Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Create and Learn Class

Hey everyone! I finished my June Create and Learn Class from Kit and Clowder!! This beautiful image is "Hi Deer" by Ching Chou Kuik!

I had so much fun doing these!! I had to challenge myself on the second one to put in some defintion for the legs cuz I have a large deer graphic to color in the next few weeks and I needed to practice!!. I think it turned out ok? What do you think?

I'm entering this image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog "All creatures great and small" challenge for the month of june!

See ya soon!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Todays Challenges

So as I meantioned before, I'm prepping to disappear for a few weeks but I needed to get a few more cards prepped for next month. And I think I have it all done now!!! Wahoo!!
This first one is a birthday card that I am entering in: Seize the Birthday- "Nothing but neutrals", One Crazy Stamper- "Anything Goes", Cute Card Thursday- "Use a Quote", and Cardabilities Sketch #125
Supplies used: CTMH Fundamentals papers in whispoer and saddle, Recollections mirror paper, Kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz arrow, CTMH Black ink, CTMH "A thing well done" stamps

Now an anniversary card being entered in: Sketch Saturday #366.

Supplies used: Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden, Aurora Wings "The Gift" colored with copics, Bazzill basics cardstock, CTMH Lagoon Hearts washi tape, Tim Holtz waves embossing folder, Best of Pixar cricut cartridge, CTMH Typed Note stamp set, CTMH Gypsy ink

And the last one is also an anniversary card... Man people like weddings in warm weather!!!
This one is being entered in Tuesday Morning Sketches #306.

I took it as inspiration....
Supplies used: Black cardstock, Aurora Wings "Happy Couple" colored with copics, CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, Recollections pearls and random ribbon, CTMH Colonial White cardstock

And that's what I've got for tonight... Now off to do some more coloring... or cleaning for my weeks off.... I think coloring wins!! If I'm not in before I disappear have a great time enjoying the sun and making memories!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #254

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #254 Anything Goes

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~Design Team Inspiration~

I don't know if any of you know alot about the waitressing world? We are a special breed.... We become our own special crazy disfunctional family... And like any family we have each others backs no matter what... except when it comes to money... we don't like to share money... and in our world this means tables because tables equal tips and since we make less than minimum wage here in Alberta (Thank you the gov't for that special treat!) we all live off our tips. I needed to make some extra money this past week and my boss was kind enough to give me the extra hours and my co-workers were kind enough not to kill me for coming in and taking thier tables! LOL Maybe that makes sense to you maybe you have to be one of us to understand... But I felt like they all needed a big Thank You for helping me out!
Which leads me to my Design Team post for this week... Thank you boxes containing Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies. And that's another waitress thing... I have yet to meet one without a sweet tooth!!
Without further ado:

Don't those look like little peices of heaven?? Well, they are honestly!!

The green boxes are for all the staff I "stole" tables from by going into work when it wasn't my night to work ;)

And this one is special just for my boss... She always has my back and deserves something pretty and sweet!! That woman is in her 60's and works 14hr days, 7 days a week! She's nuts!!

And those are her treats in her treat box...

Supplies used:
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
CTMH Art Philosophy
CTMH Artiste
CTMH Topiary paper
CTMH Jubilee paper
Bo Bunny- Sweet Life- Dots paper
Crayola Markers- Azure and Orange
CTMH Indian Corn Blue ink
CTMH Creme Brulee and white Bakers twine
Bo Bunny- Sweet Life- Film Sticker
Random flowers, buttons and bows

Thanks for popping in this week!! I can`t wait to see what you create!!!

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cards, Cards and 1 more card

I'm gearing up to disappear for a few weeks so I need to get all my July cards/ gifts done before that happens... I'm so close!!! LOL 1 to go and I'm totally stumped!!
But here are the other 3 for you:

This one is being entered in Sketch Saturday #365
Materials used:
Saturated Canary- Zoe- colored with copics
CTMH Brushed paper
CMTH Artbooking cartridge
CTMH Pixie/Canary inks

This one is being entered in Case this Sketch #127


Materials used"
Faery Ink-Mug of love- colored with copics
CTMH Pixie and canary inks
CMTH Brushed paper
CTMH Brushed WOTG stamps
CTMH Just to say stamps

And lastly this one is being entered in One Crazy Stamper- June Challenge- Anything Goes

Materials used:
Random paper
CTMH Happy Couple Stamps
Heidi Swapp white mist
CTMH Black and cranberry inks

Thanks for popping in today!! If I figure out what to do with the other card I need to make I may just be back! :D

Friday, June 12, 2015

You still hold the key...

