Thursday, October 6, 2022

Gift Tags at TT


  It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is: Gift Tags.  We are sponsored this month by the Morgan's Artworld.  


Interested in how I put this together?  Check out the video below to get some ideas!  


Material List 

Kraft Cardstock from Stash Copic Markers Pitt Pen CTMH Ink Gold Faux Stitched Gros Grain Ribbon Lace from Stash Red Beads from Stash Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems Adhesives: Fabri Tac, Double Score Tape, Fishing Line Cricut Design Space: Print and Cut Cricut Access: Tag Cut Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker


My gift tag is off to the following challenges: 
Tic Tac Toe:  Board Below
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using USB, CD, or Digi (digital image)
Creatalicious:  AG opt for a Friend
Morgan's ArtWorld:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG hand coloured
Make My Monday:  Autumn Flora/Fauna
Let's Craft and Create:  AG + usel colors of Fall (I used red, yellow, orange, and brown)


 
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, October 3, 2022

Fall Textures


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 through September with this theme: CELEBRATE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR Favorite Season.  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 favorite season is definitely fall!  I love fall: the cooler temps, the crisp air, harvest, Thanksgiving, the colors, the animals scurrying about, etc.  

In this post I want to celebrate the textures!  I enjoy texture.  I'm that person who has to touch everything; seems I process through touch.  The fall textures are amazing to me.  Denim, burlap, cork, sweaters,,,, it all works for me and I'm more than happy to incorporate it into crafting.  

This piece is really nothing more than a miniature "bulletin board" featuring a favorite picture/photo from a few years ago.  I used my favorite color combo: blue and brown with some wonderful fall textures including wood (the button).  

Material List:

Photo taken by Katrina (me)
Cork board
Burlap
Denim from Old Pair of Jeans
Bit of Lace
Wood Button
Ravels from Old Jeans
Washi Tap
Thumb Tacks
Flowers from stash
Fabri-Tac Adhesive

 Sharing with these challenges:  
Mix It Up:  AG
A Place to Start:  AG with option Circles and Squares (circles tacks and button; squares corkboard and denim piece)
Dream Valley:  Fav Colors - Blue and Brown Combo!
Use Your Stuff:  Fall or Autumn

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 to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

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, October 1, 2022

Fall Leaves

   Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Paper à la Mode and the theme is Fall/Autumn Leaves!  Come join us!  We love all mediums...just NO CARDS!  This fun bag is for my son!

Wondering how I put this all together?  Join me in the video below!


Material List:

SheepSki Digi: Vlad "n" Mia
Cardstock from Melody Stack DCWV (most likely retired)
Copic Markers
Green Cardstock
Ranger Vintage Photo Ink
Brown Gros Grain Ribbon
Brown Satin Ribbon
Wood button
Adhesives: Fabri Tac, Double Score Tape, E-6000
Cricut Design Space: Print and Cut
Cricut Access: CTMH Artiste; Plantin SchoolBook
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker


My bag and tag are off to the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash:  Leaf Me Alone
TTCRD:  AG
Inspiration Station:  Inspired by the colors (oranges/browns), pumpkins, field, wood button, bows, fall 
The Paper Shelter:  Buttons and/or Bows
Fab 'n' Funky:  Autumn Colors
The Male Room:  Song Title "De Bat" (Fly in Me Face) by Carly Simon ~ Interesting little tune about someone meeting a bat and describing it in sort of tropical/Bahamian style of music!  ;)
Double "D":  Things that FALL (Acorns, leaves...hopefully NOT bats!  hahaha)
"PIN"spirational:  I was inspired by the leaves!

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.   

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

It's Looking a Little Spooky

I love fall/Halloween papers and images!  They are just so much fun for crafting and Priscilla from Conie Fong is no exception;  I think she's a cutie!

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.  Everyone is invited to join and play along using Conie Fong images!

