Card Kits 2016 – #2

Back again with the Card Kit Shower creations. I mentioned in my last post that I had finished one and a half kits at my scrapbook retreat in early May. Well, this card was the half, made from the second kit.

This kit, from Jeanette, made me swoon just a little. Yes, swoon. I love images with umbrellas. Not sure why, but I do. And these papers!! Gorgeous colors AND they have umbrellas??? Be still my heart.

But, the other image that was included, also cute, did not quite match these papers to my satisfaction. I tried, but when I colored them up the colors just weren’t quite right. So, the image from this kit gone combined with some papers from another kit to make this card.

And, not to let those beautiful papers go to waste, I will definitely pull out one of the many umbrella stamps already in my collection and create something with these beautiful papers.

So much fun. Now, I may have mentioned once or twice that we are temporarily out of our home. So, I hauled my markers and these kits over in the hopes of coloring up a few and creating once I got home. As I write this post, I have 10/11 kits colored up. Hopefully that means I’ll have more creations for you shortly.

Stay tuned!



Two Paper Divas Thursday!

Hello! It’s Thursday with Two Paper Divas!

I can’t believe this is the LAST Thursday in May. Where does the time go? We’ve had alot of rain here this week, though that’s not entirely a bad thing. It’s been very dry and my grass will sure green up after this. Plus, one can only hope that this gives the firefighters in Fort McMurray (5 hours north of us) a good chance to get the large fire under control…finally.

However, I could use just a bit of sun, so hopefully these flip flops help Mother Nature send some sun our way too.

The flip flops come from the “Life’s a Breeze” set and the sentiment is from the “Summertime Sentiments” set (which, I must say, is a must have with a few of the summer sets).

Come on by next week and see another collection featuring the fabulous stamps of Two Paper Divas!


Mystery Image Swap – May 2016

Hello! Thanks to my three day crop at the beginning of the month, I caught up on a few May items early in the month. Good thing too, because we’ve been away from home (and my craft room) for two weeks now and I miss it.😦 But, we’ll be back shortly.

This months’ image was chosen by the lovely and creative Susanne. She sent us this giant mermaid (okay, not quite giant) and a large tag to put her on (optional). After looking at it for a bit, I decided I wanted to go with a step card instead of the tag.

And here is the finished product:

Do you like how I made her tail look like she’s swimming amongst the waves? The small starfish came with the mermaid, but the other creatures are a Sweet N Sassy Stamps set.

Here’s a side view of some of the details.

I’ll be back in June with our next image selection!

Riley & Company – Fun & Fancy

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to some more Design Team Inspiration with the Riley & Company team.

Tanya has issued our Design Team challenge this time and it’s Fun & Fancy. Plus, she wants to see one Funny Bones and one Riley image. Bring it on, Tanya!

I took to the card tutorials to find something “fancy” to try. This is a Twisted Card. You can find the tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers. The front features Shoe Shopping Sophie.

The inside of the card looks like this. Neat, right? The image on the left side is Shopping Bag Sophie. I guess she decided those shoes were a “must have”.

The tutorial describes this card as a gift card holder, but I decided to put a tag in the card instead. This FunnyBones stamp is called Shoepidity and it fits right into the card pocket.

Stop on by the blogs of my fellow Design Team members and check out what they’ve created for you this challenge:


Two Paper Divas Thursday!

Is it Thursday again? I just can’t believe how fast the day are flying by. Time for another project with Two Paper Divas.

We are starting a kitchen reno, which has us displaced from home for a bit. I miss my craft room! But, we hope to be home by the weekend and maybe my craft room and I will celebrate together. The kitchen won’t be done, but the worst of the “destruction” will have occurred and we’ll be starting the “construction” phase. Plus, we’ll have hot water. Which is pretty important.

Luckily, I had a few extra projects made from my crafty weekend at the beginning of May. I just LOVE this card. These sentiments are from the digital Everyday Sentiments set.

I love my rubber stamps, but this illustrates why digital can be so much fun to play with. Just a bit of resizing, rotation and positioning and you have a fun birthday card.

This layout came from a sketch blog, but now I can’t remember which one…so, credit to whoever you are!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come check out all the fabulous Design Team work at Two Paper Divas!


TCCCB – CAS & Colorful

Welcome back to another challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is one you might have to read twice. Make a card. On the front, go with a CAS theme and mostly black and white sentiment. On the inside, go wild with color and make it bright!! 

Easy? Lost? Yeah, me too! Here’s mine….

Here’s my CAS, mainly black and white front (okay, maybe I went a little overboard on the CAS, but it looks fantastic!!!):

And on the inside…..bright colors and my image!!!

This image is from one of our challenge sponsors, Kitty Bee Designs. You can find this adorable Lady Bug in their store.

This is such a cool challenge, that I can’t wait to see what you make. And, make sure you swing by the other DT members blogs. There are some VERY nice cards out there!!

You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the 31st of the month. Come and check us out!

Two Paper Divas Saturday!

Hello! Welcome to my Saturday Two Paper Divas post. We’re commencing some home renovations, so the prep work kept me a way from my regular post a week ago. So, as promised, here is my extra post for this week.

Today I’m playing with two stamps from the May release. Two Paper Divas releases fantastic new product on the 5th and 6th of every month, so you’ll want to stop by and check it out.

This is Fancy Cake and Sparkler. I thought these two stamps together would make a fun box card. Isn’t it adorable?

The sentiment is from Banners #2, which is an older release and very versatile set in the store.

And, just because it’s so cute, I had to sneak a second picture in.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I’ll see you again for my regular Thursday post with Two Paper Divas!