Dragonfly Dreams – April

YIKES! It has barely registered that we are already into April. Where the heck did March go???? As such, I am a bit behind with this post ! Our new challenge is up at Dragonfly Dreams and this month we are looking for your spring and/or Easter projects!

Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs!

For my card today, I am using the image Strawberry Season

It is a perfect image for spring….the gardens will soon be starting to grow and fresh strawberries are so yummy!

I kept my card fairly simple so that I could highlight the image. I colored first in copics and then cut it out with my circle die. I then added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and the strawberries.

My paper is just some Doodlebug Designs in dots and checks….I love these for backgrounds! I punched out a little heart for my tags and then the sentiment was from my stash. To finish it off, I added a few tiny bling from my stash to give it that little sparkle!

The rest of the DT have some great projects for you to check out on the blog!

TMS # 646

So ya. I’m behind. By like two days. That’s how long our sketch has already been up on the blog at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I don’t know how I missed this week! Ugh! Better late than never right!

This is one of the easiest sketches you are going to come across to use. You can make it as minimal or as detailed as you want. Perfect for leftover scraps of some embossed cardstock. Don’t want to use a circle? Try a star or an oval or really whatever shape you fancy.

This probably the last card that you are going to see with the July 2020 SCT Sampler because I am all done with it! I love this card. I think it turned out really well. I paired this with a sentiment stamp set from Hero Arts called Cheeky Birthday.

Come on over to the blog, you still have time to create with us!

TMS # 639 Debbie’s Favorite

Another favorite sketch of mine is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog! I think this is such a great one!

I used up the last little bit of my May SCT 2019 Sampler for this card. I only had a few bits of paper left (although a lot of embellishments). It’s the Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts.

It’s a pretty bold pattern on the right, so I paired it with a more subtle solid on the left. The flower is from the collection as are the leaves. I added a Paper Smooches sentiment and just a few bling from my stash.

A simple card, but perfect to say hello to a friend! Come on over to the blog and see how the rest of the DT made this sketch work this time around!

Last time, I did another Doodlebug card! With I’m sure some items from a Sampler! LOL

UYS #420 Spring

Hey everyone! I’m here with this week’s challenge on Use Your Stuff!

This week we are going with a Spring/Easter theme.

I was recently at my farm for some much needed R&R and manage to take a few supplies with me to create some cards. Mainly a few SCT Samplers which are perfect! Some papers and embellishments, bring along some cardstock and you could make quite a few cards!

This one I created using the March 2019 SCT Sampler with my goodies from Doodlebug, which you all know is one of my favorite companies!

Sorry the picture is a bit off….I couldn’t do a reshoot as I have sent this out to a friend to well…brighten their day 🙂

I knew I wanted to create a card using that adorable flower Doodlepop! I stamped the sentiment from a SCT delivered stamp set that we received from the card crop that we did a couple of weeks ago! It has cute rainbows and clouds and then a few sentiments to match. It was designed by Becky Moore!

I stamped it with some Stampin Up Bermuda Bay ink. I’m trying to branch out from my usual black! A few drops of the iridescent Nuevo drops.

I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the Use Your Stuff blog to play along and to check out what the rest of the DT has created for you.

TMS #556

Hi Everyone! I’m sorry it has been awhile since I’ve posted. I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s on the 13th of this month and there has just been a lot going on in terms of settling everything during this whole Covid thing. It’s making it a lot harder.

I think I have the jist of it under control so I am excited to get back to crafting again.

So our new sketch is up and running at Tuesday Morning Sketches…It’s a great one and the Design Team has really gone to bat to create some wonderful inspiration pieces for you.

Here’s this week’s sketch!

This is what I put together for you!

The DP is stampin up as is the sentiment I believe. I used my CC Designs die for the pink oval to back the flowers….I am not sure who the flowers are by. The twine is just from my stash.

I hope this inspires you and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog and link up your creation!

TMS #554

Hey there!  Still with me….  Does this quarantine feel like it’s going on forever??  I must say though, I’ve done more crafting during this quarantine than I probably have done all last year! Nuts!

OK….our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is up!  Here it is!

