February 11, 2015

OWH - ODBD February Challenge

Welcome to the February challenge sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs! This month's challenge is to create a card with animals! There are so many super cute images out there but I finally settled on these awesome Doodle Pantry Designs.   Click here for the OWH Fundraiser images!
Doodle Pantry - Plush Panda
OWH Sketch #144
Bo Bunny - Surprise Paper Pad
Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer Paper Pad
Click the picture below to visit the ODBD store! 

February 5, 2015

The Stamps of Life Kit Club Review

I wanted to take a minute to tell you about this fabulous company and some of the extras they offer! I have never been a kit club member anywhere because I was afraid that I wouldn't like it or it wasn't my style. I am so glad I signed up for this one! I have received 3 stamp/die sets to date and have been absolutely thrilled with them! The designs are super cute and the quality is unbelievable! It is well worth the monthly subscription amount and can't wait to see what the next month brings! Don't ya just love getting Happy Mail??? Click on the picture above to view the video about the Die Hard club. 

Here are a few cards that I created with this set:

There are other clubs available so you can choose what works best for your budget ~ click here for details!   Need a little Mo Jo? The Stamps of Life blog is jam packed full of fun inspiration! Take a moment to visit the store as well where you will find inks, papers and stamps OH MY! Too many fabulous things to mention here. Check it out for yourself and bookmark it while you decide which kit club you are going to join!! Oh....did I mention that Club Kit Members get an additional discount in the store?? Win Win Am I Right??

Thanks for stopping by today. There's still time to enter to win during the Pinterest Blog Hop so hop on over and check it out!  Hope you are having a crafty day! 

January 31, 2015

Pinterest Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop. If you are coming from Candice Fields, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble across this post, please start at the beginning of the hop with Robin's won't want to miss any of the amazing Pinterest Inspired Projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy from Robin! 
Gold Memory Planner Kit by Heidi Swapp
To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 8th so you have all week to hop through ! So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I heard about Pinterest a couple of years ago and I said NO....NOT GONNA DO IT! Having a full time job and a paper craft addiction....I didn't need anything else that required my time. Boy was I wrong! I love seeing what others have created and I have been so inspired by new products and techniques. So, 2 years later I have 99 boards and 12,784 pins! My mo jo doesn't have a chance at getting lost! There is ALWAYS something to try. 
I think shaker cards are so cute and really add an element of fun. I love the ocean so I chose this pin for my inspiration today. 
This card was a little time consuming but as with anything, the more you practice, the less you have to "think" about it so I can't wait to try another one! 

Inkadinkado - Patterned Sailboats
DCWV - The Basics Stack & The Shimmer Stack; yellow glitter paper for the sun from my stash
Spellbinders - Circle & Card Maker Dies
Judi Kins - Window Plastic
Advantus - 5mm Round Cup Sequins - Holographic Blue
Color Box Chalk Ink - Blue;   Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China;  Gina K Designs - Red Hot
Copic Marker - Y15
Scotch - Quick Dry Adhesive

In honor of your visit,  I have a little giveaway for you! All you have to do is follow this blog by clicking on the blue button on the right (if you haven't already) and leave a comment. I will announce the winner right here, on this post, Sunday 2/8/15.
Congratulations to Theresa Knopf! Please email your mailing address to 

Thank you again for spending time with us today. If your crafty mo jo goes missing, feel free to check out my Pinterest boards. If you already have a Pinterest account, please leave me your link so I can see what inspires you!

Your next stop will be with Sandy. If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. 
Lori Johnson Apgar ~ 
Theresa Harris ~ 
Michele Smith ~   <-------YOU ARE HERE
Sandy Bell Hentzel ~ 
Jessica Douglass Wilson ~ 
Connie Wallenbrock ~ 

Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~ 

January 27, 2015

OWH - January ODBD Challenge

Just a quick post today so I can link up my card in the Operation Write Home - January ODBD Challenge...Hero cards!  Here's the scoop from Kristie...

Now onto the first ODBD challenge for 2015. I always make sure to have my kids write thank you cards after receiving gifts. I know this isn’t a common thing anymore, but I believe it’s important for them to take time to thank everyone. And I think January is the perfect month to show our gratitude to all who serve our country. This includes our local heroes, as well as our deployed service members. So, the January challenge is to make an AnyHero card. And as an added challenge, write a personal note of gratitude in it and take it to your local police or fire department, someone in your community that works everyday to serve our country, or send it to OWH for our deployed service members. Here’s some inspiration from Julie on the ODBD design team.

