Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Get Well

Hello there!  I made this card for a friend who recently had to have surgery.  I think it cheered her up :-)  I've used a fabulous Meljen Designs digi.  I am the hostess on the SBC blog today.

5" square cardbase in white
Meljen Designs digi - Daisy Pitcher
watercolor pencils
DCWV - The Spring Stack - green patterned paper
yellow organza & grosgrain ribbons
TPC Studio- Greetings sentiment stamp set
pop dots
Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Friday, August 22, 2014

Cut It Up Challenge # 52: Grandparent's Day

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up challenge blog.  The theme this time is Grandparent's Day.  My Grandparent's have all passed on but my kiddos still have all their Grandparents living.  So, this one is for my in-laws. 

Our sponsors for this challenge are:  Cute as a Button $20 coupon code
                                                     & Die-Versions  $15 gift card

DCWV - Vintage Collector Stack - all patterned papers
Elegant Edges Cricut cart- btfly1@ 5 1/4", 4 3/4" (using book feature)
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - #love @ 1"
Spare parts - rose button
Maya Road - ric rac trim
pink grosgrain ribbon
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #27: Anything Goes w/twist of Pop Up Slider Card

Hello there!  It's time for another fun challenge on the SBC blog.  The theme this time is: Anything Goes with the optional twist of a Pop Up Slider card.  Visit the SBC blog to watch a video on how to create this cardbase. 

Our wonderful sponsor is Blue Moon Digis.

DCWV - When I Grow Up stack - patterned paper
Blue MoonDigi
TPC Studio - Greetings stamp set
pop dots
Sew Easy floss

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with our fun challenge at SBC


Friday, August 15, 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge #244: Recycle It

Happy Friday!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Catz blog.  This time our theme is recycle it.  So, grab something you would normally recycle and make something fabulous with it :-)  Easy enough, right?!!

Our sponsor this time is:  Fred She Said.

I've used a recycled plastic coffee container.  It is green so I had to go with a Christmas theme.  It just made too much sense not to :-)  I'm planning on filling it with homemade Almond toffee that I usually make during the holidays.  It will be a gift for one of my kiddos' teachers before Christmas break.

Folgers plastic coffee can
The Paper Studio- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year stack - all patterned papers
Dec 25th Cricut cart - frame @ 3 1/2", snowflake 5 @2 1/2", snowflake @ 1 3/4", snowflake 3 @ 1 3/4"
Diamond Stickles
pop dots
red bling
Red/white Trendy Twine
Green/white Sew Easy floss -wintergreen

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Birthday Flowers

Hello there!  I've got another joy fold card to share today.  It's got a pretty flower digi from Meljen's Designs on it.  I'm the hostess on Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today.  I've got a tutorial of this cardbase on the SBC blog if you want more details on how it's made.

Meljen's Designs digi - Lazy Susan Buggies
The Paper Studio - pink chevron paper
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents - on ladybugs
Diamond Stickles, Stardust Stickles (wings)
TPC Studio - Greetings stamp set
pop dots
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
pink organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, August 11, 2014

A Different Sort of Blog Hop

Hello there!  Welcome to this very unique blog hop.  This one is a bit different from the normal blog hops we're used to. This one is more about the crafty blogger behind the name.  So, pull up a chair and grab a cool drink :-)

I was tagged by Evelyn to participate in this special blog hop.  Her wonderful blog is My Little Craft Blog.  She is co-owner of the bi-monthly Cut It Up Challenge blog.  I answered a DT call last year and I've been on her DT ever since :-) She's so easy going and fun to create for!!  Pop over to her blog and check it out.  She creates the cutest cards and projects. 

I've been crafting in one form or another since I was very little.  My mom taught me to embroider, crochet Barbie clothes, sew doll clothes and later we moved on to Counted Cross Stitch.  I was invited to a Stampin' Up party by a friend that I worked with and I've been hooked on paper crafting ever since. 

My first love is making cards which is closely followed by mini albums.  I also create some home d├ęcor items and holiday decorations once in a while.

What am I currently working on?  I am working on a few projects for various DT assignments.  I have a few ideas in my head about creating something using a recycled item.  And another project is a fun fold card using a sponsor's digi.  It's going to feature a pop up slider card which I have never made before.  I'm excited to try this out!!  My husband is also having a birthday in a couple weeks so I have some plans to make him a really cool card.  I just completed a card for a little kid birthday party my son went to yesterday.

How does my work differ from others?  I don't tend to embellish my cards and projects as much as some crafters do.  I have a more simple style but I love lots of layers, pretty papers, and girly cards are my favorite.  They just make me happy :-)

Why do I create what I do?  For me crafting is a way to relax.  I love being able to create something pretty.  And I am usually making something for someone special.   So that makes me feel good to be able to send someone some happy mail!!  It's also fun to share with crafty friends in groups online and to enter challenges and receive feedback/comments on the projects I make.

How does your creative process work?  Usually it all starts with whatever cute digi image I can't wait to use or a die cut I need to try out :-)  I then decide what pretty papers to put together with the image or die cut.  I decide the layout of the card and what shapes would work well.  And then it's all about the embellishments.  I don't tend to use too many together.  But I love ribbon, lace and trims, bling, twine, buttons, etc.  You get the idea...LOL!  I don't glue anything down until I'm completely happy with the layout and all the embellishments are planned out. 

How do I stay motivated to create?  I create almost every day.  I think that really helps me just by doing what I love very consistently.  It's my happy place...LOL.  A lot of times I'm making something for one of the DTs I'm on so that gives me some guides to follow.  If I'm really stuck for an idea I try a sketch.  It's kind of rare that I follow a sketch exactly unless it's for a challenge.  I also belong to quite a few crafty groups on facebook and they provide tons of ideas for different shaped cards or fun folds to try.

Okay, enough about me already!! LOL!!  I've tagged three bloggers to post on their blogs on Aug 18th.  Sandy , Marilyn and Sher .  We are all on the Scrapbook Blessings Club DT.  So make a note and be sure and visit their blogs on the 18th.

Phew!!!  Thanks for hanging in there and reading such a long post.  Have a great day!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge#243: Lazy Days of Summer

Hello and happy Friday!  It's time for another fabulous challenge on the Crafty Catz weekly challenge blog.  Our theme this time is:  Lazy Days of Summer.  Perfect for this time of year :-)  If you are looking for the new Cut It Up challenge that starts today also, please scroll down to the next post.

Our fabulous sponsor is:  Bunny Zoe Crafts
5" square cardbase in Kraft
Impression Obsession clear stamp set
watercolor pencils
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - ivy @ 4 1/4"
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Core'dinations cardstock - turquoise papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot
Sew Easy floss- candy stripe
red bling
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and play with us at Crafty Catz :-)


I'm entering this into the following:
ABC challenge: Q is for quote
Creative Inspirations:  #275  Here Comes Summer
Digi Choosday#31:  Shabby Chic
Fan-tastic Tues#47 Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #115:  Anything Goes w/twist of stripes
Send a Smile 4  Kids:  CAS 4 Kids