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Sunday, April 19, 2015

CRAFT DAY WITH THE KIDS

 Each year my wonderful sister Rebecca designs a craft day with our nieces and another little girl who belongs to her best friend from childhood.  She designs a Mother's Day gift and the girls create it.  This year her bird Sydney helped as well.


Here are some pics of the girls making the craft.  They are working with mixed media and designing canvas art for their moms walls.  They had so much fun.



Check out their blog to see more pics and the completed work!


Each project will be posted separately.   Please leave them each some love.  They get so excited when someone leaves them a comment.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BELLA BUBBLE FAE GOES TO DRAGON LAND


 Has it been two weeks already!  That just means it's time for another fabulous fortnightly challenge at 


 The challenge is "Sing Me A Song".  Create a card based on the lyrics of a song.  Our sponsor this time is



I've been given this cute image called "Bella Bubble Fae".  She's so adorable and I just love that little dragon.  My daughter had given me the idea of using the song from a children's show we used to watch all the time.  It's called "Dragon Tales".  She used to sing the song to me all the time and can still recite the poem that would take the children to dragon land.  It was a really an adorable children's show.

I wanted to do a pink card but realized I had no plain pink paper.  I wanted to emboss it to go behind the image.  My sister said I should use an ink pad to color some white paper.  It worked out just great.

Please stop by the CWWC blog and see all the gorgeous creations from the DT.  I do hope you will join us in the challenge.

Card Recipe:

Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Wink of Stella, glossy Accents
Papers - Core 'dinations, DCWV & generic
Embossing folder and die - Darice
 Ribbon - Basic Narrows
Flower - Petaloo
Pearl - Want 2 Scrap

Challenges Entered:


Thanks so much for your visit and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FAMILY CHALLENGE #3

Hello my lovely sister and cousin.  It seems that it is my turn to issue a challenge.  For those of you not aware, my sister Rebecca of Sydney's Sentiments and my cousin Candy of Candy Scraps and I have been challenging each other to use new items or do things outside our comfort zones.  Both Rebecca and Candy have been crafting much longer than I have and have used many more items than I have.  Going outside my comfort zone probably won't be so uncomfortable for them.  
 
 In that spirit I would like to use things that Rebecca is just now teaching me to do.  The challenge I wish to issue is to make a card using a background that you created by using a stencil.  This is difficult for me so I am giving you three weeks to make this card.

If you so choose to accept please let me know.

Lots o' hugs!
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL


As I was sitting watching General Conference (It's a conference from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - see previous post) I was thinking of not only the resurrection of  Christ but also the birth.  I had this stamp set sitting near my computer and thought of the joyful news the angel brought on that glorious day.  I felt inspired to make this card.  

I have had this set since I started crafting and have done little with it.  I don't know why because I really love this set.  I used Distress Ink on the front using the crinkly stamp and music notes and to color the ribbon on the inside.  I could not find a ribbon that matched in color...even though I have so many ribbons.  I used two different embossing powders that I thought went well together.  I also punched out several snowflakes, glued them together and added some Glossy Accents to shine it up. 

Here is the inside.  I ran the ribbon through the edge punch to change it up a bit.

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and have a Happy Easter!

Card recipe:
 
 All Stamps - Stampers Anonymous from the Tim Holtz collection "Joyful Song CMS119"
Punches - Martha Stewart
Embossing powders - Stampendous Aged Gold & Whispers Gold
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Papers - Core 'dinations
Ribbon - Darice
Glossy Accents
 
  Challenges entered:

Scribble and Scrabble #41 - Always anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #177 - Always anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #115 - Things with wings
Winter Wonderland - Let it snow
  Crafty Calender April - Add a sentiment
Creatalicious #73 - Anything goes
  Sisters of Craft April - Anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use a stamp

Saturday, April 4, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNY!


We have a dear young man in our church named Kenny who turned 14 this week.  He suffers from severe autism.  His father can be seen many a Sunday walking around with Kenny to keep him under control as he is prone to outbursts.  I saw his mother this week and she asked that I come to his birthday party.  I knew it would make Kenny very happy to see people on his day so I decided I would make him a card and go to his party.

Kenny greeted me on the porch with a big hug.  He has also discovered the Eskimo kiss of noses.  I don't think I have ever received so many Eskimo kisses at one time.  He enjoyed his card and put it in his pocket for safe keeping.

I got to use some new stuff for this card.  I forgot to take a pick of the inside where I used a new birthday sentiment stamp but on the front I used my new die from Frantic Stamper.  I cut this out five times and glued them all together for more of a chipboard feel.  It was then covered in Glossy Accents to make it shine.  Even on a boy card I can find a place for my Glossy Accents.  I just love it!

Thanks so much for visiting me today and have a 
HAPPY EASTER!

Card recipe:

Image - Victory Kid by KennyK
Coloring mediums - Copic and Prismacolor
Paper - Bazzill and generic
Embossing folders - Darice
Dies - Spellbinders and Frantic Stamper
Misc - Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:


WATCH GENERAL CONFERENCE LIVE

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You can watch General Conference live on lds.org.  Here messages from the President, Apostles and other general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  The conference will be broadcast today and tomorrow.  The sessions will be from 12pm thru 2pm and then 4pm thru 6pm Eastern Daylight Time.  These messages are truly inspired.  I hope you will join in.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PASTOR


I have a friend who has asked me to make a card for her pastor who will be having his 40th anniversary on April 11. 

I had a hard time picking out the recipe for this.  I don't make cards for men very often as our family is primarily female.  I have two nephews but that's it.  I wasn't sure if Happy Anniversary is the appropriate sentiment (even though it is an anniversary).  Anyway I wanted this to be religious in nature.  So along with the sentiment on front I have added a scripture on the inside.

The flourishes die I have had for a long time.  I think it was my first one.  I wanted it to be of some substance so I cut out several and glued them together then covered with Glossy Accents to make them shiny.


I hope she is happy with it.  Otherwise I'll be back with a different card for him.

Card recipe:

Paper - Core 'dinations
Die & stamps - Our Daily Bread (set made to go together)
Embossing folder - Darice
Embossing powder - Ranger Super Fine in black
Flourishes - Sizzix & covered in Glossy Accents
Charm - Charm Gallery
Scripture - Word Art Wednesday

Challenges entered:


Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SNOWY WINTER WISHES


Happy Sunday!  Only a week till Easter and I'm doing a winter card...everyone LOL now.  

We have another fabulous challenge for you at 


The challenge is "What's the Weather"

Our sponsor is once again


 
Spring has just started but we had snow again this week.  I'm so tired of the snow.  I love it but enough already.  I hope that's the last we see of it.  I really want to see some warmer days.  I don't really like the hot ones but I could use some warming up a bit.

Oddball Art has so many adorable images.  The one I have chosen is called "Kitten"  Isn't she so cute trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue!  The image comes with snowflakes around it.  I am so bad at backgrounds.  I truly tried to color in the background and use the snowflakes provided on the image but it did not turn out very pretty so I did a fussy cut.  Here is the digi.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD Digi Stamp Digital Image Cute Big Eye Winter Chibi Girl Kitten & Snowflakes Image No.173 by Lizzy Love

I received a sentiment with this also but forgot until I had put a sentiment on it.  It says:  Let's jump and play catching snowflakes on our tongues all day.  Remember when it was so fun to do that as a kid?  Oh to be young again.

It's your turn now.  Hop on over to CWWC and check out all the other wonderful creations to inspire you then put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge.

 Card Recipe:

Image - Kitten #173 from Oddball Art
Coloring mediums - Copics, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Liquid Applique
Die, embossing folder and ribbon - Darice
Snowflakes - Recollections
Papers - My Minds Eye, Bazzill, generic

Challenges entered:


Friday, March 27, 2015

ELSA SINGS FOR TASIA


This is the next card I have made for my friends little ones.  Six year old Tasia asked for an Elsa card.  She really loves the movie "Frozen" and so she asked me to make her a card with Elsa on it.  Fortunately, I have some Elsa images.  She wanted to see her in the dress when she sang "Let it Go".  I changed up a bit and made a "Let it Snow" sentiment.  Can't wait to give it to her.

When I did the fussy cut, I found her arms were too flimsy.  Here's my "Top Tip":  add another piece of card stock glued to the back of a flimsy part of your image.  It gives support and keeps it from breaking.

Card recipe:

Coloring medium - Copic, Wink of Stella, Stickles
Papers - Bazzill, Paper Co., Paper Pizazz
Ribbon - from stash
Die - Sizzix
Snowflake - Recollections
Embossing folder - Darice

Challenges entered:


Thursday, March 26, 2015

A TRUCK FOR TINO



The other day I was bringing some cards to a friend of mine and her children said they wanted cards too.  This card was made for a little two year old boy.  He said he wanted a blue card with a truck on it.  It was so cute because he couldn't say blue or truck properly yet.  Such an adorable little boy he is.  

This is the inside of the card.


Hope you like it.  His sister wanted a card too.  That will be my next post.

Card recipe:

Truck - Our Daily Bread
Coloring medium - Whisper Stroke and Copic markers, Glossy Accents
 Die - Spellbinders
Punch - Martha Stuart
Embossing folder - Darice
Papers - all from stash
Sentiment - My sister's idea

Challenges entered:


Sunday, March 15, 2015

AN "OWL" BOOKMARK


Welcome to another wonderful challenge at 


Our fortnight challenge is "Favorite Activity/Hobby"

We are sponsored by



The image I received is called "Owl".  Isn't she just adorable!  I love the wispy hair and the innocents of her face.  I had this image colored for quite some time but could not decide how to represent my favorite thing(s) to do.  

My sister just bought a stencil of birds that I thought was lovely so I wanted to make a card with bird watching.  I like to do that at her house because she has five parrots that are her children and then bird feeders to keep the birds outside fed.  It's really peaceful doing that, but I can only do that at her house.  If I were to put a bird feeder at my house my dogs would go totally nuts!  I have two Chihuahuas and they can be real yappers when another animal or bird enters our yard.  

I went and bought a stencil with birds and as I was driving home thought my absolute favorite thing to do (other than coloring and making my cards) is to read and do puzzles.  So I decided to do another tag and make a bookmark.  I can't have too many of those.  I am constantly loosing them.  I added a little puzzle piece to the tag for an embellishment because I love solving puzzles also.

Now hop on over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other creations from my DT sisters.  They are just fabulous!  Then put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge.

Card recipe:

Image - Owl from Ppinky Dolls
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents & Stampin' Up Ink
Die - Sizzix
Sentiment - EK Success
Puzzle piece - Crystal Stickers
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekoratonband
Papers - Stash
I'm not sure where the stamp is from as the packaging has been lost

Challenges entered:


Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful day

Sunday, March 1, 2015

COME FLY WITH ME

 Welcome all to another fabulous challenge at 


We are sponsored by


Meljen's Designs

Our challenge is to use "Gray, Pink & Kraft".

We have some family challenges going on right now as well.  My sister first challenged my cousin and me to use sequins.  My cousin is now challenging us to use a stand up die from Elizabeth Crafts.  She gave them to us a while back but I had forgotten as they were in my sister's craft room.  I just love them.  It makes an easel card so easy to do.  I now have no excuse to not make them.

Here is a side view of my card.


The image I chose is called Hot Air Balloon.  It had a little heart on it so I used the heart die from Elizabeth Crafts to go along with it.  I was not going to do a fussy cut but I am really bad at making the background.  I'm going to have to learn that some day.

I do hope you will join us in this challenge and please hop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the wonderful creations that my DT sisters have made.

Card Recipe:

Coloring medium - Copic markers & Wink of Stella
Papers used - ANW Crestwood, Graphic 45, Victoria & Albert, Websters Pages & generic
Dies - Spellbound, Elizabeth Craft & Memory Box 
Embossing folder - Darice
 Ribbon & lace - Stash
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (on lace)

Challenges entered:


Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Day!

Friday, February 20, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINO


Happy Birthday to a sweet little two year old boy.  My friend Lisa's little Tino just had his 2nd birthday.  He's an adorable boy and brother to my daughter's best friend.

Hope he had a wonderful day.

Card recipe:

Image - Triceratops from Doodle Pantry precolored
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Die & embossing folder - Darice
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

Challenges entered:

 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A VALENTINE





Another two weeks have gone by?  Really?  It seems time is going way too fast for me.  I guess I'm just getting old.  So I would like to welcome you to another fabulous challenge at 


The challenge this fortnight is to use stitching.  Our sponsor this time is



The image I was given is called Whimsical Big Eye Girl Clara.  Isn't she just adorable!  My sister Rebecca says she speaks to her.  She just loves these images too.  Clara reminded me a bit of Goth but since I am so bad at black I went with grey and a touch of red.  

Stitches have always been a challenge for me.  I'm very bad at it.  Rebecca to the rescue.  She had just purchased a stitching die.  So of course I raided her stash and got the die.  It works so well.  I am no longer stitching challenged.

My next thing to get through was using the sequins on another project.  My sister challenged our cousin and me to use sequins on two projects.  This is my second one.  I used the sequins to make a shaker card.  This is also a first for me.  I have never made one before.  I think it turned out well.

I hope you will join us in this challenge.  Please head over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other wonderful creations made by my DT sisters.

Card Recipe:

Coloring Medium - Copic & Whisper Stroke Markers, Glossy Accents
Papers & Sequins - Gift from my sister Rebecca
Punches - Marvy (heart), EK Success (sentiment), Martha Stewart (used on inside)
Dies - Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers (new)
Pearls - Queen & Co
Stamps - Stampin' Up Tiny Tags (new)
Ink - Ink It Up
Ribbon - from stash

Challenges entered:


Sunday, February 1, 2015

KEEP ON SHINING


This is my 2nd post for today.  If your looking for the CWWC post please scroll down to my next post.

I have been asked by a friend to make as many birthday cards for her as I can and so this is #2.  Almost everything I have used comes from Simon Says in their April 2014 package.  I won it from one of their challenges.  It is just adorable.  I thought I would make some birthday cards from it.  The only other thing I have used is paper from Bazzill for the base card.

Thanks for visiting me today and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered: