Monday, August 17, 2015

FCCB Challenge #258 ~ Camping

Hello, my fantabulous friends! I hope you are having a good start to your week. It's Monday & that means it's challenge time! I hope you'll be able to join us! To enter and/or check out the full details on the main blog, click on the box directly below....



Challenge #258 ~ Camping

 This Week's Sponsor
My Creative Time

The prize



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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Here is my card....



SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Artistry" & "Wild Card 2"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
MANUAL DIESCuttlebug machine; My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Dies"; Lawn Fawn "Grassy Border"
STAMP SETMy Creative Time "Teeny Tag Greetings"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Indian Corn Blue"
OTHERMartha Stewart edge punch; CTMH Adhesive Gems; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes
Heart 2 Heart -  "Ticket to Ride"; CTMH products required


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




Monday, August 3, 2015

Introducing.... Olive!

Hi everyone! I'm doing something a little different today.... I'm posting pics of a card made by my 6-year-old Goddaughter, Olive. She's too young to have her own blog, so I'll be posting on her behalf every now & then.

It's time for the annual kid's challenge at Simon Says Stamp & she really wanted to enter a card. I know I know.... I think I've created a monster! She made it very clear to me that she wanted to do this completely on her own because the rules say try not to use any adult assistance. I'm proud to say that she made this card 100% on her own. Yes, she knows how to use my Cuttlebug machine for die-cutting & embossing.

She also wants me to mention that she is already reading chapter books that are a 4th to 5th grade level, lol.


Olive & her best friend, my dog Haylee





SIZE:  5 x 6.5"
PAPERRecollections cardstock
DIE CUTLawn Fawn "Scripty Hello"
STAMP SETK Andrew Designs "Pirate Party"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbase brush pens
OTHER3M foam tape; Sakura black gel pen


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Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp -  Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge; anything goes; ages 2-16


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Olive & I thank you very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



Monday, July 20, 2015

FCCB Challenge #256 ~ "Fun In The Sun"

Hello crafty peeps! Did you have a nice weekend? I sure did! My brother & I made a special dinner for my parents because it was their 47th wedding anniversary. 47! I think that's pretty amazing, especially in this day & age. 

Anyway, it's Monday, which means it must be time for another FCCB challenge! All the info is listed below. To enter and/or check out the challenge on the main page, click on the box directly below or the link in the text above. We hope you can join us!



Challenge #256 ~ "Fun in the Sun"


This Week's Sponsor
 


The prize is 7 digital stamps!


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 card for the challenge....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Crocs Rule"
PAPERBazzill; DCWV; Core'dinations; Echo Park; CTMH
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; Provo Craft "D'Vine Swirls" folder; Darice "Reptile" folder
STAMP SETK Andrew Designs "Sweet July"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Lagoon"
OTHER3M foam tape


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Challenges: 

DL.ART -  July Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #382; water
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #192; anything goes (Isaiah 55:12); 2nd entry


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Thank you for visiting me & have a fantabulous day!







 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Goofy Gumballs

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous week! I've been really sick for the past 3 weeks but I'm finally starting to feel better. This is the second time this year I've had this nasty flu virus & it is no joke! Both times it completely knocked me out for several weeks. Ugh!

Anyway, I'm happy to be back in my craft room & I've actually been fairly productive. Today I have 2 cards to share. They're really just 2 variations of the same card but I could keep making these all day! I just love the bright primary colors & I'm having so much fun coloring with my new watercolor brush pens! They work perfectly with these Lawn Fawn stamps....






SIZES:  5" round & A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Smiley Cards"
MANUAL DIESCuttlebug machine; Lawn Fawn "Large Stitched Circle Stackables"
PAPERRecollections; Core'dinations
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; Provo Craft "Seeing Spots" folder
STAMP SETLawn Fawn "Sweet Smiles"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbase brush pens
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  July Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #27; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; shaped cards; featuring Lawn Fawn
Sister Act -  Challenge #114; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #192; anything goes (Isaiah 55:12)


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







Monday, June 22, 2015

FCCB Challenge #254 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning & happy Monday! Did you all have a nice Father's Day weekend? I picked up my parents from the airport (they spent 2 weeks in Peru & South America). Then we came home & had a BBQ with my stepson, daughter-in-law, our 2 grandsons, (ages 1 & 3) and our Goddaughter (age 6). It was super fun!

