Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gift Card Holder

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and Not Just Cards. This is an easy one to combine and it can actually be for any occasion.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Gift Card Holders at Die Cuttin Divas ~
~ Anything Goes at Not Just Cards ~

Here is my Design Team project...
It is a polar bear hug that I found at the Silhouette Design Store by JM Rush.

This was super easy to create. First, you cut the polar bear base/body and then the hat, mittens, and facial parts. All the pieces align nicely.

The gift card fits in the bottom pocket. A sentiment can be added if desired.

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Gift Card Holders" challenge or at Not Just Cards since you can create anything you'd like.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Country Birthday Wishes to You

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! 

Only another week-and-a-half to Winter Break, but my daughter is already home enjoying hers. She has been busy in the craft room, so I will be competing for the big chair during the next three weeks. That makes me happy to know she enjoys crafting too. When I woke up this morning I found  six of the cutest holiday tags that she made after I fell asleep last night.

I made this birthday card the other day and wanted to share before the Christmas projects start to dominate time and space. I really like how this one turned out. I actually surprised myself since I have not been through some of my supplies in quite a while. Time to change that!

The stamped sentiment is from My Favorite Things ~ Handwritten Happiness set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink along with the Misti to get a nice, dark stamped image.

The canvas flower is from Poppies & Paperie Embellishment Co (Paper Studios) and the cream colored lace was in my stash. The wood grain paper is from Paper Studios (Hobby Lobby). I think they may have it in a couple different colors...I need to check for more.
Other Materials:
MFT Blueprints 20 ~ Scalloped rectangle
MFT Blueprints 24 ~ Stitched rectangle and fishtail pennant
kraft, cream, and teal cardstock

Stay Creative,

Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hanukkah began last night, so I wanted to make sure I included my friends that celebrate.

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights.
It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.
The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil to illuminate the Temple lamp for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days.
I used an svg file from Too Cute By Jessica. Unfortunately, the site has closed but there are some files still available through Etsy or Scrappy Dew.

A variety of blue cardstock fill the letters.

The background layers are MFT dies ~ Blueprint 20 and 24. I didn't want this corner to be empty, so I added a few blue pearls.
Hope you enjoy your week. We have 2 1/2 weeks till Winter Break, and it is going to be extremely busy every day at school.

Stay Creative,

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Snow Bunny

Happy Sunday,

This morning my hubby and I went to get our pictures taken as part of a fundraiser for my brother-in-law who was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My wonderful niece and her best friend organized the entire event to raise money to go toward his treatment. It was a bit cloudy and windy, but who cares! It was all for a good cause. We did take the dog to the farm and she had a good time checking out the cows. I am thinking about organizing a card drive and then donate the money to his treatment. Has anyone ever done that? If so, please give me input! 

Today's project...
I have finally started the holiday cards. If I am going to do this card drive I better put it into overdrive and start producing more cuties like this one.

This Snow Bunny was a freebie at Treasure Box Designs but has since moved to the winter collection. All his edges were inked with a Distress Oxide ~ black soot.

The Merry Christmas is a MFT die which was cut with my Cuttlebug. I think the pink "pops" on the blue and it brings out the bunny's cute little nose.

Off to make some other projects. Please don't forget...feel free to tell me your thoughts about organizing a card drive!

Stay Creative,

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Birthday Raccoon

Happy Saturday!
Can you believe it is December 1st already?!?! I've been super busy this past week making a variety of projects, so I am looking forward to sharing. I did a little online shopping during the Black Friday sales, which is exciting since I now have some new stamps/supplies. I don't even have to wait till Christmas to use them since I used birthday gift certificates. Also, I signed my daughter and I up for the My Favorite Things Christmas Party on the! fun! fun! 

Today's project...
I made this sweet birthday card for a one year old.The pattern papers are from a MFT 6" x 6" paper stack ~ Hearts and Stripes. I did stamp the inside with Distress Oxide Black Soot...Look who's one!

