Monday, October 20, 2014

Anything Goes for CCC

Hi you all, hope you had a fantastic weekend. Mine wasn't to bad, need more time to check off everything off my list but got done what I could in the time I had. Today for Creative Cutting Challenge the theme is Anything Goes. This past weekend our local swap group was holiday so I decided to get a start on Christmas Cards and made this card for the swap:
I used one of the 4 trees from the Christmas Tree file:
Christmas Trees - Click Image to Close
Isn't this just a really fun set of trees and so versatile for the holiday crafting too.
 I resized the tree for the card, I cut the base out in CTMH Kraft cardstock and used the green and gold cardstock from my current counterfeit kit for the rest of the pieces of the tree. I decorated the tree with red rhinestones that was in my stash.
 I used CTMH Holiday Wishes for my card sentiment stamped in Indian Corn Blue ink.
I made the cards with a variety of backgrounds for the swap, those papers came from DCWV 8 stack paper and the light brown sparkly paper I got from my local scrapbook store when it was in business. I think it's a Karen Foster design.
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the wonderful creations from my design sisters and enjoy your week...
 Off you go and give a try to the challenge we hope you all play along with us:
Rules are simple the project must be new works and  Each project must contain at least one SVG (SCUT, MTC or similar) file die cut and that file must be clearly apparent or you must state what piece of the project is the SVG (or similar electronic) file.  A file name or creator link would be helpful to those viewing your project. NOTE:  A project using only a Cricut Cartridge file is not eligible.  SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF AN ELECTRONIC CUTTING FILE WILL BE DELETED.  Blog owner reserves the right to delete any submission deemed ineligible without notice to entrant.
For more details about the rules you can go here


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bubbles

Hi you all I did this layout over the past weekend but this is the first I had a chance to sit and do the actual post. I belong to a group on facebook called ScrappersChallenges and each month the challenges are a different theme this month it is ABC and each day she posts a letter to use for the title and some suggestions. I've got a bit of catching up to do but I did want to do this one for the letter B and the photos have been sitting for a while so I'm glad that she did this month, for the challenges cause I finally got it on a scrapbook page. This is from the 1st Easter Egg hunt we did with the grandkids, at the end of the hunt and all the games were played, we gave each of the kids a bottle of bubbles and this is what took place:
When I created the layout I was working with 2 challenges to create it: the sketch came from The Memory Nest: I used the Make it Monday 26
http://thememorynest.blogspot.com/2014/10/make-it-monday-no-26.html

and I also used the challenge at Scrap Our Stash Challenge Challenge #19 Bingo. I used the 4th row down/across: Polka Dot Paper, Polaroid, Wood Veeners, Sequins, Stickers. Everything came from my current conterfeit kit:
I used blue polka dot paper from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection for one of the back ground papers, Polaroid cameo cut with and arrow cut out of it, wood veneer arrow, scattered sequins and 2 stickers from one of the paper kits: special moments and the green heart.
 I added one extra picture in the spot of the journaling in the sketch and shifted the title over to the side of the layout.
 The Polaroid cut framing a special picture of Aunt Andrea teaching Zachary how to blow bubbles. Scattered sequins around the frame like confetti :) (2nd challenge over at Counterfeit Kit challenge blog this month)
 The 2 stickers and a fun cut from the Silhouette store that included the bubbles and the bubble wand that I added glossy accents to for dimension. The picture of Zachary chasing the bubbles and thought that the die cut bubbles was perfect for that,plus it draws your eye to the stickers.
A special picture of Zachary trying to blow the bubbles and the cute wand with another silhouette cut for the title. All the die cuts were cut with my cameo. Journaling with a file folder type edge cutout. I really enjoy the way this layout turned out so glad that this was one of the sketches this month cause I really enjoyed using it.
Have a fantastic weekend :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Beauty in Bloom a Funday Friday Challenge

Hi you all :) I love Fridays! It's a crafting day for me... Today I have a card that I made for the sketch challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsor this week is STAMPART DESIGNS and I chose this wonderful Autumn Wagon digital stamp from her collection for my card today:
and here is the sketch:
 
