Monday, September 17, 2018

Little Girl Holiday Card

The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is just for fun, no prizes will be awarded. The theme as usual is anything goes. I decided to show you the newest addition to my die cut Christmas card collection.

This little girl is made using an unbranded die set. Each piece of card stock was cut in my Cuttlebug Machine. Because her dress had cute little hearts cut into it, I hand traced the dress using card stock and glued the cut piece to the back of the dress. Now she has red hearts floating on the plaid dress. She didn't have shoes, so I drew some on her feet with a Micron Pen. I put white dots in her eyes with a white Gelly Roll Pen.

To give her more of a Christmas look, I cut a Santa hat on my Circut Machine using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I add trim to her hat with the white pen and Stickles Ice Glitter Glue.

I stamped and die cut the sentiment.

I made a double layer mat and adhered it to a white basic card.

I adhered the little girl and the sentiment on top of the layered card.

Come and join our challenge, where anything goes!
Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-09.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-32-glitter.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge.html


2 Fun Cards, 1 Fabulous Image!

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Let me introduce you to Dora BelleMy Besties image. I enjoy using her so much that I made two lovely cards with her on them!

Card 1: I used Copic markers to color this cutie and I cut her out. I cut a small mats and adhered them to a white base card. I glued a die cut hot air balloon with 2 sentiments to the upper right corner of the card. I placed soft dimensional pads on Dora Belle's back and popped her on the top of the card.

Card 2: I printed a copy of the colored image and cut it out. I placed the soft dimensional pads on the back. I adhere a blue mat to a white base card. I cut a sun with my new die in the Cuttlebug Machine and also 6 colors of the rainbow with another die in the machine. I put each color arch in order on paper that I had prepared with adhesive. I glued the sun in place and then I overlapped the sun with the rainbow, onto the blue card. I finished the card by popping Dora Belle on top.

 Check the links below to see the many lovely images available in the My Besties shops:
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Challenges:
 http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge-anything-goes.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-09.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/classic-design-team-open-challenge.html

Monday, September 3, 2018

A Cold Christmas Card

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The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments. I chose to use Harriet - Cold Christmas for my inspirational card.

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut her out. I adhered her to a double mat, which I glued to a white base card. I printed the sentiment on a green card stock and cut it with a shape die in my Cuttlebug Machine.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Congratulations Card

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 A new challenge began today at Digistamps4joy. The optional theme is "Flower Frenzy." I choose Flower Bowl for my design team inspirational card.

I colored the image using Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with background colors and the sentiment.

Come and join our challenge where anything goes with the optional theme "Flower Frenzy."

Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/classic-design-team-open-challenge.html
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-110-no-patterned-paper.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge.html

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Img 744 Lil Rosie Card

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Here's my second My Besties card for the fall. I used Img 744 Lil Rosie for my card.

I printed this image twice: once on printed paper and once on Copic Marker card stock. I cut out the portion I needed from the printed paper and adhered it to the Copic marker print. I used Copic Markers to color the rest of the image.

I mounted the colored image onto a mat made of two layers of card stock on a black base card. I placed a stick on flower to embellish the card on the bottom right.

 Check the following links for more wonderful images:
 http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/anything-goes-challenge_28.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

Steamin Stella img 602 Card

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Here's a new My Besties inspirational card. I used Steamin Stella img 602.

I colored this image using Copic Markers and a Recollection gold pen. I cut the image out leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut 2 pieces of printed card stock from my stash and adhered them to a basic black card. I also cut several metallic gears and dots in my Cuttlebug machine using the Sizzix Bigz Die Gadget Gears (656636). I adhered these to the card.

I put small dimensionals on the back of the cut image and popped it to the middle of the card.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
 http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
 http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/anything-goes-challenge_28.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

Friday, August 17, 2018

Img 747 Lil Rosie Pumpkin Spice Latte Card

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Here's a new My Besties card for the fall. I used img747 Lil Rosie Pumpkin Spice Latte for my card.

