Monday, January 23, 2023

Word Collage at PoP

 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by ... A Word Collage!  You may use the collage provided on the PoP Site or your own.  I used the one on the site for my project!  


I was inspired by these words: Snow, Winter, Holidays, Sparkle, and Hot Chocolate to create my card! 

Here is the inside...yes, this is my first card for Christmas 2023!  ;)

Curious how I put this card together?  It's a quick/easy card; join me in this video!



   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

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 Paper from Vectoria Designs Cozy Christmas
Inside paper from Vectoria Designs Teal Memories Cardstocks: CTMH  Patterned with hearts
Snowflake Cut: CTMH Flower Market
Gold Paper from CTMH
Faber Castel Brown Pitt Pen
Embossing Powders
Versa Mark Embossing Ink
Gem from Stash
Adhesives: Double sided tape, Fabric-Tac
Cricut Design Space for Layout Cricut Print and Cut
Cricut Access:   Merry Christmas Sentiment Wispy Willow Designs 
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Sparkles Forum Christmas:  Sparkle/Glitter Accents
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Caffeinated Christmas Card:  Christmas card with snowflake and coffee, tea, or cocoa
Most Magical Time of the Year:  AG Christmas or Halloween
613 Avenue Create:  AG with opt Winter Theme
Dare 2B Artzy:  Winter Fun
Get Creative:  Something NEW  (New Digi Papers)
CD Sunday Plus:  AG Using a CD, USB or Digi
12 Months of Christmas:  Out with the Old (that gold paper has been in my stash for more than 5 years) in with the New (New Digi Papers!)
My Time to Craft Christmas:  Use a Pattern Paper 
ABC Christmas:  'A is for Anything Christmas'
The Holly and The Ivy:  AG Christmas

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!

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Clean Heart/Dirty Boots


  I was inspired by the FarmQuest Challenge where the theme is Cowboy or Cowgirl Gear (boots, spurs, or hats)!  As you might imagine, this is a theme ScrappyHorses could not pass up!


Join me in the video below as I share the put together of this country journal page for my SouthWestern themed Journal!  More info on that journal cover HERE.  


Material List:
Digital Paper: Imagine That Digi Stamp (Retired); Polkadoodles Distressed Wood
Cardstock: Stash
Kraft Paper
Cinch Binding System (holes for binding later)
Twine
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug
Burlap Ribbon from Offray
CTMH Ink https://tinyurl.com/2s4bvczv
CTMH Stamp (Retired)
Ranger Ink Vintage Photo
Scribble Frame from Little Scrap of Heaven Adhesives: Fabri-Tac, Double Score Tape; Zig 2 Way Pen Print and Cut using Offset feature Cricut Access: Boot from Old West; Heart Free shapes; Font CTMH Artbooking Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Maker

I'm sending this off to the following challenges:

FarmQuest Challenge: Cowboy or Cowgirl Gear (boots, spurs, or hats)
The Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Christmas or AG
Use Your Stuff:  Inspired by a Book ~ Cowboy Ethics by James Owen  Inspired by the theme and content!
Creative Inspirations:  Something Old (Papers, Stamp, Die cuts, Embossing powder) Something New (Woodgrain flowers) 

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Christmas Coffee


Yummy Christmas Coffee!  

It's a cold snowy day, so what better than building up the Christmas Card stash and drinking some hot coffee!  

Material List:  
Stamplorations Coffee Sleigh
Pattern Paper from Dècosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas 2020 (Not too late to join in the 12 Days of Christmas 2022 for this year's free papers!)
Ribbon
Sequins
Copic Markers
Adhesives
Cricut Maker
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Access: Merry & Bright from Season's Greetings; Green layer is tag from Very Merry Tags; Silver/Grey layer from Wanderings
 

This project is off to the following challenges: 

12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas Card
Crafty Calendar:  Add a Sentiment
CRAFT:  Inspired by a Song  "White Christmas"  Lyrics~ "May your days be merry and bright"
Creative Knockouts:  Celebrations
My Time to Craft Christmas:  Use Pattern Paper

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Sparkling Wishes

 Time for a birthday!! This image from Conie Fong is perfect to send some sparkly birthday wishes!  

You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.  There is also a challenge site for Conie Fong images:  Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge.  Everyone is invited to join and play along using Conie Fong images!


Tutorial Info About This Card




Wondering how I made this card base shape?  Check out this video!

 
Material List:
Digi: Conie Fong Dandelion Wishes https://tinyurl.com/4yuj8ys5
Sentiment: Conie Fong Sunflower in a Pot Bundle https://tinyurl.com/mu9c9mhz
 Sparkle Cardstock from Stash
CTMH Blue Belle Gems (Retired)
Copic Markers
Sparkle Gems
Adhesives: ATG Tape Runner; Fabri-Tac Cricut Access: Heart from Hearts, Square, Dandelion Jenny - FröhlinDesign
Cricut Off-set Feature
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

Sharing at the following challenges:

Corrosive:  AG
As You Like It:  Fav Reason to Send a Card and Why~
I like Birthday cards since they celebrate life and they can be personalized to the recipient!  This card is personalized by color for my little grand-girl who loves blue, purple, and pink and of course, fairies!
Seize the Birthday:  Birthday with Winged Things
Stamping Sensations:  Add Some Sparkle
Paper Dragonfly:  Party Time

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Friday, January 13, 2023

AG at Cut It Up


  Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Anything Goes.  This made for the perfect opportunity to play with some glue, glitter and die cuts!

