Friday, July 12


This challenge is all about food and since it’s very hot where I am, the bunnies are out nibbling the garden and I’m inside nibbling watermelon I thought I would use these elements in my card.
I used layers of watermelon colors on the black base card .
On the main white panel I used images from Lawn Fawn “Hey There Hayrides! Bunny Add-On” and “Happy Summer”.
I masked the water melons to stamp everything then colored them with Copic markers.
I stamped the sentiment from the “Happy Summer” set to finish.


In my stash of pre-made Distress backgrounds I found this fun one with Distress black soot, antique linen and rusty hinge.
To that I added a piece of kraft card stock and applied that to a black card stock base card.
I die cut the sentiment piece and stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz “Crazy Talk” with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Using dies from Tim Holtz “Mischievous” with black card stock I die cut the kitty to add to the piece.

Wednesday, July 10


I love hand sewing and since that is the challenge that’s what I chose!
A while ago I found the Spellbinders “Stitched Petal Diamond Background” die set on a clearance rack, so I bought it and set it aside.
Then last week I found, actually hubby saw it, DMC Diamant thread on clearance for 75% off and I picked up five different colors.
When I got home I used my 110 lb card stock in white to die cut the stitching plate, as I call it.
I stitched up two, they do take some time, and made them into card s today.
The glossy card stock is actually from the Dollar Tree!


I know there are cupcakes and mermaid tails in the photo but when I saw the colors I saw coffee?
The base card is white card stock with a layer of black card stock.
On the main panel I used Distress inks with Newton’s Nook Designs “Bokeh Stencil Set” and “Mugs Stencil” to create the images.
On black card stock with the sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs “Heartfelt Coffee” I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts unicorn ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it out and foam taping it to the card front.


Having a water color piece pre-made came in handy for this card.
The base card is white card stock.
Using lime green card stock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder I made the next panel.
I cut a strip from the pre-made water color piece.
On more white card stock I stenciled the grasshopper from a stencil I purchased at the Dollar Tree and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches”Happy Travels”.