Monday, December 18, 2017

"Framed With Circles" challenge at CIE

The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Framed With Circles"! Use one or more circle frames on your card and keep your card nice and flat for mailing in a standard envelope.

I started playing with punches and patterned paper and this is the design I came up with for a masculine birthday card. I continued the circle theme with the background embossing folder.

Hope you'll join in the challenge at Cards In Envy!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Card 3 for Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello! Hope you had a good weekend; it's such a busy time of year getting ready for the holidays! I made another card for the hop!

Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger embossing folder
Inside sentiment stamped: Warm Winter Wishes
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Card 2: Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

A second card I made for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I love this cute snowman holding a warm cuppa!

Tag reinforcement and scalloped border dies: Newton's Nook
Have fun at the hop!

"Coffee Loving Cardmakers" Winter Hop!!

Hi!  Today is the first day of the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, hosted by Coffee Loving Cardmakers! There are so many great sponsors and prizes to be had; and it's so much fun to see all the coffee/cocoa winter-themed cards that are posted!

Here is the first card I made for the hop:

Image and Sentiment: All Dressed Up Stamps
More to come! Have fun at the Hop!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jingle All The Way at Cards In Envy

Hello! Another new challenge at Cards In Envy today: "Jingle All The Way!" Include one or more bells on your card.

Here is my inspiration card for the Design Team:

So the holiday season is upon us again! Have fun with this challenge!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Anything Goes at All Dressed Up challenge

Hello! I made this cute card for the current All Dressed Up Stamps "Anything Goes" challenge:

Image: "Little Birdie", All Dressed Up Stamps at Etsy
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's All About the Paper!

Hello! There's a new challenge at Cards In Envy today: "It's All About the Paper". Make your card with no stamping or embellishments unless they are made of paper. Here's my card:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Anything Goes - for kids

Here is a card I made using All Dressed Up Stamps, which happens to be the sponsor of Send A Smile 4 Kids current Anything Goes challenge:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Abundance/My Cup Runneth Over" W2CB

I made this card for the current challenge theme at Words 2 Craft By: "Abundance" The inspiration quote is: "My cup runneth over."

I always enjoy paper piecing!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

One more for Tiddly Inks challenge

Here is another card I made for the Tiddly Inks Challenge: Friends and Family.

Image: Tiddly Inks digital stamp "Girl's Best Friend"
Copic markers
Pink Paislee Freedom 6x6 paper

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Friends and Family challenge at Tiddly Inks

Hi! I joined in the new challenge at Tiddly Inks: Friends and Family.

I just got this digi from the Tiddly Inks shop and I think it is all about family, friends, celebration, Thanksgiving and love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Anything Goes at All Dressed Up challenge

I'm so happy I learned about the All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge , as I have really fallen in love with All Dressed Up Stamps shop at Etsy! I like that their challenge is always "Anything Goes", as long as you use an All Dressed Up image.

Here is a card I made with "It's Time to Relax." I love this digi! I also posted it at Coffee Loving Paper Crafters blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and come back soon!

Happy holidays 4 kids challenge

Hello and welcome! I made a card for the current challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids: "Happy holidays 4 kids". Make any winter holiday card suitable for kids. I love these little critters from Tiddly Inks; I colored them with Copic markers.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Typography challenge at CIE

Hello and welcome! The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "TYPOGRAPHY". Create a card using letters, words or a sentiment as the main focus.

Here's the card I made for the Design Team using a word digi that I received from Create With TLC quite awhile ago and am happy to finally use! I stamped the background onto an Old World Mat Stack sheet. Funny how that little paper pad comes in handy now and then!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Autumn challenge at Words 2 Craft By

I love the inspirational quote for the Autumn challenge at Words 2 Craft By:
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
I used a very cute digital stamp from Dearie Dolls to make this card for the challenge:
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Card #3 for 2:3 Challenge at Tiddly Inks

I couldn't resist making one more card for the 2:30 Challenge at Tiddly Inks Stamps! I will put this one in the Floral category. Heart flowers, but pretty flowers nonetheless!


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Let's Play Dress-up!"

Hello! The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy blog is "Let's Play Dress-Up"! Make a card depicting Halloween costumes. Your card can be any size or shape, as long as it's flat and fits in a standard envelope.

I love this digital stamp by MelonHeadz Illustrating, so I used it for my Design Team card:

Have fun making your Let's Play Dress-Up card!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Card 2 for Tiddly Inks contest

Tiddly Inks 2:30 Prize Contest!

Hello again! I made a second card in the Anything Goes category for the current awesome contest at Tiddly Inks blog. If you click on the link above you'll see all the deets! Great prize!

Here is my card for Anything Goes, using the cute Tiddly Inks digi, Couple of Fall Cuties:
Thanks again for stopping by and if you enter the contest, good luck!

Card 1 for Tiddly Inks Contest

Tiddly Inks 2:3 Prize Contest!

Welcome! Click on the above link to get all the deets on the current contest at Tiddly Inks Blog.

 I made cards for two of the categories, Girly and Anything Goes. Here is the first one, using this cute Tiddly Inks digi stamp, Faythe Flies:

Thanks for stopping by today; please leave me a comment if you have a sec!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day 2017!

Hi. I've been totally remiss in visiting my fave blogs but I wanted to send out a World Card Making Day hello! Also, here are two cards I've made for a virtual card making party going on today in a FB group I'm in. These two challenges were "Use something Oldie, Moldy" in your stash and "Thinking of You"

Have a great day and weekend! Thanks for stopping by. Keep on craftin'!   --Sherry

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Spookaboo" challenge at Tiddly Inks

I made this card for the Spookaboo challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. I used the new Mini Wryn Zombie stamp. I was going for "spooky/sweet" and love this new digital paper with the spooky candy hearts!

Zombie image: Tiddly Inks Stamps
Haunted house and sentiment: clear stamps in my stash
DP: "Spooky Pastel Collection", digital papers by Serena Bee, Paper Cakes
Ribbon and typewriter key sticker: Tim Holtz
Copic Markers
Ranger Distress Ink
Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment if you can!

Monday, October 2, 2017

"Blowing in the Wind"

Welcome! The new challenge at Cards In Envy blog is "Blowing in the Wind" -- autumn cards with leaves.

Here is the card I made for the Design Team:

Image: Tiddly Inks stamps
Sentiment: Clear stamp from my stash
I hope you join in the fun!

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Easy as 1, 2, 3" at CIE

Hello! The new challenge at Cards In Envy blog is "Easy as 1, 2, 3" -- create a simple, plain card. Clean and simple is definitely a challenge for me. Simple and plain certainly goes well with nice, flat Cards In Envy cards -- no extra postage due lol. Here's my card:

Sentiment: Stampabilities
DP: Authentique
Marvy button punch
Normally I'd put a bit of twine in the button, but I was trying to be good and not embellish...maybe I'll add it later!
Thanks for stopping by; have fun!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hello! I made a second card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop, using this adorable stamp and die from Lawn Fawn.

A crafty friend sent me the bit of watercolor background paper in a swap! With the little paint splatters on it, I thought it would be perfect to use with the spice shaker and the coffee cup!

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment; I enjoy them so much! Have fun on the hop.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome! I made this card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I love following this blog and seeing all the awesome coffee card creations!

I used a new stamp I just ordered from Stamplorations. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

Thanks for stopping by; come back soon. Enjoy the hop!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dinosaur birthday card for a boy

Hello! The theme is "Anything Goes" right now at Tiddly Inks Stamps challenge blog. You do have to use a Tiddly Inks stamp.

I've been playing around with birthday cards for little boys because my precious grandson will be 3 one month from today! Here is one card I made with "DinoMite"! Such a fun digi stamp from Tiddy Inks!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you will leave me a comment!

Monday, September 4, 2017

"Cheers to You!" challenge at CIE

Hi. The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Cheers to You!" Create a congratulations or celebration card that is nice and flat to fit into a standard envelope. Your card can be any size or shape, as long as it's flat.

I found a cute Dearie Dolls digi that is such a happy image I had to use it! The inside is stamped with: "You're a Superstar!" Here's my card:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Clean & Simple for kids

I made this card for the current Clean & Simple for Kids challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids. I'm not good at clean and simple, but I keep trying! These little "Fun Animal" digis from Tiddly Inks are really cute.

Thanks for stopping by! sh

Monday, August 21, 2017

"Penny For Your Thoughts" challenge at CIE

Hi. Hope you'll join in the new challenge at Cards In Envy blog: "Penny For Your Thoughts"! You can make any size or shape card, as long as it is flat and fits in a standard envelope, using a speech or thought bubble. I used a clear stamp set from My Favorite Things called "Thinking of Hoo".

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Animal Fun - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!

Welcome! I had fun making this card for the Tiddly Inks blog hop today! Love this Tiddly Inks digi stamp!  It reminds me of my sister's big yellow lab who has bonded with my other sister's little cat while they are staying there!

Hope you enjoy my card:

Image: Tiddly Inks "Best Friends" digi stamp
Sentiment: rubber stamp from stash
DP: Authentique
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a second to leave me a comment. Enjoy the hop!

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Bug Me!" challenge at CIE

Welcome! A new challenge starts at Cards In Envy today: Bug Me!

Here is my inspiration card:

Digital images:
Heart punch
Sentiment: stash
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Come join the fun at Cards In Envy; make any size card as long as it's flat and fits in an envelope! Bragging rights to be had!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tropical Christmas

Aloha! I like the new Theme Challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown: Tropical Christmas. I immediately thought of this cute Vera Lane Studio at Etsy set!

I've never been to Hawaii, but I had lots of fun imagining this tropical Christmas card! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Autumn Glow" and a tag

Hello and welcome!
The challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge blog is "Autumn Glow" and a nice selection of autumn inspiration colors are provided.  I didn't have all the colors I would have liked to use, so I had to make do with the Copics I have! I also did some paper piecing, which I enjoy.

I also made this card for a birthday month challenge at a group I belong to on Facebook; the challenge is to use a tag. I love using tags!

Here's my Annabelle Sunshine card:

Image: Tiddly Inks "Annabelle Sunshine"
II hope my card has a nice autumn glow! Thanks for stopping by; come back soon.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Baby Blue or Pretty Pink challenge at CIE

Welcome! The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy blog is "Baby Blue or Pretty Pink". Your card doesn't have to be a baby card in pink or blue, but, of course, it can be. I used an adorable digi stamp from Vera Lane Studio that I love to paper piece! I just found these cute diaper pin stickers on Ebay.

Image: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
DP: American Crafts
Mrs. Grossman Sticker
Darice embossing folder

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day, USA, 2017!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Here is a new card I made with Tiddly Inks Stamps' "Patriot Wryn":

Image: Tiddly Inks
Sentiment: The Cats Pajamas
DP: "Sweet Freedom" 6x6 pad by Pink Paislee
Copic Markers
Pure Color ribbon
Have a great day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Hi! The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is "Patriotic Please." I love this little Whimsie Doodles digi!

I hope you will join in the fun at Cards In Envy! Your card can be any size or shape, as long as it is flat for mailing in a standard envelope.
I also hope you and your family and friends have a very Happy Independence Day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

"Make It Rectangle" challenge

I just received this new Tiddly Inks clear stamp set in the mail yesterday (happy dance!) and couldn't wait to make a card with it! I realized it qualifies for their current challenge "Make It Rectangle".
Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. I hope you like this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

One more for the Coffee Lovers hop!

I hope I can get this posted before the Coffee Lovers Summer Bloghop deadline! I love Vera Lane Studio digis! I always have fun making cards and tags with them!

I see this is not my greatest photo but I want to hop over to post it. Also, my eyes are really tired tonight! Thanks for stopping by; please come back soon!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Card 3 for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

I'm so glad I heard about Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop because I've had fun making three cards for it! I will have to follow that group now to keep up with the fun there!

I made this card with a Tiddly Inks digi stamp and Copics:

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Card 2 for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

I have had this cute digi forever but can't remember where I got it! If anyone recognizes it, let me know! Meanwhile, I think he's lots of fun and perfect for a summer coffee card! I love using tags on cards.

Colored with Copics
Computer generated sentiment
DP: I will go upstairs and look who makes this nautical 6x6 pack
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

I just heard about the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop so I just had to make a card!

Digi Stamps: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
Thanks for stopping by!