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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

More elves for CAS Christmas!

Since the stamps were out, I couldn't resist doing one more naughty elf card for this month's CAS Christmas Card Challenge to use an elf.

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Hero Arts CM206 Naughty Elves & CL343 Holiday Sayings (retired)
Dies - Memory Box Family Cabin Frame; My Favorite Things retired stitched frame;
Other - Copic Markers; Distress Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky

I had a chance to shop my local LSS last week and found the MB frame 40% off! Thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a pair of naughty elves. I popped the sky pieces out and blended Distress Oxide inks, then spritzed with a bit of water. Inlaid them back in. The small pieces I left in and added a bit of color to the chimney smoke & windows. I stamped the little sentiment "Naughty is the New Nice" & turned it into a billboard. It's hard to see in the photo but the red elf has candy canes in his mouth, plus his tongue sticking out! My little elf duo seems to be shirking toy duty - more power to them!

Hope you have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2019

A Naughty Elf for CAS Christmas

Hey everyone! Seems like I'm always zipping in at the last minute to enter the CAS Christmas Challenge but this time I have a few days to spare!! This month we're to use an elf on our card. I decided to use a stamp set I had to have in 2017 and hadn't touched yet. I actually got both the nice elf and the naughty elf sets - LOL. Couldn't resist starting with the naughty elf girl decorating a long-suffering reindeer.

Supplies: Paper - A2 candy cane striped card by American Crafts; 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; scrap of  BoBunny Merry & Bright for label
Stamps - Hero Arts CM206 Naughty Elves
Dies - label by My Favorite Things (retired Blueprint); matching dies to Hero Arts stamps
Other - Copic Markers

Ugh - I'm really behind on my Christmas card production so it really felt good to get another one done for the stash. I stamped a second reindeer & elf pair which I should've colored at the same time as the first - oh well. I'll get it done someday....

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to the CAS Christmas team for another fun challenge!! It's open until the 24th if you have a chance to join in.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter wishes to all celebrating! I'm back from spending the holiday with my parents so thought I'd share a pair of Easter cards. I don't send many Easter cards so I made several versions of both cards to send to my family.

Supplies: Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle A2 cards; BoBunny Cottontail 6x6 pad;
Momenta Watercolor; scrap of Tim Holtz (hill)
Stamp - Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Holidays
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints (retired); Hero Arts Rectangles & Ovals;
Spellbinders Crosses Two

Hope you had a lovely Easter celebration. My dad is not a fan of ham so I made his requested pot roast, complete with potatoes, carrots, onions & gravy - yummy! I may have mentioned that Dad sometimes says "well, you don't have to make that again" to some of my dishes. Today's meal got a thumbs up, thankfully!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with a post for this month's CAS Christmas Challenge!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Zoo animals at Twofer Challenge!

Hi all - seems I rarely get a chance to blog lately but I'm zipping in for a quick Twofer Card Challenge entry. This month, Darnell & crew are using zoo animals - how fun!!

I can't resist elephants so knew I'd be heading to the sweet ellie by Avery Elle. I've been thinking about Easter cards and noticed this stamp set has a bitty bunny. Decided he would be sweet looking down on the ellie from atop an Easter egg. This one will got to my sister Kari who loves elephants too. Then it was a no-brainer to get a quick birthday card done - I always need those!! Here are my cards:

Supplies: Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle pastel cards;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Doodlebug & BoBunny 
Stamps - Hero Arts It's Your Day; Paper Smooches All Year Cheer;
Avery Elle Ellie Set
Dies - Various My Favorite Things retired Blueprints, Hero Arts  Infinity Rectangles,
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners; Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Other - Copic Markers; Stickles; Paper Studio Easter stickers

Thanks much for stopping by! And thanks to Darnell & the Twofer gals for a fun challenge!!