Monday, March 28, 2016

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Challenge #273: Farm Animals

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #273 Farm Animals

This Weeks Sponsor

 Winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Verve Stamps

Make a card or projects using animals you find on a farm

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 Inspiration

Hey Ya`ll!! I have a little piggy to show you today!!

Isn`t he sweet!!

Materials used:
The East Wind- Piggy colored with copics
CTMH Art Philosophy
CTMH Glacier and Gypsy cardstock
CTMH Black and Glacier inks
CTMH Just a Number stamp set
Dark Blue Stickles

Now see what Old MacDonald has on your farm! I can`t wait to see!

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Fairy Birthday Card

Hello Again!! See this?? 2 days in a row!! Man does it feel good to get some stuff done!!
Today I have a little fairy card to show you for a very special little girls 5th birthday!

Materials used:
CTMH Hollyhock and Sapphire inks
CTMH Sapphire cardstock
Random pink cardstock
Sizzix Rose Embossing folder
CTMH Circle embossing diffuser
CTMH Typed Note stamp set
Random flowers
Recollections Gems
Faery Inks- Bella Spring Magic colored with copics

I am entering it in these challenges:
Sketch Saturday

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday

This week the Flashback Friday image is Victorian Beauty over in the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group! Make sure you go and grab her because she is simply stunning!!!

I made her into a wedding card for an adorable couple who got hitched a few weeks back. I loved being able to vintage her up!!!

Materials used:
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distress ink
Recollections Kraft roses
CTMH The Happy Couple stamp set
CTMH Black ink
Random pink patterned paper, gems and brads
CTMH Kraft cardstock

I hope you love her as much as I do!! Now make sure you go get her and show us what you make!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Cards

That's it that's all this momma is creating for Easter this year... Cards... 2 of them LOL
And I was informed by my 5 year old that hers NEEDED to be a shaker card... So here's what I came up with:
This one is for my oldest daughter:
Materials used:
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Paper
CTMH Lagoon, Cotton Candy and Peacock inks
Dollar Store sequins
Random Ribbon
CTMH Easter Wishes stamps for the eggs and sentiment

I am entering it in these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday- To Die For-- I used a die cutting machine
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes-- I have used 3 acrylic stamps on this card :D

 And this one is for my purple loving youngest daughter:

Materials used:
Bo Bunny Sweet Life paper
Random Ribbon
Oval doiley die
Walmart teal shimmer cardstock
CTMH Something to say stamps
CTMH Gypsy and Lagoon inks
CTMH Gypsy cardstock

I am entering it in these challenges:

And now I'm off!! Thanks for popping in again!! I can't wait to show you what I'm off to make now!!!

Elmo Party!!

My youngest turned 3 on the weekend so we had an Elmo party... And although it was not as elaborate as some of the kids parties we have thrown I think she loved it!!!
Her cake topper

Party Hats

Her Birthday Banner

Elmo Game

Party favors- Also included a sheet of Elmo stickers and an Elmo tupperware container

Her Birthday Cake

I think she hated it!! LOL

Her birthday card

Its a pop up inside!!

Her card from her big sister

Birthday Girl Ribbon

And the Elmo hand puppets we made as a craft

This Elmo party was brought to you by the Sesame Street Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge!! And thank god because otherwise I never would have gotten anything done!!

PS Invitations to follow when I finally get them made! BAHAHAHAH

The Month of Birthdays....

Do you have a certain time of year that is just jam packed with birthdays? This is it for us!! My oldest starts it in February and my nephew ends it at the end of April... and in between we have close to 15 birthdays... That is a lot of creating!!! And while I love doing it I start to get alittle stressed and behind! LOL But today marks the almost caught up point so I thought I would take a few minutes to show you some of the things I have been working on!!

These first few are tshirts I made using cricut Iron on. I used just the outline of the images so that the kids could color them in-- with washable markers of course-- however they choose.

Tinkerbelle for my neice

A dragon for my nephew

A dirt biker for a friends son.

