Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bravo!


My little grand-girl has recently taken up the violin.  Of course, that meant I needed to go in search of the perfect violin related digis!  Being a musician myself, I have quite a few musical stamps, digis, embellishments, etc, but the violin is new to this family.  

I was over perusing at Polkadoodles when I ran into this little cutie; I had to have her.....ok, her and a few others while I was there!  

Fleurette Bloom is a company charted to sponsor a challenge where I'm a DT and decided to stop in over there for a peek at their goodies and ran into this super piano SVG cut!  

I uploaded the cut into Cricut DS and had too much fun placing my violinist onto the piano.  The piano lid all printed in black and left my digi for me to color.  

I cut the keyboard off the piano and adhered it directly to my card front.  Then I adhered the colorful DP to the front right above it.  I popped the piano lid with violinist with 3-D tape to add some dimension and make the piano lid appear higher.  

Material List:

Copic Markers
DP from DCWV
Black and White paper from Stash

This little lady is playing her way to the following halls ...uh, challenges!

Crafting with Dragonflies:  One for the Girls
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  Y is for You Choose
TTCRD:  AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Playing Music

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




Thursday, February 16, 2017

LOVE



Something Old/Something Blue a wedding/anniversary card is the twist over at Twisted Thursday this week.  I decided to go with an anniversary card using the Ava and Deacon Love Word from Bugaboo!  

For my something blue, I went with blue jeans on Deacon and a denim heart behind them.  I got this by using a scanned photo of a Levi's pocket.  Then for the something old, I used the old time script from a computer image and the threads making the bow are from an old pair of jeans!

I know a special couple who met as kids who might enjoy this card for an anniversary!  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the TT team has designed! Remember, the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!


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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day!  

Hope you all find something sweet today and your life is full of joy and crafting love!

This adorable little fox cut is from Digi Playground and let me tell you it was fun and easy!  I've done this project with kids and they loved it, too!  I'm going to fill this with some candy and give it to a couple of little cuties I love!  



Friday, February 10, 2017

Bendy Card


Time for  a new challenge over at Cut It Up and our theme is Bendy Cards or Scene Cards!  

This versatile Bendi Card Pattern set comes from The Cutting Cafe, who just happens to be our sponsor this time.

Material List
Bendi Card Set, Tree Cut, and Sentiment:  The Cutting Cafe
Cardstock:  CTMH and DCWV Green Stack

Thanks for coming by today!  We invite you to head over to check out the fun cuts the DT found/designed for this challenge over at Cut It Up.   Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heart Shaped Valentine


Time for a new challenge over at Twisted Thursday; our optional theme this week is Heart Shaped Valentine!  I chose to use Eggbert Winter from our sponsor Bugaboo.  I printed him on the Heart Holder Cut from the Artiste Cartridge.  This little heart is holding some fixings for a cup of hot cocoa!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the TT team has designed! Remember, the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!



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.

Little Eggbert is off to the following challenges:
Bugaboo:  AG
Fantabulous Cricut:  Valentine's Day  Heart Holder from Cricut CTMH Artiste

Monday, February 6, 2017

Expression of Love 1

It's the first Monday of the month and that means a new challenge over at Path of Positivity!  Our challenge this month is "An Expression of Love" and I love this challenge.  There are so many ways we can express love and there are so many different kinds of love!  That makes this challenge perfect for everyone!

I chose to use this image from Imagine That! Digi Stamp called Love You 2 Pizzas.  This stamp comes with sentiments, colored and uncolored digis as well as 2 paper patterns!  I chose to print off the red/white checks for my background!

This card is a gift card holder to show a family how much we love them.  They have been going through some tough times and this may just be the perfect "pick me up" for them.  Who wouldn't enjoy a night of pizza with no dishes!  Yay!

There are many ways we can show love for our friends, family, and the people we meet on the street everyday.  Never underestimate your contribution to someone else's attitude/mood.  When we show a bit of kindness, the smallest act of love, we have the ability to turn one's day around!  So, how will you choose to express some love this month?


Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by Imagine That! Digi Stamp and Mari Digis.  Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tic, Tac, Toe at Twisted Thursday


The Twist over at Twisted Thursday is Tic Tac Toe! 


We are sponsored this month by Bugaboo!  I started my valentine with Bugaboo Valentine Jar Image including the word LOVE.  To complete my Tic, Tac, Toe I colored the hearts red and added red beads as the bling!  Now, I also have some pink hearts.....so that gives me another column of the game!  

I considered adding flowers since I have arrows on the background paper for yet another column, but I wanted this valentine for my son. I was working to keep it masculine with the brown tread like paper and burlap.

