Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Product Category – plaid paper.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge


In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Green Guitar Birthday


Green Guitar.JPG

I needed a guitar birthday for a friend so I made a couple and decided to send this one to the terminally ill boy in Arizona that wants birthday cards for his birthday.

I found the guitar image on the web and cut it out. I used this card as my inspiration for the design.

1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites – see above
2) Operation Happy Mail – not a challenge but a thread where we post who could use happy mail.

Image: found on the internet
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patch, Raven, Limeade)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio star embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, computer, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots

Wonder Woman Bravery

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Wonder Woman Hero

Inside: You deflected that illness like Wonder Woman stopped bullets! (My friend and I came up with the saying….I have the bestest friend!)

One of our co-workers daughter fought an unknown illness recently which was during her senior year of high school. Through all the test and surgeries they didn’t know if it was cancer or not. They just found out last month that it is NOT cancer!! So we wanted her to know how tough she was through this all and how proud we were of her bravery. The family loves comic books so we thought Wonder Woman was appropriate for the occasion!

1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – vintage/retro. This is a pretty retro wonder woman!!
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #8 – I decided to make mine square instead of rectangle. Then I moved the circle from the right to the left and made it a rectangle. And instead of flags on the bottom I did another rectangle.
the original sketch is from Always Playing with Paper found here:

Stickers: Creative Imaginations (Wonder Woman)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (stars), EK Success 1/16 pop up dots



Celebrate - Orange

Celebrate - Yellow


A lady needed a birthday card for someone in their early 20’s so I made a couple up and also showed her ones I had on hand so she could pick. She didn’t pick these but that’s okay because I now have birthday cards on hand!! I was also inspired by the wood stars we found at an estate sale (see attached photo). They were 1/2 off the price they were marked so I got them for .50 cents!! I also got a bag of hearts!! Awesome find!! I had a few pieces of this Around the Block paper and thought it worked perfect with the stars and the sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch #272.

1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – wood.

2) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #272 – use the sketch provided.

Patterned Paper: Around the Block (Celebrate)
Cardstock: Bazzill (both oranges are retired, yellow – beeswax, sunbeam)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, embossing folder, scor-tape, xyron-X sticker maker

Birthday Stars


Happy 14 Birthday

I made this card for niece who turns 14 on the 22nd of this month. I didn’t know what I was going to do for card yet. I saw the sketch at MOJO Monday and for whatever reason stars popped in my head with the #14 in the circle. I had scrap paper with those stars on it so I went with it. She likes the rainbow so I think it all came together nicely. I cut out the 2 larger stars then used punches to make the smaller ones. Which left a cool neg space star….so I made another card…see below!!!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – have a number on the card.
2) MOJO Monday Sketch #434 – use the sketch provided as inspiration.

3) Allsorts Challenge #350 – Circle Cards or circles on your card – no Square. I have rectangles, stars and circles.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut Cuttin Up Cartridge, Star punches, Provo Craft embossing folders (dots), The Paper Studio (stars), EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker

Star Birthday

So while I was making my niece’s birthday card I made these cool negative space stars by punching out the middles. I couldn’t let them go to waste!! I remember another sketch I had printed out from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #146 and made this card with all scraps. This card took a little work to get it just right but I like the finished product.


  1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146 – use the sketch provided to make a project


Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine, Green Tea)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Star punches, EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, red brads, small hole punch

Creative Corners

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Birthday Center piece

Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge today which is Creative Corners. The challenge runs all week till Nov 11th.

I’m so glad I played in this challenge. I never think to add corners so this challenge made me think out of my box and I LOVE IT!! What was even more perfect is Deedee came out with Corners & Frames digi two days ago and they match Fun & Festive perfectly!!


1) November Card Challenge @ – Color challenge – dark purple, dark orange, dark green. (I didn’t do dark green but did do green so hopefully it will count)

2) Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Creative Corners

3) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge – Anything Goes with a twist of Layers.

Digital Image: Corners & Frames and Fun & Festive @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Pebbles  Inc, Recollections (orange small dots)

Inks: colored in photoshop and the vase was paper pieced

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, star punch, cutterbee scissors

For Baby


Baby Boy

Here is my last card as the Guest DT member for Deedee’s Digis! What a month it has been! I have so enjoyed working with the stamps but more importantly I have gained a closer relationship to my friend, Deedee. I have enjoyed talking to her about events in her life and mine….I just got promoted at my job!! In all of this God has led me to use my organizational skills to help Deedee with her business by becoming the Sponsorship Coordinator for Deedee’s Digis!  So I get to stay on her team!! It is hard running a business and family all by yourself…so I see it as a win/win for both of us.  I won’t be creating on a regular schedule but you know I will be using these adorable images any chance I get.  Hopefully you will come play with us in some of the challenges Deedee’s Digis sponsors and you will have a chance of winning a $10.00 gift code to the store!! Check out the side bar on Deedee’s blog for upcoming challenges.

A current challenge Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring is Sketch Saturday Challenge #328. You have until Friday to enter the challenge so come over and play with us!! She is also sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – ANYTHING GOES!! Do what I did and make one card and enter it in both challenges to double your chance at winning a Gift Code to Deedee’s Digis!


1) Come and Get It Challenge – Use 3 of something. I have 3 stars, 3 pieces of polka dot paper.

2) Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #194 – My Style. This week we would like you to share projects which show your signature style of crafting. My style is simple with lots of layers. I’m pretty linear in design with not a lot of fluff.

3) Incy Wincy Desigens Challenge – Anything Goes

4) Sketch Saturday Challenge #328 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration


Digital Image: For Baby @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: unknown scrap piece

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cutter Bee Scissors, EK success scallop edge punch

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