Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #281

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and Christmas is almost here.  I did stop posting my 12 Days of Christmas projects because I simply ran out of time to finish them up but I did create a really adorable card that was pretty quick to put together and I have to laugh because, at first, I was sort of intimidated by it.  Silly me.

Anyway, the last challenge of the year is posted on TMS and it's an easy one or not, if you so choose.  It's time for our Annual Anything Goes challenge.  It will run for 2 weeks, so you have lots of time to play along.

Now how can anyone be intimidated by this?  The card if from the Mistletoe Manor set by SVG Cuts and it was really easy to put together.  My son said it looked like Bambi.  I am pleased that it went together to easily and nicely.  My papers are Vintage Christmas by My Mind's Eye.

Please head on over to TMS and join us.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Good Morning!  Do you remember the ornaments I made the other day?  No, I haven't improved on them but I did create some great packaging.  Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs created these wonderful gable boxes just for these types of ornaments.

Cute huh!?  I love these little boxes.  You could ungroup and remove the center cut outs if you needed a cute little box for other gift giving.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #280 - 12 Days of Christmas Day 8

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and the last sketch of 2014 is posted on the TMS blog.  Bugaboo is our sponsor so my card is featuring an adorable Bugaboo image.  It's also working with my 12 Days of Christmas.

These penguins are so darn cute and they're having such a great time decorating a tree.  I wish I had been able to capture the sparkle and the shine of the sequin star.  You'll have to pretend you see it.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join us!

Monday, December 15, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7

Hello - I am super late with today's post.  I have to say I was super excited about this project when I found it on Pintrest which lead me to this blog.  I saw them and knew I'd have to do these.

I am sad, they didn't come out very well.  I thought I used the correct paint and I did it like they said on the blog but, well, you'll see....

As you can see in the reindeer the paint didn't stay smooth, solid coverage but I had to chuckle - the streaking mess and separation of the paint made him look like he has lashes and a cute expression.  I freehanded the antlers from felt and then used some distress ink to color them.  I colored some pearls with a black (100) Copic  marker for his eyes.  I added a blob of hot glue and covered it with red flocking for his nose.  Added a bow to finish it off a little.

The Santa ornament looks better, but it's very transparent.  I'm happier this with one.

So if anyone has some tips and tricks on how to make these better, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Hello - thank you for coming by.  Today's project is featuring those really cool electronic candles.  I have to admit, the only ones I had ever paid any attention to were the little tealights.  But I saw these pillar candles on tv and thought they were pretty neat, but pretty expensive.  But the commercial that I saw for them also came with these transparent sheets to decorate the candles and I thought I could do that, too.

I found these pillars at Michaels and they were on sale plus I had a coupon that I could use on sale items, too, so they were way inexpensive.  I found some great files on the Silhouette Online store that helped me with my idea.

I cut the images using my Cameo and white vinyl.  I measured the protective sheet that was already wrapped around the candles (but desperately ugly) and then cut clean transparency.  I then cut a piece of scratch paper the same length, which ended being something like 10 5/8" and wasn't about to figure out with measurements what the middle was.  So I folded it in half and marked up the crease with black marker.  Then smooth that flat to place the piece of transparency and added the cut piece eye-balling the center of the image.  Then just wrap the transparency around the candle and tape it in the back.

I can dress these candles up all year to fit the occasion or season!  Very inexpensively, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday.  Today's 12 Days of Christmas share incorporates my regular Saturday Scrapbook with Deedee's Digis.  My page today features a sweet baby Deedee. I lifted these photos off her Facebook page so I could create something special just for her.

My page features the beautiful papers and labels in Blue Christmas kit.  The word art and embellishments are ones I added from the My Memories Suite software.

The review is already in, Deedee love the page!  My work is done.

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Good Morning!  Thanks for coming by and sharing in my 12 Days of Christmas.  Today's project is a super easy gift packaging idea that is perfect for hand sanitizers, chapsticks or small bottles of perfume.

This little gift bag is approximately 4 inches high and about 3 inches wide.  The bag is Apple Favor Bag by Lori Whitlock.  I just replaced the apple with this super sweet Christmas Cardinal by Designs on Cloud 9.  These are so easy to put together that if you needed favors for a Christmas party you could easily mass produce these in a day or a weekend.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Hello there!  I am so glad this week is going by so quickly, the faster it goes the more I can share with you and I won't have to contain all my excitement.

Today's project isn't how I originally intended but super cute anyway.  I was planning on turning this into a flower arrangement and am still going to since the kids sort of swiped the candy after the photo was taken.

I did not have the easiest time taking this picture.  But you get the idea.  The Santa's Sleigh is by Lori Whitlock available in the Silhouette Online Store and Lori Whitlock dot com.  This is cut file is sooo easy to put together.  I cut the base out of Red Delicious card stock by Raisin Boat.  The trim pieces and sleigh blades I cut from gray card stock and then covered them in silver embossing powder.  Then filled with candy.  I think for my friend, I'm going to make that flower arrangement and add a wreath to the front.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Hello!  I have been making some super awesome projects to share for the next 12 days.  This one I actually made weeks ago and I can't believe I can finally share it with you!

This is the Christmas Countdown Tree available at the Silhouette Online store or SVG Attic, designed by Jodi G Warner.  The papers I used are Bazzil cardstock for the base and Holiday Lodge collection by Recollections.

The tree was a little tricky to put together, if you look close, you'll see I'm off just a little.  But it wasn't hard and it took a day to do it.  Love how it turned out.

It's not too late to make this.  You could even double up on dates so perhaps two people can share the tree.  Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment, say hello.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #279 and 12 Days of Christmas Day 1

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, it's the last Judged Challenge of 2014 so the added twist is holiday BINGO and it's Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

For the next 12 days (12/9 thru 12/20) I will be sharing with you Christmas cards, ornaments, gift ideas and so much more!  I cannot wait to share all my projects with you!

To kick off day 1, I'm sharing my Tuesday Morning Sketches card that I created featuring a lovely image by our sponsor, Doodle Pantry.  This is Winter Wishes.  I chose to use the top horizontal row of the BINGO card (glitter, jingle bells and ribbon).

I'm happy with my card, but in retrospect, I do wish I'd gone a little more woodsy.  Debbie's sketch is a lot of fun to work with and it really went together in a snap, but the image is so nature oriented that I think I should've continued the earthiness.

I do hope you'll join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.  Please don't lurk in the shadows.  Leave me a comment, say hi.  Let me know you were here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Snowman Week - Day 5

Hello and welcome to my last day of Snowman Week.  It's been a lot of fun!  I am looking forward to sharing 12 days of Christmas with you, too.  Featuring more cards and projects.  Hopefully I can help you with a gift or two.

This week's project is a file by Samantha Walker, owner of Digi Playground and this has to be one of the cutest, easiest snowglobe cards to put together.  I did get the file from Silhouette Online store.

Cute, right?  I love how this turned out.  I did emboss the blue background with snowflakes embossing folder.  I also cut the window sheet (actually it's an overhead projector transparency from the office supply store) with the Cameo and it worked pretty well.  A word of caution... be very careful peeling it off the mat, if there is a little section that didn't cut completely, it will tear.  Look closely, you'll see what I mean.

Here's the inside of the card with a simple greeting stamped inside.  You could open this flap, too, for your personal message.

Thank you sharing my Snowman Week with me.  I certainly had a great time.  12 Days of Christmas begins December 9th and will run everyday to December 20th (where I hope to feature my biggest project yet!).  See you then.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Snowman Week - Day 4

Hi again!  Welcome to day 4 of Snowman Week.  I'm so sad, this week is almost over.  Today's project share is a super cute gift box that can loaded with cookies, a coffee bag or some other yummy treat.

This is a cut file by another favorite svg artist, Jamie Lane Designs.  This particular file I got from the Silhouette Online store, but Jamie also has her most recent files here at Digi Playground.

In hind sight, I really should've gone with a bolder color for his scarf.  I liked the pattern in this paper so I thought it would be cute and it is... it's just too light for the photograph.  But look at that face!  There are window sheets in his belly but you could probably remove these before cutting if you prefer a more solid piece.

By the way, I wanted to mention that I am not part of a design team for Lori Whitlock, Snapdragon Snippets, Jamie Lane Designs or Silhouette.  These are just my favorite places to shop and artists I love.  Shoot!  I can only wish they'd let me be on their design teams.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snowman Week - Day 3

Hello!  It's day 3.  I have a fun little project to share with you today featuring vinyl and clear plastic ornaments from Michaels.  Talk about easy!!

My project features a cut file by Snapdragon Snippets called Flourished Snowman.  I found it in the Silhouette Online store, I couldn't find it in their store to link to it.  I cut the image from white vinyl.  Before adhering to the ornament I cleaned it really well with some damp paper towel.  I would not recommend using transfer tape for this.  Take your time when placing it onto your ornament and just allow the design to lay where it flows naturally.  You will need to make tiny splices here and there to ensure it lays down onto the surface or you'll have bubbles.

I then finished it with a bit of silver ribbon.  My son suggested putting "snow" on the inside and it's a great suggestion, I just couldn't find any.

See you tomorrow.  Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment so I know you were here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #278 and Snowman Week - Day 2

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is another good one by Jessi.  Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online.  It's also day 2 of my Snowman Week, so I incorporated it with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I actually made a card that has zero stamping (digi or otherwise), zero cut files.  My card is nothing but decorative paper.  Festivus by Recollections.

Has anyone ever created a card with just decorative paper?  This was my first time.  It was so quick and so easy!

Head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and join us!  It'll be fun!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Snowman Week - Day 1

Hello!  Welcome to my blog.  I am so excited about this week.  For a couple of years now, I have done a special week dedicated to the snowman.  I love them!  Mine are dressed up for the Christmas holiday, but change their look and they're perfect for the winter season.

Day 1 Project is Snowman Soup.

Who doesn't love a hot, steamy mug of hot chocolate when it's a bit chilly outside.  Even those of us in Florida get a few chilly days to enjoy hot chocolate.

The mug is a fun cut file by Lori Whitlock:  3D Hot Cocoa Coffee Mug and digi stamps by Deedee's Digis Snowman Soup.  And if you hurry, you can grab Snowman Soup at 50% off and today is the last day for Deedee's Digis Customer Appreciation sale.  But if you miss it, it's a bargain at full price.

Where is the snowman?  I'm so glad you asked!  I couldn't get a photo that was good enough, but if you look closely at the hot chocolate packet, you see the snowman soup poem.  The snowman is a "watermark image" behind the poem.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll come back.  Snowman week will run through Friday and I'm getting ready for my 12 days of Christmas, too!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanks with Designs on Cloud 9

Good Morning everyone!  Happy (day-after) Thanksgiving.  I hope you enjoyed your holiday yesterday.  I have one final Fall card to share with you.  I'm getting into all Christmas projects now.

This card features Thanks card and Fall Leaves files.  I incorporated the Charles embossing folder by Cuttlebug and I love the results.  The card is simple, the card is natural.  It's just so warm and I love it.

I hope this inspires you to look at each of the cut files available with different eyes.  The Thanks card actually looks very Spring-y with flowers.  Remove some pieces and substitute with others.  Elevate a simple card with texture and natural twine.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #277

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday and Happy Thanksgiving to our US friends.  This week's sketch is up and ready for your enjoyment and inspiration.  This one was created by Nina and it's a super great one.  Our sponsor this week is Dies r Us.

My card features some oldies but goodies.

I combined paper with felt.  The red panel is felt as well as the rick-rack white piece which I cut out using a large rick-rack border die (retired) from MFT Stamps.  I also used label punch by SU! and then the slot punch also by SU! to create the ribbon slide.  The stamp/die stocking is from a stamp set by There Goes Stamps (no longer in business - I miss them).  The little snowflakes are from the same stamp set using Schoolhouse Red and Green Apple by Simon Says Stamp.  Really easy, almost nearly single layer card.  It's so festive!

I hope to see you join us this week!  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #276

Good Morning!  The TMS sketch is posted and ready for you to play.  It's a great one, too.  But I'm pretty partial to our sketches.  This one was inspired by Jessi so you know it's gonna be a good one.

Our sponsor this week is Diane's Daydream Designs - a lovely little internet shop with sweet images.  My card is featuring an adorable Rudy Doody Reindeer image.

Who doesn't love a reindeer all dressed up in Christmas lights?  I love this image.  So sweet!  I kept this card on the natural, masculine side using Kraft as my base and then adding a bit of deep evergreen green, simple designer paper and then finished with a button and some twine.  Easy card.

Please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches - we'd love to see what you make.  Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Decorating for Fall with Designs on Cloud 9

Hello DC9 fans!  I have created a super fun Fall decoration and now I feel it's a bit late since I'm seeing so many parts of the US being bombarded with cold and snow.  My sister said the other day that it was -2 in Denver.  Bleh!  Temps like that make me happy that I live in Florida.  It gets cold here, too, but I think the lowest low I've had to experience is 27 degrees.

