Friday, July 12, 2024

Christmas in July

 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Christmas in July!'  

Check out an older video below to see how I created the Holiday Gift Box pictured above.


 Come share your projects with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut for this challenge!

Material List:

DCWV Cardstock (Stash)
CTMH Cardstock from Stash
Glitter CS on Horse Saddle
Free Digital Paper Sande
CTMH Ink
Gem
Plastic Snowflake Stash
Cereal Box for dimension
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Double Score Tape
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More; Horse from A Quilted Christmas
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  

Critter Crazy:  AG with a Featured Critter
Die Cut Divas:  Add some Glitter  (Glitter CS on Horse Tack)
FarmQuest Country Christmas:  AG Outdoors Christmas 
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Pearly Sparkles:  Christmas In July
Holly and The Ivy:  AG Christmas 
Paper Funday:  AG with Opt Twist: Critter Crazy
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas in July
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi  (Digital paper)
Little Red Wagon:  Something You Love  ...Horses, giving gifts, and Christmas!!
ABC Christmas:  N is for No Stamping & O is for Off the Edge (no stamping for me!
As You Like It:  Fav non-card project ~ I love making gift bags and boxes!  Why?  More space to work with larger dies and more detail!  I like giving gifts in homemade boxes/bags!  I usually like the construction!
Krafty Chicks:  Christmas
Christmas (or not) BINGO:  Board Below Marked

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Travel Bag for Small Travels


   Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone and the optional theme is...Travel!  I've chosen to make a travel bag to carry a few necessities; perfect size for sunscreen, keys, phone, wallet, water bottle, etc.  Finished bag measures 7.5 x 11.75 inches. 

 This was a quick, easy and inexpensive put together!  I shopped around the house and found what I needed.

Curious about this project; check out the video below!  

Material List:

Old Blue Jeans
Iron on Sparkle Vinyl left over from another project
Thread
Sewing Machine
Iron
Jute Ribbons in the drawer from another project
Cricut Design Space: Design and Cut
Cricut Access: Horse from Wispy Willow Designs ; Adventure from Cheese Toast Digitals
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:  


Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Recycle/Upcycle at TT

   It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is Recycle/Upcycle!  

I've created a folder for documents to throw in the truck when we travel with horses.  I used an old file folder as the base.  

Check out the video for all the info!

 Material List 

Old recycled File Folder
DCWV Cardstock
Recycled Button
Hemp Cord
Copic Markers
Ranger Distressed Ink Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Double Score Tape  
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes; Horse from Arts by Nhoreen; Rope Oval from Natilie Thompson
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:

Crafty Catz:  AG with opt twist Embellishments (button/twine)
Paper Minutes:  More than One Fold

Be sure to visit
for all the details about the challenge 
and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Friday, June 28, 2024

Critters at Cut It Up!


 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Critters.'  Use any critter..real or fantasy!
I decided to go "techno" on this project using WordArt, PhotoPea, and CDS!  Check out the video below to see how this horse decor piece all came together!


 Come share your projects with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut. 

Material List:

CTMH Cardstock
CTMH Ink
Eyelets
Hemp Cord/Twine
Old Cardboard from a box
Cereal Box
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG
PhotoPea https://www.photopea.com
WordArt https://wordart.com
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Access: Altered horse head from A Quilted Christmas
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  

Die Cut Divas:  Your Fav Die Cut Shapes (Love horse dies!)
Crafty Catz:  AG with opt twist Embellishments (eyelets/twine)
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
As You Like It:  Fav 2 Colour Combo  ~ I love any color with brown, but especially blues/teals!  I guess I like browns with other colors since I feel it gives an "earthy" look.  

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Monday, June 17, 2024

Never Too Old!

As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by Quotes about Dreams/Goals!  Of course, you can share anything positive you like, the theme is always optional.

This quote from the PoP list of June Quotes:  “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ― C.S. Lewis, inspired my digital layout.  I have recently been working with Jake and have lots of new goals I am working to achieve!  I've always sort of gone out to ride for fun; but now I have some maneuvers I'd like to try.  

I've joined a horse group called HorseGirl and it's fun to see what all the other women are doing with their horses.  I've recently attended a clinic and very much enjoyed meeting some of these ladies and their horses!  It has truly renewed my interest in riding and inspired me to take on some new challenges.  

If you'd like more info about HorseGirl, click on the name and check out some of the free horsemanship ideas.  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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 Material List:

Digital Elements from Canva and Stash
Digital Elements from Kitten Scraps (Retired)
Digital Elements Vectoria Designs
Digital Paper from Vectoria Designs and Stash
Programs:  Canva and PhotoScapeX
Photo of Jake 2024 taken by Katrina (me)

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Dream Valley:  Summer Colors
Try It On Tuesday:  Use Book Pages (Mine is under the flowers)
Critter Crazy:  AG with featured Critter
Four Seasons:  AG Summer
As You Like It:  With or Without Words... I like to include words to convey just the right message.  However, I'm guilty of leaving them off!  

Be sure to come over and see 
what the team thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Friday, June 14, 2024

Feeling Blue at Cut It Up

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Feeling Blue.'  Use blue as your dominant color!

 Come share your projects with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut. 

Wondering about this card design? Check out the video below!


Material List:

Denim
Twine
Gem
Copic Marker
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Zig 2 Way Glue
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Access: Most shapes from Old West; Horse cut Old West
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  

613 Avenue Create:  AG For the Guys
Critter Crazy:  AG with featured Critter
Die Cut Divas:  Your Fav Die Cut Shapes (Love horse dies!)
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media/Paper Crafting
Crafty Animal:  AG featuring an Animal
Make My Monday:  B is for... Blue
Double "D":  Pick Three~Something OLD~NEW~BORROWED or BLUE
Blue:  twine/denim/cardstock OR  Old:  cardstock/denim/embossing folder
I Spy with My Little Eye:  Something for Boys/Men
Tic, Tac, Toe:  Board Below

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Inspired by cartoons/comics!

   It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is Inspired by Cartoons/Comics!  Now, this is a fun twist! 

I've chosen to go with the Monsters Inc Cartoon Movie!  That was such a fun show!  

Material List 

Digi from Bugaboo (Retired)
Digital Paper from Polkadoodles
Copic Markers
CTMH Ink
CTMH Cardstock
Gel Pens
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG  
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:

Inkspirational:  Frames
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digital
AAA Birthday:  Cute
Inspiration Station:  Inspired by:  Friends by her side at a Birthday Day!  Colorful balloons in the background.  
Make My Monday:  B is for...Birthday, Balloons, Blue
Little Red Wagon:  So Cute!

Be sure to visit
for all the details about the challenge 
and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Oboe? Really... in a poem?


 Ok, I seldom do much crafting just for the fun of it.  But when I saw the challenge over at The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes, I had to play along!  I mean, how many times are we challenged by a poem with the oboe mentioned?  That opportunity just doesn't come along very often.  


Having played the oboe for more years than I want to count, I have a few pics of me and my oboe.  So, I decided to be inspired by the family members mentioned and go with a Christmas Past Pic with Papa and Grandgirl playing the drum, while I played oboe!  

 
 Material List:
Digital Paper: Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, Polkadoodles
Digital Elements:  Touched by a Butterfly, Polkadoodles, KittenScraps, Canva
Photo taken by Katelyn Brown
Digital Elements from Canva and Stash
Programs:  Canva and PhotoScapeX

My project is off to the following challenges:  


Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Monday, June 3, 2024

Goals and Dreams at PoP


 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by Quotes about Dreams/Goals!  Of course, you can share anything positive you like, the theme is always optional.

I chose this quote from the PoP list of June Quotes:  “No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” ― Anonymous

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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 Material List:
Digi from Lili of the Valley Annabel Saddle Up  (Retired, I think)
Copic Markers
Papers from Stash
CTMH Sticker
Cricut Design Space:  Designed and cut from CDS, Print Then Cut
Cricut Access:  
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  

Place to Start:  AG + Optional ~ For a Lady
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digital

Be sure to come over and see 
what the team thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.     

Saturday, June 1, 2024

"You can quote me" over at AG in a Card Free Zone

  Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone and the optional theme is...You can quote me! Use a quote or be inspired by a quote! 

I chose to highlight a moment at Mecum Auction with a digital layout featuring a quote from Chris Bangle. "Cars are the sculptures of our everyday lives!" According to BMWBlog, "He (Chris Bangle) is responsible for many great cars including the Z3, Z4 and the E63 6 Series.  However, the car that most people will remember him by is the E65 7 Series."  

Every year, my guys (husband and son) take a week to go to the Mecum Auction in Indy.  I don't go, but I send them on a hunt for photos I can use in layouts!  This year, I asked them to find a BMW Z line car since Bangle's designs are incorporated in the entire BMW lineup, including the BMW Z4, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 series.  The actual design credit of this particular car goes to Anders Warming...I think, but it was built on the design of Bangle??  Don't quote me on this; I'm not a car history expert...I don't even play one on tv!  hahaha

Bangle is best known for the "Bangle Butt"!  If you are interested in the history, you can find it HERE.

 Material List:
Free Digital Paper Sande
Photos taken by Kelly Brown
Digital Elements from Canva and Stash
Programs:  Canva and PhotoScapeX

My project is off to the following challenges:  

Double Trouble:  Thing 1: Father's Day or Special Male Blue Ticket; Thing 2: link with Crafter's Cafe ~ Smile and Be Happy; Thing 3 optional use Kraft type paper
Classic Design:  AG with opt Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters:  All About the Men

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.