Thursday, September 29, 2016

PDE Linky Party #140 ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


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Today's card was made with the DCWV "Green Stack" recycled cardstock and matching embellishments.  The twine is from The Twinery. I absolutely love using woodland critter images. These little cuties just make me happy!




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Challenges:


DL.ART -  September Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenges #250-251; anything goes


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Monday, September 26, 2016

FCCB Challenge #286 - Fantasy

Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for another Challenge Me Monday! To join us and see the full guidelines, please click on this box directly below....




Challenge #286 ~ Fantasy


This Week's Sponsor

Prize is a $10 gift certificate
AND.... 
There will also be a separate drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card
(courtesy of the FCCB Design Team)


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least one Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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For today's card I experimented with blending some inks, which I have never done using traditional ink pads. I found a few of my older cat's eye shaped mini inks that were almost dried up, which worked perfectly for this project (and to think I almost threw them out the other day!) For the blue background I inked my embossing folder and then for the other colors I just applied them directly. I was going for the look of a unicorn flying over a rainbow which is kind of a stretch but I think it came out pretty well anyway and wasn't a terrible first attempt. I'm bummed that the shimmer spray I used on the unicorn didn't translate to the photo. I tried many different ways but just couldn't seem to get it, so please just imagine her sparkly ;)




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Zooballoo"
PAPERCTMH cardstock "White Daisy"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Darice folder "Cloudy Sky"
INKVersaMagic "Aloe Vera", "Spring Pansy", "Sea Breeze" & "Pixie Dust"
OTHERImagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz; Stickles "Platinum"; 3M foam tape


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

PDE Linky Party #139 ~ Anything But a Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


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For this week's project I decided to give y'all a little glimpse of how my mind works. Trust me - you don't want any more than a glimpse. Much like looking directly at the sun, a little peek is okay but any longer and there might be permanent damage ;)  Anyway, this is my giant calendar/planner/blotter that adorns the middle of my work area.

I was super excited to find this because I'm constantly coloring and doodling and I like being able to see a whole month at a time. I purchased this calendar from Pick Your Plum and it's manufactured by TF Publishing. For this one I used my Chameleon pens.

It comes with only the white background and black outlines - the rest has been colored in by yours truly. I like to pick a different color scheme for each month but sometimes I also like to make it very eclectic - just depends on my mood at the time. Sometimes I color it all in within a few days but sometimes it takes me all month. I fast-tracked this month so I could submit my photos before it just looked like a messy blotter. This is also why my to-do list only has a couple of things crossed off, lol.








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Thursday, September 15, 2016

PDE Linky Party #138 ~ All Tags

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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Here is my tag project for this week:




SIZE:  3.5"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Winter Wonderland"
PAPERCTMH; Core'dinations; DCWV
TWINEDarice hemp cord
BLINGRecollections
OTHERViva Pearl Pen "Ice White"; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; Fiskars hole punch


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  September Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Crafting By Designs -  September Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

PDE Linky Party #137 ~ All Cards

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


Here is my card for this week:




Inside


Envelope


SIZE:  5 x 7"
PAPERAnna Griffin "Fifi & Fido" collection
EMBELLISHMENTSAnna Griffin "Fifi & Fido" collection
STAMP SETK Andrew Designs "Sympathetic Sayings"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
ENVELOPEWRMK Envelope Punch Board
OTHERRecollections bling; Fiskars Paper Edgers & corner punch; Anna Griffin washi tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  September Linky Challenge; anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers -  Challenge #172; "Layer It Up"
Crafting By Designs -  September Challenge; anything goes


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

PDE Linky Party #136 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! On a quick personal note, I'm finally feeling almost fully functional after my accident and resulting surgery and I'm excited about crafting and blogging more regularly again. It has been a very trying few months and I'm thrilled that my mojo seems to be returning! Thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes and prayers. Y'all are the best and I love every one of you!

Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


 Here is my project for this week:




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Artistry"
PAPERHOTP holographic & suede cardstock; CTMH black & white cardstock
DRY EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Darice folder "Argyle"
WET EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; CTMH silver embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
STAMP SETCraftin Desert Divas "Say It Big"
INKBrilliance "Platinum Planet"
OTHER3M foam tape


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Monday, August 1, 2016

FCCB Challenge #282 ~ Summer Activities

Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend! It sure was hot here.... we got up to 102°! I'm doing a lot better with my ankle and can get around the house without any aids, which I am hugely grateful for. Anyway, it's time for another Challenge Me Monday! To join us and see the full guidelines, please click on this box directly below....



