Monday, January 22, 2018

Three Little Daisies

This card I created using this week's sketch from the "Feeling Sketchy" challenge. My Get Well card supply is running low and I decided to make this a "Feel Better Soon!" card. Hopefully, it will brighten someone's day! 
Base Card - Textured 12x12" cardstock in a chocolatey brown shade from Recollections.
Pattern Card Stock - 6x6" "Enchanted" Simple Stories Double-sided stack. Matted on white card stock.
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" folder.
Photo Corners - My Little World "Corners" die set.
Daisies - Cut on the Explore using the Daisies image from the "Gypsy Wanderings" cartridge. I added orange Skittles to the flower centers.
Sentiment - Computer-generated using the "Bradley Hand" font on my font system.
Ribbon -   From my ribbon stash, sorry, no name.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Glittery Hearts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, time to get really creative! This is the first Valentine's Day challenge for far. :) ;)
I'm not too sure how I feel about using pink and black colors on my valentine cards, but I do love the traditional red & white color combos. So, here is my card!
I started with a basic white card base, and matted it with a red glittery cardstock from the "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stack from Craft Smith. I then use a Martha Stewart Hearts border punch on the bottom.
I used a satin lined sheer ribbon on the side and added two silver glittered heart brads by Recollections.
The white panel is plain cardstock which I embossed with a Darice "Hearts" folder on my Cuttlebug. The three hearts I cut out at different sizes on my Explore. I then embossed the hearts with a Provo Craft "Swiss Dots" folder on my Cuttlebug. The white heart I sprayed silver using "Glitter Mist".
The sentiment I wrote and printed out on my Explore with a Cricut pen in Ebony Black ink, and matted it with the same red glittery cardstock. I used the little negative heart cuts from the border punch, on the sentiment for some bling.
Sorry, my colors are do not show as red & white as they really are...Santa didn't bring me a new camera! :(:(
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 Challenges Entered: - Theme: Valentine's Day - Cricut Image: Basic Shapes Hearts

Friday, January 19, 2018

Vintage World Map

This card I created using the sketch from Catch the Bug Blog "Stella Says Sketch", I needed to make a male card in a vintage theme for this week at The Male Room Challenge. I think this sketch worked perfect for both challenges. Happy the way it turned out
* Started with a Kraft paper base card which has a matching envelope.
* Cut a strip of plain cardstock and embossed it with a Provo Craft "Hounds tooth" folder. The       ribbon I used on the strip pretty much looks and feels like a shoe-lace like material.
* Triangles are burnt brass stick -ons.
* Vintage map is a computer print out of "World Wonders". which I double-matted..
* Sentiment tag is an  "Artist" cartridge image cut. I printed out the sentiment using the "Algerian" font on the Cricut Explore.
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Challenges Entered: - Theme is "Vintage"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby Boy Diaper Pin

YAY!!! Finally!!.... My very first post for 2018!
Happy New Year, wishing the year is starting out good for everyone. After the rush, rush, rush of the holiday season, PLUS my grandson's Soccer games, then catching this "yuck" that is hitting everyone and being in bed for a little over a week, I think I am now ready to really get back into crafting...let's hope!
*First, is this baby card I made, and it sure felt good to be crafting again!
I started with plain Navy cardstock over the base and applied a light blue baby footprints pattern paper over the Navy.
*The panel is also plain Navy and White cardstock. I embossed each with a Cricut "Cane Back Chair" folder. I wrapped Navy and Light Blue embroidery cord around the panel and added a Diaper pin with a bears face on it (my new embellishment).
*The sentiment is a banner image cut using the Close to My Heart - Artiste Cartridge, The text is written on my Explore using a "Geoed" color ink Cricut pen.
*I popped the image with 3-D tape squares. Added a small Navy blue button to banner.

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Challenges Entered:  - Sketch - January Blues - Anything Goes - New Cartridge, new embellishment (Diaper Pin), or new image. And one Cricut cut. (Banner: CTMH Artiste cartridge)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Soldiers

Whew!! Already second week of December and still so much to do. I was so surprised to see that this is the first challenge I have entered since November 15th...where is the time rushing to?? I decided I needed a little old good time "card-crafting" therapy, to keep my, this card I created from this week's challenge at Sketch Saturday.
Pattern Paper - Single sheet from past years, probably from Michael's or Hobby Lobby.
Sentiment - Is an old rubber stamp, used red Stazon stamp ink on it and matted with black cardstock. I then popped it with 3-D squares for dimension.
Top Panel - Red cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug "Holly" folder.
Red Polka Dot Ribbon - From my Christmas ribbon scraps box.
Strips - Regular plain cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug "Allegro" folder.

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Challenges Entered: - Sketch

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cute Turtle

This week at Stella Says Sketch Challenge I choose this cute Bugaboo turtle stamp as the focal point of the sketch to make my card. I think she is so cute!
Green Base Card Cardstock - Craft Smith "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stack.
Turtle - Is a Bugaboo stamp which I colored using watercolor pencils. I added square pink & green gems to the bow, flower center and her "shoes". I matted the turtle with two different shades of green
White Ribbon - Is a loop design cotton lace.
Strip - I cut it from pattern paper that has a leaves and twigs design on it.
Sentiment - I typed using the "Baby Muffins" font, matted it with green and added a pink square gemstone.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017


I created this card from the sketch at "Feeling Sketchy" this week. I really liked this sketch with all it's possibilities. I love Christmas cards in any shade of blues, with touches of silver and/or white. It's a nice alternative to the more traditional Christmas cards in reds and greens. Happy with the way this one turned out.
**Lt. Blue Square - I used a Darice "Stars" folder on it and matted it to the darker blue base card.
**Frames - I used a very fine glitzy cardstock from the "Holiday Glitzy Solids " stack by CraftSmith, on the blue frame and regular white cardstock on the smaller frame. I used Spellbinder dies on both.
**Image - Is a computer-down. I added "Crystal Glitter Puffy Paint" by ILoveToCreate on the Angel wings and all of the Harp. I see on the photo the puffy glitter does not show up very well, think I will add more to the Harp frame and a few strokes more to the strings for a better look.
**Flowers - Are pre-made by Recollections at Michael's. The leaves I cut out of white cardstock using a Martha Stewart leaf punch.
**Sentiment - I liked the clean look of the card without a sentiment, so I decided not to add one.

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Challenges Entered: - Sketch