Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun in the Sun!


The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Fun in the Sun.  I hope all of you have had an opportunity to do just that!  

This image (Lexi's Beach Ball from Whimsy) is flattened onto a tote cut from CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.  The paper is from Polkadoodles.  After coloring this adorable image with Copics, I adhered the entire piece to a simple box cut to make a gift bag.  

Even though our twist is Fun in the Sun, 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 of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.

Lexi is off to the following challenges:
Make My Monday:  At the Beach

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Out Riding Fences.....



Over at Digi Choosday the DT always has a theme to follow even though it is always Anything Goes for everyone else.  Our theme this week is Combine 2 images.  

Combining two images is easy when there are so many great images in the Polkadoodles collection!  I chose the Fence/Fenceposts and grass which is a pre-colored svg to go behind my B/W Cowboy digi!  This has to be one of my all-time favorite images!  

I started in Cricut Design Space flattening the fence image onto the card front.  I attached my typed in sentiment at this point.  I also printed and cut my cowboy in DS.  Once it was cut, I colored in the sky and grass by sponging ink and colored the cowboy with Copics.  I adhered the finished card front onto a dark green card base and tucked a little burlap behind the front panel.  The cowboy is adhered with 3-D tape.   

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!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

This handsome cowboy is riding off to the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge:  Birthday Boy
Crafty Calendar:  Boys will be Boys

Monday, June 19, 2017

Amour!



Faith, Hope, and Love...... That is the theme this month over at Path of Positivity.  Such a timely theme since wedding season is upon us.  

This card was made using the Corset digi from Pattie's Creations.  I used Copic to color and then embellished with some lace and pearl gems.  The dress form was heat embossed with gold and platinum powders.  I adhere the corset onto the dress form with 3-D tape and tucked gathered tulle under the corset.  

The pink background paper is from DDDoodles Living on the Edge Papers and the vintage
rose paper is from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.  I used a stash stamp for my loving sentiment.

As for my thoughts on the topic...
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
They've been married 57 years today!


Our challenge this month is sponsored by Decosse Dynamite Doodles



and Pattie's Creations.



Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.





Friday, June 16, 2017

Picnic with Newton


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Picnic!  What fun for a summer project.  Our sponsor is Newton's Nook so I decided Newton needed to go on a picnic.  Of course, Newton had to take his coffee along as he stowed away in the basket!

Material list:
Newton Loves Coffee Stamp and Die Set
Cookout/watermelon Paper from:  PaperCraftinwithErica.com
Blue Bottle paper from Polkadoodles
Plain Papers and Brad from CTMH

Cricut Cuts:
A Child's Year
Wrap It Up
Paper Dolls for Everyday
Country Life
Don Juan

When you visit the blog, check out the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your fun picnic project.

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.

Newton is off to share with the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas:  Summer Fun
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Feature a Creature

Thursday, June 15, 2017

As Shepherds Watched...



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Christmas!  Our sponsor is Whimsy and I chose to work with Star of Bethlehem.  I fell in love with this image and had an idea....then the digi seemed to take a turn as I was coloring!  Happens that way very often for me!  I started with a traditional coloring style and then it seemed to move into a more rustic, dark look.  Since he is a shepherd out with sheep at night, I decided to move with it and make it go a "messier" direction.  

I started in Design Space flattening the image onto the paper from Vintage Woods Digital Papers.  I then colored with Copics and adhered onto a card base.  

Remember our twist is Christmas, but 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 of my videos at my  YouTube Channel

The sweet herd is off to:
12 Months of Christmas: AG opt theme Fur, Fluff, Feathers, or Fins

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pastels!


I'm still hooked on those adorable images from Polkadoodles Lil Miss Sugarpops Kits!  I colored up a topper from Kit 1.  These fun flowers and Spotty pops paper are also from Kit 1.

I designed the card front in my Notes Program on the Mac.  The Topper was cut on my Cricut and colored with Copics.  I added a little twine and adhered it onto a white card base!  Easy as that!

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!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

This little sweetie is off to the following challenges:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pocket Letters!



