Sunday, November 22, 2020

Holidays!

 


Well, here we are starting into the Holiday Season!  Thanksgiving, Advent, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's, and many others!  I'll admit, I'm not familiar with all the holidays; but I love and respect tradition and enjoy hearing everyone's holiday stories!

You will be seeing more project inspiration in the coming weeks using the Santa Sack Gift Bundle; this digi collection is so versatile and makes quick and festive cards, tags, and other holiday projects!  

Material List:

Copic Markers
CTMH Paper Retired
Beige Ribbon fron Stash
Burlap Ribbon CTMH Retired
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems Red
Cricut used in Print and Cut for Gift Digi  
Rectangle Frame CTMH Art Philosophy

Sending my coloring off to the following Challenge(s):
The Library:  Christmas Shopaholic
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Crafting Challenge:  Add a Sentiment
Little Red Wagon:  Say it Loud

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Friday, November 20, 2020

With Sympathy

 

This lovely scene, Fairytale Cottage Background Scene, was first released as a background for the lovely Princess Aria.  However, I was inspired by a one of my teammates, NanaConnie, to color the background without a foreground focal image.  

I find it makes for a lovely all occasion card, birthday, or sympathy card.  I could also see this for an anniversary or celebration; the possibilities are truly endless!
   
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!

The challenge at Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge has 2 challenges every month:  one for completed projects and one for coloring only.  

Material List:
Sentiment is from Sunflower in a Pot from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Tan Ribbon
Background paper from CTMH

Sending my coloring off to the following Challenge(s):
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
Through the Purple Haze:  Tic, Tac, Toe
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sponsor Appreciation Week 3

 It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is AG!

Now, since it is November, it's time again to recognize and thank our sponsors for the 2020 year!  

We'll be having 4 challenges this month to get them all in!  How fun is that!  

This festive coloring page is Cute Kittens from a wonderful Christmas Collection available at Fabrika Fantasy!  This adorable duo were colored with Copics and backed with a green cardstock note base.   

This card is off to the following challenges:  
SUYPC:  Furrything Goes with a Kitty!
The Artsy Stamper:  Critters
12 Months of Christmas:  Christmas card ~opt for the boys
Corrosive:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored

Material List:
Image:  Cute Kittens from Fabrika Fantasy
Copic Markers
Paper from stash

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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Monday, November 16, 2020

Always Grateful!

As we continue through the month at Path of Positivity, we are thinking about gratitude.  I decided to combine several images from Scribbles Designs in my journal to share some things I love.  

I started with the frame: 
I'm thankful for my mind where I can imagine and believe.
I'm thankful for music and inspiration from others.
I'm very thankful I can see hope and joy in this world.
I'm so thankful I can feel love and joy.
I'm always happy to inspire others and make someone laugh!

The cup of pencils and brushes reminds me of how happy I am for the resources I have to craft including not only the tools, but also time.   

The hearts bring to mind all those I cherish.  The little confetti around them make me think of all the festive times I have shared with those I love!

The cup with so many saucers reminds me of all the places I have had a hot cup of coffee:  horse shows, barns, church, performances/rehearsals, long drives, homes of dear friends, and of course ~ my own kitchen table.   

Yes, I have so much to reminisce when I look at this page in my art journal!  Always Grateful!

Come share your ideas on this theme at Path of Positivity!  Or you maybe you would rather enter our AG.  Either is great as long as your project/post is inspiring, positive, or uplifting in some way!  

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Material List

Freebie Friday Heart Strings from Scribbles Designs
Copic Markers
Cardstock from CTMH
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access:  

 Sharing with these challenges/pages: 
Colour Crazy:  AG Hand Colored
Scribbles Designs:  Layer It Up ~ 4 Layers of Scribbles Stamps!  
Arty Divas:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
Dare 2B Artzy:  Thankful

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:



and



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Friday, November 13, 2020

Be Brave

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Be Brave! Of course you need to remember your die cut, also!  Come share your interpretation of this theme and don't forget the die cut!

I couldn't help but think of the movie with sweet Merida...and then I remembered I had this wonderful digi from JadeDragonne I had never colored.  This got me thinking about the wonderful cinema die cuts and arrows I had in the CTMH Cricut Cartridges!  At that point, it all came together with some retired CTMH papers!


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Material List:  
Digi from JadeDragonne
Copic Markers
CTMH Papers Resist (retired)
Fabric Tac
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access: 
Cricut Maker

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 toshare your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win aprize from our amazing sponsors.

This project is off to the following challenges: 

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

TT Sponsor Appreciation Week 2

 It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is AG!

Now, since it is November, it's time again to recognize and thank our sponsors for the 2020 year!  

We'll be having 4 challenges this month to get them all in!  How fun is that!  

This delightful image is Ornamental Newton from Newton's Nook!  I colored him up with Copic Markers and cut him using the Ornamental Newton Die Set.  I then used my Copic Marker to create a Christmas tree background for Newton!  

**I pull this stamp every Christmas season!  He has been seen hanging off packages here, Floating through a journal here, and hanging from a gift card here!  There's just nothing cuter than a mischievous kitten!  

This card is off to the following challenges:  
Animal Friends:  Cat or Dog
Bastel-Traum:  Background
SUYP:  Furrything Goes with kitties
Retro Rubber:  AG with stamp older than a year ~I've had this stamp since 2016
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas Opt twist:  For the Boys 
InkyPaws:  Use your favorite NND stamp set  **
Sweet Stampin':  Include stamping and use red
Try It On Tuesday:  Traditional Christmas Colours
Crimbo Crackers:  AG Christmas

Material List:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Copic Markers
Paper from stash
Adhesives 
Ribbon
Sequins

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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Monday, November 9, 2020

Christmas Tea for Two


I have some tea drinkers on my Christmas Card list, so I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas tea card using this beautiful digi stamp from Conie FongThis stamp is called Tea for Two and would make a lovely card for any holiday!  Coloring it up in traditional Christmas colors just seems to set the scene for a holiday party.  

Now it just happens to also be time for the wonderful 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!  It's always great fun to check out all the caffeinated goodies out there!  ;)  
    

Material List:
Digi: Tea for Two from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Dyed Seam Binding Bow
Lace
White pearls colored with Copic marker
Background paper Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Cricut Maker
Cricut Access:  Holly from Holiday Cakes
Rectangle Flourish Frame CTMH Artbooking

Sending my coloring off to the following Challenge(s):
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
2020 Fall/Winter Coffee lovers Blog Hop:  AG with Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Cider
Creative Craft Cottage:  Christmas/Winter
Daisy Chain:  Christmas is Coming
The Outlawz:  Songs /Rhymes ~ I'd Like to be a Teabag

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Angel Messenger


Angel Messenger is a new release over at Conie Fong Art.  She is so lovely and would be perfect to convey messages for Christmas, New Year, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Peace, etc.  

I added the digital image on top of digital paper and printed in Cricut Design Space.  Then I cut just the digital image again and colored her.  I glued her onto the first piece folding the wings out and leaving them to pop off the card.  

Material List:
Digi: Angel Messenger from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Background paper:  Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Snowfall from Welcome to the North Pole
Red paper from stash
Pearls
Peace Sentiment from Cricut Access Cindy Loo
Cricut Maker

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!

This little cutie will be sharing Peace at the following challenges:

Festive Friday:  World Kindness Day ~ pearls/pattern paper/sentiment
Library Challenge:  I was inspired by the colors and sky



The Outlawz~ Colour Challenge:  I chose Blue with Red and Grey/Silver with the twist of Pearls
The Crafting Challenge:  Add a Sentiment
Craft Rocket:  Christmas/Winter
Krafty Chicks:  Stamp Act (Must include a stamp/digi)

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Thank You's!!


We do love our sponsors and we are excited to share some cards we recently mailed to them.  We all chose one or two sponsors from the past year and created cards for them using their unique designs!  

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to share our appreciation with two sponsors:  CAS-ual Fridays and DRS Designs.  Each of these sponsors is such a joy and always inspire me to create something fun and exciting!

I'll start with this card I sent to CAS-ual Fridays!  I used the lovely Peaceful Garden Stamp Set.  This beautiful set includes layering stamps and sentiments.  I layered it on green cardstock and a retired designer paper from CTMH; I backed that with an embossed piece in the color of the sentiment.  The cut of this card is from CTMH Artiste.  Inks and twine are also from CTMH.


Next, I'm sharing this more rugged type card I sent to DRS Designs.  I used the Cowboy Silhouette stamping over paper from Polkadoodles.  I used black twine to string up the tag from Old West in Cricut Design Space.  Metal eyelets help to hold this in place as the riders gallop by!  The sentiment was created in Design Space using font from Old West.  


Be sure to visit Cut It Up and see all the wonderful cards from the team and celebrate our many sponsors!

Again, a huge thank you to all our sponsors this year!  We are excited to work with the amazing and talented people behind the beautiful papers, cuts, and digis!  It is truly our pleasure!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

TT Sponsor Appreciation Month!


 It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is AG!

Now, since it is November, it's time again to recognize and thank our sponsors for the 2020 year!  

We'll be having 4 challenges this month to get them all in!  We'll be highlighting some projects from the past year as well as new projects!  How fun is that!  

This gorgeous image is Coffee and Roses from Stamplorations!   


This card is off to the following challenges:  
Artsystamper:  Something Yummy
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
TTCRD:  AG
Colouring in Scrapland:  AG
Fab'n'Funky:  Anything but a Christmas Card
Little Red Wagon:  Color Me Happy! (Colored with Copics) 
Paperminutes:  Coffee
Shopping Our Stash:  Hot Drinks for Cold Nights
Caffeine Fueled Paper Play:  Use image from CLC Super Sponsor

Material List:

Image:  Coffee and Roses from Stamplorations
Copic Markers
Paper from stash
Adhesives 

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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Monday, November 2, 2020

Grateful for You at Christmas!

