Sending You Love

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Panda Love pink

So I almost forgot to check out the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m so glad I checked with a few days left because it was this adorable panda. So I pulled out some new Queen & Co paper I bought and asked my husband to color it up in photoshop to match. My printer prints darker and not always the color on the screen so the first print was more green (see 2nd version) then the color in the striped paper. So after several attempts we got the color to match the papers and that is this version! I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248 as my inspiration.

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248.

Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon, Rain, SeaSalt)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Queen & Co epoxy dots – Teal

Panda Love green

I didn’t want to waste the first print out so I found paper that matched it and made this version. Well good thing I did because a lady bought one of each for her nieces!

Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Epoxy dots

Chalkboard Tags

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Love Sunflower

Love Always

I bought a package of chalkboard tags last year and never got around to using them. So this year I saw Kathy101 post a sketch using a tag and thought they would be perfect. Well after several attempts I couldn’t get that sketch to work so I moved onto another sketch, Tuesday Morning Sketches #336, and love the outcome. I also went with these Chalkboard tags because the product category at the Inspirational Card Challenge is Chalkboard product. I paired it with a sunflower since one of the guys at work that placed an order his girlfriend’s favorite flower is the sunflower. And every girl should get their favorite flower on Valentine’s Day!I also have a goal to use up my non dwindling supplies so the background heart paper were scraps I had.

I had two tags that would work for this design so made two cards!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – product category – chalkboard
2) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #284 (4 CC#284) – Love

Image: sunflower is paper pieced from Whimsy and Stars (Sunflower Bird Digital Stamp)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Glow, Raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (B&W doodle hearts)
Accents/Tools: ribbon, heart brad, pop dots, xyron X sticker maker


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… 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

Sending Love


Sending Love


I love sketches so I am happy when Deedee’s sponsors Tuesday Morning Sketches! I get to use cute images with amazing sketches and the result are really cute cards! At least I think so!! It is a good thing Deedee came out with this new image – Sending Love because it was perfect for this sketch.


1) The Pink Elephant Challenge #283 (TPE283) – Anything Goes

2) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge #64 – Layers

3) Shopping Our Stash Challenge #186 – Love me do.

4) Pile it On #53 – Hearts or Flowers


Digital Image: Sending Love @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon)

Pattern Paper: Unknown piece from my scrap drawer

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

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots, black pen

Last Challenge sponsored by Diane’s Daydream Designs

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Today is a sad day as it is the last challenge being sponsored by Diane’s Daydream Designs. (There is still one going on that I hope to enter in with a DDD’s image but we will see if I get to it!) Diane honored the challenges she had signed up for January because she had no ideal till a couple days before January that the new VAT tax was going to shut down her business. So hopefully you will come over and play in Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challengeone layer card for a chance to win a prize pack of digital images from Diane’s Daydream Designs! Now technically mine is 2 layers because I laid the panel on the black card base but I just couldn’t have an all white card…this was as close as I was getting to a one layer card! I really like how this turned out because CAS cards is way out of my norm. This card was totally inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #82.


I saw it and new it would be perfect for a one layer card. I then saw the sheep and the ideal to put the two together was born!! I printed the sheep and “Love you” and then ran it through the embossing folder. The sheep didn’t look right embossed so I printed a second sheep and stuck it on top of the embossed one. Love my Xyron X!! Added some punched hearts I had left over from another project and there you have a CAS Valentine/Love card.

Love Ewe


1) Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #70 – One Layer Cards (must be square or rectangle)

2) Jan Card Challenge @ – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.


Digital Image: Sheep of His Pasture (Diane’s Daydream Designs – closed shop)

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven)

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

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Cuttle bug dots embossing folder, Cutter bee scissors

New Releases and a Sale at Doodle Pantry


Yes, I know it is NOT December 1st but Laurie at Doodle Pantry decided to release the stamps earlier and have a SALE at the same time!!! How AWESOME is that!! And she asked me to stay on through January as a Guest Designer!! Yippee!! I was so glad because there are several stamps being released this month that I wanted!!

Nov 28-Dec 3 – Doodle Pantry is having a  black Friday/cyber Monday sale 40% off everything coupon sale  (excluding products labeled as bundles).

The first one is the Goose Me Digital Image.  I’m late on two of my friends birthday cards so expect to see more of this adorable stamp! I love that saying “Oh my gooseness!” That makes me smile each time I say it!

Oh…..come back on Dec 1st to play in the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge #41  because you will receive Goose Me FREE just for using a Doodle Pantry image on your entry into the challenge. And if you don’t have a Doodle Pantry image they are 40% off right now till Dec 3rd and there are FREE ones in the store. CUTE FREE ONES!!

Goose Friends

Inside: For having you in my life.


1) Sketch-N-Scrap – Sketch #14 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) 2 Sisters Challenge #171 – Thank You

3) Card Crafters Circle Challenge #102 – Thankful – Thank you

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #76 – (CMM76) Sentiments of thankfulness or gratitude

5) Creative Belli Blog Challenge #183 – Thank You. My old stash used – the friend paper. I have no clue as it didn’t have any information on it. But I’m sure it is several years old. The orange and pink pieces are scrap pieces.

