Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Cute Couple ~~ of Tags!



It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to include tags for tickets! 

These snowy tags feature Copic colored images from MMedel Illustrations.  This snow couple and the snowflakes are part of Cute Snowman Set.  

The tags were cut from Polkadoodles papers.  Ribbons were from my stash. Of course, since there are snowflakes, I had to add some glitter glue!  ;) 

Off to the following Challenges:  

Stinkin' Inkers:  Winter Wonderland
The Library Challenge:  The Snowman
Sweet Stampin':  Snowmen/Snowladies

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, December 11, 2018

Christmas Gift Idea!



 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! That's what the Digi Choosday Team is sharing this week.  Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  

 I've wanted to make one of these "gift wallets" for a while now and this seemed the time!  I think this will make for a wonderful gift!  

I have combined this adorable Copic colored digi, Christmas Shopping, with paper from Winnie White Christmas.  

The back of the wallet showcases Word Art from the same collection.    

The inside shows off some of the festive Pre-Colored digis from Winnie White Christmas  as well as the fun papers!

The cut was from Digi Playground no longer in business.  However, I'm sure you could create a simple wallet cut that could double as a photo book!

 




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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  


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!

This gift idea is off to the following challenges:  

Crafty Friends:  Christmas
International Art and Soul:  Add some Sparkle (glitter glue for snow)
A Perfect Time to Craft:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  Cute Christmas Characters (wallet and others cut with Cricut)
Die Cuttin Divas:  Gift Card Holders (This wallet is perfect for inserting cards)

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Winter Peace


We had some snow last week and I love taking winter photos!  I enjoy using pictures in crafting and wanted to share this Winter Holiday Card!  I say Holiday Card because it would be appropriate for Christmas and/or New Year.

I have combined this sweet Copic colored digi, Gift of Christmas, with the beautiful paper and sentiment from Winnie Winterland.  The plaid paper is from Halloween Trick or Treat Papers and the flower is from Winnie White Christmas Foliage.  

Wishing you all peace through Advent, Christmas, and the New Year!

This card is off to the following challenges:

Outlawz Paper A La Mode:  Winter paper and an animal
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas
Dream Valley:  Christmas
Simon Says:  Warm Winter Wishes~ What is warmer than spreading peace to our friends!  

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ho, Ho, Ho!


It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to make a gate fold card! 



This cute tag features Copic colored images from MMedel Illustrations, Santa and Friends.  The inside sentiment font is from Cricut Design Space and the papers are from CTMH (retired) and Polkadoodles.  I tied it all up with a gingham ribbon!



Off to the following Challenges:  


12 Months of Christmas:  AG
City Crafter:  Santa Claus
Crafty Gals Corner:  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!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Cotton Wreath



As we end the journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the Metallics.  Sparkle N Sprinkle is our sponsor this month and I have chosen the lovely digi and sentiment, Fall Cotton Wreath.  

Metallics are so lovely during the holidays!  It is so beautiful how they reflect the beautiful lights and shine.  They are the perfect accent to the tree, crafts, gift wrapping, candles, etc.  I'll have more about my feelings on metallics beyond the holidays in my PoP Midway Post ~ December 17th.  

The metallic I chose for my card is made by combining the beautiful Gold Glitter digital paper (from the Glitteratti Set 2:  Traditional Christmas Colours Dark Collection from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles) with some fine glitter. It was cut in Cricut Design Space using Geometric Rectangle from CTMH Artistry.  

I also used some gold metallic paint on the accent flowers in the wreath as well as around the edges of the background paper which also has some gold in it.  That paper is from Winnie Wonderland Polkadoodles and was cut in Design Space using a frame from Elegant Edges.  

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

My card is off to the following challenges:
Creative Fingers:  AG
Creative Crafters:  AG
Addicted to Stamps:  Non-Traditional Christmas colors

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsor this month:  Sparkle N Sprinkle



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Friday, November 30, 2018

World Hello Day!



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

I started with this precious image, Balloon Dreams, from A Day for Daisies!  Isn't she just adorable?  In the actual image she has one balloon, but I added more to make my "HELLO" sentiment.  

I copic colored the image and added the balloons and strings.  The background paper is from Whimsy and the rest of the papers are retired from CTMH.  

