Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thinking of you

Made a couple of cards for the CAS(E) this sketch! and Crafty Calendar card challenges. Okay, I got a little carried away and went outside of the "simple" definition, but I thought I'd post it anyway. I love using my friends stamp sets, Iron Gate Stamps. The first card I used was from the Weathervane set and the second card was from her Birdhouse set.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Gabby!

Oh, my oldest is 18 today! Ugh!  I can't be old enough to have an 18 year old! Although, I still have a four year old that keeps me young {at heart};-) I made this birthday tag for her. I had a kit from a class offered at Catchy Crafts . I had to make this tag because we have a Westie. Turns out I am falling in love with using these Julie Nutting stamps. It's like making paper dolls when I was a little girl:-) I'm using this for the Crafty Calendar challenge this month.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Freshly Made Sketch #174

As I do every beginning of the year, I promise myself to use what I have and not to buy anything until I've depleted at least half of my stash.  So, here is a card using leftover patterned paper and stamps from a card kit I bought at  Catchy Crafts in Hornsby, Australia last year. I'm not sure the stack the paper came from, but the stamp set is from Hot Off The Press. I made this card for this week's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! I wanted to do something different for the Sketch Saturday challenge. These darling stamps I used come from Iron Gate Stamps' Fortune Cookie set. The patterned card stock I used is by Graphic 45.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

You're My Pot of Gold!

Hello creative friends! Today I would like to share with you a card I made for a few challenges. I used the free St Patricks Day cut from Cricut Craftroom. I think this is my favorite "pot o gold" cut. I love the layers and the inset clover/shamrock. I embellished the gold coins with Stickles (of course) as well as the "sparkles". The circle layer is dry embossed with Cuttlebug's Argyle folder and the green layer is  embossed with Darice's St Patrick's folder. I used a sentiment stamp from Scrappy Moms' Spring Fling set.


Bitten by the Bug (St Patrick's Day)

Cuttin' and Stampin' (St Pats/ Lucky)

Die Cuttin' Divas (Luck of the Irish)

Exploring Cricut (Shamrock)

Make Something Monday (Green and Gold)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UFO quilt (doona)

Yeah! I finally finished my quilt (or doona as they call it here) that was started roughly 5 years ago:-P Yes, I bought this fabulous kit from a cute quilt store in Bayfield, Wisconsin while on vacation, pieced it together, and had a very talented lady from church machine quilt it. I ended up storing it in my craft room since my carpal tunnel from pregnancy made it too hard to sew the binding on. My hands still aren't 100%, but good enough that I was able to finish the binding last week.  The rain here was relentless - started the weekend of my big scrap retreat and let up until the middle of last week!  So, I sewed about 1/8 of binding a day and now it's done! I'll be taking it to the cleaners here since the washers and dryers in Sydney are about doll house sized (okay, a little exaggeration).  I'll keep it stored until I get back to the states. Definitely don't need to use it here in Sydney!

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You Make Me Smile

G'day crafters! Can you tell I'm settling into this Aussie lingo;-) Still haven't lived here long enough to leave the hard Chicago accent behind,  but I catch myself using quite a bit of Aussie slang when I talk.

Today I "whipped" up a card for a few challenges. Couldn't resist when I saw the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Had to use my new kit stamps! I also used Simon Says Stamp! Card Exchanging Friends stamp and die set, Echo Park Country Drive paper pad, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, thread, Wink of Stella.

Challenges Entered

Cupcake Inspirations (butterflies)

Sweet Sunday (sketch)

Sketchy Colors ( Turquoise, White, Yellow)

That Craft Place (anything)

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