Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scandinavian Girl


It's been a long time since I've played with the old Cricut Imagine Cartridges.  This Girl and Squirrel are from the Snow Angel Cartridge.  I never had the Imagine machine, but I could use the cartridges once print and cut was available.  

The mitten cut is from Holiday Gift Tags.  

The oval and scalloped oval are from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge.  

Speaking of scallops, that is the new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday.   Our sponsor is Your Next Stamp.     

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wish


Today I decided to try something I've not done before; I made a Bendi-Card from different patterns.  I went into Cricut and made the two front panels by flattening the digis onto the shapes.  Then I used cut and print for the trees, front panel on left and 2 right panels.  

I adhered the painted trees to the left panel and the colored right panel to a *liner panel*.  I glued the tabs on the panels to the back of the card.  To finish, I adhered a 2nd back panel to cover the tabs.   

I played with different media on this card including watercolors, Copics, glitter, glitter glue, gel pens, and computer.  Lots of fun and experimenting here!   

I learned as I went along and the big advice I can give is this:  *Remember if you Copic Color to print/cut the extra panel to go behind ~ liner panel!  ;)  Obviously, the ink goes through the cardstock!

Papers, sentiment and digis are from Winnie in Winterland.    

Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  


My card is off to the following challenges: 

TTCRD: AG  
12 Months of Christmas:  Traditional Christmas Colors  

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  



Friday, August 11, 2017

Steppin' Bohemian Peacock




The new theme over at Cut It Up is One Step at a Time...in other words we want to see a step card!  

I had a lot of fun with my Cricut on this one since I designed a step card cut in DS, used the scoring tool and put the writing tool into play!  Let me explain...

I hate to measure!  I hate to hand cut!  Yes, I'll do it if I'm forced to go that direction, but the truth is I'll work twice as long to create the cut in Design Space and let the machine do the work!  ;)  I started with a rectangle and added 2 very, very skinny (.011 width) rectangles.  I then brought in seven (7) score lines and placed them.  I selected all of that and hit the attach button.  Instant center step card!  

I used the "write" tool to make the feathers on the front of the bird instead of cutting them.  I used a Cricut Silver Pen and then went over the centers of them with a gold gel pen.  I'm not sure why, but my camera had a difficult time capturing that detail without blurring it!  

This fun peacock cut and gorgeous digital designer paper are all  from our sponsor this month ~ Fleurette Bloom.  

Bohemian Chic Digital Paper Collection
Peacock Paradise

When you visit the blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share step cards ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Fleurette Bloom.

This guy is stepping off to the following challenges:

Craft Rocket:  Animal Kingdom
Moving Along with the Times:  Things that Fly (Yes, peacocks do fly!)



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Clothe Yourself


The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Layers and Dimension.   Again this week, I decided to take the twist into a sewing direction. 

This is a canvas I designed using a quote/passage from Proverbs.  I started with a small canvas and inked it in various shades of berry and pink.  I then glued down some torn pattern paper.  The layers continued from there including stamping, copies of pattern envelopes, die cuts (some heat embossed), 2 laces, twine, flowers, gems, bow, pins and butterfly!  

Material List
Canvas Panel
Papers:  Pattern envelopes, BoBunny Bella Rosa 
CTMH Stamps 
Cricut Cuts:  Heritage, CTMH Artiste, Ornate Clock
Embossing Powders:  Black, Titanium, Grey
 BoBunny Glitter Paste
Ripped Fabric Lace (old curtains)
Lace:  Offray
Butterfly Die: BoBunny Laser Cut Chipboard
Ribbon:  Schiff Seam Binding
Flowers:  Prima Wild and Free  
Gems:  CTMH Mocha (retired)
Darice Pearl Flower Pins

This canvas is off to the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
Craft-Dee BowZ:  AG with handmade Bow 
Die Cut Divas:  AG


Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Design Sheets




This adorable duo is from Horace & Boo Design Sheet 8.  Background, foliage, and flowers are all from the same Pre-colored sheet with lots of cute pieces left over!  The pre-colored Design Sheets are full of fun for quick crafting.  Simply print, cut, and arrange!  You can add tons of embellishments or keep them flat for mailing!  Either way, they make for adorable cards, layouts, and other crafts!

Here I have chosen to use flowers, leaves, background and focal digi from the sheet.  All I added were a few gems and twine.

The sentiment is found in the Horace & Boo Big Kahuna Collection.

Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  



Horace and Boo are off to the following challenges: 


Animal Friends:  Animals and Hobby (Gardening)


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Faux Stitches



The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Faux Stitching.   I decided to take the twist into a sewing direction with this adorable pre-colored digi from Polkadoodles; she is part of the Winston Collection.  

