I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cut It Up! - In Stitches

Happy Friday!

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It Up we have a
fun challenge starting...

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Use real or faux stitching

Our Sponsor:
$10 Gift Card

My Project:
I was able to use this adorable cut from our sponsor
for my card today. I also used Art Philosophy to
cut out a shadow scallop for the ladybug to sit upon.

I used some fun spring papers from my stash and
added cute little flower buttons for embellishment.

My faux stitching was done with a White Gel Pen.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

BBTB2 - Cute as a Button

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started...
Cute as a Button!
Create a project that is Baby Themed.


I decided to make a shaker card.
I used the rattle from New Arrival.
All of my papers are from my scraps,
I decided to "patch" together some fun
pastels and patterns for the background.

Thanks for checkin' in!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cut It Up - Think Green

Happy Friday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at Cut It Up!
Cut It Up
Challenge:
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Think Green!
Use 3 different shades of green
on your project!

Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
For my project, I decided to go festive :)
St. Patty's Day is coming up, right?!?!

My shamrock is from Designer's Calendar.
All my papers are from my scrap stash.
The enamel dots are Recollections,
and the sentiment is from Fiskars.

I hope you will join us over at
Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

BBTB2 - Think Green

Happy Monday!
Today over at BBTB2 I had the privilege of
choosing the theme for the weekly challenge!

Think Green!
Use 3 shades of Green on your projects.

I used the Garden Soup cartridge for my card.
I thought it would have the perfect image for a "Green" card,
and it did :)
There are some fabulous cuts on this cart,
I highly recommend adding this to your library.

Again, I am on my scraps kick, so all my 
papers were from my "green bin".

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for the challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BBTB2 - Cute Animals

Oh my it's Tuesday :o
My post didn't get published...oops!

Well, yesterday a new challenge started over at
BBTB2 all about Cute Animals.



I decided to use Create-A-Critter, it was the obvious choice for me!
The critters are SO SO CUTE!!!

I love this little pup.
I used scraps from my stash and
just came up with this layout, I kind of like it :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cut It Up - Bendy Cards

Happy Friday!

Today over at Cut It Up we have started a
new challenge...
Cut It Up

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Bendy Cards!

Sponsor:
Prize: Any 3 sets of your choice

My Project:
Okay, so first off, I am a loyal Cricut-er.
And I only have a Cricut Expression.

I have steered clear of any "digital" crafting.
I know, I know, I need to get with the times,
but I'm good :)

Anyway, for my project, I decided to print out the bendy card
from our Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, just on my regular old printer.

I then "fussy cut" it out and used it as a template to
trace on some paper from Echo Park.

I then pieced them together, easy peasy.

The heart I cut from Art Philosophy.

I used some Twine from American Crafts
to line the top of the "bends".

Here is a top shot of the card:


I really like the dimension the bendy card gives.


The sentiment I used is also from our Sponsor,
I also just printed it out on my printer.
Here is a close up...


This was a fun card to make, and you can
make it without a fancy digital machine ;)

I hope you will try out the bendy cards from
The Cutting Cafe and join us
for our challenge over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

BBTB2 - Create a Valentine

Happy Monday!

Another challenge over at BBTB2
has begun!

Create a Valentine!
Yes! Valentine's is upon us - CRAZY!!!

I decided to use Art Philosophy,
one of the Close to My Heart cartridges.
They have a ton of pre-cut cards and I wanted to
try one out, so I chose this heart card.

I cut it at 4 3/4" out of some My Mind's Eye paper,
which I adore!

I decided to use a different paper to fill in the heart
that the card cut out so I could stamp the inside with
a sentiment.

The sentiment also comes from CTMH.


I used the cut out heart on the inside of the card,
didn't want to waste that :)

Then I added twine down the spine of the card.

Super quick and easy!

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for this week's Valentine's challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!