Stupid Together

Birdbrain SnowmanI thought this image was quite fitting considering the wintery weather we’ve been having lately.  Pop on over to the FTHS store and see the other wonderful sentiments that come with this image.

Image: Birdbrain Snowman – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Great White North – Nitwit Collections
Die: Frosty Border – Memory Box
Embellishment – Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Crafty Creations – Seasonal (Winter)
Clear it Out – We’re Singing the Blues (color and use the color blue, stash – gems)
Die Cuttin Divas – Winter Fun
Kaboodle Doodles – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Scrap-Creations – Use Favorite Embellishment (I love to add sparkle whenever I can with gems!)
Shopping Our Stash – Cabin Fever (stash: gems)
Melonheadz – Winter Fun
Glitter and Sparkle – Bling it Up
Cupcake Inspiration – Snowflakes


Stella Magical Substance

Have you had your morning cup??? I have a feeling there may be mornings when this could easily be me.  I love that first sip of coffee in the morning – mmmmmm!

Image and Sentiment: Stella Peeker – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Cottage Charm – Nitwit Collections
Die and Stamp: Heart-2-Heart #1 , Buttoned Up Die, – PaperTrey Ink, Medium Scalloped Border – Memory Box (cut apart to make rounded strips)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee


The Red Carpet Studio – The Breakfast Club (gotta love that first cup of coffee in the morning)
Eureka Stamps – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

With all My Heart

I know I say this all of the time but…. How cute is this little guy???

With all my Heart

Just popping in to remind you there are a couple days left to play along with Di’s Digi Design’s Spots and Dots Challenge.  This little cutie is one of Di’s newest creations – you can find him here.

Image: With All My Heart – Di’s Digi Designs
Paper: PaperTrey Ink
Dies: Hearts – Memory Box, Labels Fourteen – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Gem

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Spots and Dots
City Crafter Challenge Blog – Love Story
Everybody Art – Heart
Fantastic Tuesday – Make it Cute or Sweet
My Craft Spot – Polka Dots
Sentimental Sundays – Lovey Dovey
Hiding in My Craft Room – For a Loved One
Simply Create Too – Valentine’s Day &/or Use Hearts
Just Us Girls – Inspirational Photo



Pelican by the Sea

It’s sketch time from I {heart} Sketches!

Pelican by the Sea

I really appreciate this new image that can be found at From the Heart Stamps – it’s hard to find nice images that can be used for those special men in our lives!

I’ve had some ask me why I list the banner die from Verve when I have long notched banners. I have a tip to share with you.  If you cut the paper strip the same width as the die, you can layer the die over your paper strip and then just run the notched potion through your die-cutter; stop before you get to the end of your die or you will have a short strip instead of your intended length:-) Easy, peasy – right?!

Sketch: I {heart} Sketch 051


Image: Pelican By the Sea – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Coastal – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Banner Bundle – Verve, Star – Memory Box
Embellishment: Star Button (from stash)
Sentiment: I saw this sentiment on Pinterest but forgot to Pin it to give proper credit to the creator. I recreated it to the best of my memory.  I love how the Riesling font adds so much to this sentiment – I have to remember to use it more often.

shoreThanks so much for stopping by – I hope I’ve inspired you to join in on our sketch challenge this week at From the Heart Stamps!  Dee

Created with Love – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations – A Man Card
Paper Makeup – Shades of Blue
A Gem of a Challenge – One for the Boys
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts – One for the Boys
Aud Sentiments – Sentiment is the Focus
Sweet Stamps – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Love is in the Air

Owl Always Love You

Love is in

My daughter loves owls so when I saw this stamp set from PaperTrey Ink, I knew I had to get it!  Today I’m using the stamps to make a Valentine card – I have a feeling I know who the recipient will be 🙂  Capture the Moment  is having a Blog Hop today and the theme is Pink in Pink – doesn’t matter what theme you decide to use, it just needs to be Pink.  One of the things I appreciate about cling stamp sentiment is they are flexible as you can see I curved the sentiment to better fit the doily.

Stamp: Polka Dot Parade #11 – PaperTrey Ink

Papers: Hibiscus Burst Pattern Pack and Hibiscus Burst Cardstock – PaperTrey Ink

Die: Polka Dot Parade #11 – PaperTrey InkEmbellishment: Doily

Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Skating by….

to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Before I get to the details for today’s card – I just want to congratulate Nicky for her lovely comment ” Great card and love how the image looks almost smug holding the cupcake, lovely colours” she left me for my Blog Hop card.  Check your e-mail Nicky for your winning image!  Now back to our regular programming…..


I hope you enjoyed all of the fun and festivities last week celebrating Bugaboo Stamps 4th Birthday – I know I did.  Today the challenge is a photo inspiration.

One of the great things about digi stamps is how versatile they are.  You can flip them or like I did here – I resized it; it’s a two-fer!

Image: Little Penguin Winter Skate – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: Snow Folk – Nitwit Collections
Die: Curved Borders One – Spellbinders
Embellishments: Ribbon and Candi Dots

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Paper Creator’s – Use Two Images
Avenue 613 – Winter Blues
Melonheadz Friends – Winter Fun
The Cutie Pie – Cute January Blues
Cardz 4 Guys – Monochrome
{PIN}spirational – Inspirational Photo (Penguins)
Kaboodle Doodles – Use Blue
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Blues (ribbon from stash)
Digi Galore – Monochrome
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Birthday
Die Cuttin Divas – Penguins

May the Fours be with You

No it’s not a typo – we want to see “4” of something on your project!

Cupcake TowerToday wraps up the week long birthday celebration at Catch the Bug – can you believe it??? Bugaboo stamps is 4 years old!  One of the things I’ve appreciated about Bugaboo stamps through the past 4 years is Jodi’s generosity and providing to all of us a new, free digi each week.  If you’ve been lucky enough to have followed Bugaboo stamps for the past 4 years, you’ve amassed quite the collection of stamps just by saving all of the freebies!  Today the freebie is the cupcake tower – I used the image twice, flipping it once to balance the “4”candles in the center.

Stamp: Cupcake Tower – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: A Fresh Start- Design House Digital (unfortunately, I don’t think this digi paper is available any longer)
Dies: Candles – PaperTrey Ink, Scalloped Stitched Lace Border – Doohickey
Embellishment: Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by! – Dee

Bundled Up

Warms My HeartHave you seen the new images at From the Heart Stamps?  When I saw Cupcake Inspiration’s Challenge , I knew just the snowmen I wanted to color up.  I didn’t have quite the right colors from the inspirational photo but I think I came close enough.

Photo Inspiration: Cupcake Inspirations

Image and Sentiment: Bundled Up – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Petal Fresh – Nitwit Collections, Kraft Cardstock
Die: Curved Borders One – Spellbinders
Embellishments: Baker’s Twine, Charm, Candi Dots

If you enjoy FTHS images as much as I do – please check out this one day sale.  You get two images for the price of $1 – that’s unheard of!  These images are ADORABLE – they are on my must list to have!!!

50% off two NEW Images = 2 Digis For 1!

Two brand new designs are 50% off today only. Grab them while you can. Super fun and sweet for all of your Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. Each image comes with bonus sentiments to save you time so that you can focus on creating a beautiful card.  Voucher Code for 50% OFF is SWEETDEAL. Hurry before time runs out!!  Also, if you haven’t yet – there is a freebie available too to play along with our Stamp of the Month Callenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

QKR Stampede – Winter Fun
Emergency Crafters – Cold
I Did It Creations – Winter
Red Carpet Studio – Snow Buddies
Paper Makeup – Snowflakes
Scrap-Creations – Snowmen
Digi Haven – Snow Buddies
The Kraft Journal – Winter Blues

Just Kidding Around

Thursday’s challenge at Catch the Bug  is “Just Kidding Around” – make a birthday project for kids.  Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 4th Birthday – for all of the information and a list of the prizes you could win, check out all of the information here.

Monster Truck

As is Bugaboo, so will be two of my grandsons.  I thought what better way to combine the two birthday celebrations than to make a card for my grandson and to show you a bit of inspiration using one of Bugaboo’s images which is just perfect for a little boy.

Image: Monster Truck – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Diggers ‘n Dozers – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Birthday and Smoke – PaperTrey Ink

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Charisma Cardz – It’s a Boy Thing
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge – For the Boys
Oh-La-La Creations – For a Man
Crafty Sentiments – Birthday
Alphabet Challenge – “Y”oung One

You know you’re old when…

…the firemen are called because your candles caught on fire!

Stella Firemen

Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s Bugaboo Birthday Challenge – Humor Me Wednesday.  Well I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a Stella image – love her snarky sentiments!

I’m not sure if  you can tell or not but I took a match and literally burned the corner of one of the layers.  It needed a bit more soot so I dabbed on some ink from an ink pad – In hind  site, I probably should have used a charcoal color but I think the brown works okay.

Image: Stella Birthday Firemen Call – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Bear Academy – Nitwit Collections
Die: Banner Bundle – Verve
Embellishments: Eyelets, Baker’s Twine, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

– Ba

The Crafter’s Cafe – Ha, Ha Very Funny
Seize the Birthday – Coloring
The Rubber Buggy – Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet – Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe – Anything Goes
Come and Get It – Food, Glorious Food
Tuesday Throwdown – Baked Goods
Simon Says – Let’s have a Laugh