I printed the image three times: once on printed paper and twice on Copic Marker card stock. I cut out the parts I needed from one marker card and the printed paper and adhered them to the remaining card stock. I used Copic Markers to color the rest of the image.

I mounted the colored image on to a mat made of two layers of card stock on a black base card. I finished the card off with stick on flower at the bottom right.

 Check the following links for more wonderful images:
 http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-74.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-31-pink-and-purple.html

Steampunk Valentine img 900 Card

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I have a new My Besties inspirational card to share with you. I used Steampunk Valentine img 900 for this card. Although it is a Valentine image, I am sure it would make a lovely birthday card!

I colored this little cutie with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge. I cut out a flower from my stash, which was already decorated with gems.

I cut 3 pieces of card stock in various sizes and adhered them in a graduated order to a basic black card. I glued the flower to the bottom right corner.

I placed soft dimensionals on the back of the image and popped her onto the upper left side of the card.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy
Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-74.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dressed Up with a Kitty Purse Card

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There is a new challenge at Mari Digis today! Here's my card for this month from Mari Digis. I used M40 Bag Kitten.

I printed the image 3 times: once on printed paper and twice on Copic Marker card stock. I cut out the parts I need from the printed paper and from one of the maker card stocks and adhered them to the remaining card stock. I used Copic Markers to color the rest of the image.

I mounted the colored image onto a black mat and adhered it to a white base card. I finished the card with sticky gems on the bottom right corner.

Come and join our challenge at Mari Digis!
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/classic-design-team-open-challenge-8.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/anything-goes-challenge.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-73.html

Movie Night Memorydex Card

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The new releases for August are out today from Digistamps4joy. I chose to use (J1889) Movie Night for my inspirational card.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut it out. I placed small soft pads on the back of the card.

I used the Heidi Swapp Memorydex Die in my Cuttlebug to cut a Memorydex card base from the Graph 45 Vintage Hollywood Scrapbook paper pad.

I adhered the image to the dex card and add two 3D stickers from my stash. If  you are in need of "Admit One," tickets you can find the digital image in the Digistamps4joy shop!

Check the store for other wonderful images!
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/classic-design-team-open-challenge-8.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-73.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/anything-goes-challenge.html

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For the Love of Books...Card

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A new challenge began today at Digistamps4joy. The optional theme is to add a sentiment. I choose Bookshelf for my design team inspirational card.

I colored the image using Copic Markers and placed it in the craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with a digital book image and the sentiment.

Come and join our challenge where anything goes with the optional theme "add a sentiment."

Challenges:
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-72.html?m=0
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/07/anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-73.html
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Monday, July 30, 2018

Enchanted Magical Unicorn Scan 0004 Card

Meet lovely Enchanted Magical Unicorn Scan 0004, she is a My Besties stamp from the Scrapbook Stamp Society.

I colored this lovely lady using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge. I used my Cuttlebug Machine with the Provo Craft D'vine Swirls embossing folder to emboss a colored card stock. I adhered the embossed sheet to a white base card and glued the image on top. I applied Glossy Accents to the bra top and and the top rim of the the mermaid's tale. I also adhered 2 sizes of sticky pearls to the background to give the impression of bubbles.

Check the links below to see the many lovely images available in the My Besties shops:
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Challenges:
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-challenge.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-72.html?m=0
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/07/anything-goes-challenge.html

Monday, July 23, 2018

America on Parade Card

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A new challenge begins today at Crafting from the Heart, sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls. I used All American Avery for my design team inspirational card.

This cute little girl was colored using both Copic Markers and a Red Star Gelly Roll Pen.

I placed the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged her with a background of Flagler Beach, Florida created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

Come and join our challenge, where anything goes!
Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-59.html
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-109-most-wonderful-time-of.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Glitter & Sparkle Greeting Card

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Meet Glitter & Sparkle, they are lovely My Besties images for my choice of a digi stamp for today, from the Scrapbook Stamp Society.

