Thursday, May 6, 2021

Celebrate Connections; Heart2Heart Challenge

Hi there, I'm slowly getting my mojo back as things are settling down at the homefront. I have been commissioned to create quite a few sympathy cards this past year and unfortunately needed some of my own too.

I created this card using the Tender Thoughts stamp set from Close To My  Heart (CTMH). It was actually pretty simple. I cut an oval on regular printer paper and used it as a stencil to add some ink directly on the card front. I kept it there as I stamped the pine tree branches and pinecones to keep everything within the oval. I also added some tiny pearls (which are hard to see). 

I love the way it turned out. I even stamped a branch on the inside.

I'm entering this card on the Heart2Heart CTMH Challenge site. The current challenge is Celebrate Connections.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sketch n Scrap Card #193

Hi there! It's time again for new sketches at the Sketch n Scrap challenge blog. I made the coolest card using this clearance stamp set from Hobby Lobby. I wasn't going to buy it at first but then I knew I could make a cool space theme with the stars and planets.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Close Up:

Isn't is cool! Watch the process video below to see how I put it together:

Now it's your your project using the sketch at the Sketch n Scrap blog. They have two card sketches and two layout sketches a month. You don't want to miss them!


Saturday, May 1, 2021

National Scrapbooking Day at Sketch n Scrap

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We're celebrating on the Sketch n Scrap challenge site. Go check out the challenge and the DT layouts.

The sketch:

I turned it on it's side and created this layout:
Close up of the splatters!

This is the right side of a two page spread. I love doing that. Use two different one page sketches but by using the same products, it becomes a coordinated two page spread.

See the left side HERE.

Be sure to click on over to the Sketch n Scrap challenge site for more inspiration and I hope you celebrate National Scrapbooking Day by creating all kinds of layouts!

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog; May

May 1st and time for another challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. The challenge theme this month is...Anything Goes. I was commissioned to create a bright floral birthday card so I decided to make this. Check out the process video below. I love how this card turned out especially with the addition of the sequins!

The video:

Now that you watched the process, it's pretty easy, huh?! 

Now it's your turn. Check out the DT inspiration projects and then link your anything goes project before the end of the month at the LTSCB.

LTCCB; May Challenge

May 1st is May Day and also time for a new challenge month at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog. I thought of creating a flower inspired project, but hey, I did make a bouquet...just not one with flowers!

I made this super cute, quick and easy candy & lottery ticket bouquet for DS1’s birthday.

How did I make it? I purchased four box candies and hot glued them together to form the “vase”. I then wrapped floral foam with blue & white tissue paper and placed it inside the “vase”. Each goody has a skewer attached with either hot glue or regular scotch tape.

I started with the largest snack and placed it in the back. Then I just eyeballed everything else from there. I did decide to add another large snack item to the back so that it would look good from both angles.

This was so fun to create and I know he’ll love it since it’s filled with favorite things! And hopefully, he’ll win some $$ with the lottery tickets!

Now it’s your us what you created in the month of May. Link your project to the LTCCB site before the end of the month.

Friday, April 30, 2021

TGIF: Thankful Friday #175

TGIF and Happy Thankful Friday! I've had a rough week but I am thankful that DS1 has come home from the hospital and is on the road to recovery. It's going to be a long road, but at least he's on it.

Thankful for doctors and nurses that go above and beyond.

How about you? What are you thankful for this Thankful Friday? Leave a comment below!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge; Star Wars or Stars

The current challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) is Star Wars or Stars. I purchased some really cool Star Wars SVGs and had great plans to use them, but then this happened...

I bought this cute sweater on clearance at Walmart; wore it once and dripped something on it; right smack in the middle of it. My first thought was that I'd toss it. It was $7 so I'm not out a lot of money, but then...

I watched a tv show and one of the characters had a gray sweater with black stars on it. Ding, ding, ding!!! 

Thank goodness I didn't toss it! I bought some flock HTV a while ago from Craft HTV and hadn't used it yet. I decided to use it for this updo and so glad that I did. 

I used the star from Basic Shapes and cut out six of them. After peeling the excess between the stars, I knew I didn't want to waste any of it so I used a punch to create smaller stars!

Here's the after...for a little more than $10, I have a super cute customized sweater!

Have you used flock before? It has a suede-like feel to it. It's pretty neat and super easy to use. Cut the flock like regular HTV but with more pressure. Set your heat press to 315 degrees and press for 15 seconds with a warm peel. Easy!

Now it's your turn, be sure to create a Star Wars or Star themed project using your Cricut and link it to the BBTB2 site before the two week deadline.