Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Day 2


It's Day 2 at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You need to grab a cup of your favorite beverage and pop over to the hop!  I'm tellin' ya, there are free images from the sponsors and chances to win lots of prizes!

This is one of the free images and it is generously provided by Stamplorations!

This was a quick and easy put-together using the Stamplorations image and Designer Paper from Scribble Doodle Designs!  Hey, here's another little secret.....you can download that paper for free if you click the link!

The other paper/cardstock and embossing folder are all from CTMH.  Tied it all up with a little scrap embroidary thread and there it is!

My fall card is off to:
Stamplorations Anything Goes using a Stamplorations Stamp
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coffee and Cowboys



Yee Haw!  It's time for the 

Yep, it's time to make the coffee cards, journal pages, layouts, crafts, etc!  What's better than coffee and paper?  Ok, if you add Bugaboo to the mix it really creates tons of fun....and what better way than this cowboy waking up to the fall hay field dreaming of his morning coffee?  

This card was made with 2 images from Bugaboo: Bugaboo Cowboy Fence and Coffee Words.

My cowboy is off to:
Catch the Bug:  BINGO  2 images, circle (sun), and Funny Sentiment (coffee words....ok, maybe not so funny if you're the cowboy dreaming of that first cup of coffee!)  OK, this BINGO was a stretch, but I wanted to share this card with you over at Catch the Bug!
TTCRD:  AG
613 Avenue Create:  Fall Colors
Pile It On:  Autumn Colors

Thanks for dropping by today!  Off to drink more coffee before heading out to horse work and fall show prep.  Feel free to hang out and peruse other pages/posts, see the CTMH Specials, or pop over to my YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Be Strong and Think Pink!



We have a "Think Pink" theme going on over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge this week.  We are sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy where I found this beautiful Flamingo Pair image.  I thought about how beautiful the bird is with its pink feathers, how strong it appears, and how all that beauty is supported by those long, thin legs.  

This made me think how this would be the perfect image for this challenge.  I layered the image over a Cricut Cut from the new CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.  It's like her neck is making the "R".

Remember, over at Twisted Thursday the twist is always optional, so feel free to share whatever is on your workspace this week!  We'd love to see it!

For those who are battling any sort of plight:  May you be blessed with strength and peace as you bravely move through with grace.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn Flowers



Is this little guy the cutest?  That expression just makes me smile!  This was our free image for The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge.  A huge thank you to Di's Digi Designs for this adorable image!

Not fair.....wait, it's totally fair because everyone can play!  Simply join The Outlawz and then join the progrssive challenge.  All the details are there.

Material List:

Sunflower Mouse Digi:  Di's Digi Stamps
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  White Daisy, Florence (retired)
CTMH Inks:  Honey, Poppy, Sunset
Scraps of ribbon, rick-rack, twine, button


This sweetie is off to visit these fine challenges:
Die Cut Divas:  Fall
613 Avenue Create:  AG Colors of Fall
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge
Digi Designs Challenge Blog:  Autumn

Thanks for stopping by ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages or see what's going on over at my YouTube Channel.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lucky Horseshoe


We are now at the midway for the Path of Positivity Challenge and I'm still pondering luck which is the theme this month.  Now, I'd like to say I've had an epiphany, but alas........ I have NOT!  I'm still not sure how I feel about this word and its meaning.  I've not made heads or tails out of it.  I've made wishes on lucky stars, but nothing!  I've turned all the horseshoes open end up, but no more ideas have come to me.  

Hey, wait!  Lucky symbols.....yes, that's what I can add to my luck discussion!  Coin tosses, horseshoes hanging over doors, lucky charms and stars, rabbit's feet, four leaf clovers, finding a penny face up, the number 7, etc.  If you are interested in reading about lucky symbols, you might want to check out this site:  https://exemplore.com/misc/goodlucksigns   They had some very interesting stories about different symbols.  

For my project I chose the Imagine That! Digi Stamp Christmas Horseshoe.  What could be luckier than a handsome horse in a horseshoe?

Material List:
Christmas Horseshoe Digi from Imagine That! Digi Stamp
Copic Markers
Gold Gel Pen
Gold Thread
CTMH Cardstock:  Daisy White, Fern, Ruby, Flaxen
CTMH Inks:  Poppy, Fern
Gold Pigment Ink
CTMH Confetti Stars Embossing Folder


Now it's time for you to PoP on over to Path of Positivity to see how the DT sees this word luck and check out all the opportunities for prizes!  Our challenge this month is sponsored by:  Limited Runs,  Imagine That! Digi StampDecosse's Dynamite DoodlesCreative Bug Digis.  Be sure to link up your ideas for your opportunity to win..Good Luck!



Thanks for stopping by ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages or see what's going on over at my YouTube Channel.  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Chris!


Today is a special day; it's my sister's birthday.  I won't say how old she is, but I will say it's one of the milestones!  I fell in love with the image from Bugaboo a while back and have made a few cards with her.  I couldn't resist using her again for this card since I used to call my younger sister 'my little flowering child'!  I'm not sure why I called her that, but I did.  I actually had a little song I sang to her in the morning,,,,,but that's another story and there won't be a YouTube Video about that!  haha

Material List:
Bugaboo Image:  Girlz - Flowers
Copic Markers 
CTMH Cardstock:  White Daisy, Canary, Saddle, Lagoon, Hollyhock
Cricut Cartridges:  CTMH Artiste, Cupcake Wrappers (for the wrap around daisy)
Twine colored with CTMH Inks
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Flowers

My flowers are off to:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Wet or Dry Embossing
Die Cut Divas:  Fall/Fall Holiday.....Hey, my sister would say her birthday is a Fall Holiday!

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

One more plug, if you see this today, be sure you visit Bugaboo for a huge sale!  No, I mean HUGE....you'll want to pop over there and check out the cute images she has!  Today is the last day for this 70% off sale, so hurry over there!









Friday, September 16, 2016

K is for.......?



It's time for the Name Game over at Cut It Up!  So, this is how the game works:  Take the letter of your first name and use something on your that begins with the same letter.  For example, if your name is Sinbad, you might use sand, sunflowers, or sparkles on your project.  If your name is Inga, you might use ink, indigo, or ice cream.   You get the idea!  Remember, you must use a die cut on your project.

First off, my name is Katrina.....let's see, that means I have to come up with k words.  Hmm.....all righty then.  Who came up with this challenge anyway?    ......Oh yeah, this was my idea!  

I started with an image from Bugaboo and cut him in Cricut Design Space.  Isn't that kid cute!  While I was over there, I also cut my cactus from the new CTMH Flower Market Cartridge and a rope from Old West.  

My digi was colored with copics and the cactus inked.  I used a piece of twine and glued it over the rope cut and tied it off in a knot.  

I inked up the background and adhered the pieces.  One cactus and my cowboy's head were adhered with 3-D tape.  I adhered the front panel to Kraft cardstock and then all of that to a card base.  

So, did you catch my 3 k-words?  Yep, kid, knot, and Kraft; although I wanted to just change the spelling and use kowboy, kaktus, and kolt! hahaha  Now it's time for you to think about the first letter of your name and what you have in your kraft craft room.  

Material List
Bugaboo Cowboy - Lasso
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock:  Kraft, Daisy White, Pear
CTMH Inks:  Fern, Olive, Chocolate, Sunset
Darice Twine
CTMH Cartridges:  Flower Market, Artiste (font)
Cricut Cartridge:  Old West (Lasso under the twine)

My cowboy is off to lasso the following challenges:  

613 Avenue Create: AG with Colors of Fall twist
TTCRD:  AG
Catch the Bug:  The Great Outdoors
Crafting with Friends:  AG

Be sure to check out what the team came up with using their first names over at Cut It Up.

Thanks for stopping by ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages or see what's going on over at my YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Feeling Under Water?



