June 30, 2015

I'm Udderly Sorry

Boy Cow from Kadoodle Bug is sure to inspire your creativity. From Cutie Katoodle Cows to Dairy Cows, their cow collection is a perfect addition to your digital collection. These are fun accents to any project. Mix-n-match them, as I have with hearts from Jar of Hearts and the sentiment frame from Winter Layers.

June 29, 2015

Say it with a Daisy Rope


Do you like to play with digis?  Get Creative is sponsoring a challenge sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  Join in the fun, share your creation (with flowers), and perhaps win 2-3 digital stamps.

For my sample, I am using The Stamping Boutique's digital image Daisy Rope

I printed the image three times - colored with watercolor pencils:
  • With the sentiment
  • One fussy cut to fit the sentiment circle
  • One enlarged with individual flowers cut for the corners

I hope you will join the fun at Get Creative Challenges.

June 28, 2015

Sweet Music

Next up is a romantic pop-up that features Heartfelt Creations Bella rose collection.  Creating pop-up cards like these are so fun and easy.  And Bella Rose offers endless possibilities for feminine, beautiful cards.  You can see I added a couple music elements from clkr clip art.  

I've got more romantic/musical inspiration below.  
I have a few extra kits for these cards - so will be offering a Make-n-Take for $6 each at AZ Scrapbooking on Tuesday, July 14, 10 a.m. - noon. There are only a few kits - so first come-first served.

Here is a musical card that is a perfect way to say Happy Birthday!    I had SO much fun creating these cards and am in love with Bella Rose.

Top View - "Baby Grand" Opened for Display

Front view - folded flat for mailing

Happy Scrappin'!

June 27, 2015

Polka Dot Merry Christmas

Happy Friday!

Today's card features a free digital from Carinas Freebiesida called Tomte med √∂nskelista, and a bunch of Prismacolor watercolor pencils.

June 26, 2015

Be in the Round

Happy Saturday, Scrappers!

Welcome to my blog this Saturday.  My spectacular round inspiration today came from two sources - Mojo Monday #403 and SALSA card exchange theme - In the Round.  Mojo Monday shares the best card sketch challenges.

I do have to share, SALSA's theme is "In the Round." Since I forgot about this until the last moment, I remembered Mojo Monday's sketch and thought the round circle would just have to be enough! So I grabbed some scraps and the sketch and got to work. Finished the card and without even realizing - all my scraps have round patterns on them....and, yes, I have to confess when I decided I needed embossing, I did choose a dotted folder.

June 25, 2015

Not Too Cool!

Now it's time for some nautical inspiration - with Jar of Hearts!  Here we have a card that features some gorgeous paper, pretty hearts, and a cute play on words to apologize to the nautical fan.  

June 24, 2015

Sweet Santa

Hello, Scrappers!

Today I needed some inspiration for a Make-n-Take as we gear up for Christmas in July at AZ Scrapbooking!  My google search landed me at Rae Carr's page on Crafts U Print - she's one of my favorite designers with amazing ideas for special handmade projects.

June 22, 2015

Christmas in July

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101 South La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Christmas in July - Winter Gazebo

Friday - July 24, 2015
10 a.m. - ?
Break for lunch
Price - $32

Looking for a fun Christmas project? We have one for you! Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology Paper Stash is perfect for this winter gazebo.

To register call (520) 393-7755.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

June 19, 2015

So Sorry Furever

Hello, Scrappers

Today I'm sharing another cute card with apologies.  I'm using the boy bear from Kadoodle Bug's Love Bears. 

June 17, 2015

Mojo Monday - Sketch 402

So retirement is finally working - I'm ahead on my blogging!  It helps that many sketch challenges have inspired me - to the point where I can't wait to share my projects.  Today I finally found Mojo Monday's sketch for this week - another quick card.

I chose hearts instead of circles and used Assorted Hearts from Miss Kate Cuttables.  The greeting was computer generated.

Circles of Memories - Scrapbook Challenge #444

Hi, All!  Happy Wednesday!
Today's post features Sketch #444 from Scrapbook Challenge.  Such a fun layout - with photos in circles!  Just had to use it!

I used the title from Miss Kate Cuttables - Magical Words Set.  And besides circles, I used a topper from SVG Cuts One-Piece Boxes.  The hearts are also from Miss Kate Cuttables - Jar of Hearts.

June 16, 2015

Paper-Pieced Apologies

Sharing the Love Bear (Kadoodle Bug) stops by my studio for a quick visit!  I've been wanting to do some paper piecing for a while and finally found some time.  Took me two tries - but pretty happy with my outcome.  :D

June 14, 2015

A Happy Morning to You

SBC_Sketch163Happy Morning, Scrappers!

I'm kicking the week off right!  I can't believe I already have five pages completed for my grandson's second scrapbook.  The inspiration has been coming from Scrapbook Sketch Challenge. I've had a ball incorporating my collection of papers.  It's going to be a fabulous album!

Many thanks to Scrapbook Sketch Challenge for their great work providing good sketches - make sure you check them out to see some wonderful layouts.  Have a very happy week.

Sweet Sunday Sketching - #273

Good Afternoon, Scrappers!

