Archive for Baby/Children

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 400 – 26th of January – Love/Valentines/Anniversary

DTbadgeFor this week’s challenge, we see “Love in the Air”. I used a fun digis from Bugaboo Stamps called, “Wee One Bugs – Snail.”  I coloured it with Copic markers, layered it on patterned card stock, and added a few butterflies I had in my stash.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 385 – 13th of October – Tri-fold Card with Tag Insert

DTbadgeThis week, we challenge you to make a tri-fold card with tag insert. Once again, if you want to see what a  tri-fold card looks like, I would suggest you run a search through google or Pinterest. For my card I used the Baby and Snowman digi stamp by Pink Gem Designs. I also used Stampin’ Up’s Embossing folder – Northern Flurries, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

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Left Flap Opened


Both Flaps opened


Another View. I coloured the tag insert for a boy or a girl.trifold3

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 383 – 29th of September – Fantasy


For this challenge, our fabulous leader, Jo, thought Fantasy who be a fun challenge to tackle. I can’t wait to see all the creative cards this week! I selected a fun digi called 3 Wishes by Melonheadz. I coloured my card using my brand new Zig Real Brush watercolour markers. Wow, they are very bold and bright. Love them! I made three versions of this card using the theme of birthday “wishes”. The sentiments are from Hero Arts.

Card 1:

I layered the Genie-popping up her face and the poof of smoke. Card Front3 wishes 3a

inside of card

3 wishes 3b

Card 2:

Card Front

3 wishes 2aInside of card

3 wishes 2b

Card 3:

Card Front – I used distress ink around the edge to bring a little attention to the Genie

3 wishes 1aInside of card

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Simply Create Too #115 – Back to School

SC2  GROUP BADGEIt is that time of the year when the kids are getting ready to go back to school. They need new clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and more. Oujr challenge to you is to make a back to school card.

I started by making a little schoolhouse using my Circut machine and the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. Next I decided to make my card for a little boy, and stamped, “Toby” by Prima – Julie Nutting’s Prima Dolls. I coloured him with Copics and paper pieced his overalls. I fussy cut him out. I found a wonderful lettered patterned paper from my stash and put together a 5 x 6 card.


Our challenge runs from August 5 to 19th.


My Mediterranean Cruise & Crop with Cathie Rigby

I just got back from an amazing holiday! With almost 3 years in the planning, my girlfriend, Pearl, and I took an amazing trip to Europe – Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Tuscany, Roman, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Ravenna, and Kotor. Best trip ever! The beauty about a Cruise and Crop is that you Crop during the sailing days. Our Crop leader, Cathie Rigby did not disappoint! Here are  few of the fun things we made on the cruise.

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 Note: I did not discuss the “how to” techniques of these projects out of respect for the teacher. These projects are based on Cathie Rigby’s designs/techniques, taught to us by her in a classroom environment on the Cruise and Crop. Cathie offers retreats, classes, online instruction, and Cruise and Crops. Her next adventure is a cruise from Australia to New Zealand! For details about Cathie and her multiple talents, visit her at her website at Cathie’s Craft Room - . She is a fabulous instructor and I am happy to call her my friend. The classes were small and intimate. We had a great bunch of ladies in the classes, and their friends and families joined us for dinner and some of the shore excursions. As I said before - Best Trip Ever!