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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bakers Gonna Bake

Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far.
I have a very simple easel card to share with you today.

Today's Project


Pink & Main, Baker stamp set
Foam Tape, Dot Runner, Liquid Glue
Voila! Easy Peasy!

Submitted:
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Panda Love

Hi, everyone! I'm still enjoying a little more paper piecing this week.

My Project Today


Love Panda, Sil ID# 116787
Echo Park, Teacher's Pet, 6x6 paper pad
Buttons from stash
So easy!
A little inking..... a little foam tape... voila!

Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow!

Submitted:


Friday, January 29, 2016

Ch# 108 Anything Goes

Hi, everyone! It's Friday, and you know what that means. A brand new Anything Goes link up starts today over at PDE Linky Party! Come show us what you've been creating lately!

My Design Team Project


Sil ID# 116694, Silly Camera, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon cut file
Hobby Lobby, Heart Punch
Buttons!
Doodlebug Design, Day to Day, 6x6 paper pad
Some inking, some foam tape


Submitted:

Link Up Here



Another Project Just For Fun

Here's another little card I made.



Heart, Ribbon, Twine, Jingle Bell (stash)
Stampin' Up Melon Mambo ink & Sweet Stuff stamp set for sentiment
Dot Runner & Foam Tape
Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Raccoon Love For You

Hi, everyone! Two days in a row with paper piecing projects. 
Shocker, right?! LOL

Today's Project


Sil ID# 116793, Love Raccoon 
Navy Tiny Buttons
BoBunny, Double Dot, Soft Shades, 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn, Hello Sunshine, 6x6 paper pad
Glitz, Vintage Blue, 6x6 paper pad
Googlie eyes!
Dot Runner, Foam Adhesive, Xyron sticker maker
Smile drawn on with red Crayola marker

Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow!

Submitted:


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NEW SKETCH BLOG NOW LIVE !

Hi, everyone!


I'm so super duper excited to announce that my new sketch blog,
is now LIVE !

Go meet the Design Team, and link up in our welcome party!



Stuffies!

Have you guys seen the new Stuffies from Treasure Box Designs?
Oh my gosh! They are adorable!

My Project Today


American Crafts, Welcome Spring, 6x6 paper pad
Buttons!!
Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DCD Chocolate Cake Day

Hi, everyone! Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas
Hope you'll join us this week!

This Week's Challenge:

Use a Cake or Cupcake

My Design Team Project:



Silhouette Pen Holder Adapter
BoBunny, Calendar Girl Collection, 6x6 pad
Sweet Sunday Sketch #283

Link up here:


Hope you'll join us this week!
See you tomorrow.

Submitted:


Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Monday!

Today's Project


Mojo Monday Sketch, 9.21.09 (archived)
My Favorite Things, Zig Zag Square dies
My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle dies
Stampin' Up past Paper Pumpkin sentiment stamp
Trendy Twine, Strawberry Shortcake
The Paper Studio, Khloe Lane
Button from my stash! 

Button & Charms stash

(I may have a button problem. 
I don't know why I love them so much, 
and don't use them very often. 
That makes no sense.)


Submitted:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Daisy, My Pig

Okay, I don't really have a live pig, just a cute pig card...

Today's Project


Mojo Monday Jan 19, 2009 sketch (archived)
My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle dies
BoBunny, Happy Tails Collection, 6x6 paper pad


Thanks for stopping by.
See you tomorrow!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Have a MONSTER-ific Day!

Hi, everyone!
Using sketches with my card making really inspires and motivates me! 
Today I'm using a Mojo Monday sketch from 2010.

Today's Sketch Card


My Creative Time, Stitched Scallop & Circle Dies
Gold gems (Walmart)
Fiskars Corner Rounder
Fiskars Grass border punch
BoBunny, Calendar Girl Collection, 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn, Hello Sunshine, 6x6 paper pad
BoBunny, Soft Shades Double Dot Designs, 6x6 paper pad
Foam tape to adhere monster & sun
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink on grass

Submitted:



Friday, January 22, 2016

Ch# 107 Anything Goes

Hi, everyone! It's Friday, and you know what that means. A brand new Anything Goes link up starts today over at PDE Linky Party! Come show us what you've been creating lately!


  • Sil# 61000 Cutout Flower A2 card
  • Pattern papers, Glitz, Vintage Blue
  • Yellow twine
  • Blue button
  • Stampin' Up, A Dozen Thoughts stamp set for sentiment
  • Foam tape, dot runner

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy As Can Be

Hi, everyone! Are you having a great day? I hope so!

Today's Project



Details

My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle dies
Sweet Sunday Sketch #57 (archived)
KaiserCraft, Tiny Woods, paper pad

Submitted:

Crafting Style Changes Through The Years

(aka chit chat - you can skip all of this....)


I think it's good for us, every now and then, to switch it up and try new things. 

When I first started crafting, it was all about traditional scrapbooking. I enjoyed it immensely, but I was forever behind due to the lengthy process of desiging layouts, cutting it all out, and then making my photos fit around my cute designs I didn't want to cover up.

Soon after I started my blog in 2009, I began card crafting. That was a ton of fun. When my Cricut arrived I was in hog heaven and the crafting world had really opened up to me for unlimited possibilities.

After a while, I couldn't create new ways to make my cards. I was brain-dead. LOL And I was a little tired of buying Cricut cartridges which cost a fortune and not loving all the cut files on the carts. It was very hard for me to buy a new cartridge. I just didn't have money to do that except maybe a couple times a year.

Next up - my Silhouette Cameo! Which I still use to this day. I still have a Cricut (a newer version), but I find my Cameo is my love. My Cricut now lives with one of our daughters so she can use it for her classroom.  WOW at the doors that were opened with SVG files. I was amazed. I thought Cricut was amazing, but the Cameo files blew me away!  Once again, new life was breathed into my crafting style.

