Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #641 - Love Always Wins

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #641. The beautiful colors for this week are red, light blue, kraft and ivory.

 

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, May 4, 2021

Big Happy Hugs

 

Happy Tuesday!

Who doesn't like chickens and big happy hugs? Oh - and slim line cards too!! 

These products are just a sample of the genius behind Picket Fence Studios. Be sure to take a look at everything they have to offer. You won't be disappointed!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, May 3, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #14 - Enjoy Your Day

 

Happy Monday!

Our challenge this week is a 3-2-1 challenge.   Just use three embellishments, two die cuts and one stamped image and then put your imagination and talent to work!
 

You can share your cards here to add your entry to our challenge for your chance to be selected as our featured creator! Use #mtcc14 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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Colorful Life Designs Release Day - Hello (plus a little announcement)

Happy Saturday!

Two very important things are happening today. First is the May Release at A Colorful Life Designs. The stencils from this company are top notch and I'm never disappointed when I create with them. This card was made with the Layered Tropical Blooms Stencil. It was so easy to use and packs a punch. I would encourage you to take a look at all of the May release because I think you will be happy with what you see.

The second thing that is happening today is that I am celebrating 10 years of posting a new project on my blog every single day. It has been an amazing ten years full of fun designs and many new friends. I've been blessed. Starting on Monday I will be posting Monday-Friday only. I am going to try it out for a while and see what I think!

So I won't see you tomorrow, but I'll look forward to sharing a new card with you on Monday.

Susie

Friday, April 30, 2021

Altenew April Monthly Inspiration Challenge - Hello

Happy Friday!

Today I am sending my card over to thAltenew April Inspiration Challenge.

Here is our beautiful inspiration 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 tomorrow!
 
Susie

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hand Soap and Dish Soap Dispensers

Happy Thursday!

I have another wood and vinyl label project completed. I've been wanting to do this for a while now. The bottles are from Amazon and I love the amber color!

I made the little wooden stand today from a 5 x 7" piece of  wood. I stained and sealed the base and the round feet since this will be by my kitchen sink. I used my Cricut Maker to cut the labels from white permanent vinyl and I couldn't love this more!

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

Susie

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #640 - Thanks


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #640. The gorgeous colors for this week are pink, coral and green and I've listed below the fun products I used to make today's 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 great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio Monthly Challenge - You Deserve Good Things

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am adding my card to the April monthly challenge at Pinkfresh Studio.

This is the April 2021 challenge board. I just LOVE the addition of the gold.
 

Be sure to join in the challenge because there are prizes to be won! I'll be back again tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie


Monday, April 26, 2021

Cheers


Happy Monday!

I know we all love the digital age, but there is something still so special about receiving a card in the mail. These days 98% of our daily mail delivery goes straight into the recycling bin, but every once in a while a handmade card appears that that makes my day!  

And I need to be better about SENDING out my cards too!

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

Susie

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Happy Birthday


 Happy Sunday!

I am sharing another card I made using some products from Taylored Expressions' Spring Stamp Joy. I think this is more of a masculine card and I can always use more of those!

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

Susie

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Did Somebody Say Cake?

Happy Saturday!

Today's card was inspired by the Taylored Expressions' Spring Stamp Joy. The cover plate has not been released yet, but everything else on my card is available at her website.

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

Susie

Friday, April 23, 2021

You Make My Heart Smile

 

Happy Friday!

I mentioned earlier in the week that my best crafty friend and I made some cards last week based on Taylored Expressions' Spring Stamp Joy.

This card is almost identical to the one in the class.  I did use die cuts instead of stamped and masked images and also used some little bunnies instead of the suggested penguin stamp.

So while I can't claim this as totally an original design for me, I did change it up just a little so I could share it with you. Total props to Taylored Expressions though. Taylor is the genius behind the design.

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

Susie

Thursday, April 22, 2021

You Brighten My Cloudy Days

Happy Thursday!

Where I live it's been cloudy for a few days...but I always know that the sun will come out and sometimes even a rainbow will appear!

Everything I used for my card is from Taylored Expressions. There are lots of rainbow sets on the market, but this is my current favorite!

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

Susie

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #639 - Birthday Wishes


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #639. The gorgeous colors for this week are yellow, orange, red and kraft.

I chose the Altenew Floral Frame stamps and dies for my focal image coloring it with Copic markers. I added just a bit of yellow ink blending and some sequins to finish my 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 great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Thank You

 

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are having a good week so far.

I wanted to share this very simple card with you. I ink blended through the Taylored Expressions Floral Lattice stencil and then fashioned my card into a mini slim card. I added the large thank you sentiment which is from Picket Fence Studios

Sometimes a quick thank you card is what you need and this fit the bill!

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

Susie

Monday, April 19, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #13 - A Note to Make You Smile

Happy Monday Again!

I am excited to announce that I've been invited to be part of the Make the Cards Challenge Team for this quarter. I feel so honored to be among such great card makes on this team:


Our challenge this week is a color challenge.  You can use any stamps, dies, or mixed media
 you'd like to create a card with this week's colors.  

This is a special challenge that will run for TWO WEEKS in partnership with Double Trouble Challenges. Participate in both! Use flowers on your card (with a little bit of green of course) and hop over to Double Trouble for their card challenge. It's double the fun!

