Saturday, April 4, 2020

Flowers to Brighten Your Day!


As a member of DT for Conie Fong, I get to share this sweet digi.  I'm sure when you see Conie Fong's art, you will be inspired to make some new projects!  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.


This digi stamp is Flowers in a Vase.  This digi is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, Mother's Day, etc!  It also can go several different styles; I decided to go with a sort of country feel.      


Material List:
Digi and Sentiment:  Flowers in a Vase from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Embellishments:  Burlap, Ribbon 
CTMH Paper (retired) However you can find beautiful CTMH papers HERE
CTMH Inks


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

Crafty Gals Corner:  Flowers
Watercooler Wednesday: AG with Feminine Twist
Stinkin Inkers: Crafter's Choice
Festive Friday: Incorporate 3 from the Inspo List (I marked my 3 with arrows on chart)
Outlawz Festive Fridays: Spring

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail



Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Hopping Down the Bunny Trail (Easter); and as always, don't forget your die cut.  

This basket from CTMH Artiste was too large to fit on the Cricut mat, so I had to make some alterations!  Check out the video below to see how I did this!





Material List: 
Rocket & Rosie Digital Stamp:  SheepSki Designs
Copic Markers
Basket cut:  CTMH Artiste Cartridge
Paper:  CTMH 
CTMH products found HERE
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Come over to Cut It Up and share your ideas!  

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. 

This basket is off to the following challenges: 
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Easter Baskets, Bags, or Boxes
Craft Rocket:  Furry Animals
Time Out:  Lots or A Little Purple
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
Animal Friends:  Farm animals with 4 legs
Country View:  Animal Magic
Die Cut Divas:  Animals
Pearly Sparkles:  Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears
Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Easter

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Vintage Rain



I'm so happy to share this project with you as a guest over at 
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog!  You can find my post at FJBC HERE.

This month the challenge theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers!
So come play along and share your vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates a wet "something" with flowers.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me in this video!



Material List:
Many of the materials used (or some very close) can be found at the Funkie Junkie Boutique! I'm sure you will enjoy browsing their site and picking up a few beautiful items for your art/craft stash! Click the highlighted items below to see some of my favorites used in this project!

Ranger Time Holtz Ground Espresso Distress Paint
5 x 7 inch Canvas Panel
Paper and Small Flower Kaisercraft
Additional Adhesives:   Fabri Tac, Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ribbon, Lace and Floral Pins from Stash
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade Cricut Access: Anna's Bridal and Baby Soiree Cartridge
Cricut Maker

Sharing with the following Challenges:  
Everybody Art:  Kids
Arty Divas:  AG
Crafting Happiness:  AG Weather
All Fun:  AG Spring
Paper Players:  Tic Tac Toe (column highlighted)
TTCRD:  AG 
Outlawz
Perfect Time to Craft:  AG
Classic Design Team:  AG
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Spring
Creative Inspirations:  April Showers & Flowers!
Crafty Gals Corner:  Use Flowers
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG

Now it's your turn to create something and share your make with everyone at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time for a Fairy Tale



It's time for a new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  
March Madness: Use a Fairy or Give your Creation a Fun Fairy Tale Title (you can create your own title or use real Fairy Tale story titles)

I went with the Stories from "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus."  You can read them HERE.  You might want to tuck this one away for the holidays to read to the littles in your life! 

For this card I used Flight Plan from The Paper Shelter.  The background is an antique map/globe pic from the internet.  



Material List
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Image Flight Plan from The Paper Shelter
Copic Markers
Cereal box for dimension 
Adhesives 
CTMH Inks 
CTMH Golden Rod Stickles Glitter Gel
CTMH Urban Paper Packet Blue Background Paper
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker to cut digi and globe
Cricut Access 

Santa is off to the following challenges:  
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG hand colored
Through the Purple Haze:  AG
Crafty Creations:  AG
Holly and Ivy:  AG Christmas
TTCRD:  AG
12 Months of Christmas:  no twist
Watercooler Wednesday:  All About Occasions
ABC Christmas:  G for Gold (stars and tacks on globe)
Kerst Christmas:  AG Christmas

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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Friday, March 20, 2020

Butterflies



Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Spring Fever, but that's not all!  You need to use at least 3 butterflies on your project!  Of course, you also need to remember your die cut.  Whew, that's a lot to remember!  hee hee 

My card has 3 butterflies from the Cricut CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.  I chose a card that has 8 butterflies cut from it and I ...... Wait, let me show you!  That's much simpler!




