Saturday, December 7, 2019

Gifting a Scrapbook Page


I LOVE making layouts, however, I know not everyone has a scrapbook or enjoys that sort of thing.  Now, I can't imagine, but I know there are those who don't want anything to do with scrapbooking!  I know, you can't imagine that either, right?  

Well, I've found a fun way to gift pages and it's easy.  Just buy a frame!  Yep, that's all there is to it!  hahaha  Seriously, who wouldn't love a memory in a shadow box frame as a gift?  

Here are just a few on-line or in your favorite craft stores:  
Hobby Lobby
Michaels
Amazon

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and a holiday cookie and check out the video below for more pictures and all the details!



Material List
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Whimsy Vintage Woods Paper  Retired
DCWV Once Upon a Time 
DCWV Autumn Medley Retired
Tickets Polkadoodles Love and Kisses Sentiment Tags
CTMH Inks
Burlap
Lace
Denim
Clock Button Stash
Gold Thread
Cereal Box for layering
 Ribbon CTMH
Zig Glue Pen
Double Side Tape
Fabri-Tac
3M Foam Tape
Scotch ATG

My layout gift is off to the following challenges: 

Mix It Up:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Crafting by designs:  AG
Southern Girls:  AG
CraftyCatz:  AG
We Love to Create:  Mixed Media 
The Paper Girls:  Gifts
Outlawz:  Monday Greeting ~ Include an animal
Not Just Cards:  AG
Classic DT:  AG
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Fall Goes

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Forest Friends Christmas


Having some fun Holiday coloring time over here with a delightful image from Polkadoodles.  As many of you know, I love these images and it's so fun to color them!

This image is Winnie Heavenly Angel Forest Friends.  The background paper is from Winnie Winterland.  I popped the image and frame cut from Cricut onto a double layer of cereal box to give it dimension and added some Prima flowers with a red bow.  

Now, as for my Copic coloring, I added some texture by dipping some cheesecloth into Copic 0 and pressed it over her coat and hat.  The tree color was achieved with G99, G85, G21, and then a glaze of BG53.  The snow was a bit of B90.  Her dress and scarf were B05, B02, B00, and B000.  I glazed that with a BG15.  

Material List
Copic markers
Gel Pens
Cereal Box for layering
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems
Prima Flowers and Ribbon from stash
Cricut Access for frame (Lacy Labels:  Frame with Snowflakes)
Sparkle Cardstock

My card is off to the following challenges:  
Digi Choosday:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG colored
Paper Funday:  AG Optional Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  December Holiday Card/Layer it Up!
Ellibelle's Corner:  All Creatures Great and Small
Creative Knockouts:  Christmas Delight

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Confessions of a Hoarder!


It's time for a new challenge over at 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is Hoarded Supplies; simply use a hoarded supply and tell us what it is!

I have used a digital stamp from our sponsor called Winter.  Since I'm a hoarder, I had lots of stash to use on this tag including the background paper from 2015, gems, twine, and glitter cardstock!  

Now, I'll admit, I have paper that goes back even further!  I have some from the 80's I think, but I didn't want to dig that far into the earthen debris of the craft room!  hahaha

Material List:
ImageWinter
Copic Markers
Retired Pattern paper from CTMH (2015)
Adhesives 
Gold Gel Pen (also hoarded!!)
Gem, and Twine from Stash
Gold Shimmer Pen from CTMH (another unused hoarded item!!)

Be sure to visit
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Peace: Where do you find it?



Peace is the optional theme over at Path of Positivity!  

Now, I realize not everyone finds peace with animals, and especially not a puppy!  Haha  At our house, there is no peace without the chaos of animals running through the house and barn.  

We have a couple of little ones running around:  a Golden, Khloe and a German 
Shepherd, Luther.  I remember when we brought Khloe home, she was such a handful!  We hadn't had a pup in years and we had forgotten how crazy they were!  

There is certainly craziness, yet we find a sort of peace with our pups.  Sometimes, just living in the moment brings peace.  I think that is what dogs do best!  When they are out chasing that ball, they don't worry about dinner or work.  It's all about the joy of the chase.  When Luther lays on the couch with me in the evening, he doesn't worry about what he will do the next day.  He simply enjoys the peace and quiet of the evening.  

During the holiday season, I'm going to look for that special peace that can only be found in the moment!

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My card features Lab with Presents from Pattie's Creations.  However, I sort of tried to make this lab look like a Golden with long, messy hair!  Our Golden is red, so I went with more reddish undertones.  

Material List
Lab with Presents from Pattie's Creations
Copic Markers
Papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Twine from Stash
Tag cuts and Peace Sentiment from Cricut Library

 My card is off to these challenges:  

Pattie's Creations:  AG with an image Stamped or Digi
Crafty Friends:  AG
Brown Sugar:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a Critter
Addicted to Stamps:  AG
12 Months of Christmas:  AG opt twist Layer it Up
The Outlawz~ Monday Greeting:  Include an animal
Be sure to come on 
over to 
and see 
what the team 
thinks about Peace!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:




and

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Tic, Tac, Toe....


Ok, the theme is Tic, Tac, Toe; I love using games in challenges and this board is full of fun ideas!  Come over to Cut It Up and play along!  

Here is the Challenge Board.  I chose the 3rd column down or diagonal left to right (fav color blue) or maybe the first row across since I've never used a button as part of my tag hanger before!  ;)

This little winter cutie is from Stinkin' Cute.  He is Penguin 3 Cutting File Set.  I had such a great time putting this tag together with cereal box under some pieces to build in dimension!  

My designer papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and Polkadoodles.  The buttons, gems, and twine were in my stash!  The circle border is from Cricut Elegant Edges.  


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 tag is off to the following challenges: 

Creative Knockouts:  Winter/Holidays 
Crimbo Crackers:  Animals
12 Months of Christmas:  AG  No Twist
Do-Al(l) Kreatives:  Anything but a card
Arty Divas:  AG

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

In November, we love to recognize and thank our sponsors for the year!  



This card highlights a digi stamp from Fred She Said called Pumpkins and Sunflowers just perfect for a Thanksgiving Card, I'd say! 

This card is off to the following challenges:  

Crafty Gals Corner:  Fall
Paper Funday:  AG twist:  Thanksgiving
Words to Craft By:  When asked if my cup is half-empty or half-full 
my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.

Shopping Our Stash:  So Thankful

Material List:
ImagePumpkins and Sunflowers
Copic Markers
M-Bossability Folder
Pattern paper from Polkadoodles
Sentiment from Cricut Library
Adhesives 
Cereal box for dimension
Flower, Gem, and Twine from Stash

Be sure to visit
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Twisted at Twisted Thursday: Sponsor Appreciation Week 3



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

In November, we love to recognize and thank our sponsors for the year!  



This twisted easel card highlights a digi stamp from Stamp On It called A Little Flat Digital Stamp from QKR!  I love this stamp since I've spent most of my life playing/teaching oboe!  Now, I'll say right off, I've never been accused of playing flat...usually sharp!  UGH!  

Most of my family play something, so I know I'll get a lot of use from this one!  

It seems almost everyone who plays an instrument in my family (even extended family) plays oboe or trumpet!  We even marry trumpet players; very strange, indeed!  Many of us played through college and into music careers!  I made this particular card for my cousin's husband who is the director of bands at a college in the midwest; he's also a trumpet player.  I'm sure he'll get a laugh from it!

This card is off to the following challenges:  
Stamp on It:  AG 
Creative Moments:  AG  
The Male Room:  Hobbies

Material List:
Image: Stamp On It ~  A Little Flat Digital Stamp from QKR 
Music Paper from Polkadoodles
Adhesives 
3D Foam
Black Shimmer Tape
M-Bossabilities Music Folder


Be sure to visit
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Monday, November 18, 2019

PoP Midway



Thankful is the optional theme over at Path of Positivity! What makes you thankful?  

Me, I'm thankful for so many things!  I'm thankful for my health...when I'm in remission from my auto-immune disease!  ;)  I'm always thankful for my husband and our kids and grand-girls, my friends, coffee, ice cream, and quiet time to reflect/craft.  I try to remember to be thankful for work, inclement weather, and busy-ness.  Not always easy to be thankful for everything we are handed. 

This little one sitting on the pumpkin is just so sweet and reminds me to be thankful for lovely days to just sit and enjoy the beauty around me.  

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This delightful digital image, Pumpkins and Butterflies, was from A Day for Daisies.  I Copic colored the image and sponge-inked the background.  The background Bokeh effect paper is a retired paper from CTMH as is the ribbon.  The flower is from Prima.      


 My card is off to these challenges:  
Use Your Stuff:  Mood Board (pumpkins, fall colors, girl in contemplation, flowers)
Addicted to Stamps:  AG
Corrosive Challenge:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
Crafts Galore Encore:  AG
The Paper Funday:  AG ~ Twist Thanksgiving

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsors this month:




and



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Friday, November 15, 2019

Vintage Christmas Inspiration!


Time to get ready for the holidays and Crafter's Castle Challenge is showcasing some delightful Christmas Kits from Taylormadecards4u!  

I'm so excited to be a guest designer alongside the talented and creative team residing at Crafter's Castle Challenge.  Check out all the wonderful projects,  incredible YouTube videos, and then play along with your Anything Goes (or follow the optional theme) project!  

Of course, you will want to visit Monica over at Taylormadecards4u to get a closer look at this festive Christmas themed digital kit as well as so many other beautiful and ingenious paper lines!  There is something there for every crafter no matter what type of paper-crafting you do!  

The video below shows several pictures of the pieces of my holiday collection as well as how to make the envelope as one piece!  So, grab a hot cup of your favorite beverage and join me for some cheery crafting time! 



My project is off to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge:  AG Christmas
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas/Winter
Get Creative:  AG optional twist Holidays
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter
Craft-Dee Bowz:  AG
Daisy Chain:  Christmas/Winter
Love to Craft:  AG
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Not Just Cards:  AG
12 Months of Christmas:  Opt Red and Green
Outlawz:  Festive Friday Christmas

Material List:
Adhesives
Inks
Cereal Box
Ribbon
Burlap
Gems
Twine

Here is a lineup of the Crafter's Castle Challenge team videos:
Janie https://youtu.be/2O8nUr85_VA
Jeanie https://youtu.be/REJMVmkUpsE
Mynn Kitchen https://youtu.be/7nmBYxdQsCY 
Call Me Crafty Al https://youtu.be/FGbHyEeuwUI


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Fall Festival Tag



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

Here in the Midwest US we have lots of fall festivals where we pick our own pumpkins and apples!  I thought it would be fun to use this tag on a pie or other fun fall food item from a festival!


This fun jar cut is from Cutting Cafe.  The tag includes little tiny die cut pumpkins also from Cutting Cafe!  You can find these fun pieces in the Halloween and Fall in a Jar Set.  This is such a fun fall set perfect for so many occasions!  There are apples, pumpkins, leaves, candy, and Halloween theme pieces that go along with the jar cut.  It also comes with sentiments!  You could stretch it into Christmas using the candy pieces in the jar!  

I thought it would be fun to cut pumpkins for my jar from Recollections Glitter Cardstock.  I added a few gold beads to the shaker mix!     

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 tag is off to the following challenges:  
Through the Purple Haze:  Fall Everything
Tuesday Throwdown:  Fall Holiday
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sponsor Appreciation at Twisted Thursday: Week 2


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


Now, since it is November, it's time again to recognize and thank our sponsors for the 2019 year!  


We are continuing our Sponsor appreciation and I am delighted to work with this charming digi from Hetty Clare called Pony Jump!  Now this digi is right up my alley or maybe I should say right down my barn aisle!  hahaha
  
I didn't start riding until I was in my 30's and started hunt seat with my son who was just a little guy at the time!  We both now ride Western; however, I'll admit, my Western riding is bad English riding in a Western Saddle!  😉  My son, well, he's pretty good at Western!  Here are a couple of pics of Keith riding!


Keith's first English Show
Keith's last HS Western Show

Anyway, we all love horses over here so a digi with a horse is always a must have!  So, when I saw Pony Jump, I had to have it!  There are more horse/pony digi stamps over at Hetty Clare if you have this same obsession!

I Copic colored this fun image and cut a mask for the image so I could sponge ink over the grass and sky portions.  It's easy to turn a digi into a mask you can lay over a digi to protect it!  If you are unsure how to make a mask for an image on a Cricut, you can view a video on how to do this HERE.




This card is off to the following challenges:  

Cutie Pie:  Add an Animal (Pony/Horse)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter
Crafty Animals:  AG with animal
Tinker Dream/Bastel-traum.ch:  Favorite Animal (Horse)
Colour Crazy:  AG colored
TTCRD:  AG

Material List:
Image:  Pony Jump from Hetty Clare
Copic Markers
Paper from stash
Adhesives 
CTMH Inks

Be sure to visit
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

TT Sponsor Appreciation: Week 1




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

Now, since it is November, it's time again to recognize and thank our sponsors for the 2019 year!  



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

This lovely image is Birdhouse from Anne's Digis!  It is adorable and she has lots of delightful images, and many for free, on her blog! 

I used a hot iron to pleat my ribbon and adhered it to the middle of the tag.  This would be lovely on a gift or bag for the fall since I used reds/browns/oranges and a deep green ribbon.    

This tag is off to the following challenges:  
Colouring in Scrapland:  Works with form (not square)
The Paper Players:  Into the Woods (Woodgrain birdhouse)
TTCRD:  AG

Material List:
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Image:  Birdhouse from Annes Digis
Copic Markers
Paper from stash
Adhesives 
Ribbon from Stash
Shape from Cricut Access
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