Tuesday, October 15, 2019

So Sweet bee card using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to today's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge sketch.  I love this week's sketch and the vast versatility!  I have been wanting to use this background paper ever since I purchased it as part of a kit.  The kit is really fantastic and I can't wait to use more of it.  

 


 Here is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



 When I saw this sketch I wanted to try another shape besides squares and the hex's worked perfectly with the bee theme.  To create this card I used the following steps:
  1.  Recollections precut card base 5"x 7"
  2. Cut background paper 4.5"x 6.5"
  3. Die cut and emboss four pieces golden Distress card stock with hex dies
  4. Die cut and emboss four pieces black paper with stitched hex dies
  5. Die cut sentiment from golden Distress card stock
  6. Ink edges of all paper with chalking ink
  7. Add bee stickers to center of golden die cut hexes
  8. Add lace ribbon to bottom of printed paper and trim off excess
  9. Add flower with brad in center to ribbon strip
  10. Adhere sentiment below ribbon strip with glue
  11. Layer and adhere hexes to top section of card
  12. Add a writing panel inside




Ingredients:
Recollections card and envelope
Spellbinders Phrases set one
Stitched Hexagon nesting die 7 count
Creative Memories Stickers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
Flower, brad, and lace ribbon
Distress card stock and various papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/10/use-black-lot-or-little.html until 10/30

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/10/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html until 10/31

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, October 14, 2019

Elmo's Happy Halloween

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge.  This challenge is all about PUMPKINS. I designed a card for my nephew using Mini Monsters and Sesame Street Celebrations.



I cut the images a bit too large.  I had to trim off some of the spider web but it did give me an opportunity to dig out some of those card and envy packs from Michael's.  I have all the basic colors but for the most part make my own A2 cards.  So this was an great time to pull out the larger cards to use as my base.



I am a big fan of inking all my edges. Sometimes it might look a little messy but for the most part I like the dimension and depth it gives such precisely cut pieces with my 
Cricut.


Ingredients:
Cricut Mini Monster and Sesame Street Celebrations cartridges
misc papers and card stock
Recollections 5x7 card base
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for taking a look today and don't forget to play along at Bitten by the Bug 2!

Alicia

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Space Invader Blog Hop



Thank you for joining us for  
SPACE INVADER BLOG HOP


This is a blog hop featuring our adorable alien friends from outer space! Who doesn't want to explore the Galaxy?

You should have arrived from Connie
if not,
 Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!
Sandy is offering one lucky winner this awesome Halloween prize package! Wohoo!





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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/16/19 at
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Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I used my Cricut to create this out of this world card.  The cartridge is Simple Pop-Up cards.  I added a few different details to make this one my own.  I used a metallic silver paper on the back side for the UFO.  I also used a different color paper for the mouth, dots and eyes.  










I could let the front be plain although there is no comparison to the great detail of the inside.  I double layered some die cut stitched rectangles with a border punched strip of green coordinating with the inside colors.  I used the negatives from the border punch to sprinkle on the front.  I even used a few on the outside of the envelope also cut with my Cricut to fit perfect.



Ingredients:
Cricut Simple Pop-Up cards
Our Daily Bread Designs Double stitched rectangle dies
Spellbinders phrase set two
OMFL starry night border maker cartridge
brushed metallic card stock
yellow shimmer card stock
misc other papers/card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
various inks


Be sure to hop over to my crafty friend  Sandy!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Thank you card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I decided to use use a previously created distress ink background and some lovely old stickers.  I turned the sketch and used a die cut sentiment.



Here is this week's sketch:



Another look at this soft sweet card.  I used some old Creative Memories laser cut butterfly and bug stickers.  They are very intricate and worked great with the soft background.





Ingredients:
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle
Distress inks
Creative Memories stickers
enamel dots

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sunflowers & Scarecrows: Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge.  This challenge is about sunflowers, scarecrows, and/or crows.  That's a lot of fall fun!  I created two cards, one featuring a sunflower and one with a scarecrow.





Ingredients:
Art Nouveau Cricut cart
Karen Burniston Word Set 1 - Greetings
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle
misc card stock including metallic copper
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma Powderpuff Chalking ink

I would like to enter this int he following challenge:



My second card seemed pretty simple so I dressed it up with some splatters of brownish shimmer ink.


Cheerful Seasons




Ingredients:
Cheerful Seasons Cricut cart
Spellbinders scalloped oval die
Tutti Stitched Nesting Ovals
Tattered Angels shimmer mist
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma Powderpuff Chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for taking a look today and don't forget to play along at Bitten by the Bug 2!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Welcome, Baby Shaker card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello and welcome to my latest inspiration for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #334.  I made a welcome card for a baby.  I spent my time decorating with The Robyn's Nest drops, although they don't look that straight in the photos.


Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts challenge blog.


I created this card with the following steps:
  1. Cut a window with double stitched rectangle dies leaving a nice stitched window. 
  2. Cut the patterned paper background 4.20" x 5.5", with just a little room inside for the fold.
  3. Layer acetate behind the window.
  4.  Layer foam around the inside edge, add confetti and adhered the patterned paper.
  5. Cut the sentiment with Cricut Maker and adhere across front of window.
  6. Arrange drops around outside edge of window.




