Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All Occasion Card Using Conie Fong Butterfly Kisses

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well.  I have been trying to recuperate from my vacation.   I always need a vacation from our vacation.  LOL!  Traveling is very hard for me and I have been exhausted.  

My printer broke down on Monday night; so I tried figuring out what was wrong with it all day Tuesday; and finally went out and bought a new one.  I am lost without a printer.  

It is time for another new release - Conie Fong "Butterfly Kisses".  You can buy this digi alone or with Butterfly Wishes as a set.  I can't believe Conie Fong just keeps getting better and better at her creations.  I was so excited to use this new digi.  I love butterflies; so this one is very special to me.  Be sure to check out her other gorgeous digital stamps.  We would love to have you join our Conie Fong Facebook group and enter your Conie Fong images in our monthly challenges. There are always random drawings; so everyone has a chance to win.

I created this card for my daughter, Jenny, who is moving tomorrow from MO to FL.  She just got a divorce and is having a very rough time.  It is hard to be a mother; and even harder when it doesn't work out with your spouse.  She had to put her oldest dog to sleep today; so it was an emotional day for all of us.  Missy has been a member of the family for a very long time.   I sure hope things settle down for her and her family after they get moved.  It is hard for me when her life is in turmoil.  I am sure all mother's out there can relate to that.  




Sentiments & die cuts inside 
Paper Wishes HOTP Butterfly Garden Kit
Paper inside - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Image Frame - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval Dies
Butterfly Border - Joy Crafts
Sentiments/dies front/inside - Paper Wishes HOTP Butterfly Garden Kit

Image - Conie Fong "Butterfly Kisses"
Cardstock - CTMH Thistle
Glitter Cardstock - CTMH Purple (retired)
Paper Inside - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy
Ink - CTMH Thistle, Sky
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - RV52, RV63, RV55
Eyes - BG02

Lips - RV66
Flowers - RV10, RV52, RV63, RV66 with White Gelly Roll
Butterflies - RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66
Dress - RV52, RV63
Fingernails - RV63




I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8) (Sunday)
Dare2BArtzy - Girly (1 of 3)
Glitter N Sparkle - One For The Ladies/Mother's Day (1 of 3)
Great Impressions - Feminine (1 of 1)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Spring Fever (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers (1 of 3)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers/Mother's Day (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)  
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes/All Pattern Paper (2 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Cards/Fun Folds (No limits) 
QKR Stampede - Graduation cards or ATG (2 of 3)
CCEE Stampers - Flowers (No limit) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Moving Along With The Times - Butterflies (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
The Paper Shelter - Stitching faux or real (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Unicorn Challenge - Special Occasions (No limit) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes (hand-colored) (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Tic/Tac/Toe - Digi/Die cuts/Flowers (2 of 2)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)



May National Scrapbooking Month





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May Stamp Of The Month
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dreamy Lily"

Hello friends!  It is summer; so I know it is heating up all over the US.  I wish we could have temperatures on the 60's and 70's all year long; but that isn't happening here in Southern CA.

I wanted to share my Inspiration Post using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dreamy Lily" digi.  Isn't she lovely?!  I created this for my granddaughter, Abigail; who will be 18 yrs old this year.  She is such an inspiration to me.  I have always wanted to be a writer; but I didn't make it happen. She has written several books; not published yet; and is in the process of writing a sequel to her last book.  Abigail is so very talented that I am in awe of her.   Plus, she is so dedicated to her writing. She writes a chapter almost every night; even though she is in high school with lots of activities.  One of my biggest challenges was not making the time to sit down and write; but she doesn't let things get in the way of her dream.  I hope she makes it happen.  I just worry about her; because she stays up really late to do her writing.  

I tried to color this kitten similar to her cat, Lani.  I found it is harder to color a little kitten from a picture of a full grown cat.  LOL!  I did the best I could; and I know she will love it.





Inside Card
The blues are really shades of purple.
Camera doesn't capture this color.



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Lilies - CTMH Lovely Lily Stamp Set B1401 (fussy cut)
Frame With Image - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Rectangle Dies
Frame behind the frame - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.
Border on top - Joy Crafts
Corners on front - Lily Corner Joy Crafts
Sentiment die front - Hot Off The Press free die cuts for Wildflowers 
Ferns inside - Joy Crafts

Paper - Hot Off The Press Wildflowers 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Willow
Sentiment inside - CTMH Your Own Kind Of Wonderful - D1627
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Recollections Violet & Stampendous Detail White
Happy Birthday sentiment front - CTMH Just To Say Cricut Artiste Collection
Bling - Recollections

Markers - Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - V000, V01, V12
Eyes & Lips - V12
Cat - W1,W3, W5, W7
Leaves - G43, G14
Dress - V17
Leaves on Lily dies - G14
Lillie's - V000, V01, V12

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Cute (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes/All Pattern Paper (1 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Cards/Fun Folds (No limits) 
QKR Stampede - Graduation cards or ATG (1 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate Women (No limit) (Thursday)
As You Like It - Favorite die/Why?  I love toppers and this one makes me think of a crown.  (1 of 3)
CCEE Stampers - Flowers (No limit)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Birthday (1 of 1)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cute Card Thursday - Dies/Punches (No limit)
 DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Moving Along With The Times - Butterflies (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
Unicorn Challenge - Special Occasions (No limit) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes (hand-colored) (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Tic/Tac/Toe - Digi/Die cuts/Flowers (1 of 2)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)



May National Scrapbooking Month





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Stamp Set - $17.95







May Stamp Of The Month
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

All Occasion Card Using Conie Fong "Butterfly Princess"

Hello friends!  Spring is here!  Such gorgeous colors with all the flowers blooming!  I love Spring and Fall, my favorite times of the year.  I hope you are having great weather where you are.  


Conie Fong had another New Release last week; but I was on vacation.  I have used Conie Fong "Butterfly Princess"; which comes with sentiments.  There are five different sets to choose from for Butterfly Princess.  Gorgeous set!  I love this sweet little fairy/girl and would love to create her in every color of the rainbow; if I had time.  LOL!  





 Close Up View of image


Inside Card
Using Another Sentiment from this set



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Image  & sentiment frames - Gina Marie Designs Pleated Rectangle Die Set
Butterfly Border - Joy Crafts

Image - Conie Fong "Butterfly Princess" and Sentiments
Paper - Outside - Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine insert
Paper - Inside - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Pixie
Glitter Paper - CTMH
Ink - CTMH Pixe, Sky, Cotton Candy
Glitter - Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace
Bling - Recollections

Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Butterfly & Wings - RV000, RV00
Dress - RV02
Bow - RV55
Teddy Bear - RV00
Flowers/leaves - RV00, RV55, G43





I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Come and Get It - Birthday Wishes (2 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Cute (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Cards/Girly (No limits) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Feminine or ATG (2 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
 DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) (Thursday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Fab 'n' Funky - Kids and Teenagers Birthday  (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
Unicorn Challenge - Special Occasions (No limit)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)




May National Scrapbooking Month





Live Beautifully Paper Pack With Stamp Set


Paper Pack - Only $14.95
Stamp Set - $17.95











May Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase 
or $17.95 no other purchase required

S1705 - Live, Laugh, Love



Close To My Heart Artwork







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Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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