Saturday, September 22, 2018

Heavenly Tree Time




There's a new Winnie Angel Collection from Polkadoodles!  This cutie is called Decorations Up and she is trimming the tree beautifully!  

These Angels are available in a Big Kahuna Full Winnie Angel Set, a Big Kahuna Colored Winnie Angel Set, and a Big Kahuna Digi Stamp Winnie Angel Set.  I chose to work with the digital stamp and color her with Copic markers and gel pens.  This tag and papers are from Winnie in Winterland.

Adding some fibers and old lace complete this tag.

Winnie is off to the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy:  Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  AG Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky:  Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas 


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Friday, September 21, 2018

Delivering Candy



There's a new Winnie Angel Collection from Polkadoodles called Heavenly!  This adorable sweetie is called Delivering Candy and sweet as candy she is!  Candy Canes are such a delight during the holiday season from being a symbol of the shepherd's crook to the festive taste of the candy itself!  Winnie will definitely bring joy to her friends with her treats.

These Angels are available in a Big Kahuna Full Winnie Angel Set, a Big Kahuna Colored Winnie Angel Set, and a Big Kahuna Digi Stamp Winnie Angel Set.  I chose to work with the digital stamp and color her with Copic markers and gel pens.  Adding a bow from stash and a little red tissue and I'm ready to gift my own little candies!

This bag is from the Cricut library and cut from from Winnie White Christmas Papers 3.  The tag cut is from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Tags.  

Winnie is off to the following challenges:

Christmas Crafts All Year Long:  Anything but a Card
Merry Little Christmas:  Anything Christmas
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas

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Would you like cream with that?


The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Boxes or Bags!  Don't forget your die cuts!!

This Assorted Shapes Carton from The Cutting Cafe could easily present some gift cards, candies, lotions, candies or other small gifts.  My plan is to put some coffee candies, cards, and fun flavors in it.  Maybe a gift card, too!  

The cutting file comes with the carton and 12 different shapes that can be cut out of the front of it.  You can view them HERE.  

I chose to use a little vignette scene in the square.  This paper is from an old paper pad in my stash called Belle Cafe from DCWV.  I'm not even sure if it is available anymore!  It's been here a loooong time and I don't have many sheets left.  Since the recipient love Dachshunds, this will be perfect for her!  

These sweet pups will be dining at the following challenges:  

4 Crafty Chics:  Tic Tac Toe ~ Glitter/Flowers/Animal
TTCRD:  AG
Perfect Time to Craft:  AG

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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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In the Garden



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is 'In the Garden'! 

What's more perfect in the garden than this squirrel from Miss Rach digis!  I've added some die cuts and a sentiment from Cricut Design Space and drew in the little tree stump.  A little Copic coloring, inking, and some 3-D layering and it's ready to send!  

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!

He is off to the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Cardmakers:  Autumn Colors
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Shades of Autumn
Make My Monday:  Autumn/Fall Colors
Fantabulous Cricut:  Leaves

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Spinning in Circles


It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and the DT theme has me spinning in circles!  hahaha We are sharing showing circle projects this week!  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

My Project Details

Little Dudes
Study Dude:  digi, background papers, sentiment circle
Trumpet from Work and Play 8 Feel the Music
Copic Markers
Twine
Craft Foam and brad to make spinner


Check out the short video below to see this interactive card in action.


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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!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

I'm spinning off to the following challenges: 


Creatalicious Challenges:  AG with optional Circles
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Boys/Men
As You Like It:  Boys or Girls Cards ~  Boys!  I enjoy making cards for guys because I get to use gears, clocks, transportation, bold colors, earth tones, and all the fun stuff I don't normally get to use!  
Crafty Addicts:  Back to School
The Outlawz Festive Fridays:  AG
Aurora Wings Challenge:  Inspired by Music (Clarke Studies for Cornet ~ every student's favorite, I'm sure!  hee hee)

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Monday, September 17, 2018

A little more orange!



We are continuing our celebration of orange on the Path of Positivity and here is my mid-month inspiration.     

I fell in love with these PRE-COLORED, gorgeous images from LunaGirl.  They are all contained on the Vintage Halloween #2 Digital Collage Sheet.  I adore vintage images and I have to say recently I have really taken a liking to vintage Halloween!  The children, pumpkins, animals,,, well all of it and these images are just so perfect!

This little sweetie just had to be included in my 2018 Tag series.  I have really enjoyed creating a Tag Journal with the colors.  You can see links to the others below if you are interested.  More about orange can be found HERE.

