Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friends ~ Address Book




Time for another fun AG Challenge over at Digi Choosday!  Our design team always has a theme; our theme this week is No Card/Mother's Day.  I chose to go with both themes making an address book for a special mom!


This little address book features two papers and designs from 4 different Design sheets all found in the Winston Collection!  

Tuesday is the special day for Digital Downloads!  Remember to pick up your discount code while you are over at the Digi Choosday Site!




My little floral book is off to the following challenges!
TTCRD: AG
Outlawz Paper a la Mode:  AG
Classic DT Open Challenge:  AG
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  A for Anything with Wings
Jo's Scrap Shack:  AG



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!




Monday, March 20, 2017

The Morning Sun



It's mid-month and time for another Path of Positivity moment!  Our theme this month, which is always optional, is Birth of New Beginnings.  

As I move through the month, I am reminded that every new day is a new beginning.  I wake to see the lovely sun rising over the horizon.  With this new day comes a sort of new opportunity to begin again ~ another example of a sort of 'rebirth' I think.  However I, like this cutie on my card, must have a cup of coffee the size of the sun to start my new beginning every day!  ; )

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Material List:
Digi:  Mini Bird Take Out Coffee Cup Set from Limited Runs (There are 2 other stamps in this set!)
Sun Cardstock is from Taste of Summer Kit by Decosse Dynamite Doodles and the entire collection can be seen HERE.
Copic Markers
Cardstocks:  CTMH, Neenah
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems

Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by KittenScraps and Limited Runs.  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.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Simple Beauty


Just a quick post today to share a journal layout for the progressive challenge over at The Outlawz.   In the progressive challenge we get the image free as long as we continue to play along each month!  Yay!!  Who doesn't love free images?

 This month the beautiful image and sentiment is Seasonal Window from Beccy's Place.  

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

1, 2, 3 Twist



1, 2, 3 is the twist over at Twisted Thursday this week.  This is a fun twist that includes 1 ribbon, 2 pattern papers, and 3 embellishments.  Now, I have to say I love these twists that are like games!

I chose to go with this lovely wild flower design from MHKDesigns.  These designs make the prettiest projects that look great with very little effort!  

I simply imported the images into Circut Design Space, used the Print and Cut feature, and finished up the tag.  

Material List:  
MHK Digi: Beauty Stamp Set
Cardstock from Decosse Dynamite Doodles and KittenScraps
Stash Embellishments:  Burlap, Polkadot Ribbon, Lace, Gems

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Twisted Thursday team has designed! Remember, the twist is optional, so anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

My design is off to:
MHK Challenge:  AG with MHK digi

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, March 14, 2017

Green with Polkadoodles!


Time for another fun AG Challenge over at Digi Choosday!  Our design team always has a theme; our theme this week is Use Lots of Green.  So I went with this contemporary science card!

As you know, I'm new to the Digi Choosday Team, so I have had lots of fun perusing all the different collections over at Polkadoodles.  Those of you who think Polkadoodles just has adorable girly images need to check out this collection perfect for the nerds in your life!  It is chalked full of images, colors, patterns, and fun!  

There is a lot more to Polkadoodles than beautiful flowers and lovely images.  So, no matter what your crafting style might be, they have a great deal to offer!  Hey, speaking of deals:



I'm sure you'll have a positive reaction when you see the fun sentiments, papers, embellishments, etc in the Science/Math/Teacher/Professor/Geek/Student Bundle!

I'm hoping to get a reaction at the following challenges!
TTCRD:  AG
Crafting with an Attitude:  AG
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Inspired by a Song:  She Blinded me with Science by Thomas Dolby
Pile It On:  Humor/Puns
Crafty Catz:  AG with twist ~ Use Mostly Green

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!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Green, green, green!


Over at Cut It Up our theme is 3 Shades of Green!  When most people think of green and clovers, they think of St. Patrick's Day.  Not me, having done 9 years of 4-H and both kids doing 10 each, my mind goes directly to all those projects, fair, camp, etc.  

While my son was in 4-H, he participated in Horse and Pony.  I decided to dive in and took the position of the Hippology leader.  While in that position, I was inspired to write this blessing based on the 4-H pledge for the horse show competitors.  

This particular card is going to a first year Horse and Pony student who is like family to me.  Here we go again ~~ another 10 years!  hahahaha  

Material List:
Blessing by Katrina
CTMH Cardstock:  Sweet Leaf, Topiary
Embellishments:  Bo Bunny Emerald green gems
Cricut Cut:  CTMH Flower Market

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Heartfelt Creations.  Thanks for coming by today!  We invite you to head over to check out the fun cuts the DT found/designed for this challenge over at Cut It Up.   Feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Framed!



Framed or Easel is the twist over at Twisted Thursday this week.  I chose to go with this delightful frame design from MHKDesigns.  These designs make the prettiest vintage cards that look great with very little effort!  

