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St. Patrick Digital Stamps

Free St. Patrick Digital Stamps

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away and I have been crafting some cute Irish inspired cards for just the occasion. Unfortunately as I started creating with greens and gold, I quickly discovered that I didn’t have a single St. Patty appropriate stamp or sticker to my name. So with necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I decided to create my own set of digital circle stamps. . . and “lucky” for you (yes, that’s a St. Patty’s pun), I’m sharing my whole sheet of digis with my readers. The pdf file includes eight sayings… Continue reading »

non-plan

When a Non-Plan Comes Together

Yes, I’ve been creative. Yesterday as I finished the sketch challenge card, I got inspired. While I didn’t really care for the design of the challenge card, I did like aspects of it and the colors reminded me of another card I started (but never completed) a couple of weeks ago for a different challenge site. As I looked at all the papers in my Family Ties paper pad by Pebbles, I noticed that they coordinated with a large stamp I had already colored. In fact, as I started assembling this new design, I was amazed at how cohesive everything looked. I… Continue reading »

hello spring

Hello Spring from Some Bunny

Spring keeps trying to creep into our days here in the Midwest, and my latest Mojo Monday card reflects those feelings. From the cute little bunny and fresh colored paper, everything about this card screams “Hello Spring.” While I wasn’t crazy about this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, I decided to play along because I had just created the bunny holding an umbrella stamp with my newest Stampendous set from Hobby Lobby. I love this cute little stamp set that lets me mix and match various animals, clothes and accessories. It’s super cute! Anyway, the bunny was the perfect size for… Continue reading »

Mojo Monday

Cool Colors and Texture for Sketch Challenge Card

I’m spending a lazy, gray Presidents’ Day at home with my son, the Wii and my craft room (not necessarily in that order). We had plans for the zoo, but the drizzle and cool breezes changed our minds on that outing. So instead of enjoying the unusually warm February weather outdoors, I decided to get a jump on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge (yup, and it’s only Monday). This week’s sketch is a fun, multi-layered design that easily translates into a card with some great texture and colors. The Sweetest Thing 6×6 paper pack from My Mind’s Eye was the inspiration for this… Continue reading »

sketch challenge

Ragamuffin Card – Mojo Sketch Challenge

I am so glad I have a clean craft room! My little guy has been sick and homebound the last couple of days, so we’ve spent several hours downstairs playing and crafting the days away. Yesterday afternoon while my son was playing the Wii, I found some time to flip the sketch and create a cute little card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. The printed papers, including the Raggedy Ann and Andy print, were all part of the Iron Orchard Ragamuffin 6×6 pad by Creative Imaginations. I created the “hello you” tag with an old stamp I had… Continue reading »

New Home Card

Stretching the Sketch With New Home Card

I decided to stretch the Mojo Monday sketch this week and took a bit of creative license with this New Home card. I started with my own watercolor creation on the card base and added other elements from here and there. Painting on paper usually causes a somewhat wavy effect, so I lined the inside of the card to give some stability to the overall piece. I also added several elements like the button, twine ribbon and mounting tape for extra texture and interest. With a bit of ink around the edges, this creation was complete. . . now someone I… Continue reading »

Hello card

Hello Card and Hello Clean Craft Room

Whew! It’s good to be back to blogging. After my year-end wrap-ups, I decided to take an unscheduled hiatus for most of the month because we as a family have had so many irons in the fire, on top of the winter crud and craft room cleaning that has been dragging on for weeks. I’m not sure which was worse — the sickness or the cleaning, but at least I now can get crafty without being confined to the itty bitty strip of walking room in the obstacle course that was my craft space. Yay! So to celebrate the cleanliness of… Continue reading »

favorite cards

My Five Favorite Cards From 2016

As is tradition at the turn of the year, I took a look through all my creative card posts from the past year and I sadly discovered one big thing. . . I wasn’t anywhere nearly crafty enough! Yowzers, I barely had enough cards to create a five favorite cards list so I’m guessing that will be added to my 2017 resolutions — “Be more crafty.” Okay, duly noted (and what a burden this goal will be), but in the meantime I hope you enjoy a quick review of 2016’s crafty little cards. “Hello Sunshine” Card Challenge Creation   Red Hearts and Ribbon… Continue reading »

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