Saturday, May 31, 2014

Project Eight-one

Welcome Back Everyone!

OK so I am so excited to say my Project Seventy-eight for Bitten by the Bug 2 won for the gift wrapping challenge!! OH SO EXCITED!!

I am so honored!!!

SO today's project is also for Bitten by the Bug 2 Car Cut Challenge. So I thought I would get a jump start on my Dad's, Father Day Card. He loves car! So I thought no problem, until I went to put the sentiment on the card and all my "Father Day" things were gone. Oh CHILDREN!! LOL SO I did a different sentiment and went on with it.

SO Here is the card information:
Blue Base: 5.5 x 4.24 inches
    Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up
Red Base: 5.25 x 4 inches
    Real Red by Stampin Up
Pattern Paper: 5 x 3.75 inches
    DCWV Stack Set 6 paper
I added some hemp twine from Stampin Up
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls that I stretched to fit my space
    just black paper scraps. I then just added white gel pen accents.
Cricut Cartridge Beep Beep cut at 2.5 inches
Not Quite Navy Stampin Up
Light Blue was a scrap
Yellow was also a scrap sorry :(
Brown same thing
I made the license plate to fit my Dad. My Dad is a HUGE University of Michigan, so I made the license plate say UM. GO BLUE!!
Label is also from Criuct Cartridge Beep Beep
    cut at 1.5 inches high
Thank You for dropping by
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Project Eighty

Whoo Hoo Number 80!

OK so Welcome Back!
I am in love with Peachy Keen Stamps. 
I have a few favorites and they are at my top. It also helps that I finally learned how to use my Copic Markers. I have always just used them to color basic coloring. I never realized the whole blending thing. SO I am learning.

SO I am doing a card for Peachy Keen's May Linky Party. You have to use stamps from the May release. I joined the Stamp of the Month Club, I love it. This month is a lot of camping and Smores which I love, but two phrases caught my eye. Burnt and around the edges. I am totally Irish, which means I don't tan, I burn. So this is what I came up with.

Card Base
Size 5.5 x 5.5 square Red Rose from Stampin Up
Cloud paper if from Echo Park and cut at 5.25 x 5.25
Brown is a scrap piece forgive me.
     I then took my Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink and sponged the brown to give a sand appearance.
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls
     Cut at 3.5 inches
Body is Vanilla Cream from Micheals Recollection
Bathing Suit is DCWV and the bow and shoes is the reverse side of the DCWV paper
     Stamped with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink.
     I then used my white gel pen and red pencil to highlight the eyes and mouth.
Tan was created using a brush and Stampin Up Real Red ink.
Extras are rhinestones from my stash
Cricut Cartridge Classroom April and May
     cut at 1.5 inches.
I just used yellow scrap paper and sponges Real Red ink on it.
This is me .... burnt around the edges!
Have a Magical Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Project Seventy-nine

Welcome Back!

SO first exciting NEWS: Project Seventy-five, the challenge piece I did for Bitten by the Bug 2's school challenge WON!!! Yes, please check out my new graphic on the side with the other gadgets!! I am so honored. Now, if my creative MOJO will continue.

OK so on today's project. I love making cards, LOVE LOVE LOVE them. So I decided to try my hand at DCWV (Die Cuts with a View)'s monthly sketch layout challenge. I entered a really cute card Project Seventy-four into their sketch card challenge.

I love DCWV's paper. I hoard it. I buy the paper then hate to use it. So I love to challenge myself with their challenge, plus the extra pressure of using my beloved paper.

You still have a few days left to join in the DCWV May Stackaholic Challenge

So here is the layout sketch we were to use.

Here is what I came up with

All the paper is from one stack. I stack I just feel in love with but yes, never really used. This is from DCWV Lemon Flower Stack.

The paper is so beautiful, with tons of glitter pages!!

OK so let's tell you about my project

12 x 12 layout

Top Pieces
 a. stripped piece cut at 1 inch x 10 inches
 b. white flower paper cut at 2 inches x 10 1/2 inches
 c green strip cut at .5 inch x 10 inches

Cricut Cartridge Bloom
cut at 3 inches, 2.5 inches and 1.5 inches width with height button locked

same Cricut Cartridge Bloom
cut at 1.5 inches height

Rectangle photo spaces
a. gray piece with silver sparkle dots cut at 6.5 x 4.5
b. white pattern paper cut at 6 x 4 then I used Stampin Up Old Olive ink to ink the edges
c. gray piece with lighter gray design cut at 4.25 x 6.25 inches
d. white piece is 3.5 x 3.5 inches and I inked the edges of this piece also.

Bottom Pieces
a. black pattern piece cut at 2.5 x 7
b. gray sliver piece cut at 1 x 10
c. green piece cut with Cricut Cartridge Creative Everyday Cards

That's it. Once again all the paper is from DCWV Lemon Flower Stack

Have a Magical Day

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Project Seventy-eight

Welcome Back!

I feel my crafting love coming back. I swear all it takes are a few great challenges and I have another great challenge to enter this week.

Today's challenge is from Bitten by the Bug 2. We are challenge to do something with gift wrapping.
Well my oldest daughter's birthday happens to be the 30th of this Month. She will be turning 15!
So I made a cute little tote bag for her sisters to put their gift for her in.

SO here is my bag.

OK so yes, that is a hippo peaking through the window!
We go to Animal Kingdom a lot. Lily loves the hippos and they have the cutest baby hippos right now. So yes, that is why there is a hippo on her present.
OK let's break it down
Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, yes, the first one
page 57
cut at height 5.75 inches.
The option of the window
Once I placed the image on the mat. I rotated it 90 degrees to fit on the mat.
The paper is DCWV from the Summer Dream Stack.
I did use clear Lucite is it, LOL, on the window.
Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter
page 44
cut at 2.5 inches
Layer 1 is Black from a Michael's Recollection.
Layer 2 is Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant ( I actually covered it up with the flower)
Layer 3 is DCWV from the same Summer Dream paper stack
Layer 4 is Stampin Up Certainly Celery.
I added a little flower and some flower stickers I have had for years.

Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter
page 27
Cut at 1 inch.
Paper is both DCWV same Summer Dream Pack.

YES, I am in love with that stack LOL
Wish me Luck!

Please if you have a chance join in also by visiting their blog!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Project Seventy-seven

Welcome Back!!
SO today I am trying my hand at another challenge. I have not forgotten I still owe you
 three thank you cards that we made for our special friends at Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival.
So today's challenge is a new one for me. I found it from one of the blogs I follow. Wait, let me see if I can find which blog to give them credit. OK now I feel bad, I can not find whose blog sent me here oh well on with the show.
I am entering Curtain Call Challenge.
It was a photo inspired challenge. Here was our inspiration.
Here is what I came up with.

OK let's break down the card.
Pink base is 5.5 x 4.25 Melon Mambo by Stampin Up
Brown piece is 5.25 x 4 Early Espresso by Stampin Up
Pattern Piece is cut from Cricut Cartridge Girl's Make Up Party at 5 x 3.75 inches
    Paper is DCWV from the Sweets Stack

Paper is DCWV from the same Sweet Stack
     cut from April Showers Cricut Cartridge at 5 x 1.542 inches
Hearts are from Cricut Cartridge Craft Room Basics cut each at .5 inches
LOVE is cut from Cricut Cartridge Mickey Font at .5 inches

cut from Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter at 3 inches
Shadow paper is Rose Red by Stampin Up
Base pattern paper is DCWV same paper pack Sweet Stack
Frosting is a cream scrap I had laying around.
Cherry is Real red by Stampin Up
     I then used my Xyron Sticker makers 1.5 inches and stickered the front of the cherry then used Michael's Glitter Cherry colored.
Sprinkles are just made with different colored Stickles I love.
Face is a Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month from January 2014.
     I stamped in using Stampin Up Chocolate Chip. I then used my white gel pen to color in the eyes. I used a pink pencil for the nose. I then added Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. I then used pop dots to pop up my cupcake. At the very end, I used Chocolate Chip Ink around the edges for depth.

Please feel free to drop by Curtain Call to check out the challenge and join in. You have till the 25th of May 2014.

OK so that was it keep reading for funny goofy stuff.
So I started this project to realize my ATG gun was empty, and no I didn't have a back up.
My tomboy and all other tapes seem to be empty also. Then I remembered my kids were making cards the other day. Did they forget to tell Mom something? I think so. So I basically made this card using my 5 inch Xyron Sticker machine, got to love it. SO glad I remembered I had it lol.

Have a Magical Day!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Project Seventy-six

Good Morning!

Yesterday the girls and I spent our last day the Walt Disney Worlds, Epcot's 21st Annual Flower and Garden Festival. Today is the official last day, but I am so tired we are not going. It was a fabulous time this year. We meet some incredible people and learned so much.

For those who don't know, in the Spring time, Disney horticulturist come out and show off all that they know and share this information with anyone wanting to learn. There is a festival center that offers two lectures twice a day. One with hands on planting. I home school my kids so each day of the festival, OK we may have missed maybe 7 days all together....shhhh don't tell. We would get to the center at 9 am to get in line to attend the planting class. The center would open at 10 so we would make our way into the center to get in the official line. The event is run my the actual horticulturist from Walt Disney World. On the weekdays, the classes were taught by them. On weekend, there might be a "bigger" name person. Now the 2nd talk for the day was always about plants or animals we need to continue gardening.

So the festival runs from March 5th to May 18. We were there a lot. The great thing about that is people remember seeing the same 5 kids everyday. Oh, my girls BFF's are also homeschooled, so it my 3 girls, their 2 BFFs, their mom and myself. Well there are also special "characters" for the festival. We meet two that the kids fell in love with. We would stop and see them almost every day they were out. Their names were Mother Nature and Rose Petal. So with the festival ending the kids wanted to say Thank You for all the attention. So they asked me to make cards for them and a few other special friends. So this is the card I made for our friend, Mother Nature.

Mother Nature had butterflies all over her dress!

OK card info


Green is Certainly Celery from Stampin Up
Yellow is Delightful Daffodil from Stampin Up
     cut with Cricut Cartridge Mother Day Coupon Book at 5.25 x 4 inches
Pattern Paper is from DCWV either the Nana's Kids pack or the Sweet pack
     cut in the same label as above just at 5 x 3.75 inches
Yellow is the same Stampin up color as above
     cut using Cricut cartridge Lacey Floral at .5 inches
the sentiment "Thank You" is from Peachy Keen's February Stamp of the Month Kit.

Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter
cut at 3 inches
Green is Green Galore Stampin Up
Blue is Bashful Blue Stampin Up
Purple started as Rose Red from Stampin Up
    Face: Is stamped using Memento Black ink and Peachy Keen's May Stamp of the Month Kit.
              I then used my white gel pen to color the eyes. I then took my Pink Stampin Up pencil for
              the nose. I then added Glossy Accents to the eyes. I then added dots with my White Gel Pen.
    Wings: OK so once cut, I used my Xyron 5 inch sticker maker, and made stickers of the front side
                 of each sticker. Then I used Martha Stewart's Flocking in Hydrangea and Robin's Egg.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Magical Day!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Project Seventy-five

Welcome to My Mouse Dreams!

Today's project is a challenge that I stumbled across. I have been working on getting out of my craft funk that I have been in. So working on challenges has been my "push" to craft more.

I recently starting found Copic Marker tutorials on You Tube and I am loving these markers. I actually owned a few, but never understood how to use them or that the numbers and letters had meaning. So I am ordering a few more and hope to really start working on my stamping and coloring techniques.

OK so for today's challenge, it is sponsored by Bitten by the Bug 2.
The challenge was to create anything with a school theme. For example school concerts or thank you cards that most people are giving to their children's teacher right now. OH NO! I actually home school my kids. So it did say it could be field trip related and I came up with a great card. My family saw it and say "MOM" that really doesn't "fit" in the school theme. So I created this cute little Thank You card.

OK so lets break this card down

Red is Real Red from Stampin Up 4.25 x 5.5 inches
The pattern Paper is from DaisyD's cut at 4 x 5.25 inches

Blue Circle Background
from Stretch Your Imagination
cut at size 4 x 5.25 inches

I then took the piece and ran it through my Cuttlebug
using a 5x7 folder Polka Dot
To ensure the entire blue piece stuck to the pattern piece
I ran it through my Zyron Sticker Maker
worked wonderfully.

it is from the Create a Critter Cartridge
cut at 3 inches.
The dark blue shadow and brown base are scrap pieces I had laying around.
The green leaves are from a 4x6 mat pad I had from K & Company, the Ocean Solid Pad.
I used Stampin Up Old Olive to ink the sides of the leaves.
The red is a scrap of old Stampin Up Christmas pack of paper from years ago.
I then stamped the cute face from Peachy Keen Everyday Faces Assortment.
I used the largest face in this assortment with Memento Black Ink.
I colored the eyes with my white gel pen, then added a layer of Glossy Accents.
I added some pink stickles to the cheeks.

paper is another scrap I had from Stampin Up.
The sentiment is from Peachy Keen's Stamp of the Month Club February 2014
the ink is also Memento Black. I used the same old olive ink around the edges
the tag is from Cricut Cartridge Girls Make Up Party

Thank you for visiting
Have a Magical Day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Project Seventy-four

Welcome Back!

I am getting my craft groove on, it's about time!

So I was inspired with Peachy Keens Stamps sketch challenge I thought I would try another sketch challenge. This time I am entering DCWV May card sketch challenge.
I just love their papers, but I find myself loving them and not wanting to use them. Which means yes, I am a paper hoarder and I can't help it.

So here is the sketch.

Ok so here is my take on it.
The main thing is to use DCWV papers. So I pulled out my DCWV Summer Dream Stack. I just love all the colors in it. Almost hated to use it, but I must start using some of the paper I have.
So the only paper not from this pack the textured red that is from a 4x4 stack of Textured DCWV pack.
So the other things not from DCWV are the cute denim brads that I bough ions ago and I wished I could remember because they are super cute.
The sentiment stamp is from Peachy Keens February Stamp of the Month club 
I used Memento black ink for the sentiment
I also inked the edge of the middle piece using Stampin Up's Marina Mist.
I then used my black and white gel pens for the dots.
Thanks for popping in
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Project Seventy-three


So I have been really playing with my Copic Markers this past few weeks. I think I may have actually started to understand how to use them. So hopefully soon, I will feel like I really love something I have colored and you will see some of the great Peachy Keen Stamps I have been getting.

Speaking of Peachy Keen Stamps they are having a sketch challenge right now. I love a fun challenge! I am never 100% sure of my ideas, but I have to keep trying. So on to the challenge.
Here is the sketch we were to follow.

So here is what I came up with!
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy base
Then the rest are all from DCWV Linen Collection.
The first layer was cut at 5.25 x 4 inches
The little squares are at 1.5 x 1 inches
The pattern Strip is at 5.25 x 1.25 inches
The beige is a scrap I had.
I used the stamp "enjoy" from Peachy Keen's January 2014 Stamp of the Month Club 
The Mice
Cricut Meow Cartridge cut at 1 inches each
pink and gray scraps
the ear piece is a scrap of gray pattern paper from Stampin Up
The eye is from Peachy Keen's April 2014 Stamp of the Month kit
I used Memento Ink, my white gel pen and a blue Stampin Up pencil.
I then used Glossy Accents over the eye, the pink of the ears and on the tail to set
it apart.
The Cat
Cut from the same Meow Cricut Cartridge at 2.5 inches
the background piece is from the same DCWV paper pack Linen Closet.
Then I used Stampin Up Basic Black, Very Vanilla and DCWV textured Brow
I cut the same cat 3 times and hand cut each piece to make the kitty multi-colored.
I got her face from Peachy Keen's March 2014 Stamp of the Month kit.
I colored in her eyes with my white gel pen, for her mouth and nose I used my colored pencils from Stampin Up.
I then added Glossy Accents to her eyes and nose.
Thank you again for stopping by
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