Thursday, March 28, 2019

Cocoa Loves Baseball

Happy Thursday to you!
Tomorrow, marks another day that I will have
another 20 year old. It is hard to believe how
fast the time has gone. We are so proud of our son
Robin, he hard working, loving, kind and most
of all an amazing father to his son.

Today, is Creative Knockouts brand new challenge.
That is right, every Thursday Kelly has a brand new challenge for you!
Each challenge is sponsored so be sure to play and
remember to check to see if you are the winner!

What is our challenge today?
Challenge #291 - Outdoor Fun

We have a wonderful sponsor this week
and I would like to thank them for 
letting me color up and high light this fun image

I just adore all of the Cocoa digis.
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate for Digis
Be sure to check out their very cute store.
It was so much fun to color up this image. What did I color with you ask?
I broke out my Copic markers.
The brads are from Stampin' Up as well as most of the paper
(Whisper White, So Saffron pattern paper, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso)
We are Memory Keepers for leaf paper.
The dies were given as a present for Christmas
 (When asked where they came from they
said they bought them off of Amazon).

For more inspiration from my fellow teammates please
hop on over to Creative Knockouts
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Have a blessed day and week ahead.
Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Monday, March 25, 2019

I Remembered Your Birthday

Good morning!
Exciting news our snow is all gone on our yard
this morning. I am doing a happy dance.
Now with all the snow mold laying on the ground
my allergies are kicking up but that is okay.
I have already started to take advantage of
the warmer days and walking.
We did have two very foggy days this weekend.
My cats were playful and helped me make my cards
this weekend. Don't you just love extra help?

My card for you today is
made using The Project Bin Stamp Set
It has 7 stamps in this set
and aren't they wonderful, all with different fonts.
As I was typing Happy Birthday Posts
on Facebook, this sentiment made me
giggle and I was thinking of birthday's
this month and how many I remembered
without facebook.
There are days when it is Facebook that has reminded
me of someones birthday.
So this sentiment made me smile
and reminds me how important it is to work on
my memory and not using facebook as a reminder
for all birthdays.
My card above was made using The Project Bin Stamp Set - Born Yesterday
The dies are from Craftin Desert Divas (Stitched/scalloped squares, circles, leaves).
All papers and brads, glue dots are from Stampin' Up.

I used the die cuts to cut the squares out.
On the Rich Razzleberry square, I used a scalloped/stitch circle die
and cut it out of the centre. Next came layering pool party inside that cut circle.
Then the stamped sentiment.
I used the largest scalloped/stitched circle die to create a layer
that shows the rich razzleberry paper and high lights the pool party
with the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge - March #3 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - March Anything Goes - #61
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - #32 - March - anything goes

For more inspiration weekly please check out The Project Bin Blog

Wishing you a very happy Monday and week ahead
May it be filled with many smiles and blessings.
Thank you for joining me today.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Friendship Refreshes the Soul

 Hello, welcome back to my blog friends.
It has been a really enjoyable
and slower weekend. It has been nice
playing in my craft room, watching basketball,
some other T.V. shows, playing with 
our grandson and his mom.
Oh and although, I avoided some house work
I know it is still here for me today. *wink*

My brand new card for you today,
is using a stamp set called 
Isn't the font just awesome
and the sentiment is so true.
The card above was taken using natural light
and the one just below is taken using a studio light 
from my phone. It is so interesting, the color difference.
Which one do you like better?
The #bff stamp set has 6 incredible sayings
for friendship and just a boost
for someones heart and self-esteem.
Not to mention they stamp beautifully.

I used memento ink on the sentiment
The dies are unknown to me.
The papers are from Stampin' Up
(whisper white & a pink??)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Scrap from Your Heart - Challenge #31 - Clean and Simple
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog - Challenge #38 - Make It Girlie
The Creative Crafters - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for joining me today
Have an amazing day!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring Bumble Bee

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog.
Today, is a beautiful day with some wind
and the temperatures should be above 0 again today.
Doing a dance.

Today, is Creative Knockouts Thursday
where I will share some of my card
inspired by our challenge this week.

