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

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 fun or just to check us out, simply click on the badge below....




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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!?!




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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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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #50 ~ Anything Goes

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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My card for today was made entirely from a Recollections card kit except for the sentiment stamp which is Paper Smooches and the ink which is CTMH.




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Monday, December 11, 2017

FCCB Challenge #316 ~ Christmas

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 #316 ~ Christmas


Sponsor:
   


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Here is my Christmas card for the challenge. I usually make multiples of this design every year using varied patterns and colors. Very simple and fun to make....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Create a Critter 2"
PAPERMy Mind's Eye; Doodlebug; CTMH
STAMP SETJoy's Life "Holiday Occasions"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
OTHERStickles "Star Dust" & "Xmas Red"; Recollections adhesive gems; Wink of Stella clear glitter marker; black Sharpie marker; 3M foam tape 


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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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