Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Snowman Shadow Box

Hello crafty friends, I have another project to share with you all. This was a weird Christmas for me, I wasn't ready for Christmas before we left to go to VA. I wasn't even in the mood for Christmas for some odd reason. So didn't finish up Christmas until I was back home just before New Year's Eve. So that mean's presents weren't delivered until January and February! This was the last one to get delivered, so I can share it now. I sure hope this Christmas I am on my game better!  Edited to say I realized I used all scrap pieces of vinyl so I'm off to play at the Snippet's Playground!

It is a little gift of an 8 x 8 shadow box of a cute/odd word snowman. I did like how it turned out although it drove me nuts weeding it. Not going to lie, had to start over a few times with the body of the snowman because I weeded the wrong things! lol But I persevered and got it made. Using my Cricut machine, Design Space and vinyl, this little guy came together.  My friend liked it and I'm happy.

Thanks for stopping by once again and visiting with me for a spell. I so appreciate you all! I also want to thank everyone for all their wonderful comments on my watercolor cards from yesterday! You guys sure make a person feel really good! So thank you for that! 

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

Design Space
faux snow-thing I got it at Hobby Lobby
8 x 8 shadow box from AC Moore - So going to miss them when they close!
Cloud paper from my stash, not sure how it is by
Black, Orange and Brown vinyl from Expressions Vinyl I think, or Amazon 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Twofer Challenge

Hello crafty friends, three times posting-unheard of anymore with me, yet here I am. Wanting to play in the Twofer Challenge. I have to say this one stumped me and I went in different directions a few times before I ended up here. I have learned I am not a watercolourer! I keep trying, but get less than stellar results. I need to take a trip and have Bonnie or Loll teach me because I'm terrible at it. I know it, so I can say it. I keep trying though. These two watercolour cards are ok, not great, but ok. Ok enough that I didn't throw them out. If you haven't guessed, the prompt was "Fruit". I went with apples as you can see. Using apples as a border and stacked in a tin. This one took me out of my comfort zone for sure but most of the twofer challenges do cause I don't think well on demand. lol On my first card, I tried to make my tin container look rusty. Didn't quite achieve that, but will take it. Anyway, this is as good as it gets with me and watercolouring. 

Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule and visiting with me a spell. I sure appreciate you all very much. If I haven't been by to comment, please know I will be by soon. 

Crafty Hugs, 

Card Recipe:
Paper Tre Ink - Vintage Picnic for my images and the "wish you well" sentiment 
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - Thanks Loll for tipping me off on this paper
Neat & Tangled - sentiment on second card, not sure of the name of the stamp set-need to look that up! It has pretty "sectional" leaves.
Zig Real Brush Pens - Deep Red, Brown, Green Gray
Arteza Real Brush Pens - they don't have colors or numbers on them, but used a red, green, blue.
Versa Fine black ink

Monday, February 17, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I'm back with another post. Shocking I know! I said yesterday that I wanted to play along with a couple of challenges, so today I'm back with my card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Since these dogs keep me hopping, this is a Q&CAS (per Darnell) card. The prompt at CAS Christmas is to use the word "JOY". So here it is:

Can't get much CAS than this! lol Thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell with me once again. I know everyone is busy so it means a lot that you stop by. Plus I know I can be sporadic with my own commenting at your blogs. If I haven't been by, I will be soon! As always my supplies will be listed below in the recipe section. And that's all folks! A super short post for chatty me!

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

JOY sentiment - Big & Bold Christmas from (NBUS)
Embossing powder - Wow Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine (NBUS)
Snowflake from my stash, it might be SU but not sure - a friend let me die cut some
Gem from my stash as well and I have no clue from where
Score Buddy for dry embossing

Sunday, February 16, 2020

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Sunday finds you all well. I had a little time so wanted to make a couple cards for some challenges. So will start with the CAS Watercolour Challenge and their prompt is black and red. One can never go wrong with the color combo of black and red in my own humble opinion-not in cards or clothing. It is a classic, elegant and sexy (in a classy way) color combo to me. Well I didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do since Valentine's Day is over. I know black and red isn't just for Valentine's but the old brain just wasn't thinking! I don't think well on demand anyway. lol But this is what I came up with. Simple and CAS, nothing special. I didn't add a sentiment because I don't know if I will use this card for a birthday card, anniversary card or a Valentine card. Hard to say what it will be used for! But when I decide I will place a banner across the flower stems with a sentiment. I used Brusho's in Rose Red, I was a little disappointed in it as I was hoping some other flecks of color would have been in it, but there wasn't. It's a beautiful red or pink shade, I just thought, like a lot of other Brusho's, it would have has other flecks of color. Oh well, I still love the results. The light pink flower was made from the paper that I used to soak up what was left of the Rose Red on my mat. I hope it is ok that there is pink on the card too. I will be back another day to enter another challenge. 

As always the full recipe of supplies will be listed down below. I thank you for taking time out of your busy day and visiting with me a spell. I am behind in commenting once again, but hope to be by your blog very soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

flower die-Simon Says
rose red Brusho
Martha Steward lace punch
Bristol Mixed Media paper
black card base
cheap white card stock from who knows where

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rudolph Day's Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I'm back with a card to join in with Rudolph Day's Challenge. I would love to be able to join in each month-that usually doesn't happen. But I am going to try to do that this year. Good luck to me! This card is a complete CAS of a card I saw in Instagram. I totally fell in love with it, the color combo, the design, everything about it! So I dug in my stash to see what I had that would work and found items that I thought would work great even though it wasn't the same supplies as the maker used. I sure wish I could remember who it was that made this card. It was a company, but which one I just can't remember to even look it up on Instagram. If I remember, I will come back and edit this post and put a link in. I know it is one of the more popular companies. Since I made 32 of these, I did it in an assembly line production. So I cut all my mats, then stamped all my snowflakes on the mats, then die cut all the "j's", then all the "o's", then all the "y's" and then the deer. Then glued down all the mats, then the lettering and then the deer. So now I have 32 Christmas cards for my stash! Why 32 you ask? Well, that was how many card bases I had cut and ready. lol Now I've got to cut more card bases.

As always, I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by and visit me. You are so appreciated and hopefully I will be by to see you too soon! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

snowflakes: Maymay Made It Sleighrides, SU Snow Is Glistening stamps
letters: My Creative Time Uppercase Fun Dies
deer: My Creative Time Oh Deer stamp and dies
white ink-Hero Arts
gray paper-no clue, out my stash

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Masculine Birthday Cards

Hello crafty friends, I had to make a birthday card for Bret, he turned 24 on Friday. So I made twofer's. Why not while I was cutting, might as well make two. All of the plaids are scraps, so I can go play at the Snippet's Playground. Yay!!!  Edited to add that Liz told me about Crafty Calendar Challenge is having a challenge with a tag on your card. So linking up with them as well. 

I decided to go a little different this time with Bret's birthday card. Usually I do a sports card for him, but this year I decided to do a flannel shirt card. lol Saw one on pinterest and so I CASed it. Didn't have any directions, but I just winged it with my cuts the best I could. I think they both turned out cute and make a great masculine card. The one collar is longer than the other one, that is because I was using scraps and just went with what I had. I think both look good, but think the shorter collar is my favorite. Added a tag to the pocket and called it done. Gave Bret one and tucked the other one in my stash. Trying to add to my stash of birthday cards! 

As always, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by and visit me! I appreciate you all more than you know. If I haven't been by your blog in a while, I will be soon. Thanks for hanging in here with me and my sporadic postings and visiting. It won't always be like this, at least I hope not! lol 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Scraps of plaid papers from a Paper Studio's plaid paper pack from Hobby Lobby
Sentiment from My Creative Time stamps
Buttons from my stash, not sure where or who makes them but they are so cute
blue and black papers from my stash, again not sure where or who makes them

Sunday, January 19, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, yes a second post! Trying to get some challenges in this weekend. And I also wanted to finish off my trip post of Waco. I really would like to get more Christmas cards made this year but will see how that goes. I'd also like to play in more challenges....again, we will see how that goes since my track record isn't to good. 

So the CAS Christmas Card challenge for this month is using a tag on your card. Not sure if I'm stretching the tag thing or not here. But to me it is a tag....ish. lol This is an unbranded NBUS die and I had a piece of smooshed water color in my stash and used it to place behind. Remember stickles??? Well, I stickled this tag with an inch of it's life. lol I like it and I enjoyed using stickles again. Been a while. Did a little dry embossing as well for my background.  That's it....a very quick and CAS card for the challenge.

Wanted to share the last leg of our trip which was Waco, TX. Such a great place to go. So much to see and do. You have the Dr. Pepper Museum-we didn't get there though :-(, the TX Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the suspension bridge which I believe back in the day they drove long horn cattle over or something to that effect, Cameron Park Zoo-a beautiful park and zoo they say, and many other places to see and do as well as the Gain's Magnolia stuff which was amazing. We didn't get to do the other stuff, just the Magnolia stuff as we weren't there that long. I would have loved to have stayed longer. Maybe another time...So here are some photo's from this amazing place.

Clint's shop or used to be. Now it is a place to shop at. His house, remodeled by Chip and Jo, was next door as you will see in the next photo but because he got so famous from working with Chip and Joanna, they had to move to another home as they got no peace, same with his business. 

 Clint's old house that was remodeled by Chip and Joanne, Clint made the front door himself.

 Jimmy Don's shopping area. We were supposed to met him, but he got held up. We were asked a question about him and I knew the answer, so I won a TX shaped metal piece with Waco cut out of it and a nice pretty stacked peddle metal flower that was a magnet. I couldn't believe it! 

 The truck that they sell Jimmy Don's metal signs out of. 

 Anyone remember the show where they found, moved and remodeled the "Shot Gun" house? This is it! 

 Down at Magnolia, boy did we have fun shopping and looking around there! 

 A view of the silo's from under the picnic area

 Rest and sweet tea time

 Inside the bakery, oh boy were those cupcakes so yummy!!!

 Last but not least, this is a house that Elvis Presley would stay at when he was at Fort Hood. At first we were told that he lived there, but this home was owned by a friend of his. Elvis would come and stay there or just visit. The owners would cook for Elvis and have cookouts as well. They even gave him his own room. The owner's daughter had a piano but Elvis kinda' took the piano over. lol  The family (the adult children) now rent it out as a tourist place to stay. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing these photo's. There were so many other photo's but thought this was enough. lol We had such a wonderful time on this trip to Nashville, Memphis TN as well as Waco TX. These are places I would love to go to again some day. I would recommend any of these cities as there is much to do and see in all three of them. Each one was unique and just plain fun. 

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit me and see what I'm up to. I know two posts in a days time was a lot for me and I know I need to get to visiting myself and I hope to later on today. Have some chores I want to get to before the weekend is over and Bret is back at work and I have the dogs all day long till evening. But hope to get back to some of you tonight. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

AliExpress: Ornament die NBUS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides:  broken china, peacock feathers and wilted violet for the smooshing

Stickle's: Star Dust and Silver

Darice: Snowflake embossing folder NUBUS

Maymay Made It:  Fond Noel stamp set for the distressed "Noel" sentiment NBUS