Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday Treats at My Mouse Dreams

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am making a special guest designer appearance today at My Mouse Dreams for Thursday Treats after a conversation with Beckie and I am super excited to be a part of a her new series to showcase treat holders. I love to make treat bags for family, friends, students, and co-workers. The look on their face always makes me happy and want to make more. Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, so I am getting started now.

Today's Project...
I found this cute gift box (Unicorn Splash Box) on Silhouette Design Store and added a few pieces from my collection to personalize it. I used both my Cricut and Cameo to create today's treat holder.

The MFT stitched scalloped circle fits in the center and any die-cut or image would be perfect. I found this hippo colored by my daughter in her craft area and snatched it up (I figured she hadn't used him yet, so why not showcase him.). He just looks so happy. The stamped sentiment is from the same MFT Happy Hippo stamp set. The Hershey Nuggets were covered with Jaded Blossoms Candy Wraps and the hearts were cut from MFT Blueprints 13. 

Every treat bag needs a big bow! I just got this MFT Stitched Beautiful Bow die set not too long ago and decided it fit perfectly. I watched a video because the first time I cut the bow and tried to wrap it around it had creases. Yuck! The video said to prep the paper. I had to rub the paper between my fingers and curve it. It worked!  No creases!
I am so glad Beckie has started this Treat Thursday series. Perhaps you could be next to share your favorite treat holder. Leave a message and she may ask you too!

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday was our school's Science Fair. It was the first one that I help organized and it went well. I tallied all the scores last night and the winners will be announced today during our Sauce and Science Night. We have a science museum (Orlando Science Center) coming to school with 15 different stations for the students to enjoy.

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Anything Goes ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I just fell in love with this MFT Entwined Hearts die when it was first released and I like it even more now that I have actually used it myself. It cut the glitter paper so smoothly.

I cut the die twice...once in red to get the outline and then in black to piece together the inside of the hearts. So many options with mixing and matching!

I used red glitter paper for the MFT word beautiful since that is how I feel about the layout of these hearts. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamp (closed).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge. The design team must have had Valentine's Day on their minds too since there are so many lovely projects.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3D Projects at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
3D Projects ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I only made one of the new Nugget Treats from My Favorite Things (MFT), but I am quite sure that I will be making more. I cut the pieces with my Cuttlebug.

The pattern papers are by My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Union Square stack and the stamped sentiment is by Whimsicals Designs (closed).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "3D Projects" challenge. The design team has quite a variety, so be sure to check them out.

Stay Creative,

Friday, January 4, 2019

Thanks Dragon

Happy Friday Everyone,

Only been back at school for school for two days and what a week. We had our telescope dedication yesterday and now we are getting a stereo microscope donated too. I have absolutely NO idea what it is (yet), BUT I am happy that our STEM Lab is going to be stepping up in the science world. I am also going to work on a wish list for another grant...yay for BIG companies that like to support Title I schools.  I'll be exploring options this weekend!

Today I am sharing a card that my daughter and I worked on collaboratively. I created the background using a sketch from Mojo Monday. Yes, the sketches are back at Poetic Artistry! I selected the stamped sentiment and image from MFT, but my daughter did the stamping, heat embossing (she likes to do that to prevent bleeding), and coloring.

Here is the most recent Mojo Monday sketch.

The stamped sentiment is from MFT ~ Thanks So Very Much. I really do love this set because of the over-sized font. I just checked in the store and it looks like they don't carry it any more. Bummer!
Other Challenges:

Lots planned this weekend...I need to write some science lesson plans for the STEM lab, grade some Math Winter Break packets for 3rd and 5th grade, going to Mr. Phil's observatory on Saturday night (hoping for clear skies), create and review a couple math assessments for fractions, and I can't forget...I need to make some crafty projects! I am thinking alcohol lift ink, treat boxes, "good job" post cards, water color backgrounds, oxide inks. So many ideas but I am not sure if there is enough time for EVERYTHING!

No time like now, so I better get started on the long list.
Stay Creative,

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thanks to the Mesmerizing Mandala

Hello Crafty Friends,

Thank you for coming back to Carson's Creations to see what is new.
The students head back to school today after being off for two weeks. I sent home some math packets on the last day before break, so I am looking forward to seeing how many students actually completed the work and submit it. I told the teachers I would collect, grade and provide a treat for each of the students. Hoping for a BIG pile. 

More exciting news for us Math and Science nerds...we had a gentleman, Mr. Phil, donate a Celestron Telescope. A couple 5th grade teachers and I met with him and was briefed on how to use it and we have decided to go back to school this Saturday night and put it to use. I am SUPER excited to see the night sky through a new lens. Hoping to see a planet.

Today I am sharing a pair of thank you cards I created using distress oxides, a mandala die cut, and the sentiment thanks.

First, I inked the white cardstock with distress oxides (colors listed below) and then placed a MFT snowy stencil on top. I used a mister to spray some water and then dabbed it dry (which slightly removed some of the ink). I used Blueprints #27 to cut the scalloped rectangular background. 

Once the background was completely dry, I added the white MFT mandala and scattered a few white pearls. The sentiment "thanks" is by Paper Smooches and I cut it with my Cuttlebug. 
Distress Oxide Ink colors:
Worn Lipstick
Abandoned Coral
Wilted Violet
Faded Jeans

I am really enjoying using my new Christmas goodies and I received an e-mail yesterday that another package from MFT is on its way. Now I need the weekend to get here so I have free time to create. The hardest decision will be...what should I use?!?! 

Happy New Year!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Pinata is Hoping for a Smashing Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Wednesday! I am heading back to school for a Teacher Workday, which means I will be meeting with teachers during collaboration time. Each grade level has one hour scheduled throughout the day and we will be meeting with them to kick off third quarter. I am looking forward to seeing everyone after Winter Break and hearing all about their vacations/trips.

Today I am sharing a fun and colorful birthday card. I just received this My Favorite Things pinata die for Christmas and was super excited to cut it out. I did look at a few of the MFT design team projects to see their choice of colors and fringe. Once I decided on the plaid paper, finding the pinata's colors were a breeze. 

I used this week's sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas.

I used the MFT cloud stencil and Broken China distress ink to create a background on white cardstock. Then I cut the stitched circle to the size I needed to fit my pinata directly in the center. I used the snow drift die to make a hill of grass.

I am submitting this card to the My Favorite Things Birthday Challenge.

The stamped sentiment is by Lawn Fawn ~ Year Seven. Pink pearls were added in the lower right corner.
Other Challenges:

If you like what you see, please become a follower so you do not miss any of my creations.  Be sure to leave your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been making!
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2019 Sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy New Years' Day!
I have really enjoyed seeing the 2018 favorites from so many different crafters and reading the goals that others have set. Unfortunately, I haven't done either. I am wondering if I should.

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Hard to believe that I have been hosting or co-hosting since approximately July 2011. There have been quite a few DT Divas, LOTS of Guest Divas, hundreds of challenges, supportive sponsors, but requiring die-cuts have remained the same.

This Week's Challenge...
January 2019 Sketch ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I am still on that gold foil kick. 

I cut the numbers and firework in both gold and black cardstock.

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "January 2019 Sketch" challenge. The design team has all used a variety of die-cuts to showcase the sketch, so be sure to check them out.

Stay Creative,