Monday, July 31, 2017

Clean up

So ..... I am in the process of attacking the challenge to clean up the craft room.  It hasn't been touched since the renovation and quite frankly .... there's stuff in here that I have absolutely no idea how it got in here.  Everything has just been piled on and piled on.  There's even a plant stand in here and a brand new empty pot waiting for a house plant ... how ... I have no idea.
I started with organizing the piles and just moving piles from one pile to another ....
paper crafts ... knitting ... sewing ... jewelry stuff ... It's over whelming.  There are bags of stuff that I bought that ... I have no idea what it was bought for.  I found clear stamps in with my scraps and dies that I bought that I never used.  So sad.
I thought I had one box of paper scraps ... I found 4 ... literally 4 boxes of scraps.

This... a combo of two containers


So .....................................

my goal for the next two weeks (maybe months) is to work on challenges without touching a new piece of paper ...
and so we begin ...........................

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thank youz

   So I made this card and totally forgot to post about it.  It was created using a sketch "Freshly Made Sketches"  that challenge has come and gone.  It happens LOL
For the card .... I started with grey cs and ran that through my cuttle with a circle swirled folder.  From black cs I ran that through my cricut and cut the shooting star from the 'Stand and Deliver' cartridge and then stamped the 'thanks' using a Hero Arts set and silver embossing powder.
On white cs I blended Cracked Pistachio and Festive Berries and placed that in the background of the shooting star cut.  I cut a piece of teal cs to frame the black and mounted that all together.  The tag sentiment was printed on white cs and hand cut.  The edges were inked with Festive Berries then mounted with dimensional squares.  I added a big hot pink acrylic dot as embellishfun.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

City Crafter: Something with "S" - Shooting Star
Dies' R Us:  Sentiment as the Focus
Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark - Blended Inks and Silver Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must use a cut) - Stand and Deliver (Shooting Star)
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Creative Knockouts: Tag time
Through the Purple Haze: ATG

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wee little sailor ....


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Use Layers
and our sponsor this week is

Such cute little guy.  I used colored pencils for the image.  I then layered up all of the frames ... I cut the black frame using my cricut and the Stand and Salute Cartridge for the Anchor Frame then mounting that on red and then the light blue.  Using faux stitching throughout with a white gel pen.  The large anchor I also cut from the same cartridge and then covered it in glossy accents to give it great look and then lifted it off of the card with dimensional squares.
I hope you'll play along with us this week.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:
Simon Says: ATG
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (colored pencils) 
City Crafters: "S" Sailor
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must have one cut) The anchors from Stand and Salute

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sending Smiles

 This card was created using a sketch challenge and a color challenge.  This sketch is from 'CAS this Sketch' and the color challenge is from 'Double D' (black and white and a splash of color.  The paper is from Recollections.  I have a large pad of just black and white papers.  I cut that to size of the black card base.  I cut the flag out of white cs and then the two diamonds.  The smaller one I used a small hole punch to mimic the sketch and then ran the faux stitching in a white gel pen.  The sentiment was stamped in white embossing powder using a Hampton Arts rubber stamp.  I attached that to a salmon pink diamond and then used dimensional squares to raise it from the base.  I found some pink squares in my stash that have been there forever and added them to the bottom in a diamond direction.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may

CAS this sketch

Double D Challenge; Black and white with a pop of color
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
Fab and Funky : Use Pattern Paper
CASology: Diamond
Creative Knockouts: Stitch it up

Thank you so very much for stopping by ... please feel free to leave a comment.
Have a fantastic day


Saturday, July 22, 2017

blue snowman

My blue christmas snowmen.  I cut and colored the snowman from white cs.  The stamp and die is from Hero Arts. I used markers to color the snowman.
I cut the snow drifts with a curvy edge die.  The stamp 'let it snow' is from the same stamp set and the snow man.
I flicked white paint on the navy blue card stock top fold base and added white sequins about and on the buttons of the snowman.

Super fun.   As hot as it is ... I'm not looking forward to cold weather.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
4 Crafty Chicks =  Blue Christmas
Star Stampz =  Christmas in July
Cards 4 Gals =  Winter
Little Red Wagon =  Christmas in July
Deep Ocean =  Christmas in July
Outlawz =  Festive Friday Christmas

Thank you for stopping by ... please feel free to comment .. I would love to hear from you
Have a fantastic day

Monday, July 17, 2017

Laugh ....


This card is a for a sketch challenge at the Outlawz.
Using a little banner stamp, I stamped multiple flags in Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet then fussy cut them all.
From black cs I cut the oval with a die then ran stitching around the outer edge with a pink glitter gel pen and then ran the whole piece through my cuttlebug with a swiss dot folder (that folder has been getting a lot of play this week)
On white cs, I stamped the sentiment in white embossing powder and let dry.  I then dragged it through Wilted Violet and Broken China Oxide Inks and then wiped off the color from the white embossed areas.
I glued down the twine and then added the little flags with dimensional squares to lift them up and over the twine.
I added the blue double loop ribbon to the bottom with various paper flowers to match everything going on.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafty Calendar:  Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle: Anything Goes
Dragon Fly Dreams: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Use Flowers

The sketch for the challenge is:

Thank you for stopping by my place ...
Have an amazing day !!!