I'm sending my valentine off to:
Color Throwdown:  Pink, Red, Chocolate
Crafting with Dragonflies:  Valentines

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 rest of the TT team has designed! Remember, the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!



Friday, January 27, 2017

Cats, Coffee, and Cappuccino!



Time for  a new challenge over at Cut It Up and our theme is Hot Drink!  Now, I have to admit, this one was my idea because I always have a cup of something in my hand ~ could be coffee, cocoa, cappuccino, etc.  I drink coffee all 4 seasons; my guys make fun of me when I sweating buckets out in the barn in August with a cup of hot coffee in my hand!  

I saw this adorable stamp set over at Newton's Nook, who just happens to be our sponsor this month, and I jumped on it like a kitty who's had too much java!  hahaha  

Material List
Stamp Set and Die Set:  Newton Loves Coffee 
Cardstock:  CTMH
Paw Print Cardstock: Puppy Power from Scribbles Designs
Ribbon:  CTMH Whimsy

Thanks for coming by today!  Grab your hot drink of choice and head over to check out the fun cuts the DT found/designed for this challenge over at Cut It Up.   Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Recovered Book



Ok, recovered as in 'has a new cover' not as in 'was lost and now found'!  hahaha

The Twist over at Twisted Thursday is Anything Goes, so I decided to try a technique new to me I saw over at Chana's site Redora Lee Designs.  

I did mine a bit differently since I was covering a larger book.  I covered the entire book with rolled kraft paper and then used a piece of Kraft cardstock for the actual floral piece.  

I dampened the CS with the glycerin/water spritz and crumpled; repeat; repeat.  I ran it through my embossing and lost the crumpled affect.  Hmmm.....  Maybe it was the CS I used, or maybe something else, but I went with what I created.  I rubbed over the embossing with inks and sprayed with Aleene's Acrylic Sealer.  


Next, it was just a matter of adding the closure, embellishments, and binding cover.

Thanks Chana for this idea!  I'm excited to try some other projects using this technique!

I'm sending my journal off to the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  Opt twist Totally Technical
TTCRD:  AG

We are sponsored this month by Through the Craft Room Door!  TTCRD has monthly challenges and a super online magazine with tutorials, inspiration and freebies!

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 rest of the TT team has designed!  Our twist is At the Movies, but the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!



Monday, January 23, 2017

....continuation of January 9th Post


.......we just have to stop and consider.  Yes, I can press on all I like, but if it isn't the right time to receive an answer, I must stop pressing and wait.  I must look around and consider God's wonders and know the right answer will come.  

This image from Ike's Art with resting Gypsy Wagon and Horse is the perfect picture to show how I need to stop, relax and wait patiently.  I need to park myself for a moment and consider.

So, the road ahead .... my journey for 2017.... I guess I want to learn when to Press On and when to Stop and Consider.  I want to be more patient in finding answers.  



What does the road ahead hold for you?  We'd love to share in what you are doing, read your thoughts, see your art, etc.  You can share with us over at Path of Positivity.  We are sponsored this month by Scribbles Designs and Ike's Art.

Thanks for stopping by, PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Movies....Can't wait for Beauty in March!


It's always fun to go to the movies and that is the twist over at Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz!  At the Movies!  Maybe you are thinking of a movie you want to see, or your favorite movie from childhood, or maybe movies in general with tickets and popcorn.  Remember, the twist is optional!

I'm looking forward to seeing Beauty and The Beast coming in March!  When I signed up for monthly classes over at Kit & Clowder this was the Dec/Jan image; this digi from Stamp AnnieThing reminded me of Belle in the ballroom scene.  I practice colored several of these and cut this one down for a card; my final scene is pictured below.

We are sponsored this month by Through the Craft Room Door!  TTCRD has monthly challenges and a super online magazine with tutorials, inspiration and freebies!

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 rest of the TT team has designed!  Our twist is At the Movies, but the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Snow Fun at Cut It Up


It's Snow Fun is the challenge over at Cut It Up and the challenge is to use a snowflake on your project!  I decided to use a few behind this cute little Anna digi from Stamp Anniething.  

My cuts were all done in Design Space and the cartridges are listed below.  I used regular cardstock, cut the snowflakes and then sprayed with glue and applied fine glitter.  

Material List:

CTMH Cardstock:  Daisy White, Crystal Blue
Digi from Stamp Anniething
Copics
Fine Glitter and Spray Adhesive
CTMH Cartridges:  Artbooking, Art Philosophy
Font is a computer font~ Apple Chancery

My little girl is off to Bitten by the Bug 2 for the Elvis' Birthday Challenge:  Blue Christmas.

