Life is better in Flip Flops


Life better in flip flops

Had a request for a Mother’s Day card with flip flops! She liked this saying and wanted it on the outside so this is what I came up with. Oh ya she said her mom liked bright colors so I went with the color scheme presented last month on March Inspirational Card Challenge @ I used sketch #7 posted on Cardmakers Card Challenge (the original sketch came from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #30). The flip flops are an SVG file but not sure from who. I ran them through and embossed them. The brads are super old and the last of those colors in my stash. All the patterned paper are scraps!!

1) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #7 – use the sketch provided.
2) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – use the photo as inspiration…I went with the theme – Mother’s Day.

Red, White and Blue for you!!



Yippee!! It is finally the 21st so I can reveal all the changes that have been made to the challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog.

Go check it out I think you will like it! Plus, we are looking for members to join the CiSC Design Team. If you interested GO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!!

So the first CiSC Challenge (CiSC1) is:

Color Challenge – Red, White & Blue


I went with the traditional Fourth of July/American theme because this is a door hanger (12 x 12) we will make Saturday at the Retirement Home.

I think I might make this into a card too!

I used MOJO298 Sketch as inspiration.


1) MOJO Monday Sketch 298 – use the sketch as inspiration

2) Cut It Up Challenge #21 – Red, White and Blue (must have a die cut) All the stars except the tiny ones were cut on my Cricut. The letters were also cut using the Cricut.

3) Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #2 – Red, White and Blue

4) Simply Create Too Challenge #40 – Your countries flag colors. (U.S. – red, white and blue)

5) Squigglefly Challenge #24May Your Colors Be True, Red White and Blue!


Stamps/Images: Summer Fun Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white, blue jean)

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Classic Cricut Font Cartridge, jewel star, red jewels, pop dots, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Kids out of school time for Summer Time fun!!

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I have two new stamps to show you since it is June’s Release Day of some very cool digital images at Clearly Digi Stamps!

First with the sun out nice and bright lately this digital stamp – Summer Fun will come in handy.


I found the saying on the internet and thought it was perfect!! This card took on a retro look all on its own….that wasn’t planned!! I love how this card turned out.

I used the sketch from Seize the Birthday #18 Sketch



1) June Card Challenge on – Theme category – summer.

Now with lots of times on their hands it is time to let the kids imaginations run wild with Make Believe fun!

My husband designed this set for all the kids that dress up and play!

Encourage someone to use their imagination with this Make Believe Digital Image.


I made mine a birthday card! I just love how fun and colorful this little mermaid is.



1) June Card Challenge @ – Sketch Challenge – they picked MOJO Monday Sketch 238

I thought this sketch was perfect to match the color blocking in the turtle!

2) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #23 – Celebrations



Stamps/Images: Summer Fun
Cardstock: Bazill (orange-Cheddar)
Patterned Paper: Scenic Route
Inks: images colored in photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black pen, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy  Birthday

Stamps/Images: Make Believe
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, small hole punch, black string
Sketch: MOJO Monday Sketch #238

Flip Flop Birthday Card and Happy Anniversary


Flip Flop Birthday Card

All the ladies I work with are very supportive of my hobby and will even buy my cards! One of the ladies asked me to make a birthday card for her granddaughter that was turning 5. I asked her what her granddaughter liked and without hesitation she said, “flip flops”. Grandma is even making a flip flops cake….now that is talent! So I searched the internet and found an image I thought I could cut out and build my own flip flops! Oh and the birthday girl likes pink so that is why it is a main color! I had to put 5 flowers on each shoe and gems since she is a girly girl too!  The flower/splash chipboard behind the #5 was a happy accident. I tried circles and tags and nothing looked right. So I went to my pile of a million chipboard pieces I got for $5 at M’s and there it was the perfect shade of blue water splash/flower! It had cream lines on it so I took my white Signo pen (that I love) and changed the doodles to white. It was the perfect touch! Inside says: Happy Birthday!


1) June – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your creation has to be made with scraps.

Well a 100% of this project is made with scraps! Flowers open bottle 1/2 full from 7 plus years ago, chipboard pieces left over from a HUGE pack, #5 from a partial used sticker sheet, paper from the scrap drawers and rhinestones  and brads from an open package!

2) Amber’s Crafts and Stuff – The Dog Days of Summer.  Make anything you want as long as it is about SUMMER TIME!!!

Flip Flops ARE SUMMER!

3) Card Makin Mamas – With a Child/For a Child. This is my second entry!

4) GAB Challenge #20 – Anything Summer! This is my second entry into this challenge!


Border Punch – Fiskars threading water punch

Flowers – Bazzill

Gems – from H.L.

Brads – BoBunny

#5 – Doodlebug sticker sheet

Flip Flop pattern – internet

Inspired from CAS-ual Friday DT member Kryssi Ng

I saw Kryssi Ng’s card on CAS-ual Friday Challenge #7 and fell in love with it. It was simple but soft and pretty. The lady at work also wanted an anniversary card for her daughter’s 7th wedding anniversary. I felt this was the perfect design. Thank you Kryssi for the inspiration.


1) June – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your project needs to be made with scraps.

Everything but the white card base is a scrap or from a used package.


White Flower – can’t remember has been in stash for ever!

Brown Flower – Bazzill

Cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – stripes and flowers (Crate Paper), Green (BoBunny)

Pearl Brad – Hobby Lobby

Corner Punch – EK Success large corner punch

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