Then I was finally able to complete FEBRUARYS Kit and Clowder Create and Learn Class for my neice. She and my nephew share a room so I felt like a fairy and a dragon would be total appropriate for a gender neutral room!! My nephew will be getting one colored the same way for his birthday as well although the dragon will be much more the focal point in his image.

You have seen me do a few Thank You gifts lately for the people helping us out so much these past few months. One of my besties has been a crazy big help to us and she has a small Alice in Wonderland fetish... So for her Thank You gift I colored up Ching Chou Kuiks- Alice and Cheshire Cat digi in an 8x10 and framed it for her. I know that the bright red background is alittle off putting but my bestie loves the trippy side of Alice in Wonderland so I always try and display that in her images. I used a few different Kit and Clowder Create and Learn Classes to brush up some techniques used to color this image as well.

And when said bestie showed up a day early for a visit the other day she brought along projects she needed the Cricut to create...
36 Cinderella silhouette wine glasses and tags

A fairy tale mirror to create-- I know its not a fab pic but I tried!! And she WILL be painting the frame of the mirror-- or I will! LOL

And a great big swear jar her boyfriend wanted made...

My moms husband is turning 60 next week so I needed to get something together for him as well... They are huge into Karaoke and singing so I thought this would be perfect for him!
The front

The back- jersey style but not full jersey LOL

 And then you need to have cards to go with the gifts...
For my friends son

And this one is for one of my nephews. Any ideas for a 1st Birthday gift?? Anyone??

I am entering these in the Retro Sketches and Seize the Birthday (Water) challenges.

Thanks for taking a look today!! I might just post the Elmo Birthday party if you pop back in a bit!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sassy Studio Desgns Flashback Friday

Today in the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group we are giving away "Captain America Honey" for you to play with!!

I love her!! And every man that's a little boy at heart will too I am sure!! Even little girls I bet will love this image if they have a super hero streak going!!

I made her into a card for one of the biggest "boys" I know!

CTMH Cranberry, White and Sapphire cardstocks
CTMH Cranberry ink
Crayola Marker in Red
Recollections Black shimmer paper
CTMH Artiste and Artfully Sent cricut cartridges

What will you do with this adorable image?

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog Second Birthday!!

Hello There!!! Welcome to another post for the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!! This weekend we have a special event for you!!! We are celebrating the Challenge Blogs 2nd Birthday with a "Slow Loris Rescue Fundraiser"!! Aren't these little critters simple adorable!! Go do some research and you will learn they are the coolest mammals ever!!

My Moms husband is turning 60 in a few weeks so I decided to use this image for his birthday card. And hubby and I had a really good time coming up with a concept for this card! We did our research on a 4 hour drive to a family getaway in the mountains while the girls colored in the backseat-- god bless technology!! We can research and drive at the same time! LOL 

Here is what we came up with:

The Slow Loris Sprite all colored up:

 This sentiment felt just perfect for both my Moms husband and suiting to this little Slow Loris Sprite!

I love all the layers on this card!! 4 total... But let me tell you cutting up the foam tape into tiny little leaf size peices was not my favorite task in the world but I'm so glad I did because I am so thrilled with the outcome!!

Materials used:
Aurora Wings Slow Loris Sprite- available only here as a Gift with donation only
CTMH Chocolate and Topiary cardstock
Random background paper from my stash
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
And copics so many copics LOL- I used the colors recommended in my class for the background so if you would like to more go take and peak! And I used the E11-19 range and W1-5 range for coloring the Slow Loris fur.

So there you have it!! If you want to learn more about the fundraiser go HERE! To skip right to donating and getting your adorable Slow Loris Sprite digi go HERE!

Can't wait to see what everyone makes with this little digi!! Make sure you pop into our Facebook Group once you have it created too-- we have a coloring/crafting contest happening there too!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sassy Studio Designs Flashback Friday

Its another Flashback Friday in the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group and that means another freebie image for our members!! This week is:
Small World Honey- France

And I made another little notebook with this adorable image!!!

Materials used:
Recollections Red, Black, and Silver glitter Cardstock
CTMH Colonial White cardstock
Cricut French Manor cartridge

Make sure you pop into the Facebook Group and grab your image!! See you again soon!!