Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We're Stitching At Tuesday Throwdown!

Hello!!!  It's time for another new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by our very own Kim Sherrod!  http://www.amusestudio.com/kimsherrod




Our theme this week is "Stitching".  I saw a card on the front of Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine and I just loved it, so I made my own version of it.

It's a little simpler than the one on the magazine, but I love it.  The sentiment is a freebie from the magazine and the border is a Cricut cut.  The papers are scraps from my stash and the flowers are from The Paper Studio.  I stitched around the edge of the card on my sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the other great creations at Tuesday Throwdown!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Old Tractor

Hello!  Today I have another Design Team card to share for Tuesday Throwdown.  We are sponsored this week by
                                                   
and our theme is "Texture". 

I used our sponsors image "The Old Tractor", precolored, for my card:


I used a piece of burlap for the background texture and knotted a piece of twine to look somewhat like barbed wire. I tore the edges of the image and used distress ink.  The wheat is a Cricut diecut.  It's from the "Botanicals" cartridge.

Now for my reality........

I see a little problem here!  Oh well, I just cut off the front and glued it to another card. Right side up this time!

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I hope you'll join us at Tuesday Throwdown!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dance To The Music of Your Dreams...

Hello!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means...a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by
                                            https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyBeeDesign
and we have a sketch for your inspiration:

 I've used our sponsor's image "Love Bug 5" for my card for one of my Zippy Zebra buddies:
 I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir pencils and mounted it onto a Spellbinders Die.  The background paper is from the latest Cardmaking and Paper Crafts Magazine freebie.   The flower brads are some golden oldies I've had in my stash since I started scrapbooking...which was before I started cardmaking...which was before I started blogging...so they're OLD!

 Inside I've used a sentiment stamp from Stampabilities and on the left is a sticker.

I love this sentiment: "Dance to the music of your dreams; the steps will bring you joy."  I found this in my "Sentiments" folder and I know it was a magazine freebie,but I'm not sure which one.  I think it was Cardmaker Magazine.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please go by and check out all the great inspiration at Tuesday Throwdown!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Couple of Contrasting Sympathy Cards

I made a couple of sympathy cards this weekend that I'd like to share with you.  They are both for the same couple, but one is from a women's club that the wife is a member of and the other is from a "Cowboy" Sunday School class of which they are both members.  See if you can figure out which is which!
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This card is made with scraps!  The bottom layer is a burlap paper from the Paper Studio and the next layer and the banner are scraps of paper I printed from Cricut.  The banner is also a Cricut cut.  The horse is a sticker from Karen Foster Designs, mounted on a scrap of cream paper and inked.  The sentiment is made with Cricut's "Baby Steps fonts and welded, cut from the same cream paper scrap then inked.  I added a little bit of  sisal rope and inside I used a Stampabilities stamp that says "I thought of you today".


This card is made with scraps and freebies!  The stamp is from the latest issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The embossing folder is from the same issue and the printed paper is a freebie from an older issue.  Have I ever mentioned that I love that magazine?!?!  I lightly inked the edges of the white piece to really make the beautiful embossing stand out.  A little hand-tied sheer ribbon double bow and it's finished!


Thanks for stopping by and I think I'll see if I can join a few challenges this week.

Floral Card entered here:

 

Creatilicious Challenges - # 114 Anything Goes with option of For The Girls
Creative Moments - Anything Goes, option Spring has Sprung
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes



Western Card entered here:

Digi Chooseday - anything goes week #17






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Do Small Things card

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for Team A's new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and we have Photo Inspiration:

                                       
 I love these colors and if you can't read the sentiment in the bottom corner, well, it's on my card!



I've used our sponsors image "One Spring Day 6" colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, a fun card cut from Cricut, some gems from The Paper Studio and wrote the sentiment using the writing function on my Cricut Explore.  I LOVE THAT!!!

Just a cute, fun card that I really enjoyed making.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

My First Spring Wreath!

I made my first Spring Wreath!  



The "Welcome" cut is a Cricut cut that originally said "Welcome Baby" but I sliced it.  It was so much fun and I really like how it turned out, so I just had to share it with you!

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Koala Hello

Well, I'm late sharing my DT project for Tuesday Throwdown again, but this time it really isn't my fault!  We took a lightening strike to the phone lines in our area and I have been without phone or internet for about 10 days!  So here is my card that is made completely with diecuts I had set back in my "tidbits" box (diecuts I made and then decided not to use on that project)  They are all Cricut cuts, but I can't tell you where they came from.

The theme at Tuesday Throwdown this week is "Tropical Critters" and we are sponsored by http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html



I really like this cute little koala!  I've printed it twice, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and used a second layer on her face and hands.  You can't really see it in this picture, but it has some nice dimension.  The background paper doesn't show up very well, but it has little hula girls all over it. and says "Aloha".

I'm going to enter these challenges this week:

Creative Craft Cottage - Dies or Punches
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes





Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Frame


I finally got this frame done that I've had in my head for awhile.  I had seen this phrase on the internet last year and made a smaller version then.  You can see that one here, but I like this one a lot better! 

The die cuts are both Cricut cuts and I've cut three of each of them.  
Fonts:  blue font is Cricut's Baby Steps, 
  E & J are Everyday Fonts-Celebrate and the 
rest are Elegant Cake-Plain 
The "Easter" and "Jesus" are on the inside of the glass and with that and the 3 layer die cuts there's a lot of dimension inside the frame.

Thanks for checking in!

I've entered this project here:

4 Crafty Chicks - # 343 punches or dies
Aud Sentiments - #176 - any sentiment except birthday
Crafting With An Attitude - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #34 anything goes
Creative Knockouts - #186 Spring is on the way
DL.Art - #201 bunnies or ducks


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You're One Cool Chick!

http://samistamp.blogspot.com/Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week we are sponsored by Sami Stamps and our theme is "Add Dimension".  This is going to be a fun one|!!!

I've used our sponsor's image "Little Miss Feather Chick" for my card.  What a cute image! 

She's colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I've added some of my favorite---Sheer Ribbon ---with a Gem slide from The Paper Studio and a feather from my stash.  I've colored and cut a second hat to add another layer of dimension.  The background paper is

some I've had in my stash for a long time.  There's no name on the back of the paper so I'm guessing it came from a pad and is probably from Die Cuts With a View. 

This is another card for one of my Zippy Zebra Buddies and inside it says "You're One Cool Chick!" 

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










I've joined these challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - #180 Anything Goes
|Digi Chooseday - WK 12 Anything Goes
Creative Craft cottage - #84 For the Girls
Classic Design Team Open Challenge
Crafting From The Heart - #151 Anything Goes



                 
                                           

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Friend Card in Black & White

Good morning!  I'm sharing a card today that I made using the sweet Bugaboo image "Friend Flower Doodle" that we received in the Freebie/Progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  I thought this would look great as a black and white card.  After putting it together, I love how it worked!

Isn't that a neat image?  It's great when it's colored in, too!  Fun one to work with.  Thanks Bugaboo!

I'm entering a few challenges today...haven't done that for awhile!

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - tic tac toe (gems/image/butterflies)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #178 anything goes


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wildflower Birthday Card

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!