Going along with the sewing/fabric theme used in some quilting designs, I used ALL scraps!  Scraps of sewing pattern, ribbon, fabric, paper, twine, thread,,,, even the flower and tag had been cut long ago and were in the scrap box!  

Truth is, even the focal digi had been printed months ago and was in the same box!  

My sewing sweetie is off to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG
Watercooler Wednesday:  AG Feminine
Crafty Creations:  AG


Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas in .....August?



I love making gift boxes!  This box was made using papers from Winston and Winnie Special Moments.  The bow cut is from Work and Play 8 Feel the Music.  It's all topped with a scalloped circle cut from Winnie Fruit Punch and the image is Polar Friends.  


Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  


My box is off to the following challenges: 

Always Fun Challenges:  Anything but a Card
TTCRD:  AG
Winter Wonderland:  Use a digi image/Christmas


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  


Friday, July 28, 2017

Friendship



"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse."
~ R.S. Surtees
The theme over at Cut It Up is Friendship!  This is such a great theme since it can be interpreted in so many ways.  Projects can range from a card or gift for a friend to a journal, picture, or layout!  The possibilities are endless here!  Just be sure to use a die cut!

All of the pattern paper design is from Polkadoodles and is digital.  Twine was from my stash and the gold puffies are retired from CTMH.  The frame is from a department store and I removed the glass.

Here is the list of cuts:
CTMH: Art Philosophy, Artiste, Flower Market
Wild Card
Graphically Speaking
Polkadoodles: Flower cuts (Work and Play 12) Leaf Cuts (Sugarpops)

When you visit the blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your take on Friendship ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Heartfelt Creations!

These friends are off to the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  AG
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge:  AG
Little Red Wagon:  Inspired by Song... Happy Together by The Turtles (Does that date me? haha)


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Little Beach Journal



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Anything Goes.   

Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!   

Some of the paper I received from Erica had wonderful sea patterns; I thought they would be perfect for a fun little journal appropriate for beach pictures, ephemera, and journaling!  


The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I stamped the entire stamp twice in different colors and cut the words apart.

The picture below shows a plastic sleeve/open envelope.  This was included in my package from Erica.  This will be perfect for small maps, receipts, pics, or other.

One could even put some sand in there and seal the top!













There is a belly band on this page to stick in some papers, photos, journaling cards, etc.  

The stars, plastic sleeve, pattern papers, and stamp are all from Fun Stampers Journey.  I added some plain papers, twine, some embossing and a few gems to complete the project.



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








Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.









Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas in 5 Months! I need a plan...



 Love Christmas planning!  I thought this image Make a List from Winnie Fruit Punch was the perfect addition to my holiday planner!  The green plaid paper and title font are from Sticks and Bones.  Green polkadot paper is from Winnie Fruit Punch. Dies are from Winnie in Wonderland Tags and Cricut.

...or a planner!  Sure, a little flip book with sections should keep me organized!  The size is 3.5 x 6 inches.  I wanted it small so I could throw it in my purse for trips to shops, grocery, craft fairs, etc.  Never know when I might want to jot down an idea or sketch!

Please check out the video below to see all the different sections of this little planner.  


Also, a reminder, you only have a few days left to pre-order your Winnie Stamp of the Month!  You can see her HERE.  

One more thing...the challenge for young artists is still open over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  


My planner is off to the following challenges: 

Christmas with Cuties:  Fav Festive Digi
TTCRD:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  Christmas in July


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Add some Ribbon





The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Put a Ribbon on It.   
Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!   

Now this is some fun, bright paper!  Love the black and white stripe behind it, too!

The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I've promised every week you would see the entire stamp and here it is!  It is sort of a subway style stamp and I love it!  There are just so many ways to use it.  Here I went for an Ombre Effect starting with the yellow and working down to the red.  

I adhered all the pieces and I finished it off with ribbon and a gem from my stash.       

Our optional twist is to add ribbon, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July



What fun to start thinking about Christmas and Polkadoodles has some wonderful Christmas digis, stamps, and papers!  For my Christmas in July tag, I used the digi Winter Fox from the Winnie in Winterland collection. The tag shape is from Winnie in Wonderland Tags.

My tag you is off to the following challenges: 

TTCRD:  AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas:  AG Christmas w/use a die cut
Dragonfly Journeys:  Christmas in July


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas over at Cut It Up


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Christmas in July!  So fun to work on Christmas and get a head start on the holidays ahead!

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe; I used the Christmas Card Fun file for my card cute, envelope, and sentiment!  This file has everything you need for holiday cards/tags.  