I colored this twosome with Copic Markers and cut them out leaving a narrow white edge. I used my Cuttlebug Machine and embossing folder from the Emboss Asian Bundle by Provo Craft to impress a sea design on colored card stock.

I adhered the embossed sheet to a white base card and glued the colored image on top. I embellished the card with Glossy Accents to both the starfish in her hair and the large bow on her tail.

Check out the many lovely images at the following locations:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy?ref=l2-shopheader-name
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-30-girlie.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/07/ch-22-agno-twist-winners-from-ch-21.html
https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/julio-2018-reto-49-estamos-de_1.html


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Milady Clarice Memorydex Card

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There's a new challenge beginning today at Mari Digis. I chose to use Milady Clarice (C40) for my design team inspirational card. She is part of the new Flowers and Butterflies Collection.

I colored this lovely girl using Copic Markers and some Gelly Roll pen. I adhered this sweet image to a circular Memorydex card and embellished it with blue Martha Stewart punched butterflies.

Check the shop for more lovely new digis and join our challenge to win lovely digi stamps.
Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-30-girlie.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/07/ch-22-agno-twist-winners-from-ch-21.html
https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/julio-2018-reto-49-estamos-de_1.html

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mickey Mouse Memory Dex Card

Crafting from the Heart has a new challenge beginning today, which is just for fun and anything goes.

I made another memory dex card for my Design Team inspirational card. I recently got a Disney Joyful Mickey Mouse metal die and love using it!

I put the die through my Cuttlebug Machine with black, white, red and yellow card stock to get the pieces to put Mickey together. After gluing all the pieces, I printed a sentiment using my Craft artist 2 program and die cute it in the Cuttlebug, with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies S4-137 Scalloped Hearts. I cut a second one and glued the 2 together. I punched a number of small hearts.

I printed a background in my Craft Artist 2 and glued it to a dex card along with some green card stock. I adhered the various pieces and Mickey to the dex card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Life's a Beach Card

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There's a new challenge today at Digistamps4joy and the optional theme is Summer or Winter. Being in Florida makes the choice easy, "Summer" of course! I picked Mini Misteri- Belle of the Beach for my Design Team insperational card.

I colored this Florida beauty using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a white edge. I printed a beach background from my craft artist 2 program and matted it on card stock, which I adhered to a white base card. I cut the card stock lettering in my Cricut Die Cutting Machine and adhered the sentiment using my Xyron Create a Sticker Machine. I glued the colored image to the top of the layered card.

I hope you will join the challenge at Digistamps4joy.

Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/1st-july-classic-design-team-challenge.htm
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/07/ch-22-agno-twist-winners-from-ch-21.html
https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-59.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-30-girlie.html

Saturday, June 30, 2018

All Boy Birthday Card

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This year Father's Day was June 17th and my son's birthday was the same day! This is the card I made for him using Scrapbook Stamp Society, My Besties img 517 Sling Shot Jo.

I used Copic Markers to color this image and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I cut card stock for two mats and adhered them in a layer to a white base card. I cut the bat from a Disney Baseball Gear embossing die set by Provo Craft, using my Cuttlebug Machine. I stamped and matted the sentiment on the same blue green card stock to match the mats. I glued the bat to the back of the cut image and adhered them both to the card. I added the sentiment under the feet of the image.

Come and see more delightful images, Follow the links below.
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Challenges:
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-108-eileens-challenge.html
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-93-eileens-challenge-anything.html
https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/junio-2018-reto-48-y-dt-call-llamado.html

Monday, June 25, 2018

Flamingo Memorydex Card

Today there is a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart. This challenge is always anything goes and this week is just for fun!

To make this lovely Flamingo Memorydex Card, I cut 2 different Memorydex cards using the Heidi Swapp die set in my Cuttlebug Machine. I glued the smaller card on top of the large one.

I cut a variety of flowers, leaves and a flamingo from the Recollections Sizzix 5 piece Flamingo Cut and Emboss set, using my Cuttlebug Machine. I adhered all the pieces to the top of the Memorydex card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. This week is just for fun and anything goes!





Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baseball Card

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For this month's Scrapbook Stamp Society, My Besties card, I chose to use img 610 and made it into the perfect Father's Day card! The card is for my son, who is a wonderful daddy to his two adorable kids.

I colored this cute stamp with Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on a blue mat. The background is a photograph by my husband Sandy Brooke. I glued it to a blank card and adhered the colored image and sentiment on top.

For this cutie and others click on the links below.
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 Challenges:
https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/junio-2018-reto-48-y-dt-call-llamado.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/06/ch-21-agopt-twist-bingo-winners-from-ch.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge.html
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-49.html

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Milady Rose Memorydex Card

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There's a new challenge beginning today at Mari Digis. I chose to use Milady Rose (C35) for my design team inspirational card. She is part of the new Flowers and Butterflies Collection.

I colored this lovely girl using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered this sweet image to a circular Memorydex card and embellished it with sticky pearls and jeweled flowers.

Check the shop for more lovely new digis and join our challenge to win lovely digi stamps.
Challenges:
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/06/ch-21-agopt-twist-bingo-winners-from-ch.html
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-49.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-69.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-296-anything-goes.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html

Monday, June 11, 2018

Princess Birthday Card

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The new challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Createful Heart Digis. I chose to use Princess Annabelle for my design team card, which makes the perfect card for my granddaughter.

I colored this adorable girl with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a slight white edge. I printed the curtained window from art Impressions Stamps and colored it with Copic Markers. I cute it out and glued it to printed clouds from the Craft artist 2 program. I adhered some printed paper from my stash to a white base card and topped it off with the window and the image. I printed the sentiment and mounted it and added it to the card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/1st-june-classic-design-team-cahallenge.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2018/06/ch-21-agopt-twist-bingo-winners-from-ch.html
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-49.html

Friday, June 1, 2018

#1 Dude Father's Day Card

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A new challenge just began at Digistamps4joy! Here's the perfect card to give to my husband for Father's Day. He's always been the #1 Dude and the card proclaims it.

I colored image RG027 with Copic Markers and cut it out. I cut 2 mats and cut the edge of the printed card stock mat with a wavy scissor. I glued the mat together and onto a basic blank card. I stamped the Father's Day sentiment and matted it with a matching blue card stock and adhered the #1 Dude hat and sentiment to the card.

Check out the amazing image in our shop and join our challenge.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/1st-june-classic-design-team-cahallenge.html
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-68.html?m=0
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-48.html

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Say Yes to the Dress...a Baby Sundress and Hat

My granddaughter Princess Sunshine is 9 months old and it's time her grandma made her a sundress. We all live in Florida, by the way! I don't think we are actually having spring this year, the summer and lots and lots of rain is what we got!

It's been 8 years since I made her brother's baby clothes and I wasn't sure I was still up to the task. I picked New Look pattern 6353 for the dress and McCall's pattern M6303 for a matching hat. The dress has straps instead of sleeves and elastic in the front and back casings. The dress has a bodice and two layers of gathered skirts. A satin bow can be tied to the strap on one side for added decoration.
 Well it wasn't easy, that hat doesn't go together well. I tried twice and finally just made it work. The size large hat is big and will fit for awhile.
I ended up making three sundresses because the sizes were given by weight and seemed unrealistic. I made one in each size large, medium and small. What you see on her is size small and eventually she will grow into the other two dresses. It was a bit cool in the house, the dress is still pretty large and fits a tee shirt underneath  it. It works well and the baby is comfortable.

All in all, I feel that I was very successful in making this cute outfit for our lovely Princess.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/1st-june-classic-design-team-cahallenge.html
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-summer.html
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-68.html?m=0
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-48.html