Thanks for coming by today!  Be sure to check out the fun cuts the DT found/designed for this challenge over at Cut It Up.   Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sweet Girl!


I love the distressed look and lucky for me that is the twist over at Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz!  Distress It!  Maybe you want to distress one part or the whole project, or maybe you don't want to distress at all!  That's ok since our twist is optional!

Hearts are hanging from Gold Thread from pins.



I started with a distressed shadow box I found on clearance at Kohl's.  It already had burlap on the inside, so it was perfect for my distressed layout!

I cut the branch, leaves, banner, hearts, "sweet" card, and letters on the Cricut.  Now the fun part, laying it all out to see how it will fit together.  Once I had an idea of where I was going, I stamped, inked, and distressed the hearts, banner, picture, and several of the scraps of paper on the left.

I added ribbon, laces, gems, an old lace applique and a distressed bow to complete the layout.  This now finds its home in my husband's home office.  She was looking at him in this picture; she has been Papa's girl since she was born!







Material List:

Shadow Box:  Kohl's
CTMH Cardstocks and Papers including Uptown Fundamentals and Happy Times (retired)
CTMH Cartridges: Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artfully Sent, Artiste
CTMH Inks
CTMH Embellishments:  Mocha Gems, Rustic Home Ribbon and lace
Embellishments:  Offray lace, old applique from stash, Coats Gold Thread, Straight pins, Gold paint

My project is off to the following Challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut:  Something New:  Uptown Fundamentals is new for me!
613 Avenue Create:  Fav technique:  Distressing!
Heart 2 Heart:  Silver and Gold: Gold thread, paint, gold on the Happy Times paper and gold dots on the Uptown Fundamentals paper
Jo's Scrap Shack:  AG
TTCRD:  AG


We are sponsored this month by Through the Craft Room Door!

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 rest of the team has designed!  Our twist is Distress It!, but the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Pressing On!


The Road Ahead....hmm......    That is the first theme of our year over at Path of Positivity.  What does the 2017 road ahead have in store?  Personally, I have some difficult decisions to make at the beginning of this year concerning my therapeutic horsemanship program.  When I have difficult decisions to make, I turn to God for answers and find peace.  However, this is one time when I must admit I have been struggling and have spent much time in prayer, contemplation, and questioning.

I am so driven to press on and not let go for I have reaped many rewards seeing others gain strength, confidence, and knowledge.  However, some serious obstacles have been placed before me.

As I pondered, I came across Galations 6:9  "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

Sometimes we have to press on through difficult times when we question; we have to press for answers, but possibly there are other times when....... to be continued on January 23rd.

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Material List

Scribbles #919 Coffee Press Digi Stamp
Copics
Journal from Hobby Lobby
Coffee Bean stamp from CTMH (retired)
Adorable Backgrounds stamp from CTMH (retired)
CTMH Inks:  Chocolate, Cashmere, Cocoa

Our challenge this month is sponsored by Scribbles Designs and Ike's Art.  Be sure to check in over at PoP to see what the rest of the team has done with this theme!  You will also want to head over to discover the new changes in the challenge requirements.

Thanks for dropping by and be sure to come back for the continuation of this blog post on January 23!  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Birds of the Air


Today the optional theme at Twisted Thursday is For the Birds.  I chose to use the bird theme as a prompt for my faith journal and study Matthew 6: 25-33.  

I started by applying clear gesso to the pages.  Once it was dry I used gelatos.  (These have been sitting in my craft room for a while resting while I have been busy with my Copics.  I decided it was time to do something totally different and out of the zone for me.)  I colored the pages and smeared the colors around with a baby wipe.  

I stamped the border carrying parts of it into the page and used a decorative stamp in the corners to add more texture/interest.  I stamped my bird images.  The one on the right side is stamped directly onto the page; the left side was stamped onto a piece of designer paper.  I colored both images with pencils and/or Copics.  I added bits of old lace and the floral pieces to the page.  I stamped FAITH in the upper corner and wrote in parts of the verses I wanted to include.  

Lastly, I splattered some gold paint mixed with water and painted around the little Blue Jay on the left.

Material List:
Journal from Hobby Lobby
Paper:  CTMH 
Faber Castell Gelatos
Baby Wipes
Inks:  CTMH Juniper, Memento Black
CTMH Stamps:  Skylark, Fabulous You, Illuminate (all retired)
Copics
CTMH Water Color Pencils
Stash Embellishments:  Waxed black twine, flower, lace, gold thread

We are sponsored this month by Through the Craft Room Door!  

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 rest of the team has designed!  Our twist is For the Birds, but the twist is always optional; so really anything goes!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!