Monday, June 26, 2017

Summertime Challenge

I am hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Summertime challenge: Stars, Fireflies, Bonfires, and things like that. Above is my two page layout and below a few of my favorite cuts: The chair is from Life is a Beach, then fire pit is Dude! and a square shape, By the Fire is Outdoor Man, and Summer Nights is made with one of my computer fonts and the fire on the right side is from Outdoor Man too.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Watermelon Wood Crate

What fun is this wood crate from Stampin' Up! I made a bunch of these - in different wood colors from a DSP 6x6 pack - for a vending event that I am doing this weekend. It was easy to make - just run the die twice through the big shot (so you need 2 sheets of 6x6, but there's lots of paper left over for more projects like cards and tags). I added cellophane bags filled with sugared watermelons and tied with twine - how cute!

Here's what I used (all photos copyright Stamping' Up!):

Wood Words Clear-Mout Bundle die and stamp "For You"

Wood Textures DSP

Whisper White Craft ink and pad
3x6 Gusseted Cellophane Bags

Monday, June 19, 2017

Seaside Seagull Missing You Card

This week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge is to use a bird on your cricut cut project. For my card, I used Life is a Beach (anchor border and seagulls); Pack Your Bags (seagull); The First Few Years (cloud label); Phrases (miss you). I used a Watercolor stamp background for the sunset sky in on of the new In-Color Powder Pink ink. Hope that you like it and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Get Well Card Set

Well, I didn't have a masculine Stampin' Up! Get Well sentiment, and I needed one for an order ASAP. With Cricut Design Space, so many options -- but I chose two phrases that I already purchased. The one on the left is from Paper Lace (surprise!) and the right Phrases. I wish that I could say that I wiped this up quick -- but I did have a few failed attempts with the wrong colors. I am happy with this though.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Coffee & Cards Birthday Card Class

Here's some photos from my first Coffee & Cards class. I decided to do some morning classes because for some, mornings are easier than Friday nights. We made four cards using the stamp set Big on Birthdays, which is a great investment stamp set because it is so versatile.

The ladies, two who we're novice stampers and card makers, gained confined in one class and put their spin on many of the cards. This one showcases how they individualized one of the card designs. I love how they came out!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hello Summer Card

It's time to say Hello to Summer! Here is a summer card for this week's Bitten By the Bug2 blog challenge. I used a combination of cricut cuts - and of course - stickles. Hello Summer comes from The First Few Years; umbrella, bucket, waves and Adirondack chair from Life's a Beach.

What Love most about this card - aside from the stickles - is the blue sand bucket with the pile of sand in front of it. love the 3d effect.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday on Delightful Daisies

This is my final card for this Friday's card night and Wednesday coffee and cards. I love this patterned paper most from the Delightful Daisy DSP. And adding Big On Birthdays stamp set's Happy Birthday onto a layered banner punch makes it pop. Just a pretty card that I hope my attendees will like!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wisteria Wonder Happy Birthday

This was a fun card to make. I used the Big On Birthdays stamp set - and watercolor pencils to fill in the flowers and leaves. I used a blue and purple one, which goes with the inked background. I inked resist paper with Wisteria Wonder, using a sponge dauber and then matted it onto black card stock - I think the border is a nice weight against the stamped image.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At Least You're Still Pretty

I love this stamp sentiment - think it's tongue in cheek is so funny - from Big on Birthdays stamp set. And against the new 2017-2019 In Color Berry Burst colored patterned paper (Color Theory DSP) and matching felt bow embellishment (2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows) is perfect. I hope that those who attend my class will love it!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cheery Big on Birthdays Card

Here's one of the cards that we will be doing for my Friday craft night and Wednesday coffee and cards classes. I used the Big on Birthdays stamp set - a great birthday stamp staple - and new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. So cheery!

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Birthday Challenge is Up at Bitten by the Bug2

Here is a design team challenge for Bitten by the Bug2 - create a birthday card, tag or layout - so I combined the tag and a card. I created a card as colorful and happy as one on my friends who is celebrating her May birthday. I used Tags, Bags and Boxes 2 (tag); Paper Lace (free Happy Birthday); and Simply Charmed (party horn). The patterned paper is Stamping' Up! Festive Birthday - still available at, but it won't be when the new catalog comes out June 1.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cricut-cut Easter Baskets

I created about 30 Easter baskets for a Women's Club meeting/dinner. I also added tags - with a spring flower theme. Fits a bunny or chick and a a large chocolate Easter egg. Here's the rest of them: