Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kit and Clowder Pansy Bouquet Sympathy Card

Again, another that needs no words:

Materials used:
Walmart shimmer paper
CTMH Chipboard pennant
CTMH Eggplant ink
CTMH Big Hug stamps
Tim Holtz Creme Brulle Perfect Pearls
Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class- digi included in the class

I am entering it in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping in to see what I have been up to today!! Catch you all real soon I hope!!

Kit and Clowder Callalily Sympathy Card

No story needs to be told... cards like these speak for themselves

Material used:
Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class- this digi is included in the class
CTMH Green glitter tape
Walmart white shimmer paper
Sizzix rose embossing folder
CTMH Saddle Ink
CTMH Big Hug stamps

I am entering it in these challenges:

Ching Chou Kuik- Rainbow Eyes- Monochromatic Birthday Card

The second card I have to show you today is a birthday for a coworker:

Material used:
CTMH Gypst cardstock
Dollar store purple glitter tape
Tim Holtz Botanical Rub ons
Butterfly dies
Wink of Stella

I am entering it in these challenges:
Jade's Sparkiling Butterflies- Add a Sentiment( Look closely..."Spread your wings" is across the flowers in the bottom of the colored image)

And off I go again!!

Ching Chou Kuik- Gentleness- Mothers Day Card

Good afternoon all! I have a few projects to share with you today! This whole being off work thing for the restaurant to be renovated has its perks! Last night I was able to take my girls to a movie and I have been getting a ton of this crossed off the craft to do list!! The house is still a disaster but my soul is happy!!
The first card I want to show you is the last Mothers Day card I had to make!!

Materials used:
CTMH Kraft, Topiary and Saddle cardstocks
Ching Chou Kuik- Gentless digi colored with copics
Doiley and leaf dies
CTMH Saddle and Cranberry Inks
CTMH Holiday Tags stamps

I am entering it in these challenges:

Stay tuned... I have more to show you!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dreaming Tree Hydrangea Tray Using Aurora Wings Hydrangea Sprite Floral Card

Now to show you the full tray we made for my husband Grandma for Mothers Day. She lives in a nursing home so we thought a little tray of flowers would be just perfect to brighten up her room!

Materials used:
Aurora Wings: Hydrangea Sprite colored with copics
Dollare store cardstock- grey, yellow, purple, blue and pink
Recollections yellow and grey plaid paper
Dollar Store bakers twine in a BOW
Tim Holtz stick pins (METAL)
Yellow brads (METAL)

I am entering this project in these challenges:

And the little ATC floral card I am entering in the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: Put a Bow on it

Thanks for stopping in today!!! Now what am I gonna go make next? I think the girls think it should be lunch! LOL

Dreaming Tree Hydrangea Tray with Aurora Wings Bleeding heart, Columbine, and Pineapple Sprites Floral Cards

Hey everyone!! We have had a busy couple days down in the craft room!! My family and I have been busy creating some Dreaming Tree Hydrangea Trays. I have had all kinds of ideas popping in my head since Dreaming Tree released this new SVG the other day!!! So to start we made some teachers year end gifts.

Materials used:
Aurora Wings- Columbine Sprite colored with copics
Aurora Wings- Pineapple Sprite colored with copics
CTMH Teachers Give a Hoot stamps
CTMH Lagoon, Hollyhock, Pear and Canary cardstocks
Tim Holtz stick pins
Dollar store bakers twine
CTMH Aqua dots
CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Dollar Store Pink chevron glitter paper ( that`s where the 5 year old comes in... her teachers gifts so she picked all the papers)
Dark Green acrylic paint ( the girls painted the styrofoam balls that hubby cut in half)
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick distress inks

I am entering these projects in these challenges:

And the little ATC`s I made as floral cards I am entering in this challenge`

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Challenge #272: Mothers Day

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #272 - Mother's Day-create a card or project for Mother's Day

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There will be 3 winners of $7 gift certificates!

Create a project inspired by Mother's Day

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.

