Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #157

Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!!!

Here's our wonderful sketch by Melissa...
This week our sponsor is Clear Dollar Stamps!  They have wonderful clear stamps and digis!!

Here is my card...  I love the many Scripture and encouraging stamps that Clear Dollar has!!
And I turned the sketch! :)
~Clear Dollar Morning Devotions digi stamp and sentiment -I printed the Bible twice, cut it, and popped it up for dimension
~Paper Studio "Faith" dsp
~Nestabilities Small Labels
~Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley embossing folder
~Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" distress ink
~ribbon and pearls from stash

I'm also entering this in Word Art Wednesdays challenge #38 - NEVER give up!  (I did not use the word art from this week but I am saving it and will use soon for a card for a friend who really needs those words of encouragement!!)

Thanks for stopping by!!  Come over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Best Wishes Today and Always - wedding card

Summer... the season of weddings!  Though I have not been to any this year and no one I know is getting married this summer, a card like this is handy to have on hand!   And now that I've made it, maybe I'll be invited to a wedding!  :)

My Cricut has been getting a LOT of use cutting vinyl lately, but it's been awhile since I've cut for a card, so it was time for some Cricut challenges!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #121 - Wedding Bliss
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Fashion (Isn't a wedding gown one of the most important fashions we choose??)
Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #12 - anything goes
Cardz TV Cricut Cardz Challenge #112 - "Tag! You're It!"

~MS dsp, Slice Shimmer Pearl Vine for the dress, Canson Effects gold and pink paper
~Bride from Sweethearts cut at 4 3/4"
~Fiskars sentiment
~Fiskars punches
~Nestabilities Labels Four
~D'vine Swirls embossing folder
~Adhesive pearls and bling (see the rock on her finger??!!??)
~ribbon from my stash

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CAS thank you

Here is a CAS card that seemed to take me a long time to make!!   Just a lot of 'few minutes' here and there all put together until I got it all put together!!

Clean & Simple 199 - sketch (I turned it)
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC62 - black card base
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #149 - clean and simple
Dynamic Duos #12 - Black and Poppy Parade w/ dessert option of punches

~Recollections cardstock
~1 1/4" circle punch for the Dahlia flowers
~Spellbinders Doodle Parts
~Studio G stamp heat embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder
~ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dump truck birthday - Tuesday Morning Sketches #156

I like Tuesdays!!  Because that means it is time for a Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!!  Head over there to check out the rest of the DT's creations, then get your paper, scissors, and glue and play along with us!!  :)

This week we are sponsored by Doodle Pantry!  I got some of my first ever digis from them, and they have awesome images and digi papers!!! 

My little guy is getting past the age of enjoying dump trucks in the dirt, but this is such a cute image and there are always little boys who will need a birthday card, so I followed this great sketch by Melissa...
...and came up with this card...
~digi paper, colored image, and sentiment from Toy Truck Ants
~'Diamonds in the rough' embossing folder
~Chevron cut on my Cricut
~Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
~twine and button from stash

Thanks for stopping by!!! Please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mojo birthday card

Wow!  My third (and final!) post of the day!  Yes, a lot of time in the craft room!  No, no cleaning or laundry done!  But I do have dinner in the crock pot! :)

Mojo Monday 250 - sketch
Card Crafter's Circle #32 - children
   *they are sponsored this week by Dearie Dolls.  The blog has soooo many free digis!

 ~fancy pants "It's the Little Things" dsp
~"Happy Birthday to Me" colored digi from Dearie Doll
~SU sentiment from "Cute by the Inch" set
~Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Oval and Petite Ovals
~ribbon from my stash
~Flora Doodle

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!!

My first cascading card!!!

And it's my second post of the day!  I haven't done that in awhile!

Last weekend, Mynette visited my blog and mentioned her challenge blogs... 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Technique Tuesday.  I checked them out!  They are cool!  52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is obviously a weekly Christmas card challenge!  Technique Tuesday in monthly and this month's challenge is a cascading card.  Very cool!!!!!

Technique Tuesday Cascading Card Challenge - make a cascading card (she gives a WONDERFUL tutorial!!)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC215 - "Bling it on!" *if you use Paper Pretties stamps you get a bonus chance to win!!  I did!! :) :) :)
Krafty Girls #12 - 3D project (this may be just a card, but I think it is 3D!)

Here is my cascading card!  I am loving this type of card!!

~g.c.d Studios dsp
~Paper Pretties Simply Special clear stamp set
~Copics and Prismacolor markers
~Nesties Labels Four, Petite Scalloped Oval, Petite Oval
~Spellbinders Doodle Parts
~Flora Doodles

Thanks for stopping in!!

You're Dino-mite!!!

This month, the Doodle Pantry blog has changed things up a bit... there are 2 chances in their challenge!!  Until the 15th, they had their featured digi available for download.  {I got it, but just played with it today!}   The challenge is going until the 24th with 2 chances... one linky for using the featured digi and one linky for using any DP image!  I made a card using the French horn set and played it earlier, and today I made a card with the Tiny Triceratops.  This is the cutest dinosaur!!!

