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

Monday, October 16, 2017

BBTB2 - Travel/Road Trip

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we have another
challenge starting....
Travel/Road Trip

I decided to focus on travelling via air not road :)
This fun plane is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
All my papers are from my scrap stash, and I followed
a sketch from Mojo Monday.
The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cut It Up! Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Friday!!!

Oh my goodness, can I just list all that is going on in my life right now?
It would take up too much of my blog, so I will spare you.

Anyway, a new challenge has started over at Cut It Up!!!
Cut It Up

Our Challenge is:
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Breast Cancer Awareness.

Our Sponsor:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
$15 Prize

My Project:
Unfortunately, I was not able to use the awesome ribbon
die cut from our sponsor,
instead I pulled out my Pink Journey cartridge
and cut out this pretty pink ribbon.
I also used Mini Monograms to cut the
scallop circle and then I cut that in half to use as
added embellishment.

The background paper is from Echo Park.
I love the printed message on the paper and
thought it was perfect for this card.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for this challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

BBTB2 - Apple of My Eye

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!
I am hosting the challenge this week and decided
to channel my love of the Harvest and especially the
Apple Harvest on my project.
There are so many fun apple cuts with the Cricut,
 I am sure you will be able to create something amazing!


I decided to use the fabulous apple from Doodlecharms -
it's seriously perfect.
I used up some more scraps from my stash
and pulled out some fun red patterned papers.
Added a few green gems for embellishment and
the sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cut It Up! Johnny Appleseed

Happy Friday!!!

Oh my! Life is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Busy!!!
I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.
Seriously LIFE!!!

Today over at Cut It Up we have a new challenge starting!

Cut It Up

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Johnny Appleseed - Use an Apple

Sponsor:
$20 Store Credit

My Project:
I decided to make a sign that kids can hold up
on the first day of school so parents can take their pictures.
Isn't your Instagram feed inundated with those like mine is?!?!
I am one of those parents so I am just as guilty :)

Anyway, I used Locker Talk for the cut,
DCWV Grade School paper for the background,
and some textured red cardstock for the base.
I used some foam tape to pop up the image.

I love the bold colors and fun theme for this sign,
so perfect for those school shots ;)

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up for our challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Cut It Up! Friendship

Happy Friday!

Welcome to another challenge for Cut It Up!

Cut It Up

This week we want to focus on Friendship!

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Our Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
I decided to follow a card from the cartridge
"Just Because" Cards.
All the cuts are set at 8" and it is a good sized card.
I love the pink and green papers together.
My base pink paper is from Echo Park.
The green overlay paper is from DCWV.
The papers I used for the owl and saying were just
in my scrap stash.
I think this is a fun friendship card :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

BBTB2 - 3D Projects

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!

This week the challenge is all about 3D Projects...
SO FUN!!!

I decided to make a cute little pillow box from
Something to Celebrate.

My paper is from American Crafts.

I also decided to add a 3D butterfly.
I used Art Philosophy to cut out this cute image
and just popped up the
middle section of the layer to create the effect.
I used a rhinestone for embellishment.

My sentiment is from a stamp set from
Craftin' Desert Divas.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

BBTB2 - July 4th

Happy Monday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!
This week was my choice for the challenge and seeing
as how the 4th of July is tomorrow
I though we could channel our inner
Red, White & Blue.

I used the cut from Designer's Calendar for July 4th - LOVE.
I pulled some papers from my stash and just kind of
criss-crossed them for this fun layout.

I love the 4th of July and all that it stands for...
I also love the fireworks ;)

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cut It Up! - Red, White & Blue

Happy Friday!!!

Can you believe July starts tomorrow?!?!
C.R.A.Z.Y.

Today over at Cut it Up! a new challenge has started!
Cut It Up

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Use Red, White & Blue
and/or a Patriotic Symbol

Seems fitting with the 4th right around the corner ;)

Our Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:

For my card I used the stars from George
and all my papers are from my scrap stash.

The enamel dots are from Michael's
and the sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for this week's challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

BBTB2 - Happy Father's Day

Happy Monday!

I have the craziest week ahead and to top it all off...
Father's Day on Sunday!

Not. Even. Close. To. Being. Prepared!!!

At least I have a card ready,
thanks to BBTB2 ;)

Our challenge this week is
Father's Day.


I picked up a new paper pad at Hobby Lobby,
I haven't bought new paper for a LONG time!
I really love the masculine colors and patterns.

