Sunday, January 21, 2018

Valentine Lollipops for My Class

Hi Everyone!

Been sleeping some odd hours lately, so I decided to use the time wisely...not grading papers! Instead I have been crafting, commenting, searching for new goodies, and looking for challenges. I think that is definitely a better way to spend my time. The student work will still be there tomorrow when I head back to school!

Since it has been quite frigid and and I seem to be attached to my little portable heater, I have been busy in my craft room. It has been a long time since I have been this far ahead of a holiday. I am extremely surprised and thrilled with myself. Happy Early Valentine! 💖

Today's project...
I made treats for my students. I wonder if they know how lucky they are to get these homemade goodies. Of course, I know 10 year olds and I don't want to over-do with embellishments.

I bought the lollipops at the Dollar Tree.  I tied each one closed with some peppermint twine from Divine Twine. The stamped sentiment is from Jaded Blossom ~ Valentine Treats.

The lollipops are the slim heart shaped (cherry flavor) pops that fit nicely between the cover.

I used the following svg file ~ Valentine Treat Pack Set from SVG Cutting Files. It is on sale and it has three different pieces, so you can make a variety of treats. I haven't made the pencil one, but I may since my students never have enough or they seem to disappear daily!
Inspire. Create ~ Love
DL.Art ~ January Linky Party
Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wood U Be Mine

Hello Crafty Friends!
Hubby hasn't been around today since he has been helping our son build a table, so I have been keeping busy. Went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels this morning, finished a couple projects, took a few pictures and edited them, and now I am sharing.

Today's project...
I bought this Sizzix die at the Scrapbook Expo last year and had to put it away in the Valentine's box until now. It sure is a neat little die. I am glad I had some wood grain paper. 

I used the following sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

First, I used my hand held Tim Holtz tool for distressing the edges of the pattern paper. I then mounted the heart on foam squares for dimension, added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the "u", and adhered a bow to the tiny limb to match the buttons. Those oblong buttons were deep in my stash, but I thought they filled the space on the sketch nicely.
Other Challenges:

Hope you have a cozy night!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Anything Goes Challenge at Craftaholics R Us

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Wednesday! 
It's Hump Day!

Thanks for stopping by at Carson's Creations and welcome to my new crafty followers. I hope I can inspire you to create something new! Don't forget to leave your blog's name, so I can visit you. Today I am joining the challenge at Craftaholics R Us as the DT floater. 

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

Here is my Design Team project...
I enjoy playing with watercolors because the colors and design is always different. You never know what you will get when the colors dry, you layer additional colors on top of each other, or you just let the colors blend naturally. I used picked raspberry and worn lipstick oxide inks for both of these backgrounds. I splattered some raspberry, white, and silver too. I then used the MFT abstract heart and cut it a few times in various colors with my Cuttlebug. 

For this one I added some embroidery floss, silver enamel dots, LOVE die-cut, and you was stamped and heat embossed with silver powder.

For the second card, the stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps and the ribbon is by Melissa Frances. I used micro sized Glue Dots to adhere the crinkled ribbon and bow.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out the other craftaholics.

Stay Creative,

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,

Monday, January 15, 2018

You Light Up My Life

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,

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,

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,