Monday, August 2, 2021

A New Release from A Colorful Life Designs

 

Happy Monday!

The folks at A Colorful Life Designs have released some super awesome two-piece stencils. I couldn't resist showing you more than one card!

I've listed the ones I used below each picture in case you want to shop. You can use this link and you get 10% off your total purchase with the code: Susie10.

Mountain Edger 1
Tree line Edger 6
Bitty Rays
 

Desert Edger 1
Desert Edger 2
Sky Texture
 
 
Canyon Edger 1
Canyon Edger 2 
Tree Line Edger 5
Bitty Rays


Skyline Edger 2
Cloud Edger 
 
Have a terrific Monday and I will see you again tomorrow.
 
Susie

Friday, July 30, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #26 - You are my People

Happy Friday!

Today I am playing along with the current Make the Cards Challenge. This week they have a sketch challenge and here is the inspiration:
 

You can share your cards here to add your entry to the challenge for your chance to be selected as the featured creator! Use #mtcc26 and #makethecardschallenge hashtags on your card projects when you post them on social media or in public forums and galleries.

Also be sure to check out all the inspiration from the design team right here.

Have a fun day and I'll see you again on Monday!

Susie

Thursday, July 29, 2021

You Made My Friend Dreams Come True

Happy Thursday!

I wish I could use my zebra stamps on every card I make...but maybe I'd tire of them. Nope! I'd love that! 

MFT Stamps won my heart with this set! My card is simple, but it says it all, so it's enough!

Have a fun day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #653 - Sending You Happy Thoughts


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #653. This week we have a really bright and cheery color palette: pink, orange, yellow and green. 



Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Sending a Bit of Sunshine


Happy Tuesday! 

So far, yellow seems to be the color of the week! Today's card is made using a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. If you enjoy unique stencils, this is the company for you!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, July 26, 2021

Keep Life Simple But Beautiful


 Happy Monday!

I thought I'd share a bright card with you today. I stenciled the butterfly from Picket Fence Studios. This was an easy card to create - ink blending, a sentiment and some sequins. Need a card in a pinch? This is the one!

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, July 23, 2021

Altenew July Monthly Challenge - Hello

Happy Friday!

Today I am sending my card over to thAltenew July Inspiration Challenge and here is our challenge board for the month:

 

This is a great monthly challenge - play along if you can...there are prizes to be won! You can see all the products I used (and so much more) by visiting the Altenew site.


See you on Monday!
 
Susie

Thursday, July 22, 2021

You've Got a Pizza My Heart


Happy Thursday!

Friday is pizza night at my house...but rules are made to be broken. So here are two little pizza slices for you from the Simon Says Stamp Funny Food stamp set. It is retired now, but maybe you have something similar in your stash.

For my black and white background I used the Perspecitve Checkerboard stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. It was a small scrap from a larger creation and I couldn't bear to throw it away. Now I'm glad I didn't!

I hope you have a GREAT day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #652 - Summer Life is Sweet

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #652. This week's fun challenge has turquoise, blue, green and kraft. I'm feeling sorta tropical now!

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio July Challenge - You Are Loved


Happy Tuesday!

Today I am adding my card to the July monthly challenge at Pinkfresh Studio.This is the current challenge board and I loved making my card using these colors.


There is plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge, so join in if you can. There are prizes to be won!

I'll be back again tomorrow so I'll see you then.

Susie

Monday, July 19, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #22 - Birthday Blessings


Happy Monday!

Today I am joining in the fun at the Color Hues blog for their newest challenge which is to use lime green and aqua. What a fun combination!


Be sure to check out this challenge and play along if you can! It's a wonderful challenge which you will love. Have a creative day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, July 16, 2021

Hello - I Hope You Have a Fantastic Day

Happy Friday! 

Today I am using the Wood Plank stencil from A Colorful Life Designs in two different color palettes. The background is in black and grey and the circle is in two shades of brown and then clear embossed. I like the two distinct tones!

I finished my card with critters and a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios. A pairing for the win!!

Have a great day and I'll see you again on Monday!

Susie

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #24 - Can We Chill Together Soon?

 

Happy Thursday!

Today I am playing along with the current Make the Cards Challenge. It's a color challenge and here is the palette:

You can share your cards here to add your entry to our challenge for your chance to be selected as our featured creator! Use #mtcc24 and #makethecardschallenge hashtags on your card projects when you post them on social media or in public forums and galleries.

Also be sure to check out all the inspiration from our design team right here.

Have a fun day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #651 - The Joy is in the Journey

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #651. This week's fun challenge has navy, aqua, green and magenta. This combo makes such a bright card!

 


Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Seas the Day

Happy Tuesday!

How about another Picket Fence Studios card? Their new release will be live tomorrow, but here's a fun card from last month's release.

Everything I used today is from Picket Fence Studios. You can't go wrong with their stamps, stencils and dies!!

Have a fun day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, July 12, 2021

Thought I'd Drop By to Say Croak

Happy Monday!

I thought I would start out the week with some fun froggy silliness! Can you believe how adorable these three are?

Everything I used today is from Picket Fence Studios. You can't go wrong with their stamps, stencils and dies!!

Have a fun day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, July 9, 2021

You're the Sweetest

Happy Friday!

Today I am using the Stick Rays stencil from A Colorful Life Designs in a fun rainbow of bright colors.

I love how this stencil gives so much depth when using these intense colors. The sentiment is from Pink Fresh Studio and I think it just makes the card!!

Have a great day and I'll see you again on Monday!

Susie

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #21 - Life is Sweet

Happy Thursday!

Today I am joining in the fun at the Color Hues blog for their newest challenge which is to use red and blue. What a great combination for the first part of July!

Be sure to check out this challenge and play along if you can! It's a wonderful challenge which you will love. Have a creative day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #650 - Trust Yourself

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #650. This week's fun challenge has yellow, grey, black, and white. I can't think of a better combination!

 

 

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sending Love

 

Happy Tuesday!

Well here we are in the heat of summer, so I thought I'd send some love via yummy frozen treats. Who doesn't want that???

My products are all from Picket Fence Studios and the images are colored with Copic markers.

Have a COOL day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, July 5, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #23 - Happy 4th of July

Happy Monday!

This is my last post as a design team member here. My term has ended, but I still plan to play along every week! Today we have a fun new challenge at Make the Cards Challenge. So let's get creative using this week's sketch:


You can share your cards here to add your entry to our challenge for your chance to be selected as our featured creator! Use #mtcc23 and #makethecardschallenge hashtags on your card projects when you post them on social media or in public forums and galleries.

Also be sure to check out all the inspiration from our design team right here.

Have a fun day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, July 2, 2021

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Happy Friday!

It's almost time to celebrate the 4th of July and I am totally ready. This card and all my other red, white and blue ones are already flying around the country via the USPS. 

I used the Sketched Flag Background stamp from Taylored Expressions for my flag and the Spectacular Adventures stamp set from Altenew for my glasses. I think it's a fun pairing!

Have a great Friday and I'll see you again on Monday!

Susie

Thursday, July 1, 2021

A Colorful Life Designs July Release is Live!

Happy Thursday!

Today we have the brand new July Release at A Colorful Life Designs. You just have to pop over and see the entire release! It is filled with some gorgeous stencil designs!

I used the Fan Party stencil to make my card today. I masked off the bottom corners of the card just to give it a fun new look before stenciling.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #649 - No One Compares to You

 

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #649. This week's super bright challenge has purple, blue and green. I could hardly wait to create with these colors.

 

 

Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

I Don't Know What I Would Do Without You

 

Happy Tuesday!

In May, Picket Fence Studios introduced this series with Libra Girl and now in June we have Scorpio Girl. Both have coordinating dies which is just so much fun!

When I was a young girl I was fascinated with the Zodiac signs, mostly because I am a Pisces and I fit the description perfectly. As an adult, I don't give that much credence, but I still think these images are terrific.

I hope you have a crafty and wonderful day. I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie

Monday, June 28, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #22 - Thank You

 

Happy Monday!

Today we have a fun new challenge at Make the Cards Challenge. So let's get creative using this week's tropical color palette:

You can share your cards here to add your entry to our challenge for your chance to be selected as our featured creator! Use #mtcc22 and #makethecardschallenge hashtags on your card projects when you post them on social media or in public forums and galleries.

Also be sure to check out all the inspiration from our design team right here.

Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, June 25, 2021

Have a Magical Day

Happy Friday!

My cute little fairy image is from Whimsy Stamps and I don't think she could be any sweeter! I am sending this card to my four year old granddaughter who is alternately a fairy, a princess, a witch and a unicorn. And sometimes all at the same time.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and is appropriate because every day with her IS magical.

Have a great day and I'll see you again on Monday.

Susie

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thank You for Being a Wonderful Neighbor

Happy Thursday!

I have so many favorites from the Picket Fence Studios June release last week. But this bicycle from the I'll Always Pick You set just might be my favorite favorite. Is that a thing?

The sentiment is from the same set and is perfect for a card for my sweet next door neighbor.

Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #648 - You've Been on my Mind

 

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #648. This week's fun challenge has the colors orange, pink, green and purple. Perfect colors for some make believe pineapples!

 


Be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration from the design team. You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! You have plenty of time to play along. You will find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hello

 

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am using the  Layered Stars and Stripes Quilt stencil from A Colorful Life Designs in a fun color pattern. So this stencil is NOT just for making patriotic cards in red, white and blue.

When I first stenciled the stars they were the same color as the corresponding stripes, but once I added the die cut sentiment, I knew they should be all black. I LOVE the way this one turned out!!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie