Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Geometry...I mean Geometric!




It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to use a Chevron or Geometric Patterns...not Geometry! Thank goodness for that or I would be in some trouble!  I'm not sure I remember very many formulas, theorems or anything else from HS Geometry for that matter.  Being a music major in college did not require any classes like this in college...whew!  

I used this geometric pattern paper from Polkadoodles and combined it with the versatile Happy Flowers Digi Set.  I chose this floral stamp set because there are so many options; you will be seeing more later in the month!  

This card was designed in Cricut Design Space using the Print and Cut feature.

Other materials:
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Fred She Said Happy Flowers Digi Set

Copic Markers
Geometric background paper:  Polkadoodles Sticks and Stones Papers 5
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Inks: CTMH Retired
Cricut Font from Cricut Access:  
 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, July 30, 2019

More Christmas in July!!



1. CHRISTMAS

2. USE ANY CHRISTMAS IMAGE

3. TRADITIONAL COLOURS - YOU MUST 'MAKE' AN EMBELLISHMENT USING SOMETHING YOU DOWNLOADED/PRINTED 

Time for a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and the DT always has their own fun challenge to create using a criteria.  Our outline of the criteria this week is posted above!  It's always anything goes for all of our challenge entries!




Material List:

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This Christmas card is off to the following challenges:  
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner:  Christmas in July
12 Months of Christmas:  No optional twist even though I have a little plaid showing!  haha
Christmas with the Cuties:  Going Green
Crafting Happiness Challenges:  Animals
Dream Valley:  Christmas in July

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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!

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Critters and Photos!





The new theme for the 
Cut It Up challenge is Critters!  Create any type of project, but don't forget your die cuts!!   

I have chosen to use Bubbles Fun Photo's from Kitten Scraps.  I have combined this fun digi with papers and ephemera from Luv U 2 Pieces, *ABC Journal Girl  and *Color Basics 2 Kit to create this fun layout of my little grand-girl and her best buddy!  Everything paper is from Kitten Scraps...yes, everything!
* denotes possibly retired/not found on Kitten Scraps website

I colored the digi with Copic markers and used Liquid Glass over the green flower and pink heart paper buttons.  There is a brad holding the tags together so the top one can swivel over to write on the tag underneath!  Perfect for a secret!  ;)  

Notice the little ribbon on the right with hearts on it....it's NOT ribbon!  It's paper from the pack, but it looks like ribbon.  The heart border is so sweet and adds a little something up above the photo frame.  Tickets are so trendy and make for a great little accent and the journal card is just enough room to write a date and/or memory.  

Perfect pink page for 3 year old best friends!

You will find lots of incredible papers and digis at KittenScraps to inspire your creativity whether you enjoy digital, traditional or hybrid crafting!  You'll find a wide variety including cute, trendy, pop culture, holiday, ephemera/elements, etc!  Go visit and check out all the new items in the store!  


Material list:  

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Kitten Scraps Ephemera:  Luv U 2 Pieces
Journal Card:  Kitten Scraps ABC Journal Girl (possibly retired)
Twine
Buttons
Bobble Ribbon
Liquid Glass

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 layout is off to the following challenges:  
Cutie Pie Challenges:  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Colour Crazy:  AG colored image 
Crafter's Castle:  Favorite crafts are Scrapbooking and Journaling
TTCRD:  AG
Pile it On:  Girls of Summer
Tuesday Throwdown:  Add some bling

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Who's in the Garden?



There's a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge!  

The team is challenged to create something related to Nature.  
Come and join us at where it is Anything Goes; can't wait to see you there!  

My card features Miss Hedgy looking on as her Bee friend is visiting the beautiful flowers from Lavender Tea!  

