Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge

Welcome to the my inspiration for the latest Bitten By the Bug 2 Anniversary Challenge open for the next two weeks.  I used Cricut Classically Modern Card images to create this intricate cards.  My Cricut Maker also wrote perfectly lined sentiments inside the cards with matching envelopes.








The second card didn't turn out quite as well as I desired.  I thought the white on the reverse side of this metallic paper would be perfect to write a sentiment inside.  I did not consider the edges weren't perfectly lined up and the white shows.  






Ingredients:
Classically Modern Cards
Sentiment from Anna's Garden Cards and Embellishments
various papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/classic-dt-open-challenge-november.html until 11/28

Don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 Anniversary Challenge until November 25.


Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fallbulous Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
FallBulous BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring all things full of Fall Splendor! Don't you just love Fall? The colors, the smells, the foods, the holidays, the love!!

 You should have arrived from EK. If you are just catching us, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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.


Our awesome sponsors for this hop are!!


Sue is offering one lucky winner these awesome Queen & Co. Embellishments!


And our other sponsor is
Crafting with Miranda

She is offering one lucky winner a Hobby Lobby Gift Card!

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 10/13/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I made a envelope mini album of my son's recent "greatest achievement".  He ran 50K on 10.27.19. I am so very proud of him, it is going to be hard to save this until Xmas.

 I love putting together these envelope mini's. I am not going into the details to create the base of the mini, but you can find a really quick tutorial HERE. I have a huge box of 5x7 envelopes~leftovers from a store...not sure how all cards get separated from the envelopes but it is to my benefit!  I recently picked up a Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 paper pack from a thrift store and completed this album with left overs!  You can't beat the price of this project.


I cut the title with my Cricut Maker from the same paper collection.  I fussy cut one of the pieces with the leaves, inked them and adhered them on top of the original print for extra pop!  The large orange brad is part of the closure.


And now for the inside...this set of pages has a half page pocket on the right, I punched a couple of tags, added twine and placed them in the pocket.  I had a photo of the marathon route.  It has some very strenuous elevation changes...lined with stone steps hence the name.


Page two/three has a pocket but more on that in a minute.  I created a half page fold on page four.  I am holding it shut with a brad and photo frame lock.


The last couple of pages have a couple of stickers and layered die cut papers.  I added washi tape for interest.  I also added washi tape on the spine for strength and it is method by which I added my half page to page 3.


Finally, the back of the album.  I secured the twine to hold the album closed with a brad on the back.



Now my inserts, on one of the pages (envelopes) I cut a tiny sliver off the closed end creating a full size pocket behind the half page pocket.  I added pull tabs made with scraps.  I adhered a pic to each page and left the back for my son to journal about his experience.




When sorting the pics I took, my son chose the one below.  My guess it is reminds him of the discomfort that resulted from almost 6 and half hours of running!!! His official time was 6:23:4.  His first ultra marathon!  



I am sure he can find things to write about his experience.  It was a phenomenal accomplishment especially considering he has never even ran a full marathon.  He didn't win by 2 full hours but not many would even attempt this feat much less not train.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 papers and stickers
old envelopes and old journal boxes
Cricut Maker and Forte font
Creative Memories tag punch
Penny Black Antique Frame die
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner-cut Tags die
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Circles die
twine, washi tape and brads
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink




Be sure to hop over to Shannon!


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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Cricut Sesame Street Celebrations~4th Birthday Count card

My nephew recently turned four and I made this special card for him.  I used the Cricut Sesame Street Celebrations cartridge and a Creative Memories font.  The Count is so many layers, but I love how detailed he turned out.



I lost the two small grey dots on the suit, so I upgraded them to metallic gems.  


Ingredients:
Cricut Sesame Street Celebrations and Total Sports Varsity font
various card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you for stopping by today.

Alicia

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Judikins Mica Gloss Background Magic card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time again for the next Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I have created one last Halloween card for you to enjoy.  I used a Judikins Mica Gloss background created on black glossy card stock to jump start this spooky card.


Here's the sketch this week from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as you can see I turned it to suit the printed ribbon.


The witches' cauldron was made with manual die cuts.  The sentiment is a Creative Memories sticker that I adhered to a black card stock strip trimmed to a banner.  The most inventive part of this cluster is the purple piece~it is a paint chip!  I used a Spellbinders die cut to get the most of the chip.


I used glitter card stock on the cauldron for a splash of fun!


Ingredients:
Judikins Mica Gloss
Spellbinders Labels Four die
Quickutz cauldron 2x2 die
Creative Memories sticker
ribbon, fiber, paint chip, bling
glossy, glitter and shimmer card stock, misc paper
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Happy Halloween!  I hope you have a blast and the weather is good for trick or treaters!


Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. .
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Monday, October 28, 2019

Dia de los Muertos~Cricut Autumn Celebrations~Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

Welcome to the latest challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2.  The theme is Fall Holiday~Anything Goes.  I used the Cricut cart Autumn Celebrations.  It has so many good images for fall holidays.  I used it to create a scrapbook layout and a card celebrating Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Day.


I used the sketch from The Studio Challenges:

I used solid color card stock for my cuts.  But I added some flocked paper as a mat piece.  Of course, the green glitter background is bling~y enough, however, I added some Robin's Nest gems.






I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



My card follows a different color palette.  I went with more pastels.




I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:x




Ingredients:
Tutti Cross Stitch Nesting Squares
Cricut Autumn Celebrations
Doily sticker
misc papers
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






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

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

So Sweet bee card using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to today's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge sketch.  I love this week's sketch and the vast versatility!  I have been wanting to use this background paper ever since I purchased it as part of a kit.  The kit is really fantastic and I can't wait to use more of it.  

 


 Here is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



 When I saw this sketch I wanted to try another shape besides squares and the hex's worked perfectly with the bee theme.  To create this card I used the following steps:
  1.  Recollections precut card base 5"x 7"
  2. Cut background paper 4.5"x 6.5"
  3. Die cut and emboss four pieces golden Distress card stock with hex dies
  4. Die cut and emboss four pieces black paper with stitched hex dies
  5. Die cut sentiment from golden Distress card stock
  6. Ink edges of all paper with chalking ink
  7. Add bee stickers to center of golden die cut hexes
  8. Add lace ribbon to bottom of printed paper and trim off excess
  9. Add flower with brad in center to ribbon strip
  10. Adhere sentiment below ribbon strip with glue
  11. Layer and adhere hexes to top section of card
  12. Add a writing panel inside




Ingredients:
Recollections card and envelope
Spellbinders Phrases set one
Stitched Hexagon nesting die 7 count
Creative Memories Stickers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
Flower, brad, and lace ribbon
Distress card stock and various papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/10/use-black-lot-or-little.html until 10/30x

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/10/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html until 10/31x

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, October 14, 2019

Elmo's Happy Halloween

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge.  This challenge is all about PUMPKINS. I designed a card for my nephew using Mini Monsters and Sesame Street Celebrations.



I cut the images a bit too large.  I had to trim off some of the spider web but it did give me an opportunity to dig out some of those card and envy packs from Michael's.  I have all the basic colors but for the most part make my own A2 cards.  So this was an great time to pull out the larger cards to use as my base.



I am a big fan of inking all my edges. Sometimes it might look a little messy but for the most part I like the dimension and depth it gives such precisely cut pieces with my 
Cricut.


Ingredients:
Cricut Mini Monster and Sesame Street Celebrations cartridges
misc papers and card stock
Recollections 5x7 card base
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for taking a look today and don't forget to play along at Bitten by the Bug 2!

Alicia

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Space Invader Blog Hop



Thank you for joining us for  
SPACE INVADER BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring our adorable alien friends from outer space! Who doesn't want to explore the Galaxy?

You should have arrived from Connie
if not,
 Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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.


Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!
Sandy is offering one lucky winner this awesome Halloween prize package! Wohoo!





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 10/16/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I used my Cricut to create this out of this world card.  The cartridge is Simple Pop-Up cards.  I added a few different details to make this one my own.  I used a metallic silver paper on the back side for the UFO.  I also used a different color paper for the mouth, dots and eyes.  











I could let the front be plain although there is no comparison to the great detail of the inside.  I double layered some die cut stitched rectangles with a border punched strip of green coordinating with the inside colors.  I used the negatives from the border punch to sprinkle on the front.  I even used a few on the outside of the envelope also cut with my Cricut to fit perfect.



Ingredients:
Cricut Simple Pop-Up cards
Our Daily Bread Designs Double stitched rectangle dies
Spellbinders phrase set two
OMFL starry night border maker cartridge
brushed metallic card stock
yellow shimmer card stock
misc other papers/card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
various inks


Be sure to hop over to my crafty friend  Sandy!


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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Thank you card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I decided to use use a previously created distress ink background and some lovely old stickers.  I turned the sketch and used a die cut sentiment.



Here is this week's sketch:



Another look at this soft sweet card.  I used some old Creative Memories laser cut butterfly and bug stickers.  They are very intricate and worked great with the soft background.





Ingredients:
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle
Distress inks
Creative Memories stickers
enamel dots

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia