Time to Think Pink over at Cut It Up! Our theme this week is to use pink and/or BCA.
This challenge we are using images from Digital Delights, our sponsor, to show our support. So put on your pink and grab a die to show your support.
Oh, where's my die, you ask? Ah, I used a a die to make my background! I cut a stencil from acetate alternative using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge. If you'd like to see how I use stencils over images, take a look at this video: Masking Backgrounds.
Time for an Anything Goes Challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday! Now, if it's anything goes and we are in the midst of the Fall Coffee Bloghop,,,,,,well, I'm going with a a coffee theme!
Our sponsor over at Twisted Thursday is Digi Stamps 4 Joy and that is where I found Emma! Isn't she adorable. She looks so happy.....she must be a latte drinker! hahaha So, I combined her with this cute coffee cup cut from CTMH Artistry Cartridge and added the "True Love" in the font from the Artbooking cartridge.
Miss Emma is off to visit the following challenges:
Well it's day 4 of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I have to say, there are some wonderful creations over there! I'm sure everyone contributing, commenting or just hanging out looking is having a great time and drinking lots of coffee, cocoa or tea at this point!
I found this mug at my local Dollar Store and loved the fall colors. I'll be going back for more of these to make cups for my team at PATCH! PATCH by Design is the name of my therapeutic horsemanship program. Every fall we have a show/banquet (the Pumpkin PATCH Fall Classic) and I like to give a token to all my friends who volunteer with me!
The horse is from Old West cartridge and the font is from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.
It's Day 2 at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! You need to grab a cup of your favorite beverage and pop over to the hop! I'm tellin' ya, there are free images from the sponsors and chances to win lots of prizes!
This is one of the free images and it is generously provided by Stamplorations!
This was a quick and easy put-together using the Stamplorations image and Designer Paper from Scribble Doodle Designs! Hey, here's another little secret.....you can download that paper for free if you click the link!
The other paper/cardstock and embossing folder are all from CTMH. Tied it all up with a little scrap embroidary thread and there it is!
Yep, it's time to make the coffee cards, journal pages, layouts, crafts, etc! What's better than coffee and paper? Ok, if you add Bugaboo to the mix it really creates tons of fun....and what better way than this cowboy waking up to the fall hay field dreaming of his morning coffee?
This card was made with 2 images from Bugaboo: Bugaboo Cowboy Fence and Coffee Words.
Catch the Bug: BINGO 2 images, circle (sun), and Funny Sentiment (coffee words....ok, maybe not so funny if you're the cowboy dreaming of that first cup of coffee!) OK, this BINGO was a stretch, but I wanted to share this card with you over at Catch the Bug!
Thanks for dropping by today! Off to drink more coffee before heading out to horse work and fall show prep. Feel free to hang out and peruse other pages/posts, see the CTMH Specials, or pop over to my YouTube Channel.
We are now at the midway for the Path of Positivity Challenge and I'm still pondering luck which is the theme this month. Now, I'd like to say I've had an epiphany, but alas........ I have NOT! I'm still not sure how I feel about this word and its meaning. I've not made heads or tails out of it. I've made wishes on lucky stars, but nothing! I've turned all the horseshoes open end up, but no more ideas have come to me.
Hey, wait! Lucky symbols.....yes, that's what I can add to my luck discussion! Coin tosses, horseshoes hanging over doors, lucky charms and stars, rabbit's feet, four leaf clovers, finding a penny face up, the number 7, etc. If you are interested in reading about lucky symbols, you might want to check out this site: https://exemplore.com/misc/goodlucksigns They had some very interesting stories about different symbols.
For my project I chose the Imagine That! Digi Stamp Christmas Horseshoe. What could be luckier than a handsome horse in a horseshoe?
Today is a special day; it's my sister's birthday. I won't say how old she is, but I will say it's one of the milestones! I fell in love with the image from Bugaboo a while back and have made a few cards with her. I couldn't resist using her again for this card since I used to call my younger sister 'my little flowering child'! I'm not sure why I called her that, but I did. I actually had a little song I sang to her in the morning,,,,,but that's another story and there won't be a YouTube Video about that! haha
Die Cut Divas: Fall/Fall Holiday.....Hey, my sister would say her birthday is a Fall Holiday!
