Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Have a Happy Birthday Lily.....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope you ALL had a FABULOUS Holiday Weekend!
I actually took some time to play Badminton with
my son and talk to my older boys on the phone --
We also celebrated my Mother's Birthday which was
on Friday - We ate yummy Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake!
It's sooo bad for me, but it tasted sooo good! :)

Since my Mom's Birthday was Friday, I thought
I would share the card I created for her - 
She really liked how it turned out! :)

I made another CAS card using my Blending tool
and did some coloring as well! :)

I still need to work on coloring - a never ending job really! LOL
 But, I think it still turned out pretty nice - :)

Recipe for this card -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Silhouette Adhesive LGN
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry,
Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade
Triangle Frame SVG - Silhouette Store (#73438)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday (You Did It)
Versa Mark Ink
White Embossing Powder - Joann Brand
Ranger Round Blending tool 
Stamped Lily Flower - Craftin Desert Diva's (Botanical Layers)
I used my Scan N Cut to cut the flower out -
I used Pro-Markers to color the Flower
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pen on the tiny dots

I'm Entering the Following Challenges -

Little Scrap Pieces  - Show it off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Better than Summer Sunshine...

Hello and Happy Thursday Crafty Peeps!
Are you ready for the Kick off to SUMMER?
This weekend is the official kick off to Summertime
Grilling! Of course it's been hot here for awhile now
and we've been grilling for months! LOL
I've got plans to grill and make some potato salad (YUMMY)
I soooo LOOVE Summertime Salads!! Such easy things
to make during the heat season! :)

With Summer in mind - I created this FUN card using
the Tropical Birds SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs

Such sweet colorful birds I think! :)

Here's what I created --

Flamingo's are everywhere right now - so I thought I better
catch up with everyone else who's created something with them!

Here's the Recipe on this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug (Sunkissed)
Flamingo SVG Cut - KaDoodle Bug Designs (Tropical Birds)
Pennant Die - MFT Die-namics (Blueprint #11)
2 (3 x 4 1/4) Stitched Card mat dies - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp (Flip Flop Season)
Glittered Enamel Dots - DoodleBug (Sprinkles)
Banner Die - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)

I hope everyone has a FABULOUSLY Long Weekend!!!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My Most Favorite!

Hey there Fellow Crafters! Happy Wednesday to ya!
I'm probably going to be posting a little less the next few weeks
With Summer break, and a few other things going on
here at home - I thought I would get out more and spend 
some extra time on the road to see some friends & family
this year! Don't Worry - I will still be crafting!!
Cuz I always enjoy Summer break Crafting time! :)
But may not be visiting your blogs as often as I always do - 
you know you guys inspire me to be better! :)
But I think a little break from the internet will do me some good!

Between Facebook commenting and Blog commenting -
it can take a few hours of time up - then I still have to craft
and do things around my home - It's just nuts how much time
we all spend on the computer! Am I right? :)

I promise I will be around - I still have DT Posts to do
which by the way I've done most of them through all of JUNE!
Can you believe that? Neither can I! HAHAHA

Anyway, I'll stop Jibber Jabbering now and show ya my Card! :)

I'm using a beautiful Sentiment Stamp from
Neat & Tangled
Yup, Another FABULOUS Stamp Company I LOVE!

I did another "CAS" Card! I think I'm getting the hang of them!

Recipe for this card -

Cardstock - Canson Watercolor Paper, Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Neat & Tangled (My Favorite)
Stitched Card Mat Die - MFT Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Embossing Powder (Primary Ebony)
Watercolors - Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wild
Honey, Ripe Persimmon
Sequins - CDD, Simon Says Stamp
Black Licorice Trendy Twine
After doing the water coloring, I used my Misti Tool
 to get a nice clean stamped image then did my heat embossing

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Super Duper Friend -

Hello & Happy Tuesday my Favorite Crafty Peeps!
Recently I got a bunch of NEW Stamps as a 
Mother's Day Gift to myself! They were all on SALE
and I don't know any crafter that would pass up a sale
on some fun new stamps! Am I right? :)

The Stamps I'm using today come from -
Waffle Flower Technique Tuesday

They have some awesome Stamps & Dies - 
My Wish List is super LONG! LOL

I made this as a "CAS" Card - As you all know
I prefer my layers - but have been stepping out of my
comfort zone and trying new things! :)

Recipe for this card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Spectrum Noir Ultra, Bazzill
Washi Tape - My Mind's Eye, Recollections, The Paper Studio, 
Sandyloin Tape Works
Stitched Circle Die - My Favorite Things Die-namics
Dotted Circle Die - My Creative Time
"Thanks" Die - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday (Say it Thanks)
Girl Monkey Image - Waffle Flower (Faye)
Spectrum Noir Markers - EB1, EB2, GB8, TN7, PP2, PP4, PP6, FS6
Glitter Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura (on the bow & Skirt)
Flowers - The Paper Studio

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Thanks a Melon -

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Today is the last day of school for my son! YAY!
This means staying up super late and getting my craft on!
I look forward to this every year as does my son!

