Monday, February 29, 2016

Aurora Wings Stella Design Team Blog Hop: Show Your Style

Welcome Friends!! Both new and old!! I'm so excited to be a part of this Design Team!! Aurora Wings are my favorite digis to work with and I am sooo honored to have been picked to be a part of this team!! Today we are gonna take you on a little trip around the world to introduce you to our new Design Team! Let's get started!!
I'm Sara and I have been playing with Aurora Wings digis for about a year. I have done some cards with her images but I feel like they are just to beautiful and intricate not to turn into something more! I have a set of 4 of them framed and hanging on the wall in my scrapbooking room! I have done a few mixed media peices with them and simply framed some as gifts because they are just so gorgeous on thier own! Today I'm going to show you a mixed media peice which is totally what I would consider my style! You are actually going to see a total of 3 similar peices from me in the next few months because I love the idea and I have some gifts to make. 
Todays is for my mother in law who loves Orchids. She grows them in her dining room! As some of you know the economy here in Canada is in the pooper which means this stay at home mommy cannot stay at home full time anymore. But with hubby working our of town for weeks on a time it makes finding child care tricky especially since we live in the country. Enter my Mother in Law! She as well as my mom and my best friend have been amazing about coming out and watching the girls in the evenings so I can go to work. We could not do so many things without thier help so I always like to make little thank you gifts for them throughout the year to let them know how much we appreciate all thier help! 
This is my Mother in Laws:
A beautiful Orchid filled shadow box!! The quote inside says: "When two friends understand each other totally the words are soft and strong like an orchids perfume" -Martin Luther King Jr.

This is Orchid Fairy by Aurora Wings colored with copics. Isn't it just a stunning image? Mitzi does such an amazing job giving you gorgeous details to work with!!

All pieced together ready to go in the shadow box. I just love how the image still stands out on its own even with all those flowers around it!

Materials used:
Fake Orchids and greenery from Michaels
Tim Holtz stick pins
Metal Butterfly
Mini push pins
Peacock, Ice Blue, Glam Pink stickles
Bo Bunny Liquid Pearl: Island Mist
Viva Perlen-Pen: Turquoise
Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
CTMH Saphire cardstock
Recollections cork paper
Glue dots-- lots and lots of glue dots! Lol


So now that you have learned alittle about me and my style keep going on your hop and see what all the other amazing designers have been up to!!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #271-St. Patricks Day
Make a project with a St. Patricks Day theme.

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3x $20 Gift Certificates

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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Design Team Inspirations 

Hey there everyone!!! I'm so excited to show you this project! Its so special to me!! St.Patricks Day marks the beginning of the last 10 years for my husband and I! It all started with some flirting in the pub where I worked... So I thought there was nothing better to make for St.Patricks day than a card for my hubby reminding him its kinda a big year for us! LOL I had this image commissioned especially for the occasion.

Materials used:
Karleigh Sue digi colored with copics
Kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz embossing die
CTMH Green shimmer trim and triangles
CTMH Topiary cardstock
CTMH Artristy cricut cartridge
Something to celebrate cricut cartridge

I have another one to show you!! I just had to give this Clover Treat Basket from Dreaming Tree an attempt cuz its adorable!!!

Materials used:
Create a Critter 2 cartridge
CTMH Topiary and Pear cardstock
CTMH Topiary Brads
Chocoalte money-- almost the best part!!
Wink of Stella

Now it's your turn!! What will you create this week?

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

DTBST #322: Your Choice

Welcome to another Dare to be Sassy Thursday!!! I have another pocket scrapbooking card to show you... this time with a little different image:

Materials used:
Sassy Studio Designs: Yoda Honey colored with copics
CTMH Artfully Sent, Artbooking, and Art Philosophy cricut cartridges
Tim Holtz Film Strip
Black, Colonial white, red and gold glitter cardstock
Gold glitter tape

Make sure you enter your creation for a chance to win and to show off HERE!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fairy Birthday

My niece has a birthday coming up and she loves all kinds of girlie things!! So I made her a Fairy Birthday card:

Materials used:
CTMH Hollyhock cardstock and ink
Random paper and ribbon
Recollections Silver glitter enamel dots
Faery Inks Faery digi colored with copics

I am entering it in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by again!!

Ching Chou Kuik Birthday Card

Hey everyone!! This is my first post in a very long time and I am sorry for that!! But believe me there are lots more coming in the next few weeks!! I`m currently on a couple Design Teams and have been working on those projects but now that I think I am ahead of the game (WAHOO!!) I have some time to work on some other things. Stay tuned in the next month for all those exciting posts that are coming!!
But for today I have a sweet simple birthday card for my Step Mom to show you!

Materials used:
CTMH Hollyhock, Cranberry, and Pacifica cardstock
CTMH Black, Hollyhock, Cranberry and Pacifica inks
CTMH Pink Enamel dots
Red Ribbon
Tim Holtz Bird embellishment
Ching Chou Kuik- Its all about Love digi colored with copics

I am entering it in these challenges:

I hope to be back in a little while with another card to show you! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Little Mermaid Birthday party

My oldest is turning 5!! :( getting big way to fast for this Momma!! She decided to have a Little Mermaid Birthday Party this year. We have had a lot of fun making all the decorations and goodie bags together!! Take a peek if you need some ideas!!

Let's start with the invitations! Thank goodness this year we only made 7 LOL 3 for her friends and 4 for scrapbooks and babybooks. I used the Cricut Disney Dreams Come True cartridge for most of these projects. It was alot of cutting but I think they turned out so cute!
The inside of the invitation:
These are little bags of sprinkles we sent out with the invites. The girls are all gonna bake thier own little cakes and decorate them so we thought it was a cute little addition to the invite. We are hoping they bring thier sprinkles back to decorate thier cakes with but who knows they may get eaten in the mean time! LOL This image is by Sassy Studio Designs and I colored it up with copics, I also used a mini background technque learned from my classes over at Kit and Clowder.
These are little cake toppers we made for the girls cakes. I took the cake topped off the Elmos party cricut cartridge and modified it to be little mermaid! Did I mention I love my circut!?
For thier goody bags we took a plain kraft gift bag and cut another Ariel and some circles to make it Little Mermaid.
Inside thier gift bags they will have these little aprons I sewed up for them as well as mini cake pans and  popcorn bowls to use while watching every Little Mermaid Movie ever produced LOL 

These are little take out boxes I personalized for the girls to take their decorated cakes home in:

Gift Tags for all her presents:

Alittle mermaid dress up apron!! I`m sorry I have no tutorial to share with you for this!! I just took some scrap materials from my Grammas basement and whipped it up!

Thier goodie bags all ready to go!

I know its not a very good picture but here is the birthday banner I made for her:

Little miss with her first birthday cake; decorated all by herself!!

Cupcakes for the second birthday event:

And her birthday cake on her actual birthday:

And that`s how we rocked The Little Mermaid 5th Birthday at our house! Hope you found some inspiration today or even just had fun taking a look!! See you again soon!!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DTBST #321: My Favorite Colors

Welcome to another DTBST!! This week we are creating projects using our favorite colors!!
I made another pocket scrapbook card to show you using my 2 year olds favorite colors.

White shimmer paper from Walmart
Purple Ribbon- gifted in a swap
Purple bow from Walmart
Elmers featherse
Silver Glitter paper
CTMH Artbooking cartirdge
Sassy Studio Designs Cupid Pin Up colored with copics.

What are your favorite colors?? Can't wait to see!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

DTBST #320: Happy Valentines Day

This week over at Sassy Studio Designs the challenge is Happy Valentines Day. Here is what I created for inspiration this week:

This is a pocket scrapbooking card to go in one of our albums. 
Sassy Studio Designs: Copper Christie (retired) colored with copics to look like a Royal Canadian Mountie!!
Graphics 45 paper
Cricut Create a Critter cartidge and CTMH Artiste cartridge
Scrap papers
CTMH Honey and Cashmere inks
Typewriter paper clip

Now off you go to create something beautiful for someone you love!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentines Day #2

Hey everyone!!! I think I have all my Valentines Day projects complete!!! I know it may seem alittle early but with birthday parties this weekend and hubby home all next week and working 4 nights a week I figured I better get a jump start!! LOL
So without further ado here you go!!!

These first 4 are just little 2x3 teaser cards for hubby. I'm gonna leave 1 a day out for him to find leading up to Valentines Day. These images were all part of the Karleigh Sue January Coloring Club but most can still be bought as individual images.

 This is my oldest daughters Valentines day card! And I am soooo in love!!!
Materials used:
Copics to color

I am entering it in these challenges:

 And these last two little gift boxes are to house the girls Valentines day gifts.

Materials used:
Paper scraps from both Recollections and Close to my Heart
Chalkboard hearts
Chalk pen

And now we have a 2 year old throwing a tantrum on the floor so I'm out!! Have a great day!!

January Create and Learn Class

The January Create and Learn Class over at Kit and Clowder was so much fun to do!! I used "Toes in the Sand" by Saturated Canary to create this image. I have no idea what I am going to do with it but I love it!!
Go take a look and try the class for yourself!!!

Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST #319: Bleeding Love

DTBST #319: Bleeding Love

Hello all!! Welcome to one of my first posts as a Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs
The theme this week is bleeding love/hearts.
Here's the card I made for it:

Scrap papers 
Recollections pearl and rhinestone hearts
Heart Ribbon (recieved in a swap from the UK)
CTMH acrylic hearts
Tim Holtz picked Raspberry Distress paint
Provo Craft embossing folder
CTMH Artiste and Artistry cricut cartridges
Pink and Red Stickles

Hope this gives you alittle inspiration to go create something beautiful with all your heart! ;) But make sure to enter it in the challenge HERE so we can all admire it!

Monday, February 1, 2016

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #269-Valentines Day
Make a project with a Valentines Day theme.

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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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Design Team Inspirations

Hey ya'll!!! I can't wait to share with project with you!! It took my 5 hours plus coloring time to complete it and I am sooooo thrilled with how it turned out!! I tried so many new things with it!! A step card was a first and designing around that was something new too!! I usually do just basic clean and simple but it was so much fun and turned out sooo good I feel like there are more in my future!!

Materials used:
CTMH Artiste, Artbooking cricut cartridges
Cricut billionaire font
CTMH Pixie ink and cardstock
Little B feather Washi tape
Recollections purple,red, white glittler paper
Feather Dies
Elmers feathers
Feather paperclip
"&" paper clip
Purple metallic paint
Wooden heart button
Karleigh Sue: Naughty or Nice digi colored with copics

I can't wait to see what you all create for the loved ones in your life! Have fun!!!

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