Friday, October 21, 2016

Western Birthday Card

Hello!  I have a new card to share and I love how it turned out.  I made it for this week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, but due to internet trouble I wasn't able to my sponsor image downloaded in time for the challenge post!  I'm telling you, I LOVE our new house, but I HATE our internet service here!  But I'm trying to hang in there because fiber optic is on the horizon.  Just 6 to 8 more months, they tell me.

Anyway, our sponsor is
The challenge theme is "Festive Pumpkins".  I obviously didn't follow that theme, but I used a pre-colored image from our sponsor's Western Combos set and 3 of the digital papers that came with it.  I love this set and I believe I'll be using them quite a bit!

The border is a Martha Stewart border punch.  The metal star is cut from a metal garland.  The card it's wound on is blank, so I have no idea who the manufacturer is.

I used 2 stamps from Close to my Heart to finish it out. 

My apologies to Doodle Pantry for not getting a project included in the challenge this week!  

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fall Box Decor

Hello again!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and I have such a fun project to share!  Sandy has challenged us with the theme "First Day of Fall - Make a Fall Card or Project".  

The other day I was at Hobby Lobby and found some super cute "Pumpkin" blocks that said "FALL" on them and I a-l-m-o-s-t bought them, but decided not to.  That very evening when I was catching up on email, I found My Scrap Chick had a cutting file to make the very same boxes with paper and right now it's on sale for $1(I paid $5)!  I was so happy!  I bought it right away and got started cutting!

I cut the file without resizing and it's perfect!  All I added was some inking and some raffia bows.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like what you found here!  Please come join us over at My Sheri Crafts!

I've entered this project here:

Crafting with an Attitude
Creatilicious Challenges - anything goes with optional twist "Let's Celebrate" - celebrating Fall
Eclectic Ellapu - purple team - Autumnal
The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quick (clean & simple)
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Colors of Autumn
Crafty Friends - Autumn Colors
My Time To Craft - fancy folds (more than one fold)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Basket of Apples Birthday Card

Hello!  I'm glad you're here because it's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish and our theme is "Leaves".
I've used our sponsor's image "Basket of Apples" for my card:

I've colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, cut it out with a Spellbinders die and inked it up with Tim Holtz distress inks. The stamps are from Pink by Design's "Bountiful Blessings" stamp set.  The background paper is from The Paper Studio and the leaf brads are from Recollections.  

The inside "I'm thankful for you" is from the same Pink By Design set and the Happy Birthday is from Close to My Heart.

Well thanks for stopping by and I sure hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!  Have a great, crafty week!

I've entered this card here:
Crafty Card Makers - birthday
Deep Ocean Challenge - favorite season (I love Fall!)Aud Sentiments - anything with a sentiment

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Super Quick and Easy Christmas Card!

Welcome to my blog today!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and Sue has challenged us to create something for Christmas with at least 3 embellishments.  I've made this super cute and easy card with the Cricut "Christmas Cards" cartridge.

It was so easy to make and I was able to use all scraps for it.  My embellishments are 3 rhinestones, 1 ribbon and bordering with a silver gel pen.  This was so fun I think I'm going to try some more with other papers!

Thanks for stopping by and now please head over to My Sheri Crafts and check out all the other great projects and join us!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"I Call on The Lord" Easel Card

Hello!  Today I have a sweet easel card to share with you for our new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  We are sponsored by
and our theme is "Easel Cards".  I've used our sponsor's image "Blanket Flower"

 I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, then inked up the edges and mounted it on a Spellbinder's oval.  The card base is Cricut's "Folk Art Tulip Card" and I welded a square over all the fancy cuts to get a plain base.  The papers are from Die Cuts With a View "Pocket Full of Posies" 6x6 pad.  The bow is my first hand-tied triple bow!

The inside sentiment I made with the Write then Cut feature.

 This scripture sentiment is from Just Rite's "Cast All Your Cares" stamp set.

I love how this one turned out and it's going to a good friend who is going through a rough patch right now.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!

I've entered this card at Crafty Card Makers

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Birthday Bicycle

Hello!  It's Saturday!  WooHoo!!!  I hope you have plans for a great weekend.  Part of what makes this weekend great is a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts!  This week Glenda has challenged us with the theme of "Travel -  Make a card/project with a mode of, truck, plane, etc"  Not a travel theme, a MODE of travel.  I used this great bicycle cut from Cricut and did a little inking:

I just have to say, I LOVE how this one turned out!!!  The mat and tag are also Cricut cuts.  The "Birthday Girl" stamp is from K Andrews "Take the Cake" set.  The awesome papers are from K&CO.

  I handmade the double bow from some old sheer ribbon in my stash and used a little bit of gold wire to attach the tag

With the scrap left from my sheet, I made a liner for a pre-made envelope.  

I hope you like it and I so appreciate you stopping by!  Please hop over to My Sheri Crafts and check out all the other great makes from the team, then join us!

Have a great day!

I've entered this card here:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog - anything goes
Country View Challenges - travel 
Creative Craft Cottage - spots and/or stripes
Crafting With An Attitude
Crafty Cardmakers - layers

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Easy As ABC, 123!

Hello!  Today brings another new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by:
And our theme is "School Spirit!"

I've used our sponsor's image "Blackboard and Owl" to make a birthday card:

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut.  The background paper is from The Paper Studio's "Barnwood Pretty" pad.
 I made the image into it's own layered flap to hide this stamp, which is from Close To My Heart.

Inside, I wrote by hand.  I don't like that nearly as well, but it's what I could get done this morning!  :)  I may go back and print that on the printer, but mine apparently has passed away.  :(  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please let me know you were here and then check out all the other great inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown!

I've entered this card here:

Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
Creatilicious Challenges - anything goes with option of anniversary
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist
Digi Chooseday - anything goes
Open-Minded Crafting - Back to school/Reading
The ABC Challenge - O is for Open
Crafting From the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - lots of layers