Challenge #282 ~ Summer Activities


This Week's Sponsor
There will be three $20 gift certificates
and...
a $25 Amazon gift card


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and, if it's not obvious, let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least 1 cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If your project is NOT a card, you will get 2 entries into the drawing!


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Since the summer Olympics are about to start, I thought this card would tie in well with our theme of summer activities. Obviously, I will not be participating myself but will enjoy watching it on TV. I realize that watching TV is not much of an activity per se but you know what I mean, lol.




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Fontastic Fonts" & "Lyrical Letters"
PAPERCTMH cardstock "White Daisy"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Darice folder
COLORINGChameleon Color Tones pens & Zig Clean Color waterbase brush markers
OTHERStickles "Diamond" & "Platinum"  


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Monday, July 4, 2016

FCCB Challenge #280 ~ Ice Cream

Hello friends! First of all, I would like to apologize for the inconsistency of this post. Like many others, lately I have been having a problem with Blogger erasing my posts. It will stay up for several hours but then all or part of it is gone again. This is yet another attempt to get this post to stay put permanently, but if it disappears or has sections missing, I just want you to know that Blogger is at fault and I'm not actually losing my mind, lol.

Anyway, it's time for another Challenge Me Monday. To join us and see the full guidelines, please click on this box directly below....



Challenge #280 ~ Ice Cream


This Week's Sponsor is:


AND....
we will also be giving away a....
    $25 Amazon gift card!! 


To qualify for the prize, you must use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTImagine
CARTRIDGE:  "Yummy"
PAPERCTMH "White Daisy"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Sizzix folder
INKCTMH "Chocolate"
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Fiskars Paper Edgers "Victorian"; 3M foam tape


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Monday, June 6, 2016

FCCB Challenge #278 ~ Celebrate Dad

Hello friends and welcome to another Challenge Me Monday! To join us and/or see the full guidelines, just click on this box directly below....



Challenge #278 ~ Celebrate Dad


This week's sponsor is ....

 


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Inside


SIZE: 3.5 x 5.5"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Beep Beep"
PAPERCore'dinations; CTMH
STAMP SETCTMH "Framed"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Holiday Red"; Memento "Tuxedo Black"
OTHER DIESLawn Fawn "Grassy Border" 


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

PDE Linky Party #125 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


www.pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


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For today's card, I was messing around with inking the negative space of an embossing folder. It took me several tries but I think this one finally came out decent....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Cricut Alphabet
PAPERCTMH; Martha Stewart
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; Darice folder
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Pixie"
OTHERRecollections brayer; Stickles "Fruit Punch"; CTMH Liquid Glass; Viva Pearl Pen


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  May Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Die Cuttin' Diva'sChallenge #267; polka dots
Craft Your Passion -  Challenge #313; anything goes; 2nd entry
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #113; anything goes; 2nd entry
2 Creative Chicks -  Challenge/Showcase #10; anything goes; 2nd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #232-233; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #182; pearls and/or bling 


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Monday, May 23, 2016

FCCB Challenge #277 ~ All About Pets

Hello friends and welcome to another Challenge Me Monday! To join us and/or see the full guidelines, just click on this box directly below....



Challenge #277 ~ All About Pets


This week's sponsor is ....
***There will be three $20 gift certificates!***



To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least one Cricut cut on your project and please let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If your project is something other than a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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Inside


SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERWRMK; Core'dinations
STAMP SETSWRMK "Friends Furever"; Craftin Desert Divas "Animal Antics"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Barn Red" & "Outdoor Denim"
RIBBONWRMK twill ribbon
OTHER3M foam tape; black Sharpie marker


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  May Linky Challenge; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  May Challenge; anything goes
Craft Your Passion -  Challenge #313; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #113; anything goes
Crafty Catz -  Challenge #325; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #113; masculine
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #230-231; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Challenge/Showcase #10; anything goes


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