Material list:  

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Image:  Hedgy With Bee
Sentiment and Background:  Polkadoodles Lavender Tea
Cereal Box to put under head of Hedgy for 3-D effect
Copic Sketch MarkersCopic Ciao Markers
Adhesives:  Scrappy Tape 1"Scotch ATGZig 2 Way Glue Pen
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access
Gems from stash


This card is off to the following challenges:  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with critter
Creative Fingers:  AG
Creative Craft Cottage:  Summer
Fabrika Fantasy:  Summer
Dreaming of Scrap (Sognando Scrap):  Summertime
Sweet Stampers:  Summer


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Strength



It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to use a Doily! I chose to use a chunky sort of doily oval and border on this encouragement/sympathy/stay strong card.  

Having grown up in the funeral business, I have always felt trees = strength.  (I think it comes from the Batesville Casket Company....but anyway, that's probably more information than you care to hear/read!)  There's something about a tree's ability to thrive and give that is incredible to me.  They are strong and beautiful while they live; and when they die, they begin a new life!

My grandfather, who was the funeral director, was quite a craftsman and built beautiful furniture.  His most amazing pieces were rose back chairs and love seats.  What that man could do with a piece of wood was nothing short of miraculous, but then again, the wood (tree) itself was a miracle!  

If you have about 5 minutes for a lovely tree video with great music, check out the video below.  It sort of inspired this card!



My Card is off to the following challenges:
A Place to Start:  AG
Polkadoodles:  AG
A Perfect Time to Craft:  AG
Happy Little Stampers:  AG with Dies

This card was designed in Cricut Design Space using the Print and Cut feature.

Other materials:
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Image Heart Tree
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Inks: CTMH Retired
Grid paper:  CTMY Retired
Ribbon: CTMH Retired
Gold Sequins:  CTMH Retired
Cricut Cuts from Cricut Access:  
Doily Border from Ribbons & Rosettes
Oval Scallop Design from Elegant Edges
Strength Sentiment from Alzheimer's Awareness
 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, July 16, 2019

Baby Shower Bag



1. CONGRATULATIONS - NOT BIRTHDAY

2. USE ANY IMAGE

3. MUST BE A CELEBRATION PROJECT - ADD A PULL OUT ELEMENT, IE A FLAP, TAG, PERFORATION STRIP ETC

Time for a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and the DT always have their own fun challenge to create using a criteria.  The outline of our criteria this week is posted above!  It's always anything goes for all of our challenge entries!


I chose to make a gift bag with a tag/card and gift card holder 3-in-1 project!  This was a simple bag to make using a bag cut from my stash and adhering the image piece with a plain sheet of cardstock as a pocket.  The tag cut and sentiment are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and the pocket is from Li'l Miss Sugarpops! 

My image is Copic Colored with a background from the Winston Collection.  

To see how this bag works, check out the short video below!  No need to get your coffee/tea/cola, it's a short video!  ;)



Material List:

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Polkadoodles Image: Expecting New Baby
Polkadoodles Paper Bow Die Cut:  Work & Play 9 Love and Kisses
Polkadoodles Paper: Winston Deluxe
Polkadoodles Sentiment and Tag Cut:  Winnie Fruit Punch 
Polkadoodles Pocket Cut:  Li'l Miss Sugarpops 
Bag Cut from Stash
This bag is off to the following challenges:  
Crafty Friends Challenge:  Use 2 or More Pattern Papers
Simply Create Too:  Use pattern paper
Colour Crazy challenge:  AG colored
Classic DT Open Challenge:  AG
Craft-Dee BowZ:  AG with Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore:  AG
Happy Little Stampers:  AG with Dies
Love to Craft:  AG
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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!

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.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas in July!


The new theme for the 
Cut It Up challenge is Christmas in July!  Create any type of project, but don't forget your die cuts!!   

I love the Christmas Elf I have from my grandma's house!  This elf, who sits in my tree, has looked over my two kids and is now looking over my grandgirls!  I also have a new elf who sits out on a firetruck.  Not sure why he sits there, but he does!  ;)

I decided to create a layout of my littlest from a couple of years ago and a Christmas card using these delightful elves from Scrappy Dew!  These die cuts are so fun and full of Christmas Cheer!


