Sunday, July 16, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #15


Hi Crafty Friends,

The challenge for Always Fun Challenges #15 is Paper Piecing.

I made this 6 x 6 mini album page using punched flowers and a border and then embellished with ribbons - quick, easy, and cute.  It just needs a special summer memory picture.  Small album pages are far less intimidating than 12 x 12s, especially to a card maker LOL.


Come on over (click the link above) and join this week's challenge.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Besties International ~ July Challenge Reminder

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is a reminder that you still have time to enter My Besties International Challenge July Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes with the option of using Glitz, Glam, and Glitter - that's always fun, right?

Here's my reminder project using one of the Knobby Knee Besties found HERE.


Isn't she cute.  I glammed her up using Stickles on her bow/bone and also around the floral mat edge. 
I colored using copic markers and used Jaded Blossom's Flower Dies and Scalloped Ovals.

You can join our challenge by using the link above.  Remember, you may use ANY image by ANY artist.  We look forward to seeing what you share.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July

Hi Crafty Friends,

Woohoo!  One Christmas card completed!!!
Cut It Up Challenge #126 is Christmas in July and with the fabulous files provided by our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, it's easy to get off to a great start.

Here's my card.

I turned this file into a shaker card by placing a piece of acetate behind the "Joy" and then popping up the card by surrounding the sentiment with dimensional tape to make a pocket for the sequins.  I finished the card by adding the red cord.

We were given the Christmas Card Fun file which can be found HERE.
There are 12 different cards and 17 sentiments in the set.

Thank you so much Regina for our wonderful files.

Please follow our Cut It Challenge link above to join in the fun.


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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Just Pigcause

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today's project is for the Always Fun Challenge #14, Anything Goes.
My daughter just moved to Louisiana and I wanted to make her a special card because I know she is missing the family right now.  Aly graduated from the University of Arkansas and then coached softball there for 5 years.  She is a true Razorback (even though she's living in Tiger country) so I always try to find or create things with piggies.  This adorable stamp and sentiment is from
Craftin Desert Diva's Just Pigcause stamp set.
My patterned papers are Authentique and Bo Bunny Double Dots.  The edges were cut using a Jaded Blossom Border Die 2.  I colored the image using Copic markers.
Follow the Always Fun link above to join in our weekly challenge.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Layout!


Hi Crafty Friends,

I know, I know, you thought I only made cards!  Well there are those times when I do create a simple page layout (emphasis on simple). 
It's my turn to share on the Paper Crafting World design team blog and I chose this fun page layout cut file from Paper Crafting World called "Sweet Summer Title".

Here's my 12 x 12 layout.

I cut the file on my Silhouette (it was already sized to fit a 12 x 12 layout) and just added the mat for a 4x6 photo and then tore the edge of some tan paper to make the sand - easy peasy.  I've had the background paper for ages so I can't even tell you the manufacturer.

Thanks for stopping in today.


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #13 ~ Patriotic


Hi Crafty Friends,

This is the month to celebrate America and I have one final patriotic project for you.
Our Always Fun Challenge theme is Patriotic so I got out several of my Jaded Blossom stamp sets and had fun creating this for you.  I have challenged myself to use my stamps in more artistic ways rather than just always for sentiments.  As a Copic colorist at heart, this is new ground for me LOL.

Here's my card.
To create the background I used JB's Party Splatters.  The outline stamp is from the 50 States set and the sentiment is from the Celebrate America set.  I added some sequins and washi tape to add a little more embellishment.  The patterned paper was in my stash.  I think it's Echo Park and the mat is 
Bo Bunny Double dots (still one of my favorite card stocks!)

Why don't you join us for our Patriotic Challenge.  Just follow the link above.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

My Besties International Challenge ~ July Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for a new challenge at My Besties International.

This month's optional theme is Sparkle, Glam, and Glitter.
Remember that you may use ANY image from ANY artist; it doesn't have to be a Bestie to enter.

Here's my project.


Isn't she fun?  Definitely a glamour gal!  You can find the image HERE.
My patterned papers are from an older DCWV stack called Lemon Flower.  I also used classic linen pearl and classic linen gold to cut some of the dies.  The die cuts are from La-La Land Crafts.  I colored this Fashionista using Copic markers.  I also added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle.

Just follow the link above to join our monthly challenge.


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Cut It Up Challenge #125 ~ Patriotic

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to share our patriotic creations at Cut it Up Challenges
 I love decorating for Flag Day and 4th of July and I love using patriotic colors for my card designs.
I was exploring the Silhouette Design Store and found this simple design which I loved.


The patterned papers are from Authentique.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Celebrate America set.  The lines are clean and simple and I was really happy with the way it turned out.

This Cut It Up Challenge is being sponsored by

Heartfelt Creations


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Always Fun Challenge #12 ~ At the Beach


Hi Crafty Friends,

After the heat wave we've had here in northern California, I'm sure we're all ready to head for the beach!  

For my "At The Beach" themed project I designed this birthday card for my brother-in-law using lots of La-La Land Crafts dies.  I love the way Irina and her designers use lots of dies tucking them here and there to really add dimension and interest to the card.  This design is based on one that Irina shared at a Make and Take that I attended.


The papers are from an older DCWV Rustic stack.  All of the dies were cut on my Cuttlebug (which has just been replaced by a brand new Gemini - woot, woot!).

Dies used:
La-La Land - Postage stamps, Shell border, Lighthouse, Build a Frame, Birds
Jaded Blossom - Stitched circles, Border dies 2


Come on over to Always Fun Challenges and share your beach-themed project.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We're a Great Pair


Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm sharing this card over on the Paper Crafting World blog.

Today is our 48th Anniversary so I made this simple card for the hubby using a retired file from Paper Crafting World.


Besides cutting the file on my Silhouette, I also designed the sentiment and then sent it to my printer.
The base for the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's newest die set, Label Shape Dies.

Happy Anniversary to us and Happy Summer to you!!


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