Tuesday, November 27, 2018

First Christmas Card 2018

This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by
 and we have a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  These are so fun!  Here's the picture:

      Now that should help you get into the Christmas Spirit!

Here's what I've done with it:

I think I've mentioned before that I LOVE the writing feature of the Cricut!  The red and white piece is also a print pattern from Cricut.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us this week.  It's time to get those Christmas cards ready to go!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Cute Dragon Panda

Hello!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, we are sponsored by 
and our challenge theme is "Playing Dress Up". 

I've used our sponsor's image "Halloween Panda" for my card:

Inside is a simple "It's your Birthday!"  

I thought this little guy was really cute and a lot of fun to color.  
I used Spectrum Noir markers and two Cricut circles for his background.  A little twine finished it off nicely.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Webbed Gate Card

http://www.disdigistamps.com/This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps and our theme is "Webbed Wished - Use a Spider Web".

I had this fun image from Sasayaki Glitter already colored in my stash so when I found this cool Spider Web Gate in the Cricut Design Space, I knew what I wanted to do!

 This gate is in Cricut's October 31st cartridge.  The font for Wyatt is A Frightful Affair. 

I love that!  The monsters have arrived to Trick or Treat!  
And then I found this card base in my stash that I had done last year and never used.  It's made with the writing feature of the Cricut.

Super quick and easy when you find these things in your stash!  Hahaha!

Thanks for checking in.  I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!  

I've entered this card here:

Aud Sentiments - funny sentiment (inside)
Craftng From the Heart - anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - pretty in pink or Halloween
Creative Moments - anything goes with twist "Spooktacular"
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sliding Barn Door

Hello!  It's Tuesday, so another fun challenge is opening up at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by
and out theme is "Missing You".

I've used this neat Barn Door image from our sponsor to make this slider card:

I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw that door!  This was so fun to do!!!

All the cuts are Cricut cuts and I used the Writing feature for the sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by now come on over and join the fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Green Hope Ribbon

Hello!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by  All Dressed Up
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps and our theme is "For A Cause". 
I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I kind of wanted to give a little attention to some other cause.  I looked on the Awareness Ribbon Color Chart and found that the Green Ribbon covered MANY causes, including Mental Health and Mental Illness. I chose this because I've just recently learned the "rest of the story" of a sweet little boy my friends adopted who occasionally had behavior problems.  Those behaviors became more extreme and more frequent.  They finally had to place him in a facility to get help.  They found this poor little boy had been so abused in his early childhood that he had developed 15 different personalities!  FIFTEEN!  Imagine the horrible things he endured to cause this issue.  Thankfully, he is getting the help he needs, but imagine all the people who can't pay for this treatment. 

Anyway, here is my card:

I used our sponsor's image "Oriental Girl" and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers.  The ribbons are a Circut cut.  The top floral paper is a scrap and the name is gone.  The bottom paper is a Cricut print. 

I felt it needed a little bling, but no more busyness, so I used Glitter Gel Pens to highlight the ribbons and various places on the image.

So thanks for stopping by and hearing a little bit of my heart.  I hope you'll join us with your projects and your cause! 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

More than just a little bit late!

OK, this is a lesson in not procrastinating. I posted my card to our DT page in plenty of time and then instead of going ahead to make my post on my blog and scheduling it, I just started a new draft and added the picture intending to come back to it.  Then I got sick with what I thought was the flu but turned out to be a combination to a UTI and a bacterial infection.  So here I am, 2 weeks later, scheduling my next DT post and finally getting this one posted!  

This sweet image is from our own Crafty Girl and our theme at the time was to add some texture.  I added a strip of burlap ribbon and then used my distressing tool to rough up the edges.  Plus a few little gemstones.  

Kitchen Trivet

My sister just moved back to our hometown and I'm happy to have her this close again!  I made this trivet for her first housewarming gift.

I found these trivets and Dollar Tree.  Weeding this was a lot of work, I won't lie.  I had to recut a few letters and add them in.  And then there was this "s" that I looked and looked for and didn't find until I was doing laundry!  I made another trivet that said "Nana's Kitchen" and I'll be changing one particular font before I make any more!  

But I do like how they've turned out and Lynna seemed very pleased with hers.  

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"
.                                              http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_114  

 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 http://www.winniewalter.com/  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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Tag It" at Tuesday Throwdown

It's Tuesday so that means another awesome challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week our theme is "Tag It" and we are sponsored by

I've used the beautiful "French Brunch Paper: and their precolored image "Yummy" for my card
I printed the "Yummy" image on their pretty paper and on another piece of scrap.  Then I fussy cut the image on the scrap and added it to the original print with pop dots for some added dimension.
The tag is a Cricut cut and I've used the write then cut feature for it and for the inside.

Thanks for checking in!  I hope to see you join in the fun this week!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Japanese "Screen" Card

Here is another try at the screen card:

"The Oriental Collection" stampset created exclusively for Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.

The poem is one I found online and used the writing function on the Cricut for it and the thank you section..

I'm really loving these cards!

I've entered this one here:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

My First "Screen" Card

We have a new challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme is "Create Your Own Background".  I've created the background on the inside of my card.

 I'm excited to share this card with you today!  I saw these super cute "Screen Cards" in the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine and I decided I could recreate those in Design Space.  Here's the magazine picture:

And after much pasting, slicing and dicing, here is my first one:

I love how it turned out and it was so fun!  I've created the background on the inside with a foam daisy stamp that I randomly stamped on my paper before cutting it for the panels.  The poem on the left was done with the writing feature of the Cricut.  Super easy and perfect for my card!  All the diecuts are Cricut images.  The poem says:  "Mother's love is peace.  It need not be acquired.  It need not be deserved."  by Erich Fromm.

Thanks for stopping by!