Thursday, February 11, 2016

PDE Linky Party #110 ~ 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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SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Blossoming Buds"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor markers
OTHERPetaloo flowers


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

PDE Linky Party #108 ~ Anything goes

Hello friends! TGIF, right? One of my favorite things about Fridays is that it means 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


This card was my first (and probably only) attempt at paper weaving. I saw Anna Griffin do it on a video and thought I'd add it to my crafty repertoire. Well.... the jury is still out on whether I'll do it again. I think that this one will hold me over for the foreseeable future. I wouldn't go so far as to label the experience "fun", but it was definitely more fun than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. I'd say it falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.




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SIZE:  6" square
PAPERDoodlebug; CTMH; Authentique
STAMP SETCTMH "In My Heart"
INKVersaMagic "Sea Breeze" & "Pixie Dust"; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
PUNCHESMartha Stewart; Fiskars corner rounder
OTHERScrap'n Supplies gems; Viva Pearl Pen "Ice White"; CTMH Liquid Glass 


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  January Linky Challenge; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #6; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #218; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #105; anything goes



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Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!



Monday, January 18, 2016

FCCB Challenge #268 ~ Snow

Hello friends! I hope you are all enjoying this lovely holiday weekend! Well, it's time for another Challenge Me Monday! We would love to have you share your creations with us! Click on the box directly below to join us....



Challenge #268 ~ Snow


This Week's Sponsor


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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I didn't really have a purpose in mind when I made this card, but I think it would make a cute invitation to a wintertime party or event....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Jolly Holidays"
PAPERLawn Fawn; CTMH; Core'dinations
STAMP SETPretty Cute Stamps "Fur Baby"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
OTHERMartha Stewart punch; Stickles "Star Dust"; Creatology googly eyes; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  January Linky Challenge; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #6; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  January Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #217; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  -  Challenge #408; "A Bit of Fun"


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Thursday, January 7, 2016

PDE Linky Party ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful 2016 thus far! Today begins another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you like. 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


Here is the card I have to share with y'all today....




SIZE:  A2
PAPERCanvas Corp; CTMH
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Chubby Chums"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Cotton Candy"
OTHERPrismacolor colored pencils; CTMH sequins; 3M foam tape 


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Friday, December 25, 2015

Fa La La Llama

Hello crafty friends and merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! We are enjoying spending lots of time with both of our families. Anyway, today's post is dedicated to the memory of our 2 sweet llamas, Dalai and Wendy, who were tragically killed by a mountain lion 2 weeks ago. They were such sweethearts and we are deeply saddened by their deaths. This card was inspired by our sweet girls -- may they find peace and God's eternal love in Heaven.




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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Storybook"
PAPERDoodlebug; Core'dinations
STAMP SETSPretty Cute Stamps "Little Llama"; CTMH "Hand-Lettered Christmas"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Slate"; Memento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor markers; Wink Of Stella silver glitter pen
EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; CTMH silver embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
RIBBONDoodlebug
OTHERDoodlebug Sprinkles; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  December Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  "Here Come The Holidays"
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #5; anything goes; entry #2
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #214/215; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #91; anything goes
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #32; use a sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers -  Challenge #154; snow
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #305; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #103; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #405; anything goes
HIMCR -  Challenge #230; favorite past challenge (#228-Christmas Colors)
Simon Says Stamp -  Monday Challenge; "Winter Wonderland"


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Thank you so much for visiting me and have a merry Christmas!



 



Monday, December 7, 2015

FCCB Challenge #266 ~ Anything But A Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! It's Monday, which means it's time for another fantabulous Challenge Me Monday! We would love to have you share your creations with us! Click HERE or on the box directly below to join us....



Challenge #266 ~ Anything But a Card


This Week's Sponsor:



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 my non-card project today, I'm sharing a banner I made for the baby shower to welcome our granddaughter, Autumn....



  





SIZE:  8.5" 
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Art Philosophy"
PAPERBazzill; Core'dinations; CTMH
OTHER: The Twinery twine; Stickles "Star Dust"; Fiskars hole punch


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  December Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #212; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #5; anything goes


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Thank you so much for visiting me! Have a blessed day!




