You’re Soda Amazing


Soda Amazing

The challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge this week is “favorite drink” but must keep your card Clean and Simple. Well, as you most know by now Clean and Simple is not my thing. But I wanted to play along and use one of Deedee’s Digis new stamps Drink it Up! So I went to the internet for inspiration on cards with drinks. I found some funny sayings but not what I wanted. Since Pepsi is my favorite drink I started looking up Pepsi quotes. And that is when I ran across a Valentine ideal where someone wrote “I think you’re Soda Amazing” on a 2 liter of Pepsi. I thought that would be perfect for my card. There is pre-c0lored image that could pass as coffee or soda but I asked my husband to make it look more like soda so he added bubbles! I think he did a pretty good job. I then went back to the internet to find inspiration in the Clean and Simple category. I found this card HERE and used it as my inspiration.


1) July Card Challenge @ – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

2) Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #154 – CAS Style


Digital Image: Drink it Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, White)

Patterned Paper: American Crafts (You’re Invited)

Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband

Accents/Tools: pop dots, jewels.

Christmas Treats


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Sweet Teacher

Here is the last progressive challenge I needed to get done this month. This one is for Imagine That…digis by Kris. There is several different desserts that can go in the cases. I went with the pre-done Christmas one. I have this Recollections paper pack for several years now and thought the peppermint paper was perfect but then I thought it was too busy. So I need your opinion before I make more…which one do you like…green background or patterned background??

1) July Card Challenge @ – Theme: Christmas
2) Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – create a card using the image provided and get next month’s image FREE!
3) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #237 – Christmas in July
4) {Pin}spirational Challenge #145 – Use the photo provided for inspiration – I went with Christmas food and Christmas in July.
5) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #254 – Christmas in July
6) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #228 – Use the sketch provided or do the technique or both!

Digital Image: Treat Stand @ Imagine That…digis by Kris
Cardstock: Bazzill (pomegranate, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly Paper Pad)
Inks: pre-colored digi printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Float to your Happy Place



Oh I would love to be somewhere tropical or anywhere with water really (I’d even take a lazy river or pool!)….then I would be in my happy place! I realized that today is my really only day off till the end of the month since I’m getting my niece on Monday-Tuesday. So I decided I better get my Progressive challenges done. Which will shock them because I’m usually posting with only hours to spare! I decided to paper piece this image since my husband has been busy with work I didn’t want to ask him to color it. Took longer but I love it. I might ask him to color it in these colors when he has time so I can make more with my left over paper. Too hard to make more than one when you paper piece! I love how this turned out. It came together pretty easy since I found the perfect sketch at Mojo Monday and then found the color scheme at Colour Q.


1) From the Heart Stamps – Digital of the Month Stamp Challenge – use the digital stamp provided and get next months image FREE!

2) Colour Q #300 – use the colors provided to make your project

3) Mojo Monday #407 – use the sketch provided to make your project

4) July Card Challenge @ – Product – Stickers – made my own with the xyron (circles and the paper pieced image)

5) 4 Crafty Chicks #256 – Sun, Sea and Sand – I hope this fits as the blue is there to represent water.

6) Aloha Friday Challenge #52 – Summer Fun


Digital Image: Inner Tube Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill ( Flamingo, Glow, Red Devil, Cheddar, Blue Oasis, White)

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart), The Paper Studio (Tiny Polka – Turquoise)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, EK Success Circle Punches

Christmas in July

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We do Christmas in July at the retirement home during July so we usually make Christmas cards. This year I decided I was going to try to use up supplies I had on hand. All the smaller pieces came from the over flowing scrap drawers. I also went more CAS then I normally do. They made them yesterday and seemed to enjoy it!

All these were entered into the July Card Challenge @ – theme category: Christmas.

I was inspired by Unscripted Sketches #259 but then it took on a life of its own.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper & Presents: Recollections (Bright and Jolly Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, computer

country snowman

I used the Sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #128 for inspiration.

Image: cut from paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Accents/Tools: Xyron x

Happy holidays

I used a sketch from the Feb 2015 challenge – Retro Sketch #49.

Images: patterned paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, Patch, Vanilla)
Accents/Tools: EK Success Circle punches (3/4, 7/8)

Doggone it, we dropped the ball!


So at the beginning of June I looked at my “dates to remember” and saw my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was that month. Well, it came and went before I remembered it. Since we are really late I wanted a card that was specifically for missing a birthday. So I went searching through my images and the internet for inspiration. In hashing out ideals with my husband we came up with two dogs and a ball with the sentiment “Doggone it, we dropped the ball”. So I went directly to my Doodle Pantry folder as I remember these cute dogs. My husband is a Photoshop guru so he put the dogs and ball together to make it look like us…he even added collars…adorable!!

Doggone it

Now I saw all the red, white and blue challenges out there but since it was passed I really didn’t think I would get to play in them. But with the ball being the primary color that is what I went with. Not sure while all my cards were CAS yesterday since that is not my “go to” styles. I used Freshly Made Sketches #191 as my inspiration.


1) Less is More Challenge #231 – So onto our challenge and being the first week of the month it’s the return of the COLOUR challenge at Less is More and in honour of our friends across the pond, it could be none other than RED, WHITE & BLUE Please keep to these colours; any additional shades should be kept to neutral or metallics.

2) A Gem of a Challenge #148 – Red, White and Blue Color Challenge

3) Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #7 – Anything Goes (must have digital image)

4) July Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – make something using a saved project or sketch you wanted to lift.


Digital Image: Doggies & Things @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer


4th of July Cards

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I’m so far behind in posting cards. I took my annual vacation to the scrap retreat a couple weeks ago and I just can’t seem to get caught up.

These 2 cards were made for a guy at work. Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls made a basset hound holding a flower in May. So I asked her if it could be switched out to hold a flag and she did it! So I made cards for the guy at work to give to his mom and aunt. Then I made extras and mailed it to my family. My husband colored the image in photoshop. He is so amazing and I’m so grateful he helps me in my hobby.



And this one I made for Sketch Saturday #367 since Deedee’ s Digis was the sponsor. I used Hats Off Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis.

One Nation


Water you up to?

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Water You up to

When I saw this image and saying last month I knew it would be perfect to send to my friend this summer. I have kept up pretty good sending her a card a month…been late a few months…but still going strong. So I figured this would be perfect for July or August and it’s just so cute with that saying! It fit in perfectly for the “Beach” challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge. Now CAS is not my choice of style for card making but I do like how this one came out.

I bought this embossing folder a couple months ago knowing it would come in handy…just looks like water or space ship to me! So I was so excited when I looked in my embossing folders and saw it! It’s perfect…at least I think so. I also used an EK Success border punch that also reminding me of bubbles in water. Paired that with a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch from 01/14/2011 and this was the result.


1) July Card Challenge @ – Favorites – lift a card or sketch that is in your favorites

2) Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #123 – Summertime Fun


Digital Image: Diver Daniel @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Glow, Jet Stream), darker blue from Hobby Lobby

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots), EK Success Border punch, EK Success pop dots, X-sticker maker

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