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

Monday, November 30, 2015

BBTB2 - Christmas Green-ery

Happy Monday!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

So now that Thanksgiving is behind us,
we can look forward to the December Holidays :)

Over at BBTB2 we are starting our Christmas Challenges.
First up is Greenery - Use any type of Christmas plant
on your projects.

I decided to use the Holly from Joys of the Season.
My paper is all from Echo Park and
my sentiment is from TPC Studio.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cut It Up - Make It Sparkle

Happy Friday!!!

And Black Friday at that :)

Do you participate in the craziness
that goes along with Black Friday?
I never have, and most likely never will :)

Well, regardless you should participate with
us over at Cut It Up with our new challenge!

Make It Sparkle - Use Sequins

$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
For my project, I used the Winter Frolic cartridge.
I love this fun tree!
I decorated it with Sequins for the ornaments.

The sentiment tag is from Elegant Edges
and the sentiment is from a $1 set I picked up
at JoAnn's.

The paper is from Echo Park.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate - Toppers

Happy Wednesday!!!

Or Happy Thanksgiving Eve :)

Today over at Decorate To Celebrate
we have a new Anything Goes Challenge starting.

I was asked by my SIL to create some
toppers for treat bags she wanted to give out.
This is what I came up with:

The leaves and acorns are from Doodlecharms
and the paper is from Hobby Lobby.

I think they turned out super cute.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

BBTB2 - "Thanks"

Happy Monday!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?!?!

For our last Thanksgiving challenge
this month over at BBTB2,
we want to see your projects that
feature the word "Thanks".

I decided to use Create A Critter 2.
It has an awesome Phrase in the Thanksgiving
section of the handbook. I only used part of it though.
The pumpkin is also from CAC2, it is an accessory cut.

My background paper is from Hobby Lobby.

I used a technique that I haven't done in a while.
I pulled out Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
to ink around all the edges.

I also decided to use some brads,
which I haven't done on a project in a long time.
These are fun embellishments.

My pumpkin is popped up on some foam tape.

I added the sentiment "giving" above the "THANKS" phrase
by masking a "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment
and just inking up the last part of it.
Turned out great :)

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

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

BBTB2 - Fall Colors Challenge

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!

I have selected the theme of Fall Colors
because I absolutely love these colors together.

I used Celebrate with Flourish for this awesome
Pilgrim hat and just some papers in my stash.

The sentiment is from CardzTV Many Thanks set.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, November 2, 2015

BBTB2 - Pumpkins

Happy Monday!

I hope you all survived the Halloween weekend
and Daylight Savings :)

As time continues on, we are looking forward
to Thanksgiving and all things Pumpkin!

So the challenge over at BBTB2 is
to feature a Pumpkin on your Thanksgiving cards.

My favorite pumpkin cut is from Freshly Picked.
I used the flip feature and cut the stem on the other
side of the pumpkin so I could fit the sentiment
in the upper right hand corner.

The background mat is paper from CTMH
and I used Elegant Edges to cut it out.

My pumpkin papers are from Basic Grey.
The jewels are from Darice, and
the sentiment is from CardzTV.

It's a super simple card, but I like how it turned out.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!