Love to Create DT: Let’s Celebrate!

Today’s post is in celebration of Love to Create Challenge blog’s 1st Birthday! YAY!!!

Yours or Mine Paper Crafts is also one of many sponsors for this week’s challenge! Double YAY!!! For the full list (HUGE LIST) of all the sponsors this week check out the post on the Love to Create Challenge Blog

For this week’s challenge I have used a new Birthday Tortoise image provided by one of the many sponsors: The Stamping Chef  and the sketch is from Sweet Sketch Saturday:

Sweet Sketch 191 Birdie Brown




Sweet Sketch Saturday
Whimsy Stamps – Fancy Edges
Squirrel and the Fox – Something New
Party Time Tuesday – Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Allsorts – Lets Get Cute
Raise the Bar – Animal Attraction
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – Friendliness
Pretty Little Ribbon – Anything Goes


Here I’ve made a Halloween card thats clean and simple. I’ve used my favorite technique, heat embossing!! I’ve added a bow and pearls.

Stamper’s Anonymous, Tim Holtz – Time Collage

Stampin for the Weekend – Something Spooky
Creatalicious Challenge – Halloween
Papertake Weekly – Fright Night
LEJ Designs – Gothic/Dark
There She Goes – Fall Fun
Your Next Stamp – Anything Goes
Charisma Cards – Clean and Simple
Challenges for Everybody – Anything Goes


This card is actually made for a friend to give to HER friend’s 2 year old son’s birthday. Did that connection make sense? Unfortunately I somehow forgot to take a picture of that card so my friend ended up taking a picture of a photo….at least it gets the whole card 😦

Its actually a slide out card, the top photo shows the card closed. It was great because the little boy gets called “Kam” for short at home so it made sense! I had actually drawn the car by hand along with the wheels, windows etc on colored cardstock then cut them out and attach them together. The driver is a stamp from a random set I had laying around. I’ve made a slit on the outside piece of the sliding card so that the car would move when you pull the inside piece out. Not too shappy huh?? The alphabet was a foam sticker kit that I bought from Michaels as it was on sale for $5 for a whole canister full, I think there may have been 500 pieces?? Maybe more. Good purchase tho 🙂


The picture is a little dim from the lighting I had.  But I think it covers all the details 🙂

The Squirrel and the Fox – Things with Wheels
LEJ Designs – Happy Birthday
There She Goes – TSG176

Congrats to Studio 108!

I was in a tiny bit of a rush, so I ended up taking this picture while i was in the parking lot.  I got a new embossing folder (cherry blossoms) and I really wanted to use it right away! Lately I’ve been playing around with Coredinations cardstock and it really works well with any embossing/ripping crafts, excited to see what else I can do with it!

It was Studio 108’s first yoga class so I wanted to make a card for Alanna the director and hence the Yoga Anya! Can’t be anymore fitting 🙂

Congrats! – Dhalia

I made a wonderful congratulations card for my friend’s housewarming using the Dhalia stamp from The Greeting Farm.  I’ve used the Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Oval and Petite Oval and after coloring the stamped image I’ve also rubbed Perfect Pearls in the background.  Perfect pearls were also added to the ink that I used the rub the edges of the oval to match the scrapbook paper (S.E.I. – Love Nest) I’ve used for the card as it had a pearl-like finish.  Refer to the previous post for my Copic tutorial!