Monday, May 16, 2022

Friends and Horses

 


As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to Celebrate!  We will share different optional themes every month for you to celebrate!

We are continuing May with this theme: Celebrate Something Special About Your Friends!  

So many special things about my friends, but one of the fun experiences is sharing time in equine activities!  It's amazing to see a bunch of 'middle aged'....ok, more than middle aged ..... women turn into giddy little girls when we're around horses!  It's true!  Whether we're going out for a ride, attending a horse show, hearing a lecture or seeing an equine art exhibit,....it doesn't matter... if horses are involved we become crazy, horse smitten little girls! 

This image says it all!  We're kicking off boots to reveal crazy socks and removing helmets only to have crazy barn hair!  After taking care of our "equine buddies", we're off to find burgers and shakes!  

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   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List:
Digi: Annabel Saddle Up from Lili of the Valley
Cardstocks: CTMH and DCWV Shimmer Stack   Border Sticker from CTMH (retired)
Adhesives: Double sided tape


 Sharing with these challenges:  
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG hand coloured
TTCRD:  AG
CRAFT:  AG
My Time to Craft:  Around the House...uh, doesn't everyone have saddles around the house?  hahaha

Be sure to come on
over to 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Inspired by a New Challenge Blog!

 As a member of DT for Conie Fong, I get to color some amazing digital stamps!  I'm sure when you see Conie Fong's art, you will be inspired to create!  You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.  There is also a challenge site for Conie Fong images:  Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge.


Now, speaking of challenges, I want to mention a new challenge site I ran across lately!  Now this is a challenge right up my barn aisle!  ; )  This challenge actually inspired my card and the video below!


Grab a snack and join me for some tips and tricks to this card...and you'll learn how to fix a small oops moment involving coffee!


Material List:
Copic Markers
Digital Paper:  Polkadoodles combined with Cherries from Cricut Access
Solid Paper from CTMH
Red Ribbon from Stash
Red Gem from CTMH
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner, 2 Way Zig Pen
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access: Frame from Split Monograms; Picnic Basket (altered) from Emma Jewell Crafts-Cottagecore; Spring (Couldn't find an Image Set?); Cherries on paper are from Simple Tasty Food Silhouette Icons 
Cricut Maker

I'm sending this card off to the following challenges:

FarmQuest Challenge: Use Cherries and a Basket
Unicorn: Include Pearls/Bling
Krafty Chicks: Stamp Act
Cardz for Galz: Food or Drink (Cherries)
Crafty Catz: AG with opt twist Hand Colored Image
Die Cut Divas: AG with Die Cut
WWODT: AG
Pearly Sparkles: Let's Layer it Up
Sweet Stampers: Easter/Spring

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Thinking of You


 Time for a new challenge at Paper a la Mode over at The Outlawz and the theme is Thinking of You!  

I chose to create with the Poppies page from Anne's Digital Art.  You can see below, it comes with the lovely Poppies and rectangle border.


Red Poppy Flower Meaning – What Does The Poppy Represent

Red poppy flowers represent consolation, remembrance and death. Likewise, the poppy is a common symbol that has been used to represent everything from peace to death and even simply sleep. https://sourcetacticalgear.com/red-poppy-flower/

Since the theme of the challenge is Thinking of You, this Poppy frame seemed perfect!  Also, a wonderful time to think about my dad who recently passed away.

I chose to add a sentiment to the image in Cricut Design Space.  I then colored it and placed it in my Homemade Art Journal!  Join me in the video below showing the simple mixed media background for this page!



 Material List 
Copic Markers
Black and Red Ribbon from Stash
Homemade Stencil
CTMH Background Stamp (retired)
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Cricut Design Space:  Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
My page is off to the following challenges:
WWODT:  AG 
Use Your Stuff: Inspired by Cinema (Onward: 24 more hours with Dad!)
Try It On Tuesday:  Use a Stencil

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Paper a la Mode for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Dragonfly Journal Page

 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Any Animal or Insect.  Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays and I had a great time creating with their stamps, dies, and a stencil in my art journal!  

Join me in the video below for some fun mixed media type art journaling!


Curious about the button on my page?  Check out the video below!


Material List
CAS-ual Friday Dragonfly die (retired)
CAS-ual Fridays Flower Stencil (retired)
CAS-ual Fridays Flower Stamp (retired)
CTMH Stamps (retired)
CTMH Puffy Gold Stickers
Gems, Button, Twine, Gauze, Ribbon and Flower from Stash
Gel Pens
Adhesives
Border Strip from CTMH (Retired)
Ranger Inks

This Journal Layout is off to the following challenges:   
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media
International Art & Soul:  Things with Wings
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media 
Pearly Sparkles:  Layer It Up!
Crafty Animals:  AG with an animal
Stamping Sensations:  AG Stamped with option of Floral and Fauna
Mixed Media Lovers:  AG Mixed Media
Mix It Up:  AG 
Tic Tac Toe:  Board Below ~ Die, Flowers, Gold for me

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, May 4, 2022

Sentiment Down Under


 It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  Sentiment Down Under.  The idea is to put your sentiment under the top layer of the card!  I have used the Offset feature in Cricut Design Studio for this ....

I'll just show you in this video!  So grab a cup of your fav and join me!

 

    Material List 

Designer paper from Vectoria Designs Teal Memories
Copic Markers 
CTMH Distress Tool
Blue gems
Yellow Ribbon CTMH (retired)
Print and Cut using Offset feature
My card is off to the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy:  AG Hand Coloured
Your Next Stamp:  Flower Power
Pearly Sparkles:  Layer It Up!
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi 
Dragonfly Dreams:  Butterflies and/or Flowers
WWODT:  AG
Get Creative:  Use Flowers
Simon Says Stamp:  Feminine

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 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. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Friends and Ice Cream!

