Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Tag #6 (or #9!) 2017

This is my Tag #6 but it was inspired by week #9 of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge. I must say I was a little disappointed in how this one turned out after being so inspired by Linda's tag for week 9. But since today is the last day to submit for the challenge I decided to post it anyhow so I could at least say I made it half way! I don't work that well under pressure LOL!  I did get to use my Weathered White Embossing Powder I ordered last year though!

Anyhow, I had fun with the ones I created and look forward to joining in on the fun challenges over at Frilly and Funkie.

I hope everyone had a fun, peaceful, holiday and look forward to what the new year brings!

Christmas Tag #5 2017

I was able to pull out another stamp which I purchased years ago, and oddly enough never used! I really need to do better about using what I have, but the new stuff is so much fun!

The inspiration from week 5 of The Funkie Junkie 2017 Christmas Challenge comes from the Santa image offset on the tag and the postmark.  Again, I used Tim Holtz Festive Greens for the Holly and the Pine Cones. 

Well, I'm getting down to the wire for posting these for the challenge, and I was only able to get 6 of them done this year...I am determined to start earlier next year!  We were traveling (Italy and Greece) in October, figured we'd better do it while we can still enjoy, after Hubby's heart surgery this year!

Christmas Tag #4 2017

The little vintage Christmas ad is another little 'freebie' thank you gift for placing an order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  And I'm sure you recognize the great little bow from Tim Holtz Festive Greens by now...can you tell how much I like it? The mistletoe die is also from that set.

Anyhow, this is for week 4 of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge.  Love the silhouettes of the Victorian Carolers that Linda used but alas, I can't order everything I like! This image is from Cricut which I definitely don't use enough! I did enjoy pulling out one of my Tim Holtz Mini Stencils for the faux brick background.

Christmas Tag #3 2017

I loved the large letters Linda used in her 3rd week of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge so I quickly grabbed this stamp to make a tag to go with my wrapping paper.  (It's for a camp light for my son...get it? Merry & Bright?  Anyhow, then I thought that was a little too easy so I went back to work on the little panel below.

The sweet little snowman charm is a 'surprise gift' from placing an order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The stripe is from Tim Holtz Mini Stencil and the bow is from Tim Holtz Festive Greens.

Christmas Tag #2 2017

I took my inspiration from the 2nd week of The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas from the lovely background.  I loved playing with my new stencils from Tim Holtz to recreate Linda's background for this little New Years panel.

I've had this little stamp for ages, don't remember the brand even, as it's an unmounted red rubber.  I love using the mini cork with this image though!

Christmas Tag #1 2017

Well, I have no idea what took me so long to get started with Linda's Christmas challenge this year! Here is the link to Linda's first tag at The Funkie Junkie Blog.  I had so much fun creating the tags for last year, and I was lucky enough to be the randomly chosen winner last year!

My son and his wife asked for an annual Family Zoo Pass this year for Christmas and the color scheme was a perfect match! So I made a little box from heavy cardstock which was a perfect fit!

I took my inspiration from the color scheme and the deer.  I had fun using the new Tim Holtz Festive Greens Thinlits die set (purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.)  I used the bow and pine cones on several of my tags this year!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Furry Friend

This is for the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Furry Friends. The image is from Skipping Stones Design, Dogs Volume 1. I wish I had more of the Dream Street Papers (Superstition-Sleepy Hollow), but it's from my hoarded stash, don't even know how long I've had it!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Scout Birthday

This is for a cute boy who is turning 12 and is into Scouts and Legos.  I found this sweet vintage Boy Scout image and thought it would serve well.

In the past I have included money in the denomination of the birthday he is celebrating, luckily my mother used to send $2 bills and I still had one to use...not quite sure what I'll do next year!

Because of the little pocket, I thought I would submit this to the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat, to include a treat or a trick.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 27, 2017


I made a couple of cute Halloween cards for my two Grandkids which had little 'Treat Cups' with Gummy Worms.  I remembered a couple of years ago I made some little treat bags with Gummy Worms and my middle son (36 year old) threatened to keep them for this year I thought I'd better send along some extras for him!

The challenge at Frilly and Funkie is Trick or Treat.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Monochrome.

For the outside of the card, I used the Poison Bottle blueprint from Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Halloween 2, a retired set from Pink Paislee Twilight Collection, and the spiders from Skipping Stones Design Happy Halloweenie. I added some fall leaves for color, scored the card base with a 1/2" fold so the treat could fit inside, and then punched a small hole to tie with a piece of twine.

For the inside of the card, I used the crow blueprint from Tim Holtz Halloween 2, and the sentiments and mini pumpkin from Tim Holtz Clear Stamp Things/Talk.

Yummy Boo

This is the second card I made for Halloween.  This one is for my Granddaughter who is almost two, so I try to keep the card fairly simple. She likes dogs, her first word was dog...but on vacation this year she discovered she is also crazy about cats!  Too bad her mom is allergic! But I thought the cute little Tim Holtz Crazy Cat would go well with her card.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've developed a pattern of sending some type of treat in their holiday cards...this one has gummy worms in the little Treat Cup (discontinued Stampin'Up). Her brother is four years old, so I try to make the cards similar, at least as far as the treats go.

I show the inside of this card, only to show the 'trap door', allowing my daughter in law to save the card once the treats have been removed.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Yummy Halloween

Grandkids are so much fun! I wish they lived closer so I could see their little faces when they receive their holiday cards...but then again, what child doesn't enjoy getting something special in the mail?

I've kind of started a pattern of sending them candy in their cards, so I invested in more of the plastic treat cups (discontinued from Stampin'Up) which go perfectly with this Yummy in my Tummy monster for Halloween.  My daughter in law likes to save their cards, so I carefully create a little 'trap door' to remove the treats and preserve the card.

And I make sure to put something fun in the center to show up after the candy has been removed.  It takes a little extra planning, but worth it, I think.

I'm happy that the current challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog this week is 'Anything Goes'.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

To Everything There is a Season

Perfect timing for a birthday card for my daughter in law.  Wish I could give it to her in person instead of putting it in the mail, hope it survives the postal service!

This is my creation for Frilly and Funkie - To Everything There is a Season

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Musical Wedding

I was so inspired by the beautiful notebook made by Jenny Marples for this week's challenge at Frilly and Funkie - Sound of Music that I asked her if she would mind if I CASE it for a wedding card...but then the texture paste I used kept curling the cardstock, so I ended up using the texture flourish on a piece of vellum and attached it to the top portion...don't get me wrong, it curled also, but I was able to flatten it out! I copied the music score from The Wedding Song by Peter, Paul & that song.

Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy "29th"

At Simon Says Stamp the Monday Challenge is We've Got Your Number...add a number somewhere on your creation.

Well, my very good friend just had her 60th birthday...and we're both setting a goal to lose some weight before this Happy "29th" Birthday card was perfect for her.  The inside sentiment reads 'from your "110 lb." friend.'

So I turned it into another easel card so you could see both sentiments at the same time.

I just love these Graphic45 images. The sentiment stamps are from Skipping Stones Design, and the tag outline stamp and die are from Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Birthday Number 26

The current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is 'Count Me In', to use numbers in your project.  This fit in perfectly for my youngest son's birthday this week when I found a sheet from an old 6 x 6 paper pack by Cosmo Cricket, especially since he just turned 26!  The Jack Russell Terrier image is an old one I found through Stampers Best back in the days of Operation Write Home because we had the cutest little Jack Russell named Jesse. I thought the birthday cupcake image from Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints would tie in the birthday theme well.

In keeping with my recent trend, I turned it into an easel card.

  The current theme is Happy Birthday at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kiss Me! I'm Irish

This card is for my grandson who just turned 4. Several years ago I picked up some St. Patrick's Day pins  and thought he could wear this pin to pre-school.  The cute little frog is from Stampendous and I thought it tied with kissing a frog and green and kiss me, I'm Irish...I'm sure it will be lost on a four year old!  Oh well, I enjoyed it!

I've been using little 'treat cups' for his cards recently so I thought I'd better improvise and send him a little treat with his card. I wrapped a little mint in cardstock and stamped some green stars on it and added another score at the 1/4 inch mark to allow for the extra depth. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Operation Write Home set.

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

St. Patricks Button Bear

This card is for my one year old granddaughter.  I think this is the first stamp set I ever purchased.  It was from a Stampin'Up Party hosted by my sister-in-law and was probably over 20 years ago...then I didn't do any stamping for about 12 years and started 'getting into' papercrafting finally about 8 years ago.  I tend to be a papercraft hoarder, I don't think I've ever gotten rid of any stamp set, so I do like to pull out the oldies once in a great while!

Looking at this picture of the card, it seems a little plain now, but for a one-year-old I hate to use much in the way of embellishments. 

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello Handsome

This one is for my (almost) 4 year old grandson. I've been using these Treat Cups from Stampin'Up for the past several cards I've made for him, looks like I've started something and will need to buy more if they're even available still. I added a kite tail for the string to the 'balloon', from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Right at Home; The Hello Handsome is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment.  The cute little dog is of course from Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs.

Of course, this one had to be an easel card to match his sister's...a little trickier providing access to the treat! The hugs + kisses is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment, and the Happy Valentine's Day is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

This is my second card for Simon Says: Cute 


Valentine Twinkle

This is for my sweet little one year old granddaughter...all kids like getting mail, so I try to make a card for her and her brother when I get the chance.  I think her first word was 'dog' so I ordered the cute Tim Holtz - Mini Cats and Dogs by Stampers Anonymous, and I love it! The Twinkle Twinkle is by Unity Stamp Company and I bought it before I even had any grandkids but have never used it till now!  I wish I had more of this cute DSP, it came out of  Heritage Scrapbook Pages by Hot Off The Press from way, way back!

I'm on an Easel Card kick, I know my daughter-in-law will want to display their cards for a few days!

The tag die is from Spellbinders-Ribbon Tag Trio Two, the sentiment is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

I thought this was good for the challenge at Simon Says: Cute