Monday, September 25, 2017

It's NUBUS Time!!

I'm happy to say that I'm joining Darnell's NUBUS Challenge #12 .  These are always such fun. I won't explain the challenge here.  If you've never participated before, click over and read all about it.  In essence, Darnell is encouraging us crafters to use what we buy.  I used two stamp sets that I've had several years.

I never had a pink princess phone.  But I sure thought it would be fun to have one when I was a teen.  Maybe some of you know what I mean - LOL!

I stamped the background and cut down the panel to fit an A2 card base.  After stamping and coloring the phone, I fussy cut it and popped it up on the card base.  I did the same with the sentiment. I added a shadow beneath the phone to ground the image. Three sequins finished it off.

Card stock:  Recollections 60 lb and 110 lb
Stamps:  Impression Obsession C-A-C Ticking (NBUS); Stamps of Life Phone 4 You (NBUS); Paper Smooches Shadows
Inks:  Memento Black and Close to My Heart Slate
Spectrum Noir Markers:  PP1, PP2, IG1
Sequins:  My stash

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fanatabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #310 - Fall

Hello, friends!  Fall is the theme for our new challenge at FCCB.  I love seeing the leaves change colors. It's hard to believe, but Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.
Challenge #310-Fall Season
Make a project about the fall (sports, leaves, etc)!

Our sponsor is The Dreaming Tree
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!

 I made a birthday card for my brother-in-law for my project.  I think it's appropriately masculine with a definite sense of the season.  I sure hope he likes it.

I created the background paper using a rubber stamp.  I cut the tag from white card stock using a Cricut cartridge. The acorn was cut out as a part of the tag.  I sponged inks on the tag. I colored the acorn using Spectrum Noir markers and set the pieces back into the negative spaces.  I cut the twig from the same cartridge and colored it with markers. I used green paper, punched out the leaves, and distressed the edges with ink to add dimension. I glued everything down and stamped the sentiment.  So now my card is ready to be mailed!

Card Stock:  Recollections 60 lb and 100 lb
Inks:  Distress Wild Honey and Spiced Marmelade; Close to My Heart Chocolate
Spectrum Noirs:  TN3, 4, 8, 9;
Punch:  E K Success
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Hardwood (background); unknown sentiment stamp
Cricut Cartridge:  Close to My Heart Art Philosophy

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #309 - Back to School

Our challenge this time at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Back to School.

Challenge #309-Back to School
Create a project that features anything about school

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The prize is 4 digital stamps!

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.

In terms of Back to School,  I remember those days well - being so happy that my sons were back in school after a long summer vacation - LOL!  I decided to use the Book Stack image from our sponsor Bugaboo.  It made a cute card, I think:

I used some DP from my stash as a background for the book stack.  I colored the books with Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut it.  I cut the apple and the sentiment from my Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge.  I colored the apple with my SNs, added some clear Wink of Stella, and placed it atop the stack.  I think the apple added a cute pop to the books.  The sentiment is from Artbooking also.

Cricut Cartridge:  Artbooking
Image:  Bugaboo Book Stack
Spectrum Noir markers:  DR1, 3; JG1, 3, 5, 6; TN1, 3, 4, 7; ER2, 3, 4; IG1, 2; TB1, 4, 5; LG2; BRR2, 3
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

613 Avenue Create September Challenge - Twist: Distress

Well, Summer is approaching its end.  Fall is definitely approaching.  I love this time of the year when the leaves turn so many beautiful colors.  So for our September challenge at 613 Avenue Create, I made a card with a wheat leaf and fall colors.  I used distress inks per the optional twist. It was quick and easy.  So quick and easy that I actually made two cards, something I don't do a lot.  I will show the other at another time. 

The background is actually darker in real life than in this picture.  After cutting out the leaf with that beautiful die, I sponged on three colors of distress inks and coated it with clear Wink of Stella.  I also sponged the background of the top folding card with distress ink.  Then I glued down the leaf and stamped the sentiment.  Finally, I used a Spectrum Noir marker and added the dots to give my card a bit of texture.

Die:  Elizabeth Crafts Leafy Branch 6 Wheat
Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb
Distress inks:  Ripe Persimmon; Evergreen Bough, Tea Dye
Spectrum Noir marker:  GB6
Sentiment Stamp:  Anna Griffin
Sentiment Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa

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