Friday, April 18, 2014

Curtain Call

This is a sad week for the Totally Papercrafts team. After a long and successful run, we will be closing down the blog after this week. It was not a decision that we made lightly or quickly. We will miss bringing you challenges and seeing all of your wonderful creations! Please be sure to join us this week for our last hurrah. It's a really fun challenge - Tag It! - and we're being sponsored by a terrific company - Crafty Sentiments - run by one of our own teammates, Suzette.

For my card, I chose this adorable digistamp from Suzette's store. He's called Henry and I think he's just the sweetest!

So, please head on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog this week and join us in our farewell challenge! You could win 3 digital stamps of your choice (including Henry!) from Crafty Sentiments.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just Ducky!

Hi there! Just popping in with a quick post and a new card.  My birthday card features Birthday Quacky, one of last month's releases in the DigiStamp Boutique shop.

Stop on by the DigiStamp Boutique shop and check out the great new images that were just released!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #213

Happy Friday! It's been a while since I've been able to participate, so I'm especially excited to bring you a new Totally Papercrafts challenge! This week's challenge is a fun one - Pastel (i.e., use pastel colors in your card). This is a perfect challenge for the upcoming Easter holiday. So for my card, I chose this adorable chick from the DigiStamp Boutique Cute Chicklets - Easter collection.

I just love this little guy!

You remember the drill - hop on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog to check out the rest of the design teams' fab projects, leave them a little papercrafting love and then join us for a chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor - Stamp and Create.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birthday Quacky

Hooray! I'm so glad that spring is finally here. (Even if it comes with tornado warnings and hail here in the American Midwest.) And, along with the flowers that are popping up out of my garden, there are some fantastic spring inspired images popping up in the DigiStamp Boutique store. I am especially fond of the new Birthday Quacky:

I'm still on a bit of a kick to use up old papers and scraps, so I traveled in the Way Back Machine and used some papers from my days with The Angel Company.

Enjoy! I'll be back on Friday with a Totally Papercrafts post.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pop-Out Card

I am not usually a fancy folds kind of cardmaker, but I saw this on Facebook and had to give it  a try:

It's a "Pop Out" card and I found a very easy to follow tutorial on the Craftwork Cards blog, written by a crafter named Hazel.

Here are a few other views of the card:

For my inside sentiment/image, I used this great set from DigiStamp Boutique: Flower and heart circles. I wanted something soft and round with all of those sharp angles. My papers are an assortment of SU! (green), Creative Memories (pink floral/swirl) and Penny Lane by My Minds Eye (stripe).

The finished card is pretty large (6" square) and pretty bulky, so this isn't a card I can see myself making very often. But Hazel's tutorial was easy to follow and it was a lot of fun to make, so I'm sure I'll be making another one in the future.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Stanley

Hope you're having a happy Monday! Dog images are always my favorite, so I am just loving this Stanley dog set from DigiStamp Boutique.

If you visit my blog somewhat regularly, you realize it's been a long time since I've last posted. Several weeks ago we learned that DH was being laid off from IBM. Needless to say, this has been a stressful time and my crafting mojo has been no where to be found (nor have I been feeling up to looking much for it). I'm hoping things start looking up soon.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Easter Wishes

Popping in with a quick Easter card using one of the chicks in the Cute chicklets Easter collection, which is currently on special in the DigiStamp Boutique shop. My layout is based on a great sketch I found over on the Sunday Stamps blog. It was perfect for using up some of those scrap strips we all find in our scrap stash.

The "Easter wishes" sentiment can also be found in the DigiStamp Boutique store. It's part of the Easter Branch set.

Hope to see you later this week with another card!