Monday, August 31, 2015

Batman Birthday!!

My besties little man turned 4 over the weekend and I had entirely too much fun getting his gift and card all made for him!!

That's his card! HEHEHE I love it so much and so did he I think!!
I used:
Kit and Clowder Background Class that came with the August Create and Learn
Planting schoolbooks, Art Philosophy, Cricut Alphabet, Best of Pixar and Cricut fonts and basic shapes cartridges
I found the characters in different on line coloring books and then cropped them and cleaned them up in Cricut Design Space.
Copics: There are about a 100 used lol and I have the list if anyone is interested please let me know!! But I just can't bring myself to type the entire 1/2pg list lol

And this is part of his present!! I borrowed Wanda's DC Comics Batman cartridge to cut a template and went from there. He seemed to love his pillow and adore the fact that it has its own cape!!!

Still working on hubbys gift...

Here we go with another completed image for hubbys birthday present.... I am having so much fun working on all these!!

Supplies used:

Cherry Red Watercolor Pencil
KennyK- Miss Fortune digi

I am entering this project in the Color Me... challenge.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #259: Back to School

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

Challenge #259 Back to School
Make a project featuring school related activities or teachers!

This Weeks Sponsor:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Hey everyone!! Its great to see you this week!!
We aren't quite back to school yet here, My oldest is doing her last year of playschool but doesn't start until the 11th so I have a little time yet but I know so many of you already have kiddos in school!
I like to make the teachers a little welcome to a new year card. They work so hard!! I'm even getting emails from them in the middle of the summer! So they deserve a big smile to start the new year with!!!

Here's my creation this week for one of the teachers... I will have to make another before to long! Yeay!!!

Materials used:
CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge- colored feathers
Slinky Tart- Read to Succeed
CTMH- Free to be Me paper
Walmart Shimmer paper
Random feather
Forever in Time- Embossed Flower Brad

Can't wait to see what you all create these next couple weeks!! See you again soon!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Goodbye, Sweet Summer.

The summer is winding down here and we are getting ready for harvest and back to playschool. I'm not gonna lie I'm kinda looking forward to getting back to a normal routine but dreading all the projects I need to get done before harvest is in full swing! LOL
I always like to welcome the teachers back to school in the same loving fashion they welcome my daughter. This is the card I created for one of them:
Supplies used:
Bo Bunny Sweet Life paper and film sticker
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers distress ink
Forever in time- flowers
Recollections- Pearl Headed pins
Ching Chou Kuik- So Long Yesterday ( I thought the title along was perfect for a back to school card!)
Butterflies and Eyes: BG13,15,18
Flowers: RV02,04,09
Dress: BV11,13,17
Leaves: YG21,25
Butterflies: V06,09
Skin: E000,00,21,11,04, R20
Hair: E15,17,19

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Ching chou Kuik Challenge Blog: A floral display
Cute Card Thursday: Back to School
Crafty Gals Corner: Lots of Layers
Freshly Made Sketches:

Thanks for popping in again! See you soon!! Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Numbest Best Wishes

Did you know there is an adorable little creature living in Australia called a Numbat? Well, I sure didn't!!!
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Isn't he just sweet!!!!
Mitzi from Aurora Wings did a fundraiser for these little guys a few weeks ago on her Facebook Group and this little digi was a part of it. I'm one for a good cause and adorable little creatures so I grabbed him up!! And today I finally had a chance to turn him into a cute little card!!

Supplies used:
Aurora Wings- Numbat Fairy digi
CTMH Black and Lagoon Inks
Recollections flower and pins
CTMH Just to say... stamp set
CTMH pattern paper
Black fur:N7,8,9
Dark brown fur: E17,18,19
Light brown fur: E11,13,15
Flower: R24,Y38, G05
Wings: R24,27,29; YR02,04,07, Y13,15,17
Clouds: C1,3,5
Sky: B06
Background made using Kit and Clowder background techniques from the mini handbook included in this months Create and Learn class

I am entering this project in these challenges:
Aurora Wings-Anything with Wings
Aurora Wings Facebook Group-Three of something (pearl headed pins)
Aurora Wings Facebook Group- Color and Craft Contest

And that's all I have for you today.. It is now way past my bedtime!! LOL See you all tomorrow I hope!! My oldest and I are taking a craft class tomorrow night so sadly I might not be around... I will be out making memories!! HEHE

Hubby's Birthday is getting closer...

So today I did a little work on my project for my husbands birthday. I got his card complete and one more cover page.
This first one is his birthday card... do we see a theme? LOL
Supplies used:
Slinky Tart-50 Shades of Smexy digi
CTMH Slate ink
Random patterned paper
Walmart Shimmer paper
CTMH Fundementals paper
CTMH Black Epoxy Bubbles
Blindfold/ Ribbon- R24,27,29
Tie: C3,5,7
Hair: E17,25,18
Rope: YR21,24
Skin: E000,00,21,11,04, R20
Lips: R32,35
Stippled Background: R32,35,39 ( learned from the Kit and Clowder background mini handbook that was a bonus with this months Create and Learn Class)

I am entering her in these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs- For the Boys (Sorry ladies!! I wish she was a Sassy Studio digi but this ones perfect for the theme of hubbys gift and she fits for the boys!! LOL)

And this one is another one of his cover pages:

Supplies Used:
KennyK Downloads-Allura Von D
Disney Best of Pixar Cricut cartridge
CTMH Pear cardstock
Black pen
Skin: E000,00,21,11,04, RV23
Lips: RV23,25
Eyes: G94,94, YG 03
Hair: E15,17,19
"Clothing": BG72,75,78
Boots: BG13,15,18
Laces: YG95, G94,99
Background: W1,3,5 (Learned from the Kit and Clowder mini background handbook freebie with this months Create and Learn Class) 

I am entering her in the Kennys Krafty Krew challege- Anything goes with a color palette twist:

I have one more to show you before I head off to bed...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wedding Wishes

My Auntie is getting married in a few weeks as most of you know. So I needed to make her a wedding card. Since I had already used those adorable Tiddly Ink images on her shower gifts it just seems appropriate to bring them into her wedding gifts as well.
I created this shaker card using my Cricut Design space to create the glode shape and place the polar bears where I wanted them to be.

I just love the way this turned out!!! 

Materials used:
Michele R Designs- Shabby Blue Frost paper and embellishments
Cricut Baby Steps cartrigde for the writing
Black Crayola Marker
Blue Sequins 
Glass Shards
Recollections blue flower and pearl head pins

Bears: E50,53,43; W3,5
Snow: C1,3,5
Boots/Mitts: E17, C0
Girls Hair: E15,18
Boys Hair: E35,37
Skin: E02
Boys Clothes: B66,69
Girls Clothes: R22,24
Skin: BG0000

Thanks for stopping by again!! I'm off to make supper and be a momma!! See you all tomorrow I hope!!


Over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group we are doing a Christmas in July card swap. I whipped this little beauty up for my partner in Australia! I am also sending her a blank Christmas card and then maybe she has to make one less in a few months!
I combined with card swap with a few other challenges to create one very cute card, if I do say so myself! LOL
Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Color Me...:

Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group: Progressive Challenge

Materials Used:
YG03 (eyes)

Cricut Basic Shapes
CTMH Art Philosophy

CTMH Taste of Summer paper
CTMH Canary Ink
Raspberry Crayola Marker

Sassy Studio Designs- Pina Colada Pin Up Digi Stamps

Bon Voyage

So my wifey is heading out to Thailand in a few days for 2 months! And when she returns she will be moving 2 hours away from us... I'm sad and I'm going to miss her a lot!! But she is young and has so many opportunities open to her in the new town... She has to go and I understand... At least that's what I keep telling myself!
I made her this little going away card:

Materials Used:
Rays:Y13,15,17; YR00,01,02
Leaves: YG00,21,13; G00,02,05,09
Bark: E11,13,15; E34,25,37,19
Hearts: R35,39
Road: N7,8,9
Flowers: V20,25,09
Grass: G29,94,99; YG61,63,69,99
Outfit: R24,29; N6,7,8
Skin: E000,00,21,11,04
Hair: E50, Y11, E53
HedgeHog: E11,13,15,18

Images: Tiddly Inks Hedgie Hug and Happy Day-- I put them together in Microsoft word to create this little scene.

I used classes I am taking from Kit and Clowder to color all the different elements.

Tim Holtz Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks
CTMH Lagoon Bakers Twine
Cricut Mickey and Friends- place
CTMH Art Philosophy- Banner

Thanks for popping in!! I hope to have a few more to show you today!! HEHE

Friday, August 21, 2015

Around the World Bridal Shower

My Auntie is getting married in a few weeks and my mom and family are planning her an "Around the World" Bridal Shower. I was given Russia...
My Auntie LOVES polar bears so after a little research to confirm that polar bears do in fact live in Russia this is what I came up with. I had a ton of help from my bestie Wanda, hubby, my sister, my mom, my teacher at Kit and Clowder. We figured out the right digis and placement and colors and and and they rocked helping. Mrs Wanda spent hours on the phone listening to me try and piece all my ideas together!!!
And here it is:

Materials used:
Kit and Clowder- Animals Class- Polar Bear Lesson
Glacier: BG09, BG05, Bg01, BG000
Snow: C1, C3, C5, BG72
Polar Bears: E43, E53, E50, W3, W5
Boy Clothes: B39,B37,B34
Girl Clothes: R29,R27, R24

I did a little research on Russian Polar Bears and put a little blurb in a snowflake on the back of the picture frame for her. 

And for her card I took the Ice Princess I had colored and turned her into a card front:
 I know the one snowflake cut really poorly but what can ya do? 
Frame, Snowflakes and Trees are from the Disney Frozen cricut cartridge
I created some gold rings (Russian wedding symbol) and translated congratulations into Russian as the sentiment. 

I also had to find a Russian recipe and some Russian wedding traditions. I did create a little card for the traditions but ran out of time for the recipe so it just got printed off of pinterest. LOL

I hope she loves it!! It was soo much work but I had so much fun making it all and I learned sooooo much!

I am entering the Polar Bears in these challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge: Have Heart-- What could be "Having Heart" more than 2 bears and 2 humans walking forth into the world together? I mean there's a lot of love in there... seriosuly!! For polar bears to let humans ride them!! Hehe
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes

August Create and Learn

When the August Create and Learn class came out I almost died! Its so gorgeous!! I was terrified to attempt it but since it fit perfectly with a project I needed to do I dove right in head first!!
Here is what I colored:

Materials used:
Kit and Clowder- Create and Learn Class- August
Crafts And Me- Hannah Lynn- Ice Princess digi
Skin: E000,E00,E21,E11,E04, R20
Glacier: BG78,BG75,BG16,G00,G000
Snow: C1, C3, C5,BG72
Dress: R27,R24,R22; B37,B34,B32, N0,N1,N4
Hair: E18,E37,E15,E11

If you want to give it a try just sign up for Alyce's Class and Kit and Clowder! They are amazing!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #258- Camping

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #258-Camping
Create a project that features camping activities.

This Weeks Sponsor
My Creative Time

And the prize is:

 This is a FUN PACKED full of pretty flower & leaf dies. It includes a total of 18 dies.  All of the flower dies include outside stitching on the negative portion. This die set is valued at $24.99!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Design Team Inspiration

Hey Everyone!!
I'm so excited to share this project with you!! Its pretty basic but it fits my family so perfect!!
Every year we like to take one week just for us and go out camping. This year and last year we went to beautiful Kananaskis Country...

You really can't go wrong spending a week looking at that!!!

So this challenge fit perfectly with this challenge! I created some pocket scrapbooking cards for our albums. I meshed CTMH Jackson Picture My Life cards with some cricut cuts and a digital stamp all colored up to create these:

Supplies used:
CTMH Jackson Picture My Life cards
Create a Critter
CTMH Art Philosophy
Cricut Font
CTMH Black, Kraft, and Goldrush cardstock
Red cardstock
Simple Stories- Life Documented paper
Black Crayola marker
Saturated Canary "Camping" digi
CTMH Black Ink
CTMH HodgePodge Alphabet stamps
Tim Holtz arrows

Hope you like them as much as I do!! Happy Creating!!!
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Happy Birthday, Mr... Pyper"

Hubbys birthday is in a few weeks so I'm starting to work on a special gift for him. This is the cover page. I wanted it to be masculine and sexy and not super 3D as I don't have a lot of room in page protectors for lots of layers. I hope he loves it!!

CTMH Craft and Topiary cardstock
Simple Stories- Life documented paper
KennyK Downloads- Bow (Adult)
CTMH Bakers twine
CTMH Art Philosophy
Cricut font
Tim Holtz Wood Grain embossing folder
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink

I am entering this project in the Kenny K's Kraftr Krew- Banner Day challenge

I can't wait to show you more as I keep working on his project!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sending you Birthday Fishes!

And lastly I got a card done for alittle man turning...2 I think! :S LOL

Supplies Used:
DeeDee`s Digis- IceFishing- Penguin- available HERE
CTMH Juniper cardstock
Tim Holtz Waves embossing folder
Le Pen
CTMH Blacck ink
Paper clip
CTMH White Bakers Twine
CTMH Curlicue stamps
CTMH Footloose WOTG stamps
CTMH Juniper, Glacier, Crystal Blue ink

I am entering it in these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- Embossing

Thanks for popping in this evening!! See you again soon!!!


I whipped up another anniversary card as well.

Supplies used:
Saturated Canary- Wine O`Clock digi-- I believe she is now discontinued...
CTMH Artiste cartridge
CTMH Sunset cardstock
CTMH Outdoor Denim Ink
CTMH Skylark WOTG stamps
Cricut Swirl embossing folder
Crayola Marker

I am entering this project in these challenges:
Color Me...- Navy, Coral and white
Sketch Saturday

Keep the home fires burning

I got some creating done this afernoon!! Wahoo!!
Here is the first; an anniversary card:

Supplies used:
Recollection wood grain paper
CTMH Goldrush paper
Saturated Canary- Camping digi- available HERE
Cricut alphabet
CTMH Goldrush and Saddle inks
Le Pen
Tim Holtz Wood Grain embossing folders
CTMH Sunsset Bakers Twine

I am entering it in the challenge over at Retrosketches

Have a splash!

A birthday card for alittle girl turning 5!

Supplies used:
Greeting Farm- Mermaid
Cricut Basic shapes
Cricut Baby Steps
Crayola Marker
CTMH Taste of Summer paper pack (Lemon and Orange)
Tim Holtz Bubbles Embossing folder
Randome blue paper
Lagoon Ink

I am entering this card in these challenges:
CAS(e) this Sketch

Cute Card Thursday- Citrus (Lemon and Yellow paper)
Seize the Birthday- Embossing (Bubbles on blue background)

Winter Monochromatic "Love in Spring"

I know that title sounds alittle strange but the Kit and Clowder FB group is doing a challenge to use "Love in Spring" by Ching Chou Kuik to depict your favorite season. And although winter is not my favorite season I so wanted to use some new digi paper I have soo... that's the way I went. I chose to do her monochromatic for the Ching Chou Kuik FB groups monthly challenge. And here we are... LOL
Isn't she pretty??

Ching Chou Kuik- "Love in Sping" available HERE
MR Designs- Shabby Blue Frost digital paper available HERE
Copics- BG0000-09
Inka Gold- Turquoise
Recollections Pearl Pins
Dollar Store blue sequins

I am entering this project in these challenges:
Ching Chou Kuik DT Call
Ching Chou Kuik Monthly Challenge- A Floral Display
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- August Sketch

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges- Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to take a look today!! Depending on how the day goes with my little humans I might just be back with a few more cards... fingers crossed!!

Aurora Wings- New Beginnings, Miyabi, Heartstrings, and Along Came a Spider

As soon as I was introduced to Aurora Wings digis I fell immediately in love with these images!! There is something about oriental mythology and symbolism that really inspires me. I already have 1 peice in my scrapbooking room but she's a printed wrapped canvas that was bought for me many years ago. But I love her and was not willing to part with her when we moved out to the acreage and so here she lives where I can see her all the time and now she has friends!!
I colored all these ladies to coordinate with my existing art. I tried to keep the colors as realistic as possible as well and also to match any of the symbolism the artist meant there to be when she drew them. I hope I have done them all justice!!
Now they sit framed and waiting for hubby to come home and hang them!!! LOL
Aurora Wings- Heartstring

Aurora Wings- Along Came a Spider (No skull version)

Aurora Wings- New Beginnings

And this last one you have already seen but I thought she should be added to the collection! 

Aurora Wings- Miyabi (Full version)

All ready for hubby!

I promise to post an updated picture when they are all on the wall together with my other piece!!

See you again soon!!