Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Creative Borders at Tuesday Throwdown

Good Morning!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by 
and our theme is "Creative Borders".  I've used a sweet stamp set from our sponsor called "Friends and Family" for my card.


I really like this stamp set, it's pretty versatile.  The background paper is a freebie from "Cardmaking and Papercrafting" magazine.  and my "Creative Border" is a cute picket fence from Cricut's Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge on Design Studio Access.  To finish it off I added a little butterfly sticker and set some gems with my Gemsetter from Imaginisc that I haven't used in years!  It was fun to pull that back out and remind myself of the fun tool I have.  (Not that I'm hoarding tools and supplies, or anything like that!)  lol

Thanks for stopping by.  Come on over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out all the great projects there, then join us!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

You Still Rock!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by !  And our theme is "For the Men".  I've used our sponsor's image called "Metal Mick" to make my card.

                             

This was such a fun image to color!  I used my Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut the image.  I've used pop dots to  mount it onto a circle which I wrote and cut with my Cricut Explore and a Cra-Z-Art marker.   The blue strip is embossed with a music "M-Bossibilities" embossing folder from Sizzix, run through my Cuttlebug.  The background paper is some really old scrap I have had forever. 

This is a pretty simple, but fun card.  I hope you like it, too!  Be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown to check out all the great DT examples and then join in the fun! See you there! 


I've entered these challenges:

Digi Chooseday - Week #24 anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - #163 anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - #190 for a special man/boy
Crafting With Dragonflies - #82 anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Father's Day





Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We're Stitching At Tuesday Throwdown!

Hello!!!  It's time for another new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by our very own Kim Sherrod!  http://www.amusestudio.com/kimsherrod




Our theme this week is "Stitching".  I saw a card on the front of Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine and I just loved it, so I made my own version of it.

It's a little simpler than the one on the magazine, but I love it.  The sentiment is a freebie from the magazine and the border is a Cricut cut.  The papers are scraps from my stash and the flowers are from The Paper Studio.  I stitched around the edge of the card on my sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the other great creations at Tuesday Throwdown!

I've entered this card here:

Digi Chooseday - Week 22  anything goes
Cardz TV - #2 Anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - #161 anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - # 189 Floral Profusion
Jo's Scrap Shack - #190 anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - #319 anything goes
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Old Tractor

Hello!  Today I have another Design Team card to share for Tuesday Throwdown.  We are sponsored this week by
                                                   
and our theme is "Texture". 

I used our sponsors image "The Old Tractor", precolored, for my card:


I used a piece of burlap for the background texture and knotted a piece of twine to look somewhat like barbed wire. I tore the edges of the image and used distress ink.  The wheat is a Cricut diecut.  It's from the "Botanicals" cartridge.

Now for my reality........

I see a little problem here!  Oh well, I just cut off the front and glued it to another card. Right side up this time!

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I hope you'll join us at Tuesday Throwdown!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dance To The Music of Your Dreams...

Hello!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means...a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by
                                            https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyBeeDesign
and we have a sketch for your inspiration:

 I've used our sponsor's image "Love Bug 5" for my card for one of my Zippy Zebra buddies:
 I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir pencils and mounted it onto a Spellbinders Die.  The background paper is from the latest Cardmaking and Paper Crafts Magazine freebie.   The flower brads are some golden oldies I've had in my stash since I started scrapbooking...which was before I started cardmaking...which was before I started blogging...so they're OLD!

 Inside I've used a sentiment stamp from Stampabilities and on the left is a sticker.

I love this sentiment: "Dance to the music of your dreams; the steps will bring you joy."  I found this in my "Sentiments" folder and I know it was a magazine freebie,but I'm not sure which one.  I think it was Cardmaker Magazine.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please go by and check out all the great inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Couple of Contrasting Sympathy Cards

I made a couple of sympathy cards this weekend that I'd like to share with you.  They are both for the same couple, but one is from a women's club that the wife is a member of and the other is from a "Cowboy" Sunday School class of which they are both members.  See if you can figure out which is which!
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This card is made with scraps!  The bottom layer is a burlap paper from the Paper Studio and the next layer and the banner are scraps of paper I printed from Cricut.  The banner is also a Cricut cut.  The horse is a sticker from Karen Foster Designs, mounted on a scrap of cream paper and inked.  The sentiment is made with Cricut's "Baby Steps fonts and welded, cut from the same cream paper scrap then inked.  I added a little bit of  sisal rope and inside I used a Stampabilities stamp that says "I thought of you today".


This card is made with scraps and freebies!  The stamp is from the latest issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The embossing folder is from the same issue and the printed paper is a freebie from an older issue.  Have I ever mentioned that I love that magazine?!?!  I lightly inked the edges of the white piece to really make the beautiful embossing stand out.  A little hand-tied sheer ribbon double bow and it's finished!


Thanks for stopping by and I think I'll see if I can join a few challenges this week.

Floral Card entered here:

 

Creatilicious Challenges - # 114 Anything Goes with option of For The Girls
Creative Moments - Anything Goes, option Spring has Sprung
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes



Western Card entered here:

Digi Chooseday - anything goes week #17






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Do Small Things card

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for Team A's new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and we have Photo Inspiration:

                                       
 I love these colors and if you can't read the sentiment in the bottom corner, well, it's on my card!



I've used our sponsors image "One Spring Day 6" colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, a fun card cut from Cricut, some gems from The Paper Studio and wrote the sentiment using the writing function on my Cricut Explore.  I LOVE THAT!!!

Just a cute, fun card that I really enjoyed making.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!!!