Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cute As A Button July Inspiration

Hello!
Today I am sharing a little inspiration on the

I created an inspirational decor piece using


I started by gathering some materials:
the printed image
an inexpensive MDF frame from Michaels
some coordinating papers from DCWV's the Music Stack



I colored the image to match the papers and fussy cut.
I painted the backside of the frame and the edges of the front
with an acrylic paint. Next, I used the frame as a template
for cutting the DP I wanted to use on the front of the frame.
Then I cut out a section of the coordinating paper and printed
a verse I found that suited the image directly on the paper.


The piece of Dp cut for the front of the frame was decoupaged.
Next I embellished the frame with a doily and 
some layered floral stickers and a bow and popped the image with foam tape 
on the right side of the frame.
I placed the piece of DP with the verse where a photo
would normally go. And the piece is finished!



I hope you'll check out this stamps along with
 the others available at

And don't forget to join in our monthly challenge at

And we always love seeing your Cute As A Button creations at

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!




ATG at Crafty Gals Corner

Happy Wednesday!
I hope everyone's week is going well so far!

We have anew Anything Goes challenge at

Our sponsors are
Prize: $20 gift Certificate


Prize: 3 digital images



I created this birthday card using

I colored her with pencils and added some sparkle pen.
The DP is from DCWV.
The embellishments are dazzles stickers from Hot Off the Press.

I hope you'll join us this week!
We always love to see what you create!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Sunshine

Hello there!

I have a new card to share
which I created as my DT project for this week's challenge at

Our theme this week is
"Summer Sunshine"!

using Beach Girlz from our sponsor

I colored the mage with Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils
and fussy cut. I created the background by paper piecing
3 papers from "A Day at the Beach" paper pack
from the Paper Studio. The sentiment was stamped
with a stamp from Paper Wishes.

I hope you'll join us this week!
We always love to see what you create!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Anything Goes at Creative Craft Cottage

Happy Friday!
I hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend!

We have anew challenge up today at
Our theme is
"Anything Goes"!

using Cuddly Critters Hippo from our sponsor


The Prize for the lucky winner is 2 Digi Images

I took an inexpensive frame and created a cute decor piece
that would be great in a baby's nursery!

The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut. 
I took coordinating papers and applied to the frame 
with decoupage medium. 
I used a die cut from Recollections where a photo
would normally go.
The piece was embellished with buttons, paper flowers and ribbon.

I love the way it turned out!

Will you join us at
Creative Craft Cottage?
We always love to see what you create!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Beccy's Place Hibiscus Set

Hi there!

I wanted to share a new release set from

Hibiscus
digital stamp set

This is a such a pretty set of hibiscus flowers 
and sentiments that can used used for many occasions!


I hope you'll check this set out along with the others
available at

And while you're at it, hop over to the
and check this month's challenge!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mermaid Birthday Wishes

Hello there all!

Today I wanted to share a birthday card
I created at the request of a friend of mine.

She asked for a mermaid card for her granddaughter's 4th birthday!

Well, I just happened to have the perfect digi stamp for that!




I colored the image with pencils and fussy cut.
The sentiment was stamped.
Glittered washi tape was added as a border.
I added a die cut and and stickers from Recollections.

I love the way it came out and I think my friend will too!

I'm linking up to:







Monday, July 17, 2017

Just Go For It!

Happy Monday everyone!

"Just Go For It"

That's something I think a lot of us need to
hear every once in a while!
Is there something you've been wanting to do
but have been afraid to to take the proper steps
to do so? What have you got to lose?
It may just pay off!

This fun little project reflects that motto
"Just Go For It".


It was pretty quick and easy to put together using
an inexpensive wood photo frame, some DP,
a few embellishments and the adorable digi set from

So, I'll ask again!
What have you got to lose?
Just Go For It!

I'm linking up to:







Friday, July 14, 2017

Fairy Wishes

Happy Friday!
Who's ready for the weekend?

Today we have a new challenge up at

As always, the theme is 
Anything Goes.

I created a simple card using 



The fairy was colored with pencils and fussy cut
before popping with foam tape on top of the background.

My background was created using a
3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.
I added color by rubbing ink pads on the raised portions.

I hope you'll join us at
We love to see what you create!







Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #31

Happy Wednesday all!
It's time for a new challenge at

This week our theme is
"Do It for the Dudes".
So let's see those masculine projects!
I never make enough masculine cards,
so I love it when we have a theme to do so.

Our sponsors this week are:
Prize: 2 Digital Images


Prize: 1 Digital Image

I created a card


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers
and paper pieced the plaid shorts to match
the background paper I had in my stash.
Two banners were die cut using Banners 2 from Sizzix
and I added a sticker sentiment from Stickabilities.

I hope you'll join in with us this week!
We always love to see what you create!

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Cat's Meow

Hey everyone!
You have to check out the new releases at

This week Becky is introducing


This is a fun digital set with 4 black & white line drawings,
4 color images and 7 sentiments.


I used one of the line drawings and a sentiment
to create this clip board photo frame/memo board.

What would you create with this cute set?
You know you want to do something with it!

I'm linking up to:


Cute As A Button New Release Day



Morning all!
It's the 10th of the month
and that always brings New Releases at

This month there are 4 new designs all in a summer theme!


I created a pop up box card using




Check these new stamps out and take advantage
of the 40% off coupon code
SUMMERFUN40
for 5 days only, July 10th - 14th!

I'm linking up to:
Artistic Inspirations - ATG/Option Summer Colors









Sunday, July 9, 2017

Red, White and Blue

Good morning all!
We have a new challenge starting today over at

It's a color challenge and we want to see your creations using
"Red, White and Blue"!
Our sponsor is

who are offering
3 Images from Store

I created a card using 
I colored the image with pencils and fussy cut.
The background was embossed with an
embissing folder from the Paper Studio.
I Die cut some banners using the Banners 2 set from
Sizzix and punched the stars.
The sentiment was computer generated.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge! 
We love to see what you create!

I'm linking up to:
Cute Card Thursday - Sports/Games
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Aud Sentiments - For a Child

Friday, July 7, 2017

Christmas in July at Creative Craft Cottage



Happy Friday everyone!
We have a new challenge at 
Creative Craft Cottage!

The theme is
"Christmas in July".

Our sponsors are

Fabrika Fantasy 


The Prize for the lucky winner is 3 Digi Images

and

The Paper Shelter


The Prize for the Lucky Winner is a $10 Gift Certificate for the Store




using Winter Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens,
 metallic and glitter gel pens and pencils.
I used a Fiskars punch for the snowflake border.
The sentiment was stamped,
I added some gems to complete.

I hope you'll join us at
We always love to see what you create!

I'm linking up to:
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge - Christmas in July
Jingle Belles - photo inspiration

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop

Hello!
 Welcome to the Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop! We do these blog hops twice a year in order to welcome our newest team members! Some of these lovely ladies even have extra candy you can win, in addition to the sponsor prizes! 

In order to win the sponsor prizes you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below, in addition each of these gals has a letter you must collect. At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!"  



Our sponsor this week is:


Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

I created an altered notebook/journal using





I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.
The DP is from DCWV Pocket Blossom paper pad.
I punched a couple of butterflies and glitter dots.
I added glitter glue to the chipboard title.

I hope you'll join in on our fun this week at



MHKDesigner Inspiration


Hello!
It's my day to share a little inspiration at

This month all of the designers are celebrating
"Christmas in July".

So let's get those Christmas projects started
if you haven't already because the holidays
will be here before you know it!

I created a card using


This is just one of many great Christmas/Holiday themed sets at

I started by printing the image twice. 
One was colored with markers and fussy cut.


Next I fussy cut the 2nd image and cut apart
the colored image. I adhered the colored image to the uncolored one
 to give a little dimension with some foam tape.


I chose a background paper, cut into a panel and double matted
with solid card stock and adhered to card base.
I added a die cut circle to back the image.
The sentiment was printed, cut, matted
and placed near the bottom of the card.
I added some pearls to finish.



I hope I've provided just a little motivation you need to get
started on your holiday cards!

Until next time
Happy Crafting!


I'm linking up to:
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for new digital stamp / O is for Old fashioned
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas






Saturday, July 1, 2017

Cute As A Button July Challenge

Happy Saturday!
It's the first of July and that means a new challenge at


My DT card was created using Mopsy Molly Skating.


The theme this month is
"Summer Fun"
and we would love to have you join us!


July Challenge at MHKDesigns

This month's challenge is up and running at

Here is our inspiration photo, but
remember if you use any MHKDesigns product
you have the option of going with an
"Anything Goes" theme.


I used 2 sets for creating my card.






I hope you'll join us this month!
We'd love to see what you create!