Thursday, April 15, 2021

Painted Ladies

 There's a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme today. This was such a fun sketch! I got to get messy and pulled out some very old circle tools that haven't been used in many, many years. These are my two granddaughters who just had their faces painted at Hollywood Studios. 

Here's the sketch

I started with some watercolor paint and just smooshed it around. Then I found some old Fiskars circle cutter templates and used them to make the circles. I can't even remember using them before and can't find the cutters that went with the templates (not that I need them). The title was cut with my Cricut using the Waltograph font from DaFont. The stars and Disney Castle are from an Echo Park stamp set. I also added some Nuvo Drops in red and black along with some torn washi tape strips on the edges.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Get A Clue

 There's a new cut file challenge up today over at Cookin' Up Creations. Every month we have a new challenge using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I've only recently discovered cut files and I love working with them. The cut files from the Cut Shoppe work so well with my Cricut.

The monthly cut file usually ties into our monthly theme. This month's theme is Clue - The Scrap Game which is based on the board game Clue. All our challenges for the month are based around the game and for every challenge you enter you are given a clue as to who the suspect is and how they killed the victim. First person to guess correctly wins a $20.00 GC to their favorite scrapbooking store. We also have a separate prize for the cut file challenge, a GC to The Cut Shoppe. So come check us out at Cookin' Up Creations!

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Celebrate You

 We've got a new card sketch up today over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketches Blog. I just love this sketch, there are so many possibilities here. It's very versatile!

Here's the sketch

I hope you'll stop by and play along. Check back on the blog on Wednesday to see all the different examples from the Design Team. They are a talented bunch of ladies!

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Friday, April 9, 2021

This is fun!

 We've got a new challenge clue up over at Cookin' Up Creations today. This months's theme is our 2nd annual Clue - The Scrap Game.  All challenges will have something to do with the board game Clue and for each challenge you complete you'll get a clue sent to you to help you solve the game. First person to solve it will win a prize so the more challenges you complete, the more chances you'll get to win.

For this challenge we need to get started on some background checks on our suspects. You'll need to do some background work on your page.  It can be anything….ie: ink, paint, stencil work, mixed media, mists, stamps. I’ve used stencils with ink for the sunburst on the top. For the dotted stripes behind the photo I used gelatos mixed with modeling paste and another stencil.

So come play Clue with us. It's a lot of fun with all kinds of fun challenges! Hope to see you there!

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Monday, March 29, 2021


 We've got a new card sketch up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today. This is such a great sketch and can be used for so many different occasions, even Christmas or Halloween. I just love this sketch and will be using it in the future.

Here's my take on the sketch

Here's the sketch

I embossed the background with a brick embossing folder on some black color core cardstock and sanded it to bring some of the black out. The window was cut with my Cricut and I added vellum behind it to make it look like glass. The kitties, flowers, leaves and sentiment are all die cuts. 

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Drive By Birthday

 We've got a new sketch up today over at Cookin' Up Creations. This month we are celebrating our 4th birthday so we are having a Birthday Bash Celebration all month long. There's all sorts of fun happening this month so come on over and join us!

Here's my take on the sketch

Here's the sketch by Amarilys Doria

This is my granddaughter's 13th birthday in 2020 during the Covid Pandemic. They planned a drive by party for her complete with a fire truck leading the parade. She was so surprised!

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Hippity, Hoppity

 There's a new card sketch up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today. We have a new sketch every Monday and on Wednesday we reveal all the DT members examples along with the past week's winners. This week's sketch is so fun and has so many possibilities.

 I decided to make an Easter card.

Here's the sketch

I hope you'll come join us and play along!

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Let's Skate

 We've got a new sketch up today at Sketches in Thyme. This is a fun sketch by Nadine Carlier....I love her sketches. This page is about my granddaughter learning how to skate. She really enjoyed it!

Here's the sketch

I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. You have til the end of March to enter and of course we have a prize for the winner!

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Hello 40!

 We are turning four here at Cookin' Up Creations and we're celebrating by having a Birthday Bash Cybercrop this weekend 3/12-3/14. A new challenge will be posted every few hours along with some fun games. So be sure and stop by to wish us a Happy Birthday! Did I mention we are also giving away prizes too?!! So come along and celebrate with us!

My challenge is a Tic Tac Toe challenge so you'll need to go to Cookin' Up Creations to see the grid and play along with us.

So come join the fun at our Birthday Bash Celebration! There will be lots of fun things happening all weekend long!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Hamilton Birthday

 We have a new cut file challenge up at Cookin' Up Creations. We've partnered with the Cut Shoppe to bring you a monthly exclusive cut file challenge.  The winner will receive a gift certificate for $5.00 to the Cut Shoppe...that's worth 5 free cut files! The Cut Shoppe has some great cut files to choose from and they cut so cleanly too. Below is my example for this month's cut file challenge.

This layout is about my granddaughter's 10th birthday. She is a big fan of the musical Hamilton and right now her favorite Disney character is Stitch. 

I hope you'll come join us and play along with our cut file challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!