Doodle Pantry Challenge #25 - using featured Triceratops image
The Sweet Stop: SSS167 - sketch

~Doodle Pantry Tiny Triceratops image and sentiment
~DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies dsp
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Paper Studio scalloped circle embossing folders
~Nestie ovals and labels

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another Christmas in July card

This has been a busy week!  Today is my first time in my craft room!!  I was having withdrawal!! :)

Here's a quick Christmas card for a few challenges...
Merry Monday with a twist - follow any previous sketch
Cards for men Challenge 15 - Christmas in July
52 {Christmas} Cardd Throwdown Color Challenge #7 - black, white, splash blue
Stampin Sisters in Christ #148 - sparkle
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC48 - embossing (glitter)

The color is a off but you can see the sparkle in this pic.

~Bazzill cardstock
~Clear Dollar sentiment
~Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder
~Versamark and Stampendous Kaleidosope embossing powder
~K&Co ornament stickers

Thanks for dropping by!!!  Keep cool!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Word art for school room

We homeschool our 4 children and enjoy every minute of it!!  That's actually a big fat lie... there are days I want to pull my hair out or jump off a cliff, but most of the time it is a blessing and we do enjoy it!!!

This is the verse and word art from Word Art Wednesday Challenge #36.  What a wonderful verse!!  Now that is a special promise!! 
I took a canvas, some Recollections 'Charming' dsp, and Mod Podge.  It was a learning experience!  I had too much 'glue' under the paper and there are a couple of areas where it is not totally flat. :/
This is not really my usual style of art, but my kids love it and I am very pleased with it, too!

I meant to post this yesterday but this is what I was doing all day...

Mind Eraser... my kids are the front 2 rows

Batman the Dark Knight
We had soooo much fun at Six Flags New England!!  Then today I had to run one DD to the orthodontist (yikes!!) and another to work, then spent most of the afternoon in our pool!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #155

Happy Tuesday!!  Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!  Head over there check out all the wonderful creations by the DT!  Then make your project and play along with us!!  This week's sponsor is Cupcake Cards & Crafts.   They have really cute digi papers!!

This fun sketch is by Melissa

I started out thinking this could be for about any celebration, but then I changed the top element a couple of times and finally ended up with a cupcake, so I'm thinking it needs to be a birthday card.    I used some paper from Cupcake Cards & Crafts Turkish Delight collection...

~digi paper
~Fiskars Threading Water border punch
~stamp: Scrappy Cat sentiment
~ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampology Autumn Leaves
~sticker from ???

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Have a sweet day!!"

Christmas mode is on hold and I'm going for summer fun!!  It's been pretty hot around here so we've been into ice cream, freezy pops, etc!!  But this afternoon, it is raining!!  I'm happy because we need rain!!  The brook near us normally gets very low in summer, but it had been all dried up for a couple of weeks! 

Back to cool summer treats... we like 'em!!  With 4 kids, we've made a lot of Popsicles* over the years!  Red is my fave!!  So that's where I went with this card.   *my computer told me to capitalize Popsicle!  I guess because it is a brand name even though it has become a pretty generic term.

Cardz TV Cricut Cardz Challenge #112 - "Summer fun" -I don't like to sweat, so eating cool treats is my kind of summer fun!!! :)
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #119 - Yummy, yummy (summer dessert) -I tell you, red popsicles are the best!!
Cleary iStamp Clearly Inspired Challenge #55 - "Some like it hot" (images for hot weather, colors on the warm side of the color wheel: yellow, orange, red, or maybe even spicy foods, etc.) -I need Popsicles in hot weather and it is red!! :)
**I think this is the last challenge at the 'old' blog.  They are moving HERE.

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~DCWV "Blossoms and Butterflies" and "Hippie Chick" dsp
~Clear Dollar digi sentiment from Yummy Cupcake set
~Stamp card base from Create a Critter made square in DS
~Popsicle from Doodlecharms
~AC ribbon
~punches, gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!!  Now go eat a Popsicle or ice cream or some nice, cool, sweet treat!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July again

It is kind of funny that many challenges right now are either "Christmas in July" or "summer vacation"!  Can't get much more opposite than that!!   I'm currently in Christmas mode.

Merry Monday with a twist - use any past sketch and make up to 4 cards this month
jingle belles JB:12:15 - red OR green
Card Crafter's Circle #31 - Christmas in July
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #147 - plan: (at least) 1 circle or oval element, (at least) 2 different papers, and (at least) 1 embellishment

Here's the sketch I used...

 ~Paper Studio dp's
~Perfect Paisley and Swiss Dots embossing folders
~Casa Collection ribbon
~K&Co sticker
~circle and scalloped punches
~sentiment stamp from ???

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Happy Birthday w/pop-up balloon

While perusing one of the many wonderful craft blogs I follow, I found a cute, cute, cute idea at Clearly iStamp.  It is called Honeycomb Pop Ups and Lisa gives a great tutorial.  I was already planning to make a birthday card and thought this would be a fun addition to it!  I tend to make more pretty and girly birthday cards, so am trying to make some that are more masculine or at least generic.  This would work for a boy, I think.

