Thursday, January 31, 2019


The Male Room has a nature challenge - create a masculine project with a nature theme. 
Lovely as a Tree, Ms Sparkle paper, Distress Oxide ink, not sure of the sentiment designer.   

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Missing You Is Ruff...

Cards in Envy has a Love Me or Love My Pet Card Challenge.  Make a love card, bonus if a pet is included.  
What better way to show love than to miss someone who is far away?!?  This is for Cards for Soldiers, perfect for a kid big or small.  The bones are dimensional, but pretty flat - well under the USPS 1/4" requirement.  I think the strings on the button bone aren't quite right - I'l  have to try again!

Inspired By Quilting

This week's challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is create a project Inspired By Quilting.
This Echo Park Bundle of Joy papers are on of my favorites, and I have a hard time throwing away even small bits.  I hoard these scraps and punch them into scalloped squares.  When I get enough, I lay them in strips, emboss with a swirly embossing folder, add ribbon, and a sentiment.  If there are baby motif, I make baby cards.  If not, I make them as "Hello" type cards.  Makes me feel better about creating pretty trash!

Those who know me personally are aware that my MIL is an amazing quilter who has authored numerous books, holds patents related to hand applique, and programs machine embroidery designs!  Her company is Heirloom Stitches, check out her website!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Love me, love my pet...

I'm sad today.  One of my favorite challenge blogs has posted its next to last challenge.  Thank you to the many members of the design team over the years.  As a design team member of Words 2 craft By, I can assure you that it isn't easy, and it takes a lot of time.  Please show your love to the designers of the blogs you follow.  I assure you, they will appreciate the feedback. 

The CIE challenge is Love Me or Love My Pet Card Challenge.
I didn't have a pet bunny, though my siblings did growing up! 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Black & White

The Paper Girls has a Black and White challenge this week.  
Love how the different elements in the sentiment and the old Fiskars swirls stamps.   Still time to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Hope challenge!!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hearts on Fire

Shopping Our Stash has a Hearts on Fire challenge this week.  Here's mine:
Older Fiskars sentiment.  The hearts were cut with an American Crafts baby girl patterned paper a coordinating solid pink.  I hope to get back to blogging now that life seems to have slowed down from the holidays!   Be sure to stop by Words 2 Craft By for our Hope challenge!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

W2CB Happy 2019!!

Welcome to another inspiration filled year at Words 2 Craft By.  Our words this month come from Emily Dickenson:

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

Here is my interpretation:
My dear friend Diana stopped in to visit for a few days over the holidays, and shared this fun fold concept with me:
Just cut your 8.5 x 11 card stock on the diagonal!  Love this idea for adding interest without bulk.  Please join us and share how you interpret hope!  The challenge is open January 9 through February 6!