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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Roaring Dragons at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday All!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for visiting! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Dragons ~

Here is my Design Team project...
This adorable dragon is by Little Scraps of Heaven

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsicals Designs.

I thought the heart at the end of her tail was perfect for Valentines. I added some purple glitter glue to make it sparkle.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Dragonschallenge. 

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Monday, January 15, 2018

You Light Up My Life

Hello.
I am enjoying the day off while getting a few tasks crossed off the list. I have a couple more things I want to accomplish and then this day will have been well spent.

I wanted to join a few sketch challenges (I actually have four saved to my desktop. The others are: Stella Says Sketch, YNS, and Sketch Saturday) and this was the first one completed. Hoping to get to the others this afternoon and be able to combine them with some other current challenges.

Today's project...
I need to make a bunch of thank you and birthday cards (plus a few Valentine cards), but I decided to make this for a friend first. I think she will be surprised and enjoy receiving it.

I used the following sketch from My Favorite Things.

The lightbulb die, stamped sentiment (Make a Wish stamp set), pennant, and heart pattern paper are from MFT. I used white embossing powder by Zing for the sentiment. 
Other Challenges:

Better get back to work, so I can finish "the list".
Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I'm So Grateful...What About You?

Hello and Happy Saturday!
It's a three day weekend for us and today was a busy one, but I have done a bunch and the day isn't even over yet. I started with a walk at the park with my friend (we completed 3.7 miles), then I did some shopping (groceries and craft supplies). Michaels had a 60% off coupon, so I found a Tim Holtz alcohol ink kit to try.  Couldn't beat that deal! Joann had two 50% off coupons and Hobby Lobby always has a 40% off coupon. Hubby and I also went to lunch since we still have some certificates from Christmas we need to use before they expire. 

Once I got home I started some laundry and then hid in my craft room. Well, I didn't really hide. Everyone knows where I go! : )

Today's project...
Resist Technique using Color Burst. I watched a video by Ken Oliver demonstrating how he uses his powders and I gave it a try. I tried to stay away from blue and pink so I pulled out crimson, orange, yellow, green, and violet.

The flower stamp (Doodle Flowers) is by Inkadinkadoo, the sentiment (Thanks so Very Much set) is by My Favorite Things, the butterfly stamp (SC Designs) was a freebie from a card magazine (Cardmaking & Papercraft), and everything was heat embossed with white Zing powder.

The cardstock for each base is by My Favorite Things and the enamel dots are by Teresa Collins. I cut the watercolor paper with a Wonky Stitches die by Avery Elle on my Cuttlebug.
Hope you are able to try something new. I am grateful to have a long weekend and can explore. How about you? Do you have MLK Day off? What are your plans?

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Bee-day at Sunny Day Crafting

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing as a new Design Team member at Sunny Day Crafting. I am a floater, so I can create and post as my schedule allows which is stress-free. Thanks Janis for allowing me to participate! I sure am enjoying being able to craft again!

This Week's Challenge...
~ B is for Bumble Bee ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I pulled up all my bee svg files and this one made me smile with the little hearts on his feet. He is by Treasure Box Designs and it is still available.

I used the following sketch from Feeling Sketchy. I did have to move the sentiment to the lower right corner because of the size of that stamp, but the over-all layout is the same.

I cut the bee on my Cameo and layering the pieces were easy.
Hope you will join us at Sunny Day Crafting this week for our "Bumble Beechallenge. Be sure to check out the other crafters. No need to worry about getting stung, These bees are all too cute!

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Flying By Penguin at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday All!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for visiting! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since there are so many different types of cute penguins.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Penguins ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I have had this flying penguin in my svg library collection for quite some time, but never used him. I figured this challenge would be the opportunity to cut him out and create a card.  I decided to pull from the scrap drawer and use up some of those paper pieces.  

The Air Force penguin is by KaDoodle Bug Designs (it is still in the store and he is on sale for 80% off) and the stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Up Up and Away set.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Penguinschallenge. Be sure to check out the other divas. Every one used a different penguin and they are ALL so cute!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, January 7, 2018

It's All About You with Color Burst

Wanted to post the cards I worked on today before going to bed, especially since I have to get up in the morning for school. I am ready for a full week of learning and hope the students make lots of growth on their iReady diagnostic testing.

After chatting with Theresa last night, I decided I wanted to pull out my Color Burst by Ken Oliver and try using them again since it has been a while. I Googled a couple videos and found one that I thought was worth exploring...Learning How to Spritz and Sprinkle.

For the following cards I used the spritz and sprinkle techniques. After practicing for a while, I definitely favored the Sprinkle first technique. I sure did make a mess the first 5 or 6 times, but then figured out how much powder and spritzing was needed for the effect I wanted.

Today's project...
I primarily used the colors: Alizarin Crimson, Violet, and Ultramarine Blue (with a touch of Merlot). I had a MFT cardboard box which was perfect for the watercolor paper, powders, and mini spritzers. The box contained the micro-fine powder from flying all over my craft area.  

I used MFT Blueprints 11 and 20 for the scallops and rectangle layers.

I used the MFT You Trio die set and All About You stamp set for the sentiments. A water brush and paper towel created the discolored circles. A few sequins were scattered on each card.
Other Materials:
white and purple card stock
MFT ~ Essential Fishtail Sentence Strips
Tim Holtz oxide ink ~ wilted violet

I am hoping to try a Resist Technique with the Color Burst and use some different colors (I noticed a lot of pink and blues lately, so maybe it is time for some yellow, orange, and/or green). Be sure to come back a few times this week to see even more at Carson's Creations.  

Wishing you a wonderful week. 
Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate with a Cover-Up

Hello Everyone,
I woke up super early this morning after hearing the dog "sleep bark" then snore. She must have been in a deep sleep because she didn't budge when I left the bedroom. I tiptoed to the other side of the house to my craft room and decided to log on to some blogs and message some crafty friends. To my surprise Theresa was up and we made plans to chat tonight since she needed to get to bed (I told you I was up early). I pulled out my oxide inks and starting thinking about what to make. I really wanted to make a birthday card using the celebrate die.

Today's project...
I applied worn lipstick and broken china to white cardstock with a round blending tool. I did mist the page and dabbed it with a paper towel. Then I found my MFT chunky chevron cover-up. I thought it would be neat to let some color pop through the cut-out pieces and a have few white chunks scattered around.  

The balloons were sitting on my desk from last week and I figured I needed to use my stash rather throw them away. I added white craft thread this time instead of black.

I took the two oxide inks and blended the colors on another piece of white cardstock. I ran the celebrate die through my Cuttlebug and adhered it to some white craft foam for dimension. There is some sparkle (Wink of Stella) that you can barely see in the photo on the letters.
Looking forward to trying some other techniques with these inks. I still have another half of the video I started to watch the other day.  Hope to find something new to try. If you can recommend a few videos, I would be very appreciative!!!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge ~ Die Cuts

Today brings a chill in the air, but I am thankful to be able to share another challenge for a Design Team that I have just joined...Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. I will be a floater here too, which fits my schedule. They regularly post on Wednesday, but I did not want to double post so I am sharing one day later.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Die Cuts ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I was one thank you card short for my class and I wanted to make sure I had them all ready before the students returned. Of course, now I have none in my stash and I will need to make more!

I used the MFT Big THANKS die in my Cuttlebug. The scalloped edges were cut using a MFT die too. The stamped sentiment is from MFT Magical Unicorns set.

Hope you will join us at Pause Dream Enjoy this week for our "Die Cutschallenge. Be sure to check out the other dreamers.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Celebration Time at Craftaholics R Us

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by. Today I am joining the Craftaholics R Us Design Team as a floater. This is perfect for me since I want to craft more, find guest designer spots, but still not have to worry if I miss one challenge because of a school engagement. 

This Week's Challenge...
~ Celebration Cards ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I love creating backgrounds with watercolors since every one is unique, and this one used my new Tim Holtz oxide inks (worn lipstick, wilted violet, and broken china) and a Pentel waterbrush.

I used the Freshly Made Sketches layout for my card.
I used my blending tool and added oxide inks to white cardstock. I misted a bit of water and after it dried splattered a few drops of white paint. Then, I cut out the three balloons with my Cameo.

 Sometimes I like to use craft thread since it is thin and comes in a variety of colors. The ribbon is by Melissa Frances (bought it at the Scrapbook Expo last year).

The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps.
Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us this week for our "Celebration Cardschallenge. Be sure to check out the other craftaholics.

If you like what you see, please become a follower. Tomorrow I will be sharing another creation for Pause Dream Enjoy challenges. Leave your blog name, so I can stop by to see you.
Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 2018 Sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for popping by! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since you have so many options.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Janauary 2018 Sketch~

Here is my Design Team project...
Happy New Year! Hoping that 2018 is a fabulous year. I have set a few goals that are realistic and easy to reach. My first goal was to take less school work home and get more crafty. I am off to a great start!

The stitched circles, stitched rectangle, wine glasses and stitched fishtail sentiment strip are by MFT. I cut the numbers on my Cameo and the sentiment is computer generated in Word.

I used glitter glue to add some sparkle to the glasses and thebows are gold embroidery floss.

Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "January 2018 Sketchchallenge. Be sure to check out the other divas.

If you like what you see, please become a follower. There will be LOTS of creativity in 2018. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been making too!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana