Monday, February 17, 2020

Wine Improves With Age

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy designs Challenge the theme is Anything Goes.  We have two sponsors, this image is from a set at Jan's Digi Stamps called Wine With Friends.  This was one of those sets I saw and simply had to have!  Too fun!  I used loads of glittery paper, some gems, and some Glossy Accents - this is one shiny card!  LOL  I used the wine bottle, glass, corks, sentiment and the ladies from the set.


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Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum (do the glitter papers count?)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  2 or more DPs  (do the glitter papers count?)
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Well Wishes

This was another box card I made - this one was made and sent to my cousin who is currently being treated for a month at OHSU.  I used an image from Oddball Art Co called Collector of Hearts.  This is for the challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs - Oddball is one of the sponsors.  The challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES.  I had fun making this one.  I used a new embossing/cutting folder (embosslet), and the sentiments and flowers are from Cricut.





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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Hand Colored Image
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes       
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add A Heart
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Box or Bag
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
ColorMy Heart Color Dare – Tic Tac Toe color palette  
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Dies and/or Punches
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional Embossing
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Hearts and/or Flowers
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Made With Lots Of Love

I think this new release image from Bugaboo is so cute!  Sadly, I feel this card didn't do it the justice it deserved!!  :(  I thought I'd try adding these fun gems that I got from the Scrapbook Fair a couple weeks ago, but they just look...cheap!  Once I glued them on, I knew I ruined the card.  Then I wanted to add the glitter to my dragon and the glitter sort of exploded on his hand, so I tried to cover it with a heart gem!  LOL  This is what happens when I wait until the last minute (I'm usually about a month ahead of the game) to make something using an image I need to use for a project I need to make.  haha 

I digress...  This sweet guy is called Clyde Made With Love - I just checked for the link but he doesn't appear to be in the shop.  I'm sure he will be soon though!!  Just keep checking back HERE and be sure to grab the Friday freebie while you are at it!  :)  Here is my train wreck of a card...


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Happy Birthday Tri-Fold Card

I had a some extra butterflies and flowers print and cut out for the pop up boxes I've been making that weren't used so I decided, rather than letting them go to waste I'd give the tri-fold card a try.  I used the draw and cut option on the Cricut for the sentiment, added the Fred She Said butterflies and the Cricut flowers and this is what came out of it all.  With the exception of the card base, this made using all "scraps", or left overs.




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Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Creatures great and small
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – ATG
Use Your Stuff – Critters
Double Trouble – Challenge #49 - Again and Again (use the same item) optional ‘use a critter’
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Add a heart (dot the "I")
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart (dot the "I")
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Friday, February 7, 2020

Single's Awareness Day

With one of my past posts Pattie from Pattie's Creations commented and asked if I'd be interested in joining her design team over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  I decided, sure!  Why not?  So, this is my first creation for her design team using Cheers To You Ladies.  The challenge theme is "Love, Love, Love", well...because I'm single, with no Valentine in my little world (well, I actually told my friend whom I'm going to see the opera with on the 14th she could be my Valentine since we're both single) I decided to point out that love comes in many different forms.  In this case, I love my crazy and single friends!  I used gems, heart stickers, flowers, lace, burlap, doilies, and edge punch and a bow.


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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “banners and bows”
Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum
Shopping our stash – My Heart is on Fire
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– LOVE/VALENTINE + a sentiment 
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Love/Valentines
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Valentine and All Season Pop-Up Box

Okay, I've been having WAY too much fun making these boxes.  This one was another made specifically for Mother's day, but then I thought, why make something like this that is only going to get stashed away after that specific holiday?  So, I made the Mother's day sentiment on Velcro, and did other sentiments that you can swap it out with.  So, now it isn't as seasonal.  Plus, if I decided, it could be a Valentine card first that can turn into a Mother's Day card!  :)  Two in one!  haha

I used the new Valentine Hug image from The Paper Shelter and the same butterflies as my last one I posted from Fred She Said - Swallow Tail Butterflies.  The flowers are all print and cut from Cricut.  Some of the sentiments are from Create With TLC.



Here is where the velcro went.  I actually made more sentiments than are pictured.






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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Love
Make My Monday I heart you 
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Shopping our stash – My Heart is on Fire
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  For the one you love
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– LOVE/VALENTINE + a sentiment 
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  With Love
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Love/Valentines

Monday, February 3, 2020

Mother's Day

Last night my roommate asked if I could make one of these for her to give to her Mom for Mother's Day.  Her specifications were no ooey gooey lovey dovey stuff and it needed to have a yorkie on it.  That left a lot of options for me to play with!  Granted, Mother's Day is still a ways away, but since I've only just started playing with these Pop-up box cards, I figured it would be good practice.

For this card I used images from Fred She Said, The Paper Shelter and Cricut.  The sentiment is one I made.  The butterflies are from the Fred She Said set called Swallow Tail Butterfly Digi & Color.  The cute puppy is from a Paper Shelter set called Teacup Yorkie.  All of the flowers, the box and everything else is from Cricut.  Because I made the flowers higher on the box than 'normal' I needed a larger envelope, so I used one of my 7.5" x 7.5" envelopes and added on to it so it was taller.  I then decorated it using the same images from the box card and added the vinyl word "Mom", also cut from my Cricut.




The envelope 

In the envelope

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Use Your Stuff – Critters
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  digital image
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Newly Acquired (purchased the TPS image last night)
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    
Cardz TV - ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers
Cute As A Button – ATG w/optional ‘use a sentiment’
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Double Trouble Challenge #49 – Again and Again (use the same item) optional ‘use a critter’ w/Use Your Stuff – Critters

Love

This sweet image is from Polkadoodles and is called Holly Ladybird Tree.  I used my Cricut to cut the tags, word and doily.  I added the heart, gems and bow.


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Love
Cute Card Thursday Valentines
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional Hearts
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers

Box of Chocolates

I've sort of fallen in love with these slide out cards.  For this one I used a Fred She Said image called Better Than Chocolate. and stuck with the pinks and browns.  For full instructions on how to make this style of card go to this link HERE.




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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Love
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Hearts
Cute Card Thursday Valentines
Crazy 4 Challenges – dessert or candy
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers

Friday, January 31, 2020

It's A Great Day

It's a great day to have a great day! 

I made this card thinking pink would be fun to play with/pink Christmas/winter.  Pink clothes, pink bunny and pink background.  I used the Cricut to cut out the card itself and to fussy cut the image.  The image is from Bugaboo, it is today's Freebie Friday image (will be available all week long HERE once it's posted).


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Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG + a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Winter Fun
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)– Children
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Monochromatic
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)  Little Friends
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Be My Sweet Valentine

I saw some ideas on different kinds of candy bouquets and had to try one, just for the fun of it.  I had some candy left over from Halloween (yes, the full sized bars) and decided to give it a try.  The vase, tissue paper, red hearts and the box of chocolates are all from the Dollar Tree.  Because I have a ton of chop sticks from takeout, I used those for the candy sticks and taped the candy to the sticks.  I added some floral foam to the bottom of the vase for the sticks to go into.  I considered adding a bow, but if I end up giving it to a man, I don't want it too girly...I just started seeing someone, so, if we are still together when Valentine's Day gets here...this might be for him!  LOL



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Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Hearts
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) ATG

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Playing With Vinyl

So today I decided to play with my Cricut and vinyl.  I found these super fun frames at a thrift shop, both still in their original boxes (one was from Pier 1 Imports).  I found an awesome deal on the vinyl at Joann Fabrics, buy two get two (makes them half price when you buy 4).  I used a gift card I got for Christmas so it was an even better deal for me!  haha  I found the sayings in the Cricut program.

5x7 frame

4x4 frame

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Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – ATG
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) ATG

Friday, January 24, 2020

Opera Voice

Tonight I'm taking a friend out for a birthday drink.  I figured I'd better make him a card.  He is getting ready for an upcoming opera that he is in, so his schedule is pretty busy...and so is mine.  So, tonight I'm taking him out to celebrate.

For his card I used an image from Rick St. Dennis, sentiments from Create With TLC and cut outs from Cricut.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– ATG
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes       
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes 
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – ATG

Celebrate!

Today's Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo is this fun Birthday Turtle.  I used my Cricut to make this card, including cutting out the image.  That is one thing I love about Bugaboo, you can use the images w/your cricut :)  So many other places, you can't!  I used 5 different designer papers and 4 different solid cardstock pieces.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Spots and/or Dots
Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum
Color My Heart Color Dare – Love of Color

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hope

This image is the new release today over at Bugaboo Stamps.  I received a thank you card from my CTMH consultant this week and chose to use that card as my inspiration for this one.  I added some burlap strings, staples and some fun gold designer papers.


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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “Make it Shiny”
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes       
Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)more than a single word sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes