A Tweet Valentine


A tweet Valentine

A lady picked out this image and wanted a card made for one of her kids. This is what I came up with using Sketch #2 from the January Card Sketch Challenge. I tried putting hearts on the end like the sketch had it but just didn’t look right so this is what I ended up with. I was going to try to do another card following the sketch more but I’m running out of time. But this was inspired by that sketch.


1) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – love

2) Meljen’s Challenge Blog Challenge #195 – Times up! Create a card in 30 min or less. Mine took right at 30 min cause I was messing around trying to get it to look closer to the sketch.

3) The Pink Elephant Challenge #235 – Love

Image: Tweet Heart Birds @ Meljen’s Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: heart embossing folder
Inks: colored in photoshop

Valentine’s for a Secret Pal/Secret Sister



Inside: Happy Valentine’s Day!   Guess who?

When I saw this adorable image was the January Digi of the Month at Deedee’s Digis I was so happy I played last month….because that meant I got it free! I thought this would make a cute Valentine card for a secret pal/secret sister.  Which I have a standing order with one of the ladies at the retirement home to make a secret pal card for each holiday so I’m always on the lookout for good images that can be used! I wanted it to have a Valentine feel without it being too lovey.  I used the color version then used the outline version to paper piece the blue part of the hat and sweater. I wanted the cream color to be the main color instead of white so I cut the snow out and only left a little on the mailbox. And with all the cold weather and snow we are having lately we just might have snow covered mailboxes for Valentine’s Day! I used i {heart} card sketches #51 as my inspiration (I love her sketches!). I think her secret pal is a female but I think with these colors it could go either to a female or male.

And you know you have way too much cardstock when the patterned paper states it matches 4 Bazzill Cardstocks and I had everyone of them!! I actually think that is being well prepared!


1) Deedee’s Digis January Digi of the Month Challenge – Use the image provided and get next month image FREE!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #255 – Seasonal (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) – I went with winter with the snow on mailbox, sweater and stocking cap!

3) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Love

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #162 – Spots and Dots. I hope mine counts as I think Spots and Dots are the same thing.

5) i {heart} card sketches #51 –  use the sketch as inspiration.



Image: Sending My Love @ Deedee’s Digi’s

Cardstock: Bazzill ( French Vanilla, Crimson, Whirlpool, Coal)

Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft (Loire Valley Collection)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Ink Jet printer.

Accents/Tools: ribbon brad, pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Technique: Paper Piecing (the blue on the hat and sweater)

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Well I thought I posted this card in November but I guess I forgot to.

HappyAnniversary -Hearts

Sketch: August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #4 (original was from Cardmaps March 2013)

1) November Card Challenge – Product category – metal

Patterned Paper – scraps from my stash
Cardstock – Bazzill
Accents/Tools: metal tag, brad, ribbon, Martha Stewart punch, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Caught Your Heart


Cat Valentine's

I have been wanting to get back into playing the progressive challenge at From the Heart Digital Stamps. Since it is the new month of a new year you get this stamp free this month. If you make a project with it before the end of the month then you will get next month’s digital stamp free. And it continues each month you play.

1) From the Heart Digital Stamps – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – make something with the free image.

2) Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1

3) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Love

Image: Caught you Heart @ From the Heart Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinata, Candy Apple, Black)
Patterned Paper: Ki Memories – Wild Thing Flutter
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black brads
Technique: Paper Piecing

All My Heart


I’m the craft lady at a local retirement home and I do one craft a month with them. I usually do some sort of door/window hanger because they like decorating their doors for each holiday/season. So yesterday this is what we made and now they have a door hanger for the month of February.

Cat with hearts Elephant with hearts Seal with hearts Dog with hearts

The dogs and seals were the most popular! Everyone seemed to enjoy making them so that was good.

This would be cute to fill with Valentine goodies of all sorts (socks, pencils, candy, toys, etc) and hang on your kids bedroom door! Wouldn’t that be a nice surprise to wake up to or come home from school and have waiting for you!

To make the box I followed an old tutorial I did at Clearly iStamp (I just left the lid off of it and hung it from ribbon instead)….go HERE! It is super easy with a few score lines and cuts and you can make an easy box.


1) Pile it on Challenge #4 – Animals

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #53 – Valentine Day or use hearts. I did both!

3) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #191 – Lovey Dovey

Hog and Kisses for you!



Yippee!! I made my goal for the Bugaboo Birthday Challenge Week!! I wanted to enter in 3 of challenges and complete the blog hop and I was able to do all 3!! I also was able to do all 3 with Bugaboo Images!! Yea me!!

I made this card for a lady that requested this image and saying for her daughter’s Valentine’s card. Hope she likes it!


1) Catch the Bug Challenge – Sunday, January 19 – Birthday Celebration Sketch  –


2) Simply Create Too Challenge #53 – Valentine’s Day or use Hearts. I did both!!


Image: Bobblehead Greetings – Hogs and Kisses @ Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Bright Beautiful Flowers


I was able to get a 2nd Bugaboo challenge done during this week as Bugaboo is celebrating its 4th Birthday.

Bright Flower pot

I used i {heart} sketches #49 as my inspiration. I love this sketch!



1) Catch the Bug Challenge BlogMonday, January 20 – Color Challenge


2) January Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites category – used the sketch above


Image: Flower Pot 1 @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

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