Cards for men challenge 14 - Happy Birthday
Freshly Made Sketches #43 - sketch
Meljens Designs Challenge #118 - Happy Birthday (must use Meljens image)
Celebrate the Occasion #70 - Happy Birthday

Here is a close-up of the balloon... Click HERE to go to the tutorial.

~Kraft and Bazzill cardstock
~Meljens Happy Birthday digi
~MM number tape
~Distressed Stripes embossing folder
~Copic and Prismacolor markers

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DCWV Stack-a-holic LO

I have not made any layouts in a loooooong time!  I have some pics printed from last year that need to be scrapped, so I finally started the other day.  I made a couple the then and got this one done today.  I have not quite decided if LO sketches make it easier or not. :/

This follows the template at DCWV Diary: July Stack-a-holic Challenge
Here's mine... my daughter plays the French horn in a community band.  Her hair is not quite so 'orange' IRL!! :)
~DCWV Performance stack
~AC Thickers
~CM note cutout
~MM tags

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #154

Good Tuesday morning to you!!   It's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!  It's a great sketch from Melissa and this week's challenge is sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps.
This challenge is a judged challenge!!   That is always fun!  I like to win, and I enjoy every win as I'm sure you do, but don't you agree that it means a little more when real live people like our work... not just Random.org??  :)
And with a judged challenge there is a twist... "things with wings"!   Come on over, check out the DT's wonderful creations, then join us in the fun!

I used a butterfly and sentiment from the New Creature Digital Stamp Set.

Recipe: I used a stray piece of paper from ???, Sweet 'n Sassy digis, Copic and Prismacolor markers, D'vine Swirls cuttlebug folder, Nestie large and small labels, Paper Studio button brads, hemp, and adhesive pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Come on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along with us!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A dash of this and that!

A post just like my blog title! :)  Got a few things to show you...

First, here is a card for a couple of challenges...
Clean & Simple 197 - sketch
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC60 - use text

Here is another card (no challenges) that I made to try this technique that I saw on Pinterest...
Cut butterflies in the top layer, embossed it,  pop dotted it

Here are a couple of embroidered blankets for grad gifts that should have been done last month!  (I am slow!!!)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A car for my DD's 16th birthday!!!

My second post of the day!  I've spent my time in my cool craft room instead of out in the heat today! :)

Our oldest will be 16 later this month!  (They grow too fast!!!)  She loves all things British and wants a Mini Cooper, so I'm giving her one... a paper one!! :)  All the goodies I used on this card came from a blog friend in England!  Anne-Marie sent me some wonderful items when she heard my DD loved England!  Thank you again, Anne-Marie, and I hope you like what you see!   I know my daughter will LOVE this!!!

The Sweet Stop: SSS165 - sketch (I did not do any stamping so not sure if this counts, but when I saw the sketch, I knew it would be perfect for this card!!)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #16 - anything goes (cards only)

Here you can see how I popped the layers...

Thanks for stopping by!!  And if you know me, remember to keep it a surprise that she is getting a car!!!  LOL

Decorative verse tile

I love to cut vinyl with my Cricut!  I've done vinyl for walls, vehicles, church activities, and I have made many gift tiles, but this time I decided to make a tile to put in our home!  Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses!!

Word Art Wednesday #35 - word art provided or other inspirational verse or quote (this was actually the verse last week but I did not get it done in time for that challenge, so I'm adding it this week)

~12x12 tile
~outdoor vinyl
~Brock Script, AdineKirnberg-Script, Segoe UI, Nymphette fonts cut with MTC

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Christmas in July" on a very hot day!!

Happy 4th of July to all my American crafty friends!!  It really seems odd to be posting a Christmas card today!!  My husband is a pastor and we always have a picnic at our house on July 4th and invite the whole church.  Not everyone comes, but today we had almost 100 here.  It was 95 degrees and humid!!  Needless to say, our Ultimate Frisbee game was not as long as usual!!  The water balloons were more popular!! :)

But Christmas will be here before we know it :-o so I made a card!

Mojo Monday 248 - sketch
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 25 - use a Doodle Pantry image
The Paper Players Challenge #102 - Christmas in July

~Basic Grey Wassail dsp
~Doodle Pantry "French Horn" image and sentiment
~D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders
~Fiskars Threading Water border punch
~Nestie oval and scalloped oval

Time to head out to see some fireworks!!   Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #153 and an announcement!

I am so excited and can finally share my news!!  I was chosen to be on the Design Team at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is my first challenge as a DT member!!  TMS has been one of my favorite challenges to play along with, and I am soooo thrilled and honored to be a part of this group of very talented ladies!!!!

This week our great sketch is by Kathy.  Our sponsor is Meljen's Designs.  Go check her out!  She has the cutest digis!!! 
Here is my card...

I used "Tom Cat Goes Fishing"!  Isn't he adorable???

~We R Memory Keepers 'Sunsplashed' dsp
~Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' distress ink
~'Tom Cat Goes Fishing' Meljen's Designs digi
~Nestabilities large labels and small labels
~Copics and Prismacolor markers
~"For You" clear stamp from Clear Dollar
~scalloped circles cut with MTC
~baker's twine

Thanks for stopping and be sure to get over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!!!