Friday, September 23, 2016

Greetings From Panama City Beach Florida

Just sharing a few photos from our vacation.

 This is the view from Pier Park at Panama City Beach Florida.  The beaches are fantastic
but it's 93 and very humid so not a lot of people out sunbathing.

This is my hubby Dale and our little mini poodle Doolin.

This is the view of the water from St. Andrews State Park.

Panama City is a lovely area to visit.  Lots to do and way too much good food.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Toolbox stepper birthday card

Inside saying printed on a tool

I am running low on masculine cards and I found some cut files from the Silhouette store that will be perfect for the "handy" boys/men I know.  This fun toolbox stepper card was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using cut file #61509 from the Silhouette store.

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Clean And Simple
Creative Fingers - Challenge #115 - Theme is Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Challenge Theme is Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #103 5th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Have A Beer Birthday Rocker Card

Here is a birthday card and matching envelope I made for a friend who collects teddy bears.  
 I'm know he's going to smile when he gets this one.

To create this rocker style card, I used a kit called Have A Beer which is part of the Rocker Cards Mega Bundle at the Paper Creator store.  There's 15 different rocker cards included in the bundle. (Please use code DELORIS to save 20% off your entire order.)  I assembled all the pieces, then cut out a few extra bears and beer mugs for the decoupage layers which gives the image a bit more dimension.

Creative Fingers - Challenge #115 - Theme - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe Challenge #156 - Use 2 Patterned Papers
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #33 - Theme - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Carol Singing Mice

There's a new challenge starting today at Paper Creator.  The challenge theme is Christmas.  Paper Creator products are not required to enter the challenge, but you will gain an extra entry if you use them.  The prize is a gift certificate to the store.  Hope you can join us.

I created a shadow box holiday card using the Carol Singing Mice Multi Card Kit from Paper Creator.   Printed all the sheets and cut out as indicated.  Cut out the saying and circle frame with Spellbinders dies.  
Hand cut the decoupage mice layers and assembled all pieces.  
(You can save 20% off your entire order from the Paper Creator store by entering code DELORIS.)

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Challenge #296 - Use A Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Challenge #79 - Non Traditional Colors
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #101 - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Snow much love

I created this pull out style card using a darling precolored digi image from the Paper Creator store called Snow Much Love.  Cut out the card base and layers with my Cameo using cut file 104086 from the Silhouette Store.  Please note I altered the cut file to remove the bottom row of snowflakes.  It now has a flat area for the bottom of  the card to sit on.  Recollections polka dot paper and white ribbon are from Michaels.

ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick layout
Jo's Scrap Shack - Challenge #153 - Use your dies or machines
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #40 - Anything goes
CHNC Challenge Extra August - Anything Christmas

Friday, August 19, 2016

Christmas Treats Scalloped Flip Swing Card

I created this holiday card for a little girl using the Christmas Treats Ultimate Kit from Paper Creator.  I printed the image and paper from the kit.  Cut out card base and layers with the Sizzix die set called Framelits Flip-Its #559171.  Cut out the image with a Spellbinders circle die.  Snowflakes were cut out with my Cameo.

ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick layout
Simon Says - Make for the border (Scalloped edges on both sides instead of straight)
Digi Design Challenge - Fun folds
Jo's Scrap Shack - Challenge #152 - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #39 - Anything goes
CHNC Challenge Extra August - Anything Christmas
In The Pink - Challenge #101 - Pink And Make It Sparkle (Gems on snowflakes)
CHNC Challenge #294 - Brown a little or a lot (the cake is brown)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Just dropping you a line

Just a silly card I made to cheer up a friend who is having some problems.  She likes to sew and I thought this cute little mouse from Paper Pretties would make her smile.  Colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut out the image and background layer with Cottage Cutz Stitched Square Set.  Chevron background layer and scalloped border were cut out with MFT dies, tag with Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure die and photo corners with Quikutz photo corner die.  Added some lace and prima flowers with punched leaves.

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #154 - Sew It Up (Stitching real or faux)
Come & Get It Challenge - Theme is Punches & Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Make For The Border

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Birthday wishes

A few months ago I was the lucky winner of the CD Sunday Challenge.  In the prize package was a CD called Floral Designs for Card Making.  I created this step card using a stepper cut file from the Silhouette store and a image from the Viola collection in the Floral Designs CD.  I added the Happy Birthday saying to the flower image,  then printed out the Viola sheet.  Created the polka dot paper in GIMP.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

CD Sunday - Shape It Up
Digi Design Challenge - Fun folds
Double D Challenge - I love polka dots

Saturday, August 13, 2016

May all your wishes come true

I was the lucky winner at the CD Sunday Challenge of a CD called Floral Designs for Card Making. Had some free time today to work on a card.  I added a saying then printed out the Viola sheet.  Cut out the circle image with a Spellbinders circle die, then hand cut some flowers.  Added 3 layers of flowers to create some dimension.  Doily die is from Sizzix.  Polka dot and solid background papers were created in GIMP using a template from Melstampz.

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #376 - Anything goes
Double D Challenge - I love polka dots

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Splitcoast Stampers Favorite Aug 28

Paper Creator - Fancy Shaped Mega Card Bundle

Love this darling bear with his yummy birthday cake.  The precolored bear and saying are from the
 Celebrate kit in the Fancy Shaped Mega Card Bundle available at The Paper Creator store. 
 (If you plan to place an order, you can save 20% off your order by entering code DELORIS.) 

I created the patterned papers in GIMP using overlays from Melstampz. Transferred the papers to the pattern folder in Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.  Added a white ribbon and button, then attached the image with pop dots.

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Celebrate
A Gem Of A Challenge #175 - Buttons And Bows
Aud Sentiment Challenge #161 - For A Child + A Sentiment
Creative Knockouts Challenge #153 - Favorite Color Combo (blue brown)

Monday, August 1, 2016

More Than My Teddy

Hope you can join us for the new challenge starting today at Paper Creator.
  The theme is Keep It Simple.

I used this fun kit called "More Than My Teddy Topper And Decoupage which is part of the Simple Cards Mega Bundle".  You can find it HERE at the Paper Creator store. 
 (To save 20% off your order please enter code DELORIS.)  

 To make the card,  I printed all the images except the plaid background paper.  I cut out the main toppers, inserts and decoupage layers.  Ran a red Memento marker around the edges of the toppers.  Let the ink dry, then mounted the topper and insert pieces to a white card base.  Added several decoupage layers for the boy.

Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Christmas In July Step Card

I created this step card using the following supplies:

Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Studio DE Software & Silhouette Cut Files

58160 A2 Inside Step Card  

49200 Snowflakes

62870 Talk Bubble (Changed to print file)

Paper Creator Kits

Snowflake paper from the Carol Singing Mice Shadow Box Kit

Snowman image from the Snowman Fancy Shaped Card
which is included in the   Fancy Shaped Cards Mega Bundle Kit

Brown Sugar Challenge #208 - Christmas In July