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!
  

Friday, December 30, 2016

Out with the Old, In with the New!


We are ending the year over at Cut It Up with a fun challenge to use some of your old stuff and break in any of your new goodies and crafting toys you might have received over the holidays!  The idea is to use something old and something new along with a die cut, of course!

I have used a new image, Masquerade Mary,  from our sponsor Digital Delights.  I also used a "new to me" technique of scoring the shapes on my card to make them look a bit dimensional.  My diamonds dies and font are from CTMH Artiste an older CTMH Cartridge,  and the papers are all older, also.  


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, December 29, 2016

Boxing it Up!



PPinkyDolls Cold Days



Thursday and that means time for a Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  This week our optional twist is Anything Goes; so, I chose to make a tiny little gift box!  This would be perfect for a piece of jewelry, small candies, or a gift card.  

I printed the box in design space and cut it.  I then colored this cute image, Cold Days from PPinky Dolls, with Copics.  

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 Anything Goes, so be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace. We'd love to see it!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Manger


Merry Christmas!

Material List:
Teresa Collins Cuts
CTMH paper/cardstock
CTMH Stamp

My card is off to:
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Nativity and Menorah

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas today and peace throughout the new year.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Valentine





Thursday and that means time for a Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  This week our optional twist is Winter Card.  I decided to take a quick break from Christmas and let these wintery girls deliver some valentines!  My Valentine card is printed with an image from PPinky called Lily and Snowsisters.

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 Winter Frun 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, December 19, 2016

Christmas Blessings





My apologies on this initial blog post!  I published without finishing----oops!  So, let me finish and hope some of you will see it in its completed form!

We are at mid-month over at Path of Positivity and our theme this month is Blessings!  For those of us who celebrate Christmas, we are reminded of the greatest blessing of all and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.  As I re-read that story, worship, and pray I am reminded that I have the responsibility to share those blessings.  Remember, the simplest of acts can be a blessing to someone:  a smile, a warm greeting, asking someone to dinner/party, giving your spot in line to one who looks frazzled, gesturing on another driver to go first, etc.  

My card images are Elegant Ornaments from Imagine That! Digi Stamp.  They have some beautiful designs there.


We are so blessed by our sponsors this month:  Decosses Dynamite Doodles and Imagine That! Digi Stamp.  



More prizes are sponsored by:  Creative Bug Digis.


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!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Blog Hop Box/Card Video on YouTube!



No, you are not experiencing Deja Vu!  hahaha  I did post this project earlier in the month HERE.  I had a question about how I made this box; that question inspired a video!  

Curious how this card was made?  Grab a hot cup of cocoa/coffee/tea and check out the video available on YouTube or you can watch below!  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Hope your holiday preparations are going well and you are staying  peaceful through the chaos!  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, pop over to my Pinterest, or watch more videos on my YouTube Channel.

Cocoa in the Sock!


Verve Stamps has a fun challenge using the picture to the right as inspiration.  I thought it was so pretty, I had to play along! You'll never guess what is inside this sock........Arctic White Cocoa!  I love this creamy white chocolate drink!!  You can see it peeking out of the top of the sock.  

My sock is cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge in Cricut Design Space.  I embossed the Cotton Candy cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder and then attached the heel and toe.  This paper is old and from my stash....not sure what it is.  The white cuff was run through a Cuttlebug folder.  The Darice lace was attached with glue under the cuff.  

I glued the back of the sock onto the front around the edges attaching some green grosgrain ribbon.  

My tag was made from the "gifted" Verve stamp set available HERE through December 30, 2016.  This is a great set and you will want to visit Verve and download that free gift while it is available!  Thanks to Julee for this fun digi stamp set!

You'll notice I cut it twice printing the sentiment onto the back piece.  I colored the front with Copics and added some Studio G Glitter Glue.  

I attached the tag and a couple of jingle bells with twine and glued a "frufy" bow over the top!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, pop over to my 
Pinterest, or watch some videos on my YouTube Channel.







Saturday, December 17, 2016

Country Snowman


A very quick post today to share this sweet snowman from Sandi's Samples; it is a free digi image if you play in the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz!  Thanks to Sandi for this cute snowman!

I chose to give him sort of a country look by distressing the edges, coloring my ribbon with a marker, and backing it with Kraft paper.  This image is so versatile, it could go many different directions!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, pop over to my Pinterest, or watch some videos on my YouTube Channel.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Shaping up the Holidays!


Time for a challenge over at Cut It Up and our challenge this time is to make a shaped card!  How fun is that for Christmas/New Years, birthdays, or other winter holidays?



My shaped card is the manger and the barn cut is from Cricut Old West.  I will try to get a tutorial on my YouTube soon!




Picture of the card closed.  Paper is from CTMH Rustic Home Fundamentals.  The doors open up from the outside of the card to reveal the manger scene from Art Impressions.  I colored that lovely scene with Copics.


Finally, the card opens traditionally and is stamped with a sentiment from CTMH Hymns of Praise.

My card is off to:
613 Avenue Create:  Holiday Happiness
TTCRD:  AG
Sweet Stampers:  AG
Pile It On:  Any Holiday/Celebration

We are excited to have you join us for this challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize! It's a gift card from Michael's Craft Store! 

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, December 15, 2016

Snow Sisters





Thursday and that means time for a Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz!  This week our optional twist is Snowman.  My tag is a cut from CTMH Artistry Cartridge printed with an image from PPinky called Lily and Snowsisters 

I glittered up the stars by adding a little CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel on a tag and gluing that tag to my printed tag once it was colored with Copics.  

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 Snowmen 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!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sleigh Full of Coffee!


Thank you to Stamplorations for this cute coffee sleigh image!  I love it and it made the perfect gift tag for my nephew who is a serious coffee drinker!  He'd have to be to pull the hours he does over at Rose Hulman!  Have I mentioned lately just how proud I am of my nephew?.......well, I am!

Anyway, just had to share this quick tag I made for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog-Hop!  


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Hope your holiday preparations are going well and you are staying caffeinated; I'm drinking a cup as I type!  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, pop over to my Pinterest, or watch some videos on my YouTube Channel.