Friday, July 25, 2014

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge: Polka Dots

It's time for a new challenge at Wag 'n Whiskers!
Polka Dots!  So easy! Polka Dots.  I mean, who doesn't own paper with polka dots?  And if you don't - you can draw - or even better - stamp some of your own polka dots.  Big or little dots.  Any dots.
Ok - I'm done.  ;-)
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Onto my cards:
To be honest, I started making these cards for the Fancy Folds challenge.  I had the entire concept in my head and I had already stamped and colored my image.  I just never finished the card because I went out of town.  The picture above is taken with the cards lying down so that you can see how it's supposed to look when it's closed.  The picture below is taken with the cards standing up.  On the outside you can see the little conversation bubbles.  Those were printed on SU Whisper White and then I cut them out.
The picture below you can see how it looks opened up.  
I used the stamp Hey Grandma.  So very cute!  
The next two pics shows a closer pic of the stamp:

I stamped him onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  I then carefully cut him out.  
Card details:
Base - SU Cherry Cobbler
DP - SU Polka Dot Parade
Jewels - SU
The "What's Up?" sentiment I made.  You can download it here.
Thanks for hanging out with me.
I am linking up to these sites:
Simply Create Too: For a Child
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super Simple Birthday Wishes

Super simple cards for birthdays are good to have on hand.  Maybe you don't really know the person but really want to give them a handmade card...or maybe you want to make a bunch to package together to give as a gift.
Here is one idea for a simple layout you can make quickly:
If you scroll down through the pictures you can see two versions with the same layout but different colors.  Just a small detail changes.
 Card details:
Lace - Dollar Tree
Sentiment - Studio G stamped onto SU Whisper White
(the shape is a PDC shaplie cut with my Silhouette)
 The flowers from the card above and below are ones that I crocheted but can easily be replaced with a paper flower.  I sat down watching TV one day and crocheted a whole bunch at a time in different colors so that I would have them on hand when I needed them.
The metal flower is a spacer I bought from Stamp and Create attached with a brad from my stash.
 The only difference with this card is the DP is done using SU Rose Red and the flower has a button from PTI Pure Poppy attached with black twine.

Thanks for hanging out with me!
I am adding these to the following challenges:
Stamp and Create Challenge: Birthdays
Milk Coffee Challenge: Birthday
Inky Chicks: Happy Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle: Birthday

Friday, July 11, 2014

W&W Challenge: Anything Goes

***We have a design team call at Wags 'n Whiskers!  Go check out the details on the blog.***

Summer brings lazy days...for some people anyway.  My summer has been stinkin' busy.
We have done some home remodel/organization and we traveled to New York.  Going to New York was nice...home improvements...not so much.  I mean, it's nice.  We have nice new rugs in the bedrooms and some nice furniture pieces we got from Ikea.  I got a new desk.  I'm really excited about that.  I also got some modular cubes from the Recollections collection at Michael's.  (I will share pix as soon as I'm satisfied with how I want it.)  We have been able to purge lots of things that we have been accumulating in our home for the 14 years we've lived here.  I like purging.
It's just that it has been a long process of moving everything out of our rooms and then moving everything back.  Really, I'm not complaining.  It is totally worth it.  It's just that all that pretty much took most of June. :-)
Aaaaand - I have not been able to read as much as I would like.  So there's that.  I love to read.  I read The Fault in Our Stars on our way to New York.  (Am I the only one that did NOT give that book 5 stars?  I was not that impressed with it.)
Onto the challenge and card:
Wags 'n Whiskers is having an Anything Goes Challenge! Yaaaaaaaayyyyy!
I know that is everyone's favorite challenge.
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!

 I like this stamp so much just because of the fact that the girl is reading!
She is doing my favorite thing (other than crafting...obviously).
This is a digi stamp called Bedtime Story.  It is also available as a rubber stamp.  I printed it onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
Other card details:
Base - SU So Saffron
Red DP - My stash
Words DP - PTI Background Basics Text Style stamped onto SU So Saffron
Twine - The Twinery Solid Denim
Key - Michaels
The "storybooks" word art is from Ginger's House.
She has a fantastic site with free word art.  Go give her some love!
I'm linking up to these challenges:
Love To Scrap: Anything Goes
Through the CraftRoom Door: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore: Use Stamp or Digi Stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Bearly Mine: Let's Go Digital

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Planner Pages

I know that this might be too late for some of you.  I am so sorry.  The month of June, for me, has been a blur.  It just went by so fast.  Here are the July pages...maybe you could use the middle of the month.
The I will be creating another post with the templates of the pages.  That way, you can change the verbage and such if you feel like.  It would be just a template page so you will have to add the month and the day of the week.  The actual number dates are always the same.  They are in the order so that you can print front to back.  Of course,  you are able to change that as well if you want something different.
That will be on my next planner post and I will explain more about it on that one.
Here are the details for the printables:  These fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  They print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, double-sided and cut in half.  
This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
 You can download the July Daily Planner pages here.
You can download the July Month Planner page here.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Scootin' By

Hey crafters! How's it going?  
There's a new challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers!  Go and say hello and leave a message for the fabulous ladies whose cards are amazing! (I'm not talking about mine...I'm humble like that! :-) )
It's a color challenge: Orange, Yellow, White and Kraft
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
I used the same image and used three different elements and sentiments.
For all of the cards:
Image used: Scootin' By digi (She is also available as a rubber stamp).  She is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.
She is popped up with dimensionals by Stampin' Up.
Base: PTI Orange Zest
DP: K & Company
Buttons: PTI Orange Zest
Kraft Paper: PTI embossed with Cuttlebug Bloom Dots
Now for the sentiment on each card.
Twine:  The Twinery Lemondrop
This card has Prima flowers with spacers from Stamp and Create held together by yellow brads. 

