Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Tags

Here are a couple of quick tags I made for Halloween.  The first one is a pocket tag and will hold a gift card.  It is going into the care package for my oldest son who is in college and living in his own apartment.  
The second tag will go on the treat bag for my youngest son who is also in college but living at home.  Yes, I still like to spoil them even though they are in college.  I fill their care packages with items such as favorite snacks, gift cards to go out to eat and other small items that helps make college life a little easier.  I always try to include one item that is a reminder of home.  This year that item is a box of Dinosaur oatmeal.  Both boys used to love this as kids (they still do)
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Dinosaur Eggs

Project Details:
Tag 1
Pocket Tag: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge
Pumkin: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders leaves
Spider Web and spider: Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge
Pumpkin face Stamp: CTMH

Tag 2
Tag: Spellbinders die
Creepy Hand: Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Tags with ribbon
Die Cuttin Divas: Halloween

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin House

Want to win a $10 GV to Scrapper's Delights?  All you need to do is creat a Halloween project using an image from Scrapper's Delights and upload it to the Facebook challenge.  You can find the details HERE.

For my card, I used the image Pumpkin House.  It's a great image to use for a Halloween card when you don't want something scary.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweet Christmas Dreams

This adorable stamp is from The Paper Shelter.  I just love the napping Santa.  I am sure he is worn out from his around the world travels.  Will he be visiting you this year?
We have a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is to create anything you want as long as you use a 2-3 Word Sentiment.  My sentiment stamp is from Magnolia Stamps.  It goes perfectly with this image.  I kept all of my embellishments flat since this is another card that will need to be mailed this year.  Still trying to keep the post office in business.

Card Details:
Image: December 26 from The Paper Shelter
Christmas Tree: Magnolia Doo Hickey Die
Reindeer: Cottage Cutz die
Sentiment: Magnolia Stamps
Sketch: Incy Wincy Designs

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Use A Sentiment
Inky Chicks: Christmas
oldie But Goody: Christmas (my old items: reindeer die, spellbinders die I cut apart for corners)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Royal Blue!!

The World Series Starts tonight!
All anyone is talking about in our area is the Kansas City Royals.  
This is their first trip to the World Series since 1985.

I made this card to help cheer theme on!  Let's have a Royal Victory!

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E30, E31, E33, W0, W1, W3, T1, T4, B32, B34, B36, R46
Sketch; Mojo Monday
Baseball: Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches

Entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch
The Paper Girls: Anything Goes
Love To Scrap: Seeing Dots
Crafting From The heart: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking a short break from Christmas cards to make a card for Thanksgiving. The new challenge at Scrapbooker PhD is to create a fall project with a die cut and a stamp.
 This little guy is adorable as a turkey.  I always struggle to make pretty bows and I finally had an aha moment one day when I was putting a new bow in my puppy's hair for her top knot...duh why not make the bows for my cards the same way?  So much easier and less frustrating for me.  If you want to know my secret, you can watch this VIDEO.  You can use a small rubber band but I use the tiny clear bands that I use for Isabella's top knots.  I get them HERE.  The clear bands don't show and are tiny enough that it is easy to tuck behind the bow.
Don't forget to join us at Scrapbooker PhD

Card Details:
Stamp: What's Up Turkey Noah from Sassy Cheryl's
Copics: E00, e04, E11, E21, R20, E39, E33, E53, E35, E30, E31, YR23, E25, R39, R37, YR18, YR07, YR02, B99, B97, B95, B93, T1, T4, w0 W1, W3, W5
Spellbinders lacy square die
Acorns: B is For Boy Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: Autumn Photo Inspiration
Pinspirational Challenge: Photo inspiration

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Naughty or Nice?

When I saw this image at Sassy Cheryl's, I just knew she would be perfect for several people on my Christmas card list.  I think most of us can relate...there is always that one person whose halo is just a little off center.  Hahaha.  Not mine...heehee!

Project Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl Stamps
Magnolia doo hickey mini tag dies for banner
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Copis: E00, e04, E11, e21, r20, e18, E19, E97,E81, E84, E87, W0, W1
Gold stickles

Entered in following challenges:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Card

Another Christmas card done!  I am afraid to count to see how many more I need but I know it's over 20.  The stamp I used for this card is from the Magnolia fall stamp club.  Tilda looks so cute holding the lamb.  I think this stamp will work for Easter projects too.  I pulled out an old Mojo Monday sketch for this card.  Love how the sketch is simple yet it's a great design.  I chose to not add very many embellishments not only to make it easier to mail but because I wanted the stamp to be the main focal point.

Project details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Magnolia doo hickey die
Sketch: Mojo Monday
Spellbinders oval dies
Copics: E00, e04, e11, e21, R20, E87, E84, E81, T8, T4, R000, R00, BG000, E37, E33, E53, E25, E31, E50

Entered in following challenges:
Addicted to stamps: Anything
Penny Black: Make Ahead for Christmas
Tilda's Town: Use your Christmas stash Do Doobadoo: Christmas
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holy Cow! You're How Old?

This card is for my brother for his birthday.  I kept the design simple but had fun with matching pattern paper.

Project details:
Image: Holy cow from Bugaboo stamps
copics: E19, E18, E17, E50, E87, E84, E81, E49, E47, e44, B000, B00
Spellbinders die

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Deck The Halls

Today starts another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Anything Goes.  You can make anything you want as long as you include a sentiment.  We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.   
Since this is another card I will need to mail, I kept the embellishments flat and stuck with die cuts.  I did add some white embossing enamel  and some gold stickles to dress them up though.

Card Details:
Image: Angel Boo from Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Copics:  E00, e11, E04, E21, R20, E57, E33, E50, Y28, B91, RV11, E81, E84, E87

Spellbinders Heirloom ornaments set for sentiment
Spellbinders floral oval die
Spellbinders snowflake die
Winter Frolic Cricut cart for tree

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Hazel Nut Christmas challenge: Anything goes as long as Christmas
4 Crafty Girls: Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Today's card is a simple Christmas card made using one of my favorite Magnolia stamps.  Love this little angel.  After coloring her with copics, I added gold stickles to her halo, wings, star and dress trim.  I did not add any extra bulky embellishments to this card so that it is easier to mail.  I plan to keep the post office in business with all of my Christmas cards this year but I certainly need to keep the cost down a bit. Thus, most of the cards I will need to mail this year will be flat and just have die cuts for embellishments.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, E87, E84, E81, E57, E33, E53, E50
Spellbinders scalloped oval die
Rejoice sentiment is from a clear stamp set.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Just Because Card

This butterfly border arrived in the mail today so I thought it was just perfect to go with this darling Tilda.
Adding this card to my stash when I need a card to cheer someone up.

Project Details:
Stamp: Tilda with Peony from Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, r20, E57, E33, E51, E50, E81, T1, T4, YG95, YG93, RV32, RV34, Y21, Y23
Joy Crafts Butterfly border die
Spellbinders die
Martha Stewart heart border die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Diamond Stickles
Prima pearl swirls

Entered in following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly: anything goes
Crazy Challenge: For A Special Lady
Dutch Magnolia Lovers: Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia: Lace and pearls
Midweek Magnolias: Anything Goes
Tildas Town: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Card #3 World Card Making Day

Here is another card I made today.  I did manage to finish about 5 cards but I will be sharing them later in the week.  I colored up this cute stamp and was pleasantly surprised to find pattern paper in my Christmas stash that matched her sweater.  yeah me!
I added stickles to her wings, fun flock to her ear muffs and my snow writer for the snow on the branch.

Card details:
Image: Wee Stamps
Spellbinders dies
Magnolia doo hickey dies
White embossing enamel
Copics: E00, E04, E11, e21, R0, E29, E27, E25, R50, R46, R37, R24, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, E37, E53, E33, T1, T4, E35, E31, E30

Entered in following challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas: Use stripes and/0r polka dots

Card #2 for World Card Making Day

Still playing around with my new dies and stamps from Magnolia Stamps.  

Thought I would also share a picture of my crafting companion.  This is Isabella.  She has been sleeping under my craft desk most of the day.  She is still recovering from surgery she had on Monday.  Yesterday she got a few of her toys out for the first time since she came home and played for awhile.  She must have overdid it because she has slept most of today.
 Here's a better pic of my little princess:

Card Details:
Stamp: from Magnolia Stamps fall stamp club kit.  Don't know the name of the stamp yet
Copics: E00, E11, E04, E21, R20, e27, Y26, Y15, Y11, V91, V93, V95, T1, T4, E57, E55, E51, BG10, BG70
Magnolia snowflake border doo hickey die
Spellbinders snowflake die
White embossing enamel
Silver embossing

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas challenge: Make Christmas card using something that starts with the letter P. I used Pattern Paper and purple
Fantasy Stampers: here come the girls
Tilda's Town: Anything Goes

World Card Making Day

Woohoo! It's World Card Making Day!  This is the first of my projects for the day.  I have 20 more images colored and ready to be make into cards, tags and more.  I had plans to spend the whole day in my craft room ignoring my dirty house but somehow life always gets in the way.  I have to take a quick trip to the bank to deposit money from work.  I am going to skip the usual grocery store run though.  Who needs milk?  Tonight I have to take a short break as well to attend a fundraising event for our local community center but I hope to be back to crafting afterwards.  I am sure I won't get all 20 projects done but I am going to have fun trying.
Project Details:
Image: Not sure the name of the stamp. It's from the Fall Magnolia Stamp Club
Copics: E00, E11, E21, E04, R20, E59, E35, E53, E50, BG93, BG96, BG70, BG000, R59, R39, R81
Magnolia Doohickey dies from Volume 2 stamp club
Spellbinders snowflake and decorative labels one dies
Shabby white embossing enamel
Extreme glitter paint
White gelly roll pen
Entered in following challenges:
Christmas Stamping: Lots of snowflakes
Patties Creations: Embossing
Stamplorations: Stamping and embossing


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Honey Pumpkin Tag

It's the first of October, my favorite month!  This year has gone by so fast.  They do seem to go by faster the older you get.  
Today's project is a tag I made using one of the new release images from Scrapper's Delights.  This release has a little bit of everything from fall/halloween to goth to emo.  I just love this little honey with her pumpkins.  She comes with an option for faces on the pumkins so you can do either a fall project or a halloween  project.  I decided to make a tag to go along with some of the care packages I intend to make this year.

Project Details:
Image: Honey Pumpkin from Scrapper's Delights
Copics: E00, E04 E11, E13, E21, R20, YR18, YR14, YR12, YR23, YG93, YG95, YG91, YG99, Y26, Y23, E08, E97, E95, W0, W1, E57, E33, E53, E50, E31, E25, E27
Spellbinders dies
Pumpkin made using spellbinders ovals
Pumpkin stem: Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch

Entered in following challenges: Room Challenge: Seasonal Colors
Die Cutting Divas: Anything Goes
Make My Monday: Die cuts and punches
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes