Monday, January 31, 2022

Thoughts and Prayers

 This morning we learned that one of my co-worker's lost his wife this morning.  This is such a travesty and surprise for this small town.  She did not have any health issues that anyone, including her and her husband, knew of.  I made this card so anyone in our small hospital that wishes to, can sign it.  I told my guy friend tonight that it seems silly to give a card when someone dies.  Like a card will actually help?  But, I suppose if it makes him feel like he isn't alone and that we all care, that is a good thing!

For this card I used an image from Delicious Doodles.  I used some dies, a shell, twine, pearls and an angel.  


Thanks for looking!

3rd Birthday Barbie

 This card was made for this fortnight's Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge.  I'm so greatful to get to be a part of Double Trouble this month!!  I had a blast!!  :)

"SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing"  


THING 1: Trouble Maker

says, "It's time again to grab your bone folder and other crafty stuff and create something new. We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet! It's time to use the stuff you have in your stash (new and/or old).

You can stop here... 

OR, you may want to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below "Size It Up or Size It Down" to earn additional chances at our random draw.






THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "Size it up or size it down! This is the perfect chance to try something besides your standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5") card. Make your card round, make it square, make it slimline, make it shaped, just don't make a standard size A2 card.  Don't keep us guessing... include in your post what size or shape you used.  

"February 4th is 'Thank Your Mailman Day' ... let's not forget to thank your mail carriers... after all, we have left them with sized up, sized down, and shaped cards to deliver. 

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project.  


THING 2:  Double Dare 
says, "I dare you to multiply the fun by linking your project with any previous partner(s) listed below. You will qualify for extra chances in our Random Draw." 

"Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into trouble."

This means each time you link to a previous partner with the same card, you gain an additional chance. Please identify each of them in your own blog post along with our Double Trouble link. .














A co-worker reached out and asked if I could make a Barbie birthday card for her Grandchild's 3rd birthday.  I said "Sure!"  Here is what I made...teaming up with Cupcake Inspirations (previous sponsor)

For my card I used a Barbie image, banner, flowers, ribbon, I created the frame using glitter paper, used my Cricut to create the musical note edge trim and the #3.




Thanks for looking!

Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  

 A Place To Start - ATG

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

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG

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

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

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg  

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Make it Sparkle

ColorMy Heart Color Dare –  

Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) – ATG in Mainly Pink


Love Hands

 This card was made for this week's challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges - the Theme is Love.  

For my creation I used My Cricut machine.  The whole things (except the gems) was cut using the Cricut.  I selected "Projects", then "cards" and found Love Hands Valentine's Day Card (#M43356).  I also cut a couple heart shapes.  I found the fancy gems I ran across the top at the Dollar tree.


Thanks for looking!

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

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Love

A Place To Start - ATG

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

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG

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

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

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             


Friday, January 28, 2022

You're Beautiful

 This card was inspired by something I came across at a thrift store, it was a small Recollections sticker pack with nail polish things...Then I saw a shaker card on Pintrest and off I went.  I used my Cricut to cut the Nail Polish Bottle layers, flowers, banner and wrote the sentiment.  I added the gems, sequins and ribbons.  The sequins inside the bottle are from CTMH, so are the sticky sequins.


Thanks for looking!

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

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – ATG w/Snippets

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

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

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG

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

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

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A bit more time to craft – ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Funny Golf Card

 


This card was made for another of my co-workers...she is actually younger than me, but this image sort of cracked me up.  When I asked her what she liked for her birthday this is what she said "My favorite color is blue. I love to play golf. I love being outdoors in general like camping, dirt-biking, etc. I have a miniature dachshund, he is my pride and joy..."  I used the dachshund image from Pattie's Creations.  The golfer is from Art Impressions.  The golf green is from Cricut.  I created the sentiment.  I added a bow and a few flowers and called it good enough.

Thanks for looking!


SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Furry Friends

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Four Legged Friends

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

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – U is for Unequal (something big & small) Dog/human


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