Love You

Hi everyone! Well, the wind is still whippin’ out there but the gray sky has turned into a beautiful blue, so it has definitely turned out to be a gorgeous day here in Colorado! I’ve popped in for the last time today (I’m sure you’re tired of me by now, lol!) to share a card I created for The Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Hettie Clare Art and we were provided the super cute Pony Plait digital image to play with. I created a card featuring this adorable image paired with burlap and corrugated kraft cardstock for a little texture and interest.

I used Gamsol and colored pencils to color this image and then cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment directly on the image die cut and layered it onto a strip of corrugated kraft cardstock layered onto a rectangle cut from burlap which I adhered to the card front.

I embellished the inside panel with a couple strips of Twine cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel onto more of the Twine cardstock.

And one more look… I just love how this turned out! What a sweet image!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #39 – Anything Goes
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog: E is for Earthbound Animal
3. Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges: June Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede Challenge: #400 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock, CutCardStock Twine cardstock, Canvas Corp corrugated kraft cardstock, Canvas Corp brown burlap
Stamps: Hettie Clare Art Pony Plait digital image, Clearly Besotted One In A Million stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils- Dark Green, Canary Yellow, Peacock Blue, Ultramarine, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Dark Brown; Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool

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,

Love You

3/1/20 Top 3 at Craft-Dee BowZ!

Hi friends! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m super stoked to share that I’m guesting for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge this month and we’re being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps – you know you love some Bugaboo! The Twisted Thursday challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist, so be sure to join The Outlawz for a whole lot of fun going on all the time – there are nine different challenges you can play in and tons of crafty friendships to be made! Today’s challenge is being hosted by Berni and the twist is ‘Be My Valentine.’ If you play the twist, you’ll need to CASE a card from any Outlawz designer on any team, chosen from either their Outlawz gallery or their blog, and share a link to the card you CASE’d so we can see how it inspired you!

I stalked Angela’s blog (she’s the Twisted Thursday Challenge Team Leader) and CASE’d the card in her blog post Anything Goes with Creative Scoop Digis from January 25, 2018. The black, white and red color combo has always been one of my favorites, and I love her pretty card design with the stripes and the doily. This is Angela’s card:

I created a Valentine for my hubby in the black, white and red color combo featuring the adorable Bugaboo Heart Cats digital image that I had in my stash. Ed and I are crazy cat people (we have nine feline fur babies) so this image was perfect. And I always love an image that I don’t have to color, lol!


I used two coordinating patterned papers for the background that I layered on red. I die cut a red doily to layer beneath the focal image which I layered on black. I created the front sentiment on the computer, cut it into a strip, layered it on red cardstock and then cut it into a flag. I added a red gingham bow to the girl kitty, some red Gumdrops and tiny white flat-back pearls around the doily.


I created the inside sentiment on the computer also and cut the cardstock into a panel which I embellished with leftover papers used on the front and layered on red.


And one more peek… I’m really loving how this turned out and I know Ed is going to love it tomorrow! ;)


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes #2-2020
Craft-Dee BowZ: February Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Gals Corner: #204 – Add a Heart (tails make a heart :)
Not Just Cards: February Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats: #51 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers (tails make a heart :)
Through The Purple Haze: #164 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #426/427 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock, GKD White cardstock, Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection
Stamps: Bugaboo Heart Cats digital image, computer-generated sentiments
Ink: Studio 71- R3
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, red and white gingham ribbon from stash, YNS Red Gumdrops, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will join The Outlawz so you can link up with us in this challenge! Be sure to check out all the other fun stuff you can do while you’re there! And be sure to check out all the fun digis and papers at Bugaboo Digi Stamps – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

love you

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Thursday and happy first day of February, the month of love! A new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is underway this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #106 – I Love You! We’re being sponsored this month by STAMPlorations so be sure to link up with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate! AND all challenge participants have the opportunity to save 15% on their STAMPlorations order by using the discount code LOVETOSCRAP15 — how awesome is that?!

I chose the Funny Kinda Love – Big Grins stamp set and CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die to create a valentine for my hubby. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set – the sentiments are funny and really hit ‘close to home’ as I find myself dealing with early stages of senility.


Ed has a great sense of humor and will love this! I created an inlaid die cut on the panel above the stamped and colored image and layered the panel on foam. I wanted some valentine-y love kind of stuff on the card but not overdone, so I used red dotted paper and added a few white flat-back pearls and a doily.


I decorated the inside panel with a leftover strip of the dotted paper used on the front. I stamped a simple sentiment and a heart on the panel and layered it on red cardstock.


One final look… I love how this turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sending Love DSP
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love – Big Grins stamp set
Ink: DR2, FS2, FS3, FS8, TB1, TB2, TN5, TN6, GB1, GB4; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Festive Berries distress ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die
Accessories:  Darice Foamies white foam, Bo Bunny Doily

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see your LOVE-themed projects! Remember, all of our challenge participants have the opportunity to receive a 15% discount on their STAMPlorations order by using the discount code LOVETOSCRAP15 — you’ll absolutely love ALL the fun stamps and dies at STAMPlorations! I can honestly vouch for the superior quality and deeply etched stamps! I LOVE them! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,