Punch It is the Optional Twist over at Twisted Thursday this week; however, you can use any type of die cut you have or you can choose to skip the twist altogether!

My card uses the Coral Corner digi from DigiStamps4Joy.   My mermaid die is cut from the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge.  My sentiment is printed from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge using the Cricut Print and Cut.  I also printed the little shells on the inside and they are from the Pack Your Bags Cartridge.  

Material List
Coral Corner Digi from DigiStamps4Joy
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock:  Daisy White, Ocean
CTMH Shimmer Trim
Studio G Glitter Glue
Gel Pens
Cricut Cartridges:  CTMH Artiste, Once Upon a Princess, Pack Your Bags


Be sure to hop over to Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz to share your project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month ~ DigiStamps4Joy!  You will also want to see all the fun inspiration from the DT over there!  Remember, Twisted Thursday is always Anything Goes with an optional twist; so there's no reason not to come and share whatever is in your workspace this week!

My mermaid is swimming off to the following challenges:

TTCRD:  AG
Thanks for stopping by ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages or see what's going on over at my YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Spinning in Circles..... with Frogs, Cricuts and Flies....Oh my!


The theme over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Spinning in Circles.  Now, I realize the theme is to include circles, but I couldn't help making my circle into a spinner so my fly could literally spin in circles!  

Ok, I started by importing that cute frog from DigiStamps4Joy into Cricut Design Space.  The front is in 2 different layers as seen below.  


I made my spinner out of circles cut from Craft Foam.  I simply cut the circles, placed a piece of twine between them and glued them together with a glue gun.  I adhered a little circle cut from the backing of glue dots to make the spinner really slick!  Then I pierced into the middle with a piercing tool.  I stuck a brad through the hole I had pierced into my spinner.  

I then went to the top panel of the card and punched a hole where the spinner would go.  I stuck the brad through that hole and opened the tines.  Then I adhered the paper circle/fly to my spinner!  Simply wrap the twine around the spinner and pull!  

I got this idea from a video by Sandy Allnock who saw a video by Connie Stewart.  Sandy had altered Connie's directions and then I altered Sandy's to fit what I had in my craft room!  

So, here's my video of the little spinning fly!



My little frog is hopping over to:
TTCRD: AG
613 Avenue Create:  AG optional twist Colors of Fall
Digi Stamps 4 Joy:  AG optional color twist: Lime, Dark gold, Blue

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to hop over to Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz to share your project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month ~ DigiStamps4Joy!  You will also want to see all the fun inspiration from the DT over there!  Remember, Twisted Thursday is always Anything Goes with an optional twist; so there's no reason not to come and share whatever is in your workspace this week!









Monday, September 5, 2016

Love, Luck, & Friendship



Feeling Lucky?  Luck is the theme we are pondering over at Path of Positivity this month and we'd love to see what you think of when you think about luck.  

Now, I have to say this is a difficult theme for me.  I do believe in luck when I consider random draws, lotteries, cake walks, Bingo and other such games, etc.  I also believe there is a certain luck in timing such as selling a house, being at the right place at the right time, etc.  Then I wonder, is it luck or a higher power answering prayer or simply taking us where we are intended to be?  

That leads me to ponder blessings versus luck......  When people say someone is blessed to have XYZ, it makes me wonder why someone else isn't so blessed.  So, is is truly a blessing or is it luck?  I know I have been "blessed" with many things I'm sure someone else feels they also deserve, and they most likely do!  So why me instead of them?  

Ok, I must ponder this further before I can "make heads or tails of this" word luck.  More on the 19th, but I'm not promising I'll have any more answers or ideas then!  

However, one last thought:  one person's good luck is another person's bad luck!  For example, when I was a kid I thought tons of snow was the luckiest day ever.....NO SCHOOL!  My dad didn't feel that was a very lucky day since he had to get out in the snow for work.