Anyway, for those of us still feeling Fall, here's a decoration I created using Silly Scarecrow (on the Silhouette Online store I think he's called Cute Scarecrow - and if you want to purchase him, I would suggest directly in the shop because you get a few more pieces for the same price).

I purchased the small sized straw bale from Walmart, cut the wires that bind it and removed about 1/4 from the side and then tied up with jute.  This is a messy process, but the results are great.  I glued the bale to some scrap cardboard and then glued some extra straw pieces to around it to camouflage the cardboard.  The scarecrow I glued to a bamboo skewer, poked a hole and then filled it with hot glue and then adhered the scarecrow.  For the pumpkins, I did the same thing but with toothpicks.  I made the sign post myself, it's not included in the file.

Super easy and looks great on my entry-way table.  I hope you like my project and thank you so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #275

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!  We have a great sketch up and waiting for you on the TMS blog and this week is the Judged Challenge so there's an added twist - that is perfect for this time of year.

This week's sponsor is Digital Delights by Looby Lou.  My card features the adorable Haystacks the Scarecrow image.  The twist this week is to add Pumpkins or Leaves.

I created this card with some great (surprisingly) Kraft card stock that I got from Michael's.  It's a deeper shade of Kraft than I normally work with and I just love it.  It's so warm and beautiful.  I usually only like Michaels card stock for layering, but it worked great for my card bases.  I embossed on layer with a woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I cut out a leaf using the Foliage Spellbinders die from More Mustard and inked the edges.  I then made an easy pumpkin from an oval punch using Pumpkin Pie and some random decorative paper that was sitting on my table.  I matted the focal image to piece of scrap burlap.  It's very earthy and screams Fall!

I hope you head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #274

Good Morning!  The latest sketch is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  This one was inspired by Jessi.  I really like this one - it's a great jumping off point for any kind of card.  Even a great layout for a scrapbook page.

My card today features an image from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  This is Lolitta.  This is an image that is way out of my comfort zone, but I thought was so pretty.

Talk about a classy looking woman!  Love her!  I tried my hand at coloring in gray tones.  Eh... it's OK.  I like that little splash of red here and there.  I couldn't really capture all the shimmer I added to her dress with the clear Wink of Stella pen.  But it looks pretty in real life.

Please join us this week.  I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Silhouette Sunday

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying that extra hour (if you got one).  I know I am but it still feels like the day is going by way too quickly for everything I want to do today.

This week's project is one I created for a cousin (a couple times removed) who asked me to help her capture a very precious moment in her life.  The picture was taken in her mother's last days and it's so special.

I made the frame using a shadow box frame by Lori Whitlock.  The flowers are by Jamie Lane Designs.  The vine and words are random cut files that I found in the Silhouette Online store.  I did cut a doily out of vellum but I ended up covering up most of it.  The pearls, I got a package of beads from Walmart for $1 and strung them - I adhered them using Glossy Accents.

Here's a better look at the pearls and lace doily.  I dotted a bit sequins around, too.

I think this one word says it all.  I did cover the letters using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen just to give it a little bit of pop.

I thank Loretta for giving me the opportunity to create something so beautiful for her.  In her thank you note to me she expressed how much she and her husband loved it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat... smell my feet... give me something good to eat

Hello everyone!  Happy Halloween to those who enjoy this spooky, creepy and sweet holiday.  A word about my title - when my sisters and I were little we used to drive my mom crazy saying that.  She said we were being rude.  We never actually went to a neighbor's door trick or treating saying that, but it would bother my mom and we thought that was hilarious!

I love Halloween.  I don't get all creepy and scary or evil or anything like that.  I just love remembering my kids in their costumes and I super enjoy seeing other's little kids in theirs.  I also love making Halloween projects.  This is the last one I have to share with you.

Easy, adorable and done in minutes!  I used the Deckle Treat Bag and the Haunted House Silhouette cutting files to create these little treats for my co-workers.  They loved them!  I used some plain black card stock from Michaels for the bag and the Halloween stack of decorative paper also from Michaels.  These were perfectly sized for 3 pieces of candy.

Aren't they fun!  Now this treat bag can be sized bigger or smaller and change up the paper and you have sooo many options.  Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentine's, Because I like you... you name it, you make this treat bag into that!  This is a MUST HAVE file.

