Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summery Winnie!


Summer colors are all over the beautiful Winnie Fruit Punch Bundle!  This is Dandelion Days Winnie copic colored in bright yellows!  I created the card base using the Polkadoodles Science/Geeks SVG Flowers!  If you are interested in how I did this, you can check out my video below!



Winnie is off to the following challenges:  

TTCRD:  AG
Crafting from the Heart:  AG
Crafty Cardmakers:  Floral Profusion
Pile It On:  Spring Garden

Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Special Days....Special Moments



It's a new release over at Polkadoodles!  Winnie is back and she is sharing some special days in her new collection Winnie Special Moments.  This collection includes delightful summer images, fun/carefree papers, and tons of creative embellishments/ephemera.

This combination made it perfect for a Summer Planner!  I chose to make it small enough to fit in a bag or purse to carry with me when I'm out shopping or waiting for appointments/students.  So, grab a glass of cool lemonade and take a few minutes to watch the video(s) below to get a better idea of the planner design.

 This video is about a minute and shows pictures of the pages.

This 2nd video is about 3 minutes and shows a mini tour of how the pages work with some written comments.

No time for videos.....ok, all the pics are below!












Off to the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
Always Fun Challenges:  AG
Color Inspiration Monday:  AG with Hand coloring
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG

You can peruse Winnie's new collection HERE.  Be sure to visit Polkadoodles over on FaceBook to see more ideas and examples of this collection!

Thanks for visiting and viewing my videos!  I'll be back tomorrow morning for Digi Choosday (another video for that project) and again in the evening with a special launch project!  See you then!



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Take Time!



It's a new release over at Polkadoodles!  Winnie is back and she lots of flowers and outdoor scenes in this release.  This collection titled Winnie Special Moments is full of lovely florals, outdoor fun,  Winnie and her friend Rocco!

I started with a  black and white Pitcher Digi, sentiment, and pre-colored flowers to create a large bouquet ~ all found in the Big Kahuna Winnie Special Moments Bundle.  I colored the pitcher with Copics.  I added some sparkles and some dyed seam binding.


The inside has a strip of floral paper from the collection, some lace, and more pretty flowers.

You can peruse this incredible collection HERE.  Be sure to visit Polkadoodles over on FaceBook to see more ideas and examples of this collection!

My card is off to the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
A Gem of a Challenge:  Spring Fever
Aud Sentiments:  AG + Sentiment

Thanks for visiting.  I have a very fun project to share tomorrow evening; see you then!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Little Bit of Happy!



It's a new release over at Polkadoodles!  Winnie is back and she is cuter than ever!  This collection titled Winnie Special Moments is full of fun and beautiful Winnie and her friend Rocco!

Everything you see on this card (excluding the yellow CS and faux gift card) is from the Special Moments Collection.  I chose to use a Black and White Winnie Digi, Balloon Days,  and color her up with Copics.  I saw the pocket in the embellishments and thought of how it would make the perfect gift card holder.

You can peruse this incredible collection HERE.  Be sure to visit Polkadoodles over on FaceBook to see more ideas and examples of this collection!

Winnie is off to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog:  Happy Birthday
Creative Fingers:  AG
Crafty Catz:  More than 2 Layers
Simply Create Too:  Use a digi stamp

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fun Folds!


Time for a new Cut It Up challenge and the theme is Fun Folds.  

I decided t go with a birthday card this week.  I know somewhat traditional, but believe me the fold is not!    

I chose to use the Card with Flip Front in the Assorted Card Folds Set 2 from Cutting Cafe.  This is a very fun set of cards with interesting folds and very easy to use!  

Front of Card
The scallop cut and square are part of the Set, so there is no searching for a piece or measuring there.  They make it very easy!  

To keep this card simple, I used a pre-colored Design Sheet (Polkadoodles Winnie Fruit Punch Design Sheet: For You) to decorate the front.  My "happy" cut is from CTMH Artbooking.

When I adhered the front pieces, I put dimension by popping up the polka-dotted boxes.  I also glued down the sentiment with dimension.

Inside left of Card






You will want to hop on over to Cut It Up to check out the details on the prize from Cutting Cafe, other DT projects and requirements!

I enjoyed the card cuts from this sponsor so much, I used two of the card designs as pages in a Junk Journal!  Keep an eye out for that on June 2 in the next Cut It Up Challenge----and no, that is NOT any sort of hint about the theme!  hahaha  You'll have to wait to see what the theme is in June!  ; )  

Thanks for dropping by; it's always fun to have company!  Feel free to peruse other pages/posts, leave me a question/comment, visit my Pinterest Page, or view some YouTube Videos at my Channel.  


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blue Danube



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has a lovely theme this week!  Our theme, which is always optional, is By the Sea and our sponsor for the month is PPinky. 

I printed the image, Swan Girl, and colored her with Copics this week.  

I embellished with some Offray lace, twine and a sand dollar. The background paper is digital paper from Polkadoodles.   

Remember our twist is anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Helga and Buttons


Today I have a special gift bag with Sweet Helga Blush, Helga paper, and Sentiment.  You can find all her papers, sentiments and more here.  My buttons are on the hat pins!

