Saturday, June 29, 2013

You're Sweet as Sugar

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today is my day at Exploring Cricut.
I just bought this Cricut lite cartridge, Savory, from someone selling all their Cricut goods and boy was I happy. There have been a few cartridges that I have wanted and this was one. Lucky for me she sold it for only $10! 
I used the following sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. This was last week's, but they have a new one every Tuesday.
I have seen many jars lately and I wanted to make one too. It is not the same one I had in mind, but I like the shape of this one. I added glitter glue to sweeten up the word sugar along with some pink liquid pearls.
My Mind's Eye paper
blue and white card stock
Savory Cricut lite cartridge ~ sugar jar and label
Spellbinders ~ Lacey Circles
pink liquid pearls
pink hemp cord
glitter glue
Fiskars stamp
brown ink
Other Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Glitz and Glimmer

Be sure to scroll down if you missed the announcement of the 3 Year Blogoversary winners.

Hope you enjoy your weekend and find some time to craft! Be sure to come back on Monday for the new Exploring Cricut challenge.
Stay Creative,
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Let Freedom Ring at Little Scrap Pieces and 3 Year Blogoversary Winners

Hello Crafty Friends,
Sorry to be running a little late. It has been a busy week! I had AIMS Math training two days, my son's vehicle was in the shop, my daughter had Driver's Ed and her road test, and I am trying to walk 3 miles everyday. Next week should be a calm week where I will have more time to craft. Yeah...looking forward to that!  
Today brings a new challenge at Little Scrap Pieces.
The Challenge...Let Freedom Ring
 Do you ever go looking for paper and can not find what you are looking for? I wanted a classic patriotic paper and didn't like anything I had; therefore, I had to purchase some. I was looking for an Americana theme, but it was difficult to find a pad. I ended up buying individual sheets. 
Here is my Design Team project...
I cut two of the bells and adhered them in the center. I added cream ribbon to tie them together at the top. 
I attached the bells with an action wobble, so they would appear to be ringing.
Brrring! Brrrring!
Paper Studio paper (Hobby Lobby)
red, blue, and cream card stock
Sweater Weather Cricut cartridge
Independence Day Cricut cartridge
cream ribbon
red and blue pearls
action wobble
Other Challenges:
Now for the announcement of the winners from my 3 Year Blogoversary...
 Mini Magnolia stamp set
stamp set

 $15 gift certificate

dew drops
3 crafting goodies from me
Please send me an e-mail (coachfans at cox dot net) with your contact information, so I can forward it to the correct sponsor.
Thank you again for celebrating 3 years with me!
Hope you will join us at Little Scrap Pieces for our "Let Freedom Ring" challenge. Be sure to stop by and see the Design Team projects.
Stay Creative,
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday with 3 Embellishments

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back and thank you for visiting!
Today brings a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas, so here is another opportunity for you to share your newest creation.
The Challenge...Birthday with 3 Embellishments
3 is still the number I keep thinking of after having a FABULOUS blogoversary celebration this past weekend. Just a reminder...the winners will be announced on Thursday.
Here is my Design Team project...
I have been using pink more often on my projects. Years ago it use to be my favorite color (probably in the 80's when Pretty in Pink was a hit).  Now-a-days I love brown, but those 2 colors do look awesome together.
I started with this sketch from Seize the Birthday, but rotated the center square to make a rhombus.
I used 3 pink gems as my embellishments. The vase and flowers have multiple layers starting with pale green, light pink, then dark pink. I mixed the petal colors to create a variety.
Kathy Davis paper
pink and white card stock
Kate's ABCs ~ flowers with vase (p. 54) cut at 2 1/2"
Trendy Twine
pink gems
Happy Birthday stamp
pink ink
Other Challenges:
Can't wait to see what you share at Die Cuttin' Diva this week! The Design Team projects are filled with lots of birthday wishes!

Stay Creative,

Monday, June 24, 2013

On the Farm with a Craftin Desert Diva

Hello Crafty Friends,
Thank you for stopping by this past weekend for my 3 Year Blogovserary. What a great celebration we had! If you didn't have time to be a part of the celebration, just scroll down (It's not too late!). I heard from many people that thought they were in school again trying to pass a test and find the triplets. How fun was that?!?!
Today, I am posting as a guest designer for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas. Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!

This linky party theme is "On the Farm". The sponsors are BugBites and Pinque Peacock. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.
Here is what I created....
A set of 3.5" x 3.5" mini note cards with a matching bag.
 When I was growing up, one of my uncles had a farm and I can remember some of the animals and running around in the pastures. Some of my favorite animals have been used to create these minis.
You haven't lived the farm life until you milk a cow!
How about chicken pecking at you!
Time to feed the pigs some slosh or play in the mud!
 All the minis fit into this bag.
Country Life Cricut cartridge
* hogs (p. 40) cut at 2"
*sheep ( p. 42) cut at 2"
*cow (p. 45) cut at 1 1/2"
*hen (p. 43) cut at 2 1/2"
*title (p. 70) cut at 1 1/2"
Plantin School book ~ bag (p. 80) cut at 6 3/4"
kraft card stock
pattern papers (Flair Designs) and card stock are from scrap box
brown cord
My Pink Stamper stamps ~ That's Punnylicious
brown ink

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Carson's Creations 3 Year Blogoversary

Welcome to the 3 Year Celebration for Carson's Creations. 
 Thank you for stopping by today to help me celebrate 3 years of crafting, blogging, and sharing. It has been a wonderful adventure and I want to THANK Yvette (The Little Things) for introducing me to the world of Cricut. If it wasn't for her talking me into getting my Expression, I may have never met all my FABULOUS crafty friends!

