Hooked On You


Hooked on You

So I saw a digital image of a two hooks made into a heart. So I thought I bet that would look cool to actually use real fishing hooks….and this is the outcome. I have a couple ladies that like fishing themed love cards so I sent the ideal to them and they said go for it! So hopefully they like the outcome.

1) Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #250 – use the sketch as your inspiration. Well I couldn’t work in the strings so I left them off.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – Love. This will be a Valentine’s or Anniversary card.

Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing – trolling)
Accents/Tools: fishing hooks from Walmart, glue dots

Favorite Fish in the Sea



One of the ladies at work wanted a card for her almost 1 yoa granddaughter to give her 16 yoa uncle (ladies son) for Valentine’s Day. She asked for that saying to be on the card. I decided to put it on the outside of the card and put Happy Valentine’s Day on the inside. I used the fish and rock scene from Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she does have a blog she offers some of her images).

I was looking through my sketches trying to find something that would work with several fishes and one of them going the opposite direction. I decided to use Feeling Sketchy #162 as my inspiration. I flipped the elements so the cluster was on the right and the single fish was on the left. Instead of banners I used the rock image. I also flipped the elements upside down. She loved it when I gave it to her yesterday!

1) Feeling Sketchy #162 – use the sketch provided
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love

Digital Image: Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (she has a blog where she does offer some of her digis https://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Amercian Crafts (Cabbage), Bazzill (Evening Surf)
Inks: Large fish pre-colored in the digital stamp. I colored the smaller ones in photoshop. All were printed on a Canon Ink Jet Printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, xyron x, heart punch, circle punch, American Craft enamel dots (Dear Lizzy)
Technique: Paper tearing



Happy Valentine’s Day from momma and baby fish



nside: Our baby boy and I love you so much! Happy Valentine’s Day.

So a coworker is pregnant with their first baby. She asked for a card to give to her husband for Valentine’s that would be from her and their baby boy on the way. So went looking for pregnant woman images and then looked for mommy and baby animal images. This is an image from Coloring Pages For Kids. It was perfect as he is a fishermen. My husband colored it in Photoshop and then I cut them out so I could position them how I needed them on the card. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #388 for my inspiration.

1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love.

Digital Image: Mother and Child Fish Color Page @ Coloring Pages for Kids.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: pre-colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine, small heart punch, Cricut dots embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

Mermaid cards



Mermaid Shaker

Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.


I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!


  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
  2.  August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer


Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)

Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise



Father’s Day Fishing Card

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Sorry not the greatest photo as I took it with my phone…totally forgot to get one with my real camera!

So one of the guys at work bought some of my cards and sent it to his parents. Well his mom now has placed orders that last through out the year. She didn’t order a Father’s Day card (long story) so her son decided to order one for her. So I made it and sent it to her as a surprise. She loved that her son and I did that for her. I used scraps from my scrap drawers.

1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original sketch found here:

Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)
Accents/Tools: brads, Embossing Folder (We r Memory Keepers – woven)


Anything Goes with a Birthday card and Easter card


Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week is Anything Goes. So I first made the birthday card for a friends brother in-law and decided it fit my father-in-law so I made him one too!

Great Outdoors Birthday

Then I decided to make a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I will share it at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge also.


There is free Word Art of this scripture on the blog but it didn’t fit the space I had since it was more of horizontal sentiment. So I tried to mimic what she did and made it vertical. When I saw this scripture it made me think of this digital image by Deedee’s Digis so that is why I went with it.

1) Word Art Wednesday – uplifting project

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 – Anything Goes

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 – Easter

4) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – used a sketch from last month (Mojo Monday Sketch #361)


Fishing Birthday Card

Digital Image: Great Outdoors @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

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

Christian Easter Card

Digital Image: Our Risen Lord @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Catching up with Doodle Pantry!

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So I realized today as I was looking through my files that I’m way behind in posting as I haven’t posted the Valentine Cards made with Doodle Pantry images! So here is trying to catch up after the holidays…just in time for Mother’s Day card making frenzy to start!!

Valentine Monster Truck

One of my regular’s at work wanted Valentine cards for her 3 boys. This is what I made the 5 year old…..it was the perfect image for a 5 yoa boy in my opinion!! I used I {heart} sketches #37 as my inspiration.

She also needed 2 teacher cards. I only had one made so I made this one….which is similar to the other one I made a couple years ago. This card was inspired by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch #43.

Teacher for ewe

Another lady at work need a card with a walrus on it so this image, Critter Friends, at Doodle Pantry was perfect!! I used the Card Sketch #41 at Sketch n Scrap for my inspiration!

Walrus Valentine

And the last one I made for my husband! I never tell him enough how good looking he really is….so I thought this was a good way!

Stud Muffin

Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me!

I would like to play in Doodle Pantry’s Ants in my Pants Digital Challenge #3 if these count since I’m just now posting them. If not hopefully I will get to play next month.

Images used:

Critter Friends @ Doodle Pantry

Yummy Cupcake @ Doodle Pantry

Little Boy Valentines @ Doodle Pantry

Loving Critters @ Doodle Pantry

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

Hobby Inspired Father’s Day Cards

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I have made 3 out of 5 sketches for the Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com so I wanted to try to make the last 2 sketches. I used scraps that I had left over from making Father’s Day cards with this paper a couple years ago. The scraps were perfect for this design.

For husband -fishing


1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1 – The sketch was from Cardmaps June 2009

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #62 – Father’s Day or Masculine


Cardstock: Bazzill (Java, (blue discontinued)

Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)

Accents/Tools: twine, hole punch, corner punch


This 2nd card I made for a guy at church that orders my cards. His grandson is turning 14 and is into playing the xbox so I went with that theme. I then made an extra one and made it a Happy Father’s Day Card.  This card takes time since it is paper pieced so I only made 1 extra and will make this only when requested.

xbox controller


Have a fantastic day filled with all the things you enjoy the most. Happy Birthday! (or Happy Father’s Day)


) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #171 – No designer paper


Image: Xbox Controller @ Bird’s Cards (FREE)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, Bazzill-Blue)

Accents/Tools: circle punches, Xyron X sticker maker, pop dots

To my favorite net man

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Favorite net man

I made this for a guy at work. He needed a birthday card for his dad. He sent me this photo and told me the sentiment to add so all I had to do is pick out a paper and find a sketch that went with it!


1) Aug Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites Category

2) Fetch a Sketch Challenge #56 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

Challenge 56


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Awesome)

Image: found on the internet

Accents/Tools: corner rounder

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