An ornery Easter

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Happy Easter Bunny

So I saw this image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and he just made me smile in all his plaid and polka dot combination! So I wanted to use him but didn’t have anything in mind at the time. Well, a friend of mine, Dale, was in the hospital last month with heart issues. I wanted to make him a get well card but nothing came to mind. He is already home now so I thought maybe I will just make an Easter Card and I remembered this image. Then I made my girlfriend’s card (see post before this one) and took the saying I put on hers and changed it to fit Dale:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and colorful,
weird and crazy,
ornery and special…

…just like you.

I decided it fit my brother too so I hit him a card also!

I used sketch #6 at the Cardmakers Card Challenge @ (the original sketch is from i {heart} sketches #120).


  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge #6 – use the sketch as inspiration
  2. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Photo inspiration category #1


Digital Image: Easter Bunny @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Starmist, Snap Dragon, Mango, Lemonade)

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

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Gingham and Polka Dots), EK Success corner punch



Bunny with Carrot


Easter Bunny Carrot


Hoping your Easter world
is bright and beautiful,
warm and wonderful,
sweet and special…

…just like you.

So I found Gerda Steiner Designs while looking for examples of pig stamps out there since that was the theme I chose for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ She has clear, rubber and digital stamps so something for everyone. While looking around on her site I found the monthly challenge… which I love monthly challenges. A digi stamp is posted each month and you have to make a project using it. Then you will get next months stamp FREE!! So I decided to “hop” in this month (pun intended) and purchase this cute rabbit so I could play along. I thought he would make a cute Easter card and he did. I sent it to my best friend in Kansas City as I’m still trying to send her a card a month.

The images only come in outline so I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband and ask really nice to color this up for me in Photoshop. He did and somehow always knows what colors to use. I just happen to have the perfect doodlebug paper from YEARS ago that matched it.

I used sketch #2 that was posted on the March Card Sketch Challenge (Kathy101) @ It doesn’t say where the original sketch came from. I didn’t follow it exact but you can see the sketch…that’s what I love about sketches…they start your creativity but you aren’t bound to stick to the exact sketch.


  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – March – Use the digital image to make a project and next month’s image will be free!
  2. March Card Sketch Challenge @ – I used sketch #2.
  3. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Photo Inspiration #1 Category.


Digital Image: Carrot Bunny @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Inks: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my awesome husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Michael’s dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge


Last minute Easter card

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Happy Easter

I just got this card done in the nick of time to enter in the From the Heart – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge. I have been wanting to rejoin the challenge but just haven’t had time. But this month I thought I would have time and then I almost didn’t! I might regret staying up late but so glad I got it done. This month’s digital Stamp was adorable….

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I used Skipping Stones Designs Sketch #71 as inspiration for my card.


1) From the Heart – Digital Stamp of the month challenge – use the digital stamp of the month to make a project and get next month’s image FREE.

2) March Card Challenge @ – sketch category. I was too late to entry but it did inspire my card.


Digital Image: Easter Trio @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill ( Artesian Pool, white)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Hello Spring)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accent/Tools: white brads

Technique: Watercolor with Markers

Birthday Bunny



Today is the start of the 2nd challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations and it is a Color Challenge!

If you can only play in one of the challenges this is the one!! Deedee’s Digis is part of the prize package and you can win a $25.00 gift code to Deedee’s Digis along with a TON of other prizes. Seriously check out the prizes associated with each challenge….AMAZING!!

Well, Deedee had the perfect stamp for this color challenge:
I made this for my niece’s birthday that is later this month.
Sketch used: Sketch -n- Scrap (card sketch #44)
Digital Image: Birthday Bunnies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper included in the digital stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut cartridge

Thankful for my neighbor’s garden


Vegetable Thank You

I am very blessed to have great neighbors that are also my friends. I am also very thankful that they like to garden and then share it with us. We are very spoiled with fresh lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, strawberries and much more. So each year I try to get them a gift card to buy more supplies and say Thank You. This is a little late but I still think they will know how thankful we were for the fresh food from the garden last season.

I used this weeks sketch at Outlawz Sketch Challenge. Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring the challenge so if you play you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store. I used Bigelow’s Bounty as I thought it was perfect and cute all at the same time! If you think this image would be perfect for some cards you need to make stop over at Deedee’s Digis by Dec. 1st as she is having a 50% off every set sale as a Thank You to the customers!



1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #203 – Furry Friends. Rabbits are furry!!

2) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Something old and something new. The paper and the border punches are old. The image is brand new to me!

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Use die cuts/punches or/and sketch. I did the theme: punches.

4) Aloha Friday Challenge #37– Thank you/ Thanks.

5) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #234 – Heartfelt Thanks. I hope having the sentiment inside is okay. I did add an image to the inside with the sentiment…so hopefully it counts.


Digital Image: Bigelow’s Bounty @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Check Him Out 2009)

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

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, pop dots, Xyron X

Bunny holders

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I do monthly crafts at a retirement home and we made these last year for Easter.  (I forgot to post that I made them)

TP Easter Bunny

I found them on Pinterest 

They are made out of Toilet Paper rolls and paper! You can fill them with candy to give a nice decorative treat to somebody for Easter!


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 @ – 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)

A cute Bunny scene

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The challenge this week at For Fun Challenges is Bunny BUT NO Easter!

We were sponsored by KnK Designs but prior to our challenges she decided to close up shop so these images are no longer available.

BUT if you play with us this week you will have a chance to win the images that were used by the design team!

So it is worth playing along with us this week as these are discontinued stamps at the present moment!

I decided to turn this scene into a winter scene for a Christmas Card.

I used white flower soft for the snow, pop dotted the fire so give it dimension above the snow, and the snow flakes were punched with a small hole punch.

I added some snowflakes to make it look more random.

This was my first time coloring in the background…which I made a night scene.

Not the greatest night sky but it works.


1) For Fun Challenges – Bunnies but NO EASTER!



Stamps/Images: Campfire Pals from KnK Designs

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper  – Patterned Paper – Imagine That (Winter Fun)

Inks/Markers: Tombow Markers (Yellow 985,991, Pink 761, Brown 947, 992,  Blue 565,491, Gray N55, N45, Burgundy 837, Black N15, Green 177)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, snowflake brads,


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