Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cute & Cuddely Tuesday

Good morning!  It's Team A's turn again at Tuesday Throwdown and we're getting "Cute And Cuddely"!  Our sponsor is

They've provided us cute penguin digis to use this week and I've combined 2 of them:

I love penguins!  Have I mentioned that before on this blog?  *grin*  I've colored these with Spectrum Noir markers and mounted them on a beautiful piece of paper that came with an issue of Cardmaking & Papercrafting Magazine.  Gotta love freebies!!!

I tried to show the little bit of shimmer in the paper, but it doesn't really show up.  Even though the paper really didn't need any embellishing, I added 3 sequins and the strip of silver ribbon just because I couldn't help myself.

Please stop by Tuesday Throwdown to check out all the CUTE inspiration there and join us!  See you there!

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Couple More Candles

These candles are some I made for Chrstimas gifts for a couple of my co-workers last year.  Again, I just found the posts left in "draft" status!

Another Candle!

Looking through my post list, I've found a few drafts that I've never finished.  Here is the first one.  I love making these candles and am getting ready to make more for Christmas gifts.  I LOVE the colors in this one!  

I made it for a friend's birthday and here is the gift bag I made to go with it.

The "Celebrate" is a sticker that just matched this paper really well.  Very simple, but super fun!

Thanks for checking in with me!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Getting In The Christmas Spirit!

Hello!  I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and aren't still feeling too full!  If so, it's time to get into your craft room and exercise......your creativity!

  This week at My Sheri Crafts, Sandy has asked us to show a little Christmas spirit with "Old Fashioned/Vintage Christmas Cards or Projects".  Well, what's more old fashioned than a sleigh ride "in a one horse, open sleigh"?  
The image is a cut file from Cricut's Christmas Cards cartridge and I welded a square around it to frame the block.  The snowflakes are all cuts from various Cricut cartridges and the one in the tree is the inside of one of the others.   Inside I sprayed just a quick squirt of frost, hoping it would look like snow.  I don't really like how that turned out, but I guess it's not too bad.   I've added some navy blue vellum paper to hide he cord.

To add some "feet" to the block and give room for the cord I glued on some empty tape rolls from my ATG gun!
Here is it lit up, before I added the "feet".  

I hope you'll come over and check out all the other beautiful inspiration and join in the fun!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An Old Bag

Good Morning!!  We have a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown today!  We are sponsored by Lily Patch Boutique and our theme is "Shopping"!  Now we all know that a "must have" for a shopping spree is just the right purse!

The image is Digi Darla's "Pick A Purse", colored with Sprectrum Noir markers.  The papers are all scraps, the front sentiment stamp is from KStamps and the inside stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I thought this was a fun sentiment, but it will sure have to go to someone with a sense of humor!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll come on over and check out the rest of the teams creations and join us!

I've entered these challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Tic Tac Toe plus a sentiment (patterned paper, digi stamp, favorite color-blue)
Cards In Envy - extra layers
Get Creative - birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - lots of layers

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thanksgiving Treat Box

Hi Bloggie Buddies!  I'm so glad you stopped by!  Today we start a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts
and our newest Design Team Sister, Kristi, has challenged us with "Any Type of Thanksgiving Project".  I chose to make a fun treat box with the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge.

Isn't he cute?!?!?!  The box is made from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  Very fun, very cute!

Come on over and check out all the other great projects and join us!

I've entered these challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Bitten by the Bug  - Autumn colors
Crafting By Designs - November anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist of winter birthday
Fantabulous Cricut - anything goes

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My First Foiling Project!

Hello!  I'm so excited to share this card with you today!  A few months ago I found some foil sheets on clearance so I picked them up.  I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but hey, they were on clearance!  So this week I got out my Your Story machine {also found on clearance at Wal-Mart  :) } and used the laminating feature to try foiling a digi stamp.  It worked!!!!  I'm seeing lots of potential here!!!

I then cut "Merry Christmas" from my Cricut DS subscription and foiled that, too.  I added a few drops of glue here and there and sprinkled some white glitter over them to make it look like snow.  The white snowflake button has been in my stash awhile.  I think it's from The Paper Studio, but not sure.

This card is for this weeks challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  We are sponsored by
and this is their digi image.  Our challenge this week is the always fun Tic-Tac-Toe.   I used the middle row across.  And by the way, the dark blue frame is the negative left after I cut out a Spellbinders scalloped oval!

 I hope you'll join us this week, but be sure to go checkout all the great inspiration of the rest of the team this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

I've entered this card here:

Creative Moments - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - U is for Unlimited(anything goes)
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise- Christmas or winter theme
City Crafter - Getting ready for Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
Where the HeART is - winter blues

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Thanksgiving Diorama 2015

It's time for a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts and it's gonna' be another fun one!!!!  Sheri has challenged us this week to "Include a Tag Shaped Item in Your Project."  The past few years I've made a diorama at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I thought this was the perfect time to make one for Thanksgiving.  

 I just love these swirly cuts from Phrases and Celebrate with Flourish from Cricut!  The leaves are also Cricut cuts from Flower Shoppe.  The tags are a Cricut cut also, but now I can't find them in the subscription search to let you know which cartridge. I guess I was lucky to find them in the first place!

The gold ribbon came from Wal-Mart.  I've had it for a LONG time!

After lots of inking, gluing and other fun stuff, voila'! I love it!

I had lots of messy fun inking these tiny little leaves, but I really wanted them to be multi-colored like most of the real ones.  I like how they turned out!  

I hope you'll join us this week at My Sheri Crafts!  See you there!

I finally have time to enter a few challenges this week:

Crafting With An Attitude - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Hiding In My Craftroom - freestyle
Crafting With Friends - anything goes
Crafty Catz - Let's Tag It
Simply Papercraft - anything goes

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Prayers for a Friend

Hello!!!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by the awesome

And she is also on our Design Team!  Our challenge theme this week is _You Have My Support".