I used the following layout for my card from Stella Says Sketch.

 The Miss Kate Cuttable raccoon was cut with my Cameo. I did not use the hat or scarf that was included since it was for a special occasion and not the current season. There are 4 layers which align very nicely for assembly. The present was a svg files found in my collection.
Enjoy your Saturday whether you are shopping, crafting, or relaxing. My hubby is watching college football, so I am going to work on laundry and a few more projects. I haven't joined any challenges lately; therefore, it is time to find a few.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Show Me Some Tags at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday,

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Every Tuesday a new theme is posted and we typically have a Guest Diva too. Currently the challenges are planned and booked until April 2019 with a few openings in May and June. If interested just leave me a message.

This past weekend I worked on a few projects and it felt good to pull out the holiday supplies. I searched for dies, stamps, papers, and svg files. Fun! Fun! Fun! Let the holiday spirit run wild!  

This Week's Challenge...
~ Tags ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I love the treat tag die from Jaded Blossom since they cut and layer so easily. They can be used for any occasion, but with Christmas on my mind  it was easy to decide. The bottom layer of the tag was cut in red glitter paper. It was in a 6 x 6 stack I bought at Target a couple years ago after the holidays for 70% off (the green glitter paper was in the same stack too). 

The snowmen are Recollection stickers. It's amazing what you will find in your Christmas craft boxes if you just look. I have the tendency to buy new when there are sales, but these were too cute not to use. The winter trees were cut with a My Favorite Things dies.

The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Winter Wishes set. The green ribbon matches those trees perfectly.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Tags" challenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects. The tags are awesome!

Stay Creative,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanks or Thanksgiving Challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. There is so much to be thankful for and I am hoping you have the opportunity to share that with someone today.

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. It started on Tuesday, but you may be able to find some time around the holiday or shopping to create a thank you card. 

This Week's Challenge...
Thanks or Thanksgiving ~

Here is my Design Team project...
We are going to my in-laws today and I decided to make some candy treats for the guests.

I love the fall colored M&Ms which are perfect for this time of year.

Here is a close-up...
Kraft, maroon, and cream card stock
My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies Metal Dies
Jaded Blossom Let's Talk Turkey stamp
Potting Soil Archival Ink
brown organza ribbon
1" x 8" clear candy bags by Blendz Paper Etc.

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Thanks or Thanksgiving" challenge. 

Stay Creative,

Sunday, November 18, 2018

All Star Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends,

It has been quite a while since I have spent quality time in my craft room or worked on any design team projects. My new Content Area Specialist (CAS) position has kept me busy in many different ways and I have been tutoring a few students at the public library too. Since I am on Thanksgiving Break this week, I am finally feeling at ease and able to get back to my crafty commitments. What a good feeling knowing I can create a crafty routine and start visiting every one again.

Last week the new challenge at Not Just Cards was posted. The theme is always "Anything Goes". Just as the name can create any type of project whether it be a card, tag, layout, gift bag, or a special treat to be shared. 

Here is my Design Team project...
I created a sports themed birthday card for a little man. The All Star svg file is by Miss Kate Cuttables. I shifted my shooting stars and balls around, but I think they fit in my space perfectly.

Inside of the card has a stamped sentiment.
Hope you will join us at Not Just Cards this month for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out all the other DT projects for a variety of  styles.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Game On at Not Just Cards

Happy Saturday!
It is the 11th of the month, so it is time for the Not Just Cards challenge.

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

Here is my Design Team project...
I started my new position (CAS Specialist ~ Math/Science Coach) at a new school this past week. The theme is "Be a Game Changer", so I made these treats for all the teachers for our first back to school meeting. 
I cut out the "Game On" tag from Miss Kate Cuttables on my Cameo. I filled the 3 x 3 zipped bags with M&Ms, Skittles, or Starburst jellybeans.

