April showers bring May Flowers!!


Yep, flowers, flowers flowers is the challenge this week at For Fun Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and they have wonderful stamps that have several flowers in the stamp so it made this challenge super easy!

We are short a couple team members at the moment due to health and life reason so I did two cards this week.

My first card I used Beautiful Blocks…Live, Love, Laugh


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogG for GARDEN

2) My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #71 – Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!

I used the sketch as my inspiration but changed it a little to work for me.

3) Catch the Bug Challenge – Things with wings!

4) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #163-This week’s challenge is a…“Butterfly Kisses!”For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that has at least one butterfly somewhere on it! We MUST be able to see the butterfly…it can not be hidden! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

My 2nd card is for my girlfriend who is having a heck of a time with her teenage daughter! I figured she needed a little laugh about the situation!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #45 – May Flowers!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #169 – Frame it! hat’s right, use a frame of some sort on your card, altered item, scrapbook page or whatever you create!!  And you can be pretty creative too … you could use a image that has a frame, use any image and a hand-drawn frame around it, or you could use a few nestabilities or other dies to create a frame!  The options are pretty extensive!!


Card – Live Love Laugh

Stamps/Images: Beautiful blocks – Live Love Laugh from Bugaboo Digi Stamps


Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 133, purple 665 636, pink 815)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, flower brads, Fiskars scallop punch

Card – Teenages and Flowers

Stamps/Images: Stella Blocks – Teenages and Flowers from Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 055, 991, blue 515, green 126, orange 933, gray N55)


May Digital Stamp Release!


It is the 15th of the month so it is time to show off the new digital stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps!

The first one I used was Ice Cream Social Digital Stamps. I used the outline version and paper pieced it using patterned paper and cardstock. To get the look of the cone I scored it on my scor-pal horizontal and then vertical. Love how it turned out.


1) The Pink Elephant Challenge #148 (TPE148) – Polka Dots & Stripes

The second digital stamp I played with was Classic Tools Digital Stamp. I went a different direction with this stamp. Instead of doing a manly card I turned the tools into a “girly” card. I made the card to look like an apron with “Silly Boys” on the outside and the inside say “tools are for girls!”

And the last stamp I got to play with was Patchpal Elephant Digital Stamp.


1) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #116 – No Pesky Girls Allowed.   Yip, my favourite (I hate doing girly cards!!) So we want to see cards for the men in your lives.

Well, not actually a man card but it is a boy card. Hope it works.

2) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #139Use any type of animal, bird or bug in your creation


Ice Cream Birthday Card

Stamps/Images: Ice Cream Social Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (crisscross), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug
Inks/Markers: Image printer on paper and paper pieced together, Versa Magic – Black for inking
Accents/Tools: pop dots, circle punch, Cricut, George and Basic shapes cartridge
Techniques: paper piecing
Inspiration: Card Patterns Sketch 164

Silly Boys Tools are for Girls Card

Stamps/Images: Classic Tools Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Doodlebug

Inks/Markers: Versa Magic Black for inking

Accents/Tools: ribbon, scor-tape, pop dots

Patchpal Elephant Card

Stamps/Images: Patchpal Elephant Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (yellow- lemonade, blue, green), Patterned Paper – Doodlebug (snips & snails)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer, Versa Magic (black) for inking edges
Accents/Tools: black pen, brads, pop dots
Inspriration: The deconstructed sketch #50

%d bloggers like this: