Friday, November 24, 2017

Reindeer Crossing

Happy Friday!

This week sure has flown by, but it has been a fabulous Fall Break. We went Black Friday shopping this morning and found LOTS of great deals. We went to Old Navy, JCPenney, Home Depot, Lowe's, Dillards, Michaels, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. I need to go through all the stuff  and see what is left on the list. Hopefully not too much more! 

I have also enjoyed spending time visiting my crafty friend's blogs and seeing what they have been making (it's been way too long). Theresa, Sukie, Migdalia, Lee-Ann, Beth, Janis, and ALWAYS have such creative projects to share!

I used the following sketch from Sketch Saturday.

For this card, I used MFT deer, stitched oval scallop edge frame, birch trees, stitched snow drifts, and fishtail flags. The background was created with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs (retired).
Other Challenges:

Time to go wrap some presents and get the tree ready. 
Stay Creative,

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving US Friends

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL my crafty friends in the United States. 
The last couple of months my post have been scarce with the amount of time I have had to dedicate to school, but I want to send a BIG thank you to all my bloggy friends, followers, and DT supporters. THANK YOU for baring with me! Full time posting and hopefully new Design Team/Guest Designer opportunities will be coming soon.

It's turkey time!

brown, white, mustard, red, and copper card stock
DCWV pattern paer ~ The Autumn Melody
Trendy Twine ~ Chocolate Truffle
Jaded Blossom stamp ~ Turkey Poop set

Hope you had a wonderful day with your families. Happy Black Friday shopping!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Warm Cocoa

Happy Wednesday,

It's the day before Thanksgiving here in the States and that also means Black Friday shopping starts soon. We went to Best Buy this afternoon after a movie and lunch, and there were already 3 or 4 people waiting in the que line outside (didn't see any tents this year). The weather isn't that cold, so I don't think they will needing any hot cocoa but I sure would enjoy some.

Today's project...
As the weather gets chillier this season, a cup of cocoa will warm your heart (my belly too).

I used the following sketch from Stella Says Sketch

The cocoa mug, stiched circle, and fishtail sentiment strip is by My Favorite Things and the stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs (retired). The blue self-adhesive gems are by Eyelet Outlet and Brads.
Other Materials:
core'dinations pattern paper
white, cream, brown, and teal cardstock
MFT scalloped edge die
VersaMagic Gingerbread ink

Other Challenges:

Have a wonderful night!
Take Care,

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hello Challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations! I am glad you are stopping by to see what I have been creating. Two days in a row...and I am definitely going to try for three. Today brings a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva and after a couple months off I am joining again.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Hello ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I just recently received a couple cards from crafty friends and I wanted to be able to return one to them, so this challenge is the perfect way to share a friendly "Hello". 

I used the following colors from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge for my background.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks (need to get some oxides still): squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, and dusty concord. A little water was splattered to create a snowy appearance.

The HELLO, deer, and stitched snow drift dies are from MFT.
I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Hellochallenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects.

Stay Creative,

Monday, November 20, 2017

Be My Pal...Always

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am on Fall/Thanksgiving Break this week (Yippee) and I am really enjoying myself already. This is the first time we have had all week off and I sure am glad since I have been so involved with school this year. I went to MFT on Saturday, took a card class with Pam, and bought a bunch of new stamps and dies. Now I am playing with them. Once day (sooner than later) I am going to have to work on the camera/lighting adjustments. I need to figure out how to get bright, crisp pictures again with these new LED lights. Any suggestions?!?!

Today's project...
I wanted to join a challenge at My Favorite Things, so I decided to give the sketch a try.

This week's sketch from My Favorite Things.

I used MFT Tiny Checks paper, Happy Pawlidays puppy stamp, and Polar Pals stamped sentiment. I used Illustrator markers by Spectrum Noir (Poppy, Sorbet, Sandstone, and Golden Brown). I added some Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to the white part of Santa's hat.
 Other Materials:
white cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
MFT ~ Square Frames
MFT ~ Blueprints 15 and 27
red self-adhesive pearls

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Die Cuttin' Diva's weekly challenge. I have a project to share! It has been way too long and I am thrilled to be able to participate again.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pumpkin Challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Crafty Friends,

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

This Month's Challenge...
~ Pumpkin ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I made a tag for this candy jar filled with Hershey Kisses. I used two different files from Miss Kate Cuttables...the tag and the pumpkin. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ All About Fall.
Hope you will join us at Miss Kate Cuttables for the "Pumpkin" challenge. The other design team members sure did use some cute cuts. Be sure to check out ALL the variety! 

Stay Creative,

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thankful For You Crow From Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Everyone,

I sure hope everyone is doing well. I have been EXTREMELY busy with school (LOTS of changes and student needs this year), which is why I am having a tough time getting myself to the craft room to create on a regular basis. I have made a few projects (Create a Critter baby shower ensemble and a couple cupcake birthday cards) during the past month and I went to a class at My Favorite Things, but didn't take pictures to post. Also, my hubby got me new LED lights for my photo box (I broke one of my old lights during Hurricane Irma) and I haven't figured out how to adjust the settings on my camera YET (that is why my photo coloring is a bit off).

We have a week off at Thanksgiving and two weeks off for Winter Break; therefore, I am being optimsitic that I will find time to create then. My daughter will be home from college too, so I may even have a crafting buddy. That would make me happy!

Here is my Design Team project...
Today is my day to share at Miss Kate Cuttables.

I used the following sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas.

I used the crow behind pumpkin file by Miss Kate Cuttables. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Be sure to stop by Miss Kate Cuttables for your every week.

Stay Creative,