Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's Your Wedding Day at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for ALL the kind words in regards to the camera. I was thinking about asking for a new one for my birthday or Christmas, but I am going to wait and see what happens. Especially after going to the dentist this morning and unexpectedly being told I need a crown (that is better than a root canal). Good thing we have dental insurance, which will cover some of it (of course, that cuts into my crafty spending ~ bummer).

 The new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva starts today.
This Week's Challenge...
~ Wedding or Anniversary ~

Here is my Design Team project...
This is the photo I was trying to get a better picture of because I wanted to show the bright white and vellum with the silver. Just try to use your imagination!  I cut the My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 and the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame with my Cuttlebug.

The "Amanda" bride is by Rubbernecker Stamps, It was one I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo (it is on sale for 50% 0ff if you are interested). I also thought you might be able to add just a splash of pink or red watercolor to the bouquet, but I decided to save that for next time.

I found the congratulations stamp in my is an oldie by Inkadinkadoo. I really like the font. A couple pearls were added in each corner.
I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Wedding or Anniversarychallenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects.

Stay Creative,

Monday, June 26, 2017

Raised Word Technique ~ Happy Birthday

Happy Monday!
Glad to be sharing tonight after having a rough two days...I was fighting what I thought was a losing battle with the camera. Although I have been taking pictures with our Nikon camera with little difficutly, the camera decided not to be my friend. I was about to toss it in the trash and call it a day. After venting, chatting with a few crafty friends, and searching the internet for photography tips...I decided it would be okay. Then Theresa (thank you again Theresa) sent me a message letting me know I won at MFT and I started doing the happy dance (actually seat dancing since I was on my way home from the grocery store). I don't know what is wrong with my camera/lens, but tomorrow is another day to try and figure it out.

This was one of the cards I made just before my camera issues. I needed to make a masculine card, but I also wanted to try the raised word technique. After choosing the pattern paper, I placed the happy die where I wanted it and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I cut "happy" 4 more times, then stacked and glued it together.

The word "happy" has a camouflaged look. The video I watched said to add the small pieces that were cut out (A and P), but I like the pop of color so it doesn't completely blend in. I cut birthday in the same color as the frame.

The MFT birthday candles were stamped with diagonal lines going in the opposite direction of the background paper.  I turned the hearts upside down, so they would look like a small flame.

Looking forward to a busy appointment tomorrow, my daughter's surgery re-check is Wednesday, and lots of crafty projects in the works.

Stay Creative,

Friday, June 23, 2017

May All Your Wishes Come True

Happy Friday and Good Day to All!
Today is my day to post at Eyelet Outlet and Brads and I am showcasing some patriotic foil washi tape and square sticky jewels, which is also perfect for the upcoming U.S. holiday (Independence Day).

Here is my Design Team project...
My father-in-law's birthday is the first week of July and I typically make him a birthday card using red, white, and blue colors. This year is no different. The pattern paper is from Pebbles ~ Americana stack.

I used the following sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday.

The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Sweet Birthday Wishes. I like this one because it has stars inside the o's to match the washi tape.

I used the following products from Eyelet Outlet and Brads shop.

Eyelet Outlet and Brads has a wide variety of products available!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #45

Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday! Today is going to be a good day becuase I think I am going to take a trip to My Favorite Things in Eustis to spend some gift cards that I recently received. I have a wish list, which should help because I get overwhelmed when I go in the store since I want everything!

Not only is it hump day, but it is also  Paper Play Sketches Day!
This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
At first I thought I was going to struggle with this sketch, but I knew I was up for the challenge. The key was finding the right (background) paper. I used Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.

The flowers are from MFT Blueprints 12 and the stamped sentiment is Jaded Blossom ~ Sweet Birthday Wishes set. The glitter enamel dots are from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.
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, June 20, 2017

Campin' Critters at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stoppping by on Diva Tuesday.

Today is the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva.
This Week's Challenge...
~ Campin' Critters ~

Here is my Design Team project...
When I think of camping I think of a tent  in the woods, under the stars...roughing it (although I prefer a RV with air conditioning and a bathroom). It is too hot and humid to go camping in Florida right now, but we do have a great state park down the road where you will see all type of critters. One of the most popular critters you'd see is the white tailed deer.

I started by cutting my SVG CuttingFiles chunky card base on my Cameo. Then I cut the tent, bear, and moon from Miss Kate Cuttables. I created my watercolor background to look like a night sky and finally added Wink of Glitter for the shimmer. All the pieces except the stars were adhered with foam dots to add dimension.

The sentiment is computer generated and it was cut with a MFT die on the Cuttlebug.

I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Campin' Critterschallenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects.

Stay Creative,

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ombre Thanks

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!

Hubby went back to work, so my daughter and I are home with no major plans. I really need to de-clutter some closets and take a trip to the donation box. Sounds like a good home project.

For today's card I am sharing one of the MFT Camp Create techniques...Remarkable Resist. I enjoyed using embossing powder and watercolors to create the background on the first card, so I figured I would try again. I love all the options since there are so many different background stamps (I even added a few more to my wish list). I used white ZING! embossing powder and created an ombre look with four different shades of blue watercolors. 

Then I cut out the word "thanks" with my Cuttlebug from 5 different colors (light to dark).

I really like this design, so I may do it in a few other to pink, light to dark purple, oranges or greens. You can never have too many thank you cards in your stash.

 Hope you have a magnificent Monday!
Stay Creative,

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Camp Create Day 5 Bonus: Dry Embossing

Happy Father's Day!
We just returned from having lunch at Cody's for Father's Day not to long ago and everyone is now full and content. Hubby is watching US Open and Kels is resting her knee. Her surgery went well and she is recovering nicely. Her follow-up appointment is next week, so we continue to ice and do simple leg lifts until then. I am in my craft room getting ready to create something new. Trying to decide if I should l pull out my watercolors or Colorbursts. Hmmm?  I may even check out the challenges at Paper Playful to see what has been posted the past couple of days.

The other day I participated in Camp Create Day 5 ~ Divine Dry Embossing, but I have had trouble getting a good picture. I tried late at night, then in the middle of yesterday, and finally this morning. Unfortuantely, this is it. I am not sure if the embossing is deep enough, but the first couple of times I added a paper shim and it cut the paper. Then I tried without (maybe I need to try a new embossing pad since that was the only piece I did not trade out). I used the MFT stitched oval scallop edge frame and the eiffel tower dies. 

The Jaded Blossom stamped sentiment was cut with a MFT fishtail flag and those are slate colored skittle by Doubleclick in the upper left corner. The cardstock is MFT Steel Grey and the polka dot vellum was a find in the Walmart clearance section.

Here is the Day 5 Bonus Badge.

I may try again to see if I can get the impression to my satisfaction, but I am glad I at least made an attempt. I hope MFT does some additional Camp Days later this summer like they hinted. Learning something new is always fun.

Stay Creative,