Lucas Elijah Brown, My First Grandchild

He was born today after quite a difficult delivery, but he's just perfect!  
He's 7 1/2 pounds and 20 1/2", I think.
Congrats to Katie and Gabriel!

Crafty Catz Challenge #145 - Anythng Goes

For this card I used this cute image from our sponsor this week, Digi Darla.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps and the digital paper was a freebie I found online.  Thank you to whomever provided it.  I forgot to write down the name.  I had alot of trouble photographing this, which is unusual.  The colors are way off and I don't know why.  I used the same setting and lighting as every other time.  I redid the pics and they were still off-color.  I give up.  This is a quickie post today.  I realized I forgot to make my post and it's the middle of the night !

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #129 - Frame It

 I actually got to choose the challenge this week.  It's Frame It.  The idea is to put some type of frame around your image.  I chose this lovely digi from Sugar Nellie.  

I finished her quite a while ago and have long since lost my color list.  It figures.

The paper is from Bearly Mine Designs.  The ribbon is from Taylored Expressions.  It is my absolute favorite ribbon so I purchased it in most of the available colors.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Spots & Dots
My Heart Pieces Use Designer Paper
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Use a Digi
Divas by Design For a Woman
Freshly Brewed Birthdays
Inky Impressions Ribbon

2 Sisters-Challenge 103-Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps. 
 This is the second time I have used this lovely image from them. 


The paper is from The Paper Studio.  I have colored the image with Copics.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

My Heart Pieces Use Designer Paper
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge For Men Only
Simply Create Too Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Animals/Insects
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog Friends
Digi Darla No Squares Allowed
Challenge Up Your Life Everything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow Something Old (Digi), Something New (Paper)
Speedy Fox & Friends Get Back to Nature

Crafty Catz-Challenge #144 - Pink

This is my DT card for Crafty Catz Challenge #144 - Pink.  Lots of pink here!  Our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud.


I used a Saturated Canary image that was a freebie for a short time.  She is really lovely.  She is now available here.  I used a new doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The card top is edged with a Martha Stewart punch.  I used a digital paper from Bearly Mine.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I tried to make my own flowers for this one.  That ended up being a disaster.  I need to take a day and take my time to learn to use my new flower dies.  Oh, and the ribbon is silk from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  It looks beautiful in person.  The photograph make the ribbon look too dark.    Copics:  B000, B01, C00, C1, E000, E00, E11, E07. R20, R21, R22, YR20, YR24

This is one card I actually finished the inside of.  I need to get busy and start finishing some others.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Divas by Design  Flowers
Nutcrafter's Butterflies (inside) and Bows
Penny's Paper-Crafty Butterflies and/or Bows
The Emerald Fairies Flourishes and Swirls
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Dies & Punches
Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Anything Goes
365 Cards Smothered

Totally Papercrafts - Monochromatic Challenge

This week's challenge at Totally Papercrafts is to make a monochromatic card.  I did cheat a little on this one.  There is a small touch of red and the black for the streetlamp.  I was getting really tired of all the brown.  The image is available at the Digi Doodle Shop.  I believe it's called "Feed the Birds."  It so reminds me of Mary Poppins.  I had the song "Tuppence a Bag." in my head the entire time.   As a matter of fact, I just couldn't resist going to You Tube and watching a video of the song. 

This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Copics:  C00, C0, C1, E00, E11, E21, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35, E41, E53, E55, E57, G07, Y35

 I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters Things with Wings
Can You Digi It Bird is the Word
Digital Tuesday Monochromatic
Stamping Boutique Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday Focus on the Ribbon
Twisted Tuesday Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Anything Goes
Digi Darla's Things with Wings
Craftinh When We Can Monochrome
Crafty Pad Things with Wings
Digi Doodle Shop  Ribbons & Bows

Die Cut Cards

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