Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ready, Set, Go!

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is the ever popular... Any Sentiment.  Which means it is an Anything Goes challenge but don't forget the sentiment.
We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy and she gave the DT some fun images to use for our sample projects.  I used Racer Lewis.  He looks excited to be ready to race.
We would love to have you join us in this challenge.  Simply create any project you want that includes a sentiment and link it up to Aud Sentiments challenge blog by Sept 10th for your chance to win a gift certificate to Prairie Fairy.
Project Details:
Image: Racer Lewis from Prairie Fairy Designs
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, T1, t4, T7, T8, T9, G85, B34, B37, R37, R29, R24
Diamond Plate cuttlebug embossing folder
Ready, Set, Go! Sentiment was computer generated 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Santa Edwin

My Christmas card stash is slowly building.  This image of Edwin as Santa is one of my favorite Christmas stamps from Magnolia.  I kept this card light on embellishments so it will be easier to mail. 
Project Details:
Stamp:  Magnolia Stamps
Scalloped circle:  Cricut Everyday Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, W0, W1, W3, W5, E43, E53, E55, E57, T4, T7, T8, T10, G85, BG96, BG93, R59, R46, R37, R29, Y000, Y00, Y11
Entered in following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under:  Tic Tac Toe  I used Dies, Edwin, Not a Square
Crafty Boots: Christmas
Fashionista Challenge: Christmas
Magnolia-licious:  Clean and Simple

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Birthday

Another birthday card using a Mo's Digital Pencil image.  This is Bella's Birthday.  She looked like she was having lots of fun partying so I think the sentiment works perfectly with her.  I chose not to use 3D embellishments on this card so that it will be easier to mail.  I tend to hand deliver most of my cards with lots of 3D embellies.
Card Details:
Image:  Bella's Birthday from Mo's Digital Pencil
La La Land Crafts Heart border die
Spellbinders lacy circle, scalloped rectangle and rectangle dies
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E33, E35, E37, E41, E43, E53, E55, E57, BG10, BG70, R02, R05, Y26, Y23, YR20, YG03, YG11
Entered in following challenges:
ABC Challenge:  No Flowers

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fairy Thank You

Here is another card I made over the weekend.  This is a thank you card for the sweetest little girl. 
Hope she likes the purple hair on the fairy.  After coloring with copics, I painted her wings with extreme glitter paint.  I stamped around the outside of the image with embossing ink and then used Recollections sparkle embossing powder.  After I used my heat gun, I then added the tinsel glitter.  The flower is a coffee filter flower that someone sent to me.  It matches the paper so perfectly.
Card Details:
Image:  Fairy Bestie from Sherri Baldy
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, BG10, BG70, BG72, RV000, RV00, R81, R83, V000, V01, V12, V15, V17, W0, W1
Martha Steward border punch
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart
Butterfly paper punch from Martha Stewart
Entered in following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday:  Ombre Hair
Dream Valley Challenges:  For a girl
Created with Love Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Birthday

This is the second card I made yesterday.  After coloring her, I painted her hat and dress with extreme glitter paint.
I am off now for church and then a fellowship dinner after.  Yum Yum!  You know it's going to be good when it's a church buffet dinner.  I have already baked a cake and made a zucchini casserole.
Card Details:
Image:  Sassy Cheryl Stamps
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E50. E51, E53, E55, E57, R89, R85, R83, R81, R24, G40, G82, BG70, T1, T4, T7, T8, T10
Pink Shabby Chic embossing enamel
Entered in following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch Challenge
Sassy Cheryl:  Birthday with a Sassy Cheryl image
Pile it On:  Designer Paper

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Bumble Bee

What to do on a really hot August day?  Create cards in my cool craft room of course!
The past couple of weeks have been very hectic getting back into the groove of the school schedule in between getting the garden produce canned and frozen.
I felt a little lazy today simply working on a few lesson plans and then creating some cards.  It was WONDERFUL!
After coloring the wings with copics, I painted them with extreme glitter paint.
Card Details:
Image: Baby Fairy Bee from Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders lacy square die
Martha Stewart border punch
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E99, YR24, Y26, YR20, YR31, Y21, Y23, T1, T4, T7, T8, T9, G40, G82, G94, R20
Entered in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge:  Bugs (hope this cute little bee counts)
Card Making Mamas:  Black, white + one other color
Jelly Park Challenges:  Things that fly
Bronte and Bella's Challenge:  Happy birthday with a Mo's image

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Circle Christmas Card

Another Christmas card to add to my stash.  This one is simple yet cute.  The image is Chloe with Candy Cane from Pink Gem Designs.  Such a sweet image.  I added pearls to her dress as buttons and itty bitty pearls to her leggings as the holly berries.
This is my DT card from Creative Craft Challenges .  The challenge theme is "Not A Square"

Card Details
Image:  Chloe with Candy Cane from Pink Gem Designs
Circle card base:  Wild Card Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Scalloped Circle:  Everyday Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E50, E53, E55, E57, BG70, BG72, BG75, T1, T4, R59, R46, R24
After coloring the candy cane, I painted it with a light layer of extreme glitter paint.  I also painted the holly leaves on her leggings.

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenge:  Christmas in August
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge:  Shaped Card
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything but a Square
Crafty Hazel Nut:  No Sentiment
HObby House : Christmas

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I can't believe that fall will soon be here.  My oldest is going back to college tomorrow.  He planned to leave today but I convinced him to stay one more day. Which means I need to come up with an awesome home cooked meal tonight.  My youngest starts his senior year of high school.  yikes!  It seems like just yesterday he was starting kindergarten.  He attends high school in the mornings and technical school in the afternoons.  We had back to school night last night at his technical school.  Always makes me proud when the teachers seek me out to tell me how they love to have him as a student.
This is always a busy time of year for me.  Not only am I getting my boys ready to go back to school, but myself as well.  I run a daycare and teach preschool so I have been busy getting ready for all of my favorite young people. Cleaning equipment and lesson plans have been my daily agenda.   Also, my garden has decided to keep producing more than we can eat, can or freeze.  Anyone that shows up at our door, is offered bags full of green beans, corn, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini.  Soon it will be cantelope, apples and pears.  My own sons have said, " no more zucchini!"  We have eaten it every possible way:  zucchini fries, bread, casseroles, stir fry, etc.  As you can imagine, this means that my crafting has had to take a back seat.  In fact, I haven't had much time all summer to spend in my craft room.  I found an hour one evening and was able to make this card.
This is my dt card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is "Anything But A Birthday Card!"  This would be a great time to get started on Christmas cards if you haven't already.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Art Design by Kathryn.  I used her adorable Autumn Friends image. 
Card Details:
Image:  Autumn Friends from Stamp Art Design by Kathryn
Spellbinders foliage, scalloped circle and square dies
Pumpkins:  Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge cut at 2 and 1.75 inches
Acylic leaf gems from dollar spot at Michaels
Sketch:  Sketch and Stash 15
Copics: W0, W1, W3, Y21, Y23, E30, E31, T1, T4, T7, T9, B91, B93, B95, b97, E08, E09, E19, BG93, BG96, YR20, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR24, YR65

Entered in following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Sketch and Stash: Sketch 15
Flourishes:  Autumn Colors

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Let's Get Flirty

Let's Get Flirty is the challenge at Aud Sentiments.  We want to see cards for your boyfriend, husband, significant other that are kind a flirty and fun.
My card is for my husband's birthday.  (he loved it)
We are sponsored this time by Sassy Studio Designs.  This pinup version of Jasmine is just perfect!
Here's the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Image:  Princess Jasmine Pinup from Sassy Studio Designs
Lamp:  Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut at 2.25 inches
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles Dies
Shabby Chic embossing enamel
Copics:  E00, E11, e13, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E43, E42, W0, W1, W3, W5, BG70, BG72, BG75, G94, YR24, R24, R27, R37