 My rendition is just a bit different than the sketch but it's there :) I chose to do a 6 x 6 cardbase of CTMH kraft cardstock and used the orange polka dot paper from my current counterfeit kit for the background.
Sorry about the picture the orange dotted background paper is a bit washed out from this morning's sun. Isn't this just a beautiful digital stamp :) I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers, added the 2 triangles to look like it was holding the doily onto the card and added some sequins  that matched the color of the lettering on the sticker I have at the bottom of the card. The doily was one I had gotten at the flea market at Penns Caves when we were there for the tractor show.
With the digital stamp you also get these extra words to use with your card. I have punched out one and added it to the opposing corner of the card:
I punched it out with my SU scallop punch and popped it up with foam tape added a gold sequin to it. To the inside:
I added 2 more word files and cut that with my creative memories circle cutter, backed it with the orange polka dot paper and then another doily from that cool find :) added some sequins and now it's ready to make somebody's day a bit more brighter.
I have to thank Kathryne from StampArt Design for sponsoring the challenge and please check out the link to her store and see all the great designs she has for sale.
Okay now it's your turn to play along with us:

Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.

The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only

You have until October 24th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. .

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!



Friday, October 10, 2014

Sunflowers Card for the Funday Friday Challenge

Hi you all :) Yay it is Friday! Let the crafting begin... Today I have a card that I made for the Happy Fall challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and I chose this wonderful sunflowers in a vase digital stamp for my card today:
I used Mojo Monday's current sketch challenge for my card:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2014/10/mojo-monday-366-contest.htmlI gave my card a very whimsical feel the vase reminds me of a vase my Mom had on one of the end tables in the living room when I was growing up, so I tried to mimic that vase as much as I could remember. I used my current counterfeit kit for my papers and the washi tape border.
I heat embossed my flower petals with Stampin Up's Crushed Curry embossing powders which gave it a nice texture and I colored the rest of the stamp with my bic markers and outlined the blue vase with gold lame smooch.
The card is an A2 size in blue cardstock, added the orange polka dot for the background mat, used blue washi tape for the border and added a sticker from Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection for the sentiment. I think it turned out super cute and a fun card to send to my sister with a note and thanks for the birthday card she sent me and in hope it cheers her up. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend I'm looking forward to crafting a bit and spending my birthday gift cards :)
Okay now it's your turn to play along with us:


Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.
What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until October 17th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. .
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Monday, October 6, 2014

CCC: Carving Pumpkins

Hi you all welcome to my blog. Today is a bit special to me, see it's my Birthday yep I turned 52 today and I have been enjoying life the best I can happily married, wonderful kids and blessed with a bunch of grandkids, you see them all once in awhile in my scrapping. I have been extremely blessed and blessed to enjoy the crafting talent I have and enjoy doing. Enough about me time to get on with the scraping project I did for Creative Cutting Challenge:
 The polka dot pumpkins were made from Creative Pointe's Jack Pumpkins die cuts:
Jack Pumpkins - Click Image to Close
This set is so cool, a great set to have on hand for this type of scraping and great for card making too. I sized down the files that I used and they cut wonderfully even at the smaller sizes.
I also used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my layout:
http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2014/10/sketch-n-scrap-66.html

I used some new to me background paper that I got last month at a flea market, it's a good fine for me to find scrapbooking stuff at these places. The rest of the papers are from my current counterfeit kit.
 I used one of the die cuts for the file for the title cluster, just a fun pumpkin added stickles to glitter up the yellow. Fun alphas from last month's kit.
 I found this fun stamped pumpkin in my stash I think I got it in a swap. Elias and AJ holding their completed carved pumpkins. Avery's had a mishap on the way to be set down so didn't make it to the porch.
 I found a pumpkin that was previous diecut turned it around and used the back side for my journaling block. A picture of our well decorated porch, I do love my grandkids :)
 Another one of the die cuts these were just to cute.
Avery, Elias and AJ with help from Dad (Albert) carving their pumpkins.
We had a blast this day with the grandkids, it's fun to interactive things like this with them.
 The shelf mentioned in the previous post got reattached on Saturday:
Now it's sturdier and spent the day putting things back. In the process I came across some cool paper kits that I added to my counterfeit kit for the month. Out of the 7 or 8 kits I found what isn't used I will gift to a blogger at the end of the month so watch out for that post near the end of October. It'll be a nice mix of papers, stickers, ribbons, other embellishments and just may add a few extras in there too.
That's it for me now it's your turn:
 Off you go and give a try to the challenge we hope you all play along with us:
Rules are simple the project must be new works and  Each project must contain at least one SVG (SCUT, MTC or similar) file die cut and that file must be clearly apparent or you must state what piece of the project is the SVG (or similar electronic) file.  A file name or creator link would be helpful to those viewing your project. NOTE:  A project using only a Cricut Cartridge file is not eligible.  SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF AN ELECTRONIC CUTTING FILE WILL BE DELETED.  Blog owner reserves the right to delete any submission deemed ineligible without notice to entrant.
For more details about the rules you can go here


Friday, October 3, 2014

CKC October Counterfeit Kit

Hi you all and thank goodness it's Friday. Each week I look more forward to Fridays because the weekends I usually get to scrap a bit :) It's the beginning of October and that means I had a fun couple of days gathering my Counterfeit Kit for this month. This month one of the Master Forgers Margie is giving out a prize to see it and the details to enter the information is found here
This is the kit that is to inspire us this month, it's from the winner of Queen for the month Laura and she found a sweet kit from Hey Little Magpie:

This is what I created for the month Fall Festival
Some of the papers for the kit, these all came from various Die Cut with a View paper pads. I seen the pinks and blues of the kits with the variety of florals, plaids and polka dots. I also brought in more fall colors to work with reds, oranges, gold and some neutral creams too. I belong to a variety of challenge groups so I wanted to make sure I had a good selection for the month for any challenges coming out to pertain to Fall/Halloween. With that in mind I also included some specific Fall papers and a special teapot paper for a layout I will be doing this month too:
Simple Stories Harvest collection is bits and pieces, borders and half sheets to use for cut ups and layering mainly.
The rest of the kit:
 Found some vellum, paper tapes, labels, doilies and lots of florals in a variety of colors. I have some paper bows around too but haven't located them yet.
 Close up of the pages of floral diecuts I found in my stash
 Close up of the floral rubons
 The bits: border strips, words in fall colors, plus an array of stickles to use this month.
 The pieces: fabric ribbon, washi tape and new purchases for SU embossing powder, sequins and hodgepodge clips (excited to add these this month to my scrapping)
 The alphas that I pulled is some very old chipboard alphas I got with my very first scrapbook Christmas gift in 2007 and some pinks, orange, gold, fushia alphas with a basic grey small capture pack of alphas for anything else needed. Excited to start using the kit but:
 This past week there was a mishap in my craftroom my main shelving cupboard above my craft desk came out from the wall and dropped about 4" and luckily the craft cart there is holding up the one end. See the monitor that did sit under the cabinet, when I moved that to use it that is when I heard everything start to creek and knew what was happening. I had clean out the cabinet so by chance it wouldn't fall anymore than what it has. So Saturday we will be working on getting that put back into place and braced up better to hold the weight.
So this is where all the stuff ended up scattered about the floor and that stack of paper on my chair that is where most of my paper came from for my kit, I got scolded for having that much weight in the cupboard. But we worked it out and that is why we are bracing the cabinet so it can hold that weight. Hopefully we can work out the bracing to be functional too. 
I wish you all a great weekend......



Monday, September 29, 2014

End of Season

Hi you all,
I have to get this posted before tomorrow to get it hooked up to the sketched I used. I had fun watching Dave as he was cleaning up the tomato patch and took some pictures of the process:
While I was looking through the challenges that I collected through the month I came across this sketch from Sketch N Scrap and just loved the grid style of the sketch:


this is sketch #9
This was so cool and with all the little pictures of the process this grid style was just perfect for the layout. Close up pictures of the layout:




It was fun to create this layout over the weekend, the year end rituals that Dave goes through preparing the ground for the winter season, piece by piece (like the grid) each section gets done after the season is over for that particular planting.
This was the last of the five page kits I made up for stash bash and had a blast putting them together. Took only a couple of hours each layout since I had all the parts and just had to decide the sketch and what I may have wanted to get creative with the layout.
It was fun trying to kill my counterfeit kit too for the month but once again not quite but I'm getting closer only a few pages left and looking forward to October 1st when the new inspirational kit comes out :)
I'm including this layout in Lasting Memories: Nature's Glory challenge.