Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #48 ~ Christmas

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 see all the guidelines and participate in the fun simply click on the badge below....




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For my card today, all of the elements are from the CTMH "Frosted" collection and stamp set, which came out 2 or 3 years ago. I just love finding older stuff that I barely used or didn't use at all. It's like they're brand new again! Also a sign I have way too much stuff in my craft room but we won't go into that! Good thing I'm pretty confident my husband lies when he says he reads my blog. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my Christmas card!....





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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #46 ~ Girly

Hello friends!! 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....




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When I think girly themed paper crafts I automatically think Anna Griffin. She really is the queen of all things pretty and feminine in the crafting world. I made this card using a way older cardmaking kit of hers which I don't know the name of. At one point I took all my accumulated older Anna Griffin partial kits and bits & pieces and combined them into one container, so I don't know which elements go with which kit. Anyway, this card was super easy to make and all the elements are Anna Griffin except the gems which are Recollections and the clear glitter pen which is Wink of Stella. I hope you enjoy my super girly yet simple card!




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Monday, November 13, 2017

FCCB Challenge #314 ~ Thanks(giving)

Hello everyone! I'm finally back to my normal crafting routine after many weeks off, which means the fires are over and our house and property are unharmed.... Thank God! However, we continue to pray for those who weren't so lucky. It's so surreal to drive through town and realize that about half of our whole town is just gone.... burned to the ground. Santa Rosa is not alone in this as several other neighboring towns were largely destroyed as well. It's going to take this community many years to recover from this catastrophic event and rebuild entire neighborhoods. 

Anyway, let's move on to a happier subject....  It's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To see the guidelines and join us just click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #314 ~ Thanks or Thanksgiving



The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at

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. 


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SIZE:  A7
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "3 Birds on Parade" & "Create a Critter 2"
PAPERCTMH & Cosmo Cricket cardstock
STAMP SETPeachy Keen "Critter Faces"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; Stampin' Up! "Tip Top Taupe"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers
OTHERDL.ART twine; Fiskars Paper Edgers; Stickles "Platinum"; 3M foam tape


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #38 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends!! It's time for another challenge over at Craftaholics R Us. We hope you can join us! To participate in the fun simply click on the badge below....




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SIZE: 5x7"
PAPERCTMH
ILLUSTRATION:  from "Pretty Flower Postcards" by Beth Gunnell
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor brush markers; Wink of Stella glitter brush markers
INKCTMH "Pansy" pigment ink
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers "Ripple"; Stickles "Star Dust"


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #36 ~ Pumpkins

Hello friends!! This is my first official post for my new Design Team, Craftaholics R Us. I'm so happy to be back on one of Janis's teams! To participate in the fun simply click on the badge below....




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SIZE:  5 x 7"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
ILLUSTRATORBeth Gunnell in "Pretty Flower Postcards"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor brush markers; Wink of Stella glitter markers
OTHERCTMH "Pacifica" pigment ink; Nuvo Crystal Drops "Bright Gold"


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Friday, August 25, 2017

Guest Designer!

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend! Today is a very special post to me because I'm featuring a card made by our 8-year-old Goddaughter, Olive. She has made many cards and art projects and she is an excellent artist! We created a blog for her but we're just waiting till she gets a little older to get it up and running. Her blog is called Puppies & Ponies Designs but for now I'll just be posting on her behalf on my blog. She has been featured on my blog before so please click HERE if you'd like to see the post. She was 6 at the time. You'll see a picture of her there but here is a more recent one taken just a few weeks ago....



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For her card she did all the drawing freehand and used Zig Clean Color watercolor markers (and some other markers which I honestly don't know exactly which ones she used, lol). I think there was a black Sharpie involved but don't quote me on that. Anyway, here is her card and she'll also be entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Kid's Challenge (link below)....



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Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp -  Kid's Challenge; anything goes w/sparkle (glitter pen doesn't really show up in photo); ages 2-16; ends 8/31


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Monday, August 21, 2017

FCCB Challenge #308 ~ Vacations

Hello my fellow crafters and happy eclipse day! Well, it's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To join us just click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #308 ~ Vacations



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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My vacation themed card was inspired by cruises. It's been insane this summer with the number of people in my life who are going on cruises.... Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Disney, and more! I thought the ombre background had a kind of watery effect and then the other elements were just fun, loud, sparkly, happy, flowery, and bright.... just like a cruise. I've only been on one but it certainly was all of those things! Afterwards I noticed that the card size is perfect for boarding passes or airline tickets, so there's an added bonus I didn't even plan.... love it when that happens!





SIZE:  4 x 8"
CRICUTExpression
CARTRIDGE:  "Phrases"
PAPERCTMH cardstock "Prickly Pear" collection
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folder "Cherry Blossom"
INKMy Pink Stamper "Snowflake White"
OTHERRecollections adhesive rhinestones; Fiskars Paper Edgers "Sunflower"; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes; 2nd entry
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"; 2nd entry
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes; 2nd entry


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man-tastic Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! August is usually a pretty busy month in our family. It starts with my daughter-in-law's birthday on the 1st, followed by my husband's on the 3rd, then my mother-in-law's on the 5th, and then our wedding anniversary is on the 12th. Phew! Sounds like a lot but somehow we got through it all -- and even managed to have a little fun along the way ;)

Speaking of birthdays, today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband's birthday. It turned out to be one of my favorite manly cards I've ever made. As a bonus I got to utilize 2 of my unopened stamp sets. Yay! Plus I got to do some coloring which is my favorite thing to do. Double yay!! Anyway, the details are listed below and I hope you enjoy my man-tastic creation!




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SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH
STAMP SETSPretty Cute Stamps "Such a Tool"; CTMH "Casual Expressions"; Paper Smooches "Bold Buzzwords"
INKSMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Pacifica"; VersaMagic "Platinum Planet"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella glitter brush pens
EMBOSSINGRanger clear embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; CTMH distressing tool; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #172; anything goes
HIMCR -  Challenge #313; "Super Scraps Saturday"
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes


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Monday, July 24, 2017

FCCB Challenge #306 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It's Monday which means it must be time for a new  FCCB Challenge Me Monday! I hope you can join us!



Challenge #306 - Anything Goes
Create a project that features anything in the Cricut library


This Week's Sponsor


The prize is 4 digital stamps!

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 one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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SIZE:  5 x 6½"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERTPC Studio "Paws & Claws Dog"


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PDE Linky Party #180 ~ Christmas in July

Hello crafty friends! Happy 5th of July! I hope you all had a super fun day of celebration yesterday! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! My DT term is actually over but I'm back today as a Guest Designer.

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 entirely of CTMH products. This was from one of their Christmas collections from last year called "White Pines". The stamps came from the "White Pines" stamp set and the inks are CTMH Exclusive Inks in "Fern", "Cranberry", and "Chocolate". The layout and design came from a coordinating card kit.




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Monday, June 26, 2017

FCCB Challenge #304 ~ Patriotism

 Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It's Monday which means it must be time for a new  FCCB Challenge Me Monday! I hope you can join us!



Challenge #304 - Patriotism
Make a project about patriotism in any country.


This Week's Sponsor

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.



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.

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


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SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Simple Holiday Cards"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen 


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Friday, June 23, 2017

PDE Linky Party #178 ~ 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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Today I'm sharing my version of a planner page. I don't use a traditional type planner because I like to see the whole month and I want it big enough to write in. Plus its size (17 x 22") allows it to double as a desk blotter. I purchased it from Pick Your Plum and it's made by TF Publishing. It comes with just the black outlines, like a giant coloring book. I have several different marker sets but for this I stuck with my Spectrum Noir pastels set. I used my PaperMate Ink Joy pens for the writing.








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Friday, June 16, 2017

PDE Linky Party #177 ~ 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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I made this tag to go on a friend's birthday gift. I love this "Jack" collection from CTMH. It works perfectly for manly projects. I love the little axes! This friend also happens to be a retired volunteer firefighter so it was perfect....




SIZE:  3¼ x 4"
PAPERCTMH "Jack" collection cardstock
STAMP SETCTMH "Joyful Birthday"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
RIBBONMichaels "Celebrate It"
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers "Ripple", corner rounder & hole punch; Recollections mini brads; 3M foam tape


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Friday, June 9, 2017

PDE Linky Party #176 ~ Cards Only

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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SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERTPC Studio; CTMH
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Fiskars corner rounder; Creatology googly eyes


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