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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,
Georgiana

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,
Georgiana

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,
Georgiana

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 shades...red 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,
Georgiana 

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,
Georgiana

Friday, June 16, 2017

No Prob-Llama, That It's Your Birthday!

Happy Friday and Good Day to All!
Today is my day to post at Eyelet Outlet and Brads, so I have some more cute brads to share that became available during the Spring Release.

Here is my Design Team project...
I chose this MFT frame (Blueprints 27), so I could showcase these llama brads in each window.

  I added a piece of bling strip around each square. It is easy to cut to the length that you need.

I cut the balloon on my Cameo and added a piece of black craft thread for the string.

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

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Give a Crafter a Summer Cookie

Happy Thursday to Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by to see what I am sharing today.

It's a good day for some cookies...summer themed ones. If You Give a Crafter a Cookie has a new challenge and here is the photo inspiration...

Here is my Design Team project...
After looking at this picture for a few minutes, I decided I wanted to use the sunglasses and I wanted them to be bright colors. Then I used the Wonderful Watercolor technique from MFT Camp Create Day 1 to design my background.  

The stamped sentiment is from Jaded Blossom ~ Encouragement 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!

If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been making!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Camp Create Day 3: Spectacular Shakers

Hello All,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by! This is my second post again because I have been following along with My Favorite Things Camp Create every day this week (just scroll down for my Paper Play Sketches post). I have been enjoying each day because I am actually learning a new tip or technique from every video. Today's skill for Day 3 was Spectacular Shakers.

When I first saw the Camp Create title I was a bit disappointed. I have created shaker cards before and was never quite happy with my final products. The sequins would always get stuck to the side of the window frame or the depth was too shallow and the sequins wouldn't move.  After I watched the video by Laurie I felt more confident that I could make a shaker that worked.

Using white craft foam is brilliant! Lining up the circle you cut from the cover on top of the foam was wonderful. The best tip was using the static bag around the inside of the window. The rest just fell into place. 

I used the MFT flamingo die and Tickled Pink stamp set. The sentiment is heat embossed in white powder.

Here is Wednesday's badge.

Looking forward to Camp Create ~ Day 4. I wonder what the craft will be?!?!

Until tomorrow,
Georgiana

Paper Play Sketches Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday All!
We are half way through another week and it sure has been a productive one. I am pleased to be able to share our weekly challenge at Paper Play Sketches this week because I love the color combination.

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
When I saw these colors I remembered I had a paper stack in my stash that would match perfectly. After retrieving it (Tell Your Story by Teresa Collins) from the shelf, I was a bit disappointed  because I didn't have many sheets to choose from. I had used quite a bit of the stack, but I was able to find a few pieces that layered nicely.

The Happy Wishes die is by WPlus9, the flowers are by Recollections, and the Clover Skittles are by DoubleClick.

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 used the colors.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Camp Create Day 2: Remarkable Resist

Hey Everyone,

This is my second post for today since I am participating in My Favorite Thing's Camp Create (just scroll down for my Die Cuttin' Diva challenge). Today is Day 2 and the technique is Remarkable Resist.

I began by choosing my background stamp (MFT Fine Chevron) and then heat embossed the pattern on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to add the blue. I trimmed the paper with MFT Blueprints 13 stitched rectangle die.

I typically use solid color cardstock for dies, but after watching Stephanie's video I used my Tim Holtz distress inks for the flower and leaves. The flower base is Spun Sugar, the top is Picked Raspberry, and the leaves are Shabby Shutters.  The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom.

Here is Tuesday's badge!

Looking forward to Camp Create ~ Day 3.

Until tomorrow,
Georgiana

Summer Foods at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello!

I am back from the surgery center with my daughter and so far she is doing well. The doctor cleaned out some tissue around the knee, which will hopefully alleviate the continual pain she has suffered for the past couple of years. Follow-up with the doctor is in two weeks to see if she has healed properly. We may be doing this again with the other knee if this solves the problem.

Now I am ready to share some more news...it is Die Cuttin' Diva day!
This Week's Challenge...
~ Summer Foods ~

Here is my Design Team project...
There are a bunch of foods that I like to eat during the summer months, but I LOVE ice cream...especially when it is 95 degrees outside. My absolute favorite type is chocolate peanut butter. What about you...what is your favorite flavor?

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs. The pink hearts are from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.

The ice cream is by Miss Kate Cuttables, the zig zag stitched oval is a MFT die, and the perfectly plaid pattern paper is by Lawn Fawn.

