Alien Celebration Card

Such a fun afternoon taking a moment to craft with my daughter today!  I thought I would attempt some of the Walter & Winnie 5th Anniversary Challenges.

Originally I was thinking I would create some sort of a St. Patrick’s day card.  As you can see that didn’t happen.  I transformed my die cut and just wasn’t feeling it despite the greens.  Instead I felt like it had a better outer space feel.  When I spied a cute little alien stamp in my collection I thought it was the perfect match.


To create the background I used the biggest die cut in the Walter & Winnie die set Essentials: Tilda Cutaways.  To customize it I chose 3+ stamp sets to fill the background.  I used the circle stamps in the Snow Holiday With Evelin T Designs, the star from Concord & 9th – Seriously, Thank you and a We R memory keepers star stamp (I couldn’t find the name of the set).

I also used 5 colors of green ink to create the background. ( Gina K Design Grass Green, Reverse Confetti Parakeet,  We R Memory Keepers (name unknown), Memento Pear Tart and Memento Cottage Ivy).5green

Next, I stamped out the alien spaceship from Craftin Desert Diva Adventure Land Set.  I colored it in using Tombow Dual Brush Markers.  Then fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with pop dots.


Finally for the sentiment I used Let’s Celebrate from Clearly Besotted: Tiny Type.


I am entering this card into the Follow Challenges:

Walter and Winnie: Customized Die Cut with Crystal

Walter & Winnie: 3+ Stamp Set Challenge with Kelly

Walter & Winnie: 5 Challenge with Shay

YNS Fun Friday Challenge #108:  Seeing Stars

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Create a Scene

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Halloween Boxes

This week I whipped up some quick little Halloween boxes.  I stamped and colored the images on all the sides of the boxes, filled them with a few treats and delivered them to the kids in my church class.

Here is a little close up of a couple of the colored images.  I attempted a little bit of highlighting with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  (Yes I have a lot to learn still but you have to start somehwere right?)

I used the following stamps:

  • My Creative Time: Too Cute to Spook
  • Craftin Desert Divas: Fright Night
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Thankful For You

I had a quick moment to sneak down to the craft room with my daughter to make cards this afternoon! We decided to play along with the Your Next Stamp Fall Theme Challenge!

I am entering it into the YNS Challenge #98:  Fall Fun Theme

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Quick cards

I had a few quick minutes and a need for a couple of cards this week and this was the result:

Card #1

Stamp Set: Hope (Concord and 9th)

Entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Concord & 9th giveaway.

Card #2

Stamp Set: Tiny Ninja (Mama Elephant)

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Mama Elephant Challenge.

I am entering both of these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge Post #4

A card from Mr. J today for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  Not sure what this is either click on the link for Simon Says Stamp or click here to see our explanation.

For his card base he chose a shimmery/sparkle silver base I had floating around.  He thought it was the perfect fit for monsters.

Stamp Set: Stampin Up! Make a Monster


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SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge Post #3

Another creation for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  My kids are seriously loving this!  Not sure what it is you can check out our post here or click on the link for Simon Says stamp.

This card is for Mr S.  He calls it his Flutter By Card

He was excited to try out my Misti and stamp multiple layers and emboss too!  He also was excited to use sequins!  For his sparkle he tried out a Clear Wink of Stella on his purple butterfly, sequins, Nuvo Crystal Drops and pink Glam Stickles for the flowers.


  • Stamp: Layering Butterflies by Hero Arts
  • Flower Embossing edge: Cuttlebug
  • Sparkle: Stickles, Glam Pink, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Phantom Silver, sequins, unknown, Wink of Stella
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SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge #2

Another card to share for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  Not sure what it is read my post here.  Or click on the link above to go to the SSS page.

This card is from Mr. J (he gets the photo credit too!)

To make it sparkle he added some Star Dust Stickles on the eyes for the yellow lizard and some Red Wink of Stella for the  blue and red colorful lizard for the cheeks and bottom neck scales?

I was particularly impressed with his art skills when mid coloring he got bumped accidentally by a sibling.   He recovered well by turning the mark into a branch for the lizard!  Then added a second for the other lizard!


  • Stamp: Leapin’ Lizards! by Pretty Cute Stamps
  • Stikles: Star Dust
  • Red Wink of Stella
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