I simply imported the images into my Mac Pages program, added some shadows, print.... and I have this wonderful card perfect for birthday, congrats, or other occasion!  Well, I did have to adhere it to a black cardstock base!  hahaha

Material List:  
Digi:  I've Been Framed Stamp Set
Cardstock from CTMH

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Twisted Thursday team has designed! Remember, the twist is framed/easel, but 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, March 7, 2017

Etty's Sewing Box



I am so very excited to share this first project for Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.  Before I tell you about my project, let me share some details of this challenge site.  There is a weekly challenge where you will be inspired by the Polkadoodles Choosday Design Team.  You have the opportunity to win beautiful digis for your crafting chosen by Random.org!  The challenge begins every Tuesday.....but wait, there's more;  look at this!



Yes, if you've ever been tempted to try out some of the downloads from Polkadoodles, Tuesday is the day!

Now a little about my project:  This darling digi is from Winston's Collection.  I thought Etty was just adorable and needed a sewing box for all of her goodies.  

I constructed the box from medium weight chipboard and inked all of the edges.  Once this was dry I adhered some beautiful paper from the Winston collection and went to town adding all the fun elements, digital SVG cuts from Sewing, and flowers.  The handle, ribbon, embroidery floss, gems, and tulle/lace were all from my stash.  
Polkadoodles Material List
* Papers and Dress form can be found on Winston Deluxe Full Download or the Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD and the Helga Hippo Paper 3



Thanks for stopping by; be sure to visit Digi Choosday Challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing! Then come and share with us what you've been creating!  

My Sewing Box is off to the following Challenges:

TTCRD:  AG
Jo's Craft Shack:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  For the Love of Animals




Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring





It's the first Monday of the month and that means a new challenge over at Path of Positivity!  Our theme this month, which is always optional, is Birth of New Beginnings.  

As I pondered this theme, Spring comes to mind very quickly.  Here in the Midwestern US, we are seeing a somewhat early spring after a relatively mild winter.  Spring is a wonderful time to be reminded how nature has a new beginning every year.  

I also see a sort of rebirth in the attitudes of people who live in this environment.  It's as if people have sort of been in a lull and wake up to the optimistic possibilities the world holds for them.  

This whole idea inspired the layout above with the beautiful flowers, butterflies, and bright colors.

My card is off to a friend who has a sort of new beginning of her own as she victoriously meets the end of an enormous health challenge.  I imagine after her long battle, she is looking forward to her new beginning of living life to its fullest again ~ another example of a sort of 'rebirth' I think.  

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Material List:
Layout:  Everything, excluding the photo, is from KittenScraps Colour Basics Kit 2
Card:  Paper designs from KittenScraps Colour Basics Kit 2 printed on Neenah Cardstock with photo


Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by KittenScraps and Limited Runs.  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, March 2, 2017

Flame and Flowers


Wow, it's March and the beginning of Lent; this year has gone by so quickly!  Since our twist over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Flame or Sparkle, I thought this layout would be timely.   We are sponsored this month by MHK Designs and this particular Sentiment/Verse is from the Beauty Stamp Set.   There are several beautiful sets there just perfect for faith journaling if you have set any goals to do that over the next 40 days.  

Material List:
Journal from Hobby Lobby
Cardstock:  Neenah, CTMH, DCWV
Inks:  CTMH
Background Stamp:  CTMH Retired
Copic Markers:  Candle glow
Cricut Cuts:  Spring Holiday, Flower Market, Home Accents, Joys of the Season, Artbooking, Wedding
Embellishments:  CTMH Liquid Glass for candle, gold paint, ribbon, lace, blue gems, Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel for flame

My journal is off to:
MHKDesigns Challenge:  Use MHK image or photo inspiration
TTCRD:  AG


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Twisted Thursday team has designed! Remember, the 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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Progressive Challenge meets BINGO at Bugaboo


Isn't this such a lovely digi from Bugaboo!  They are sponsoring the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz this month!  That means we get the image free as long as we continue to play along each month!  Yay!!  Who doesn't love free images?

I'm also sending my springtime card off to the BINGO Challenge over at Catch the Bug!  I chose the top row across.  

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.

Birthday Card



Happy Birthday.....Yes, Birthday Cards is the theme over at Cut It Up this week.  What other holiday is more perfect for card makers?  

I started with this oh, so cute image from Polkadoodles and "flattened" her onto the front panel of the card.  This particular paper is a digital file from Kitten Scraps.  I used Design Space to "flatten" and print the paper/digi onto the panel and then cut it on my Cricut.  The actual card design is from Digi Playground.

Finally, I wanted some shine.....since it's for a festive occasion!  So, I chose to heat emboss my sentiments, add sequins and attach some gems!


Material List
Digi: Polkadoodles The Darling Buds: Marigold
Copics
Cardstock: Kitten Scraps Colour Basics Kit 2
                   Orange CS from Stash
Card Cut: Flowers Card 1 from Digi Playground
Happy Birthday Cut: A Child's Year
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Gem, CTMH Sequins
Embossing: PEARLustre Carnelian Powder, Versa Mark 

Our challenge this week is generously sponsored by  Pink and Main.  Click the link to see all the fun they have to offer.



Thanks for coming by today!  We invite you to head over to check out the fun cuts the DT found/designed for this challenge over at Cut It Up.   Before you go, feel free to check out other pages/posts, leave me comments or questions, or check out my YouTube Videos!

My little Marigold will be blooming over at:
Polkadoodles:  AG
Morgan's Art World:  For the Ladies
TTCRD:  AG
Classic DT Open Challenge:  AG
Scrap It With A Song:  Can't Stop the Feeling ~ inspired by lyrics:
I got this feeling inside my bones
It goes electric, wavey when I turn it on

I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I can't stop the feeling

So just dance, dance, dance
I can't stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance, come on







Thursday, February 23, 2017

Attitude




Anything Goes is the twist over at Twisted Thursday this week.  So I'm sharing an entry from my faith journal using Attitude Car from Bugaboo!  

Lately, I've had to make some difficult decisions with my horsemanship program and sometimes I have a bad attitude about change!  When I saw this digi from Bugaboo, I knew I needed it for my journey through these tough programming changes.  

I chose to include three different passages in my sun and rays.  I started on the top rays with Romans 14:16-18 and worked my way down the rays with Philippians 2:3-4 and ended with Ephesians 4:2 on the final ray and the sun itself.  I felt these verses would help my attitude!  

Material List:
Digi:  Attitude Car from Bugaboo
Copic Markers
Cardstock from CTMH
Cloud cut from Art Philosophy


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Twisted Thursday team has designed! Remember, the 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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Joyful, Joyful!


Well, hard to believe it is mid-month over at Path of Positivity!  Our theme this month, which is optional, is "An Expression of Love."  

Possibly some of you are looking at this creation wondering how in the world this ties into the theme! Well, I suppose it's time to go back to Music History 101 for the answer!  

Most know this amazing composer from his 5th Symphony....yes, an incredibly strong work at that; but I'm choosing to discuss his 9th Symphony, and in particular, the 4th movement of this great work. 

It all started with a poem by Friedrich Schiller, "Ode to Joy."  Through Mr. Schiller's love of writing, Beethoven was touched as a young man and several years later Beethoven wrote his 9th Symphony with the 4th movement based on this poem.  Now, this composition was different than any other composition written up to that time in musical history.  You see, chorus had never been used in a Symphony before this work!  Beethoven chose to include four soloists and full chorus to sing the words from Schiller's poem in the last movement of the piece.   

Today, this Choral Symphony is one of the most beloved works in the repertoire and the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" is loved by many!  

It is amazing Schiller could write this poem in 1785 expressing his love; then through that expression not only is a beautiful piece of literature created, but later a treasured symphony is written and premiered in 1824!  Beethoven's love of the poem and music then led to the cherished hymn with lyrics by Henry J van Dyke in 1905.  

Yes, my friends, that is a lot of love being expressed and these expressions changed the course of musical history.  Our expressions of love might not change the history of music, but we do have the power to change lives.  Just like with Schiller's poem setting off a chain of events, we may never know what will come from our expressions of love!  

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Material List:
Digi:  B60- Beethoven from Mari Digis 
Copics
Cardstock:  CTMH
Embossing Folder:  Music Embossing Folder from Spellbinders




Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by Imagine That! Digi Stamp and Mari Digis

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.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bravo!


My little grand-girl has recently taken up the violin.  Of course, that meant I needed to go in search of the perfect violin related digis!  Being a musician myself, I have quite a few musical stamps, digis, embellishments, etc, but the violin is new to this family.  

I was over perusing at Polkadoodles when I ran into this little cutie; I had to have her.....ok, her and a few others while I was there!  

Fleurette Bloom is a company charted to sponsor a challenge where I'm a DT and decided to stop in over there for a peek at their goodies and ran into this super piano SVG cut!  

I uploaded the cut into Cricut DS and had too much fun placing my violinist onto the piano.  The piano lid all printed in black and left my digi for me to color.  

I cut the keyboard off the piano and adhered it directly to my card front.  Then I adhered the colorful DP to the front right above it.  I popped the piano lid with violinist with 3-D tape to add some dimension and make the piano lid appear higher.  

Material List:

Copic Markers
DP from DCWV
Black and White paper from Stash

This little lady is playing her way to the following halls ...uh, challenges!

Crafting with Dragonflies:  One for the Girls
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  Y is for You Choose
TTCRD:  AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Playing Music

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