My longest bestie and her hubby are celebrating thier anniversary in a week or so and I always feel like since I was a bridesmaid I should acknowledge that achievement. Yes, I say achievement in this day and age it is!! LOL Maybe milestone is a better word? I dunno but anyway, here's what I created for them:
Supplies used:
Ching-Chou Kuik- "Key to my heart"- colored with copics
MR Designs digital papers-- you can get them HERE... Aren't they beautiful!!!
Cricut Botanical font
DIY Shop wooden butterfly
Heidi Swap Amethyst mist

I am entering this card in 2 challenges one is the Ching-Chou Kuik facebook challenge (Shades of Purple) and the other is Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog (All creatures great and small-- I hope they will accept the use of accents as creatures.. I just couldn't find an image that felt right for an anniversary card that had a critter in it...)

See you all later!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Martha Stewart Glass Frosting

This are 2 gifts I created the last few days... One is for my FIL for Fathers Day. The other is for my brother for his birthday and my dear god it was alot of work to find the svg's and do a ton of slicing and welding to get all his favorite teams on one mug!!!!

Glass frosting is very simple... Apply your stencil, apply your frosting with a sponge and dabbing technique. Place in a cool oven and turn on to 350. When it reaches 350 set your timer for 30min. When the timer goes off turn the oven off but leave your items in the over until perfectly cool. This will cure the frosting to your glass. And viola!!

Catch ya later!!!

Bridal Shower

My husbands second cousin, I guess he would be, and I have become very close. He's one of my people. If you watch Greys Anantomy you will understand... LOL He is getting married this summer. I want all the best things for him and his family!!
My MIL is flying out there next week for a fmaily function so I thought I would take advantage of the opportunity and send his fiancee a shower gift out.
This is what I came up with...

I decided the images in Design Space using the CMTH Artbooking cartridge. I did some slicing and modification as you can see. I used vinyl to create a stencil and then used Martha Stewart Glass frosting to put the images on the glass!! I love the way they all turned out!!! Little one is for thier 1.5yr old son! It was a last minute brilliant idea!!

And this is her card:

The image is called "New Beginnings" by Aurora Wings and I love all the beautiful things it symbolizes for the bride!! Everything else is just random things that were hanging around the scrapbooking room. The lanterns were cut from the "Something to Celebrate" cartridge.

Hope you liked it!!

OH, And I'm entering her in the Aurora Wings Challenge as well!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fathers Day #4

You sick of these yet? This is the last one!! Well.. and a post with the last of the gifts... LOL
I am entering this one in the Sketch Saturday #364

Here's my version:

Materials used:
Deedee's Digi's- Tool Time- Colored with copics
scrap papers
Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder

Ta-ta for now!

Fathers Day #3

This one is for my hubby!! If you remember earlier this week on the FCCB Challenge I posted the tackle box I made for him? Well you can't give a tackle box without a fishing card right?
I am entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches #190 and Crafty Gals Corner #23 (The Great Outdoors) challenges.

Here is my interpretation... based on the image I already had colored LOL

Materials used:
Deedee's Digi's- Ice Fishing- colored with copics
scrap papers
CTMH Just to say... stamps
CTMH Glacier ink

See you again soon!

Fathers Day #2

Remember all those Dads? Well here is my Father-in-Laws card..
I am entering it in Color Me... #75 and Tuesday Morning Sketches #304

Here is my creation:

Materials used:
 Deedee's digis- Da Classics colored with copics
CTMH Black and Outdoor Denim inks
CTMH Cruisin WOTG Stamps
CTMH Just to say... stamps

Thanks for stopping in... Be ready theres way more to come today!! I hope!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Puppy Love Birthday

I know this is not a conventional picture for a birthday card or sentiment really but if you knew the 3 year old this was for you would totally understand!!!
This is my first ever entry in the Tiddly Inks Challenge and I hope you all like it!! I am also entering it in the Seize the Birthday challenge "Animal" topping.

Materials Used:
Tiddly Inks- "Puppy Love"- buy it HERE
W7, 5, 3, 1
C5, 3, 1
RV25, 23, 21
CTMH Dotty for you paper
Random cardstock from the scraps
CTMH Artbooking Cartridge
CTMH Lagoon

I probably won't be back again tonight... Have a great evening and we will see you tomorrow!!

