Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrating Peace on Earth (day) with the Jingle Belles

Finally I had some time to make a card for the current Jingle Belles Rock challenge Peace on Earth (day) which is April 22, 2017. The idea is to upcycle, recycle, repurpose or reuse at least one element on your card. I have an collection (stash) of previously used cards of all occasions and in this stack I found a small notecard and loved the images and the colours, I am partial to using non-traditional colours on my holiday cards. So here is what I made......

Now you know I love pink Christmas cards. Isn't the image adorable? and it has some sparkle too. Other than the base all other cardstock used was scraps or a miss-cut and was repurposed. I added three tiny pink enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet and the Merry Christmas die cut from Impression Obsession. 

Close up of the image from the note-card.

Finished inside

I would like to enter this in:
Jingle Belles Rock Peace on Earth (Day) 

Thanks for visiting today, this is only my second card for the Jingle Belles challenge and only my third Holiday card for 2017. I really need to step up my game or I will be in a panic in November.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Baby Shower Card

Wow that week went fast, it's my turn to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today.  Easter weekend and the baby shower are over. I had a request for a card that was gray and yellow and had owls on it, right away I remembered I had Eyelet Outlet "Bright" Owl brads and I was all set!!!

Along with the super cute owls I added a yellow enamel dot also from the Eyelet Outlet. At the shower we had "reveal" cupcakes that when you bit them they were filled with BLUE icing so now we wait for the arrival of our great grandson in June.

Close up of the enamel dot...I love them and they come in many colours and shapes. 

Finished the inside with a computer generated sentiment from Verses4you.

Thanks for checking my card using products from the Eyelet Outlet & Brads. The owls are on sale in the store. See you next Tuesday on the Eyelet Outlet Blog.

A Rose by Any Other Name......

New challenge at Shopping Our Stash and it's another really easy one!!! use a ROSE on your project!! It was hard to make a decision on which rose stamp I would use, but decided I would use a Bugaboo digi.

I have had this digi for a long time and the base and frame are cardstock I have had for several years, the package had never been opened. 

Since I seem to be short on Birthday cards I finished the  inside with a sentiment from Hero Arts I have had since I first started stamping over 10 years ago.

I would like to enter this in:

Catch the bug April Bingo I used the first column Die/Punch, Bugaboo image, Ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today and dig out those rose stamps/digis and join us at Shopping Our Stash, head over to the blog and see what awesome rose projects the rest of the design team have made.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

E is for Elegant ~~ new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  challenge is Elegant, we want to see a project that is your interpretation on Elegance. Mine is a bit different than the other members cards I wasn't sure it was elegant enough but I liked it and the person I gave this card to was absolutely thrilled over it.  Let's hear what you think...and sorry no snark, it is optional.

I made an Easter card for a friend and used a Cheery Lyn Designs die that I have never used before, I was a bit disappointed when I cut the window as  it just cuts the window in a piece of cardstock and that isn't what my plan was, so I check with pinterest and found some inspiration, cutting the top was a bit of a challenge though, it won't be the last time I use this as it's beautiful. The card base is concord grape, I think deep purple is elegant and at Easter the minister wears purple btw my favourite colour. I cut the window in shimmer cardstock and the layer is also the same but embossed with a CB folder called textile I also think Elegant when I use it especially in white.

I made the church scene with an image off pinterest cut some tiny clouds with an IO cloud die added flowers and pearls from my stash. 

The sentiment was found on Verses 4 cards, the praying hands was also found on pinterest and fussy cut. If you are in need of sentiments it's a great site.

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fly Me to the Moon ~~~

Tuesday ~ my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog and I was so excited to get some monster brads and I had a plan and it's always nice when a plan works out.

Along with the super cute Monster Brads from the Eyelet Outlet I used Enamel Stars, Arrow Birthday Brads,  Red Swirl Jewels and awesome Washi Tape.

I knew that the washi tape would make an awesome background for the rocket ship and the red swirls would work for the flames 

These little guys look so happy to be traveling in space.

love those arrow brads, everything I've used is available in the Eyelet Outlet Store and there is so much more it's worth the "virtual trip" to check out the store, don't forget to check out the daily specials too.

Finished inside of the card,  

When I showed my card to Hubby he loved it, he asked who it was for and then said he would even love to receive it. 

