Monday, February 23, 2015

Include a Sentiment Challenge

This challenge at Creative Craft Cottage is #34 Digi/Include a sentiment.  You have 2 weeks to create a card, scrapbook page, journal page, etc and enter it to please join us!

  My sentiment: 
"To the world you are one person, 
but to one person you are the world."  
Love this quote and thought it was perfect for this beautiful image!

The image is from Karleigh Sue.  She is also sponsoring the prize for this challenge at Creative Craft Cottage with a prize of 4 digital images of your choice from her store!  Hope you enjoy this little piece of inspiration.  Keep the creativity flowing! :)

This card has been entered into the following challenges:  -Whimsy Stamps Inspirations - #80, 3/18
-Cuttin and Stamping - #8, Anything goes   3/3
-Digi Chooseday - wk 7, springtime pastels  2/24 

Supplies used include:
  • Image by Karleigh Sue
  • Sargent's Watercolor Pencils
  • Lace and butterfly embellishment
  • Cord'nations paper
  • Gold Stampabilities Ink
  • Patterned paper 6x6" pad from Walmart
  • Gold Stickles

Monday, February 16, 2015

Die Cuts Challenge

The newest challenge at Melonheadz is to use Die Cuts.  Each challenge last for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to create a card and enter it in for a chance to win digital stamps! Come join us!

Since I have very few die cuts in my collection, I used Sizzex 8pk Circle dies.  I created this cute card using 4 different circle sizes and the adorable kitty digi's from Melonheadz. The heart patterned pink paper was actually in a 6x6" paper pad I found at Walmart for only $3.00!  It was a great buy with 100 sheets of paper inside with 20 different patterns. The statement on top reads, "You've CAT to be Kitten me right Meow!" Stamp on the bottom circle says, "You're purrfect!" I hope you enjoy this card. Please feel free to leave me a comment and share your projects too! :) 

This card will be entered into these challenges:  -Crafting From the Heart -  #47  2/23
-Craft your passion - #249  2/23
-House of Cards -  February Challenge
-Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - #48   3/1 
-Not just cards Challenge - #13   3/2 
-Stamp and create - February Challenge (enter once weekly)  3/2
-The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - February 
-Use Your Stuff Challenge - #173   2/22
-Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - February

Supplies used:
  • Sizzex 8pk Circle Dies
  • Melonheadz Crazy Cat Lady digi bundle
  • Hampton Art - Art Impressions Stamps SC0652
  • Core'dinations 65lb cardstock from Jo-Ann
  • 6"x6" paper pack from Walmart
  • Sargents Watercolor Pencils
  • Staz On Jet Black ink
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Pigment ink squares from Tuesday Morning
  • Wow clear embossing powder
  • Tiny embellishments (given as a gift)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A token of appreciation

I received a package in the mail the other day and inside was this beautiful pink die cut heart. The sentiment stamped on the front reads, "A token of appreciation."  I absolutely loved this sweet and simple addition to a package I was already looking forward to receiving!  Could not throw this away and decided to incorporate it into a love-themed card.

The cute angel-kitty image is from Aurora Wings.  I colored it with Sargent's Watercolor Pencils. This card will be entered into the following challenges:- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Red and Pink. Feb 15
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small  Feb 18
-Great Impressions Challenge - February Monthly  
-Jellypark Challenges - February Monthly 
-Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Ends March 1
-Lil Patch of Crafy Friends - Challenge #4 Ends Feb 28 C10
-One Stitch at a time (OSAAT) - Challenge #230 Ends March 1
-Scribble and Scrap Challenge - Ch #38 Ends Feb 28t
-Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #246 Feb 22
-The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge #218  Ends March 1

Supplies used: 
  • Aurora Wings digital stamp image
  • Sargent's Watercolor Pencils
  • Heart die cut I received
  • Ribbon from Michael's
  • Core'dinations 65lb cardstock from Jo-Ann 
  • Heart patterned paper in 6"x6" paper pad from Walmart
  • Embellishments
  • Aleena's tacky glue from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, February 7, 2015

In The Garden

 Creative Craft Cottage is having a challenge sponsored by All Dressed Up.  The theme: In The Garden.  Hopefully spring is soon on the way!  Here is my card using images from All Dressed Up. 
This one is called "Three Little Party Girls". I fussy cut each one out so you could see more of the background I created for them.

 The daffodils and roses were gold embossed on colored paper and cut out.

  The sentiment reads, "Friends are flowers in the garden of life."  It's from a TPC Studio stamp set and seemed perfect for this project.

Join us for this challenge! Winner receives 2 digital stamps! Keep the creativity flowing! :)

Entered this card into these challenges:  -Hanna & Friends Ch#215 Embossing
-Pink Gem Challenge - #137 Layers,   -Crafty Calendar Challenge - Feb. Anything Goes, 3/8
-Little Claire's Designs - #53 Bright & Beautiful 2-14 
-Crafts Galore Encore - Feb Challenge #14 Use stamp or digi

Items I used include:
  • Image from All Dressed Up
  • Gold embossing powder by Recollections
  • TPC Studio Stamp Set
  • Sizzex Flourish Dies #9, 10, 11
  • Sargent Watercolor Pencils
  • Versamark Ink
  • Paper and bird image from Far Far Hill
  • Darice clouds embossing folder
  • Master's Touch Fine Art Studio 140lb watercolor paper
  • Rose & Daffodil wooden block stamps, given as gift, maker unknown.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 7 - One stamp set, several designs

For my online card class this week at, I just realized I have been using mainly 2 stamp sets. Today's class explained how multiple techniques can be used for the same stamp set to achieve very different looks on clean and simple cards.

The stamp sets I have been using are: 1) I Heart You stamp set by American Crafts  2) My Minds Eye Fine and dandy True Blue stamp set.  This card uses the cloud and sun stamp by My Minds Eye and the sentiment is from TPC Studio Rubber Stamps.

One of the techniques was Pop-Up Multi-Embossing shared by Jennifer McGuire.   I do not have clear embossing powder (yet, it's on the way!) so I used 2 different colors, silver and gold, on the sentiment.

This card will be entered in to -Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All things bright and beautiful. - Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes!

Supplies used:
  • My Minds Eye Fine and dandy True Blue stamp set
  •  65lb card stock by Pacon Creative Products
  •  Colored pigment ink squares from Tuesday Morning 
  •  Core'dinations 65lb cardstock from Jo-Ann 
  • Recollections Gold and Silver Embossing Powder
  • TPC Studio Rubber Stamps 
  • Sequins 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hearts and Love Challenge at Melonheadz

"Hearts and Love Season" is in full swing!  I created this card for the challenge at Melonheadz and hope you will visit them to join in!

A closer look at the sentiment.  This beautiful "from the heart" stamp came from a thank you clear stamp set online at 

A white lace bow was made for the side of the card and I hot glued a plastic flower embellishment with a Fairy Tale charm to the center.  The digital stamp of the little girl can be found at Melonheadz Designs.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:  -2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps - 2W, C10
-Aurora Wings Challenge #11- Valentines    2/14
-Craft-Dee BowZ - February Challenge
-Eureka Stamps - Pink/Red
House of Cards - Love #60 Monthly Challenge 3/15
-Love to Scrap! - Love is in the Air  2/18
-Crafty Creations - February Challenge 

Supplies I used include:
  • 65lb card stock by Pacon Creative Products 
  • Core'dinations 65lb cardstock from Jo-Ann 
  • Recollections Gold Embossing Powder 
  • foam tape from
  • Thank you stamp set from 
  • Digital Stamp from Melonheadz
  • Fairy Tale charms and Bead Designs embellishments from Hobby Lobby
  • Staz On jet black ink for edges
  • 6x6" paper pad from Walmart
  • Jolee's Boutique rose embellishments
  • Gold Stickles
  • Sargents Watercolor Pencils from Hobby Lobby

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day 6 - Using less supplies

The objective today was to use fewer supplies to create a clean and simple card.  I only have black and brown dye inks so far and therefore used Black Soot distress ink to create the background using a scrap piece of card stock to create the lines.

My goal was simple black and white with a hint of the pink sequins for a color pop.  The black square with white ink is backed with foam tape.  

Supplies used (besides basic paper):
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
  • White pigment ink squares from Tuesday Morning
  • I Heart You stamp set by American Crafts
  • Pink Sequins 
  • Ad Tech permanent adhesive tape roller