Wondering how I put this together?  Come join me in the video below:



Material List:
Digi: Priscilla Revised by Conie Fong Digital Paper: Polkadoodles Halloween Trick or Treat 1
Polkadoodles Halloween Trick or Teat 2 Copic Markers PSX Embossing Powder Platinum (retired I think) Versa Mark Embossing Ink CTMH Ink Ribbon from Stash Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG Tape Runner Cricut Access: Bat Circle; Cobweb Frame Photo Mat; Zig Zag Bud Wreath; Bat; Cat Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker


This little cutie will be casting spells at the following challenges:

Once Upon a Time:  Charlotte's Web (Inspired by a girl w/animals and the webs!)
This is Halloween:  AG Gothic/Halloween
Two Old Bats Halloween :  AG Halloween 
WWODT:  AG
Crafty Calendar:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
 A Place to Start:  AG option Fantasy
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digital Download
Krafty Chicks: All Occasions 
Crafty Gals:  Signs of Fall
My Time to Craft:  Pick 3 or more Autumn Colors (I have at least 6 and a touch of the other 2)

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Rainbows


 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Rainbows.  Rainbows...hmmm.  When I think rainbow, I immediately think Roy G Biv!  I'm sure many of us into art think of this!  In case you are not familiar with this, it's ~

R = red
o = orange
y = yellow
G = green
B = blue
i = indigo
v = violet

It seems indigo and violet seem to run into each other on many rainbows, and that is definitely true in this example.

Now for those who visit here regularly...yes, this is sort of CAS!  Yikes, I truly believe it might fit that card type!  So if inquiring minds want to know...yes, I did keep it white with no ink smudges.  I did not spill coffee on it.  I didn't grab it with glue on my hands!  Yay for me!  ;)

Come share your ideas about rainbows over at Cut It Up; remember to include a die cut!  

Material List:

Pink and Main Embossing Folder: Rainbow Embossing Folder
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cricut Design Space Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Rainbow from Rainbow Party Decor; Cloud from Clouds Kim Patel; Sentiment from Sarah Hurley
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker


This card is off to the following challenges:  
Colorful Options:  Rainbow
Corrosive:  AG
TTCRD:  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.    

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Following the Recipe


It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is ~ Recipe:  1 Ribbon, 2 word sentiment, at least 3 layers.  

Layers of paper from Dècosse's Dynamite Doodles, a site wide sponsor, topped with a great image from our challenge sponsor The Paper Shelter!  My 2 word sentiment is from Cricut Design Space Library and the ribbon (made into a bow) is from stash!  

Material List 

Background Digital Paper:  The Paper Shelter What a Mess
Digital Paper: Dècosses Dynamite Doodles Holiday Hoopla and Embossed Metallic Christmas Ed. Pine Boughs 
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Print and Cut 
Cricut Access:  Sentiment from BlackCatsSvg: Christmas Porch Signs
My card is off to the following challenges: 
A Place to Start:  AG option Fantasy
12 Months of Christmas: AG Christmas card w/opt twist~ Fur Fluff, Feather or Fins
Holly and Ivy:  AG Christmas
Craft Rocket:  Dots and/or Stripes
Aud Sentiments:  Christmas + a Sentiment

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, September 19, 2022

Celebrating More Community!


 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 through September with this theme: CELEBRATE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR NATION or THE WORLD AT LARGE.  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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I am celebrating our strong 4-H program in our county!  Now, I have to admit, I used older pics of my son since my kids are grown and I don't have grandkids old enough to participate in 4-H yet.  But, I do have great admiration for our 4-H program!  We are a 4 generation 4-H Family and I'm sure when little Cass is old enough, she'll be #5!  

There are just so many opportunities in 4-H from public speaking to animals to technology!  If a student is interested, there's a project for it!  

Our family participated in crafts, clothing, photography, horses, goats, dogs, and so many other projects!  Both kids held offices in their club and learned the responsibility of being a member.  They both were very active in live demonstrations at the county and state fairs; this gave them the opportunity to learn public speaking and teaching.

I'm proud to celebrate the 4-H program in our community!

