Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Picture This!

It's time for  another challenge over at TTCRD where the theme is always Anything Goes!  This week's sponsor is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and this fun image is Birthday Cheese!  I really like this image since I love photography and it works for anyone's birthday.  I will be holding on to this card for a birthday later in the year!

I started with a white card base and layered with a piece of Peacock Fundamental paper.  Next, I colored my image with colored pencils and gel pens.  I added a background with Canary ink and created a Bokeh sort of effect with white pigment ink using a circle stencil and the backside of a flower stamp which created a smaller circle.  I thought the Bokeh effect might give the illusion of the flash of the camera!  

I cut my Polaroid type frame with a Cricut after welding on the FUN in Design Space.  Using a razor blade, (might be safer to use a craft knife......I should probably invest in one of those!) I cut around the corners of the 'picture' in my image.  That way the corners could come out over the frame giving it some dimension!   

Material List:
CTMH Cardstocks:  Fundamentals Peacock, Daisy White, Black
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
CTMH Inks:  Canary, Daisy White
Gel Pens 
Cartridges:  CTMH Artistry and Artbooking

Head on over to Through the Craft Room Door for more inspiration and show us what you are currently creating!  There are great prizes from our wonderful sponsor, Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!

My camera is off to the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greetings:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by today!  I'm always happy to hear from you, so feel free to leave a message or ask a question!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blog Hop Coming Feb 6!

Don't miss out on this great blog hop!  Die Cuttin' Diva's joins forces with the Cut It Up Team.....Cupid Strikes Again!  There's sure to be fun, prizes, inspiration, and friends!  
You won't want to miss this!

More information coming soon!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hearts and Sisterly Love!

I'm a Nana again!  Yep, Monday morning at 4:34 I was up with this little cutie!  

Now, I'll admit, I already had this layout done in DS hoping the baby might come before this was due for the Cut It Up challenge!  Our theme is Love is in the Air include a heart!  Be sure to head over to Cut It Up and check our sponsors and the great prizes!  Our sponsor is One Happy Cut!

My post will be brief today.....I have a few things to do! hahaha

Material List:
CTMH papers/cardstock:  Charlotte Paper Pack, Black, Pixie, Sorbet
CTMH Inks:  Sorbet, Slate, Whisper, Flaxen, Pixie
Cricut Cuts:  Artiste, Kate's ABC's, Home Decor, Artbooking, 
Homemade Stencil made using cuts from:  Beyond Birthdays, Artbooking, The First Few Years, Story Time, Home Accents, Artistry
Texture Paste made from:  Baby Powder, white paint, white glue, and CTMH Inks 5:1~ Blush:Honey
Embellishments:  CTMH Black Sparkle Flourishes, CTMH Treasured Puffies, CTMH Grey Enamel Gems, CTMH Dimensional Elements, Black Twine
Artist Loft 12 x 12 Canvas

Texture paste recipe:  
1/4 cup powder
1Tbs paint
1Tbs glue
Tint with inks if you like!

The girls are off to the following challenges:

Heart 2 Heart:  "One"  ~ one little sister; born the first month of the year
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  Optional Twist Baby!! 

Ok, off to be Nana for awhile!  It's an exciting time over here.  Thanks for coming by for a visit.  It's always great to have visitors; please make yourself at home here and peruse other posts and pages!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feeling Extremely Prosperous and Blessed!

I can't believe it is already mid-January!  I've been waiting for this time for almost 9 months now, and I have some very exciting news!  Our family was definitely blessed with prosperity early this morning ~ not prosperity in a financial sense, but in other ways.

Prosperity is the theme over at Path of Positivity.  When we think of prosperity, we often think of finances; but prosperity can also refer to health, happiness and resources.  When I think of our greatest resources and sources of happiness, I think of children.  So, I look at this pretty little girl on this card and think of my lovely little grand-girl and her new little sister and I feel incredibly prosperous!

This darling image, Catching a Snowflake, is from Limited Runs.  Limited Runs and The Stamping Boutique are our wonderful sponsors this month!  They are offering some lovely prizes!  Please go to PoP for more details on the challenge, prizes, and more beautiful inspiration from our Design Team.

Material List:
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH:   Daisy White, Glacier, White Pines
Watercolor Pencils:  CTMH
Inks:  Glacier
Copic Markers
Studio G Glitter Glue
Cartridges for Font (CTMH Artfully Sent) and Snowflakes (Going Places)  Both were printed in Design Space print and cut and the white snowflake was cut and sprinkled with glitter

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  It's always great to have you come by and check out what is happening here at ScrappyHorses!  Feel free to leave a comment/question, peruse other pages and posts, or contact me using the form to the right of this post.  Make yourself at home here!

Have a wonderful day enjoying what makes you feel prosperous and be sure to share that with us over at Path of Positivity!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fun with Valentine's Day!

It's time for a Through The Craft Room Door Challenge and they are always Anything Goes!  My project is a little treat bag put together in Design Space.

I started with a bag cut.  I then uploaded the beautiful designs from The Cutting Cafe.  This is an incredible printable stamp set called Fun With Valentine's Day and let me tell you, it is fun!  There are so many images, you will be creating for weeks!  Every image you see and the tag on this little box are from the set.....and there are many, many more!

After uploading the "you" pattern and the Love,  I "flattened" them in Design Space (see picture below) and used the print and cut feature to print the box and cut it on the Cricut.  I also uploaded and cut the tag and the hearts.

I used white cardstock and inked around the tag with Cotton Candy ink.  I cut the hearts from Cotton Candy CS and then inked one to make it darker.  The heart on the tag is colored with a gel pen.  The bag is finished off with a tulle bow and some twine.

Material List:  
Fun with Valentine's Day Printable Set
CTMH Cotton Candy and White Daisy Cardstock
CTMH Cotton Candy Ink and Twine
Art Philosophy bag cut
Tulle from Stash

Now it's time to visit TTCRD to check out all the inspiration from the talented design team and find out about the great prizes sponsored by The Cutting Cafe!  I look forward to seeing what you have to share this week at TTCRD.

My little bag is off to the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Something New:  Fun with Valentine's Day Images

Thanks so much for dropping by; it's always great to have you visit!  Please make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts and pages while you are here.  If you like, please share your comments and questions below or contact me using the form to the right of this post.  

Friday, January 8, 2016

In the Bag!

Happy 2016 to all the Cut It Up followers!  It's time for our first challenge of the year and what could be a better theme than New Beginnings?  However, there's one more twist to this….you must decorate a paper bag and of course use a die cut.

This one was very timely for me since I'm going to my daughter's baby shower tomorrow!  I can't believe she only has a couple more weeks to go; we are all very excited for this new beginning in our lives!

I started with a brown paper lunch bag.  I went into Design Space and chose a scalloped circle cut from Art Philosophy.  I then flattened the tree stump from Artistry and the words from Artbooking onto it.  Then I could Print and Cut it.  I scanned in the stamp and cut it in DS, also.  I stamped the fox and added my embellishments.

You need to head on over to Cut It Up and check out all the great bags from the Design Team and the prizes from our sponsor this month ~ as Cute as a Button!

What I used:
Paper Bag!
CTMH Cartridges:  Artbooking, Artistry, Artphilosophy
CTMH Stamp:  Wild About Love
CTMH Ink:  Cocoa
Embellishments:  CTMH Flamingo Dots, Stash Ribbon, Twine and Button

As always, thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Prosperity ~~ What Will 2016 Bring?

Happy New Year!

The new year brings about so much thought about goals, ambitions, and opportunities for prosperity!  Have you thought much about your goals for 2016?  How would you like to prosper in in the new year?  Prosperity is our theme over at Path of Positivity this month.  

With the new year comes new opportunities for prosperity in many areas of our lives:  relationships, finances, education, faith, etc. My wish for all of you is success in seeing the many opportunities that arise and prosperity coming from those opportunities!

I thought it would be fun to make this a new year's card for my sister.  This adorable image is from the Stamping Boutique.  She seems to be throwing a spray of opportunities for prosperity on the recipient!  

Material List:
CTMH Paper:  Kaleidoscope, White Daisy, Canary, Smoothie
CTMH Crystal Blue Ink
Markers: Shin Han
Gel pens
Studio G Glitter Glue
CTMH Pixie Extra Thick Twine

You will definitely prosper from heading on over to PoP to check out the wonderful inspiration from the DT and the many opportunities to win some great prizes from our sponsors!  

The Stamping Boutique
Limited Runs Stamps
Creative Bug Designs
Decosses Dynamite Doodles

We can't wait to see what you have to say about prosperity and how this theme inspires your creativity!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Cover of the new CTMH Seasonal Idea Book

Happy New Year!  With the new year comes the new Seasonal Idea Book from CTMH. 

Here it is ~~ the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Book!  You can find it on-line HERE.

In this book you will find not only new paper collections, but you will find brand new "toys"for your crafting!  Yes, CTMH has some new thin cut dies to go along with some new stamp sets.  You will want to check that out on pages 9, 10, 19, and 27.  

You will also find the new Everyday Life Album and Planner Pages (pp 36-37).  Speaking from personal experience, I love this book!  I can't wait to start filling in the days, adding some artwork on the Everyday Life Pages, and documenting with photos!  The bundle is still available HERE!

I want to point out the paper collections are a little different with 12 B&T Design Sheets now!  Two of those sheets are cut apart cards for your Pocket Scrapping or to add to your traditional layouts and cards!  

Lastly, I'll add the Workshops on the Go are now called Workshops Your Way including many fun embellishments and the paper packs!  

Ok, enough chatter!  Go see the new book on-line to see how the new items inspire your creativity!  

As always, if I can answer questions, please leave me a comment below or contact me through the link to the right.  Ready to shop?  Enter CTMH HERE or through the shopping cart to the right.

Here's wishing you a creative new year filled with creativity, joy, and peace!