Friday, March 5, 2021

Simply Create Too- Wet or Dry Embossing Challenge


 Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Simply Create Too!  The challenge this month is wet or dry embossing.  I tried a new technique to me, and I hope you like it.

 This is a very easy card, but I love the way it turned out,

I first took a few different green rolls of washi tape that I had in my stash and I placed them on a piece of White Cardstock.  I then wrapped the ends around the card face.

I then used an embossing folder with leaves on it and ran the whole card front through my machine using the embossing folder.

I then used foam squares to attach the panel to the card base.

Lastly, I die cut the words from an Impression Obsession die and added it to the card base.

That is it. Quick and easy and you could easily do the same technique with scraps of paper or cardstock.

Now let's see your creations.  Create something with wet or dry embossing and join the challenge at Simply Create Too.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Two Challenges with One project

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It is March 1st and I can see Spring is close.  As a teacher, spring always gives me a sense of nervousness about state testing, but also a renewed excitement for trying new things with my students and to brighten up the days ahead.

I am a teacher through and through and love to share my knowledge with others, as so many of my teacher friends like to do too.  So, today I created a fun project for me for two challenges today.  We have an anything goes challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog,


and for the Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge of anything goes with your Cricut. 


So, I created a T-shirt to share the fact that I am a teacher.   

I used a file I bought from Design Bundles and a shirt I bought from Hobby Lobby.  I used Iron-on Everyday Vinyl and Glitter Vinyl for the red part.

I love it and will be proud to wear it.

Now, it is your turn.  Create something and share it on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, or create something with your Cricut and share it on the Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge Blog.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Stmpin Friends February Blog Hop- Brighten Your Day


Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop.  This month and the theme is Birthday Celebration. If you are following along the hop, you should have arrived from Maureen Rauchfuss' blog.  Make sure to read through my blog, comment below and then continue to Heidi Collins blog.

If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each blog.

Here are the projects I created for our Brighten Your Day theme.   

Up first is the card I created.  

I had so much creating this card.  I first created the card base with solid cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Kindred Stamps.  I then colored the characters with my Copics:


Face: E11, E00, E000                                    Hat, Boots and Belt: E99, E15                       

Hair and Hat band: E27, E25                        Jeans: B97, B95                                            

Shirt and Buckle:  YR24, YR23                    Mouth: R8                        

Scarf: R27                                                      Vest: 100

Space Cowboy:

Face: E00, E11                                        Space Suit: Vo6, YG25, 100, R29

Helmet: C3, C1, C00


I stamped the sentiment from the Toy Box stamp set from Kindred Stamps along with the images with Black Licorice ink on Whip Cream Cardstock, both from Fun Stampers Journey.

For my project I created a matching bookmark.

Together I hope they brighten the recipients day!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Bitten By the Bug- Bon App├ętit


Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2, with a food theme, Bon Appetit!

I created a potholder to use for those of us that do not cook, but use the microwave more. 

I cut the file from Cricut Design Space with white Iron On Vinyl from Hobby Lobby.  Simple, but perfect.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Crafty Gals Corner


 Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner and it is Add a Heart!

I got to play with this adorable Penguin image, Penguin Digi #00012 from Cute as a Button.

I had so much fun coloring this image with my Copics.



Penguin head: 100, C9, C7

Body: T3, T1, T0

Scarf: R37, R35

Beak: YR02. E93

Snow: C1, C00, B0000

Rock: E33, E31

I then used cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Doodlebug, to make the card base.  I added some sparkle washi tape from Fun Stampers Journey.

To finish the card, I added some sparkle silk from Fun Stampers Journey, to the snow and I splattered it all over the card for snow.  I then added some Journey Glaze, also from Fun Stampers Journey to his eyes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please me a comment and then head over to Crafty Gals Corner and join the Add a Heart challenge.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Angie's Digital Stamps- Anything Goes


Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new Anything Goes with no twist challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps.  I got to play with the True Love hearts digital stamps.

I did something a little bit different with the digital stamp this month.  I printed the stamp onto pattern paper and then fussy cut them out.  

I then created the card base using solid Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Authentique.  I added some washi tape from my stash and an organza ribbon bow.

I finished the card by adding some pink pearls to the card front.

Thank for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge over at Angie's Digital Stamps. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Get Creative Challenge Blog: Anything Goes with a Pink or Red Twist


Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Get Creative Challenge Blog and the theme this month is Anything Goes with a Pink or Red Twist.  I received this adorable image from:

This Virtual Bear Hug image is too cute and perfect for the times we are in and the season of the month, with Valentine's Day.

I started the card base with Whip Cream and Bubble Gum Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then layered a piece of Authentique pattern paper.  The pink solid strip across the bottom was actually the strip on the piece of pattern paper that most people cut off. I liked it for another color added to the bottom of the card.

I added some washi from my stash to the bottom and the top of the paper piece, wrapping the tails around the card front.  I then tied the white organza ribbon around the card front and tied a knot.

I then colored the bear with my Copics.

Bear: E29, E27, E23

Bow: RV17, RV34

Heart: R56, R37, R35

I added the fluffy bear texture to the bear by tapping my colorless blender on the colored areas.

I then die cut this finished image with Journey Oval die set from Fun Stampers Journey and added the image to the card using foam squares.   

To finish the card, I added the red heart embellishment from Authentique, included with the paper pad I used for the card. 

Thanks for stopping by,  Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge at Get Creative Challenge Blog.