Shopping Our Stash #297 ~~ Punches and/or Dies

Another new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and it's an easy one, we want you to use punches and/or dies on your project. I love using my dies they seem to get me motivated to create something with them. I started out making an Easter card, but it wasn't going well and when that happens I just pack everything pertaining to the project up and move on. I started making a card for the Jingle Belles Rock challenge when I got everything cut and ready I realized  "mr. linky" had closed. I am so far behind with my Christmas stash that even though it will soon be Easter I have made a Christmas card.

Everything was already cut and in my "stash box" all I had to do was cut the sentiment, emboss the background and glue/tape it together.

Quite often I will cut brown and white deer as I like to check to see which matches my background better so this pair was all ready waiting 

Finished inside 

The dies I used are.

stitched ovals EC designs
IO Die 117C (small deer)
IO Tree die (set of three)
Plain landscape die (one of a set of 3) unmarked.
IO Merry Christmas Die.

I would like to enter this in:

So get out your punches and/or dies and make us a project at Shopping Our Stash, check out the blog and see what the rest of the team have made. 

Have a Wonderful Day!!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

For a Wonderful Mother

Hi it's Barbara and it's my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog and I have a Mother's Day card to show you. I took Stephanie's idea with washi tape and it worked beautifully.

I used the colouring book wide washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet and Brads store and covered a piece of rose cardstock, I layered it on another piece of rose and on a white base. 

Look at these gorgeous paper flowers and the pearl/silver brads I used for the centers, the flowers come in a package of 40, both flowers and centers can be found at the Eyelet Outlet & Brads.

Of course being a Mother's day card I had to use some of the Eyelet Outlet's swirly jewels which not only come in clear they also come in colours and pearls as well.

These are all the items from the Eyelet Outlet I have used 
Wide washi tape
narrow pink glitter tape
Swirly jewels
pearl / silver brads
Gorgeous pink paper flower 
P.S. they come in all colours too.

I couldn't believe how fast this card came together using these awesome supplies from the

Thanks for stopping by today!


Shopping Our Stash #297 ~~ Tie One On

No we are not heading out to the bar.....Shopping Our Stash want you to use ribbon, twine, ric-rac, cord, yarn etc. on your project. I loved the side by side challenge so well I just had to make another step card, my favourite, a tall skinny step card.

After I coloured these gorgeous poppies I realized I didn't have any appropriate patterned paper so I had to put my thinking cap on to decide what to use.....light bulb moment ..... Eyelet Outlet Washi tape!!! it worked perfect. I added my real red ribbon (su) by punching a double slot with a punch I haven't used in years but I really had to have it for ribbon, the way I did it was tie a knot in the ribbon, slide it down through the two slots then feed the left ribbon back through the right slot and visa versa and trim the ends. I also added the colouring book butterfly brads (they are on sale at the Eyelet Outlet)

Close up of the ribbon 

Super cute butterfly.

Yes I did notice that I have used two different butterflies but it wasn't until I posted the picture and was typing my blog so you know (because I am a perfectionist) I will be deciding which one I'm using. Did you scroll back up and look?

Thanks for visiting today and get ready for an easy peasy challenge to use ribbon, twine, etc. on your project. Head over to the Shopping Our Stash blog and see what the rest of the team have done.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #296 ~~ Side By Side

Have you ever tried a "step card" that is what the team at Shopping Our Stash wants you to make!!! So many different styles of step cards, Right step, left step, center step, circle step and even a double step card, you can find tutorials for them all.  I prefer a tall center step card but made a left side step one, but who knows I might find time to squeeze one in but you will only know when you reach the bottom of the post.

I really was surprised when I did my fold that my steps were on the left but that's okay, loved it. I had coloured this Bugaboo image over a week ago (thought the side by side challenge was last week) I did it in my favourite colours pink and purple, The base was the only full size piece I cut all the rest were scraps, the grass and bunnies were also scraps. The patterned paper is from a pack I've had a couple of years. 

Adorable image, she is so cute.

Closer look at the steps.

Sentiment on the back of the card.

Thanks for visiting today and we are looking forward to seeing what kind of step card you make for the challenge. Head over to the main blog, check out the rules and see what the rest of the team have made.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Baby Train........

