Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thank You Ever So Much

This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SasayakiGlitter

and our theme is "So Very Thankful"
  I've used our sponsor's image "Dorrie" for my thank you card:

 The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink.  The sentiment stamp is one of the super sweet freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  The papers are all scraps from my stash and I'm not sure what paper pad they came from.  A little bling and a feather, also from my stash, finished it off.

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

I've entered this card here:

Jingle Belles - thank you cards
Crafting with Dragonflies -  #93 use your stash plus bling
Die Cuttin' Divas - #343 Turkey or Thanks




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We're Watercoloring!

Hello Bloggies!  It's Team A's turn again over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we're sponsored by our own Design Team Sister, Crafty Girl!
 http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_114  Our theme this week is "Watercoloring".  Now there's something I haven't done in a long time!  I broke out the old watercolor paintset I found in my Mom's craft supplies when we cleaned out the house after Dad passed away.  Now, my Mom passed away back in 1993, so you can just imagine how old these paints are!

Anyway, here's my card:


I've used Crafty Girl's "Barbed Cross" image and painted it.  I used the paints to distress it and then painted up a piece of scrap paper.  I used a Spellbinders Die on that piece to mat the image.  The background papers are scraps from my stash.  I added a strip of brown mesh ribbon and bow to complete it.  

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

I've entered this card here:
Crafting From the Heart - #181 anything goes
Digi Chooseday - #44 anything goes


Sunday, October 29, 2017

"I Call on The Lord" Easel Card

Looking at my draft posts, I found this one that I never posted.  It was a DT card so I've edited the post.  I don't know why I never got it online, but here it is now.


I've used an image from The Stamping Boutique called "Blanket Flower"


 I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, then inked up the edges and mounted it on a Spellbinder's oval.  The card base is Cricut's "Folk Art Tulip Card" and I welded a square over all the fancy cuts to get a plain base.  The papers are from Die Cuts With a View "Pocket Full of Posies" 6x6 pad.  The bow is my first hand-tied triple bow!


The inside sentiment I made with the Write then Cut feature.


 This scripture sentiment is from Just Rite's "Cast All Your Cares" stamp set.

I love how this one turned out and it's going to a good friend who is going through a rough patch right now.

Thanks for stopping by!

I've entered this card here:
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge -  Wk #43 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #183 Shaped Cards
Digi Chooseday -  #42 anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage -  #98 Use A Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude - #32 anything goes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clean and Simple at Tuesday Throwdown

This week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is sponsored by
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/ and our theme is Clean & Simple.

I've used an image from our sponsor for my card:



I really intended to use white glitter on the snow, but when I sprinkled it on, I realized it was white embossing powder!  Oh well, I liked how it turned out, so it was a happy accident!  I used a scrap piece of blue glitter cardstock for the snowflake, which is a Cricut cut.

I hope you will come on over and join us!

I have entered this card here:

Creative Knockouts -  #215 Clean & Simple
The Holly & the Ivy - #17 always anything Christmas

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shaped Gift Card - New Baby

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our challenge theme is "Bundle of Joy" and we are sponsored by the ever awesome
 http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html

I've used our sponsor's sweet Mama and Baby Elephant image to make a gift card.


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils in gray and pink.  The card shape is a Cricut card base from "Sentimentals" cartridge, available in Design Space.  This card measures 3"x 3 1'4".  By duplicating one side of the card base and sizing it just a bit smaller, I cut the patterned paper, which is a scrap from my stash.  Since the card is so small, I thought a tiny bow was all the embellishment it needed.

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope to see you join us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sweet Little Unicorn

Hello again!  It's time again for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  Our challenge theme is "Fantasy" and we are sponsored this week by
 

SUCH CUTE IMAGES!!!!

I've used our sponsor's image "Anita and Her Unicorn" for my card:


I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  The little unicorn's horn is colored with a gold sparkle gel pen.  The clouds are a Cricut cut and the blue paper is a Cricut "print and cu"t paper.

Be sure to check out all the great inspiration over at Tuesday Throwdown and then join us!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Punches & Diecuts at Tuesday Throwdown

Hello!  I'm so glad you stopped by.  Today at Tuesday Throwdown our new challenge is sponsored by the awesome Bugaboo Stamps and our theme is Punches  and/or Diecuts.

I've used both on my card:


I've used our sponsor's sweet image "Flower Bird", a circle doilie die from Spellbinders, a fern die and a flower die that are Cricut cuts and a border punch from Fiskars.

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the background paper is from K & Co.

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you'll join us!

I've entered this cared here:

Crafting By Designs - September Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Wk #36Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  - #204 Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Floral & Fauna and/or Nature
Crafting From The Heart -  #173 Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Saturday Anything Goes


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Embossed Copper

Hello!  Last time it was Team A's turn to post on Tuesday Throwdown, I was so covered up with life that I had to skip.  So it seems like it's been months since I've posted!

This week our sponsor is
 http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/ and our challenge theme is "Add Metal".

So here's my take with our sponsor's image "Steampunk Tasha":


I've had a roll of thin copper sheeting for something like forever and finally thought this would be a fun way to use some of it.  The diecuts were all in my spare parts box (sweet!).  The black doilie is a Spellbinder's die, the white piece on it is the negative cut from a Cricut "ready to make" card and the green label is a Cricut label cut in half.  My image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers then fussy cut and the paper is a piece from a Paper Studio sheet.  The "hello" stamp is from Winnie & Walter's "The Big, the Bold and the Happy" set. 

