Sunday, June 25, 2017

Baseball MVP 2017

I made this card using this week's sketch at . My grandson is a  baseball player at his high school. When I saw this sketch with all the circles, right away I thought of him and "baseballs". Here is my card I created from the inspiration from its' very talented Design Team members.
**Base Pattern Cardstock - From the Me&myBIGideas "Champs" 8"x8" stack.
**Blue Strip - I used an "eksuccess"  Stars border punch and matted with a darker blue strip. 
**Circles - Are from a 2.50" Recollections Circle Punch. Each is embossed with a different Darice embossing folder. Red w/ "Stars", Blue w/"Argyle", and White w/"Clouds".
**Ball, cap, and MVP -  Are "eksuccess Sticko" stick-ons.
** Three small dots - Used a regular paper puncher

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Love You: Apple

I made this card using the nice simple sketch by Karren at .
It was a very easy and quick card to make, the only part that took the most time to make was just cutting and assembling the four apple layers.
APPLE: The apple image is a four -layer cut from the "Doodle Charms" Cricut cartridge. I used the "FLIP" function on my Explore to flip the original image so the stem and leaf would be on the left side of the apple, I did not want to end up cutting them all off from the right side of the card.
Base Pattern: DCWV "Stack 9" stack.
The "shine" to the apple I matted with silver metallic cardstock, and it looks really sad it appears black on the card. 😱

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bees are A-BUZZ'ING

Images of Bumble Bees are so adorable...not so much real Bees, though! This week at the our challenge is to create a car "Off the Edge". I really liked this challenge, I have never created an Off the Edge card before, and the DT members inspiration was WOW!! Here is what I created, hope you like it!
*** Pattern Paper - Is from an old card kit I have, sorry, don't have kit name.
*** "Thanks" - Is actually made out of wood with the "Thanks" cut out like what looks like a laser cut. I left the right side of it "Off the Edge". The letter "s" is left hanging with no back ground.
*** Bumble Bee - Is also an old Digi from my Digi stash, no name, sorry. I used water-color pencils to color it.
*** Hearts - Are gems from Michael's Craft Store.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bubble Thanks

One can never have too many "Thank You" cards on hand. But, it seems we always have more female than male "Thank You" cards....and, what do I come up with??? ...a "Thank You" card for a female!! So....Thank you, Thank you, very much!
Floral Pattern - DCWV "Stack 9" stack
Solid - From my always dependable Scrap Box.
Circle - Four inch Doily from Wilton products.
Butterfly - "Paper Embellishments" set, from Michael's Craft Store.
Flower - From my flower stash (sorry, no name)
Brads - "My Minds Eye" brad collection by Jayne Allyson
Embossing - Orange: Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy". Blue: CuttleBug Anna Griffin "MatelassĂ©" folders.
I twisted four strands of embroidery thread to create the strip at the bottom.

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Challenges Entered: - Color Combo Challenge - Sketch Designed by Anne

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Play Ball!
Here is the card I made for the challenge sketch this week designed by CĂ©cile at The sketch is simple, but so many ways to interpret it, as seen by the great samples provided by the Design Team members. Check it out!
*** On the white base card I used plain Baby Blue cardstock, which I embossed with a Darice "Clouds" folder, to make it appear like the baseballs are "flying" through the sky.
*** Baseballs - I used an image from the Cricut "Sports Mania" cartridge to cut three baseballs in three different sizes. I matted them with red cardstock to show through, for the "red stitching". Then  embossed all three with a Cuttlebug "Hounds Tooth" folder for texture.
***Sentiment - "Baseball is Life" is also an image written on Explore, from the "Sports Mania" cartridge.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daddy Penguin

Father's Day is just around the corner, everyone! Time to give all our special Guy(s) in our lives all the loving attention they deserve. Over at  we have a Father's Day challenge this week to create a card with something blue for our special Guy(s).
My Creation:
** Pattern Paper - From my Scrap Box. Corners are punched with an old corner punch by McGill Craftivity. It was gifted to me. first time I hear of this brand. Wonder if it is still in business?
** Image - Found this cute fellow on the Internet, matted him with white and blue cardstock.
** - Waterdrops - Are from a set of "Jolee's by You" from EK Success. Wanted the 'lil fellow to feel at home with some water! LOL!!
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Challenges Entered:  - "For the Guys Challenge" - Father's Day

Wedding Best Wishes

This week at we are to make a Wedding card. This being the month of June, weddings are "a'buzzin", that is true.
Here is my creation:
** Cardstock - Used regular 8x12" single sheets. On the gray base card I used my Martha Stewart Scorer for the indentations around the edges.
** Scalloped Squares - Spellbinders layered in ascending size, and each popped with 3-D squares, added white pearls to corners.
** Sentiment - Text designed and printed on Cricut Explore. Highlighted with a Gelly Roll Clear Star Glitter pen.
** Silver Thread/Light Gray Sheer Ribbon -"Celebrate 360 Degrees " from Michael's.

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