Friday, April 26, 2019


Hi, There!

And yes that is my son - the cat's meow for sure!!!  I just fell in love with this image from QKR Stampede #E 23902 /Cool Cat Dude and the sentiment is #Q 14906.  My son has a long-haired ginger cat named Teddy and they are the best of buddies - but both very cool dudes!  So how perfect is this image for my son's birthday card!!!!  LOL

So it is Friday and this is the card inspiration for our QKR challenge that is always ATG!  Thanks for stopping by and come join us!  Have a great week, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
The image is Cool Cat with Shades #23902 and sentiment  #14906.  The image is colored with Copic Markers and the shades have Glossy Accents.  I framed the cat with a Stitched Square die cut and backed with a black square.  The striped paper die cut with a Stitched Nesting Rectangle Tutti Designs.  The sentiment is also die cut with the same die.  All papers are from Whimsy Stamps/Tigers.  Heart clip from my stash.

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Friday, April 19, 2019


Hi, There!

This is my card inspiration for our Friday challenge at QKR Stampede

Just kept it real simple - more because I was running out of time and trying to think what I could make and still be on time with my post!!!!  It is amazing how fast Fridays come around!!!  LOL

Hope my card finds you well and getting ready to enjoy the Easter festivities - if you celebrate.  For us here it is a time to be so happy and excited for the Risen Lord!!!  Amen!!!

Big hugs and blessings to you always ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The sentiment is from QKR Stampede - digital Image - E57502
Background is from my stash of glitter paper.  And I used a Spellbinder die cut called Shapeabilities/Contemporary Circles.  There are tiny hearts here and there from a doily die cut I used and saved the hearts.  Ribbon and heart rhinestone from my stash.

I used two more die cuts but put them inside (they were the doilies from Cheery Lynn Designs) and forgot to take an inside photo:(

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Hi, There!

I used this image once to make another birthday card for someone and my sister saw it and fell in love with it and told me I had to make her a card with this image.  So here it is only I changed the cake to chocolate!!!  Yummy.  This is only one of many cards coming her way as she is turning 70!!!!  Sorry, Sis, I spilled the beans but I wanted you to join me in these wonderful golden years of the '70s!!!  LOL

Now if you look at the photo of the inside of the card - that is where my big booboo came in.  I put the inside card on the wrong side but just went with it and added the stickers on the other side that should have had the inside white card stock to write my message.  She will laugh when she sees this - thanks for stopping by - be blessed always ~ CaroleAnn XXOO

Card Recipe:
Mo Mannings digital Hamster Cupcake
Copic Markers:   Cake E23 25 27 29   Hamster E30 34 35 25  E01 95
Cupcake Paper B91 24 26 39  Icing R81 83 85 30 43  Used colored pencils for candy on top and shading.
Used a Scallop Oval Die, doily and stickers from stash.  The sentiment is from Mo Mannings digital and used a pennant flag die cut.

Inside View:
LOL !!!!!  But it worked;)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Hi, There!

I had to make some cards to replace those cards you need in a hurry for whatever reason and I found these 3 digital images in my stash and that was it!!!  

Everything just fell into place - don't you love when that happens:)  I also found a bundle of A2 card stock already cut to size and in many different colors!!!!  Have no idea if I made them or bought them!!!  This is what happens when you have too much and start cleaning out your shelves, bins, and drawers!!  LOL

So here is the one I am posting here but below are two more I made and just wanted to share.  Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Imagine That digital image Frog Boots colored with Copic Markers.  The image is cut out with a stitched nesting rectangles die from Tutti Design and used the same die for the next two layers of papers.  Added a hummingbird sticker, and ribbon from stash.  The sentiment is a "thank you" freebie stamp from Verve (now no longer in business)  I used this sentiment on each card.

Sharing This Card With:
Ike's World #119 D for Die Cuts/Anything Goes
Dies R Us #119 - April Showers - anything related to this - for me boots:)
Try It On Tuesdays - Spring Time
Tuesday Throwdown #429 - ATG

The other two cards I made the same way with these adorable boot images and stitched nesting rectangle die:

Used paper from KaiserCraft/Blessed for framing the image.  I tried my Nuvo Drops in the background and they turned hard inside and can't be used - only had them for a year.  But my Liquid Pearls I have had for years and years and they never fail to work!!!  Yay! 

Used paper from My Mind's Eye/Blush.  Stardust on the polka dots on the boot.  Sequins on the background are from Stampin Up.  Ribbon from stash.

Friday, April 12, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Friday!!!  Best day of the week when you are working!  Here at QKR Stampede, it is the start of another Anything Goes Challenge!  Join us if you can.  This is an adorable image and I have used her before - fun to color!  Just not so sure she should have received such a big balloon as she is now flying off my card base!!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Eureka digital #13803  Colored with Copic Markers:  E11 E000 E0000 E93  Y08 Y04 Y02
Promarkers:  Turquoise  Cool Aqua  Hot Pink  Cocktail Pink
BP is from my stash that I used a frame die cut - Rustic Nesting/Precious Marieke
Balloon die is from my stash that I colored with Distress Inks and added the die cut "Celebrate" which is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Lots of Stardust on the border of the first frame, her petticoat, and on the sentiment.

Sharing Card With:
Crafting With An Attitude #50 - ATG
Seize the Birthday #163
Southern Girls - Frame It/Team Lou

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Hi, There!

I just love baby cards and never really make many of them.  I actually think this may be only my second baby card. 

My hygienist in the dentist office had a baby boy so I wanted to surprise her with a card when I go back in a week or so.  And here it is:

This card is made with no stamping!!!  I can't imagine that but it happened!  LOL
I used the Sue Wilson Welcome Baby die cut set.  I used Distress Inks to shade inside the die cut (Tumbled Glass).  The sentiment is a die cut also from the same set.  The rocking horse is from Cheapo Dies.  The BP and the tags are all from Graphic 45/Little Darlings.  The BP has been distressed with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Crafty Catz #456 - ATG - optional use DIES
Crafting With Friends #2 - ATG
Creative Fingers #161 - ATG
Catch the Bug - April ATG
Dies R Us #118   - ATG

Friday, April 5, 2019


Hi, There!

Here it is Friday and another anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  I took one look at this image and just knew it was going to be used for a Mother's Day card.  

I do not think I have ever had a bear that big in my bear collection as a child but something in me just wanted to paint him up in a blue-green color.  Love how the ragdoll has her foot sticking out from her chair as so does her bear!  

Lots of cute images like this at QKR Stampede.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
QKR digital image #10404  Sentiment is from Lily of the Valley and applied to a crochet flower.  Image colored with Copic Markers:  E000 E11 E31 E34   Y28 Y26 Y32  BG000 BG01 BG10 BG11 BG32     Papers used from KaiserCraft/Madame Boutique    Framed image with a die cut from IO Frames, ribbon from my stash of seam binding, and crystals from my stash.  Added Stardust here and there!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Hi, There!

Can never have enough birthday cards!  And that is the case with a friend of mine that donates cards to various charities in Texas.  So I wanted to help out and came up with some fast designs that I was able to complete in two days  I made 10 and entering one here and the second photo is with a group of them.  It was fun and now I need some for myself;)

Thanks for stopping by and stay well, hugs and blessings ~  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
A2 size card.  Gingham paper from Stampin Up and so is the sentiment.  Ribbon from my stash of seam binding.  Heart from my stash.  Used a stitched die cut for framing.

Sharing this card with:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG
Digi Chooseday Wk #14 - ATG
Lemon Shortbread #90 - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG

A group photo
of some of the cards that are being sent down to Texas!