Ladybug Challenge

Boy....got close to the deadline!  There were a few more elements I wanted to add, but staying with CAS this time.  From the Heart (Delightful Inspiration) Stamps (Designed 2 Delight) offered this darling freebie if you have been following the progressive challenge.

I have several thank you cards that need to go out....this one is in the mail today...haha

A2, red brads, scallop punch, EK circle punch, copics, ribbon, stitching


Baby onesie

I saw this at Paper Pastime and knew immediately I had to CASE for our first grandchild due October 3. I bought a package of three onesies...this is one of 3 I did, all being different. 

I purchased Easyweed Heat Vinyl and followed Denise's video.  It worked!  TADA  I was very happy with the results.  Now my college son wants me to do some shirts for  "Gamecock" football days.

Was in a hurry and lighting is bad....sorry!


Have a chairful day!

I love little puns. The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up set. The 3D chair idea is from Sizzix and the window die is from Memory Box, along with the tree branch and birds.

Once I decided what to make, the rest was very simple and quick. I made my chair on my Silhouette Cameo so I could size it.

PS  Thank you all for the info on my scrapbook page.  EVERYONE voted for the 3rd pic...which is the one I originally started out with but then started adding stuff to it.  Guess I should had stopped with the original plan...go with your gut instincts.  Sometimes you just need to leave a project and come back to it later.

A2, outside, vertical

Inside...oops...left off the little pillow I made

Inside at an angle to see the 3D affect


Sweet Baby Smith

First, the lighting is bad....I know
Second, need opinions if you can get past the bad lighting

I have three different pictures with the grass and gate....which one do you think is more pleasing to the eye?

12x12 ...with gate and grass

...with just gate

....with just grass

The letters and date are loosely put on since I have to change the name once they announce it.  Of course, the date can change too.

This is the last page.....which by the way, is the first page of the scrapbook...haha


My Life is Going Too Fast!

A2, twine, clock charm, copics

This really CAS card has my SIL Dawn written all over it.  She has more air miles than some pilots.  If she's not flying from state to state, then it's from country to country.  Sometimes it can seem glamours but other times it can take a real "toll on the body and mind."

I saw this at Sue's Stamping Stuff and knew I had to use this image (Snoopy/Linus Happy Birthday) for my Dawn and get it in the mail so she can pick it up between one of her many many flights/travels.

Time flies when you are having fun or work, work, work...that's what the clock is suppose to represent.


Guess Who?

(inside):   .....is Thinking of YOU!

Ok folks, I really thought this would turn out to be a sweet card...and it is....AFTER you open it.  The front of the card looks a little "scary".  I thought the disguise glasess would be a fun addition, but maybe a little over the top!  Oh well...the best laid plans  haha

A wonderful image from the Quirky Owl set from Doodle Pantry.  Sometimes you leave the best for last and in this case....the inside.

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A2, stitching, Lettering Delights glasses cut file, silver owl charm, MB branch die

Inside, pre-colored quirky owl image


Flowers for sale

I'm fascinated with old cars.   Nickie (Stiggy's Cards) from the United Kingdom has a classic/vintage car I enjoy reading about....a Morris Minor Traveller.  A challenge is starting at Sugar Creek Hollow - wheels (must be vintage or shabby chic)....hope this qualifies.  The image is from Doodle Pantry called Hotrod Pickup. I used the pre-colored image.

I also got my inspiration from the photos below my card.

A2, IO grass die, snowflake punch, my planter cut file, cloud punch, copics, pop-ups for dimension


Hello Friend....What's cluckin'?

I bought this adorable "just released" svg set from My Scrap Chick called Shirley, Goodness, Mercy.  It is $1 off till the end of today (Thursday) and then it will go back to regular price.  I see a lot of cut files and this one struck me as "different".  I cut it out using my wonderful Silhouette Cameo.

I made my own pop-up card.  I left the outside CAS since I was putting so much on the inside.  You can't see the bottom of the page, but it's also decorated with matching yellow strips of paper.  I used faux stitching instead of real stitching...haha

I'm entering it into the Silhouette Challenge: use your Silhouette machine and use faux stitching.

A2, mini fancy flourish (mb), Studio Girl sentiment, flower punch, flower jewel

Inside of card, LaLa Land scallop border die, pop-ups for dimension, cut out with my Cameo machine.

Side angle to help so pop-up


Life is SWEETER.....

(inside): ....when shared with friends

Trust me...this card was so easy to make!  I used a new July Release set called Black Eyed Susan from Doodle Pantry.  I used the beautiful pre-colored flower images, took them into my Silhouette Cameo program and used the Print & Cut feature.  Everything else were punches and dies.  I already had a stash of clouds, fences and flower pots punched and cut out since I used them so much. The grass and watering can are dies.  (PS I was inspired and cased the talented Kitty Kraft).

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A2, copics, grey pearl, pop-ups, distressing, deckle scissors for bottom grass, butterfly punch

(inside) mini fanciful flourish, circle punches, butterfly punch, old acrylic sentiment


It's a Spring Thing!

A2, along with stitching, twine, highlighting and silver charms

It feels like summer when I'm stuffing myself with strawberries, but strawberries are in full-bloom in late Spring and the first days of summer here.  I wanted to use a few strawberries for my display with the card, but I hate my last one....oh dear!

This is an oldie-but-goodie from Doodle Pantry called Strawberry Ants. I wanted to make sure the strawberry bg paper showed, but in the pic it looks as though it may had drowned out my darling image.  Up close and personal it looks great....haha

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Fun day shopping!

I just had to share this pic!  LMAO  My husband (and sons) can sooooo relate!    I think I saw this pic on the FB page of Inspiration Station.


Shoes and Friends.....

(Inside):   You can never have too many.

I know....I know...the sentiment has been done to death, but it's a great one and many of my none crafting friends haven't seen it...lol

The card is two-fold...using one of my favorite Doodle Pantry images, Fancy Shoes (There is a pre-colored set; I used the b/w set), and having the opportunity to display a card for Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge.

A2, copics for coloring shoe, stitching, circle punches, fancy circle die, liquid pearls, ribbon, SU window punch, or fiskar border punch

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge


In a pickle?

(inside:) Here I am!
That's what friends are for.

What a delightful, fun image as part of the July Releases from Doodle Pantry.  The images are from Pickle Ants.  The images come b/w, pre-colored, and with matching background papers and sentiments.  I used copics on the front image and copics along with the pre-colored image on the inside.

I also used Doodle Pantry's Bottle & Jars set, turned it into a shaped card and ate some pickled okra to  celebrate the card creation...haha

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A2, twine, clear acetate sheet for shiny jar effect, copics, tag punch

A2, same card without the pickle ornament

(Inside) Copic ants and pre-colored pickle with glossy accents

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