Sunday, February 4, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello, friends! I'm stopping in tonight with a card I made for several challenges.

I am stepping away from the TV while the Super Bowl is in progress...we are cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, our home team...I get so stressed watching the games I have to step away and regroup!

Anyway, I want to play along with the following challenges:

(1) The Paper Players #379 - A Theme Challenge from Claire

(2) Freshly Made Sketches #322 - A Sketch by Cécile

(3) AAA Cards CAS Game #108 - "All You Need Is Love"

I love this Technique Tuesday poppy stamp set paired with a Hero Arts sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying your evening. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Go Eagles!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Honey Bunny Hugs

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping by with a quick post to share a card I am entering in several challenges:

My card features the Mama Elephant "Honey Bunny" set paired with a Hero Arts sentiment.  I dry embossed the border for some interest.

For the Just Add Ink challenge, I thought the hugging bunnies looked quite romantic!  I colored in the bunnies using several shades of Copic markers, thus making my mark for the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.  The white hearts are featured on this sweet Lawn Fawn patterned paper and were the perfect seat for these sweet bunnies for the Happy Little Stampers challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sending You Lots of Hugs

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share a card for several challenges:

(1)  Freshly Made Sketches #322 - A Sketch by Cécile

My card features some sweet Mama Elephant bunnies, die cut and colored with Copic markers, paired with a Hero Arts sentiment. This is one of the heart-themed cards I sent off to the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive this month.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #110

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping in today to share a card I'm entering in the current Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge #110: Food and/or Drink.  This sweet Kitty Bee panda drinking coffee fits the bill perfectly!

I'm also playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is "Layer It Up."  There are lots of layers on my card today!
I printed this Kitty Bee Designs digi, then die cut with a Paper Smooches flag banner die. (The "hugs" sentiment is also Paper Smooches.)  I added the heart-shaped gem to the coffee cup for an extra little hug!

This is one of the heart themed cards I sent in to the Cards for Little Hearts card drive this month. Be sure to check out this worthy cause!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Merry Monday #274: Let It Snow!

Hello, friends!  The snow has all melted here in New Jersey, and the temps are heading up into the 50's today!  (Feels like summer!)  I'm still thinking about snow, though, because I am here to share a card I made for the current Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #274 {Let It Snow}.

I added snow to my card scene in several ways: a snow-covered ground, snow falling in the sky, and a big snowflake on top of the tree.  The embossed border on the left side of the card base also imitates falling snow!  I really love this Santa from the My Favorite Things "Jingle All the Way" set!

I hope you are doing well.  My youngest son is home from school today sick, so I'd best get moving.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21: Inspiration Board

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share some Valentine's Day cards I made for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21 using this inspiration board:

I was mainly inspired by the colors and the hearts -- the shades of pink and red are perfect for Valentine's Day cards!  I made three cards for the challenge, all seen below.

Party PandaI celebrated a birthday in December, so I was lucky enough to get this "Party Panda" stamp set free with my order before the holidays.   For my cards, I decided to add a heart in place of the objects included with the panda (e.g., the cupcake, the bamboo).

I die cut the panda and also die cut a piece of foam, then mounted the image for some dimension.  The heart was die cut from red glitter tape and fit perfectly in the panda's hands!  Here are the cards I made with this sweet panda using the inspiration board:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Party Panda), Inkadinkado (Be My Valentine)
Dies: Nicole (xoxo), heart die
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress ink (Tumbled Glass)
Other: Dylusions stencil (Small Bubbles), red glitter paper 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Party Panda), Hero Arts (Truly Appreciated)
Dies: Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangle), Paper Smooches (Gift Tags 2), Reverse Confetti (bow), heart die
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress ink (Tumbled Glass)
Other: Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, red glitter paper, patterned paper 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Party Panda), Simon Says Stamp (Sending Happy Thoughts, Friendship Messages)
Dies: Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangle), MFT (Wonky Stitched Rectangle), heart die
Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Adirondack (Cranberry)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Stylized Flowers), red glitter paper, patterned paper 

I'm sending these cards off to various card drives for kids in hospitals this Valentine's Day. (Check out my blog sidebar for information.)  I think this cute panda is sure to bring some smiles!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Take good care,

PP #377: Sending Lots of Love

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share a card I made for the current challenge at The Paper Players Challenge #377, a clean and simple challenge from Joanne to make "Love Notes."

I worked diligently all weekend to make Valentines and "love notes" for two card drives that are dear to my heart: the "Cards from the Heart" Card Drive run by Winter Sims, and the "Cards for Little Hearts" Card Drive for children with congenital heart disease run by Christina Hor.  Be sure to follow both links for more specific details, guidelines, and time frames.


My card features the Simon Says Stamp "Sending Happy Thoughts" set, and I had some fun paper-piecing two of the envelopes to add some pattern and interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out the two card drives mentioned above, as well as the fun clean and simple challenge at The Paper Players this week.  I may play along again!

Take good care,