A close up of the card.



Ingredients:
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle die
The Robyn's Nest Tear Drops and Dew Drops
Cricut Signature Script font
acetate and various card stock and patterned paper
Zoo Baby confetti

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Free Time Fun is going to the Zoo!  The Cincinnati Zoo is only a couple of miles away from my home and is one of the best zoos in the country.


Hop on over and join in this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, September 16, 2019

Grandparent's Day with Bitten By the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to Bitten By the Bug 2's Grandparent's Day Challenge.  In looking at photos for this challenge, I found this great old photo of my grandparents at the beach...so 50's.  So images from the Suburbia Cricut cartridge were perfect!  I used the man and woman in swimsuits, the surfboard, the beach title and the retro glasses.


I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap.


I punched card stock a couple of times and layered to create a shadow for my shape.  The first time I cut the man's suit and towel in the patterned paper but it was too busy.  I switched up and used this dusty blue Distress Core'dinations card stock.


The sunglasses were my favorite part to cut.  I must admit I lost one of the tiny details.  So I cut it several more times, now I have a few pairs for the next project.




Ingredients:
Suburbia Cricut cartidge
The Storytellers Club papers and die cuts
Stampin Up Badge punch
card stock including Bazzill and Core'dinations

Thanks so much for stopping by and play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2 for this challenge!

Alicia

Friday, September 13, 2019

Movie Night Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
MOVIE NIGHT BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring our favorite movies or inspired by the movie theme! So grab your popcorn and favorite soda pop and let us take you to the movies!

You should have arrived from Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!


Connie is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift card to Hobby Lobby! Wohoo!
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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9/18/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

My family doesn't go out to the movies very often, but I do love to watch a good movie.  My husband makes fun of all the old black and white movies I watch, asking why I like all those TCM movies.  My love of old movies began when I grew up outside of Atlanta watching TBS, basically these same old movies on the weekend.  My favorite was always Some like it hot.  I actually own it so I can see it any time. 


To create my layout I took the following steps:

  • Ink edges of all pieces to start as as you go along
  • Layer Movie acetate over 12x12 white card stock
  • Cut Starring Role paper into strips, I cut the film roll and the starring role strips, also a tiny strip of film roll numbers for vertical layer
  • Fussy cut stars from Starring Role paper
  • Layer photo on white card stock with 1/8" border 
  • Cut 10" white strip to layer behind photo and use as journal strip
  • Place strip of black bling along bottom of film strip paper across top of page
  • Pierce holes for fancy brads
  • Scatter multiple sizes of clear bling to highlight photo and star cluser

Here's a photo of my cluster:


A close up of my journaling.


Ingredients:
Momento It's Showtime Starring Role paper and Movie Acetate 
Karen Foster fancy brads
Recollections bling
white card stock and black pen


Be sure to hop over to Cathie!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


I used the Sept 1 Sketch from Sketches in Thyme which I rotated.


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



Thanks for stopping by today!

Alicia



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Creative Memories Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Time for my next inspiration card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I have a few weddings coming up and I have used up most of my stash.  I used the Creative Memories Enchanted Power palette as part of my wedding album and find the colors have a fresh bright elegance.



Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This week I turned the sketch to suit my design.  


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Stampin Up using white ink and powder on black paper.  I used the coordinating punch for a precious cut.  I layered three flowers from the CM collection.  The sticker border was also part of the CM collection.



My card is A2, therefore, I cut my base patterned paper to 4 1/8'x5 3/8" leaving a small white border, I inked all my edges so it is no longer exactly white.  I layered my sticker border and washi tape on the background before I adhered it to my card base for a perfect fit.  It is so easy to snip off any excess prior to adhesion.  I layered the flower and placed a gem in the center.  I inked all the flower edges, too.  I used pop dots behind the sentiment.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Enchanted Power Palette including papers, sticker ribbon,  and flowers
Stampin Up Label Love sentiment and coordinating punch
Recollections Snow embossing powder and gem
washi tape from my stash
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff Chalking ink


Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thanks for stopping by today

Alicia

Monday, September 2, 2019

Miss Kate Cuttables-Get Outside! Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

Welcome to Bitten By the Bug 2's latest challenge, today in the United State we celebrate Labor Day.  As most American's celebrate the day off and the extra long weekend with some outdoor festivities, the challenge for the next two weeks is to use your Cricut machine to Get Outside!  This theme leaves a lot of room for variety such as camping, hiking, swimming, boating, outdoor sporting events or concerts, a picnic or BBQ, or family reunion.  In Cincinnati, we have an annual fireworks display on Sunday night before Labor Day.

I have created a card using some Miss Kate Cuttables images.


The bear was just too cute to put in the tent.  I had to cut the outline three times with different papers until I found one that stayed strong, Bazzill.




Ingredients:
Miss Kate Cuttables  Mountain Range and Bear with tent
Stamplorations die cut Be Kind
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched rectangle dies
Cosmo Cricket S'more Love 8x8 paper stack
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
misc card stock including Bazzill

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 for the next two weeks.

Alicia