I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, June 12, 2017

BBTB2 - Happy Father's Day

Happy Monday!

I have the craziest week ahead and to top it all off...
Father's Day on Sunday!

Not. Even. Close. To. Being. Prepared!!!

At least I have a card ready,
thanks to BBTB2 ;)

Our challenge this week is
Father's Day.


I picked up a new paper pad at Hobby Lobby,
I haven't bought new paper for a LONG time!
I really love the masculine colors and patterns.

I used Summer Celebrations for the tie cut
and was inspired by a sketch from Mojo Monday.

The sentiment is from a $1 stamp set I picked up
along time ago at Robert's.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cut It Up! - Summer School

Happy Friday!

It's June!!!
Let summer begin...
and what better way to celebrate than
Summer School ;)

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It Up! we have a super fun challenge:

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Yep, follow a tutorial!

Our Sponsor:
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So my DT sister Katrina recommended a YouTube channel
for some fun tutorials and I decided to check it out!
I highly recommend you take a look at her amazing videos too!

I watched a video on some embellishment paper clips
and I had to try them out.
However, I didn't have any of the cute spiral clips,
so I decided to use clothes pins instead.
I think they turned out super cute!!!



My paper is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby),
that I picked up years ago.
I cut one of the flowers from Art Philosophy,
the bigger one is 3" and the smaller one is 2".
I inked up the edges with some black ink and added
a black flat back rhinestone for the center.
I used my ATG Gun to adhere
the flowers to the clothes pins.

I really like how they turned out.

I hope you will join us for "Summer School"
this week over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


Monday, May 22, 2017

BBTB2 - Birthday!

Happy Monday!!!

School is out this week?!?!?
NO WAY!!!

Well, this week over at BBTB2 the challenge is
all about Birthdays!
May is my Birthday Month, so I had no
problem with creating a fun card!


I just love this present cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
I chose papers from my Scrap Stash
and my sentiment is from Fiskars.

I added a few pink flat back pearls for
embellishment and think it turned out pretty cute.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

BBTB2 - Busy Bees, Butterflies & Bugs

Happy Monday!!!

Well, it is May, can you believe it?!?!
I can't ;)

In desperation for the snow to stop here where I live,
I decided to chose a Spring Theme for the challenge
this week over at BBTB2!

BUGS!!!


For my card, I decided to follow a sketch from Paper Play Sketches.
I used the Bee from Garden Soup - I really love that cartridge!
My papers are from DCWV and used a paper flower
and some pearls for embellishments.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for this week's challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Cut It Up - CASE

Happy Friday!

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It UP,
we have a super fun challenge!

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Choose a project you LOVE and CASE it!
(Copy and Share Everything)

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Each one of the DT members was assigned
another member to CASE.
I was lucky enough to be given Katie
from 2 Crafty Katies and I found
this adorable card on her blog...


So here is my recreation of it...


I used the Frog from Once Upon a Princess.
The papers are all from my green scrap bin.
The sentiment is from Studio 112.

This was a fun challenge and I hope
you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

BBTB2 - Arbor Day / Trees

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another fun week over at BBTB2!

Today's challenge is all about Trees!


I used this fun tree from Straight From the Nest.
Once again I searched through my scrap stash
for all my papers and came up with this layout.

I used my Large Corner Rounder from Hobby Lobby
and some jewel embellishments.
The sentiment is from a Fiskar's set.

Please join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 39 - Thank you!

Happy Wednesday!

Okay, so it has been a LOOOOONG time since
I have linked up to another blog's challenge...

I have been so busy with life,
I barely get things done on time
for the Design Teams I'm currently on.

So this is a BIG moment ;)

Anyway, I started up watching some of CardzTV's videos,
another thing I haven't done in quite a long time,
and how can you not be inspired and motivated to create
after watching Mary, right?!?!

Her latest video is for the blog
I really liked the simplicity of the sketch
and wanted to give it a go.


So here is a Thank You card I made.
I used CardzTV's "Many Thanks" stamp set
for the sentiment.

The flower is cut from Accent Essentials.
I cut it at 1 1/2 inches with a shadow.
You can't tell in the pic,
but the white paper I used has a
shimmery/glossy finish.
It's a perfect match for the glittery flowers
in the background paper.
A fun little jewel was ideal for
the center of the flower.

My background paper is DCWV and
the middle mat is from My Mind's Eye.
The banner was from my scrap stash.

This card came together super quick
and I really like the clean and simple look to it.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!