Monday, May 18, 2020

It's a Guy Thing

Hello my friends!
Hope your week is off to a good start.

It's time for a new challenge over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at Artsystamper Digitals!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month brings another Artsystamper Challenge and today's theme is
It's a Guy Thing

This theme gives you plenty of time to get a Father's Day card made
or maybe you need a birthday card for a guy
Please check out the cards that designers made 
all with "a guy" in mind

 Since guys love getting cards too, I decided to use 
the Cruisin' set for a great guy card for Father's day.

Now wouldn't this be a cool birthday card???

I used images from the set

  You know, it is really quick & easy,
 to create a digital card using these cool images.  
I really love working with them!!  Be sure to check 'em out!

Artsystamper - (YouTube)

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to use Beverly's images 
(of course we would love to see them if you have them) 
... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.  
PRIZE you say . . .

YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  

Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments 

in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  

Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the store!!

Hop on over to the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs from the other Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!   Thanks  SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Stamps:  Digital - The Artsystamper - Cruisin' set
Paper/Card Stock
DP (Map paper, Ledger paper) Black CS, White CS Blue CS
Dies Used: Sizzix Ovals 
AccessoriesDimensional foam,Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers

am submitting my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft  #116 - Always Anything Goes (#34)
A Perfect Time To Craft  Always Anything Goes (#244)

Classic Design  Challenge  Always Anything Goes (#224)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  May - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper (#307)
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges  #129 - Make it Masculine (#44)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  #114 - For the Men/Boys (#41)

DL.Art Linky Challenge  Always Anything Goes (#78)
LeAnn’s World 101 (M, P3, E3) #26 - Anything Goes (#31)
Love to Craft  #46 - Anything Goes (#184)
Love to Scrap  #133 - Anything Goes (#147)
The Creative Crafters #28 - Always Anything Goes (#24)

Thanks for stopping in today
Stay safe and have a great week,

Thursday, May 14, 2020

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #05

Welcome to the next challenge over at 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #05

 May 15 through June 12, 2020

Here is my DT project

I am using 
Girl with Cat

Come along and join in this great DT Challenge, opened to any DT in the World. 
To be eligible, you just have to be on any DT.

You can enter any image and any project.

Enter our Current Challenge HERE!

Our wonderful Sponsor for World Wide is the lovely  Julia Spiri.

Please support Julia Spiri and visit her Store HERE!

 Come along and join Julia Spiri's Facebook Group
"Stamps by Julia Spiri"
You can join Facebook Group HERE! 

Subscribe to Julia's You Tube  - Here 
Come along and Follow on Instagram. HERE!   Pinterest. HERE!  

Stamps:  Digi - Julia Spiri - Girl with Cat; Heartfelt Creations - Leafy Accents, Sm Camelia Carnation
Paper/Card Stock
Yellow CS, Cold CS, White CS
Ink: Memento - Olive Grove; Fresco - Sage Atarius
Dies UsedHeartfelt Creations - Leafy Accents, Sm Camelia Carnation Dies, Rounded Eyelet Window Die
Heartfelt Creations Stamens, PrismaColor Pencils, Gamsol, Staedler Triplus Fineliner, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Challenges Entered:
Southern Girls  Always Anything Goes  (#4)
Creative Moments , Anything Goes/Optional April Showers Bring flowers(#61)
Fab n Funky  #481 - Hand colored Image (#37)
The Paper Funday  #16 - Anything Goes/Optional Mother's Day (#52)
Digi Choosday Challenge - #19 - Anything Goes (#41)
Lemon Shortbread  #119 - Always Anything Goes  (#113)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes (#51)
Unicorn Challenge  May - Use Dies (#74)

Hope you had a nice visit
Thanks for stopping by 
I will be back soon

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

To Brighten Your Day

Hello everyone

I thought I'd pop in to share with you a sweet card. Hopefully this will make you smile.

I think sunflowers are a smile making flower. So here is a card I made using a sunflower that can be found in the Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit. Click here to check out everything you receive in this super kit.

Before I forget - The Artsystamper Shop has a sale going on - 25% off  a purchase of $20.00 or more until May 15. You have a few days before the sale ends. 

When I was deciding on what the card was going to look like, I decided to make the flower about 
5 3/4"X 5 3/4" So I  printed 2 of them out and colored one with colored pencils and used gamsol to shade. I then could not make the card I had in mind, it just wasn't going to work. 
So I decided on a   5" X7" card with the sunflower off to one side. I fussy cut the flower postioned it to the side of the card and snipped off the petals that hung off the edges.  The other sunflower I had printed, I colored some petals and cut those out placed them randomly and giving the flower more of a 3-D  effect. I also cut the center of the flower out colored it and popped it up after I glued the extra petals. 

Here is a side view

I added a few flat backed bronze pearls and the sentiment and this card is done.

This digital set has other sunflower images as well, 
so I hope you take a peak at what is included in the set. 

Stamps:  Digital - The Artsystamper - Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit
Paper/Card Stock
: Kraft CS, White CS, DP from the digital kit
AccessoriesDimensional foam, Flat Backed Pearls, Inktense and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in today. Hope I have inspired you. I will be back soon 

Stay safe. Stay well

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Hello everyone

Hope you all are doing OK. Hang in there, it will get better.

I thought I'd pop in today with a card for all you coffee lovers. This card is also a perfect thank you for the coffee lover you may want to give a gift to.
I even added a spot for a gift card. Check out the card.

This card opens from the  bottom up 
instead of from right to left, like a book.
Card front (Card closed)
I used a glass and inked the bottom rim to get my coffee rings

Full view of card open 

Card Opened (Top view)

Card opened (Bottom View)

I attached that cool coffee cup/mug to a piece that when the card is opened it pops out
 and when the card is closed, its flat. 
Here is a side view

Before I forget - 
The Artsy Stamper Shop is having a sale until next Friday, May 15.
The whole shop is on sale 25% off a purchase of $20 or more 
until May 15th! 

Lots of really cool sets and a few new single images as well. 
Stop over and check out all the goodies.

Stamps:  Digi - The Artsy Stamper - Coffee and.....
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Brown CS
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
Dies Used: Heartfelt Creations - Royal Elegance Frames; Spellbinders - Oval
AccessoriesSizzix Embossing Folder  - Coffee Bean; Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp  - Punches or Dies (#65)
The Paper Funday  #16 - Anything Goes/Optional Mother's Day (#13)
Arty Divas - #21 - Anything Goes (week 1) (#38)
Digi Choosday Challenge - #18 - Anything Goes (#50)
Lemon Shortbread - #119 - Always Anything Goes (Week 1) (#34)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity  #367 EAT AND DRINK (WEEK 1) (#7)

Well, that's it for now. I hope you have a  great weekend and I will be back soon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Just For You

Hello Everyone,

Hey, thanks for stopping in today.

Since its the first Tuesday of the month,
it's time for my Inspiration Tuesday project
over at Craft-Dee BowZ

Gosh!!  May is already here and we are about half done with spring.
Hope everyone is handling the changes in our lives pretty well. 
I get lonely at times but other than that I am doing OK

I watched a video the other day and loved the way the background came out so I made one and used it on this card. This technique is easy and is perfect if you save scraps. And if you are like me, I save every scrap of paper in fear that I will need it or could use it in the future. So I went into my scraps drawers  (notice I said "drawers")  and got out some printed papers out and cut them into strips and made this background.  
I just love the way it turned out!!!
click here to view the video I watched

Let me share my card with you.
I was in a red mood as I picked the papers and the ribbon for this card. 

If you watch the youtube video, you will see that she uses glitter between the paper strips however it doesn't photograph well here, but it looks great on the card.

Let's check The Bow

For this card, I decided to use a triple loop bow.
As I was making the bow, that ribbon I used reminded me of hose (pantyhose). Very  very sheer. I love the way this ribbon works up into a bow. 
Easy to manipulate and get those loops just right.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool. 
Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool is the best tool out there

that will aid you in making your bows.

The tool is small , easy to store, easy to use and so portable.

To order yours, go to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog 
and click on the Buy Now button 
located on the left sidebar

Stamps: (Rubber) Ken Oliver - Poppy Flower 
Paper/Card Stock
: Black CS, DP's
Dies Used: Ken OliverPoppy Flower die, Spellbinders - Ovals , Circle
AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Red Glitter, Spectrum Noir alcohol Markers, Peel Off Stickers, Ken Oliver Stick-it adhesive sheet, Art Glitter dries clear glue

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in today.  I will be back soon
Stay safe