Friday, February 12, 2016

No Bunny Like You

Here is a sweet image, sentiment, and paper by Doodle Pantry.  A card for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Last week I added to my collection of Darice embossing folders.  I have wanted this wood EF for awhile now so was pretty excited to use it when I found this cute image in my leftover box.  The image is pre-colored.  After running Ivory cardstock through the Cuttlebug, I added some Tim Holtz distress ink onto the top of the wood grain.   Sentiment and wood are cut with  Spellbinder dies. Circles are MFT Die-namic Circle Stax.
Tuesday Throwdown had the perfect sketch for this card:
Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - say it with love
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - something new
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fun With Extras

The basket is getting too full so time to use up some of those extra pieces, extra printed images, extra stamped images.
When I made a card in July, I stamped four of the same image but only used one.  I love this little camera buff.  Three different colors with Copics.  I'm not sure which one I like best.


See that flower on her dress.  Somehow I got a black smudge on the light yellow dress so I cut out a flower with a Cuttlebug die and popped it on.  I liked the touch so much, I put flowers on the other two.
The word "smile" is an old stamp of unknown (unremembered!) company.  The film strips are pieces from an old scrapbook kit (SU)  Do you think any child will know what a film strip is?  I hope so because these are going into the SAS4Kids box.   The stitching is just hand drawn.
Sketch:
Thanks for looking (and commenting).

Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Time Out - love is a flower
Daily Marker - coloring
V's Sweet Ideas - pink
Crop Stop - anything
Paper Sweeties - color
Words to Craft By - A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nuts About You

I saw a cute idea on Pinterest.  Here is my take on it.
I have a love/hate relationship with my Silhouette.  I must say that I am pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to create and cut this nut without a file.  It took a looooong time, so long that I decided to make six of them for the sons and SILs; I didn't want to waste all that time on one card!  (Usually I make every Valentine unique and different for each recipient but this year all the guys are getting the same.)
The card from which I took this idea was wrapped and stamped in duct tape.  For mine I just cut out some hearts with a Cuttlebug die and glued them on the front.  To keep the "shop" idea going, I added a piece of wire and corkscrewed the ends.

Challenges:
Time Out - love is the flower
Die Cut Divas  - love
Simon Work It Wednesday - something new (using Silhouette without a file, and using duct tape! on a card)
Simon Wednesday - hearts
Pile It On - make your own embellishment
Paper Creators - love
Word Art Wednesday- anything
Little Scrap Pieces - anything
Die Cuttin Divas - say it with love

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Eyeballs

I found this cute idea on Pinterest.  Here is my version.



And the inside:


It was a little tricky cutting out the circle so that it was placed just right.  I printed these out on the Kraft but also again on printer paper so I could cut the paper and use that as a template to cut the Kraft.  Love the tiny circle in the Die-namics Circle Stax.
The puffy hearts were sent to me by a dear friend (thank you Karen).  "You" is cut out with a Simon Says die.  The monster, which I paper pieced, and the sentiment are Doodle Pantry.   The inside seemed a little too boring so I added a heart border cut with my Silhouette.
Won't these be cute for a couple of my grandsons?

Challenges:
Classy Cards and Such - love, red, pink
 Doodle Pantry - anything
Crafty Calendar - love
Stamplorations - CAS and red
Paper Creators - love
Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - love
Simon Wednesday - hearts

Friday, February 5, 2016

Puppy Love

There are so many adorable puppy stamps.  I am really drawn to them right now.
This cutie is by Stamping Dragon Designs.
For the first card above, I used the pre-colored digi.  The card is for our grandson's first birthday.  Sometimes it is fun to use colors that are not "baby colors" or even typical "boy colors".
The cardstock base is SU River Rock.  I backed the dotted circle with Kraft that I distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Darice Paws embossing folders.  Circle Stax and Spellbinder dies.
Sentiment is Scrappy Moms. 

This is another card I made using the same image and same layout. (I definitely like the first card better).  This puppy I colored with copics.  The fishtail banner is embossed with a Darice hearts embossing folder.
This one will go into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids
Here is the sketch I used for both cards:

Challenges: 
Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids 




Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine - First Year

As you know, I make Valentines for each family member.  We have a grandson turning 1 two days before Valentine's Day.  Not that he is going to care, but I made him one too, keeping it simple with no embellies that he can pull off and put in his mouth.
This cute bear is by Crafty Sentimens.  I cut it out and mounted it onto a circle cut with one of the Circle Stax dies, allowing his arms to hang over the cut.  The EF is Darice.  He is colored with Copics.  Hearts are punched from an embellishment strip - part of that strip is behind the image.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday
Classy Cards and Such - love with pink hearts
Simon Wednesday - hearts
Cute Card Thursday - pink
Daily Marker - coloring challenge
Sweet Stampin - valentines
Paper Sweeties - color challenge
Dies R Us - love and hearts
Crop Stop - anything
Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids
Double D - pink hearts 
MFT - color challenge



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WAW Guest

It is my honor to be the guest designer this week at Word Art Wednesday.  I can't begin to tell you how many of their verses, that are offered each week, I have downloaded and used.  Some on cards.  Some on 6 X 6 displays.
This is the verse for these next two weeks:

There are so many misconceptions about how we get to heaven but the truth is that only by believing in Jesus, the Son of God, and only because of His death and resurrection, will we receive eternal life.
Jesus is the only way.  He is the Truth.  He is the Giver of eternal life.
When making this card, I used a map and a compass to depict the WAY.  The  compass is a digital image by Handmade By Paula.  I put an antique gold brad in the middle.
There is a bi-weekly challenge at  Word Art Wednesday.  Check out all the eye candy and then play along.