February 9, 2017

Winner Announcement

Good morning peeps!



Today I am announcing the winner of
There were only 2 that got it right but all were great guesses and thanks for playing along. The answer was Hosta's Flower Stalk, every year once my hosta's grow flowers I don't clip them, I leave the stalks till they dry out and then I cut them. In this case I made a Wreathe but I also put them in tall wooden square vases and use them as decor for my house! 


The winner of the $25 gift card  is KT FIT KITTY!!! Congrats!!! You have 3 days to claim the prize just by commenting below. 

The winner of 10 digital images from Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is THE GOLDEN GODDESS, again claim by commenting below.

Have a great day!!!




February 8, 2017

Birthday Bash Cricut " Bee" Valentines



Hello and thanks for visiting today!


The first time in a long time I got my Cricut  machine out and started playing. This card was an order for a special young girl that had just undergone chemotherapy, she goes to my son's school and is an inspiration, a fighter.
 


All the hearts were stamped and fussy cut, aren't they sweet all piled up! Love is definitely the message here.
I also added a D-Ring with 60 blank hearts so friends at school can sign their name on each heart. I came up with this idea after I took the pictures so they are not seen here.



The bee is from " Birthday Bash" Cricut cartridge and he is my absolute favorite out of them all. The small metallic hearts are confetti I bought at Wallmart.


The background was made using a stencil (ordered from Wish) and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
The name Madison was made with "alphabet soup" by The Alley Way Stamps
The sentiment " the world needs more people like you "  is from Altenew "Halftone Happy" 
Finally the Valentine hugs is from  "My Craft Spot" unfortunately they are closed, a lot of my favorite stores closed while I was gone!


 
Keep Crafting and keep shining!!




February 6, 2017

The Incy Wincy Design Challenge!!!!


Hello!!!!



(If you are looking for "Guess To Win" click HERE)

First I have to say I am excited and proud to be working with The Incy Wincy Design Team! I was received with open arms , you guys rock!!!

This is my first challenge with the new team and I had a lot of fun making a card , the theme is "LOVE"

Our sponsors are Kenny K digital Stamps and Bugaboo!!
I used Kenny K digital stamps for the first card, check it out!
Kenny K digital Stamps HERE   
Kenny K BLOG! 



1st Card




How to make this card

For the base I made a card 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" with white card stock, I cut corners with my Envelope Punch then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink.
Next I cut red card stock t@ 5 2/8" by 7 2/8" (Scroll down to understand measurements)
Black card stock @ 5" by 6 1/2"
White (embossed with floral embossing folder)  @ 4 6/8" by  6 2/8" 

Next I cut two intricate dies using the Cricut," Cindy Lou Cartridge" in two colors , red and  turquoise, I overlapped them slightly to make a drop shadow and adhered them together and inked with Black Distress Ink, I cut them down the center and put them on an angle as shown in the picture.

Is she sexy or is she sexy!!!! I love this digital stamp from Kenny K, what man wouldn't want to receive a card like this!!!
I printed the digital image and cut it out using Spellbinder's Nestabilites" Romantic Rectangles"
 I colored her using prima pencils and used Glossy Accents to make the jacket , boots and motorcycle shine.

To make the ticket I used "Ticket Talk 2" from Cards TV Stamps 
Finally I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves from Tim Holtz  leaves diecut.



2nd Card


 This card is for a very special friend of mine, we are inseparable and I love her to the moon and back.


 The adorable digital stamp I used is from Bugaboo, another one of our sponsors this month!
Bugaboo  Shop Now






Crash Course on Measurements

To understand the measurements here is a crash course: if you are a beginner you will benefit from this.

I don't know if all score boards are measured the same, I have the Martha Stewart version ,
Each notch is 1/8"  and it is also measured in inches.

As an example to help you understand   I scored at 5 5/8" (in the image below)
This means I counted up 5 notches from 5 " which is just a notch past 5 1/2 "mark.
To help understand a little further
Just remember that 4/8ths is half and inch
and
8/8ths is an inch



So come on over , link up and join the challenge!!!! There is a new challenge every 1st and 3rd Monday and there are always prizes to be won!
Click HERE to go now!
Have a fantastic day




The Incy Wincy Design Challenge

Happy Monday!!!!



(If you are looking for "Guess To Win" click HERE)

First I have to say I am excited and proud to be working with The Incy Wincy Design Team! I was received with open arms , you guys rock!!!

This is my first challenge with the new team and I had a lot of fun making a card , the theme is "LOVE"

Our sponsors are Kenny K digital Stamps and Bugaboo!!
I used Kenny K digital stamps for the first card, check it out!
Kenny K digital Stamps HERE   
Kenny K BLOG! 



1st Card




How to make this card

For the base I made a card 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" with white card stock, I cut corners with my Envelope Punch then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink.
Next I cut red card stock t@ 5 2/8" by 7 2/8" (Scroll down to understand measurements)
Black card stock @ 5" by 6 1/2"
White (embossed with floral embossing folder)  @ 4 6/8" by  6 2/8" 

Next I cut two intricate dies using the Cricut," Cindy Lou Cartridge" in two colors , red and  turquoise, I overlapped them slightly to make a drop shadow and adhered them together and inked with Black Distress Ink, I cut them down the center and put them on an angle as shown in the picture.

Is she sexy or is she sexy!!!! I love this digital stamp from Kenny K, what man wouldn't want to receive a card like this!!!
I printed the digital image and cut it out using Spellbinder's Nestabilites" Romantic Rectangles"
 I colored her using prima pencils and used Glossy Accents to make the jacket , boots and motorcycle shine.

To make the ticket I used "Ticket Talk 2" from Cards TV Stamps 
Finally I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves from Tim Holtz  leaves diecut.



2nd Card


 This card is for a very special friend of mine, we are inseparable and I love her to the moon and back.


 The adorable digital stamp I used is from Bugaboo, another one of our sponsors this month!
Bugaboo  Shop Now






Crash Course on Measurements

To understand the measurements here is a crash course: if you are a beginner you will benefit from this.

I don't know if all score boards are measured the same, I have the Martha Stewart version ,
Each notch is 1/8"  and it is also measured in inches.

As an example to help you understand   I scored at 5 5/8" (in the image below)
This means I counted up 5 notches from 5 " which is just a notch past 5 1/2 "mark.
To help understand a little further
Just remember that 4/8ths is half and inch
and
8/8ths is an inch



So come on over , link up and join the challenge!!!! There is a new challenge every 1st and 3rd Monday and there are always prizes to be won!
Click HERE to go now!
Have a fantastic day