Everyone's project today will fit a theme...THREE. It could be 3 colors, 3 patterns, 3 embellishments, etc.  Try to find as many triples as you can! 

Here is my 3 Year Project...
I chose my favorite colors (brown and blue), but have also included a challenge for you. How many sets of 3's can you find?
 I used the Seize the Birthday sketch
 I selected this cupcake since the flower coordinates with the background paper. Plus, cupcakes are scrumptious and scream "Let's Celebrate!"
brown and blue card stock
SandyLion card stock ~ blue with flowers
Canvas Corp brown polka dot paper
Chatter Box brown circle paper 
Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge ~ cupcake (p. 26) cut at 2 1/2"
brown glitter glue
brown and blue liquid pearls
brown self adhesive pearls
Whimsical Designs stamp ~ Everyday Sentiments
brown ink

Since this is 3 Years of blogging and crafting fun, we have LOTS of FABULOUS sponsors...
Mini Magnolia Stamp

 stamp set
$15 gift certificate

dew drops

To qualify to win, you must:
1. Be a follower of Carson's Creations and each crafter in the hop
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Find the sets of three on each project for an extra chance to win a prize.
~ Extra Prize ~
A surprise pack with 3 crafting goodies!
Winners will be announced at Carson's Creations on Thursday, June 27th.
Your next stop will be Carri at ABusyBee.
Here is the line-up: 
Thanks for joining us today for this 3 year celebration!
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Luvin' at Little Scrap Pieces and a Winner

Hello Crafty Friends,
 Today brings a new challenge at Little Scrap Pieces.
The Challenge...Summer Luvin'
The other day we went shopping and my hubby told me I was looking quite pale, and I needed to get a tan. Since it was Father's Day I had to be nice and not say anything negative, so I decided to plan a trip to the beach instead. My daughter only has a few more days of Driver's Ed and then we are going to Flagler Beach for a day.
Here is my Design Team project...
I am definitely going to bring my beach chair and relax as I watch the waves roll in. Sometimes we even see a few dolphins leaping in the distance.
I am imagining me sitting in the chair.  :)
I inked all the sand and added a shade umbrella.
brown and kraft card stock
turquoise double sided paper ~ scrap box
Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge ~ chair and umbrella cut at 3"
purple ribbon
purple gems
brown ink

The 100 Acre Woods ~ Winnie the Pooh winner is...

~ D ~
~ Designs By Dragonfly
Send me an email (coachfans at cox dot net) with your mailing address and I will forward your Pooh treats.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to help celebrate!
Hope you will join us at Little Scrap Pieces for our "Summer Luvin" challenge. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the my 3 Year Blogoversary. A wide variety of projects with great prizes!
Stay Creative,

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mother of the Groom and 3 Year Blogoversary Coming Soon!

Hello Crafty Friends,
I hope you are having a great day. I have been staying busy. I went walking at the trails again this morning (another 3 miles). Then I began working on a project.  Do you ever have so much to do that you are not sure where to start? That is how it seems today...I have so many goals I am not sure which one I want to do first. Eventually they will all need to be done!
Here is a card I made yesterday for my walking friend. 
No, her son is not getting married but someone else in her family is. I really get stumped on wedding cards, but tried. I gave it to her last night before walking and she loved it. Not sure if she was being nice, or if she really liked it.
I used the sketch from Come and Get It.
I sure do enjoy making these pins. If you are interested in any, please let me know. I would be happy to make you some! I love to mix the different types of beads and colors!
I thought the front was a bit bland, so I added the white crochet flowers with silver heart brad.
K&Company ~ Elegance paper
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge ~ dove (p. 56) cut at 2"
glitter glue
handmade stick pins
silver ribbon
white crochet flowers
silver heart brad
silver liquid pearls 
computer generated sentiment
Other Challenges:
Look what is coming soon!
My 3 Year blogoversary!
I sure hope you will stop by!
Creative crafters! Fabulous sponsors!
Until tomorrow for Little Scrap Pieces challenge,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting Patriotic at Whimsical Designs

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for another Whimsical Wednesday.
Today we have a new challenge, so you need to start thinking about using the colors red, white, and blue! What is your first thought when you hear those colors? Me...Our U.S. flag, strawberries and blueberries, my school colors, and Independence Day freedom!
This week's challenge...
Getting Patriotic
Here is my Design Team project...
Showing a little love for the U.S.A.
 Tip of the Day...Combine textures to create a layered effect. Use papers, doilies, burlap, satins, and other fabrics for a tactile experience. Recipients love the look and feel of combining the different materials.
papers from scrap box
scalloped doily
red and blue star buttons
Independence Day Cricut cart ~ round banner cut at 2"
blue polka dot ribbon 
Whimsical Design stamp ~ Whimsical Fun Vol. 1
blue ink
Other Challenges:
This Week's Sponsor...
~ Eureka Stamps ~
5 digis of winner's choice
Hope you will join us this week at Whimsical Designs for the "Getting Patriotic" challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your projects.
Stay Creative,
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