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Material List:

4-H Themed Cardstock and elements from Shop 4-H
Adhesives: Double sided tape, Fabric-Tac
Green Cardstock

This layout is off to the following challenges:

Critter Crazy Challenge: AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals: AG with Animal
 
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.  

Monday, September 12, 2022

Sunflowers and Sentiment


This lovely digi is from Sunflower in a Pot by Conie Fong.  This bundle is perfect for so many different occasions and especially great for late summer/early fall!  There are 5 images in this bundle:  1 sunflower in a pot image, 1 sunflower, 1 sunflower with leaves and 2 sentiment images.  This set comes in JPG and PNG formats!  

All Conie Fong digis are 40% off the month of September 2022!  

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.  Everyone is invited to join and play along using Conie Fong images!

Wondering about how I put this card together?  Check out the video below for those details!  


Material List:
Digi Sunflower in Pot PNG or JPG from Conie Fong
Sentiment from Daisy Carrot Bunny Bouquet by Conie Fong
Red Paper from Old Red Paper Pack Vectoria Designs
Yellow Paper from Dècosses Dynamite Doodles
Copic Markers
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner, 3-D Tape
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access 
Cricut Maker

Sending flowers to the following challenges:

Colour Crazy:  AG hand coloured
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Sunflowers
As You Like It:  Favorite Card Shape ~ Rectangle!  My 'go to' because it's easy to mail and I'm a bit of a traditionalist, I guess!)
Everybody Art Challenge:  Everything Goes
Paper Funday:  AG w/twist Thinking of You
FarmQuest:  AG Farm Country
Inkspirational:  Repetition (repeated sunflowers)
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, September 9, 2022

So Proud

 

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is So Proud of You!  I decided to show my pride in my sister with this gift bag in a Victorian style!  She's a Middle School Science teacher; I don't know anyone more dedicated to students and education!  She is one in a million!


Check out the video below for all the info and a tutorial on how I made this bag!

Material List:

Heavy Brown Cardstock from Stash
Satin Flower from Stash
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker


This bag is off to the following challenges:  
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie:  Pic Inspired school/books
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB, or Digital (Digital Paper)
The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme:  Inspired by the lines "books and pens," "We will rest upon the ground" and the general idea of children in school
TTCRD:  AG
Beyond the Blue:  Retro Tool or Embellishment (Satin Bow is retro!  Been in my stash forever!)

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.    

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Curved Borders


  It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is: Curved Border.  

Interested in how I put this together?  Check out the video below to get some ideas!  

Digi:  A Cheerful Snowman from The Paper Shelter  
Copic Markers
Kraft Cardstock
Ranger Vintage Photo Ink
Embossing Ink and Powder
Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Dark Sepia
Burlap Ribbon Offray
Blue Bo Bunny Double Dot Gem
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner, E-6000
Cricut Design Space:  Print and Cut 
Cricut Access:  Plantin School Book, Anna's Christmas Kitsch, Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker

My little bag is off to the following challenges: 
 
Colour Crazy:  AG hand coloured
Scrapping 4 Fun:  Alphabet letter - W  Winter
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Through the Purple Haze:  Use a Ribbon and/or Bow
Christmas with the Cuties:  AG cute and Christmas w/opt "Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul"
Christmas Craft Creations:  Winter Activities (Building Snowmen and Gift Giving)
The Paper Shelter:  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!

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, September 5, 2022

PoP Start Celebrating Community

 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!

In September we are celebrating with this theme: CELEBRATE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR NATION or THE WORLD AT LARGE.  We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

Our community has a wonderful three day festival celebrating the 1950's!  People dress in Americana '50's including scarves, sunglasses, saddle shoes and of course, poodle skirts!  There are many vendors and lots of food, music, and a huge car show!  My kids have always enjoyed going and Katelyn always loved performing with the choir.  Keith is into the car show!

I always have fun dabbling in Digital Layouts and this layout features the Taste of Summer Kit from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles...designed by our own Lisa Décosse!


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:

Taste of Summer Kit from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Photos taken by Katrina (me)
Notes Program on Mac

 Sharing with these challenges:  


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 to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

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.