How many GMD dies can you fit on one card project?

.. at least 6 LOL

I exploded Easter with this fun card filled with Gina Marie Designs die cuts.  I have a bunch of new dies sitting on my desk ..along with a gazillion other things I haven’t even had a chance to pull out of their packaging and I  decided I was going to get stuck in  this week.  I had no idea till I started just how well the dies I had were all going to pull together.  If you are a regular  Gina Marie Designs  addict, you will most likely recognize most, if not all of these dies.. but for those of you who don’t, there is a list of supplies at the bottom of the post  ūüôā

Plenty of room for a sentiment if/ when needed too…  just a fun, die crazy card… if you added a banner cut sentiment… that would make at least 7 GMD’s .. or a sentiment die too like the Happy Easter ..or 8 if you  had the stitched sun from the stitched skies set.. which I don’t have YET !



Stitched Skies

Happy Easter (mirrored for viewing)

Twiggy Branches

Little Bird Dies

Bunny Peep

X stitch Rectangle

Stitched Cloud Border

Stitched Rectangles (updated size)

Adhesives used Zig Photo Tape & Zig 2 way glue
Pearl Cabochons are nail bling

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie & current offers 03/03

Friday Freebie

Pansies,bird and butterflies  by Lajla Olsen


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Laminated Bugaboo Bunny tags & matted art

Here’s the first of my projects ¬†for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.2 .. featuring Easter Bunny Line¬†¬†by Bugaboo stamps.

I printed out & colored up my image on a sheet of Canson Mixed media. The original image I framed in a sage green photo mat that I managed to score in a local Walmart clearance section.  I picked up a bunch of  double mats and they will be great for abandoned Art projects. So here is the original hand colored image.

But.. before I matted it,¬†I scanned and resized the image…added pin stripe borders and a “Happy Easter” border and printed and laminated these cute little Easter tags.

Thank you for visiting, I really hope we get to see some of your own Bugaboo Projects in the current challenge.


New Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

Oh .. you have to grab this one.. Christmas may be over but for some of you.. winter is still dragging it’s tail. ¬†This image is adorable, even if you can’t use it right now… you definitely should grab it for later in the year. ¬†This is Winter Birds – Ski

Don’t forget we have our Crafty Bugaboo Challenge each month too, so if you are new to Bugaboo Stamps, this is a great way to build up some stamps so you can enter our challenge and the ones at Catch the Bug ¬†so you can win even more !!!

New Friday Freebie at CraftsuPrint

Today’s Friday Freebie is¬†Mini Kit Gorgeous Bird Part 3¬† by Monique Exclusive CUP Designs.

The 3 C’s of Crafting .. Crazy, Cricut and Chomas

.. blend that all in with some Fabric pens and a Walmart bed sheet and what do you get. ¬†Some fun experimentation again…. I love goofing off ¬†LOL

Having a quick play with some new Fabric pens I got from CraftingAbility recently in my Cricut Explore. Drew this Flower Block by Bugaboo stamps on my Cricut with a Fabric pen and then colored it in with more fabric pens…same brand, different type and different tips. For this test piece I actually wanted a kind of rustic boho look.. so I didn’t sit down to color it up perfectly as it will be added to a project with a patchwork style. Plus I only have the black for outlining and then a red, blue, yellow, white combo pack for everything else. Definitely gave me a good idea of how they work and what I can and can’t do with now I know what to order for additional colors and what type suits which kind of style and project.. Woot.
It’s amazing what you can do with an $8 Walmart bed sheet lol. ¬†I think the bleed might have been less if I had put the bonda sheet stuff on first, but I appear to have mislaid that box in all of the past few weeks of madness here lol ..and I am not cutting up 600 thread count Egyptian sheets to see if they have a better bleed resistance lol. ¬†Plus to be honest I kinda like it as it gives that had drawn, hand made look instead of the perfectly faked reproduction ¬†look lol.

anywho… here it is in progress .. a bed sheet, 5 pens a Cricut Explore and a Chomas Creations Adapter…. and this cute little flower Block ¬†from a set by Bugaboo Stamps. ¬†I ironed it ¬†after the outlining and again after the color.. ¬†just to stabilize the colors while I worked on it.


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Craftsuprint Friday Freebie



Today’s Friday Freebie is Gingerbread Cookie Hanging Birdhouse/treat Box Decoration¬†by Janice McFarlane.

“This delightful hanging birdhouse is sure to please any recipient. With full colour instructions included to take you step by step. The roof has been designed so you can make it a treat box, instead of a piece of home decor.

You don’t have to have the bottom dangling decorations.

You could also create a card as I have including a backing paper in each kit in this range. This birdhouse has a yummy gingerbread cookie effect.

Utterly charming, this will make a stunning Christmas decoration. There are lots of yummy gingerbread cookie shapes to decorate this birdhouse, the children will love it. Everything is included all you need is 2 pieces of acetate, ribbon or twine and wet glue.

You can add your own embellishments.

The creativity is up to, I have just provided the elements. Other kits available in this range”



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CAS Arched card with love birds design feature

What a fun design and so ¬†versatile…. this would make a great base for a Wedding, Anniversary ….or even Valentines Day card.

I stayed very clean and classy with this one and didn’t add in a sentiment. ¬†The Card design itself is a Rae Carr Cut file ” ¬†211 Two Birds Arched Card” ¬†that I picked up in my last haul on CUP.

The decorative corner element is made up of a mixture of Gina Marie Designs dies (see below), Off cuts from a Martha Stewart punch for the petal effect and a white glittery flower with large stone was from a bargain bin embellishment bucket at Michaels… as were the silver pearl Cabochons.



Fern Dies 

Tiny flower die – ¬†is actually the center portion of my X stitch rectangle set, how cool is that ¬†ūüôā

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Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group Freebie… awww too cute


Sasayaki Glitter
have this cutie  over on their Facebook group.… Naz was another of the Spotlight Series guest featured on the blog recently…  if you missed it …check out her Spotlight Q&A and all her fab images.

AND she is also one of the artists taking part in the first ever Artists Challenge on the blog.. the theme this quarter is “Shakespeare” …. can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.  It’s a quarterly challenge for artists… just for fun.

Bennett Klein – Book 3…Available in digital format :)



I was cruising through my  Facebook wall.. a gazillion posts about EVERYTHING, when all of a sudden this popped up.  Some of you may remember that Bennett Klein was one of the Spotlight guests in the recent series on the blog. His previous books were available on Amazon ..BUT this new book 3 is also available digitally.. wooot !!




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