As always, I'm so happy you came by for a visit! Feel free to check out my other pages/posts, leave me comments/questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!
One more plug, if you see this today, be sure you visit Bugaboo for a huge sale! No, I mean HUGE....you'll want to pop over there and check out the cute images she has! Today is the last day for this 70% off sale, so hurry over there!
It's time for the Name Game over at Cut It Up! So, this is how the game works: Take the letter of your first name and use something on your that begins with the same letter. For example, if your name is Sinbad, you might use sand, sunflowers, or sparkles on your project. If your name is Inga, you might use ink, indigo, or ice cream. You get the idea! Remember, you must use a die cut on your project.
First off, my name is Katrina.....let's see, that means I have to come up with k words. Hmm.....all righty then. Who came up with this challenge anyway? ......Oh yeah, this was my idea!
I started with an image from Bugaboo and cut him in Cricut Design Space. Isn't that kid cute! While I was over there, I also cut my cactus from the new CTMH Flower Market Cartridge and a rope from Old West.
My digi was colored with copics and the cactus inked. I used a piece of twine and glued it over the rope cut and tied it off in a knot.
I inked up the background and adhered the pieces. One cactus and my cowboy's head were adhered with 3-D tape. I adhered the front panel to Kraft cardstock and then all of that to a card base.
So, did you catch my 3 k-words? Yep, kid, knot, and Kraft; although I wanted to just change the spelling and use kowboy, kaktus, and kolt! hahaha Now it's time for you to think about the first letter of your name and what you have in your kraft craft room.
Bugaboo Cowboy - Lasso
CTMH Cardstock: Kraft, Daisy White, Pear
CTMH Inks: Fern, Olive, Chocolate, Sunset
CTMH Cartridges: Flower Market, Artiste (font)
Cricut Cartridge: Old West (Lasso under the twine)
My cowboy is off to lasso the following challenges:
Punch It is the Optional Twist over at Twisted Thursday this week; however, you can use any type of die cut you have or you can choose to skip the twist altogether!
My card uses the Coral Corner digi from DigiStamps4Joy. My mermaid die is cut from the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge. My sentiment is printed from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge using the Cricut Print and Cut. I also printed the little shells on the inside and they are from the Pack Your Bags Cartridge.
Cricut Cartridges: CTMH Artiste, Once Upon a Princess, Pack Your Bags
Be sure to hop over to Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz to share your project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month ~ DigiStamps4Joy! You will also want to see all the fun inspiration from the DT over there! Remember, Twisted Thursday is always Anything Goes with an optional twist; so there's no reason not to come and share whatever is in your workspace this week!
My mermaid is swimming off to the following challenges:
The theme over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Spinning in Circles. Now, I realize the theme is to include circles, but I couldn't help making my circle into a spinner so my fly could literally spin in circles!
Ok, I started by importing that cute frog from DigiStamps4Joy into Cricut Design Space. The front is in 2 different layers as seen below.
I made my spinner out of circles cut from Craft Foam. I simply cut the circles, placed a piece of twine between them and glued them together with a glue gun. I adhered a little circle cut from the backing of glue dots to make the spinner really slick! Then I pierced into the middle with a piercing tool. I stuck a brad through the hole I had pierced into my spinner.
I then went to the top panel of the card and punched a hole where the spinner would go. I stuck the brad through that hole and opened the tines. Then I adhered the paper circle/fly to my spinner! Simply wrap the twine around the spinner and pull!
I got this idea from a video by Sandy Allnock who saw a video by Connie Stewart. Sandy had altered Connie's directions and then I altered Sandy's to fit what I had in my craft room!
Thanks for visiting today! Be sure to hop over to Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz to share your project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month ~ DigiStamps4Joy! You will also want to see all the fun inspiration from the DT over there! Remember, Twisted Thursday is always Anything Goes with an optional twist; so there's no reason not to come and share whatever is in your workspace this week!
