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PIO #148

So we are halfway through the month and a mid-month reminder for our Pile It On Challenge…… Pets!  Now this go round, it’s Pets and/or your favorite way to color an image.

We are still being sponsored by Dr. Digis.


So my card for this week is a cute lil thing.  I stamped this image when I was at a friend’s house, so I don’t know who it is by.  I colored it with my Copics, which is my usual go to coloring method and then added a bit of glossy accents and some pop dots to the hat.  The DP is from Simple Stories and I added just a few sequins and some Nuvo drops in clear to finish it off.



We hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us for this challenge!


Entered into these challenges:


The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes

Crafty Catz: Anything goes (optional twist, wings)

Pile It On: Pets

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks: Snowflakes

Moving Along with the Times: Winter Animals

Fab & Funky: Animal

Crafty Sentiments: Christmas

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UYS #328 School is in

Monday Monday…here we are, the last day of the September long weekend here in Canada.  Kids go back to school tomorrow…..

Use Your Stuff has a new challenge this week – School is In!  Show us your favorite back to school projects!

Here’s mine…

I made this cute little card to put in my son’s lunchbag tomorrow.


I just used some scraps from my desk for the DP.  The apple is from the free Simple Stories September Carpe Diam digital set.  I thought it was perfect for back to school!  I printed the sentiment on my computer from my fonts and then just added a few enamel dots.

I hope you play along with us and don’t forget to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Entered into these challenges:

Cards in envy: Fruits of your Labour (cards with fruit)

Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes

Pile It On: Think Big (use a big element – mine is the apple)

Addicted to CAS challenge: Apples

A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe: Three of Something (I have 3 enamel dots)

Scrap from Your Heart : Autumn Colors





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Hello Walt

Hello Monday Peeps!  Have you stopped by the UYS blog today? Our new challenge is up!  This week we are using triangles!

So I decided to go with a layout today because I really wanted to try a background die cut.  I came across this one from Bits and Pieces .   which I uploaded to my Cricut Explore Air and then cut out.   I thought it would be fun to do a Disney Layout and back the pieces with my Disney papers.  The actual diecut is called Shattered Glass but it has some fun triangle pieces to it.


I used DP from Simple Stories & Echo Park, as well as their embellishments.  The sentiments are die cuts from Stampin Up and the internet.

I hope you like the layout and feel free to stop by the blog and play along with this week’s challenge!


Entered into these challenges:

Bitten by the Bug: (must use cricut) Travel/Vacation themed

Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes



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A Warm Joy

Have you stopped by the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog yet?  Our new monthly challenge is up….

Normally when you think of Christmas, you think cold and snow…this month, we want you to think WARM!  Use warm colors on your project

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…reds, yellows, oranges.

This was a bit of a tricky one for me.  I scoured all my Christmas stuff and I didn’t really have anything in those warm colors. Then I happened upon some sheets for a Simple Stories album…since I don’t do mini albums, I decided to cut the sheets I wanted to create my card instead.  One of those sheets was this really cool star die cut in a glitter cardstock…I thought this would make an awesome layer.  I did some fussy cutting on another sheet for the flowers and then I picked up a new die cut earlier this year, that I haven’t used yet.  It’s from Penny Black called “Joy to the World”.  I wanted to add a bit of orange in there so I cut it out of orange glitter paper and added just some plain orange ribbon from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head to the blog to see the rest of the DT inspiration and to play along with us!

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Butterflies and Smiles

Is that another sampler card? Yep, sure is!   I really think it is a pretty one from Simple Stories …the Romance Collection.  I was getting down to the nitty gritty by this card and so the turquoise DP is just from my stash.  I loved the glittery aspect and it’s a bit thicker than the other paper, so I thought it added some great dimension.  I added a cardstock strip border punched and then the stickers from the pack.  I thought the butterflies looked so pretty with the flowers.  I took and popped up one of the flower bouquets, again for some dimension and then just added some of the sequins from the pack are from CTMH and then the sentiment is from MFT.    I actually cut it out three times and then layered them to raise it up a little bit.




Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: G for the great outdoors

Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafting by Design: Flowers

Double D Challenges: Butterflies

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge: use a die cutting machine  (my sentiment is a MFT die)

Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Sunny Days

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The Music Moves Me

Hello one and all! I have a new layout for you today to go along with our new challenge up at Use Your Stuff!  This week’s theme is border punches!

I’ve not been using mine regularly so it was nice to pull them out and play a bit.

My layout today is also the March Scrapbook & Cards Today 365 2018  class.  I must say, now that I have committed to doing these classes, I have been finding my love for scrapbooking again, and it’s a nice change from doing cards all the time.


For this layout I pulled out a kit that I had created several months ago for a crop and just never got around to using.  The papers are from Everyday Circus by Fancy Pants, as well as some Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp mixed in.  My border punch is EK Success (and I had to practically blow the dust off of it!.)

The embellishments stars are cut from the DP and I also used a few embellishement and die cut pieces from October Afternoon’s Saspirilla collection (I’ve been holding onto these for awhile now), and some recollections word chipboard as well as some Recollection word stickers.  The washi tape is just from my stash.

I hope you will play along with us on the blog! Can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Challenge YOUrself:

Bingo ( I used diecuts, photo with YOU, stickers)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (March) – Anything Goes

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes

Pause, Dream Enjoy : Anything Goes





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KBD – Spotlight

Hello Scrappy Friends!

I’m up on the Kitty Bee Designs blog today with my spotlight!  I’m highlight the Gello Giraffe Christmas Lights image!    




I’m using the last little bits and bobs from my Snowy Day DP.  I paired it with some stickers from Simple Stories & Fancy Pants.  I added just a few little Nuvo dots in Blue Lagoon for a bit of extra texture.  I hope you like it.  Don’t forget to join in on our latest challenge at Kitty Bee as well…you can find it here!