I used Summer Celebrations for the tie cut
and was inspired by a sketch from Mojo Monday.

The sentiment is from a $1 stamp set I picked up
along time ago at Robert's.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cut It Up! - Summer School

Happy Friday!

It's June!!!
Let summer begin...
and what better way to celebrate than
Summer School ;)

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It Up! we have a super fun challenge:

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Yep, follow a tutorial!

Our Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

So my DT sister Katrina recommended a YouTube channel
for some fun tutorials and I decided to check it out!
I highly recommend you take a look at her amazing videos too!

I watched a video on some embellishment paper clips
and I had to try them out.
However, I didn't have any of the cute spiral clips,
so I decided to use clothes pins instead.
I think they turned out super cute!!!



My paper is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby),
that I picked up years ago.
I cut one of the flowers from Art Philosophy,
the bigger one is 3" and the smaller one is 2".
I inked up the edges with some black ink and added
a black flat back rhinestone for the center.
I used my ATG Gun to adhere
the flowers to the clothes pins.

I really like how they turned out.

I hope you will join us for "Summer School"
this week over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


Monday, May 22, 2017

BBTB2 - Birthday!

Happy Monday!!!

School is out this week?!?!?
NO WAY!!!

Well, this week over at BBTB2 the challenge is
all about Birthdays!
May is my Birthday Month, so I had no
problem with creating a fun card!


I just love this present cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
I chose papers from my Scrap Stash
and my sentiment is from Fiskars.

I added a few pink flat back pearls for
embellishment and think it turned out pretty cute.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

BBTB2 - Busy Bees, Butterflies & Bugs

Happy Monday!!!

Well, it is May, can you believe it?!?!
I can't ;)

In desperation for the snow to stop here where I live,
I decided to chose a Spring Theme for the challenge
this week over at BBTB2!

BUGS!!!


For my card, I decided to follow a sketch from Paper Play Sketches.
I used the Bee from Garden Soup - I really love that cartridge!
My papers are from DCWV and used a paper flower
and some pearls for embellishments.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Cut It Up - CASE

Happy Friday!

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It UP,
we have a super fun challenge!

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Choose a project you LOVE and CASE it!
(Copy and Share Everything)

Our Sponsor:
$20 Gift Certificate

Each one of the DT members was assigned
another member to CASE.
I was lucky enough to be given Katie
from 2 Crafty Katies and I found
this adorable card on her blog...


So here is my recreation of it...


I used the Frog from Once Upon a Princess.
The papers are all from my green scrap bin.
The sentiment is from Studio 112.

This was a fun challenge and I hope
you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

BBTB2 - Arbor Day / Trees

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another fun week over at BBTB2!

Today's challenge is all about Trees!


I used this fun tree from Straight From the Nest.
Once again I searched through my scrap stash
for all my papers and came up with this layout.

I used my Large Corner Rounder from Hobby Lobby
and some jewel embellishments.
The sentiment is from a Fiskar's set.

Please join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 39 - Thank you!

Happy Wednesday!

Okay, so it has been a LOOOOONG time since
I have linked up to another blog's challenge...

I have been so busy with life,
I barely get things done on time
for the Design Teams I'm currently on.

So this is a BIG moment ;)

Anyway, I started up watching some of CardzTV's videos,
another thing I haven't done in quite a long time,
and how can you not be inspired and motivated to create
after watching Mary, right?!?!

Her latest video is for the blog
I really liked the simplicity of the sketch
and wanted to give it a go.


So here is a Thank You card I made.
I used CardzTV's "Many Thanks" stamp set
for the sentiment.

The flower is cut from Accent Essentials.
I cut it at 1 1/2 inches with a shadow.
You can't tell in the pic,
but the white paper I used has a
shimmery/glossy finish.
It's a perfect match for the glittery flowers
in the background paper.
A fun little jewel was ideal for
the center of the flower.

My background paper is DCWV and
the middle mat is from My Mind's Eye.
The banner was from my scrap stash.

This card came together super quick
and I really like the clean and simple look to it.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

BBTB2 - Banners

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge
has started where we want you to
feature a banner or sign.

I decided to make an unconventional wedding card.
The banners can be found on the Art Philosophy cart.

I played around with some of my scraps
and came up with this layout.

The banner is on Baker's Twine
and I used two brads to hang it from.

The sentiment is from a Fiskar's set.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

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!!!