Happy Anniversary

5/22/20 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Howdy again! I’m back with one more post this morning before I jump in the shower and get my day started. Well… step into the shower… don’t need to chance breaking a hip by jumping in, lol! I’m playing again at The Outlawz Challenges and this card I’m sharing is for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge where Jan’s Digi Stamps has been our sponsor for the past month and everyone has been playing with this sketch for the past two weeks:

I created a hybrid anniversary card featuring Jan’s Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set. OMGoodness, I just L-O-V-E her images and this one looks so pretty against the blue pearlized cardstock and blue and white gingham paper!


Really loving the soft look of this design. I used one of my favorite paper pads containing gingham paper. I used a stitched mini scallop circle die to cut the image which I adhered on a hand-cut flag made from the blue pearlized cardstock that I used to layer the gingham paper on. I used a small bow die to cut two bows that I layered on top of one another for a little dimension, and added an iridescent gemstone to the center. I stamped the sentiment directly on the flag beneath the focal image. Since the cardstock was pearlized, I used StazOn ink and then applied the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry up any wet ink so I could keep crafting without having to stop to let the ink dry.


I decorated the inside panel with the gingham paper layered on the blue pearlized cardstock, along with a slightly larger stitched mini scallop circle die cut on which I stamped the inside sentiment.


One more peek… really loving how this turned out and it’ll go to a very special couple later on this year! ;)


Sharing in these additional challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: C is for Checks
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #118 – Flowers
Stamping Sensations: May – Say It With Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX dies, Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent gemstone,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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,

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Scrappin’ Happy Studio is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by none other than yours truly! ;)


I challenged myself and created my first-ever card sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down, and I’m pretty proud of how they turned out! ;) Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty anniversary card in a striking silver and blue color combo. The papers are some of Lozzy’s digital papers that I won a while back in one of her challenges. :)


I layered the papers on a lighter blue cardstock and then adhered them to the dark blue card base. I added two layered stitched star die cuts, a stamped sentiment and a few drops of Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops.


I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock strips used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in blue ink. I won the sentiments stamp set in another challenge a while back. I don’t win tangible prizes very often but I did have a winning streak a few months ago! ;)


Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Persian Blue cardstock, GKD Little Boy Blue cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock, Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger Blueprint Sketch distress ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Nuvo Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Scrappin’ Happy Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Wow, oh wow… we’re starting the middle of the year! Can you believe it?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I”m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #35 – June Anything Goes! I created a pretty anniversary card in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green!


I created a green card base and rounded one corner for a little interest. I stamped the heart strip (an old Stamp Camp stamp my beloved sister gave me a number of years ago) in pink ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and layered it on light pink cardstock. The pretty patterned paper that I put across the bottom is from a new paper pad I just got at Hobby Lobby and I’m in love! I added a thin strip of the light pink cardstock to border the printed paper, and embellished it with some tiny pink flat-back pearls.


I decorated the inside panel with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment. The front and inside sentiments are also from Stamp Camp sentiment stamp sets.


One more look… I’m smitten with every aspect of this card – from the color combo to the stamps and the patterned paper!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Blushing Bride cardstock, The Paper Shelter Country Road paper pack
Stamps: Stamp Camp Heart Strip stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 and Simple Sentiments 2 stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lovely Lipstick ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice tiny pink flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! I’m back with my final post today and a super fun project to share with you! The February House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Love Theme and/or Colors! What a gorgeous color palette!


I created a paper bag card and envelope! Yep, I used two of those little kraft lunch bags, lol! So much fun! I chose several coordinating Stampin’ Up! papers and inked all the pieces with Antique Linen distress ink.


All the hearts on this paper piece were colored with clear sparkle marker and then with Glossy Accents. I tied a bow on a white heart-shaped button with gold metallic thread and adhered it to the front.


I created a tag to tuck into the slot on the front, and repetitively stamped the ‘now and forever’ sentiment along with some small hearts in three inks matching the papers.


The inside features an inlaid die cut with a little stamping.


Here’s one final shot of the closed card and back side of the envelope which features a stamped and punched heart. Really loving how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this paper bag card and envelope into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #37 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 400 – Let’s Celebrate
artbymiran Challenge: #76 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #235 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #66 – Add A Heart
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
Crafts Encore Galore Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #18 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Stacked With Love DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Groovy Love stamp set; Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings, Word Salad, Simply Said and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe ink; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Love Word 2 die
Accessories: Kraft lunch bags, Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart punch, MISTI, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve found a little inspiration to create a project for our challenge this month – can’t wait to see whether you create a love-themed project or use the colors, or both! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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