Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Fun at the Beach!





The Digi Choosday Team is sharing projects featuring the following:
1. Theme:   Sea/Ocean/Beach - 2 choices: use ONLY ONE of either of these colour palettes. I chose the color palette to the right.  ➜
2. Use: Any image:  Snorkeling Winnie
3. Make:  Anything which includes an aperture/hole of some kind with something behind it - goggles


Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  

I started with Winnie Snorkeling digi and printed her, a blue frame, and the dark blue sentiment.  I made the background a light, warm grey color to match the photo above.  I printed out just her face with goggles again and then fussy cut the goggles.  I print and cut the PRECOLORED sea creatures, as well as the other elements of the card, in Design Space with my Cricut.   

I colored up the image in the color palette from above...or as close to it as I could, and added some white gel pen for accents on the water.  I added some brown gel pen on the bag, buckle, and lighthouse.  

I cut the the inside of the goggles out with an x-acto knife to make aperatures and glued in some acetate.  Then I cut really thin strips of foam tape...and I mean REALLY THIN... to pop the goggles up over the little sea creatures to make them look like they were in the goggles!  


Material List:
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Digis:  PRECOLORED Fish 2, Seahorse, Sentiment all from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles
Copic Markers
Craft foam cut into very thin strips
Acetate  
Twine from stash
Shimmer Tape from stash
Cricut Maker & Design Space



This card is off to the following challenges:  

As You Like It:  Fav Stamp Brand ~ Polkadoodles because they have a huge variety of stamps that are easily colored and have coordinating papers!  


















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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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Monday, June 17, 2019

Encourage with Flowers



Encouragement is the new optional them over at Path of Positivity!  There are so many ways to encourage those around us.  I thought it would be fun to encourage a friend with a small flower bouquet!  So, I made this tag for it from the Flower Bouquet Digi from SheepSki Designs.  

Tag was created in Cricut Design Space and all shapes were cut using a Cricut Maker with the following cuts:
Lace from Family Album

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:


and



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Friday, June 14, 2019

Welcome Summer!



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

Newton is hiding amongst the fruit while enjoying his fruity drink! I did some creative masking here with the Newton Loves Coffee Stamp!  I used Cricut Design Space to print the fruit onto the card.  Then I strategically stamped in Newton and Copic colored him!  Then I placed parts of the fruit die I had cut over the printed fruit and put Newton's paw over that!  

The cup is from Newton Loves Coffee Stamp and was cut with the Newton Loves Coffee Die Set on my Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine.   

This summery card included the following cuts/stamps:  

Newton Loves Coffee Stamp

Newton Loves Coffee Die Set
Cricut Maker
Cricut Design Space:  
Welcome Summer ~ Say Hello to Summer
Fruit Border ~ Christmas in July 2018

 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:  
CRAFT Rocket:  Summer is coming
Ellibelle's Corner:  Summer Treats
Dream Valley:  Summer Colors

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hurry, I Need a Card!


Ok, we've all been there.  We need a card NOW to take to a party, send through the mail, or drop by someone's house!  Believe it or not, you could make one just as quickly as dropping by the store and perusing all those cards in the rack to find the right one.  

Here's an all occasion card that would work for Birthdays, Father's Day, Graduation, Off to School, etc!

Check out the video below for the "how to's" on this card!  


Material list:  
Pattern Papers and sentiment:  Polkadoodles Little Dudes Prickly Dude
Digital Ribbons, Buttons, and Bow:  Polkadoodles Work and Play 8
Blue notecard from stash paper
Gel pens to color flowers and add faux threads
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG

This card is off to the following challenges:  
Aud Sentiments:  AG with a sentiment
TTCRD:  AG
Songs and Rhymes:  Shapes (Lots of circles on my card!)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fathers!


Well, this blog is just to share a masculine card since Father's Day is quickly approaching!  We all need a little more inspiration when it comes to those masculine cards, so I plan to share a few the next few days!  

