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September 21, 2016

So Sweet

Welcome back to the Crafty Gals Corner!  This week our challenge is critters!  We want to see critters on your projects.

My critter is this adorable Cat from STAMPlorations.  It was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  I thought it was sweet and paired it with a sentiment of "so sweet".  I thought it would made a good thank you card for someone.  I created the tag by punching the Extra Large Decorative Label from Stampin' Up and putting the punched shape back into the punch and punching off the end.  When you line it up just right, you get a small decorative label.

We have three wonderful sponsors on offer this week.  Each badge is linked to the shop to make it super easy for you to pop in and take a look around.

Prize of 3 digital images or 1 digital set


Prize of 3 digital stamps


Prize of a $10 gift certificate

I know you all love your critters, so come play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Stampin' Up! Sweetly Framed stamp set
Stampin' Up! Extra Large Decorative Label punch
Recollections Adhesive lace
Recollections pearls
flower from my stash

September 20, 2016


Hello everyone!  The theme this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs is for someone special.  As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted to use it for this theme.  My hubby and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, and I gave him this card.  I know it isn't super masculine, but he is okay with that. =)

This is Endless Love.  They are just too cute!  They were colored with Copic markers.  I didn't put too many embellishments on it since I planned to give it to my husband.

Don't forget, the prizes have changed a little bit.  If you are chosen as the winner and you used a Crafty Sentiments stamp, you will receive 3 digital images as your prize.  If you didn't use a Crafty Sentiments stamp you will receive 1 digital image.  The Crafty Sentiments favorite will also receive 1 image as a prize.  You can click the image below to pop over and shop a little.

I hope you will celebrate someone special and join in on the fun.

Card mesures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
Spellbinders Twisted Hearts M-Bossabilites
Recollections Sophia collection doily heart
Frantic Stamper Inc Heart on a String die
All My Memories word strip
flower from my stassh

September 18, 2016

A Little Boo!

Today is my second Rubbernecker Stamps design team post!  It is so exciting to be on this team and working with rubber stamps again.

This sweet little skeleton came from Halloween Set 3 and the sentiment came from Halloween Set 1.
I colored him with copics and the frame is a Silhouette cut file.  It started out as an oval, but I made it into a circle.  The background and banner papers are digital files from Echo Park's Arsenic and Old Lace collection.  You can find them on Snap Click Supply.

Be sure to visit my teamies and give them some love.  They have some gorgeous projects this week!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25:
Silhouette Cut file 
Sizzix banner die
Favorite Finding button
Recollections pearls
The Paper Studio gems (green and orange)
Michaels dollar bin gems (black)
Recollections adhesive lace
ribbon from my stash

September 16, 2016

Trick or Treat!

Something really exciting happened to me recently.  I was asked to join the Rubbernecker Stamps design team!  You could have knocked me over with a feather when that happened!  Why am I so excited?!  I discovered this company years ago when I went to a stamp convention that was held a couple of towns over from where I lived.  Each year when I went back, I made sure to visit their booth and always left with my wallet lighter and my shopping bag much heavier!  I am so excited to now be on the team that creates some of the display projects!  I oohed and ahhed over their project boards and now I get to be on them! Here is my first project as a design team member.

I have been working with digital stamps for quite a while now and it was so nice to have the feel of a stamp in my hands again!  This little guy is from the Halloween Set 3 and the sentiment came from the Halloween Set 1.  I had so much fun creating this little scene for him to prowl around in.  I cut the moon using my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from the store.  The background paper for the sky was a scrap I had in my hoard pile of scraps.  I thought it worked perfectly for this card!

You can find this little guy and many more awesome Halloween stamps in the shop.  Be sure to visit the blog and my new teamies, because I have seen their projects.  You don't want to miss them!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25
Taylored Expressions Eventful - Fright Night die
Silhouette Cut File - Stars in a Circle by Hero Arts

Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone!  It is the third Friday of the month and that means it is new release time!  Sami has a great new release for you this week and it is in plenty of time to get started on your Christmas cards.

This release is called Noble Little King.  I have it on good authority that you could be seeing more digis in the future to go with this set. =)

This is my project using Mary.  I loved how peaceful she looks.  I colored her with Copic markers and used the Silhouette to cut her out.  The sentiment is also a Silhouette cut file that I filled and printed.

Don't forget to join us for the Sami Stamps Challenge.  The theme this month is to use dots and you must used a Sami Stamps image to enter.  You still have plenty of time to play along.

If you don't have anything else better to do, join us in the Sami Stamps Facebook group.  It is a great place to hang out and share your Sami Stamps projects.  We would love to see you.

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Silhouette Cut File - Christmas Greetings by Hero Arts
Winter Frost paper by Tracy Wray for Art by Miran
Bead Design In Bloom large gems
Recollections gems (blue & clear)
flowers, ribbon, and cord from my stash

September 15, 2016

Holiday Cheer

Fabrika Fantasy has a new release today!  It is a mix of coloring pages and digital images.  Dimitry has some wonderfully detailed coloring pages and has created several more.  I had the opportunity to work with Cheerful Elf from the new release.

Who doesn't love an elf riding on a cat?!  You can find Cheerful Elf and all of the new releases in the shop.  If you would like more inspiration, pop into the Fabrika Fantasy group on Facebook, and check out all of the new release projects from the team.  They are simply gorgeous.  While you are there, you can share your Fabrika Fantasy projects with us.  We would love to see them!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Buttons Galore buttons
Recollections flower
Recollections lace
Stampin' Up! Extra Large Tag punch
Michaels dollar bin pearls
Ribbon from my stash


So...I have been doing this for a while now.  When I saw that Emerald Fairies was sponsoring the Creative Knockouts this week, I was surprised to know there was a digital stamp company that I actually hadn't heard of yet!  I popped over to the shop and immediately fell in love!  These stamps are so adorable!

I would like for you to meet Jewel.  Isn't she just the sweetest?!  She was colored with Copic markers.  She has clear Wink of Stella on her wings because a fairy named Jewel MUST sparkle!

The theme for this week is Winged Wonders, so anything with wings will work: fairies, bugs, birds...heck even an airplane!  If you play along, you have a chance to win a prize from Emerald Fairies.  Click the badge below to pop over and see the rest of Jewel's darling family.
Prize of a $5 gift certificate

Hope you fly on in and play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
The Paper Studio Lace
Stampin' Up! Express Yourself stamp set
EK Success Sticko ladybug
American Crafts pearls
flowers from my stash