2018 …that’s a wrap ( I think)

Ok so many of you know that I am a big fan of the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine SCT Samplers. Each month you get a little bit of happiness in an envelope with some of the latest and greatest from some of your favorite companies. Slowly but surely, I have been trying to work my way through. I first started in 2018 and here we are in 2021 …one each month, you can imagine how many are in my drawer!

I think I finally used up the last one from 2018! The August collection gave us treats from Pebbles -My Bright Life collection as well as Amy Tangerine’s Shine On Collection. It also had some Kelly Creates stamps, some AC rhinestones and an awesome slick writer from Scrapbook.com. As you can tell by these names, no slouches right?!

These are the cards that I created for a swap on Swap-Bot.com that I am doing and I paired it with this month’s sheetload of cards from Call Me Crafty Al. I added in some enamel dots from my stash as well a punch for some of the leafy bits.

I’ve added the links below to get this great sketch from Call me Crafty Al, as well as a link to the SCT Sampler both of which really you should look into! There is some amazing stuff in each month’s sunshine of happiness subscription and some of the very best sketches for mass producing cards to build your stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

I am doing the SCT Online Crop & Create Cardmaking event this weekend, so expect a lot of posts with some of the great projects we are doing!

SCT Sampler: here

Call me Crafty Al Sheetload of Cards : here

For Unto You

A child is born……………..


It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post that wasn’t for a DT assignment.  I’ve been using a lot of sketches lately for my projects and I got my email this am that Tuesday Morning Sketches  has a new sketch up.

TMS #267


So here’s what I made.



The DP is from MME (Lost and Found Christmas).  I had this glitter paper that I’ve been hoarding forever to use with the stars.  The image is from my stash.  I’ve had it forever and I’m trying to use them up this season.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog: Diagonals

Paper Take Weekly: Punches (the stars are my Epiphany Crafts star punch)

Always Something Creative: Children

One Crazy Stamper: Halloween/Christmas

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

My Craft Creations: Anything Goes





viva las vegas

Happy Tuesday.  We have a new challenge at Use It Tuesday for you this week.   With the theme of punch out we would like you to use your punches and/or dies.

I have a layout for you this week.  It’s actually a re-purposed one.  I had done it a few years ago and then decided I didn’t like it.  So I redid it for this challenge.  I used a punch to make the film strip for the pictures.  The stickers were from the original layout as well.  I am not sure who the paper is by as it is from my stash.



Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the other great design team projects that have been created for you this week.


It’s a Boy

Happy Friday! So happy it’s the weekend, even if I don’t really have anything planned.

Just sharing with you our new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our last one for February hosted by Tina.  Next month I will be hosting the challenges and offering some great weekly prizes so make sure you check in each week.

A super easy challenge this week, we just want to see some designer paper on your project.  It can be old, new, one or two.  Head over to the blog to link up and to see what the DT has for you this week.

Here is mine for you this week, a cute little baby card.



Since I am on a buying freeze right now, everything on this card is from my stash.  The paper is sooo old.  It is from Hot off The Press’s 8×8 baby kit.  The image was from a swap I did ages ago and the sentiment sticker I’ve had for ages.  It was fun to make a 5×5 card this time instead of my usual 4.25×5.5.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

7 Kids College Fund: anything goes.

Party Time Tuesday: anything goes

Love to Create: Wrap it Up (twine, ribbon, string)

Crafting for All Seasons: Dies/Punches

Robyn’s Fetish: Use Ribbon or Twine

Joanna Sheen challenge blog: layer it up

Divas by Design: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: anything goes

Paper Pretties: Spike the Punch (use a fave punch)








It’s Thursday! One day closer to the weekend and one day closer to Christmas!

We have a new bunch of inspiration projects for you today on the Digital Delights blog.  The DT really did a great job this week….like they do every week.

Today I am highlighting Snow buddy which is a really cute image.  I am using the colored image for today’s card and pairing it with the A Touch of Christmas Sentiments.  I hope you like it.



Just a simple layered card today.  The DP is from The Christmas Stack by DCWV.  the white snowflakes were given to me in a Christmas swap as well as the white leaf.  The red showflake was cut using a sizzix die and the bling is from my stash.  I hope you enjoy this and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

entered into these challenges:

Stampin Royalty: Christmas/Winter

The perfect Sentiment: Anything Goes with Christmas (they also have a DT call on)

Can You Dig It: Baby it’s Cold Outside

Celebrate the Occasion: Christmas ..must use a punch(also having a DT call)

Crafty Sentiments: Snowflakes



An Autumn Thank you -UIT Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It was Thanksgiving over here in Canada on Monday so it was a busy weekend for my family as I had 2 dinners to attend as well as my youngest brother’s wedding on Saturday.  This whole weekend seems like a big party! LOL

For many of us, autumn is well and truly here.  So, we have a great challenge for you at Use it Tuesday this week.  We are falling into fall and would love to see your Fall Creations!  It can be anything that fall inspires you with, the rich colors, the celebrations, the activities….all we ask is that you use your hoarded supplies to create with and let us know what they are when you post.

Here is my card for you today.


I’m sure you recognize the paper from another card I did. This MME paper is great for fall projects, lots of rich colors.  I used some more of the American Crafts pumpkin ribbon.  The leaves were cut out using my little leaf punches and then the pumpkins and gate were from a die cut swap I did ages ago.  The sentiment is from a Stampin up set that has a matching punch.  I’ve used the punch before but not the stamp set so really loving paring the two together.

I just love the autumn feel of this card! 🙂

Please stop by the blog to see the rest of the inspiration the girls have for you this week and to enter our challenge! We can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Fashionable Stamping challenges: Shades of Autumn/Fall

Joanna Sheen Challenges: Down in the garden (pumpkins are found there ;))

Scrappy Frogs: Fall/Halloween

CraftyMess Challenge blog: anything goes

My Sheri Crafts: It’s picking time (use pumpkins or apples)





Digitial Delights-New Christmas Release

Oh wow! Wendy has created the cutest images for the Christmas line over at Digital Delights.  

The DT has created some fabulous inspiration projects for you using these new images and today I am featuring Gingerbaby!

How cute is he????

So there is the card that I have for you today!


I paired him up with Season’s Greetings circular sentiment.

The DP is from the KaiserCraft December 25th collection from a couple of years ago.  I added a bunch of different punches and dies with this one, sizzix, cricut and stampin up, as well as a few brads from my stash.   I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget, you can enter this week’s challenge at Delightful Challenges, which is Winter Holiday…these images are perfect don’t you think???

thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

entered into these challenges:

Just Keep on Crafting: Christmas

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Punches and Die Cuts


Crafty Blogger network: anything goes

Created with Love Challenges: Christmas



Hope your Day is Quacktastic!

Hello! It’s Thursday so I have a fun new card for you for the Digital Delights Inspiration blog!  this week I am using Rainy Day Dilly!


He is just so adorable and he comes either colored or uncolored!  I also used the Animal Crackers Sentiment #2 which you can find here!  These are perfect for any other animal stamps that you may have.  I know I have tonz and it’s sometimes nice to have some fun matching sentiments.




I really think this card turned out well using just items already in my stash.  I’m on a buying freeze as I’ve slowly been finding more and more stuff in my stash that I need to use up!

DP: basic grey-kioshi

color mediums-copics and chalk

dies-spellbinders & stampin-up

ribbon & pearls: stash

flowers: michaels

I hope you enjoy today’s card and please stop by the Digital Delights blog for some more great inspiration this week.  There is such a wide assortment of projects and images this week, you can’t help but be inspired. Don’t forget there is a sale going on in the store and a new freebie for you to play with.  Just click on the sidebar >>>>> to check it out!  If you are looking for this week’s challenge at the Delightful Challenges blog, then let me be your guide and click the link and it will take you right there.  There is a fun challenge and a fabulous prize you don’t want to miss out on! Happy crafting!





Entered into these challenges:

Fab N Funky: things with wings

Digital Tuesday Challenges: things with wings (use a digital element..stamp and sentiment)

Sassy Cheryls-use a die cut

Tammy’ Scrappin corner: anything goes

Creative Craft Challenges; anything goes

Oldie but a goodie: use ribbon

Paper Playtime: punches and a sentiment

Twisted Tuesday: something that flies & three embellies(ribbon, flowers,leaf punches)

Craft Your Passion: bingo (ribbon, flowers, yellow)




Kindness Matters

So I wanted to share with you a card I created for a swap on Swap-Bot.com.  The theme is butterflies.  I used my Basic Grey Ambrosia 6×6 and the Kindness Matters stamp set from Stampin Up.  The ink colors are from Stampin Up as well Really Rust and Crushed Curry.

I have to mail this out so I couldn’t add a lot of embellishments on it, which I think is fine because the DP has such a pattern to it.

Entered into the following challenges:

Ohh La La Crafts: Make it Girly

Tammy’s Scrapin Corner: for the girls

Great Impressions Stamps: Die Cuts or Punches

Quirky Crafts: The Sky is the Limit or Up Up and Away (things you would see in the sky)

The Paper Players: Summertime

A world of Good Wishes

I am hosting this week’s card challenge on the Club CK forum.  My challenge, a black and white only card.  I am seriously on a black and white kick right now.  So this is the card that I made.  I made about 4 versions of this one actually.   2 to give away in a swapbot exchange and then 2 to sell at my craft fairs in November 🙂

A simple card.  I embossed the white piece and then using my Spellbinders, cut out a couple of circles for the sentiment.  A few die cut butterflies and some ribbon.  The black butterfly was heat embossed using some white embossing powder and my french script wood stamp.

Entered into the following challenges:

Meljen Designs: Use a ribbon

My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenges: Inspired by a song (Black & White: Michael Jackson)

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog: punches/dies

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: punches/dies

Sweet Stamps Blog: Clean and Simple