Material List for this tag:
LunaGirl Vintage Halloween #2 Digital Collage Sheet
Die Cuts:  Vine (Stretch Your Imagination), Tag (Don Juan) and Spider Web (Monster Bash) from Cricut Library
Papers:  Patterned papers from Polkadoodles; others fron Stash
Glitter
Ribbon
Bo Bunny Gems
Black Liquid Pearls
CTMH Shimmer Pen
CTMH Inks 

My tag will be haunting the following challenges:  

Dragonfly Journeys:  Fall Festival of colors
Bitten by the Bug 2:  AG with a Cricut Cut
TTCRD:  AG
Always Fun Challenges:  Fall Colors

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:
LunaGirl and Imagine That Digi Stamp  




My 2018 Color Tag Series:
January:  Forever in Blue Jeans!
February:  Red...Power!
March:  Beautiful Yellow
April:  Garden Pastels
May:  Fav Colors in the Old West
June:  Neutrals

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pearls



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Pearl! 

This delightful manatee, or is it a sea cow, reminded me of a character in one of my little grandgirl's favorite TV shows!  I couldn't resist using him on a Christmas tag!  He is from Miss Rach digis.  

I colored him up with Copics and added some Liquid Pearls to the gift wrap.  Then my son came in and said the bow needed a pearl, too!  So, I added a little cream pearl along with some jingle bells to the festive holiday scene.

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!

He will be adding some festivity to the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Anything but a card
Craftaholics R Us:  Tags

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Fall Birthday!




The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Birthday!  Don't forget your die cuts!!

This charming fall digi, Pumpkins and Butterflies, from our sponsor A Day for Daisies is the perfect image for my sister's birthday card.  She is a teacher and loves children's literature.  This image, which I chose to color with watercolor pencils, seemed just right for her.      

The cut is Fall Frame in the Cricut library.  Now, Fall Frame is actually from Holiday Cakes, but I thought it would make a beautiful frame around this Autumn scene!

I printed the digi out on watercolor paper using an inkjet printer.  I colored with a variety of different watercolor pencils and finished with painting.  

The frame was cut from stash papers and inked with sponges.  I used strips of foam to pop it off the image.  I mounted it all on a circular brown card base cut from Sentiments in the Cricut Library and added a few gems.

 This little darling is off to the following challenges:  

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Autumn include Cricut Die Cut
Fab 'n' Funky:  BINGO:  Yellow, Circular, Flowers or Die Cut, Yellow, Gems
 Stinkin' Inkers:  Leaves are Falling ~ Use fall colors
TTCRD:  AG
The Crafter's Cafe:  3 of Something  (3 gems)

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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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

3 of a Kind!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is 3 of 1 Item! 

I thought this little otter from Miss Rach was just adorable....so, what could be more adorable?  3 of them! 

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, September 4, 2018

Slaying Dragons



It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing Fantasy projects this week and my project combines a bit of fantasy with story/art/parable in my journal.  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

I turned to the Little Dudes Knight & Dragon, also available in the Little Dudes Big Kahuna Bundle, for my focal image.


My Project Details

Digi and part of sentiment:  Polkadoodles Little Dudes Knight & Dragon
Legend Title:  Polkadoodles Little Dudes Knight & Dragon
Flourishes:  Polkadoodles Winnie in Winterland
 Papers:  Polkadoodles Little Dudes Big Kahuna Bundle 
Homemade Arrow Stencil
Deco Foil and Transfer Gel
Glass Beads
Vinyl for top flourish and words "When" and "cannot"
Inks, sponges, glue, tape runners, 

   If you need some direction in making a stencil, check out this VIDEO.  

I started by printing my verbiage and digi onto their respective papers.  I also cut a mask for the digi.  I laid the mask over the knight and dragon and then placed my stencil over that.  


I sponged the Deco Foil Transfer Gel through the stencil and let that dry for about an hour or so until it turns clear. Finally, I placed the foil over the gel and sandwiched it with cardstock in parchment paper to run it through a laminator.  Now there are shiny bits of arrow and shattered fragments adding to the magical fantasy feel!   

Copic coloring the digi followed with adhering it all into my book.  
A few little gems & ink and it's done!



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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!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

My shiny knight will be rounding up dragons at the following challenges: 

Allsorts Challenge:  Things with Wings (Dragon)
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Technique (Foiling)
Art Journal Journey:  World of Fantasy
TTCRD:  AG
Crafting from the Heart:  AG
Pile it On:  Think Big 
Try it on Tuesday:  Childhood story ~ story from Apocrypha
Rabisco:  AG using something from your cabinet (see rules)

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If you are interested, here's my journal story.  

You might be wondering how this fits into my journaling.  Well, it's a long and turning story, but I'll be brief!  Back in May, I was diagnosed with a very, very rare auto-immune disorder called Churg Strauss/ Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis; 2.4 out of a million are diagnosed a year!  Believe me, this was like chasing down a dragon....that's the dragon connection to this adorable digi.  

