Mae’s Crafty Creations

9th Grade Dance

The group infront of their stretch hummer
Nic & I
Megan & Nic

I just had to share some pics of Nic's befoe dance photo op for parents. What a bunch of great looking kids.

Rose of Sharon

Today I am using inspiration from a card Suzanne Dean has done.  She has this sentiment in a stamp & I just loved it.  I used my printer to recreate it and my new Lockhart stamp Rose of Sharon.  This sweet stamp is from Susana's store and it was just introduced in May.  
I used CTMH designer paper along with royal red Shimmerz.
I finished it off with some beautiful Bella Baubles.  I just love these.  They really add some nice touches to your projects.  I used my copics to color the image and distressed the image & sentiment using my CTMH ink.  I just love the look when you slightly distress things.  
I am having so much fun being the guest designer.  This has been a wonderful opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.  Thank you all for your wonderful comments.  More is on the way.  

Sweet Elly

This cutie is Elly from Fairy Song Art Stamps and I purchased her from Susana's store.
Isn't she just too precious?! I have been in a class for work all day then straight off to my son's baseball game. Finally a moment to get this post up for the day, although late and to see all the goodies over at Follow Your Heart. Check out the sneak peaks of Anki's Sweethearts for SCACD. She is releasing a new set of stamps. The deisgn team is featuring them on their blogs.

Sorry such a short post for today. It's off to bed for me to start the process all over again....where is that winning lottery ticket?!

Try It Out Tuesday - Happy Father's Day

The head of the SCACD design team is the one & only Suzanne Dean (check out her yummy blog). She gave me a heads up on the challenge for my SCACD Stampers Spotlight week. Each week the design team posts their lovely challenge creations on the store's blog, Follow Your Heart. I needed to make a Father's Day card & small gift. What great timing for me. With my busy schedule I am so happy to have my Dad all taken care of before his special day...and I even have time to pop it in the mail. Suzanne had posted a gift using these great popcorn boxes she found at Michales. They are perfect. Well I was inspired so I stopped by JoAnns & found them on clearance. Score!!
My dad is a total kid at heart & the biggest tease of them all. I remember as a kid I had to tell him to "stop teasin' me". It never worked & I am grateful he never did. I love those memories. Well my dad never got a boy...just me but I was a total tomboy so I made up for it.

This wonderful cutie Stuart & puppy is by Eat Cake Graphics. Susana has this guy along with a ton of other wonderful stamps. You have your choice of Lockhart's, Anki's Sweethearts, Victoria Case, Fairy Song Art Stamp & she will have some exclusive Elizabeth Bell stamps next month! So exciting. I used some of my Close To My Heart stash of paper and colored these guys with a combo of CTMH markers & copics. The more I use my copics...the more I fall in love with them. I am slowly growing my collection.I will be filling that popcorn bucket with my dad's favorite candy, Boston Baked beans along with some yummy popcorn. I was going to add his fav, Mountain Dew but I knew the post office might have issues with liquids and I mail all my packages after they close. Oh well...I will include a coupon for him to use. Make sure you stop by the store blog tomorrow....some very exciting things will be happening. Susana has been planning some really BIG FUN and you don't want to miss it!! Word just in...the baby's breath spritz in now in stock. How is that for superb customer service.

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

I am so excited to be the special guest designer for SCACD.  This group of very talented ladies is just amazing.  Susana has a wonderful online store with fabulous stamps, lots of shimmer, shine & sparkly bling along with other great goodies you can add to your creations.  Susana’s group over on Paper Craft Planet is a blast. 

On to my creation.  I just love this Lockhart Beach Chair.  It is such a fun stamp & always brings a smile to my face.  I can just picture the sun, sand & waves rolling over my feet as I relax the day away.  Maybe one day I will have purchased that winning lottery ticket but for now, I will make do with the stamp (he he).    

I used more of the free downloaded paper that was a part of the Stampin’ Out Alzheimer's week.  This paper was contributed by Libby Weifenbach.  I just love the bright colors.  

A closer look at the image for you.  All I need is some of the shimmerz spritz everyone is raving about.  Susana is out of stock of the baby's breath at the moment but more in on the way.  I know it is the first thing I will be ordering.

Have a wonderful day and stop on by tomorrow.  I will have something special for you to see.  

Nutcrafters Designs Design Team Call

After my exciting news over the weekend, I came across a new design team call for Nutcrafters-Nutshells.  I had to take the chance.  If you never do, then you never will get to try.  Using the sketch and the free digi download this is the card I created.  I used Wisteria from Basic Gray, CTMH cardstock & markers along with the copics that I have.  I colored flowers to match and used Bella Baubles that I purchased from Susana's store.  The sentiment is from SU.  What a great sketch.  I am keeping this for furture inspiration.  Thank you Nikki (the first DT member) for creating it.