Sunday, May 31, 2015

Graphic 45 Father's Day with Tim Holtz

Tis the season for masculine cards...

I tried to use lots of distress and Tim Holtz dies along with the Graphic 45 paper...with that formula how can you go wrong?

Graphic 45 Distinguished Gentlemen papers
Tim Holtz movers and shakers die cuts
Spellbinders die cuts
Quick Quotes Midnight Confession
Recollections Aged Black embossing powder
asst black ribbons
misc $1 stamps

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Top 3!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blooming Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to the 

Today's hop is sponsored by Card A Day Challenge Blog

and the prize package you could win 

To win just comment on the blogs in the hop today.  That's it! It's that simple.

We would also appreciate you following the blogs too.

Now on with the hop.

You should have arrived here from Anna's blog!!!

I pulled out my Heartfelt Creations stamps and matching Spellbinders dies to create some wonderful layered flowers.  I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger silver pearl powder on white paper.  Then I used Quick Quotes chalking inks to color the flowers.  Before I assembled them I squirted them with a bit of water and on the back with a stylus I distressed them.  Heartfelt Creations teaches this technique in their classes.  I am sure you can find a tutorial on their site.  Finally, I popped up the layers with pop dots.

Basic Grey Sweet Threads
Spellbinders Dahlia
Heartfelt Creations Moonlight Dahlia & Lily Petals stamps
Ranger silver pearl embossing powder
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Sunset, Fushia, Seafoam, Cherry Blossom, Soft Sage
CTMH Just to Say sentiment
Versamark embossing ink
Stampin Up label punch
SU Sizzix die
Sizzix Marakesh die
American Craft twine

I used the following Stampwithheather sketch that I found on pinterest:

Thanks for stopping by today your next stop is Haidee!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

In case you get lost along the way, today's blog line up is:

  1. Theresa Knopf
  2. Ashley Walker
  3. Denise Soffa
  4. Anna Lentz Carpenter
  5. Alicia O'Bryant
  6. Created Unique Haidee
  7. Daphne Shreiber
  8. Sarah Pederson
  9. Rhonda Helm
  10. Jessica Douglass Wilson
  11. Angela Corcoran
  12. Silvia Haynes
  13. Kim Venezia
  14. Card A Day Challenge Design Team
  15. Tristan Dawes

Feminine Marine send off card

A sweet little friend of mine just left for the Marine boot camp and this is the card I made to send her off! I used an assortment of edging including torn, Creative Memories border maker and Kiwi Lane templates.

Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper
Pink camo paper
Creative Memories border maker
Kiwi Lane template Delight 1A
CTMH Aspire and A thing done well stamp sets
Colorbox Razzleberry
Judikins clear detail embossing powder
Recollections vintage pink embossing powder
American Craft twin
Spellbinders postage stamp die

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I was a winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Don't forget there's just a couple of more days left for my first ever challenge!  It is an easy one and ends May 31.  It is part of the Sketch N Scrap third birthday celebration.  There are tons of challenges to be found there.

I also have some blog candy that doesn't require much effort~just leave a comment and follow me!

And finally a second challenge going on to June 7.  This one is a bit harder, use 3 different die cuts and leave you link on that post!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stick It Down card sketch with Pink Paislee Switchboard

For these sweet cards I used Pink Paislee's Switchboard collection.  I won this last May in a NSD challenge!  It is so cute, especially since my DH is a "telephone" man!  I used the matching Pink Paislee embellishments, too!

I was playing the 10 minute card game with this one (it goes so much easier with a sketch) and completed this one in 9:32

I used this awesome sketch from Stick it Down, I am loving their work!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for reading today!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Blog Candy inspired card!

I won some wonderful blog candy from Jennifer @ Just Coffee Please...  As soon as I started to put in away in my Organization by Tiffany way...I was inspired by so many items that I don't normally gravitate towards.

There was also a challenge on a virtual crop that I was participating in to use an envelope or pocket on your card or layout.  Well,  Jennifer @ Just Coffee Please.. had sent me the most wonderful little vellum envelopes and tickets...

Jennifer also sent the mini tag and the stickers with the sentiment and the bird.

For the tag I placed the sticker on the tag, masked over it and then sprayed black shimmer ink.  I finished the tag with some black ric rac and black staples.

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6
black, ivory and yellow card stock
black shimmer mist
 fiber and ric rac
goodies from blog candy: vellum envelope, tickets, stickers
Quick Quotes midnight confession ink

Thank you for stopping by and Thanks to Jennifer for the candy!

Don't forget about your chances to win my May Blog Candy!  And the two challenges I am having this month:

Use 3 of the same embellishment until May 31
Use 3 different die cuts until June 7

Good luck and remember you can't win if you don't try!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Kista's puppy donations...

This is a donation box I made for a Dog Shelter benefit I recently attended.  The honoree was Kista, a rescue from the benefiting shelter.

Here is Kista

I think I did a pretty good job at recreating her on the front of the dog house.

We R Happy Camper Paper
Black Walnut embossed card stock
Creative Memories border punch
Cricut grass cut
CM Cricut cart Be Young
Creative Memories sticker letters
Dog bone stamp

Here's what we collected:

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sketch N Scrap Challenge: @ least 3 different die cuts!

Here's my sneak peek from the Sketch N Scrap blog:

My challenge is to use 3 or more DIFFERENT DIE CUTS.  I used Cricut Design Space to create the title, name and hand.  I used my Big Shot to cut the flourishes and emboss.

