PigWit with Balloons



I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)


Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X


Doodle Pantry Rocks Fathers Day Cards


This year Doodle Pantry seemed to have the images that were being requested for Father’s Day. So I have made several Father’s Day Cards with Doodle Pantry Images…Thanks Laurie for having such awesome images!

Crazy Uncle

Crazy Uncle Inside

OMG!! I love love how this came out! This is one of my favorite cards I have made.

A friend at work has a son on the school fishing team. Her husband and another man help the coach. The boys call them the crazy uncles so she wanted a card for them. I showed her the awesome images from Doodle Pantry and she asked that the fish be on the outside and the reel on the inside. She wanted “crazy uncle” on the card. So I called up my bestest friend who rocks sentiments and told her what was requested. She came up with this saying….she so needs to apply for Hallmark!!

The sketch came from Tuesday Morning Sketches #253….I just flipped it so it looks like the fish is jumping for a hook (my friends ideal!). My husband wanted the bobber to look real with the two colors instead of a solid color…I just made it orange instead of red! So glad he requested it cause I love it! The bubbles came because I was going to do a punched border instead of the orange strips but didn’t like it. I had all these circles laying around and love the look it gave it! I cut out a 2nd fish and popped it up so it really looks like it is jumping out of the water.

1) June Card Challenge – bonus category – Father’s Day or Masculine Cards.
2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #253 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.
3) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #117 – Going Round in Circles – Circular cards or cards with circles on them
4) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #47 (DPDC47)- Make it Manly

5) Crafty Creations Challenge #265 – Tic Tac Toe – I did bottom across (circles, masculine, digital image)

Images: Bass Fish Color and Reel’em In Color @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pauly Poo, Yellowgreen)
Papers: Vellum from KI (very very old stash from my scrap drawer)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: Xyron 510 sticker maker, pop dots, twine, hole punch


There are several hunters at work so I thought this card would be perfect. Also one of the ladies family goes on an annual Moose hunting trip so thought her dad might like this…..and I was right!


1) June Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – originally from Sketch Saturday #226

Images: Moose @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown, glow, rusted)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: Paper Studio wood embossing folder, corner rounder,

John Deere

Sketch: Sketch Saturday #272

I found the John Deere Logo on-line so I printed it and cut it out.


1) June Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Father’s Day


Images: Got Tractor @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, Beeswax, Bazzill Green)

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch – fence, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars Corner Rounder

Deer - Father's Day #2

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #194


1) June Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Father’s Day


Image: Deer Trio @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone), American Crafts (cream)

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (from my scrap drawers)

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

Accents/Tools: Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cricut, Lasting Impressions brads

Whimsy Garden Fence


Oh this is sooo close to the dead line….10 min before it closes! This is a month long challenge and for some reason I can never get to it till the end. This time I cut too close! I am not great at coloring digital stamps so a lot of time I use pre-colored digitals. But Faith pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me drag out my Tombow markers! So after several tries tonight I gave up and went to spend time with the hubby. Around 1030 I came back into my craft room and thought what the heck might as well try to see if I can get the challenge done. I prayed the whole time and it came out (even with a water blob at the very end)!! God even hears our crafting prayers if we will seek him in all that we do. So that left me 30 min to design the card. I’m not happy with it but it’s not horrible either. I might re-do it or I might leave it….depends on how I feel in the morning since it is midnight and I’m pooped!

Whimsy Garden Fence


1) Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps {blog} – Use the digi image provided and get next months image FREE!


Image: Whimsy Garden Fence @ From the heart Stamps

Cardstock: The Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (purple and yellow), Bazzill (pink- discontinued)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accents/Tools: embossing folder, corner round (large and small), pop dots

Sitting here Thinking of You


Clear Dollar Stamps is sponsoring the challenge this week at Twist of Faith Card Challenge so they let me play along as a guest!! Thank you ladies!! I had so much fun making this card and I even used my brand new fence punch! I even used one of the newer stamps Hoot Hoots that I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet! Since I used the owl image I was able to play along with 2 Sisters Challenge Blog which challenged us to use “Things with Wings”.  I used the sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #84.

I love that Twist of Faith Card Challenge is a Christian Challenge that bases the challenges on scripture. I did not add a scripture to the card yet because I usually do that depending on who I’m sending it to. I try to pray and send the scripture that God wants in the card.

I hope you will join along and play with the ladies at Twist of Faith Card Challenge and you just might win a $15 gift voucher at Clear Dollar Stamps.


1) Twist of Faith Card Challenge #4 – Thinking of You

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #110 – Things with Wings


Stamps/Images: Hoot Hoots Digital Image, It’s My Potty Digital Image
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Scenic Route
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printer on computer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, blue brads, ribbon, pop dots, glue dots, 1/8 inch scor-tape

Thinking of you


This week at For Fun Challenges we are going to let your creativity flow!! Just get in your craft room and play. Have fun! Recharge your batteries. When you are done come here and show off your work!

Can’t wait to see what you post for us with “ANYTHING GOES” week!!


1) For Fun Challenges – Anything Goes!! Yep, just let your creativity flow!!

2) Day 314 @ 365 Cards – Super Sketchy Sunday. Use the sketch as inspiration.

3) Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #121Create a “Thinking of You” card 

Oh, and if you want to see more cute stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps come back on Sunday for our Blog Hop!


Stamps/Images: Sunshine & Smiles @ http://www.cleardollarstamps.com
Cardstock/Papers: Kraft paper – unknown, Green Paisley – Jellibean soup (Lentil Soup), Brown Graph – Basic Grey (Origins), Brown Dots – unknown (scraps)
Inks/Markers: Tombow Markers (yellow 985, brown 879,947, green 177,126), computer for sentiment
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares Large,

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