Thursday, December 3, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty peeps! I hope you had an awesome week and are anticipating a delightful weekend! It has been raining here in Northern Cali for several days and I couldn't be happier, lol. Winter is by far my favorite season.

Today begins another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you like. 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


Well, I decided to stay in denial about Christmas coming soon, so I took a break from Christmas cards to work with my favorite subject.... doggies! This entire A2 size card is made from Basic Grey's "Max & Whiskers" card kit. This is such a fun kit and there are so many elements to play with!







Thank you so much for visiting me today & have a fantastic weekend!






Thursday, November 19, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! Happy Friday! I just returned from a 5-day trip to Nashville to visit my brother and his wife. I went with my parents and my 90-year-old grandma! She traveled like a rock star! Four hour plane ride -- no problem for Grams! We had such an awesome trip and lots of quality family time.

Today begins another PDE Linky Party! This is actually my first post as a new DT member so I'm super excited! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you like. 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


I decided to go with a Christmas card, even though it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Annoying, I know! But I got excited about sharing my first hand-colored background. Yes, I've been sucked in to the new trend of adult coloring books. I started doing it before I even realized it was a trend but now the popularity of it is great because there are so many more products available. This particular background came from an Anna Griffin coloring book (see details below) but I love working with all different kinds. Anyway, I hope you like my first published attempt!....




SIZE:  A6
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Artistry"
PAPERCTMH; Anna Griffin "Decorative Designs Two" coloring book
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor brush markers; Wink Of Stella glitter pen silver
STAMP SETSCTMH "Scandinavian Wishes" & "Framed"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Pear"
EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; CTMH embossing powder silver; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHER: The Twinery twine; Fiskars corner rounder; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  November Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #3
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters -  "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #210; anything goes


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Monday, November 9, 2015

FCCB Challenge #264 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Well....yet another Monday is upon us. Can you believe it's November?! I'm in total denial that Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Anywhoo, today begins a new Challenge Me Monday! I am actually sponsoring this one, so check out the awesome prize below! To join us, click HERE or the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #264 ~ Anything Goes


This Week's Sponsor: 
  
 Diana Martin of  Leelee Card Designs
(that's me!!) 


The prize for this challenge is the CTMH August stamp of the month set called "Framed".  It's a $17.95 value, D-size & coordinates with the new Artistry cartridge!

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To be honest, I wasn't feeling inspired at all before I made this card. What's my little trick when feeling uninspired? Bust out my Imagine machine! It's not my favorite card by far but it came together quickly. I love how everything is already coordinated & I only had to pick from a handful of patterns & colors. Easy peasy!




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTImagine
CARTRIDGE:  "Enjoy The Seasons"
PAPERCore'dinations
INKStampin' Up! "Tip Top Taupe"
OTHER3M foam tape


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Challenges: 

Pause Dream Enjoy -  Linky Party; anything goes
DL.ART -  November Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #208; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #31; anything but square  


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Thank you for visiting me & have a fantabulous day!!




Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tardy for the Party

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you had a great weekend and an awesome Halloween! I know the festivities are over but I didn't have the heart to tell these little arachnids that they were too late. So I'm sneaking in one more Halloween card so they don't get mad, rally their spider homies and stage a coup whilst we sleep....






SIZE:  A7
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Mini Monsters"
PAPERDoodlebug cardstock
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Halloweenies"
EMBOSSINGVersamark watermark stamp pad; Ranger embossing powder white; Marvy Uchida heat tool
INKMy Pink Stamper pigment ink "Snowflake White"; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
PUNCHMartha Stewart edge punch "Drippy Goo"
OTHERDoodlebug Mini Doodle-Pops; Stickles "Platinum" & "Black Diamond"; Ranger Enamel Accents white; Fiskars paper edgers; Creatology googly eyes; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

Pause Dream Enjoy -  Linky Party; anything goes; entry #2
DL.ART -  November Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #207; anything goes; entry #2


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Thank you so much for visiting me and have a wonderful day!



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy News!

Howdy friends! Happy Halloween! I hope you are all enjoying your festivities or, like me, hiding out at home, lol. I have a card to post later but I'm doing this little separate post to make an exciting announcement.... I am now a member of the Pause Dream Enjoy Design Team!!


http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com/


I am super excited and ready to start creating with this fun and inspiring group of crafty chicks! I look forward to a new creative journey!



Friday, October 30, 2015

The Ghost-ess With The Most-ess

Hello my fellow crafty peeps! Well.... it's Halloween Eve.... what sort of fun things do y'all have planned for tomorrow? We will be doing absolutely nothing. Yay! I've been really lagging on my Halloween/Fall crafting this year so I'll be working on some projects throughout the day. Plus, it's time for me to do a major purge & reorganization of my craft room. Major! Do any of you ever feel like you have so much stuff that it actually stifles your creativity & motivation? That's what I'm dealing with right now, so it's time to take control!

This card is just a quick & simple one I whipped up using the "Creepy Critters" cartridge. I think this little ghost is so adorable!....




SIZE:  5.5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Creepy Critters"
PAPERBazzill
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Creatology googly eyes; Zig Clean Color watercolor marker; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #4
Pause Dream Enjoy -  Linky Party; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's -  Challenge #239; "Happy Halloween"
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #207; anything goes (John 15:5)
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; anything goes


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Thank you for visiting me & have a great day!


  



Friday, October 23, 2015

Baby Shower Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week & looking forward to the weekend. The hubs is going fishing this weekend which puts me here at home alone.... yes! Time for a craft-a-thon! Anyway, today I want to share a card I made for my friend's baby shower a few weeks ago.  Every element of this card came from the Anna Griffin card kit called "Playful Pieces". It's geared towards kids so it worked out perfectly.




Challenges:

DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #3
Crafting By Designs -  October Monthly Challenge; anything goes; entry #3
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #206; anything goes

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Thank you for visiting me & have a wonderful day!



Monday, October 12, 2015

FCCB Challenge #262 ~ Fall

Hello friends! I hope y'all had a fantastic weekend! Well.... I guess it's time to just jump right into our new Challenge Me Monday. I hope you are able to join in & share your awesome Fall projects with us! Just click on the box below to enter and/or get all the details. I can't wait to see your fantabulous creations!



Challenge #262 ~ Autumn/Fall 

This Week's Sponsor


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least one 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 one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

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Here is my Fall project....




SIZE:  5.5" square
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGES:  "Art Philosophy" & "Create a Critter 2"
PAPERCTMH; Doodlebug
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; Darice folder "Wood Grain"
STAMP SETLawn Fawn "Into the Woods"
INK:  CTMH Exclusive Inks "Cranberry"
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Recollections leaf brads; Fiskars Paper Edgers

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Challenges:

DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #204; anything goes; entry #2
Crafting By Designs -  October monthly challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #299; "Falling for You"; use fall colors
Simon Says Stamp -  Monday Challenge; "Autumn is in the Air"
Cut It Up -  Challenge #81; "Back to Nature"


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Thank you for stopping by & have a fantabulous day!



Friday, October 9, 2015

A Birthday Card and Some Other Stuff

Hello friends! It has been quite a while since I've posted anything but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Things in my little corner of the world have been quite hectic. My dad gave us a really good scare and had to undergo brain surgery but is on his way to a full recovery with no permanent damage. Thank God!

In addition to that, it looked like the "Valley Fire" was coming straight for us. Luckily for us the wind shifted and blew it right around us. However, many others were not so lucky at all. It completely devastated 3 whole towns and burned over 76,000 acres. So many people lost their homes, farms, animals and even a few loved ones. The main evacuation center is in our area and it is so sad to see all the displaced people and pets. If anyone has ever needed prayers, these people sure do.

On a lighter note, I have a fairly quick birthday card to share with you today. Well, it would have been quick if I didn't fuss with it and add a bunch of extra details. It's a problem I have and I should probably seek professional help, lol. I made this card for a friend's birthday with the new "Artistry" cartridge, which I am loving.  




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Artistry"
PAPERCTMH; American Crafts
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; WRMK sequins


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #204; anything goes
Craft Your Passion -  Challenge #282; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  October monthly challenge; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #167; "Pink & Pretty"


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Thank you so much for visiting me! Have an awesome day!