Wow, I can't believe it's the end of the Polkadoodles Lil Miss Sugarpops Release Party.  There are just too many pieces to show you in one week!  I'm telling you, there are pieces for your planner, beautiful papers, fun embellies, envelopes, cute images, pocket letter cards, and more!

Speaking of pocket letter cards, that is how I'm ending the week; here's my Pocket Letter.  I chose to go with a Birthday themed Pocket Letter.  I included the adorable cards and on each card around the central Birthday Greeting is a card with some gems, twine, tape, clips, embellie, or bow.  I re-adhered them to a clear carrier sheet so the recipient could take them off and use them!  In the case of the ribbon and tapes, they are simply wrapped around the cards.

I think this would make a wonderful gift to slip into the mail for a paper crafter!

You can check out the entire collection HERE.  If you've enjoyed seeing pieces of this collection, I'm sure you will see lots more from the team!  You can check that out at the Polkadoodles Facebook Page!

My Pocket Letter is off to the following challenges:
Inkspirational:  Windows--I have 9 little plastic windows
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Super Scraps Saturday (Most of the embellishments are odd and ends)
Scrap and Craft:  AG option of string, twine, ribbon

Friday, June 9, 2017

Baby needs new shoes!





So, what else can you do with the adorable Pre-colored Pocket Letter Cards from Lil Miss Sugarpops?  How about teaming them up with one of the envelopes in the kit and making a cute little gift card holder!  I think this would be perfect for a Baby Shower.

The envelope has sides, but I chose to cut those off to make it open all the way out to reveal the card.  Both of the cards and the envelope are available in Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1.  

The base paper is from Winnie Special Moments.  You can find that collection HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by!  It's great to have visitors here on the blog.  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, or check out my YouTube Channel.  

My Gift Card holder is off to the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends:  AG
Simply Papercraft:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Butterfly Bag for Dad



I just had to make something to show how beautiful the papers in the Lil Miss Sugarpops collection is!

This is a very versatile collection including some gorgeous papers, cute images, fun sentiments, and journal/planner pieces. This collection will get you crafting for everyone on your list from the new babies to mature men..... Speaking of mature men, I made this gift bag for my dad! He loved it!

A little inking, a few gems, a strip of burlap and this gift bag was ready to hold a gift!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

My bag is off to the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges:  For the Men/Boys
Southern Girls:  AG
TTCRD:  AG

Dad...



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Masculine.  I decided to make a book of paper for my dad.  He is in a nursing home and has use of only his left side.  He likes to write things down so I thought this would be a nice thing for him.  I put hard covers on it so there would be a flat writing surface, and the rings make it easy to stay open.  

The image and paper are from Whimsy Stamp.  The quote is from Bugs Life 1Digital Sentiments and the paper is Vintage Woods Papers.

Even though our twist is masculine, 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 of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lil Miss Sugarpops on a layout of My Lil Miss!


All papers and cards are from Polkadoodles' newly released collection, Lil Miss Sugarpops!  You can peruse the entire collection HERE.

The Pocket Letter Cards made this a really easy layout!  All I had to add were some gems, lace, twine, tulle and a flower from stash.  I did ink around the edges, but that was all the inking there was on this layout.  

This collection is full of great images, beautiful papers, journal bits, toppers, flowers, quotes, pockets, and sentiments that will add to your crafting in a wide range of possibilities.  If you missed it, you can check out my journal pages made from this collection HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

My layout is off to the following challenges:  
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  BINGO  Lace/Stripes/Pearls
Crafty Friends Challenge:  Make it Pink


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lil Miss Sugarpops Unicorn



This adorable image is from Polkadoodles' newly released collection, Lil Miss Sugarpops!  This topper image, spotty paper, and flowers are all from Kit 1 found HERE!  You can peruse the entire collection HERE.

I put this card together very easily in my Mac Notes program.  I started with that lovely spotty dots paper and added the flowers sizing them all differently.  I cut the topper, colored it with Copics and adhered it to the card top.  Just as easy as that!

This collection is full of great images, beautiful papers, journal bits, toppers, flowers, quotes, pockets, and sentiments that will add to your crafting in a wide range of possibilities.  If you missed it, you can check out my journal pages made from this collection HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

Shabby Chic



Katrina ~ When I heard our theme was Shabby Chic, I immediately thought Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.  So many lush patterns and colors perfect for this week!  My project includes a  tag from Belle Papillon Amazingness, Flowers from Work and Play Collection 12, Butterfly from Helga Design Sheet, and the green flower vine is Flowers 2 Cutting File.

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!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

This sweet dog is off to:
Make My Monday:  Victorian Romance
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Repeat Day (repeat some part of design 3x)  I cut 3 vines and gems in 3 corners
Just Us Girls:  Die Cuts (vines, flowers, butterfly)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Planner with Lil Miss Sugarpops!



It's a summer planner using Papers, Journal Bits, Sentiments, Pocket Letter Cards, Pockets, Envelopes, etc from .......the newly released Lil Miss Sugarpops!!!!  This handmade planner/book uses pieces from both Collections 1 and 2.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll stop typing and let you peruse the book via pictures!  Be sure to read the annotations in the photos to see all the features and goodies including pockets and envelopes!!  It's all in the collection from Polkadoodles!















Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

My summer planner book is off to the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG


Faith, Hope, and Love



Faith, Hope, and Love...... That is the theme this month over at Path of Positivity.  Such a timely theme since wedding season is upon us.  

Have you ever truly considered what it takes to make a great relationship with the one you love?  I know I've been with Kelly so long, I take it for granted.  We met when we were kids, were best friends and then started dating at the end of HS.  At this point we've been together 7/9 of my life...I can't imagine life without him.  

Looking back, I guess it truly has taken all three to make it this long:  faith we would be there for each other; hope for better times when things were tough; love to keep us both committed and strong. 

I'll leave you with a TB (throwback) photo of us!  This was taken at our HS after prom dance...1982.


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Material List for my Card:

DDD Flower Power Patterned Papers
Flower Power Kit Frames
Tag Grab Bag 1:  Cotton Candy Collection
Offray lace
Mini gems

Our challenge this month is sponsored by Decosse Dynamite Doodles


and Pattie's Creations.



Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Chunk/Junk Journal


The theme over at Cut It Up this time is Summer School!  Now, usually that is not such a good thing; but in this case, it was really fun!  The idea is to follow a tutorial and tell who you followed.  I followed several YouTube Tutorials from Jen of Eve Designs to make my chunky junk journal.  However, I did not use her templates/patterns.   



I have several pictures, but it's probably easier to understand watching the video above.  There I could show you all the pull-outs, slide-ins, flips, etc.  I will say up front, I had to video outside; therefore the color is not true so I inserted photos.  

Almost all the paper is from Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland Collection.  The collection includes digital paper, ephemera, sentiments, digis (black & white and pre-colored), tags, etc.  

Everything in my book is from Digital downloads and are pre-colored.  No Copics were harmed in this project!  ; )

I did add black cardstock, white cardstock, lined paper from stash and one strip of striped paper from Polkadoodles Octavia Collection.  

Embellishments include:  Offray lace, buttons, CTMH charms/gems/numbers, ribbon, waxed twine, homemade flowers, Prima flowers, SVG cuts from Cutting Cafe, chain from broken necklace. There are also cuts from Artbooking & Art Philosophy.

The book covers and spine are made from Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard.  I inked all the pages, tags and cover with black pigment ink.  Now, if you are wondering if I was covered in ink by the time the project was done...well, the answer is a resounding, "YES!"  
I did some embossing with an M-Bossability embossing folder.  I used Liquid Glass and Studio G Glitter Glue for some sparkle and shine.  
Thanks for hanging with me through this long post!  Please view the video for more information and a better look at all the "bells and whistles."  You will see parts of the book I couldn't get with my still camera.  

Winnie is off to the following 
challenges:  
TTCRD:  AG
Pile it On:  Animal &/or Spring Garden
Dream Valley Challenge:  More than one fold 


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