Friday, October 18, 2019

Ghoulishly Good!


The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls!  Create any type of project in this theme, but don't forget your die cuts!!   


I had so much fun playing with this ghoulish bat from Stinkin' Cute!  This cutie is from the Ghoulishly Good Candy Print and Cut.  All the details are in the video below!


Material list:  

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Ghoulishly Good Candy Print and Cut
Digi paper from stash
Glitter Paper
Ribbon
Ink Black
Adhesives
Cereal box and 3M foam for dimension
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access

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 bag is off to the following challenges:  
CRAFT:  Box or Bag
Creative Knockouts:  Halloween
Die Cuttin' Divas:  Adorable Monsters
Everybody Art Challenge:  Fabric, Ribbon, or Yarn (Ribbon)
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  AG

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dream or Nightmare?



It's time for new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is Dream or Nightmare!
Now, this is a fun theme!!

What is a bigger nightmare than getting to my sister's science class and NOT having a pencil!!!!  Yikes!  Wouldn't it be a dream come true if there were a bunch of pencils on her desk for the taking?  

Now, could there be a more fun image than this for middle school science/chemistry class during the Halloween Season?  This is Demento Alone from DR. DIGI'S House of Stamps.  
  

Check out the video below to see how I set this up and assembled it!  



This guy is off to the following challenges:  

Creative Moments:  Spooky
The Paper FunDay:  AG opt Halloween
Daisy Chain:  Pink or Halloween
Mix It Up:  AG w/open technique (Copic coloring and recycling)
Crafting Challenge:  Autumn or Halloween
Crafty Calendar:  Autumn Colors/ Halloween

Material ListOther materials:
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Image:  Demento Alone from DR. DIGI'S House of Stamps
Copic Markers
Paper from Polkadoodles
Adhesives 
Liquid Glass
Metallic Tape
Stickles
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Inhale Courage



Courage is the new optional theme over at Path of Positivity! What does courage mean to you?  I believe courage is shown every time we step outside of our comfort zone.  What might seem like a small step to my neighbor, might be a huge step for me!  Recently, we took a big step in adopting a GSD (German Shepherd Dog).  Now, this might not seem like the most courageous step one could take; but I'll tell you, it is a big undertaking!  

This made me think of all the GSD's, Malinois, and Bloodhounds out there working to protect us on a daily basis with our local law and military.  I have seen some live demonstrations of what these dogs can do and it is amazing how they and their handlers can work together.  

This beautiful shepherd digi is part of the Paw Prints Digital Stamps from Beccy's Place.  I colored him up with Copic Markers and combined him with paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and some embossed Kraft paper.  A little twine pulls it all together.

I plan to send a few of these cards out to our local Sheriff's Dept K9 and their human officers with a gift card to a local ice cream shop who gives out Pup Cups!  That way, the pups can treat their humans to a treat while they indulge, also!  ;)




 My card is off to these challenges:  

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a Critter
Crafty Cardmakers:  Add a critter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
Just Us Girls:  Pattern Paper
Outlawz~Paper a la mode:  Dry Embossing
Colour Crazy:  Anything colored


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thinks about Courage!  
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about entering 
the challenge!  

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Music Tote


The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Bags, Boxes, or Tags!  Create any type of project in this theme, but don't forget your die cuts!!   

I chose to design my own die for this using letters, numbers and shapes in the Cricut Library!  I cut the die from Cricut iron on vinyl and ironed it onto a pre-purchased tote bag!  Easy as that!  

Material list:  

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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 bag is off to the following challenges:  
TTCRD:  AG
Polkadoodles: AG
Brown Sugar:  AG
World Wide ODT:  AG
Creative Fingers:  AG
Classic DT:  AG
Outlawz Festive Friday:  AG

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Weird Wonderings: Candy Bar Wrapper


Come make a Circus Theme Candy Bar Wrapper with me!  They are a fun way to dress up a chocolate bar for any occasion.  

Happy October 1st; this is going to be a fun month with videos highlighting some unusual and fun projects for a Weird Month of Wacky Wonderings.  Some projects will be spooky- some will be sweet, but all will be great fun!  

This particular project is a prelude/intro/preview to a video coming out in exactly one month.  So, be sure to come back and visit me November 1, 2019!  
Visit me on YouTube and click the subscribe button and bell if you want to be notified of all my Weird, Wacky Wonderings this month!  Now, off to make a Chocolate Bar Wrapper!!  Yummy!

The delightful papers and image are from TaylorMadeCards4U Passport to the Circus Kit!  


My candy bar wrapper is off to the following challenges:  

TTCRD:  AG
Crafty Cardmakers:  Add a Critter
Funkie Junkie Boutique:  Treats not Tricks
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter

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Friday, September 27, 2019

5 Minute Friday Video: Organize Markers



Here's the last video in my 5 Minute Friday September Series.  However, I have a disclaimer...it's almost 7 minutes long!  Sorry about that!  But, the extra time is worth this inexpensive way to store markers!  This is a quick, easy way to make some marker storage.  You can custom make marker tower(s) to fit your work space!  Build them wider, taller, or with bigger/smaller tubes!  It's up to you!

The pictures above and below were a gift for my daughter!  I used designer papers from CTMH; the papers are all long retired now!  



Material List:  PVC pipe, hot glue, paper of choice, double sided tape and glue

Check out the video below for instructions on how to make this marker tower!


My tower is off to the following challenges:  
Use Your Stuff:  Upcycle/Recycle (short pieces of PVC pipe and single sheets of paper!)
TTCRD:  AG
Crafting by Designs:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Crafts Galore Encore:  AG
The following pictures are examples of my marker towers!  




















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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Name Game!!


It's time for new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to use something that begins with the first letter of your name!  How fun is this!!  It's like a game!  I love it!

Katrina:  K for Kraft paper, kind snowman!
Brown:  B for Bell, Burlap, Blue, Brown, Black Bow 

I've added my alphabet of embellies to this adorable little rustic Cowboy Digital Stamp 14106 from QKR Stampede!

This guy is off to the following challenges:  
QKR Stampede:  AG
Dare 2 B Artzy:  Favorite Color (this is my fav color combo:  Blue/brown)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge:  Winter Wishes
Classic DT:  AG
Sweet Stampin' Christmas:  AG
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday:  Something beginning with "B"
Papercraft Challenges:  No Designer Paper
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge:  AG Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  AG optional Kraft Paper
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Shopping our Stash:  Dream the Embossible Dream

Other materials:
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Cowboy Digital Stamp 14106 from QKR Stampede
Copic Markers
Inks: CTMH Retired Champagne, White Pigment, Cashmere
Twine
Burlap
Bell
Prima Tea Spray
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
E6000 Adhesive for bell
Cereal box for dimension
CTMH Embossing folder
CTMH Kraft Paper from Rustic Home (Retired)
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access
Cricut Maker
Lace
Gems
CTMH Twine (retired)

Be sure to visit
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Friday, September 20, 2019

5 Minute Friday Into the Woods!



The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Into the Woods!  Create any type of project using wood, something you find in the woods, woodgrains, etc; but don't forget your die cuts!!   

This card is part of my 5 Minute Fridays September YouTube Series!  You can check out the video below!  Come join me for 5 minutes....barely enough time to drink your coffee or tea!  ;)




Material list:  

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Deer Dies:  Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland
Wood paper from Whimsy
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access
Cricut Shape:  
CTMH Inks
Gel Pen
Twine


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:  

Animal Friends Challenge: Deer and/or Squirrel
Crafty Animals:  Must have an Animal 
Polkadoodles:  AG
Creative Craft Cottage:  For the Men in Your Life
Happy Craft Challenge:  AG
Let's Craft and Create:  AG + Put some extra layers on
Love to Craft:  AG
Outlawz:  Monday Greeting ~ Layers
Crafting Happiness:  Layers
Aud Sentiments:  AG with a Sentiment
The Male Room:  Embellishments ~ twine, die cuts, gel pen
Watercooler Wednesday:  Masculine AG
Alphabet Challenge:  M is for Masculine

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Curious about Books!



Curiosity is the new optional theme over at Path of Positivity!  What makes you curious?  What can we do to inspire curiosity in others?  

I chose to create with this curious little BugBooksitter as she looks just like the little one who will be using this bookmark!  I also love that her little legs can hang over the page!  

We love books in our family and when we are curious we reach for a book, so this image is perfect for the curiosity that runs in our family!  



I have combined her with this free digital paper from SDD and you can find it HERE!



 My bookmark is off to these challenges:  
Bugaboo:  Back to School
Get Creative:  AG
Incy Wincy:  Children/Back to school
CCC Digi Creations:  For a Child
Day of the Month:  Read a Book Day

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and see 
what the team 
thinks about Curiosity!  
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about entering 
the challenge!  

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Friday, September 13, 2019

5 Minute Friday Video: Working in My Luther Lapbook!


Welcome!  Today I'm playing in my Polkadoodles Lapbook as part of my September Series ~ 5 Minute Fridays at ScrappyHorses!  Enjoy the Video!



Here are links to this book if you missed these videos or are interested in re-visiting them!  

Lapbook/Journal Foundation
Part 1
Part 2 
Flip through
Personalizing the Journal

All papers in my journal are from Polkadoodles

Envelope for Luther's tooth!  Directions in top video


My journal page is off to the following challenges:

TTCRD:  AG
Polkadoodles:  AG
My Time to Craft:  AG but a card
Creative Fingers:  AG
Simply Create Too:  AG
Arty Divas:  AG
Digi Choosday:  AG



Luther's baby tooth!


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rounding out the corners



It's time for new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to Round Out the Corners.  I did (attempted, not sure I accomplished the task!) this by incorporating a half circle die cut behind this adorable little vintage Girl Digital Stamp from QKR Stampede!  I just adore the little vintage girls from QKR; there is a collection of them there.  If you like this sort of Early Americana/Primitive type art, you might want to check them out!  This is my 2nd little lady from the collection.  You can view the first one HERE.  

This card was designed in Cricut Design Space using the Print and Cut feature.  Check out the video below for details!



This little lady is off to the following challenges:  
QKR Stampede:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Classic DT:  AG
Crafts Galore Encore:  AG
Pearly Sparkles:  Add bow and/or ribbon
  Corrosive Challenge:  AG
The Paper Shelter:  Embossing of any kind (Embossing Folder)
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Embossing wet or dry

Other materials:
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Girl Digital Stamp 4801 from QKR Stampede
Copic Markers
Inks: CTMH Retired
Thread:  Green and Blue
Sewing Machine (Husquarna)
Brown Ribbon
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Cereal box for dimension
Darice floral embossing folder
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access
Cricut Maker
Lace
Gems
CTMH Twine (retired)

Be sure to visit
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Just a few more days to view the video below and leave me a message on YouTube for a chance to win some 'happy mail'! See the details HERE!




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