Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We have a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by 
Our theme is "Your Favorite Embellishment".  

I've used an image from our sponsor, "Spring Bouquet" and "Ruffled Wild Orchid Sentiment" to make this card:

It's colored with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, cut out with a Sizzix die and both are mounted on a Cricut scalloped circle cut. 
I'm not sure I can say this card has just one favorite embellishment.  I love to use die cuts, sheer ribbon (especially tied in a double bow) and gems.  I also love to ink around the edges of my cards!  If I do have to choose just one fave, I guess it would have to be the.....well...I just can't decide!   LOL!  I do love using my Cricut, though!

Come on over and join us!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

"Owl" Love You Forever

Hi!!!  It's a beautiful February day as I'm typing this and I hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are.  I have just a slight touch of Spring Fever, but I know it's too soon to work in my flower garden so I'm not suffering too much yet.  Wait until March!  Boy then I'll be wanting to get started and that's still too soon!

It's Tuesday, so we have a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  I love this theme --- "Heart Strings - show hearts and string/twine".  Our sponsor is the wonderful 
 http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html and I had the privilege of picking out the digital set we got to work with this week.  I used "Love Owls" from the set to make my valentine.


I love how it turned out...just my own opinion!  :)

The background paper and the beaded swirls are both from The Paper Studio.  I cut the swirl in half and kind of reshaped it to fit my design.  The dotted ribbon is from American Crafts.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out with a Spellbinders die, then mounted on a scalloped circle Cricut cut.  The heart doilie was the finishing touch I felt the card needed.  I played around for quite some time placing things before I decided on that!  

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you'll join us this week!  




Saturday, January 28, 2017

January Freebie/Progressive Challenge

Well, after a full week of no phone or internet, I'm finally back!  Thank goodness for being able to schedule posts so I had my last DT post ready!  (And thank goodness I didn't wait until the last minute again for that one!)

We've had a busy week at the ol' homestead here.  We had fence builders (who hit our phone line), tree trimmers/cutters and the phone company all to deal with this week.  Plus it was the week for the hubster's treatment and doctor visit, I'm taking my MIL to physical therapy twice a week (she had a knee replacement) and I had to work 3 evenings this week to get team pictures for our basketball/cheerleading program!  And I still managed to complete a card......just one card.  LOL!

Anyway, this card is for the Freebie/Progressive challenge over at The Outlawz.


The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers, the border punch is from Martha Stewart, the doilie and the punch are sprayed with Glimmer Mist.   The gems are from The Paper Studio and the corner punch is also Martha Stewart.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that one of our horses busted through one of our BRAND, SPANKING NEW fences!!!!!   Ughhhh!!!!  Well, it's been a good weekend so far, though!

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Little Flowerpot Hello

Greeting Bloggies!  It's time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by 

                                  and our theme is ANYTHING GOES! That's always a popular one!

I've used the cute "Flowerpot Girl" image from our sponsor for my card today:

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers, the gems are from Recollections, the ribbon is from American Crafts and the embossing is a Cuttlebug folder.  I  used a Studio G chalk ink pad to lightly rub over the embossing and add some color.

I hope you'll join us this week!

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