Saturday, May 23, 2015

3GJ Colors of Summer Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by! I am glad you are joining us today for the 3 Girl JAM Colors of Summer blog hop. The hop is going to feature the 5 new ribbon bundles (shown below).

There will be a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the store as a prize on the 3GJ blog. Just leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win!

You should have come from delightful and creative Dawn, but if you didn't you do not need to worry. You can go to Julie to start at the beginning  or use the line-up that  is included.

Here is my Design Team project...
I made two gift boxes. First, I embossed the clear, plain boxes (3" x 3" x 1") using my Cuttlebug. Then I added the crinkle ribbon and tied the bow. Adding tags and embellishments (a brad, denim flower, and gems) finished up the boxes.

I used Sunshine from the Sunny Meadow Bundle. Don't you love how vibrant and cheerful this yellow is? Sure does brighten your day! The stamped sentiment is from My Craft Spot (Down on the Farm set).

I used Denim Jeans from the Saturday Morning Bundle. The stamped sentiment is Scrappy Moms newest release...More Mini Messages.

Here are ALL five summer bundles! There will be a sale at the 3GJ store from May 23rd to May 25th. Use code: NEWHOP to save 30% off your entire order.

Not only will Julie be giving away a $20 gift certificate to the store, but I have a surprise for one lucky person who leaves a comment. The winner will be announced Wednesday.
Here is the line up:

Now hop on over to Karen to see her Colors of Summer.

Stay Creative,
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Flower Project at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Hope you will join us this week!

This Week's Challenge...
Water a Flower/Use a Flower

Here is my Design Team project...
I wanted to use this candy tube box holder that Julie, the Cricut Chick, shared with me. I found a sunflower as part of the Summer Shapes at Silhouette On-line store and added some sunflower seeds to the candy tube (I won a pack from Jaded Blossom).

I attached the tag with 3 Girl JAM crinkle colors are available in the store. The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom (Miscellaneous Fun set).
Other Materials:
brown, white, and yellow card stock
brown glitter glue
brown self-adhesive gems
yellow-orange ink from ColorBox
Ranger Archival ink ~ Potting Soil

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Flowerchallenge. The other design team members have made beautiful flower creations that you do not want to miss. Be sure to check them out today!

Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge!

Stay Creative,

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Graduation, Owl

Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday! It is getting closer to the end of this school year and as summer approaches so does graduation. This year I know a few Seniors is my niece (Congratulations to Kasey) and then my first class at my current school. I have been at Eighth Street Elem for 8 years and this group is finally graduating (I saw and spoke to one of my former students at Prom last month. I am so proud of this young man for getting through all the tough times and reaching this milestone...Congrats Corey.). I am looking forward to attending one of the ceremonies where many have attended high school.

In honor of all those Seniors...
A cute owl graduation belly box from My Scrap Chick.

These boxes are easy to assemble (I used my Silhouette Cameo) and fun to fill. I usually use Hershey Kisses, but I may look to see if there is something different for the occasion.

I also made a coordinating card from the same bundle. I like how the owl is on the edge of the card. I inked all the edges which sure does make that diploma "pop".

The pair from the Graduation Owl Trio.
Other Materials:
kraft, black, cream, orange, yellow, and blue card stock
polka dot pattern paper from scrap box
chevron pattern paper ~ DCWV Linen Closet stack
Ranger Archival ink ~ Potting Soil
orange ink

Have a fabulous weekend!
Stay Creative,

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thanks a Hoot! 3 Girl JAM Daily Post

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by! Today is my day to share at 3 Girl JAM. 5 new ribbon bundles have recently been added  to the store. Be sure to check them out today! You are going to love the new colors of crinkle ribbon!

Here is my Design Team project...
I made tags for Teacher Appreciation. They are attached to green apple soap dispensers.

The nerdy owl is a Designs on Cloud 9 file I found at the Silhouette On-line store.

Red crinkle ribbon from the Red, White, and Blue Bundle.
Other Materials:
kraft, white, black, orange, red, and green card stock
Candy Cane red Stickles

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

We hope you will join our 3 Girl JAM Monthly Challenge. The theme is "Anything Goes with Ribbon". What are you waiting for! Start crafting and sharing!

May 2nd - May 29th
Prize ~ $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl JAM shop

Stay Creative,

Monday, May 11, 2015

Miss Kate Cuttables Challenge ~ Teacher Gifts

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by on this marvelous Monday. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day...mine was okay (we celebrated last weekend, which was awesome.). I now have a cold thanks to my students. I love to share, but this is not what I really expected when I told them that. 

Miss Kate Cuttables has a new challenge starting today.
This Month's Theme...
End of Year Teacher Gifts
I created thank you cards for my students that gave me gifts last week for Teacher Appreciation. I really do have the BEST students! I received roses, an Edible Arrangement (chocolate covered fruit), soap, and cookie and candy goodies.   

An up-close view of the books on shelf. The banner is also Miss Kate Cuttables, but I altered it slightly...I only used the one type of pennant.

I made half a dozen cards.
Other Materials:
red, blue, yellow, green, black, brown, and white card stock
red/white baker's twine ~ Martha Stewart
Plantin SchoolBook ~ font cut at 1/2"

Hope you will join our challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables Facebook Group.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Die Cuttin' Diva's May Sketch ~ Mother's Day

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back on this super Saturday! It is quiet at my house kids went to the Players to see some of their favorite golf stars and my hubby went to the FHS girl's softball game since the team made it to the State Finals. The dog and I are loving this time!

I practiced some more with my watercolors this morning after watching a few videos. This time I used watercolor paint, but I want to try the watercolor pencils too. I learned to get better brushes because mine kept losing the bristles. get what you pay for!

An up-close view of the watercolor background. The flower vase was cut from Kate's ABCs on my Cricut Expression at 3 3/4". The sentiment is computer generated.

Another heat embossed background then painted over with watercolors.

This was an individual stamp that I used to create the background. The flowers are not very evenly spaced since I couldn't see the clear embossing ink, but I know I will get better the more I practice! Summer vacation is in a few weeks and I will have plenty of time then! : )
Other Materials:
pink purple, yellow, and white card stock
purple gems
purple pearls
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Martha Stewart pink flower

Die Cuttin' Diva's Sketch for May created by me. If you ever need a sketch for a your challenges, please let me know. I enjoy creating a variety of sketches that others will use.

There is still time to join our challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva, so get crafty and share!

Stay Creative,

Friday, May 8, 2015

Welcome Baby Boy

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by!

Today is also my day to post at Miss Kate CuttablesBefore I share my daily post, I want to remind you there is a free file that you can download every day. YES! Every day a new and different one. Be sure to get yours today! 

Today's Freebie...Paint Set
Think of ALL the different colors you could try!

Here is my Design Team project...
A darling baby stroller for any new little one. Mine is in blue and yellow for a sweet baby boy, but you could change the colors to pink or purple for a girl.

Other Supplies:
yellow, white, brown card stock
pattern paper

Plus ~ ALL files are currently on sale for 20% off until May 9th!

Thanks again for stopping by!