Friday, July 31, 2015

OWH #3 Fun with Embossing folders

Another day, another Operation Write Home card.  We made 20 of this design.  The first one is mine and the latter two where made by my friends, one of which is also a Marine mom.   I thought this was the "fun" card since my friends (sisters) got to use the Sizzix Big Shot!

various embossing folders
Stampin Up Sassy Salutations
various ribbon
various bling and gens
Echo Park Walking on Sunshine Cream/Blue paper
Martha Stewart Geranium ink
Adirondack Denim ink
Stampin Up Summer Sun ink
Quick Quotes blue jean chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

OWH card #2 with Graphic 45 and Close to My Heart Typed Note

Today, I have card #2 from my Operation Write Home project.  The first card is my example and the other three were made by my friends from my example.  I had all the papers cut but left the sentiment to be their choice.

various Graphic 45 papers
Close to My Heart Typed Note stamp set
Spellbinders Label Thirty-eight
7 gypsies paper tape
SU black lace
Stickers and buttons with floss
Recollections Vintage Black ink
Creative Memories square punch
cream card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Operation Write Home Last Hoorah!

I am not sure if every one is aware but Operation Write Home is ceasing operations at the end of this year.  The last date to accept cards is August 1.  I have been meaning to send cards forever, so with the end in sight, I had to get it done.  I enlisted the help of some friends and had a little party at my home.  I designed several cards and prepared all the pieces for my friends to assemble.  I tried to leave some creativity in each design.  There was always a choice of sentiment that my friends stamped.

This is the first card I designed.  I found the base at Michael's in a 10 pack with envelopes on clearance.  OWH wants to limit each design to 30, so I purchased 3 packs.  OWH also advised some kraft papers may be too dark to write on with a pencil if that is all the service member has available.  Therefore each of these is lined with the same die cut shape inside but larger and solid card stock.  The cut was made on the Cricut.  Sorry, I cannot remember which cartridge.  I picked the shape because it closely resembled the Stampin Up punch and stamp set I used.

I thought my friends would have fun with the washi.  I stuck with oranges, reds, and tans as washi colors.

I made these two cards but the cards with this design were completed by Nikki and her daughter Abbi.  Her son Drew is a Marine stationed in Japan.  

Stampin Up tiny bracket punch
various washi tape
QQ tahiti chalking ink
Ranger Spring Floral ink
SU white confetti paper
SU stamped sentiment
Coordinations paper
and wood grain paper
Cricut cut

Here is all the cards bundled by them ready to go to OWH:

We made 87 total cards!

I will be featuring some others I designed for OWH shortly.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

T is for Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Scrapbook page swap with Cricut and Kiwi Lane

These are a couple of pages I made for a page swap with partner.  Unfortunately, I never received my pages.  It is quite disappointed after putting all this effort into her pages. We were to make two pages since she only sent two pics that didn't really seem to flow, I created two different pages.

Cricut Art Nouveau font letters
CM Cranberry paper
WRMK fog paper
WRMK Inked Rose orange wash
Cricut Folk Art cuts
Black and White Card stock
Kiwi Lane template Bracket 3
bling, glitter stickers
Quick Quote Midnight Confession ink

Second page:

Kiwi Lane templates:  Sweetheart 2, 2T; Tags 1, 1T; Clara Lane 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
American Craft card stock, paper and flair
Echo Park Sunshine blue/cream paper
Recollections chip board button
burlap ribbon
CM Blueberry letters
QQ Blue Jeans, Fushia, Buttercup, Jumbo Java inks

thank for stopping by!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grillin' and Chillen' Blog Hop

For the Christmas in July Blog Hop please go here, thanks!

Welcome to the Grillin' and Chillen' Blog Hop. If you have came from Denise's Craft Confectionery then you are right on track. If not please jump on over to Lisa's blog our hostess for this hop so you don't miss any of the stops along the way.

This blog hop is a one day blog hop that is jammed pack full of some amazing projects. We have had so much fun creating this hop and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with cook outs and BBQ themes and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way.

We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this hop! 

Our first sponsor is SVG Attics. 

They will be sponsoring a $15.00 Gift Card for the SVG Attic store. 

Our second sponsor is ScrappyDew.

 They will be sponsoring a $20.00 Gift Card for the ScrappyDew store.

Today I have created for you a manly card using some Cricut cuts.  The grill is from Independence Day:  Celebrate and the steak and dad are from Block Party.  I replaced the "glass" with a brad of a "glass".

close up of the grill and steak

close up of dad and his drink...grillin' and chillen'!

Cricut carts:  Independence Day: Celebrate and Block Party
American Craft Sunflower weave paper
Bazzil, and various other card stocks
Little Yellow Bicycle Vintage Summer printed paper
eyelet outlet summer drink brad
Creative Memories grass sticker

I am going to leave this for my husband while I am away as a Just Because card!

Next up is Madge in her Scrappin' Lounge!

Don't forget to comment and follow each blog for a chance to win!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 1 of the 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to

and she is giving away 

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).

Please email Debra with your order to receive the proper discount.

Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from 
Sharondalyn's blog

And now for my project.  I recently purchased this Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint stamp and die set on clearance.  I could not wait to use it!  I searched on Pinterest and this is the first card that popped up and there was a tutorial!  I did do a bit of my own thing but was excited to experiment with the Tim Holtz Distress Stains that I recently acquired.  She said move the ink around with your finger....well, my fingers are still blueish green!  I didn't have the Tim Holtz papers or the same distress colors but I am pleased with how it turned out.

I did dye the lace with Tim Holtz Distress stain mermaid lagoon that was not part of the tutorial.

Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint Die and Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  Mermaid Lagoon, Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress glitter Rock Candy
Glossy Accents
Staz on Timber Brown
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
lace dyed with Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress markers:  Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and American Crafts Rouge stampin marker
papers from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is 

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/26x until 7/26x until 7/26x until 7/27x until 7/28x until 7/28x until 7/28x until 7/29x until 7/31x until 8/2x until 8/3x

Quick Quotes July Club Q Second Installment

Alicia here today with more of the Quick Quotes July Club Q.  I just could not stop playing with all the wonderful goodies inside.  I made another layout of my grandfather's military photos with this month's sketch.

Here's the sketch:

Close up:


Other ingredients:
Bella Blvd chipboard letters
washi tape
Creative Memories border maker
Stampin Up punch

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I also made a couple of mini albums with summer picnic recipes inside. I found the pinwheels included in the kit very easy to make and completely adorable.

                                                             Quick Quotes July Club Q

Other ingredients:
Spellbinders labels thirty-two

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges: until 7/29x

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Red, White and Blue Sketch N Scrap card sketch with Little Yellow Bicycle Vintage Summer papers

Good Monday Morning!  Today is Sketch N Scrap's last sketch of the month.  I enjoyed the sketch, simple and delightful!

Here's the sketch!

Kiwi Lane template bracket 2
CTMH Just to say sentiment
Creative Memories star punches
Little Yellow Bicycle paper Vintage Summer
SU Not Quite Navy ink
SU modern label punch
Colorbox Warm Red ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!