Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #399

Good morning friends,
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! My family had a great time with dear friends over a big Easter feast and then yesterday we had a little family trip to Chuck E. Cheese. We had a blast together.

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week.  We're giving away this stamp set by Pink and Main.

Here's the sketch...
And here's what I have created to inspire you....
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As part of parent council for the school our children attend, I was asked to create three cards for our fabulous ladies who work so well together in the office. Administrative Assistant Day is April 26, 2017 and we wanted to send them flowers along with a personalized card for each of them. I used my cricut to write the sentiment and cut out the coral oval, a white layer with a spiral spellbinder, some old Stampin Up floral paper and two recollections butterflies covered with steel blue Inka Gold.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Spring (font Wednesday and oval from Days and Dates)

Please check out the rest of the design teams blogs and leave them some love.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

New Release - Springtime flowers

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm super excited to share my design team projects for two of the new releases from Flowers, Feathers and Fairies. My first one is snowdrop fairy. 

I colored my image up with copics and added some clear wink of stella to the wings. I found the colored cardstock in my stash but had difficulties in locating some designer paper to match. Thanks when I dug out my embossing folders and found the perfect swirl to match her wings. I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday  to finish off the card. I just turned the sketch and added some shimmer trim and heart embellishments.

I would love to enter into the following challenges.
Crafty Gals Corner - challenge 118 Pastel Colors
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - April 12, 2017

The second image I'm sharing today is called Peony Fairy

This image is also colored up with copics and a bit of clear wink of stella on the wings, flower and her shoes. Pink glitter paper is my base layer and then added this gorgeous specialty paper from Molly & Rex that I found at my local Michael's. Added a butterfly swirl die cut, some paper flowers and for the center of the light pink flower I punched a 1/4" circle out of the glitter paper.

I would love to enter this second card into the following challenges.
Fusion Card Challenge - fusion truck bouquet (the gorgeous flowers inspired me)
Lemon shortbread challenge Challenge 39 anything goes
Unicorn Challenge Challenge 20 - petal power

Friday, April 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team #21

my DT project for
World Wide Open Design Team #21Sponsored by Julia Spiri

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Enter this Challenge and you could win one of these gorgeous images sponsored by Julia Spiri for 1st Prize and Runner Ups....

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good Morning Friends,

Please join us again for an amazing sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches today.

Here's the sketch we are playing with.

And here is my card.

This week I used an older stamp set with a couple new die cuts and brand new pack of 6x6 paper I found last week at Michael's. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #397

Good Morning Friends,

I'm working on building up my boy/male birthday card stash. This weeks sketch is perfect.

Sketch #397

Sponsor: Bugaboo (prize: 4 images)

My card features BUGBDAYPUPS
Bugaboo is currently moving her store to a new website. As soon as the new site is up and running I will post the link for you to find this adorable image.

 I colored these pups with copic markers, added various designer papers from My Mind's Eye (Hip-Hooray) The papers came with a sheet of punch outs. I took the present and dipped it in my melting pot with clear embossing powder to create my own dimensional embellishment.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dragon with Cupcake

Good Morning Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a brand new image from Flowers, Feathers and Fairies called Cupcake Dragon. Sabrina is such an amazing artist. After hearing about Sara's daughters (one of her designers) love for dragons and unicorns she created a special set. You can purchase the bundle of three images or each digi individually.
Flower Unicorn - digi stamp JPEG + PNG
Unicorn and Dragon - Digi Stamp JPEG+PNG

Here is my card

I used my lovely copics to color him up. Cut him out with a spellbinder label. Found this My mind's eye paper in my stash (after reorganizing all my cardstock and designer paper) The paper is from the collection called Hip Hooray. To create the tattered edge on all the layers I used my favorite tool from Closet to my Heart, the edge distresser tool.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #116 - Anything goes
Simon Says #37 - Anything goes (use at least one die cut or punch)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Eliza!

Welcome to our birthday party! One year ago Sabrina created her first digi stamp Eliza's flower swing. You can check out the rest of her amazing images in the etsy store by clicking here.

Today we are hosting a blog hop through our design team, featuring Eliza with a cupcake. If you arrived from Sabrina's blog you are on the right path.

Here is my easel card

side view of easel card.

 Close up of the image

School here in on spring break right now and my sweet kiddos wanted to join in the party as well. They have colored up the kitty image for us today. Rainbow cat is colored by my boy who is currently in Kindergarten and the grey cat w/pink background is colored by my girl who is in grade 2.

