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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GD Crafting with Dragonflies

Hi again!! Here is the card I made as a guest designer for Crafting with Dragonflies. I am very happy to be a guest designer for them! Very friendly and supportive they are! As a beginner card maker I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with challenge blogs. The challenge for the next two weeks there is using your scraps (5 designer papers).  So pull out your papers and get crafting! I made this fall/school themed card with papers from my stash.  I used Bookish Tia for my digi stamp from Some Odd Girl.  I love her stamps.  Very fun to color. I used a metal sticker for my sentiment.  Clear pearls were use around the image.  I matted each layer of designer paper with card stock.  I was told that it helps make each piece pop and I must say that person is correct! It is a technique I need to use more often.  I hope you enjoy this card!

Entering in the following challenges:

Great Impressions September Challenge Fall colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge More than 2 papers
House of Gilli Challenge 54 fall
CCH challenge 154 color challenge
Craft your passion challenges 180 Fall
The Pink Elephant Digi challenge
Crafty Boots Challenge A is for apple-apple on the paper
Lexi's Creations Challenge 99 Fall
Make it Monday (MMI) 158
Tammy's Scrappin Corner Challenge 80 Anything
Challenge 4 Everybody Challenge 29 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 59 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge Fall
One Stitch At a Time Challenge 181 Fall
613 Avenue Create Challenge 37 Fall anything goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge 16 Fall
Chocolate, Coffee, & cards Challenge 48 anything
Creatalicious Challenges School time


  1. Gosh, 5 backing papers - that's some challenge but you have achieved such a great result Erin. How very brave of you to use such bold papers with such aplomb and your matting of them is brilliant. I love the 'ruler' paper - perfect for bringing your school days theme together. Your image is lovely too. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Great Card Erin, it's great to have you as a Guest Designer over at Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  3. Fab card Erin, wonderful bright colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Fab card Erin, wonderful bright colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. A great design, love how you have combined all those backing papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. very cute and delightful!

    i love the dp!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  7. She is just too cute!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  8. Well done Erin, it is certainly a challenge to use 5 different design papers and you have really cracked it :) Congrats also on your GD post, well deserved :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and we hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  9. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Hobbycutz this week.

    Susan x

  10. I like all your layering Erin. Great image and the metal sentiment is so suitable for a school themed card (lol).

  11. Love this! Thanks so much for joining us at WD xx Jan

  12. Congrats on the GDT spot! Super cute card! You did well! You should also try out for ours!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Fabulous card and such a cute image!Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.

  14. what a cute card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week
    Rachel DT

  15. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Lexis, hugs Susan x

  16. Wonderful card such a cute image. Thank you for joining us with out Frame it/ Anything goes challenge at Artistic Inspirations Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  17. Thank you for entering your lovely card for Tammy Scraping Corner 80 'anything goes' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  18. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  20. What a great card! Love all those pretty DPs. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

  21. cute image and love all the backing papers especially the ruler-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  22. Hi, Erin.. Saw this on Crafting With Dragonflies. congrats on the GDT position. And thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes

  23. Sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  24. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  25. How fun! Thank you for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you again with our new challenge that starts Monday!
    Karen C

  26. Erin I think 5 papers would be a challenge for me! LOL! Love the results great choice of papers and colors, the image is just adorable and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  27. Lovely card very cute.
    Thank you for joining at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  28. Erin, I know I commented, with admiration, on this particular card entered in the OSAAT challenge but as you have just joined the OSAAT Design Team I have taken the liberty of exploring other cards that you have created, and wow, are you going to inspire. You have such courage in the colours you work with and, skeaking at one who eres on the side of caution I so admire your skills. Can't wait to see your inspiration on our challenge blog and I hope you will have a very happy time on the DT. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! I appreciate all your kind words!It means a lot to me. Going to head off to find your blog and check out your work!

  29. Great card i have this imag think last time i used was autumn challenge must find, thanks for sharing at crafty Sentiments this week

  30. Super cute creation, great layout! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and MilkCoffee this time:)

  31. This project is so cute! I just love this image, lovely job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  32. Perfect for back to school with those hard to please middleschool kids.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  33. LOVE nerdy images! This one is super cute! You're making me want to get my hands on this stamp! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

    CCH DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Love toe Create DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  34. Tks for joining the last Fall Colors Challenge at the House of Gilli !