Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bugaboo Shaker



Day 1:  All That Sparkles

Yep, it's that time of year over at Catch the Bug and I'm excited to play along with their daily challenges!  Day 1 is All That Sparkles and I decided to use Ava Christmas Sitter to adorn this shaker card with all those sparkling sequins. 

As if that much sparkle wasn't enough, I added some Studio G Glitter Glue to her hat.  Hey, you can't have too much sparkle over the holidays!   




Ava will also be visiting the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar:  Christmas Time
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Christmas Colors

Thanks for dropping by; it's always fun to have company during the holiday season!  Feel free to peruse other pages/posts, visit my Pinterest Page, or view some YouTube Videos at my Channel.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Shaker Box? Really?


Yes....Really!  It's a shaker box!  I thought about how fun it would be to put a sweet little gift in this box for my grand-girl!  The wrapping itself is sort of a gift for her to play with on Christmas Day!  
Both the box cut and the snowman digi are from Digital Delights who just happens to be our sponsor over at Cut It Up for this challenge.  

Here's the challenge; we're playing Holiday Tic, Tac, Toe!  It's just like the traditional game where you have to get 3 in a row diagonally, across, or vertically.  I chose to use the middle row across:  Star, Glitter, Snowman.  

My stars are in the shaker as well as a couple on the card.  My glitter is also in the shaker.

You'll want to head over to the Cut It Up site to check out the prize and the beautiful projects from the team!

My Layout is off to the following challenges:

TTCRD:  AG
Digital Delights:  AG

Thanks for coming by today!  Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Dance



It's Thursday and you know what that means....time for a challenge over at Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  Our optional theme this week is to create a Christmas Card ~~ easy, yes?  


Material List:
Digi:  PPinky Christmas Dance
Copics
CTMH Paper/Cardstock:  Poppy, White Daisy, Pear, White Pines (retired)
CTMH Ink:  Pear, Champagne, Chocolate
CTMH Cartridge:  Flower Market to create Pine Needle Frame
CTMH Embellishments:  Red Enamel Gems


This cutie is dancing off to the following challenges:

Sweet Stampers:  Christmas
TTCRD:  AG

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my YouTube Channel.  Be sure to check out the get Christmas cards from the rest of the team!  Our twist is always optional, so be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace.  We'd love to see it!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz


Time for the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz!  Every month we get a free digi to use however we like!  Thanks so much to Diane from Di's Digis for this adorable image!  

I chose to use mine as a tag for a Santa Gift at my house.  I'm sure many of you have also been contacted by the Jolly Ol' Elf to help out with some tags or gift wrap.  Who knew Santa had cute little mice helping out at the North Pole!  ; )  

Want to play along?  It's easy; simply head over to The Outlawz and find the challenges at the top of the home page.  Then go to Progressive Challenge.  The directions to join are there!  Not a member of The Outlawz?  Hey, that's easy to fix, too.  Simply join at the site; lots of prizes, beautiful inspiration, some free digis, and fun!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Busy Putting Out Fires!


Well, I blew by a birthday a while back and needed to make a card to let my little friend know I did remember!  This little guy is a cutie and comes from a family of firefighters, so I knew this image would be perfect!  

It's also perfect for the Anything Goes over at Twisted Thursday Challenge .  Yep, the twist is Anything Goes so there's no excuse not to play this week; we want to see whatever is in your workspace!  We are sponsored this month by Bugaboo; they have images for everyone!  

Material List:
Fireman SB Hose from Bugaboo
Copics
CTMH Cardstock:  White Daisy
CTMH Artistry Cartridge for Hydrant Cut
Gold Gel Pen
Studio G Glitter Glue
CTMH Red Shimmer Trim

My fireman is off to the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG
613 Avenue Create:  AG


Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my YouTube Channel.  Be sure to check out what the Design Team has to share over at Twisted Thursday......remember, the twist is Anything Goes!

