Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Creative Memories Vintage Chic in Nashville

I have another page of my recent trip to Nashville.  This layout is outside the Ryman Auditorium.  Here are the husbands posing with a statue of Little Jimmy Dickens.

Here's the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap.  I rotated the sketch to suit the orientation of my photos.

I have tons of music themed papers but the photos are primarily of downtown Nashville.  I wanted to used papers that would let the charm of Nashville shine.  I chose Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power Palette.  I liked the subtle colors.

I accented the CM product with some beautifully detailed musical layered die cuts from Jolee's.

Even though the letter tiles were distressed I added more with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink and on all the papers and edges to soften and bring a cohesiveness to the page.

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power palette:  embossed card stock, papers, letters, and tags
Jolee's Steampunk Music Flourish die cut stickers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Mocha Moma

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thank you for stopping by today.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Cricut Folk Art Festival Rabbit with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello, it's my week again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This week's sketch was a blast with which to work.  It has so many possibilities but I had cut a bunch of these sweet bunnies and decided to use it as my focal point and designed from there...

Here's the sketch:

Cricut Folk Art Festival rabbit cut
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Dies Lacey Circles
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched circle dies
Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy 6x6 papers
Prima Ruby Violet 6x6 papers
magic mesh and misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thank you for reading today.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Rain Rain Go Away Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the Rain Rain Go Away BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring projects with rain, clouds, umbrellas, or rainbows!
You should have arrived from Cindy, if not,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this interactive hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have four awesome sponsors for this hop!!

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is giving away this gorgeous Easter kit by Simple Stories


is giving away this awesome package containing a wreath kit, a stamp set, 2 rolls of twine, and 2 rolls of washi tape


Liz with Love 
is donating an awesome envelope punch board, stickers, and a pen.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/17/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 I made a couple of cards for today's hop. First a get well card using several dies and some pretty polka dot paper.  I think this one would brighten anyone's day.

The polka dot paper and the next card's chevron paper are both Neenah papers I purchased from Ollie's recently.  Eileen Hull did a Facebook live from Ollie's and found some really great papers.  I hadn't been in a while.  I made a visit and scored a few.

Happy Little Stampers sentiment
Distress Dusty Concord ink
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched circle and umbrella die
Neenah printed paper
Frantic Stamper cut corner die
misc card stock and paper including Prima Ruby Violet 6x6
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks

My second card has a pretty rainbow I cut with my Cricut.  Both cards contain a Happy Little Stampers sentiment.  I won their die cut challenge once and chose this great set.


Cricut cut from Groovy Times
Happy Little Stampers sentiment (about 1 year old)
Stampin Up Pacific Point ink
Frantic Stamper rounded corner rectangle dies
Neenah printed paper
misc card stock and paper

Be sure to hop over to Veronica's blog!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Creative Memories Vintage Chic and The Ryman

Hi there, I am finally back to scrapping. My printer is having some issues.  I finally broke down and printed at Walgreens.  I have been so spoiled.  I can never get the photos to crop correctly when I send them off.  I choose the digital size instead of 4x6 and that appears to be the best cropping and they still turn out chopped off!  ugh!  I have to get my printer issues resolved soon.  rant over...

The photos I printed were of my recent trip to Nashville.  The first layout is outside the Ryman Auditorium.  Bucket list venue for me.  It was a quick trip, but so satisfying.  I used the muted papers in the Creative Memories Vintage Chic collection. I did throw in some wood grain paper and twine to accent.  

Here is the sketch I used from The ScrapRoom blog's.

I used the Stampin Up banner punch and some oldie but goodie Creative Memories music note stickers.  I think these were on a sheet of New Years stickers, maybe wedding or cruise.

I tucked my journaling inside an envelope behind a photo.  I punched a hole in the envelope to string the twine and tie a bow.

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power Palette including paper, envelope, letter tiles and tags
CM music note stickers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Mocha Moma
Stampin Up banner punch
wood grain paper and twine
brown pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks very much for stopping by!


Monday, April 8, 2019

Karen Burniston Woodland Animals: Hello Foxy card

Hello Foxy!  I had a blast creating with the Karen Burniston Woodland Animals dies.  I also enjoyed playing along with several challenges and a sketch. I am really enamored with this Cosmo Cricket S'more Love paper which I have been hoarding for way too long. 

The die cut set comes with a die for the mask and tail and another die for the belly.  I did have to cut the ear part of the mail die twice to get the negative white inside the ears.  I used a marker to dot the face and paws.  I inked the edges of all the parts before adhering together. 

Karen Burniston Woodland Animals die cut set
Close to My Heart Hello Foxy sentiment stamp
Cosmo Cricket S'more Love 8x8 papers
Spellbinders oval dies
Quick Quotes Kokomo Powderpuff chalking ink
misc pens and papers

I would love to enter this in the following challenges:

http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2019/04/ch-414-aprils-sketch.html  until 4/8

Dreaming Tree Free Mushroom Slider Box for Bitten By the Bug 2

Good morning, it's time once again for the Bitten By the Bug 2.  This week's challenge is to make a box or bag.  I created the same box in two different sizes.  This is a FREE Dreaming Tree cut!  I began with the size at which the file uploaded.  I decided it a big too big for my gift, so I created a smaller version for a necklace I made for a friend.

I used exactly the same papers on both boxes,  the only difference are the red pearls/gems in the corners of the box.  The boxes were very easy to assemble.  I would suggest have a few paper clips to hold the box corners together while the glue dries.  

Here is the tiny box with the gift necklace.

misc card stock including Distress Coordinations and Swiss Dot

Craft Fantastic glass and bezel
brass ball and chain
Tim Holtz fastener
Canon printer

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along for the next couple of weeks at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happy Camping: Karen Burniston dies with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello, today I am providing my inspiration for the latest sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I recently acquired the Karen Burniston Camping Charms and Tent Pop Up dies from Dies R Us.  I was so excited to pair them with this neat Cosmo Cricket S'more Love paper.

Here is this week's sketch.

Here is a close up of my die cutting.  These s'mores are so adorable!  It was 3 layers but went together very quickly.  Frankly, I spent a lot more time die cutting the words multiple times, adhering the layers together with liquid glue and finally heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

My second card uses the same paper stack and die sets just a little different take. 

 I used the same s'more stick for a branch to hang my fish on.  The fish began as white die cuts.  I used three different color chalking inks to create an easy but interesting fish color. 

Karen Burniston Word Set 6 Summer and Camping Charms
Cosmo Cricket S'more Love 8x8 paper stack
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
Wow Clear embossing powder
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

(I hope the fish qualify as "woodland"  Suzanne at DTC seemed to think they would)

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hermione Granger Wanderful Day card

I was commission to create a Hermione card with my super cool dies and stamps I have collected.  I spent some time coloring Hermione  and stamped and embossed her face after most of the coloring.  I inked all the edges, distressed most and inked them again for a very Potteresque feel. 

I scored this Harry Potter stationary at the thrift store.  I used it and the Hogwart's uniform for a color palette.  I stamped and embossed the Hogwart's flag.  Dobby was stamped using Distress ink on a thin medium, almost like glassine.  I am not sure when or where it came from it was just in my off white/ivory stash.  I think it turned out pretty cool.

I stamped the sentiment on a die cut inside the card.  I used a larger card base from a bulk Recollections pack.  The sentiment from Scrappy Moms is perfect!

Character World Harry Potter Hermione Granger dies and Harry Potter Icon Stamps
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Oval die
Spellbinders Large Deckeled Rectangle dies
Scrappy Moms Fan-tastic stamped sentiment
Colorbox Black pigment ink
Wow Clear embossing powder
Distress Stormy Sky ink
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
Creative Memories paper
alcohol markers
Recollections card base
misc papers and card stock 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Cricut Easter Challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2

Good day friends.  Today I have a couple of different bunny cards for the Bitten By the Bug 2 Easter challenge starting today.  I love playing with bunnies because you know how quickly they multiply?  This is a forewarning, you may see more bunny cards on my blog soon.  

For now I have this simple but elegant card made with the Simple Holiday Cards cartridge.  The metallic pink paper is some of which I purchased a 25 count pack many moons ago.  It is from DCWV and white on the reverse, perfect for a Cricut card, you just have to be sure not to cut on the corner with the UPC...believe me I learn from my mistakes.

To dress up this card I added some pearls to the flourishes.  I also added a twine boy on my bunny's neck.  I liked how the printed paper worked so well with the textured metallic card stock, it turned out elegant. I also used the scrap pieces to line the envelope for the final touch.

This card uses Simple Holiday Cards
DCWV card stock
Little Yellow Bicycle Vintage Summer 6x6 paper
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink
pearls and twine

I used the same metallic card stock for this card.  Pairing it with purple gives it an entirely different look.  My Cricut Explore Air did not want to place both of these cards on the same mat.  I simply moved the second card on the second mat to the far rights and ran the mat through for the next cut.  Therefore, getting full use of the 12x12 paper and that pesky UPC is on the back of this bunny which was cut using the Folk Art cart.

I added a few pearls to this card and used some manual die cuts for matting. The card is cut from Close to My Heart Artfully Sent.

I did line the back of the sentiment with the same light pink paper as the bunny's bow.    I didn't embellish this one too much on the inside a simple teardrop pearl on the bow.

This card uses Close to My Heart Artfully Sent and Folk Art.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Dies Lacey Ovals
Creative Memories and DCWV card stock and papers
Quick Quotes Plum Crazy Powderpuff Chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-92-march-hares-or-rabbits.html until 3/26x

https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-506-21st-of-march-springeaster.html until 3/27x

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html until 3/27x

https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-2019-challenge.html until 3/29x

https://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/72-marz-halbzeit.html until 3/30x

http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-41-spring.html until 3/30x

https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-is-our-sponsor-this.html until 3/31 (4/4)x

http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2019/03/color-dare-335-monochromatic-pinks.html until 4/4x

https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-8-anything-goes-in-more-pink.html until 4/12

Thank you so much and don't forget to hop on over and play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2 over the next two weeks.