This bag started in Design Space with a simple box cut.  I then cut a hat in pink and using 'print and cut' I cut another slightly smaller hat in design paper from Polkadoodles Helga collection.  I also print and cut Helga and the tag.

Once it was all cut, I colored Helga with Copics.  I made the box and adhered the pieces of the hat front adding Prima flowers, seam binding, pearl/lace, and stick pins.  The pins were made with some beads and buttons on corsage pins.  

Sweet Helga is off to the following challenges:
A Bit more Time to Craft:  AG
Fantabulous Cricut:  Animals (Cricut cut from Kate's ABC)
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: One for the Ladies/ Mother's Day
TTCRD:  AG
Dies R Us:  Shaped project ~ Use Die Cut
Die Cut Divas:  Flowers

Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Present...Not Perfect Midway



This month over at Path of Positivity we are pondering the idea of Present, Not Perfect.  As I said at the beginning of the month, I have been pondering this idea for a while and have had a difficult time putting this into practice!  I am a prime example of waiting for the "right" time.  

I will say, I have been working on this and although the timing was not perfect we planned a horse-camping weekend.  I had committed to it, but then we had rain/flooding and every place was closed!  Ok, I can't take responsibility for backing out this time.  I was bound to make something happen; so, my riding buddy came over and we rode around my lot and cooked burgers on the grill.  

My horse was NOT perfect, but it didn't matter!  We still had a great time and got some work done in the arena with another horse/rider present.  We are one step closer to a better trail experience in the future.


I adore this image from Pickled Potpourri!  I sometimes feel like this little girl looking out the window waiting and wishing for the perfect time.  
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About my Card
I started by sizing all the pieces (widow/shutters, girl front, girl back) and sizing the card front and base in Cricut Design Space.  I used the weld feature for the girl front and shutters so they would be one piece.  I used print and cut for the pieces and imported digital paper for the wallpaper.  I flattened text on the pieces as well.  

I colored this little dreamer with Copic markers and adhered the pieces.  

Material List:  
Copic Markers 
Digital Paper:  Polkadoodles 
Pear Cardstock:  CTMH
Quote by me!

We are sponsored this month by Imagine That! Digi Stamp and Pickled Potpourri 

Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers and Lace


The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has a lovely theme this week!  Our theme, which is always optional, is Flowers and Lace and our sponsor for the month is PPinky. 

I printed the image, Circus Elephant, on Arches cold press watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils from CTMH to color up this adorable performer.  I'm working in this medium to see how I like it. So, as for this month's Outlawz projects, it's watercolor and Ppinky here for me!  

I pulled some Offray lace and assorted Prima flowers to embellish.  The background paper is from KaiserCraft XO Collection.  It has been in my stash for awhile, but I think you can still find it on clearance!  

Remember our twist is anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thinking About Summer...


Thinking about summer over here means getting horses ready to show and onto the fairgrounds.  So, that made this week the perfect time to share this layout of my grand-girl and our miniature horse Charlie!  I chose to color up Horse Riding Digital Stamp (which can also be found in the Work and Play 6 Collection), make flowers from the Work and Play 12 (Science/Geek, etc), and use Quotes, Papers and Ephemera from Winnie in Wonderland.

I started by placing the Riding Digi and Dream quote on the beautiful floral paper in my Mac Notes program.  I printed that 12 x12 sheet.  I removed the digi and printed one more 12x12 sheet of paper including the quote.  I flipped that sheet and printed another floral pattern on the back of it for use later.

On a separate sheet I printed the small cards (Ephemera) including the quote.  

I cut the Dream quote from the paper and used the remainder of the paper to cut flowers from the SVG flower cuts in the Work & Play 12.  This is why I printed the back of this sheet; now the parts of the flowers sticking up has a print on it.

The digi is colored with Copics.  I distressed the edges and tore out the edge.  I placed some of the back side of the paper (I had printed for the flowers and quote) under the torn out section.  






Material List
Digi ~ Polkadoodles Horse Riding Digital Stamp
Copics
Paper ~ Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland
Ephemera Cards ~ Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland
SVG Flower Cuts ~ Polkadoodles Work and Play 12 
Gems ~ Leftovers in Stash
Gem Flourish ~ Stash
Burlap ~ Stash
Laces ~ Offray
Seam Binding 
Various Adhesives

That Sweet Rider is off to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Feature a Creature
Dare 2 B Artzy:  Girly
Glitter 'n' Sparkle:  Inspired by Kid's Film ~ Misty
TTCRD:  AG
Scrap and Craft:  Handmade Flowers
Pile It On:  Animal
Animal Friends:  AG, but no cards

Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Journal with ULA and Listening!



Here's ULA again!  This time she is appearing in my fun journal.  This is a journal where I like to experiment and try different ideas and quotes that are just for me!  I would encourage all crafters to have one of these.  It's fun to create for me and not worry about someone else understanding or even appreciating the topic.  

However, I'm sure you will all love and appreciate this image and quote available from Polkadoodles.  This charming digi is called ULA-Be Yourself; she comes with 2 sentiments.  You can find her HERE.

My page includes ULA standing in front of the world I printed in Cricut Design Space.  I adhered the image to a heart and added the quote and ULA.  

I sprayed the black cardstock with Bo Bunny Sugar and Prima Tea Color Bloom.  I adhered silver tape and the ribbon that I had run through a pewter ring.  The black cardstock was adhered to the beautiful pink piece from the Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland Collection; I did add a little stamping to the top.  

The black swing clip is added with a black brad and is adorned with some gems.  The black and white paper is a digi download from Polkadoodles Octavia Collection.  I finished it off with a little gathered ribbon at the top and a 'constellation spray' of gems.  

ULA is off to the following challenges:
The Color Throwdown:  Color inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky:  Lovely Ladies


Want to see more ULA inspiration?  Check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page or Digi Choosday Page!  You will find all the ULA images HERE!  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Feel free to check out other posts, pages, my Pinterest or YouTube Channel!  


Sometimes Sparkle Must be Contained.....



Yes, sparkle must be contained...but never dulled!  That's why I decided I needed a proper container for all my sparkles!


I started with this baby formula container...yes, I do tend to hoard some of these in my stash.  I have a few more I'll be working on later for twine, ribbon, etc.  

I added black and white striped and polkadot papers from the Polkadoodles Octavia Bundle and this adorable Polkadoodles ULA Sparkle digi and her sentiment!  I colored her up with Copics and added a little bling and twine.  

What could be more appropriate for all my sparkles?  Now they are no longer in an ugly bag out in my craft room.  They are all neatly together and ready for the next project that needs a little.....sparkle!

ULA is off to the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Use items beginning with the letter B:  Baby formula container, Black twine, Black striped paper, Barely Beige Copic
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb:  Recycle
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge:  AG

Want to see more ULA inspiration?  Check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page or Digi Choosday Page!  You will find all the ULA images HERE!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Feel free to check out other posts, pages, my Pinterest or YouTube Channel!  

ULA Mermaid



Here's ULA Be a Mermaid in Swishy Tail mood!  This is a large bookmark for my planner.. you know, so I can mark those "swishy tail kind of days"!

I started by adhering this adorable Polkadoodles ULA digi to a starfish die cut and cut it with my Cricut.  I then added some Copic coloring, gel marker to her tail and Liquid Glass to the shell.  I inked around the starfish and added some white gel pen to the smaller starfish.  I printed the sentiment onto the tag die cut from Polkadoodles Winston Collection and cut it with the Cricut, also.  

Now comes the messy fun!  I sprayed the tag with homemade mist.  I made this mist with ink, metallic paint and water.  I started with the light blue and then added green for the next layer of spray.  Next, I got out some Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel and applied it over a stencil.  I sprayed with the green again and then a light mist of Color Bloom Spray (Glistening Waves) by Prima.  

The sand was sort of an experiment.  I covered a sand die cut with Ranger Crackle Paste and sprinkled embossing powder over it.  I then heat set it.  I added a couple of layers to that.  I then applied some glitter glue and sprinkled some teal seed pearls over that.  Once dry, I adhered it to the bottom of the tag.

My net is a piece of wall repair tape.  I inked it and stretched it out of shape and adhered it.  I added some sparkles and twine/ribbon/cheesecloth to the top.

This Mermaid is swimming off to the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts:  Die Cuts
Classic Design Team Open Challenge:  AG
Copic Spain:  AG with Copic Coloring
Sunsational Stamps:  Swim/Beach/Ocean
City Crafter Challenge:  You Can Do It ? Create your own Background

Want to see more ULA inspiration?  Check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page or Digi Choosday Page!  You will find all the ULA images HERE!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Feel free to check out other posts, pages, my Pinterest or YouTube Channel!  

Wings.....



Time for a new Cut It Up challenge and the theme is Wings~ Fairies, Butterlies, Birds.  

Gift bags are always a needed make over here, so I decided after finding this fun butterfly paper  (DCWV) buried in my stash to go with a butterfly bag for my project.


Cuts are as followed:
Bag Cut:  SVG Happy Large Bag
Tag and butterfly: CTMH Art Philosophy

You will want to hop on over to Cut It Up to check out the details on the prize, other DT projects and requirements!

Thanks for dropping by; it's always fun to have company!  Feel free to peruse other pages/posts, leave me a question/comment, visit my Pinterest Page, or view some YouTube Videos at my Channel.  





My bag is off to the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge:  Everything except cards
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper:  Use patterned paper



Thursday, May 4, 2017

TT Circus


Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday!  Our theme this week, which is always optional is Circus and our sponsor for the month is PPinky. 

I printed the image, Clown, on Arches cold press watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils from CTMH to color up this sweet clown girl.  I imagined her sitting in a tree, saddened by the world and dreaming of running away to the circus!  Although this is currently a card, it might end up in my journal.  There's something about these muted colors and imagery that seems to be crying out for that, but for now it sits in card form.

My circus tent cut is from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up.  I welded two of them to make a card base and then cut the card front from stash paper.  The circus silhouettes are from the following cartridges:  Animal Kingdom, A Child's Year, and CTMH Art Philosophy.  

Remember our twist is anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.