Sunday, May 31, 2015

Who doesn't love puppies?

My grampas favorite thing is tiny little creatures.... babies... toddlers... even grown adults that used to be tiny little thing (wink wink) and that includes PUPPIES!
So here is his Fathers Day card..
I am entering it in the Cute Card Thursday challenge and the Retro Sketches challenge.

Materials used:
Aurora Wings "Puppy in boot" digi
CTMH Cloud Nine stamps set
CTMH Catch You later stamp set
CTMH Cocoa and Chocolate inks
Recollections burlap ribbon
Dollare store button
The paper is once again just from the scrap bin
I used to copics to color but don't have time today to type the list(have you heard that today?) but I am more than willing to share just pop me a note!!

Chat with you all later!! I'm outta here for today!

Wings of Joy

I have recently started following Aurora Wings on her blogs and her facebook group. I love her images!! You will be seeing many from me in the next little bit. So here's a quick peel at just one image...
I am entering this card in Crafty Gals Corner (use a critter), Seize the Birthday (anything goes) and the Aurora Wings facebook group monthly challenge (Wings of Joy)
Materials used:
Aurora Wings "Sisterhood" digi
Tim Holtz Botanical Remnant rubs
Tim Holtz arrow
CTMH Free to be Me feather vellum
Copics (Again more than happy to share!! Just don't have time to type them all out today!)
The other papers are just random from my stash as are the feather and flower

See you again soon!!... One more quick one to go today!!

Mermaid Birthdays

So I got a new image on the Ching-Chou Kwik facebook group... and I colored her up for the challenge there, for the Color Me.. challenge and for the Seize the Birthday challenge as well.
The color challenge was:

the Seize the Birthday was anything goes! The facebook group was to use the image on a paper craft. I think I have done all 3! LOL
Here it is!!

Materials used:
Ching-Chou Kuik Carnation Love digi
Tim Holtz waves embossing folder
CTMH Goldrush and gypsy paper
Walmart Lagoon shimmer paper
CTMH Gypsy and Lagoon Ink
Copics-- if you want the list please message me!! I'm happy to share just on a time crunch today!!

Thanks for popping in!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grad 2015

This year I have 2 special people graduating from different levels of education. My cousin graduates University... Go Kristi!! And my oldest neice graduates High School... Wahoo Andrea!!!
So I needed to whip up some cards for them and used the sketches from both Freshly Made Sketches and Tuesday Morning Sketches. I did modify the sketches alittle to use them for these images but that's called creative license isn't it? And while we are talking creative... know the definition of craft hoarder? Someone who keeps grad hat confetti for 12yrs cuz one day she might use it... Yup that's right! The little grad hats on these cards were confetti in my grad gifts 12 years ago!! LOL
Without further ado here are the sketches:

For these cards I used:
Copics: N9,8,7,6,0; E000,00,04,11,21; R20,22; RV 25,23,21; G14,16,17; Y17,15,13; B39,37,34
Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade distress ink, CTMH A thing well done stamps (on the inside of the blue), CTMH Topiary, Black and Outdoor denim inks

Check ya later!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #252

Are you all ready for my first DT Creation for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog?? Here we go!!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #252-Follow the Sketch

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Bugaboo Stamps

The prize is 7 digital stamps!

Create a project inspired by the sketch below-

For inspiration see:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Here's what I created for you this week!!

Materials used:
CTMH Artbooking Cartridge
CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
CTMH Chalk it up paper
CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamps
CTMH Just to say... stamps
Memento ink in black
CTMH Black and Sorbet inks
Copics: BG13,15,18; G14; N0,2

I had so much fun creating my first DT creation!! This was a great sketch and perfect for this Thank You card for my daughters playschool teacher!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mickey Mouse Brithday

I have all these Disney characters I have yet to cut with my cricut so I decided to make a quick last minute Micky Mouse card for my Aunties fiancee. I used the print then cut feature on my Explore to create the background, the writting feature for the sentiment and of course the cut feature for Mickey. I also whipped up this littl gift card holder to go with it. I hope you like them!!
I am entering them in Freshly Made Sketches #187.

