Saturday, July 31, 2021

Gem of a Challenge #16

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new

This challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

I colored the digs with markers and fussy cut.
The white background is embossed with a brick pattern
The patterned paper is from
I die cut an aperture into the front of the card and added a frame.
The sentiment is inside the card and was computer generated.

I hope to see your entry in this challenge!

Monday, July 26, 2021

CAAB July Inspiration

Hello there! 
I have an altered frame project I am sharing today over on the

Music was a big part of my life a while ago.
I was a music teacher and musician.
 Flute was my major instrument.
So, you have to know I love this digital stamp!

I have used Love Song.
She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.

The frame used is unfinished wood.
I painted the edges with gold acrylic paint.
Cut a designer paper to be a little smaller than the frame.

I die cut squares to form a frame around photo opening, glued all and decoupaged to seal.

The flowers were fussy cut from the designer paper.
I die cut flourishes.
The sentiment and music staff were stamped.

I hope you like my project!

We would love to see you our MeWe Group and 
have you visit the store.
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I'm linking up to:

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ginger Spice Holiday

Hi there!
Still making a few Christmas in July projects!
How about you?

This card is my inspiration project for this week for

 I love this adorable digi!
It was colored with pencils and fussy cut.
I also used glitter gels pens, a white gel pen and a clear Sparkle pen in a few places,
although hard to tell in the photo!
The patterned papers are from
I stamped the sentiment and cut into a banner.
The red behind the image is a paper doily.
I added a bow and red pearls.

I love the result!
Hope you do too!

Check out this digital set along with
all the other products available at

We also invite you to join us for our monthly challenges at

And, of course, we would love to see you over in the

I also want to mention, in case you didn't know, that
Digi Doodle has a new product line
Clear stamps, dies, paper packs and stencils are available!
Check it out!

I'm linking up to:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - ATG/use ribbon option
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 28 - ATG colored
Pearly Sparkles - Favorite Time of the Year

Friday, July 23, 2021

Sunflower Table Decor

Hey there!

 Do you like entertaining? Are you looking for ideas for decorating a beautiful table for, say, a summertime dinner party? I may have something you like and can create yourself! 

It's Judy here sharing three sunflower themed table decor projects. They are created with card stock. You can find some beautiful card stocks at CutCardStock. They have great specials on selected card stocks each month. For the month of July you can get deals on card stock that are gold and silver. My projects feature golds. 

I'm showing you how to create a centerpiece, place cards and napkin rings. The main item used is card stock, but also uses items you may have lying around the house.

Flower quilling dies from Crafter's Companion are used to make the sunflowers These die cuts are layered and rolled to form the flowers. You can find other dies or templates if you don't have access to these dies to use for your sunflowers. 

I cut 4 pieces of the Gingersnap Card Stock for the center of each large flower and 2 for the small flowers. The large flowers use 3 small and 3 large petal pieces. Small flowers are created with 3 small petal pieces.

Next I inked the small petals being used for the large flowers with a brown ink pad to give a little dimension.

The place card is made by cutting a piece of the Classic Linen Card Stock to 5 x 3 1/2 inches and folding in half to form a card that measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. 

The napkin ring base is a toilet paper roll. Cut to 1 inch wide and cover with a piece of 5 3/4 x 1 inch piece of the Classic Linen Card. 

1 small flower is used on these 2 pieces. I die cut some flourishes from Olive Green Card Stock for a little embellishment.

The place card is ready for adding a name.

Slip your napkin through the ring using your favorite fold.

7 large flowers were put together for the centerpiece. I used a dessert sized clear, plastic plate for the centerpiece base. The plate is turned upside down. The the flowers are glued around the upper edge with a low temp glue gun.

I continued adding the remaining flowers. Some of the bare spots between the flowers are covered with die cut leaves.

Once all the flowers and leaves are added, place a vase or candle holder onto the center of the base. I used a vase and candle purchased from Dollar Tree.

There you go! You have a coordinated centerpiece, place card and napkin ring that will add a little something extra to your table.

I hope you like my sunflower projects and have provided you with a little inspiration!

I'm linking up to:
Die Cut Divas - Tone on Tone
Daisy Chain Challenges - Use Dies and/or Stencils
Always Fun Challenges - Anything but a card

Missed You

 Happy Friday!
It is time for this week's

My friends themed card was created using Missed You Winnie.
I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut. 
The frame was die cut. 

I hope to see your creation entered in the challenge!

I'm linking up to:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Guest Designer at ATSM

Hi there!

I am excited to be the Guest Designer this week over at
This is always one of my favorite challenges to enter and I do so often!
Do you play there?
If not, you should try it out!

This week's challenge theme is

Use die cuts, stencils or both

I have used papers and dies from
Crafter's Companion to create my card.
I've used a border die, corner dies and a bird cage die.
The sentiment was also die cut.
A little ribbon, a bow and some pearls complete my design.

I hope you like what I've done and as always,
appreciate you stopping by!

I'm linking up to:


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Love You Beary Much

Happy Saturday !
It's time for a new

This challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

My DT card was created with

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The patterned papers are from
I stamped the sentiment using

Won't you join us?
We'd love to see what you come up with!

I'm linking up to:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - ATG w/critters
Crafty Animals - ATG w/animals
My Time to Craft - Ribbons/Bows


Thursday, July 15, 2021

July Thrifty Thursday

Hi there!
It's time for this month's

My DT project is a card using

I colored the image with markers and fussy cut.
She is popped with foam tape onto the white matted rectangle.
The printed papers are digital.
I printed the sentiment and cut into a banner shape.

Be sure and visit the

Happy Couple from Beccy's Place

Hi there! 
Do you have a favorite kind of card too like to create?
I think most of us do.
Some of my favorites are wedding cards.

I have 2 to share here that were created with a 
new digital stamp set from

When you purchase this digital set you will receive a zip file containing:
- 5 black and white line drawings
- 5 full colour images
- 5 word images / sentiments

I love, love, love this digital set!
I think you will too!

Check it out HERE!

And you can always find more inspiration of all kinds on the

I'm linking up to:
Creations in Pink - Mostly Pink

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Christmas in July

Hi there!
It's time for this month's challenge at

The theme this month is
Christmas in July

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

(in alphabetical order) 

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

Using: Kandy Kane
LeAnn's World 101

I used a 5 x 6 1/2 card base.
The digs was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut.
I stamped the sentiment and cut into a banner.
I popped the image with foam tape.
Snowflake stickers were added for embellishment.

Won't you join us this month?
It's a great way to get started on those holiday projects!

I'm linking up to:
Through the Purple Haze - Christmas in July