    This card was created using a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
I smooshed both Distressed Inks and Oxide Inks onto white CS.  So many colors: I believe there's Orange Marmalade, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint in there in one form or the other.  I then stamped the butterfly from Inkadinkadoo with Wilted Violet Oxide on top of the smoosh and then dropped Iridescent Stickles in various spots of her body and wings.
Mounted that on to teal cs and ran faux stitching with a gold gel pen.  I cut the tag to fulfill the sketch and stamped the sentiment "Heartful Thanks" ... also from Inkadinkado ... in silver embossing powder and tucked that under the main piece.
All of this .... mounted onto blue cs.
Voila !

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:

Freshly Made Sketches

Through the Purple Haze:  Anything with wings.
Little Red Wagon: Thank You
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes.

Thank you so very very much for stopping by.
Have a fantastic day and happy crafting !!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

RWB Tree

   I worked a sketch challenge for this challenge from CAS this Sketch.  The blocks for the sketch are cut from two shades of red that were left over from my butterfly.
The tree is cut from navy blue cs and a die by Penny Black ... so much detail and always a clean cut.  I used a white gel pen for the heart.
All of that adhered to white card stock where I smudged the edges with Chipped Sapphire distressed ink.
I anchored it onto a navy top fold cs base.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may:

 CAS this sketch:  sketch

Paper Sweeties: Red White Blue
Curtain Call: Red White Blue
Shopping Our Stash: Flag Colors
Simon Says: Red White and Blue

Thank you so very much for stopping by ....
Have a fantastic day !!


A day at the beach ....


  This card is for the summer using those beachy blues.    I started with the sentiment on white cs and stamped the bars of colors using distressed inks in Blue Print Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China.  I then flicked Chipped Sapphire and white randomly on top of it all.
I ran pale blue cs through my CuttleBug with a  rectangle die and then again with a random block embossing folder.
The paper on the edge is from Recollections.  I adhered everything on to lite blue top fold cs base and added sequins to the top corner.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Fusion : Using both the sketch and the photo inspiration.
Dies R Us - Layers
Star Stamps - Summer celebration
Deep Ocean - Layers
Simon Says - Summer
Creative Knockouts - Summer fun
Card Mania - Summer Fun
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor ATG with a twist of blue

Thanks for stopping by


Space Hello

            This was a fun card ... I used the sketch by Catch the Bug Challenge blog.  The image is by Bugaboo as well.
I used markers to color the image and used glossy accents on the helmet to give it some texture and a realistic look
            I stamped random stars with white embossing powder and the one side of the card.  Using red cs, I used a MS edge punch and ran faux stitching with a white gel pen along the other edge.  I adhered this all onto the same color top fold cs base and added dots in the corner topped with glossy accents.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges if I may please,
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Sketch
The Male Room - Texture
Simon Says - Red, White and Blue
Seize the Birthday - Red and White and you
Little Red Wagon - Wet and Wild (the glossy accents on the helmet looks wet)
Shopping Our Stash - Red White and Blue
My Favorite things - Red, White and Blue.
Mod Squad: Mark it/Stamp it.  Color your stamp with a marker.

Thanks for stopping by ....
have a great day


Friday, July 7, 2017

Smiles .....


    This is my design team project for BROWN SUGAR CHALLENGE and this week it's Anything Goes ... and I think you should check out the fun ... seriously ... go check it out!

         For this project I used a great paper pad by DCWV called Violet Leaf that my daughter gave me ... I just love all the gilded gold and color combos in it.  I really do.   The entire background piece is from that pad.  Also, the tag with the sentiment comes from that pad.  I just used an Inkadinkado Stamp for the sentiment in StazOn black and clear embossing powder for shine.

          The stamp is from Bugaloo Stamps which I used colored pencils.  I gave her sunglasses and coated the lens with Glossy Accents.  I used Stickles on her collar for a bit of bling there too - then I popped a flower on top of the flower.
I adhered the tag with dimensional squares to give it a bit of lift and popped a color coordinated flower on as well ... added the graphic and the acrylic dots all on a teal green top fold base.

Isn't she cute???

I took another picture on a tilt so you can see all shiny stuff and that gilded gold.  I really love that pad.

Thanks for popping by .... I hope you head to Brown Sugar to take a look at this week's challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges if I may .....
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine ATG
Through the Purple Haze -  Spots and Stripes
QKR Stampede - ATG
Crafting By Design -  ATG
Craft Rocket Challenge - ATG

Have a great week.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

boy shower

    Seems to be baby season on multiple levels ...

This is my design team card for Try Stamping (on not) on Tuesday and the theme is simple and neat.

For this card I started with white cs and stamped the shower using a Hampton Arts baby set and using Tim Holtz Oxide Ink in Broken China and used clear embossing powder over it to shine it up.
        I added a side panel paper of baby steps blue on blue from Mambi.  The bottom panel from Kaisercraft papers.  The little onesie was cut from white cs using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I hand hand edged the faux stitching with a blue marker and then ran it through my Cuttlebug using a swiss dot folder.  I adhered them all together adding the lace edging to divide and used dimensional squares on the  onesie to give it height all on a baby blue cs side fold base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Double D = Pastels
Fan n Funky =  Little Boys
One Crazy Stamper = ATG
Just Us Girls = Celebrate

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have a great day.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Under the weather


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
  Anything Goes
and our sponsor this week is

This image really made me laugh.  There so much you can do with it.  I used colored pencils on white cs.  I added that to blue background cs and I wrapped blue and white washi tape on the top and bottom.  All attached to a white cs top fold base with added buttons in the corner.

I hope you have fun playing along.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams - ATG
Get Creative- CAS
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge:  ATG

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.