Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Sending Christmas Love


 Conie Fong has some adorable NEW digi bundles currently ON SALE!  This is Christmas Mailbox Gnome and Sentiment Bundle!  Aren't these guys cute out posting their packages!  

Be sure to visit the the Conie Fong FB Page for challenges and images:  HERE


Material List:

Copic Markers
Embossing Ink and Powder
Cricut Access:   Polaroid #M2761A88

I'm sending this card off to the following challenges:

12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas Card
Holly and Ivy:  Anything Christmas Goes
Unicorn:  Add Sparkle
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi Download
Allsorts:  AG w/Option of Nature
Fairy and the Unicorn:  AG Fantasy
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions
Sweet Stampin':  Christmas in September
Colour Crazy:  AG hand coloured
TTCRD:  AG
 ABC Christmas:   T for Two (2 Gnomes)

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Miniature Organizer Tutorial


 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Back to School!  The idea is to follow a tutorial and then share it with us!  

So, the truth is I had a project I wanted to make and couldn't find a tutorial on just what I wanted!  I decided it would be easier to create it and make my own YouTube Tutorial!  I also used a couple of tutorials I had made before:  Wax Seals HERE and Dressing Up Die Cuts HERE!  


  

Now here is the Video Tutorial Feature for this project!



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Cardstocks:  Whimsy Board (Digital Paper), CTMH, We are 3 (Digital Paper)
Denim (My own digital paper)
Aqueenly Wax, spoon, and stamp from Amazon
Sewing machine and thread
CTMH Metal Studs (Retired)
Twine, Washi Tape, Scrap of denim, Scrap of Ribbon all from Stash
Adhesives:  Double sided tape, Fabric-Tac, Gorilla Glue
Cricut Access:  Rounded Ruffle Shape #M41FDA; Notebook Page #M3BA3B; Cowboy Boot #M3D6C8; Pocket #MC0BDB78
Cricut Print and Cut
 
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: 
WWODT:  AG
Creative Craft Cottage:  Anything but Square
Happy Little Stampers:  AG with Dies/Die Cuts
Let's Craft and Create:  AG + Lots of Layers
Die Cut Divas:  AG with a Die Cut or embossing folder
Everybody Art:  Anything but a Card
Paperminutes:  Anything but cards
Creative Knockouts:  Tic Tac Toe
Crafty Catz:  AG with optional twist Anything but Square
Crafter's Cafe:  Fab Color Combo  I like Blue/Brown combos!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Wheels


  It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  Wheels!  Wow, there are lots of ways one can use wheels!  

I've chosen a wagon wheel for my project; I thought it would be the perfect western icon for this lovely PRE-COLORED cowgirl from Gecko Galz!  This Rodeo Queen is quite lovely, but I have to say I'm more taken by her horse!  He has such beautiful, soft eyes!  Looks like a Western Pleasure mount to me...or possibly even English Pleasure!  hee hee

I framed them out with some rustic flowers and added a few little blue gems!

    Material List 

CTMH Inks: Chocolate
Cardstocks:  Black, Kraft, and Whimsy Vintage Woods 
Twine from a Starbucks Bottle!  
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems
Flowers made from Polkadoodles Horace and Boo; Cut and Print on Cricut
Cricut Access: Leaf #M31F31 from Wild Card; Branches #M468D1 fro CTMH Art Philosophy; Wagon Wheel Silhouette #M12A23399 from Cowboy Icons 

This card is off to these challenges:  

Daring Cardmakers:  Circles Include circles (wheel, gems, pearls)
Die Cut Divas:  AG with a Die Cut or embossing folder
Crafty Animals:  AG with an animal
 

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, September 20, 2021

Photography in Crafting



As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to enjoy some Quiet Time and share with us how you do that!  

I really enjoy being outside and spending quiet time out in the barn.  I also enjoy photography and seem to feel very peaceful when photographing flowers, horses, barns and such.

So, I decided to make a Christmas Card with this photo I took back in April with the snow covering the new spring blossoms!  

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I framed my photo with Bubbly Circle Frame Doodle from Tindaloo.  Instead of coloring, I decided to try something different.  I pulled out all my shades of pink, clear, and gold glues/liquid pearls and colored in the circles using them!  

The sparkly pinks and gold made for a wonderful frame!   I added some black Stickles to the inside dots.  My sentiment is from Cricut Print and Cut.  A gold strip and bow finish off the card!  

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   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity!  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List
Photo of Pink Blooms from our Ornamental Crabapple Tree
CTMH cardstock (gold metallic and pink)
Gold Ribbon for bow
Pink Bead
CTMH Gold Glitz Glitter Gel
Liquid Pearls: Rouge, Petal Pink, Raspberry
Stickles Black Diamond
Studio G Glitter Glue Pink
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug 
Cricut Access:  Merry Christmas #M85697F9 from Season's Greetings
 Sharing with these challenges:  
Pearly Sparkles:  Pink, Pearls, and/or Sparkle
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas Card option Add some Metallic (Metallic gold paper!)
Happy Little Stampers:  Christmas ~ Non-Traditional
Holly and Ivy:  AG Christmas
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Creations in Pink:  AG in Mainly Pink

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsor this month:


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sympathy Card

I had a question a while back on how I made This Card, so I decided to make a video with a card that's a bit different, but the same technique.  It's always hard to make a sympathy card, so I hope this give you some inspiration the next time you need one.  It's quick and easy to make; of course, you can use this technique/layout for any occasion!  

 Material List

Digi and Sentiment:  Garden Silhouette from Beccy's Place
Cardstock 
CTMH Inks
Gold Metallic Paint, water, and fan brush Adhesives
Cricut Access for Sentiment : #MB1C828
Cricut Design Space
 Sharing with these challenges:  

TTCRD:  AG
Inspiration Station:  Traveling Autumn Roads Photo  I was inspired by the colors
Crafty Calendar:  AG
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Let's Do Flowers
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digital Download
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Harvesting Kitties!


 Conie Fong has recently released some adorable fall digi bundles! This sweet digi  is from Pumpkin Kitties and is available HERE and currently on sale!   I have combined it with the Hello and Pumpkin from Cricut!   

Be sure to visit the the Conie Fong FB Page for challenges and images:  Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge.  There are different challenges: one for coloring and one for completed projects! 

Material List:

Digi Image/stamp: Pumpkin Kitties and Sentiment from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Digital papers from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles:  A Taste of Summer
Cricut Access:  Pumpkin from ITC Posterboy Std Regular Font and then Offset 
Cricut Print and Cut ~ Hello from Hello Fall #M2B0B380A

I'm sending this off to the following challenges:

CD Sunday:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi download
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a critter
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
Stinkin' Inkers:  Pick Me Up
Crafty Gals Corner:  Hello Fall!
2 Sisters on the blog:  For a child (no baby or birth)
Crafty Animals:  AG with an animal


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Friday, September 10, 2021

Fall is in the Air!


 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Fall is in the Air!  Well, not here on the day I write this post!  haha  The high today is predicted is 95 degrees and the heat index is expected to hit 105 or higher!  UGH!!  That's too hot and muggy for me; it's good to be inside writing blog posts!  

I do look forward to fall, as it is definitely my favorite time of year!  I love to put on my boots and go out to the barn to hang with my horses.  I also enjoy hiking, really just walking, at the state parks and viewing the wildlife and leaves.  

That is what inspired this layout in my art journal!  I wanted some pages about what I love about fall.  This digi from Hetty Clare is so perfect and the paper from an old DCWV paper stack seemed to sum up my thoughts and feelings about Fall!


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Material List:  
Flower Boot Digital Image from Hetty Clare
Copic Markers
Cardstocks:  Text Design~ DCWV Autumn Melody from stash...probably retired!; Brown paper~ ColorBok Sunset Glow also from stash... and again, most likely retired!; Background for Boot~ We Are 3 Digi Wildflowers
Gold Paint for Splatters
CTMH Inks
Adhesives
Cricut Cut:  Leaves Wreath #MD72D7B CTMH Flower Market
Cricut Print and Cut

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: 

Country View:  The Leaves Begin to Fall
Paper Funday:  AG with Twist~ Autumn/Fall
Simply Create, Too:  Fall Leaves
Inkspirational:  Autumn Leaves
Dream Valley:  Make it Digital
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday:  Flora and/or Fauna

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

BOW-nanza at Twisted Thursday!


 It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  BOW-nanza!  It's always Anything Goes; but if you choose to play the twist, use a bow on your project!

Although I haven't done much sewing lately, I really do enjoy sitting at my machine!  My mom taught me to sew for 4-H and I remember seeing sewing patterns in her stash that looked very much like the ones on this paper from Gecko GalzSo, I thought this would make the perfect gift bag for her birthday!

I've chosen to make a little gift bag with this delightful retro pattern.  I went into Cricut Design Space and used the Print and Cut option.  I combined this wonderful vintage sewing print with a box/bag/basket pattern from CTMH Art Philosophy.  

I cut my bow on the Cricut also using a die/pattern from Polkadoodles Work and Play: Love and Kisses!  I added twine for a handle.  

    Material List 

Twine from stash
Bow: digital die from Polkadoodles W & P Love and Kisses
CTMH Cardstock for bow
Cricut Access:  #M3F94E  CTMH Art Philosophy Basket 

This project is off to these challenges:  

Craft Rocket:  Use any Ribbon/Bows/Buttons (Bow)
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Anything Birthday
River of Creativity:  Fashion Sense
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or digital download
Corrosive:  AG  
A Place to Start:  Patterned Paper Please!

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, September 6, 2021

My Quiet Time


As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to enjoy some Quiet Time and share with us how you do that.  

I don't do well with Quiet Time/Meditation in a traditional sort of sense since I like to be busy.  I tried meditating once and I fell asleep!  Hmm....

I find my "down time" is better spent working in the barn, enjoying the outdoors, or designing in the craft room. For this post, I'll elaborate on the craft room. 

I seem to really "get in the zone" creating/playing in art journals with different mediums, designing scrapbook pages, making cards, coloring, etc.  I can lose all track of time and space in here!  ;)  I especially find myself relaxing when I'm creating in my journal.  

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Art Journaling is relaxing for me since it's a lot of "working outside the box" for me!  I enjoy trying new techniques and experimenting in my journals.  This journal is one I made myself and included many different paper types.  I chose the back of a page I had done before and some of the blue ink had come through the ledger paper.  That was ok with me; gave me a head start! 

I did brush clear gesso on this page to keep the new ink from going through to the page I had already done.  Once dry, I added some Pearl White Blick paint in the center; it has a sort of shine to it.  On top of the gesso, the paint had a fun texture, also!  Added bonus to using the gesso!

I then stamped all the background, edges, and file card.  I glued in the file card to make a pocket and put my focal image on top of that.  I slid in a little note card.    All that was left was adding sequins, the keyring with jingle bell, and ribbon.  

This delightful guy, Doodle Jingle Elf, is from Tindaloo.  We are excited to share art from this new sponsor!  Be sure to check out her Etsy Store for some relaxing coloring!  She has frames, Christmas, flowers, etc all in a fun doodling style!  

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   We'd like to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity.  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List
Digi:  Doodle Jingle Elf from Tindaloo
Copic Markers
Clear Gesso
Pearl White Blick Paint
Retired CTMH stamps
CTMH Inks
Keyring from stash
Bit of Ribbon
Jingle Bell
Sequins
Notecard behind file card is from Polkadoodles
File card from Polkadoodles
Cricut:  Cut File Card, Note Card, and Elf
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Homemade Journal Book Page is ledger paper

 Sharing with these challenges:  

Krafty Chicks:  Stamp Act (Use a stamp/digi)
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round:  Q and/or R (R for ribbon, retired stamps, red copic markers and jingle bell) 
Sweet Stampers:  Dies and/or Punches (must include a stamp or digi)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas:  AG Christmas w/opt theme ~ Letter S (Stars, stamps, sequins)
Winter Wonderland:  Anything but a Card (Journal Page)
Sweet Stampin': Include stamping and Lots of Layers (Several layers of stamping/paint/ink!)
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media

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

Thanks to our 
wonderful sponsor this month:


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Princess Meets K&C Class

I have combined the lovely Princess alone from Conie Fong called Princess Aria Fairytale Cottage with the July Kit and Clowder Class titled Beary Nice .  

The Conie Fong bundle comes with 3 images:  Princess alone, background, and Princess with background.  This set comes in JPG and PNG formats!  

I started by drawing in the background since the class came with the original image and I wanted to use Princess Aria.  After drawing in everything, I colored up the background following the class.  I then colored up Princess Aria who was in an earlier K&C Pencil Class!  
  
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.  

To learn more about Kit and Clowder Classes, visit the site HERE!  You can also see information specifically on the Monthly Markers Class or the Monthly Pencils Class!

Material List:
Digi: Princess Aria Fairytale Cottage from Conie Fong
Kit and Clowder Monthly Markers Class July 2021
Kit and Clowder Pencils Class July 2020
Copic Markers

Sending my coloring off to the following Challenge(s):
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
TTCRD:  AG
WWODT:  AG

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