Thursday, July 19, 2018

Age gets better with Wine :)

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Food and/or Drink
For my DT card I used the beautiful 'Opal the Optimist' stamp from Stamping Bella... she's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Art Impressions. I used a very old CB embossing folder for the background and then added a little Dried Marigold DI to the raised areas. All of the edges were distressed and to finish it up I added some sequins.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous cards by the other team members!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + option Cake
Crafty Calendar- Totally Girly
Crafty Friends- Food / Drink
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + option: No Patterned Paper
Inkspirational- Birthday
Simply Create Too- No Patterned Paper
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers (C10) C is for Coloring
The Artistic Stamper- Distress It

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Just Chillin'

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a quick and easy summer card with you and no stamping was involved! 
The flamingo image is from a piece of 12x12 cardstock by Recollections and the floral background paper is from Echo Park and IRL they match perfectly but not so much in this photo. Anyway, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangles and the flowers were created with my new Stitched Blooms dies from MFT. Oh my gosh I love these dies, I just received them in the mail Tuesday and had to make something right away! :) This flower die set includes 17 pieces so I can't wait to play with them again!

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Fun- Anything Goes
City Crafter- In The Pink
Dragonfly Journeys- Summer Lovin' 
Dream Valley- (C10) All Things Bright and Beautiful
SSS Work it Wednesday- The Great Outdoors
UnstampaBelles- Fancy frame or border (stitched & dotted borders)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

For a little Girl...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
For a little Girl!

I made a couple of cards using stamps from Penny Black :)

My first card features a cute little girl from the 'Good Friends' stamp set... it's stamped with black licorice ink and colored with Copics. The paper are from Pebbles & MME, I used Cuttlebug dies for the flowers and the pearls are from my stash.
My second card features a sweet image from the "Bubbly' stamp set... it's also stamped with black licorice ink and colored with Copics. I used a Lifestyle Crafts die for the rounded square and MFT dies for everything else. The papers are from Pebbles & MFT and to finish it up I added a few red sequins. 
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 girly creations!

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

Challenges for card #1
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Sparkles Forum- Let's be Pretty
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine

Challenges for card #2
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Gals Corner- Red, White & Blue
DL ART Thankful Thursday- Red White & Blue
Eclectic Ellapu- Red, White, and Blue
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Red, White and/or Blue
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Red, White and/or Blue

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Patriotic Dog...

Good morning everyone!

 I'm popping in today to share a fun Patriotic card with you... 
It features a cute image from Paper Pretties (no longer available) and it's colored with Copics. The star background was created with a piece of embossed cardstock & Faded Jeans Distress ink and then cut out with a Szzix die. The heart paper is from MFT and I used MFT dies for the fishtail flags. The sentiments and tiny star paper are from Pebbles- the American collection. I distressed all of the edges and to finish it up I added a couple of staples.

I've had this digi stamp for years and never printed it out... now I'm so happy I did because I really like how this card turned out! :)

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Use Red, White and Blue as dominant colors
Cards in Envy- Feeling Blue and Distressed
Dragonfly Journeys- Stars & Stripes- my stripes are on the flag :)
Little Red Wagon- Summer Fundays
Pile It On- Any Holiday and/or layers
Rubbernecker Stamps- Independence Day/Patriotism
Shopping Our Stash- Red, White and Blue
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting- Any Animal
Sweet Stampers- Animals

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wishing You Sunny Days...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Summer Sunny Days!

I have two cards to share with you and they feature very cute images from the 'Springtime Critters' and 'Fall Friends' stamp sets from My Favorite Things :)
  All images were stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies. 
And there you have it... two fun and bright cards that I will donate to my favorite charity! 

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:
Crafting By Designs- Flowers
Cutie Pie- Spots and Dots (butterflies & papers)
Cuttlebug Mania- Summer (I used my Cuttlebug Machine to cut everything out)
Double D - Butterflies
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- In the Garden (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash- She's A Crafting Machine (I used my Cuttlebug Machine & MISTI)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Bright and Cheerful

Other Supplies:
Dies: MFT- sun, scallop border & frame, Avery Elle- Stitched rectangle
Simon Say Stamp- Hello Sentiment
Papers: MFT and Doodlebug Design
Cuttlebug Machine 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Friday everyone!

 I wanted to show you the card that Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) will give to their daddy Sunday for Father's Day :)
 It features a cute image from QKR Stampede and it's colored with Copics. I inked up a paw print embossing folder with Faded Jeans DI and ran it through my CB machine, then I cut out a window off to the side using a MFT die. I embossed the Kraft cardstock with a Lifestyle Crafts folder and the buttons were cut with Poppy stamp dies.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Father's Day
Craftaholics R Us- Use Kraft Paper
Die Cuttin' Divas- Masculine or Father's Day
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Masculine
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers- The Guys Have It (dogs)
Try It On Tuesday- For The Boys 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Love Birds on a Limb

Good morning everyone...

I wanted to pop in today and share the peach and teal anniversary card that I made for my wonderful In-laws!
It features the cute 'Love Birds on a Limb' stamp from Whipper Snapper... It's colored with Copics and then cut out with a CottageCutz die. The large rectangle was cut with a Avery Elle die, I used MFT dies for the flowers & stitched scallop rectangle and a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the sentiment.

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

 Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Calendar- Three of Something (3 flowers)
Di's Digis Designs- Weddings, Anniversaries, Showers, Babies
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
heARTful Stamping- Anything goes
Penny Black and More- In the Garden
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Wedding or Anniversary
Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers- Animals

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pretty and Pearly

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see your Pretty and Pearly creations! 
My card features a beautiful image from Sweet Stamps... it's stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and I paired it with some gorgeous papers from Graphic 45- the Cafe Parisian collection. I used cuttlebug dies and a paper punch to create the flowers, all of the edges were distressed with Walnut Stain ink and to finish it up I added a doily and pearls.

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

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


Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Frilly and Funkie- Letter Perfect
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Optional flowers
Retro Rubber- Anything Goes (I've had this stamp for over 3 years) 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- All things Bright and Beautiful
Try It On Tuesday- She's Got The Look
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Goes Feminine

Monday, June 4, 2018

dad..

Good morning everyone!

I'm popping in today to share the Father's Day card that I made for my Dad!  
It features the adorable Beer Bear image from Di's Digital Stamps and it's colored with Copics. I used MFT dies for the fishtail flags and letters, the buttons were cut with Poppy Stamps dies. The green polka dot paper is from Pebbles and the other scraps of paper are from my stash. 

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
A Gem of a Challenge- Use 3 of something (3 die cut buttons and letters)
Cards in Envy- let's hear it for the boys
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers- For a Man/Boy
Die Cut Divas- Animals or Pets
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers- (C10) Y is for Yummy- Beer :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Round Up...

Good morning everyone I hope you are doing well!

 I have many cards that I haven't blogged yet and this is one of them so I thought I would share it with you today :)   
It features the adorable 'Yee Haa!' stamp from LOTV...  It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. The bingo card is from Teresa Collins and I stamped a sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas inside, the 'Round UP' stamp is from Stampabilities. I used MFT dies for the fishtail flag & corner and distressed all of the edges. The twine, wood button and metal clip are from my stash.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Color Inspiration Monday- ATG w/ Hand-colored images 
Crafting By Designs- For the Boys
Crafty Friends- Letter B is for... (boy, blue & brown) 
Dream Valley- (C10) For a man or boy
Pile It On- Sports/Hobbies and/or Make Us Laugh
Scribbles Designs- Make it Masculine

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wishing you a Magical Day

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Mythical or Fantasy

I have a couple of cards to share with you and they feature a very cute unicorn from Bugaboo Stamps! 

On my first card I used the 'water stencil stamping' technique again with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink and the Create A Smile Swirly Stencil... I love how this background turned out! :) 
On my second card I used my new Reverse Confetti Wonky Striped Panel die... what a fun die to work with!
And there you have it... two magical birthday cards that I will donate to my favorite charity! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 
Hugs, Tammy 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Girls or Ladies Only
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Paper Shelter- Digital Image
That's Crafty!- Stitching (faux stitching on both cards)

Other Supplies:
Taylored Expressions- sentiments & stitched cloud dies 
Avery Elle- stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things- stitched circle &  stitched scallop border dies
Copics 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Much love...

Good morning everyone...

I wanted to pop in today and share the birthday card that I made for one of my nieces who loves dogs! 
It features one of my all time favorite stamps from LOTV! It's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and MFT dies for the flowers, circles, tab and paperclip.

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Mainly Blue
As You Like It- Favorite Pink or Blue: Blue, it's one of my favorite colors and I love to work with it!
Create and Inspire- Anything Goes w/optional springtime
Papercraft- flowers
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
Retro Rubber- (C10) Beautiful Flowers (I've had this rubber stamp since 2014)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity- Animal
The Crafter's Cafe- All creatures great and small
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes

Thursday, May 10, 2018

All Dressed up

Hello everyone...

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
All Dressed Up!
My card features a pre-colored digi stamp from The Paper Shelter... I think this image is sooo cute and she made the perfect Mother's day card for my mom! The blue floral background was created with a piece of embossed cardstock and Faded Jeans Distress ink. The flowers & circles were cut with MFT dies, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and to finish it up I added some pearls.

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!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud SentimentsCute + A Sentiment
Crafter's Castle- ATG/Optional twist: a favorite technique (making handmade flowers)
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs- For Mom or Special Lady
Die Cut Divas- Flowers
Dies R Us- Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams- Here Come the Girls
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Round it Up! (round flower centers, circle behind the image & pearls)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Collage card for mom

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share a collage type of card with you... It's my first attempt and I'm pretty happy with it but next time I think I'll use Tim Holtz Collage Medium products because I didn't get the results I wanted with Mod Podge and crackle paint. 
Anyway... the background was created with several Tim Holtz Pocket cards, the flowers and butterfly are from a Tim Holtz Ephemera package. Everything was distress with Walnut stain DI and the sentiment was cut out of gold painted cardstock with MFT dies. The tag was cut with a Tim Holtz die and to finish it up I added a twine bow.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Women Celebration
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Always Fun- For a Female/Mom
Crafty Calendar- Things with Wings
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with option twist: flowers
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Smile Crocodile :)

Good morning everyone!

I have a really fun card to share with you today and it features my new Croc die from Simon Says Stamp! Isn't it cute?! I donate many of my cards to a local charity so when I saw this die I knew I had to have it! I made several cards and this one is my favorite... I think it will put a huge smile on a child's face :)
To create the background I used Tim Holtz Thatched stencil and Twisted Citron DI and then stamped the 'crocodile' word using a Hero Arts stamp. I cut the double stitched rectangle with a Tim Holtz die, I used a Avery Elle die for the postage stamp and a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the 'smile' sentiment... to finish it up I added some tiny googly eyes. 

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and for all the comments you leave!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Stitching
My Time to Craft- Inspired By A Movie (Crocodile Dundee)
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday- Animal Magic
Try It On Tuesday- Stencils, die cuts or both
Tuesday Throwdown- Critter Crazy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Showered with Love

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
April Showers!
My card features the cute Umbrella Teddy from Bugaboo Stamp... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp along with the tiny heart die. I used MFT dies for the stitched rounded rectangle, stitched circles and flowers, all three papers are from Pebbles.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Card Mania- Spring
Catch the Bug- Bingo: Sentiment, Player's Choice & Stitching
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Cut it Up- Bugs and Critters + dies
Di's Digis Designs- Include an animal
Love to Scrap- April Showers bring May Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hello Yellow Flowers...

Good afternoon everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share another mixed media card with you :)
I created a watercolor wash background with Fossilized Amber Oxide ink, once dry I stenciled Mustard Seed Distress ink through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and then stamped some text using a Stampendous stamp. I then spritzed it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water... I love the reaction of Fossilized Amber Oxide ink and Perfect pearls... it turned a beautiful, shimmery pastel peach color! The Hydrangea Petals and Hello sentiment were cut with Simon Says Stamp dies and to finish it up I added some sequins. 

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking-Flower Power
Crafty Friends- Flowers
Craft Rocket- Flowers
Dragonfly Journeys- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Make My Monday- In the Garden
Simon Says Wednesday- Sparkle and Shine 
Southern Girls- (C10) Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello...

Hello everyone!

Today I have another card to share that I created using Distress Oxide Inks...
For the background- I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Oxide inks onto mixed media paper. Next, I misted the TH lace stencil with water and then 'stamped' it on the inked paper, after a few minutes I removed the stencil and let the paper air dry. I used the same Oxide inks to watercolor the Hero Arts butterflies and then cut them out with a coordinating die. The sentiment was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die and I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle. 

I love how this card turned out... I will definitely use this this technique again :)
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Creative Artiste- Anything mixed media goes (2nd entry)
Get Creative- No Pattern Paper
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Mix it up- Anything Goes + optional twist of Bleaching
Sunny Day Crafting- Bugs and Insects
Try It On TuesdayNature's Beauty

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Party Time

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Black, White + 1 bright color.
My card features a cute little dog from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the graphic greetings sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The flowers were cut with MFT dies, the papers are from American Crafts and to finish it up I added some pearls.

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!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Happy Birthday
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Crafter's CastleAnything Goes Optional twist dimension
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations- Include an Animal
Cutie Pie- Delightful Digis
Fab 'n' Funky- Cute Critters
Sweet Stampers- Too Cute

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Funky Tulips

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of cards featuring my new Tulips stamp from Lindsay Ostrom/Impression Obsession! I love this stamp and it was so fun to color! 

On this card I created the background with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink, spritzed it with water and then added some dark coral dots with Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil...  
and on my second card, I created the background with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink, spritzed with Perfect Pearls and a blue shimmer mist. Once dry, I stamped the corners with a mesh stamp from Darkroom Door. The die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp. 
That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Flowers
Craftaholics R Us- Birthday Cards
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Penny Black and More- Black and white + one (first card B&W+ coral)
Shopping Our Stash- Black, White + 1 other color (first card B&W + coral)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Other Supplies:
MFT Black Licorice ink, Copics & Prisma Pencils
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die
Sequins