This is a nice one!  Lots to work with!  I went pretty simple for mine and just used some scraps I had in my box and a sentiment from my jar.  The flower is just from a pack of die cuts that I opened up last week and had sitting on my desk.  There is nothing fancy about this card but I love the simplicity of it and it’s a perfect sketch for feminine/masculine and any occasion.  Make it your own!  Remember a sketch is a recipe not a rule book….

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Remember to hop over to the blog to play along and also to see the other great projects from the Design Team to inspire you!

 

The Bike

Hello and Happy Sunday!  Oh my gosh!  We finally got some sunshine today after what seems like FOREVER of snow!  I cleaned my car, I made some salads to go with the BBQ chicken tonight and we brought out the deck furniture!  I was so happy to sit on my deck and enjoy the sunshine after being cooped up in the house for soooo long.  Our winter seemed to drag on forever!

I have a card today that I really like!  It reminds me of days like today…the weather is nice and everyone is out on their bike just trying to make the best of a bad situation.

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I used some die cuts from the Jillybean Soup’s Spoonful of Soul collection and paired it with some left over hillside border dies from Lawn Fawn that I had from another project.

The cloud stencil is from Stampin Up and I had bought it awhile ago and hadn’t used it yet….so not surprised  **facepalm**  I found most of my stencils (38 of them) hadn’t been used yet!  I also added a few little heart stickers from Gossamer Blue’s Gramercy Road line (let’s blow the dust off to 2014 shall we! )

Also you may have noticed that the blog name has changed….this is to co-ordinate with the new instagram page that I started for my craft projects…it’s called if_the_scrap_fits  too.  Feel free to follow along on either platform.  I would love to have you 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you again soon!

 

-Tam

A sprig of spring

Hey everyone!

I hope things are a little less white where you are, then it is here.  We have snow today!  It’s hard to believe that it is Easter weekend when it looks so much like Christmas!

For my Color Crazy Craft Challenge this week (sponsored by Polkadoodles) I went with some spring colors!

I’ve used Polkadoodles Crocus, the Darling Buds.  I colored her simply with some copics and just used a few pieces of DP from my stash.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress and the flowers in her hair.  The stamp is just one from my stash and the resin flower is just from Michaels.

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I hope you will play along with us on the blog – dont’ forget, you must have a colored image on your project in order to play along and win the sponsored prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Eggspecially for you

Hey there!

I’ve got a fun card today for the Mojo Monday challenge.  Here is the sketch they put up for this week!

This is the card that I made!

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I don’t make a lot of Easter cards but I needed this one for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers that I am in.  The chick paper and the glittery pink is from my stash, but the fun bunny paper is from Echo Park’s Spring 6×6 pack!  (I am making a conscious effort to crack open the 50+ 6×6 packs that I have and actually use them!  The sentiment is from craft lounge and the fun chick is a sticker I picked up in the $$ store as are the enamel dots. The ink is from Colorbox.  I really love this card and I hope you do too!

Entered into these challenges:

Craftygals Corner Challenge: 3 or more layers

Cards and More: Easter Cards

Fairytale Challenge Blog: Cards with Animals

Dream Valley: 4 Legged friends (my bunnies have 4 legs 🙂 )

Brown Sugar: Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Must feature a creature

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge: Anything goes as long as you use patterned paper

Crafting from the Heart: Anything goes

Oooh La La Creations: Layers

Penny’s Challenge: Anything goes & DT Call

 

 

 

 

Some Paper Pumpkin Alternatives inspired by Pinterest

So I get the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up.  I’m not 100% sold on it yet (it’s been since September) but can’t quite bring myself to cancel.  It’s been hit and miss for me.

The December kit was a desk calendar kit.  Ya, not my thing.  So with the help of Pinterest, I found some great card ideas instead!

We have a challenge at Use Your Stuff this week which is Flowers!  Perfect.  The kit has some great flowery bits that I could use!  Take a look!

 

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December Paper Pumpkin cards

 

They actually turned out great! Thank you to those totally creative individuals on Pinterest!

These are the rest of the cards I made with the kit!

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All the sequins and butterflies (using the Butterflies thinlits from Stampin’ Up) were from my stash as were some of the sentiments but much of the cards were from the kit.

 

I think they turned out well!  Now, make sure you stop by the Use Your Stuff blog this week and join in our challenge.  The DT has created some fabulous projects and a lot of our new team has joined in the fun!