they are graduating from high school and are off to college in a couple of months.

They’ve worked so hard. In fact, K is her class’s Valedictorian! Wow! Right!!

Both girls are so smart and talented. (And I’m not at all bias! lol)

I’ve added lots of layers and dimension to their cards. Since I will be hand delivering them, I didn’t have to be concerned with mailing issues. Even added some metal flowers and large rhinestones. Now that was fun!

Inside the card, the sentiment panel was popped up with foam tape on three sides. One side was left open to form a pocket for the ever important graduation reward.

Congratulatons, girls! Love you and am so proud of the beautiful young women you have become.

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More: “Challenge #429 – Any Occasion”

Crafting Happiness Challenges: “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “May 2022: Use Patterned Paper”

Love To Craft Challenge Blog: “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: “Layer It Up”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Unity Stamp Company “Graduation Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; We R Memoroy Keepers “Indian Summer” Designer Paper; Basic Grey “Little Black Dress” Designer Paper

Inks: Printer; Copics:


Accessories: Ric Rak Ribbon; Basic Grey “Metal Flowers”

May 112022

Here’s an easy and quick way to add interest to a sentiment.

The sentiment was first stamped on the card base. Then it was stamped a second time on the aqua cardstock and die cut using this Tri Square Wafer from Simon Says Stamp. To build some thickness and add dimension to the tiles, I cut out three more sets of squares.

All the pieces were glued together forming the tiles. I colored around the edges to create a distressed look and then placed them on the card base sentiment over the corresponding area.

Super fun and fast for a card that can be given to anyone!

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More – “Challenge #429 – Any Occasion”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge – “#295 D is for…. Die Cuts

Craft Rocket Challenges – “Challenge #92 – Birthday”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Die Cut Divas Challenge – “Anything Goes” Using a Die Cut

Happy Little Stampers – “HLS May Anything Goes with Dies”

International Art & Soul – “CH#133: 3 of Something”

Love To Craft Challenge – “LTCCB #68 Anything Goes”

Moving Along With The Times – “Challenge 142 for May: Birthday”

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge – SC905

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic:

Accessories: Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square Wafer” Die; SU “Iridescent Pearl”; Washi Tape; Twine

May 012022

Today I am sharing several cards that I made for the special moms in my life.

One of the best parts of making cards is that you can customize each card design with each person’s favorite color(s). Not every flower comes in multiple colors, but pansies do! So fun to mix and match!

Wishing all the moms a wonderful day.

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog – “B is for Blooms”

Crafting Happiness Challenges – “#123 May: Always Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – May 2022 Challenge

Four Seasons Challenge – “May SPRING Challenge: Anything Goes Spring”

Shopping Our Stash – “SOS469 – What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Simon Says: Anything Goes”

Sisterhood of Crafters – “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Pansy Patch”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Spring Rain, Lemon Tart and Lavender Moon Designer Papers; Graphic 45 “Home Sweet Home” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Real Red, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Bordering Blue, Taken With Teal, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Handsome Hunter; Copic:

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; Pearls, Washi Tape; SU “Pansy” Dies

Apr 222022

Thinking pink today!  Had fun coloring up this image.  The card construction is just straight forward layering with lots of pretty in pink papers and ribbon and coloring.

Popped up the image panel for some interest.

Have a sweet day!

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge – F4A635 Pink Backgrounds

Cardz 4 Galz – #171 Think Pink!

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – April 2022 Challenge

Happy Little Stampers – April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Daisy Chain Challenges – Challenge #62 – Birthday

Crafting Happiness Challenges – #122 April: Anything Goes Always

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Birthday Goodness”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow and Lavender Moon Patterned Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: SU Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Sequin; SU “Garden Gateway” Die

Remember Inchies and Twinchies? I have had these square floral dies for awhile and finally realized that they would pair well with them. So it was fun digging into my stash and using some Twinchies to create this card.

Love the drama of the black Twinchies as a backdrop for the white and red die cut floral squares! My love for these little tiles has been renewed!

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use Challenge #WT883 – It’s Hip to Be Square

A Bit More Time To Craft January Challenge – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Week 662 Anything Goes with option Red Flowers

Crafting Happiness Challenges – #120 February: Anything Goes Always

Creative Crafting Uncles #25 – Happy Birthday

Happy Little Stampers – February Anything Goes With Dies

Love To Craft Challenge Blog – LTCCB #66 Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC334: All About Occasions

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Perennial Birthday”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, True Black and Pure Poppy; SU Sahara Sand

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Black Twinchies; Washi; SU “Floral Squares” Dies

Oh I had so much fun coloring and creating this birthday card for my grandson!

The card is held closed with a “band” of twine.

It needed something easy for him to pull off to open the card. Hope this works.

So many cute little critters!

Happy Crafting!
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Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge #624 – Unusual or Different Design

Critter Crazy Challenge #59 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter

2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #59 – A Card With More Than One Fold

A Bit More Time To Craft January Challenge – Anything Goes

Creative Crafting Uncles #25 – Happy Birthday

Love To Craft Challenge Blog – LTCCB #66 Anything Goes

Crafting Happiness Challenges – #120 February: Anything Goes Always

Stamps & Fun = Creativity – Challenge #403 Spring or Bird

Creative Creases Challenge #25 – Anything Goes With a Fun Fold

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Stamps: SU “Woodland Wonder”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:


Accessories: Black Pearls; Twine

Nov 182021

Here’s a birthday card for my son who just recently adopted one of the sweetest smartest little dogs ever from a rescue shelter!

I used the die to cut several pieces of the dog shape and then glued them all together onto the stamped colored image.

This made the piece thick and sturdy, so foam tape wasn’t needed to “pop” it up.

Couldn’t resist a picture of Benny. He was living on the streets, but now he has a cozy warm bed with lots of blankets by the fireplace. Love this sweet little guy.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #418 – Birthdays
Aud Sentiments: #288 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cardz 4 Guys: #284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper: November 2021 Challenge
Critter Crazy: Challenge #56 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers: CAS Challenge – Loveable Pets
Love to Craft: LTCCB #64 – November Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Tim Holtz “Dog Talk” and “Things/Talk”

Papers: PTI Select White; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Cardboard; 1/2″ Corner Punch; Tim Holtz “Dog Talk” Die

Oct 292021

I’ve had several stars cut with this fun dangled stars die.  Finally used them!

Love this sentiment, and it seemed so perfect for this starry night card.

The large rhinestone star sticker was adhered to a paper die cut star before popping it up on the card.  The sentiment is also popped up on dimensionals.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: “Challenge #417 – Christmas”
Aud Sentiments: “#286 Christmas Sentiment”
Love To Craft: “LTCCB #63 – October Anything Goes”
Merry Little Christmas: “MLCCB #39 – October Anything Christmas Goes”
Simon Says Wednesday: “Simon Says: Anything Goes”
Splitcoaststampers Free For All: “F4A610 – Light It Up”
The Holly and Ivy Christmas: “Challenge #104 – Anything Goes Christmas”
Tic Tac Toe: “TTTC137 – Top Row: Sparkle/Embossing/Any Shape Die”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Star of Light”

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening; SU Brushed Gold

Inks: SU Not Quite Navy

Accessories: PTI “Dangled Stars” Die; Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Divine Swirl” Embossing Folder; Recollections “Bling Stickers”; SU Star Punch

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