Anyway, since it is Monday, that means it must be time for another FCCB challenge! I hope you are able to join us, or at least get some fantabulous inspiration from our design team's creations. We have recently expanded our team & let me tell you that these ladies are rockin' it! To enter and/or check out the challenge, click the link above or the box directly below.



   
Challenge #254 ~ Anything Goes


This Week's Sponsor
  
Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps!


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Here is my card for the challenge....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Art Philosophy"
PAPERGraphic 45 "Secret Garden" cardstock
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Desert Sand"
TWINEThe Twinery
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Doodlebug gems; Fiskars paper edgers; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

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


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




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Horsing Around

Hello my crafty friends! It's been a month since my last post, which is very unusual for me, but I've had so much going on & quite frankly I was experiencing a bad case of crafters block. I guess I just needed to take a little break & focus on other things in my life for a few weeks. Of course I can't exist without crafting for too long! I feel like I've got some of my creative mojo back now so it's all good.

I did something different & outside of my comfort zone for today's card. I've never been into coloring stamped images but I recently acquired some of the awesome new Zig watercolor markers, so I'm giving it a go. I watched a few videos & I'm starting to get the hang of using them, blending colors, etc. It's actually pretty fun!




SIZE:  4.75 x 6"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Bits and Pieces"
PAPERRecollections; Bazzill; Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
MARKERSZig Clean Color waterbase markers
STAMP SET:  Craftin Desert Diva's "Punny Farm"
INKStazOn Solvent Ink "Jet Black"
OTHERSmooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  June Linky Challenge; anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's -  Linky Party; summer
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #26; "Shades of Summer"
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #376; summer colors
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #290; "All Creatures Great & Small"
Crafting By Designs -  June Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #186 (Hebrews 13:8); anything goes


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Thank you for visiting me & have a great day!




Monday, April 27, 2015

FCCB Challenge #250 ~ "Celebrate Mom"

Hello fellow crafty peeps! I hope you had a lovely weekend & that Monday is being kind to you so far. Speaking of Mondays.... that must mean it's time for another FCCB challenge. Yes indeed! Since time seems to be flying by at an insanely fast pace, it will be Mother's Day before we know it! Therefore, our theme this time is "Celebrate Mom". You can create any project having to do with Mother's Day, whether it's for your own mother or someone else's. Click the box below to enter the challenge & we look forward to seeing your fantabulous creations!....

 

Challenge #250 ~ Celebrate Mom

 
This Weeks Sponsor
digiplayground.com


 There will be 3 winners of $7 gift certificates!


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 card for the challenge....




SIZE:  4.5" square
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Creative Everyday Cards" & "Type Candy Font"
PAPERDoodlebug cardstock
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Doodlebug Chunky Brads & Mini Jewels; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  April Linky Challenge; anything goes; 4th entry
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #155; girly card/Mother's Day; 2nd entry


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Thank you for stopping by & have a fantabulous day!





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lovely Butterflies

 **** Click HERE for the current FCCB challenge, "Welcome Spring!" ****

Hello friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. I just spent 3 days at my Grandma's house, which is about 2 hours away. We recently lost my Grandpa & they had been married for 70 years! Pretty amazing, huh? Well, needless to say, my Grandma is pretty lonely without him so it's very important for us all to make an effort to spend time with her. We had a lot of fun but I'm glad to be home.... I missed my doggies! (oh yeah & my husband too, lol).

I made this card using a new cartridge from Anna Griffin & I just love all her cartridges. I pretty much love everything she does though. My husband gets really scared every time she's on HSN, lol. I don't really have anyone specific in mind to give this card to but I loved the design & just had to make it.




SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Bridal and Baby Soirées"
MANUAL DIESCuttlebug machine; Lawn Fawn "Large Stitched Circle Stackables"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
STAMP SETCraftin Desert Diva's "Simply Said"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Glacier"
OTHERRecollections mini pearls; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  April Linky Challenge; anything goes; 3rd entry
HIMCRChallenge #196; "Freestyle" (anything goes)
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #155; girly card
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #197; anything goes; 3rd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #179; anything goes


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Thank you for stopping by & have a wonderful day!






Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Flippin' Birthday

Ha ha! Get it?.... It's a flip card! Actually I think it's called a swing card but oh well. The pun was too good to pass up. Anyway, hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a lovely Sunday. It's sunny, warm & beautiful here in Northern Cali. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm cool with the sunny weather but I really love the rain & cold. Weird, right? I don't know why. I've just always been that way.

Moving on.... this card was for our friend/neighbor for her birthday a couple days ago. It was so easy & quick to make that I felt like I should do more stuff to it. Does anyone else do that? I feel like it's not complete unless I fuss over it obsessively, lol. I managed to resist the urge this time & left it alone (pretty much).






SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Artfully Sent"
PAPEREcho Park
OTHERRecollections mini pearls & gem


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  April Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #197; anything goes; 2nd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #178; anything goes; 2nd entry


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Thank you so much for visiting & have an awesome day!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Spring!

Hello my crafty comrades! I hope you are all having a lovely week. We got some much needed rain here in Northern Cali, which was doubly awesome because I love the rain! Sunshine is nice but rain is my thing. However, I do love a good girly froo-froo Spring card. Today's card was made sans Cricut, if you believe that nonsense! I felt like doing something different. I even made my own background paper!




SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH cardstock "White Daisy"
STAMP SETSEcho Park "Happy Little Moments"; My Pink Stamper "Happiest Moments"
INKVersaMagic chalk ink "Pixie Dust", "Sea Breeze", "Aloe Vera"
RIBBONDoodlebug Boutique Trims
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers & corner rounder; Doodlebug Boutique Buttons; Pebbles Candy Dots "Crystal White"; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  April Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #197; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #178; anything goes


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Thank you for hangin' out with me & have a wonderful day!



Monday, March 30, 2015

FCCB Challenge #238 ~ Easter

Hello my crafty friends! I hope y'all had a great weekend! It's time for another fantabulous Challenge Me Monday at FCCB, so I sure hope you can join us for some fun & a majorly awesome prize!




Challenge #248 ~ Easter


This Week's Sponsor:

 
 
The prize is 7 digital stamps

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project & 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 Easter card....


SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Folk Art Festival"
PAPERMy Mind's Eye; Jillibean Soup; Recollections
STAMP SETMy Pink Stamper "Happiest Moments"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Sizzix folder 
RIBBONLittle Scrap Pieces
OTHERFiskars border punch; Recollections mini pearls; 3M foam tape
    
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Challenges:

DL.ART -  March Linky Challenge; anything goes; 3rd entry
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #23; ribbons & pearls
Crafty Ribbons -  anything goes with ribbon; 2nd entry
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #196; anything goes; 2nd entry
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #153; "Easter Wishes" (cross, bunny or eggs)
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #176; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; anything goes
Sister Act -  Challenge #99; anything goes 

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Thank you for visiting me & have a fantabulous day!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Angel Dog

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday! I haven't posted in a couple weeks because I got hit with the nastiest flu virus I've ever had. It lasted a full 3 weeks & I still have a cough but am feeling much better now. Today I'm sharing a thank you card I made for the home care/hospice vet who took care of my Lexi in her final days. When the time came to put her to sleep we were so fortunate & blessed to have it done right here in our own home. I thought this angel doggie image was so fitting & I knew I wanted to use this sentiment because it's one of my favorites.



 
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SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERWRMK "Friends Furever" cardstock; Bazzill cardstock
STAMP SETSScrappy Moms Stamps "Raining Cats & Dogs"; Craftin Desert Diva's "Animal Antics"; CTMH "Curlicue Frames"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Cranberry"
OTHERWRMK twill ribbon & fabric brads; Stickles "Star Dust" & "Black Diamond"


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  March Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
BBTB2 -  "Frame It!" (framed sentiment)
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafty Ribbons -  anything goes with ribbon
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #196; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #175; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #52; anything goes


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Thank you for stopping by & have a great day!