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

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Monday, June 12, 2017

Camp Create Day 1: Wonderful Watercolor

Hello Again,

This is my second post for today (just scroll down for my first post ~ Miss Kate Cuttable challenge), since I am eager to share what I created after participating in My Favorite Things Camp Create. I have been looking forward to this event and I am ready to learn something new every day this week.

Although I have used watercolors, I watched the video by Stephanie a couple times and I picked a up a few tips. Now I need to order some new goodies from MFT just to get the box for splattering paint. I have never used black watercolor paint before which was a bit intimidating at first, but the end product is fantatsic.

I used my Gansai Tambi paints...purples and blues for the center area. HELLO (MFT die) was cut from white foam to add dimension, and then a few white sequins were scattered.

Here is Monday's badge!

Looking forward to the Camp Create Day 2.

Until tomorrow,
Georgiana

Wedding Challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Miss Kate Cuttables Fans,

It is Monday night and I am getting up early in the morning since my daughter is having knee surgery. Hopefully the orthopeadic surgeon will find out what is causing her pain and this will alleviate the problem (in one knee). She will be out of commission for a few weeks, but then should be able to get around again. If they discover what is wrong and determine it to be beneficial, then we will have to plan for the other knee possibly during Winter Break. 

The new challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables starts tonight, and remember there is a free file every day! Hopefully you will be able to join us during the next two weeks with your own creation.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Weddings ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I have always adored the antique cars driving away after the reception and the bride and groom waving as they leave. That is why I chose this MKC file ~ Just Married.

I added a Freehand Border and a French Script background by Rubbernecker Stamps and a few black gems.
Hope you will join us at Miss Kate Cuttables for the "Wedding" challenge. The other design team members were quite creative this month! Be sure to check out ALL the variety! 

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Give a Crafter a Fish Cookie

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

I am sitting here reflecting on this past weekend...did I get everything accomplished that I hoped, did I waste another only to make more work for Monday, or can we call it a well spent weekend? I would have to say the latter...what a busy weekend with LOTS completed. We did yard work in the front of the house, we went to see Wonder Women, I walked and rode my bike everyday since I am trying to lose 15 pounds, we made cruise reservations for next month (yippee), and I got a couple crafty projects done. 

During the last two weeks I was getting back into the swing of things with the craft room make-over and I missed If You Give a Crafter a Cookie project. Here was the photo inspiration...


Here is my Design Team project...
I created a tag for a clear box. Originally I was going to to use the red Swedish fish to match the bobber and bow, but my hubby said "no" to them. He suggested gummy worms would be better. Who could argue with that?!?!


Clear box is filled with gummy worms. The tag is attached with foam squares.

You still have time to join the Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge. It doesn't end until Wednesday the 14th. It is a perfect theme for Father's Day.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend just as much as I did. What did you do? Share!

Until next time,
Georgiana 

Friday, June 9, 2017

I Like This Cupcake!

Happy Friday!
This is my second post for today. This usually only happens once a month when two design team projects are due on the same day. Earlier I shared Eyelet Outlet and Brads, and now I am sharing Miss Kate Cuttables' project.

Here is my Design Team project...
A yummy, chocolate birthday cupcake that is liked by all! The frosting is pink so it can either be vanilla with tint or strawberry flavored...you choose.

I used the following sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


 I used a Spellbinder Label Twenty-two for the frame.

Stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom.
If you like what you see, please become a follower. Leave me your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been making!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

RAK ~ Pass It On

Happy Friday Everyone!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by. This week has flown by and I am pleased to say that I  have accomplished a few tasks on my to-do list. Hubby is home today (during the summer the school system works four 10 hour days), so we might head to the movies to see Wonder Women. I heard it received good reviews.

Today is my day to post at Eyelet Outlet and Brads, so I have some fun brads that were just released this past Spring as part of my project.

Here is my Design Team project...
I have been thinking about all my crafty friends lately and how kind and considerate everyone is. That led me to create this card  with hopes of spreading some RAK love.

This card is similar to the turtle one I made the other day with the stitched squares, but it is a different MFT frame (Blueprints 27). I just love how the brads fit in each space so nicely. I added the white flag pennant behind each envelope then popped them up for dimension.

The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom~ Random Act of Kindness set.

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

Eyelet Outlet and Brads has such a wide variety of products you need to check them out!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana