Friday, December 2, 2016

PDE Linky Party #149 ~ 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!



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I'd like to apologize for the photo quality of this card. The reflective metallic outlines make it nearly impossible to get a picture without glare. I tried outside, inside, and everything in between but this was the best I could get without the whole card coming out too dark. Anyway, I made this hand-colored card for my 91-year-old Grandma to thank her for hosting Thanksgiving and our all-family-free-for-all-slumber-party over the weekend. She's the absolute best!




Inside


SIZE:  A2
PAPERDoodlebug; Hunkydory; Core'dinations
COLORINGHunkydory "Kaleidoscopes" Floral Colouring Pad (main image & layers); Nuvo by Tonic markers; Zig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella glitter markers
STAMP SETSPaper Smooches "Blossoming Buds"; My Pink Stamper "Thanks a Bunch"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Cranberry" & "Chocolate"
EMBOSSINGRanger clear embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERRecollections acorn embellishment; CTMH Liquid Glass; Nuvo Crystal Drops "Bright Gold"; 3M foam tape


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Friday, November 25, 2016

PDE Linky Party #148 ~ No 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!



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For this week's "No Cards" project I decided to share something I made quite some time ago but never paid much attention to nor posted here on my blog. I love this image and thought it would be funny to have it adorn our guest bathroom door, where it has gotten quite a few giggles over the years....






SIZE:  8½ x 12"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Campin' Critters"
PAPERDCWV; Core'dinations; Bazzill
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Creatology googly eyes; 3M foam tape


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Friday, November 18, 2016

PDE Linky Party #147 ~ 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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For my tag I used the new "Kaleidoscopes" collection from Hunkydory. I love coloring so this collection is so much fun! The images come pre die cut with all the layers so you just color them in and pop the layers up with some foam tape and voila! There are silver, gold and black outline options for each image. I used my Tonic Nuvo markers for all the coloring. This kit also comes with several pages of coordinating sentiments like the one I used here.

If you've never experienced Hunkydory, I highly highly recommend that you do. I don't get any compensation or recognition or anything for promoting them.... I just truly believe they are the best out there as far as quality and their prices are insanely reasonable for the amount of product you get. I have several of their collections/kits and I love them all! To my knowledge, the only site that sells this particular kit is Create and Craft. They also have a huge selection of other Hunkydory products. It is my favorite site at the moment. Anyway, hope you enjoy my tag!....






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Friday, November 11, 2016

PDE Linky Party #146 ~ 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!


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I made this card a little while back for one of my stepsons for his birthday. I tried to make it on the masculine side but not too drab. I know the glitter tape was a bit much for a guy but oh well ~ all of the men in my family are used to that by now!




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Artiste"
PAPERCTMH "Cloud 9" collection
STAMP SETCTMH "Cloud 9"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Sunset"
OTHERCTMH Shimmer Trim "Teal"; Fiskars corner rounder & corner punch; CTMH antique gold studs; 3M foam tape


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Friday, November 4, 2016

PDE Linky Party #145 ~ Anything Goes

**** For the FCCB "Fright Night" challenge, please click HERE ****

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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I made this card for a friend who recently had a death in her family. I wanted to keep with the Fall color palette but not have it be too dark and depressing. Basically, I wanted it to be respectful but yet still have a brightness about it. I photographed it outside on a lovely Fall day, which I think brings a nice levity to it....




Inside


SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Artfully Sent"
PAPERDoodlebug; CTMH; Core'dinations
STAMP SETSCTMH "For Every Occasion" & "Curlicue Frames"; K Andrew Designs "Sympathetic Sayings"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Chocolate", "Sunset" & "Sunny Yellow"
DRY EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; Darice folder "Fall Leaves Swirl"
WET EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; Ranger embossing powder "Gold"; Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERNuvo Crystal Drops "Bright Gold"; Fiskars Paper Edgers; 3M foam tape


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Monday, October 24, 2016

FCCB Challenge #288 ~ Fright Night

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was rather uneventful but I actually prefer it that way. Well, it's Monday and time for another Challenge Me Monday!



Challenge #288 ~ Fright Night


This Week's Sponsor

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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I love candy skulls so I made a card using this funky guy. It didn't really photograph well since I used quite a bit of glitter pen on and around the web and the lighting just makes it look clumpy, but it looks better in person, of course! lol ;)




SIZE:  5.5" round
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Creative Everyday Cards"; "Edge to Edge"; "Rock Princess"
PAPERCTMH
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor brush markers; Wink of Stella glitter brush markers; PaperMate InkJoy black gel pen
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; Brilliance "Platinum Planet"
OTHERWRMK sequins; Recollections pearl gems; 3M foam tape


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Friday, October 21, 2016

PDE Linky Party #143 ~ 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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It's the third Friday of the month which means.... it's tag time baby! October is a big birthday month in my family, so I figured I'd better get busy finishing up the rest of my birthday tags and cards. Soooo.... here is one of the tags I made....




SIZE:  2 x 4"
PAPERHOTP (pre-cut tag)
STAMP SETCTMH "Joyful Birthday"
EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark ink pad; CTMH silver embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERMy Moments paper roses; WRMK Crop-A-Dile & eyelet; The Twinery twine; Nuvo Crystal Drops "Silver Lining"; Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen


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Friday, October 14, 2016

PDE Linky Party #142 ~ 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!


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I am so obsessed with these little birdies! I've been on a self-imposed crafting supply spending freeze (well for the most part - I mean a girl's gotta have some necessities, right?)  I saw this adorable stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs and just had to have it! I love it so much that I think I'll change their colors and theme for each of the next 4 seasons and feature them in different projects. I mean let's face it... some stamps are just way too cute to use only once, right? Anyway, here is their inaugural appearance as Fall/Thanksgiving tweeties!....






SIZE:  A2
PAPERDoodlebug; CTMH; Core'dinations
DIESpellbinders
STAMP SETSWhipper Snapper Designs "The Flock"; CTMH "Holiday Tags"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH Exclusive Inks "Ruby" & "Sunset"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor markers
OTHERNuvo Crystal Drops "Bright Gold"; Fiskars corner rounder; 3M foam tape


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Friday, October 7, 2016

PDE Linky Party #141 ~ 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!


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So I have to tell on myself here and admit that this particular card was actually made two (or maybe even three) Halloweens ago. In reorganizing my craft room recently I came across quite a few cards I've made and tucked away in drawers and boxes and then obviously forgot to post or intended to post later and then couldn't remember where I had stashed them. Does this sound familiar to anyone or am I alone in my own personal realm of mayhem, disorganization, and forgetfulness? Anyway, this card is very simple but I think my little witchy pup is still pretty cute. I do have to apologize for the explosion of Stickles on this card. I'm sure there was a reason why I felt I had to use every Stickles color ever invented, although I can't remember it now (of course). So I hope you like my excessively shimmery witchy pup!




SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERDCWV; Core'dinations; Bazzill
OTHERStickles


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #250-251; anything goes; entry #2
Crafting By Designs -  October Challenge; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; Halloween


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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!


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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; 3rd entry
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenges #250-251; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; 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!


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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!


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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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