I discovered 3D crafting as well as tag making and PRINT AND CUT! I didn't use print and cut a lot because I didn't have the best printer in the world, but I was just thankful to have a printer at all!

Then there is this Project Life thing I kept hearing snippets about and never really understanding what in the world it was. I didn't even try to find out..... until 2014. In December of 2014, I decided to go for it. My scrapbooking was non-existant and this looked like a great way to get back into my first love of crafting. Tom even bought me an HP Photo Printer so I could print my own photos. Which I did! Several times a week or whenever I wanted to. No more ordering prints and not being happy with how they came out. No more having a stack of 4x6 prints that were too big for pages. Instead, I could print multiple photos onto one 4x6 photo paper and cut them and use them how I wanted. Project Life is amazing. I stayed caught up with my scrapbooking the entire 2015 year. Wow. Just wow. Love it.

And then we get to digis. I tried coloring them. You ladies make it look so easy on your projects and videos, but it was not happening for me, it was time consuming, and I felt like I was wasting a lot of time and paper when I wasn't happy with the results. The Cameo has print and cut files which I was using now and then and loving (I just don't have the patience for paper piecing tiny little bits anymore.) And then it dawned on me.... I wonder if there were digi companies out there who offered pre-colored digis so all I had to do was print them off and craft with them. So I asked a couple of friends who I know love digi crafting, and they pointed me in the right direction. Oh my gosh! I'm hooked!! I still enjoy the print and cuts in the Silhouette store, but now I can also enjoy various other companies who offer their images in pre-colored format.

Sketch Files........... I would use a sketch file now and then for my card crafting, but lately, that's all I want to do. It makes me think outside the box, and expand my crafting style. I'm also hooked on sketches.  I started playing with the idea, wouldn't it be neat to open my own Sketch Challenge blog? But how in the world could I come up with all those sketches I would need? And how in the world would I get what's in my head onto the computer?  It's not as hard as you may think.  I started out creating a couple of cards with a sketch idea in my head, and then once the card was finished, I transferred that idea onto the computer. I'm actually pretty surprised at how easily it's all coming together. I don't expect it will always flow so nicely, but right now, I don't have enough hours in the day to get all the ideas created into cards and on the computer fast enough. LOL 

What does this mean for you?

Mark your calendars for February 1st.
That's the day I make my now private sketch blog, PUBLIC with an opening blog post announcing my new sketch blog, the Design Team, and when you can expect the first sketch challenge to go live. I'm so stinkin' excited!  Our first challenge will begin on Feb 10th.  Put a big red circle on your calendar / planner / frig magnet.... I can't wait to open up the doors, so to speak, for a brand new sketch challenge blog, and see how you guys make the sketches come to life.

When the mood hits me, I can do some chatting, can't I?
LOL
Thanks for visiting with me today.
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DCD Hot Cocoa

Hi, everyone! Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas
Hope you'll join us this week!

This Week's Challenge:

Hot Cocoa

My Design Team Project:


My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle Dies
Echo Park, Teacher's Pet, 6x6 pad

Link up here:


Hope you'll join us this week!
See you tomorrow.

Submitted:


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

PINspirational


PINspirational has a new challenge starting today!
Above is the Pinspirational photo for the challenge.
Click the link, and join the fun!
Our sponsors for this challenge are Julia Spiri and Fred She Said.
Here is my project. 


This card was created without an electronic die cutting machine.

*My Favorite Things - stitched circle dies
*My Favorite Things - zig zag rectangle dies
*Stripes of paper punched with my Stampin' Up triple banner punch
*Mini flower punches
*Silver gems - Studio G (Walmart)
*Oak Tree Stamps - Hi sentiment
*All papers from various 6x6 pads and scraps

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!





Monday, January 18, 2016

Sweetest Thing

Hi, everyone!
I'm loving playing with the pre-colored digi images and archived sketch files from different challenge sites. It's so fun!

Today's Project


Details

Sweet Sunday Sketch #24, archived 
My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle dies
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Baby Shower Day

Hi, everyone!
Today we are attending my niece's baby shower. 
She's having another little boy.
How exciting!

Today's Project


Doodlebug Design, Snips & Snails, 6x6 paper pad
Tiny Brass Brads, Stampin' Up
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink for edging

Enjoy your Sunday!

P.S. We accepted an offer last week on our house.
I'm praying everything will go smoothly for all that has to be done before closing.
(If you decide to pray for that too, I won't be mad about it.)
Hugs!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Designer Today!

Hi, everyone! Today I am Guest Designing at Miss Kate Cuttables

My Design Team Project:



Miss Kate Cuttables:
Sizzix Pocket with Scallop Edge Die
Paper Smoochies, Uplifters stamp set
Penny Black, Beau Jardin, 6x6 paper pad

See you tomorrow.

Entered:


Ch# 106 Anything Goes (Project Life Page)

Hi, everyone! It's Friday, and you know what that means. A brand new Anything Goes link up starts today over at PDE Linky Party! Come show us what you've been creating lately!


My first Project Life photo page for 2016.

  • All filler cards are from the Project Life Doodle Edition
  • I love my family!
Submitted: Your Scrapbook Place

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!



Silhouette Chs Showcase #1

Happy New Year!!


Challenge#1
Starts Jan. 1, 2016
Ends Jan. 31, 2016
Click HERE to link up!


It was quite surprising how easy it was to cut out all of these party elements and put them together. I did change a couple things with the cut files:
1) I made the CHEERS word bigger
2) I cut out 2016 instead of BDAY for the screen card

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!

Submitted: