Friday, August 9, 2019

Sentiments!



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

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:  

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Relax!



Relax is the new optional them over at Path of Positivity!  There are so many ways to encourage those around us to relax and take it easy.  I thought it would be fun to remember some fun relaxing moments my little grandgirl had over the summer.  

And talk about relaxing, what could be more relaxing than making a digital scrapbook page!    

My page was created in my Notes program on my Mac using the delightful summer themed papers and embellies from Taste of Summer!  The papers are full of texture and summer fun!  Everything you see here is from Decosses Dynamite Doodles Taste of Summer Kit!

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:

D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles, creator of A Taste of Summer Kit (a digital scrapbooking kit), is our guest sponsor for this month!  

and



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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Let them eat cake!....with veggies!


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

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

My card shows off Plant Pot Bunny from Polkadoodles!  I love carrot cake, but I'll confess this is not my recipe.  So, if anyone tries it before I do, let me know if it is a good one!  I really like a moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but I've gotten off track!

About this card...it features a recipe card for a friend who likes recipes!  I thought this bunny would be perfect since she has carrots around her.  I chose to embellish with a large orange gem and some carrots from the Polkadoodles Cottontail Craft Die Set The orange geometric pattern paper is from Polkadoodles Winnie Fruit Punch Paper Heaven 1!

Material list:  

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Image: Plant Pot Bunny 
 Background:  Winnie Fruit Punch Paper Heaven 1
Carrot Die Cuts:  Cottontail Craft Die Set
Copic Sketch MarkersCopic Ciao Markers
Adhesives:  Scrappy Tape 1"Scotch ATGZig 2 Way Glue Pen
Cricut Design Space:  Cricut Access
Gem from stash
Gel Pen


This card is off to the following challenges:  
Crafty Calendar:  AG
Just Add Ink:  "C" for Carrot Cake and Carrots 
QKR Stampede:  AG
Simply Create Too:  AG

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Blog Hop Time = Prize Time!


Welcome to the Cut It Up Summer Blog Hop sponsored by NS Designs at KittenScraps!  If you have arrived here from Gerda's blog, you are on track!  There is a prize from the sponsor as well as blog candy from individuals!  So be sure to read all the info as you go through the hop!  

NS Designs from Kitten Scraps is offering a prize:  $20 gift certificate for any NS Designs product. To be eligible to win sponsors’ prize, you must follow and comment on each of our blogs, including Cut it Up. Winners will be announced on Cut it Up blog on August 6th. *See Cut It Up for rules on Sponsor Prize.


This is just one page of a Summer Reading Journal/Folder I made!  For full details and all the pictures/pages, please see the video below!  

AND

I have *blog candy, but you need to watch the video below on YouTube to find out how to win it!  There are 2 things you need to do to have your name dropped in the hat...or random.org!  Watch the video on YouTube, follow the directions, then sit back and wait for August 10, 2019 where this prize will be announced on my YouTube Channel!  Good Luck!
* Blog candy generously supplied by Nathalie from NS Designs at KittenScraps!  Thanks, Nathalie!

YouTube Link

Material List
NS Designs at KittenScraps Digital Stamp Set I Love Books
NS Designs at KittenScraps Papers, Ephemera, and Tags from Luv U 2 Pieces
Copic/Ciao Markers
Adhesives
Gel Pens
Washi Tape
Ribbon

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:  
Aud Sentiments:  For a child + sentiment
Double Trouble:  SomeThing, AnyThing, and Everything
World Wide Open DT:  AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  AG
Shopping Our Stash:  Base it on a Book....journal about summer reading

Thanks for stopping by on your way through our Summer Blog Hop!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

You are now off to Larelyn's Blog!  Enjoy!!

Summer Blog Hop lineup 2019

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:
Click on the link to go directly to the product. When available, I use compensated affiliate links.  This means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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.