CDD - Slow

Had a break late last night and put this adorable card together!
Here's what I used to make this fabulous card !!!

Craftin Desert Diva's - Slow stamp set, which includes both stamps on my card!
along with their fabulous (and my fav) dies called Fancy Frames!

Other Products are:
Simon Says Stamp - 120# thick white cardstock
Zig  - Clean Color Real Brush 
Queen & Co. - Black Tie Bling Book
My Favorite Things - Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack
Crafters Companion - Diamond Press and various Dies
Various Thread for bow

Until next time

CYCI#109 A Color Challenge by Terri

We have a guest designer this week... so you'll want to check out the site for that information!,
Plus the incredible designs by the team! 

Hey I'm back!!!  CYCI has a great color challenge and
DTM Terri Takashige selected this weeks colors. 

Here's my card for the challenge

I started with the Be The Best stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. The Dragonfly and sentiment were perfect for this weeks challenge! I used the water color paints I picked up from Walmart :)  Of course I've got some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Butter and Ocean on my card today!!!
I've added a few of Sprinkles by Doodblebug!

Keeping it short and sweet this week... Take care
Until next time

Red and Kraft Challenge USC

Okay... so I was thinking tag.... so ta da!!!
My tag is made from a Ranger kraft tag and a Jillibean Soup acetate tag.
I used the KOM from January for my sentiment and stamped image, which is the heart of butterflies!
I layered on Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold, and Ranger texture paste mixed with Red ink.
I added a simple piece of thread in a neutral color!
I used my heat tool to dry the color and create waves in the tag.

Up next is my card... cause I had to make a card! It's what I do...

I started with my Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames die set, and lots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold, and lots of red ink from a reInker.  I used the same butterfly heart stamp from the January KOM from Unity for the image and another sentiment from the kit!!!
I decided to go on an angle for the positioning of the sentiment and ran it back through the big shot with the die. 

You can check out the awesomeness of mine and other cards/projects by joining their fb page
at Unity Stamp Co. - Unity Show and Tell 

Until next time

CYCI#108 A sketch by Elizabeth

This week has been a bear!!! Nuff said!
Today's card features a stamp by Angie Blom at Unity Stamp Co, Vicki, Catherine & Leica girls!
Which to me is Laura, Me and Tammy... lol...

I've got lots of color with my Zig Clean Color real brush, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold!
My color in the background is Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Melon!
Along with my favorite must have, couldn't live without them, Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame dies!
Doodlebug Chunky Beetle Black twine and the cardstock is Simon's 120# white and Black. 

I used stazon black ink for both the watercolor area and 120# layer of cardstock

Until next time...

This week I'm sharing the inlinkz option to join CYCI directly from my blog too!

Paper Craft Crew #182

This class has been extremely hard this term, and I've been working my tushie off, just trying to keep up with the assignments. Psychology is making me crazy! lol... As with anything that is difficult, I'll just keep working at it, until I understand it... or die, and since I'm not dead... I guess I will survive!
Andrea and I chatted on Monday, and she mentioned that I hadn't been on Facebook for over 13 hours... lol...  I was stuck in la la land... working on my class stuff and other things on the side! I couldn't believe I hadn't been on for that long! Wow... that's a lifetime in FB time!

On to today's challenge

Paper Craft Crew has a sweet challenge for us this week!  I was chatting with Justin (fellow PCC DT member) while I was making this and we had a blast!!!  I love to crafty chat when I get the chance!
My card today features some fun new stuff (to me)
and some incredible staples you should have in your crafty stash!

I started today's card with the sketch in hand, and lots of ideas!
The first thing I thought of was the cute Sunny Skies Die and kraft cardstock base from MFTStamps and did it in a beautiful blue called Dolphin from Doodlebug!  Next I grabbed a piece of glitter paper and the thank you tag from Jen Hadfield.  I had leftover enamel dots from Echo Parks "Hello Winter" collection.
I used my favorite die - Fancy Frames from Craftin Desert Divas for my background layer and splattered a bit of Heidi Swapp Gold color shine on it!  You can see a tiny star poking out in blue (it's been sitting on my desk for a long time... not sure what cardstock it's from tehe!
For the last thing I used was something new to me... a bit of American Crafts Happy Place rub on pen!  I love the lines and color!  Last is my thread, which is coated, and I love to curl the ends!

Well that's it for today, until next time

CYCI#107 A Color Challenge

Elizabeth picked the colors for this week! They are epic!!!

I love this kraft paper... which is from the small craft dept at my local Walmart... of all places. But it was affordable, and I needed some. It's actually every nice to stamp on and held up very well to the splatter of white that I added using Mister Huey's. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a smart ass! This design shows that fun side of me.
The first thing the hubby did after seeing it was to give me a funny look, which is awesome!
I've got lots of little bits in my design which made it perfectly perfect in every way (Mary Poppins).

Craftin Desert Divas fancy frame dies and Pixie Dust Sequins
Hugs Die from Simon Says Stamp
Little B White Corrugated tape cut with Sizzix circle dies
American Crafts neutral thread double bow

My cardstock for the hugs die is called Grape Jelly, from MFT Stamps. My stamped sentiment "you're the SHIT" is from Unity Stamp Co. and under my kraft paper layer I used fun foam to lift up the layer to add some support and build it up, rather than leaving it flat.

I hope you will join in the fun this week at Can You Case It?

Until next time,

OSAT BLOG HOP - Love is in the air

 Welcome back to OSAT for February

Our theme this month is "Love is in the Air" and it was so much fun to put my items together!
Wow... I totally loved Lori's post... wasn't it just fantastic!!!

On to the hop...

I recently got my order from MFT and had to include them in the items I selected for this months post! I know that many of you have seen all the wonderful items out there, and yes it gets so hard to chose from the massive selections... but when I saw the MFT plaid paper stack, I knew I had to have it!

I had the chance to order from HSN!!! When they offered the new Crafters Companion Diamond Press and some of the uber cute dies and embossing folders.  I used one of the tag dies, and their heart embossing mini folders! I can't get over how flippin' cute the thing is!
Like I mentioned before I also have lots of new goodies from MFT like the plaid patterns paper and the label maker love stamp set! Along with their card sampler, which a great way to get the cardstock without a huge investment and we all know that a great deal saving is! I used 120# Ultra Thick Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my base and a purple heart on Doodlebug cardstock (another sampler pack). For my embellishments, I used some basic black thread, a stapler, my little b corrugated paper and Springtime Flower Power sequin mix from Craftin Desert Divas!

My card is awesome! Lots of great pieces to pull it together!

For my project, I made a super cute fortune cookie!

Pam is up next... wait til you see what she has for you... amazing!!!

Eva Bussom - 
Pam Tetreault -
Kelly Acheson -
Martie Pollard -
Wynne Grob -
Elizabeth Jeanne -
Renee Ondrajka  -
Alisa Tilsner -
Maria Willis -
Tina Riddle -
Megan Thompson -
Melissa Davies -
Sara Levin -
AJ Bodine -
Dena Rekow - 
Justin -
Andrea Tracy-Tucker -
Marisa Gunn -
Anna Smith -
Jeanna Bohanon -
  Lori Mueller --

Thanks for joining us for the February 2016 Love is in the Air - OSAT Blog Hop!!!

Until next time!

CYCI#106 A Sketch Challenge by Elizabeth

Wow... I can't believe how quickly my week off of school went! Grades are in and I got the A I was expecting! Woohoo.... 4.0 for my first term! Phycology starts on Monday and I am so excited to see what that class has in store for me!  Any who... Today's sketch is from Elizabeth, she did an exceptional job on it too!

I went straight to my paper stack stash to see what I could work with on this card!
The Studio Calico's Wanderlust collection was perfect!

I love blues and greens together, I made a simple but fun birthday card for a kiddo!
I added the freebie stamp set I got from Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Celebrate which has the super cute Elephant on it, the birthday sentiment and lots of others to keep it useful all year long. 
Next I took out my Simon Stitched Rectangle dies, and some acetate for the shaker portion of my card.  I colored in the Elephant with Zig Clean Color watercolors.  Some black thread and one sprinkle for the hat! I'm using 120# white cardstock for the base, a bit of Doodlebug dolphin and watercolor paper too! The last thing I added was Little Things from Lucy's Cards in Atmosphere and Snowdrift which I mixed together, along with a bit of Simon's seed beads!

I hope you'll like my card and that you will join us at CYCI for another week of fun!!!

Until next time!

Paper Craft Crew 180

Welcome back... today's card is for the DT over at Paper Craft Crew!!!

It's totally adorable and Fun!!!

Today's card is one of those that you have so much fun, you wanna share it right away, well I came up with my card over two weeks ago, and have been dying to share with you!

I hope you like it too!

Today's card is starring Lil' Smartie Pants from Unity Stamp Co.
Fancy Frames from Craftin Desert Divas
Black and 120# White cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
Clear - Wink of Stella

my embellishments are
Matte Sprinkles - Doodlebug
Corrugated Tape  - Little B
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
and some twine!

Until next time

So Long

So today I've got a bit of cute and cuddly! lol...  
I did up a card with lots of Craftin Desert Divas(CDD) products! I hope you like it!

Super cute!  I'm using the Craftin Desert Divas stamp set called "so long" which includes three stamps (two images, and one sentiment).  I did a bit of splatter on my watercolor paper using my reInkers and lots of clear Wink of Stella.  I took out my Fancy Frames and Stitched in Circles - die sets from CDD and when to work! The super cute Blue Heart Sequins CDD and also added some white thread!  My paper today is White 120 from Simon Says Stamp and Doodlebug Lily White cardstock!

Until next time!