Sunday, August 6, 2017

613 Avenue Careate #200 Anything Goes - Option Shabby Chic

I am totally a Clean and Simple card maker.  So when our challenge this month at 613 Avenue Create turned out to have the twist of creating a shabby chic project, I thought, how in the world am I going to create something like that??  Well, I challenged myself to bite the bullet and create a project in a style totally foreign to me.  Here it is:

I made an oversized tag using my Cricut.  Then I sponged the white card stock with Distress ink.  I tore some designer paper, careful to show some of the white core, and glued it to the tag.  I cut up a paper doily, inked it, and attached it to the tag.  I then inked white paper flowers, layered them, and glued them down. I tore a small strip of the designer paper and attached it atop one piece of the doily.  I added pearls to the flower centers, inked the edges of the tag, and finally attached a ribbon.

I am rather proud of my tag.  Believe me, this was not easy for me. I urge you all to once in a while create a project in a style that you're not accustomed to using. Expand your creative horizons and just go for it!  You may just have some fun along the way.  I know I did.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Inks:  Dusty Concord Distress; Close to My Heart Blush; Color Box Banana
Cricut Cartridge:  Art Philosophy
My stash:  Designer paper, doily, pearls, ribbon

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hot Weather Treat

Happy August 1!  Before we know it, summer will be over.  Our hot days in Georgia make juice bars are nice way to cool off.  I say juice bars because they are healthier than popsicles - LOL! This is one of the few times I've actually created duplicate cards. I think I may do this more often in the future.


Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored one orange and one grape - my two favorite flavors.  I stamped the swiped background - I love how it looks.  Then I fussy cut the juice bars, coated them with some clear Wink of Stella and popped them up using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment, glued the panel to a white card base and done! This was a fun card to make.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Spectrum Noir Markers:  LV2, 3; OR2,3; TN1, 2
Stamps:  The Stamps of Life & Stamplorations Celebrate Artsy
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black; Close to My Heart Blush; Color Box Banana

Challenges:  
Virginia's Summer Blog Party
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Food and/or Drink
Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge
Crafting from the Heart #170-Anything Goes

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #306 - Anything Goes

Welcome to another Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  This time our theme is Anything Goes.



Create a project that features anything in the Cricut Library!

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To qualify for the prize of 4 digital stamps, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project. 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.

Our DT has some fabulous inspiration as always.  I used Bubaboo's Unicorn image and here's my card:

 
Unicorns seem to be quite trendy right now so I was delighted to have a chance to use this darling image.  It's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out with an oval Nestabilities die.  I dusted chalk around the image while it was still in the die.  I cut the overlay using the Art Philosophy cartridge - isn't it beautiful?  I stamped the sentiment and distressed the edge after die cutting it.  Then I glued the sentiment to the oval, attached the overlay to the card base, and popped up the oval in the center.  The sequins finished it off. 

We want to see your projects at FCCB so hop over and check us out!  Maybe you even won our last challenge.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 60 lb
Spectrum Noir Markers:  CT1, 2; IB2, 3; BR2, 5; IB1; LG3; PP2
Cricut Cartridge:  Close to My Heart Art Philosophy
Sentiment/Die:  Anna Griffin
Ink:  Close to My Heart Lagoon
Chalk & Sequins:  My stash

Challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #169 - Anything Goes
The Fairy & Unicorn Challenge Blog #5
Crafting with Friends #48 - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

613 Avenue Create #199 Anything Goes - Option Monochrome

Hi, friends!  I apologize that my post is a bit late for this month's Anything Goes Challenge at  613 Avenue Create.  The optional twist is Monochrome.  Sometimes things just don't go the way we plan them.  Oh, well.  Anyway, I created a masculine birthday card and here it is:
 
 I went with all patterned paper for this card, only stamping the sentiment.  I just love those two-toned shoes!  I fussy cut them and popped them up The sentiment is popped up also.

I have stamps with all those images except the pipe.  So in the future I may a similar background using my stamps.  I think that would be fun.

Be sure to show us your project and check out our winners for June.  You have a month to play along with us.

Card stock:  110 lb & 60 lb Recollections
Designer paper:  gift from a friend
Stamp:  Unknown
Ink:  Close to My Heart Chocolate

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #304-Patriotism

Welcome to another challenge at FFCB.  Our theme this time is Patriotism.  We want to see your project about patriotism in any country.  Our design team has been hard at work, creating some delightful inspiration for you.   

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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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here's my project:

 
I used my Cricut Expression to cut the balloons in red, white and blue.  They are popped up with foam tape and have a coating of clear Wink of Stella which is sort of visible in this picture.  I love the curly tails on the balloons.  The blue looks a bit purple in this photo, I have to say, but it is blue.

It reminds me of the 4th of July, of course. This is a quick and easy just for fun card, no stamping involved -  just DP and Cricut cuts. Sometimes, that's all you need!

Card Stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 60 lb
Designer Paper:  My stash
Cricut Cartridge:  Celebrate with Flourish
Accessories:  Foam tape, Wink of Stella (clear)

Challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys #95-Red, White & Blue-tiful
Crazy Girlz Challenges-June Anything Goes option Masculine
Creatalicious Challenges #117-Anything Goes option Die Cuts/Punches
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies-June

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

613 Avenue Create #198 Anything Goes-Option Stamp with an Embossing Folder

This month at 613 Avenue Create we're challenging you to stamp with an embossing folder on your project. That's a fun technique that I haven't done in a while.  I remember being afraid to "mess up" my embossing folder when I was a newbie and heard about this delightful technique.  Of course, your embossing folder is fine, as I found out.  This is a great way to create your own colorful designer paper.  So here's my card:


You'll want to see the amazing inspiration from our Design Team.  And don't forget, you might have won last month's challenge.

We want to see what you come up with. Drop by and link up your creation.

Card Stock:  Recollections 110 lb and 60 lb
Ink:  Close to My Heart Gypsy
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Uknown
Stamps:  Anna Griffin
Ribbon:  My stash

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

FCCB #302-Graduation and Winner of #300-Mother's Day Blog Hop

First of all, crafty peeps, I would like to apologize for just now posting the winner of my blog candy for the Mother's Day Blog Hop.  I put all the names in a hat (literally, since I don't have the random thingie). 

My blog candy winner is Sunshine Honeybee.  Please contact me at sheharper@aol.com with your address so I can send your prize to you.  Also, since I am so late, if I don't hear from you in a couple of days, I will contact you on your blog.

Our challenge this time is to create a graduation project.  Our sponsor is

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The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

For this new challenge, I created a card for my neighbors' grandson, who is graduating from high school in Alabama.  I made a money holder since his gift was cash.  Here it is:


This is the inside:

Of course, I used his school colors, maroon and gold.  I decorated the inside with stamps and die cut stars. In the picture, it's hard to tell where the money is inserted, but it's above the maroon star on the right.  I should have put money in it when I took the picture. The graduate has received the card, and we were told he liked it. I've never made a money holder before, but I'm sure now that I will again. This was fun.

Be sure to enter our challenge.  Let us see what you made for graduation!

Cricut Cartridges:  Everyday Pop-Up Cards (grad cap) & Cricut Classic Font (congrants)
Dies:  Tattered Lace Everyday Alphas; Memory Box Hearts & Stars
Stamps:  Waffle Flower Congrats
Card stock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black



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