Thank You

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and top of the morning to you! A new ‘Colors and a Letter’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps so be sure to come on over and play! You know you love some Bugaboo! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For this challenge, we are to feature something ‘beginning with the letter C’ in our project. I created a thank you card featuring Bugaboo’s adorable Chibi Cupcake Peeker from my stash. Isn’t she the cutest little thing ever?!

And for the ‘Colors and a Letter’ challenge, we are to use the colors in this graphic:

I printed the digital image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers, cut it with a dotted rectangle die, and then layered it on a slightly larger dotted rectangle cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange. I set this piece aside to work on the card base. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then cut a Jillibean Soup aqua star panel to cover the front of the card base. Several weeks ago I used the Concord and 9th Gingham Background stamp set and stamped several panels in different colors and they were out on my desk so I grabbed the yellow one and cut a stitched flag, trimming off the bottom and the top to use later on. I had a solid yellow flag and flag frame already cut from CutCardStock Astrobright Solar Yellow cardstock in my extra die cut bin so I grabbed the flag frame and adhered it to the bottom portion of the card front. I adhered the layered image to the card base so that the top 1/4″ or so protruded above the top edge of the card base which I thought was a fun and unique touch. I adhered the bottom and top portions of the stitched flag (that I trimmed off earlier) to the bottom and top edges of the image over top of the orange die cut. Next up was adding the layered sentiment from Prickley Pear Stamps that I cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock. Then the final touch was adding some orange enamel dots and some tiny yellow gemstones.

I printed the MyScrapChick digital sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and trimmed it with the sentiment centered, leaving room to embellish the panel with leftover strips of the stamped gingham and Jillian Bean soup papers. I layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out with all the colors in the graphic! What a fun challenge and totally adorable image!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Addicted To Stamps and More – #404 – Any Occasion (thank you)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
6. Di’s Digi Designs Challenge: Hand Colored Image Challenge
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #157 – Anything Goes
8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2118 – Anything Goes
9. QKR Stampede: #419 – Anything Goes
10. The Crafter’s Cafe: #265 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange, Pop-Tone Black Licorice and Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, CutCardStock Astrobright Solar Yellow cardstock, Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup 6×6 mini pad
Stamps: Concord and 9th Gingham Background stamp set, Bugaboo Chibi Cupcake Peeker digital image, MyScrapChick digital sentiment
Ink: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 485, 476, 428, 409, 393, 392, 389, 379, 360
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares die set, JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set, Prickley Pear Stamps Shadow Words-Thank You die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Orange Enamel Dots, Darice tiny yellow gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Bugaboo Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Thank You

Hello, my crafty friends! This week is nearing the end and I hope it’s been a good one for you! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a pretty thank you card featuring a sentiment die cut on a large trellis frame background die cut.

I created two trellis frame die cuts to cover the card base – first a dark teal layer and then an ivory layer on top for a little tone-on-tone interest.


I created two ivory sentiment die cuts and layered them together, and then a dark teal layer on top for some dimension. I placed a tiny clear rhinestone in the center of each diamond aperture and added two Prima flowers.


I layered the inside panel on dark teal and stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


And one more look… this really turned out nice and the teal really pops on the ivory!


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + option Thank You
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla and Cascade cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartfelt Sayings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny clear rhinestones, Prima flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Thank You

Hi everyone! I’m posting on the Blank Page Muse blog today and I’m happy to share an inspiration project using the Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set and Rosette Hearts Stamp Set. I created a pretty thank you card with a watercolor background.

This is a TEASER post and I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to the Blank Page Muse blog to see more photos and details on how I created it! ;)


Blank Page Muse products used:
Flower & Bird Sketches
Rosette Hearts Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Kraft corrugated paper
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Blue India ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- LG5, TB4, OR3, CT4, DR1

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamp sets at the Blank Page Muse store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Thank You

** 3/27/17 Top 3 at Ooh-La-La Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you had a great week and that you’re enjoying your weekend! If you’re like me, you LOVE your weekends! I’m really stoked to share a CAS project that I created today using a new Close To My Heart stamp and die bundle. I made the decision at the beginning of the year to create more clean and simple cards that are easier to mail. My cards generally have lots of dimension and big bows! ;)


I chose a green monochromatic color scheme. I have quite a few favorite colors (and color combos) but green is my absolute favorite. Since childhood. So I used green foil, green cardstock, green ink, green Spectrum Noir markers and green sequins. Love, love, love!


I kept the inside clean and simple also with a blank panel to write a personal thank you note.


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #40 – Anything Goes
CASology: Week #240 – Foliage
CAS-ual Fridays: #169 – Off The Edge
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #353 – Spring is around the corner (photo inspiration- march, spring, flowers, bloom and color green)
Craft Rocket Challenges: #35 – Make It Feminine
Crafty Creations Challenges: #337 – Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #117 – Think Green
Daisy Chain Challenges: #6 – Make It Feminine
Fairytale Challenge: #164 – Favorite Color Combo (green/white)
Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle: #230 – Use Some Green
Incy Wincy Designs: Thank You Cards
Inky Chicks: #80 Flowers
Inspiration Destination: #124 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #158 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #42 – Monochrome
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #224 – Spring Is In The Air
Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #1711 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #14 – Flowers
Penny Black and More Challenge: March Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #235 – Anything Goes with twist of Congratulations
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #64 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: March Challenge – Close To Nature
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #5 – Easter/Spring
The Crafty Addicts: #34 – Anything Goes/Clean and Simple
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #19 – Go Green
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #186 – Photo Inspiration

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green cardstock
Stamps: Close To My Heart Hello Lovely stamp set
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy ink; Spectrum Noir- LG3, LG5, CG2, DG2, DG3
Dies/Punches: Clost To My Heart Hello Lovely Thin Cuts
Accessories: Doodlebug Design sequins, Sharpie white paint marker

I really love how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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