This card was put together with pieces from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.  There are so many great pieces in this collection for masculine cards.  The pocket watches can be found in Polkadoodles Winnie in WonderlandWinnie Wonderland pocket watch and Winnie Wonderland watch!  

All pieces were cut on a Cricut Maker using Print and Cut.

I finished up the pieces with some Chocolate ink to give it an antique look, a bit of burlap, and some brown gems.  

This card is off to the following challenges:  

Crafty Gals Corner:  Masculine
Cards for Guys:  Father's Day
Try it on Tuesday:  It's a Man's World
Unicorn Challenge:  For the Men/Boys
Always Fun Challenge:  For Dad
Use Your Stuff:  Vintage

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Lapbook/Journal Folders


So, over the weekend I had some free time to work on a folder for my Luther Lapbook/Journal!  All the "how to" details are in the video below!  This is a simple addition to the book I made to journal the adventures of my pup Luther who is now 5 months! 

Here is a recent photo of him shopping at TSC.


Luther's Journal is very much like the journal in the post from May 21st Lapbook/Journal:  Dogs and Pups.  There are a few changes such as the cover since I could personalize for him!  

Luther's Lapbook/Journal Cover
You can check out all of that as well as the folder details in the video below!  


Papers and sentiment are all from Polkadoodles Work and Play 12 and Horace and Boo.  

All dies were cut using a Cricut Maker.

I'm sending this idea off to the following challenges:  
Classic DT:  AG

Links to Lapbook/Journal Videos

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time to Celebrate!


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

The team is challenged to create something in the theme of Celebrate!  So, I went with the Party idea and chose to color up Hedgy Partytime from Pink Gem Designs over at Polkadoodles!


This 12 X 12 inch scrapbook page is the perfect place for these little cuties to parade their fun!  I started by printing them onto a piece of 10.5 inch square over the colorful digi paper from Polkadoodles.  I Copic colored them and moved on to the embellishments.

The balloons are digis from Winnie Special Moments.  I sponged embossing ink on them and heat embossed the different colors of powders.  I tied twine for the strings.

The crown/party hat die is from Polkadoodles Work & Play 9.  I sponged iCraft deco foil transfer gel over the crown and let it dry.  Once dry, I laid a sheet of Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil over the crown and placed it on a piece of cardstock.  I sandwiched that in a folded piece of parchment paper and ran it through my laminator.  A green gem finishes it! 


The title font is from Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones.  It was cut from pattern pink and black to give it some dimension.  

















Material List
Pattern Papers:  Polkadoodles
Title: Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones Alphabet
Balloons: Winnie Special Moments
Party Hat/Crown: Polkadoodles Love and Kisses Work & Play 9
Sparkle tape
Ribbon
Waxed twine
Embossing Powders and ink
Deco Foil and Transfer Gel
Copic Markers
Gem
Cricut Maker for cutting all dies and letters

Come and join us at the Pink Gems Challenge where it is Anything Goes!  Can't wait to see you there!  

These party animals are off to the following challenges:  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
Crafts Galore Encore:  AG
Crafty Animals:  AG with animals
Die Cut Divas:  Celebrate the Birthdays 
Crafter's Castle:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
CCC Digi Creations:  AG
Love to Craft:  AG
Krafty Chicks:  AG with die cuts
Colour Crazy:  AG

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Strawberries!


It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is berries!  So, what better image than Strawberry Emma from Paper Nest Dolls!

I made a little tag to go onto a bag that could gift a....what else, a small jar of strawberry jam!  

Bag Cut:  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Tag Cut:  Cricut CTMH Artbooking
Sentiment from Cricut fonts Ashlyn's Alphabet and Cherry Limeade

This sweetie is off to:
Lemon Shortbread:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG


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!


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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hey Honey!


The Digi Choosday Team is sharing projects featuring the following:  

1. Theme:   Food   2. Use: Any image but NOT a birthday cake 3. Make: Anything which includes an aperture

So I chose to make this Shaker Gift Tag for a large jar of honey!  

Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  

Material List:
Polkadoodles Sentiment, Honey Jar, and Bee Paper from Winnie Fruit Punch Bundle.  
Copic Markers
Adhesives
Glass Seed Beads
Blue Ribbon
Twine
White Cardstock
Epson Printer
Cricut for cutting and honeycomb overlay die

This tag is off to the following challenges:  

A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Country View:  It's a Bug's Life  (bees)
The Creative Crafters:  AG
Craft-Dee BowZ:  AG w/handmade bow

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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.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Dream and Believe the Impossible!



Encouragement is the new optional them over at Path of Positivity!  There are so many ways to encourage those around us.  I am making an inspiration book for my little grand-girl.  I thought this unicorn in a cloud would be perfect to encourage her to follow her dreams!  


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So.... here's a little about this piece.  This is a page for my little grand-girl's inspiration book.  I'm taking ideas, words, and quotes and adding her pictures for a special book for her.  I started with this wonderful image, Unicorn - image no 186, from SheepSki Designs.  She is copic colored and coated with a spray adhesive.  I then sprinkled fine glitter over the unicorn and around the cut!

The background paper is from Polkadoodles.  The tag is from Kittenscraps Luv U 2 Pieces Bookplates and Tags.  The cloud cuts and sentiments are both from the Cricut Design Space Library.  


My page is off to:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG w/Critter (is a grand-girl a critter? haha- the unicorn!)
a2z Scrapbooking:  Anything but a card
Love to Scrap:  No Rulz 
Challenge Up Your Life:  Tic Tac Toe  
Your Scrapbook Place:  AG (I used SheepSki Designs)





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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:


and



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Friday, May 31, 2019

Birthday!



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

These adorable Birthday dies are from Spellbinders!  The sweet scene on the birthday bag is made from the Shapeabilities We Bring Happy!  There was something about this beautiful die that reminded me of old-fashioned birthday parties outside featuring games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Duck, Duck, Goose and then ice cream and cake set up at long tables!  That inspired my vintage look.


The card features the Shapeabilites Happy Wishes die.  This die is the perfect size for a card!  I kept a vintage sort of feel cutting it from a dark brown and going with a rosy/dusty pink sort of palette.  

Now, I'll state right up front, I use a Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.  I bought it years ago when I was making wedding invitations since it had a larger (wider) platform to fit the invitations.  I thought I would go back to the smaller machine I had before, but I fell in love with this one and never went back.  I gave the old one away!  I also love their embossing folders and use them regularly!  So, when I found out they were sponsoring us this challenge, I was delighted to use their high quality products!  If you are not familiar with this company, I encourage you to pay them a visit and peruse their pages!  

This birthday ensemble is off to the following challenges/pages:  
Love to Craft:  AG
Worldwide Open DT:  AG
Moving Along with the Times:  Monochrome (the bag)
Seize the Birthday: Birthday 

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. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Guys and Games



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

The team is challenged to create something for a guy to prepare for Father's Day which is June 16th in USA and the UK.  I chose Snooker Table from Pink Gem Designs over at Polkadoodles  and colored the image up with Copic markers, a wood stamp and ink, and sponged ink.  


The light fixture is finished with some Deco Foil and the embellishments are are an 8 Ball and a couple of Pool Cue Sticks from Cricut Design Space.  

Material List:
Pink Gem Designs Digi:  Snooker Table
Polkadoodles Plaid Paper from Rugby/Footbal Little Dude
Deco Foil
Zig 2 Way Glue
Copic Markers
Adhesives
Various Inks

Come and join us at the Pink Gems Challenge where it is Anything Goes!  Can't wait to see you there!  

This card is off to the following challenges:  

The Male Room:  AG
C.R.A.F.T.:  Father's Day/Male
As You Like It:  His or Hers  Fav (I really enjoy making projects for guys.  Scrapping my son's adventures was always great fun! Now I have grand-girls, so I need to get girly!  hahaha)

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