Birthday Bear Wishes For You~

Have you missed me?

I will admit that life has gotten a bit out of control with us trying to enjoy every last moment of the Summer.

Need I mention school started yesterday?

So I thought I’d pop in here with my card for Kathy from The Daily Marker Pop Up Challenge: It’s All About Lines.

My card~

Bear Birthday Wishes Line Challenge

I used Washi tape to form my lines of varying sizes and simply blended two colors of Distress Ink into the white spaces.

Once I removed the Washi tape I had a perfectly striped or better yet lined background.

Keep an eye out for more Pop Up Challenges from Kathy at The Daily Marker.

I know I’ll be joining in!

I used~

My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Birthday Bear Stamps & Dies, Birthday Wishes & Ballons Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Signo White and Black Gel Pen, Copics

It’s A Piggy Polaroid!!

Sometimes you work on a project and it just makes you happy.

That’s exactly how I felt working with this adorable little piggy from the My Favorite Things The Whole Herd stamp set.

In fact, I think I giggled the entire time.

My card~

Piggy Close

I simply stamped three of him on a sheet of Post It paper and cut them out to use as my mask.

Then I would stamp my pig, cover him with one of the masks and repeat until I had my entire Polaroid area filled with adorable piglets.

A close-up~

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This was a great way to play with various Copic pinks and practice blending them, since I wanted several different shades.

As an added bonus my little piggy polaroid was spotted and featured on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog!

And that makes me squeal with delight.

I used~

My Favorite Things The Whole Herd Stamp Set & Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts, Copics and Neenah Solar White Paper

I Like Big Mutts~

And I can not lie.

The family and I saw that phrase on an animal clinic sign the other day and laughed about it for the rest of the day.

Of course, I had to explain it and the song to the kids. Sigh.

It also meant I had to use it.

My card~

Mutt

I used the adorable two sided hanging puppy from the My Favorite Thing’s You Make My Tail Wag stamp and die set.

A close-up~

Mutts

Not only is my puppy peeking at us from the front, but when you open the card you see his big…

Mutts-Inside

He he.

And the sentiment~

Mutts-Sentiment

Silly I know, but it makes me laugh.

However, probably not my best idea since my five year old is now singing the song repeatedly. Sigh.

I used~

My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag Stamps and Dies, Simon Says Stitched Dies, Copics, DCWV The Basics Stack

Happy 70th Birthday!!

Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?

Can you stand one more?

And then I’ll move on to something else.

I promise.

My card~

Happy-70th

Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.

And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.

Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?

A close-up~

Happy-70th-Close

I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.

After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.

Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?

That girl!

I used~

WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins

Happy Birthday….

Yeah….what they said.

I love these Three Amigos from Mama Elephant.

With their little signs you can make a card for any occasion.

Since May is full of birthdays in our family, it seems that’s all I’ve been making lately.

My card~

What-They-Said

I paired my little guys with paper from Basic Grey’s Hipster collection.

A close-up~

What-They-Said-Close

Which I thought was totally appropriate, because those little guys seem not only kind of hip but also a bit sassy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps & Dies, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics, White Gel Pen, Kraft Paper

Trying something new…

30 Day Color Challenge 2

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already figured out what I’ve been up to.

But, I thought I’d share here too.

I’m spending a little bit of time each day coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from the Daily Marker.com.

I figure the best way to learn is to do, right?

My first eight days of coloring~

Mostly these are just colored images.

Hopefully, one day you’ll see them on a project.

Guess who else is super excited about this little daily challenge?

Hartly

Yep, this girl right here.

It’s also turned into a little mommy and daughter bonding time.

And that makes it even better.

Let me know if you’re participating too as I’d love to see what you’re coloring.

And quite possibly what other stamps I need to buy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant, Sweet Shop Stamps, Some Odd Girl, My Favorite Things and Stamping Bella Stamps, Copics, Misti Stamping Tool

School’s Out~

So, let’s play!

Lately I have been playing along with several of the Some Odd Girl Community Crop Challenges.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

My project is a bit of a stretch for the Summer Fun Challenge: To show some summer love by doing a summer theme, using a summer stamp or using summer colors!

However I figure school is out, summer vacation is starting and it’s time to play.

My card~

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And that is exactly what my little kitty is doing.

A close-up~

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While these aren’t the first colors I think of when I think of Summer, they are from Fancy Pants Down By the Shore Collection.

And who am I to argue?

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys , Fancy Pants Down By The Shore Collection, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Enamel Dots, Copics, Brother Scan & Cut, Kelly Purkey Alphas