This was really a fun card to make and I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other great projects over at Tuesday Throwdown!  

I've entered this card here:

Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe (digi stamp/embossing/diecuts also embossing/sentiment/metal)
Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - #30 Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - #87 Embossing
Creatilicious - #121 Anything Goes with optional glitter/bling (The copper is shiny enough for bling, right?  lol)




Saturday, July 29, 2017

Black and White + One

Oh my gosh!  It just dawned on me today that I never got my post up for the past Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!  Now that it's almost over, here's my card!

Our theme is "Black and White with one other color" and our sponsor is MHK Designs.  I used digi paper, rocker image and sentiment all provided by our sponsor.   

Bg apology to my teammates at Tuesday Throwdown for being so neglectful!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One Layer Cards are Kinda Hard?

This week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is "One Layer" and we are sponsored by  

I had a much harder time with this challenge than I thought I would.  "One Layer" sounds so easy!  But once I printed out my image, I thought "Now what???"  I wanted to use ribbon or diecuts or something! 


So I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page border punch and a little glitter and called it good.  So I guess it really is easy, after all!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week and join us!

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!
     Image result for winking emoji


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!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

My First Spring Wreath!

I made my first Spring Wreath!  



The "Welcome" cut is a Cricut cut that originally said "Welcome Baby" but I sliced it.  It was so much fun and I really like how it turned out, so I just had to share it with you!

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Koala Hello

Well, I'm late sharing my DT project for Tuesday Throwdown again, but this time it really isn't my fault!  We took a lightening strike to the phone lines in our area and I have been without phone or internet for about 10 days!  So here is my card that is made completely with diecuts I had set back in my "tidbits" box (diecuts I made and then decided not to use on that project)  They are all Cricut cuts, but I can't tell you where they came from.

The theme at Tuesday Throwdown this week is "Tropical Critters" and we are sponsored by http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html



I really like this cute little koala!  I've printed it twice, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and used a second layer on her face and hands.  You can't really see it in this picture, but it has some nice dimension.  The background paper doesn't show up very well, but it has little hula girls all over it. and says "Aloha".

I'm going to enter these challenges this week:

Creative Craft Cottage - Dies or Punches
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes





Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Frame


I finally got this frame done that I've had in my head for awhile.  I had seen this phrase on the internet last year and made a smaller version then.  You can see that one here, but I like this one a lot better! 

The die cuts are both Cricut cuts and I've cut three of each of them.  
Fonts:  blue font is Cricut's Baby Steps, 
  E & J are Everyday Fonts-Celebrate and the 
rest are Elegant Cake-Plain 
The "Easter" and "Jesus" are on the inside of the glass and with that and the 3 layer die cuts there's a lot of dimension inside the frame.

Thanks for checking in!

I've entered this project here:

4 Crafty Chicks - # 343 punches or dies
Aud Sentiments - #176 - any sentiment except birthday
Crafting With An Attitude - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #34 anything goes
Creative Knockouts - #186 Spring is on the way
DL.Art - #201 bunnies or ducks


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You're One Cool Chick!

http://samistamp.blogspot.com/Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week we are sponsored by Sami Stamps and our theme is "Add Dimension".  This is going to be a fun one|!!!

I've used our sponsor's image "Little Miss Feather Chick" for my card.  What a cute image! 

She's colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I've added some of my favorite---Sheer Ribbon ---with a Gem slide from The Paper Studio and a feather from my stash.  I've colored and cut a second hat to add another layer of dimension.  The background paper is

some I've had in my stash for a long time.  There's no name on the back of the paper so I'm guessing it came from a pad and is probably from Die Cuts With a View. 

This is another card for one of my Zippy Zebra Buddies and inside it says "You're One Cool Chick!" 

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










I've joined these challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - #180 Anything Goes
|Digi Chooseday - WK 12 Anything Goes
Creative Craft cottage - #84 For the Girls
Classic Design Team Open Challenge
Crafting From The Heart - #151 Anything Goes



                 
                                           

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Friend Card in Black & White

Good morning!  I'm sharing a card today that I made using the sweet Bugaboo image "Friend Flower Doodle" that we received in the Freebie/Progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  I thought this would look great as a black and white card.  After putting it together, I love how it worked!

Isn't that a neat image?  It's great when it's colored in, too!  Fun one to work with.  Thanks Bugaboo!

I'm entering a few challenges today...haven't done that for awhile!

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - tic tac toe (gems/image/butterflies)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #178 anything goes


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wildflower Birthday Card

We have a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by 
Our theme is "Your Favorite Embellishment".  

I've used an image from our sponsor, "Spring Bouquet" and "Ruffled Wild Orchid Sentiment" to make this card:

It's colored with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, cut out with a Sizzix die and both are mounted on a Cricut scalloped circle cut. 
I'm not sure I can say this card has just one favorite embellishment.  I love to use die cuts, sheer ribbon (especially tied in a double bow) and gems.  I also love to ink around the edges of my cards!  If I do have to choose just one fave, I guess it would have to be the.....well...I just can't decide!   LOL!  I do love using my Cricut, though!

Come on over and join us!