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

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)

Our Sponsor:
$20 Gift Certificate

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!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

BBTB2 - Banners

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge
has started where we want you to
feature a banner or sign.

I decided to make an unconventional wedding card.
The banners can be found on the Art Philosophy cart.

I played around with some of my scraps
and came up with this layout.

The banner is on Baker's Twine
and I used two brads to hang it from.

The sentiment is from a Fiskar's set.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cut It Up! - In Stitches

Happy Friday!

Cut It Up

Today over at Cut It Up we have a
fun challenge starting...

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Use real or faux stitching

Our Sponsor:
$10 Gift Card

My Project:
I was able to use this adorable cut from our sponsor
for my card today. I also used Art Philosophy to
cut out a shadow scallop for the ladybug to sit upon.

I used some fun spring papers from my stash and
added cute little flower buttons for embellishment.

My faux stitching was done with a White Gel Pen.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

BBTB2 - Cute as a Button

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started...
Cute as a Button!
Create a project that is Baby Themed.


I decided to make a shaker card.
I used the rattle from New Arrival.
All of my papers are from my scraps,
I decided to "patch" together some fun
pastels and patterns for the background.

Thanks for checkin' in!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cut It Up - Think Green

Happy Friday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at Cut It Up!
Cut It Up
Challenge:
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Think Green!
Use 3 different shades of green
on your project!

Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
For my project, I decided to go festive :)
St. Patty's Day is coming up, right?!?!

My shamrock is from Designer's Calendar.
All my papers are from my scrap stash.
The enamel dots are Recollections,
and the sentiment is from Fiskars.

I hope you will join us over at
Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

BBTB2 - Think Green

Happy Monday!
Today over at BBTB2 I had the privilege of
choosing the theme for the weekly challenge!

Think Green!
Use 3 shades of Green on your projects.

I used the Garden Soup cartridge for my card.
I thought it would have the perfect image for a "Green" card,
and it did :)
There are some fabulous cuts on this cart,
I highly recommend adding this to your library.

Again, I am on my scraps kick, so all my 
papers were from my "green bin".

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for the challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BBTB2 - Cute Animals

Oh my it's Tuesday :o
My post didn't get published...oops!

Well, yesterday a new challenge started over at
BBTB2 all about Cute Animals.



I decided to use Create-A-Critter, it was the obvious choice for me!
The critters are SO SO CUTE!!!

I love this little pup.
I used scraps from my stash and
just came up with this layout, I kind of like it :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cut It Up - Bendy Cards

Happy Friday!

Today over at Cut It Up we have started a
new challenge...
Cut It Up

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Bendy Cards!

Sponsor:
Prize: Any 3 sets of your choice

My Project:
Okay, so first off, I am a loyal Cricut-er.
And I only have a Cricut Expression.

I have steered clear of any "digital" crafting.
I know, I know, I need to get with the times,
but I'm good :)

Anyway, for my project, I decided to print out the bendy card
from our Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, just on my regular old printer.

I then "fussy cut" it out and used it as a template to
trace on some paper from Echo Park.

I then pieced them together, easy peasy.

The heart I cut from Art Philosophy.

I used some Twine from American Crafts
to line the top of the "bends".

Here is a top shot of the card:


I really like the dimension the bendy card gives.


The sentiment I used is also from our Sponsor,
I also just printed it out on my printer.
Here is a close up...


This was a fun card to make, and you can
make it without a fancy digital machine ;)

I hope you will try out the bendy cards from
The Cutting Cafe and join us
for our challenge over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

BBTB2 - Create a Valentine

Happy Monday!

Another challenge over at BBTB2
has begun!

Create a Valentine!
Yes! Valentine's is upon us - CRAZY!!!

I decided to use Art Philosophy,
one of the Close to My Heart cartridges.
They have a ton of pre-cut cards and I wanted to
try one out, so I chose this heart card.

I cut it at 4 3/4" out of some My Mind's Eye paper,
which I adore!

I decided to use a different paper to fill in the heart
that the card cut out so I could stamp the inside with
a sentiment.

The sentiment also comes from CTMH.


I used the cut out heart on the inside of the card,
didn't want to waste that :)

Then I added twine down the spine of the card.

Super quick and easy!

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cut It Up - Hot Drinks

Happy Friday!

Hopefully you are staying warm this winter
and Cut It Up has the perfect challenge for us!

Cut It Up

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Hot Drinks -
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa

Our Sponsor:
Newton's Nook Designs
$20 Store Credit

My Project:
I used this awesome "Hot Drink" image from
Winter Frolic.

All my papers are from my scrap stash,
but are from American Crafts, Echo Park, and Recollections,
if my memory serves correctly.

The sentiment is from a set I picked up on
clearance from JoAnn's.

I hope that you will join us
over at Cut It Up for this challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

BBTB2 - Winter Activities

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2, a new challenge has
started all about Winter Activities -
Sledding, Skiing, Ice Skating,
none of which I am fond of ;)
I even live in Utah :o - LOL!

For my card I decided to create an invitation for
an Ice Skating activity the Young Women in my area are
going to be doing next month.

The skater comes from Winter Frolic
and my papers are from a pack I picked up at
a warehouse sale for American Crafts.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars set
and I topped it off with a fun glitter gem.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!



Monday, January 9, 2017

BBTB2 - Elvis

Happy Monday!

And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope things have settled down for you all now that
the holidays are over and school is back in session...
I know it has for me :)

This week over at BBTB2
we are celebrating Elvis' Birthday :)

We want to see Elvis inspired projects.
I naturally pulled out my Nifty Fifties cart to search
for the cut I wanted to use and when I saw
this one I immediately thought
"Blue Suede Shoes".

One of my goals this year is to use as much scrap paper
as I can on my projects instead
of starting with new pieces,
so I can't tell you exactly where my b/g papers 
are from - you'll have to forgive me :)

The sentiment is from a Fiskars set.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 for this fun challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!