Some of you are surprised he gets out early from school,
but he actually starts really early in August and that is why
he gets out early in May! :)  
So, come August when your children are still on vacation
mine will be already back to school at least a few weeks! :)

I've showcased some school cards & tags already for the
Teachers & Bus Driver - and today's project is going to
be for his Amazingly Awesome Homeroom Teacher!

I'm using one of the Newer SVG Shoptastic
 KaDoodle Bug Designs files -

This one is so Dang cute, along with all those other adorable
shoptastic cuties Melissa Created - :)

Here's the Project I made --

I wanted to go Non- School related for this card because we
 are giving her an Edible Arrangement Fruit Bouquet as a gift
and felt this adorable card holding the watermelon would be more fitting! 

Here's the Recipe for this card -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Doodlebug
Scalloped Die Frame (I used the inside Portion) - Gina Marie Designs
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Stitched Tag Die & Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Mini Tags Die 2 & Berrylicious)
Sequins - My Craft Spot (No longer in Business)
Trendy Twine - Pinkberry Sorbet

I'm Entering the Following Challenges --

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

For my Friend -

Hello & Happy Wednesday everyone! 
It's time for a new sketch challenge 

Here's This Week's Sketch:

Here's the Project I Created:

I just LOVE the papers on this card! :)

Here's the Recipe for my card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Digital Designer Paper - Meredith Fenwick (Good Days)
Pre-Colored Digital Image - The Paper Shelter (Seeking Inspiration)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Sentiment - Stamps of Life (Tiny Titles)

Make sure to Link up here:

I hope you plan to join us - the Challenge is for 2 weeks
so you'll have plenty of time to create something fabulous!
Don't forget to leave some Blog LOVE for my Awesome
Design Team Members!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by -
Have a Wonderfully Crafty day!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Good Life.....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today, I'm honored to be Guest Diva at 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge Blog! 
This weeks Challenge is a Bicycle! 
Make a Project using a bike/bicycle!

Here's what I created --

I used the Print N Cut Feature on my Silhouette Machine to
create my card - Along with my Sizzix Big Shot for the 
Stitched Square Card mat layers - 

Here's the Recipe on my card --

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants Digital (The Good Life)
Flowers & Label - Fancy Pants (The Good Life) Embellishments
Square Stitched Card Mats - Lawn Fawn
Dimensionals to "POP" up the 2 smaller flowers on the card

Now that you've seen what I've created - Head on over to
Die Cuttin Divas , join in the fun and create something
with a Bicycle! Make sure to leave some Blogging Love
for ALL those Fabulous Design Team Members
over their - They work really hard to make FUN
Challenges for you & ME! :)

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Best Teacher Around --

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
 Since School is almost over for my son - This Friday
is his last day! :) I thought I would continue
to show the little projects I made for his Teachers/Bus Driver.
Friday, I showcased a Tag I made for the Bus Driver
which can be found in the next post below this one -

So, today I'm showcasing a card I made for his
AWESOME Teacher! He likes Dr. Pepper & Popcorn
So, he'll be getting that as a gift from us along with a
Redbox Gift card to enjoy with his family while
on Summer Vacation! :)

I'm using the Adorably CUTE Apple Bookworm

Here's what I created --

Isn't this the cutest Teacher card? 
I just LOVE how it turned out!

Here's the Recipe on my card --

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, American Crafts, Bo Bunny
Designer Paper - Lori Whitlock (School Days Digital Paper)
Echo Park (School)
Card Design - Silhouette Store (#12366)
Apple Bookworm - KaDoodle Bug Designs
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Teacher Appreciation)
Stitched Zig Zag Die - My Creative Time (Tags Layer)

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Friday, May 13, 2016

School Bus Tag -

Hello & Happy Dance Friday to ya!
You know.... my son has 1 more week
left of school - which means it's time for me to
step up my game for Teacher gifts! He also rides the bus
home from school everyday - so we need to think about
the sweet bus driver who gets him home safely!

