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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anything Goes!!!!!

Over at Penny's Crafty Paper Challenge  the challenge #334 is Anything Goes.  A time to let it rip with whatever you want to put in.  The Design Team is working with #Bugaboo images and so I got to have some fun with these designs

This Dog set of 4 Squares by Bugaboo was so darling to me.   I could see how this card could be an OOPS,  used as a masculine card, a Just Peeking in on You, or various other sentiments.  The one I chose for this card was HELLO.

Entering this card in the Crafty Creations #344 Anything Goes

This fuzzy HELLO stamp is from #GossamerBlue, they have a whole set of these stamps that I am LOVING.  (not a paid endorsement).
The products I used for this card are:
Fancy Pants paper, Square Pop Dots, Copic Markers, Xyron Adhesive, EK Success rounded square punch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fred She Said

The challenge over at Penny's Crafty Paper Challenges is Anything Goes.  The DT are using Fred She Said images.  I used two different images on this card

The flowers and grass are a background image called "Doodle Flower Trio" that I sized and cropped , added buttons to the flowers and the little boy is "Nolan with a sign," you can get the image blank but it also comes with 4 pre-printed signs.  I used the "How U doin'?!" sign.

I had this little "Hey" word bubble that came in a grab-bag I received, and it was perfect for this card and to balance out the butterfly.   Come join us a Penny's Challenges

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #343 Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges - For the boys

Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes #37

Naughty Or Nice Challenge #40 Anything Goes

Monday, June 12, 2017

Masculine Card for Father's Day and - Bugaboo

With Father's Day quickly approaching the need for masculine cards is imminent!  I've made two using the cricut.  The first I used George and Basic Shapes to create squares for the front of my card and for the sentiment.  I used the cuddle bug to emboss grass on the lower half of the card.

The image is Guy Walking Dog from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I just loved this image because it is what my husband does all the time, walking the dog and picking up poop so I don't have to! He's so sweet that way and he deserves a card for Father's day if only for that. But he is also a magnificent dad and papa!
I used Paper Smooches to created the holes lining the sentiment rectangle.  Colored the image with copic markers and my #UniballWhiteOpaquePen  The Sun and Cloud brads are from #EyeletOutletRibbon is from my stash.  I fussy cut around the image and popped it up with foam squares for depth.

This card entered in the following challenge:  Cardz4Guyz - #171 Something Blue

The inside sentiment, Happy Father's Day! Both sentiments printed on my printer.  I really liked how this card turned out! 

My second card is the card that I made for my father.  It's a Pop and Twist Card.  I used Cricut Images on each of the sections of the card.  My dad loves cars and so there is a car to represent the ages he is......  

I used a quote from Dr. Seuss, "Oh The Places We  Will Go" for the sentiment inside and the classic kid question, "Are We There Yet?"  

Each of the cuts are from: Beep BeepDisney Mickey and FriendsOutdoor ManNifty FiftiesArt Deco

Entering this card in:Bitten By The Bug - Father's Day Challenge

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dr Digi's Quackers

The challenge at Penny's this week had us using images from Dr. Digi's.  There are some great images there.  I chose the Quackers image and made a pedestal card. 

I colored this image with my copic markers

Cricut Cuts - Get Well Chicken Noodle Soup Can
and Get Well Soon sign
Both cuts were print and cuts
Sentiment printed on printer

I included this instruction sticker (that I found on Pinterest) on the back of the card:

Come Join Us at Penny's Challenges

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes

ProMarker Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Just Because

Sometimes you need some "Just Because.... I was thinking of you" cards in your stash.  I had some fun coloring this Tea Rose - Tea Cup from Close To My Heart.  Colored with my copic markers,
Fancy Pants Paper, stash ribbon,

The close to my heart stamps came with matching Die Cuts, which make me happy anytime I don't have to do fussy cuts!
Entering this card in the following challenges: 

Creates & Makes - Challenge 12 Anything Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp

Challenge 331 at Penny's Crafty Paper Challenges 

The Design Team over at Penny's are using Sasayaki Glitter images for our Anything Goes challenge. 

This is the little mermaid image from Sasayaki Glitter digital stamps.   You can Like their facebook page here.

I colored this image with
Copic Markers and Copic Spica Markers
White Opaque Pen
Cricut Jellyfish and Shellfish
Cricut Circle w/scallop cut
Paper Flowers and Brads
My own personal"Thinking of You" stamp
Pearl Stickers for bubbles

Inner cut is "Mermaid Love" svg cut

I really enjoyed coloring this image, which I ended up coloring twice, when the original one I colored was destroyed by my stupidity in stamping.  Arrrgghh.  Don't you hate that.  My original one was colored PERFECTLY too.  I did it again and got it framed and carded and I was happy with it.  I made it for my grand-daughter, Ruby, who is quite the fish herself -- since she lives in Hawaii, she's always at the beach.

Sasayaki has some adorable digital images.
Have a look and good luck in the Penny's challenge.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff - Summer Challenge Blog Hop

Monday, May 29, 2017

Graduation Treat

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #302-GraduationMake a project about any kind of Graduation!This Weeks Sponsor
Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!
To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.  
If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

The University of North Texas Colors are Green, Black and White and our adopted college daughter (from Church)  is graduating from there.  Enclosed in the box are some hugs, kisses and $$$.  

The card is a Make-It Cricut Project you can find on the Design Space Home Page.   The Box can be found on the Tags Bags Boxes and More Cartridge or Pretty Packages 

The tassel can be made by making quick cuts across a long strip of paper, attaching it to a ribbon or string and rolling it, finishing with glue or scor-tape.  It just makes the graduation package!  There are hundreds of tutorials on a simple google search.

I hope you'll join us and play at Fantabulous Cricut! 

I won Top 3 

And I WON at 

Lemon Shortbread Challenge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Giddy-Up #Bugaboo

Penny's challenge this week has us using #Bugaboo stamps.  The sentiments that came with the stamp are "howdy" or "giddy-up"
I loved coloring this with my prisma pencils.  

Rectangles cut on the cricut
Rick-Rack, Brads
Fancy Pants paper

Giddy- up stamp with lasso clip-art I added. 

My next door neighbor just had a little boy and I delivered it with a huge box of diapers. 

Monday, May 15, 2017


FCCB Challenge #301-Animals

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Make a project about any kind of animal-dogs, cats, horses, cows, etc!
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.   If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

I LOVE PUNS!  In fact, way back in the beginning of my blog I did cards that were almost exclusively "punny."  

While I LOVE what I am learning with my Copic markers and coloring.  My first love will always be my Cricut and creating things with puns!

This card is made with:
  • Go Canada Cartridge
  • DCWV  Paper
  • Fancy Pants Paper Pack
  • Cricut SANS font
  • Twine
  • Neenah Cardstock Base
  • Zig Blue Glue
  • Herringbone Embossing for Fur Effect on Moose
There's no sentiment inside yet.  It could be a joke, 

Thinking of You, Just Because, etc.  I send a lot of "Get Well" cards and jokes and amusing cards are always welcome.  

Hope you will join us at Fantabulous Cricut!

The winner of my blog candy from the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Hop is



Pile It On Challenge - Animals

Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 36

Creative Knockouts#195 Embossing Delight

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gallbladder Problems

My friend, Mike, was in the hospital for a week before they finally discovered the problem was his gallbladder.  They removed it and he's good to go.  I made a card for him to make him smile a little.

This is a favorite die cut and stamp set from Close To My Heart called School Years.  I don't care so much about the school theme as much as I just love that there is a little boy with the group that I can use for male cards.

This Card is Cricut Print and Cut Word Bubble and Star, CTMH - School Years, Fancy Pants Paper,  #BradandEyletOutlet brads.  

I'm entering this card in 

As You Like It Challenge - Use Your Favorite Die

CHALLENGE 158 Anything goes - Crafting From The Heart

Challenge #241 - Anything Goes - Addicted to Stamps

As part of this same set, I made this card for Mike's wife, to encourage her when they didn't know what was wrong.  We've been girlfriends for 20 years.   Rare to have friends that long when you move around in the military like we did. 

I am entering this card in: 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summertime and tubin' in Texas

This week's challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty is Anything Goes.  Our sponsors are: 


Image result for heart
This is my card:

Cricut water cuts from Wild Card -Grass
and the Water from Disney Princess
Eyelet Outlet for the ladybug and flower brads

I loved this image because of my Summer memories in Texas, tubin' down the Guadalupe river.  Youth group activities and family fun at the river are a huge part of my own teenage memories and then I passed those down to my own kids as well.  Plus, this little lady is not a skinny mini.  She is one of the Busty Ladies in the Paper Creator series.

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's a Dog Day Birthday

This sweet puppy image is from #AllDressedUp Digital Stamps.  It's a gift box filled with doggy treats for a friend's dog birthday.

This box is 8" long by 4" tall and is layered with
Turquoise Fancy Pants and various papers
Craft brown paper polka dot bag
White opaque pen
Buttons, Stickers and brads
Twine and Fuzzy yarn
Stamped Sentiment

Cricut Cut Banner and Rectangles
Copic Marker Colors

I hope she likes it.  I know the dog will but it's  not the dogs feelings I care about.  :-)

This box is for the Challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty   Come join us! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

300th Challenge at Fantabulous Cricut GREAT PRIZES

Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 

of Denton, Texas

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at


We also have:

And two $10 gift certificates to-

To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.  There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

My project is this Mother's Day card that is a pop up flower pot in the card.  I'm learning about pop ups and I really like them.  

The Cricut cuts come from the All Occasion Box Cards, and a die cut that cuts the middle tabs in the card.  

Here is my thinking of you box card that I'm sending to a friend on Mother's Day that lost her only child.  She has a little Scotty dog now that she refers to like a child.  

Here is our blog hop list for Mother's Day challenge #300!

  1. Michelle
  2. Penny Light  (You are here)
  3. DIANA L. 
  4. Karla Yungwirth 
  5. Carol 
  6. Dorlene Durham 
  7. Marie Flayer
  8. Stacey
  9. Sheila Harper
  10. Lynn 
  11. Cindy
  12. Cynthia
  13. Diana Lynn Martin 
  14. Linda Israel
  15. Jamie 
Just some of the things in my blog candy
  • My blog candy includes goodies from Maya Road, Fancy Pants, Eyelet & Brad Outlet, Cricut Vinyl, Ribbon, Stamps, Stickers, and much more that fills the medium size IF IT FITS IT SHIPS USPS box.  Please comment here for a chance to win this and the Cricut Explore!

Can't wait to see your projects! 

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