Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday


My youngest daughter recently had a birthday! If you know her, you know this card suits her well, she loves purple and sparkles! I love my fuse tool and I love my daughters, all three of them! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nom! Nom! Nom!


To play along in the Inky Paws Challenge #23 - Summer Lovin', I used stamps from the Shark Bites set from Newton's Nook Designs I sent the card to a good friend vacationing in North Carolina not too far from where the shark attacks have occurred in recent weeks. I hope it serves as a reminder to stay out of the water!  


Friday, July 24, 2015

I Chews You!


When I watched Jennifer McGuire's tutorial on how to make a clear shaker card, I fell in love and had to try too. So I pulled out my fuse tool and set to work.  The front of the card was created using one of the adorable labs from Newton's Nook Designs, Fetching Friendship stamp set.  I attached the sentiment to the back of the front panel to hide the telltale signs of using copics! Such a fun and different way to create a card!


Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Only a Birthday...Don't be a Scaredy Cat!


To create today's card, I used Scaredy Spinner from Art Impressions! The stamp comes with excellent directions, that even I could follow!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Just Chicken In


It's Friday and I'm Just Chicken In! I used stamps from the Twelve Days and the 12 Days Companion Greetings sets by Julie Ebersole and available at Ellen Hutson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cute Puppy


I've never met a puppy that I could resist especially Cute Puppy from Bugaboo Digital Stamps!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Calories Don't Count in the Summer!


I'm so glad I get to play along in From the Heart's Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge for July since I participated in June! This month's super fun image is Inter Tube Birdbrain along with several fun sentiments! I sure hope there are no sharks in the water!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Summer


Time for me to play in the Lawnscaping Challenge - Sparkle and Shine. To create my card I used Tag You're It and Puffy Cloud Borders Lawn Cuts, and the super adorable Happy Summer stamp set, featuring ants and watermelon from Lawn Fawn! Every summer I have an ongoing war with black ants and at the moment, I'm ahead in the battle. I've discovered by sitting the cat's bowl of food in a dish filled with water, the ants cannot get to the food. However, if I place something on the counter that I plan to cook, all bets are off and an battalion of ants appear. My answer, no cooking, easy!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Heads Up


I signed up for the Be Inspired Cards class focused solely on Newton's Nook Designs' May and June releases.  After watching one of the videos I came up with two cards using the lettuce image from the Vegetable Medley stamp set. The first one was done using distress markers and the second card was done using colored pencils.  Lettuce us not discuss my coloring skills!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Fetch-ing You a Happy Birthday


My card today features Fetching Friendship from Newton's Nook Designs. I wanted to play along in the Inky Paws Challenge #22 - Birthday, and besides, I always need a cute pup to wish someone a happy birthday!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Talking to a Guy



Good advice for ladies with the help of Bird Crazy from Tim Holtz and Talking to a Guy from Riley and Company Funny Bones!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Birthday


My son recently had a birthday. Now that he is officially older than I am, I sharing with him some of the finer points of aging. I used the Adult Beverages stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, to prove one very important point!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenges Blog Hop


Welcome to the Lawnscaping June Blog Hop, the theme is coffee! I am absolutely delighted to take part with such talented crafters! 

A big shout out of thanks to the wonderful folks sponsoring the blog hop! We are fortunate to have Lawn FawnEllen HutsonThe Ink Road, Crafters CompanionSpectrum NoirThe Alley Way StampsNewtons NookFaber Castell, and Right at Home Lots of sponsors and lots of prizes you can win just by leaving comments on each of the blogs listed below. You have until 11:59 PM EST on June 28th to leave your comments, but please do not copy and paste your comments! All information regarding sponsors, prizes, and how to win can be found on the Lawnscaping Blog. The winners will be announced on the Lawnscaping Blog


And now for my card!


To create my card, I used Tag You're It Lawn Cuts and stamps from the Love You a Latte set. The paper is from the Snow Day Petite Paper Pack with a touch of Peppermint Single Cord Lawn Trimmings.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the Hop!

If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at laurelbeard at me dot com. Please do not leave them in the comments.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to You


The Lawnscaping Challenge is to use stars and/or stripes. To create my card I used stamps from Scripty Sayings and the Critters at the Dog Park sets. I also used Party Balloons, Grassy Border, Tag You're It, and Critters in the Dog Park Lawn Cuts.  The papers are from the Pint Size Pattern Beachside Collection, Peace Love Joy, and Pink Lemonade from Lawn Fawn!