Friday, April 28, 2017

Anthing Goes #186

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week over at Jo's Scrap Shack. It is always Anything Goes over at Jo's Scrap Shack.


 
 

 
This card almost made itself. As soon as I saw this digi stamp I wanted it. I used chalks to color it then I cut it out leaving a bit of a white border and layered it on top of my card.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until May 5th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 8th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

DT Day With PaperCrafting World

Hi, Sue from Sue's Paper Crafts with you today showing off my newest project made using an SVG file from this month's sponsor PaperCrafting World. 
 




I decided to stick with this month's challenge theme:

 
My card started life as a shopping bag. My son and his wife gave me something in this bag and I held on to in hopes of someday finding the perfect project to make with it.



 

I choose PaperCrafting World's, "Card Circle Cut Out" SVG to work with.
 


 
The only changes I made to my cut file were to ungroup the file and put each layer onto it's own page.
 
I did make a couple of changes to the embellishments, the file comes with a vine and flowers to go on the vine but my, "happy birthday" stamp is too big to use that vine so I added a few jewel flowers instead. I made a belly band and bow with scraps from making the card.
 
Don't forget about this month's challenge at Connie Can Crop please come and join in the FUN!!


due 11:59 P.M., Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Watching my cactus grow

Today we had to trim down the big cactus a bit, it has grown so much just in the past month that it will soon be taking over the front yard.

8 - 4 - 14
The day I found it

2 - 12 - 16

3 - 24 -17

4 - 26 - 17
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Flowery Birthday

I found this card at Dawn's Stamping Crafts - Peek-Boo-Shutter-Card. It was actually very easy to make.

I had some problems getting a really good picture of the front so I have posted a few extras.

 
Outside.
 
 
 Up close view of the front closure.



Inside.

 
Close up of the inside.
The scalloped circles were cut with my Cricut and the Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge.

The stamps are from Unity they are both part of the itty bitty line.

The flowered paper is from Quick Quotes Farmhouse collection. The other papers and bling are from my stash.

The card folds flat for mailing.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Blog Quick Quotes - Challenge #74 - Flowers

Use Your Stuff - Challenge 261 - Circles

Bitten By the Bug Springtime-flowers-are-blooming

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #187 - Pearls and or Gems

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge# 474 - Birthdays

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy New Release Day - April

Today is New Release Day for April over at Fabrika Fantasy.


I had 3 of the new images to play with, here is what I made.
 
First up is, "Little Tennis Player".
 

I used scraps for the whole card, did some dry embossing and added some texture paste to the corners. I added some green Stickles to my embossing paste before applying it to the card.
 
 
I was a little afraid of adding too much of the Stickles but when it dried I can see that I should have used more.
 
Next up is, "Spring Chick" who is jumping rope.


I used all scraps again for her, you would think my scrap pile would be getting smaller wouldn't you? It sure doesn't seem to be any smaller to me.


I put the chick on an Action Wobble so that she could jump rope while sitting on the card.

Next up is, "Young Marguerite". She is all ready for spring. Yes, I used more scraps for this card but the pile still doesn't seem to be any smaller.

Please come on over to Fabrika Fantasy and join in the fun with this month's challenge, "Flowers Galore".



Welcome to Fabrika Fantasy Challenges
Unfortunately we have to have some so here are some info and the rules.

This is a Monthly Challenge Blog with New Challenges starting on 1st of each month and ending on 28th of each month.

We have two winners which will be selected by the design team.  One winner will be selected from those entires who have used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive a prize of 3 Digi Images of their choice from the Store.  The second winner will be selected from those entries who have not used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive 1 Digi Image of their choice from the Store. A Top 3 will also be chosen by the DT.  These will be announced at the start of the New Challenge.  If you are one of the lucky ones, please grab the Winner or Top 3  badge to display on your blog.

The Rules

Your project should be a new Creation.  STRICTLY No Back Linking allowed.  Entries posted before the Start Date will be deleted.

Please follow the Challenge Theme.  Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Blog.  As long as you follow the theme you may enter.
You can use any images you wish but if you use a Fabrika Fantasy Image then you will be eligible for the 3 Digi Image Prize.  

We respectfully request no completely digital colored projects.

You may enter the Challenge a Maximum of 3 times and these must be with different new projects.  Anyone entering more than this limit or with an old project will be deleted.

