1/31/21 DT Favorite Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! I hope your first week of the New Year has been a good one! I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’m once again guesting for Scrapping4fun Challenges! One of my projects was a Featured Creation last month and we were offered a guest design spot in Challenge #183 – Anything Goes, so here I am! Polkadoodles is our sponsor for this challenge and I have lots of their digital products in my stash, so I dug into the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna Download Kit for the image and papers I wanted to use for this front step card which is one of my favorite fun folds!

I created the card base from Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse cardstock. I printed three coordinating Polkadoodles digital papers, a round element, two merged pre-colored images and two sentiments on HP 32# copy paper and trimmed them. I layered the focal image on gold foil cardstock and set it aside. I adhered panels cut from the three digital papers to the card base and then adhered the focal image and a layered sentiment to the front along with three 8mm green cut jewels across the bottom.

I embellished the back panel with a leftover strip of the plaid paper and the round element that I punched with a 1-1/4″ circle punch, and layered the panel on the plain green paper.

And one more look… totally loving this fold! It’s easy to adjust the measurements if necessary (I made this one a little taller to accommodate the focal image) and it folds flat for mailing!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
5. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #582 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Challenge – Make It Cute
7. Creative Inspirations: January & February Challenge – Animal Antics
8. Creative Moments: #206 – Anything Goes
9. Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Stockings
10. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January 2021 Anything Goes
11. Let’s Craft and Create: #167 – Anything Goes w/ optional Cheers To You

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, three digital papers from Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna Download Kit, HP 32# copy paper
Stamps: Focal image and sentiments from Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna Download Kit
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet 8mm green Cut Jewels

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun fold and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this challenge! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies over at Polkadoodles – you won’t be disappointed! I’d love to have one of everything, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


Hello, my friends! A very happy Tuesday to you! I have a super fun card to share with you today – another website sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! This one is a tag card with diagonal double pockets! My inspiration came from… you guessed it… another Splitcoast Stampers newsletter outlining this tutorial HERE. You know me – I’m a total fun fold geek, always on the look-out for another one to try! I used the adorable Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set for the tags on this card.

I used some pretty double-sided Christmas paper from my stash to create the card base, and added a red glitter die cut sentiment to the front. I cut two tags from ivory cardstock and embellished them with more of the papers from the same Christmas paper pack. I stamped the images on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them all. The coordinating dies weren’t available yet when I was gifted this stamp set, but they are now! I adhered the stamped and cut images to the tags, stamped a sentiment at the bottom of each tag and added some green crafter’s cord.

This card does not open, so I cut a panel for the back, embellished it with a coordinating paper and a thin strip of red cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I had one leftover stamped and cut element so I adhered it to the panel and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so happy with how this turned out! These koalas are so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #265 – Create A Tag
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2042 – Anything Goes
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #130 – Anything Goes
4. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers
6. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory and Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up red Glimmer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 412, 487, 489, 391, 495, 451, 479, 466, 427, 430, 379, black; Posca white paint marker, Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die, Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Lace die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch, regular hole punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up red/white dotted skinny Washi Tape, Glossy Accents, Hemptique green Crafter’s Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


7/1/20 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!

Hi everyone! I’m baaack! Yep, you guessed it… with another card created for The Outlawz Challenges, lol! I’ve had such a good time cranking them out over the past couple days! This one is for the Tuesday Color Challenge where our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs so be sure to come over and play! The colors for this challenge are black and white plus one color of choice – with a twist of stripes!

I used black and white striped cardstock for my background which I layered on black cardstock. I colored the SheepSki Designs Wild Roses digital image in shades of green. Green is my all-time favorite color and I thought it looked fabulous on the black and white!

I used a coloring technique that I haven’t used in years – Gamsol with colored pencils. I thoroughly enjoyed this and had forgotten how much fun it was… so much so that I used it on another project the same day, lol! I used a digital sentiment which I layered on several pieces of cardstock, trimmed and placed in the bottom right corner. I completed the front with some randomly placed white flat-back pearls.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the black and white striped cardstock, added a digital sentiment, and layered the panel on the black cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving this color combo!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog: #17 – Black & White with 1 Color
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge: June Challenge – Flowers
3. Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges: June Anything Goes
4. Let’s Craft and Create: #160 – Anything Goes w/optional Punch It (no twist)
5. QKR Stampede Challenge: #400 – Anything Goes
6. Through The Purple Haze: #168 – Wedding, Anniversary or Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection, Colorbok black cardstock
Stamps: SheepSki Designs Wild Roses digital image, Ephemoire Word Stripz #1
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink marker
Accessories:  Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils- Dark Green, True Green, Apple Green

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


Hi everyone! Well, this weekend is about over – hope you’ve had a fun one! This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #41 – December Anything Goes! I created an awesome Christmas card to add to my stash featuring the amazing Tim Holtz Ice Skates die. I absolutely love this die and CASE’d my own design from a few months back that I created for another design team. If you’re interested, you can see it HERE.


I used a pretty plaid embossing folder for the background and lightly sanded it while it was still in the folder. I added red glitter Washi Tape and gold Skinny Washi Tape, along with two shiny red Candi Minis and two awesome Tim Holtz ice skate die cuts. I lightly inked the edges of the ice skates to make them look worn, colored the heels black and painted the blades with a silver metallic paint marker, and laced them up with cord. I cut three ivory ‘believe’ die cuts and one red die cut for a tone-on-tone look, and layered them all together.


I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of red cardstock and stamped the inside sentiment which is from Unity Stamps.


One more look… love, love, love! Can’t wait to send this one! ;)


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #154 – Winter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog: #122 – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Christmas)
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Week of 11/26/19
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, American Crafts Crimson cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamps Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink, Studio 71- N10; Marvy Uchida Silver Metallic pain marker, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Ice Skates die, Sizzix Alterations Script Holiday Words die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hemptique off-white cord, Sizzix Texture Fades Plaid embossing folder, sanding block, Peachy Cheap red glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas gold Skinny Washi Tape, MISTI stamp positioner, shiny red Candi Minis

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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