Monday, July 31, 2017

Witching you a Hello!!!

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Ready to start
a new week? Mine? It was good...
I did a bunch of cleaning again and moved
furniture around.... I think I need to unload a large chair...
I have 2 of them and they are really nice... but when I
need to rearrange the furniture, it's really hard to change
the room around with them... Hubby thinks I'm nuts as usual...
But I know I don't NEED 2 Large Chairs plus a sofa & love seat!
We shall see how this turns out - either I keep the 2 chairs or
I might remove one from my home!!! 😁

Any way.... I'm sure you didn't stop by to hear about my
furniture situation! LOL I also found time to make some
cards this weekend... I've been itching to create a Halloween
card! YES I said Halloween! I don't know why.. but it's been
on my mind a lot lately... So I sat down and created one! 

I've had this awesome Witch with Cat Die from Gina Marie Designs
for awhile now, and really wanted to cut it out! So I used some
Papertrey Ink Cardstock & some Stick It Adhesive and put it through
my Big Shot 3x's. Each time it came out crisp & Perfect!

Then, I pulled out a piece of Canson water color paper and some
of my Distress Oxides to ink up the background! I sprayed the
paper with some water to give it the spots....

I used this really cool Chevron Background Cutting Plate Die 
by Gina Marie Designs to add some interest!

Of course, I HAD to use my Sparkle Shimmer 
Spritz ... so I sprayed my Layered Witch. 
 She totally Sparkles on my card! 

Here is the Completed look! 😀

& Up, Up & Away Stamp Set both by Jaded Blossom!
The Stitched Banner is from Card Layer Dies #1 Set
again from Jaded Blossom! 😁 I decided I wanted a
spider in the web so I die cut 2 of them out
 from the Stitched Web & Spider Die Set by Gina Marie. 
The Sentiment was embossed with Simon Says Stamp
Fine White Embossing Powder. I used Midnight Sky &
Orange Soda Glitter Nuvo Drops and a Couple of
Ice Cube Jewels from Lucy's Cards.  

I'm so HAPPY with how this turned out and the
feeling of making another Halloween card is
on the heels of this one! You guys know I LOVE
FALL... and with school about to start... I think you'll
be seeing a lot more Fall projects very soon!
Yes, I know it's still Summer... But I'm totally over it!
Can't ya tell! Hahahaha

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Warm North Pole Wishes....

Hello & Happy Friday Crafty Friends!
The Weekend is Here!!! YESSS!!!
I'm totally wiped out from this week...
Work has me doing all kinds of things.. I tell ya... it's
the best way to stay in shape! HAHAHA

I have my Holiday card #6 for ya today!
I'm officially ALL caught up on my holiday cards
and I can resume my normal schedule again! YAY!

Thanks for putting up with my holiday cards all week...
I wanted to keep my challenge on the up & up
and not have any excuse to complete it...
Even for a vacation!! LOL I'm a stickler sometimes! 😁

The adorable Penguin (Retired Holiday Helpers) Craftin' Desert Diva's was
another image I colored while on vacation - I used Canson Water color paper
& my Zig real brush pens to color him up! The Designer Paper is from
American Crafts (Holiday) 6x6 stack. I used a Stitched Fishtail Banner die from
Gina Marie Designs along with the Stitched Circle Die. The sentiment is
from Avery Elle (Penguin Greetings).

I even used some Washi tape on this card! The Glittered trees is Washi
tape from Recollections. The Stars & Dots are a die from Craftin'
Desert Diva's (Pocket Pieces Hello Set). I added some Clear adhesive
gems from SU & some Bitty Clear Gems from CTMH. I then added some
Clear Wink of Stella to the stars & circles for a little extra Sparkle!

I thought I would share the inside of my card as well... 
I do make sure to get the insides done on ALL my holiday cards
so I'm not scrambling later on! (Wink Wink) - I continued with
more tiny circles & stars for the inside along with the 
Apron Lace Scallop border from Fiskars.... The Sentiment
is from Scrappy Moms (Merry & Bright) -- 

Thanks so much for stopping by this entire week!
You guys ROCK!!!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Holly Jolly Santa...

