Caught Your Heart ~

Friday, January 31, 2014

Here's a purr-fect Valentine using the January Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps.  Nothing like waiting until the last day to get it done, but I'm glad I made it in time.  What a cutie he is!

I made the crocheted heart following a pattern I found on Pinterest here, just for fun.

Digital Image - From the Heart Stamps - Caught Your Heart
Kraft Cardstock and Martha Stewart-Love Notes DP 4x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, circle nestie, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.
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Fun Birthday Cake ~

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A special birthday card that I made using SCS Sketch No. 471 that I made this card with last week that I enjoyed using.  It's perfect for scraps and makes a great card for any holiday or event.  I do think this birthday cake is very fun, it would be fun to eat, and I'm thinking it should be chocolate of course!

Digital Image - Deidre Mosher Designs
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP -  My Mind's Eye/Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, burlap string, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.
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Love is a many "splintered" Thing ~

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today's Valentine is for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 472!  I just love their sketches and I'm happy I was able to create something, even though it's the last day.

Digital Image & Sentiment Set - Hambo Stamps -  Beaver (Set includes image and 3 different sentiments!)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and Kraft
DP - Martha Stewart/Love Notes 4x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, zig-zag scissor, circle nestie, burlap string, heart button, pop dots, edge distresser, and white glue.


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There's "Snow" Friend like You ~

Monday, January 27, 2014

 
Hi there and Happy Monday!  Here's a little cutie to brighten up your day and all ready for Valentine's Day!

A reminder too that you've got just a little bit of time left to enter into the Hambo Hoedown current challenge L-O-V-E!!

Layout - Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 294

Digital Image & Sentiment Set - Hambo Stamps-Snow Heart
Kraft cardstock & Martha Stewart/Love Notes 4x6 DP
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle punch, heart punch, corner rounder, edge distresser, shimmer tape, pop dots and white glue.

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Birthday Wishes ~

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I found some new digital's and this one I just had to have!  Her name is Nikki and I forsee quite a few birthday cards in the near future made with her!

Sketch Challenge - Deconstructing Jen No. 135
Digital Image - Make a Wish Nikki
Cardstock - Random
DP - Dovecraft/Garden Party 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, star punch, edge distresser, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

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A Box of Chocolates ~

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I'm such a sap when it comes to Valentine's Day and a pretty box of chocolates!  It's
so romantic, not to say yummy!  The current challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is all about LOVE!  Join us and show us what you're making for this wonderful upcoming sweetheart of a holiday!

Sketch Challenge - Sketch Saturday No. 293
Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Candy Heart
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Martha Stewart/Love Notes 4x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, edge distresser, flower punch, liquid pearls, pop dots and white glue.

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Birthday ~

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This is for Splitcoaststampers Sketch No. 471 challenge and it was a very fun sketch to work with indeed.  I always enjoy using a Lola Rose image too!

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat retired :(
Digital Sentiment - Doodle Pantry
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, burlap string, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.

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Flowers for You ~

Monday, January 20, 2014

I don't tend to want to post sympathy cards, but after all it is part of the circle of life and of course we all want to show our support.  I got together with a few of the gal pals over the weekend and I had a request for some, so I'm using one of my old standby layouts with these stamped and chalked flowers that I have had around while but still love.

Rubber Stamps - Endless Creations - I couldn't find them on their website anymore (go figure), but there are lots of other cute things there!
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye/Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - Versamark/chalk, one ProMarker/Khaki, edge distresser, hole punch, crochet thread, pop dots and white glue.


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Shopaholic ~

Sunday, January 19, 2014

If you shop at Bath & Body Works then you are familiar with these bags.  I kept telling myself that they'd be great recycled, since I do have a thing about plaids.  So this is what I came up with, and I used one of my favorite old Pink Petticoat gals too!

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder, Jeannie flower, brad, and white glue.

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You're Cool! ~

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hooray for Saturday's!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and here's a fun little idea for that cool friend of yours or even for a teen.  I used the digital image called Sunglasses, and added a bit of sparkle too.  I just wish I could find these purple sunglasses somewhere now!

Have a great day!



Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo - Stamps - Sunglasses
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart - Laughing Lola
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, notebook punch, shinner trim, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.

Smitten ~

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I love nerds!!  Isn't he the cutest?!  There's a new challenge starting today at the Hambo Hoedown and it's all about LOVE!!

Let's see what you can create using sentiments or images that show some l-o-v-e, and you could be in the running to win!