As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to Celebrate!  We will share different optional themes every month for you to celebrate!

We are starting May with this theme: Celebrate Something Special About Your Friends!  

   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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My card is for my "horse" friend who loves to go get ice cream with me!  Ice cream and Starbucks are sort of the food of all my equine friends....Ok, let me make this clear, I'm referring to human friends who all have horses!  We humans eat the ice cream!  hahaha

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Material List: Digi Sentiment from QKR Stampede Godmother Cardstocks: CTMH  and Digital CS: Polkadoodles Sparkle Cardstock from Stash
Adhesives: Double sided tape, Fabric-Tac
Cricut Design Space for Layout Cricut Print and Cut
Cricut Access Milk Shake from Nifty Fifties; Ice Cream Ticket from Yummy Sweet Treat Labels 

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions
Time Out:  Spring (time for ice cream stands to open!!)
TTCRD:  AG

Be sure to come over to 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  

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, April 23, 2022

Mother's Day at Paper a La Mode


 Time for a new challenge at Paper a la Mode over at The Outlawz and the theme is Mother's Day!  What's a better gift for Mom than a day of rest with her feline companion!  

 Material List 
Digi: Dream Catcher from All Dressed Up
Plaid paper from CTMH (retired)
Copic Markers
Gel Pens
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Cricut Design Space:  Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
My card is off to the following challenges:
 
WWODT:  AG
Simon Says Stamp:  Whatever the Weather
Crafty Catz:  AG with opt add Ribbon or Twine

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Paper a la Mode for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

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.  

Friday, April 22, 2022

A Little Water and Some Gorgeous Flowers

  Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is April Showers bring May Flowers.  So I thought it only appropriate to add some water to my creation in the form of Watercolor pencils!  

I also incorporated the "showers/water" theme in my quote and image on the opposing page.  

Material List

Water Color Pencils (Prima and Derwent Inktense)
Adhesives
Papers from CTMH (Retired)
Text paper from something I had copied for my music studio!
Embossing ink and Powder
Black Sequins and Baker's Twine CTMH (retired)
Lace, burlap, black ribbon and eyelet from stash
Cricut Design Space to cut dies and use offset feature
Cricut DS for Print and Cut Feature
Cricut Access :  Watering from A Child's Year (#M2EFD8)

This Journal Layout is off to the following challenges:   
Clever Dexter:  Use Watercolor
River of Creativity:  AG opt Twist is Spring  (No Cards)
Stamping Sensations:  I Love...I love working in Journals and adding images, fibers, and layers of stuff.
We Love Stamping:  Stamp of the Moment  I really enjoy working with this floral stamp; it's big and bold!  It works well on watercolor paper.  I also have a card in the works with this same stamp!
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
Happy Little Stampers:  AG Watercolor
Get Creative:  Springtime
Heart 2 Heart:  Flora or Fauna use at least 1 CTMH

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, April 20, 2022

Feathers Appear


It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  Furry Friends.  Our sponsor, Eureka, has such a HUGE variety of digis.  I chose to create with Feather on Side for this card.

If you are unsure how I did the masking of the feather stamp, I invite you to take a look at one of my older videos about this technique!  Instead of using a stencil (as I did in this older video), I simply stamped over the masked image of the feather.  



 Or you might check out this older video where I talk about the masking technique with stamps.  I start this at about 7:20 in the video!  Of course, you are welcome to watch it all, but in the interest of time, I thought I'd give you the exact spot!  


    Material List 

Digi Feather on Side from Eureka
Copic Markers
X Press It Blending Card
CTMH Retired Stamp
CTMH Ink
Striped Vellum CTMH
Gold Paint
Gold Sequins CTMH
Print and Cut using Cricut Access:  Sentiment Font is BFC Danger
My card is off to the following challenges: 
DL Art:  AG
Beyond the Blue:  Use Your Words
Dream Valley:  Add Embellishments (Sequins)
Everybody Art:  Monochrome 

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 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. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

All About the Golden!


  This year, and as we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to Celebrate!  We will share different optional themes every month for you to celebrate!

We continue to Celebrate with Something Special About Your Pet(s) or Animals in General!  


This is our girl Khloe!  She is a red haired Golden Retriever and she is a real sweetie!  I have to admit, she could do without me; she is all about my guy, Kelly!  She and Kelly are pretty tight while I hang with Luther, my Shepherd, or the the horses!

I could do the theme of animals for 6 months straight and not run out of ideas inspired by my crew!  When I saw the stamp above from DragonflyBuzz, I had to have it!
 

If you are interested in seeing more about wax seals, join me in the video below!


   
We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List: Golden stamp from Dragonfly Buzz
Papers from CTMH
Inks CTMH
CTMH stamps
Gold Sequins CTMH
Wax Seal
Bit of Burlap Ribbon
Washi Tape

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Unicorn:  Include an Animal
Craft Rocket:  For Boys/Men  This card was for my husband who loves his Golden!
Heart 2 Heart:  AG with at least one CTMH product
Crafty Animals:  Include an Animal
Stamping Sentiments:  I Love...I love animal stamps and layering paper with fiber and such!
TTCRD:  AG
Fab 'n' Funky:  Feature a Creature
Little Red Wagon:  Three of Something ~ 3 pattern papers

Be sure to come on 
over to 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  


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.