Sunday, July 31, 2016

Counting My Blessings

Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  The theme this month is "Yellow/Butterflies".  I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #309.  I used the negative punched piece.  I also used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the Butterfly Die.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Crop

I have finally found some time to play along with the challenges
July 9th - shaped card

July 3rd - a sketch challenge

July 13th - using numbers

Saturday, July 16, 2016

It' A Party

Today I have a Birthday Bash Crop challenge up at Turtle Soup. 
Charlene gave me this cute photo strip from a party they had gone to that had a photo booth set up (how fun!).  She wanted to know if I could use it for Vincent's scrapbook album ... why yes I can.  Especially since I have the Cricut Photo Booth Props cartridge. 
Check out the details for the challenge in the Turtle Soup forum.  Hope you can join the party!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hey You / Sweet Ride

Today at Turtle Soup there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal. 
Be sure to visit the forum and see what the rest of the Design Team did with the sketch. 
I find it amazing to see how many different ways people use the same sketch.
July's Sketch
 I completed this page for Elisha's album. 
Daring little boy with that scooter on top of the skate board. 
Boys and their toys lol!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Two Projects Today


My first project for today is for a challenge at Turtle Soup:

Today I have a challenge up for the Birthday Bash Crop at Turtle Soup. 
 My challenge for you is to create a shaped card.  Be creative and have fun! 
I created this "Make A Wish" card using my Cricut and the
Creative Cards cartridge.  Be sure to check out the forum and be inspired by
all the wonderful challenges from the design team this month.



My second project is  a  tutorial that I have up on
the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog.  I was inspired by my husband Randy when he wore a bow tie to church last Sunday.  I remembered I had a Cricut cartridge (Brooklyn Iron-On) with some cuts on it that would be perfect for making a tag. He is an avid book worm ... I mean reader and this tag
will make a  perfect bookmark for him.


I've listed directions and photos of the steps but did not list photos of the tag in progress.  Two thoughts on this:  One: I did not want to give you a perceived idea as to what your tag should look like.  There is no right or wrong way to do this ... and Two: I totally forgot to take the photos in between the steps. 
I got to excited about making the tag!
1) I gathered all my supplies
that I thought I would need.
2) To create a mask area I adhered strips of torn
tissue tape and applied them to the tag.
3) I placed a stencil over the tag and applied some
texture paste.  I dried with a heat gun.
4) I applied several colors of distress stain to my
craft sheet and lightly misted the tag with water. 
I swiped the tag through the stains to
create random colored areas. 

 I filled in areas on the tag using distress stain directly
from the bottle and misted with water to blend. 
I dried the tag with a heat gun.

5)  I placed another stencil over the tag and inked with
distress ink using a blending tool.



6) I used various colors of distress paint to alter my
metal word embellishment.
7) I then started to add my embellishments.

8) Some of the embellishments were sewn on to the tag.

9) I then distressed the edges of the tag with a distressing
 tool and inked the edges of the tag.
I added the rest of the embellishments.

 The finished tag:


Saturday, July 2, 2016

4th of July

I'm sharing a Design Team project I made for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today.  I created this card to celebrate the 4th of July.  I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 912 to make my border strips.  I also used the Kreaxions Punch Mate ... LOVE this tool and I have no idea why it took me so long to try it?!  If you're doing a lot of punching this tool is a must have.  It makes punching a breeze.


Friday, July 1, 2016


June was a busy month for me ... spending 2 weeks in sunny FL with the grandkids and remodeling my craft room didn't leave me any time to work on scrappy projects.  But it's July first, a new month and I'm ready to get back into the swing of paper crafting. 
Today is the Design Team reveal at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. 
This month there are two inspiring mood boards to choose from.
Pastels Soft and Elegant
Rustic and Soft
I chose the Rustic and Soft and created this layout of my
grandson Joshua and his lizard friend. 
and see the rest of the Design Team's projects.

A big thank you to the sponsors this month:
Tania Ridgwell & Memory Maze