Monday, November 21, 2016

PoP Kitten Scraps





I can't believe it's the middle of the month; it's time for a reflective moment with Path of Positivity!  This month our theme is appreciation; now that's very timely since here in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Now, as we near mid-November and celebrate Thanksgiving in the US this week, we are looking ahead to the holidays in December as well as looking back at the year as it comes to its close.  

2016 has been full of celebrations to remember and appreciate.  The layout above is a lovely remembrance of Baby Cass's baptism.  Such a lovely day where her Papa held her as her mommy and daddy looked on.  Obviously my husband was overjoyed with this honor.

Here at our house, we celebrate Christmas and we all have an appreciation for the religious and secular traditions surrounding the holiday.  I personally love the beautiful decor, twinkling lights, and mystery of the wrapped gifts under the tree. 

I have appreciation for our tradition of feeding the barn animals extra feed on Christmas Eve night before church.  

I hold deep appreciation for my church and the beautiful services celebrating the manger scene so long ago.  

Sometimes it is so difficult to appreciate the beauty around us if it is clouded by fear or uncertainty.  

My holiday wish is to have that cloud dissipated and true appreciation and joy experienced by all.

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These beautiful papers, fonts, and elements are all from KittenScraps!  I had so much fun working with the Luv U 2 Pieces Bundle!  I believe it was designed for Valentine's Day, but these beautiful paper designs are perfect for any holiday!  





We are so appreciative of our sponsors this month:  A Day For Daisies and KittenScraps!  Be sure to check out the PoP Challenge to learn more about them!    




More prizes are sponsored by:  Creative Bug Digis, and Decosses Dynamite Doodles.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Now it's time to check out the inspiring art created by the team.  Head on over to PoP and see what they have to offer and then share your thoughts, art, poetry, story, card, scrapbook layout, etc with us. We can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge theme!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Magic Spinner!





It's Thursday and you know what that means....time for a challenge over at Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  Our optional theme this week is Christmas Magic and what's more magical than a spinner card?  hahaha

I started with an adorable image from Bugaboo.  I then cut a candy cane from white cardstock and colored in my own stripes.  I'm no artist, but I felt compelled to color a back for little Ava.  (You can see that picture to the right. )  That way when she spins it's not plain white cardstock.

I made the spinner by cutting Ava and the candy cane twice.  Then I colored each side and adhered Ava.  I place fishing line between the two candy cane pieces and adhered them together.  Finally, Ava got to go for her ride!  ; )

Material List:
Copics
CTMH Paper/Cardstock:  Pomegranate, White Daisy, Uptown Fundamentals
CTMH Stamp for sentiment:  White Pines Cardmaking (retired)
CTMH Ink:  Pomegranate


Ava is spinning off to the following challenges:
Catch the Bug:  Going in Circles  (Ava is literally spinning in circles!)
Sweet Stampers:  Christmas
TTCRD:  AG

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my YouTube Channel.  Be sure to check out the get well wishes from the rest of the team!  Our twist is always optional, so be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace.  We'd love to see it!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Light-Hearted Fun!


I have the pleasure of sharing my crafting ideas with a wonderful group of crafters at our local library.  Every month we get together and we make something paper related.  We've done mini scrapbooks, scrapbook pages, cards, canvases, etc.  

I thought since our class falls during Thanksgiving week, it might be fitting to do a fun/simple project to break up the cooking and housecleaning!  

This paper pack from CTMH was just the ticket to some light-hearted fun ~~ especially combined with this cheery tree tag from Artistry.  Class won't be messy or long, but I do think it will be lots of fellowship and laughter ......and we all need that from time to time.

Material List:
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  City Sidewalks
CTMH Cartridge:  Artistry
Embellishments:  CTMH Baker's Twine Cranberry, Darice Sequins

My card is off to the following challenges:
Color My Heart:  Use City Sidewalks Colors
Between the Folds:  City Sidewalks

Thanks for dropping by today; I'm so happy you came by for a visit!  Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The First Thanksgiving!



