Dagger Card with Dr. Sonia

Sharing from my friend Dr Sonia

Hi this is Dr Sonia sharing a fun interactive card and template. Thank You so much Beckie for this guest post opportunity--you are such a dear !
Dagger Shaped card
I designed this dagger shaped card using the scorpal ! It was fun and surprisingly easy to make!
Dagger Shaped card
I used pearls and  golden brads to glamorize the handle of the dagger shaped card.On pulling the handle of the dagger, it slides out of the sheath to reveal a golden glittery blade.
Dagger Shaped card
I used 3 D holographic shiny paper for the dagger blade.On the other side I used  wood colored paper recycled from an old wedding card.Added a Happy birthday greeting on the dagger inside the card !
Dagger Shaped card
I actually created the dagger shaped card by playing around with my scorpal but the tutorial for that is too lengthy and boring so designed a simple template for the dagger shaped card.
Shaped Card Template
Make the dagger with thick card [or stick 2 card pieces together] as other wise it will be floppy  when you draw it out.  Bend the tabs of the sheath inwards, apply glue and stick to complete the sheath of the dagger shaped card.
This card  will be a fun card for party invitations and birthdays.
Thank You so much Beckie ...I hope both you and your readers will like this fun card!


Awesome Butterfly Card with Cyndy

Sharing from my friend Cyndy of Arcy Scraps

Hello! I'm Cyndy from Arcy Scraps! I'm super excited to be a guest designer here at Beckie's blog! 

I have a super easy, yet cute card to show ya!  

The butterfly is from Create a Critter
To create this shaped card I simply duplicated the butterfly's shadow and welded them together. 
Here is the card closed. Her face is from Peachy Keen's Laughy Taffy set. The twine is from The Twinery. 

Thank you so much for looking!
♥ Cyndy


Never Too Far Away Card with Jessica's Craft Shaque

Sharing from my friend Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque

I simply ADORE all of my wonderful
here in Crafty Blog Land!

and I connected a while ago,
and I am honored to call her my dear Friend
as well as my sweet Blend!

When she asked if I would interested
in helping
her keep her Blog Breathing
during a move she embarking
on, I didn't hesitate to say YES!!!

I really feel bad that she can't get to her crafty
supplies right now, and when I received this
wonderful Itty Bitty stamp from
another sweet Blend~Jessica Esch,
I knew instantly
that I would use it to create a card
for sweet Beckie!

The card was created by cutting
an 8 1/2x11 piece of card stock
to measure 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
(scored and folded along the 5 1/2 width)
Then I cut the dp to measure 5 1/4 x 4
I stamped the balloon image then heat embossed with white powder
The sentiment is stamped on white card stock using
VersaMagic-Sea Breeze

I will be entering this card into
Unity Opportunity - Ippity challenge
Stamp on Designer Paper

Thanks so much for having me at your blog Beckie.
It is my pleasure to help out!

Keep Crafting


Making a Butterfly from a flower with Laura

Sharing from my awesome friend Laura of Scrappin Around The Clock.


I have been meaning to share this little tip for quite some time now.  What do you do when you have a flower and you want a butterfly?  You make one of course!

These basic 5 petal flowers .....

Are really easy to turn into butterflies, by snipping off one petal.

Add to a project and add a button to hold a little set of antennae.

Cute, right?
 Papers are Jillibean soup.


Mashi's Muffins' May Release with Mary J

Sharing from my awesome friend Mary J of Where's My Creativity?

It's time to review the All That Scraps Mashi's Muffins May release and today I have a Father's Day easel card using Mashi's Muffins Gnome...

Ain't he sweet?! My dad is a keen fisherman so this will suit him perfectly! The sentiments are from the AmyR All About Dad and I created a simple background using the C.C. Designs Cutter Flower Border Die and C.C. Designs Cutter Grass Border Die. Check out more DT inspiration over at the blog here!


Welcome Back to Monday with 3 Challenges & News

Hi Friends - 

First...the news

My family is moving! We're gonna be leaving KY and become New Yorkers. My husband has been transferred with his job. So, you know how moving is...lots to do. 

I've asked some of my awesome and crafty friends to help keep you entertained while I'm caught up with life. I'm going to keep my Monday DT posts (pre-scheduling and getting as far ahead as possible). My friends will be helping with the other days of the week. Tomorrow will be the first post from my fabulously, helpful friends. 

I will be check and doing what I can from my phone and a computer when I can get to one. However, all the supplies to craft will be pack away in boxes (for a short while). 

Wish us luck, and keep us in your prayers. 

This week's new challenge is to use 3 brads. YAY!

Here is my card for your inspiration...

Papers are echo park. Flowers cut from Flower Shoppe. Brads are fabric covered from HL. Sentiment is awesome My Creative Time.

Our fabulous DT sister Kristy proudly owns Scraptastical Kreations, and she is sponsoring this week!

$20 Gift Certificate

Hop over and join us!

Don't forget about my friends at Digi Darla. New Sketch challenge there today and a DT CALL!!!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog...new challenge me monday with Graduate cards.

Hugs..See ya soon!

Be blessed, Beckie


Angie's 150 Follower Giveaway

Hey -

Help my friend Angie of Crazy Scrap Lady reach her goal of 150 followers. 

Here's what she is giving away!!!! Fabulously awesome 3 Girl Jam ribbon! Whoo hoo!!!


Welcome Back to Monday with 3 Challenges!

Hi there! It's Monday (again). Where does the weekend go in such a hurry? Monday is a good time for new challenges.....here's a few.

It's Challenge Me Monday....this week's theme is Prom-enade! Use a dress, tux, dance, etc.

Here is my card for some inspiration.

I cut the cutie girl at 3" from Paper Doll Dress-up. The ticket and letters are from Echo Park. The papers are from a Mambi pack. I gave her some bling with my iRock. Ofcourse...all girls need a 3 Girl Jam ribbon wrap ;0)

Now hop over and link-up with us!

It's time for a new challenge at ME4Y! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.

For the sketch challenge this week....ME4Y will have 2 winners!! A bonus for joining the sketch challenge.

The super awesome Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch.

The papers are from my stash. The image is BUGABOO. I blinged some with my iRock.

Now hop over and link-up with us!

It's time for another great challenge at Digi Darla. This week's challenge is a Photo Inspiration

Here is the photo.

Here is my take on the photo.

The image is an awesome Digi Darla.

I used the same sentiment on this card as I did my ME4Y. We are preparing to move and I am making these cards for a couple of my friends that I will be leaving.

Now hop over and link-up with us!

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Be blessed, Beckie


May I Have This Dance Hop

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to the May I Have This Dance Hop!!! So glad to see you ;0) 
Projects showcased in this hop will have the theme of Dance or Music.

This hop is hosted by Made Especially 4 You challenge blog.  

The talented DT of ME4Y is joined by the stellar creativity of the Die Cuttin' Diva DT.


$20 Gift Certificate to online store.
In honor of all of the mother's out there, receive 10% off your whole order from May 11th - 13th!!

Bundle of Hand-Dyed Crinkle Ribbon

Little Scrap Pieces
$25 Gift Certificate to online store

 $20 Gift Certificate to online store

Adams Acres SVGs Digi Stamps and Print n Cuts

$25 Gift Certificate to online store

Here are the rules ;0)


Now for my project...

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Inked the edges with some Stampin' Up ink. The sentiment is done on the computer.

Time to hop along....

Thanks for hopping by!!!!

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You  on May 15th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Be blessed, Beckie


Another cute Birthday Card using Echo Park Papers

I just love these Echo Park papers....as if you didn't know. LOL.

Here is a cute card I whipped up to have on-hand.

The ribbon, button and sentiments are stickers I had in my stash. The twine is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Thanks for enduring my Echo Park obsession. LOL.

Be blessed, Beckie


Welcome Back to Monday with Challenges for you to Join!

Time for new challenges...are you ready?

This week's theme is Mother's Day.

Our awesome sponsor is Meljen's Designs.

Here is my card from some inspiration...

The image is Meljen's Teapot. I tried paper piecing for the 1st time. YAY!

Now hop over and link-up your Mother's Day Card.

P.S. We'll be having our monthly, combined DT hop with the creative ladies of Die Cuttin' Divas. Lots of inspirational projects and prizes for you.

Digi Darla has gone weekly with her challenges!!

This week's theme is Mother's Day!

Here is my card with a DD image for your inspiration.

I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool. I made the flower from some fabby 3GJ ribbon. My friend and 3GJ DT member Carri shared an awesome tutorial on making this flower here.

Now...grab your DD freebie or purchase one and get your craft on. Link up with us ;0)

Thanks for stopping by. It's also new challenge time at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and The Crafter's Cafe.

Be blessed, Beckie


Cute Birthday Card with Echo Park Papers

Here's a cute lil Birthday card I made with my favorite papers....Echo Park and Kraft cardstock.

The cupcakes are an EK punch. I topped with some iRock bling in white. The ribbon is (again, my fav) 3GJ.

Thanks for dropping by.

Be blessed, Beckie


Craft 'n Chat Thursday at Made Especially 4 You

Hi Friends!
With Teacher Appreciation Day coming fast and furiously this Tuesday, May 8th, I thought we could craft and chat over some Mini Hand-Sanitizer gifts.

These are so super cute and you won't believe how EASY they are to make. You'll be wanting to make one for everyone you know. LOL.

Hop over to ME4Y and see my simple tutorial on how to make this cutie.

Be blessed, Beckie


Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi Friends! Fast lil post for ya.

Hubby's birthday was recently. I made him a card, of course ;0)

I think it's cute. I used some self-adhesive bling. Echo Park Dots and Stripes on a Kraft cardstock base. The sentiment isa sticker from my stash. The ribbon is OF COURSE some fabby 3GJ.

Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE seeing ya ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie


Winner of Which Disney Princess Am I Blog Hop

Hey All -

OH NO!!! I almost forgot it's Winner Tuesday!!!!How could I do such a thing :0(

So let's see who Mr. Random Number Generator chose as the lucky crafter...

#3...Dr. Sonia...YAY...she said...

"Beckie in the photo Ariel's eyes look good but if you want an expert opinion I will ask the expert on princess-- my 5 year old!"

Dr. Sonia, drop me an email and we'll get your gift certificate from the awesome Mrs. Nikki of Paper Piecings by Nikki to ya!!!

Be blessed,Beckie