So, that leads me to this wonderful image from Limited Runs!  I started with the image and colored it with Copics.  I cut a mask and sponged the sky.  I drew over some of the snow lines with a Uniball white pen and then went over them with a glitter pen to add sparkle.  I added the stamped LOVE on the sign.  

Material List:

Image:  Limited Runs Snow House Set
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock:  White Daisy, Sapphire
Uniball White Pen
Studio G Glitter Glue

Now it's time for you to PoP on over to Path of Positivity to see how the DT sees this word luck and check out all the opportunities for prizes!  Our challenge this month is sponsored by:  Limited Runs,  Imagine That! Digi StampDecosse's Dynamite DoodlesCreative Bug Digis.  Be sure to link up your ideas for your opportunity to win..Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages or see what's going on over at my YouTube Channel.  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

PATCH Teaching Tool



Back to school!  Well, actually, here at PATCH we've been in session all summer!  Ok, let me explain.....  I have a therapeutic horsemanship program here at our barn.  We teach kiddos with different learning abilities about horses ~ all about horses!  They have to learn horse care (feeding, watering, health, cleaning stalls, grooming horses, etc) as well as tacking, riding, and in-hand showmanship.  

At the beginning of October we have our big show where we show off what they have learned in all areas.  This year the judge will have the option to ask questions about parts and tacking (how to put on the saddle, pad, headstall/bridle, girth/cinch, etc).  

I teach tacking at the lessons, but I thought it would be helpful if they could practice at home.  So, I made them all paper horses that would stand and tack to put on the horses.  


I used replaceable glue to put on the forelocks, manes and tails so they could remove/replace them and learn the names.  Once it dries, this glue works like a post-it note!
Next I made a folder using a couple of pieces of 8 x 10 inch cardstock pieces and gluing a strip on the right hand side for the horse to "live in" and an envelope for the left hand side to act as the tack box.
The kids seemed to enjoy this activity at the lessons; hopefully they will practice at home!

The horse and parts are all from Old West Cartridge or pieces I altered from those parts like the girth/cinch and saddle blanket.  

Ok, so it's not your traditional back to school, but I thought it would be fun to share!

Material List
CTMH Cardstock:  Fundamental, Champagne, Colonial White, Saddle, Cashmere, Chocolate
CTMH Mocha Gems (retired)
CTMH Envelope
CTMH Stamp: Believe Lower Case (retired)
CTMH Bonding Memory Glue
Cricut Cartridge:  Old West

My horse is trotting off to the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2:  Back to School
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Back to School


Thanks for stopping by today!  Want to learn more about PATCH by Design?  Go HERE.  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages here at my site, leave me a comment/question, or check out my YouTube Channel.  Need some CTMH products?  Click HERE.  




Friday, September 2, 2016

Watercolor Bunny!


Water color is the challenge theme over at Cut It Up and I couldn't be happier since I did a Storybook Coloring Class with Sandy Allnock awhile back using watercolor pencils!  Since this is all about water, I'll come clean and admit I did not stamp this project.  It was stamped for me and I colored the images in class.  Then I put it all together with dies for this project.

That class was so much fun.  I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn more in a stress free environment.  She spends the class time giving helpful suggestions while you work on your painting, coloring, etc.  I did not walk away with finished projects, but I did come away with finished mini canvases, lots of ideas, and a great memory!

I designed my card in Design Space cutting my card front and the banner with a rectangle cut in each; then I cut the teapot.  I used a blade to hand cut the rectangle in a card base.  

I ran the card front through my embossing machine and then adhered it to the card base.  I glued the banner and teapot to the front.  Lastly, the mini canvas was adhered to the inside of the card.  

Material List:
Memory Box Clear Stamps ~ Tea Time Bunny
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  Pear, Happy (retired), Daisy White, Glacier
CTMH Cricut Cartridges:  Flower Market- teapot, Artbooking- banner
CTMH Embossing Folder:  Confetti

My little bunny is hopping over to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create:  AG
Crafty Gals Corner:  AG
Pile It On:  Dies Cuts

Be sure to click over to Cut It Up to check out what the DT has to share and what our sponsor, One Happy Cut, is offering as a prize!  Remember to include a die cut with your watercolor creation!