I can't believe it's already time to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday; we over at Cut It Up are celebrating with a true Thanksgiving theme:  The First Thanksgiving ~ Include a Native American or Pilgrim on your project.  Of course your project can be a card, layout, journal page, 3-D item such as table decor or any other as long as it includes a die cut and follows the theme.

















Here are some close up pics of the dies I used in my layout.



Material List:
CTMH Paper/Cardstock:  Jackson, Fundamentals, Lagoon, Saffron, Chocolate, Champagne, Desert Sand, Barn Red (retired)
CTMH Inks:  Cocoa, Champagne, Chocolate, Barn Red (retired), Lagoon
Cricut Cartridges:  Paper Doll Dress Up, CTMH Artistry, CTMH Flower Market, CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artiste
CTMH Stamp Set:  Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop Set,
CTMH Embellishments:  Copper Shimmer Trim, Sky Lark Assortment (retired), Jackson Sticker (retired), Enamel and Glitter Blue Dot Duos
Embellishments:  Gold Thread, Brown bead and Floss (stash), Prima Flowers, 3 Girl Jam Aqua Splash Ribbon, Bead Basics Seed Beads
Stenciling:  Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Copper, Rebekah Meier Stencil (thecraftersworkshop.com)
Misc:  Gold Pen, Black Pen

Our challenge is sponsored by Craftin Desert Divas; you'll want to head over to the Cut It Up site to check out the prize and the beautiful projects from the team!

My Layout is off to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create:  AG
Heart 2 Heart: Changes ~ Our first Thanksgiving with a baby in quite a few years!
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Autumn
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Nature Calls

Thanks for coming by today!  Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Get Well with Bugaboo



It's Thursday and time for a Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz.  This week's twist is Get Well card.  

Bugaboo is sponsoring our challenge this week, so I chose to start with the image Sign It Kidz Flowers.  This is a very versatile stamp and can be used with any sentiment one chooses!  I imported her into Design Space, typed in my sentiment and used the print and cut feature.  I colored this little sweetie and her flowers and then gave her a colorful dotted background.  Then I added even more color with the two sheets of background paper.  It was all tied up with a little grosgrain ribbon. 


Material List:
Copic Markers
CTMH Paper/Cardstock:  White Daisy, Penelope (retired), Lollydoodle (retired)
CTMH Ribbon:  Whimsy Ribbon Pack

This cutie is off to the following challenges:
Catch the Bug:  AG

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my YouTube Channel.  Be sure to check out the get well wishes from the rest of the team!  Our twist is always optional, so be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace.  We'd love to see it!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Appreciation























The first Monday of the month is here and that means it's time for a reflective moment with Path of Positivity!  This month our theme is appreciation; now that's very timely since here in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving.  As I contemplated this idea of appreciation I had several ideas I wanted to express; therefore, I went to my journal so I could put it all together in one piece.  

I started with the idea of the Native American and this adorable digi from A Day For Daisies.  I personally cannot think of Thanksgiving without remembering the incredible contribution from the inspiring people native to our country.  I have great admiration for their skills, talents, arts, philosophies, stories, etc.  I'm very appreciative of their culture and what they contribute to our country.

Next, I found this beautiful quote about appreciation from Dalai Lama.  Of course, as I read this I was reminded of the Christian parable found in both the books of Mark and Luke.  This is the parable where Christ shares the story of the seed falling onto different types of soil.  This brings me back around to this sweet little girl planting her seed so carefully!  

So, there is my path this month!  I didn't meander too far this month......ok, I wandered many different paths, but at least I stayed on paths this month!  ; )

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Material List
Journal from Hobby Lobby
Gel Pens
CTMH Paper:  White Daisy, Free to be Me (retired), Feather Sticker from Jackson (retired)
CTMH Ink:  Chocolate, Poppy, Lagoon, Olive, Cashmere, Champagne
CTMH Background Stamps:  Playful Patterns, Ink Blot, Line it Up
Embellishments:  Bead Basics Seed Beads, Reflections Chunky Glitter Copper Brown, 
Embellishments from stash: Floss, Rick Rack, Feather, CTMH Fundamentals Clip, CTMH Burlap Ribbon

We are so appreciative of our sponsors this month:  A Day For Daisies and KittenScraps!  Be sure to check out the PoP Challenge to learn more about them!    




