Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Joy of Holiday Giving Blog Co-Hop

Welcome to this co-hop with Die Cuttin’ Diva and Cut It Up. We are so glad that you are joining us today and super excited to share our inspiration with you.

We have a line-up of DT members from both teams sharing Holiday Treats and we are hoping you enjoy them all. Our teams even had to play Secret Santa and send their project to a fellow team member as a surprise. It's all about the joy of giving this holiday season!

I created my project for Nancy on the Die Cuttin' Diva team.
I sure hope she has been good this past year because Santa is ready to visit. I made this 3D Santa box tote from the Silhouette store.  It's perfect for candy treats, a gift card, or some small crafty supplies.

A Tiny Tag and Sentiment by My Craft Spot along with a plaid bow, gold craft thread, and a couple red jingling bells.

Sideview of the 3D tote.

Santa sure is cheerful and I know he has been watching whether you have been naughty or nice. I wonder what he will be bringing you this year?!?!

How about a prize?
I am offering a surprise goodie pack.

Secret Santa's Rules…
1. Make sure you are a follower on each stop along this hop.
2. Leave a comment on each project and you will be entered to win one of the prizes.

Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 13th.

Your next stop is...Katrina

If you get lost along the way, here is the line-up....
Thanks for being a part of the holiday giving season!
Stay Creative,

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Greetings from Santa

Hello Everyone!

Today is my day to post at Miss Kate Cuttables. Before I share my design team project,  I want to remind you there is a free file that you can download every day. YES! Every day a new and different one. Be sure to get yours today!

Today's Freebie...Click Here

Here is my Design Team project...
My first Santa card of the season. I used MFT blueprints to create the background layers and the plaid paper is Merry & Bright by MFT.

 I used the Santa Face file from Miss Kate Cuttables.

The stamped sentiment is by Bug Bites.
Miss Kate Cuttables has LOTS of files to choose from, so check them out today. 

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Paper Play Sketches #25

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing the new challenge at Paper Play Sketches. Great way to combine a few challenges since you can choose any colors, theme, sentiment, etc.

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
Not one, but two cards using this sketch.

For both cards I used the MFT Fishtail Flag die. For the card above the Peace sentiment is part of a MFT Peaceful Greetings die, but I snipped just the first part of the word. For the card below I used a die from the MFT Christmas Greetings set.  The flowers are Martha Stewart stickers that I had in my stash. The pattern papers are from the Merry & Bright stack by Pink Paislee.
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.

Happy Holidays!
Stay Creative,

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let's Be Jolly with Crafting Cookies

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thursday! It's one day closer to the weekend and I am looking forward to having some time to fill out my new Lilly Pulitzer planner I bought last weekend. Dillards was having a Black Friday sale, so I got a great deal! I want to add DT challenges with due dates, guest spots, and upcoming blog hops. Do you use an agenda for your crafty business?

Today I would like to share the new challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. This is only my second time participating as a team member. These cookies are just so scrumptious looking!

This Week's Challenge...
The challenge lasts for two weeks.

Here is my Design Team project...
These ornaments are a different color combination than I typically use, which allowed me to try  something outside my comfort zone...more solid colors.

First, I created the watercolor background with a shade of grey. Then, I used a Miss Kate Cuttable stocking (cut on my Cameo), but did not add all the layers. I wanted the clean and simple look again.  The snowflake was cut with a Fiskars punch and a twine bow was adhered with a small Glue Dot

The stamped sentiment is by My Favorite Things ~ Trim the Tree stamp set.
Hope you will join us at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie this week for our "Photo Inspirationchallenge. The other design team members  all interpreted the picture differently, so go check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Greetings to You This Season

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing the new challenge at Paper Play Sketches. Great way to combine a few challenges, especially this time of year.

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
Keeping with the festive holiday season....a Christmas wreath

I cut the wreath on my Cameo and the MFT sentiment was cut with my CuttlebugLittle berries add a pop of red color on the green wreath. 

Golly...the more I look at this picture those polka dots don't look green! My lighting must be horrible! I think they are a shade of blue and not green like the stripes. Hmmm? Should I keep it the way it is or change the strip to a different pattern with green?
Now, I hope you will  join us this week for the Paper Play Sketches challenge. Be sure to visit the other Design Team members since there is so much inspiration!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Make It Sparkle at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans,

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since you get to use all the sparkles for this one. Oooh...doesn't that sound like fun!?!

This Week's Challenge...
~ Make It Sparkle ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I love my pattern papers, but I have been very interested in the clean and simple look. I decided to combine watercolor and sparkle to help spread some holiday cheer. 

I cut my watercolor paper with MFT Blueprint #20 stitched rectangle die.

 I used a water pen and purple (then pink) watercolor paint to create the backgrounds. The Spellbinders ornament was in my stash (so nice to find old stuff that you haven't used in quite a while...seems like new again) and cut it  into silver glitter foam with the Cuttlebug. I heat embossed the sentiment by Bug Bites ~ Glad Tidings with silver powder by Stampendous.

I adhered the ornament and tiny satin bows with Glue Dots.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Make It Sparklechallenge. The other design team members did a super job this week.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Heat Embossed Snowflakes

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Carson's Creations
We went to Disney ~ Magic Kingdom this morning since our annual passes expire in a couple weeks. The park opened at 8am and we were able to get on the majority of the rides before lunch. I thought it was going to be super busy, but with the Disney app and three Fast Passes we enjoyed ourselves. That was until the ride home...the traffic on the turnpike was incredibly slow. It took us almost an extra hour to get home. During the long ride home, I was thinking about making a black and white heat embossed card. I knew I wanted red, and the blue came later.

Here are the results...

I used My Favorite Things Blueprint #20 for the scalloped edge and stitched black mat.

The Merry Christmas was cut with a MFT die.

The Martha Stewart snowflakes were heat embossed with White Zing embossing powder. I added either white or blue pearls to the center of each snowflake.
Inside both cards is a stamped MFT sentiment ~ Trim the Tree stamp set was used.

One more day before heading back to school. I keep thinking about what I need to do to be prepared for students. Lots to do still, but tomorrow is another day!

Stay Creative,