 


 As we start a new month at Path of Positivity, we are thinking about gratitude. 
I decided on this delightful image from SheepSki; these two sweet penguins seemed to portray the wonderful relationship I have with my husband.  We've known each other forever...since grade school... and I can't imagine a life without him.  I'm very grateful for our life together...at Christmas and all year!

In Design Space I added the grateful heart from the Cricut Access to the Cool Couple.  I printed the image on cardstock (using Print and Cut) and cut masks for the moon and penguins in Cricut Design Space from Post-it Removable Labeling Tape.   

I colored the penguins and moon with Copic markers and then placed the masks over them and the snow.  Here's where I had some fun!  I got out my e-Brush and airbrushed the sky using Copic markers.  Then I used metallic paint, added a bit of water, and splashed some stars around!  

I removed the masks and added glitter glue to the snow and finished by layering it onto a card base!

Come share your ideas on this theme at Path of Positivity!  We are AG with the optional theme.  Come share anything positive in nature with us!

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Material List

Cool Couple from SheepSki
Copic Markers
Craftwell eBrush with Copic Markers
White Paint
Glitter Glue
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access: sentiment Grateful with heart from Hope, Faith and Pray

 Sharing with these challenges/pages: 

Winter Wonderland:  Penguins
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round:  Family and Friends (Christmas/Anniversary card for my husband!  Our anniversary is Dec 23.)
Creative Sketchy Girls:  Christmas/winter
SheepSki:  Christmas and/or Sparkle
Pearly Sparkles:  Christmas/Winter Critters
All Fun:  AG
Inkspirational:  Word Prompt ~ Night
Crafter's Cafe:  AG Just for Fun
 Krafty Chicks:  10 year celebration ~ AG

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:



and



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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Happy All Saints Day



Angel Messenger is a new release over at Conie Fong Art.  She is so lovely and would be perfect to convey messages for Christmas, New Year, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Peace, etc.  

When I first saw this image, I was filled with ideas!  So, you'll be seeing her again soon on my blog!  
 
I added the digital image on top of digital paper and printed in my Mac Notes program.  This allowed me to add the shadow under the focal image.  I  Copic colored in Cool Greys and B60's.   I finished with some white sparkly sequins to add a bit of a festive touch!

Material List:
Digi: Angel Messenger from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Background paper:  Digital Design from Polkadoodles
Lavender paper from stash
Sequins

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!

This little cutie will be sharing Peace at the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
TTCRD:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
Fab'n'Funky 500th Celebration:  I love periwinkle blue and silver together.  These were my wedding colors and my daughter's wedding colors!  I love them for the holidays, also!

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Thanksgiving's in the Bag!


Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Happy Thanksgiving - Make a Thanksgiving themed box or bag! Of course you need to remember your die cut, also!  Come share your interpretation of this theme and don't forget the die cut!

I chose to make a little square bag!  I really enjoy making this bag cut from 
CTMH Art Philosophy and I have to admit, it is my 'go to' bag!  I have made it several times and have altered it to different dimensions and put different handles on it!  

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Material List: 
Digi:  Sunflower Arrangement from Digital Delights by Louby Lou (no longer in business)
Copic markers
DCWV Cardstock The Autumn Melody
Recycled Bow
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gem
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access:  CTMH Art Philosophy 
Cricut Maker

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 project is off to the following challenges: 
Die Cut Divas:  Thoughts of Autumn
Sweet Stampers:  Autumn or Halloween
Sparkles Monthly:  Hello Autumn
Dream Valley:  Autumn Colors
TTCRD:  AG
DL.ART:  Pumpkin

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fall Fun


Welcome to my blog!  Today, I'm having some fun fall coloring time over here!  I put together some scraps and this adorable image from All Dressed Up for an autumnal card.  

Leaves are changing here and many have fallen from the trees.  Luther, my GSD, and I collect leaves when we are out on walks.  He's such a handsome guy, I had to share a recent photo!   

As for the card, not much to say.  I colored up the image with Copic markers.  The background piece is a scrap piece from Polkadoodles.  I stamped over it with a couple of retired stamps from CTMH.  
I added some blue burlap, lace, and ribbon for some texture and to bring out the blue dress!  The sky is technique done with blue ink and cheesecloth!
Material List
Copic Markers
Paper:  Polkadoodles; Kraft
Stamps:  CTMH (retired)
CTMH Ink
Cheesecloth
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
Scraps of Lace and ribbon
Blue Burlap

 Sharing with these challenges/pages: 

All Dressed Up:  AG with ADU Image
PaperCraft Challenges:  Autumn Colors
Love to Scrap:  Fall Back
Sparkles Monthly:  Hello Autumn
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Too cute To Spook
The Paper Girls:  Getting Ready for Halloween (this little lady is gathering her pumpkins!)
Double Trouble:  Trouble maker ~ Orange, Blue, Green; Twisted Sister ~ no Bats; DD entered in TPG
Unicorn:  Spooky and/or Cute  (Cute!)

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