I used CraftyGirl Creations "Pansies" for my card.

Supplies:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Spellbinders Fancy Oval die set
Paper - freebie from Cardmaking & papercraft magazine
Sentiment stamp - My Sentiments Exactly 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you'll join us this week!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween Treat Bags

This week at My Sheri Crafts, Raquel has challenged us to make Treat Bags or Boxes!  What a fun challenge!  I found this fun cut file from the Creepy Critters Cricut cartridge:

Isn't he a cutie?  There is also a p, a cat, a bat and a spider.  I won't be making the spider, but hopefully there will be more pictures coming of the others.  I need 4 treat bags, so these are perfect!  
Come on over and join us! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Wobbly Penguin Birthday

This week at Twisted Thursday the twist is "Birthday Card"  Now how easy is that???    Our sponsor again is

I used their "Let It Snow" Penguin for my super simple card:

He's colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  The original stamp says "Let It Snow" above the penguin, but I just didn't use that and used him as a penguin who is super excited about a birthday....

 and made him a wobble!  I made my own "action wobble" with fine wire and wrapped it around my needle nose pliers.  It works pretty well!  My grandson played with him while I got the rest of the card ready, so it's kid approved!  LOL

Come on over and join us for this super simple twist this week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hockey Player Birthday Card

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our challenge theme is "Sports Fan"!  Our awesome sponsor is http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html

I've used their cute "Ice Skating Deer 5" for a fun birthday card.

The sentiment stamp is from Close To My Heart and inside is a computer generated sentiment "I Hope It's a Winner!"

Be sure to check out all the awesome beauties the rest of the Tuesday Throwdown team has created and join in all the fun!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Sheri Pink & Pretty

The challenge this time around at My Sheri Crafts is "Pink & Pretty".  I love that theme!

I used some fantastic freebies I got with my latest issue of "Card Making and Paper Craft" magazine.  The stamp and embossing folder were both included.  I mounted the stamp on 2 Spellbinder's diecuts, cut out a "Hope" ribbon, added some gems and a bow and there it is!

It doesn't show up very well in the picture, but the ribbon is cut twice, once in silver foil cardstock and once in the pink.  The silver shows up in real life and ties in with the silver gems.

I hope you'll come on over and join us!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My First ATC!

Hello!  This week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday our theme is "Anything Goes With A Twist" and the twist is "Artist Trading Cards"!  Our sponsor is the ever fabulous 

I've never made an ATC before, so I was kind of intimidated by this oh-so-simple simple concept of a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2 " tag!  But, I did it!
I colored this cute "Hello Kitty" digi from our sponsor, then grabbed up some scraps of paper on my desk and went to town!  I have 2 pieces of embossed paper, the lavender base is embossed with an Embossabilities music note folder and the border is one that came with my last "Card Making and Paper Craft" magazine.  Gotta love those freebies!!!

I used the red feather because that fancy phone reminded me of those old, delicate, fancy phones in the old black and white movies and when I thought of that I thought of the feather boa house robes the ladies wore and those high heeled house shoes with the feathery puffs on them.  Funny what triggers your memories!

Come on over and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.  See you there!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Anything Goes at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week our theme is Anything Goes with the Twist - Anything Goes!  
We are sponsored once again by Bugaboo!

I made a simple oval card with Bugaboo's image "Bugaboo Brat Bugs" and paper scraps.  The scalloped oval is a Cricut Cut from "Elegant Edges".  
For the card base, I enlarged the base cut of the oval, duplicated and welded.  I've used Spectrum Noir markers for coloring and Paper Studio flowers with gems.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please join us over at The Outlawz, where there is a new challenge everyday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Picture/Color Inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown

Helo and welcome!  Today is TeamA's turn for the new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week we are sponsored by:


and we have a picture inspiration.  You can go by the image or the colors:


I used the sponsor's "The Big, The Bold and Comfort" stamp set for my card.

I really liked the look of the stamp set on the plastic, so I just inked up the whole thing for my background!  Then I used just the "Hope" stamp from the set.  A few Spellbinders diecuts, some ribbon and flowers and there you go!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tic Tac Toe @ Mysheri Crafts!

This week at My Sheri Crafts we have a Tic Tac Toe board!  

I went with the line of brown, butterfly and ribbon.  But I also have metal embellishments and a bit of lace, so I got that row, too!

This sweet image is from Nicecrane.  I printed it in black on white paper, then antiqued it to make it more of a cream color.  I know it would have been easier to imprint it on cream paper, but I also computer colored the image in turquoise, green and purple on the same sheet.  The paper is from a pad of printed Kraft paper and the butterfly is a Cricut cut.  

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!

This card entered here:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

An Elephant Never Forgets!

It's time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week our theme is Anything Goes with the Twist - A Fall Theme!  
We are sponsored once again by Bugaboo!

I used one of their cute  Edward Pumpkins images to make a Thank You card:  

Inside is stamped with "Thanks Bunches".

These papers have been in my stash from the beginning of time, I think!  

This project is also a first for me---I used the pen in my Explore to write the font on the die cut all in one step!  Woohoo!  Another feature figured out!  LOL!  

Come on over to The Outlawz and join us!

Friday, September 11, 2015

"Tweet" Easel Birthday Card

Well, this time I'm  really late with my post!  This week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is "Anything Goes" and we are sponsored by:


I made this easel style birthday card:

Hopefully I will keep up better from here on!

All Dressed Up at Twisted Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week our theme is Anything Goes with the Twist - All Dressed Up!  
We are sponsored once again by Bugaboo!

I used one of their cute images to make a "dressed up" card:

Be sure to come over and join us!