These pictures of from the Mayhem Festival in 2012.  The band is Motorhead.  To add some texture to the black and silver "metal" layout, I added an embossed piece of gray card stock.  I used the Tim Holtz British flag folder which was perfect for a band from England.

These are the first real cuts I created in Cricut Design Space.  I was very pleased!  I did have to go back and cut some miscellaneous pieces because layers can be "turned off" which I didn't realize at first. That feature is actually really nice you just have to know about it.  I love that you can duplicate just one layer of your cut.  For instance, I cut both of the hands from the Rock Princess cart but one had silver on the wrist and one did not.  I simple ungrouped the image and duplicated the silver layer to add to the hand that did not have it originally.  I was also able to "hide" the painted fingernails on the hands for a more masculine look.  I am loving that I can do exactly what I imagine without having to cut extra pieces and waste paper!!

My husband has requested that I frame this page and hang it in his man cave.

Rusty Pickle Brass Knuckles Jam Session paper
Cricut Design Space Rock Princess
Blackletter font
Brushed silver card stock, misc card stock
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder & flourish die
We R Fog card stock
misc brads

Here's the prize up for grabs!  A package of twine, a bottle of stickles, some Little Yellow Bicycle canvas words and an embossing folder.

Rules for the challenge:
 Follow the theme: 3 or more different die cuts on a LAYOUT 
(die cuts include manual and electronic cuts as well as punches)
Post your link in the comments
Link back to this challenge on your blog
Only one entry per person
You must be a follower of my blog
Layout must be new as of 5/23/15
Open until 6/7/15 at 11:59 PM EST
Feel free to enter multiple challenges but NOT another Sketch N Scrap or SNS DT challenge for the birthday celebration
Winner will be selected by on 6/8
Prizes will only be shipped within the US

Be sure and check Susan's blog for her challenge tomorrow and Sketch N Scrap every day for the next challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck!

Don't forget about my May Blog Candy!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cricut Explore Frog Card

I whipped up the cutest card while playing around with my new Cricut Explore.  I was so excited for the upgrade!  It comes with a learning curve for Cricut Design Space though.  After several videos, I have got the hang of the basics.  My free subscription is only for two weeks, so I wanted to churn out some things...this guy was the prototype.  He was a little on the small side so I made 6 more in a larger size.  This is two images from Mini Monster.  I first cut the "card" and the face is from another image, I sized them the same which is easy from the edit tool...literally just typed in 5.5" for each image.  I then just set up my mats and cut away!   I love how you can move the images around for maximum paper usage or on the other side of the paper instead of always on the top left corner.  I have also learned a few other tricks in my small amount of time on Design Space that I will share during my next challenge coming up May 23!

I chalked up the edges with Quick Quotes Green with Envy ink and Midnight Confessions. 

I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up Unfrogettable (very old set).

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quick Quotes Tags with altered dictionary page

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia with you today to show off some pretty tags made from altered dictionary pages.  There are actually a set of two dictionaries from my childhood.  My husband said recycle them and I said NO! Re purpose them!  So here is just my first project of what is sure to be many altered dictionary page projects.

Quick Quotes chalks used to distress the dictionary page:

This is my favorite tag of the three I made. I inked the tag generously with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink  .  Layered a piece of dictionary page and then a generously inked doily in Latte.  I inked the small Petaloo flower in Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  The larger flower and the entire card are edged with Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I added some blue seam binding for the ribbon.


Other ingredients:
Petaloo flowers and leaf
seam binding

For this tag, I used the same dictionary page and diecuts from Gypsy Road paper. I used a stylus on the back of the flowers to distress before chalking them with Quick Quotes Powder Puff inks.  I added some heavy decorative metal brads.


Other ingredients:
metal brads

This tag does not use the dictionary page but an inked doilie.  I used Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalking Ink generously on the doily and the tag which was first covered with Alton 300 paper. The flowers are made from Alton 100 paper.


Other products:
Spellbinders Spiral blossoms die
Radiant Rain mist Ice
Recollections flourish bling
sheer ribbon

Here are all three tags and the covered backs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap May 20th Sketch with washi tape

I just loved how this card turned out!  I don't think the pictures do it justice!  I made double use of this one, too!  I had the card sketch and then I signed up for a small card swap using washi tape...I think this fit the bill perfectly!

Here's the Sketch N Scrap sketch:

Close up of the butterfly:

Close up of the Petaloo flower:

Tattered Angels mist in Twinkle Yellow
DCWV glitter paper
CTMH Kudos stamps
Mix'd Media Peridot ink
washi tape
K & Co butterfly
Petaloo Dahlias in Teastained Teal

thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't for get my May Blog Candy and my current challenge, use 3 of the same embellishment!  There are plenty of more chances to win at Sketch N Scrap this month!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Around the World Blog Hop

 Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime! Pack your bags! Get those passports ready!
We are about to embark on a trip Around the World!
You should have arrived from Haidee.
If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop!

She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!

 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 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Your destinations await you! Bon Voyage!

My layout is of snorkeling in Jamaica.  I used Kiwi Lane templates and my Cricut to create the title.


The Paper Loft Island Sun papers and words
Kiwi LaneL Cedar Trails 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B; Paradise 1, 3; Clara lane 2A, 2B
9Quick Quotes inks: Sunset, Sky Blue, Rusty Nail and Seafoam
Cricut font
Spellbinders leaf dies

Up next is La-Vie

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie (Greece)-
2. Madge (Ireland)-

I would like to enter this in the following challenge: