Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Owl Bulletin Board

Doggone it!  I went on vacation and forgot to set this post to publish yesterday!!!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our theme is "Book Lover or Book worm" and we are sponsored by

I've used an image from our sponsor to make a small bulletin board to use at work:

The image is approximately 7" x 7" and the letters are from the "A Child's Year" cartridge.  I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and hand cut it out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What's More "Up In The Air" than aHalloween Broom?

Hello there!  It's Tuesday again and that means another fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by our very own  Crafty Girl and our theme is "Up In The Air"

 I thought this image from Crafty Girls was so cute for my first Halloween card of the year!

I colored the image with a combination of Spectrum Noir pens and gel pens.  Again, I got to use up scraps of paper, even the black glitter paper!  Then I added some fun sequins from Studio Katia.  The "Boo" is a Cricut cut, made twice and offset with a little faux stitching with an orange gel pen.  I'm really not very good at that!  lol   Can't keep them even.  Oh well, I like the card anyway!  

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Lovely Birthday

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our theme is "Anything Goes"!  We are sponsored by 

I've used an image I found in my file that I had already colored and it matched perfectly with some pretty paper from that stack of 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 cardstock that I've determined to use up! 

 Then I found a scrap  laying on my work desk from a previous project that coordinated well.  In looking for something to mat the image, I went through my box of diecuts that were extra or rejected from other projects and found this half circle and the filigree cut.  I love using up scraps!  It makes me feel like I'm cleaning out clutter!  

On the inside I used the writing feature of the Cricut Explore and Violet satin marker.  

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It's a Heatwave!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our theme is "Heatwave" - use "HOT" colors.  We are sponsored by  and I've used their awesome stamp set "In Bloom:  Shirley's Blooms" to make a 50th anniversary card:

The background paper is from a 4.5 x 6.5 Die Cuts With a View pack called "Pocket Full of Posies".  I've had this pack for YEARS!  I think I mentioned in another post that I pulled out a pile of 4.5 x 6.5 and 6x6 pads that I've had forever and very seldom use.  I've committed to using them for my cards as much as possible, so here's 2 now.  Wow...really getting after that stack, aren't I?  

Anyway....the white diecut is a Spellbinder's die and the pink diecut is a Cricut cut, circle doily from the Edge to Edge cartridge set.  I've added some clear "Raindrops" and "Iridescent Bubbles" from Studio Katia for a little sparkle.  

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

3D Papercraft Class

Whew! What a week!  Our church has had our day amp this week and I led a 3D Papercraft class.  The kids loved it!  Thank you Cricut!!!!

We made Noah's Ark, rainbow and animals, giant pinwheels and a camping scene complete with a campfire, squirrel and a snake! 
Here are pictures as we are set up for family night.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Color Inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown

Good morning!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by


and we have a color inspiration challenge.

Recently I dug out all of my 6x6 and 4x6 paper, stacked it up and resolved to use it!  I actually found a sheet in that stack with all of these colors in it!

The image is from our sponsor and called "Perfect Poppies".  These colors look so much better in real life!  

Pretty simple, but sweet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One Happy Reindeer Card

Time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by our very own Kim Sherrod!  Our theme is "Make An Interactive Card".   This is a new one for me, so I was truly challenged!  But I had so much fun! 

I used a great video from Lawn Fawn here to make this card.

Isn't that cute?!?!  The little reindeer is from My Grafico and I had him in my file of pictures I had previously colored and ready to go.  The cute trees are Cricut cuts from "Create A Critter".  

And he's so excited about getting to lead the sleigh, he jumps and spins all around!

After taking pictures of the card I decided it just really needed something else.  I played with lace, with ribbon and finally found these sweet snowflake rhinestones from Darice in my stash.  Voila'!  

I love it now!  Just the touch I needed!  And I made sure Rudolph could still jump and spin all around with no problem.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in this one, it's really fun!

I haven't joined any challenges for awhile, so decided I'd enter this little guy here:

Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
Crafting By Designs - Get ready for Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe - for a child
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes with option of hand colored image.
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays