Sunday, January 15, 2017

Making it a Sketch Sunday

Today is almost over, but I am feeling quite accomplished. I had a few sketches that I wanted to work on today and I did. I also planned a few Valentine projects that I will be making over the next couple of days. What a productive day! I need a few more!

For the first card I used Recollections Craft It Vintage Glam paper, which was all about the sparkle.  A gold bow (yes, that is gold although it looks more copper in this lighting) was created with my bow maker and then the My Craft Spot mini tag was heat embossed with gold glitter powder.  

I used the following sketch from Your Next Stamp.

The birthday sentiment  and stitched circle are MFT dies. I used my Cuttlebug to cut them out. A few Teresa Collins gold enamel dots were scattered around the top portion.

My second card is a thank you card since I never seem to have any in my stash. One of my students brought me a can of Pringles the other day just because we were talking about our favorite chips. She was so sweet! I didn't have a card for her, so I made one. I used Lawn Fawn plaid paper, the flower is a MFT die, and thanks is a Sizzix die.

I used the following sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The last card I am sharing is in honor of the upcoming inauguration. No matter your political party or who you voted for, you should still support your country. 

I used the following sketch from My Favorite Things
 The I heart USA is by Miss Kate Cuttables. The pattern papers are by The Stamps of Life.

I need to take a brief break from crafting, so I can grade a few papers. Then I will be back to visit blogs and leave comments. If you like what you see, please become a follower. Don't forget to leave me your blog name, so I can stop by to see what you have been creating!

Just you have Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr's birthday? We do!
Stay Creative,

Friday, January 13, 2017

Do You Love Trying New Products?

Happy Friday!
Although it is Friday the 13th and a full moon, today is going to be fabulous. It's a three day weekend, hubby said he wants to watch football Saturday and Sunday (which means crafting time), and we are going to Jacksonville on Monday to see my daughter.  Like I said, it's going to be a terrific day.

The other day I pulled out my new Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. I found a few You Tube videos to watch about the product. The first one by Ken's Kreations had six different techniques. The second one was by Sparkle N Sprinkle. I chose only one color to begin with because I had Valentine's Day on my mind...Alizarin Crimson.

First, I used MFT dies from Blueprints 20 to cut the background mats. I used watercolor paper and spritzed it with water using a Tim Holtz mister. I sprinkled a few drops of Color Burst powder and spread it around with an acrylic block. Warning: this can be messy and can discolor your fingers.

These are my new MFT Pierced Hearts. I got them last week during a Blitz Wednesday sale. Love to save so I can get more! I cut white foam instead of card stock to add dimension. Then I used clear  glitter Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to each heart. The word love came from a crafty friend, Karen at Little Scrap Pieces ...Thank you Karen!

A big black bow to finish it off.
Hope you are not too superstitious and can enjoy your Friday!
Stay Creative,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie

Thanks for stopping by at Carson's Creations! Today I am sharing If you Give a Crafter a Cookie's new challenge. These are quite creative have a picture of a cookie (yes, a cookie) and you use it as inspiration to create your project....a card, a layout, a tag, a gift bag...anything!

This Week's Challenge...
Aren't these penguins super playful looking?!

Here is my Design Team project...
I have had this post-it holder sitting on my Cameo mat for a few weeks and then I decided to use it for this penguin (rather than the thank you bird that came with the file).

This is an old svg file I had in my download stash. It is by PPbN. The sentiment was sitting in a pile on my craft table, so I am glad it finally is being used. It goes along with the note pad because you can write notes for any reason you want. 

I was fortunate to have some pink post-its to match.

I know this pen is too big for this post-it holder, but I wanted you to see the concept.
Other Materials:
pink, purple, black, white, and orange card stock
Recollection pattern paper ~ Purple Swag
white pearls
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Other Challenges:

If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been creating!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 30 ~ Are You Feeling Nerdy?

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing the new challenge at Paper Play Sketches. Great way to combine a few challenges since you can choose any colors, theme, sentiment, etc.

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
After going to the eye doctor's a few weeks ago and learned that I will need to wear glasses all the time (rather than wear just my readers), I decided to get a little nerdy. 

This chick is by Pretty Paper, Pretty RibbonsI removed the lenses and added the big wiggly eyes to make him nerdy instead of cool looking. The sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ We Go Together Like...stamp set.
Other Materials:
yellow, red, black, white, and orange card stock
My Favorite Things dies ~ Fishtail and stitched circle
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Now, I hope you will  join us this week for the Paper Play Sketches challenge. Be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see how they interpreted the sketch.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Be Happy Little Dragon

Hello Diva Fans,

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since you get to use all the dragons you have hiding in your closet.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Dragons ~

Here is my Design Team project...

MFT Blueprints 20 was used first to cut the background (scalloped frame, stitched rectangle, and fishtail banners.). Little Scraps of Heaven ~ Dragon file.
Other Materials:
blue, black, yellow, cream, and pink card stock
Recollections pastel pattern paper
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ More Mini Messages
yellow and blue sequins

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Dragonchallenge. The other design team members found so many different dragons that we have a small collection now.

If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been creating!
Stay Creative,

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Challenge at MKC ~ Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to all my new crafty friends!
The new challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables starts today, and remember there is a free file every day! Hopefully you will be able to join us during the next two weeks with your own creation.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Anything Goes ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I made a little treat box since my son just got a new puppy not that long ago. I found the box at the Silhouette Design Store.

I cut the dog by Miss Kate Cuttables on my Cameo. He is part of the Dog Set file.

The sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Dog-Gone Awesome stamp set.

A blue bow, Trendy Twine, and a brown button hold the large box closed.
Other Challenges:
Allsorts ~ Cats and/or Dogs
Hiding in My Craft Room ~ Freestyle
Just Us Girls ~ New
My Time to Craft ~ Something New
Come and Get It ~ Something New

Hope you will join us at Miss Kate Cuttables for the "Anything Goes" challenge. The other design team members were quite creative this month! Be sure to check out ALL the variety! 

If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been creating!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How About Cuddling?

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks so much for stopping by. It's quite frosty outside, so why not browse a few blogs and see what every one is creating...find some inspiration, leave a little love, and then get busy making your own happiness. Sounds like a plan to me!

I sure do like watercolors and creating backgrounds has become a fun favorite. I used a water brush pen and a few shades of pink from Artist's Loft (got mine at Michaels with a 50% off coupon). I received  some Gansai Tambi paints for Christmas, but I haven't used them yet (maybe today's project). The MFT Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rectangle Frame were cut on my Cuttlebug. 

I used my Cameo to cut this polar bear by Jamie Cripps that I found at the Silhouette Design Store. There were few pieces and it was easy to layer and adhere.

The sentiment is by MFT ~ Let's Get Cozy stamp set. The title of the set sounds perfect for this cold weather. Don't you want to cuddle with this over-sized bear to stay warm?!?!
If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been creating!

Take Care,