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Hey Everyone!! I do not think this weeks project needs a back story... Mothers Day is coming... we have 3 Mothers and 3 Grandmothers... I got some cards to make!! Here is the first:

Materials used:
CTMH Slate and Whisper papers
American Crafts Gold glitter tape
Silver stickles
Flower gems
CTMH Artfully Sent and Artiste cricut cartridges
Elmers feathers
Random rose pattern paper

Thanks for stopping in today!! Go show your momma some love!! And make sure you how us what you make!!!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Aurora Wings- Day of the Dead Marie- Altered Easel

Hey there! I have something very different to show you today... Not my usually style which many of you will know "dark and twisty" doesn't usually work for me but I have a coworker who loves it and her birthday is coming up so I made something a little dark just for her!!

Materials used:
White lace misted black
CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge for the rolled roses 
Red and Black stickles
CTMH Cranberry, slate and whisper cardstocks

I am entering it in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by again!! Now I have to go do laundry :( and color some more!! :)
See you again soon!!

The East Wind- Cowgirl- Western Themed Mothers Day Card

Howdy Ya'll!! Today I have a little different kind of Mothers Day card to show you. Over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group we have a little challenge going on using The East Wind- Cowgirl.
Event Special - Digital Stamp- Aurora 'cowgirl' - 300dpi JPEG/ PNG - MAC0283
Isn't she just so sweet!!! I loved her right away!! And in my neck of the woods we have a fair number of occasions that a cowgirl could be used!!
This is what I did with her:

Materials used:
CTMH Jubilee paper
CTMH Indian Corn Blue ink
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Dollar Store bakers twine and buttons.

The quote says: "Grandma, right from the beginning, you loved me, I can see your love in my baby pictures." - Catherine Pulitzer

I am enter this card in these challenges:

Wish me luck!! Thanks for taking a look today!!

CTMH Artbooking and Elmo Party 8x8 Scrapbooking Layouts

Mothers Day is coming so I hear ;) So I figured I better get a jump on these Mothers Day Gifts. I make a small 8x8 scrapbook for my mother-in-law every year with any events that we as a whole family attend or that would be really important to her. Like Birthdays which means every years for mothers day she gets like 20 pages LOL because ALL of her grandkids are spring babies! And this year we added a bonus 4 day trip to the mountains for a wedding as a whole family so I had some pages to make... Take a peek!

I used the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge for all the above layouts. And mostly Bo Bunny papers, but there is peices of CTMH blue cardstocks in there as well. I used CTMH Blue inks and grey ribbon as well.

For Elmo I used the Cricut Sesame Street Elmos Party cartridge. I used just random peices of paper out of the stash and some red stickles in the banner.

And for this last one I also used the CTMH Artbooking cricut cartridge, I wish I could tell you what that beautiful pattern paper is but I cannot remember. The solid cardstocks are all from CTMH- Cotton Candy, Lagoon and Thistle.

Thanks for popping in to see what I've been up to!! I have a few more things to show you so go grab a coffee and I will be right back!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Aurora Wings- Rose Sprite ATC

Hey Ya'll!! How ya doing today? I have a quick little project to show you before I run off to ice a birthday cake..
I made a little Aurora Wings Rose Sprite ATC that I am going to use as one of the floral cards that you put in with a bunch of fresh flowers! My oldest friend is coming in to the restaurant to celebrate her birthday tomorrow so I am going to have her table decorated with a fresh vase of flowers for her with this little ATC sticking out the top! I'll try and update with a pic for you over the weekend!! For now I wanted to show  you the ATC.
Isn't she just soo sweet!!!?? I love this little image!!

Materials used:
Aurora Wings Rose Sprite colored with copics
Butterflie Die
Doiley die
CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge
Silver glitter ribbon (That stuff leaves sparkles EVERYWHERE!!! Anyone wanna send me one of those magic glittler cleaning up cloths?)
Red stickles
Recollections silver glitter epoxy gems
Silver glitter paper
CTMH Cranberry cardstock

I am entering this ATC in these challenges:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sassy Studio Designs- April Progressive Challenge- Easter Bunny Honey

The April Progessive Challenge image this month over at the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group is Easter Bunny Honey. You have to be a member of the group to get the image for FREE and follow a few other guidelines. After you are done taking a look here pop over there to learn more and get your image!!

I colored this image in with copics and mounted it on just random papers from my stash. I also used some Recollections Kraft flowers, white rose buttons and a bright yellow distressed flower to embellish this image.

Thanks for taking another look!

Hannah Lynn- Alice Lost and Mad Hatter birthday presents

Anyone remember how much one of my besties loves Alice in Wonderland? Her bday is in a few weeks so I colored her up some more pictures!! She was given frames from another friend for Xmas that she very specifically told me she wanted her next images in... So picky this girl!! But I had a ton of fun working on the next images for her even if I had a little hick up along the way...

So first I started with Alice Lost and spent many hours coloring it. Only to realize when I went to frame it that it was the wrong size!!!! Yup, that's right. The frame is for a 4x6 image and I colored it 5x7. So I trimmed it down... but all the important stuff like rabbits and doors and teacups were lost inside the frame...

So I turned it into a Mothers Day Card for my step mom instead!

And started again... LOL So here is the second Alice Lost all colored up and ready to go:

And in the frame. I know its not a brilliant pic but the images are really hard to focus on in those big ol' frames! LOL But she loves them and they do end up looking really cool!
 So then I moved onto the second image: Mad Hatter. I had already started the 5x7 when I realized my mistake but wasn't far enough along for my world to end! Thank God! So I just reprinted at 4x6 and left the bigger one to be finished another day for another project.

It also looks really cool in the frame! 

I'm very glad to have these crossed off my list and maybe not see another Alice in Wonderland image for awhile. But I know Alex and I have a feeling there's more coming my way!! 

Thanks for popping in today!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Paw Patrol Birthday Card

My nephew has a birthday coming up and you've already seen his gift but this morning I whipped together his card.

Materials used:
CTMH Sapphire cardstock and ink
Recollections Red cardstock
Sizzix brick embossing folder
Sizzix waves embossing folder
CTMH Cranberry ink
CTMH Blue enamel dots
Cricut Create a Critter cartridge
CTMH Artbooking and Artistry Cartridges

I am entering it in the Tuesday Morning Sketeches #346 Challenge

Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in again!! I'm off to work on another Alice in Wonderland type image!! See you soon!!

Kit and Clowder Classes Completed!

I had a chance to finish up some classes these last few days and get a few projects made!!
Kit and Clowder just released their new Elements of Nature class a week a ago, I think? You can use that class to learn how to color orchids like these:

 This image is using the Kit and Clowder February Create and Learn Class. I made it to match the other one I made for my neice. Now my neice and nephew have matching ones for their room!

And this last one is using the Kit and Clowder March Create and Learn Class. Its for my youngest nephews first birthday... I thought this image was just too perfect for this scene!!

And that's what I have to share with you today... so much more to create in this next little bit so keep checking in!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog #26: Make a Wish

Happy Sping everyone!!! The sun is shining here and its already a balmy 10C outside at 9am!! I love this time of year!! I have another shadow box to show you today.. the last 1 I promise!! My boss has been bugging me for a piece of art to display in the restaurant. We have contract with one of the local art galleries to display local artists work on our wall and for some reason that crazy woman thinks I should be up there too! Lol! Although I doubt mine will sell for anything near what the other artists are selling for it still fills me heart that she would ask!
So without further ado I give you:

A little closer up...

Without any glare off the glass...

 A close up of the sentiment-- I picked this because to me the image is very dream like!! The days of masquerades is long gone especially in gorgeous ball gowns like this! And if its not-- its way to rich for this family! LOL

A close up of just the image

First mat...

Double matted....

And there you have it! That's this months creation! I can only wish that its recieved with as much love as it was made with!!

Materials used:
Tim Holtzs Black soot and Dried Marigold distress inks
CTMH Black and Sapphire cardstocks
CTMH Sapphire ink
White Paint pen
CTMH Liquid glass- dew drops on petals
Viva Precious Metals- Silver-- stars in the sky
Metal Butterflies
Recollections pearls
Kit and Clowder- Elements of Nature Class-- taught me how to color those beautiful lillies!!!
Recollections Navy Blue vinyl

Copics used:
Skin: E000,00,04,11,21
Hair: E39,37,35
Clothes: B27,24,23,21
Lillies: E15,YR09,04,02
Leaves: G29,05, YG23,03
Yellow flowers: E11,Y17,15,13
Sky: N6, colorless blender

Now off you go to Make a Wish and make sure you join us at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to show off your work and enter to win some prizes!!