Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Merry Everything Penguin card

More Merry Everything!  I really enjoyed making these cute shaped cards.  One tip for this cut, I did punch out the cheek pin holes with an awl to enhance the image.


Ingredients:
various papers
Cricut Merry Everything cart
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Merriest Wishes with Bo Bunny and Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Today I have inspiration for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge using a little Bo Bunny paper pad I recently picked up at Tuesday Morning.  I believe it was $3 for 36 sheets.  I needed a fresh 6x6 Christmas pad and I love using pink and turquoise...very retro.



Here's this week's sketch:




I couldn't find an ornament in my stash that worked or the circles, so I made my own.  I used simple circle cuts.  I starting searching my stash for something that looked the the top of an ornament.  I will looking at my dies and found the "buttons" on top of the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Camera die would work!  I cut them from a shimmer gold paper.  I used the larger "button" for the larger ornaments and the smaller one on the corresponding ornament.  


Ingredients:
Bo Bunny 6x6 Christmas in the Village papers
Momenta Christmas sentiment stamp
Versamark ink
Sparkle N Sprinkle Peacock embossing powder
Stampin Up punch
Creative Memories Circle cutter, punch and card stock
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Camera movers and shapers die
Quick Quotes Cool Grey chalking ink
The Paper Studio gold shimmer paper
glitter enamel dots

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-15-anything-goes.html until 12/15

http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-86-non-traditional-christmas.html?m=1 until 12/18


http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2018/12/224-christmas.html until 12/22 (C15)


http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-169.html until 12/28



Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

thank you 

Alicia

Monday, December 10, 2018

Twas the Night Before...Christmas card with Cricut and Bitten By the Bug 2

Hello, it's time again for the biweekly Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. The theme is Christmas card.  
I used A Quilted Christmas cartridge.  I love this cart, it has so many great Christmas images.  I found a pretty 6x6 paper for the "wall paper" in my new Bo Bunny paper pad.  I stamped and embossed the quote from Graphic 45.



 Here is a close up of the embossed sentiment and the mantel.




Ingredients:
Cricut cart:  A Quilted Christmas
Bo Bunny Christmas in the Village 6x6 paper
Graphic 45 Twas the Night before Christmas
misc shimmer and plain card stock
Colorbox Black pigment ink
Stampin Up Pretty Pearl embossing powder
pearls

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-340-inspired-by-book.html until 12/15

http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-165-die-cuts.html until 12/15 


https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-15-anything-goes.html until 12/15

https://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-341-christmas.html until 12/22

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2018/12/224-christmas.html until 12/22 (C15)

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-285-december-2018.html until 12/31

http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-42-anything-christmas-goes.html until 1/10

Don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 for the next two weeks.


Thanks for stopping by.


Alicia

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hockey layout using Rochelle Spears sketch

Good morning dear readers.  I have another adorable layout of my nephew.


Here's the sketch I used from Rochelle Spears blog:


Her twist was to use "snowflake" paper.  I hope my printed acetate counts as paper.  I thought it worked very well for the hokey game layout.



I didn't have many hockey embellishments, but I did find these old rubons.  I am not very fond of rubons and did of course destroy some in the process.  I do like how I used the rubons for a hockey puck border.



Ingredients:
Christmas Tree Vellum
Creative Memories sticker letters and circle punch
Hockey rub ons
DCWV all about boys card stock
black shimmer, white and blue card stock
Bazzill cornmeal swiss dot card stock
Sizzix Banner dies
Cricut


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thank you for popping by today

Alicia

Saturday, December 8, 2018

St. Louis Blues with Stick it Down sketch

Please go HERE for the Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop

Hi, I really worked hard last weekend and this is one of the layouts I completed.  I used lots of circle cutters to create this sporty layout.  A tip to keeping the multiple circles in check, I created a title circle using the same background papers to keep somewhat clean edges.


Here's the sketch from Stick it Down:


I am most proud of my duplication of the St. Louis Blues logo.  I cut a few on my Cricut for two layout.s  I highlighted the rubons by mounting them on white circles.




