Monday, June 11, 2018

FCCB Challenge #328 ~ Father's Day

Hello my fellow fantabulous crafters! It's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To see the full guidelines and join us, please click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #328 ~ Father's Day



The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card for....

Amazon!



To qualify for the prize, be sure to 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.

If your entry isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Phrases"
PAPERCTMH "Jack" cardstock 
OTHERWink of Stella clear glitter brush pen; 3M foam tape; Zig 2-way glue


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #23 ~ Love Cards

Hello friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful week! It's time for another challenge over at Craftaholics R Us and we hope you can join us! To join in on the challenge or just to check out our super cool blog, simply click on the badge below....




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Believe it or not, this is my first attempt at a shaker card. I tend to be behind the times as far as trends go, obviously! Turns out it's not that scary after all, lol. I photographed this card in my garden with the card resting on top of a giant rose. Our roses are unbelievable in size this year! Anyway, hope you like it....




SIZE:  5"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Smiley Cards"
PAPERStampin' Up! cardstock
SEQUINSDarice
EMBELLISHMENTSCTMH Stuck on You Puffies & Bitty Sparkles
INKCTMH "Raspberry" pigment ink
OTHERCricut acetate sheets; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #21 ~ Basket

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SIZE:  5½ x 3½"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Spring Cottage"
PAPERCTMH
OTHERZig 2-way glue


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Monday, May 14, 2018

FCCB Challenge #326 ~ 3D Projects

Hello my fellow fantabulous crafters! It's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To see the full guidelines and join us, please click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #326 ~ Make a 3D/Dimensional Project


This Week's Sponsor


The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!


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.

If your entry isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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I thought these cupcake holders would be cute for a baby shower but they could also be used for other occasions....








SIZE:  3½"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Bridal & Baby Soirées"
PAPERDoodlebug 
OTHERZig 2-way glue pen


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #19 ~ Blue

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This is a card I made for my dad's birthday and all the details are listed below. I'd just like to add, in case anyone notices, I didn't realize until later that I attached the layers in the wrong order. I switched the blue and green layers but I decided it still looked okay so I went with it. I hope you like it!




SIZE:  4½"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Creative Everyday Cards"
PAPERCTMH
STAMP SETCTMH "Joyful Birthday"
INKCTMH "Pacifica" pigment ink
EMBOSSINGRanger clear embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers "Ripple"; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #17 ~ Charms

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I made these recently as party favors for a friend's baby shower. I've done this similar design several times before, just with different colors, sentiments, etc. I forget where I saw this idea originally but it's been my long time go-to for baby shower favors. They're pretty quick and easy once you get going.
I make these a lot but I've only featured them here on my blog one time before - back in 2012 - for a baby girl's shower. If you'd like to check out that post, please click HERE. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my baby boy party favors!....






CRICUTImagine
CARTRIDGE:  "Hopscotch"
PAPERCTMH 
STAMP SETSMy Pink Stamper "Itty Bitty-licious"; Recollections "Sweet Baby"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
CANDY Hershey's Nuggets
OTHERClear Bags cellophane bags; The Twinery twine; Darice pacifier charms


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #15 ~ Purple

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SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH; Stampin' Up!; Ms. Sparkle & Co.
STAMPSHampton Art single image; My Pink Stamper "Tweetie Hoo Puns"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella glitter pens
OTHERCTMH mini rhinestone; 3M foam tape


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #11 ~ Green

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SIZE: 5" square
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Designer's Calendar"
PAPERDoodlebug "Smitten Kitten" & "Puppy Love" collections
OTHERCTMH mini rhinestones; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #9 ~ Sequins

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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Create a Critter"
PAPERDCWV; Core'dinations
STAMP SETMy Pink Stamper "Punny-licious"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Darice sequins & gems; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat



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Monday, February 19, 2018

FCCB Challenge #320 ~ Sympathy

Hello my fellow fantabulous crafters! It's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To see the full guidelines and join us, please click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #320 ~ Sympathy
Make a project about sympathy or loss of a loved one (human or animal).



This week's prize:
 The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card to....

Amazon!



To qualify for the prize, be sure to 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.

If your entry isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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SIZE: 5.5"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Classically Modern Cards"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
OTHERWink of Stella clear glitter pen; 3M foam tape


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 Challenges:

DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday Challenge #222; red or pink
Crafty Catz -  Challenge #404; anything goes
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #360; anything goes


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #5 ~ Scallops

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SIZE:  5 x 6½"
PAPERStampin' Up!; CTMH
STAMPDare 2B Artsy "Dangle Thanks"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Lemon"
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers "Scallop"; 3M foam tape


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Monday, January 22, 2018

FCCB Challenge # 318 ~ Snow

Hello friends! It's time for another Challenge Me Monday! Click on the box directly below to share your creation with us. We're looking forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #318 - Snow
Make a project using anything snow related. There has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Week's Sponsor is....


And the prize is....
A $25 online gift code!


To qualify for the prize, be sure to 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.

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


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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Winter Woodland"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
OTHERNuvo Crystal Drops "Gloss White"; Stickles "Star Dust"; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #3 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends!! I hope that 2018 is being good to you so far. It's time for another challenge over at Craftaholics R Us and we hope you can join us! To see all the guidelines and participate in the fun, simply click on the badge below....


This week's theme:  ANYTHING GOES


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One of the many benefits of remodeling my craft room is that I get to clean up and go through old stuff. It's a little embarrassing to admit but I have supplies that I've forgotten about and never even opened or used. It's almost like going shopping in my own craft room!

That brings me to today's card.... I found this cardstock and matching die cuts from Carta Bella and, as luck would have it, I needed to make a birthday card for our friend/neighbor and I wanted to make it country/farm themed yet also a little feminine.... Umm, hello!?! Could this collection be more perfect!?!




Inside


Envelope


SIZE:  A2
PAPERCarta Bella "Giddy Up!" cardstock collection; Stampin' Up! thick cardstock "Whisper White"
STAMP SETCTMH "Joyful Birthday"
INKStampin' Up! "Early Espresso"
OTHERRecollections gems; Carta Bella heart die cut; Stampin' Up! edge punch; Fiskars Paper Edgers "Ripple"; WRMK Envelope Punch Board; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #1 ~ Celebration Cards

Hello friends!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday week!

It's time for another challenge over at Craftaholics R Us and we hope you can join us! To see all the guidelines and participate in the fun simply click on the badge below....


This week's theme:  celebration cards


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Today's card was made using all Stampin' Up! products (except for a Zig Clean Color watercolor marker I used to fill in the sentiment). I'm very happy with how it turned out and I had forgotten how easy it is to create with their products since everything coordinates and there's no guesswork or trying to match elements. I recently just started ordering from Stampin' Up! again and I got all the goodies to make this card (and more!) as a gift from my fabulous demonstrator, Janis Lewis!! If you don't already have your own demonstrator, I would like to recommend her! You can shop at her Stampin' Up! store by clicking HERE.   

I would like to point out that I still continue to buy, use, and love many other companies and products, so what I said above is not meant to diminish what I've said previously about other companies. I have posted several times about my love of Close To My Heart products and that has not changed. I still love and support my long-time CTMH demonstrator, Diana Larson (click HERE to check out her CTMH store).  


"Outlined Occasions" stamp set

     

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