Best Witches to all my crafty ghoul-friends.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #273

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  The sketch is up and ready to go for you creating pleasure at the TMS blog and this week we're sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  My card features an adorable digi and sentiment from the Just Nutty set.  I'm using the colored version.

I'm still playing with lots of vibrant Fall colors.  Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend, too, that means you get an extra hour to play along with the challenge, too!

I hope to see you at the TMS blog and have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Silhouette Sunday

Hello everyone.  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Mine has been a little busy, but at least today I can relax and craft between loads of laundry.

Today I have a Fall decoration that made using an svg file I got at SVG Attic.  I had so much fun making this and personalizing it.  It now sits on my desk at work and just love looking over at it.  Tell me what you think.

Isn't this fun?!  I love it.  The F and L's are little boxes, which to honest, I didn't understand but I suppose one could put plastics beads for weight inside.  I think my favorite is that bushel of apples.

I used paper from Colorbok - a stack that I picked up at Wal-Mart for $5.  The weight is very light so you'll want to set your settings on your Silhouette for copy paper and use a light tack cutting mat.  This worked best for me.

He's an adorable scarecrow.  Look at that smile.  I embossed the bushel basket with the Textiles embossing folder by Cuttlebug and then inked the edges for depth.  After putting the "binding" around the top and middle I put in antique finish mini-brads on every other slat.

I then cut two flaps off a card board box.  On one of them I ripped the top layer off to reveal the corrugated center and then hot glued the two pieces together to create a stable bottom.  Then hot glued each letter to the base.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Please leave me a comment to let me know you visited.

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #272

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and we have another great sketch for you.  This one is created by Nina, our newest team member.  What a great basic sketch....

Our sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy Stamps, I am featuring Pumpkin Patch digital stamp.  Since I live in Florida, I have to create the vibrant colors of fall.  The sentiment is from a stamp set by Raisin Boat and the paper is from a Colorbok stamp I picked up at Walmart.

Head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Perfect Autumn Day

Hi!  Happy Sunday.  I have a favorite stamp company, CC Designs.  My favorite lines of characters are the Pixies and the Sugarplums.  I think these are the best!  Well CC Designs is doing a design team call and once again, I'm applying.  I think I've applied for about 5 years now and I'm hoping one day that I'll get picked.

Today I created a little fall decoration.  I have to create the colors of fall in order to feel the season (I live in Florida), I have been very busy making decorations.  This one will up probably decorate the wall of my home office.

I started this project with a cut file by Lori Whitlock (the frame).  Then I created my little scene using several stamps by CC Designs:  Sugarplums Plums Pumpkins, Sugarplums Swing and a Sugarplums Emma that I believe is retired.  I did sponge the card stock with Simon Says Stamp ink, Sea Glass for the sky and Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the grass.  I then "thumped" 4 or 5 different colors along to bottom to create the illusion of piled up leaves.  Then I finished it off with a phrase cut file by Echo Park.

I hope you like my project and wish me luck!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Haunted House Step Card

Hello everyone,

Thank you for coming by my blog.  Please leave a comment, let me know you were here.

Today I am featuring a fun step card I made using Haunted House Silhouette cut file by Designs on Cloud 9.  I love how this turned out....

I really like how this card turned out.  The papers are from the Halloween collection of paper I got from Michaels.  I added a bit of "goo" to the spider web using glossy accents and highlighted the black elements in Picket Fence Distress paint.

Again, thank you for stopping by.  Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #271

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  The sketch is ready for you at TMS and it's time for the Judged Challenge.  This week we're doing holidays.  Our sponsor is DRS Designs and I am featuring Silhouette Haunted House.

I love Jessi's sketch - so much possibility for pattern and texture and you really have opportunity for wild imagination!

I went with pretty simple.  I picked up a 12x12 Halloween paper pad by Recollections at 60% off so I wanted to be sure to showcase some of the great patterns that are in this paper collection.  You'll see it later on this week, too.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join in the "holiday" fun.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Silhouette Sunday with Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

Hello, thank you for stopping by.  Today's Sunday Silhouette share is part of a gift I created for my sister's birthday.  I used an adorable Cupcake Shaped Box cut file by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs.  My sister was so excited about this cupcake she didn't even want to open it to get the goodies I put inside!

I love how this turned out.  It's so easy to put together, too.  I used a piece of white embossed card stock for the cake part.  And a piece of Tempting Turquoise designer series paper for the cup.  Then added some sequin sprinkles  and a bow.  The ribbon does not tie it closed, it has tabs for that.  Genius!

Here it is opened and you can see the treats I added inside.  Pretzels M&Ms are her favorite.

The card I found in the Silhouette Online Store.  My first attempt at the card was a failure.  I tried to cut it out of the paper but I didn't set my blade correctly so it tore everywhere.  I then cut it from white card stock and did a little bit of card surgery.  I cut away of few of the pieces from the paper and transplanted them to the white card.  Added a few sequins to bring it all together.

I hope you enjoyed my project share.  Please leave me a comment, let me know you visited.  Thank you.  Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #269

Good Morning!  The sketch is up and this one was created by Grandma Bonnie.  Sadly, she's decided to step down from the team but she leaves us with a great sketch!  Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and my card features Pumpkin Bear.  My card.... a little spooky but so sweet.

I know the "scary" images don't really go with that sweet bear, but I honestly couldn't resist.  I have no idea what to do with Halloween cards, but they're really fun to make.

The spider web border and the key are cut files found in the Silhouette Online store.  "BOO" I cut out with a font I have.  The paper is old from Michaels (yay, I actually used a little something in my long forgotten stash).  I printed the bear on Ivory Coast card stock and easy coloring with my Copics.

Come join us!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sweet little pumpkin... Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs style

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Me?  I'm OK I guess.  I can't complain... well, I could but what good would it do?

Anyway, it's been so long since I've shared anything on my blog except for TMS posts.  Not that I haven't been making anything, but some things weren't share worthy, I guess.  But today's project is!  I love the Fall.  I love the colors.  I love the crisp air.  I love sweaters and sweatpants and slippers.  And I miss having all those things living in Florida.  I'm so jealous, I read a post by my cousin Michael on FB and he was going on and on about how beautiful the Aspens are looking.  *sigh*

Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs has a super cute Perfect Pumpkin 3D container that I just fell in love with.  I paired with a bit of her digital papers from her Blessings pack.  Also featured is one of leaves from her Autumn Leaves set.

I used Pumpkin Pie card stock (SU!) for the bottom of the box.  Take your time gluing the tabs and aligning the edges, and your results will be fantastic.  This pumpkin is so easy to put together.  The cutting file does not come with a stem, so I just rolled up card stock to create one.  Cut out one of the leaves from two different shades of green in the digi-paper pack and then embossed them.  I decided to distress them a bit so I did a light sanding on the embossing.  I then added a burlap bow to finish it off.

Throw in some treats and tie the bag off with a piece of jute.

So darn cute!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment, let me know you visited.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #268

Hi everyone!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it was created by our very own Jessi.  It has sooo much possibility.  Just go check out the DT's cards and you'll see what I mean.

Here's my card.  I created it with a few cute elements I found on the Silhouette Online store which has nothing to do with the prize.  I'm sponsoring and will be giving a $10 voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  I did have visions of another card that would've made more sense why I was giving this voucher but as always... the best laid plans.

But this one is pretty cute for a slightly single layer card.

These cute files paired well with Kraft card stock and this washi tape I picked up at Michael's a couple of weeks ago.

Do head on over to the TMS blog and play along with us.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #267

Hello everyone,

Thanks for stopping by.  The new sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's really easy.  I like it, there is a lot of possibility.  We're also sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  My card features a new design called Ladybug Fairy.  So cute!!

I really love this card because I also got to feature a cute card kit by Designs on Cloud 9.  I didn't use a couple of the elements that come in the cut file, but I am loving the results.  The centers of flowers were actually punched out of glitter paper.  I do wish I had made the focal image a bit bigger or the flowers a little smaller. I am still trying to learn scale on the digital cutting mat.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #266

Good Morning Friends.  I've posted this sketch for this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches one hour earlier than usual and we'll end one hour later... all because I goofed and didn't notice that I closed the challenge early this past Sunday.

This week we're sponsored by my dear friend Deedee of Deedee's Digis.  Whoo-hoo!!  And it's the Judged Challenge week, so our twist is Back to School.  My card features Teacher's Pet.  I did "alter" the sentiment a little by adding a text in front of the image to add the word "Happy."

My card also features an really cute School svg file card set that I found on the Silhouette Online Store that was PERRR-FECT for my card.  I am really excited how this turned out.  I'm sending it to my sister to wish her a great school year.  Fitting for a 5th Grade teacher, right?

Please join us over at TMS!  Have a happy Tuesday.