Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Scared Silly...Atlantic Hearts Challenge

Happy All Hallows Eve!  My favorite holiday.  I used some cute Cricut cuts and this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  

Here's the sketch:

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Cricut Mini Monsters
Creative Memories Halloween paper tape
Close to My Heart Frightfully fun sentiment
bat sticker
misc papers, card stock and glitter card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Third place

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lasting Memories November Guest Designer

Good morning, I am so excited to be a guest designer this month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog.  This month's theme is all about recipes.  I loved the challenge of mixing it all together.  I am still working on my wedding album so these will all be of my wedding.  Let's get started with my first layout!

3 patterned papers
background stamping
punched shape
puffy stickers
your own handwriting

I found the puffy sticker the hardest element.  I did find these old Creative Memories stickers that are raised.  My punched shape is the fleur de lis.  

I don't often stamp on my layouts but this was fun.  I randomly stamped this image with Distress Oxide Black Soot on the left hand side of the paper.

Distress Oxide Black Soot ink
Creative Memories Divine power palette including papers, paper ribbon, and stickers
Kiwi Lane Large Bracket template
die cut flower girl
card stock
Spellbinders label die

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Rock til you Drop! Altered Altoid Tin

Good morning!  Today I am showing off another altered Altoid tin.  This one was made for a friend's 40th birthday.  I used Cricut cuts, charms, and some old Rusty Pickle papers.

It's mostly "metal" colors of black and silver, but I wanted to add a pop of color so I asked her favorite...her response Kentucky Blue.  

I  used lots of die cuts, maual and electronic.  I added fancy fibers instead of plain ribbon.

When I began to gather the photos of which I printed many, I noticed a reoccurring theme, many of the photos my dear friend is using this hand gesture (she is also sticking out her tongue in most of them as well)...so I went with it and almost all of these pics have her throwing horns.  I have used the Cricut Rock Princess for this image before, so I knew exactly which images I need to bring this mini together.

My dear friend is also a former smoker and Altoids are her replacement addiction.  She actually gave me this tin and about 15 others to make more!

I doubled the inside pages from previous tin's I have completed.  So I kept the inside pretty free from lumpy embellishments.

I also created a custom box for my mini.  I used my Crafters Companion Ultimate scoring tool for the first time.  It was very easy and I will be pulling this out a lot more in the future.

Cricut Rock Princess cart
Crafter's Companion Ultimate tool
Altoid tin
Rusty Pickle papers
misc papers and card stock
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies
misc other dies and punches

Friday, October 27, 2017

Truly, Madly, Deeply...Creative Memories Divine wedding layout

Good morning, dear readers.  I forgot to post this layout from the Creative Memories Virtual Crop last month.  I hadn't journalled at the time I created the layout but since have. 

Here's the sketch:

12 x 12 Sketches - Page 001

Divine Power palette
card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Hauntings: Quick Quotes and Canon Halloween cards

Happy Hauntings, Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today with some quick and easy Halloween cards.  I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to print out various Halloween images.  I cut them out and layered them with Quick Quotes papers from several different collections.

This first card uses a super creepy stack of skulls I printed and paired with papers from the 49 Shades of Grey collection. I printed many different images on 8.5x11" piece of Canon High Definition paper.  The image details printed so well on this specialty paper.  I printed this particular image twice.  I used the second print to cut out individual skulls and layer them at different levels.

I made a few other cards using printables, papers, stamps, gems, die cuts and ribbons.

I would like to note that this last card was sent to a little boy requesting Halloween cards as he fights a battle with cancer.  If you would like more information, here is a link to his Facebook page.

Quick Quotes products used:

Canon products:
Canon High Definition paper 8.5x11

other products used:
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched rectangle die
Stampin Up punch
Tim Holtz dies
stamps from Art Impressions, Inkadinkado Creepy Crawly, and Close to My Heart Frightfully Fun
various digital images from Creative Memories, Scrapgirls and more
sequins and enamel dots

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oxide Wedded Bliss card set

Hello, I have a set of cards I created for a swap today.  The swap was focused on Distress Oxide inks.  It was quite a popular swap and ended up being two groups.  I participated in both groups.  I had so much fun making this set.

First I used various inks to cover the Judikins background stamp and stamped the specialty distress paper.  I then sprayed ever so slightly with a fine mist of water.  I set aside to dry while I made the sentiment labels.

The next day after everything was completely dry I die cut the background pieces.  I then assembled the cards on a lovely shimmer card stock adding fiber and sequins for an elegant look.  As you can imagine each card was a little different but equally beautiful.

Distress Oxide inks:  Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China
Tim Holtz die
Judikins stamp
Stampin Up Tag Talk stamp and punch 
Cucumber melon shimmer card stock
fiber and sequins

Here are some of the cards I received from the swap:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Toadstool Clippings...Atlantic Heart Challenge sketch inspiration

Good morning, today I have my latest inspiration for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I used several different materials to create the image of a bottle.  I even used a sheet of cork to fussy cut the stopper.

Here's the sketch:

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I highlighted the ripples of the corrugated paper with chalking ink.  It's hard to discern but I covered white paper with washi tape and punched out the tag shape. That layer is behind the die cut Toadstool label.  In between those two layers is a layer of Martha Stewart spider web ribbon.

We R label
Martha Stewart spider web ribbon
misc spiders
corrugated paper and cork
washi tape, white card stock and a tag punch
circle punch and Quick Quotes paper

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play with
Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.

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

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2017/10/198-spooky.html until 10/28 C15x

http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-57-i-put-spell-on-you.html until 10/30x

http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-125-anything-goes-with.html  until 10/30x

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quick Quotes Save the Date layout

Good morning, Alicia here today, playing along with this month's Quick Quotes challenge:  Use Memorabilia.  I am currently working on my wedding album.  So I have used my save the date postcards and the original pictures I used for the cards to create a two page layout.

Here's my second page.  I found lots of great die cuts from past kits to mix with current paper collections.  I inked up a chipboard label with Antique Linen  and another one using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink then added a sticker.  I used black brads in the center of all my flowers.  I threw on a few buttons for good measure.

Quick Quotes Products used:

other products:
black brads and buttons
Spellbinders die

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to play along with this month's challenge!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Be Kind...Friendly Forest window card

I made this card a while ago but never added a sentiment.  I recently aquired this Stamplorations Sweet Spring Phrase die that I thought was perfect for the window of my Friendly Forest scene.  

Avery Elle Pierced Cloud die
Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill edge die
Stamploratons Sweet Spring Phrase die
Die-Versions Whispers Musical Tree die
Colrbok Friendly Forest collection papers and stickers
Creative Memories Oval cutting templates

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/trend-week-415-windowpeek-boo-card.html until 10/19x

thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chills and Thrills Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Chills & Thrills
Blog Hop

It's that time of the year when the monsters and ghouls come out to play!
They come knocking on doors in search of sweets!!
Join us as we share some of our fangtastic and  creepy projects with you!
They are sure to make you scream with delight.

You should have arrived from  Ashley's blog.
If not, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this chilling blog hop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

TWO lucky winners will win a $7.99 gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE

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 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


My Minds Eye Lost & Found Halloween 6x6
Recollections Stickers
Judikins Flourish stamp and Mica gloss background
Spellbinders Die D-lites Beautiful Locket
Stampin Up punch
Tim Holtz on the edge ornate die
CTMH Frightfully Fun sentiment
Black Soot Distress ink
vanilla and black glossy card stock

How this gentleman looks from the another angle...


My Minds Eye Lost & Found Halloween 6x6
Recollections Stickers
Tim Holtz die
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Oval dies
Stampin Up and Tim Holtz resin flowers
Tim Holtz Halloween 2 sentiment stamp
Black Soot Distress ink
vanilla and black glossy card stock

Now hop on over to my good friend Sue's blog!

Here's our spooktacular line up in case you get lost:

Don't forget to join our current challenge


Connie Can Crop Challenge #63
 due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!