Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MHK Designs Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You should have arrived here from Rachelle's blog.  If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating beachy birthday cards to wish her many happy returns!

I didn't get the theme or photo inspiration for this one, but I did make a birthday card!  lol!  

I've used a cute digi  cake and sentiment provided by MHK Designs and foiled it in this electric blue.  It doesn't show very well in the pic, but it's really shiny! The white doily cut is a Spellbinder's Die and the blue doily is a Cricut cut with Colorbok foil paper.  The card is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and I used a distressing tool around the edges.  The current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is "Distressing" and it starts today also.  Be sure to join us there, too!

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is Tracey Mowbray's blog!   Good luck in the hop and have fun!!!

Asha Martins (She won't know, but she will have a card, since it's the challenge for us, too)
Judith Smith (Guest)
Julie Odil (Guest)
Rocky Crafter                                 
Andrea Whisman (Guest, TT)
Bridget Collins (Guest, TT)
CraftyGirl (Guest, TT)
Davi Reid (Guest, TT)
Debi Brile (Guest, TT)
Emily Lauritzen (Guest, TT)
Jacqueline Meuller (Guest, TT)
Rachelle Olaridge (Guest, TT)
Sarah Marney (Guest, TT)
Tracey Mowbray (Guest, TT)

Tuesday Throwdown

I've entered this card here:

 Creatilicious Challenges - anything goes with optional animal focus
Pile It On -  something old (embossing folder), something new (digi stamps), something blue (foil and foil paper)
The ABC Challenge - J is for Just as you like

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Red, White & Blue at My sheri

Hello!!!!!!!  Can you believe we are already half way through the year???  WOW it's gone fast!  

This week at My Sheri Crafts Peachy is hosting and has challenged us with the theme of "Land of the Free - make a project with Red, White & Blue"  

I decided to repurpose an old 8x10 picture frame.  The background paper is some flag stationery, the Praying hands were found on a Google search, then used Print then Cut feature on Cricut Explore.  I added some raffia and paper flowers, with a couple of wooden star beads.  I love how it turned out!!!!

I've entered this card here:  
Eclectic Ellapu - midsummer

Since I had so much fun with that one, I made another!  
The silhouette cut is from Cricut's Stars and Stripes cartridge 

The quilled flowers are Cuttlebug's "Daisy" die.

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Watercolor Resist Technique

Hello Friends!  It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme this time is "Watercolor".  We are sponsored by Freckled Fawn


I must confess I don't remember the last time I painted with watercolors, so I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this theme.  But then I found this fun and super easy Water Color Resist Technique HERE that I used to make the background paper.

I didn't get my colors very vibrant, I'll have to work on that!

The cute, puffy stars are a gift from our sponsor, along with some other fun stuff that I'll be using on another project later.  The image is from Sliekje Stamps, the oval is a Spellbinders die and the flowers are from Creative Memories (I've had them for YEARS!)  

Well, that's my "fun with watercolors" post for the day!  Hope you'll come join us this week!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dora Tag Card

Hello again Bloggies!  This week at My Sheri Crafts, Raquel has challenged us with the theme "Tags, tags and more tags - Make a project that features a "tag"!  I made a tag shaped card for one of my "Zebra Buddies" who likes Dora the Explorer.

For the card base, I used the Flourish Tag from the Phrases Cricut cartridge, duplicated, flipped and welded.  Oh, and used the print feature on the Explore 1, which is AWESOME!!!  
                                                                                                 The stickers are leftover from my granddaughter's birthday scrapbook pages that I made several years ago.  (Those girls are both driving now!)  The stickers have a little shine to them that shows up more in this picture.  I added a few Paper Studio gems to the border sticker and one to the flower.  Cute and yet simple!  I think now that I should have welded a circle over the hole in the inside, but I guess it's o.k., especially now that it's all done and ready to mail!  
If you would like to spread some smiles on some little faces fighting chronic illness and their siblings, check out Zippy Zebras Smiles & Hugs, they are always in need of more card senders.  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us this week at My Sheri Crafts!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Puppy Congrats!

It's time to show some pride this week at Tuesday Throwdown.  Our sponsor this week is http://samistamp.blogspot.com/
and our theme is "Proud of You!"  

I used Sami Stamps' Cup Pup2 for my graduation card:

I decide to make the whole layout a little "wonky", just for fun and because that's about how you usually feel when graduation day is over!

 The image didn't come with the cap, that's just a simple square with a black brad holding down some black & white twine.  I added 2 small pop-dots to the front of it and a glue dot on the top corner so it would be tilted a bit.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers, the top lable is a Sizzix die and the tag and sentiment are Cricut cuts.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you'll join us this week!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Marshall from Paw Patrol???

Good Afternoon!  Today at My Sheri Crafts Sandy has challenged us to "Accessorize" our projects - Add either pearls or bling or both!  Well I needed a card for a little boy, so I went with some blingy stars.

This card is for another of my little Zebra Buddies who likes Paw Patrol.  I thought this cute pup from Cricut's Animal Kingdom looked enough like Marshall to work, don't you?  The fire truck is also a Cricut cut from City Transportation.  The paw prints are a Sizzix die and the background paper is from The Paper Studio's Nana's Kids collection.  The stars are oooooold ones from my stash and I don't even know what company!

I think he's cute and hopefully a 5 year old little boy will think he's Marshall!

Thanks for stopping by!

I've entered these challenges:

Send a Smile for Kids - bright colors
ABC Challenge - "H" is for Heavy (lots of dies & embellishments)
Alphabet Challenge - "F" is for "Furry Friends"
AUD Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Monster Birthday

It's Team A's turn again at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by Create A Smile Stamps and our theme is Embossing (wet, dry, paste...).  I love embossing, but so often I don't even think about adding some to my projects, so I was glad to see this theme!

I've used a freebie from our sponsor, called Monster1 and Monster Sentiment, that you can find here.

Both embossing folders are from Cuttlebug and all the papers are scraps!  I love it when I get to use up some of those!!!  I've colored the little monster with Spectrum Noir markers and used a simple toothpick for the banner "pole", which is stuck in place with mini glue dots.  I've cut a tiny hole in his arm to "hold" the banner.

This was a fun image to work with, fun embossing and overall a really fun little card to make!  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!!!

I've entered this card here:
Cards and More - masculine cards
Digichooseday - birthday celebrations
Ike's World - embossing
Love To Scrap - Anything goes