Just Because

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day to you! A new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #34 – May Anything Goes! I created a project with lots of green (which just happens to be my favorite color) – an adorable friendship card featuring papers, digital image and sentiments from Polkadoodles.


I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and layered her on a stitched rectangle die cut. I added a lacy die cut, a narrow strip of gold mirror cardstock and some bling from my stash.


I decorated in the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and added a sentiment.


And one final look… loving how this turned out. What an adorable image!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke cardstock; Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock; papers from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon Big Kahuna Download Bundle and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 Bundle
Stamps: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Art Deco Edge die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils, Darice clear rhinestones, YNS green Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project 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 today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


just because

** 4/1/17 Special Mention at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog! **
** 4/1/17 Top 3 at Your Scrapbook Place! **
** 4/6/17 Spotlight at Crafting By Designs! **

Hi everyone! The March House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for Make A Scene and/or Colors! Come on over and play – we’d love to see what you create! I absolutely love this inspiration photo! This just screams ‘Spring’ to me!


I created a friendship card using the mirror stamping technique. First time I’ve ever done this and I have to admit I was a little nervous, but love how it turned out! I would love to have been able to add some ducks floating in my pond but I didn’t have any duck stamps small enough. ;)


After stamping the trees, I sponged the sky using both shades of blue, some pink and some yellow, then the grass shoreline using two shades of green, and finally the pond the two shades of blue. I used all of the colors in the inspiration photo and added pink. :)


I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #39 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: March Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #336 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #9 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #123 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #36 – Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: March Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #185 – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colors this time)

SU Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: SU Lovely As A Tree and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy; Ranger Distress Inks- Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed; SN marker- EB2
Accessories: Ranger round ink blending tool, Midnight Blue Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our ‘Make A Scene’ challenge this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,