Material List:  
Papers:  Spring has Sprung Paper Set from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card cut:  CTMH Artiste Cartridge
Sentiment from:  CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge
CTMH products found HERE
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems
Envelope cut from:  Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access flower border
Cricut Maker


Come over to Cut It Up and share your ideas!  



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. 


This card is off to the following challenges: 

Aud Sentiments:  Spring/Easter Sentiment
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Spring Equinox
TTCRD:  AG
Arty Divas:  AG
Stinkin' Inkers:  Pastel Pallette
Double Trouble:  Thing 1 Die cuts +Double Dare Bitten by the Bug

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Let it Snow...(just not here!)




As a guest DT, I get to share another sweet digi from Conie Fong.  I'm sure when you see Conie Fong's art, you will be inspired to make some new projects!  You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.

This digi stamp is Snowy the Penguin ~Let it Snow.  I think he is adorable!  I decided since it's a cold, snowy card it should be layered up.  So, I have several paper layers as well as burlap and ribbon.  

Material List:
Digi and Sentiment:  Snowy the Penguin ~Let it Snow from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Whit gel pen
Adhesives:  Double sided tape, ATG Tape Runner
Embellishments:  Burlap, Ribbon 
CTMH Paper (retired) However you can find beautiful CTMH papers HERE
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Access for shell and bag cuts
Cricut Maker

I'm sending my bag off to the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky:  Christmas
Holly and Ivy Christmas:  AG Christmas
Artsy Stamper:  Lots of Layers
All Fun Challenges:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Stripes or dots (stripes)
Crafter's Cafe:  Animals
Happy Little Stampers:  Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  AG
The Outlawz: Festive Friday~Christmas
CRAFT:  AG or Christmas Animals
Crimbo Crackers:  Penguins
Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge: AG using a Conie Fong image (Optional twists)

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Botanicals at Christmas


It's time for a mid-month reminder of our optional theme over at Path of Positivity: Beauty of Botanicals 

I love flowers and foliage at Christmas time!  My favorite is definitely holly!  My grandparents had a gorgeous holly bush outside their home.  I remember sitting out in the swing with my sister looking at that lovely bush dreaming of all the holiday treats in our future!  

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Material List

This digi:  Snow Capped Topiary from Scribbles Designs
Paper Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
Hand made Plaid with Copic Markers
Copic markers
Gold gel pen
CTMH Inks 
Gold thread from stash
Glitter
Bo Bunny Gems
Cricut Access for holly cut
Cricut Standard Mat
 Sharing with these challenges: 
Krafty Chicks:  Christmas
Holly and Ivy Christmas:  AG
Southern Girls:  AG

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:



and



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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

My New Holiday


It's time for a new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  
Make up your own holiday!  Yes, you have the power to make it up and create your own card, gift wrap, poster, etc!  What holiday do you think is missing from the calendar?


My holiday is Shower Your Sister Day!  It is to be celebrated on the first rainy day in the month of April.  There are no rules except you must break all diet rules and eat your favorite foods together!  You my also give small tokens of friendship and love to your sister!

I chose to make a gift bag for my sister's gift!  I used Lovely Umbrella from The Paper Shelter.  The background is pre-colored and the pretty girl digi is Copic colored and added to the front with dimension.  

Material List
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Image Lovely Umbrella from The Paper Shelter
Copic Markers
Cereal box for dimension 
Adhesives 
CTMH Inks Retired
CTMH Ribbon, Twine, Gems
Lace from stash
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Access for bag cut

This bag is off to the following challenges:  
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Crafter's Cafe:  AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG

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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Mermaid's Bag of Treasures!



Time to share another sweet digi from Conie Fong.  This time I was inspired by this cute mermaid to make a beach pail gift bag!  I'm sure when you see Conie Fong's art, you will be inspired to make some new projects!  You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.

Let's take a look at how I put this bag together! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and check out the video below!  


If you would like a video on how to alter Cricut Cuts to make a project like this work, let me know in the comments below or on my YouTube channel.  You may also reach me by sending a private message.  I'll gladly post a video on that topic!

Material List:
Digi:  Flowers on the Beach from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Box cut:  CTMH Art Philosophy
Pail Cut:  Cricut The First Few Years
Adhesives:  Double sided tape, ATG Tape Runner, Fabric Tac
Embellishments:  Burlap, Lace, Twine, Gems
Tissue paper as filler
CTMH Paper Seaside (retired)
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Access for shell and bag cuts
Cricut Maker

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

Country View: The Eyes Have It (I thought this mermaid's eyes were beautiful!)
Love to Craft: AG
Crafty Calendar: More than one fold
Fairy and Unicorn: AG Fantasy
Die Cut Divas: AG with die cut
Bitten by the Bug 2: AG (except a card); use die cuts from Cricut
TTCRD: AG
Colour Crazy: AG hand colored
Outlawz ~ Saturday Paper A La Mode: Making a Splash
Classic Design: AG
Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge: AG using a Conie Fong image (Optional twists)

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Green with Envy!



Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Green with Envy!  So, use a die cut and green!  

This particular coloring is from a recent Kit & Clowder Monthly Class.  I loved the class so much, I changed out the colors and re-colored her with a green dress and red hair to make her Irish for St Patrick's Day!  I was inspired by the flowers in her hair and added a flower border cut with my Cricut!  


Material List:  
Digi:  Braids in My Hair Conie Fong
Flower Border from Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut
Copic Markers
Adhesives and Cereal box for dimension
Gold Sparkle/Glitter embossing powder
Fabric from stash
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access flower border
Cricut Maker

Come over to Cut It Up and share your ideas!  

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. 

These cards are off to the following challenges: 
Double D Challenges:  St Patrick's Day
Paper Funday:  St Patrick's Day
Double Trouble:  Thing 1 Green + Thing 2 Gold (Embossing Powder)
Heart 2 Heart:  Put Your Green On
Paper Girls:  Use Glitter (Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder)
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mini-Journal featuring Little Blossom


I'm so happy to share this adorable digi from Conie Fong on my Mini-Journal!  The next two months I will be sharing a variety of projects featuring the beautiful images from Conie as part of her Guest Design Team.  You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.

So, let's talk about this mini-journal....better yet, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and check out the video below!  


Material List: Cover Digi: Little Blossom by Conie Fong Copic Markers Adhesives, thread, eyelets, lined paper, ribbon, various embellishments including my fav ~ charms and jewelry baubles CTMH Inks COLORBOK Sunset Glow Paper (retired I think) Thread Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Access for fans and lantern
Gold embossing powder and ink Cricut Maker

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

Outlawz~
Unicorn Challenge: Flower Power
Bitten by the Bug 2: AG...except at card! Cut is fan on cover. Other cuts inside the book.
Dream Valley: For Girls Only
Make My Monday: In the Pink
Use Your Stuff: Fav Embellishment ~ I love using baubles and charms
Classic Design: AG
Craft-Dee BowZ: AG
Creatalicious: AG
Creations in Pink: AG w/Mostly Pink
Creative Sketchy Girls: Girls only
Pearly Sparkles: For the Ladies/Girls
Sweet Stampers: Hearts and/or Flowers
Splashy Mix:  Mood Board (Colors, cherry blossoms, girl)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Make it Feminine


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Monday, March 2, 2020

Forget Me Not!


Wow, it is March already and our optional theme over at Path of Positivity is Beauty of Botanicals.  I love blue flowers and the Forget Me Knot digi from SheepSki makes for the perfect page in my journal.  

I ran across this story/fable/parable and fell in love with it.  I will leave it for your to ponder as I have during this time of Lent.  

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Material List

This digi:  Forget Me Knot  from SheepSki
Sentiment:  Computer generated  
Copic markers
White Uni-ball gel pen
CTMH Inks and retired Stamp Sets
Button and fiber from stash

 Sharing with these challenges: 

Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG hand colored
As you Like It:  Fav Flower and why ~ I like any blue flower!
World Wide Open DT:  AG
Outlawz/Festive Friday:  AG

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:



and



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