Friday, June 23, 2017

Hope You're Feline Better Soon card


I do love the Newton's Nook kittens and in all the situations they find themselves in.  This little kitten is feeling poorly and hopefully he can brighten someone's day that is not feeling up to par.  I tried a lot of different positions and layouts for this guy and finally settled on this design.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Blue solid paper - Recollections Cape Cod card stock

Red solid paper - Recollections Shades of Red card stock 
Blue pattern paper - Newton's Nook Sweater Weather card stock
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Newton's Nook - Newton's Sick Day stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Wink of Stella - Gl Silver 102
Copic Markers - B0000, B93, B95, C0, C1, C2, R01, R22 and R27



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In My Defense Cat card


I can't begin to describe how well this phrase fits my kittens.  Today I found a craft straw hat with a chewed brim.  I cannot supervise them every second but what one brother doesn't think of, the other will.  This is a perfect card to send your favorite partner-in-crime to brighten their day.  I have a few that fit that description.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Pink paper - Recollections Soda Pop card stock

Polka Dot paper - Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Knitty Kitty and Unsupervised stamps
Newton's Nook - Newton's Antics paw print stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Sentiment Label Strip die
Wink of Stella - Gl Silver 102
Copic Markers - R20, R32, E13, Y06, Y21, BG53, RV02, RV63, B00, B93, V01, V04, G00, G14, C0, C3, C4 and C5


Monday, June 19, 2017

Stinkin' Cute Love card


I've used this stamp before and needed to make some more of them since I sold out.  I tweaked the design a little and used double circles to highlight the adorable little skunk.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Black paper - 80# Eclipse Black Astrobrights cover
Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red card stock
Lawn Fawn - Stinkin' Cute stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Simon Says Stamp - Schoolhouse Red ink

My Favorite Things Die-namics - JBO Fishtail Banner Stackables
Lawn Fawn - Large and Small Circle Stackables
Copic Markers - R20, C5, C6 and C7




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Have A Norse Day


Although Norwegian Constitution Day was a month ago, it's never to late to wish a friend or family member to have a nice "Norse" day.  I love the tv show Vikings so I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it.  Skol!


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Blue & Gray paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock 
The Cat's Pajamas - Bunnies In Flight stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Taylored Expressions - Rolling Clouds die
Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - E00, E11, E35, E50, R01, R20, R27, R46, Y08, YR04, YG06, YG11, YG13, B93, B95, C0, C1, C2 and C4



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cat & Fish Bowl Birthday card


Every birthday should be spent doing something fun like this little kitten wants to do by going snorkeling in a fish bowl.  This precious stamp set is from Newton's Nook.  I accented the goggles with Glossy Accents to make them stand out.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Blue paper - Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten card stock
Black paper - 80# Eclipse Black Astrobrights cover
Newton's Nook - Newton's Summer Vacation stamps
My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments stamp
Memento -Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables
My Favorite Things - Rectangle Word Window Frame die
Pigma Micron 02
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers - R01, R27, YG06, YG17, Y06, Y08, Y21, YR04, YR25, YR68, B0000, B00 and B04



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It's All Fun & Games card



This is such a fun card that you can use to cheer up the dog lover in your life or to give someone as a get well card.  These are loose stamps that I bought from Whipper Snapper Designs.  



Supplies -

Whipper Snapper Designs
- Ruff Day stamp
Whipper Snapper Designs - Fun & Games stamp
Polka Dot paper - Doodlebug Design Puppy Love cardstock
Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red cover
White paper - 80# Cougar Smooth cover
Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - B0000, C5, E33, E50, G82, R28, W0, W1 and W2



Sunday, June 11, 2017

We Flamin-go Together card




I've been meaning to use this stamp for a long, long time and am so happy with the results.  I decided on adding the background after I had stamped the flamingos so I stamped another set on post-it paper and cut them out to cover the already colored ones on my circle before adding the Distress ink over.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Pink Background paper- Darice Pastel Prints cardstock
Lawn Fawn - Flamingo Together stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables die
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Ranger Distress inks - Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass
Button and 3733 DMC Thread
Copic Markers - R20, R32 and W1



Friday, June 9, 2017

Need Coffee Right Meow! card


This little needs wants his caffeine boost.  I did have a cat that used to indulge in my cup of coffee (somewhat cooled) in the morning.  I did not drink from it after her paw was dipped in my morning brew.  



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Polka Dot paper - Soft Prints Darice cardstock
Blue paper - Core'dinations Cardstock
Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Coffee stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow Pack
Copic Markers - R20, R43, C0, C1, C2, Y08, G82, E35, B00 and B93



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Welcome Baby card


Newton's Nook came out with the cutest little baby outfits.  My only regret is that I did not buy the matching die that goes with it (yet).  I had to use the giraffe one for April and her baby boy.

Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Yellow pattern paper - Doodlebug Design Baby Boy Assortment
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Lovable Laundry stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Gold Bakers Twine
Copic Markers - Ducks - B00, B95, Y17, YR16 - Giraffe - E15, YG3, G28, R22, YR31



Monday, June 5, 2017

You're Never Too Old card


You are never too old for balloons, cake or however you want to celebrate your birthday.  This little bunny is so much fun that you could use him just to brighten someone's day.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Ivory background paper - 80# Natural Cougar cover
Cloud paper - Authentique Imagine Clouds & Birds card stock
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
The Cat's Pajamas - Bunnies in Flight stamps
My Favorite Things Square Stax
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - Y08, Y11, R20, B00, B32, BV000, BV13, BG13, G00, RV23, RV25, E00, E21 and E23 



Saturday, June 3, 2017

I'm Here For You Alzheimer's card


Alzheimer's is one of the charities that I do give money to because it did affect my family and I hope they find a cure for this terrible disease.  I've used this Newton's Nook stamp for breast cancer cards and heard on the news it was Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness month and decided to make this card yesterday. I even had some fancy embossed paper that I received as a gift from my neighbor that I used as the background.


 Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Dark Purple
paper - Recollections Embossed cardstock
Light Purple paper - Bazzille Basics cardstock
Newton's Nook - Newton's Support stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
My Favorite Things - Fishtail Banner Stackables
Copic Markers - R01, V15, V17, W0, W1 and W2



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Always On My Mind card


This is a card that I made for a friend after she left work for greener pastures.  I just wanted to let her know that I miss her and she's in my thoughts and prayers.  This stamp set is perfect for that reason and is so cute and I plan to use it for other occasions.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Green paper - Recollections Feathered Greens card stock
Blue paper - Recollections Cape Cod card stock 
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Newton's Nook - Newton's Birdbath stamps
Newton's Nook - Newton's Birdbath dies
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - R01, R27, Y06, B0000, W1, W2, E00, E11, E35 and E41



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

French Bulldog Birthday card


I received this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp as a birthday gift.  Isn't this little bulldog just adorable?  I was torn how to color his body but decided on doing a black body to offset the colors of the pepperoni pizza.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Light & Dark Peach paper- Bazzille Basics card stock
Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Puperoni stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow Pack
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Markers - B0000, C4, C5, E50, R01, R05 and R59



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Foxglove & Pansy Seed Packets


It's been awhile since I put together some seed packets.  They are great to give to a friend to brighten their yard and think about you when they see the flowers.  I did two different kinds this time - Foxglove & Pansies.  I placed non-GMO seeds in each.  Next I think I'll try herbs.


Supplies ~

White paper - 80#Cougar cover
Newton's Nook - Flower Garden stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Papertrey Ink - Seed packet die
Copic Markers -
Foxglove - R50, RV000, RV55, RV63, G82, G85 and G9
Pansy - Y15, YG03, YG11, YG17, B60, B63, B64, V000, V12 and V15




Friday, May 26, 2017

Bunny With Flowers card


I like having cards around that I can send out for any occasion and this cute little bunny is perfect for that purpose.  I can always add a quick liner inside with a stamped "happy birthday" or just use it to brighten someone's day.  I added some metallic accents on the stems to make them pop.Da


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Green paper -
Bazzille Basics card stock 
Gingham Paper- Doodblebug Designs Boos & Brews card stock
Lili of the Valley - Bunny Blooms stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Dainayw Metallic Color pens - 6551-5, 35
Copic Markers - R01, YR04, YR07, YG45, YG61, Y07, Y17, R00, E21 and E23



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I'm Your Favorite Grandchild card


This card makes me smile and miss my grandmother that I got my love of baking from and partially named this blog/craft business after.  I have another card that says the same sentiment but using a stamp to say child.  I had a special request to create a card saying grandchild so I printed the saying off on my printer.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Pink papers - Recollections Dreamy card stock
Paper Smoothes - Best Buds stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - RV23, B0000, YG17, BV13, V06, YR16, Y06 and Y35




Monday, May 22, 2017

Bear Wedding card


Aren't these little bears just too sweet?  I received some new metallic color pens for my birthday and this was my first opportunity to try them out.  They are great to work with.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Blue paper - Recollections Cape Cod cover stock
Wild Rose Studio - Just Married stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles die
Dainayw Metallic Color Pens - 6551 -2, 3, 6 and 8
Copic Markers - B0000, B02, B04, YG17, RV10, RV23, RV29, C1, C4, C5, C6, R46, E00, E11, E15, E21, E25 and E50



Saturday, May 20, 2017

You're Tee-riffic Dad card


I love this brand new release from Newton's Nook.  My only wish is that my father was still here so I could give it to him because he loved to golf.  Instead I'll put the cards up on Etsy so hopefully someone's dad appreciates it on his birthday or Father's Day.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Background papers - Blue Ombre card stock
Newton's Nook – Winston's Tee Time stamps
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders die
My Favorite Things - Sentiment Strips die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Copic Markers –B32, B41, B95, E21, E25, E33, R27, R46, C1, C2, C5 and C7



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Make Lemonade card


Nothing like a cute little mouse (on paper, not in real life) to help make someone smile and give them a little lift when they need it.  I love this stamp and can't wait to make some of the other designs on it too.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Yellow paper - Core'dinations card stock

Pattern paper - Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales card stock
Penny Black - Homemade stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles dies
Copic Markers - C0, R01, E00, E13, Y06, Y11 and Y19


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sweet Wishes Ladybug card


This is a versatile card that you can use for a birthday or just to brighten someone's day.  Plus it's super easy to make - just die cut out the ladybug and stamp the expression you want to use.

Supplies -

Taylored Expressions - Roly Poly Ladybug die
Penny Black - Friendship stamp
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables
Black paper - 80# Eclipse Astrobrights cover
Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red cover
White paper - 80# Cougar Smooth cover



Sunday, May 14, 2017

For My Amazing Mother card



I do have a very amazing mother and I hope whoever is reading this does also.  I love these lilacs from Newton's Nook.  I plan to use them many times but I needed to make a card for my mom so this is only a single card.  I masked out the stem and leaf before stamping the jar and lilacs and think I did pretty good.  

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Lilac paper - Core'dinations card stock
Newton's Nook - Lovely Blooms stamps
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow Pack
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Copic Markers - B0000, G17, E21, E23, BV02 and BV04



Friday, May 12, 2017

Heard You Were Dragon card


I love a good pun and combining a dragon and a get well message is perfection.  I used the same colors for the dragon as I had in the birthday card I made using a different dragon from this set.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover

Green paper - Core'dinations Premium card stock 
Purple paper - The Paper Studio Entirely Textures stock
Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock
My Favorite Things - Magical Dragon stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac
Taylored Expressions - Rolling Clouds die
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow pack
Copic Markers - RV000, Y35, YR23, V10, V25, YG11, YG13 and YG17


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Birthday to Ewe card


Isn't this little ewe just the sweetest?  I could resist this stamp when I saw it come out.  So many cute expressions that go with it too.  I stamped the ewe first and made an additional stamp on a post-it note and then covered the ewe and stamped the fence to go behind it.  It's easy to do and a great way to layer stamps.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Blue and pink paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock

Green paper - Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus card stock
Reverse Confetti - All About Ewe stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B0000, E00, E13, R01, R20, C2, C6, YG17, RV23, W0 and Y19


Monday, May 8, 2017

I Dig You card


I'm loving this gnome set more and more.  They are just so fun to color and I finally got a chance to use my corregated board again to look like dirt.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Green paper - 65# Vulcan Green Astrobrights cover
Blue paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock
Brown paper - DCWV Corrugate paper pad
My Favorite Things - You Gnome Me stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine cloud die
EK Tools Foam squares
Green button and matching DMC thread
Copic Markers - R01, R20, R27, R46, C0, C1, C3, C4, C8, E25, E35, YG03, YG06, YG17, B00, B93 and B95


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Birthdays are a Piece 0f Cake card


After you cross that all important threshold of 21...they are all just a reason to eat cake.  This little bunny is delivering a piece of cake to his favorite person.  The ones I feed throughout the year did not deliver a piece of cake to me but did leave little brown droppings on my yard.  I need to work on their gift giving.  
Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Pink paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock

Pink striped and green gingham paper - Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus card stock
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Lili Of The Valley - Cream Cake stamp
Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Cake stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Multiliners - Sepia and Wine
Copic Markers - C0, C2, R01, Y11, Y19, YR31, BV02, YG17, B0000, RV23, RV29, E11 and E23