Monday, May 10, 2021

Miss Kate Cuttables Graduation Owl Congrats for Bitten by the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 Graduation challenge.  I used some Cricut and some Miss Kate Cuttables images.  I had cut this owl before and I actually cut two of them. One with a tie and one without.


The white collar didn't seem to fit correctly.  On this version I fussy cut my own.  So this one looks a little different.


If you look closely, you can see who the white collar is a little different. There's a little bit of brown showing between the gown and collar on this one. It just bothered me.

Ingredients:
Cricut 3 Birds Life's a Party
Miss Kate Cuttables Graduation Owl
Creative Memories Black & White Power palette
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Play along with us at Bitten by the Bug 2 Graduation challenge for the next two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia



Thinking of you for Mother's Day

Hello dear readers, I waited until the day after to reveal the Mother's Day card I sent to my mom.  I thought the butterflies were perfect for this holiday.  However, this could be a great pick me up card for any occasion.  Any PIvot Card Die set can help you create a wow factor card easily. This die cut mechanism is just about the simplest to make, just line it up on your crease with one pass through your machine.  All this is left is to decorate.


I used the complimentary Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Accessory dies to help accessorize the card. I used a flourish stamp to lightly add some interest to the shimmer cover stock I used for the base.  The thicker the base the better the pivot mechanism will endure.


I added bling to the antenna and the centers of the flowers.  I used more shimmer paper and pretty prints for additional decorative cuts.  I finished off the card with a die cut sentiment.


Products from the Dies R Us Store:




other ingredients:
The Paper Studio flourish stamps
Quick Quotes powderpuff chalking ink
shimmer papers
Creative Memories printed paper
glitter and misc card stock
gems

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.

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Alicia



Monday, May 3, 2021

Karen Burniston Triple Flip and Amy Design Friendly Frogs for Dies R Us

Hello dear readers, I was so excited to get a new die set with movement that I began working with it immediately.  I recently received the Karen Burniston Triple Flip die set.  I have all sorts of ideas swimming in my head but I started with my other new dies from the Amy Design Friendly Frogs collection.  There were so many frogs from which to choose, it was easy to fill all the panels on the triple flip.


I found it super easy to assemble with the help of  Karen Burniston's Triple Flip Assembly video.  One of the tips I took from the video was to use foam tape to back the flip panel.  This allowed for plenty of room for the flip to happen behind the scene.  I also cut and inlaid the arrow from a scrap piece of the patterned paper. Another option is to add washy tape between the layers instead of leaving an empty arrow.


I used the same scalloped frame in each panel but the set has a few different combinations from which to create.  The smaller frogs are from the Amy Design Friendly Frogs - Frog Frame die set.


I used the Karen Burniston Party Border Blends to add interest across the top.  I also sprinkled some jewels in the border.


I stamped a one of kind sentiment with an alpha stamp set.  This card is already in the mail to my nephew whom we plan to visit later this month.  Adults are impressed with kinetic cards but I have a feeling my nephew will play with this card.  Good thing it is designed with reinforcements in all the mechanical areas.  I think it will last through hundreds of flips.

I stamped the water across the bottom using the Amy Design Friendly Frogs-Clear Stamps.


Dies R Us store products used:






other products:
Creative Memories Jewel Power Palette
Mason Row Pegz American Typewriter Alpha stamp set
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
purple card stock
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


(new dies/Creative Memories paper VERY OLD/Stamp set also old)






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.

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Alicia



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Stampin Up Happy b-day with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Good day, it's time again for another sketch inspirations for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This week I used some Quick Quotes papers and Stampin Up stamps and inks.


A close up of my stamping.  I used a mix of stamp sets.


Here is the sketch:


I found myself in need of several birthday cards recently so I made several different versions of this one.  I alternated the color of the sentiment and rotated colors of candles and balloons.


I also tried different die cuts for the white panels.  I used some stitched, some plain and some with more detail.





