Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spooky Trouble


One night, one very troubled spooky night looooong ago, this opera diva from Feel the Music ventured into the unknown and asked for more than she was ready to face!  Her chemical concoction, given to her by the maniacal conductor, turned the opera stage into a scary graveyard setting (from Winnie Wednesday papers) full of creepy crawlies and Little Monsters from the land of Polkadoodles.  The Prima Donna disappeared into the night.  

It is said, every Halloween, this lovely diva returns to the stage and sings her haunting aria in lieu of the famous soprano who is scheduled and then fades away as quickly as she had appeared.   

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Ooooh, scary! That's what the Digi Choosday Team is sharing this week....Scary Projects...but not too scary!  ; )  Of course, it's always Anything Goes for all of your entries; so come join us for a chance to win some Polkadoodles digis!  


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!

This diva will be gracing the following challenges:  

Creative Craft:  Pretty Pink or Halloween 
Craft Rocket:  Autumn/Halloween
Crafty Addicts:  w/optional theme Spook it Up!
That's Crafty:  Spookalicious  
Ally's Angels:  Spooky/Halloween
Pile it On:  Use Black, Purple, Orange

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Monday, October 15, 2018

A Little More Purple



As we continue the journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we are at midway in October with shades of purple.  If you would like more information about purple, please refer back to my earlier blog about this fun, fall color Here!  

This lovely quote inspired the colors of the flowers, crimson and yellow, to go along with the purple.  Autumn is my favorite time of year and it definitely does create a special mood in me!  I'm much more positive and happy breathing in the crisp, cool air and seeing all the gorgeous colors in nature.  The feel of sweaters and jeans and taste of hot chili are so comforting to me! 

As for my purple card, I decided to go with Scarecrow Girl from Limited Runs;  she has the sweetest face and I couldn't resist this amazing dress!  She was colored with Copic markers.  

I have included these cuts/prints:
Sunflower from CTMH Flower Market
Sentiment font is Chloe Whimsy in Design Space

Papers are from:
CTMH ~ Purple large polkadot and crimson red colored paper 
Not sure of the actual names of papers above (retired)
Recollections ~ Purple Sparkly

 Scarecrow Girl is off to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps:  Autumn Colors (I used Crimson, Yellow, Purple)
Aud Sentiments:  Halloween/Fall Sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Cute Spooks

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


Thanks to our 

wonderful sponsors this month:
  A Day for Daisies and Limited Runs








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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

National Chemistry Week starts October 21!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is October Holidays! 

I've decided to celebrate National Chemistry Week which takes place the week of October 21, 2018.  
For more information about National Chemistry Day, you can check out pages at the American Chemical Society or simply type search for National Chemistry Day!  Don't forget to celebrate your chemistry teachers during this week!  ;) 

This lovely chemistry teacher, ....I mean Witchy Polly from Time for Tea, is definitely brewing up some sort of chemical concoction!   

I colored her up with Copics and backed her with a chalkboard paper from Polkadoodles.  The chemical beakers are all from the Cricut Design Space Library.  I inked them, embossed them with clear powder, and then added some Studio G glitter glue. 

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!

I promise she won't blow up anything at the following challenges:

TTCRD:  AG
Unicorn Challenges:  Autumn or Halloween

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Halloween Treat






The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Halloween!  Don't forget your die cuts!!

This Halloween Cupcake Box SVG from our sponsor Dreaming Tree could easily house some gift cards, candies, or other small gifts as well as a cupcake.  My plan is to put some candies and other surprises in it for my son!  

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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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Blog Candy Announcement

Blog Candy Winner Announcement!

Big Congrats to Gail Scott who was the first new subscriber on my YouTube and therefore had #1 in the draw!  Gail, please contact me with your US mailing address and I'll get your prize out to you very soon!  :)



**For some reason when the block above went to publish the numbers did not show up!  Yikes....I promise the result was #1.  

Gail is winning the surprise Blog Candy from me for the Cut It Up Blog Hop!  There are a couple of stamp sets, ribbon, 12 holiday stickers, bright papers, and a birthday sentiment stamp!  Enjoy!

Thanks to all who commented and subscribed to my channel.  New videos coming soon!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall Leaves


It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Circles and Stripes! 

This Autumn digi stamp, Fall Leaves, is from Time for Tea our wonderful sponsor this month.  She definitely looks like she is celebrating falling leaves and the new season!  

The leaf paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and the stripes are from an old retired CTMH paper line.  

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!

She is off to throw leaves at the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Crafters:  Fall is in the Air
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Fall Goes
Love to Scrap:  Fall Back

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Shining Star


  This adorable little angel stamp called Shining Star shows this sweetie deep in thought as she ponders the beautiful bright star.  She is one of ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.    

  I stamped her and colored her with Copic markers and gel pens keeping my color palette in blues.  My background paper was made using snowflakes from Winnie in Winterland.  The doily shape is from Lavender Tea and cut from Winnie Special Moments Paper.

She will be pondering the following challenges:
Penny Black and More: Make it Feminine
Mix it Up:  AG + Monochrome
Creatalicious:  AG no twist
  
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Halloween Treat Bag!



It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and the DT are sharing fall projects this week!  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

I decided to go with a Winnie Wednesday Halloween Treat Bag!  I love the Winnie Wednesday Halloween Bundle.  It is full of delightful digis, papers, and sentiments!  The papers are very versatile; I've used some of them for current Christmas projects!  The bag cut is from the Cricut Library and called Tall Spiderweb Luminary Bag.  

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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!

Winnie is trick or treating at the following challenges: 

A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  Autumn or Halloween
Creative Craft Cottage:  Ribbon or Lace
Dragonfly Journeys:  Happy Halloween

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Purple Little Witch Tag



As we continue the journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the Purples.  Now, I have to admit, purple was my favorite color as a young girl!  Of course, that may have been influenced by my love of Donny Osmond who also loved the color purple...according to Tiger Beat Magazine!  hahaha

Did you know that purple is the 2nd best loved color by women; purple is 2nd to blue only by 2% according to one survey!  The same survey shows it in 3rd place by men.  

According to Scientific American, purple is an emotional response color tied to children and laughter.  Therefore, it was a natural addition to the common orange, black and yellow.  Purples might also be a favorite color of fall and Halloween with the scary ominous skies and the ties of purple to mystics and sorcery.  

As for my purple, I decided to go with Little Witch on Fence from A Day for Daisies;  she just seemed perfect for the purple page of my tag journal!  She was colored with Copic markers.  

I have included these cuts from the Cricut library:
Cat ~ A Child's Year
Star ~ Wild Card
Tag ~ Don Juan
Argyle Border ~ Artiste
Witch Hat ~ Autumn Celebrations
Spider Web Border ~ Artbooking

Papers are from:
Polkadoodles Little Dudes
Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday Trick or Treat Halloween

I added some inks, lace and ribbon and the tag is complete!  

 Little Witch is off to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp:  Tag It
Dragonfly Journeys:  Happy Halloween
Always Fun Challenges:  Dies or Punches
A Gem of a Challenge:  Halloween/Halloween Colours
4 Crafty Chicks:  Happy Fall Y'all
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Be sure to come on 
over to 
Path of Positivity 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about purple!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  


Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:
  A Day for Daisies and Limited Runs







My 2018 Color Tag Series:
January:  Forever in Blue Jeans!
February:  Red...Power!
March:  Beautiful Yellow
April:  Garden Pastels
May:  Fav Colors in the Old West
June:  Neutrals  
September:  A Little More Orange


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Deer-est Friends



What would Christmas be without our friends?  This adorable little angel stamp is called Deer-est Friends.  She is one of ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.  

  I stamped her and colored her with Copic markers and gel pens.  Since she is with her sweet little deer friend, I decided she needed a kraft card base and the the Christmas woodsy tree paper from Winnie in Winterland.  A little country lace, jingle bells and a red ribbon finish the card.  

The weave cut on the kraft is made by making diagonal cuts along the side and folding every other cut down into the next.  

Winnie is off to the following challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More:  AG
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: AG with a Critter
Winter Wonderland:  Use Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Cardmakers:  Ribbon or Lace
Magnolia-Licious:  Use favorite color ~ I love kraft/brown

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Blessings


 Wow, these Heavenly Angels are so lovely!  There are ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.  

