Friday, January 13, 2017

Family Pictures Layout

I found this post from 2 years ago that I had left sitting in Draft mode all this time! I thought it was time to get it shared!  

Hello again!  Today I want to share a project I was actually hired to do!  There is a neat little store here in town owned by a friend of mine and she wants to showcase local work.  She is now selling my cards and asked me to make a couple of layouts for her. I'm still amazed that anyone would pay me to do this!  Ya gotta' love it!

 I chose this K & Co. paper because it reminds me of old wallpaper.  

This cut is from Home Accents and the lace is some gifted to me by a  Design Team friend over at My Sheri Crafts.

The flowers are a quilling die cut from Cuttlebug.  Very fun and easy to use and makes such a great flower!  I added a tiny pearl to the center of this one.

Pretty simple layout, but I feel like it came out well and Sherry loved it!

I've entered this project here:

Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Little Penguin "Hello"

Good Morning!  We have a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown today!  We are sponsored this week by
                                        and our theme is "Add A Snowflake".

I got this cute image called "Penguin Flight" from our sponsor for my card, which will be sent to one of my Zippy Zebra buddies:

Inside it says "I hope you have a Perfect Day!"

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the embossed background is a Cuttlebug folder.  The little tag is from Cricut's Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, with a metal snowflake brad.  The sentiment I've created using the writing feature with the Cricut Explore.  I love that!!

I hope you'll hop over and join us this week!  See you there!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Valentine Candles

Welllll....I've been on vacation ALL week and finally got to spend a little time in my craft room on Friday!  I made some candles for Valentine's Day that I took to my Flea Market booth.  I hope someone takes a shine to 'em!  

This last one really isn't a Valentine candle, but I still like it!  
Thanks for looking in!

I'm entering these in the challenge at:
 Crafty Friends - anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - any holiday

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Accidentally Tried a New Technique!

 So I was using the sweet freebie from the Freebie Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz to make this easel card.  I thought I would stamp the sentiment on a red die cut I've had in my "leftover" stash for awhile and I used white chalk ink.  It really didn't show up so I re-inked my stamp with black and stamped it again.  I didn't see it at first, but then I realized I had made kind of a shadow stamp with the white!  You can just barely see it in this picture, it mostly shows up by the flourish at the bottom:

Here is my card:

The beautiful paper and the outside stamp are freebies from Cardmaking and Paper Crafts magazine.  The inside stamp is from Touche'.  I just LOVE freebies, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Anything Goes This Week!

Hello!  Today starts a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and it's Anything Goes!  Our sponsor this week is

I've used some freebie stamps I received with my latest issue of Cardmaking and Paper Craft magazine to get started on my Christmas cards:

Lots of embossing powder this week!  The embossing folder I've used is also a freebie from the magazine I received a couple of months ago.

This is the stamp set I received.  There's lots more playing to be done with this set!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sending Christmas Wishes

I had some time to play with the cute image I got from the Freebie Progressive challenge over at The Outlawz this month.  I have had it colored for a little while but just got my card made and posted to the challenge in the nick of time!  The cute image is from Di's Digis.

I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and added Buffalo Snow for dimensional snow and glitter on the little mouse's Santa hat.

I really did get this done in time for the November challenge, but every time I tried to upload my images, my computer would just wink at me at sit there!  Here it is a week later and finally SUCCESS!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Snowmen Tag

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!  There is always something to be thankful for!  Today I am thankful for a new, fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  We are sponsored this week by the awesome  and our theme is "Make a Tag"

I used the cute "4 Snowmen Tag" from Bugaboo:
I found a tag diecut that I had left from a previous project, which is a Cricut cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, a scrap of Christmas paper, a fun candy cane brad and some cute ribbon.  Oh, there's a paper doily in there, too.  I love using up scraps!  (Cause I have way too much of them crammed here and there!)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!