Friday, April 3, 2020

Home Crafting

I am a paper hoarder.  I love buying paper.  I have enough paper to last through a 20 year quarantine.  I have plenty glue and tape runner refills.  What I didn't have was much black organza ribbon that is perfect for this Echo Park Fashionista paper set!   At least I had enough for one card.
While Ohio is basically shut down, I am thankfully able to work from home for at least another few weeks.  I do know that it will be a long time, if ever, until I shop at Hobby Lobby.  Despite a statewide closure for all non-essential businesses.  HL closed for a few days, but reopened again this week.  The attorney general had to get involved.  Be safe, stay home, be kind. 

I am sharing this The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge, Ribon, dies cut, and pink.  Because we all need something pretty in our lives!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Bee-utiful Day!

With everything going on in the world, I wanted to make something bright and cheery.
Studio Calico stencil with Squeezed Lemonade oxide ink.  The bumble bee was cut with my ancient Cricut and Walk in My Garden cartridge.  I was trying to use the dashed lines as the bee's "trail".  Older sentiment, not sure of the maker.  Sharing with the Paper Players sketch challenge and Double Trouble's Die-leriously Punchy challenge to use spring project, extra credit for using a cutting machine and a bee or honeycomb.  Whew! 
Starts Monday March 16th - Ends March 29th

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Happy Mandala

The JUGS happy color challenge is really needed this week with all of the fear and uncertainty in the world. 
I love the colors of the challenge, and softened them up a bit on my card. 
I blended Blueprint Sketch and Squeezed Lemonade in the middle to create the soft green.  Older Paper Pumpkin sentiment.  The white panel was trimmed and mounted on a black base.  It make ME happy!  Stay well and make pretty things!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Little Lambs

Lambs to me mean babies and Easter, so the Twofer Spring Animals challenge is perfect to break out my Gina Marie Easter Lamb die. 

Our niece's baby shower was today (no judgement for attending, please), and I needed a baby girl card.  She loved it!  I am thinking, though, that maybe they needed a bow around their necks?!?  Floral background is from Echo Park Easter Wishes.  Chevrons from a really old American Crafts My Baby paper pad.  Probably one of my earlier purchases on my crafting journey. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells....

The Jingle Belles have a a fun challenge this week - Christmas Music!  Create something based on a Christmas song.  I actually started this card last week for their sticker challenge, but I am a little behind ;). 
The "Jingle" is made up of stickers, the bells were cut with an SVG in matte silver, the bows were die cut from matching glitter paper, and the background was embossed with an ancient Sizzix plate. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

You're HOW Old!?!

I love this stamp set from Unity - cheeky without being offensive.  I line I (don't) walk well :).  I tend to cross it more often than I should.  

Unity stamp, Doodlebug paper.  Playing along with the Color Throwdown, who had this great color inspiration this week:

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ombre in Shades of Orange

I often play along with challenges from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  This round, they are partnering with Double Trouble for an It's a Tall Order challenge, make a tall and skinny card. 
The Craft Smith Paint Chip pad is perfect for a card like this.  Pretty simple and the spacing wasn't easy, but I'm happy with it.