C4G – All at Sea

Ahoy Mateys!  We have a bit of a nautical theme for you this week at Cardz 4 Guyz – 

Anything to do with the sea, fishing, sailing, 
swimming, cruising etc

This is a pretty broad and fun challenge and I know that everyone is going to have some really fun projects to share on the blog with us.

I had a lot of fun creating mine..


I found a piece of this color resist paper from Stampin Up that I haven’t used in a very long time….I colored it with some Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Ink and blended the colors on top of each other to get a few different shades.  I then inked and colored and fussy cut a few of the Jellyfish and a star from the Lawn Fawn So Jelly set.  I stamped the sentiment from the set onto some vellum – again something that I’ve not used in awhile and then added some enamel dots.  I thought it still needed a little something so I added a few stamped bubbles and then (even though you can’t see it) I went over the jellyfish with some Wink of Stella.

I hope you enjoy the card (which is being sent for this week’s card to my Split Coast Stamper Baker’s Dozen partner) and be sure to play along with us on the blog too!

Entered into these challenges:

Coloring in Scrapland: Anything goes with an optional Color challenge

Scrapbookstampsociety: Anything goes with an option animal aspect

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: All Creatures Great & Small

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Creates & Makes: Anything Goes

Crafting with An Attitude: Anything Goes

Papercraft Challenge: Animals





Sending Many Thanks

Hello everyone!

First off I just wanted to let you know I had a really successful craft fair over the weekend.  I made about $200 for the day which surpassed last year so I am thrilled.  I am excited to see what happens at the upcoming fair and am working on a few things to add to my table.


On to this week’s challenge at Lollipop Crafts.  In honor of the US Thanksgiving taking place this month, the challenge will actually run for 3 weeks.  There is no sponsor and so it is just for fun but everyone who enters has a chance to win the top 3 blog badge! Our theme is gratitude or we give thanks.  Anything that shows gratitude in some form.

Here is my card this week.  The paper is from SEI which I have had for a couple of years now.  I created a card set for my craft fair and had some left over paper which I used for this card.  The brads and ribbon are from my stash.  I found this great chipboard resist rose which I think was from Heidi Swapp (goodness knows how long I’ve had it) and all I did was ink it to match the paper.  The stamp is from Stampin’ Up’s petite pairs set and the brads from my stash.


I hope you like it and make sure you stop by the blog and enter this month’s challenge.


entered into these challenges:

Amusing Challenges: Thank you

One Stitch at a Time: giving thanks

Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks

Sweet Stampin: Anything goes (and a DT call)

Card Making Mama’s: Thanksgiving/Thank you





Hippo Birthday-Use it Tuesday Challenge #35

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my first challenge card as part of the Use it Tuesday design team for this term.  Honestly, if you need to be challenged to use that stuff you already have piling up on your desk, this is the blog for you.  You would be surprised how much stuff I have used and not only that, how much stuff I’ve come across that I had forgotten I’ve even had.

Sooo…this week we are embossing!  Blow the dust off your embossing folders (like I did), dig out that embossing powder, whatever you have laying around.  As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

Here is what I have for you today!

So I wasn’t kidding when I said I blew the dust off of my embossing folder.  I think this is one of the first ones I ever bought when I first got my cuttlebug.  The image and sentiment are from my image bin, sent to me in a swap ages ago.  I wish I had more of it because I would have liked to have made a set of these cards in a variety of colors, but I only have this one.  The ribbon, bling and cardstock are all from my stash, and in fact were pieces just sitting on my desk when I was creating this card.  The only thing that is not new, is the ink that I used..Sorry! I had to crack open that new Tim Holtz distress ink in the new picked raspberry.  What a hot pink this is!

I’m really pleased how this card turned out and I hope you like it too.  Make sure you stop by the blog and see the rest of the DT  inspiration for you this week and don’t forget to leave them some love as well.  I can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Tammy’s Stampin Corner: Anything Goes

That Craft Place: Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Anything Goes

Truly Madly, Crafty Challenges: Animals

Createalicious: Anything Goes

Hot Shot Craft: Distress Inks