Thank you so much to our sponsor this week
for letting me color up this adorable image called
Spring Bumble Bee

Prize is 3 images

The challenge number is #289

ChallengeTic Tac Toe- use the items in any line- straight or diagonal

Paper Piecing

Die Cuts (nestie, punches, etc)

I chose the bottom row
Distressing is on the top two layers
Embossing is on the bottom layer
Ribbon (3 different colors)

Isn't this fun!!!
So many different ways to make your project.
I colored the image using Copic Markers
On the wings, flower, crown and spot on the cheek Wink of Stella was used.
The paper is from Stampin' Up (Whisper White, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry
The stitched rectangle die is from Gina Marie Designs
The butterfly is a left over from a Spellbinders die.
The embossing folder is D'vine Swirl from Cuttlebug

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Craft Rocket Challenge - Challenge #57 -  March - Flowers
Crafting with an Attitude - Challenge #49 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you so much for joining me today!
Wishing you an amazing week and may someones
smile brighten your day!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Sleep, Rest, Recover

Good afternoon, it is the first Monday after the spring
forward time change. Take an hour of sleep away from this
girl and it is like putting me into sloth mode. *wink*.
 Oy, what can I say
most of it has been good so far even if we are exhausted.
The one not so good thing, my post
was scheduled for PM not Am...oops.

Welcome to my blog,
On this sunny and warm Monday morning,
I am back with another The Project Bin
make. Yay!!!
Today, the stamp set being used is 
clear stamps, stamps for card making, sentiments, baby, birthday, get well, congrats, thank you
This wonderful set has many options
for different occasions. Use one stamp or multiple 
to complete a project.

With cold/flu season around,
it is nice to give someone a pick me up card.
Sometimes we need a reminder that sleeping and
resting, allow you to recover fully.

My card was made using The Project Bin stamp set
Many is awesome.
Gina Marie Designs stitched circle dies
the other die in black (not sure of the brand name).
The textured white is from a Stampin' Up embossing folder
and the papers are all from Stampin' Up
(whisper white, island indigo and basic black).

Please come and join us each day at our blog to 
see more inspiration from my fellow DT's.

Thank you for joining me today,
Wishing you an amazing day filled with joy, adventure
and most of all creativity of all kinds.

Monday, March 4, 2019

I Flippin Love You

Good morning blogger land!

It was a good weekend, I got into my craft room,
started a new book, had some laughs with our kids.
Stayed inside as it was very, very, very cold -38 windchill -45
Yuck! Minus 15 is simply a perfect temperature with no wind.
We found out that February was the coldest month
in 40 years....Yikes & brrrrr!

Today is The Project Bin Monday,
where I get to share my brand new card with you.
I am simply adore the stamp set called
The Gratest and also used In My Heart

It has been fun trying to take different kinds
I had been asked to create more masculine
cards so here is a brand new one for you.
The above cards, the flippers were stamped 
with Momento Ink in my Misty;
colored with C01 Copic Marker then fussy cut out.

The back ground paper with the words
used two sentiments from The Gratest
I Flippin Love You and Happy Birthday.
They were hand stamped using a block 
(it has been a while free-styling the stamping) using
three different inks (Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango)

The heart die used is from another set from The Project Bin called
In My Heart
The square/squiggly die is from Gina Marie Designs
and the scalloped die is from Your Next Stamp.

Paper used is from Stampin' Up Whisper white, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso,
 Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango pattern paper (I think, it was a left over piece).

Everything was layered together and glued down.
The square piece is pop-up using dimensionals.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Inkspirational - Challenge #181 - Designers Choice - Use Your Stash

Just Us Girls - Challenge #477 - Word Week - Birthday
(hand stamped happy birthday on background paper)

Daisy Chain Challenge - Challenge #27 - Have A Heart

Die Cut Diva's - March Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for joining me today
Sending you big smiles and hugs
for an amazing day ahead.


In My Heart and The Gratest shown below.
Clear stamps with matching dies, card making, paper crafts, rubber stamping, die, puns, love, like you, stamping, clear stamps, sentiment stamps, hand made cards, hand stamped cards, paper crafts, clear stamps, pizza, belated birthday, spatulas, birthday