The sentiment I made.  It can be found here.
For this card the flowers are also Primas but it's held down with Eyelet Outlet's Orange Rhinestone brads. 

This sentiment can be found here.
 The flowers on this card I found at the Dollar Tree a long time ago.  Super cute.  They are felt and the already came with the bling.

The Just roll with it sentiment can be found here.

Thanks for hanging out with me!
I am linking up to these challenges:
Chocolate Coffee & Card Challenges: Embossing
Craftitude Challenges: Pop it up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

June Planner Pages

If anyone is downloading these planner pages, can you please let me know?  Just leave me a comment on this post.  I really like my pages and have definitely used them.  I am, however, needing more room to write stuff down since I am doing some side work for a friend.  I have more notes to take and more reminders and events to jot down.  I am having to go to Franklin Covey's 2 pages per day plan.  I can definitely make my own but I found out that it is so much cheaper to buy the ones already printed than to continue to print my own pages.  Ink is expensive.
I will begin using Franklin Covey's pages in July.  I will continue to make the rest of the year's pages if someone will leave me a comment and let me know they want to.  Otherwise, I will stop with June's pages.
Thanks for showing an interest!
Here are the details for the printables:  These fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  They print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, double-sided and cut in half.  
This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
You can download the June Monthly Calendar here.
 You can download the June Page per day pages here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

One for the Boys

***Edited to add:  So lucky to have been chosen to be a winner at the Flat Friends Challenge blog!  Thank you for the opportunity!***
Wags 'n Whiskers has a new challenge that is up and running today!  Go check it out!
This week it's One for the Boys - it's perfect for those of you that are making Father's Day cards.  Link up dearies - link up!
Remember:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
 I'm using Home Run.  He is perfect for Father's Day, Birthday, Any Occasion.  
He is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
Cardstock used: SU Kiwi Kiss and SU Ballet Blue
DP: My Stash
Twine: The Twinery in Solid Denim and Charcoal
Glove and Shoe Brads: Eyelet Outlet
The baseball is one I made using a clipart from ClipArtBest.com and added the words.  You can download it here.  I made it about 1.4" so that I could punch it out with a 1.5" circle punch.

Linking up to these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Patterned Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge: Dies and/or Punches
Thanks for Hanging with me!

Ribbon and Bling

May is a super crazy month for me.  I'm sure it's the same for lots of you out there...especially if you have kids or are a teacher.  May is when all the end of year events happen and you have so many blocks on your agenda letting you know that your evenings and even days are not longer yours.  The stream of events in school combined with end of year after school things.....aaahhh life! 
My friend wrote about taking time out for your life and personal things in the midst of your career/job.  In church, our Pastor talked about not being overwhelmed and overcoming anxiety (the second video in the series 5.4.14) - something I suffer from.  It was something that I SO needed to hear.  Especially when I sat down with my planner and started jotting down all the things on my list that I needed to do and all the end of the year awards and all the parties and all the end of the year events for my class.... UGH! My eyes began to bulge and the anxiety level began to rise.  I had to remember to say to myself: "Chill!  God's got this!"

So in that theme - I forgot to post my card for the Ribbon and Bling challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers, which has already come and gone... so I apologize for that sincerely!

Here is my card:
 I am using Let's Go Team which is embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.  She is super presh!
 Card Details: 
Base: PTI White
Gold paper: my stash
Ribbon: Joann's 
Black DP: MME Chalk Studio
I added some glitter to her pompoms and to her outfit and shoes.  The bling on the corner is from AC Moore.  
Thanks for coming by and checking her out!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lots of Layers

I am so late with my post for the challenge.  So so very sorry! :-(
I generally don't do a whole bunch of layers.  I am simplistic.  Sometimes I want to add more to my card - you know - to get rid of so many craft items I have so I can buy more! ;-)
So this challenge was a bit hard for me.  When I look at other challenge blogs, the ones that ask have "layers" as a challenge - I just don't enter.  This one... I had to! :-)
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here it is:
 This card is using Lacey Fairy.  
She is stamped onto watercolor paper and, as always, watercolored with Twinkling H2Os.
 Other card details:
Base - SU Ballet Blue
Ribbon - SU Marina Mist Striped Organdy
DP - MME Magnolia
Feliz Cumpleanos stamp - SU Felicidades Siempre
Jewels - AC Moore
Stickles - Stardust and Cotton Candy
I am linking up to these challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can: Ribbon/Twine/Washi (I used ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with ribbon
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge: J is for Just as you like
TSC Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May 2014 Planner Pages

I have been a slacker!  I have to catch up on making my pages.  These days are going by way to fast!  WAY too fast!  It's already April.  Four months into our new year.  Whaaaaat?!?!
Here are the details for the printables:  These fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  They print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, double-sided and cut in half.  
This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
 You can download the Daily pages here.
You can download the Monthly pages here.
Thanks for organizing with me!