This precious little angel is called Blessings.  I stamped her onto an ornament shape from Winnie White Christmas and colored her with Copic markers.  I used gold paint for the top of her ornament.  The PRE-COLORED ornaments are also from Winnie White Christmas as well as the beautiful script paper in the background.  A bit of gold thread hangs all the ornaments.

This lovely angel is off to the following challenges:


Creative Fingers:  AG
Winter Wonderland:  AG
Cardz 4 Galz:  What's New ~ New stamp from Polkadoodles!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Away in a Manger



 

This beautiful manger scene, my favorite, is called New Arrival.  This charming stamp is just one of the ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.  

The barn doors open to the nativity scene.  Then the card opens traditionally to reveal the sentiment from Winnie White Christmas.  The barn paper is from  Work and Play 10 Country Life.   The barn shape is from the Cricut library ~ Old West.  The barn is only the shape of the barn with the doors, window and roof piece.  I manipulated and welded in Design Space and then hand cut  the doors  to make the card.  

Winnie is off to the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude:  AG
Pile it On:  Think Big (big barn!)
Bitten by the Bug:  Anything Goes with a Cricut Cut
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Any theme Card
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Angelic


What would Christmas be without all the beautiful carols and music!  This lovely little angel looks like she should be part of the Heavenly Choir!  There are ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.  

This talented little angel is called Angelic.  I stamped her onto an oval and colored her with Copic markers and gel pens.  I used gold glitter glue in her flower.  The music notes and red frame are from Feel the Music and cut from luscious deep green paper from the Winnie Wednesday ......Trick or Treat paper collection.....wow, that's a versatile paper pack!  The rich red paper is from Winnie in Winterland.  That sweet candy cane paper is from Baked with Love.

Winnie is off to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More:  AG
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
Crafty Girls Creations:  AG

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Fall Blog Hop



It's time for the Cut It Up Fall Blog Hop!  We are so excited you are joining us!  Here is the line up of amazing projects!


Prizes: To be eligible to win sponsors’ prizes, you must follow and comment on each of our blogs, including Cut it Up. Winners will be chosen from  comments on Cut it Up using random.org. Winners will be announced on Cut it Up blog on October 2nd.
Our Blog Hop Sponsor is SVG Attic who is generously giving a $15 gift code!  Please visit Cut It Up for more information and guidelines.  


My Project

I have chosen to share a Halloween bag made from Happy Holidays SVG Kit.  This is my "go to" bag when I am in need of a larger bag!  You can size this up to as large as your paper will accommodate!  The design is easy to put together and fun.

I used Stitched Circle Set from Cottage Cutz to cut the ghost and his backing circle.  The floral accent paper was edged using an old punch from my stash.

These fun Halloween papers are all from Polkadoodles Halloween Trick or Treat Digital Papers Collection.  I finished this off with some retired CTMH Purple Shimmer Trim, tulle for the handle, and ribbon from my stash.







































Now, what's a blog hop without a little candy?  I'm offering up a fun surprise collection of crafting goodies to one lucky **person who currently follows my YouTube Channel or becomes a new follower of my channel and leaves a comment below telling me they have done this!  It's easy to do; simply go to my YouTube Channel and click on the red "Subscribe" button.  If you want to be notified of new videos, be sure to click on the bell after subscribing.  Winner will be announced October 4.  

**The blog candy will only be sent to a Contiguous US address. 

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.

Enjoy the rest of the hop; next, you are off to visit Katie - http://2craftykaties.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Light the Way



It's been such a lovely week sharing all the new digital Winnie Angels from Polkadoodles....but, wait...it's not over!!  There's another release in physical stamps!  Yes, it's true!  There are ten NEW polymer Winnie Heavenly Stamps and you can find them HERE.  

This adorable little angel is called Light the Way.  

This card is big for me; it measures 5 inches x 7 inches!  When I saw this delightful stamp, I knew I wanted to use my Christmas Light embossing folder.  So, that is how I chose the size!  I used Glitter Glue over the embossed bulbs.  

I stamped her onto a Christmas bulb cut and colored her with Copic markers and gel pens.  The sentiment is a combination of words from ULA Be a Unicorn and Winnie White Christmas.  

She just seemed to need a gingham ribbon to attach her bulb to the card! 

Winnie is off to the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday:  All About the Holidays
Aud Sentiments:  Use a 2 word sentiment

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.