Now, you might be thinking, "Ok, but how does that tie into the story from the Apocrypha?"  Well, Churg Strauss has no cure; in other words, it cannot be slayed!  However, it can be tamed to the point of living with it in most cases....just like the dragons in the story/parable.  Of course, in the Apocrypha story the decision was made not to slay, but to tame (at least that is the way I understand it- I'm no scholar or authority on this topic!)  In my case, I'd rather slay my dragon (CS/EGPA), but that's not do-able at this point! Therefor, I will be content with taming the little magenta beast by thinking big!  ;)

Why a magenta dragon?  That is the color of eosinophils under the microscope!  That is how I tie it all together in my unusual, off-beat way of thinking...



Monday, September 3, 2018

Orange!



As we continue the journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the Oranges.  

Now, orange is a tricky color for me.  Orange seems to turn into rusts and then red; marigold and then yellow; spice and then brown!  It just moves into a different color family so quickly in my mind.  UGH!  Not sure if this is true for everyone or if it is just the way I see this color.  



I'll also admit, orange is not one of my favs; however, we can't celebrate my favorite season without the color!  Gorgeous leaves, pumpkins, cider, spice, campfires,,,they are all fall/autumn shades of orange!  Fall wouldn't be so beautiful without orange!

My card begins with this delightful digital image from our sponsor Imagine That Digi Stamp.  How cute is Pumpkin Kitties with this sentiment!  The set comes with several different sentiments as well as PRE-COLORED and black and white digis.  

I chose to go with a black and white digi and Copic color these sweeties.  My paper is from stash and the leaves were cut in Design Space.  A little twine, embossing, and a couple of buttons and we're ready for fall!  

My kitties are off to the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
Crafty Cardmakers:  All Creatures Great and Small
Stamping Sensations:  Something starting with letter B
(Buttons) with the digital stamp Pumpkin Kitties
Crafty Friends Challenge:  Animals/birds
Imagine That Digi Stamp:  Year Round Link Up use ITDS

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:
LunaGirl and Imagine That Digi Stamp  

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.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Spooky Treat Box



It's the "unofficial end of Summer" with the Labor Day Weekend here in the US.  That means we start looking toward all the great fall festivals, holidays and dinners!  Autumn is chalked full of celebrations for our family.  In addition to the traditional Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas we have the majority of our family birthdays.  It's definitely a very busy time of year.  

We all know what that means to the crafter....crunch time!!!!  Time to "get our game on"!  I've started some Halloween fun with these adorable papers and digi from Winnie Wednesday at Polkadoodles.   This particular digi is Winnie Wednesday Trick or Treat.  You can find her at Polkadoodles with all the downloadable paper and sentiments:  Winnie Wedndesday Full Collection.

The candy (treat) box design is from Kit and Clowder November 2017 Free Book Class.  It makes a book/box for any sort of treat.  Now, I will admit, I tweaked the dimensions some to make it the size I wanted.  I chose to make the base of the "book" out of a cereal box that measured 11.5 inches long; my dimensions ended up being 11.5 inches x 6.75 inches.  My plan is to fill the area with snack size candies for my little grand-girl for a Halloween Treat!

My front picture design (trees, leaves, and path) also comes from a Kit and Clowder Monthly Markers Class:  July 2018.   You can check out the Kit and Clowder FaceBook Page to learn more about classes, contests, freebies, and fun!

I started this project by designing the completed picture in Cricut Design Space.  There I could bring in my Polkadoodles images and roughly place what I wanted to pencil draw later.                                                                                                                                                 I printed (removing the trees, sign post, and path) and cut 1) the coloring panel and 2) the pieces I wanted to cut for the inside of the box.  (See pictures or video below.)                                                                                      After sketching in the path, trees, and sign, I Copic colored my front panel.                                                                                                                                                     I cut all my papers to size to decorate the box and assembled that.  I added the ribbon closure, front panel, fall floral pieces to embellish.



My candy box is off to the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments:  Bingo ~  2 pattern papers, die cut, flowers
Dream Valley Challenges:  Autumn Colors
Simon Says Stamp:  Fall/Autumn
The Outlawz Paper ala Mode:  Special Occasion/non birthday




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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

AG Thank You!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Anything Goes.

We have been generously sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamp this month and it has been such a fun month working with all the beautiful papers, PRE-COLORED digis and ephemera, black & white digis to color, etc!  The collections are packed full of fun!


This week I created with J'aime Paris and the Paris in Summer Papers.  These are absolutely charming images and the colors are beautiful!  

I printed my sentiment onto a white card base in Cricut Design Space.  The bicycle, which is PRE-COLORED and already placed on the white border, was also cut in DS along with a grey shadow for my bike to pop it off the card a bit.  

Printed paper from the collection, some 3-D tape, and a scrap of ribbon completes this quick card ready to thank a friend!  

This little bike is riding off to the following challenges:  

Die Cuttin Divas:  What Makes You Happy (Thankfulness and carefree days!)
ITDS Year Round Link Up:  AG with ITDS
Try it on Tuesday:  Take a Ride

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!

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