Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sorry you're feeling ruff...Frantic Stamper Oscar card

I have a friend who is under the weather so I made this precious doggie card for him.  I love this die from Frantic Stamper.  It pairs great with the sentiment stamp that I just purchased.  I was inspired by the cute dog inspiration from The Card Concept, although I think the sentiment and recipient deemed a more masculine color palette.


I found the plaid paper in my stash and it wasn't labled.  I used a couple of brown papers to stamp the sentiment and emboss the paw prints.



Ingredients:
Frantic Stamper Oscar die
Creative Stamping Furry Friends sentiment
Darice 12" border pawprint embossing folder
Quick Quotes Milk Chocolate Powderpuff chalking ink
Stampin Up Glossy Glaze (eyes and nose)
misc papers and card stock

Just because...here's a pic of my beautiful boy.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/favourite-cats-or-dogs-and-why.html~dogs, I am just more of a dog person although I have owned both. open until 8/12


Clean and layered style




I used the following sketch from Freshly made sketches but was too late to enter in their challenge.



Thank you so much for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Life's a Beach and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my latest interpretation of the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I was feeling summery and chose these great summer papers.


Here us the sketch.


Ingredients:
We R Sunsplashed (Archiver's exclusive) 6x6 papers
Fiskars Island Fun sentiment stamp (older than 6 years old)
Stampin Up oval punches
Martha Stewart Ocean ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

RRCB 140







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


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, August 3, 2020

Sailing on Salem Sound-Summer Fun challenge for Bitten By the Bug 2


Welcome to the Bitten By the Bug 2's Summer Fun challenge.  I scrapped a pic from a summer trip to Massachusetts a couple of years ago.  We took a ride on a frigate and learned about the maritime history of the region.



I played around with several anchors and settled on these two. One from Close to My Heart Flower Market and the skinny one is from Stand and Salute.



The waves were super fun to play around with and easy to create a 12" border without pulling out the 24" mat.

Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Adventure Awaits papers and Powderpuff Chalking inks
Cricut cuts-
Anchor-Close to My Heart Flower Market
Anchor (skinny)-Stand and Salute
Waves-Life at the Beach
Blackletter Original font
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2's Summer Fun challenge until August 17.

Alicia


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hero Arts Unicorn and glitter rainbows with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello, once it again it's time for my take on the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I chose a literal interpretation of the Unicorn and Rainbows theme.  Now I just have to find a little person which to send it.


Here's the sketch.


Washi tape would have been ideal for this project but I didn't have any glitter washi.  I used red lined tape to keep the thick American Craft in place on the card.


I stamped the image on vellum and colored the back side with alcohol markers.  Except the horn which was a glitter pen.


Ingredients:
Hero Arts Stamp set
Ancient Page Archival Black ink
Stampin Up markers- Mauve Mist, Positively Pink and Going Grey
Glitter Pen (horn)
American Craft glitter ribbon
vellum, white card stock, pink shimmer card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Alicia

Monday, July 20, 2020

Cricut Peace Love Llamas~ Bitten by the Bug 2's Cute Critter Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge~Cute Critters open until August 3.  I think this adorable llama qualifies as cute, how about you?  


This POW glitter paper is so pretty and cuts like butter in the Cricut machine. Even on the very thin letters and ear outlines.  I like to finish off most of my cuts with chalk to hide the white edges as I did here.


Ingredients:
DCWV Tie Dye Stack
POW glitter paper
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Midnight Confessions
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Don't forget to play along with the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge~Cute Critters. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Quick Quotes Lost at Sea layout

Hey there, how are you today?  I had a very relaxing 4th of July.  I got a lot pf crafting completed over the holiday weekend.  I began to scrap this trip to Boston from 2018.  I found a great sketch and started cutting!  I loved the uniqueness of this sketch from The Scraproom Blog.  


Here's the sketch:


This was a sailing excursion on Salem Sound on a recreated frigate.  It was a good time and I learned a lot.



Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh papers and embellishments
Quick Quotes Navy Powderpuff Chalking ink

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Stampin Up A Little Hello with Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge

It's time again for Team B inspiration at  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I was intrigued by the bird in the sketch.  I don't use nearly enough bird images so I found this Stampin Up image with a bird in a cage.  In fact, I pulled a lot from my Stampin Up stash.  I used inks, stamps, punches and an embossing folder from Stampin Up.  


Here is the sketch


A close up of the pierced cloud embossing and stamped images.  The papers I used, however, are not Stampin Up but a couple of 6x6 Graphic 45 pads.



Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian and Birthday 6x6 stacks
Stampin Up Badges and Banners stamps (2017), badge and banner duo punch, cloud embossing folder and Pool Party and Marigold Morning inks
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Circle die
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink
washi tape

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







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

Thanks for playing along

Alicia

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sesame Street and In the Stars-Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest Bitten By the Bug 2's In the Stars challenge.  The challenge is to use at least three different size stars on your project AND use your Cricut machine.  I used Sesame Street images to make these great kid's cards.  I paired the primary colored images with some old Creative Memories Primary paper.


Elmo is a super fun character to cut.  He looks great with the fun papers.


I cut a Big Bird on a star too.  I layered both of these cuts on black card stock to make them really pop off the primary papers.


This yellow paper cut so beautifully, I can't remember what brand it is though...


Ingredients:
Cricut Sesame Street Celebrations image set
Creative Memories Primary Power Palette photo mats
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circles
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Don't forget you can play along with the Bitten By the Bug 2's In the Stars challenge until July 19.

Thank you for stopping by

Alicia

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stampin Up Something just for you card

Hello, I created Something just for you...and it's sweet!  I used a sketch and grabbed a stack of 6x6 papers to make this vibrant card.  I topped it off with a Jolee's 3D sticker cupcake.





Ingredients:
Jolee's cupcakes
Stampin Up Label Something stamp (at least 6 years old if not older)
Creative Memories hex punch
Stitched hex nesting dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2020/06/shopping-our-stash-423-youre-so-sweet.html until 7/6





https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/06/challenge-138-anything-goes.html until 7/10x

http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-56-food-andor-drink.html until 7/31



Thanks so much for visiting


Alici
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Creative Memories with Sketch N Scrap

While I had this old Creative Memories paper out, I found a few more photos that lend themselves to the colors of this paper collection.  Found this sketch from Sketch N Scrap and it went together pretty easy.







I was also inspired by The Scraproom Group's Color Challenge.




Ingredients:
Creative Memories Croptoberfest Season paper and embellishments
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
Creative Memories sticker letters

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia