Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ladybug Hugs Digi Kit

Oh what fun this huge new kit by 
JMC Designs is ! 
Ladybug Hugs 
is now available exclusively at
and on sale for 50% off
for a limited time. 

Here are a few things I made with this kit :)

computer screen wallpaper calendar

facebook timeline cover

digi scrap page using a template by Promethean Concepts

I love the painted wood papers in this kit !

Ladybug Hugs Digi kit contents:
Upper and lowercase Alphabet
18 Card stocks
24 Patterned Papers
74 Unique elements

Also available:

Thanks for looking have a great day ! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Geared Up To Celebrate Mustang Card

Another grungy, rusty gears embellished card
for another March birthday of a gearhead friend. 
I have several friends and relatives that enjoy getting their hands dirty
 working on old cars celebrating birthdays this month.

The image on this card is colored with colored pencils. 
Crystal Effects and silver Sharpie marker for details.

 A closeup of the cinnamon and paint grungy gears.
Fun, but messy, process.


Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designsanything goes
(Take my word for it, creating the rusty gears is
a very messy process; my fingers were too 
coated with cinnamon and paint to take a photo.
The card was also made for a friend that enjoys
getting his hands dirty working on old cars)
(the card was made for a man the restores old cars
plus I made my own rusty gears and there are tools
on the designer paper strips)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mopar Card

Another card I made with the fun new Geared Up Garage 
stamp set, dies and papers from Stampin' Up!

I have several gear head friends with birthdays this month,
so I just had to have this set to make cards for them.
Plus, the car image stamp is similar to our car ! 

The car image is cut from the designer paper and attached with dimensionals.

I inked portions of a stamp in the set and aligned it differently
to fit in the die cut.

I used one of the small circle pieces from the gear die 
to make a faux screw head brad.  I simply pressed a screwdriver into 
the card stock to create the indentation to resemble a screw head.

This card also uses the retired Chevron border punch.

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Classic Cars Card

I love this muscle car theme paper ! 
I'm hoping that Stampin' Up! will make rubber stamps
with the images of the other cars on this paper
since the Mustang image is already a stamp in the
Geared Up Garage set.

This is the first card I made with my new stamps and papers and dies.
Fun !

The Crushed Curry banner was stamped with the "smoke"
rubber stamp image, the red was run through the Subtle embossing folder.

I tried to emboss with the gear dies, but I don't have the correct "sandwich ingredients"

I inked portions of one of the stamps and carefully lined them up to fit the die cut.

I created this text on my computer and printed it
 for the inside of the card. 

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Grungy Gears Mustang Card

Thanks to a recent visitor to my blog leaving a comment 
that mentions a new stamp set with a car in it by Stampin' Up!,
I'm now the proud owner of said set (plus matching dies and paper!). 
I had to hunt it down since I've not seen a catalog from SU! in a while.
I was trying not to be tempted to buy more stamp supplies
by not looking at their catalogs ;)
Well, I broke my resolve when I saw the newest catalogs,
buying this car set - and then some !

This is a work in progress card. 
I don't have everything glued into place just yet,
I'm trying to decide if I want to add something else.
Or redo the car image, again...... it's blah.

Stamp images, matching dies, paper are from Stampin' Up!
(Geared Up Garage) 
Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder
80 is a die set from Michael's

The car image was water colored with an aqua painter
and classic ink pads.
I added Crystal Effects to the glass
and chrome was colored in with a silver Sharpie marker.

I colored the frame portion of this stamp image with a black marker
then stamped it on white card stock.
I lightly sponged gray ink over it
followed by stamping a scratchy background over that.

My home made screw head brad:
tap a metal brad on a Versamark pad then dip it in silver embossing powder.
 Heat. Smoosh a screwdriver into the warm embossing powder. 
Be sure to use pliers to hold the brad while heating.

I had too much fun making grungy gears with paint and cinnamon! 
Yes, that is cinnamon sprinkled onto wet craft paint to make the rusty gears. 

Thanks for looking , have a great day ! 

I'm entering my card in the current challenges at

Friday, March 22, 2019

Ewe Make Me Happy Digi Kit

Today I'm sharing some sweet projects that I made with
the adorable new digi kit,
Ewe Make Me Happy,
by JMC Designs and 
available exclusively at Plain Digital Wrapper.

This is a door hanger, 
meant to be printed out then attach a ribbon
at the top to hang from a door handle.

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 card created exclusively with items from the 
free mini kit 

Ewe Make Me Happy digi kit includes:
9 Card stocks
24 Patterned papers
63 Unique elements
plus you receive a FREE mini kit with purchase

Free mini kit with purchase of the kit above:

There are even add-ons that you can purchase separately! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Welcome Spring Shadowbox

Since my little Lindsey Ladybug project was a recent winner at Through The Craft Room DoorI was asked to be a guest designer for them this week. The current anything goes craft challenge is sponsored by Morgan's Artworld. I used the  Pre-Coloured Animals Image 275 for my project.

Welcome Spring Shadowbox Supplies

Shadowbox frame
Printed image, tear leaving a white edge
Flowers and greenery
Low temp hot melt glue

Thanks for looking, having a great day =)

Saw my first bluebird of the season -
a month ago ! 

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Retro Mustang Bday Card

The 50's-ish retro vibe doesn't quite fit the 60's muscle car image,
but I had fun coming up with this card for a long time friend :)

It doesn't show well in the photos,
but I have "chrome" and "glass" effects. 

Rubbernecker Mustang image and die
Traffic Jam Cuttlebug embossing folder
Square Nestabilities dies
partially inked/stamped greeting from Stampin' Up!
hand cut banner
image water colored with ink pads and an aquapainter
glittery silver marker from Office Depot for chrome
Crystal Effects for glass

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

I'm entering my card in the current
Anything Goes challenges at
Love To Scrap
Through The Craft Room Door

Plus since it would make a nice guy card,
To Die For challenge at Cardz4Guyz
(it's been awhile since I've participated here)
Crafting By Designs Let's Hear It For The Boys