Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A New Year!

Hi everyone! Well, we only have a few more days left until the new year so I thought I would get ready with my first calendar card. 

Our design team challenge this week over at Cornish Heritage Farms is to create a calendar card.

This cute little dog will bring a smile to my face every day! It is called "Beggin Dog Stamp" and you can find the digital image over at Cornish Heritage Farms. The sentiment is from the rubber stamp set called "Birthday Greetings."

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

P.S. I Love You!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. Now that Christmas is over, It is time to start thinking about our next big card event, and that of course is Valentine's Day!

I couldn't believe that I didn't have this gorgeous fan in my stamp stash! Well I rectified that!

I love to layer my cards. You can use so many elements with this technique that compliment each other, even though you are covering up part of the images.

I started out with a 4.25" x 5.5" creme card stock. I matted it onto red card stock and stamped the Eiffel tower. I used a stamp I had from Stampin Up, but So Suzy Stamps has a wonderful Eiffel Tower stamp in her Paris Collection.

I added some washi tape to the bottom of the creme card stock and added my Lovely View Die cut. At this point I adhered the 4.25" x 5.5" card stock to my red designer paper.  I cut the paper a bit smaller on each sides to fit a 5" x 7" card base.

Using my foam dots, I added my stamped and embossed fan and Cafe Sign. I stamped Je t'aime and P.S. I Love you and added a post mark to the side.  So Suzy Stamps has some great post mark stamps and you can find those as well in her Paris section.

Supplies Used

Stamps:  Swirl Heart FanJe t'aimeP.S. I Love You, Follow My Heart, Tre'Port Postale, Greetings From Paris
Die Cuts: Lovely View
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Paper: DCWV - Dear Jane Stack
General Supplies: Washi Tape, Clear embossing powder, Foam dots
Tools: Heating Tool, Big Shot

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dear Santa

I am here with the last post of the year for Riley and Company! But we will be back again next year with a new challenge and a new name, so be sure to stay tuned for that.

Our theme this time is Christmas, so I decided to make this card as one last plea to Santa...Hopefully he will have some pity on me and I will get more than coal in my stocking, LOL!

The sentiment is one of the funny bones over at Riley and Company!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs!


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Monday, December 21, 2015

Travel Passport Card

Hey everyone! One of my goals for 2016 is to be able to put these lovely passport cards into kits! Now I know there are a lot of kits out there, but these cards have become so popular and can be altered for so many occasions, I thought I would share the knowledge and supplies to create these fun cards.

There are a lot of embellishments that go into making these cards, and that is what makes up the detail. You will see ephemera throughout, sentiments as well as Tim Holtz rub ons.

These are greeting cards, so you will also get journal cards to share a little hand written note. 

Each card has a pocket where you can add a matching tag, fun matching ephemera to go with the theme of the card, or even a gift card.

Now to really make this a passport card, you will need the post marks. I have all 4 So Suzy Stamps post mark stamps that always go in the back of these cards. I hope to release 4 kits next year and each kit will have one of the 4 stamps!

This card is available in my Etsy shop, as well as this fun fun little kit I put together. I found this Travel book kit at Tuesday Morning and decided to add to it to make a starter Passport kit.  The 6 travel stamps are perfect for passport cards, so I thought I would put 2 kits together. Now one is already sold, so I only have one left. 

You can find the kit in my etsy store and be on the lookout for future kits in 2016!

I would like to share my card with the following challenges:

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tickle My Funny Bone - New Card Kit Club!!!

I am sooooooooo excited to share something the entire moose team has been working on for quite awhile now....

Our very own Card Kit Club!

Club Members are automatically sent the Tickle My Funny Bones Card Kit on the 15th of every month. The kit includes 7 stamps (comprised of a combination of Funny Bones, Inspirations and Riley), 4 Collector Design Cards with photos and instructions and an exclusive Tickle My Funny Bones monthly button!

Club Members will automatically be added to a super secret Private Facebook page where they can find more designs to make with stamps in the kit! Members can also interact with our design team and share ideas with each other!

And the Tickle My Funny Bone Button...... oh the Button! Each month, Club Member will receive an exclusive monthly button made just for them. Collect them all! This button will be used in special random contests to win free product and can be used in our booth at conventions for free product and discounts! The more buttons you have, the bigger the discounts you earn! These will never be for sale, and only Club Members get them!

Every 12 months you are a member, you will receive a FREE special thank you kit in the mail!

The Card Club is by subscription only. A minimum of three months is required. Your credit card or Paypal account will be charged when you sign up, and then every 30 days afterward. Customer are responsible for cancelling after three months, but why in the world would you want to?

We can't wait to have you as a club member!

Enjoy and Share A Smile! 


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Santa Claus is coming to town...are you ready?

Santa will soon be here.  Are you ready for him yet?  To ensure you are not on the naughty list you should probably get all those last minute Christmas cards created and sent out and while you are at it play along over at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see a Santa image somewhere on your card. Now we are looking to see the big old jolly guy himself, no Santa substitutes please

For my inspiration I used Christmas Couple. They look so Jolly don't they?
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of 3 digital images from Rick st. Dennis

So we hope that you find some time to link up for our last one of the year. See you there. 

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Old Fishing Hole

Welcome back to another challenge over at Cornish Heritage Farms.  Frances has challenged the design team this week to create using a Thomas Kinkade stamp.

CHF has some wonderful Thomas Kinkade rubber stamps. The one I am using is called:

The Old Fishin' Hole
I decided to go black and white for this card. What is so nice about his images, you can color them, but they also look great just stamped. There is so much detail in these stamps!

Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Day 4

It is day 4 of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and this is only my 2nd card! I know I know, but this is such a busy time of year!

So for my second card, I decided to make a passport card using some great printables from VectoriaDesigns.

The paper is from the Coffee Colors Paper Pack and the fun ephemera and tags are from The Coffee Scrapbooking Kit

There are so many projects you can make using these two great items. I have created a link to all the Coffee Printables for your viewing pleasure!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Village additions using Deflecto Crafts

I probably am not the only one who puts up a Christmas Village during the holidays. But in a village, the houses and buildings are only part of it, You need to have people, trees and signs.

Flexible sign dangler

deflecto sign holder - angled
So this year I created all three of these to compliment my Christmas Village. I used the sign holder from Deflecto Crafts for my light post and attached my Tim Holtz Lamp Post Die Cut I cut on from some red and white designer paper. The wreath was a sticker from Recollections. I attached the sign holder to the small angled  Deflecto Crafts sign holder to act as a base for my lamp post.
The Alpha Parts framed arrows from Ideology and attached red signs I found on line. The Naughty and Nice elves digital print outs I cut to fit into the Deflecto Crafts angled sign holders. I added stickers from Recollections.

 Finally, the Christmas Tree is an ornament. I removed the string and attached it to the Deflecto Crafts angled sign holder to use as a base.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 1

It is day 1 of the Coffee Lover's blog hop and I only have 1 card finished! Fortunately this is a card that I used for a holiday gift card, so as you can see I am multi-tasking!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Steampunk and Passport cards...

Everyone knows I love Steampunk and I love Passport Cards, but when you put my two favorites together, it is just heaven for me.

I needed to create a birthday card for a gentleman turning 80 and he loves trains. I had this wonderful stamp set from Artistic Outpost that I knew would work great!

One I finished the birthday card, I loved it so much that I knew I had to create a Passport card using the same image. The image was the perfect size for the front of my passport book and I had some fun ephemera that I could use.

Now these passport cards are greeting cards, so I always ensure there is a journal card somewhere inside to be able to include a nice handwritten sentiment.

I just love this image of the train depot! It stamped so crisp using my MISTI!

 Of course you need the train schedule, meal pass and your ticket for this ride, and they are all include in your passport card.

I have many favorites, but I think currently, this one is my favorite and now available in my Etsy store. 

Traveling Die Cut Storage

Hey everyone. I wanted to share with you this die cut storage I created using Deflecto 5" x 7" plastic pouches and the craft magnetic sheets.

Like most of us, I have die cut storage units, but they are bulky and put up on a shelf. I don't know about you, but with my crafting, sometimes when it is out of sight, it is out of mind.  So I created these nifty little die cut holders that are small enough to keep on my desk when I am crafting and easy to hang up on a hook when I want to get them off my desk.

They are so easy to move around I am calling this my "traveling die cut storage unit" LOL!
These pouches are perfect for my smaller die cuts, the ones we tend to forget about. Now they are right at my fingertips!
Craft Magnetic Sheets

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Creative holiday decorations are always fun and very unique. I made several Christmas cards this year using these stamped images from Riley and Company as well as So Suzy Stamps, but I wanted a way to display this cute little guy!

Form my holiday frame I used the NEW Clear Magnetic Curved Frame that will be available from Deflecto Crafting Solutions in January 2016. I adhered my matted Grinch image onto some Christmas Designer Paper
The sentiment images are both from So Suzy Stamps called Bah Humbug and Grinch

I used two Double Clip Sign Holders to display both my sentiments. This display could work for most any picture you would want to display. You could even tell a little story about the picture and attach it. 

Deflecto Double clip - Sign Holder

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