Friday, September 22, 2023

Inspired by a Book or Song

 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Inspired by a Book or Song.'  I chose to create in my horse journal inspired by a song!  

Interested in my process on this page?  Check out the video below.


How does this inspire you?  Come share your idea on this theme over at Cut It Up; remember to include a die cut!  


Material List:
My Horse Journal  https://youtu.be/N3lV7F-PqTQ
Gesso
Embossing powder and ink
Pic printed on plain paper
Bo Bunny Bronze Glimmer Spray
Copic Marker
CTMH Stamps Retired (Universal Backgrounds)
Copied Music
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; 2 Way Zig Pen
Speech Bubble Die from CTMH Artiste cut in CDS
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes; Font A Child's Year; Music notes from Milkky Way
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This layout is off to the following challenges:  
Die Cut Divas:  AG with a Die Cut
Sisterhood of Stampers:  AG/Die cuts
Challenge Yourself:  Life Balance with pic of me ~ My page shows the balance of spending time riding with humor and music!  All very important for my balance!  ;)
Unicorn:  Layer it Up!  

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.     

Monday, September 18, 2023

More Tic, Tac, Toe Fun


  As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by Tic, Tac, Toe!  Of course, you can share anything positive you like, the theme is always optional.

I played the middle vertical row:  Button/Bling, Texture, Masculine
or
Middle across:  Trim, Texture/Dimension, Make your own background


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:
Cardstocks from Stash
Sentiment old...very old CTMH paper
Alcohol inks
CTMH Stamp Retired
White Paint/water for splatters 
Button, Silver Stars, piece of wood veneer from Stash
Twine from Stash
Scraps of Fabric
CTMH Artbooking for the Sentiment
Oval cut on Cricut
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  
2 Old Bats:  AG Halloween
Most Magical Time of the Year:  AG Christmas or Halloween
Creative Knockouts:  Fav Embellishment...wow, that's like asking which is my favorite horse!  Yikes, ok, hmmm....  I guess maybe lace or fabric type textures.  But then again, I really love buttons and twine/ribbon...what's a project without that?    ;)
My Time to Craft:  Dogs and/or Cats
Crazy for Cats:  Anything Cat Goes 
Crafty Animals:  AG featuring an animal

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

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

What a Pumpkin Cutie!

 New release over at Conie Fong!! This is Pumpkin Emily and she is perfect for your fall projects! She is charming as a witch, of course, but she also makes a sweet little country girl out with her pumpkins and kitty! 

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:  Conie Fong Pumpkin Emily
Digi Paper and Ephemera:  Vectoria Designs Autumn Harvest 
Diagonal Stripe Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesives:  ATG, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut
Cricut Access:
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My card is off to the following challenges:

Dream Valley:  Make it Digital  (Digi stamp, digital paper, digital elements)
A Place to Start:  All that Glitters or AG
Get Creative:  Pumpkin Spice, Please!!  Use a Pumpkin
Crafter's Cafe:  Children's Clothing  (Isn't this a cute fall ensemble?!)
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or digi

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Gathering Fall Pumpkins!

 

New release over at Conie Fong!! This is Broomstick Emily Witch and she is perfect for your fall projects! She is charming as a witch, of course, but she also makes a sweet little country girl out with her pumpkins! 

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:  Conie Fong Broomstick Emily Witch
Copic Markers
Rafia Ribbon
Button
Ribbon
Felt Rick Rack
CTMH Cardstock 
Adhesives:  ATG, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut
Cricut Access:
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My card is off to the following challenges:

Paper Dragonfly:  Theme 1 Anything Flies + Theme 2 Fall Splendor
As You Like It:  Fall or Winter  Fall!  I love the colors, subjects for crafting and the cool weather...perfect for outside time!!
A Place to Start:  All that Glitters or AG
Inspiration Station:  Inspired by photo
Get Creative:  Pumpkin Spice (Use a pumpkin)

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Mouse Spa


 Time for some fun at the Worldwide Crafter and Colorists Challenge Blog!  I invite you to come play along with any and all of your creative pieces featuring an image from any designer/artist!  


This challenge is graciously sponsored by the very talented Julia Spiri!  If you are not familiar with her, you can find her gorgeous digis and coloring books at her Etsy Shop.  Please feel free to visit her FaceBook Page and share your Julia Spiri coloring!  Now one more place you might want to visit is Julia's YouTube; you can find some mesmerizing drawing, painting, and flip throughs!!

Material List:

Digi: Mouse Spa by Julia Spiri  tinyurl.com/4npdb5cr
X-Press it Cardstock
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen Signo uni-ball
Silver Gel Pen
Black Pencil
White Gel Pen

Sharing with the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations:  Garden Delight or AG
A Place to Start:  All that Glitters or AG
Alphabet:  L is for Literature-inspired by the book The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Sweet Maisy Mouse


  Conie Fong has adorable digi bundles for animal lovers and Maisy with her beautiful flowers is just perfect for your summer time crafting!  Wouldn't she be so lovely on a shower card or a fall bouquet?    

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: Maisy and Cory Mice Bundle from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Ribbon/Bow
Whimsy Paper
CTMH Pattern Paper (retired)
Cricut Access Shapes and offset feature;  Print then Cut
Slider Tag from CTMH Art Philosophy 

I'm sending this off to the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digi
Allsorts:  AG or use die cuts
Krafty Chicks:  Stamp Act
Die Cut Divas:  AG using Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Science Poster for the Classroom...not mine! hahaha


 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Back to School.'  I chose to make a science poster using Cricut Design Space!  Come share your idea on this theme over at Cut It Up; remember to include a die cut!  

My sister is a science teacher, so I thought this would make a fun addition to her classroom!  She's the smart one!  ;)  

Material List:

CTMH Inks
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; 2 Way Zig Pen
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This project is off to the following challenges:  

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.     

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Sew Lovely!


  It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is: Sew Lovely!  This is a sponsored challenge and we are kindly sponsored by Conie Fong!!  

Come join in the fun where it's AG and the twist is always optional!

More info and tutorial in the video below:


 Material List 

Digi:  Conie Fong Sunflower Bouquet  https://tinyurl.com/yyfy4wx7
Copic Markers
Sewing Machine
Button from Stash
Embroidery thread, quilt pin, thread, burlap ribbon from Stash
Lace
CTMH Ink
Embossing Folder
Sentiment Angista Script from Creative Fabrica uploaded into CDS
Mannequin from CTMH Artiste
Cricut Design Space Print then Cut
Cricut Access: Shapes for thread spools;
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:
FarmQuest General Store:  AG
Make My Monday:  Hobbies
Beautiful Blossoms:  AG Flowers with Opt Mood Board
Paper Dragonfly:  Theme 1 Anything Flies + Theme 2 Fall Splendor
Allsorts:  AG or Sunflowers
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digi
A Place to Start:  All that Glitters or AG
Dream Valley:  Dry Embossing
Unicorn Challenge:  Layer it Up!
Flower Challenge:  Use a Die
Triple B:  AG using Bird, Bloom, and/or Butterfly Opt Mood Board
Unique Art Expressions:  AG add flowers...no cards!

Be sure to visit
for all the details about the challenge 
and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Monday, September 4, 2023

Tic, Tac, Toe at PoP


 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by Tic, Tac, Toe!  Of course, you can share anything positive you like, the theme is always optional.

I played the middle vertical row:  Bling, Texture, Masculine
or
Bottom row across:  Vintage, Masculine, Die Cut


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:
Cardstocks from Stash
CTMH Stamp Retired
Gold Paint/water for splatters and distressed edges
CTMH Retired Mocha Gems
Embossing Ink and Powder
Ribbons from Stash
Scrap of Burlap
Scrap of Twine
CTMH Artbooking for the Sentiment
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker


 Sharing with these challenges:  
 
The Creative Crafters:  AG involving paper
CRAFT:  Shabby Chic  I went with the definition:  'a fashionable but informal style of decoration that uses furniture and other objects that look old and used, not modern and new' 
My project includes a vintage camera and an old distressed appearance
A Place to Start:  All that Glitters or AG
Simon Says Stamp:  Stamp It
The Outlawz Monday Greetings:  AG with a Greeting

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

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Sunday Songs and Rhymes


So fun to be a Guest over at The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes!  This time there is a fun little fall poem!  


I was inspired by the second stanza referring to school and the summer holidays ending.  Check out the video below for more about this card!



Come play along with a project inspired by this written piece!  

Material List:

Digi: All Dressed Up  Dog Walker
https://tinyurl.com/yc8zbnc5
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Touch of Class manipulated in **Canva
https://tinyurl.com/bde2pv3n
Copic Markers
Embroidery Floss
Lace
Button
CTMH Stamps:  Capture the Date; Year Noted
CTMH Inks 
Adhesives: ATG; Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Print Then Cut
Cricut Access: Print then Cut; Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker
** If you are looking for help in Canva, I recommend this video series by Sande Woodson.  Tutorial #1

Sharing with the following challenges:
Cutie Pie:  Stamps and/or Stars  
Pammie's Inky Pinkies:  AG (10 max)
All Dressed Up:  AG using an ADU image

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Inspired by Books, Newspapers, or Magazines


 Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone (formerly known as The Outlawz Paper à la Modeand the Optional theme is Books, Magazines, Newspapers!  I was inspired by 'Books' and have chosen to go with an old book from a sale and turn it into a Horse Themed Journal/Picture Frame Combo.  I'll be adding all sorts of treasures to the inside of this book as time goes by.  

                 

You can see the frame and decor of the cover in the video below!


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Material List:

Old Book with cool page edges!
Photo of Harry
Black cardstock
Bits of lace, flowers, feather, pearls, fabric, twine, chain all from stash
Instant Gratification Snap Charm on clearance for 74 cents!
Charms from Stash
Needle and thread
Pencil, single-edge razor blade, Exacto-type knife
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Double Score Tape
Cricut Design Space: Design and template/pattern 
Cricut Access: Shapes 
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:  
Aloha Friday:  School/Books
Use Your Stuff:  Vintage  I've been hoarding that western style snap charm!
Crafting from the Heart:  AG but NO Cards
Crafty Animals:  AG with an Animal
The Creative Crafters:  AG involving paper
Critter Crazy Challenge:  AG with a Featured Critter
Double Trouble:  AG  Also entered in Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge
Make My Monday:  Hobbies  (horses and book altering!)
Lil Red Wagon:  Anything but a Card or Question:  Large or Small
CRAFT:  Shabby Chic  I went with the definition:  'a fashionable but informal style of decoration that uses furniture and other objects that look old and used, not modern and new' 
My project includes old-style lace, charms, gems, and an old book!
As You Like It:  Fav Animal  Horses are such peaceful animals, there's nothing more lovely than being in the barn come evening and listening to them munch hay.  But they can also be full of exuberance and life running and playing in the pastures!  They seem to take in your mood and reflect it; then they comfort!  Amazing animals which is why I needed a journal to record my specials art, pics, writings, etc.
Night Owls:  I Love... I love old books, embellishments, journaling, pictures, and horses!!

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.