Designed2Delight – Bullfrog and Butterflies


Designed2Delight @ Delightful Inspiration


1) Designed2Delight –

This week’s new image is “Bullfrogs and Butterflies”.
(The whole set!!)
  1. Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo.
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to Designed2Delight Digital Stamps. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Thursday, April 29th, at 11:59pm EST.
Well, three months ago I didn’t even know what a digital stamp was! But now I play with them weekly so this was an easy challenge for me. I got it done the day the challenge was posted but was hoping to get another one done but that didn’t happen (I like to push myself and do different cards for each challenge….the goal of a challenge  is to inspire you and help you get more crafty things done….well, that is my take anyway.)
The two big flowers, blue butterfly and bullfrog are all pop dotted to give it some dimension. Thanks for looking.
Design inspiration – PaperCrafts – Color Inspiration magazine -Pg 15 Designer: Lea Lawson (Damask Just Because)
Markers – Marvy LePlumeII (No. 83 butterscotch, No. 96 jungle green, No. 5 yellow, No. 46 Crimson lake). Tombo (#177, #443)
Patterned Paper – Echo Park – Merry Go Round
Cardstock – Bazzill
Buttons – from stash
Raffia – off a package I received a couple years ago
Punch – EK success (bracket)

Birthday Wishes come True!

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Day 50 @ 365Cards


Day 50 @ – Today’s challenge is to use the very Springy 365 Cards blog header as inspiration.  You just need to take a good look at it and then create a card.

I wanted to do this challenge but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Then I saw ltecler’s card on SplitCoastStampers and knew that was the look I was going for. Just loved it! I don’t do great with white space so the card took on its own look by the time I was done with it. But I’m happy with it! And I love watching cards evolve because ltecler got her inspiration from Freshn’Sassy’s gallery with this card. They both had stamping on their cards but I decided just to use up scraps I had. Thanks girls for the inspiration.


Fiskars border punch – Threading Water

Cardstock – Bazzill

Ribbon and Brad – misc in my stash

Clouds – cut from Die Cuts with a View – Green Woodland Collection – Recycled Paper Stack – 12 X 12

Sentiment – done on my computer

Giraffe – Happy Birthday to you!

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Inside: May all your dreams reach the sky! Happy Birthday

Well, it ends up not being for any challenge cause I’m a day late! I don’t know why it always happens with the challenge on Card Ideas from the Designed2Delight Designers.

But the challenge was to make a card for a man/boy. This is a birthday card for a male friend of ours that turns 23 tomorrow. He is like 6’7″ so when I saw this giraffe image I thought of him!


Markers – Tombow

Sentiment – printed on computer

Giraffe Stamp – Designed2Delight (Laughing Giraffe too)

Cardstock – Bazzill

Brads – Misc from stash

Patterned Paper – Die Cuts with a View (Safari Chic Collection)

For the new Parents (Clear Dollar Stamps)


Clearly iStamp, 365 Cards, Creative Inspirations

Inside of card: Babies make everything a little softer, a little sweeter, a lot more loving! Congratulations.


1) Clearly iStamp –Clearly Inspired Challenge #26 (CIC26)

It’s all about the BLING.  We want to see you use some glitter, rhinestones, Stickles, or any other glitzy embellishment to give your project some sparkle!

I used glitter for my bling! The duck is covered in yellow glitter from Doodlebug.

2) Day 52 @

So here are the specifics of items to include in your card for this challenge:
1) 2 pieces of patterned paper you’ve had for at least a year.
2) Something – anything – that you’ve had for as long as you’ve been scrapping (this can even be a tool)
3) Ribbon that you’ve had for at least 2 years (or as close to 2 years as possible)
The green and plaid patterned paper is from Chatterbox (it’s not made anymore and is at least 4 years old)
Circle was made with the coluzzle (had since I started scrapping and still love it)
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby from ever ago!
The design was inspired by Day 48 @ 365 Cards but I want to use this for Day 52 so I will have to make another for Day 48!
3) Creative Inspirations – Challenge 108: Pet Animals – This week we want to see some Pets / Animals on your projects!
Glitter – Doodlebug (Sugar coating glitter)
Patterned Paper – Chatterbox (Mini Gazebo Paisley, Summer Bias Plaid)
Marker – Tombow (for the orange)
White flower and orange brad – Queen & Co (Sassy Sequins Cloud 9)
Ribbon – Ribbon Trends (polka dot orange) (hobby lobby)
Duck Stamp – Clear Dollar Stamps (Cute Critters)
Sentiment – done on my computer (Font: 2peasgoofball)

You’re in my prayers


SC328, Clear Dollar Stamps


1) Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC 328“You take the sketch I provided and use any stamp set, any accessory, and any kind of paper to make a card. So all of the cards have the same basic layout, but they all look very different.”
-It is fine to flip the sketch, change panel sizes, shapes, card size and border as you wish (unless stated in the write up for the week), a little tweaking is fine but let’s see those main elements of the posted layout please.

A couple weeks ago I was at a fundraiser crop and there was a booth there by Clear Dollar Stamps. They had a free make and take using the Hydrangea stamp and SVG file. The bottom layer is stamped with the stamp. The top layer is cut out on the cricut using an SVG file. Then you stamp on top of the cut out piece. Color the cut out piece and then pop dot it on the stamped image for a 3-d look. Well, I took the hydrangea that I made there and turned it into this card.

2) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff –  Use Ribbons & Bows. Make anything you want using ribbons and bows.


Hydrangea Stamp and SVG file – Clear Dollar Stamps

Ribbon – Given to me from my Aunt’s stash from all the sewing she does

Cross Brads – Eyelet Outlet (bought at Clear Dollar Stamps)

Circle stamp – Clear Dollar Stamps (Totally Tags Clear Acrylic Stamp Set)

Cardstock – Bazzill


Markers – Tombow

Mother’s balance the world

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Designed2Delight and Get Sketchy #83


1) Designed2Delight – Ladybug Balancing Act –

Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo.

Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in Designed2Delight  digital stamps shop and play along to receive the next freebies.  DEADLINE is Thursday, April 21st, at 11:59pm EST.
I was so disappointed I didn’t get to play last week and receive this image FREE in my inbox. But I had to get it because when I saw it I thought it would make a cute Mother’s Day Card. I trimmed out the flower that came with the image because I wanted to focus on the ladybugs. It reminded me of a mother caring/juggling her children and the life that goes with being a mother. So that is how I came up with the saying and the card. (Thanks husbee for helping me come up with the perfect saying!)
The image was printed on red cardstock. Then I punched circles out of black cardstock and glued them on.
2) Get Sketchy #83 Sketch Challenge – Use the sketch below.
I traded places with where the boxes went. I also opted not to put a box under the ladybugs but I still have an image there in the shape of a  long rectangle. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cardstock – Bazzill
Wire – Misc from the hardware store
Thank You – old JoAnn’s sentiments
Saying – printed off on the computer
Patterned Paper – KI Memories (Unconditional – Streamline….from 2005) : )
Circle Punch – EK Success

Sprinkled with Fun Birthday Card


Ambers Crafts & Stuff Challenge and Taylored Expressions Sketch 136

Stamped Sentiment inside the card: “You deserve a day sprinkled with Fun!”  “Happy Birthday”


1) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff – Challenge # 5: My Favorite Thing Challenge.  Make anything you want using your favorite things.  This could be your favorite color, favorite person, favorite paper collection, favorite flower, etc.

– My favorite things: brads, Doodlebug paper, KI Memories

2) Taylored Expressions Sketch #136


Stamp (Cupcake, Sentiment) – Hero Arts (Cupcakes)

Pens – Tombo ABT (#899 and #443), Marvy Le PlumeII (No. 67 Bubble gum pink)

1 7/8″ Scalloped punch – The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) (the blue is cut out by hand….need to buy the next size up!)

Brown paper -KI Memories (Java)

Patterned Paper – Doodlebug (cuppycakes)

Brads – from my stash (think they are doodlebug)

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