Now keep on hopping through our blog hop.
Flowers Feathers and Fairies.
Wanda <----- you are here
Natalie <-----your next stop

Tuesday Morning Sketches #396

Good Morning Friends,

Another fabulous sketch for you to play with this week.
And I've created another male birthday card using snippets of paper left over from a scrapbooking layout.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches 395

Good morning TMS friends!  As promised we have a fabulous sketch by Jessi, our DT member who is still on leave.  We do miss her and hope she'll be returning soon.

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week and offering a $10 gift certificate to WPlus9.  

Here's the sketch....

And here's my card,
Our little friend turned four yesterday and she just loves dragons. I'm so far behind in my crafting lately that I'm just making her card today. Lucky for me, her party isn't until Sunday so I'm actually ahead of the game. lol. 

To create this card I cut out and drew the dragon using Cricut Cartridge Designer's Calendar #274804, Stacked four #4's from Cricut Keystone font on top of each other, used some bright papers from Close to my Heart and added some gems (4 red and 4 orange)

I would love to add this card to the following challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 297 anything goes

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Good morning friends,

Today I'm so excited to share the new release from Flowers, feathers and fairies
Gryphon and you can purchase him here

The gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.[1] In Greek and Roman texts, griffins and Arimaspeans were associated with gold. Indeed, in later accounts, "griffins were said to lay eggs in burrows on the grounds and these nests contained gold nuggets."[2] Adrienne Mayor, a classical folklorist, proposes that the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from the fossilized remains of the Protoceratops found in gold mines in the Altai mountains of Scythia, in present-day southeastern Kazakhstan, or in Mongolia,[3] though this hypothesis has been strongly contested as it ignores pre-Mycenaean accounts.[4] In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.[5]

I can't wait to give this card to our nephew for his birthday! He's an amazing guy who is strong and powerful with a bit of magical just like this creature.

Supplies used:
Copic Markers E13, E15, E18, E33,Y15, Y17,Y21, Y38, YR15, YR27, N6 & N8
Cricut Adhesive Foil (Stainless Gold)
Star Border using Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge
CTMH Stamp set Princess Wings (used the star bursts and swirls)
Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Scattered Straw
CTMH Slate Ink & Spondge
Thin Cuts Stars
Snippets of Mustard Cardstock and Yellow Patterned Paper for the stars.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges
Seize the Birthday Black, White and one other color
A Gem of a Challenge #190 Boys Birthday
Ching Chou March Challenge

Please visit Sabrina's Blog as well, she has created a another stunning version of this Gyphron!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #394

Tuesday Morning Sketches #394
This week we have something special for you, two very similar sketches.

 I love the versatility with this sketch. I really wanted to use stitched dies for this card but alas they have not made it into my collection as of yet. 

Please check out the rest of our amazing design teams projects.

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #20

my DT project for
Sponsored by Julia Spiri

Please support our Sponsor and visit Julia's Shop HERE! 

Come along and join Julia's Facebook Group.
You can join Group HERE! 

Enter this Challenge and you could win one of these gorgeous images sponsored by Julia Spiri for 1st Prize and Runner Ups....
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Color Burst - Feathers

Good Morning Friends,

Last weekend I was able to visit my favorite local scrapbook store with out the tiny humans with me. I couldn't resist purchasing a few different feather die cuts. Also found some color burst in the clearance section. So when I arrived home I started playing with watercolor paper and the color bursts. Its so much fun! A micro fine powder that you sprinkle onto paper when activated with water is turns into a burst of color!

Today I created a couple of cards. A birthday card for the stash and a thank you card to a friend who has been a HUGE life saver during this week for me. I love the rainbow look of the feathers but can't decide which way I like the feathers better (up or down) which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments.

I would love to enter these into the following challenges.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 468 - for the ladies/mother
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes
Simon says stamp blog - for a special lady

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #393

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Good Morning TMS friends.  I'm so sorry my post is late I had a horribly painful infection around one of my wisdom teeth and had to have them immediately. Its been a ruff week, hubby had to fly to work on the day of my surgery but thankfully I have an amazing group of friends and family to help me out during this time and take care of our tiny humans. 

Our sponsor this week is resident sponsor, DRS Designs

"DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber
stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted
on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection
includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy
background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs.
The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a
secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic
design team for inspiration and ideas."

Here's the sketch...

Here's my card:

Please check out the rest of our amazing design teams projects.