Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Triple B-day Balloons..

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I've got a super quick & easy post for today -
Making another Birthday Card for a co-worker
Using a file in the Silhouette Store (#114397)

I tried to make it more masculine again -
I can make plenty of female cards any day of the week! LOL

I've had this file for a long, long time and never bothered to use it
So I thought... Why not now? LOL 
Using Echo Park Designer Paper called (Note 2 Self) -

-- Other Crafting Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, American Crafts
Big Shot, Silhouette Machine
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!!!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Sports Birthday...

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
I did some crafting & more organizing -
I'm finding that every time I get another package
in the mail of crafting goodies, I need to re-organize -
And lately.. that's been a lot! I think I need to stop SHOPPING!!
Of course I still have a couple of orders coming in - so it
may have to wait! We'll see! LOL

Just sharing a Simple & Quick Birthday card I made for
another teacher at school - Tried to make it more masculine -

Not sure I'm a fan of this card - But I think it'll do - 
One of the Teachers at school is a HUGE 
sports fan and that's why I made it -

I like the design of the card though - It opens differently then any
of my other cards - The design is from the Silhouette Store
(#170014) It's called a Peek a Boo Card

-- Supplies Used on this Card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (So Rad)
Star Die & Birthday Word Die - Little B
Happy Arrow Die - My Favorite Things
Just Twine - Papertrey Ink
Football Button - As Cute as a Button
Inside Sentiment - Stamps of Life
Big Shot, Silhouette Machine, Misti Tool

Thanks for Popping In!
Have a Great Day!!!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cool Christmas...

Hello & Happy Saturday Everyone!
I know.. I don't normally post on the weekends -
BUT... I've been crazy busy at work and hadn't had
a chance to make or post my Holiday card for the week!
I told ya... I was challenging myself, so it's important to
keep doing it, otherwise I will slip up and forget about it!

Besides... I'm pretty STUBBORN! So, you can expect me
to get the job done whether I want to or not! hahahaha

I ended up making this card last night - I had a couple of images
stamped and colored, so that made it a little easier! 

I'm using the MFT Sketch this past week for my card -

-- Here's the Holiday Card I made for this week --

I thought this came out okay.. not my favorite of the bunch
but it'll serve it's purpose come the holiday's of 2017! πŸ˜€
I recently ordered some items from MFT and this Polar Bear Pals Stamp
set was on my wish list! They're the cutest bears! :)

-- Products Used on my Card --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Christmas Washi Tape - Recollections
Pierced Chain Design Card Mat Die - Gina Marie Designs
Wreath Ring Die - Gina Marie Designs
Adorable Polar Bear Image - My Favorite Things Stamps
Red & Green Wink of Stella on the polar bears scarf
Spectrum Noir Pens to Shade the Polar Bear
Sentiment - Pretty Cute Stamps
Stitched Label Frame - Ebay store
Big Shot, Misti Tool

I'm entering the Following Challenges:

My Favorite Things  - Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Animals
CAS on Sunday - Critter

I'm already working on next weeks Holiday card
So I should be ready! I hope you ALL 
have a Fabulous Weekend!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Musical Birthday...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
How's your week going so far? Mine is going
pretty good, since it'll be a short work week!
Only a few weeks left til Spring Break! πŸ˜‰
And YES I'm counting down the days! hahahaha

As you all know.. I make cards for the staff
at the school I work for - So I'll be posting LOTS
of Birthday cards - Hope you don't mind -

Today, I have 2 cards to share - I told you on Friday
that I got lots of new dies - so of course I want to
try them ALL out! I mean who wouldn't? Am I right? 😁

I made a Female & Male version of this card - Using Distress inks
and some AWESOME dies!! I so LOVE the way they both turned out
Metal Dies ROCK! LOL Just sayin' πŸ˜‹

The Cool Musical die is from Memory Box - I was so impressed
with how great it cut through the cardstock with adhesive on the back -
I cut the Musical Birthday die out 4 x's to make that my main
focal point - The Distress inks I used on this card are - Carved Pumpkin,
Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio, & Picked Raspberry - 
I HAD to add some Clear Wink of Stella 
to the word as well.. Gotta have some sparkle!
The Background die is called (Circle Flower Background Die) and it's
a Gina Marie Designs die - Scrapbook Outlet

This turned out AWESOME!!! I love the distress inks I chose
for this one - Old Paper, Pumice Stone, & Frayed Burlap
The Background die is another Gina Marie Designs called
(Stud Dot Argyle Background) - Scrapbook Outlet
It cut out all those tiny dots - Way cool!! I also cut
some stars with the burlap 6x6 paper stack by DCWV

Both cards are popped up with some fun foam for
a little more dimension -

-- Additional Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Big Shot, Ranger Round Blending Tool
Stitched Card Mat die - My Favorite Things
Star Dies - Little B
Glitter Enamel dots on Female card - Freckled Fawn
Black Enamel dots on Male card - Eyelet Outlet
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful Peacock....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope you all had a Fabulous weekend!!
I actually enjoyed doing nothing most of the weekend!
Of course I did some crafting, cooking, cleaning,
Hulu watching, & took my son bowling - So all in all
A pretty great weekend! Of course with that being said
that means the weekend is over! UGH! Back to work! :)

I guess if I want to support my Crafting Habit - I BETTER! LOL

I told you on Friday that I got some new dies in
so of course I HAD to make this lovely Birthday card
for another co-worker - I just LOVE this beautiful die --

Now, most of you know (PURPLE) is NOT my color of choice -
But....  It was totally PERFECT for this lovely Peacock die -
I used distress inks on white cardstock first - Cracked Pistachio, 
Bundled Sage, Shaded Lilac, & Wilted Violet - 
After using the distress inks, I die cut the peacock 3x's - 
I always add double sided adhesive first to my CS backing -
This way the die has adhesive ready to go when cutting out - 
certainly makes layering them much easier and less worry - 😏

I really like how the peacock just stands out & you really don't
need much more to add to this card -

-- Other Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
Loopy Rectangle Die Mat - Gina Marie Designs
Peacock Die - Purchased from Ebay
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Ranger Round Blending tools
Misti, Big Shot, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Purple Rain, Midnight Sky, Sunlit Meadow,
& Silver Moondust
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH

THANKS so much for stopping by!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Close call Holiday card...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm sooo glad it's the weekend!!!
It's a 3 day weekend on top of that!
Another week has worn me down!
Things have changed at work & I'm working
more hours - not that I mind of course -
I'm always happy to earn extra crafting money - 😁
But it's definitely been exhausting!

Do you guys have any plans for the weekend?
I think I'm gonna take Hunter Bowling -
We thought about making a trip to Vegas to 
see my oldest son, but we're undecided at this point...

Well... I almost, almost didn't have time to make
my holiday card for ya! But I did it! YESSS!!!

For those of you who just started following me -
I made a Challenge to myself..... That I would make
(1) holiday card a week until the holidays roll around this year
I've actually been doing really well with keeping it going
& I'm enjoying it (bonusss) - 😍

So every week I try to post one of the holiday
cards I made and this week I almost didn't get time to make it - 

 Here's my close call Holiday card this week 

I got a stash of new dies I have yet to use - So today's card was made
with one of them! YAY - I got this die off of Ebay and it 
cuts out amazingly!!! I cut it out with DCWV Shimmer Gold Cardstock
3 x's for added dimension using Double sided adhesive

As you can tell, I also used some distress inks - Evergreen Bough,
Twisted Citron, & Mowed Lawn - I added some water drops, then lifted it up with a paper towel, then added some pretty Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle (This card really shimmers in the light) - Then I felt I needed to
add some Tarnished Brass Distress Spray stain as well - I think the background looks pretty cool....

Of course I couldn't let it go without adding some Glitter Nuvo Drops - Golden Sunset, Emerald City, & Sunlit Meadow
And some Bitty Sparkle gems from CTMH

-- Other Supplies Used on my card --

Watercolor Paper - Canson
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Scalloped Stitched Card Mat Die - Gina Marie Designs
Round Ranger Blending tools, Big Shot

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Birthday cards CAS(E)....

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well so far...

Today I've got a couple of birthday cards
I created for some of the teachers at school.
I was totally inspired by my amazing crafty
friend Kendra over at: Luv 2 Scrap N' Make Cards

She makes such wonderful projects and I always feel
happy when I stop by her blog - You should really check out
her awesome projects! 

The card that inspired me is LOVE is all we need

-- Here are my CAS(E) cards --

I made a female & masculine version - The female card is more like
her's in the sense that I added glitter the way she did to the word die...

I wanted the Female card to have some sparkle of course -
We all know females like sparkle! LOL
I added 2 shades of blue glitter to blend into the word
I used double sided adhesive to cover the front & back of the cardstock
put it through my big shot to cut out the word Birthday
Then I peeled the front of the word and rubbed the glitters
into the exposed adhesive - once done, I removed the adhesive from
the back of the word & attached it to my card front - The 
glitter is rubbed in so well, that none of it has fallen off! 
-- Kendra has a wonderful step by step on her blog --

On this one, I wanted to keep it simple since I was
creating it for a male - classic colors work great for that -
I also cut out the word Birthday 3x's to make it "pop" more

-- Supplies used to create these cards --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Carina Gardner (Fresh Picked Summer) &
Carta Bella (Well Traveled)
Stitched Card Mat - My Creative Time
"Birthday" Word Die - Jaded Blossom
Cursve "Wishes" Stamp - My Pink Stamper
Reg. "Wishes" Stamp - Stamps of Life
Jute Twine & Button - Papertrey Ink
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH
Misti Tool, Big Shot, Memento Espresso Truffle Ink, Tuxedo Black
Glitter - Silhouette America (2 shades of blue)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Valentine.....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Happy, Happy Valentine's Day to ya! πŸ’
Do you do something special for Valentine's Day?
Or do you see it as just another day?
I do something extra special for my kids & hubby...
Like for breakfast we either have Valentine's Day Donuts
or I make a special breakfast - If I don't make a special breakfast
I tend to make a special dinner with dessert. I always give my
boys Valentine's candy & a sweet card - 
This year I have yummy donuts for breakfast & I'm making
Shrimp & Lobster for dinner! Way cheaper than eating out! πŸ˜‚
I also made some yummy blueberry cookies for dessert...

My son that's in the military got a Valentine's card & I baked
him some pan cookies to share with his buddies -
Hopefully he'll get it soon - they (USPS) sent it to Chicago?
It was suppose to go to CA. which is only 2 states away from me -
So the base could send it to him in Japan - So I'm a bit
disappointed in that πŸ˜’ Luckily I used my Food Saver on them
so hopefully they'll still be fresh when he does get them.... 
We did a couple of "TEST" runs on how long his packages 
would take to get too him - & it was 7 days - but since the Post Office
screwed up this package - it'll take longer now... UGH 😬


Since it is the day of LOOOVE... tehehehe I thought
I would share my monthly Card Swap card -
We were told to make either a Wedding/Anniversary/Love card
using Mojo Monday Sketch #287

-- I chose to make a Love card --

Isn't this the sweetest card? Well... I think so anyway! LOL

I used my silhouette program & a digital Paper collection
from SheryK designs called Sweet Owl

-- Other Craft Supplies Used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Bazzill
2" Stitched Circle Die - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Card Mat Die - My Favorite Things
4" Doily Piece - Walton
Clear wink of Stella glitter pen on the word Love & Flower
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Pink Champagne & Silver Moondust
Bitty Sparkle Gems - CTMH

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Winner Winner.....