Be sure to check out the challenge rules, and join us!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Nerd - You know you have to have him!!!
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Martha Stewart/Love Notes-6x4
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval/oval scallop nestie, heart punch, Jeannie flowers, brads, pop dots and white glue.


Cake ~

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A quick birthday card where the sentiment has me wanting something sweet this morning....maybe Starbucks is calling my name!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Citrus Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, square punches, Bazzill border, sequins, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

I Dig You ~

Monday, January 13, 2014

Time to turn up the heat and get some Valentine's done, and this one I think is cool for a little or big guy I suppose too!  I love the humor over at Whimsie Doodles, and this is part of the Valentine Messages set.

Digital Image - Whimsie Doodles
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Martha Stewart/Love Notes Mat Pad-4x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, sequins, shimmer trim, ribbon, pop dots and white glue.


You Rock My World ~

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A fun Valentine for my Valentine!  This is for the Sketch Saturday No. 292!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Martha Stewart/Love Notes Mat Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, corner rounder, heart punch, rhinestone, pop dots and white glue.

New Digs~

Saturday, January 11, 2014

NEWS - WELCOME TO DRAGONFLY JOURNEYS!



Hi There!  Check out my new digs!

Time to cruise on down the highway + make some changes! Feeling groovy + inspired by my new Blog Theme and Logo!

My friend, Juls of Papier Creatif, redesigned it just for me! We go way back from when we both started out as Bloggers.  Her company, Papier Creatif designs high quality digital products for scrapbooking and commercial use, as well as freelance graphic design services!  If you or anyone you know needs graphic design for a Blog or Logo, feel free to contact her at juls@papiercreatif.net.

In the meantime, I have been inspired by some new ideas + techniques to try!  I just couldn't wait to share this all with you and I will be back later today to keep this crafty card making party going!

The Stuff of Legends ~

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The adorable face on this cute Dragon digital image from Hambo Stamps was just too
irresistible to pass up today, and turned out to be a great base for a fun birthday card! There are two other sentiments in this digital set, including one perfect for Valentine's Day, so be sure to scoop him up soon!

Happy Friday-Eve!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Dragon
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and Bazzill
DP -  Basic Grey-Curio/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, ink/sponge, burlap string, oval nesties, star sizzix die cut, pop dots and white glue.

52!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Well Happy No. 52 to me!!  When I was looking for something to make for today, a lot of
things came to mind; peace, love, a girly girl image, Elvis (he would be 79 today, I think), but then I was scrolling through and found a classic Stella here from Bugaboo Stamps and I just giggled.  I'm happy to be able to celebrate this day, and I appreciate every one!

Digital Image & Sentiment  - Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins - Memories/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nesties, burlap string, rhinestones, edge distresser, pop dots and white glue.

Thank You Very Much ~

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thank you cards are always needed, so when I found a challenge for one, and then another with this sketch this is what I came up with!

Sentiment-Thank You Challenge - Moving Along with the Times
Update.....I made Top 3!!!

Sketch Challenge No. 188 - Sunday Sketch & Stamp


Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Basic Grey/Curio 6x6
Other Stuff - Sequins, burlap string, edge distresser, scallop scissor, pop dots and white glue.

Warm Thoughts ~

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I keep hearing about the snow and cold around the world, so I'm sending some warm thoughts out today!

Sketch Challenge - Deconstructed Sketch No. 132
Cardstock - Random
DP - Stampin' Up and My Mind's Eye/Blush 6x6
Other Stuff - Sentiment Stamp/Paper Smooches, basic black ink, sponge, Cricut Artiste; flower/scallop circles/leaves/heart, burlap string, rhinestone, corner rounder.
 

A Simple Birthday ~

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I think I've mentioned I work with civil engineers....about 50 of them!  Anyway, I'm getting some cards together to have on hand.  I'm also trying to use up some old paper packs, and this one has an interesting texture, which made it a little difficult to photograph but after about 6 tries I finally got the right angle!

Happy Friday-Eve!

Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 326  
Stamp - Close to My Heart/Heartfelt Birthday Wish
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Latte Stack 8x8
Other Stuff - Basic Black Ink, ProMarkers, edge distresser, ribbon, button, pop dots, and white glue.

I'm a regular "pig"casso!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and welcome to a brand new challenge at the Hambo Hoedown!  This time the theme is Animals, and those of us on the Design Team have all created with one of the pig stamps to start this challenge out right!

Be sure to check out all of the fun and inspiration, and join us!!

Sketch Challenge - Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Artist Pig
Cardstock & DP - CTMH/Sarita
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, sequins, pop dots and white glue.
Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs