Friday, August 29, 2014

Easy Framed Chalkboard

Want to make a quick chalkboard card?  I used the digital images by Diane's Daydream Designs to make mine, cutting strips of Kraft to make a frame.  Instead of trying to cut the angles first, I glued the strips on, overlapping the ends and then cut the angles. Much easier.

This is the Papertakes sketch #31 I used, making it A2 instead of square:

Challenges:
Papertakes -  use a Papertakes sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Creative Card Crew - chalkboard
Crafty Creation - something old from stash (papers and heart)


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fan Club

Everyone needs a fan club in the bleachers, cheering you on.  Our deployed soldiers need our support too.  I love this digital set by Doodle Pantry with the cute sentiments and pre-colored images. Beautiful colors and matching papers.

Here is a pic of some of the pieces you get in the set:
Don't you love it?
I made this card for the challenge at Die Cut Divas's challenge - hot August nights.   I have used a fan in my bedroom (which actually looks similar to this fan) every night this month.

There are just a few more days to play this challenge so hurry and show us your interpretation of hot August nights.

Challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafter's Cafe - dies

Cards Galore - anything
Stamp and Create - anything
Sister Act - anything

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Then Make Ice Cubes

You've heard the saying, "When life give you lemons, make lemonade."  Go a step further - add ice cubes.  What?  Let me explain.  When I went to make this card, I tried to find an embellishment to go along with it.  I knew I had some old gems that I thought would compliment the ice cubes in the image, thinking I would put three where the button is now.  But when I went to take one off the package, the backing came off, leaving a clear gem the exact size of an ice cube.
How fun was that!!!  So I scrapped the backing off three more gems and glued them on the image.  LOVE how it turned out.

I made this card for the Die Cut Diva's Challenge - Hot August Nights.
I used rectangle dies by MFT to cut out the pieces.  The image is colored with Prisma Pencils.

You still have a little over a week left to play the challenge.  Would love to see your interpretation of Hot August Nights.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - anything
Papertakes - dies
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafty Creations - use something from old stash
Sister Act - anything
Brown Sugar - anything
Stamp and Create - anything

Clear it Out - anything
Cards Galore - anything



Monday, August 18, 2014

Triple Scoops of Cool Ice Cream

It may melt fast in August, but I LOVE ice cream in the summer.  Here is a card I made for a granddaughter for her birthday who loves ice cream more than I do.  I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest, loved it so with the help of my Silhoutte Portrait and my cuttlebug, I recreated it:


I used Cuttlebug folders for the cone and top scoop.  The pink and green scoop are embossed by hand with a Fiskars template.  Any guesses about the blob of whip cream?  A die cut cloud made with a MFT die.   And the cherry is a Doodle Pantry digital image that I fussy cut.
The Die Cut Diva's Challenge is to make a card depicting Hot August Nights.  We would love to have you play along with the challenge. 

Other challenges I will enter:
Simon Monday - anything
Simon Wednesday - summer
Papertakes - spots and dots
Die Cuttin Divas - favorite color combo
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Brown Sugar - anything
Suzy Bees - anything



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Birthday Bolg Candy Winner

Thanks to each of you who wished me a happy birthday.  And the winner of the blog candy is CINDY E RAPSON !
Cindy, email me your address and I will get this package mailed off to you the first of next week.
Congratulations.

(my email:  mkdrainatgmaildotcom)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blog Candy Reminder and Traveling

 BLOB CANDY REMINDER

 Here is another card with Diane's Daydream Designs On the Move.  On the Move is all travel oriented, with classics and oldies.  I used the Woody and  Road Signs for this card:


We used to have a car similar to this.  Fun to reminisce.
This would make such a cute graduation card or maybe even a congratulation on engagement for the groom to be.
The trees are an old SU favorite.  The blue is Tim Holz Distress Ink.  Woodgrain card base is Doodle Pantry digital paper.

Challenges:
Pink Gem - emboss
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Suzy Bees - anything
Crazy Challenge - love, marriage
Crafting from the Heart - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything






Monday, August 11, 2014

Admiration For Quilts

MY BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY  is at this previous post.

 Our county fair begins today.  One of the exhibits I love the most is the quilts.  I do not quilt; never have; probably never will.  I don't think I have the patience.  But I love looking at them and admire the quilters.
One of the newer sets at Diane's Daydream Designs is Quilted From the Heart.
I made up three cards, changing it up a bit on each card.  For this first one I printed up the quilt after adding the sentiment on the green strip, cut it out, then added some twine knots and stitching on the green piece. 
For the second card I printed out the sentiment, cut it out with a Spellbinder die, placing it on the green strip.  The stitching I did around the perimeter and then zigzaged on the top of the green strip.
Third card: I printed the quilt rod onto the shaving cream technique paper then attached the cut out quilt so it looks like it is hanging from the rod.  The owl in the lower right corner is from the set Falling For You Owls.  The sentiment is from the Owl Always Love You set.

Challenges:
2 Cute - animals
Cards Galore - anything
Stamp and Create - anything
Papertakes - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafter's Cafe - lots of layers
Craft 4 Eternity - anything
Suzy Bees - anything