See you all next time!

Happy Birthday Card

My friends daughter celebrated her 1st bithday today. So I colored up "Little darling Bella" from Saturated Canary. I had some new markers to try so she is very colorful!! I used 
Tuesday Morning Sketches #301 to whip up this little cutie.

Hope you like her!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Create and Learn copic class

So we got this months image for our class on... Friday.. was it only Friday?!?! Well... apprently I liked it!! Or I learned so much last month that it was just way easier to do this month!! LOL
Anyway, here is the image I created:
I had so much fun working on her!!! I had never done anything like the shell before or stippling a whole background!! It turned out super cute!!! We used "Sea Fairy" bySaturated Canary to create this picture and it was totally new to me!!

If you are interested in joining this class you still can! Although April is now retired there's loads of time to get May!! Take a peak at the Kit and Clowder Create and Learn classes or any of her other classes!! They all look so fun!!!

See you in alittle while.. I gotta go make a card to go with the picture... its gonna be a 1st birthday present..

Crafts for Clearwater

Hey there!!
I got my chores done in time to get to play alittle!! At least to get to show you what I have been working on!!!
I showed you the other day my crayon colors and a quick peak at one colored image from the Craft for Clearwater fundraiser/party I participated in. And I thought you all might like to see the finished products!

And all framed ready for hubby to hang in the girls bathroom when he gets home!!

Again if you would like these exclusive digi's you can donate HERE!

Thanks for popping in again!! I had so much fun making these! I hope you like them as much as my family does!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Calendar layouts

I know you guys haven't seen a calendar layout from me yet... And that's because the lady I take all my classes through and attend my monthly scrap night with designs them. I hate to take credit for her work so I never post them. This month however, I did some fun coloring to her design so I thought I would share.
This layout was designed by Chelsey Vorosmarty of Personal Touch Scrapbooking. Go take a look at her work she's so talented!!

So as you all know I ran out of the CTMH Blossom paper mid-scrapbooks and thats what I use for calendar layouts every month. So I took some paper that matches with the Blossom to create my layout. I misted the white cardstock with Color Bloom Gilded to give my pages some texture.
I did some creative designing in DS to create the hibiscus border-- not fun! I cut it on copics paper and colored it up with:
Copics: BG18,15,13,11; R27,24,22,21;Y17; YG17,13,11

Other supplies used:
Life is a beach cartridge
CTMH Hello Summer stamps
CTMH Lagoon ink
CTMH Coral Reef sequins

Now I have to go design a pooh bear new baby layout... See you soon!

Crafts for Clearwater

I thought I would give you alittle sneak peak of my Crafts for Clearwater Digis. I started working on them last night and they are not done but I wanted to give you alittle peak while you still have time to pop over and get 'em!!

These 2 are done by the amazing Alyce Keegan. She is my colorist teacher at Kit and Clowder. These prints are available for purchase for a short time only HERE. They are on postcard type paper ready to frame or mail or whatever you would like! All the proceeds from the sale of these prints is going to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium cuz Alyce rocks!!

See you in alittle while once I get some more creating done!!

Pocket Scrapbooking Cards

For Aprils scrapbooks I ordered a paper pack bacause sadly the paper I wanted doesn't come in Picture My Life card ;( So I had full intentions of making my own! I thought it would be soooo fun!! it actaully was a lot of work... But I love the results!! I had planned on making them all fancy and using my cricut to write phrases on them and stamps and cut images out of them... I ended up with much less patterned paper left over than anticipated... But I made 3 2pg 12x12 layouts out of one paper pack with left overs so that's a win!! I had all these plans and then I ordered the Carnival Washi tape to go with the kit... Cricut not needed.. stamps... very few... this Washi is awesome!! Lol
Take a peek at what I created and let me know what you think!!
I will be making more of these journaling cards in the next few months... Hint Hint... Design Team inspiration over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog ;) So stay tuned for those!!

You all alittle later with some more Dolphins and Mermaids from Kit and Clowder Facebook Group celebration!!

Oops! I almost forgot to tell you all what I used... hehe sorry! LOL

CTMH Blossom Paper pack
CTMH Coral Reef sequins
CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge
CTMH Carnival washi tape
CTMH Its your day stamps
CTMH Mini Calendar stamp
CTMH Take Note stamps
Wink of Stella pen in grey

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Crafts for Clearwater

So the new color classes I have been telling you about... on thier Facebook group today we are having a 6000 members party!! And its to support the Clearwater Aquarium. Which I think is an awesome cause!!! You can join us for the party at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group to join in on the fun and see more what they are about!
One of the things we are doing today is with a donation to the aquarium you will receive one of a kind created just for this event digis!! And they are amazing!! If you would like to donate and recieve the digis colored below you can go HERE!!
And then on the Facebook pages we have a Wax Crayon coloring competition, an adult coloring competition and a kids coloring competition!
These are my wax crayon colorings and I just had to share!!!
This is "Mermaid Dolphin"

This is "Dolphins"

This is "Tale of a Tail"

I cannot tell you how excited I am to get my copics at these images!! I LOVE them!!!
But remember the only way to get these exclusive digis is to donate HERE to the Clearwater Aquarium. Oh you might be interested to know they are the ones who rescued Winter the Dolphin in the movie A dolphins tale!!

See you back here soon for some more fun!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Teachers Gift Bags

Ok I swear I'm almost done with teachers!! I was done and then my stamps that I won from One Crazy Stamper arrived and I thought it would perfect for the teachers! So I used the Your Next Stamp- Fab-u-licious and made some gift bags!
I colored them with copics:
G14,16,17; B02,04,05; E15,18,19; R24,27,29; R20,22,24; YG11,13,17; N0

And so I'm gonna enter them in the One Crazy Stamper- May Challenge as well!! Show them what I did with my prize!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Merry Christmas

So I was challenged by the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge this week... the only christmas-y stencil I have is snowflakes and everyone did snowflakes and that would be too easy.... Never can take the easy way can I? So I pondered and this is what I came up with:

Materials used:
Heidi Swap teal mist
Heidi swapp circle stencil
Color Bloom Glistening Waves mist
CTMH Lagoon Bakers Twine
CTMH Cystal blue and Glacier inks
CTMH Holiday tags stamps
Copics: BG13,15,18; N0,2,3,4,5
CTMH Artiste cartirdge

I am also entering this one in the One Crazy Stamper- May Challenge.

And that's it, that's all! I'm going to bed... Ok, maybe I'm gonna eat a bowl of chips and watch Criminal Minds first... but I'm going to do it in bed!

Sending Best Wishes

My Gramma is celebrating her birthday later this month and crazily enough is the only birthday so far this month. I used the challenge over at Seize the Birthday to create a card using Saturated Canary's Walkie, which I think now is sadly discontinued but I just looked at the site and it looks like there are like 4 new adorable images that I might just have to have!! 2 for Grad, a baker and "Boho Style"!! Have I ever mentioned I love her images?!?!?!?!
Anywhoooo... here's the birthday card I created:
Ooops... while I waited for that to load I went back for a closer look and there are like 6 new images!!! and my cart's at $20....

Supplies used:
CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
CTHM Typed note stamps
CTMH Just to say stamps
CTMH Lagoon and black inks
CTMH Lagoon bakers twine
Recollections flowers
Dollarstore Button
Copics: E000,00,04,11,21,31,33; R20,22,24; Y21; BV11,13,15; N0,2,3,4,5; BG13,15,18,72,75,78

I am also going to enter this in the One Crazy Stamper May Challenge.

One more card and I'm all caught up on my challenges and then onto making my own pocket scrapbooking cards... see ya in a bit!

Hummingbird Sympathy Card

My CTMH consultants Grandpa passed away this past weekend and I know she must be hurting. So like a good crafter I have created her a little sympathy card. I used this weeks challenge over at Color Me....
And this is what I created:

Materials used:
CTMH Pear cardstock
CTMH Art Philosophy
Pink Crayola Marker
Sizzix embossing folder
Wink of Stella brush and pen
Vera Mark Pen
Green Patina Perfect Pearls
CTMH Pear and Cotton Candy inks
CTMH Cotton Candy washi tape
Copics: YG00,03,06,11,13,17; RV10,11,13,21,23,25,66

Think my kids will let me make 2 more cards this afternoon?? It is nap time...

Pastel Christmas

The challenge this week over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to use pastel pink, green and yellow on a Christmas card...
I immediately thought of Saturated Canary's- Ugly Sweater Digi. I knew she would be perfect! And although the card is pretty simple I didn't know what else to do lol And I think she needs to be the focal!

Materials used:
Saturated Canary Ugly Christmas Sweater
CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
Tim Holtz Brick Embossing folder
Copics: YG11,13; Y21,23, RV10,11; 100; E000,01

Thanks for popping in!!

Teachers Thank You cards

My daughters school year is done here in a few weeks so I am working on getting the cards all done for them. Got the gifts finished last week... Wahoo!! So now we work through the cards as different challenges get posted this week...
I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches #300 for this first card. It will also be entered in One Crazy Stamper- May challenge as well.
This is Tuesday Morning Sketches #300

And here is my creation:

Materials Used:
CTMH Chalk it up paper
CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamp
CTMH Black and Cranberry inks
Black Memento ink
CTMH Artiste cartridge
Copics: E13, 18, 19; Y15, 17; N0; B39

Come Back in later for the rest of the cards to be created!!

Next Up we Have:
And here's my creation:

Materials Used:
CTMH Chalk it Up paper
CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamps
Memento black ink
CTMH Black and Lagoon ink
Copics: E25,37,18; YR07,04; BV17

Also entering this one in One Crazy Stamper- May Challenge

One more to go!! Where else can I find a challenge that will work for one of these? LOL

Cute Card Thursday to the rescue!! I missed this challenge post last week and happily the posted an update as I was looking for inspiration so THANK YOU!! And thanks to the lady on Pinterest too! Lol

And Voila the last Teachers Card:

Materials used:
CTMH Artbooking cartridge
CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
CTMH Chalk it up paper
CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamps
CTMH pear and sorbet cardstock
CTMH Lagoon, Black and Sorbet ink
Recollections Apple Brads

There is one more but you have to wait to see it until May 25 for the next Fantabulous Cricut Challenge to be posted... its my first Design Team creation!

Thanks for following along this morning!! I have a few more cards to create today but apparently the kids want fed, and the dishwasher needs attending even laundry... BOO!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

More Tulips!!

My wonderful boss is so sweet when she's not being all "the boss" LOL
One of my customers saw the little tulip pot I made Mary Jane and asked if she could buy it... Janie brought it to my attention and I told her to do it!! I can create another almost exactly the same!! So what does Janie do?? She gives it away!! LOL So sweet!
So back to the craft room I went to create her another tulip pot. I think it turned out great! And because I had time I added a "Happy Mothers Day" tag to it so that I could use it for my last competitor entry on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. I have been asked to be a part of thier Design Team and I am beyond excited!!!
So for this project I used "Gaby's Garden" from thier sponsor SVG Attic, CTMH Artiste Cartridge, pink crayola marker, Bo Bunny Sweet Life paper, pink buttons, CTMH Creme Brulee bakers twine and decorative shred.

Thanks for stopping in today!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thank you gifts for my oldest daughters Playschool Teachers

My daughter attends a playschool called Mother Goose and I got it in my head that taking a cut from Cricut Word Collage cartridge and doing some slicing and enlarging would make them some really cool water bottles... until the water bottles I wanted were really outrageously priced... Not that these were much better but Hub figured they deserved quality for putting up with our tot all year!! And for teaching her so so so so so much!!

Now to get bags and make up some cards... I have 2 weeks... and he's gone for 9 days... should be a snap right? :S LOL