Monday, July 6, 2020

BBTB2; Stars

Another great two week challenge theme at Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) has been posted and it is...STARS! The girls in my family have been decorating cups and I made one using a free cup wrap from Brinnykdesign. Some we purchased from Walmart (color changing) and some from Starbucks. They are the same size so it made it easy to work on the designs.


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I used the contour tool to remove the 'MERICA letters within the circle since I wanted this to showcase Mrs. Incredible. I also added the smaller center yellow circle so I could cover the Starbucks mermaid. The Mrs. Incredible silhouette was made by downloading the clipart into Design Space and making it into a SVG.


Be sure to join the challenge at BBTB2 before the two weeks are over and show off your STAR project!

Here are some other cups that we made:



Friday, July 3, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #136

Happy Friday! Today is a nonwork day for me since tomorrow is the Fourth of July holiday. I decided to take Thursday off as well since my mama is coming to stay with us for a few days. 

This week has flown by and I hardly had time to think, so this week I'm thankful for the quick, short week.

I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend - be safe!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WOYWW #578

Happy WOYWW! Happy Hump Day! and Happy Wednesday!

Today is the day that we share a photo of our work desks at the Stamping Ground blog.

Here's my desk this morning...

Actually pretty clean! There's some random things spread all over, but basically I cleared the area to place my laptop earlier this week. 

Those two Halloween stamps on the top middle are two that I'm still considering to keep or gift as part of my Bash Your Stash series (click on the label to the right to read more about this series).

I'm sorry to say that my cute red and black polka dot scissors are on it's last days. They were cheapo ones from Walmart, but I love them! I'm not sure if you can tell, but I bought a small shelf to place the Lazy Susan tool holder and items. It's about 4 inches high but gives me more space to tuck in my "go to" stamp pads and other things. There's a drawer that I can also place some items. It's still pretty low so I can still see my daughter on the other side too!

Click on over to the Stamping Ground blog and share a photo of your work desk! Have a great week!

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog; July Challenge

Happy July! Today is the first day of the monthly challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog (LTSCB). This month's challenge theme is Anything Goes! (Every other month at LTSCB the theme is Anything Goes.)

I created a two page layout spread of our road trip to Arizona last year. I purchased this stamp set since my sister and mom moved to AZ a couple of years ago and finally had a chance to use it.
I used it to stamp in the top left and bottom right corners of the left side of the layout.
 I cut the title and signs with my Cricut. I had them for years since I made them for another project but decided not to use them at that time. They were perfect for this project!
I used the stamps & used them on layered punched circles to add embellishments to the right side of the two page layout. The cactus scenery and title were also cut from my Cricut. The two stickers on the bottom were purchased at the Grand Canyon.
I used 4x6 flip flaps adhered to the outside of the page protector for these photos. When they are flipped, there are two more on the back side of these photos and then the photos of the two of us together on the actual page. I love using flip flaps to add more photos to a 12x12 spread.

Be sure to create something fabulous and link it to the LTSCB before the end of the month. Remember the theme this month is...anything goes! Have fun and Craft On!

Love to Craft Challenge Blog; July Challenge


The challenge at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog (LTCCB)as always is Anything Goes. For this month, I decided to make some cards using the Baby Wipe technique.

The technique is to create your own ink pad. To do this, you need to drop ink on a folded baby wipe. I used five different reinkers in fall colors and dropped ink around the baby wipe closely together.
I know it doesn’t look like much but wait until you use it. I used three different foliage stamps and stamped randomly on two white pieces of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” cardstock.

Then I used a neutral ink pad & dauber to add shading around the edges

Once I did that, I cut those pieces into 2” and 2 1/4” strips. I matted each with different colors and adhered to the card fronts.

I stamped two different sentiments, added twine and some Nuvo drops to complete each card. I love them so much. I love the variety of leaves when making your own ink pad - so pretty!

I used three stamps in my Nature stamp drawer. If you are a regular follower of my blog, I’m working on a new series called “Bash Your Stash”. Click on the label on the right to see more posts. Can you believe this is the first time I used these awesome stamps!?! Yup...keeping ‘em!

Now it’s your turn, create and link a project of any kind to the LTCCB site before the end of the month.

Monday, June 29, 2020

ICAD 2020; Weeks 3 & 4

Still going strong. If you're interested in participating in the ICAD challenge, click on over to Daisy Yellow Art to get more information and the prompts.

Here are my index cards for Week 3 & 4:




Saturday, June 27, 2020

Junk Journal Pages

Have I told you lately that I love working in my Junk Journal? Well, I do! Sometimes I just flip through the signatures just to see what's already been done.  Other times, I'll purposely select pages to work on. I did a little bit of both this past week.

I have containers, baggies and folders full of "junk" for my journal. Many of them are already "prettied" by mopping up excess medium when I'm working on other projects.

I pulled out this beautiful under paper and cut a piece to put in the journal.

The two pages that it's sandwiched between were done by my granddaughter. Check out the post HERE.
I wasn't too concerned of the rip since I knew it was eventually going to be covered.

I cut out the RESET button on this mailer and handwrote the other words.

I added more color, stamps, and marks before calling it done.

Don't you wish we could hit a RESET button for 2020? What a year!

Here's another spread I worked on:

The owl was encouraged by Tamara Laporte of willowing.org. You saw the lion earlier this week. Isn't her work fun!?! I love the bright colors of this spread. I added the verse to the left side with a Sharpie to complete the spread.