Ice Cream Hugs

My bestie isn’t a chocolate or cookie girl, so I can’t send her a Hershey bar or homemade chocolate chip cookies to show her I care. Her vice is ice cream, and *that* you unfortunately cannot ship 600 miles away and hope it will hold on a porch in the middle of Florida. Next best thing? An ice cream card!!!

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The images are from Close To My Heart’s Ice Cream Dream stamp set. Once again I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the images and fussy cut them. I added Wink of Stella to the brightly colored areas, and then I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to several areas for a glossy look. The hugs sentiment is a Pink and Main die, cut twice and layered. It too has both Wink of Stella and Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I decorated the inside with the sentiment from the same stamp set. The paper pieced hill was cut with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slope die, though the stitching is hard to see in the pictures. As a final touch, I added an Action Wobbler to the little dog, who is very excited to get an ice cream cone!

Please indulge me with some close ups… I am really pleased with how this came out 🙂

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ETA: This card was chosen as 1 of the top 5 in the Incy Wincy Designs challenge! AND one of the Top 3 at Colour Crazy 🙂

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I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. Fusion – VW Hippie – I was inspired by the bright, rainbow colors and knew right away I wanted to use an ice cream truck as the vehicle
  2. Alphabet Challenge Blog – G is for Grunge or Glitz – I have lots of glitz with the Wink of Stella
  3. As You Like It Challenge – Fav Summer Colours – rainbow!!!!
  4. Cards 4 Galz – #99 Favourite Colour Combo – rainbow!!!!
  5. Get Creative Challenges – #81 AG/Opt. Fav Color Combo – rainbow!!!!
  6. Incy Wincy Designs – Things with Wheels – ice cream truck
  7. Pile It On – Transportation – ice cream truck –
  8. Stamping Sensations – Show Your True Colors – rainbow!!!!
  9. The Library Challenge – #36 The Rainbow – duh 🙂 –
  10. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #27 AG with a Critter – dog
  11. SheepSki Designs Challenge – #27 For Someone Special – my BFF
  12. Colour Crazy Challenge – #24 AG with coloring
  13. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #518 Summer – nothing says summer like ice cream
  14. Cute Card Thursday – #587 Summer – nothing says summer like ice cream
  15. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – June/July – Summer Scenes, Treats, or Colors –
  16. A Bit More Time To Craft – #94 AG
  17. Angie’s Digital Stamps – #32 AG w/Opt. Fun in the Sun
  18. Bastel-Traum Challenge – #78 Summer –
  19. Cupcake Inspirations – #472 Pop Up Element – Action Wobbler

Bouquet of Thanks for a Friend


So, my BFF is about to face the biggest challenge of her life thus far… her one and only child, now 18 years old, is leaving for college and not only that, she’s leaving this weekend so she can attend a summer session. She’s going to need something… anything… to make her smile when she gets home from dropping her daughter off at the university. I hope this will do that, though I know it won’t… can’t… fill the void. There is only so much I can do from 600 miles away.

For this CAS card, I was inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge for the choice in colors, and I think this regal color palette will appeal to my bestie more than the card from a couple days ago. The stamp and sentiment is from SSS’s Bouquet of Thanks, and I love the large image that required no masking. Once again, I used Prismacolor pencils to color my image (greens 908 & 911, purples 932 & 1008, and corals 921 & 922). I find pencils are great for what I call Couch Crafting… a way I can remain crafty while hanging with my family in the living room. My couch crafting has gotten a little complicated this week with the addition of a new puppy to our family, but so far the only thing she’s gotten into were my cup of pencil shavings!

ETA: This card was selected as a Top Pick by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog 🙂

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I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge – #326 color combo
  2. Retro Rubber Challenge Blog – #113 Anything Goes – SSS released Bouquet of Thanks as part of their One of a Kind Release on June 23rd, 2017 (thank you internet), so this set is 2 years old. I’ve had it 2 years and used it *twice*… must correct that!
  3. Inkspirational Challenge  – #189 Garden
  4. Penny Black and More Challenge – Blossoms and Butterflies
  5. AAA Cards – #142 One Layer Card + opt. Black & White only
  6. A Bit More Time to Craft – #94 Anything Goes
  7. Sheepski Design Challenges – #27 For Someone Special
  8. Make My Monday Challenge Blog – #98 Lots of Flowers
  9. Tuesday Throwdown – #434 Keep It Simple – doesn’t get more simple than 2 stamps on a 1 layer card with 2 color blends for coloring

CAS Christmas card with Close to My Heart


Today’s card is super quick and CAS. This card was made with the CTMH present stamp from the Jingle Borders stamp set and the sentiment from their Say It In Style set. I chose to go with non-traditional colors for this Christmas card for the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge as well as a couple others listed below. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils (932, 994, 913, and 992). The border stamp set had 4 to choose from but I selected the presents for the CAS Christmas Challenge. Yay me! I got my second holiday card completed for this year 🙂

