Friday, July 3, 2015

Guest Designer at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Hello Everyone,

Happy Friday! Today is exciting because I am Guest Designer at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. After Lisa posted last week that she was looking for guest designers I jumped at the opportunity to create and share these amazing files.  

For my first project I created a birthday shaker card using three different svg cutting files.

I used the Flamingos in Love file (and a present from the Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge). A 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon bow that ties all the colors together was adhered in the upper left corner.

 Stitched Shapes file makes an awesome mat.

 I cut numerous (about 14) Photo Frames 1 and glued them together carefully stacking each one on top of the other. White sequins were placed under the clear transparency cover, so they will move freely.

For my second project I created a Patriotic tag for a jar of Sixlets. I used the Patriotic Balloon and Made with Love Tag files.

Every tag needs a giant bow! I used red ribbon, Martha Stewart bakers twine, and blue craft thread. Then a white star button finishes it off!
Other Challenges:

Be sure to stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to get your freebie today!

Happy early Independence Day if you live in the USA.
Stay Creative,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's Sweet to Use a Sketch

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thursday! Hope all is well. Carri and I were crafting together again last night (well...we actually are on opposite sides of the country and in completely different time zones), but we texted and decided to use our Cameos for this cute svg cut. 

I used the following sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. All the papers were from my over-sized scrap box! That is the one area that is NOT organized. It would take me DAYS to sort through the box and even try to figure out what to do with it all. I rather use that time for something else!

The cute smiling ice cream is from Miss Kate Cuttables. I went with patriotic colors for the ice cream (blueberry or blue raspberry flavor), white sprinkles, and a red cherry. The cone is kraft paper. 

The stamped sentiment is from Cardz TV "Make a Wish" set. I cut the pennant myself and added a red star button with a blue craft thread bow tied on the backside.

Other Challenges:

Hope you enjoy your long weekend if you have one!
 Stay Creative,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Share your Craft Space Challenge Reminder

Hello Crafty Friends,

Wow, it's Wednesday already! What a week! Today I am sharing my craft space again to remind you to stop by Carri's at DoubleClick for our blog hop/challenge. The new design team is sharing their craft space before we begin weekly crafting challenges.

 Here is a collage of my craft space...
With limited space I have to keep my supplies organized...that is important! Finding what you need and knowing where to look, so you can spend more time creating! 
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I have a small table, but I do keep both my die-cutting machines and tools readily available. 

Now it is your turn! If you haven't shared yet, what are you waiting for. Don't worry...there is no judging! We just want to see what works for you and share ideas that others can use!
Blog Candy...
Rules to be entered for the DoubleClick blog candy
Must be a follower of all blogs in the hop  (there are 6)
Leave a comment on all design team members posts showing their craft space
Come back here and tell me that you did!
US residents only (sorry due to high shipping fees)

I will also be offering some crafty treats!
I will be making a surprise bundle that you will be sure to enjoy!

The line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Carri from DoubleClick
Terri from Waving my Wand
Kim from Cupcakes, Cards and Kim
Georgiana from Carson's Creations (That's me)
Taunya from Daisies Girl (Next)
Payel from Cardmaking with BeauMonde Designs

Now, I hope you will share your craft "spot" at DoubleClick Skittles. Be sure to check out the other Design Team members craft rooms and share your thoughts! Your next stop along the hop is...Tauyna.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hello...Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Everyone!

 Happy Tuesday! Sorry to be posting a little late today. My daughter and I toured the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, which was the first of three college visits this summer. She is going to be a Senior in the Fall and we are starting that process of where to go. Our next tour is in two week and we will be going to University of Florida in Gainesville. 

Even though I am a little late... I am still sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Hope you will join us this week!

This Week's Challenge...
Anything Goes...the absolute best since you can show your creativity!

Here is my Design Team project...
I saw a sketch that was similar to this, but I changed it slightly.

I have been wanting to use this floral pattern paper, but wasn't sure when or how (thought it might be to dark for summer) and when I received this Rouge 3 Girl JAM ribbon (Victorian Dream Bundle) I knew I could make it work. I found the big pink flower from Hobby Lobby in my stash. The flag was cut with a We R Memory Keepers die and stamped with a Bo Bunny stamp.

Then I added tiny pink gems to all the flowers on the paper to make it sparkle.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. The other design team members have created a wide variety of projects. Be sure to check them out today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Monday, June 29, 2015

More Die-Cut Negatives with Watercolors, Pt 2

Hello Everyone!

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe it is the end of June and July will be upon us in just a couple days. Although it is raining here, it has been a marvelous day. My daughter and I ran a few errands this morning and one stop was Hobby Lobby so I could us a gift card I received at the end of the school year. I chose a few Spare Parts embellishments on sale for 50% off and I let my daughter pick out a package of my new favorite...Ranger Distress Inks mini pads. : ) I also found a small, but fun storage case to hold them (see below). 

Today's project is a continuation from yesterday...die-cut negatives with watercolors. I wanted to have a couple thank you cards in my stash and I used two other color inks.
(Click on picture to enlarge.)
 First, I used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge to cut out Thanks. Then I used dusty concord and spiced marmalade inks to create the watercolor backgrounds/splatter.

I found a piece of dark purple card stock in my scrap box to use for the back layer. Butterflies and sequins were added for a bit of pizzazz.

When we returned home we decided we better look to see what colors I have and what colors I still need...I don't want any more duplicates if it can be avoided. I found this color chart on-line and printed a copy for my binder. Easy to check off and search for future colors. I already know I want mowed lawn, salty ocean, festive berries, and a few others!

Here is the Tim Holtz storage container I bought. It holds 12 mini pads, and I only have 8 so far (I also have 8 large pads). I did see another package I wanted, so it will be full soon! How do you store your ink pads? How many do you have?

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Die-Cut Negatives with Watercolors, Pt 1

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by at Carson's Creations again. I have been fortunate to have some extra time during the last couple days (no training, no yard work, only a little laundry, etc.), so I have been able to get crafty! I have been wanting to try so many different techniques and honestly...I forget what they are since I have seen so many fabulous projects. Well, I decided to start a list and cross off each technique or style as I try. Here is one that can now be crossed off! Yippee!

My project that I am sharing today consists of die-cut negatives and watercolors.
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First, I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge to cut out the sentiment at 8".

Then using Strathmore watercolor paper and Ranger Distress Inks I created the background. I used peacock feathers and mustard seed ink colors. Once it dried I decided to splatter some ink on the top. A couple yellow enamel dots and a present sticker to finish it.

On this next card I used the die-cut from the above negative, but changed the ink colors. I used Ranger picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed inks.

White sequins with a pink tint and another present sticker sit on top of a Swiss Dot embossed frame.

Have you tried using watercolors? What is your favorite technique? Do you prefer inks, paints, or pencils? I am not done learning, so if you have a recommendation, please share! Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 2.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3 Girl JAM July Challenge ~ Anything Goes with Ribbon

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by! Today I am sharing a new 3 Girl JAM monthly challenge with hopes that you will join us. 

This Month's Challenge...
Anything Goes with Ribbon
What an opportunity...create any type of project with any type of ribbon and link it up for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the 3 Girl JAM store.

 Here is my Design Team project...
I created a treat box with a scallop flap. The Silhouette Design Store favor box (Design ID #37556 ) is by Lori Whitlock. It is one cut (I used my Cameo) with all the lines scored...easy to fold and adhere. The front flap tucks in and re-opens, so you can get your treat inside.

I used  3 Girl JAM Raspberry crinkle ribbon from the Summer Harvest bundle. Little green flowers and raspberry gems match the DCWV Cherry Limeade paper nicely.

The stamped sentiment on the tag and candies are both from Jaded Blossom. The stamp set is called Craft On. I had to tell my daughter what RAK stood for...she had no idea it meant Random Act of Kindness.

 SPECIAL NOTE:  When you place an order in July, you can add the Summer Harvest bundle for just $1! Use coupon code July to get this great deal at 3 Girl JAM!

Hope you will join us at 3 Girl JAM with your newest "Anything Goes with Ribbon" project. Can't wait to see what you create!

Anything Goes with Ribbon
June 27th - July 31st
Prize ~ $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl JAM shop

Stay Creative,