Ingredients:
Stampin Up Cycle Celebration, Balloon Celebration and Pretty Petites stamps
Stampin Up Petite Curly and Balloon Bouquet punch
Stampin Up inks:  Real Red, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery
Peacock Feathers Distress ink
Close to My Heart Sorbet ink
Quick Quotes Secret Garden 101 paper
Spellbinders Artist Trading Cards, Large Label Fifty-nine and Classic Rectangle Small dies
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangles

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday night.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia


Monday, April 26, 2021

Cricut Mandalorian cards for Bitten By the Bug's Star Wars/Stars challenge

Welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2's Star Wars or Stars challenge.  I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  I created an entire 8.5 x 11" page of galaxy background, so you are sure to see some more galaxy cards in the future.  For this first card, I popped a super cute cut of the child.  


Ingredients:
Cricut Star Wars Star Wars:  The Child cut
Distress Oxides: Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin
Smooch vanilla shimmer mist
Kindred Stamps Galactic Sidekicks sentiment
misc papers

My second card is from another image set, Rise of Skywalker.  My husband wants this on a tee shirt.

Ingredients:
Cricut Rise of Skywalker cut
misc papers including chalkboard card stock

And my last card, I love it but it's not exactly as planned.  I know how to improve it, for one use green's instead of blues. I just went with the Cricut default colors because it looked sleek, but in reality I think it would have looked better in green shades.  I also used blue vellum, I just liked the color. 


After assembling the cut, I decided it would look really cool with light shining through. But how could light shine through on a card?  Well make the card out of acetate.  Here is a shot with the light behind the cut.  I stamped the sentiment in Staz-On because that is the ink that works on acetate.   


Ingredients:
Cricut Star Wars Star Wars:  The Child cut
Kindred Stamps Galactic Fighters sentiment
Midnight Blue Staz On ink
acetate, vellum, shimmer paper, chalkboard cardstock and other papers
black ink on edges

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







You have until May 10 at 7 AM EST to join us at Bitten by the Bug 2's Star Wars or Stars challenge.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Creative Memories Jewel Power Palette with Sketches in Thyme

Hello and welcome to my monthly scrapbook layout for Sketches in Thyme.  I took a break from my nephew as my subject matter and moved to travel.  I recently created a mini for my friends in the photo.  We went to visit since we didn't make it to their wedding on Valentine's Day.  So I had the group shot as a leftover from their album, I decided to print a few more in black and white from that day and make a pretty page for myself.


Here's the sketch:


The photos sure look striking in black and white.  My software had a few choices of black and white.  I chose the "television" version.  I use Forever's Historian.


Historian used to a Creative Memories software.  Can you tell I used to be a consultant?  I found these papers in my stash and thought they were nice with the black and white photos.


I had to really dig to find this clear sticker.  I love them.  I love how you can layer them on top of almost anything.  Here I was pressed for space and needed the sentiment to overlap.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Jewel Power Palette and Travel addition
Zig Brown pen
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Don't forget to play along over at 
Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month. This is the last sketch of the month, so there's several chances to play along.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia





Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Kindred Stamps You're Dope 4:20 card

Hello and happy 4:20! I have another Kindred Stamps card today.  I pretty much used Kindred Stamps and Distress ink products on this project. 


A close up.


Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Dope stamp set and Pot Leaf Stencil
alcohol markers
Distress Oxide inks
Pierced Circle dies

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:




Thanks for stopping by today.

Alicia

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello, it's my turn again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  This week I a pretty set of birthday cards using Graphic 45 papers and stamps.  This green one was my first and favorite.


 
A close up.


Here is the sketch for this week:


I should have found a coordinating paper for the outer mat of the sentiment here instead of the same solid color.  I was in a hurry and didn't think it through.


This stamp has a distressed font.


On the final card, I was in such a hurry not only did I use the same paper for the mat again but I smeared the ink because I used a pigment instead of the dye I used for the others.


Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Celebrate 1 stamps
Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 6x6 paper
Stampin Up Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral inks
Anna Griffin Chocolate pigment ink
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circles
ribbon and sequins

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:



You can play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge until Sunday evening.


Thanks so much for reading today.

Alicia