Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Digi Scrap Page



The digital scrap book page I created to share today
was made to fit a couple of challenges. 

The first is a template challenge by JMC Designs.
It is free right now on the web site.
The challenge is to use the fun template
and one of the designers kits. 
If you play along and share your layout,
you will be entered for a chance to win one of her kits !

I'm part of her design team, so I wanted to 
participate to help promote the grand opening 
of her two new stores at:


I used the kit Springtime Wishes.




The second challenge I created this page for is a new one I found,
Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.
I couldn't find anything specific in the rules against digital pages,
so I took a chance on entering ;) 
This page is for the Use The Word SPRING 
There are actually several challenges that run the 
entire month, a new one each week. 
Another challenge is to use flowers,
which this page could have worked for as well,
but I chose to enter it in the spring word challenge
to show off that fun word art in the digital kit.

I'm glad I came across this challenge blog
and look forward to playing along with them again.


Lastly, a quick reminder that we are counting down to the launch 
of the new 100% digital crafts challenge blog,
We go live May 1st, check us out !


Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Digital Birthday Card










We are counting down to the debut of the new

This is a new 100% digital crafts challenge
that goes live May 1st.


Today I am sharing a digital card I made 
for the countdown at Digitally Made.

I've created a digital card using
My Memories Suite V8 software
and elements from the Spaced Invaders
 digital kit by JMC Designs.

The rocket ship represents the number one
combined with the numeral zero embellishment
to create a "10" on this printable birthday card.

Thanks for looking =) 

Recycling Greeting Cards

Earth Day , Every Day

                            Reduce,  Reuse,  Recycle


There are lots of great ways to implement the three "R's" that can be found all over the internet.
Here is a new to me idea:

http://www.stjudesranch.org/contribute/recycled-card-program/



I know, I know: not even contributing to the flood of wasteful products to make cards, etc in the first place would be even more "green", but I won't give up my crafty things to put my creativity to use !

I should start writing notes on a separate piece of paper rather than writing directly on the inside of cards more often, then the recipient could resend the card to someone else if they wanted.









Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Egg Double Embossed Card








Happy Easter !




Another rubber stamp image from the little box of stamps 
I stumbled across at a fundraiser basement sale for a church.

I heat embossed it with black embossing powder and Versamark ink
on water color paper. 

I water colored it with inks from my dye ink pads. 

It is mounted with dimensionals on top of a piece of card stock
that I ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

A scalloped edge square die was used to cut the purple card base.

Thanks for looking.

Have a wonderful day !

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Prima Flower Easter Egg Card





Putting some old Prima flowers to use on a card for Easter,
inspired by the current challenge at 

I'm also submitting it to the Anything Goes challenge at
and





How many of you have these in your stash still ?!



The white "egg"is the portion cut out from another project.
I knew I'd find a use for it someday.
I used a scoring board and stylus to create the striped
embossed lines on the oval.
The lines are coated in glitter nail polish I bought to wear
to a Mardi Gras ball this past February!

Sentiment, ink, card stock, paper punches, embossing folder
for the edges of the yellow card stock, yellow organdy ribbon
 were all bought from Stampin!  Up! years ago.

Yellow rhinestones were actually sold as "tattoos" at a dollar store
many years ago (before rhinestones were popular for use on paper crafts).
 They were assembled into Halloween designs. 
I cut them apart as needed to use on craft projects. 

 I think I may add some tiny white paper punch flowers....... 

 Thanks for looking =)