I made 40 individual treats using the school colors.
Hope you will join us at Not Just Cards this month for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out all the other DT projects for a variety of inspiration.  Each design team member has their own unique, creative style.

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Piggies for You

Hello Everyone,
It's Wednesday, which means we are halfway through the week. I have Coaching Institute training for a couple days this week and then again a couple days next week; therefore, the new school year is just around the corner. Summer vacation will be coming to an end sooner than later.

The challenge at Craftaholics R Us begins today. So does the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Let's combine the challenges for more fun!

This Week's Challenge...

Here are my Design Team projects...
I chose a piggie file from My Scrap Chick. It includes three different projects and I made two of them. The first one is a tag which is attached to a Jaded Blossom purse. I went to the store (Publix) and these Hershey treats were BOGO. Such an awesome deal!

I inked all the edges of the pig with Tim Holtz distress ink ~ spun sugar and the yellow circle was inked with squeezed lemonade. 

The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Chocoholic set.

This card was created using MFT stitched rectangle dies, gray polka dot paper by Echo Park, and the yellow organza ribbon is from my stash.

I used my Cameo to cut the pig.

The stamped sentiment is by MFT ~ Sow Much Cuteness set. 
Other Challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ ~ Anything Goes with a Bow
Crafty Animals ~ Anything Goes
DL.ART ~ July Linky Party
Sunny Day Crafting ~ Animals

Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us and Pause Dream Enjoy this week since you can combine the two challenges together. Be sure to check out the other crafty creations.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lots of Layers at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations
I have been super busy working out lately and taking quite a few classes at our local Y.  I am hoping to tone up and lose some weight before school starts in three weeks . The scale hasn't changed much, so I am being optimistic it is muscles since I am taking a bunch of strength training classes. Today I am feeling it, so I hope that means it is working. 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Every Tuesday a new theme is posted and we always have a Guest Diva and a generous sponsor.

This Week's Challenge...
Lots of Layers ~

Here is my Design Team project...
Our sponsor, Dreaming Tree, offered a file to each design team member. Leo, founder, has numerous free files to try and elaborate svg files for the more advanced artist. I chose the Give a Gift Bundle and here is one of the five pieces. It is called Dainty Gift Bag

I used my Cameo to cut the svg file and assembled it using a Zig glue pen. I did watch a video on how to assemble the pieces because the first one I made I did glue the front flap on incorrectly. 

The teal polka dot paper is by Core'dinations and the striped paper is by PhotoPlay.
Other Challenges:

This Week's Sponsor...
~ Dreaming Tree ~

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Lots of Layers" challenge. 

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

From Me To You Treat Boxes

Happy Wednesday! 
I have some good news...I am joining the Not Just Cards Design Team. A new challenge will be posted on the 11th of every month. This month it happens to fall on the same day as a challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy (which is always on Wednesdays). 

This Week's Challenge...
~ Anything Goes ~
That makes it super easy to combine challenges.

Here is my Design Team project...
I used the bread gift box file from My Scrap Chick. I adjusted the size of the box to make it smaller for treats. The stamped sentiment is from MFT ~ Critter Clan set, pattern papers are from my stash (My Minds Eye, Recollections, and Colorbok), and the flowers are by Recollections.

I made the base of the gift box in three different colors using heavy 110lb cardstock. Since I haven't added any treats yet, I didn't tie the boxes with ribbon.

Hope you will join us at Not Just Cards and/or Pause Dream Enjoy this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out all the other DT projects for a variety of inspiration.  Each design team member has their own style, so I am sure you will find something you might want to try.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Using Circles at Die Cuttin' Divas to Celebrate a Birthday

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Circles ~

Here is my Design Team project...
Circles and polka dots go together in my mind since they are the same shape.

The birthday bear is by MFT. I used Tim Holtz oxide inks (vintage photo, lucky clover, blue jeans, and abandoned coral) to add color to him.

The stamped sentiment is by MFT ~ Birthday Bears set.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Circles" challenge. Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn.

Stay Creative,