ETA: This card was selected by CAS Christmas as an Outstanding Design!!! 😀

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  1. Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – June – Anything Goes + opt. Non-Traditional
  2. CAS Christmas – June – Gifts
  3. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – June & July – Anything Goes (ends 7/28) – 
  4. Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog – June – Anything Christmas Goes
  5. Crimbo-Crackers Challenge 186 – Anything Christmas/Festive Goes
  6. Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog – Anything Christmas Goes + opt. Non-Traditional Colors
  7. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Christmas 
  8. ABC Christmas Challenge – June – L is for Little (little presents)
  9. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #442 Anything Goes + opt. Non-Traditional Colors

Color Throwdown #547

Coming in just under the wire with a card for ctd547, using their inspiration colors:

I used Primacolor pencils to color images from SSS’s Even More Spring Flowers stamp set using the following colors (Grass Green 909, Peacock Green 907, Carmine 926, Crimson Red 924, Pale Vermillion 921, Yellowed Orange 1002, and Canary 916). The background was ink blended with brushes and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. The sentiment is from SSS’s Bouquet of Thanks and the black and white stripe paper is MFT’s.

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Altenew Hennah Elements March challenge

Squeaking in just under the wire on the deadline for the March inspiration challenge:


I used the Hennah Elements stamp set and colored it with Tombow markers (reds 835, 847, 856, oranges 925, 933, and greens 126, 158). I used the Altenew Halftone stencil for the background with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Seaweed Quartz. I also added clear Wink of Stella to parts of the flowers to give a little more sparkle. Here is a close ups and the inside:

ETA: This card was selected as an Altenew Inspiration winner!!! Whoo-hoo!

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MFT Birthday Challenge – You’re How Old?

*Cough, cough* Whoa, sure is dusty around here! Dusting off the blog today to post a card I made for the monthly MFT Birthday Project Challenge.

I used the MFT Balloon Strings background stamp and heat embossed in Wow Fine Silver embossing powder. I used MFT Block Happy Birthday Dienamics to cut the letters from silver Glitter paper from DCWV. I created the balloons from the MFT Birthday Balloons Dienamics, and I popped up every other one on foam tape for dimension. I didn’t have any number stamps or dies from MFT, so I cheated and used the Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Elle-ments dies for the 60, also cut from the same glitter paper.

I made a pop up on the inside with 3 more balloons spelling the recipient’s name. The letter B was taken from the same MFT Block Happy Birthday Dienamics used on the front, but since “Happy Birthday” doesn’t have an O in it, I had to get creative. The off cut from the 6 was a circle, but it was too big and wouldn’t have looked right without the middle hole. I was able to take the 0 (zero) of the same Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Elle-ments dies and line the hole it cuts over the hole cut from the 6 to get the O. It created an O in the perfect size to match the MFT letters! I love when you can use your stash creatively like that! I added a computer generated sentiment that I really wanted for this card and didn’t have in a stamp. My brother, who was the one turning 60, used to argue in his youth that age is just a number and you wouldn’t feel old unless you thought you were old. Well, with age comes wisdom… and aches and pains, lol. I think he was feeling every bit of 60 on his birthday 🙂 I think I made it worse by reminding him that my son, his only nephew, is graduating in a few months. That makes me feel old too, and I’m 12 years younger than he is!!! My brother, that is 🙂

While I had all my supplies out, I made sure his mailman would know how old he was too. I had a tiny 60 stamp from the PTI Haunted Headstones Sentiment set (retired) and used it in ink colors that coordinated with my balloon cardstock. The envelope art is from the Pinkfresh Happy Mail set (also retired).

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Furry Friend

I think these puppies are so stinking cute!  I’ve had a set of rubber stamps mounted on foam called Doggies since, well… forever… that sadly had never been inked up.  I tripped over them… almost literally when a rack I use to hold stamps tipped over… and left them out on my desk to play with.  Take a look at what I made with them:

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I should make time to color every day because I find it so therapeutic!  Anyway, all the stamped images are from that set, and were colored with Promarkers. I think I nailed the fluffy look I was going for with the one on the right, but I still need to learn to make fur more realistic.  The one on the left just looks stringy 😉  Didn’t help that I wanted him to look black too.  All the images were popped up on foam tape.  The background was made by repeating a chevron border cut file from the Silhouette online store.  I skipped a couple of the lines to leave space to stamp a sentiment.  I went with “Congratulations” so I could use the card for a friend adopting a dog.  What does it say that within my circle of friends that they are SO much more likely to adopt a dog than to have another baby?!?  It says I’m getting old!!!  hehe!  Here’s a look at the inside:


I used a couple chevrons from the front to decorate the inside, as well as a couple more colored stamps.  I think the color combo works great as a masculine card, but the chevrons add enough design flair to make it work for a woman too.

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