Monday, January 18, 2021

Cricut Magical Winter Snowflake challenge

Welcome to my inspiration for the latest Bitten By the Bug 2's Magical Winter Snowflake challenge. I found this very fancy polar bear with a snowflake pattern in the Quilted Christmas image set.  I used some snowy white textured papers with some crisp blues in keeping traditional winter colors.


I used the same papers to create the frame layers as I used in the bear cut.


Ingredients:
Cricut A Quilted Christmas
Frantic Stamper Rounded Corner Rectangle dies
Bazzill card stock
Brushed paper and misc card stock



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2's Magical Winter Snowflake challenge until 2.1

Alicia

Monday, January 11, 2021

Karen Burniston Unicorn-Be Yourself

 Good day.  Today, I created an iridescent unicorn card.   I thought I may send this to my nephew so I wanted to keep it unisex. I thought the snippets of iridescent poster board I had in my stash would make a perfect unicorn.  Of course, I had to throw in some glitter (the mane). I added a metallic blue horn and muzzle.  I stamped and embossed the sentiments in a metallic blue. I layered all that on a stitched rectangle die from cloud paper.


Here is a close up.  I tried to keep the rest of the card simple to not distract from the very unique unicorn.  I added a recent find of iridescent gem accent picks behind the die cut which is popped up on foam for more effect.



Products from the Dies R Us Store:



Other products:
Fresh Ink Freesia
Recollections Pearl Sapphire embossing powder
Little Acres Unicorn Dreams stamp set
accent pick
misc papers and card stock
American Craft Metallic blue pen and precision black pen
EK Success Metallic Red Write pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:









Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hello card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  I have had these old Creative Memories papers on my desk for a while.  They are actually part of a gift set with photo mats, border strips and stickers.  I really mixed this card up with flowers, die cuts and brads.  I recently scored the fleur de lis brads at my favorite little store~Indigo Hippo.


Here is the sketch:


I often use this tip I learned from Jennifer McGuire to layer several of the die cut sentiments for more dimension and pop!


Ingredients:
Creative Memories paper 
Karen Burniston Hello die
black paper
flowers and brads
Diana Larson Vintage Ivory crinkle ribbon

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


I also made a couple of more cards with the same papers, adding old Creative Memories stickers, some die cuts and stamped sentiments.  I thought I would give these away as a set.  I still have a few more strips, perhaps I should make 3 more?



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


Thanks for stopping by 

Alicia






Monday, January 4, 2021

Cricut Get Well Soon

Good morning and welcome to the first Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge of 2021.  Our theme is Get Well Wishes and is open for the next two weeks.  I always try to begin with about 3 ideas for projects when creating for our themes.  Today I am showing you all three attempts.


My first card from Simple Cards turned out to do double time by using the negatives.  I used the same navy card stock behind the original cut as the card base for the negatives.


I used the original cut for a stencil prior to adhering the back layer.  I tape it to my desktop using blue painters tape.  The original was not exactly A2 size but I did cut my negative card that size, hence the navy blue lip sticking out.  I centered the stencil before gluing the pieces in place.


Here is the completed negative card.


I also made this whale card.  I used more Quick Quotes paper, however, this is from a nautical collection. I felt that was fitting for the whale card.


And finally, I would like to show how not all ideas come out the way I plan.  After much consideration about what printed papers to use, I thought this black and white would look great with a pop of red.  FAIL.  I almost didn't post it, but I decided you should see what cards I would typically not blog. While the first card turned out beautifully (the inside is a nice soft pattern) with the print working for the card...this print did NOT lend itself to the cut.

Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Harmony and Anchor's Away papers
Quick Quotes Deep Sea Powderpuff chalking ink
Basic Grey Spice Market paper (black and white)
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thanks very much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with the Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge until January 18.

Alicia

Elizabeth Craft Mushroom House card with gnome

Welcome to 2021!  I am starting the year off with a shaped fantasy card, I just got these dies in December.  I had a ton of fun creating this sweet scene.   I began with white card stock for the base and mushrooms.  It was 6" by 10".  I used a nice deep red card stock for the top of the mushroom.  The rest of the pieces were cut from various card stock and paper scraps. 


I cut the window details from a dark brown and yellow vellum.  I used the negative yellow vellum to place inside the brown window detail.  It may not be visible in the photos but I used a brown flocked paper for the boots and belt of the gnome.  It's super cute in person. 


I added the snail from Karen Burniston Backyard Charm dies.  I embossed the shell and highlighted with chalk.  I detailed the face using the die and a black pen.

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other products:
misc card stock
yellow vellum, foil paper, and brown flocked paper
chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








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Friday, January 1, 2021

Cricut Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Happy New Year!  I am not sure I have ever been so happy to ring in a new year.  Let's hope 2021 is better.  However, I did spend the evening live streaming a concert.  I can't wait to see live music again.  In the meantime, I stay home and craft...



Here's another view.  I added small seed beads as my bubbles.  I also added some gold sequins.


Ingredients:
Cricut carts: Close to My Heart-You are Here and Divine Wedding
Spellbinders Label Eleven and Grand Label Eleven
Recollections Black Card base
misc card stock and papers including metallic, vellum and glitter
sequins and beads

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Alicia



Thursday, December 31, 2020

Wedding layout with Sketch in Thyme

Today I have another layout for my SIL.  I mostly scrapped 2020 photos but this wedding went back to 2019.   I admit I am having a hard time remembering what I have already scrapped, I am pretty sure I didn't get around to this event.  


Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.
 

I printed this photo in 5"x7" and cut it down.  I sprayed the white back ground paper with shimmer mist.  It didn't highlight the embossed image as much as I had desired but I went with it.  It is still very pretty IRL.  

I added lots of pearl flourishes and bling around the "wreath"

Ingredients:
Heidi Swapp Invisible paper
Tattered Angels Almost Black shimmer mist
Creative Memories paper flowers
Recollections and Martha Stewart bling clusters
Want 2 Scrap Pearl bracket, pearls and gems
Creative Memories sticker letters
misc black and white printed paper
Kiwi Lane bracket 3 template 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


L-letters
I-ink
G-gems
H-Heidi Swapp paper
T-template
S-sketch

Thank you so much for stopping by

Alicia


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bundle Up with Sketches in Thyme

This is probably my favorite layout I created over the holiday weekend.  I absolutely love this photo.  I dug into my winter paper stash and found a few of these kits.  I love this paper and I am so excited to pair it with this great pic.  


Here's the sketch from Sketch in Thyme.




I used two sheets of this designer paper, the wonderful paisley background and the lineal patterned paper is tucked behind the photo and to frame the title.  


Storytellers Club kits came with lots of die cuts, I used several of the snowflakes sprinkled around.  I added a journaling strip for my SIL to add her info.

 

A close up of the photo cluster.


Ingredients:
The Storytellers Club kit (from 2010)
Creative Memories alpha stickers
heart doily
white eyelet paper border

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

(doily/heart/circles/use green/tag)





Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Wedding layout with Rochelle Spears sketch

 I am scrapping for my SIL's album I started for her a couple of years ago.  I am behind.  This wedding is from 2019.  I found this great black and white paper in my stash.  I found two sheets size 11.5"11.5"??? So I mounted it on a 12"x12" white card stock. Looks great but as far as I know this is NOT old Creative Memories...where did this paper come from?


I used this great sketch from Rochelle Spears.


I used a couple of these white border die cuts on the layouts I created for my SIL.  Glad to use up my stash.  I dressed this one up with enamel dots.


I also used the Little Yellow Bicycle die cut I have had in my stash for years.


I created the banner strips with the second sheet of paper using the reverse print.


Ingredients:
misc black and white paper
black and white card stock
white border
Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 decorative edged card stock scallop circle
Creative Memories paper flower
Recollections enamel dots
Want 2 Scrap say it with pearls
Creative Memories black alpha stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


(enamel dots/hearts(in paper pattern)/1 photo)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia



Monday, December 28, 2020

Dirt Mover with Sketch N Scrap sketch

I spent my long holiday weekend scrapping.  I am sending these to my SIL to add to her album. Young children are so much more fun to scrap.  My grown child won't even let me get a picture any longer.

 

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap.  I made a few modifications.  I only had two photos and I didn't use a subtitle.

I found an assortment of products by various manufacturers but I feel they came together nicely for this very BOY layout.



Ingredients:
We R Inked Rose orange wash paper
TCP Studio The Great Outdoors Compass paper (reverse side)
Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest chevron paper
yellow and black card stock
Autumn Leaves Tailor made boy sentiment ribbon
Creative Memories stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
 


Thank you so much for stopping by.

Alicia