Thanks for visiting!  It's always fun to have you stop by; make yourself at home and visit other pages/posts or check out my YouTube Channel for more ScrappyHorses.  


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Count your Buttons, Measures, Rests......


Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday!  Our challenge this week is Count Your Buttons!  The idea is to use a button on your project; so, go cut a button off an old shirt and join us!  ;)  Don't have an old shirt?  That's ok; the twist is always optional at Twisted Thursday!  

This beautiful image is Misteri's Music from DigiStamps4Joy.  They are sponsoring our challenges this month.  

My embellishment is made from an old button, gold thread and a flower cut from CTMH Flower Market.

Material List:
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  Happy (retired), Black
CTMH Cricut Cartridge:  Flower Market
Embellishments:  Gold Gel Pen, Gold Thread, Old Button, Daisy White Pigment Ink
Music Embossing folder from Spellbinders M-Bossabilities

My pianist is off to the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG
DigiStamps4Joy:  AG 

Ok, time to head over to Twisted Thursday Challenges and check out what the team has created and show us what you've been working on this week!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to check out my other pages/posts or my YouTube Channel for more ideas.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cowboys!


There's nothing cuter than a cowboy.....especially this guy from Bugaboo!  I think he is just adorable and too perfect for the Anything Goes Challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge.  
Our challenge this month is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and that means you have the opportunity to share your talents for a chance to win your own Bugaboo Images!  

No bells and whistles for this card...hey, that wouldn't be the 'cowboy way' of doing things!  It's just straight up Copic coloring with some ink sponging in the sky and around the edges.  

Now, for those of us who are cowboy/western fans, Bugaboo has LOTS of fun images for us!  You need to check that out!  If you're not into that theme, they have lots and lots of other themes to choose!  

Head on over to the The Outlawz and see what the DT has to offer and then come back again to show us what you've been creating......remember, it's anything goes!  

Material List:
Bugaboo Image:  Bugaboo Cowboy - Fence 2
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  Daisy White, Urban (retired)
CTMH Inks:  Glacier, Pacifica, Sapphire, Sweet Leaf

My cowboy is off to:
TTCRD:  AG
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Summer Theme, Bugaboo Image, Scoring
613 Avenue Create:  AG

Thanks for stopping in for a visit!  You are so welcome to peruse this site checking out other posts/pages, leave me a comment/question or an idea for a video, or check out my YouTube Channel for more inspiration.  

Monday, August 22, 2016

Flowers in Water!



I was playing with several different ideas with this card.  It's a collage/freestyle sort of piece including some different mediums, textures, and ideas.  I've been reading and studying different styles in art and wanted to give it a try.

I combined the style study with a video by Sandy Allnock about coloring water in vases/jars and wanted to give that a try.  So here is my attempt at coloring water, flowers, candlelight, and a glass jar!  

Yes, this entire card was a learning experience/experiment, but it was a lot of fun to play with the concepts!  

Material List:
CTMH Cardstock/Paper:  Colonial White, Seaside (retired)
CTMH Inks:  Hollyhock, Flaxen, Sorbet, Champagne
CTMH Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Brad from Mini-Medley Accents Antique Gold (retired)  
Other Embellishments:  Scraps of lace/ribbon and fabric, Darice Twine, Bo Bunny Copper Glitter Paste, Bo Bunny Bronze Shimmer Spray, Old Copy of Music
CTMH Stamp:  Candlelight Garden (SOTM now retired) colored with Copic markers
CTMH Cartridges:  Artiste and Art Philosophy

I'm sharing my experiment with:
Between the Folds:  Water (water in my jar)
TTCRD:  AG
Pile it On:  Include Die Cuts as Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by to visit; I'm always happy you came!  Feel free to peruse other posts/pages, check out the current specials at CTMH, or click over to my YouTube Channel for some crafty videos!