So, today's project is a CUTE tag I made to add
to a gift I'm giving the bus driver! I'm using an
SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs

Cutesy School Owls

Here's the Tag I made --

The minute I saw that school bus in the KBD file, I just thought
it was so cute and perfect to add to a tag! 
Now, that Die tag I'd been waiting months to order from
My Creative Time - Every time I would check, it was out of stock 
until this past month - So I snatched it right up! :)

I'm going to be adding this to a box of See's Candy -
My son said she likes Chocolate so I thought it would
make a wonderful treat for her! :)

Simple Tag Recipe -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, American Crafts
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Smarty Pants)
Stitched Tag Dies & Chevron pieces - My Creative Time 
(Tag Dies & Tag Die Layers)
School Bus SVG - KaDoodle Bug Designs (Cutesy School Owls)
Black 1/4" Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Mustard Yellow Twine - My Stash

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello -

Hello & Happy Thursday my fellow crafty friends!
How has the week been going for ya? Well,
good or bad the weekend is almost here and
we are almost through 1/2 the month of May already!
How crazy is that? I swear May just started yesterday!

Today's card is for our Monthly Card Swap Group - 
We're using Sketch #275 from Mojo Monday
The Theme is HELLO

Here's the Card I made for my Swap --

I LOVE this Designer Paper from Fancy Pants -
It's one of my favorites! :)

Recipe for my card -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, American Crafts
Digital Designer Paper - Fancy Pants (Park Bench)
Digital Flower & Circle Embellishments - Fancy Pants
Banners Created in my Silhouette Program
"Hello" Sentiment was computer made (Font - Dancing Script OT)

 I use the Print N Cut Feature in the
Silhouette Program to make my 8 cards for the swap -
I design everything out first  - then add in the Digital Designer 
Paper I'm going to use - Once everything cuts out, I use
assorted inks to add shadow/shading
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It's Yarr Birthday!

Hello & Happy Tuesday Crafty Peeps!
How are you doing this fine warm May day?
It's time for a FUN KaDoodle Bug Designs
Card to show ya! I'm using the soon to be retiring
SVG file called: Pirate Sharks

This file is perfect for those adorable Disney
Pirate pictures or cute Birthday cards for little
boys - Heck you could even slap a bow
on the pirates for the girls! I don't see why not! :)

Here's what I created --

How FUN is this card? - I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Here's the recipe for it -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts, Doodlebug, Bo Bunny
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Pirate Life)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Die-namics (Blueprint #13)
Sentiment - Scrappy Moms (Designers Choice)
Stitched Tag Die - My Creative Time (Fun Stitched Tags)
Black/White Trendy Twine
Recollections white snow pen for the dots on the red scarf
Scallop shape & Rounded shape - Sil. Program
Micron Black pen to create some sort of map - :)

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Shimmer & Glitter Mother's Day -

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a Fabulous Weekend!
Did you enjoy your Mother's Day? I certainly did...
It was wonderful getting a call from my older boys and
spending some quality time with my youngest! My mom
lives with us, so she is always here to celebrate with us! :)

Speaking of Mom - I thought I would share the card
I made her for Mother's Day - She reads my blog so
I make sure not to post anything for her until after
she has received it - :)

Here's the card I made her --

My Mother likes the Color Purple - I'm more of a Blue Gal, but when
I'm thinking of her - I think Shades of purple! :)
I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire the other night with
Double Sided Adhesive, Glitter, & Copic Markers
and thought I would give it a go ---

Now, I don't have any Copic Markers (to rich for my blood) but
thought I would try with my Spectrum Noir Markers -
Well, when that didn't work for me - I tried using my
Tim Holtz Distress inks - and that worked!
So, here's how I created this card -

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft (Violet Crush) Recollections (Color Splash)
"Happy" Die & Sentiment - My Craft Spot (No Longer in Business)
Butterfly Die - Gina Marie (Whimsical Butterfly)
Circle Frame Collage Cut - Silhouette Store (# 61897)
White Glitter - Stampin' Up
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, 
Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves

I cut only the circles out on a piece of white cardstock - using the
"no cut" for the outside circle design - then I went back with a piece 
of my purple designer paper to cut out the outside layer -
I then cut a piece of 2 3/4" x 4" white cardstock
added double sided adhesive to it - then poured
white glitter over it - burnished the glitter into the adhesive
so it would stick - then pulled out my blending tool &
the Distress inks - and started to blend my colors together
on the glitter - which changed it from white glitter to the pretty 
colors I used! I attached the 2 3/4" x 4 glitter to the backside
of the cut out circles - so they could "peek" through -
Added the Happy Die - then the sentiment - Cut out
the lovely butterflies and added dimensionals to "POP" them
up on the card - 

I really like the "CAS" look of this one
with all the shimmer & glitter it has - and so did my Mom
Which is the most important part of my card! :)

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Mother's Day
DL Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday

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