Wednesday, February 20, 2019

You make me a Happy Camper

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a Pop-Up Box card... if you've never made this type of card before (like me) don't worry there are several templates/tutorials online! :)

I stamped the camper (Sunny Studios Stamps) in black licorice ink and colored it with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Doodlebug Designs, I used Lawn Fawn dies for the grass & trees and a Joy Crafts die for the sun.   
Here's a close up of the little camper...
and here's another view- ready to fit inside a A2 size envelope. I attached punched butterflies to tiny strips of acetate and added some small punched flowers. 
I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams gorgeous pop-up box cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like enter:
2 Sisters On The Blog- More than one fold
Addicted to Stamps- Anything but a Square
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Spring Is Springing
Crafter's Cafe- (C11) Fancy Folds or Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Things with Wheels (camper)
The Creative Crafters- Anything Goes

Friday, February 15, 2019

you make my heart smile

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card that I gave my husband yesterday for Valentine's Day! :) I used the adorable 'Big Bear' stamp set from Reverse Confetti again and this time the bear is holding the dog's leash... so cute! To create the background I used Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow ink and My Favorite Things Make Your Mark background stamp. The sentiment on the front of the card is from My Favorite Things along with the heart dies. 
Here's a peek of the inside... I stamped the bear in the same Hero Arts ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangles. 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Love Or Valentine Sentiment 
Crafty Gals Corner- Add a Heart
Cutie Pie- One for the Boys
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Dies/Punches or Hearts
Southern Girls- (C10)Animal Antics 
The Male Room- Love Your Men
a2z Scrapbooking- Mood Board
a2z scrapbooking February challenge

Thursday, February 14, 2019

you are my sunshine

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Weather Conditions. So we would like to see rain, snow, sun, clouds or maybe wind... so many possibilities!
My card features a sweet image from the 'Buddy and Duck' stamp set from Penny Black... it's colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I used a My Favorite Things stencil and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink to create the sun rays and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used a Taylored Expressions die for the stitched clouds, Lawn Fawn die for the grass and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by- I'll see you tomorrow! :) 

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Wings
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with the option of tags
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes with the option of flowers
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes + Scrappy Land die (I used Avery Elle & Lawn Fawn)
Shopping Our Stash- Make Your Mark (use markers) 
Stamping Sensations- All Things Bright & BEAUtiful

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mimi's Love

Good morning everyone!

I'm popping in today to share a couple of Valentine's Day cards and they feature adorable images from the 'Mimi's Love' stamp set from Penny Black! They are stamped with Black licorice ink, colored with Copics and I added a little shading with Prisma pencils. 

On my first card I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle and a Simon Says Stamp die for the sentiment. The paper is from Echo Park and all of the edges were distressed.
On my second card I used a Spellbinders Stamp for the line border, a My Craft Spot stamp for the sentiment and finished it up with sequins. I made several cards similar to this one so I kept the design very CAS... perfect for mailing out to my family members! :) 
Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Fun- Love/Valentines
Artistic Stampers- Heart it + rubber stamp
Crafty Cardmakers- Love, Love, Love
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Love/Hearts
Cute N Crafty- Valentine's Day /Love
 Dream Valley- (C10) Love and Kisses
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with the option of tags
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes with the option of flowers
Pile It On- Pretty in Pink (my 1st card)
Use Your Stuff- Hearts Pink and/or Red

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

you're beary special to me

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and the theme this time is Paper Piecing

I decided to make a masculine 'love' card with my new Big Bear stamp and die set from Reverse Confetti... what a fun stamp set to play with and I love how the bear hands are cut so he can hold items! :) 
The images are colored with Copics and I paper pieced the scarfs, letter and two hearts. The background was created with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink and Simon Says Stamp Grid stencil. I used My Favorite Things dies for the pierced fishtail flags & stitched circle, Simon Says Stamp dies for the hearts and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful paper pieced creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Critter
Artistic Stampers- Heart it + rubber stamp
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps- Valentines/Love/Someone Special
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Love / Hearts
Little Red Wagon- Hello, Sweetie! (sweet image)
Papercraft- Something New (stamp set)
Unicorn- Include a Heart

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Punny Valentines

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Red, Pink or White Hearts on your cards.

I want to donate several Valentine's Day cards this year so when I saw the cute 'Hello Sweetheart' collection from Echo Park I thought it was perfect! 
The papers are so colorful and I think the images (journaling cards) are so fun and I love how quick and easy these cards came together. I made 12 cards, all with different images and I still have a ton of paper left over for future cards! :)
Well that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday- Valentines
Cute N Crafty- Theme: Red (my first card)
Die Cuttin' Divas- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- I Heart You
My Time to Craft- All You Need Is Love
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes + Scrappy Land die (I used Avery Elle & Penny Black)
Paper Minutes- Valentine's Day
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Love is in the Air
Southern Girls- Love Is In The Air
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers- (C10) V is for Valentine

Dies used:
Simon Says Stamp- tiny heart & stitched rectangles 
My Favorite Things- fishtail flags, pierced hearts & stitched scallop rectangle
Avery Elle- wonky stitch rectangle & postage stamp die
Penny Black- heart strings & Little Yellow Bicycle- love sentiment

Monday, January 28, 2019

CAS Thank you cards...

Hello everyone and happy Monday!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a couple of CAS cards...
I used My Favorite Things dies for the stitched flowers and Simon Says Stamp dies for the stems and leaves. The wonky stitch rectangle is from Avery Elle and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
That's all for now... I'll see you soon and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Calendar- Make it Flowery
Scrapping4fun- CAS
The Happy CraftAlways Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Love You

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a card/project using the Salt Technique

I've never used this technique before and had so much fun playing with salt so I have a couple of cards to share with you :)
For my backgrounds I used mixed media paper, watercolors and coarse sea salt. The cute little unicorn is from Bugaboo Stamps, they are colored with Copics and fussy cut out. 
The sentiment was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die, I used a Lawn Fawn die for the grass and Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles, the sequins are from my stash. And there you have it... two fun and bright cards that I will donate to my favorite charity!

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams gorgeous cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Watercoloring
Creations in Pink- Anything Goes in Mainly Pink (1st card)
Die Cut Divas- Something New (new technique)
Dies R Us- Anything New (new technique)
Papercraft Challenges- Bright Colors
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday- Try something New (salt technique)
The Creative Crafters- Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hugs...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see a dimensional element on your card. 

To start- I stamped a piece of peach colored kraft cardstock with My Favorite Things Make Your Mark background stamp and VersaMark ink. I love this assorted kraft colored paper pack from Hobby Lobby because a few of the colors are so light you can really see all of the tiny fibers in them like you do in my card! 
 Anyway... All MFT images were stamped with black licorice ink, colored with Copics and then cut out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the flower twice so I could pop-up the center portion with foam tape along with the butterflies and I cut the Simon Says Stamp sentiment three times so I could layer it. You can see the dimension better in the picture below and the rest of the supplies used for this card are listed at the bottom of this post :)  
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Challenges I would like to enter:
a2z Scrapbooking- Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes
CuteNCrafty- Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy- Anything Goes with Option 4 Seasons (Spring)
Fashionable Stamping- Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10) Anything Goes
The Happy Craft- Always Anything Goes

Supplies used:
MFT- Doodle Blooms & Spring Time Critters stamp & die sets, Make Your Mark background stamp
Peek-a-boo window die, Sun die & Pinstripes paper
Simon Says Stamp- Stitched rectangle & Painted 'hugs' sentiment die
VersaMark ink, MFT black licorice hybrid ink, Copics & foam tape

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Go Wild!

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we want to see your shaped cards :)

I have a couple of birthday cards to share with you today and they feature my new 'Lift me Up' stamp set from Reverse Confetti... it's such a fun stamp set and I think the giraffes are so cute! The images are stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies. 
On my round girly card I used My Favorite Things stitched & pierced circle dies and Lawn Fawn grassy border die. The papers are from Doodlebug Design and Darice.
And on my tag card I used My Favorite Things stitched & circle dies, a fishtail flag die and Blueprints 9 dies to create the tag. The circle was embossed with a mesh folder and the adorable paper is from Doodlebug Design. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Dragonfly Journeys- Shiny & New (new stamp set)
Pile It On- Land Animals
Try It On Tuesday- Something Old... Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Use Something New (new stamp set)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Occasions

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Cocktails Anyone?

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is New Year- New Stash...so we would like you to use your new crafting goodies!

I have two cards to share with you today and they feature a couple of my new stamp sets... Cocktails Blueprints by Tim Holtz and Spirited by My Favorite Things! 
The backgrounds were created with Tim Holtz Distress and Oxide inks and the water droplets stamp from Deep Red Stamps. The images were stamped twice so I could watercolor the second image, cut it out and apply it directly over the image on the inky background. Both panels were cut out with a Avery Elle wonky stitch die.
 I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- Shinny & New (new stamp sets)
Little Red Wagon- Hey, Newbie! (new stamp sets)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Party Time
Simon Says Wednesday- Something New (new stamp sets)
Double D- On the Menu/Photo inspiration: 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!

I have a card I wanted to share with you that I made for my wonderful In-laws! It features beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Children's Hour collection. 
I added Faded Jeans distress ink to the edges, cut the '2019' with a Tim Holtz die, used a EK Success punch for the corners and to finish it up I added sequins. I love the month of January in this collection with all of the different shades blues and I love how fast and easy this card came together! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Anything Goes 
Always Fun- Something New: New Year
Fussy and Fancy- Christmas/New Year
My Time to Craft- Something New: New Year
The Creative Crafters- Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Reindeer Games...

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share my last Christmas card of the year... I made several cards similar to this one for all of my dog-loving family members and friends! :)
It features a sweet puppy image from Bugaboo Stamps and the papers are from Carta Bella. I used My Favorite Things dies for the rounded stitch rectangle, pierced fishtail flags and pierced rectangle. The floral background panel was cut with an Avery Elle stitched die and to finish it up I added some red sequins.

And since I won't post again until after Christmas I wanted to show you the little gift card holders/bags that I made for my nieces!
I cut the bags out of kraft cardstock using a Lawn Fawn die... the papers, ephemera and mini tags are from Pebbles- the Merry Merry collection. The 'joy' die cut is from MFT, the confetti/sequins and twine are from my stash and there you have it... three quick and easy gift bags!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (my card & deer gift box)
Die Cuttin' Divas- Happy Holidays
Dragonfly Journeys- Handmade Holiday Magic
Little Red Wagon- All things Christmas
Merry Little ChristmasAnything Goes
Mod SquadChristmas/Winter + use a die
Moving along with the TimesAnything But A Card (gift boxes)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Stitch it Up (my card)
Use Your Stuff- Christmas/Holidays

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Tammy

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Festive Resist...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a card/project using a Resist Technique! What a fun challenge and there are so many possibilities! 
For my card- I applied Tim Holtz 'Crazing' Collage Medium through the Tim Holtz Festive stencil using a palette knife. Once dry I sponged Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink over the entire panel and then flicked some water on it. Then I remove some of the ink from the embossed areas with a baby wipe so you see the crackle effect better! I cut the sentiment and dotted rectangle out of white glitter cardstock and to finish it up I added sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Cards in Envy- The Spirit of Christmas 
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Stencil
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + optional twist of No Stamping
Shopping Our Stash- Tis The Season
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Warm Winter Wishes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Christmas

Supplies used:
Dies: double Stitched rectangle & sentiment-Tim Holtz, dotted rectangle- Sizzix
Tim Holtz- Crazing Collage Medium & Festive stencil
Misc: Cuttlebug, baby wipes, sequins & Matte Multi Medium

Thursday, December 6, 2018

There's snow-one else like you!

Good morning everyone!

 Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time the theme is... 
Non-Traditional Christmas Colors! One of my favorite themes! :)
 My card features the adorable Frozen Fellowship stamp from Newton's Nook! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white powder. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the Zig Zag rectangle, a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle, a MFT die for the small stitched rectangle and to finish it up I added highlights/detailing with a white Posca pen.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas- Y for Your Favorite Thing: non-traditional Christmas colors and I used Z for Zero embellishments
Cute N' Crafty ChristmasAnything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Snowflakes, Snowmen or Winter
Happy Little Stampers Christmas- Anything Goes + option: Snow
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells (Sizzix/Tim Holtz & Lawn Fawn)
Sisterhood of Crafters- Use Stitched Dies
Stinkin' Inkers- Winter Wonderland
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Christmas Kaleidoscope

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and the theme is...
Stamping and Coloring on Vellum.
I've never tried this technique before so this card was really fun to make :)
To start... I stamped the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope background stamp with VersaMark ink onto a piece of vellum and then heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp gold ultrafine detailing powder. Then I flipped it over and colored a few areas with Copic Markers. Next I cut it out with a stitch rectangle die, added several tiny dots of Multi Medium Matte to the back, layered it on top of a piece of white cardstock so the embossing and coloring would pop! To finish it up I added a beautiful scripted die cut sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Christmas/Winter
Crafting By Designs- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG - optional theme: Make Your Own Background
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Embossing - Heat or Dry
The Holly and Ivy Christmas- Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday(C8) All about Holidays

Monday, November 26, 2018

i'm Nuts About Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

 I have a fun card to share with you today that I created with some of my new crafting goodies that I won :) Thank you Vicki!
It features several cute images from the 'Nutty or Nice' stamp set from Lawn Fawn... all of the images were stamped with SSS Intense Black ink, colored with Copics and then I fussy cut them out. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangle and snowbanks. For the background I blended some Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink onto mixed media paper and then flicked some water on it to create a snowy affect... to finish it up I added some crystal gems and a little detailing with a white Posca pen. 

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments-Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Make Your Own Background
International Art & Soul- Funny Christmas
Papercraft Business- Anything Goes + option: Christmas Animals
Penny Black and More- Make Someone Smile
Stamping Sensations- Get Ready for Christmas
Sweet Stampers - Christmas

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Fall Thank You...

Good morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate today... I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Flutter By.
My card features the beautiful Flower Butterfly Vase from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used Cuttlebug & My Favorite Things dies to create the flowers and the burlap is from my stash. The background paper is from Bo Bunny and all of the edges were distressed. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking- Give Thanks
Always Fun- Thank You
Crafty Gals Corner- Fall Colors
Cuttlebug Mania Thanks or Thankful
Die Cuttin' Divas- Thanksgiving or Thanks
Dragonfly Journeys- Thanks & Giving
Pennys Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Design Team :)

Good morning everyone!

I'm excited to be posting today... because it's my first card as a new member of the Back to Basics and Beyond Design team :) I'm looking forward to working with such a friendly team and being part of this fun challenge blog! A new challenge/technique will be posted every other Wednesday and this time we would like to see your Easel Cards!

My card features a cute image from Bugaboo stamp, it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly. The papers are from Carta Bella- the Have A Merry Christmas collection, I cut the poinsettias with a Elizabeth Craft die and the pearls are from my stash...
and here's a close up of the image!
I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful Easel Cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10Holiday
Crafty Catz- ATG W/Opitional getting ready for Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage- Christmas is Coming
Cutie Pie- Winter Layers
Daring Cardmakers- Winter Flowers & Foliage
Make My Monday- Winter Foilage
Simply Create Too- More than One Fold