Friday, June 30, 2023
Even though it's still healing, I love how it turned out. Did it hurt, you ask? Yup! But not so bad that I couldn't handle it.
Monday, June 26, 2023
I had to create a quick card for my niece’s graduation party today so I used the June card sketch from Stick It Down.
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Woo Hoo! I'm excited to announce that I am one of the newest Design Team members for Printable Cuttable Creatables website. Oh, they make the most adorable SVG files that are perfect for your Cricut and project needs.
Friday, June 23, 2023
I'm thankful for all the new Starbucks drinks that I'm enjoying because of my son's Starbucks Drinks I Want To Try list that he left for us. We started a 22 Drinks in 22 Weeks series aka Tony's Starbucks Bucket List.
I’m so excited about this challenge and YT Hop. The Iron Crafter Challenge is hosted by Tata O’Rourke of Piece Craft Love. She gives the participants items that we must use from our stash and for this round the item(s) are eyelets, brads, and/or buttons. I pulled out a bunch of eyelets and brads and went to town on the top left side of my layout.
Here is a playlist with ALL the videos of the participants:
If you want to learn about the mystery item and play along, come over to the Piece Craft Love Facebook group:
Thursday, June 22, 2023
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Sketch n Scrap has the best card and one page layout sketches. Check out their blog or Facebook page to find them. I created a fun Peanuts characters card using sketch #244.
I did some cleaning in the Command Center and came across these stamps that were gifted to me by Rubber Paws (read more about her HERE). I completely forgot about them.
I stamped and fussy cut a bunch of characters and used a variety of markers to color them. I also used a background stamp to create a tone on tone effect on the yellow cardstock base using Buttercup ink from CTMH.
Watch me put it together:
Be sure to join the Sketch n Scrap monthly challenges and also check often for other fun challenges!
Saturday, June 17, 2023
This card might be one of the favorite cards I have made! Now, it was my first attempt so there is room for improvement but it’s so different and fun!
Watch the process video to see how it was put together:
Other materials needed are foam adhesive, tissue paper, crepe streamers, confetti and twine. Oh, and a pair of fringe scissors really helps too!
Friday, June 16, 2023
I have the complete opposite of a green thumb so this in itself is something to be thankful for. Can I be thankful for veggies that have not quite arrived yet? Yup! I am. It's so cool seeing these plants grow and develop into something that I can soon pick and enjoy.
I'm pretty stoked about my flower plants as well.
What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment below or on my IG page which is @3sons_and_astar.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Oh I had so much fun with this layout sketch! Do you use sketches as a starting point? Sketch n Scrap has great sketches for one page layouts as well as cards. Be sure to click over to their blog and/or FaceBook page to see more.
It's All Good paper pad, 3D stickers, stickers and die cuts from Dear Lizzie
Monday, June 12, 2023
I am participating in a YT Hop for Piece Craft Love on the Mix It Up Monday series. I’m really happy how my layout turned out and I hope you are too. We used this layout from Christine Steele Harden and it’s a good one.
Patterned Paper scraps by Simple Stories, Cozy Days
Cardstock by CutCardStock
Ink pads Oatmeal Cookie by FSJ/Spellbinders and Onyx Black Versafine Archival
Sprays by FSJ Dark Roast Color Silk and White by Dina Wakely (purchased from CTMH)
Stamps tractor from Life Is Beautiful of FSJ, wooden block background and small letters from SU!, other two letter sets by CTMH, corn and journal spot from my stash
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
I haven’t posted Thankful Friday posts for a few weeks because it’s been the most horrific four weeks of my life. I know I always say there’s always something to be thankful for and I still believe that.
In spite of everything, I am thankful for all the support we received from coworkers, friends and family but especially those that were unexpected. Unexpected in the sense that we hadn’t seen them in years. Unexpected because even strangers volunteered to help and unexpected to see family that don’t usually travel come to pay their respects.
If you’re one of these people, please know that you are so appreciated and special to me and my family. Love you all!
It’s definitely a “Pay it Forward “ moment. Words of advice, if you’re ever not sure about reaching out or mailing a card or anything to someone who has lost a loved one, do it! Do all the things!
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
A plain terracotta pot was not what my backyard needed so I gave it an updo!
I used an assortment of acrylic paints and just went to town! My daughter said it looked like something from the 90’s and I agree. And I love it!
Thursday, June 1, 2023
I’m not feeling very crafty right now but it is good to sit in the Command Center to keep my mind off things.
On May 15th, my son who was battling lung cancer passed away. Oh my, I actually wrote that sentence.
It feels unbelievable and I keep expecting him to text me at any time. But I know he won’t and it hurts so bad.
I have so much I can say but for now I just needed to write down as few words as possible.
Our Tony. ❤️💔😢