Die Cuts include:
 Balloon Cuts from A Child's Year 
Red Feather from Bits and Pieces
Gold Feather from Bohemian Wedding
Turquoise Feather and *Diamond Border from Southwest  

*Side note on the Border from Southwest....I used 13 of the 14 pieces of that border!  There is a little bit of gluing involved here and if you make it small like this for a card, have your tweezers and cheaters (reading glasses) ready!  hee hee

This card was finished off with some burlap, twine, and turquoise colored gems.  

Thanks so much to Tammy at A Day for Daisies for sponsoring us this challenge.  

My layout is off to the following challenges:  

Creative Moments:  World Hello Day
Crafty Creations:  AG
Unicorn:  Use a Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments:  AG
Crafty Gals Corner: Fall Colors
World Wide Open DT:  AG
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Outlawz:  Festive Friday 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. 

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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Such a cute couple!





It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist Anything Goes! 

This month we are showing our gratitude to all of our sponsors throughout 2018 in a Sponsor Showcase Month.  You will see us highlighting some of our favorite digis from our generous sponsors.  

This cute tag features Copic colored images from MMedel Illustrations.  This snow couple and the snowflakes are part of Cute Snowman Set.  

The tree was cut using Cricut "A Child's Year" from Polkadoodles paper.  Twine is retired from CTMH.  

Off to the following Challenges:  
Sweet Stampin' Christmas:  AG Christmas
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday:  All About the Holidays

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, November 27, 2018

In the night sky... oh, what did I see?


 In the night sky....."what to my wondering eyes did appear?" The Digi Choosday Team is sharing "In the night sky" this week.  Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  

I have combined a few collections and techniques for this card.  I started in Design Space and combined the following pieces:
Santa Gifts DigiWinnie White Christmas
Reindeer from:  Winnie Winterland Digis
Paper for Roof:  Winnie White Christmas
Paper for Chimney:  Little Dudes Rocket Car
Believe sentiment:  Winnie White Christmas

Moon and chimney cuts were simply made from a circle and rectangles. 

I continued with a print and cut in Design Space and then cut a separate mask of all the pieces except the background.  I placed the mask over the printed card and airbrushed the dark blue sky using a Copic.  I then Copic colored the images:  Winnie, reindeer and a separate bag of gifts to put over the chimney on 3-D foam tape.  

I finished the card with some red Stickles on the holly, a silver gel pen, a white gel pen, and some glitter glue on the wings.  



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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  



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!

Winnie Santa is off to the following challenges:  

(Pin)spirational:  See pic to right  
Holly and Ivy Christmas:  AG Christmas
Allsorts:  Inspired by a song~ "Up On the House-Top"
The Outlawz:  Paper A La Mode
Craft Dream:  Winter/Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  Christmas Card      

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

This bear is to "die(cut) for"!








It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is Plaid!

This month we are showing our gratitude to all of our sponsors throughout 2018 in a Sponsor Showcase Month.  You will see us highlighting some of our favorite digis from our generous sponsors.  

This week I have the privilege of working with goodies from Polkadoodles!

This bag highlights the adorable Beary Cute Great Outdoors Die Set.  Although we usually show off cute digis from Polkadoodles, I thought it would be fun to share dies and some of the paper collections!

 I cut this cutie from Great Outdoors A5 Paper Pack and Die Cutting Essentials Fur/Hair/Skin Pack from Polkadoodles.  The box itself was cut from plaid paper from Little Dude Footbal/Rugby digi download and the bear's bow was cut from Work & Play 9, also a digital collection.  The box and bow were cut on my Cricut with box cut from CTMH Artiste.  I used an embossing folder in perpendicular directions to make an embossed plaid on his bow!

I finished this cute bear off with 2 gems to make eyes, some twine and jingle bells!  


Off to the following Challenges:  

Love to Craft:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  AG
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Christmas/Winter
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Papercraft Business Challenge:  AG Opt-Christmas Animal
WWODT:  AG
Paper a la Mode:  Anything but a card

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!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Green: Woodland Santa



As we continue the journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the Greens.  I can't help but think of trees and Christmas when I think of green.  Cutting down a Christmas tree in the woods is such a romantic notion to me - especially since I could never have a real tree in the house due to all my allergies and such!  The thought of being out amongst the beautiful evergreens with Santa and deer...well, that is just such a festive notion!


This delightful Copic colored digi, Woodland Santa, from Scribbles Designs makes for the perfect tag in my 2018 color journal!  

I have combined papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Holiday Hoopla and Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas with the following Cricut cuts:  Old West, Bits and Pieces, and Winter Woodland.  My embellishments include:  burlap, ribbons, glass gems, seam binding, and jingle bells.   

This Santa will be visiting the following challenges:  

Crafter's Castle:  AG option of Holidays
Creative Artist:  Anything Mixed Media Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Christmas is Coming
Crafting with an Attitude:  AG
Scribbles Designs:  Reindeer Games
Creatalicious:  AG option-Layer it Up

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:



 Scribbles Designs and Ike's Art.

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  
September:  A Little More Orange
October:  Purple Little Witch Tag

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Recipe!


The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge should get you in the Thanksgiving mood with a recipe!  Here it is:  Use fall colors, fibers/fabrics, and gems in your project! Don't forget your die cuts!!  

I haven't made a layout for a long time and decided this would be the perfect recipe for the photo of my little grand-girl playing in the leaves!  

The layout began with a 12 x 12 sheet of fall floral paper.  I thought the oranges, greens, and dark reds would be perfect for fall colors!  The next layer is dark red to match her sweatshirt.  The yellow/orange background was already textured/printed; however, I did do some stamping with a fall floral stamp.

The leaves were all cut from various shades of green, gold, and brown paper.  I chose to emboss some of the leaves to give them texture.  The fabric/fiber is strip of burlap and I also included a distressed ribbon along the left side of the photo.  

This layout was finished off with some gems, a journaling card, bow, a title, and date.

The embellishments include the following:  Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems, Retired CTMH brown gems, burlap ribbon, floral ribbon, Polkadoodles Sugarpops Journaling Card, numbers/letters from Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones.  

Papers include:  Polkadoodles Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles, Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones, Polkadoodles Trick or Treat, Retired CTMH, DCWV,  

Die Cut Foliage pieces are from the following:  Polkadoodles Sugarpops and Polkadoodles Work & Play 12. 

This challenge we are sponsored by Ink on 3.  


My layout is off to the following challenges:  

Get Creative Challenges:  Anything but a card
Outlawz ~ Paper Ala Mode:  Pattern paper + die cut
Through the Purple Haze:  Fall Challenge
Try it on Tuesday:  Friends and Family (Page is of granddaughter and for daughter!)

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. 

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Art Journal




It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is a Recipe: Use 3 Embellishments; 2 Pattern Papers; 1 Image. 

This month we are showing our gratitude to all of our sponsors throughout 2018 in a Sponsor Showcase Month.  You will see us highlighting some of our favorite digis from our generous sponsors.  

This art journal highlights the lovely Copic colored image Pretty As a Picture from All Dressed Up.

I wanted to use this delightful image on the front of an art journal for my little grand-artist!  The journal is filled with all different types of paper to accommodate her medium of choice~ graph, multi-medium, cardstock, etc! I think this will make a wonderful Christmas gift for her!

The cover pattern paper, letters, and red paper is from another sponsor this month:  Polkadoodles.  The artist's palette (my 2nd pattern paper) is cut from paper from Whimsy.  The die cuts are from Cricut:  'I Arted,' 'Cursive,' and 'Bags, Tags, and Boxes.'  

I finished it off with 3 enamel brads to make the paints on the palette die cut.  


Off to the following Challenges:  

Crafty Friends Challenge:  Use 2 or more pattern papers
Cutie Pie:  Layers (I went with layers of paper and cardstock, dies, embellies, etc. to make this journal!)
Crafty Addicts:  AG w/optional theme make it girly
All Dressed Up:  Must use ADU Image

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!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CAS --PDQ



 CAS ~ Clean and Simple! That's what the Digi Choosday Team is sharing this week.  Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  

Clean and Simple cards can be very beautiful and festive when you start with gorgeous images and fonts.  I have several people on my card list who would enjoy receiving one of these cards...my son comes to mind right off!  


 I love all the wonderful embellies and they always inspire me to think of the numerous possibilities for cards, tags, and wrapping during the holiday season!  I think you'll find lots of beautiful "last minute" and quick project ideas!  

I have combined these adorable PRE-COLORED deer from Winnie Winterland Embellies with the deer paper from Winnie Winterland Paper Heaven 1 to create these quick and beautiful holiday cards.  The sentiments are from Winnie White Christmas.  The "Peace" card would also make a lovely New Year's Card.




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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  



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 CAS cards are off to the following challenges:  

Crafty Catz:  AG option Getting Ready for Christmas
Crafting with Friends:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a critter
TTCRD:  AG
12 Months of Christmas:  AG (no optional theme for me)
International Art & Soul:  Wild Animals

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