All of the paper was older paper from my stash.  The blue shimmer trim is from CTMH, but it might also be retired!  

When you visit the blog, check out the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your fun patriotic project ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Heartfelt Creations!

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 13, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!


Yes, it certainly is looking festive over at Polkadoodles!  If you haven't seen the new Christmas Stamp release, you are in for a treat.  On top of those beautiful Christmas stamps, there is a Pre-order Stamp of the Month.  

Let me introduce you to Winnie Christmas Wreath!  She is adorable and comes with a Bonus Robin Stamp. 

  Winnie is off to visit some challenges:  
TTCRD:  AG
ABC Christmas Challenge:  N is for New (New stamp)
Fab'n'Funky:  Shaped

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Christmas in July!!  Be sure to stop by Polkadoodles and check out all the festive Christmas stamps and papers!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shape that Card!



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Shaped Card.   

It's always fun to abandon the rectangle/square once in a while an do something a little different! 

Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!   

When I saw this stars & stripes paper and western bandana pattern paper, I immediately thought of the American Quarter Horse.  I have been working with a first year 4-H'r and this card is for her when she shows her horse next week!  

I started in Design space and cut the card base and horseshoes.  I heat embossed the horseshoes and stuck red gems from my stash on them.  ~ No, none of my horses have red gems on their shoes.  I took some artistic license here!  Please, don't mention this to my farrier!  ;) ~  


The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I only wanted 3 of the words, so I did some masking to get the sentiment I wanted.  A stamp like this can give you many options for multiple uses!  You will see the entire stamp later in the month.

I adhered all the pieces and I finished it off with some wooden stars from Fun Stampers Journey.    

Our optional twist is Shaped Card, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sweet Thank You!


The Digi Choosday DT is sharing Thank You's this week.  What better way to say thank you than with some ice cream!  

All of the papers, sentiment and digi are from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles Collection.  The envelope paper is from the same collection but the pattern (with a bit of modification) is from Lil Miss Sugarpops 1 or Sugarpops 2.   If you would like to see how I made this envelope in Cricut Design Space, just view the video below!


My thank you is off to the following challenges: 
Angie's Digital Stamps:  AG with optionalRed, White, Blue
TTCRD:  AG
Pile It On:  Primary Colors


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  

Friday, July 7, 2017

Another Little Polkadoodler!



Hey, have you heard?  Polkadoodles is sponsoring The Mini Polkadoodlers Summer Holiday Challenge!! 

This is a great way to get the kiddos crafting during their summer holiday.  This fun challenge runs from 3rd July - 3rd of September, 2017.  Come join in the fun!! 

Age groups and links for posting are listed below and there will be a prize for each group chosen at random.







 Today’s Mini Polkadoodler DT is Cass from the US!  Cass is just shy of 18 months old.  She chose to use one of the new Sugarpops images:  Lil Miss Mermaid Dolphin.  She wants to add, she did have help with all cutting (since she's not allowed any scissors yet), gluing (since Nana is not foolish), and gems were very closely supervised!!  However, all the lovely pencil work is hers!  ; )

Thanks for sharing with us!

Cass is sharing with the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mini Polkadoodlers Challenge


Hey, have you heard?  Polkadoodles is sponsoring The Mini Polkadoodlers Summer Holiday Challenge!! 

This is a great way to get the kiddos crafting during their summer holiday.  This fun challenge runs from 3rd July - 3rd of September, 2017.  Come join in the fun!! 

Age groups and links for posting are listed below and there will be a prize for each group chosen at random.


 Today’s Mini Polkadoodler DT is Lucy from the US!  She chose to use one of the "pre-colored fitting room backgrounds" and add a watercolored image Scooting Around from Horace and Boo.  Great water colored image, Lucy!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Lu is sharing with the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter
Outlawz:  Twisted Thursday:  AG/No Twist


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Inchies!


The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Inchies.  

Now, this was a new concept for me.  I had to ask my talented teamies about this.  Of course, Jean was quick to rescue me!  haha  inchies are just that, 1 inch squares.  I went to Pinterest to get an idea of what others were doing with this idea and found lots of inspiration.  

Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!  

I chose to use some inchies cut from the delightful country themed paper for this tag.  The paper is double sided; so that gave me the option of the quilted look for the top and bottom.  

The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I only wanted 3 of the words, so I did some masking and cutting to get the sentiment I wanted.  A stamp like this can give you many options for multiple uses!  You will see the entire stamp later in the month.

I finished it off with some gems, ribbon, and burlap from my stash.    

Our optional twist is Inchies, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.