You can share your cards here to add your entry to our challenge for your chance to be selected as our featured creator! Use #mtcc13 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

Celebrate You

  

Happy Monday!

I am loving the add ons to the Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System. The first one I used includes four small rectangle dies in graduated sizes. I used all four of them to create this ink blended background. I blended the rainbow onto a large piece of white card stock, then cut it out with all four dies. Then I pieced it all back together onto another piece of white card stock which I then die cut using the second add on that also includes a scalloped die which I cut from black card stock.

And guess what? The celebrate sentiment is part of the set that has the scalloped rectangle!! I stacked up three white sentiments and then offset the black one. Swoon! I added in jewels to finish my card and I hope you like it.

I have listed the products I used below in case you would like to take a closer look. And by the way, I'll see you again in just a little while!

Susie

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hello Friend

Happy Sunday!

This past week my best crafty buddy and I got together and made some cards using products from Taylored Expressions' Spring Stamp Joy. Because I like to share my original designs with you, I didn't follow any of the examples, but did use the products in my own way.

I am going to link below the elements that went into making this card and I do hope you like the design.

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

Susie

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #16 - Hello Spring


Happy Saturday!

Today I am joining in the fun at the Color Hues blog for their newest challenge which is to use yellow and grey. This is the perfect combination for my little bunny card.

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

Susie

Friday, April 16, 2021

I Dream in Salt Water

Happy Friday!

Oh the ink blending! I love doing it and sometimes it really just comes together! I use Distress Oxides for the smoothest blending and am usually able to get a good result.

All of the other products to make this card are from Picket Fence Studios and you can see them all right here.

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

Susie

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #12 - Sprinkle Kindness Daily

 

Happy Thursday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are doing a theme challenge and this is the inspiration photo:

Butterfly cards are so much fun to make because there are so many choices. Today I decided to use a new die from Picket Fence Studios. I think she looks so pretty with my softly stenciled background.

Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios April Release is Live!

Welcome Back!

And happy release day for our brand new Picket Fence Studios April products! 
 
Did you know that I have the best cat on earth? Well, it's true. She is a Japanese Bobtail and just the most fun pet we've ever had. So today's card was a natural. As soon as I spotted the Cats are Family stamps and dies, I knew I would be creating a slim line card to share. I also used the brand new Slim Line Die Cutting System Scalloped Frame Dies and an older stencil called Slim Line English Brick. You can find them all at Picket Fence Studios. And I know you won't be disappointed!

All of the new products are awesome and I hope you will have a look. I hope you enjoy your day and I'll see you again tomorrow.
 

Susie

Color Throwdown Challenge #638 - You are my Sunshine

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #638. The gorgeous colors for this week are yellow, green, blue and white:

I used the Bold Florals stencil from Stamplorations to make my card. Distress Oxides were my medium choice because of their soft blending abilities. The small sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

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.

I will have another card to share with you in a few hours...so I'll see you then.

Susie

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Change the World...

Happy Tuesday!

Do you love this sentiment? I found it on Cricut Design Space and decided to use it on a card. I selected blue and green heat transfer glitter vinyl and before you know it I had a card made.

The flowers on the side are an off cut of a card you will see tomorrow. I love a two for one project!

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Monday, April 12, 2021

I Miss Your Face

Happy Monday!

Let's start the week with a really bright and vibrant card. 

I want to showcase this stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. It is called Stained Glass and it is just tailor made for rainbows. Don't you think? This stencil is just one of many from the April release which you can see right here.

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

Susie

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Chick

Happy  Sunday!

I only have one daughter and she is so special to me. She was a precocious child, or should I say challenging?? But as a grown woman with a husband and two boys, she is my best friend. I could not ask for a more faithful daughter and friend and I thank God for her daily.

So today is her birthday and I am celebrating her!

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with more.

Susie

Saturday, April 10, 2021

You Brightened my Day

Happy Saturday!

I can't tell you how many times someone has brightened MY day with a kind word or deed. And sometimes even a card in the mail. Those are priceless gifts!

So this card will go in the mail this week to brighten someone's day in return.

My little bunnies are from the Hop into Spring stamp set by Reverse Confetti. It came out as an Easter set, but it has plenty of other uses too. I think the YOU is an older Gina K. Designs die and the small sentiment is from My Favorite Things Stamps.

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

Susie


Friday, April 9, 2021

So Very Proud of You

Happy Friday!

Here we are at the end of another work week! Hooray for those of you looking forward to some relaxation, crafting and family time!

My card today is very simple, but I think it packs a punch.

The star of this show is the Split Fern stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. This is only my very first idea on using this stencil. I have so many more!

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

Susie

Thursday, April 8, 2021

I Dream in Salt Water

 

Happy Thursday!

In just a week, we will be releasing our April products at Picket Fence Studios. So just for fun over the next week, I'll be sharing projects using our March release products. This is one of my favorites. 

I will go ahead and link the products that I used below. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #637 - Hang in There, Friend


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge #637. The lovely colors for this week are kraft, green, yellow, and pink:


I colored a new to me digital stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios. She has some gorgeous artwork and I couldn't resist this stamp! Her physical stamps are sold at MFT Stamps.

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.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #11 - Happy Anniversary

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am showcasing a fun challenge called Make the Cards.  This week they are doing a sketch challenge and this is the inspiration photo:


Be sure to check out the Make The Cards Challenge! Maybe you would like to play along too! Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie