Thursday, June 27, 2024

Seize the Birthday Surprise Party Guest!

Hello and welcome friends!
I'm beyond excited to be guest designing with the
ladies at Seize the Birthday!

For the current challenge, the topping is to add a star on
your birthday themed cards. But if the topping isn't your
thing, anything goes is good too, as long as it's a birthday card.

Here's what I came up with:

A star shaped shaker balloon? Yes please!
The shaker was made by die cutting the frame 8 times, and the solid
shape once from the blue card stock and again from acetate.
Seven of the frames were stacked and glued onto the solid blue piece.
I added the confetti then glued the acetate piece onto the stack,
then the last frame. I found some fun balloon paper for the
background panel to use also!

Here's the finished inside:

Thank you, ladies, for the honor of guesting with you!

Thank you for visiting, and I hope to see you joining in
the 'Add a Star challenge' at Seize the Birthday!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Wavy Sayings; Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings: Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Doodlebug Design - Hey Cupcake
CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Star shaker balloon die; Lawn Fawn - Wavy Banner die; Avery Elle - double pierced rectangle dies; Taylored Expressions - confetti; Grafix - acetate; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Bearly Art glue

Friday, June 21, 2024

Tropical Happy Birthday

 Hello friends and happy Friday!
I'm just popping in to share
a card that I just made:

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I must say that I was influenced by Nancy's card. I loved
that white die cut panel on the white card base, and her
gorgeous hibiscus flowers. I die cut the white panel
from the Bloomtangled #1 cover plate. Since the edges were
'open', I added two thin strips of green card stock on each side.
I used some stamp layering flower and leaf images for
my focal point. I then fussy cut them all out,
and added some rhinestones.
(Note to self: buy the dies for this set. That palm frond! Ugh!)

I finished the inside with another stamped sentiment:

This was a fun sketch, so I hope there will
be more of them on future challenges.
Thank you for visiting. Have a great weekend!

I'd like to enter this at The Flower Challenge #92

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Radiant Plumeria, Inside Greetings: Birthday
Ink: Memento - Lilac Posies, Lu Lu Lavender, Dandelion, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine, Simon Says Stamp - Lemon Chiffon; Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Orange Soda; Altemew - Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz; Taylored Expressions - Lime Zest, Jalapeno
CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled #1 cover plate; MISTI; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesives: Bearly Art glue; SA - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Flying by to say...

 Hello and Happy Father's Day to all!
I'm just popping in with a card
I'd like to share with you:

I recently purchased this fairy set and I'm having fun
coloring these wee cuties up and making some
cards with them.

Here is the inside:

I stamp and colored up a bunch of these images, so now
I'm working on getting them on cards. 😊

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Fairy Friends & dies, Really High Five, Wavy Sayings
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Queen & Co. - The Great Outdoors
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die, Wavy Sayings Banner die; Sunny Studio - stitched circle die; Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, June 1, 2024



Hello and welcome snarky peeps!
It's a new month (how did THAT happen?!),
and so, a new challenge at the
As the amazing graphic by our sister, Lee, shows,
we want to see die cuts on your projects.
Here's what I made:


I must state that this was a case of a card I saw somewhere, maybe Pinterest,
but I neglected to make note of who I cased, so if this seems
familiar to you, thank you so much for the inspiration!!
This is a mix of newly die cut items and UFO's,
(UnFinished Objects - items that for some reason I die cut but didn't use)
The "stencil" was even a die, cut into printer paper, then
used to sponge the ink onto the center of the panel. Pretty
much everything was die cut, but for the sentiment, 
which I fussy cut.

I added some Nuvo glitter drops to the wildflowers
for a bit of sparkle.

I hope that you find time this month to play along in our die cut challenge at the
For more inspiration, do check out what my sisters and our 
newest reigning Queen, Gail, have created for your viewing pleasure!

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions: Signature Sentiments
Ink: Taylored Expressions - Fruit Punch
CS: Neenah
Accessories: Taylored Expressions: Frayed Edge dies; Honey Bee Stamps - Spring Leaves cutting plate; Sunny Studio - Frilly Frames Lattice die; Poppy Stamps - Daisy Stems dies; MISTI; Nuvo Glitter Drops - white blizzard
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, foam squares; Ranger - MMM

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