Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Sheri Crafts #109

Hello!  It's time for another challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  I gotta tell ya, I struggled with what to do for this one!  Sandy Palmer hosted this one and challenged us to "show us what makes your Mom unique".  My Mom had LOTS of what I think of as unique traits and I didn't know what to focus on.  So I finally decided to use all I could think of.  Once I figured that out, I had a ton of trouble with a Cricut cut I wanted to use.  When I finally got it cut, I didn't like it after all.  Then I got out the brads for my flower cluster and dropped the whole box in the floor!  Now I don't know about you, but I had one of those divided craft boxes with 16 individual squares and all my brads, eyelets, etc. sorted by color and size.  What a mess!!!!!  I still don't have them all sorted again.  About 1/2 of them are still in a bowl.  Anyway, I did eventually get the layout done, but was late getting the picture posted for Sheri to get it into the blogpost!  Sorry Sheri! 

Just last weekend I met with my brothers and sister and we went through Mom and Dad's house to divide up things.  My Mom died in 1993 and Dad just passed away in February.  A couple of things I got were some of Mom's craft supplies, her jewelry box and her button box.  I remember so much time spent playing with her button box.  So the little lace rosette in the top right is topped with a button from her box.  The button on the bottom of the doilie is also from her box and it's off one of my Dad's work shirts. 
 As I said, I decided to use all the things I could think of and fit into the layout.  If you can't read them, I listed these things:

* was a pole vaulter in high school (this was a real shock to me as a teenager!)
*finished college with 6 kids at home ( I can't imagine doing this)
*was voted favorite elementary teacher by one of her classes when they graduated
*spent summers working up produce from a large garden and an orchard
*could sew anything, including my wedding dress (she was also a quilter and made one for all of us kids and had enough quilt tops made up that we made quilts for all the grandkids who came after she passed)
*could paint, crochet and had her own ceramic shop
*married the man of her dreams

Flowers and brads were all from my stash, the lace is from a DT sister.  This is really not my usual style, so I struggled with that, too.  I finally was pleased with the page, though, it just took me a long time to get there! 

So now you show us what your Mom is like with your card/project and join in the fun at My Sheri Crafts!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #144-Make Your Own Background

HI!  Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Throwdown with Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by
  They were sweet enough to send us a nice sampling of their beautiful colors to work with for our challenge theme of "Make Your Own Background".
I used four of their colors and glitter glue to make my background.

This little cutie is an image from Paper Craft World, colored with Spectrum Noirs and mounted on scraps of K & Co. Paper.  The sentiment stamp is mounted on a button from my stash.

I finished out the inside with more scraps, already cut so I could just glue them down!

OK, now you're on!  Get on over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out the rest of Team A's inspiration, then join in the fun!  See you there!

Entered here:

My Paper Crafting Digi Dezzerts Fridaze

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creative Craft Challenge #8

Welcome to another challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges!  This week we are sponsored by:

We got to play with some of their great digi stamps and challneged to use Red, White & Blue.  Here in the USA, we love that color combo! 

I used their fun super hero digi to make a little boy's birthday card:

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  The "Zap" is cut from Batman cartridge and the inside I made on my computer using Microsoft WORD and hand cut it.  The patterned papers are from The Paper Studio.  Fun, huh?  It was really a fun, easy card to make. 

Now head on over to Creative Craft Challenges, check out all the fun stuff the rest of the team has made, leave some love, then join in the fun!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge!

Hello again!  I'm happy you're here! It's time for another challenge at My Sheri Crafts and this time we are celebrating Arbor Day.  Our teammate Peachy has challenged us to feature a tree or nature on our projects.  I kind of used both -

The tree is a cut from Pooh & Friends cartridge, the boy reading is from A Child's Year and the tag is from Storybook.  I added some adhesive paper lace I bought from LTD Commodities a LONG time ago.  The paper is double sided paper from K & Co.

That's all I have today, so head on over to My Sheri Crafts, check out the DT inspiration and get crafting!  I'll see  you there!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #142

Hi!  It's Tuesday and time to throwdown with Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by  
and our challenge is "Fancy Folds".   Here's mine"

The wheelbarrow and flower pot are cut from Cricut's Garden Soup.

 The papers are from My Mind's Eye. 
 This cute little guy is from Little Darling's Rubber Stamps.  Isn't he adorable?  I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The water can is also cut from Garden Soup.
This stamp is from Hero Arts, stamped on a cut preloaded on the Imagine.

Now it's your turn!  Go check out all the DT inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown then get busy!  Let's see your Fancy Folds!

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great day!

This card entered here:

My Paper Crafting - Digi Desserts Fridaze
Kaboodle Doodles - any shade of pink
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Pink & Brown
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - 1 image (boy with flower), 2 die  cuts (wheelbarrow & watering can) 3 embellishments (3 brads, seed packets, sentiment tag)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello and welcome to another Creative Craft Challenge!  This week we were asked to "Alter It" and are sponsored by
 Recently I received a perpetual calendar as a door prize.  I'm not crazy about bugs, so I altered it!

I went with birds instead!
  I printed this great bird paper with Cricut Imagine Blossoms cartridge.

Added a label from Lacy Labels and a great stamp from Just Right Stampers plus a few flowers from my stash and there you go! The stamp is kind of hard to read in this picture, but it says "Autumn arrives at early morning, but Spring at the close of a winter day".  Now I love it!  :-)

Thanks for stopping in today, now go alter something and join us at Creative Craft Challenges!