Friday, July 22, 2016

Mojo Monday

I created this western themed card using this week's sketch at . Living out here in Arizona you see lots of cowboys and boots and you hear a lot of "Howdy Pardner" greetings. I was gifted a southwestern Cuttlebug embossing folder by my sister-in-law, Donna, a while back and I finally made a card using this folder for a background. I like the way it turned out.
I don't own any of the stitch dies to use as on this sketch, so I used my trusty Tim Holtz ruler that has piercing holes on it and used it. So, my card ended up with holes instead of stitches...oops!!
*Boot -  Is a matted image using a Cricut cartridge and cut on Explore. I added a silver brad to the top of the boot and to the center of the spur. 
*Howdy Pardner - Is also a matted Cricut image and cut on Explore. I added a "Lasso" I made from the threads of gunny sack fabric..
*Happy Birthday - Is also cut and printed on my Explore.
*Star - Is actually an iron-on star  made of fabric.
*Background Embossing - Is a Cuttlebug "Pueblo" folder.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Paper Players

I am having so much fun doing water color challenges, they seem to be trending at this time. I had never done these types of cards before now and it is actually quite fun and easy. Love how you can create so many color combinations using water colors or assorted types of inks. This week at we are challenged to make such a card. The card is a little wonky, guess I used too much water. I did leave it overnight under my cutting mat, it helped to flatten it a little. Here is what I came up with.

Earth - Internet download, double layered with chipboard for depth.
Sentiment -  "You Mean the World to Me" printout and matted with purple cardstock.
I used assorted watercolors and stamping inks in blue, green and purple. I added some sparkle throughout the card and sentiment using a Gellyroll Clear Glitter Pen  for some "far away twinkle", not very noticeable.... sorry.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Come and Get It

Nothing like a good laugh to cheer someone up. Found this funny riddle on the Internet and thought it is perfect for a Get Well card....though by the look on this Chicken Lady's face it doesn't  look like she finds this riddle too funny!!
Chicken Image - Internet-downloaded, added small gold brads to corners
Embossing - CuttleBug "Chicken Wire" folder
Background Papers - 
Checked - Studio Calico "Darling Dear" stack
 Corrugate - DCWV "The Corrugate Neutrals" stack
Sentiment - " A Chuckle to Brighten Your Day!" Computer printed and matted with brown cardstock, added gold brads
Ribbon -  Assorted Trims packet from Michael's Craft Store
Added a yellow brad to center of flower and specked it with a black marker (trying to give it a "sunflower" look).


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Posted at the following Challenges: - Sketch - Make Us Smile  - Checks/Stripes

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Christmas in July
I created this card for the challenge at this week. The papers
are all scraps from my scrap it when I am able to use up bits and pieces and end up happy with the results. I cut the holly on the Explore with an image from a Cricut Christmas cartridge. I added red beads for the "berries" and the glittery trees are stick-ons I have had for a while. The ribbon is pre-printed with "Merry Christmas".

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Come and Get It Challenge

Over at this week we are to make our own background paper! This is quite the challenge for me since I have never made my own paper before. I looked at a lot of techniques on Utube and decided to try the "smooching"  technique using water colors.
Paper - I used Simply Art Watercolor Paper by LoewCornell and regular water color paints in pink and lavender. The color combos are endless. It is a very simple technique where you put the color on a piece of acetate, spray it and you put it over the water color or cardstock paper and the you drag it off and use heat to help it dry faster. The color combos are endless. Easy and fun to do!
I embossed the circle and used a Verve stamp for the sentiment. The flower is premade and the leaves are a Sizzix die cut. The corners are by My Little Paper World

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tag You're It

Red Flowers
Thank you Donna for this very pretty tag and inspiration for mine. When I first saw your tag the bright red flower with the bright-as-the-sun yellow center really popped at me. My favorite color is yellow and that center just pulled me in! THEN, I noticed everything else, like the awesome pretty inked green water color background. I like the small touches of black and the big yellow bow is the perfect touch. Love it! I do have a question...what size do you Ladies make your tags?
Donna's Tag 
**Flowers - I found these red bunches of flowers in my closet (why in there? I have no idea) and thought they are perfect for my inspiration from Donna's tag.
**Tag - Is a Cricut cartridge tag image cut on my Explore.
** Paper - Is very elegant pearlized cardstock by core'dinations "Pearl Cardmaker Series".
**Sentiment - CTMH stamp from the Cricut Artiste "Kudos" collection using Stazon red stamp ink. After I posted I noticed the flower is covering the letter "Y" in the word "You're". Sorry about that!
I embellished the tag with ribbon, lace and pearls. To the strip of ribbon to hang the tag I used a metal heart shaped brad to close the ends with. 
My Tag
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Circles and More Circles

I'm not very good at mixing odd paper patterns together, so I don't do it very often, but am quite pleased with the way this card came out.
Papers - I made this card using the pattern paper from DCWV "Fiesta Forever" stack for the background base. The circles pattern cardstock is from ColoBok's Signature Double-sided "Wild Indigo" stack. The plain cuts are from my scrap box. 
Banner and Sentiment -  Are cut and written on the Explore.
Embossing - Is a Cuttlebug "Spots & Dots" folder 
I added iridescent sequins to the corners. I have some clear sequins I at first applied to some of the embossed circles. Good thing I had not glue them down because after looking at it they seemed like overkill on sequins, so I stuck to the old adage..."less is more"!

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Posted to the Following Challenges:  - -Sketch   - Color Theme