Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Teddy Bears .... ohhhhh my .......

One more for the day ... here is a cute Teddy for Spring ... just for you.   I used crisp white recollections card stock and a printed stock from recollections as well which I cut into strips.  The cute bear was finished in water colors and the sentiment was stamped in clear crystal embossing powder.
So sweet and so fresh and ready for spring.
















I would like to add this for consideration into the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #59 Teddy Bears  thanks so much for taking a peek.

Dawn

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Holiday Challenge ...

This one is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 200 Pick a Holiday!
Well of course I am so ready to be done with this white stuff and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready to bring on the flip flops, shorts and sunscreen!! All cut with the Cricut cartridge 'Stand and Salute' one of my favorites ......
















HAPPY 4TH  ... it can't get here soon enough for me ...
thanks for peeking ... have a good one and 
May the warmth be with you .....   soon !!

Missing you

This card is for the WEEK161 'Less is More'  challenge of yellow and green. The little guy was done in watercolors and the sentiment was cut with my cricut using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.
Mounted on DCW 'Back to School' card stock and then onto a base of white.
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Green ribbon and yellow button added embellishments just brings a smile with hopes of SPRING
Thanks for taking a peek and I wish you an amazing week.

Dawn

Monday, March 3, 2014

Get Well Soon Soon Soon ....

This card I put together for the Color Me Pretty challenge for  CAS Sunday
I smugged and blended earth tone water color onto water color paper.  I then cut out a bunch of leaves with a punch and cut the remaining paper into strips.
Using sand recollections paper, I stamped Get Well in the center using gold glitter embossing powder and a white gel pen to help center.
I then glued the strips above and below the sentiment.  Using dimensional dots, I scattered the leaves around the sentiment.

As I said, I'm entering this into the Challenge #28 Color Me Pretty for CAS on Sunday

Thanks bunches for looking.

Dawn

Nouveau Butterflies ....

I was given a new cartridge for my cricut that I wanted to try out.  Art Nouveau, lots of layering involved.  I put together a couple of cards ......
Using recollections card stock in green, red, blue and black: I constructed the butterfly with multiple layers.  I added embossing powder in blue and red sparkles to accent the wings a bit.  The sentiment was stamped with white embossing powder onto black recollection stock. The card base, was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and the fly and sentiment attached with dimensional squares. White jell pen outline stitching.

Using the same card stock as above, just using a different size for the butterfly and using the scraps to create a layer effect while using my Fiskers edger.  The white jell pen was getting a work out .... the Sentiment stamped with white embossing powder and an added purple ribbon for a hug.



I adding these both to Chromatic Craze Challenge
using these colors






I think I'm going to like working with this cartridge.

Thanks for looking.

D

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone ... this was a winning entry in CAS on Sunday and I just fell in love with it and had to give it a whirl ... designed by Betty ... it was fun to recreate.
I found that when I  used the liquid glue to attach the box, it began to warp on me so I used scor tape to secure the box to the card.  A gift card fits perfectly in there and there's one for each of the crew.
D.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Singles ...

All the single layers (All the single layers)
All the single layers (All the single layers)
All the single layers (All the single layers)
All the single layers
Now put your hands up

Now put your hands up if they stress you out!  LOL! I have no clue as to why either.  I just draw a blank.  I sit there in my goodies and look and look and look and I just don't see it.  It takes so long to work it through ... whew!
So this is black card stock with an Hero Arts stamp for the G Clef and a Fiskars stamp for the sentiment.  Embossed in white ... for a friend that is stuck in all this snow.
I'm posting this in Less is More One Layer Week #158
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 Thanks for taking a peek.  Have a great week.
D

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hearts around ....

Making this card for a friend that is going into surgery this weekend ... hoping to cheer her up and know that we're all thinking of her.
Using recollections printed papers and card stock ... embossed using my cuttlebug and the hearts cut with Plantin Schoolbook.  Sentiment stamped with Stazon Ink.
Posting this in FCCB #197 I Heart You and also in  CAS on Sunday #26 In the Rounds.

Thanks bunches .... Have an awesome day
D

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Baby Book

I finally did it.  I created my first Baby Book and this one is heading out as a gift for my nephew and niece in law,  who is expecting any minute now.  The book itself is made of chip board and the printed papers are all from 'mambi sheets' Baby Boy and the solids are Recollections card stock.  I also grabbed some puffy embellishments from Recollections and of course used my Cricut.  I am just super excited at how it came out.
There are 6 pages in the book itself and each page as 7 areas where there is either a photo mat or a place to journal. 





I can't wait to get this in the mail for them.  Hopefully they'll arrive at the same time.  
Thanks for looking.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Follow your dreams ....

This one is for my daughter, who is overseas performing and also for Less is More who is celebrating their 3rd birthday.  The challenge for the week is rainbow.  I found the rainbow musical ribbon in my ribbon drawer and pulled my inspiration from that.   The paper is Recollections and I embossed the music onto white card stock.   The stars are punched from paint chips.  This one is going in the mail on Monday!
A perfect pick me up for the both of us.  Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Super Bowl.  May your team win!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

4 You

This one is for  FCCB  - Challenge 95 - Mix and Match by using 3 different patterns of paper and of course your cricut which I used Accent Essentials and Cricut Sampler.


Thanks for taking a peek.  Have an awesome day !
D



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lovey Dovey CAS

Something quick while watching the Grammy's


Just two pieces of recollections card stock and a couple of gems.  Easy Peasy for Lovey Dovey CAS on Sunday

Baby Card

This is the last one for the  night.  For Less is More  week 156 sketch.

Using Recollections card stock in baby pink and orange.  Added paper highlight is left over from a old from an old pad and EK Success stickers for the baby. I cut the stork with my cricut. 
Thanks bunches.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

First Jump

So ... as we all have to jump in sooner or later ... here is my jump.  Just using what I happen to have out too.  Just stuff that was in my scrap box and on my desk.  I took a piece of Recollections's Black and White and dredged it through some Distress Inks.  Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey.  I anchored that onto some textured card stock I believe is Recollections in olive green.  I then used the soft brown Offray ribbon and stamped in gun metal embossing powder.  I also used my Fiskars scalloped edge.
Whew.
 I feel like I just joined a crafters anonymous group and made my introduction. 'Hello, my name is Dawn and I'm a craftaholic.  I suffer from Procraftinating which is working on craft projects when you should be cleaning house, doing laundry or making dinner.
Here is a card for Chromatic Craze using these colors. 

Thank you bunches and I hope I did this right ... eeeeek.