Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Card

Just wanted to share another Christmas card with you. And this card also fits a challenge at the Turtle Soup November Mini Crop. You still have through Sunday to come play along with our Mini Crop Challenges.

This one looks easy, right? Wrong! Those snowflake banners are washi tape and they were a pain to get off the roll. They kept ripping and it was so hard to keep them straight. After many attempts, and throwing away a lot of washi tape, I finally got the banners done. I cut the snowflakes out with my Cricut and then coated them in glue and sprinkled Snow glitter over them. The mittens came from Simple Stories Cozy Christmas line.
So if you're looking for some fun challenges come join us over at Turtle Soup!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Birthday Card

One more for today and then I'm done! This is a birthday card for my son-in-law that I made today.

Again, I found my inspiration on Pinterest. I also wanted to make a monochromatic card to fit a Sunday Card Challenge at Turtle Soup. I had received an All Things Chalk 6x6 paper pad by MME as a RAK and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card. This photo doesn't really do it justice but that's what happens when you take a photo so late in the day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and Joy

Started working on my Christmas cards again. Don't have many done but thought I'd share one with you.

I used Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection for this one. The paper and sentiment are both from that line. I cut a doily in half so it would fit on the card and the flowers are from Hobby Lobby, I believe.
This card fits a challenge over at the Turtle Soup November Mini Crop. Lots of fun holiday challenges going on there through Sunday. Hope you can find some time to come play along with us!

Pilgrim Card

Here's a Thanksgiving card I made for my granddaughter. I was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest which is where I get a lot of my inspiration from.

This was so quick and easy. I cut out a scalloped circle on my Cricut and then cut it up to make the collar. I also cut out the belt buckle on my Cricut. I embossed the belt on my Cuttlebug, added the nail heads for buttons and tied the little black bow. I love how it came out and my granddaughter thought it was "just perfect for Thanksgiving".

Friday, November 21, 2014

Papa and Cada

It's Friday so we have another Design Team Sketch Reveal at My Scraps & More Sketches.

And here's the sketch we had to work with:

I love this sketch and had fun working with it. I decided to use some papers from a Simple Stories 6x6 pad from the Urban Traveler collection. The splats and circle were done with a new template I just won and some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I cut the title out on my Cricut and all the different embellishments came from little things I've picked up on my shopping trips.

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's a Girl

I've got a sketch challenge up at Turtle Soup today. I had this great sketch by Bev to work with.

And here's my take on the sketch:

This is my darling granddaughter, Brylie Grace, who was born on my birthday. She was only a few hours old in this photo and she is just so adorable.

Anyway......, I really had fun making this such a girly layout. For the butterflies, I took some modeling paste and mixed in some pink gelato and then used a stencil mask on the background paper. I then took the white lacy trim and just loosely stitched the edge with some light pink floss adding a small white pearl every so often. The title sticker is something I've had for years and thought it was perfect for this layout. I really love the soft feel of this layout and how this sketch was just perfect for this adorable photo! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Card

I have just fallen in love with all white or mostly white Christmas Cards. They just seem so elegant. Here's one I made with a new snowman stamp I recently bought.

After I stamped the snowman, I cut him out using a Spellbinders deckle edged die and then colored him in with watercolor pencils. Then I just pop dotted him up on an embossed piece of white cardstock and then adhered it to a white card. You can't tell from the picture but I added a little bit of snow glitter to the center of the embossed snowflakes, just enough to give it a little sparkle.

This card fits the 11/6 Thursday Scraplift Challenge at Turtle Soup. Come join us for some fun challenges!
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gift Tags

Today I've got a challenge up at Turtle Soup. It's All Sorts Saturday so you never know what kind of challenge you'll find. So I came up with some quick and easy gift tags made with Washi Tape.

It took me no time at all to put these together. I took a piece of cardstock and taped down some Washi Tape. I then cut the cardstock into squares and rounded a couple of the corners and glued them to the gift tags which are just folded pieces of cardstock. As you can see, I didn't even add any embellishments to most of them, except for the one with the flower. Quick and easy!

Please stop by Turtle Soup and see what we're up to. Lots of fun challenges going on all month long!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Love This

It's time for another Design Team Sketch Reveal over at My Scraps & More Sketches today.  We had a great sketch from Audrey to work with this week and here's my take on it.

Here's the sketch we had to work with:

And here's my take on the sketch:

I decided to go nautical since the photo was taken in Rockport, Mass. I cut the little sailboat and dolphins out on my Cricut and then just dug through my embellie stash and added all sorts. For the rings behind the die cuts, I sprayed some mist on my work mat and then used a drinking glass like a stamp to stamp the rings. 

So, if you like working with sketches, stop by My Scraps & More Sketches and play along with us.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


It's my turn to host the Sunday Card Challenge at Turtle Soup today. So I decided to challenge you to make a shaped card of any sort other than a rectangle or square card.

I cut everything out with my new Cricut Explore. I embossed the white scalloped circle, popped the sentiment up and added some bling. Very quick and easy card.

So come on over to Turtle Soup and join us. We have lots of fun challenges going on all month long!
Hope to see you there!