Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Having Fun With Club Q

Hi there, this month I'll be making some fun cards using one of the June Quick Quotes Club Q kit projects. The projects included in the Club Q kits are fabulous but if you find one you don’t have a need for, you can always create your own projects.

This is the contents of one of the project kits that I’ll be using today:

I love the colors and all the embellishments so tried to use as many of them as I could. You'll see that I used one sheet of the 12x12 pattern paper, the yellow strip and red patterned paper.

First thing I did was cut the 12x12 piece into four 4 x 5 1/4 pieces and inked with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I cut the left over strip into four 3 x 4 pieces and used the backside. I inked those with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I then cut the yellow strip into 3” pieces and inked the edges with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I also stamped the sentiment directly on the strips using Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I stamped the frog image directly to the paper for placement.
These are the PowderPuff Ink pads that I used

  • Added ink around the frog image with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink to create a shadow and base for the frog.
  • Punched a starburst from clear vellum
  • Gathered black thread and use the enamel dots from the kit to adhere it down.
  • Included in the kit is a cardstock piece with tags so I punched them all out and used the left over piece to cut 4” pieces and punched the edge with a notebook punch to add some more color and interest.
  • Stamped the frog image with onto white cardstock and colored the image with Cactus and Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Inks and then fussy cut and adhered to the card with 3D foam dots.

I think they turned out so cute! The sentiment is perfect for any occasion.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
June Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Cactus, Light Moss, Lipstick, Sandy Shore

Other Products Used:
Heavy white cardstock card bases
Clear Vellum
Black Thread
Punches: starburst, notebook edge
Black Archival Ink
Black Color Silk

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Quick But Stunning Cards; Using My Stash

I was moving this to find that and realized I have so many things that I never use. Yes, I know...we all do, but I decided to actually do something about it this time!

I've had these die cuts F O R E V E R and I finally used them!
They are 3D vintage and punny die cuts and are super cute!

Watch the video on how they were put together, then make your own!

All the finished cards:
Close ups:
Punched hearts were added to hide the ink spotch

Then I realized that they are actually Pop Ups - which makes them so much more fun!

Isn't it cool what some gelli prints, washi tape and some splatter can do? Remember, you can always use patterned paper, solid paper or whatever you have for the background and any die cut will work for the focal point.

I hope this encourages you to go through your stash and use stuff!

Friday, June 15, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #47

Friday, Friday...oh I am so happy to see you! It's been a hot summer week here in Central CA. The AC been cranking high and so is my utility bill.

This week I am thankful for the ICAD 2018 61 day challenge. It is such a fun challenge and really gets my creativity flowing. Read my past posts on the challenge by clicking on the ICAD label to the right. I just ended Week Two and have many weeks left.
I hope you all get a little inky and creative this weekend!

ICAD 2018 Week Two

Week Two of the ICAD challenge is to Week Three.  To learn more about the Daisy Yellow Art ICAD (Index Card A Day) challenge, click on over to her website.

Each day, you do something creative on an index card. The site offers daily prompts and themes but you don't necessarily need to follow them. But they are a great help if you catch creative block.

Here are mine for week two:
Truck stamp is from Stampin' Up!

Cactus stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey

That fun stamp was gifted from Rubber Paws

Sentiment from Rubber Paws

It's hard to tell, but I used a lot of FSJ color silk splashes!

Sentiment from Rubber Paws, Circles are my design with Bloom Art Stamps Elements

You'll notice I was gifted a lot of stamps and other supplies from Rubber Paws. That was so many years ago and read more about it HERE and HERE. I realized while creating my ICADs that I use her stamps more during this time than any other. I especially love all her snarky sentiments.

Bloom Art Stamps
Fun Stampers Journey (I am a Journey Coach if you want to order any supplies and need a coach, please add my name!)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

#1 Dad

I have a tough time with Father's Day. I can't believe it's been five years since my dad passed away. It's weird to think he didn't get a chance to meet my granddaughter or my two new daughter-in-laws. I am thankful that he visits me in my dreams and I get to see him when he was young & healthy.

I still make Father's Day cards since I give them to my husband, DS3, and brother-in-laws. Here's one that I made using the Create-a-Critter II cartridge. I love that cartridge and it seems to be my go-to whenever I need something cute.

The weekly challenge at Bitten By The Bug II is Father's Day so I'm entering this card on their challenge site.  And on the Die Cuttin Divas for their challenge. Click on over to see their DT projects. They are always so inspiring!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WOYWW #472

Happy Wednesday! I missed last week’s WOYWW, but am back for this one. I’ve been busy rearranging some things in the Command Center and will show off photos later, but for’s my work desk:
I was working in my planner last night. Wow, so far a pretty boring week, eh?

I’ve been busy making my index cards for the ICAD challenge at Click on over to read more about this 61 day challenge.

Be sure to click on over to the Stamping Ground site as well to check out the WOYWW linkage.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


LOTW or Letter Of The Word is so fun and I haven’t participated in one of these exchanges in a long time. My friend asked our group of crafters if anyone was interested in making these letters for her granddaughter - of course I said YES!

If you’ve every participated in one of these exchanges, usually you make multiples of the same letter and all participants are able to assemble the same word when all is said and done - this was a little different since we were making her granddaughter’s name. So she offered to make any letter we wanted. I chose a “D” since I collect them for the Command Center.

Here’s the “D” I received:
I love the colors and 3D effect with flowers, clothespin and twine!

And here’s the “K” I made for her:
She mentioned that she was hoping for a tropical theme. I felt like a flamingo was the perfect choice to embellish her letter.

So fun!