I hope you will take a minute to link up your AnyHero card. Once 50 cards have been reached, Our Daily Bread Designs will cover the shipping expense for TWO boxes shipped to active military to send home to their families and friends!  Hope you have a wonderful day! 

December 28, 2014

OWH - ODBD December Challenge

This month’s challenge is to use Primary Colors on a card. Red, yellow, and blue.
Each month that OWH reaches the goal of 50 entries, ODBD donates up to two boxes of free shipping for our heroes–1 for 25 cards posted and 2 for 50. Definitely a win for our heroes, as well. My entry makes #48....only 2 more to go! Hurry.....go get your entry linked up! 
~~ Thanks for stopping by ~~

Challenge Up Your Life - #5 Kraft Cardstock

Enjoying some extra time off work for the holidays, I came across this awesome challenge blog. I had already told myself that I would try new techniques and accept more challenges in 2015. This is the 1st challenge I came to so here we go! This challenge is to use mostly kraft cardstock on your project. Being a crafter that loves the bright colors, this was definitely a challenge :-) 
 I added gold and clear embossing powder to the flowers for a little interest.
Paper: The Paper Studio - Sunbeam Meadow Kraft Paper Pack
Sentiment: Hero Arts - Messages with Flourish
Gold & Clear Embossing Powder
Gold Gems 

This little pig image is from the Craftin' Desert Divas -Just Pigcause stamp set

The deer and tree dies are from Impression Obsession. I think I will practice with black and white inks to give them a little more dimension.
There is still plenty of time to join the challenge. Hope you are having a crafty day!

November 30, 2014

OWH Red Friday Blog Hop Linky

In response to the OWH Red Friday Blog Hop, I created a Love card using some Idea-Ology Film Strip Ribbon. I have been hoarding it for a couple of years and after seeing Sandy Allnock's cute card, I thought I would try it out. 
Here's a peek at Sandy's card
It's made out of a stiff plastic like the real film strip and curled in this tiny container so getting it to lie flat was not an option. I had it laid out overnight with weighted items and it wasn't budgin' so I adhered it to the back with tape, colored my staples brown and added 1 to each side for stability. I stamped some little Peachy Keen faces directly on to the Bo Bunny paper using a Fiskar's stamp press and finished it off with a few Hero Arts gems.
I embossed the sentiment and matching hearts but apparently, this was not World Embossing Day. I tried 3 times on the sentiment, using the dust buddy and still couldn't get a clean sentiment. The hearts turned out pretty well though lol
Hope you will take time to visit the OWH blog hop participants. They have some really cute ideas!! 

October 22, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #18

Challenge #18 - Layer It!

I came across this challenge blog while visiting a Creative Lady named Donna and couldn't wait to get started on this challenge! I saw this badge on the CHAC Blog and thought....this is SO me!! LOL
I have so many supplies that I never use because it's not the right color or theme but I put my thinkin' cap on and got to work looking for all those supplies that I have neglected!
I chose some spooky, creepy spider paper & purple/orange stripe from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper pad. I have had this EK Success web punch for 3-4 years and have only used it once but I knew it would make a perfect border. I finished it off with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
The EEEK sentiment & spider are minis from Studio G which I heat embossed. I left the excess powder for that spooky effect. I added Range Tea Dye distress ink around the sentiment edges and Darice gems to the edge in hopes of bringing out the colors in the striped paper. The googly eyes on the spider makes him super scary don't ya think?
See those little white circles up there? I previously used all the pop dots and this is what is left. Instead of tossing it out, I used it on the back of the sentiment, as is, to add dimension! pays to be a hoarder....never throw anything away 'cause you might just find a use for it some day!
I didn't have any black twine (whaaaat?) so I used some Clubhouse Crafts elastic cord (Wal-Mart) and colored it with a marker. I didn't have any black crinkle ribbon either (whaaaat) but I did have some white 3 Girl Jam ribbon which I colored with alcohol ink. It was messy but turned out just fine!

Well, I think I met the requirements of this challenge: 6 layers on the base and 3 layers on the sentiment and I didn't use any newly purchased items! This challenge closes November 2nd so there's plenty of time for you to enter! Visit the website here and see what else they have in store to spark your creativity!
Hope you have a crafty day!