You may combine this Challenge with as many other Challenges as you wish.

Please link your entry to your project post and not your entire blog.

DT's love to visit your blogs and leave you comments.  Please turn off Word Verification or we may not be able to leave you a comment.  If you are linking up as part of a group such as Splitcoast Stampers we may not be able to leave a comment.

It would be lovely if you would follow our blog but this is not a requirement.

Most Importantly Have Fun playing along with us.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Anything Goes #184 - Little Blue Button

Jo's Scrap Shack is being sponsored by Little Blue Button Stamps this week. It is always anything goes at Jo's Scrap Shack.


I choose this file to work with:
 
I wanted to use bright spring colors. I used watercolor pencils to color the image and a bit of this and a bit of that from my stash to add some flowers and bling.
 
Come on over and join in the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
 


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until April 21st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hippity Hop Blog Hop


 
Welcome to the ...
 Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!
Thanks for joining us for a fun hop full of Easter Bunny
inspired projects!!
Wishing you all a blessed Easter with your family and friends!!
You should have arrived from
 
 
 If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 
 

One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!
Be sure to check out their shop online Here
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com/ for freebies and inspiration!
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 4/12/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 I found this card in the Silhouette store.
 
The card measures 6.25" x 5" tall and folds fairly flat for mailing.

  
 

 I used Kraft paper for the card base and some scraps of yellow, blue and white for the Easter egg, sentiment and layers under the egg. I added some blue jewels to the edges.

The, "happy Easter" is a Cricut cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge.

The card base measures 6.25" wide x 5.5" tall and folds flat for mailing.

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
 
Please stop by and check out this month's challenge over at Connie Can Crop

 

due 11:59 P.M., Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Pacific Time

Papercrafter's Corner Week #169

I really enjoyed playing along with Papercrafter's Corner Week #169 this week.

Here is this week's inspiration photo:

 
I was inspired by the colors, heart, chevron lines and devilish look .
 
 
The paper has been in my stash for a long time, I printed it with my Imagine when you could still get ink for them.
 
The heart is from Cricut's Love Struck 2010, I added the chevrons with a stencil and my eBrush which I couldn't find at first because I had cleaned the carpet in my craft room and I had stuck it in the container that holds my punches in order to get it out of my way for cleaning. That teaches me for cleaning in here. The picture is from my son's US wedding, the look on their faces is the same look David would get when he was up to no good as a youngster.
 
I am entering this layout in this challenge:
 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Passover

I have a friend who celebrates Passover so I made him a little card.

 
It isn't as nice as I wanted it to be but I couldn't help that, my Cameo went totally rogue on me and I don't have a flip card in any of my Cricut cartridges so I just did the best I could with the Cameo.
 
The card is a cut from the Silhouette store, the dove is from Cricut's, Beyond Birthday Cartridge. I added some bling to hopefully pretty up a little bit.
 
I sent tech support over at Silhouette an email and I'm wondering how long it will take them to get back to me.
 

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

This month's challenge over at Connie Can Crop is all about REUSING, REDUCING, RECYCLING.


This month's sponsor is:

 
The winner of the challenge will receive a $20.00 gift certificate.

I started with a very old gift bag that I really have no use for and an empty coffee jar.



 


I cut out the image on the front of the bag along with a strip of the paper (it says, "happy birthday") and the candles on the side of the bag. One of the candles was really crinkled up so I only used 3 of them.


 
For the jar I started out using some Mod Podge to adhere some used foreign postage stamps I had received from a pen pal to use in a project. When I had the stamps on the jar and added, "Japan" I found that I didn't like the result so I took everything off and started over, coming up with this little, "Japan Savings Bank" for my hopefully future trip to Japan to visit my son and his wife.
 
 
As you can see, I have a long ways to go to have enough money for that kind of trip.
 
Here are both projects together.
 
 
And the bank sitting on my kitchen/living room shelf so I can put my pennies into it every time I come home.






The card measures 8" wide x 5.25" tall, I embossed the card with a honeycomb embossing folder and adhered all of the pieces I had cut out with craft glue.

For the jar I used my Cuttlebug alphabet dies to cut the, "Japan" and added some extra jewels from my stash.

Come on over and join in the fun at Connie Can Crop.



due 11:59 P.M., Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Pacific Time