Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Update: I switched to follow.it for Email Subscribers

Hello, everyone!  For those of my followers who are subscribed to my blog by email, you may have already read elsewhere that this is changing in July.  As I understand it from Google, the FeedBurner option will no longer work, so I have switched to follow.it.  

I have added a Get New Posts by Email gadget to my left-hand sidebar, but my existing email subscribers have already been transferred to this new platform when I signed up.  The basic plan is free, and switching was easy; follow.it helped me through it.

If you would like to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to my blog by email, you can use the form on my left sidebar or click here.  

Thank you for following me!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Retro Kitty Countdown 2

Hi, everyone!  Time is ticking for this month's challenges, so today I'm sharing a holiday card as part of my Retro Kitty Countdown series.  You might remember that I am making 25 of these countdown cards this year and plan to have them completed by December.  I have previously shared #4#8, #16, and #18, and for some reason I am not making them in numerical order.  I may not share all 25 but you'll definitely be seeing some of them.  I adore these old-fashioned storybook kitties!


Clipart:  The Digital Chick Etsy (basket of kittens), Prettie Printables Etsy (numbered square)
Other:  From my stash (patterned paper, glitter paper, tag die, bow die, snowflake punch, sentiment stamped on tag, self-made sentiment using Microsoft Word)

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-45-and-winner-of-challenge-44.html

http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2021/04/cardz-tv-anything-goes-challenge-139.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/chnc-challenge-539.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

DL ART AG UE
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/04/dlart-april-2021-linky-challenge.html

Rudolph Day AG Christmas 1E C10
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2021/04/april-rudolph-days-challenge.html

Show Us Your Pussycats 65 Furrything Goes (cats only) UE
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-65.html

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-83/

The Outlawz Monday Greetings Furry Friends 3/3
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-april-26-to-may-9-2021-furry-friends

Word Art Wednesday 489-490 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/04/anything-goes-weeks-489-490.html

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Rosy's Tea Party

Hello, everyone!  Long time, no see!  Thank you to my sweet friends who have reached out to check on me - if you haven't already heard from me, I will be replying to your emails in the next few days.  

Blogging and being online have not been a priority for me lately, but I do have some cards to share!  I actually made these weeks ago, and I'm finally getting around to sharing them.  I have 6 cards to share today!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Jessica Cangiano - thank you for joining me!

First I'm joining the April progressive challenge at Imagine That Digistamp, and I must say that it is cuteness overload over there!  I received the adorable Digi-of-the-Month called Teacup Bunny for free since I participated in last month's challenge (thank you, Kris!).  Teacup Bunny is also part of a new set from Imagine That Digistamp called Rosy Tea Party.  I am so grateful to have received this set for free as well because I submitted the suggestion.   Thank you, Kris - I am thrilled with this set!  I love cup critters!

Teacup Bunny

Rosy Tea Party

Here is my first card.  I've been obsessed with paper tearing lately and I just can't stop!  All 6 of my cards feature paper tearing.  This first card was actually the final card I made and I used up scraps left over from the other five cards.  I chose to use the precoloured Teacup Bunny image, fussy-cut, and popped up on foam tape.  Behind her is a die-cut doily (Your Next Stamp).  The pretty papers are all from Rosy Tea Party.  I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word.

Card 2 also features the precoloured Teacup Bunny, torn paper from Rosy Tea Party, and a self-made sentiment.

For Cards 3 and 4, I used the precoloured Teapot Kitty image and torn papers from Rosy Tea Party, as well as a self-made sentiment.


Below are Cards 5 and 6.  They feature the papers and my favourite critter in the Rosy Tea Party set, the Teacup Mouse.  All of these critters make me smile!  



I would like to join the following 9 challenges, for a total of 10:

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-45-and-winner-of-challenge-44.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

DL ART AG UE
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/04/dlart-april-2021-linky-challenge.html

https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2000/07/linky.html

Pixie's Snippet Playground 401 (Card #1 uses up the scraps left over from the other 5 cards) 1E C10
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2021/04/pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-401.html

Show Us Your Pussycats 65 Furrything Goes (cats only) UE
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-65.html

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-83/

https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-april-26-to-may-9-2021-furry-friends

Word Art Wednesday 489-490 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/04/anything-goes-weeks-489-490.html

More photos:


Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Blooming Botanicals Birthday

Hello, everyone!  Today I'll be sharing three cards made with the same floral stamp and the same colour combo.  This is the third card, and the others are here and here.  The floral stamp is Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, which I coloured with markers.


Products used:
Clear stamps:  Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, Newton's Nook Newteon's Birthday Bash (birthday sentiment), Newton's Nook Basket of Wishes (celebrate)
Ink:  Your Next Stamp Purple Passion (sentiment), Lawn Fawn Jet Black (image)
Other:  Small butterfly punch, purple gems

My colour combo was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 143.  The colours are yellow, purple, white, and spring green.   


My butterflies were inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 153, and I went with J for Jasmine and Jewels.



I would also like to join the following challenges:

Allsorts 614 Use Yellow 3/3
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/week-614-use-yellow.html

Crafts Galore Encore March AG 3/3
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-2021-challenge-85-crafts-galore.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-203.html

Dare 2B Artzy March AG 3/3
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/march-challenge-anything-goes-3/

DL.ART March Linky AG UE
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/03/dlart-march-2021-linky-challenge.html

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/02/challenge-5-gem-of-craft.html

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2021/03/wk-10-card-making-and-craft-challenge.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Add Some Green (green marker) 3/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=23138

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday A Bit O'Green 3/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-a-bit-o-green/

https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/march-tcp-tuesday-challenge-377/


Word Art Wednesday 481-482 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk2
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/weeks-481-482-anything-goes.html

Your Scrapbook Place March AG 3/3
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2021/02/march-challenge-jans-digi-stamps-and.html

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Blooming Botanicals Anniversary

Hello, everyone!  Today I'll be sharing three cards made with the same floral stamp and the same colour combo.  This is the second card, and the others can be seen here and here.  The floral stamp is Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, which I coloured with markers.


Products used:
Clear stamps:  Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental
Ink:  Versafine Imperial Purple (background), Staz-On Jet Black (vellum), Lawn Fawn Jet Black (image)
Other:  Vellum, small butterfly punch, purple gems

My colour combo was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 143.  The colours are yellow, purple, white, and spring green.   My card design was inspired by Courtney's card on the Newton's Nook blog.  


My butterflies were inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 153, and I went with J for Jasmine.



I would also like to join the following challenges:

Allsorts 614 Use Yellow 2/3
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/week-614-use-yellow.html

Crafts Galore Encore March AG 2/3
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-2021-challenge-85-crafts-galore.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-203.html

Dare 2B Artzy March AG 2/3
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/march-challenge-anything-goes-3/

DL.ART March Linky AG UE
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/03/dlart-march-2021-linky-challenge.html

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/02/challenge-5-gem-of-craft.html

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2021/03/wk-10-card-making-and-craft-challenge.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Add Some Green (green marker) 2/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=23138

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday A Bit O'Green 2/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-a-bit-o-green/

https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/march-tcp-tuesday-challenge-377/


Word Art Wednesday 481-482 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/weeks-481-482-anything-goes.html

Your Scrapbook Place March AG 2/3
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2021/02/march-challenge-jans-digi-stamps-and.html

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Blooming Botanicals Heartfelt Thanks

Hello, everyone!  Today I'll be sharing three cards made with the same floral stamp and the same colour combo.  This is the first card, and the other two will follow, here and here.  The floral stamp is Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, which I coloured with markers.  


Products used:
Clear stamps:  Newton's Nook Blooming Botanicals, Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental, and Newton's Nook Beautiful Wings
Ink:  StazOn Royal Purple (for vellum); Lawn Fawn Jet Black (for image), Versamark (for heat-embossed stamping on butterfly)
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Plum Blossom
Other:  Vellum, Adirondack Eggplant embossing powder, purple gems

My colour combo was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 143.  The colours are yellow, purple, white, and spring green.  My card design was inspired by Tatiana's card


My butterflies were inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 153, and I went with J for Jasmine.


I would also like to join the following challenges:

Allsorts 614 Use Yellow 1/3
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/week-614-use-yellow.html

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-2021-challenge-85-crafts-galore.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-203.html

Dare 2B Artzy March AG 1/3
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/march-challenge-anything-goes-3/

DL.ART March Linky AG UE
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/03/dlart-march-2021-linky-challenge.html

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/02/challenge-5-gem-of-craft.html

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2021/03/wk-10-card-making-and-craft-challenge.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Add Some Green (green marker) 1/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=23138

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday A Bit O'Green 1/5
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-a-bit-o-green/

https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/march-tcp-tuesday-challenge-377/


Word Art Wednesday 481-482 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/weeks-481-482-anything-goes.html

http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2021/02/march-challenge-jans-digi-stamps-and.html

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Turner Syndrome Hop and Butterfly Inside-Out Card

Hello, everybody!   Does anyone else struggle with fun folds?  This one did not look difficult and it wasn't complicated, but I still struggled.  It's too embarrassing to say how long this took me to make, but I did it!  It's called an Inside-Out Card, and I saw the tutorial on Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 152.  I went with the theme only (Inside-Out Card) plus butterflies.


I created the "Please turn me inside out" instructions for the front of the card with Microsoft Word, so it's the inside of the card that the recipient would display, which is such a fun concept!


Digital image:   Butterfly from Imagine That Digistamp Goin' Buggy (precoloured version, printed in different sizes)
Clear stamps:  Rosie's Studio Chasing Butterflies
Dies:  Die-Versions Butterfly Garden, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Modern Vines
Other:  Small butterfly punch, gems, washi tape

I'm also joining the final week of Imagine That Digistamp's 8th Birthday Celebration, the theme of which is birthday with bling (see gems on butterfly bodies).


This is also my third entry to support the "It's a Girl Thing" Blog Hop and Challenge.  I first learned about Turner Syndrome during the 2020 hop. I told you a bit about Turner Syndrome in my previous posts here and here, but did you know that girls and women with this genetic disorder have 2-3 times higher increase in fractures?  More information on Turner Syndrome can be found here, and I encourage you to learn more about it.  The goal of the blog hop and challenge is to spread awareness of Turner Syndrome to as many people as possible in hopes that the medical field will do more research on how Turner Syndrome affects girls and women throughout their lifetimes.  


I would also like to join the following challenges:

Cardz TV 135 AG 2/3
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2021/02/cardz-tv-anything-goes-challenge-135.html

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/02/challenge-202.html

Die Cut Divas Fun Folds 1/4
https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2021/01/fun-fold-time-with-hero-arts.html

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/02/dlart-february-2021-linky-challenge.html

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2021/02/c-152.html

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-81/

The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Goes (Birthday) UE
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-february-19-march-4

Word Art Wednesday 479-480 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 Wk1
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/02/anything-goes-weeks-479-480.html

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!