Down on the Farm

Whole Herd

Crazy 4 Challenges this week is challenging us to use our “favorite” stamp set.  I had to think long and hard as to which stamp set that would be – it’s like choosing who your favorite child is.  But after a long deliberation….I decided my all-time favorite stamp set is Oh Crop from Here She Goes Stamps.  Maybe it’s because I grew up on a farm and a lot of my relatives still live on a farm or have farming in the backgrounds but this is my go-to stamp set when making a card for them. This card is going to my brother whose birthday is on Halloween.  Having one’s birthday on Halloween is just as bad as having a birthday on Christmas Day – no one want to come to your party so you have to celebrate it another day – needless to say, I didn’t want my card to have anything to do with a Halloween theme.

I used a variety of cardstock pieces leftover from other projects.  I’ve been hesitant to try washi tape but I had a roll just setting out and thought this would be a great time to try it – wow, what a quick little burst of color it added!  Other than that, no other embellishments were added.  I embossed the background to the farm to give a bit of texture but that was about it – quick and easy!

Thanks for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room – Use a Critter
Mark’s Finest Papers - Make a Farm Scene
Follow the Recipe – Washi Up
Glitter and Sparkle - Add Some Black
Color Me Creative – Masculine
The Male Room – Nature
Craftin’ Boutique – Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Inspired by the Movies (Home on the Range)
Use it Tuesday – Creatures

Just Ducky

Lucky DuckHappy Sunday!  Have you ever had a stamp you wanted for a lo-o-ong time but never got around to using it once you had it?  Well, that’s what happened to me with this super fun stamp set from There She Goes Stamps.  I had a lot of fun putting this scene together – can’t wait to what else I can come up with in the future!

Hint: If your sentiment stamp doesn’t fit the area you want to  place it – just cut it apart! Works like a charm!!!

Stamp: Lucky Duck – There She Goes Stamps
Papers: Diggers ‘n Dozers – Nitwit Collections Digi Papers
Die: Banner Bundle Die – Verve
Embellishment: Ribbon and Lace Ribbon
Sketch: There She Goes (I flipped the sketch on it’s side)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee]

Challenges:
Fairies - Birthday
The Squirrel and The Fox – Happy Birthday
Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes with a Bow
Sweet Stampin’ – Things with Wings
Crafty Catz – Happy Birthday
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Funny
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Creative Craft – Use Ribbon
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner – Happy Birthday

Hogs & Kisses

Happy Easter!

Hogs and Kisses

It looks like spring is taking its time coming to North Dakota.  Yesterday it  teased us with temps in the upper 40’s but today it is back to the low 30’s with a chance of – so I dare say it? – SNOW!  So much for hiding Easter Eggs outside this evening when the little ones come over.

The inspiration started with There She Goes Challenge sketch this week.

I always have fun coloring u[ the stamps from this stamp set – this is the first time I’ve used the clouds but I must say, I LOVE how whimsical they are!

Paper: Cardstock

Stamp: Oh Crop! – There She Goes Stamps

Die: Sentiment Tag –  Lil’ Inker Designs, Circles – Spellbinders to add a bit of interest, I paper-pierced around the embossed portion of the outer circle.

Embellishments: Ribbon – from my stash

Thanks so much for the visit – enjoy this wonderful day and I hope you’ll stop back again!  Dee

Challenges:

That Craft Place - Animal

Crafting When We Can - Name That Tune (Old MacDonald)

Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes

Creative Creations - The Letter “B” (Blue, Barn, Bales)

Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Anything But Square

Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Card Main Mamas - No Designer Paper

QKR Stampede - Animal Antics

The Whole Herd

Herd

I always have a great time coloring up the images from this stamp set from There She Goes Stamps.  I just love the bright green grass, can’t wait  until it is warm enough and I get to cut the grass!

Paper: From the Sea Too – Nitwit Collections digi paper

Stamp and Sentiment: Oh Crop - There She Goes Stamps

Dies: Clouds – Memory Box, Circle – Spellbinders

Embellishments: Rhinestones, Ribbon

Sketch: There She Goes Clear Stamps, I flipped it on it’s side and brought the ribbom up half into the circle – too bad I covered it with a cloud and you can’t see it.

I hope you enjoy my little creations as much I had making it!  Dee

Challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes

Lawnscaping – Stamp a Scene

Oh Crop!

Ever need a Belated Birthday card?  I hate to admit how often I do!

oh crop

My inspiration started when I saw the sketch from There She Goes Stamps.  I had my sketch and I decided to use one of my favorite color combinations; red, turquoise and black but I still had no idea what image I was going to use. I thumbed through my stamp sets when I ran across my TSG Oh Crop stamp set, I knew what to do.  I inked up a couple of the little piggies and added them to the sentiment on the inside of the card!

Paper: Cardstock

Image: Oh Crop – There She Goes

Dies: Ric Rac – PaperTrey Ink, Clouds – Memory Box

Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug

Thanks so much for the visit – I hope you’ll stop back again!  Dee

Challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Belated Birthday

Cupcake Craft - Make a Scene

Love to Create - Three Favorite Colors (red, turquoise (blue) and black)

Here Come the Boys - BINGO (blue, free, image)

Totally PaperCrafts - It’s Embossing Time

Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes

Deep Ocean - Anything but Square

There is something magical…

… about Winter!

Isn’t she just adorable – makes one want to pinch her cheeks!

Color Inspiration: There She Goes Stamps

Papers: Little Mittens – Nitwit Digi Papers

Stamps: Wonderful Winter Wishes – There She Goes Stamps

Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Applique Puff Paint, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:

Incy Wincy - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Deep Ocean - Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long - Anything Goes

Birthday Herd

Herd you were having a birthday!  Isn’t this stamp set from There She Goes Clear Stamps just the most adorable thing ever??!  This stamp set is so versatile, no designer paper needed.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the backgound and my trusty scallop border punch from EK Success.  I also used dies from PaperTrey Ink and Memory Box for the clouds and the sentiment was diecut using pennant dies from Spellbinders.  It was so-o-o much fun to color these stamps!

Challenges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes

Frosted Designs - Embossing

Totally Gorjuss - Punches and Dies

Pile it On - For a Child

Stamptacular Sunday - It’s your Birthday

Cards 4 Men - Animal Magic

There She Goes - No Patterned Paper

Oldie but Goodie - Inspired by a Song “Old McDonald”

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Shopping our Stash - Go Green