Feeling Lucky? Luck is the theme we are pondering over at Path of Positivity this month and we'd love to see what you think of when you think about luck.
Now, I have to say this is a difficult theme for me. I do believe in luck when I consider random draws, lotteries, cake walks, Bingo and other such games, etc. I also believe there is a certain luck in timing such as selling a house, being at the right place at the right time, etc. Then I wonder, is it luck or a higher power answering prayer or simply taking us where we are intended to be?
That leads me to ponder blessings versus luck...... When people say someone is blessed to have XYZ, it makes me wonder why someone else isn't so blessed. So, is is truly a blessing or is it luck? I know I have been "blessed" with many things I'm sure someone else feels they also deserve, and they most likely do! So why me instead of them?
Ok, I must ponder this further before I can "make heads or tails of this" word luck. More on the 19th, but I'm not promising I'll have any more answers or ideas then!
However, one last thought: one person's good luck is another person's bad luck! For example, when I was a kid I thought tons of snow was the luckiest day ever.....NO SCHOOL! My dad didn't feel that was a very lucky day since he had to get out in the snow for work.
So, that leads me to this wonderful image from Limited Runs! I started with the image and colored it with Copics. I cut a mask and sponged the sky. I drew over some of the snow lines with a Uniball white pen and then went over them with a glitter pen to add sparkle. I added the stamped LOVE on the sign.
Back to school! Well, actually, here at PATCH we've been in session all summer! Ok, let me explain..... I have a therapeutic horsemanship program here at our barn. We teach kiddos with different learning abilities about horses ~ all about horses! They have to learn horse care (feeding, watering, health, cleaning stalls, grooming horses, etc) as well as tacking, riding, and in-hand showmanship.
At the beginning of October we have our big show where we show off what they have learned in all areas. This year the judge will have the option to ask questions about parts and tacking (how to put on the saddle, pad, headstall/bridle, girth/cinch, etc).
I teach tacking at the lessons, but I thought it would be helpful if they could practice at home. So, I made them all paper horses that would stand and tack to put on the horses.
I used replaceable glue to put on the forelocks, manes and tails so they could remove/replace them and learn the names. Once it dries, this glue works like a post-it note!
Next I made a folder using a couple of pieces of 8 x 10 inch cardstock pieces and gluing a strip on the right hand side for the horse to "live in" and an envelope for the left hand side to act as the tack box.
The kids seemed to enjoy this activity at the lessons; hopefully they will practice at home!
The horse and parts are all from Old West Cartridge or pieces I altered from those parts like the girth/cinch and saddle blanket.
Ok, so it's not your traditional back to school, but I thought it would be fun to share!
Material List CTMH Cardstock: Fundamental, Champagne, Colonial White, Saddle, Cashmere, Chocolate
CTMH Mocha Gems (retired)
CTMH Stamp: Believe Lower Case (retired)
CTMH Bonding Memory Glue
Cricut Cartridge: Old West
My horse is trotting off to the following challenges:
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Water color is the challenge theme over at Cut It Up and I couldn't be happier since I did a Storybook Coloring Class with Sandy Allnock awhile back using watercolor pencils! Since this is all about water, I'll come clean and admit I did not stamp this project. It was stamped for me and I colored the images in class. Then I put it all together with dies for this project.
That class was so much fun. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to learn more in a stress free environment. She spends the class time giving helpful suggestions while you work on your painting, coloring, etc. I did not walk away with finished projects, but I did come away with finished mini canvases, lots of ideas, and a great memory!
I designed my card in Design Space cutting my card front and the banner with a rectangle cut in each; then I cut the teapot. I used a blade to hand cut the rectangle in a card base.
I ran the card front through my embossing machine and then adhered it to the card base. I glued the banner and teapot to the front. Lastly, the mini canvas was adhered to the inside of the card.
Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! Our challenge this week is Count Your Buttons! Theidea is to use a button on your project; so, go cut a button off an old shirt and join us! ;) Don't have an old shirt? That's ok; the twist is always optional at Twisted Thursday!