Ingredients:
Creative Memories circle cutter, punches and sticker letters
Hockey rub ons
black shimmer, white and blue card stock
Bazzill cornmeal swiss dot card stock


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

The Stockings Were Hung...Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!



The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.


You should have arrived from LIz's blog but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday 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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!



Will be giving away this gorgeous Winter mailbox die, glitter tape and fun twine!



is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles


and

Wendy Chapman Bellino
is giving away a Christmas themed digital kit from Club Scrap


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.

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 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here's my stockings project.  I know this is a little different than you may have expected.  I was searching Harry Potter cards for ideas to use my new dies and this Dumbledore quote came up, perfect for my Dobby die.  I drew the quote with my Cricut and colored the first font with a metallic pen.  


I stamped the stocking and added the fiber.  I colored Dobby with alcohol markers.



I made two versions.  I added Hedwig to this card.




Ingredients:
Cricut used to print the sentiment
Character World Harry Potter Icon dies
Alcohol markers:  Copic, Hobby Colour, and Spectrum Noir
Creative Memories metallic  gold and green pens
Recollections stocking stamp
Colorbox Black pigment ink
Judikins black detail embossing powder
twine


Be sure to hop over to EK's blog next


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











Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!

Alicia

Friday, December 7, 2018

Quick Quotes December Challenge: Holiday Celebrations!

Hello, Alicia bringing you inspiration for Holiday Celebrations!  December's Quick Quotes' challenge.  I have created a sweet little Christmas decoration.  I found the brick pattern on the Harmony paper 101 perfect for the sides of the house.  I cut this project on my Cricut and Quick Quotes papers cut like butter in my machine.  All the details come out clean and precise.  



Here are some different views of my house.  The bottom two photos show a tea light inside.  It will look so pretty on my mantel...or my sisters!



Here are some production photos of my project:
  • I sized my project to the maximum size I could cut on a 12x12 paper.  I find three dimensional projects are easier the larger you can make them.  
  • The second photo include all the cut pieces weeded and inked. I also made sure I used strong red lined tape on all the important connections.
  • Lastly for added detail I used a bit of acetate behind the windows.



Quick Quotes products used:
Holly Jolly Holiday papers:  101 and 104
Harmony paper 101
Savannah paper 102
Autumn Brilliance paper 102
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Bloody MaryMidnight ConfessionsGreen with EnvyCool Gray and Desert Sun


other products:
die cuts:  Cricut Merry Everything
card stock:  misc black
pen:  gold metallic
adhesive:  red line tape, Scotch Extra Strength tape and a Creative Memories precision glue pen

I hope you join in our challenge this month at Quick Quotes "Holiday Celebrations"

Alicia

Thursday, December 6, 2018

My Mind's Eye Lil Robot layout with Sketch N Scrap sketch

This past weekend I completed a wide variety of projects including several layouts of my nephew.  Sssshhhh...he is getting a scrapbook for Christmas.  His mom says he has enough toys.  I think a scrapbook is a great idea and I am using a 3 ring binder style so I can add to it over the years.  I know my son LOVED his scrapbooks while he was young.  Of course at about age 10 he was so done with photographs and the scrapbooks started getting smaller.

So for this layout I dug out some young boy papers I never used on my son's scrapbooks.  I always loved this cute collection from My Mind's Eye.  


I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap.


Details of the chipboard robots.



Ingredients:
My Minds Eye Lil Robot collection
Creative Memories sticker letters
Quick Quotes Slate powderpuff chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What's Brewing? Stamplorations and the Coffee Lovers Winter/Fall blog hop



My final entry in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was a blast to create.  I layered and layered and layered Distress Oxide inks until I achieved the background shown.  Then I stamped and colored the Stamplorations petite images.  I punched them out and layered them on an up-cycled ribbon.



I used this month's card sketch from Stick It Down as inspiration.


Up close of my images.



Ingredients:
Stamplorations Coffee Petites stamps
Alcohol markers
Metallic blue pen from American Craft
Distress Oxides:  Walnut Stain, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke and maybe more 
Distress inks:  Walnut Stain and Broken China
Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Corner Rectangle die
Stampin Up and Creative Memories punches
ribbon



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thank you for stopping by

Alicia