Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Christmas Ch# 17

A new challenge starts today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, and the theme is always Anything Goes.

My Design Team Project

Anna Griffin Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit

PDE Ch# 17 Anything but a Card

Like my scrapbook layout? 
You can use the cut file I created in Cricut Design Space and create one too. 

All die cuts from the Cricut cartridge, Live Simply.
Cardstock - Cricut and Stampin' Up

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 17 Charm

My Besties image from one of their CDs
Paper Play Sketches #1

The Paper Studio, Khole Lane paper pad
Lacy Scallop Circle die
foam tape
Stampin' Up cardstock
Sun Charm
Stampin' Up Mini Brad to adhere charm to card

Be sure to link up your creation at Craftaholics R Us .

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 17 Ducks

Simple Stories, Hello Fall 6x6 paper pad
Stampin' Up, Triple Banner Punch
Cardz TV Stamps, Farmyard Funnies
Foam tape

Link it up right here!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 193

New challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Ch# 193 World Book Day 

My Design Team Project

Shaped Card with Book Stack from Silhouette Store

I loved the idea of this cut file, but didn't like how the pieces fit together. 
So I did a little customizing. 
Instead of cutting out the thin borders to represent the book cover 
(I hate tiny or thin pieces), I welded a rectangle to the book cover frame 
and made it one solid piece. Then I cut strips of white paper, rounded the corners 
on one side, and adhered the pages on top of the binder color. 
Much easier to work with as far as paper piecing.   

I also thought the background was a little boring.
To liven that up a bit, I sliced the card base down the fold line. 
Took the front of the card and created 2 internal shadows. 
One for the inside to write your message which I cut out in white. 
And one for the outside which I cut out in pattern paper. 

One last upgrade... the pages were boring. 
I decided to add some fun words here to represent the 
kind of books someone may be reading. 
I typed in some words with different fonts, 
squished the letters together until they overlapped a little, 
and welded that so the entire word would cut out as one piece. 
Tada! I'm very happy with the results.

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, 
Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures

Be sure to visit Cardz 4 Guyz and play along this week!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Spring Sports

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme.
This week's theme: Spring Sports

Scrapbook Layout Design HERE

12" x 12" Scrapbook Layout
Cricut Cuts:
Grass - Word Builders 2, A Garden of Words
Goal, Team Spirit
Soccer Ball, Life's a Party
Soccer Title, Soccer
Soccer Girl, Create a Friend
Stars, Plantin Schoolbook
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Cricut, Bazzil, Recollections
Thanks for visiting with me today!

CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Challenge: CAS (clean and simple)

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, CTMH Flower Market
Simon Says Stamp, Thankful Heart stamp set for sentiment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Big Hugs

Oh my gosh.
I had so much fun making this card.

I knew I wanted to use my new goodies, 
but didn't know what kind of card to make.
So I followed one of the sample cards on the inspiration photo.
It's not exactly like the sample, but pretty close, and I LOVE IT!
I think I'm going to make many more and change out the pattern papers and circle die sentiment.
The puffy flower stickers are the BEST! and I love the added flat-back adhesive pearls in the center.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget I'm having an April Give-Away!
Details HERE.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-1531 Black Eyed Peaches (Faces 1 1/8")
White gel pen to highlight eyes
Chalk for cheeks
Marker for mouth
Lil'inker Designs, Stitched Cloud border die
My Creative Time, Stitched Grass Border die
Stampin' Up ribbon and cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget I'm having an April Give-Away!
Details HERE.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thanks, My Friend

Fun fold card today!

Stampin' Up cardstock
Carta Bella, Welcome Home 6x6 paper pad
The Stamps of Life, THANKS Framelits Drop-ins dies
The Stamps of Life, squirrels2love stamps (sentiment) and dies (flower cluster and bow)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget I'm having an April Give-Away!
Details HERE.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cricut Anniversary Sale!!

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Cricut is having a HUGE 40% off sale!
Time to stock up supplies, cutting materials, and accessories!

Get your vinyl for the custom t-shirts you'll make for your family summer vacation....
... or to customize that gift for the graduate...
... Father's day....
... Mother's day...
...July 4th celebrations....

I love their textured 12x12 cardstock - especially for scrapbooking!
It cuts like a dream in the Cricut machines and the Silhouette Cameo.



Always Happy Birthday Reminder

Hi, everyone!
There's still time to play in our challenge this month at Always Happy Birthday.

This Month's Theme

Birthday Anything Goes 

We are sponsored this month by
The winner will receive 3 images of their choice!

My Design Team Project

Stampin' Up cardstock and pattern paper
Stampin' Up Blends for coloring
MFT Die-namics stitched rectangle dies
La-La Land, Stitched Heart Banner
Kraft card base
Cardz TV Stamps, Beary Sweet