I'm going to be a Great Grandma in June!!! so for my project today I made a generic baby shower card with the cutest baby animal brads from the Eyelet Outlet . There are new Spring brads in the store now and lots more to look at.

I used a generic train die and it came with animals on it but I snipped them off and added the super cute baby animal brads. The wheels looked a tad plain so I added sticky back enamel dots also from the Eyelet Outlet store.

 Close up of the Hippo and Giraffe along with the dots and a strip of skinny glitter washi tape to replicate a train track. 

Close up of the Elephant and the Lion.

Couldn't resist adding a quartet of shiny yellow heart enamel dots.

Finished the inside with a quote I found on the internet.

Accessories from the Eyelet Outlet & Brads Store I used you can find these and lots more at the store.

Have an awesome day!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What Does the Fox Say?

Shopping Our Stash #295 is Forest Friends ~~ we want to see deer, fox, bear, birds, fish, beaver etc. Lots and lots of choice of animals to use, you might even find one that isn't listed.  I really dove deep in my stash for this one. The image was already coloured and it was so long ago it was before copics so it is done with prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits. When I say dove I really mean it I had to search through several boxes of images I had stashed.

Along with the super cute fox from Imaginese snag 'em stamps bought ages ago from who knows where (not me) the grass is left over from the Bunny basket, the cloud and sun were leftovers from the "lawn ranger" even the base was in my scrap box. 

I fussy cut and elevated the super cute fox 

Finished the inside with a die cut Birthday greeting, I really can't take credit for the sentiment as I saw a super cute fox card on Splitcoast Stampers and decided to "borrow" the idea which brings the whole Fox concept together and will make a great Masculine card.

Thanks for dropping in today, I hope you get some time this week to create a Forest Friends project and enter the challenge at the main Blog while you are there please check out what the other design team members have hunted up for the challenge.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Q is for Queen at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

Okay this is embarrassing......I started my blog post Friday before I went bowling and when I got home I forgot to finish it.  Note to self "do not trust your memory anymore"

Challenge #80 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is Q is for Queen or you can make a Mother's Day project. I chose the latter.

This super cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps the sentiment comes with it too. 
Coloured wth alcohol markers and cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched oval die and flat attached to the base. The sentiment is elevated.

Such a cute face. 

And now....wait for it....a bit of snark.

There you are, that was the sentiment that popped in my head when I saw the digi and I sure didn't want to disappoint the "snarky sisters" since they all delivered with this challenge....go check the main blog and see what they have done.

Thanks for stopping and get your crown on and design something for us at SoSS!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Turtle Story

Hello again, I can go a whole week and not post then I have three in less than two days but I just had to show you the Birthday card I made for my great grandson for his 8th birthday on Tuesday. Here is the card......

I saw a tutorial on Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie for this card I don't think I have used my envelope punch board in two years and this gave it a work out, also the embossing folder had never been  out of it's package, score #2 my biggest problem was the turtle head but I found an ornament die that worked perfect, it too had never been used, now on with my story.

Katie my granddaughter in law is expecting a baby (we are excited) she went for an ultrasound and was hoping to find out boy or girl, the baby didn't co-operate but William said he didn't care what it was as long as it was a TURTLE.  I knew then I just had to make a turtle card.

finished with a favourite sentiment.

While I had the envelope punch-board out I made the envelope  and added his name to the front.

Thanks for looking today have a wonderful rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luck O' the Irish is Challenge 294 at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Shopping Our Stash wants to see GREEN and it doesn't have to be St. Patrick's Day!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the dug out my Art Impressions Lawn Ranger, he hasn't been inked in about 1 1/2 years, since I made a card for Hubby for his birthday.  I keep telling myself it doesn't take a lot more time to make TWO cards with the same image and then you have a stash so I listened and made two.

I fussy cut the lawn ranger but everthing else is punches or die cuts. The image and clouds are popped up.

Finished inside 

Here is the second one, not a whole lot of differnce in them.

boy that grass is sure long.

One of the first sentiments I bought when I started stamping 

Stash busting......stamp, sentiment, "sun" punch, and the picket fence punch, don't remember the last time I used any of them.

Thanks  for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made for the challenge.