Wednesday, September 13, 2023

School...means Fall!

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Signs of Fall ~

Our sponsor for this challenge is  

Prize ~  $10 Gift Certificate

I created a card for my granddaughter's first day of middle school with Beccy's Place Wheels digital set.  

Her school colors are blue and yellow...which is just perfect for my yellow colored school bus.  

Be sure to head over the blog and post your creation! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Happy Summer!

Happy Wednesday

It's the second Wednesday of the month.  You know what that means!!!!  A new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Summer Fun ~

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Prize: 3 Digital Stamps


Is it hot where you are?  It's smoldering here!  Heat indexes are 115 degrees today.  This the perfect theme for Florida weather.  ;)

I used Soda Pop Boy from Polkadoodles.  

I printed the image out and colored with Copic Markers.  I used some of Miss Kate Cuttables files to create a background to anchor the image.  The card base was stamped in Versamark ink with a polkadot background stamp, to give it some texture. 

I added some Stickles to the sun, glossy accents to the glasses, and some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the 'water' to give it a glistening sheen as if the light was bouncing off of it. 

To complete the inside of the card, I LOVE to add the image in a less opaque print.  I think it finishes the card and brings it together. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Christmas in July

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe it's July already??  It has been so crazy around my house that I'm not ready for this part of the Summer yet, let along planning for the fall and holidays to follow.  But to get us in the sprit, even it's a bit of a push *wink wink*.....It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Christmas in July ~

 Our sponsor for this challenge is: 

Prize ~ 3 Single Digis

Conie Fong is a self-taught artist residing in California, USA with her husband, daughter, pet hamster and fishes.  In her early childhood years, she was inspired by every kind of art and crafts.  She loved watching demonstrations by artists on the streets and at festivals and spent most of her free time perusing arts and crafts books in the library, drawing, crafting and experimenting with her art supplies at home.  Conie first started sharing her art with the world by selling ACEO reprints of her ACEO paintings of fairies, mermaids, and kitty art on Ebay in 2010.  She was a full time account manager for a University before becoming a full time mom and part time artist.  She currently enjoys spending time with her family traveling, exploring the outdoors, and designing beautiful, cute, and magical art for craft and coloring lovers. 


For my card, I useConie Fong's Candy Cane Gnome.

Connie is offering our readers 25% discount during our sponsored month - the code is JULYSPONSOR25.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Fancy Folds for Dad

Happy Wednesday!  

Long time, no post!  Life has been so crazy that I have not stepped in my craft room much.  Hubby had heart surgery and the kids are all seeing specialists.  To say the least, most of my time has been taken up.  Here's to hoping the next few months settle down.  *fingers crossed*

Now it's time for a new Craft Gals Corner Challenge.  This month's theme is Fancy Folds for Dad.  

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 

(listed in alphabetical order) 

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis


I created a pinwheel tower card, using Dad Dancing from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  

I colored the image with Copics.  It has been SO long since I used them.  I forgot how much I LOVE COLORING.  

I have never made a pinwheel tower card before.  I used Kristina's tutorial for the measurements and assembly.  

I used Lawn Fawn's Dad + Me stamp set for the sentiment panel.  I used Memento Onyx black ink for the sentiment, and Versamark for the images, to give the panel a bit of interest.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Happy Wednesday!  

Spring is here and it's time for Crafty Gals Challenge.  Our theme this time is Easter / Spring.  

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

My card features the pinwheel from Polkadoodles.   I used my silhouette cameo to draw and cut the pinwheel on spring printed paper.  To add some interest, I used Copic bg23 and bg32 to shade parts. 

I added the image to some printed paper.  The sentiment and details from Peachy Keen Stamps were stamped on Papertrey white card stock.  The strip was scored and hand cut to make a dimensional banner.  

Some more printed paper and card stock to finish the inside. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Green it is!

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  

The theme for this challenge is Make it Green.  

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)


Prize - 2 Digis, 1 Mini Pad of Digi Papers
& Possibility of being Special Guest Designer

The Paper Shelter
Prize- 3 Digital Stamps

I created a set of shaker cards for this challenge using Leprechaun from The Paper Shelter.

I imported the image to my software and created a panel with the image and a panel with an outline of the image, to create a window for the shaker.  

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the outline (to a make a shaker window) and to draw a gold outline.  Then I cut the panel with MFT's Stax Rectangle Dies.  I love the interest that the outline and die give to the panel.  The shaker I added some beads from my stash that I bought from Simon Says Stamps years ago.  

I stamped a green card base with a retired Peachy Keen Shamrock background stamp in a matching green ink.  

For the inside I created another panel with the Leprechaun, but reduced the opacity.  And I used the same rectangle die to match the front panel.  


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Valentine Cards

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Blog

The theme for this month is Add a Heart.

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

A note from Rachelle Anne Miller:
I am an artist & designer living in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia with my husband and three amazing children! I love to create and am especially drawn to all things cute. I've worked on children's books, greeting cards, craft supplies, children's room decor, tech accessories, and more. I love to bring out joy and imagination in my art and create something a little different to inspire and make you smile.


I used this challenge to make cards for my grand babies.  

I used  Mr Gnome Valentine Image Set from Last Minute Manda.  I uploaded the images to my iPad and colored them with Procreate.  

After the images were colored, I imported them into my Silhouette software and printed the images on a full sheet of Gina K Luxury cardstock.  

I wanted more interest in the cards, so I used the images and created a paper I could print for  card front panels.  

I used various dies from Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things to cut the images for each card.

For this card, I used a wobble.  Isn't it cute?  

Each card has the same sentiment, but the panels vary a bit.  From a stamped background to an added heart.  

Hope I inspired your crafty side!