Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Happy Friday and another week to be thankful. In fact, this is probably the one week where everyone is giving thought to what they are thankful for. I'm going to stick to the ordinary this week and let you know that I'm thankful for family and family gatherings.
Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday due to all the great food but also the togetherness. I'm fortunate that my family is able to gather often during the year, but Thanksgiving is a gathering that we all sit at the table, share our meal and appreciate each other.
I'm thankful for God, prayers from friends & family, the Oncologist team and every other health professional that has been looking over my son and his cancer recovery. Honestly, this is the number one thing that is constantly on all of my family's minds, but we get relief when we hear good news, when we see him slowly improving and staying so strong.
I hope you were able to enjoy some time with family, friends and everyone in between.
I have never created anything for Thanksgiving before, but this year, I decided to make this cute banner giving homage to our favorite Thanksgiving movie. The cut file is from Auntie Tay's membership site. I stopped my membership earlier this year since I hadn't really been using the cuts but thankfully I decided to download this one before I cancelled.
Thanks to all of you that continue to check out my blog, comment and give me encouragement. I love being crafty and this is my place to show off my stuff!
Thursday, November 24, 2022
I created decals for our family's annual virtual marathon - TomKat Strut - last year and I wanted to continue with this tradition. You can see last year's decal peeking out on the right side. This is our second year for this annual marathon and I'm hoping to continue making decals. You can read more about the Strut HERE.
Check out the YouTube process video to see how easy it is!
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Sunday, November 20, 2022
I also posted a process video on YouTube.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
I love social media for all the sketches, inspiration and ideas for all sorts of crafting! I saw this Freaky Fast Friday challenge by The Scrap Room on IG and decided to go for it.
I used the scraps from THIS layout and made a single layout into a two page layout.
Now, I had a limited amount of patterned paper scraps to accomplish this so for the 2x11 strip of paper, I cut two 2x1" pieces of the black/white buffalo print and tucked them under the 6.5x10.5 piece of paper to give the illusion of the full strip. Great trick, right!?!
Keep your eyes open for fun challenges and show them off! That's what I plan on doing!
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Hello loves! I purchased this background stamp from Altenew at least a year ago and finally decided to use it. I pulled out the Cougar Smooth White Cardstock from CutCardStock and stamped two different shades of purple.
After doing all that, I felt like it needed something more so I added two skeleton leaves from my stash that were gifted to me from Rubber Paws (read more about her HERE) and a gold bow.
Wow! Don't you love it?! It is so unique and pretty. I can't wait to play with this background stamp some more!
See the YouTube process video here:
See the CutCardStock Blog post HERE.
Need inspiration? Go to the CutCardStock Blog to see so many cool paper projects from the Design Team!
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Sketch n Scrap has two layout sketches and two card sketches a month and they are all fantastic! Being on the DT, I get to play with the sketches before they are posted and hope to inspire others to create their own. I love this sketch and am probably going to use it again soon!
As you know, I love multi-photo layouts and this one was perfect for my granddaughter's 11th birthday photos. I picked out the Kate and Ash set by Simple Stories specifically for these photos. I picked up a couple of papers (Girl Power and Good Vibes) plus the embellishment pack.
Friday, November 11, 2022
TGIF and Happy Thankful Friday! I have so much to be thankful for this week. I'll start with the ability and desire to vote. I am thankful that my daughter and I go to the polls together and do our voting in person.
I'm so excited to announce that the CutCardStock Design Team is having a YT/Blog hop! We're creating all things paper gifts. Be sure to hop along by going to this LINK.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
My hope was to use scraps for it but I ended up cutting a few strips off full sheets of patterned papers. I'm ok with that since this is an older kit and I'm on a mission to bash them! I still have plenty of full sheets & most of the sticker sheet left.
Friday, November 4, 2022
Happy Friday and happy TGIF; Thankful Friday. What am I thankful for this week? I'm thankful for the ability to walk. The TomKat Strut, which is a 50k virtual marathon that my family and I started to raise money for the homeless in honor of my nephew, Tommie.
We started this week and I gotta tell ya, I don't know why I don't walk more often. It sure brings some peace and a spark of energy. Don't get me wrong, I'm super sore but it's a good sore. There are 25 of us that are participating in the Strut and we're from Central, Southern and the Bay Area of CA, AZ, AL and one of us is on vacation in NY!
It's been a great way to reconnect with family, create new memories and also honor my nephew.
Yup...I'm thankful that I'm able to participate in walking for our cause.
If you're interested in seeing more about it, we have FB and IG pages under Operation TomKat and TomKat_Strut.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
I've been on a mission to use my paper kits as much as possible and this is a perfect example of making it work with themed paper. There were absolutely NO BEES in any of these photos but I love how I created a fun title that tied them in.