What a beautiful day!  It's the beginning of the week - and what better day to have some fun with sketches.  Sweet Sunday Sketch is a great place to see photo after photo of gorgeous cards that will inspire and delight!  Add your link and join the fun!

Now, let's get to the sketch!  First up, we have Sweet Sunday's Sketch.  

Next up, we have my scrappy card!

Make sure to have a crafty week!

June 12, 2015

Anniversary Card

Hi, All!

Today I am with my hubby celebrating our 11th anniversary on our annual train trip - this year from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.  I always have a hard time making cards for my hubby - but I did get some last-minute inspiration the other day.

Today's card features a Wanted Poster with a pop-up image of the train at Huckleberry Railroad where we were married.  I'm loving my gun-toting silhouette at the bottom since my anniversary gift for my hubby is a gun-cleaning kit.  I hope you enjoy!

And perfect timing to enter one of the few masculine cards I make into Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG goes with a twist...Male.

June 10, 2015

Mojo Monday - Sketch 400

Today I began with an amazing sketch from Mojo Monday.  I wasn't inspired at first....but late Sunday evening, the Mojo Monday inspiration hit me!  Hah!  About a half hour too late to join in the fun!  Oh, well....here's what I came up with anyway. 

June 9, 2015

Moo-velous Love Card

Hi, All!

I have another card using a sketch challenge - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #272.  Today I made a fun, loving card with a Boy Cow from Kadoodle Bug...adding a couple extra hearts from Kadoodle Bug's Jar of Hearts.

Be sure to check out Sweet Sunday Sketch for lots of yummy cards!  They are amazing with themes from adventure to butterflies.

June 8, 2015

Scrapbook Challenge - #443

443Grab your favorite cardstock to create a bright and cheerful page.  Using sketch #443 from Scrapbook Challenges, this page will capture my grandsons during their first visit together. Click here to join Scrapbook Challenge

The 4th Day of Sweetness

Hello, Scrappers

It's time to share more Sweetest Day cards!  Welcome back!  It's Day 4 of Sweetest Day cards!  Today's cards are perfect if you're crafting on a budget!  They use all scraps!!!!

June 7, 2015

Sweetest Day - Ten Days of Cards

Welcome to my second day of Sweetness here at Short on Ideas!  Today I am sharing inspiration from Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist - the twist being buttons.  I don't often use buttons - so I had to work on getting my creative juices flowing!  You'll see other marvelous button cards at Suzy Bee's blog.  The design team shares some magnificent ideas for using buttons!  Have some fun today and join by linking your button card to Suzy Bee's.

Sweetest Day Card

How fast can you make a simple card?  SUPER fast!  For today's card, it was especially fast because I had created multiples of the sentiment....and the 3D sticker is one of several in a pack from the dollar store.  Scraps for matting - creating a card quickly.  :D

Birthday Card

Hi, Gals!

I held my Metallic Birthday Cards class yesterday - and since my class was small, I decided to make another card during class as well.  Aren't these candles from Cre8tive Cutz so cute?  I just love them.  :D

June 5, 2015

More Dollar Store Stickers

I hope you all had a wonderful day!  Thank you all so much for joining me for today's post.  Big thanks to my friend Vickie for the amazing stickers I'm currently playing with!

June 4, 2015

Authentique Meets the Dollar Store

It's another happy day here at Short on Ideas!  I am thrilled that you are joining me today...welcome!  Today I stepped out of my comfort zone - it was tough.  Surprisingly, my card came together quickly - and pretty much looks like what I had imagined.  The exquisite background paper is from the Treasure Collection by Authentique.  The color scheme was inspired by Today's card guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

June 3, 2015

Stars and Hearts

Today I was inspired by a fun and easy scrapbook challenge for creating this beautiful layout.  This is SBC #442 featured at Scrapbook Challenges.  The layout is totally adorable!  Join in the fun by linking up your layout.

I used Assorted Hearts from Miss Kate Cuttables and papers from Bo Bunny, Doodlebug Design, and Scrapbook Customs. The layout was so fun and easy - try it today!

See details for joining the challenge at Scrapbook Challenge Blog!

June 2, 2015

Here is a Reason to Smile

Hello, Followers!

Welcome to my happy blog this first of June! I want to wish you all a very happy summer filled with sunshine.

Now I have this fun and easy card - with brightly-colored birdies!  

I colored this brightly-adorned birdhouse to match Bo Bunny's Boysenberry Dots cardstock...with even brighter birds for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge of ATG with a Twist - this week's twist being Bright and Colorful.  My birdies (might not be realistic - but I think they are totally adorable!  They card is adorned by a sweet 3d sticker from the dollar store.  This card was so fun and easy!

Image:  Tweet House - Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

June 1, 2015

Beautiful Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Merry Christmas to all my fellow crafters who will begin their Christmas projects soon!  Do you celebrate Christmas in July or do you wait until the last minute to craft?  I am planning to do a little here and there this year.  Christmas cards are always more fun to create when there isn't any pressure to do so for 30 days in a row!  Whether you're spending some time this summer or putting your Christmas creations off, make sure to capture all those projects with your camera!  Today's post is just poppin' in with a simple white-on-white card - enjoy!