More prizes are sponsored by:  Creative Bug Digis, and Decosses Dynamite Doodles.  


My journal pages are off to the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies:  Use Burlap 
BTF:  Fall Colors

Thanks for dropping by.  Now it's time to check out the inspiring art created by the team.  Head on over to PoP and see what they have to offer and then share your thoughts, art, poetry, story, card, scrapbook layout, etc with us. We can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge theme!



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sweet Unicorn!



It's Thursday and time for a Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  Yay!  This month we are sponsored by Bugaboo and we have some really fun optional twists for you.  We are starting off the month with Tags as our twist.

I chose to use Sweet Unicorn from Bugaboo.  I started in Design Space by cutting my tree.......wait, why am I doing all this typing when I can just show you the video?  Ok, grab a cup of coffee, cocoa, tea, cider or whatever your fall beverage choice is and relax while I show you how I did this cut.


Ok, now that you've seen how I did the cut, I sponged the tag with ink and added some dots of glitter glue.  I painted the unicorn with Liquid Glass and sprinkled glitter over him because unicorns should sparkle!  Then I colored her horn gold and highlighted the mane and tail with glitter glue!

Once my glue was dry, I assembled it using 3-D tape, acetate alternative, and cardstock.  I used pink sequins, seed gems, and silver star sequins inside.  

I finished it off with the Magical sentiment, some twine, and the enamel stars.    

To the right, you can see another tag I did in different colors.  

Material List:
Copics on the hooves
CTMH Cardstock:  White Daisy, Pear
CTMH Inks:  Lemon, Blossom, Thistle
CTMH Cartridges:  Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent
CTMH Embellishments:  Poppy Thick Twine, White Enamel Stars, Liquid Glass
Embellishments:  Studio G Glitter Glue, Fine Glitter, Spare Parts Star Sequins and Pink Sequins, Seed Gems

My unicorn is loping off to the following Challenges:
TTCRD:  AG

I'm so happy you dropped by for a visit today!  Be sure to head over to The Outlawz to see what the team has to share and then come back and show us what you've been up to in your craft room!  Remember the twist of a tag is optional; our challenge is always Anything Goes!  Before you go, please feel free to check out other posts/pages, leave me a comment, and/or visit my YouTube Channel.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Best Friends


I am so delighted to be guest over at DigiStamps4Joy!  This beautiful image is called Best Friends and can be found HERE.  When I saw this image I couldn't help seeing the image of this sweet little girl sharing her Christmas dreams with her furry friend!  

Now, I realize this is intended to be an outdoor scene of these two buddies sitting outside in the grass, but I couldn't help myself.  I turned the grass into a multi-colored rug sitting on wood flooring.  I'm not much of an artist really, so I sponged in my tree using CTMH inks and a stencil I created with my Cricut.  Then I added baseboard, wall, window, and night sky with Copics.  

I decorated the tree with Bo Bunny Gems, gold thread, and Enamel Stars from CTMH.  The outdoor stars were dotted in using a Uniball white pen.    

There are so many beautiful Christmas images to peruse over at Digistamps4Joy, but I had so much fun changing the season and the traditional intent of this digi.  

I'm so happy you dropped by for a visit today!  Please feel free to check out other posts/pages, leave me a comment, and/or visit my YouTube Channel.  

Sunday, October 30, 2016

"Spookily Night"


As promised ~~ here is another cute, cute, cute image from Digital Delights!  This adorable duo is called "Spookily Night"!  You can find this image and many more ON SALE at Digital Delights right now!  All digis are on sale!!  

If you missed my first card this weekend, you can see the Halloween Gang HERE.  

Be sure to head over to the Cut It Up FaceBook Page to see what the Design Team has been doing with these fun images!  As for me, I'm off to do a little shopping!  I can't resist a sale like this!

Thanks for stopping by; have a safe and fun Halloween!