Saturday, May 19, 2018


I have a sheet of DSP from SU with cameras all over it. I could not figure out how to design a card with it until I found a sheet of camera stickers half price at Michael's yesterday. Today I decided to do some quick one sheet wonder cards with the DSP and stickers.
The last one I did was this
I had a small piece of the paper left over and went blog hopping to find a sketch it might work with.
Freshly Made Sketches has one and I realized I had not entered anything there yet this week.
Here are the other cards I made with this DSP/sticker combo

With teens being all over Instagram these days, I think the they will like these so will be sending them to my contact for Send A Smile 4 Kids and entering in their challenge of "Anything Goes for Kids"
Sorry the pictures aren't great. These stickers are shiny and glittery so they are reflecting the light too much.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Baby Duck

My contact for Send A Smile 4 Kids requested some cards for nurses in NICU to give to parents. I hope these will work. They are all blank inside so they can write any message.
I had several pieces of the polka dot paper left over in the scrap box. Picked out the yellow and raspberry from the dots.  The duck is an old unbranded stamp. Clear sequins from JoAnn's.
The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches
Here are 2 more with the same DP and theme, different design.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stars Congrats

Our local high school colors are Red, White, and Blue and the team nickname is Stars. (They consolidated 7 schools into a new one in 1976--bicentennial year). So grad cards for them are in that theme.
I used a SU stencil and Real Red for the background. The Star dies are from CAS-ual Friday Stamps. The congrats is also SU.
Casual Fridays for sketch
Just Us Girls for using stencils

and Tuesday Throwdown for Crop Your Image.
I have been absent from bogland for awhile, cleaning and updating the craft room. I have to use a small guest room and it was always such a mess to clean up when I have guests. So my dear sweet talented husband made this platform bed with 3 big drawers. Now I only have out the designer paper, scrap bin, and some coloring tools.
and a shelf unit at the end
A couple of years ago, he did this desk

Not a lot of work surface but everything is organized and handy now. I especially love the ribbon holders at the right side, much better than lined up or thrown into a bin.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May the 4th Be With You

Ha1Ha! Get it? Today is May 4 and it is National Star Wars Day according to Weird Holiday Calendar. After you read my post, go check out the calendar. There are some odd ones. It is also "No Pants Day" but that is not appropriate for this blog so no card with that theme.
In honor of Star Wars and Space, I have 2 cards to share.
One with Star Wars theme paper and the other with cute little aliens.  The stamp is without a label. I did the rest of the sentiment on the computer and cut it in strips and glued in place. I used a punch from SU to make the ripped out of a notebook look on the paper notes. Some punched stars for accents.
These are from the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Star Wars Note

I don't keep up but I think there might be a new Star Wars movie out. So I thought the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids would like some Star Wars theme cards. Star Wars has been around a long time so I guess it really never goes out of style.
I made one in red and one in black
The "just a note" is an unlabeled stamp. I did "from the Universe" on the computer, cut it in strips and  added it to the bottom of the note cards which are more from that Petal Passions Memories Card Pack from SU. I must be up to about 30 cards made from the components of this pack. Good deal for $10.00. The notes are punched on the border with a torn pages punch by SU. I have had this Star Wars paper for a long time and don't know who makes it.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and changed the oval to a rectangle.

I just checked by Weird Holidays calendar and tomorrow is Star Wars day so I am just in time to celebrate.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Art Work

My granddaughter's 12th birthday is next week. She is a very talented artist. This is her newest work.
When I saw this week photo inspiration at Just Us Girls, I immediately thought of Izzy's artwork. I will just tell her that the artwork was the inspiration for her card. She doesn't read my blog so she won't really know.
Here is my card:
Lemon-Lime Twist card base. 1"squares of SU papers. Red punched flowers accented with rhinestones.
This is also a CASE of Allison for Global Design Project challenge.

Okay, play time is over. Going to switch out my closet and get out summer clothes. I am pretty sure we have had winter's final blast here. Two days in a row of sunny and 80.

Monday, April 30, 2018

yellow flowers

Productive afternoon for me--2 posts today. Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with The Paper Players.
I used row 1: flowers, birthday, yellow.
This is another image from the  SU Petal Passions card pack, colored with Blenders from SU. I added some orange background dots with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. Two scraps are side banners. The sentiment is an old retired SU one. All on a Delightful Daffodil card base. This is the 27th card I have made with items from this card pack. Really getting my money's worth with it.
Here is the tic-tac-toe grid
Here is a photo of some of the other cards from the Petal Passions card pack.

wedding lace

Spring and summer--wedding season. Thought I would get ahead and make a card for the occasion.
This is my favorite wedding stamp. It is from Stampendous. You can color it up as much or as little as you want. I colored her flowers, his cumberband and bow tie in Pool Party which is the color of the card base. Maybe my card is crooked but now that I look closer, I think the couple are leaning a bit too much.It is hard to get them straight. The love is an old unbranded stamp. The lacy cutouts are from SU Petal Passion Memories card pack. I accented the veil and dress with pearls. I think they maybe are too large, I may go back and see if I have some smaller ones.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
If you haven't tried any of the card packs from SU, they are great resources for fast and easy card making. I was able to make 24 cards from this pack and still have some left overs. I make cards for 2 local gift shops so these are great for that.
Here is a picture of all the cards I made from the card pack.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cool Dude

The True Gentleman DSP from Stampin' Up! has been a great investment. I hope they are carrying it over to the new catalog. I have been able to make a lot of teen boy cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. This week their challenge is anything goes. This one is quick and easy. Not a lot of fuss which will appeal to teens.
The shoes are from Epic Celebration that was in the Sale-A-Bration book. Those images are just the thing for boy cards. I can't tell you how many shoes and guitars I have stamped, colored, and fussy cut. I could really use a die cut set for this one.  The sentiment was done on the computer.
This layout is from the sketch at The Paper Players
Another with a different orientation.
See how easy. I made both of these in less than 30 minutes.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rockin' Dude!

For any teenager who dreams of being a rock star:
The guitar is from SU's Epic Celebration colored with star glitter gel pens and fussy cut. The rock on is from Die-Versions. I added some glitter music notes for accents.
This is from the sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch
I'll be adding this to my collection of boy cards I am making for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  That particular challenge is over but they always are asking for teen boy cards.