I followed This Tutorial to make these Key Chains!

If you'd like ideas on how to set up the vinyl pieces and/or personalize them, check out this video!

Come share your AG projects over at Cut It Up; remember to include a die cut!  

Material List:

Vinyl
Keychains
Mod Podge
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cuts from Design Space: Computer Monitor from Back to School; Oboe ~Katrina design; Heart/Note combined from Groovy Times and Free Heart
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

These keychains are off to the following challenges:  

Try It On Tuesday:  In with the New (New technique, new glitters)
Get Creative:  Something NEW!!  (New technique, new glitters)

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

It's All New at Twisted Thursay

   It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is: "It's New to Me"!  This provided the perfect opportunity to play with my new Digi Paper from Vectoria Designs!  

I made a Gift Set of 4 Cards in a Decorative Box!

Curious how I made this?  Check out the video below!


Material List 

Cardstock:  Black, Pink, Browns, Cream
Box Cut from CTMH Artiste
Wood Heart Button from Stash
Kitchen String from Stash
Embroidery Floss from Stash
Embossing Folder from Darice
Copic Markers
Cricut Design Space: Print and Cut Cricut Access: Sentiment Font ~ BFC Farmhouse Christmas Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My Cards and Gift Box are off to the following challenges: 

Corrosive:  AG
Make My Monday:  Something New
Beyond the Blue:  New Year, New Supplies!
WWODT:  AG
Creatalicious:  AG w/option of New
CRAFT:  New 
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB, or Digital Download
Try It On Tuesday:  In With the New  (New Digi Papers)
All Sorts:  Something NEW  (New Digi Papers)

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

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

12 Days of Christmas Jars 7 - 12

  It's that time of year for the 12 Days of Christmas Quest for 2022 at Décosse's Dynamite Doodles!


Now if you've not played along in the past, this is the year to join in the fun...and EVERYONE who plays along wins!!  Yes, true!  Every time you play along, you get to win a holiday paper from DDD!  

It's not too late!  You have until January 31 to finish projects for this event!!

Here's a video on how I made this Jar Journal:  


You can see Days 1 - 3 HERE.
You can see Days 4 - 6 Here.

Here's my Seventh Day of Christmas:  Thankful for old family recipes!


Day 8:  Happiness is another year with all my horses!



Day 9:  Grateful for a helping hand in the barn today!


Day 10:  Grateful for what life provides!  I had kept this page from a "tear away" calendar.  It talks about what Woodstock doesn't have in the first two frames, but in the 3rd frame it tells what he does have!  In the last frame Snoopy tells how Woodstock feels he's led a very full life! 


Day 11:  Happy because I received a lovely and inspirational gift...totally unexpected!  Grateful to have someone think of me!


Day 12:  Grateful to be back teaching today!


Material List:
White Cardstock
Ring
Cricut Design Space
Print and Cut
Stickers
Gift Digi from Conie Fong Christmas Accessories
Gel pens
Glue, Double sided tap
Retired Stamps CTMH
Snowfall Digital Paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
Hand digi cut from Cricut Access

Mason Jars are from Scribbles Design
Now, go check out the 12 Days of Christmas Quest for 2022 at Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for all the details!

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Inspired at PoP


 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by ... A Word Collage!  You may use the collage provided on the PoP Site or your own.  I used the one on the site for my project!


I was inspired by these words: Snow, Winter, Sleigh, Reindeer, Sparkle, and Cold to create my digital layout!

   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

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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 Sharing my Digital Scrapbook Page with these challenges:  

Scribbles Designs:  Not a Creature was Stirring
613 Avenue Create:  AG with opt Winter Theme
The Four Seasons:  AG Winter
Most Magical Time of the Year:  AG Christmas or Halloween
Peace on Earth:  AG Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations:  Winter Fun



Be sure to come over to 
 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. 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

A Fun and Easy Valentine!


Such a fun and easy Valentine combining paper from Dècosse's Dynamite Doodles and a FREE image from Scribbles Designs!  


Curious about this came about?  This video is Cricut Design Space intensive; lots of paper manipulation, text, and such!  If you're curious about how I set this up in CDS, check out the video below!



 Material List:
Scribbles Designs: Snow Couple (FREE!)
Digital Paper: Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Merry Christmouse
Copic Markers
CTMH Cardstock
Adhesives: ATG
Cricut Design Space: Print and Cut; Offset Feature
Cricut Access: Font ~ Alleycat Bip ICG; Heart
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker

I'm sharing at the following challenges:
Stamps & Fun = Creativity:  Snowman and/or stars
Paper Funday:  AG opt twist ~Starry Night
Krafty Chicks:  Stamp Act
Passion for Markers:  New (for me this stamp is new!)
Cardz 4 Galz:  Fav 2022 Chall- Fun in the Snow
CRAFT:  New Image
613 Avenue Create:  AG with opt Winter Theme
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB, or Digital Download
Dare 2B Artzy:  Winter Fun
Scribbles Customer Gallery:  AG with Scribbles Design

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