Happy Birthday- Summer style

Remember last night I said my cricut and I had a disagreement? Well I have recolored the image and its ready to go!!
This is for my sister in law for her birthday in a few weeks.
I am entering it in Cardabilities #124 and Crafty Gals Corner Challenges (Summer Fun)

And here it is!

When I looked at the sketch I automatically saw a trifold card with a border edge as the ribbon on the sketch. This is what I created in Design Space to make my vision happen!!

Materials used:
Saturated Canary- "pitcher" colored with copics
Cricut Basic Shapes
CTMH Artbooking
CTMH Dream pop papers
CTMH Dotty for you papers
Cricut Alphabet
Blue Lagoon Crayola marker
Wink of Stella brush in clear

Hope you like it! She was sooo much fun to make!!

Roses for my Momma... kinda :D

My moms birthday is coming up in a few weeks and since I will be recovering from surgery I wanted to get a bunch of my July present and cards out of the way so I know its all handled. This one is for my mom.
Here is a close up of the coloring:

And here she is all framed and ready to roll:

The image is "Peace Rose" by Aurora Wings and can be found HERE.
I colored her with copics:
Roses: R29, 27,24,22,20, N3
Leaves: G17, 16, 14
Skin:  E000, 00, 04, 11, 21
Hair: E19, 18, 15
Background: R22, 20, blender 0

I am entering her in the Aurora Wings Facebook Group- June2015 contest- Anything Goes. I am also using her to apply for the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog Design Team call. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping in this time.. more to come!! :D

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #253- Celebrate Dad

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #253 - Celebrate Dad-create a card or project for Dad

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Create a project inspired by Father's Day

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Design Team Inspiration

For my creations this week I made a mini tackle box gift box for my husband. Sadly I only bought 1 piece of each of the papers I wanted to use to it turned out much smaller than anticipated and I was unable to create the tray I had wanted to put inside. There just isn't room as it is only 4.5" long and 2.75" tall. But all the same I am very pleased with the way it turned out and I hope he will be too. I plan on purchasing him some lures and flies since his new interest is fly fishing... And I will get him a gift card for his fav shop to put in the little gift card sleeve I made to go with it all.

Materials used:
CTHM Art Philosophy and Artfully sent cartridges
Life's a beach cartridge
Cricut Alphabet
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
Glitz Designs- Dapper Dan paper
Kaiser Kraft- Hello Today paper
The Crafty Lady (A local craft store)- Jewellry box handle
Rona (the local hardware store)- decorative latch
CTMH Chocolate ink
CTMH Topairy paper
Making memories brads
CTMH Catch you later stamps

Thanks for popping in this week!! I can't wait to see what you create!! And make sure you check out the other girls at FCCB!!

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Happy 80- something birthday!

My husbands Grandmas birthday is this month. I wanted to make her something sweet and simple. She is in and out of the hospital right now for various reasons so I didn't want to make her something so elaborate that who ever may be moving her at any given time would be afraid to wreck it lol but something that would make her sweet old soul smile and know we were thinking of her. This is what I came up with:
I am entering her in 2 challenges:

Materials used:
Aurora Wings- Linnea Sprite- colored with copics
Random paper
Flower embossing folder
CTMH Pixie Ink
CTMH Holiday tags stamp set

I have another card almost ready for you tonight... but then my cricut and I had a disagreement and I have to reprint and recolor the image :S stay tuned for that one tomorrow!!
Good night ya'll!!

Masculine Birthday

My big bro has got to be the most bachellor bachellor I know! LOL So its always tricky to create him something that won't even look alittle feminine! I used Retre Sketches to create his birthday card.

And here is my take on it!

Materials used:
Sassy Studios Steam Punk Josephine Frame- colored with copics
Recollections red and silver foil cardstocks
Gear embossing folders
CTMH Artiste cartridge
Red crayola marker
Wink of Stella silver pen

Thanks for popping in!!

Happy Fathers Day #1

OK, so you may have figured out all ready that I have a blended family... which means things like Fathers Day and Mothers Day take alot of creating!! So here is the 1st (Technically second... the puppy in boots the other day was a fathers day card for my grampa) of a few you will see in the next few days!
This card is being entered in the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge just in the nick of time!!

Here is my interpretation:

Supplies used:
Sassy Studio Vivian Gear Frame
Gear Embossing folder
Recollections foil paper
Inca Gold silver
CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge
CTMH Elementals cardstock in Saddle
CTMH Holiday Tags stamps
CTMH Saddle ink
CTMH Whisper cardstock

See you again soon!!

Update: This card won the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge! HEHE