Monday, January 17, 2022

You're The Best!

  Here is my second guest designer entry for Double Trouble.  Using all of the challenges listed below, I created this fun card.  I used my Cricut to cut the banners, fussy cut the Bugaboo image, and to write the sentiment.  I turned the sketch onto it's side and stretched it out.

Here is my card:



Here is the post for Double Trouble:

WELCOME to Challenge #101 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from Monday, January 17th - Sunday, January 30th 
"Mix 'Em Up w/Three Patterned Papers"  



Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "It's Winter and I'm just chillin' so I don't want to make things complicated. That's why I'm asking you to use three patterned papers - just "Mix 'Em Up"!  It's that simple... That's all you need. 

IF you want to be a little ambitious and boost your creativity our partner has this sketch that is perfect for using patterned papers. You may also feel free to change orientation of the sketch... rotate the sketch or use its mirror image." IF you use this sketch you will receive another chance at our random draw. 

In Summary:
1. Thing 1 Requirement: MUST Use three patterned papers in your project.
2. Optional: It's your choice to use the sketch above.  

Thing 3Twisted Sister
says, "January 20th is World Penguin Awareness Day! I'm also chillin', but not with Trouble Maker. I'm chillin' with the penguins. So for my optional twist, let's waddle with a clumsy swaying motion and include a penguin in our projects."  







Thing 2
: Double Trouble
says, "If you have included three patterned papers and used Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch,  you may enter HERE.  And if you have used Twisted Sister's optional twist "include a penguin" you have also met their optional theme "Winter Wonder".  

Please note that Try Stampin' on Tuesday starts on Tuesday, November 16th. If you post your project at Double Trouble on Monday, the 15th, you are still eligible to enter your project at TSOT. We are permitted to backlink for that Monday only... so be sure to visit again on Tuesday so you can post your card to the TSOT Challenge using the link provided above.  


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge – ATG

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Paper Funday – ATG w/Opt. Winter Landscapes

A Place To Start - ATG

Digi Choosday - ATG

Little Red Wagon – Patterned Paper

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/Sentiment

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  The color blue

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Snow Much Fun

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – ATG w/opt. Add a Heart

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Cute As A Button –ATG

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Winter/Snow

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

Daisy Chain Challenges – Wintertime

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG

ColorfulOptions – Winter Blue 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Times Fun Stacking Frogs

Here is an image I saw and simply HAD TO HAVE.  This is from the shop of Rachelle Anne Miller, it's called Stacked Frogs.  After adding the image onto some fun Digi paper, I added some extra flies (cropped from the image itself), the sentiment and a button w/a string bow.  I'm not sure how well you can see it, but I used some Glossy Accents over their eyes and some Crackle Accents over the stones they are standing on.  I used some I added Stickles 'Waterfall' over the fly wings.  Overall, I'm thrilled with how this turned out!




Thanks for looking!

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)Something beginning with the letter S (String & Stickles)

Little Red Wagon – Patterned Paper

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/Sentiment

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – U is for Unequal (something big & small) - Frogs/Flies 

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – ATG

Rachelle Anne Miller FB Challenge – ATG w/Optional: Fav Color Combo (lt. & dk Greens)


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Triple Point Thanks

 This card was made for the Butterfly Challenge.  They "spin the wheel", what letter it lands on determines the challenge.  In this case it landed on T which means Triple Point Card, Tan, Tickle Me Pink, tea Green, Thistle, Thank You.  I tried to meet all of the challenges.  I didn't do just one or two colors, I tried to make sure I had all of the clors, however, I think I missed tan.  LOL  The Triple Point Card is actually quite easy to make, they have instructions HERE.  For my card I used a Park Lane paper pack called Backyard Garden and a Punch Out Pad from K&Compnay called Abrianna.


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge – ATG

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Paper Funday – ATG w/Opt. Winter Landscapes

A Place To Start - ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog – LOTS OF LAYERS

Little Red Wagon – Patterned Paper

ButterflyChallenge (up to 3 entries – must include a butterfly) – T- Triple Point Card (tan, pink, green, thistle (dk purple), Thank you, Triple Point Card)

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge - ATG


Monday, January 10, 2022

Owl Fun Fold

Happy Monday!  Hoping the new year has brought you happiness so far!  Today I wanted to show you something I made with last month's CTMH's Stamp Of The Month - Owl Love You Forever (it was delivered yesterday).  I did a fun fold called a Tower Fun Fold.  This folds into a 5.5" x 4.25" card/envelope.  I thought I'd share the measurements so you could try one too, it's really not hard at all!!  :)  First, let me show you what the card looks like:



Card Base – 5.5 x 8.25 score at 1”, 2”, 3”, 5.25, 6.25, 7.25”

Cut from 1-3” and 5.25-7.25” lines at 1” and 2” then turn the card and do the same to the other side.

Using the bone folder, fold the two outside score lines on both sides (not the inside score line).  Fold the sides to be ‘mountain/valley’ fold with the center being mountain.  Go back over the folds using your bone folder.  Should end up looking like two capital letter E’s back to back.  Add your **layers and decorate.

**LAYERS:

Cut at 2-1/4” x 5-1/2” (back of card) bottom layer 2-1/8 x 5-3/8 top layer

Cut at 1-1/4 x 4 (center)

Cut 2 at ¾ x 4 (top & bottom)

Cut 2 at ¾ x 5-1/4 (sides)

3 squares 2-5/8” 2 in 1 color and another in a different color


I hope this all makes sense?  I hope I get the chance to see what you make!!


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Anything New

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

A Place To Start - ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog – LOTS OF LAYERS 

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Something New

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – New

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – ATG w/opt. something new

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Ellibelle’s Corner – Something New

Friday, January 7, 2022

I Love Moo

 I made this card for this month's challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  The image is called You Moove Me.  I used my Cricut to cut the bee, the fun background square and the lines on the bottom of my card.  I added some flowers and made a black bow.  I think it might be time to put a new blade into my Cricut.


Thanks for looking!

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG closed

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes


Monday, January 3, 2022

HUGS w/Double Trouble and Bitten By The Bug 2

I was invited to be a guest designer this month with the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge team!  These challenges are fun because it is like a 3 in one challenge.  This time around the challenge is "Warm & Cozy- Layer Up" which means we need to create at least two layers and Use at least one die punch, and say what you love to cuddle up with.  Due to my horrible insomnia, for me, cuddling up with a nice cozy pillow is my favorite!  So, you will find a cozy pillow on my card!  :)  Here is the write up on the Double Trouble page!

WELCOME to our Special 100th Challenge 

Regular Random Draw Prize and
Special Random Draw Prizes from Things 1, 2 and 3
 and Other Blog Candy in Sneetch's Posts

This Challenge runs from 
Monday,  January 3rd thru Sunday, January 16th 
"Warm & Cozy - Layer Up"  


Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "Today we're celebrating two special things - our 100th Challenge and Cuddle-Up Day on January 6th! There's been nothing better than cuddling up with your sweet creations for 100 challenges and we hope that you feel the same way."  

"For Cuddle-Up Day, let's think cozy and warm and   Layer Up!  You MUST use at least one die, punch, or machine cut and include at least two or more layers on your project. Bring on your card layering techniques and Layer Up."      

In Summary:  1.  Create at least two layers. 
                       2.    Use at least one die. 

You can stop here...
Or
You can go on to Twisted Sister's Optional Twist 


Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "My favorite thing to cuddle with is a good book. There are lots of other "THINGS" you can cuddle with such as sweaters, mittens, quilts, easy-chairs, books, fur-babies, stuffed animals, firesides, etc. What is your favorite?"  

If you have included the optional twist in your project, you will have earned another chance in our usual random draw.  







Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "Bitten by the Bug 2 is a challenge that usually requires the inclusion of a cut item from a Cricut machine, however, we CUT a Die'al with them. For this challenge only, our partner is accepting the use of cut items from punches, dies, and any cutting machine, but NO fussy-cutting! Enter the Bitten by The Bug 2 Challenge for an extra chance in our usual random draw prize.  











So, here is my creation for the challenge (notice the pillow)!  As you can see I used an image from My Besties/Sherri Baldy, including the heart.  The die cut I used was a fun rectangle die, I cut the image out using it.  I used my Cricut to cut out the hearts and for my sentiment I used HUGS #M95A0F34 from Cricut.  I added a doily, some Julep Glitter Gems from CTMH, some ribbon and some flowers.  I added some Glossy Accents over her eyes.  I also sprayed the entire card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  Here is how the card turned out:



Thank you for looking!!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Bitten By The Bug 2 (Cricut projects) – CRICUT PROJECTS…  Layer It Up

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

A Place To Start - ATG

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– Lady/Girl

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) Square

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Cute As A Button –ATG

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG

MyBesties – ATG

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– ATG 

Friday, December 31, 2021

We Belong Together 2022

Tonight I am celebrating the new year by performing a wedding for a couple (I'm a wedding officiant - I pronounce them married and fill out the paperwork to make it legal).  These ladies are so excited to get married!!  I will have my special man with me as well.  Just a small gathering for such a very special event!

 I got this fun digital stamp/sentiment set from Stampin' Up! FREE online HERE.    I used the couple and a sentiment from the set.  I used some Stampin' Up! Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, I cut the word/number edge using my Cricut.


Wishing you and yours a very safe, fun and Happy New Year!!

Pixie’s CraftyWorkshop  (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – Christmas and/or New Year

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Party

Bitten By The Bug 2 (Cricut projects) – CRICUT PROJECTS…  Any Holiday

Paper Funday – ATG w/opt. Holiday Times

The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Use some of your favorites (colors, techniques, theme…) tell what they are (sparkles/sequins)

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  It’s Time To Party

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – New Years New Stash (just received in the mail today - the sequins and just uploaded the stamp set.


Birthday Girl

 The challenge this fortnight at Creatalicious Challenges is ATG and/or Something New.  The Sponsor is Stampers Delights.  The image used is Chibi A Gift 4 U Girl.  For this card the New is the gems I just found at the Dollar tree.  I used flowers, a sentiment die, heart doily, embossing folder, and ribbon.


Thanks for looking!

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Party

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG

Tuesday Morning Sketches -   annual ATG

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  It’s Time To Party

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG