Happy Saturday!

Just wanting to check in with you all today! I had a few new cards to share with you today. 

The first is using the new sheep stamps from My Favorite Things. I think they are super cute! I don’t know why I like cute little sheep, but when I saw these stamps, I just knew I had to have them!

   
  
Today I thought I would try my hand at a box card. Honestly I woke up and thought, “you know, you haven’t tried one of those. You need to.” And so with the help of some things I die cut and colored last night, the makings of one card became a whole new creation. I’m pleased with how it came out! 

   
   
I had so much fun making this card!! I got the smaller measurements from Split Coast Stampers and love that it is the perfect sized card! 

I also wanted to participate in this week’s Color Throwdown, which was to use green, yellow, orange & gray. Click on the challenge image below to be taken to see all of the great submissions this week! 

  
I think I’m off to create another box card! Easily a new favorite style! 

Have a great Saturday!

 

Checking in

Well. School was back again in full force. Only got one new student after the break, and he’s a cutie! I’m so thankful that the rest of my crazies are so welcoming and have already made their new classmate a part of the family. Makes a school-momma proud. Lol! 

I got a few new goodies in the mail this weekend, so I’ve tried to get a few projects done. Stamping and puppy love are the two things I miss while I’m at work. After two weeks at home, Lucy has had a hard time readjusting to mom being gone. Can we have a “Bring your dog to school” day?

This first card I am not going to show the card as a whole. I cased one of the MFT design team members for the ideas, and so even though I changed a few elements, I can’t take credit for this card. But I have to share the super cute new monkey! 

  
The next card I made today was based off of this monkey one but has a few other changes. This idea is pretty cute, and makes for a fun card. 

 

The last card I’ll share today is for the Retro Sketches sketch for this week. The sketch is #197. Here is the sketch. (Click the sketch to go to the Retro Sketches blog!)

  
I’m loving this plaid paper from MFT, and already had it out on my desk. So onto the card it went!

  
  
I originally had a different cat image pulled for this card, but the colors weren’t right after I chose the guava cardstock. But this little one was sitting in the stash, and it coordinated better! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week! 

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016! I’m excited to be spending some of my day here in my scrapbook studio working on some cards. This is one blessed crafter! I have a couple of cards for you today. 🙂

The first is very similar to a card I made a few months ago. It uses the My Favorite Things Top Dog stamp set and the new Simon Says Stamp Cute Snowflakes from the January card kit. 

 
I used my copic markers to color the dogs and used some Simon Says Stamp Blue Jay ink to color the top of the scene. 

My next card is for the ColorQ challenge for this week. This is my first time to participate. The challenge this week is:

  

(Click on the image to be taken to the ColourQ challenge blog) 

I love Costal Cabana and absolutely dreaded the day when it retired. I have several things in the stash that are this color, so I was excited to play along this time. The inspiration piece is pretty festive, but I honestly don’t do much to celebrate the new year, so I thought what about just a fun, sparkly thank you card? 

  
I again used my copic markers to color in the cat, fish, and bowl. 

  

This little kitty made me think of my stray cat, (although I guess she isn’t stray anymore) Shadow. She has such pretty grey coloring. 

  I got a few pictures of her a few weeks ago and she was feeling playful and actually didn’t run when I held my phone up for a few minutes. We are still working on accepting touch, but she’s making a lot of progress. (This chair sits on my back porch right next to my back door.) 
 

I hope that you have a blessed New Year’s Day and that you enjoy your time with family and friends. 

Now I’m off to see one very jealous pup who is eager to play and snuggle. ❤️