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
The week is coming to an end again and I
can't wait to craft this weekend!
I have a few projects I've been wanting to make!

In the mean time, I'm gonna share Holiday Card #5 with you!!

I recently got my Second Set of Distress Oxides and wanted to play with them
so I pulled out a Stampin' Up Circle Stencil (Seasonal Decorative Masks) and grabbed
some fun colors - Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick - 
After getting the stenciling done, I used the 
Pierced Chain Design Die by Gina Marie - Once that was
completed I decided to Spritz on 
my Favorite Shimmer Sparkle Spray (Imagine Crafts) 
to make my card shine!! 

While I was on vacation I brought my Zig Real brush
water color pens and a stack of stamped images to color.. and this adorable
Santa from Craftin Desert Diva's (Retired Holiday Helpers set) made the cut!
I then added the sentiment, Heat Embossed it, to make it stand out

I then die cut some banners from Lawn Fawn in Doodlebug Designer Papers
attached them to the card front, popped it up with some Fun Foam
After it was all said and done. I added some Glitter Nuvo Drops in
Ruby Slippers, & Sunlit Meadow. Attached some Bitty Clear Gems &
some Ice Cube Jewels

The inside has a sentiment from Scrappy Moms called (Merry & Bright)

*** Other Products Used ***

Cardstock - Recollections 110lb, Canson Watercolor Paper
Onyx Black Versafine Ink, WOW Primary Ebony Embossing Powder
Big Shot, Misti Tool, Heat tool, round blending tools, Scan N Cut
ATG, ThermOweb, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Deery & Bright Holidays....

Hello & Happy Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
I'm sharing Holiday card #4 with you today!
I love it when I'm on a roll!!!! 😁
I hope you don't feel overwhelmed by my holiday cards!
I just wanted to get all caught up... next week, it'll be
just 1 card a week again - I promise! 😊

Another Craft Company I adore is DOODLEBUG DESIGNS!!! I don't know
anyone who doesn't adore their sweet images or CUTE papers!!! I'm sure
their out there... I just haven't met them yet!! LOL And if I did, I'd probably
hit them over the head and say... What's the matter with you??? LOL
Just kidding... I would never do that... or would I??? Hummmmm 

Any who..... I decided to pull out another embossing folder, this one
is called Candy Cane Stripe (Provo Craft) and I'm using 2 different
Doodlebug Paper packs (Sugar Plum & Here's Comes Santa Claus)
The reindeer is a Doodle Pops Sticker, which I thought was fun! 
The Stitched Rectangle Die & Circle Dies are from (My Favorite Things)
I added Ruby Slipper & Sunlit Meadow Glitter Nuvo Drops and of course
my Favorite Clear Bitty Adhesive Gems (CTMH), I also added 
(1) Ice Cube Jewel from (Lucy's Cards) - I thought it needed a little
something on the red/white circle so I die Cut a Snow Flake from
(Gina Marie designs) and Sparkled it up with my Clear Wink of Stella pen.
The Inside of my card is done as well, I've got a Sentiment from
Jaded Blossom (Hello Deer) which works perfectly with the fun deer
on the front of my card! 

Well, another Holiday card bites the dust!!!! 😁

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fantastic Day!!!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Christmas Tree....

Hello & Happy Tuesday Crafters!
I'm back to work today! UGH!
I tell ya what... with ALL the hours I'm putting in before
the first day of school... I'm gonna have a nice paycheck
to go Craft Shopping with! hahahaha

Here's another "Make Up" Holiday card for ya!

I totally ADORE stamps from Your Next Stamp Company -
They are so CUTE & Whimsical which I LOVE!!
I colored up this little cutie with my Spectrum Noir Markers &
Glitter Pens... The Sentiment is also from the same Stamp set
called (Smiley Happy Christmas) 
I pulled out my Winter Tree Embossing folder (Provo Craft)
Which gave it a fun background and used some adorably cute
Designer Papers from Doodlebug Designs (North Pole)
I used a Stitched Circle Die & Banner Die from (My Favorite Things)
Added some Sequins & Bitty Clear Gems to finish off my card!

Seeing that happy tree just makes me giggle! 😊
Card #3 down.. 3 more to go!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME Day!!!!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Mine was
relaxing! After returning to work this past
week, I was putting in a bunch of hours...
Already wore myself out and my body aches!
I guess that's what happens when you're off
for 6 weeks! LOL Luckily this is a Holiday weekend
here in Utah! They Celebrate Utah becoming a State, so
It's called Pioneer Days around here... I'm cool with it, cuz it
gives me a chance to kind of recuperate from this first
week back to work! 😃

You all know I make 1-holiday card a week and this has nothing
to do with Christmas in July - So, this week I'll be sharing
(6) holiday cards because I'm behind in making my cards
due to my vacation - Which means I'll be ALL Caught up now! YAY ME!

So, here's one of the cards I made (actually 2) LOL

I decided to cut out an image using my Silhouette Machine, I got the Cameo 3
recently and thought I better put it to work! The file is from the Silhouette
Store (#51751) Tis the Season to be Jolly
I cut it out with Gold Cardstock from Bazzill
I decided I didn't like a plain background so, I made some splatters
using Distress Ink Sprays (Festive Berries & Tarnished Brass)
I then wanted it to Sparkle, so I used my Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz
Spray (Imagine Crafts) - I totally love the shimmer along with the gold
from the die cut. I added Fun foam to give it some dimension since the card
will be flat for mailing out. I added some Ice Cube Mix (Lucy's Cards) &
some Bitty Adhesive Clear Gems (CTMH) - Super Easy to make

Because this was super quick & easy to make, I decided to make 2 of them!
Adds to my Weekly Quota if you ask me! 😉 The backgrounds are a tad
different... one background has more splatters than the other... I like the one with
fewer splatters, my son likes the one with more... I did do the insides as well using
a Sentiment from Scrappy Moms (Merry & Bright Set) and (Candied Apple) Distress
Oxide ink along with some Clear embossing powder - 
2 down a couple more to go!!! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous day!!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge #7 - Back to School

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Today... starts another FUN Challenge over at: 

 YAY! I know how you
guys enjoy a good Challenge!

Our Challenge is Back to School - 

 You can follow the Theme or Use the inspiration photo
or Use the color combo all use all 3!!! You don't have to use
a stamp from Victorine Originals if you don't have one!

All the rules for this fun challenge are RIGHT HERE!

Here's what I created to inspire you --

Funny thing about this Challenge is... I'm already back to school! HAHA
Yup... right after my vacation was over... I had to return to work! BUMMER!!
But... it's my job to make sure my school is running in tip top shape,
before the little kids return in just a couple of short weeks! 
Yes... they return in 3 weeks already! Oh... Where did the Summer go???

I'm using a bunch of different stamps from VO -
Sentiment - Back to School
Little Solid Apple Stamp - Used inside my card
Pencil Stamp - Used inside my card
I cut all the stamps out with my Brother Scan N Cut, except
for the crayon, which I cut by hand then colored with a
Spectrum Noir Glitter pen (Peacock Blue).

** Other Supplies Used on my Card **

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Urban Traveler)
Large Stitched Rectangle Die - MFT
Rounded Stitched Bottom Die - MFT
Stitched Label Die - Ebay
Banner Die - Lawn Fawn
Small wide Banner Die - CDD
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaFine Black Onyx
Big Shot, Misti, Brother Scan N Cut
Zig Real Brush Pens
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen
Glitter Sprinkle Dots - Doodlebug
Clear Adhesive Bitty Gems - CTMH

I hope you guys can join us over at Victorine Originals Blog
 I would LOVE to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thanks for Everything...

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
Today's my day to take over the blog at:
YAY for me... 🙌

I'm so excited to share a Lovely Thank you card.

I was really drawn to the Flower pot frame stamp... I think it's
because you can color it, along with add anything to the center.
I wanted a sentiment in the center of mine... So I went
with a couple of different stamps - I'm using the small "Thank You" Stamp
along with the "Happy Everything" Stamp -- What I did was cut my
Happy Everything Stamp in half.. so I could just use the "Everything" Word.
I love that most about any stamp.... You can cut them and use them
where you need them on a project! My Card design is Mojo Monday Sketch #479.

** Other Supplies Used **

Cardstock - Recollections 110lb., Strathmore Water color, SU
Designer Papers - My Mind's Eye (Happier) & (Happy Day)
Long Banner Die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Rectangle Card Mat Die - MFT
Stitched Circle Die - Simon Says Stamp
Zig Real Brush Pens
Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
Clear Bitty Adhesive Gems - CTMH
Big Shot, Misti, Brother Scan N Cut, ATG, ThermOweb
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Nuvo Gitter Drops - Orange Soda, Sunlit Meadow, Pink Champagne

Don't forget we still have our Ahoy Landlubbers Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use
the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.

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Thanks so much for stopping!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Latte...

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I've got my July Monthly Card Swap cards to show you today!
Our local card swap group met up this last
Wednesday and the theme this time was "Thank You" Cards.
We also had a Sketch to follow and I actually followed it this time!
It's funny how sometimes I might follow it & sometimes I don't.
The ladies in my group don't mind since they enjoy receiving
my cards anyway! Makes me feel good! 😊

This was the sketch that we used:

Let me just say.. the minute I knew what the theme was
I already had a plan on what Stamp set I was going to use!

I've had this AWESOME Coffee Break Stamp/Die set from
My Creative Time sitting in my craft room for some time!
So you could imagine how thrilled I was when I set out to use it
for the first time! I just 💖💖 the way this turned out!!
So did the ladies in my group! It's so fun to see their
reaction when I bring my cards to the swap!

Here are the ones that I made for the swap...

** Supplies Used on my cards ** 

Cardstock - Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Just so Scrappy (Isn't She Lovely Collection)
Stamps & Dies - My Creative Time (Coffee Break, Rectangle, Banner)
Flower Punch - Ek Success
White Mini Doily - Doodlebug Designs
Canon Printer, Big Shot, Misti tool, Acrylic Sealer
Buttons & Jute Twine - PaperTrey Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Glossy Accents, ATG, ThermOweb Adhesives, Dimensionals
Bitty Clear Adhesive Gems
Assorted Sequins - My Craft Spot (no Longer Available)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Wishing Big....

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I think I'm finally over my Jet Lag... YAY!
It took forever it seems.. I felt tired ALL WEEK! UGH!
Of course, I return to work tomorrow (inserting a sad face)
School start a month from today, so I gotta get the school
in tip top shape before all the student return. It's still so HOT
out, so I'm not looking forward to going... But the paychecks
are nice! LOL So I better Suck it up!~ Right? LOL

I've had this awesome card made for a few weeks
already, just finally taking the time to post it for ya.

Isn't this way cool?? I just love it! It makes my HEART Happy when
my cards turn out the way that I want! How about for you? Same feeling I bet!

You know this was created for another Teacher at school. 
I can never have too many Birthday cards for the awesome
people who teach our children every day! 😉

** Supplies used on my Card **

Cardstock - Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Down this Road (Bee Happy Collection)
Sheer Shimmer Frost Spritz - Imagine Crafts
"Wish Big" word Die - Paper Trey Ink (cut out 3x's)
Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die - Gina Marie Designs
Sequins - Simon Says Stamp
White Blizzard Glitter Nuvo Drops
Bitty Clear Adhesive Gems - Close to my Heart
Big Shot, Silhouette Machine, Printer, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals,
Acrylic Sealer, Stick it Adhesive, ATG, ThermOweb

Thanks so much for stopping by!