Sunday, November 19, 2017

Crafting Cutting Crew October Challenge - Simply Crafty SVG Prize

October's challenge over at The Crafty Cutting Crew's Facebook Page was sponsored by Simply Crafty SVG'S. The prize was a Simply Crafty SVG gift card. The challenge was to use one of Simply Crafty SVG'S files to create a Christmas project.

I decided on one of the free files to work with, a swing card.


My cards:

 
I won the challenge and had fun spending my gift card. One of the files I picked was this Christmas Double Fold set.
 


 

I used up some brads that I have had around forever on the closing bands.
 
I wanted to add a splash of color to the ornament card so I put a few jewels here and there. I got the sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby it was in the clearance pile.



Another Hobby Lobby clearance stamp.

 
I have a few odds and ends jewels to use up because I just ordered a whole bunch more so I used some of the Christmas leftovers on the inside Christmas tree. The sentiment stamp was one of the ones in the grab bag I had ordered from Unity Stamps last week. I just love the font.
 
I managed to use a few scraps but I am afraid that as usual I made more scraps than I used.
 
There are still a few more files I need to play with from this great prize but real life is getting in my way and I need to get a few things done including my Christmas cards and some door drafts to whip up on the Serger if I can remember how to use it.
 
I am entering these cards into this challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Route 66 Christmas Card

In October I signed up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. Since I live a mile from Route 66 and live in a Route 66 tourist town I choose their, " Hit the Road" stamp set for one of my Coach Kit items.
 
Here is the card I made using the truck and one of the Route 66 signs from the stamp set.
 
 
 
The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey's, "Holly Jolly" stamp set (I also picked up the matching dies for that set) and the holly die cut is from their, "Medallion Wreath Die Set".

The black squiggly line underneath the truck is Route 66 and I marked our town, Kingman, AZ with a green jewel.

The 2 thin green strips are quilling paper (so much easier than trying to cut it myself).

I used wet embossing on the truck, sentiment and Route 66 sign. Fun Stampers Journey white ink works great!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Hop - A Day of Thanks

A Day of Thanks
Blog Hop...

 
 
 
As we approach the busy Holiday seasons, let us take a few minutes this weekend to stop and reflect on the things in our life that we are thankful for. We bring you this hop as a way to encourage you and inspire you to reach out and say thank you to those who surround you. This simple gesture can go along way!

You should have arrived from Rebecca's Blog but if you need to start at the beginning, head on over to Connie Can Crop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 
 
One lucky winner will win a gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/22/17 at Connie Can Crop.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
 
 

 

I am not a fan of fall, I prefer the heat of summer so I went with more of a summer theme. All of the papers except for the card base are scraps but my pile still isn't any smaller.

The die cut and sentiment stamp and stars are from a Hero Arts stamp & cut set, the circle dies are from Spellbinders.

I added a few jewels and a piece of twine to the fold and I was finished.

Please hop on over to Vicky next.
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #64
Color Challenge
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Pacific Time
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Color Challenge

Only 2 more challenges at Connie Can Crop!!!!!! This month we have a color challenge for you.



Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps.


The color palate is fall colors:



You need to use the above colors somewhere on your project.

I thought the colors were perfect for Thanksgiving cards.



I used Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge for the turkey. I added some googly eyes because I love googly eyes. I made a few of them to send to family and friends.



A bit of washi tape on the fold edge, computer generated sentiment and a couple of jewels.

Friday, October 27, 2017

DT Post with Dreaming Tree SVG'S

Today is my day to share with you what I have made with files from this month's sponsor, Dreaming Tree.


I choose the Holiday Hauntings bundle to work with, I did the Cats Meow Lantern for my challenge post, the Halloween Cupcake Box for my blog hop post and today I'm sharing the Shudder Shutter Card and Spooky Lantern.



 
 
Dreaming Tree has some really wonderful SVG'S, including lots of great freebies. Each file comes with a PDF showing what to cut out of what color and a video assembly tutorial. Please head on over there and check out all of the wonderful items Dreaming Tree.
 
And don't forget this month's To Die For Challenge at Connie Can Crop.
 

 

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chills and Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Chills & Thrills
...
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.
You should have arrived from
If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

 We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate
Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
TRICK OR TREAT!!

I choose the Halloween Hauntings SVG Bundle to work with, I used it for all of my projects this month.
For today's project I made the Halloween Cupcake Box.


I didn't have a cupcake to put in the box so I put in a battery operated tea light.
Now hop on over to Kim's Blog
Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:
Don't forget to join our current challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
To Die For
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey

Here are some of the goodies I got as part of my sales kit for Fun Stamper's Journey.

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Crafty Cutting Crew

Today I'm playing along with a challenge on facebook The Crafty Cutting Crew. The sponsor is Simply Crafty SVG'S you need to use a Simply Crafty SVG in a Christmas project. This swing card file is one of many freebies that they have.


 
The printed papers are from Craft Smith.
 

 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - To Die For Challenge

This month's challenge theme over at Connie Can Crop is Halloween themed: To Die For. You need to use some type of die cut in your project, either electronic or manual.

 
Our sponsor is Dreaming Tree they have some really wonderful SVG's including all kinds of freebies.

 
I choose the Holiday Hauntings SVG Bundle to work with this month, there are 4 different SVG's in the file to work with, all 3 of my projects this month will be made using different files from the bundle.

 
The first item I made was the Cat's Meow Lantern.
 

 
Each SVG also has a video tutorial to follow along for assembly as well as a PDF file which shows you what pieces to cut out of what colors, making cutting assembly very easy to do.
 



 

Friday, September 22, 2017

DT Day - Connie Can Crop - Skunk Gift Box

Today is my day to show off what I made with my file from this month's sponsor Treasure Box Designs.
 
They have some really cute SVG's, but I just had to use this cute skunk gift box.
 

 
When my son was young I was a sewer, I did tons of sewing and one day when he was napping I decided to give a stuffed animal pattern I had on hand a try. The only one I had the correct colors for was the skunk so I whipped up a stuffed skunk.
 
When David woke up from his nap and saw the skunk sitting on the edge of the table he grabbed him, named him, "Mr. Skunk" and never let go of him. It became a bit of a family joke embarrassing his older brother and sister to no end.
 
I'm going to visit David and his beautiful wife Miki in April, they live in Tokyo (NO....I'm not a BIT excited about this new adventure in my life I've been to Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas but never overseas) I am going to buy some Arizona instant lottery tickets to tuck into the skunk box and give to David when I arrive in Tokyo.
 


 
This little guy was super easy to cut and assemble. The file is a girl skunk but I switched a couple of things around and made a male skunk. I used blue papers instead of pink and left off the little piece for the hair and the pink flower.
 
Come and join in this month's fun over at Connie Can Crop for our Anything Goes Challenge. This month's prize is from Treasure Box Designs.