Chicken Dinner!! As they say!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
First, I want to say HELLO to all
my new Followers! I hope you enjoy what you
see here on my blog - and Secondly... THANK YOU
for all the sweet comments on my fridge magnets -
I do enjoy adding crafts to my home - I mean why not?
I make them, I should enjoy them as well! LOL

I don't have anything to share today, since I ended up
having a busy weekend cleaning & organizing
But will have something for tomorrow - 
if you want to stop back and take a peek! :)

And Now for the Valentine's Blog Hop Winner!!!


I did Random.org and the winner was......

WOW those awesome creations are magnets. Never would I have thought that. I like all 4 of them. TFS


Congrats WENDY!!!

Wendy, please send me an email with your address
so I can get this stamp set off to you!
My Email address is under my picture on my blog page

Thanks so much Everyone for joining us
Have a Fabulous DAY!!!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Valentine Blog Hop!

This hop is about sharing the love we have for our family, friends, co-workers, and crafty bloggers. Enjoy the creativity, get inspired, spread some crafty love, and then pass it on. Today’s message is all about Random Acts of Kindness.

There are ten stops and you won't want to miss any of them! If you are here from Migdalia's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog today and would like to join us, then start at Carson's Creations ~ Georgiana's blog. There is also a complete line-up at the end of this post just in case you need it. 

What would a hop be without Blog Candy?!?! Since we LOVE our crafty friends, each blog has a bit of candy that needs to be won. Thank goodness for candy!

And Here's How:

Be sure to be a FOLLOWER and COMMENT on each blog.
If you are a follower, your comment could be randomly drawn to win some fantastic prizes! Read each blog post carefully to see what is being offered at each stop along the way! 

Here is my project:

I chose to make some Valentine's Magnets for my fridge!
I had noticed I only owned 3 Valentine's Magnets and thought 
I better get some more up on my fridge! :)
Now I have 4 new ones I've added to my Collection!

This one is a Shaker Magnet! I purchased the adorable 
Queen & Co. Valentine's Shaker Bundle and 
thought I could have some fun 
with a Shaker on the fridge! Everything is from the kit except 
the sentiment which is from Studio G

This one is sooo CUTE!! I saw the Doodlebug SVG file in
the Silhouette Store & HAD to turn it into a fun magnet!
The "Love You" Sentiment is from Your Next Stamp &
the "A Latte" sentiment is from Jaded Blossom
I used some Clear wink of Stella, Bitty Clear gems from CTMH
Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine for the bow

I so LOVE the Squardy Cat SVG files from SVGCutting files
and thought this one would make an adorable Valentine's magnet!
I used some Clear wink of Stella, Peppermint stick Trendy Twine
for the bow, White Tulle for the sucker's bow, the sentiment is
from My Craft Spot (no longer available)

Yup! I made another FUN Shaker magnet! This time I used some
Distress inks! :) I used Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, &
Ripe Persimmon. The Fun word die is from Ebay! Cuts out Perfectly!
The Sequins is from Queen & Co, My Craft Spot, & CDD, The dimensionals I used for this shaker came from Stampin' Up - adhesive strips - They work PERFECTLY for Shakers! :) 

Some have just 1 magnet others have 2 due to their size --

-- Other Products used --

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Doodlebug
Rd. Magnetic Buttons from Walmart
Round Distress tools
Glossy Accents to adhere the magnet buttons
Misti Tool, Silhouette Machine, Big Shot, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink

I gotta tell ya - having the Shaker magnets on my fridge have been
fun for my son & hubby - They are constantly playing with them! :)

This is the prize being offered on my page:

I'm giving away this Fabulous CTMH Stamp Set!

This is called Serendipity, and it's a brand new set!
I purchased 10 CTMH stamp sets to giveaway on my blog this year
and this is the 1st one! YAY

Remember to win, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment!
You have until Sunday night, February 12th at 8:00 pm EST to hop along with us! All winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th on each individual blog. The winners will also be posted on Carson's Creation Facebook page after all the winner's posts go live on each blog.

Here's the complete hop line-up in case you need to start at the beginning! Enjoy!

Theresa (ME)

Thank you for hopping along with us today! 
Your next stop is GINGER