Inside of Card














Material List

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Scrappy Dew Believe in the Magic Boy (This file includes the Boy -standing and sitting, Lights, Title, Card Sentiment, Sock, and others not pictured)
Scrappy Dew Believe in the Magic Girl (This file includes the Girl -standing and sitting, Lights, Title, Card Sentiment, Sock, and others not pictured)
Both Boy and Girl Elf can be found HERE
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access
Gel Pens
Embossing folder
Glitter Glue
Twine
Ribbon
Gems 
Retired CTMH Stamps
Retired CTMH Inks

This Christmas Collection is off to the following challenges:  

Little Red Wagon:  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
The Holly and Ivy:  AG Christmas
Unicorn Challenge:  For Baby or Child
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas in July
Send a Smile for Kids:  Christmas in July 4 kids
Die Cut Divas:  AG
Jingle Belles:  Tic-Tac-Toe (Layout)
Crimbo Crackers:  AG Christmas
ABC Christmas:  N & O  (N for No Peeking!)

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, July 10, 2019

Unicorn T Created by Lucy!


Today I have a guest with me ~ my grand-girl Lucy!  Lucy is 10 years old and loves art and crafting.  She chose the design herself and made it using Cricut Design Space Image Unicorn Head from Unicorn Hair, Don't Care!  

Check out this 4 minute video she made, with Nana's help, to show how easy this really is!




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Baseball Style T-shirt from Hobby Lobby
Iron, Ironing Board, and Old linen towel



This shirt is off to the following Challenges:  
Bitten by the Bug 2:  AG but a card
Unicorn Challenge:  Baby or For a Child
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
Crafter's Castle:  AG (Lucy is sharing her fav craft!)
The Fairy and Unicorn:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  AG
C.R.A.F.T.:  Inspired by a Film ~ The Last Unicorn
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a critter
TTCRD:  AG
Always Fun:  AG
Pink Gem Challenge:  AG
Polkadoodles:  AG

Lucy and I thank you 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.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Alpaca or Llama?



There's a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge!  

The team is challenged to create a Holiday Project.  
Come and join us at where it is Anything Goes; can't wait to see you there! 

Now, I do claim to know a bit about horses and dogs, but I know NOTHING about llamas or alpacas.  Yes, I do know there is a difference and this particular digi is a Llama.  However, I'm going to make him into an alpaca for this card! 

Now that I have that out of the way, I can continue on the card itself!  ;)  This card was created in Cricut Design Space using the Print and Cut feature....wait, why try to do all the typing when I can show you!  

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage & a snack and join me on YouTube or simply play the video below!  The first part shows how I created it in Design Space and the last part is where I put it all together since the cactus and alpaca...I mean llama (hee hee) are 3 dimensional!  






Material list:  
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Digi Stamp:  Llama Cactus 
Polkadoodles Papers:  Stars from Feel the Music Work & Play 8; Green Plaid from Winnie Wednesday Halloween; Background from Winnie Special Moments paper Heaven 4
Ink: CTMH Sweet Leaf (Retired)
Copic Sketch MarkersCopic Ciao Markers
Copic Liner
Adhesives:  Scrappy Tape 1"Scotch ATGZig 2 Way Glue Pen
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access


This card is off to the following challenges:  

Inkspirational Challenges:  3 or 5  ~(3 gems & 3 layers)
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG hand Colored
Simply Create Too:  AG with twist of Pattern Paper
Aud Sentiments:  AG with a Sentiment
The Outlawz Sunday Songs:  Summer Holiday
The Card Concept:  I was inspired by the colors and cactus in the picture.  I think this card fits into "Layered Freestyle"?  Not sure!  I have a lot of trouble placing my work into the "proverbial" boxes!  ;)  I'm not even sure what my overall style is!

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