Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hopeful Turtle

     My sister-in-law just had back surgery, so I made this card to cheer her up. This guy is certainly down in the dumps. Hope he gets back on his feet soon.

     I can't tell you a thing about the card stock on this card. Except for the blue and the card base, I raided my scrap paper folders. Since I moved into the new house, I have done a bit of organizing. I placed hanging folders in the bottom drawer of my desk for any scraps I deem large enough to be productive. I have simply divided the folders by major colors: purple, blue, blue green, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, brown, ivory, black, white, and kraft. Before this, it seemed that I was always cutting into a brand new piece of 12x12 card stock. I find that I am able at times to complete entire projects from the scrap folders.

     I am currently working to make some sense of my patterned paper. That is much more difficult. I have decided to use 12x12 clear bags to keep new sheets and scraps of paper from a common collection. I would have to say that at this time, this is under construction.

      Back in February, I was searching for a .svg that cut a circle step card base. I was unable to find one, so I designed one myself to make this Noah's Ark Card. Today I am using it again. The Silhouette was also used to cut the blue mat and the mat for the inside of the card.

     You can deduce by looking at the materials list that I used several sources to make the flowers that I wanted. I love die cutting a stack of multi-colored; multi-shaped flowers and putting them together into one flower. I used this exact method earlier this month to make a flamingo card.

Inside of Card
     Does the inside of the card look pink to you? This mat is cut from the same green as the vines on the front of the card. It looks pink to me. On my phone this paper this looks green. Hmmmmmm!

Materials List:
     Silhouette File: Higgledy-Piggledy Designs - Circle Step Card Base 
     Stamps: Birdscards - "Back on your Feet" (Digi: Free Download)
     Copics: G24,94, 95, 99. YG01, 03, 63, 67, 95. E35. C1.
     Dies: Spellbinders - Flower Bundle
                                  Cinch and Go Flowers (vine)
              Stamps of Life - Shabby Chic Flowers
              Stampin' Up - Flower Flair (stems)
              Memory Box - Picket Fence
              Elizabeth Craft Designs - Alphabet Caps I
     Punch: Fiskars - Grass
     Embellishments: 5 tan brads
                              Pink/white twine


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Animal - #9 - *
Always Fun Challenges - Flowers - #45 - *
Oh La La Challenge - Get Well Wishes - #16 - Winner!

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Use Snippets - #24 - *
Stamps & Fun - Animals - #36 - May 5
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #12 - *


  1. This is so fantastic, Sharon! Love the shaped card and all the die cuts. Thanks so much for playing this month in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. We love being inspired by you. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  2. What a fun card Sharon! Brilliant use of snippets and sure to cheer your sister-in-law up! Great to see you in the Playground.


    Di xx

  3. So beautiful card with cute little turtle! Thank you so much, Sharon, for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies that we are sponsoring! Good luck with your entry!
    We have an Anything Goes Facebook Contest this month and a monthly challenge on our Challenge blog Fabrika Fantasy Digis, and we would love to invite you to join us there. Thank you again!
    DigiClub - You can get as many images as you like
    Facebook Group - Fun contests and free digis

  4. What a fun get well card. It's sure to bring on the smiles. Thanks so much for joining us at Ooh La La.

  5. This is all kinds of adorable and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for entering our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.