6) Day 331 @ 365 Cards – Thankful

I then got to play with Mustache SVG file. There is also a digital image Mustache Mish Mash if you would rather have it as an image.  I saw the hat/heart/mustache ideal on the internet and liked it. Then I saw the saying on a different site and liked it. So I decided to combine the two into my own unique card! I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #145 as my inspiration.

Mustache - love you

I’m so excited for the Doodle Pantry 40% sale….I have made my list of “really must need” stamps and now I can get more before having to save up more of my allowance! Check out the store I’m sure you will find “really must have” stamps that you can add to your wish list for Christmas!!


Thankful for you Card

Images: Goose Me @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Princess)

Patterned Paper: Orange (Bo Bunny), Friends – unknown

Accents: brown brads, pink ribbon

Mustache Card

Images: Hats & Things Digital Image @ Doodle Pantry

SVG File – Mustache SVG File @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success heart border punch, pop dots

Frogs and bunnies are just a few of the treats!


It is the 15th of the month so you know what that means….New Digital Stamps from Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps).


So I took this stamp in a whole different direction! (I know…what is new, right?) Well, usually I only do that if there is some already showing it being used the way it was designed. I got it in my head that this stamp was a clear stamp made into digital and that it had already been used. So I took it and went with a Valentine theme. After my card was done I got to looking to only find out that this is a BRAND NEW IMAGE!! So I promise to use it as a F.R.O.G. image and put a sample out soon. But if you want to see how stamps can be used in so many different ways here is the frog as a Valentine/Love card using Frog Digital Stamp.

Frog Valentine

I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #104 Sketch as my inspiration.


1) Creative Belli Blog Challenge #163 – Valentine’s / Hearts. The cricut and cricut cartridge are old. And I used black scraps and green/white polka dot scraps.

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #186 (TPE186) – Love is in the Air

3) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #202 – From the HEART!

4) PanPastel UK Challenge #6 – Love and Romance

Here is the second digital stamp I got to play with…. Pocket Pals Digital Image!


This one I decided to make an Easter card and I love how it turned out! Love the yellow and pink combo she did as it was perfect for Easter.  This will be a card we make at the class I teach at church next month!

pocket bunny

Inside: Bringing you lots of wishes for a joyful season!

I used Seems a Little Sketchy #31 Sketch for my inspiration.


Frog card

Stamp/Images: Frog
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Raven, Maraschino)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye
Inks: colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

Happy Easter

Stamps/Images: Pocket Pals
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Carolees Creations
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, flower punch, circle punch


Cupid and his arrow!


Cupid Valentine


When I think about romance,

the last thing on my mind is a short,

chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I was trying to figure out what image I wanted to use when I came across this quote and thought this image was PERFECT!! Check out Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps as she has WONDERFUL work and it’s free. Which is amazing….thank you Mary Ellen.

This will be the last challenge For Fun Challenges. Helen just has too many things going on and can’t devote to the challenge right now. Crafty should be fun and when it’s not it is time to look at things and change things. That time is now. I will miss the challenge but so glad I have made a friend for life. Hope you will come play with us one last time! The challenge is to have an Arrow on your project. Doesn’t have to be Valentine’s but most certainly can be. Or you could do a scrapbook page that has a regular arrow on it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For this card I used the sketch from 02/04/13 at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.


1) 2 Sisters Challenge #130 – Hearts: have at least one heart on your project.

2) A Gem of a challenge #66 – Hearts/Valentines

3) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #61 – Love is in the air!

4) Daring Cardmakers – Love is in the air.


Stamps/Images: Cupid Color at Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, Martha Stewart border punch,

Birds of a feather… flock together!


My cold must be getting to me! I feel cloggy and in a daze so not sure if I’m saying things right or not. But what I’m trying to say is the challenge at For Fun Challenge this week is BIRDS! In honor of National Bird Day which was Jan 5th. I think there is a holiday for anything we can think of! And if one holiday isn’t enough then wait till May and there is Bird Day!


Sketch used My Favorite Thing Wednesday Stamp Challenge #104 (MFTWSC104)



Cardstock: Bazzill – (French vanilla, raven (black), red)

Patterned Paper: Making Memories (love notes)

Accents/Tools: Spellbinders tab dies, pop dots, computer for sentiment

Have a doggone terrific Valentine’s Day!


Grandson Valentines

I just love love this image, Mr. Spike, and how Laurie at Clearly Digi Stamps colored it for us!

I decided to make a Valentine’s card that I could sell at work or the retirement home (now that I’m learning what type of cards they want).  I used Sketch Saturday Week #239 sketch for my design.

**UPDATE** I was randomly picked at Sketch Saturday with this card and won a prize from The Craft Barn!!***


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #66 – Puppy Love

2) Sketch Saturday Week #239 – use the sketch as inspiration


Stamps/Images: Mr Spike Digital Stamp @ Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc (Dog Stripes)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, heart punch, small corner rounder

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