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,